VatoLoco66
 
 
 
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    August 25, 2012
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    May 3, 2015
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Spidi Reset Wind Racesuit Full grain cowhide leather (1.2 - 1.3 mm thickness) Mesh inner liner CE Force Tech protectors on elbows CE Biomechanic protectors on shoulders CE Multitech protectors on hip and knee (height adjustable) Flex Tenax areas for perfect fitting Pocket for CE level 1 or level 2 Warrior Back Protector (sold separately) Pocket for Warrior Chest Protector (sold separately) Clarino inserts on neck area Neoprene inserts on neck and wrist area High-Flow vents on shoulders and back
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance that won't break the bank
PostedMay 3, 2015
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VatoLoco66
From San Francisco
State:CA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
For the last couple of years I've been wearing a 1-piece Vanson I bought used on craigslist for track duty. Quality suit no doubt but a bit crude & unfinished with iffy armor. The Spidi Reset is a step up in every area. I have a thin/athletic build, mostly torso with a shorter inseam, which means that other brands I've tried simply don't fit. For an off-the-rack suit, I was surprised how well the Spidi conformed to my body type. No sagging or excess leather anywhere. It looks pretty good too in stealth black/grey, with a couple of red accents for effect.
I ride an Aprilia RSV 1000 Factory. The ergos on this bike are committed to say the least. The Reset definitely has a race fit but with stretch panels throughout movement on the Aprilia is non-binding and seamless. With this Spidi suit I actually feel sort of comfortable on the RSV, which says a lot.
The armor is quality and for a back protector I use either a Spidi Level 2 unit from my textile jacket or a stand-alone Forcefield protector. Both work well. The adjustable knee armor is a great feature. Thumbs up.
The perforation allows adequate airflow but since I often ride in cool, foggy conditions, this isn't a huge selling point for me. With my trusty soft-shell vest, I can actually stay pretty warm when the temps go down.
My only complaint -- and it's a minor one -- is that the sleeves are maybe an inch or 1/2-inch too long, which causes some "bunching" with my gloves. I barely notice it when I'm riding and the neoprene at the end of the sleeves means everything stays comfortable.
Although I've only had my Reset suit for a couple of weeks now, I really can't comment yet on long-term reliability. Suffice to say that the stitching, seams, and zippers all appear well made and durable. Time will tell but for the moment I recommend the Spidi Reset for anyone who wants an excellent race suit that won't break the bank.
Rides: 2006 Aprilia Tuono 1000 R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Gaerne GR-W Boots Enjoy your ride with the comfort and flexibility of the Gaerne GR-W Boots. With the side zip entry and the pivoting ankle, these boots are sure to be your favorite. Features Rear Floating Ankle Pivot System flows with your natural movement to ensure a great fit and surrounds your ankle to provide proper support Anti-Vibration soles with Rear Heel Cap Side-Zip Entry with Wide Stretch to fit most Toe Slider and Heel Cover Made in Italy by Gaerne
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent mid-price boot
PostedJune 6, 2013
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VatoLoco66
From San Francisco
State:CA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
For the last several years I've worn Dainese Torque Out boots, which served me well on the road & track. The Gaerne GR-W boots are worthy replacements. I played hooky from work today and went on a 120-mile loop in the canyons with my new boots. Although not yet broken in, the Gaernes are nearly perfect. They fit well, look great without being too ostentatious, and provide more protection than my old boots. I also like the side zipper (the rear zipper on the Torque Outs was my biggest complaint) and the zipper pull with velco on both sides to keep it out of the way -- a nice feature. Also cool, the top lip that provides a good seal from outside elements. My only "con" is some pinching on my left toes but this will likely disappear as the GR-W boots "break in". Overall, these Gaernes are a good value. Another plus is that it'll be nice to stand out from the crowd a bit. It's rare to see Gaerne boots but maybe that'll change as the word gets out.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sidi Fusion Boots Vertebra system Achilles and rear calf protection panel. Replaceable nylon toe scuff pad. Replaceable outer ankle protective cap. Nylon shin deector plate. Fully encapsulated heel cup. DuPont polymer toe shift pad. An elastic panel adjacent to the entry zipper allows a bind free zip and improved t. Removable arch support. Double stitched in all high stress areas. Zipper and Velcro closure system. Lorica outer construction. Perforated Teon treated nylon lining.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Odd fit
PostedMay 28, 2013
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VatoLoco66
From San Francisco
State:CA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Although these Sidi Fusions are a good value for the money, the fit was weird. My toes were pinched painfully while my heels were literally lost in space. I rarely have problems finding shoes/boots that are comfortable -- I take an 8 medium in almost everything -- and a pair of Sidi touring boots I bought last year from Revzilla fit perfectly, so these Fusions were a disappointment. I don't think going up a size would've helped. Otherwise, they're nice boots and I recommend them if they pass the fit test.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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SIDI Tour Rain Boots Features Membrane equipped to add a waterproof yet slightly breathable barrier between the elements and the riders feet Lorica outer construction Perforated Teflon treated nylon lining Composite inner sole Removable arch support Internal heel protection Internal ankle protection Internal toe protection Zipper and Velcro closure system Full length inner gaiter Double stitched in all high stress areas Reflective panels at the heel, side and front of the boot Nylon internally padded shin plate Internal toe shift pad with traction points Non-slip bonded Sidi sole
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Well-made boots
PostedFebruary 9, 2013
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VatoLoco66
From San Francisco
State:CA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
For years I've owned a pair of sport-touring boots from a well-known European manufacturer of motorcycle footwear. The boots did their job and kept out the rain but were frumpy looking. "These look like something an East German cleaning lady would wear," I thought to myself on several occasions.
My new Sidi Tour Rain Boots, on the other hand, look fantastic, and have way better protection than my old boots. Although I've only tested the Sidis in light rain, something tells me they'd do well in a downpour. Another reviewer said these Italian-made boots could breathe better, which is probably true. If you live in a warm climate consider upgrading to the Gore-Tex version. It's not an issue in the cool, coastal riding environment where I ride.
The only "con" I can think of is the thin, flimsy foot insoles. I bought some replacements at Target with more support and now these Sidis are even more comfortable.
Love these boots!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Spidi Hurricane Textile Pant The removable internal layer and the essential design make these trousers really an all-around item good for every season. External shell is 43 Tenax Tactel, 43 Cordura 500 ans 14 Tenax Flex H2OUT waterproof, windproof and breathable inner membrane. It can be removed and stored easily. Features mesh internal liner helps transpiration Height adjustable CE knee Multitech protectors over knees and fixed over hips area. Reflex areas Three pockets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent road pants
PostedOctober 8, 2012
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VatoLoco66
From San Francisco
State:CA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
RB0001 is correct about the sizing. I'm normally a 29/30 in jeans but the Hurricane pants I ordered in medium was more like a 32X30. Although I liked what I saw & felt, I returned the pants, which was hassle-free through Revzilla.
I happened to check to Spidi website and found that the Hurricanes are offered in small. Since there was a promotional free shipping offer I took a chance and ordered. One week later the pants arrived from Italy. If you need a hard-to-find size -- and if there's free shipping -- ordering direct from Spidi is an option (although retail pricing is the same or slightly more than in the USA).
Anyway, the Hurricane pants in small fit me perfectly. Snug but not tight, which is the way I like my motorcycle gear. There's even room for a base layer for when the temps drop. The adjustable knee armor is a great feature. Paired with my Voyager 2 jacket (purchased of course through Revzilla), the Hurricane pants look the part, too. I can't wait to field test this gear when the weather turns nasty.
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Spidi Voyager 2 H2OUT Jacket This hi-tech, waterproof jacket is designed for cool weather touring and dualsport riding. The Voyager 2 jacket is an extremely functional, versatile jacket. MATERIALS CE En471 Certified material for increased visibility Highly abrasion resistant Tenax Polyamide external shell Tenax Flex stretch areas for increased range of movement and comfort H2Out waterproof, breathable internal membrane Removable 250g insulated liner SAFETY CE Force Tech elbow and shoulder protectors Wide reflective areas Optional internal Back Warrior CE Level 2, Level 1 and Chest Protector ERGONOMICS EST adjust system on neck Six different volume adjusts (part of the exclusive Ergofit fitting system) Four waterproof pockets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great cool-weather jacket
PostedAugust 25, 2012
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VatoLoco66
From San Francisco
State:CA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
After wearing an old LLBean jacket over my leathers last winter, which worked well but was bulky, I decided to look for cool-weather motorcycle textile gear. After much research I decided that the Voyager 2 was just what I was looking for, although I was a bit concerned about sizing. I'm a skinny guy, 36-inch chest and 145 lbs. The smallest size for the Voyager 2 is medium.
I placed my order with Revzilla and received my new Spidi jacket in 2 days. Any fears I had about the sizing was baseless. Out of the box, the medium Voyager 2 fit perfectly, and with all the available fine-tuning, it fit even better. The zippers work effortlessly and I like the neat collar adjustment. The outer material feels smooth yet durable. The groin straps are, uh, interesting, but attached to my old leather pants, work well and are discreet enough. But be forewarned: If you wear light colored pants the straps will accentuate & highlight your "junk," which may or may not be good thing.
The Voyager's cut is between a 3/4 length and race jacket, which I really like. Riding around on my Tuono, it's perfect. My riding buddies commented favorably on the jacket's looks. I have the black & grey version.
Today I went for a 120-mile ride on the back roads south of San Francisco. Even though it's August, the weather was cool, about 55 degrees F in the morning. The lining in my Voyager 2 kept me warm. When the temps drop even further, there's enough room for a more substantial base layer, so I expect this jacket will do its job this winter. I also wore a stand-alone back protector but will soon purchase the Compact Warrior piece for convenience.
Overall, my initial impressions are favorable but time will tell how this jacket holds up.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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