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    June 19, 2012
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 Teknic Sprint Textile Pants
Teknic Sprint Textile Pants
Teknic Sprint Textile Pants Shell Material 600D Cordura with lightweight Stretch Cordura in knees Inner materials Powerskin HP Waterproof / Breathable Z Liner System 2nd layer of waterproof membrane in seat and crotch area Red Taffeta Lining. (bonded to the Powerskin HP material) Removable quilted taffeta liner with 5oz poyfill insulation Protection Knox Lite CE knee protectors in Advanced Armor Pockets Additional Features Fully adjustable and removable brace system Leg stirrups 8 jacket zipper connection Safety stitch system All zippers are genuine YKK waterproof zippers Hook n loop lower leg adjustment system Hook n loop adjustment on waist belt 2 Hand warmer pockets Large opening side leg zipper entries, with large covering flap Reflective badges on knees
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Riding Pants Really Need Long Leg Zippers...
PostedOctober 30, 2012
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TheDailyRider
From Phoenix
State:AZ
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
With these riding pants, you will have to remove your boots prior to putting them on, because the zipper on the side of the pants is only about a foot long.
I have another pair of riding pants (mesh) with zippers that run the full length of the leg. This totally spoiled me, because getting them on and off is so easy and fast.
Also, the default configuration of the knee pads was such that they were very uncomfortable against my knees. They are adjustable and this could potentially be corrected.
On the plus side the thermal liner and the build quality really seems to be there. Nicely crafted...just not practical for me.
Rides: 2009 Suzuki GSF1250S Bandit
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Spidi Women's Zodiac H2OUT Gloves The Spidi Women's Zodiac H2OUT glove is a highly insulated winter glove made for all-around use from urban mobility to short range touring. A high level of insulation is guaranteed by the internal layer structure which holds in warmth. Velcro fastening flap .
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Glove to Keep Warm
PostedOctober 30, 2012
Customer avatar
TheDailyRider
From Phoenix
State:AZ
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I bought these for my wife, and she is very happy with them so far. She rides pillion with me from time to time and these more than do the job.
We haven't ridden in the coldest part of the season with them yet. If needed, we will pick up some thermal liners for an extra layer of warmth.
I had the male equivalent for myself and found that the sizing was very small and that they had a thick, padded feel that made it difficult for me to feel the bike controls. So this review is based on pillion riding only.
Rides: 2009 Suzuki GSF1250S Bandit
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Tourmaster Saber Series 3 Jacket Features The 600 Denier Carbolex three quarter shell length combines with a Rainguard waterproof/breathable barrier for a garment that protects from the road and rain The collar features a soft, microfiber relief panel Zippered chest vents, sleeve vents and rear exit vents provide flowthrough ventilation Two way main zipper closure with dual wind flap to seal out the elements 360 Phoslite reflective piping and TourMaster's signature reflective rear triangle help to increase nighttime visibility The Microfiber lined collar and cuffs are soft yet durable Adjustable sleeve take-up straps at the forearm help to secure elbow armor and material Removable, CE Approved armor at the elbow and shoulder with an articulated Triple Density back protector TourMaster's removable Z.O.Q. (ZipOut Quilted) Liner features warming 100gm polyfill insulation Zippered chest map pocket, hand warmer pockets, flap closure bellows pockets, internal media pocket and dual zippered fanny pack Adjustable waist belts, with TPR pulls help fine tune the fit Stretch panel accommodates an optional jacket to pant zipper (connection zipper not included)
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Value, Comfortable Jacket with Protection
PostedOctober 30, 2012
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TheDailyRider
From Phoenix
State:AZ
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I live in Arizona and purchased this jacket for mid-fall through early-spring riding. This jacket is just a great value. You would be hard pressed to find another jacket with a high quality quilted liner plus shoulder, elbow and back pads. Not to mention the waterproof pockets, interior pockets, comfortable wrist, arm, neck and waist adjustments.
I would say the jacket runs slightly large. I am 6' tall, weigh about 190 lbs and I fit very comfortably in the medium. I have a full range of motion and do not feel restricted (although I've only been using it without the liner so far).
The only negative I can think of is that sometimes I have to give the zipper a second or third attempt when getting zipped up. The zipper quality seems very good, but sometimes it just doesn't catch.
This is my first piece of gear from Tourmaster. Based on the build quality, I would try other components without hesitation.
Rides: 2009 Suzuki GSF1250S Bandit
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Alpinestars WR-2 Gore-Tex Gloves
Alpinestars WR-2 Gore-Tex Gloves
Alpinestars WR-2 Gore-Tex glove, with goat leather and tough nylon textile outshell construction Gore-Tex insert membrane with 3M Thinsulate insulation for warmth 3mm EVA padding on fingers, leather palm construction with synthetic suede reinforcements Heat embossed neoprene panel across top of wrist, adjustable Velcro cuff closure Velcro wrist closure straps Padded palm reinforcements Embroidered logos
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great range of motion & light weight
PostedOctober 22, 2012
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TheDailyRider
From Phoenix
State:AZ
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 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 Small
Large
When I purchase motorcycle gloves, the most important thing to me is that they feel natural and that they don't get in the way of me controlling my bike.
I've gone from a cheap pair of insulated leather gloves from Cycle World to the Spidi HTOut to these.
The cheap pair was very uncomfortable, especially in the fingertips. Totally not even worth the 15 bucks or so that I spent on them.
The H2Outs were far bulkier than these and didn't even do that great of a job keeping my hands warm. They were also not good at keeping my hands dry. My biggest complaint was that I never felt comfortable covering the brakes or reaching from the clutch. My second biggest complaint was that they were too bulky for me to be able to feel the controls.
That brings me to these Alpinestars. They allow full movement of my hand. Win. They are well constructed. I wouldn't call them overly bulky, because I can still feel what's under my hand and fingers. For example, hitting the blinker, horn, or kill switch is not a problem at all. Even when my hands are fully on the grips, they feel fine and I can grab for a control almost as quickly as with my summer gloves.
That leaves warmth. This is a 50-degree + glove. For shorter rides, non-freeway — perhaps even colder. I haven't tested them in the dead of winter, yet. If they are too cold for my 20-minute commute and weekend rides, I plan on picking up a pair of thin, thermal glove liners to help, which would add about 20 bucks.
This is a good glove. Oh, and you probably need a size larger than you think you need, they run small.
Rides: 2009 Suzuki GSF1250S Bandit
Yes, I recommend this product.
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TCX X-Street Waterproof Shoes Get your street style on with the new X-Street WP all-uses riding shoe. Vintage sneaker construction with soft, breathable, full-grain leather and distressed-look rubber sole. Yet still equipped with signature TCX protective features including ankle guards and reinforced toe and heel counter. Waterproof liner keeps you dry and comfortable on those damp days. Features UPPER breathable, full-grain leather. LINING waterproof PROTECTION ankle guards, reinforced toe and heel counter. CLOSURE laces INSOLE molded EVA with antibacterial, moisture wicking face fabric. SOLE distressed-look vintage rubber sole
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Value, Protection & Style
PostedSeptember 10, 2012
Customer avatar
TheDailyRider
From Phoenix
State:AZ
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I'm happy with my purchase. I've been wearing the TCX X-street shoes for about a month now. both on the bike and off and I have only very minor complaints.
1) The laces are long, and they don't seem to stay tucked into the boot very well. A better lacing system would go a long way.
2) I'm a fan of minimalist shoe padding, so my foot is a little more free to do its thing. So, even though there isn't much padding in the footbed and it's relatively flexible, I would actually like even less padding and zero-rise.
Those two complaints are FAR OUTWEIGHED by the shoe's build quality, protection, versatility, style and overall functionality. I use them for sport touring and they feel great on the pegs, shifting lever, and brake.
I recommend this shoe.
Rides: 2009 Suzuki GSF1250S Bandit
Yes, I recommend this product.
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GMax GM68 Helmet - Solid Colors GMAX follows-up the huge success of the 46X off road helmet with the same winning combinations for the GM68 full face street helmet. Plenty of ventilation and plenty of style. Includes tinted shield and a deluxe helmet bag. The GM68 also features GMAX's Patented LED light on the rear of the helmet, which is incorporated into the rear vent and has easy to use light settings. Features High air fllow top intake vents feature larger controls for easy use with gloved hands Large rear exhaust vents get the hot air out Interior designed to assist shell and styro venting by not blocking the vent holes and channels Lightweight, multiple shells and styros for GMAX premium fit and maximum comfort DOT approved, lightweight thermo-plastic poly alloy shell Plush, removable, washable Coolmax interior allows for custom fit and comfort that is second to none Removable adjustable cheekpads for custom fitting with optional sized cheek pads Interior designed for noise reduction, with noise reduction cheek pad shape, vented chin curtain and rear neck roll shape Padded chin strap with D-Ring closure and retention snap secures the excess strap Patented LED light is incorporated into the rear vent, unobtrusive design is easy to use with different light settings Anti-scratch optically corrected shield is easily removed Large eyeport for improved range of vision Molded front air defl ector directs hot breath away from the shield to reduce fogging and the adjustable chin vent directs fresh air upward across the inside of the shield, to help reduce fogging Painted shell with high-tech water decals and high quality clear coat finish
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Helmet -- Sun Visor Not Included
PostedJune 19, 2012
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TheDailyRider
State:AZ
Rider Type:Commuter
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 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
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Average
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Intermediate Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
If you're looking for a reasonably priced helmet that offers protection, safety, gobs of air flow, and great looks -- the GMax could be for you.
I moved the solid white GMax from a solid matte black Scorpion EXO-1000. I prefer the high visibility of a white helmet, and the numerous airflow opening really sold me on the GM68. The only thing I miss about the Scorpion is the built-in sun visor.
Swapping out visors based on time of day is too much hassle for me. So, I'm using the clear visor along with a pair of driving sunglasses. However, I do think it's pretty amazing that GMax includes the full tinted visor in a nice carrying bag at this price. I store it in my bike as a just-in-case spare.
The LED lights on the back aren't just a gimmick, by the way. The provide a lot of visibility at night, and are well-placed on the helmet.
I'd buy this helmet again.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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