Enzo
 
 
 
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    February 11, 2012
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    April 18, 2012
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Dainese Cage Leather Jacket Designed for those in search of a technical article and a sports look with a careful eye on price, the Cage Leather Jacket offers both elevated protection and ergonomics in the finest Dainese tradition and may be seen as an entry level model thanks to its excellent quality/price ratio. Provided with homologated protectors and back protector/Thorax chest protector pockets, excellent comfort is ensured in the Dainese Cage by the adjustment of collar and side volumes, inserts in Cordura Comfort elasticated fabric, the jacket-pants fastening zip, the 3D Bubble liner and a looser fit than the jackets used more for racing. Features Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard Tutu Cowhide leather Cordura Comfort fabric Inserts in elasticated fabric Adjustments strap on neck Waist adjustment Jacket-trousers fastening system Fixed 3D-Bubble liner air spaces Sanitized lining Pocket for Wave G1 and G2 back protector Pocket for thorax chest protector Reflective inserts 3 outer pockets 2 internal pockets Denoted as the Dainese G. Cage Pelle in Dainese's Catalog Note The video for this product incorrectly states that there is perforated leather along the arms on this jacket. In actuality, while it has a perforated look, it is not punched all the way through and will not ventilate in those areas. Primary ventilation will come through the stretch panels.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Low Price, High Style
PostedApril 18, 2012
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Enzo
From Phoenix
State:AZ
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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For the pricepoint the jacket looks great from Dainese. Like Anthony said, Armani meets motorcycle armor. I bought the Black/White/Red version and I could probably take the armor out and wear this as a regular leather jacket off the bike and I wouldn't look too "I own a motorcycle" ish. the leather smells amazing fresh out of the box.
i plan to buy the Forcefield Backprotector and a Level 2 chest protector to armor up on the jacket. Might be more expensive, but surgery costs are much more expensive.
The jacket is a bit stiff but i'm sure this will be fixed with time .
The only problem I have with this jacket is that the white panel would seem to get dirty real fast. But i'm nitpicking; i'm sure a quick google search on how to clean white leather will fix this. Also, i wished the red and white panels were switched but again, nitpicking
TL/DR:
PROS: stylish and subtle styling: "DAINESE" isn't printed everywhere. Dainese armor covers shoulders, and elbows and covers 2/3rds of my forearm, 3D bubble liner is great feature for the price of the jacket. the leather will definitely help with abrasion resistance
CONS: white panel would seem like it would get dirty, may not breathe as well (or at all) in hot 85+ weather, sitting down bunches up the jacket a bit. i wish the red and white panels were switched.
Rides: 2010 Ducati Monster 696
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Icon Alliance Helmet - Solid
Icon Alliance Helmet - Solid
Icon Alliance Solid Helmet The Icon Alliance Solid Helmet is the spirited refinement of the original Alliance SSR Helmet, its predecessor. The new Icon Alliance Helmet improves upon the original design in some key ways making it a good option for a mid-price range sport helmet. Nothing beats a solid color to emphasize the styling of a helmet and the Icon Alliance is available in a variety of colors and a Rubatone matte or gloss finish that gives the rider choice in their simplicity. This kick ass helmet packs a lot of bang for your buck which is why it is one of our favorites. All world standard, meets or exceeds the following DOT FMVSS 218 (US), ECE 22-05 (EUROPE), SAI AS1698 (AUSTRALIA) and SG (JAPAN) safety and testing standards. Does not ship with SAI OR SG Certification stickers unless purchased from an authorized dealer in that country. Wind tunnel tested and refined Molded twin channel supervent for increased cooling Rear exhaust ports prevent heat buildup Injection molded polycarbonate shell for strength Long oval headform Removable molded breath deflector reduces shield fogging Chin venting system reduces shield fogging Fully removable/washable Hydradry interior Quick-change for-free proshield with sideplates Prolock shield locking system
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A great helmet for not just protection but style.
PostedFebruary 11, 2012
Customer avatar
Enzo
From Phoenix
State:AZ
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
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I purchased the solid white Icon Alliance helmet: might look a bit "The Stig" ish but in 100+ degree Phoenix, AZ weather, matte black helmets are just out of the question.
I haven't had the opportunity to test the fog free capabilities of the ProShield yet since temperatures in Arizona rarely get to the point where it starts to fog however the breath deflector that came with the helmet would seem like it would do it's job.
More on the ProShield, in between the fully closed position and the completely open position there are 8 different "click levels" that you can keep your shield open.
Style wise, definitely one to get; I personally like the sideplates Icon put on the face shield hinge to hide the inner workings on the shield. There are also no big "Icon" or stickers (except for the DOT sticker) on the helmet making it low profile unlike your Arai, Shoeis with their name right on the top of the helmet.
The removeable inserts make it easy to wash so that's always a plus; not much more to say about that.
The neck strap is comfortable; it isn't scratchy or annoying to the skin around the neck.
Couple downsides but they're minimal and I'm probably just nitpicking;
- I'm Asian so I have high and wide cheekbones; when i try to remove the helmet my cheekbones sometimes wont let me take the helmet off
- The Supervent switches seem a bit flimsy
- (For the white helmet) there is about a 1 inch (2.54cm) white band around the edge of the helmet that isn't glossy: it's made of a matte white material and it would seem like this would yellow/get dirty quickly
OVERALL/TL;DR. i would recommend this helmet for any urban/city rider. Keeps your head safe, and looks stylish
Rides: 2010 Ducati Monster 696
Yes, I recommend this product.
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