ViragoRider
 
 
 
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    7
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    11
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    March 26, 2012
  • Last review
    April 14, 2014
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    5
 
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ViragoRider's Reviews
 
Bell Vortex Band Helmet The Bell Vortex is every bit the helmet youd expect of the Stars little brother. Developed in Bells state-of-the-art Santa Cruz, Calif. design center, the Vortex borrows heavily from the Star, using its Velocity Flow Ventilation with FlowAdjust for amazing ventilation and temperature control, as well as ClickRelease the reigning world champ in shield ease-of-use. The lightweight polycarbonate shell is molded into a stable, wind cutting shape, and comfort is in no short supply with contoured cheek pads and a plush removable comfort liner. Finish it off with a noise reducing wind collar and integrated speaker pockets and you have a complete package at a killer price. Features Velocity Flow Ventilation system with FlowAdjust for maximum stability and temperature control with minimal noise and buffeting Lightweight composite polycarbonate alloy shell Contour cheek pads (by means of stacked foam, not hand cut) Removable and washable interior for maximum comfort Padded Wind Collar to drastically reduce wind/road noise Integrated speaker pockets for audio speakers ClickRelease for the fastest, easiest, tool-free shield swaps ever NutraFog II superior anti-fog, anti-scratch and UV protected shield Five year warranty Snell M2010 and DOT Certified Note Helmet shown with optional tinted shield. Clear shield included. Note Helmet may come with either the magnetic strap keeper or standard chin strap snaps
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This helmet is a steal for the price
PostedApril 14, 2014
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ViragoRider
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Vixen
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The finish of this helmet rivals much more expensive helmets. The interior material and comfort is fantastic. The visor never fogs. It doesn't flow as much air as some of my other helmets, and is a bit heavy, but honestly having a SNELL approved helmet for $180 is such a good deal I don't even care. I mostly just use it for racing NSR50's but there are times when I pull this helmet out to wear on the street just because I like it so much. Plus, it looks effing dope, and I get compliments on the retro style everywhere. Inevitably, some old dude will say "I had a bell helmet just like that back in the 70s while I was riding my old bonnie!" and I high five them.
Rides: 2004 Honda NSR50
Yes, I recommend this product.
+1point
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Leatt Dual Axis Knee Guards The Leatt Dual Axis knee and leg guards are comfortable, well-ventilated protectors with two pivot points that allows them to more accurately bend with the human knees natural movements. They cover the knee, even when fully bent, as well as the lower thigh and most of the lower legs. Great levels of impact protection are proven by the CE impact safety standard they are certified to. They are also certified to CEs abrasion resistance safety standard. Strap buckles are low profile with no edges to hang up on your riding pants. Straps are also backed by soft, comfortable, vented airprene material that resists slipping. Lighter weight, most comfortable and offers more freedom of movement than almost any other CE certified protection system. Features 3 dimensionally designed for optimal fit Impact tested and CE certified to EN 1621-1 Abrasion tested and CE certified to EN 13595-2, Level 2 Anatomically correct dual pivot points Light at only 1.9 pounds (850grams) per pair Slim design for use over or under riding pants, fits well with boots 9 large vents help keep you cool Made from High Density Poly Ethylene, HDPE, and washable Leatt foam Strap system resists binding
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Well, my knees aren't broken!
PostedMarch 17, 2014
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ViragoRider
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Vixen
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I got these for riding dirt bikes, and they've already earned their pricetag. I'm pretty small, 5'3" female, and they fit me well, either over leggings, or over MX pants (they didn't fit underneath, so I had to wear them over). They're kind of bulky, so unless your pants have a lot of room they aren't going to fit underneath. Though there aren't any big protruding parts. They don't inhibit movement, and once on the bike I didn't even notice I had them on. They were comfortable to wear for long periods of time. I fell down a few times wearing them, and they definitely saved my knee. A bunch of rocks had gouged the hard plastic covering the knee cap when my leg was caught underneath the bike, and I walked away with not even a bruise. For me, that's the best possible review that I could give a piece of protective gear.
Rides: 2005 Honda NSR50
Yes, I recommend this product.
+5points
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Dainese Women's Vintage Textile Jacket The sleek design of Women's Dainese Vintage Textile Jacket takes its inspiration from the past. Constructed in soft QuickDry fabric, this jacket features suede accents across the chest and upper arms. Removable shoulder and elbow protectors and a pocket for a back protector (not included) complete this stylish jacket that perfectly follows the shape of the female body. Protection Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard Ergonomics and Comfort Quickdry fabric Split cow leather inserts Wrist adjustment Sanitized lining Other Pocket for G1 back protector 2 outside pockets Internal pocket
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort Comfort Comfort
PostedJanuary 16, 2013
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ViragoRider
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Vixen
Age:25-34
Gender:female
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
True to Size
Large
I recently purchased this jacket in the grey/ice/ice combo (note: it's not the same color combo as is on the dainese website, which I was slightly disappointed about but whatever, it still looks super cool). It's VERY lightweight, very comfortable. I didn't get the Dainese back protector (it doesn't come with any protection for the spine), and instead chose to wear my full external style back protector as opposed to the insert kind. It fit underneath the jacket just fine. I also ordered my normal size, and I think this jacket runs very true to size. I haven't tested durability/protection yet as i haven't crashed in it and I hope not to, but the CE Armor in the elbows/forearms/shoulders feels adequate. I would definitely recommend getting a proper back protector for this jacket. I attached a picture of the actual jacket vs the one on the dainese website for comparison. This jacket will be great for warmer weather since it's so light weight, definitely wind proof though (no ventilation) so I don't expect it to be great for hot hot weather. I wore it out the other day with a hoodie underneath and it was about 55-60 out and was comfortable.
Rides: 2009 Suzuki GS500F
Yes, I recommend this product.
+2points
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Dainese Women's Victoria Race Suit Please Note Dainese changed the name of the Victoria Suit from the Victory Race Suit, but the suit did not change. The slider scrapes the asphalt in the curve the rider is already considering the straightaway to be run at wide open throttle. Maximum concentration is demanded by every single lap. Designed for the most demanding and athletic female riders, the revolutionary Women's Victoria suit introduces new concepts in professional suits for women to offer an incomparable fit thanks to patented 2Skin and Microelastic construction combined with refined technical solutions like aluminium inserts on the shoulders and the removable lining provided with silver ion treatment. Protection Composite protectors certified to EN1621.1/97 Standard Pro Shape soft protectors certified to Standard EN 1621.1/97 at sides Ergonomics and Comfort 2Skin composite inserts in elasticated fabric and leather Microelastic elasticated inserts Inserts in elasticated fabric Elasticated inserts Collar with elasticated insert Double calf zip NanoFeel removable liner Other Tutu cowhide leather Aerodynamic spoiler Replaceable sliders Internal pocket Oversuit provided Protection Cleaning Kit
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great suit.
PostedNovember 13, 2012
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ViragoRider
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Vixen
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Preshape
Relaxed
Aggressive & Tight
Tight
I've never really worn a one piece track suit before this (aside from trying a few on in in the store), so I can't really say if this suit is more comfortable than others.
That said, after breaking it in a bit, I do find this suit to be comfortable and can wear it for hours. The perforated leather on the chest does an OK job with airflow, but on a hot day it's still a leather suit and you're still going to sweat.
I've crashed on the track (and once on the street) in this suit, and it's held up very very well. No tears, no damage whatsoever aside from a scrape on the metal shoulder.
Fit is on par with the rest of the Dainese women's line. I could probably pick anything off their rack in my size and it would fit (5'3" 115 lbs and wear a 42)
Also, it makes me feel like a Storm Trooper.
Rides: 2009 Suzuki GS500F
Yes, I recommend this product.
+2points
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Rapid Transit Recon 19 Magnetic Tank Bag Wind and water resistant 1000D nylon construction Scratchguard rubberized contact fabric Magnetic mounting system Integrated tank protector Backpack convertible Hydration Ready Audio Ready System Map window Cell phone storage Eyewear storage Rain cover Reflective stripe Note In RevZilla's experience, this tank bag does not fit 2006 CBR600RR, ZX10R, Versys tanks or bikes with platic gas tanks.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love this bag.
PostedApril 16, 2012
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ViragoRider
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
It was a bit bigger than I expected, and practically touches my chest (small lady). Fits a ton of stuff, easy to just slap on the tank, tuck the straps in behind the rubbery panel, when it's time to take it with me it's as simple as pulling a strap out and go. Zippers stick a bit. Overall, pretty sweet bag. Doesn't move at all, those magnets are pretty strong.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Women's Airwave Pants The perfect match for the Airwave ladies' jacket, these trousers are also great summer over-pants to wear on top of your jeans when commuting. The large air mesh panels allow for maximum cooling, but that's not all they're on and off in seconds, thanks to the long inside zippers. Reflective panels at the lower legs ensure great visibility at all times, and the fit is designed specifically for a woman's body. Even more, the Knox Flexiform CE-approved armor is located in height adjustable pockets, allowing you to position the armor just the way you like it. Available in classic black or daring off white. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell polyester 600D, PWRshell 500D stretch, PWRshell mesh , polyester rib Visibility laminated reflection at calf Protection Knox Lite CE protection at knees , prepared for TRYONIC Seesoft CE-level 1 type B hip protector insert - version RV01 ( sold separately ) ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit , regular Adjustability adjustment straps at waist, adjustment tab at ankles Ventilation ventilation panels at legs Features easy entrance zipper at calf, adjustable protector pockets, short connection zipper, elastic at waistband Pockets slit pockets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great pants, do their job
PostedApril 16, 2012
Customer avatar
ViragoRider
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Really enjoying my airwave pants, they're super breezy and fairly comfortable. They have a zipper on the back to attach to a jacket. I wear them over jeans, leggings, shorts, whatever. They do come up super high though, like basically to the bottom of my bra if not an inch or two shy (short torso here). Kinda wish they came with a liner or something, but they're great on hot days.
Yes, I recommend this product.
+1point
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 REV'IT! Women's CR Leather Jacket
REV'IT! Women's CR Leather Jacket
The CR Ladies' leather jacket features all high quality and retro style of the men's version, but with a special design and ladies' armour to fit the female body and provide the protection it requires. With a slim, urban silhouette, the CR Ladies' looks great on your bike or off. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell Augustini full grain cowhide, Lorica Insulation detachable thermal bodywarmer Protection ProLife CE protection, Temperfoam, safety stitching ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit regular shape, race fit Adjustability adjustment straps Ventilation ventilation panels Features stretch lips, comfort collar and cuffs, short and long connection zipper Pockets slit pockets, inner pockets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent jacket.
PostedMarch 26, 2012
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ViragoRider
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I tried this jacket on at a local rev'it retailer to get a feel for the fit, and even though the measurements for the jacket are a lot bigger than my actual measurements, a size 40 fit me perfectly. It's a heavy leather, very well constructed, super cool look, and has sturdy armor built in (although I'd recommend throwing the back protector in the garbage and upgrading to something serious). Plenty of pockets, removable vest-liner, Not much airflow but I feel better sweaty and knowing I'm protected.
Great jacket. Def recommend.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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