klorence
 
 
 
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Olympia Airglide 3 Pants Designed to coordinate with the Olympia Airglide, Viper, Bonneville, and Bushwhacker jackets, this style can be worn as a stand alone riding pant or as full over pant. Constructed in authentic Dupont Cordura with ballistic nylon mesh panels, this pant offers maximum airflow with superior abrasion resistance. Two front zipper pockets and two rear snap pockets offer extra storage for personal items. Foul weather rides are never a problem as these pants are also equipped with a wind and waterproof liner that can be worn as a stand alone pant. Adjustable knee armor positions, stretch waist panels and EZ hem bottoms help riders achieve a customized fit Outer shell constructed in 500denier Dupont Cordura with ballistic airflow mesh panels. Waterproof liner pant Full side leg zippers Removable and height-adjustable CE approved MotionFlex armor at knees Cool mesh airflow lining Removable EVA compressionfoam at hips Custom Fit detailing at waistand bottom hem 3M Scotchlite reflective piping from waist to hem Relaxed tailored fit Four storage pockets 8 connecting zipper for jackets
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Quality and vesatility
PostedJuly 2, 2015
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klorence
From Pittsburgh
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
After only about a year and a half the zippers blew out on my old Txxxxxxter Flex pants. Thus began the Great Search...
I wanted a replacement that would cover year-round riding: mesh for summer, liner or something for winter, reasonably waterproof, easy to put on and off, and didn't require a re-mortgage of my house to afford. I'm still looking for that, but I bought these in the meantime to cover a couple of those bases.
Since I commute & leave them with my bike upon arriving at work, I need zippers that go all the way up for ease of getting the pants on & off with my boots on. Glad to report these zippers are heavy duty & go all the way up to your waist - very easy to get the pants on & off.
I need mesh for warm-weather riding, and these pants have sufficient airflow. I went with the lighter color (sort of silvery-grey) so they don't heat up in the sun - seems to help. It hasn't been the hottest summer around here yet but these are great so far. (Not sure why there are so many black clothes for summer!)
They also come with a liner that I used in the cold when I first got them; it seems to do the job pretty well, but these pants are not what I'd call real cold-weather pants; I may end up just getting an extra separate pair (no mesh) for really cold weather. I hate to do that, but I've yet to find a reasonably-priced, one-pant-does-it-all (or at least most of it) solution.
I use them as over-pants, usually over khakis, occasionally jeans. The sizing chart is mostly accurate. I'm 5'11 & wear a 33 waist. I got 34's thinking they'd be perfect -- they're close, but a little snug in the waist as overpants. I wish there were adjusters to let them out a half inch or so in the waist. The comments on the length are pretty true too - these pants are long. Doesn't bother me though. They could probably make the velcro/hemmable section at the bottom fewer than 6 inches (which seems like a lot) and have the zippers go down further. The hip pads are semi-attached - not sure what the thinking is there. But i wish they were attaches all-around; they sort of flap about until you get the pants fully on & zipped/snapped up. Seems like the design could be more thought-out.
I have to say: if the Txxxxxxter pants were of higher quality (the zippers are plain awful and cheap) and were a bit more waterproof (without an added liner) they're the right idea. I found that in the winter I didn't even really need the liner. They were almost airtight enough to be fine for my 40-minute or so commute to work, even when it got down into the 20's. The zip-off panels are a novel idea, and easier than buying/storing a separate pair of cold-weather pants, but the leg zips blew out, and the panel zips also went south, rendering them useless. I am not tough on my gear; i take care of it and use it in the intended fashion. I understand if companies have to make a living and sell their gear, but for a couple hundred dollars I'd like them to last more than 2! A year and a half is unacceptable. Here's hoping these last; they seem to be of good quality so far.
So overall, I have few if any complaints. These pants seem pretty good.
So now, after 3.5 years, I'm two sets of pants in and have spent ~$400. Should I have just gone for the gusto and bought a $400-500 high-end pair? I don't know. It's hard to do that when you're new to riding; you've just bought a bike and then you find out you have a lot of stuff yet to buy! Is there even a pair of pants that does it all for less than $400? I don't know that either. But i'll be looking!
Rides: 2012 Triumph Bonneville T100
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Givi E450 Simply Monolock Top Case The E450 is one of the most spacious cases in the Monolock range (with 45 liters maximum capacity). Equipped with a wide reflector, it is characterized by its modern design and by its proven automatic opening/detaching system. The Monolock system only requires you to turn the key and press the red button to open or remove the top case from the the bike. Features Plastic construction Holds 2 helmets Dimensions 22 L x 16.7 W x 12.7 H Capacity 45 liters Max load 6.6 lbs Empty weight 8.47 lbs Note All Monolock top cases include a universal plate.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
keep yo junk in yo trunk!
PostedOctober 23, 2012
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klorence
From Pittsburgh
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I bought this mainly for commuting. Saves me from schlepping my helmet in & out of the office while wearing motorcycle pants. I think it's about as big as I'd want to go visually for my bike (bonneville t100). I can throw my work bag in it, then when i get to work my helmet, pants, gloves fit nicely in the trunk, locked & safe.
The installation was very easy. I'd already bought the givi rack, but the way this is made it will easily attach to any sort of metal luggage rack. All the hardware is provided, and the mounting plate too.
I guess Givi makes a sturdier model (Monokey version), and if i were carrying heavier things, i'd probably lean more toward that one. But i think for most people this should be fine. Bonus: unlike the Monokey, this Monolock includes the mounting plate. Plus, it's a good $100 or so cheaper. That's not insignificant. I found it online for ~$5 cheaper than at Revzilla, but Revzilla matched the price (thanks guys!). I'd recommend it for anyone who wants to try a top case. It's a very convenient thing to have as a commuter.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Bonneville T100
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Tour Master Flex Pants Features 600 Denier Carbolex shell converts easily to an ArmorLink Mesh shell, and vice versa Phoslite reflective piping helps to increase nighttime visibility Heat resistant material panels line the lower inseams to help protect the pants from engine heat Thigh length side zippers allow for ease of dressing Double stitched construction throughout Dual elastic panel waistband with adjustable waist belts and a 2snap main closure Removable, CE approved knee armor with TourMaster's exclusive 3Position Knee Armor Alignment System as well as removable soft hip armor Stretch materials in the calf, inseam and knees provide flexibility and a performance fit Includes TourMaster's removable, 2Stage AquaTherm liner the first stage is a waterproof/windproof liner and the insulated second stage can be easily attached for additional warmth Adjustable waist belts, with TPR pulls, help to fine tune the fit Features an 8 pant/jacket zipper attachment with the jacket side included Can be combined with TourMaster Flex jacket
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
very versatile
PostedOctober 23, 2012
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klorence
From Pittsburgh
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I was shopping for overpants when the weather got colder, but didn't want to shop again in the spring for summer mesh pants. These solve that problem -- they could definitely be a 4-season pant. It's only gone down to 38 so far this year, but I've worn them (over my work clothes) and been just fine -- and that's without the liners. I'm ~5'11 and 165; the medium longs fit me well. I would imagine they would be snug with both thermal and rain liners in, but so far i haven't needed them - only the zip-on panels. I've used them without the panes too, on a warmer day, and they flow a lot of air. My only gripe would be the velcro on the sides. I guess it's preferable to keep weather out of the zips, and at least it's tabs and not a solid stripe of it, but I'd be fine without it. One other minor thing: the leg zippers are just a bit small for my tastes. Since i'm putting them on & off over clothes/boots, a bigger/clumsier/heavier-duty zipper would work better in this area. As for styling, they're nice and conservative (not a fan of the boy-racer stuff), and they have reflective stripes on the sides which are nice to have. All in all, i am very happy with my purchase and would buy them again.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Bonneville T100
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Tour Master Draft Air 2 Jacket (XL Only)
Tour Master Draft Air 2 Jacket (XL Only)
Tour Master Draft Air Series 2 Jacket Features Armor-Link mesh material combined with 600 denier Carbolex in the impact areas creates a well-ventilated garment that helps keep the rider protected Comfortable Mandarin-style collar 360 Phoslite reflective piping and Tour Masters signature reflective rear triangle helps increase nighttime visibility The microfiber-lined collar and cuffs are soft yet durable Adjustable Velcro sleeve tabs at the forearm and bicep help secure elbow armor and material Removable CE-approved armor at the elbow and shoulder with an articulated triple density back protector Removable breathable waterproof liner Hand warmer pockets, internal pouch pocket and mobile media pocket Adjustable waist belts with TPR pulls help fine tune the fit Rear stretch panel accommodates an optional jacket to pant zipper (connection zipper not included)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Saves you from melting on really hot days!
PostedAugust 6, 2012
Customer avatar
klorence
From Pittsburgh
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Got this jacket when it became apparent that 90+ degree days weren't going away anytime soon.
I was looking for something that I could commute to work in that was relatively conservative in style (I ride a Bonneville T100). I got the silver/grey over black version, and it's a lot less plastic-looking than in the video.
I watched the videos and read the reviews, and the sizing that they state is accurate. I'm ~5'10", 165 lbs, wear a 42-44, and my arms are a bit longer than normal. This jacket says "MENS MD/42" and it fits perfectly. It has a nice assortment of pockets and velcro things on the arms if you want to tighten them up a bit. I've not tried the liner yet, but it looks like it would work like a typical nylon-type windbreaker. Can't comment on waterproof-ness as I try not to ride in the rain.. maybe someday. The jacket is very light and comfortable, the armor seems to stay in place well and is not too obvious/bulging out, and I think it's a much better choice than riding without any protection. (I gave it a 4 only because I feel leather would probably still hold up a bit better in a crash. Hopefully I'll never find out.) I have a Fox Creek leather jacket that's great up to 80-85 degrees if I'm moving, but stopped in traffic or anything hotter than that and it gets pretty steamy. This jacket allows me to ride on really hot days without becoming a sweaty mess while staying protected - a win-win.
this is my 2nd Revzilla purchase. The price was great (it was on clearance) and Revzilla shipped/delivered as advertised. Overall I'm very pleased with both the product and with Revzilla - the videos are really helpful!
Rides: 2012 Triumph Bonneville T100
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shoei Qwest Solid Helmet The Shoei Qwest Helmet was built with a focus on minimizing helmet weight, decreasing noise and optimizing fit, comfort and protection to bring a new level of comfort to touring helmets. Featuring a slightly round oval internal shape, the Qwest helmet is manufactured with 4 individual shell sizes to keep the helmet as low-profile as possible. The smaller the helmet shell, the lighter the helmet weight. The Shoei Qwest Helmet also uses the Shoei's CW-1 visor technology with the Q.R.S.A system. This system guarantees a tight seal at the face shield by pulling the shield back to contact the opening seal evenly. The Qwest also touts an extra-wide viewport for additional peripheral vision so you can more easily take in the world around you. Snell M2010 and DOT ratings means the Qwest is no compromise when it comes to safety. Aerodynamic Shell Design Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind tunnel and feedback from professional riders Dual-Layer EPS liner enhances impact absorption and ventilation Four shell and six EPS liner sizes increase fit options that help to comfortably fit most head sizes Molded air spoiler reduces drag and lift as well as diminishes weight pressure on the neck while riding at high speeds Ventilation System Upper Air Intake Vent is positioned to maximize air volume into the helmet interior Large upper intake vent positioned to maximize performance in high wind conditions Easy to operate large lower intake vent Lower air intake/defroster vent reduces shield fogging and increases ventilation Rear/neck outlets allow for effective air exhaust Breath guard and chin curtain are included Lightweight Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus (AIM+) High performance fiber materials are combined with extremely elastic organic fibers to create a shell structure that is ultra lightweight, rigid and resilient Interior 3D center pad and multi-layered, polyurethane foam cheek pads Cheek pads are replaceable or removable for maintenance Eyeglass-compatible interior Standard chin strap clip neatly secures chin strap CW-1 Shield and Q.R.S.A. System Q.R.S.A. (Quick-Release Self-Adjusting) base plate allows for tool-less shield removal and installation Spring-loaded base plate pulls the shield back to contact the window beading evenly and ensures a proper seal Scratch-resistant coating 99.9 protection from harmful UV A and B rays Optional, CWF-1 two-dimensional Pinlock equipped racing shields with tear-off posts are available (sold separately) Optional, CW-1 Pinlock prepared shields are available to accommodate Pinlock Fog Free Inserts (sold separately) The CW-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces A pre-set lever can easily lock the shield in place to prevent the shield from opening unexpectedly, as well as prop the shield open to increase airflow Additional Features Construction AIM+ (Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus Multi Fiber) Weight 3.644 lbs / 1,653 grams (approx, for Size Medium) Standards Snell-M2010, DOT Please Note The vents on the Brilliant Yellow helmet are black, not yellow as shown in product photo. Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, the Qwest Helmet and other Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
great all-around helmet
PostedApril 30, 2012
Customer avatar
klorence
From Cheswick
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I'm a new rider, so I have nothing to compare this helmet to. I read and researched for *months*, and kept coming back to this helmet. I was worried about spending that amount when there are others that are DOT/Snell rated for a lot less. But being new, I went to the stores and tried several brands on, and couldn't find anything that fit as comfortably as this one. That plus the online reviews/ratings sold me on it. I'm only a few weeks in with it, but so far so good -- the positive reviews i read are true. i guess the only thing that bums me out is 3 days after i bought it they have "get a free extra visor when you buy an RF1100" sale going on. That helmet was a bit too snug, so I stuck with the Quest. But I wish I had a smoked/darker shield to go with it. I think for that amount of money, helmets should all come with 2 shields (clear & smoked).
Yes, I recommend this product.
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