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    July 23, 2012
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    October 1, 2013
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Icon Anthem Gloves A firm handshake and a steely gaze is how the ICON rider stares down obstacles. It all starts with a firm grip, and that is why we bring you the ICON Anthem Glove. Hi-flow backhand mesh, Battlehide goatskin palm to aid grip and abrasion resistance, and integrated knuckle armor. The ICON Anthem Glove is the equipment you need for dominance of the asphalt. Features ABRASION-RESISTANT PREMIUM GRADE BATTLEHIDE GOATSKIN PALM SYNTHETIC LEATHER FINGER GUSSETS HI-FLOW BACKHAND MESH SECURE WRIST CLOSURE KEEPS GLOVES IN PLACE PRE-CURVED PALM AND FINGER DESIGN
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect for me!
PostedOctober 1, 2013
Customer avatar
fifthcircle
From Lincoln
State:NE
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I have had a lot of different gloves over the years. One of my favorites was a pair of Icon Pursuit gloves (perforated leather) that I wore for about 3years. Since then, I have searched for something that would work on both my DRZ and Monster. I wanted more protection than an MX style glove, and less restriction than a full leather street glove. The Anthem has fit the bill! I love the leather on the palm and fingers, and the top of the hand gets decent airflow through the fabric. The only thing I would like on this glove is better knuckle protection. It has a tiny bit of rubber, that's it.
I also usually order an XL (or even 2XL) with gloves, as I have pretty big hands. I used the fit chart, and ordered the size that I was just at the top of (L). They fit a bit snug on the first ride, but perfectly after about 10min. I am seriously thinking about stocking up on a few pairs so that I will have a glove that I really like for a few years to come.
So:
Bang for the Buck = 4 stars. Knuckle armor would make it 5.
Style and Comfort = 5 stars. Simple styling and perfect fit.
Protection = 4 stars. Again, knuckles!
Airflow = 4 stars. You get some airflow, but not as much as perf. leather.
Features = 4 stars. They are simple gloves, and I love that, but they are not "feature packed".
Yes, I recommend this product.
+1point
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GMAX GM11D Dual Sport Helmet - Solid GMAX is extremely excited to introduce the GM11D Dual Sport helmet. This GMAX dual sport helmet is truly an all season sport helmet. Features Lightweight thermo-plastic poly alloy shell Helmet can be quickly converted from a visor configuration to a visor-less configuration Helmet includes clear shield, visor and side plate covers for use when visor is removed to give the helmet a clean full face street look Clear shield is completely hidden under the visor and out of line-of-sight, when in the fully raised position. Large eye port that accepts even the largest goggles Visor is designed to allow airflow to pass uninterrupted across the helmet to virtually eliminate helmet-lift at highway speeds Shield can be fully raised or lowered when using goggles Maximum air flow is achieved thru shell/styro comfort liner vents Top, front, and jaw piece vents are a bold design that can be fully opened or closed with a gloved hand Plush removable washable interior Removable washable cheek pads Integrated speaker pockets in cheek pads will except most communication devices
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
No fly, no worries ;)
PostedJuly 23, 2012
Customer avatar
fifthcircle
From Lincoln
State:NE
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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Originally I was out to get the Fly Trekker in solid white, but they were sold out everywhere I looked. Then I saw the Gmax had just come out, and it looked very similar. I figured for just over $100, I would give it a shot. It is still very new, and I only have a few rides with it, but so far I like it. The goggles I have fit fine and the face shield closes over them without issue. The shield also opens higher than the fly, totally out of sight and keeps airflow going to the forehead vents.
One feature that intrigued me was the speaker pockets on the cheek pads. I have a Sena SMH10 that I use in my street helmet with the optional ear bud attachment. (Speakers didn't cut it, especially with ear plugs) I decided to put the speaker base on and give it a try on the Gmax. Its great! The speakers sit VERY close to my ears. So close, in fact, that when I put on the helmet, I have to give it a little wiggle to get my ears to unfold into position. Sounds like a drawback, but the advantage is that with the close proximity of the speakers, there is plenty of volume. I use this helmet primarily on my DRZ400, so most rides aren't really
long or loud (wind noise), so I haven't tried it with earplugs yet.
I am taking a trip to Colorado this week, and will try to remember to give any worthy updates when I get back.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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