Velogeek
 
 
 
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    March 19, 2012
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Alpinestars GPR Leather Jacket Designed to let you feel as cool as you look, the Alpinestars GPR Perforated Leather Jacket features ventilated inserts in its supple, full-grain leather construction for enhanced airflow. 1.3mm full-grain leather provides the optimum combination of durability, comfort and abrasion resistance. Integrated Aramidic stretch panels in the shoulders allow full range of movement for extra comfort and control while riding. Removable and adjustable CE certified Bio Armor protectors in the elbows and shoulders. Chest and back pad compartments with PE protective padding (Alpinestars CE certified Bio Armor back protector insert and Bionic Chest Guards available as accessory upgrade). Snap connection system allows integration with Alpinestars CE level 2 certified Bionic Race Back Protector (optional accessory). Internal waist connection zipper allows attachment to selected Alpinestars leather and textile pants Perforated leather for ventialtion and use in warm weather
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
So good I bought it twice
PostedMarch 19, 2012
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Velogeek
From Arlington
State:VA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
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Slightly Large
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I originally bought this jacket in a 56 (for a looser fit) when it first came out and loved it every minute I wore it. I was living in California at the time and it was more or less my only jacket that I would throw a windproof liner under when it got a little chilly.
Fast forward 8 months and this jacket was just way too big so I sold it and bought another - this time in a 52. For reference at 6'2", I was 245lbs, 46" chest, and 38" waist when I bought the 56. I'm now down to 190lbs with a 44" chest and 31" waist and this jacket in a 52 fits almost as well as my A* 1-pc. I normally wear a 16.5-36 dress shirt so I have pretty long arms and this does ok with short-cuff gloves in a full tuck. I picked up some A* GPX gloves to cover the gap and it's a good match.
The airflow on this jacket is superb. It's obviously not mesh but I never overheated on summer rides in California, even in 110* desert weather, as long as I'm moving. If I was commuting in traffic more, I would have gone mesh but I truthfully prefer the design of this jacket over textiles and wanted the extra protection.
Still waiting to break the new one in during a sticky DC summer so this one may not cut it in the nastiest humidity. For now, it's fine flying solo on my morning commute in the low 50's and stays very comfortable well into the 80's when just hanging around. Very versatile jacket with great styling.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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OGIO Saddlebags Heat-resistant silicone impregnated bottoms Dual zipper wide mouth openings Easy attach web mounting system Textured neoprene pad for paint protection Two molded side pockets 220 cubic inches of expansion volume on each side Top organizer pocket Integrated rain hood Dimensions 10.5h x 16w x 8d [ 11d expanded ] 2.6 lbs/1.8 Kg 1344 Cu.In/22 L [ 1848 Cu.In/30.3 L expanded] 420D dobby nylon / 600D poly / tarpaulin / textured neoprene / heat-resistant silicone
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Solid bags from a reliable company
PostedMarch 19, 2012
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Velogeek
From Arlington
State:VA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I like to support companies with great service. While I have rarely seen Ogio bags on a bike, I've been using their other bags daily for years and have replaced three well-abused messengers and backpacks under warranty with no hassle. They are a company that stands by their products.
So on to the bags. They're your pretty standard saddle bags with a couple inches of expansion. Nothing special there. They're very well made and have held up nicely. The capacity is sufficient for clothing, cameras, etc. and these combined with the Ogio tail bag carry enough to be very comfortable on a weekend trip.
The one beef I have is the mounting system. The buckles on the bag are poorly positioned and the stress on them being pulled sideways makes me question their long-term durability. However, I tie them down with some 3/4" webbing straps anyway through the D-rings and it's not really an issue for me. I just feel locating the front buckles toward the inside edge and angling the rears would have been a much better design.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Bio Armor Back Protector Features Direct replacement for Alpinestars RC Back Protector which has been discontinued Optimized for insertion into the latest Alpinestars technical jackets. Slimline profile. Conformable impact absorbing compound mold easily to the body. Perforated to improve the breathability. CE certified level 1 to latest prEN1621-22010. Please see below chart for protector measurements Size Measurements Small 14.5 Height 9.75 Widest Point 6.5 Narrowest Point Medium 16.25 Height 9.5 Widest Point 6.75 Narrowest Point Large 18.5 Height 10 Widest Point 6.75 Narrowest Point (function() var cycle true ('table.sizechart tbody tr').each(function(row) classname (cycle !cycle) 'light' 'dark' row.addClassName(classname) ) )()
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
No frills protection
PostedMarch 19, 2012
Customer avatar
Velogeek
From Arlington
State:VA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:25-34
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
I debated between this and the Bionic Air protector but decided at half the price, it wan't worth it when this offers the same level of protection.
I bought this for my (new model) Verona and GP-R jackets and while it fits very snugly and securely in the Verona, it's not quite the same for the GP-R. It's held in place well enough that I'm not worried about the protection but there is some space around the velcro that holds it in place where it gets some movement.
Well worth the money and piece of mind.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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