Cartaire
 
 
 
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    June 23, 2012
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    July 2, 2012
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Cartaire's Reviews
 
The Wave G Back Protector is a great way to upgrade your Dainese jacket to an even higher level of safety. Protection Inner core is comprised of Nidaplast (R) extruded polypropylene for outstanding protection External anti-shock perforated corrugated structure permits ventilation Certifications EN 1621-2/2003 Standard Level 1 Specifications Choose G1 for Women's Jackets Choose G2 for Men's Jackets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice protector, shape has a drawback
PostedJuly 2, 2012
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Cartaire
From Winston Salem
State:NC
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I ordered this protector to use with the Dianese Air-2 which didn't come with a back protector. The Wave G was recommended by customer service and it is indeed a big (style) step-up over the protector included in the Dianese Portland 2 (I was trying to decide between these two jackets.) It is a lower profile and reduces the "hump-back" look that some of them have.
The ONLY drawback with this jacket/shield combo is that the protector is egg shaped, and the pocket is square. The protector is often shifted over to one side or the other. I am likely going to try to find a way (velcro? pins?) to keep it centered.
Rides: 1988 Honda NX650
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese D1 Kevlar Jeans
Dainese D1 Kevlar Jeans
Dainese D1 Kevlar Jeans Features Pro Shape soft protectors in knees certified to Standard EN 1621.1/97 Denim fabric with Kevlar yarn Internal reinforcements with Kevlar jersey Belt loops 6 outer pockets Reflective details at rear cuff
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
very stylish, with a few challenges
PostedJune 23, 2012
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Cartaire
From Winston Salem
State:NC
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I spent a long time looking for kevlar/denim riding pants and I like Dianese stuff in general. I did not expect these to either "flow" lots of air or keep me warm in the cold - and they don't. For mid temp days, they fit well and are quite comfortable and stylish. I actually like them a lot - but there are a few big drawbacks... I'm tall and thin - the fit in the waist means too short in the legs. Not a big deal with boots on, but still - I wear them off the bike too and hate the flood look. Certainly can't flip the cuffs to reveal the reflecto dealy-o. The "dagger" pocket described in Anthony's video looks cool but is actually useless - even for a dagger - just sayin'. The knee protection is somewhat flimsy. Others have said that at this price point there should be more robust armor and I agree.
In summary - I like these pants a lot but they have shortcomings in knee protection and length (get it?) and don't think you'll be able to stash your phone or wallet in the dagger pocket.
Rides: 1988 Honda NX650
Yes, I recommend this product.
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