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) ) )()
This is a quality back protector as noted in the other reviews, however, the sizing doesn't make sense. I have a small P1 jacket and bought a small back protector assuming that would be the fit. Wrong. The foam pad is a full 2-3 inches taller than the small back protector and the room on the sides means the protector moves around all over the place.
Alpinestars sizing chart told me small was the right size. They were wrong.
Icon Brawnson Textile Overpants Understated style that goes over-the-top is the best way to describe the Brawnson Textile Overpants. Icon's relaxed fit and ultra-tough 900 denier chassis is a no B.S. combination. What else would you expect from a pant called Brawnson Remember the Brawnsons are an 'overpant' which means they are already sized up on size. Therefore buy a size 34 to wear over your size 34 jeans. If your plan on running your Brawnson's commando then buy one size smaller than your normal waist size. Icon loose overpant fit pattern Durable nylon chassis Removable/adjustable ce knee impact protectors Large thigh pockets with zipper closures
These are great overpants except for the fact that the legs run long. I am a 30x28 in jeans, so I got a 30. The legs look like they are at least 32 maybe 33, so without boots, you'll be stepping on the bottom of the pants. The long legs also put the keep pads at your shins except when tucked in. I doubt that they will stay in place in a crash, but that's the price you pay with overpants. Keep in mind that you wear them high. Mine fit slightly above my bellybutton. Even so, with the pads in the highest position, they are still below my kneecap.
Overall, the pants are great. They look good, they keep you warm in the winter (I wore mine in 32 degree weather with just jeans underneatth and I didn't feel a thing), and they slip on and off over your pants. What more can you ask for for less than $100?
FYI: The video says that they are not waterproof, but I took them out in a pretty good downpour and after an hour of riding I didn't have a single wet spot on my jeans. Maybe I got lucky, but they seem to do well in the wet. I even used them for snowboarding in slush and not a drop got through.
Kept my head very warm in 40 degree ride on the freeway. It made my helmet fit a size small though, so if your helmet fits large it should be perfect. If your helmet is already snug, your head will be crushed.
Easy to install and does exactly what it's supposed to do (decrease air coming into the helmet). It worked well for my ride in 40 degree weather, but it was a bit difficult to get my head into the smaller hole in the helmet. That can't really be helped though. Overall, I would recommend if you have the extra $8.
Alpinestars Apex Drystar Gloves A mix of leather and textile provides a comfortable feel for the city commuter or easy touring rider. The Apex glove features an extra warm and cozy thermal velour liner combined with Alpinestars 100 waterproof and breathable Drystar membrane to keep cold and wet weather away from hands. Features Goatskin glove chassis with padded textile palm reinforcements Molded PU knuckle and foam padding on fingers Ultra-Flexible accordion textile on top of the hand and around the thumb Full-length wrist gauntlet with dual wrist adjustment and accordion panel on long wrist closure tab Soft, insulated velour lining Heat-molded, foam-injected Astars logo and Astar rivet on wrist strap Embroidered Astar logo on forefinger
40-60 is a comfortable range. I've used them in the low 30s and my fingers were getting numb after half an hour. I also had them on in the mid 70's and my hands were getting clammy. The liner stuck to my sweaty hands making it hard to take the gloves off.
From its Fiberlgass/Kevlar Matrix Shell to its wind-tunnel tested aerodynamics and breathable, removable and washable KwikWick Liner The feature and construction of the EXO-700 rival much more expensive helmets on the market Its unique EverClear faceshield delivers state-of-the-art fog-free performance along with a unique anti-scratch hardened coating The SpeedShift quick-change shield system provides easy faceshield changes in ten seconds or less Developed in real world conditions, the EXO-700 is ready for a ride across town or across the continent Snell 2005/DOT Certified
I would say it is an intermediate oval shape. I have a Shoei X-11 and this helmet puts slightly less pressure on my forehead than the Shoei. I wear a L in the Shoei and XL in the exo 700. Both fit snug for me.