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    April 17, 2012
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 Alpinestars Articolo 80 Sportivo Boots (Size 47/48)
Alpinestars Articolo 80 Sportivo Boots (Size 47/48)
The Articolo 80 concept combines functionality with sleek, contemporary styling. There is a hint of the boot worn by western frontiersmen that epitomizes the spirit of those looking to blaze a trail with a bike and a trend. Features Premium materials and state-of-the-art craftsmanship Supple full-grain Italian leather TPU protection on the toe and heel are designed to dissipate impact energy across the foot The heel protection, only partly visible, is molded with multiple densities of TPU to give proper protection, support, and fit without sacrificing comfort Padded and internally reinforced shift pad maximizes feel and channels flex in the vamp while making gear changing more comfortable Minimal sole reduces weight and maximizes flexibility, and the even tread pattern gives a more predictable grip
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Very interesting & understated boots
PostedApril 30, 2012
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sxt173
From New York
State:NJ
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I mainly bought these as boots I could possibly wear under suit pants when commuting into work. I guess they work ok for that task as long as nobody physically looks down at your shoes. The comfort is great and they are also good to walk around in vs. the moon boot / ski boot feel of some of the more extreme boots out there.
I only had 2 minor complaints with these. 1) the bulge in the back; does it really need to be there? They say it is for reinforcement, but I don't see why the heel could have been reinforced without the part sticking out. It just looks a bit odd and my gf calls it my Aladdin boots :) The bulge also makes it somewhat difficult to find and kick down the kickstand. 2) The very narrow tip is for aerodynamics and to allow the boot to slide in case of a crash, I get that. But, I've had 2-3 instances where because the tip is so narrow, my foot missed the brake pedal and I have to remember to place my foot closer to the bike than I would with wide tip boots.
These are very minor gripes (although I would really really like to not have that bulge on the back), and overall, I think it is one of the best boots you can get for a really good price that isn't plastered in logos and metal/plastic buckles like you just got off the set of TRON.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Check out our Schuberth Helmet Discussion and FAQ on ADVRider.com. Schuberth C3 Helmet The Schuberth C3 is the helmet of choice for the ultimate sporting adventure. Thanks to its compact dimensions, this new premium flip-up helmet from Schuberth has no serious rivals on the market. With its unique synthesis of sportiness and comfort, its previously unheard-of noise level of 84 dB(A) at 65 mph sets new benchmarks for the industry as a whole. The helmet is made of S.T.R.O.N.G fibre, a special glass-fibre reinforced Duroplast matrix and is available in two helmet shell sizes High Performance Aerodynamics The C3 is the new generation of flip-up helmets. It stands out from the crowd at all times through its advanced aerodynamics and agreeable riding characteristics. The integrated features make it ahead of its time. C3 - New generation flip-up technology from the SCHUBERTH wind tunnel makes your next touring journey a sheer riding pleasure. Aerodynamic shape Directionally stable No oscillatory tendency No buffeting Aeroacoustics of the Schuberth C3 Helmet All SCHUBERTH motorcycle and racing helmets are developed and optimized under scientific conditions in the SCHUBERTH wind tunnel. Owing to its outstanding aeroacoustic characteristics, the Schuberth C3 is the ideal helmet for your touring journeys. Extremely quiet (due to integrated acoustic collar and anti-noise pad) 84 dB(A) at 100 km per hour (with closed machines) Safety principle the reduced noise level assists the rider's concentration and attentiveness Pinlock Visor Guaranteed condensation-free thanks to its double glazing technology Selectable city position Ventilation system The C3 has an innovative ventilation system to keep your head cool and comfortable A.R.O.S (Anti-Roll-Off-System) The Anti-Roll-Off-System especially developed by SCHUBERTH is provided as a safety feature in every SCHUBERTH motorcycle helmet. It ensures that provided the chinstrap is closed and correctly adjusted the helmet cannot pivot off the head from behind the risk of contact between the chin section of the helmet and the chin or neck of the rider is minimized due to small angle of tilt the consequences of the helmet coming into contact with the chest as the result of an accident are reduced. the helmet is fastened by a micro-lock ratchet lock Outer shell The outer shell of the Schuberth C3 Helmet combines an aerodynamically optimal shape suitable for racing with excellent protection. Material S.T.R.O.N.G.-Fibre New helmet shell technology from SCHUBERTH permits low weight Glass fibre with a special resin added is compressed in a vacuum at a pressure of 6 bar to form a helmet shell which is exceptionally sturdy. Inner Lining The innovative interior lining of the C3 is outstanding due to its excellent fit and the optimized ventilation system. COOLMAX pad system, removable and washable Optimized fit thanks to MaxFit concept fitting Skin friendly, warm and breathable Techskin material Variable pad system ensures effective ventilation (see ventilation summer/winter) Allergen-free Antibacterial Hand washable at 30 C Removable cheek pads Chin guard The C3 is characterized by its strong and distortion-free chin guard. The extremely robust chin guard locking system resists very high drag loads. Other Features Sun Visor is tinted with anti-fog coating SRC-System (Schuberth-Rider-Communication-System) option available US DOT and ECE 22.05 certified Weight 1,570g including sun visor and acoustic collar (may vary depending on shell size) Made in Germany
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
You get what you pay for
PostedApril 17, 2012
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sxt173
From New York
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Very Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
I've had other helmets in the past and decided to pull the trigger on the C3, even though it is pricey. Let me say this, you get what you pay for. The helmet is incredibly solidly built. It is engineered to perfection with little details that now make my old helmets look like toys. For example, on my old helmet, which was still in the upper range of prices, if you squeezed and pulled on the sides, it would creek and make noises. The C3, no noises or unnecessary joint spots. It's clean and simple, purpose built.
Noise: It's really incredible. Wind noise is a minimum. People say they want to hear traffic around them, so low noise is bad. Well, the C3 got rid of wind noise coming into the helmet through gaps, seems, etc. but you are still 100% aware of traffic noise. Had it up to ~80mph, it was equivalent to having the window slightly cracked in the car.
Aerodynamics: It is truly neutral. You can turn your head in any direction at any speed and you will not feel wind pushing your helmet at all.
Comfort: The inside is very simple (vs. some other helmets I've had), yet it is very comfortable. Simple means good airflow, and after a day or two of wearing, it has broken in great for me.
Airflow: Again, keeping things simple, there are only two adjustments on the helmet that work like advertised. A mouth adjustment that blows air onto the visor and a 2 level adjustment up top to move air over your head and out the back. I have a short haircut and specific to what the manual says they tested in their windtunnel, you feel a nice breeze above 10-15mph.
Function: The chin guard flips up easily with 1 finger and also closes easily by grabbing the padding on the bottom of chin guard with 2 hands. The chin strap is easy to put on and take off with 1 hand. The only reason I did not give it a full 5 stars is that you need 2 hands to close the visor into the full locket position, so if you are let's say going from a city onto a highway, you need to reach up with both hands to lock it in. Not a show stopper, just something you have to plan for by stopping ahead of time or taking both hands of the handlebars for a second.
Misc: The fog free visor insert works.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Icon Accelerant Perforated Leather Jacket
Icon Accelerant Perforated Leather Jacket
Icon Accelerant Leather Jacket 1.2-1.4mm premium perforated cowhide External back and shoulder protection with alloy inserts Strategically placed stretch ballistic nylon for comfort CE approved shoulder and elbow armor Removable insulated resistant liner Zippered shoulder vents
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best Summer/Winter Jacket I've Owned
PostedApril 17, 2012
Customer avatar
sxt173
From New York
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I got this jacket as an upgrade to an older leather jacket. My main criteria was summer performance and this is probably the best summer leather jacket you can buy. It's ~95% leather, which is perforated, yet they use thick high quality leather. I have it in white so it stays cooler in summer and I have to say it looks great! The jacket is nicely made. The reason I gave it 4 stars for style is that I could have lived without the ICON lettering in the front, but it's hard to find non-branded jackets like this. The jacket comes with a winter lining that has thermal material and is very warm. Even though it is billed as a summer jacket, with the lining in, this would work well into late fall, maybe even winter with the correct gear on underneath. The liner comes out semi-easily, it took a while to get the arm buttons to let go :)
The fit is perfect, I went with the measurements in the Revzilla video and size chart. I was between a XL and L, opted for an L and am glad I did so. With the liner in, it is perfectly snug. Without the liner, it is still snug, but leaves a tiny bit of room in the chest area which helps with airflow.
As for airflow, it works. Any speed above 15mph, and you will feel air circulating through the front and back. I did replace the back protector with a Klim T5 (perfect fit), and it seems to be working great and doesn't hinder the flow of air.
Overall, I love this jacket and think it looks incredible in White.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Klim D3O Viper T5 Pro Back Protector Replacement CE Level 2 D30 Back Pad for Klim Jackets. D3O's Viper back protector benefits from Airwave Technology and is extremely flexible, low profile and lightweight, whilst offering incredible protection. Measures 17 Tall by 11 at widest point.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Highest Airflow and Comfort for Great Protection
PostedApril 17, 2012
Customer avatar
sxt173
From New York
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I got this to replace the stock back protector in my ICON Accelerant leather jacket. It was a easy fit, no problems there. The material is very unique, in that it gets very soft when warm, gets a bit more stiff when cold. But, it will soften up from being on your back.
Another interesting quality is that the material is basically a non-newtonian fluid. This means that unlike water which will disperse when pressure is applied to it, this material stiffens with pressure. So, even though it is very soft, it hardens immediately when there is the slightest impact. And the way it hardens from point of impact outwards distributes the impact throughout the 'fluid'.
As for airflow, it is the best I have tried. Some of the airflow holes were closed due to the injection molding, but those were easily opened using a pair of scissors. It is also possible to easily cut the overall shape to make is fit something specific, but I did not need to do that with my ICON jacket.
Really great back protector and oddles of airflow vs. the competition.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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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 forjackets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Does what it says, great airflow
PostedApril 17, 2012
Customer avatar
sxt173
From New York
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I got these pants to wear over business slacks on my morning commute. I rarely ride in the rain (especially with a suit on under by riding gear), so I immediately took the rain liner out. It comes out easy and seems like it's easy to put back in.
My initial impression is that the airflow provided is pretty good. Comfort and fit were fine and they are extremely easy to get on and off, even with boots on. It takes about 10-20 seconds to get off, about 30-40 seconds to get on and fully zipped up. The padding is fine, the knee pads do feel a bit wide, but you are free to upgrade to other protection if you would like.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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