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    February 29, 2012
  • Last review
    March 19, 2012
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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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Nice protection, but sizing doesn't make sense
PostedMarch 19, 2012
Customer avatar
HiWata
From Boston
State:MA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
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.
Rides: 2006 Suzuki GSX-R750
Yes, I recommend this product.
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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
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Winter Pants
PostedMarch 19, 2012
Customer avatar
HiWata
From Boston
State:MA
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
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.
Rides: 2006 Suzuki GSX-R750
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Arctiva Thermolite Liner Guard Features Warm, soft and lightweight Ideal for layering under a helmet Ultralight, insulating fabric crown with heavier Polartec micro fleece neck warmer One size fits most
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Warm
PostedFebruary 29, 2012
Customer avatar
HiWata
From Boston
State:MA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
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.
Rides: 2000 Yamaha YZF-R6
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Scorpion EXO 700/400 Aero Skirt
Scorpion EXO 700/400 Aero Skirt
Scorpion EXO 700/400 Aero Skirt Aero Skirt for EXO 700 and EXO 400
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Does what it's supposed to, but a little overpriced
PostedFebruary 29, 2012
Customer avatar
HiWata
From Boston
State:MA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
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.
Rides: 2000 Yamaha YZF-R6
Yes, I recommend this product.
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