Emanuel
 
 
 
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    May 18, 2012
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 Kriega US-30 Drypack
Kriega US-30 Drypack
Kriega US-30 Drypack The Kriega US-30 is 30-litre capacity 100 waterproof motorcycle tailpack. Unique design solution enables fitment can fit directly to the bike's subframe or solid mounting under the seat. The US-30 also comes equipped with removable shoulder and waist straps, so it can be carried courier style, on or off the bike. Base anti-slip mesh also doubles as a pocket to store the shoulder and waist straps when the US-30 is attached to the bike. The shoulder strap connects to the large D-rings at each end of the pack and the waist strap connects to 2 fold away buckles at the corners of the mesh-pocket. The Kriega US-30 motorcycle tailpack is designed to work perfectly with pretty much any motorcycle, via a super secure attachment to the sub-frame. The pack is easily attached/removed by 4 x quick-release buckles, and no extra bungees or rain covers are required. The Kriega US-30 tail pack utilizes the latest generation of fitting straps US Alloy Hook Straps allow tailpack combinations of up to 90-liters to be carried with confidence and convenience. Easy on/off with no loose straps remaining. Custom CNC milled, aircraft grade, 6061-T6 alloy hooks attach to the four discreet web loops located on the sub-frame of the bike. Fitting method is particularly suitable for traditional one-piece motorcycle seats and bolt-on seat pads/racks, as well as standard seats. US packs can be mounted inline or across the seat. See US Alloy Hook Strap page for full fitting instructions. For use as a tankbag, Kriega US Tank Adaptor must be purchased. Features 1000D Dupont Cordura (100 waterproof main body) RHINOTEK abrasion resistant fabric HYPALON abrasion resistant re-enforcement DRYPACK removable tape-seamed liner (white) 420D nylon ripstop - lightweight yet extremely strong Acetal ITW Airloc buckles YKK water-resistant zips 6061-T6 alloy fitting hooks Side access zip pocket (water-resistant) Coated-mesh pocket Shoulder waist straps 1 x set US Alloy Hook Straps included 10-year guarantee 30-litre capacity 445mm(H) x 295mm(W) x 225mm(D)
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I bit large
PostedAugust 4, 2014
Customer avatar
Emanuel
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I've owned the 20L bag for some time and as a whole, the Kriega bags are awesome. I wanted to be able to bring more stuff with me so I got the 30L and it fits everything, it really does.
It's a bit too big in some aspects though. I have to turn it sideways on the tail of the bike (GSXR750) because the rear seat has a small footprint and it's just more secure that way although I'd rather go front to back.
I took a 1700 mile trip last week for 5 days going at speeds that shouldn't be repeated and it was only on the last day on the way home after 7 hours of mostly well past the speed limit that I started noticing it listing to one side. I didn't want to stop so just pushed it over a few times but I guess I could have stopped and recinched it.
What I noticed though is that I would have preferred to have a 10L on top of my 20L and separated some key things to make it easier to get to the things I wanted (sunglasses, face shields, soft cloth for cleaning both, water, snacks, etc) than having to undo everything. Also on those days when we ventured out and came back I would have liked to have the 10L bag available for just the few things I would have wanted to take with me and leave the bulk of other things behind.
I like the 30L but I'll need to get a 10L to back up the 20 I have but at that point, I'm not sure how much I'll use the 30 anymore.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Arai Dual Pane SAI Faceshield Dual pane SAI face shield for the Arai Corsair V, Defiant, RX-Q, Vector 2, Signet-Q and Defiant Helmets.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
No cover?
PostedFebruary 24, 2014
Customer avatar
Emanuel
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I'm not saying anything about the actual use of this product because I haven't had to use it yet. All I'm saying is for that much money it doesn't even come with a storage cover of some kind? I mean a majority of it's life will be spend waiting in a box somewhere and not used and they don't even give you some kind of cloth to keep it in for the crazy amount of money they charge you for it?
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 Kriega US-10 Drypack
Kriega US-10 Drypack
Kriega US-10 Drypack The Kriega US-10 is an award-winning, high quality piece of motorcycle luggage, offering 10 liters of capacity. Like all Kriega US bags, it is a 100 waterproof Drypack with innovative design which attaches to the sub-frame, via included buckle loops and Alloy Hook Straps, for use as a motorcycle tail pack. It can also be used as a tank bag (with addition of US Tank adaptor ) or in combination with other US packs to create a supremely adaptable, modular, soft luggage system. Like the US-5, the US-10 can also be attached to any Kriega motorcycle backpack (Hydro-3, R15, R20, R25, R30 and R35) to increase capacity by 10 liters. The Kriega US-10 is a unique piece of motorcycle luggage is designed to fit most race-rep style seat pads (attachment straps included).The pack is easily attached / removed by 4 x quick-release buckles. No extra bungees or covers are needed. It can be combined with other Kriega motorcycle tail packs in various configurations to suit your motorcycle and type of riding. The base of the Kriega US-10 tailpack has an anti-slip coated-mesh pocket for storage of D-locks / chains etc. For use as a tankbag, Kriega US Tank Adaptor must be purchased. Features 100 waterproof main body RHINOTEK abrasion resistant fabric HYPALON abrasion resistant reinforcement DRYPACK removable taped-seam liner (white) 420D ripstop nylon - lightweight yet extremely strong CNC milled, 6061-T6 alloy fitting hooks Acetal ITW Airloc buckles YKK water-resistant side pocket zip Side access zip-pocket (water-resistant) Coated-mesh pocket US Alloy Hook Straps included 10-year guarantee 10-litre capacity (H)13 x (W)8.7 x (D)4.9 inches
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Use it every time
PostedJune 10, 2013
Customer avatar
Emanuel
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
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
I got one of these as a present from a good friend and didn't really think I'd use it much. Looked kind of complicated. After reading it and installing it I have to say I was wrong and it was super simple. I now use it every time I go somewhere and don't use my panniers nearly as much. It's got just enough room for the days ride and keeps me from bringing everything. I wonder if the 20 might be too big, would get me to put too much into it or might be better allowing me to pack slightly more. Maybe one day I'll spring for it. Super satisfied with this bag and would easily recommend it to anyone with a bike. It's an awesome gift!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Arai Corsair V Diamond Helmet
Arai Corsair V Diamond Helmet
Arai Corsair V Diamond Helmet The new Arai Corsair V Diamond Color Helmet proves again that Arais main focus is the experienced rider who knows what a real helmet should do and have. It doesnt fling fashion at you it advanced the art of building better helmets for riders. Its improvements and innovations reach down to the smallest details. Why Partly obsession. Partly because Arai believes every part of a helmet is interrelated in both design and function. We dont believe in change for the sake of change, fad, or marketing shock value. Features Diamond metallic paint Newly designed shell with Hyper-Ridge around the bottom enhances shell strength while providing a larger bottom opening Larger bottom opening promotes ease of putting on and taking off the helmet Peripheral belting across the forehead area of the shell enhances structural integrity while maintaining flexibility, low weight and shell size Larger upper vent tabs make operating the vents easier even with thick winter gloves New Arai SAI shield with Super AdSis shield system New SAI shield is 5mm longer in each side and provides a wider field of view New SAI shield and base plates are exclusive to Corsair V helmets Latest generation of Dry Cool line has a new silver-grey color Rear mounting straps are slightly re-positioned exclusively to the Corsair V Neckroll is removable and has additional exhaust channels to remove interior heat Cheek pads have the exclusive Emergency Release Tab feature Newly designed side exhaust cowls exhaust heat as well as add lateral stability at speed Enhanced air inlets of the new DF-9 diffuser increase airflow efficiency Brow vents now duct air into the temple area and out the side vents for maximum cooling Exclusive AirWing provides unprecedented aerodynamic performance with 5 distinct positions DOT approved Snell M2010 Certified
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome helmet
PostedMarch 18, 2013
Customer avatar
Emanuel
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Average
Loud
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
For me this is the perfect helmet. A small fits my head nice and snug while flowing plenty of air on hot days to keep me cool and sweat to a minimum. It's not the quietest but if you've got this on you're probably wearing ear plugs anyway. Tucked in it doesn't feel like you have to fight to see out of the top of the helmet and you have excellent peripheral vision as well. Did I mention that it fits my head perfectly? I can't wear Shoei's because they are way too narrow and my head is more round.
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RevZilla Staff Premium T-Shirt Lovingly concocted in 2007 and named El Moto Diablo for its geared theme and devilish lines, the RevZilla Staff Tee Shirt has been part of our lineup from the beginning. It's also the same blue shirt in every video that Anthony has been rocking since Day One of RevZillaTV on Youtube. People love to point out that Anthony doesn't ever change his clothes. I guess when it works you stick with it. The tee is screen-printed on a high thread-count blank that is anything but one of those throw away tees you get free at the ball game. We wear tees a lot - almost every day - and we are very particular about how they fit, feel and hold up wash after wash. Sizing is true to size - if anything they run a hair on the small side. Show your love for TeamZilla. Make a statement. Boom.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Feels great
PostedDecember 3, 2012
Customer avatar
Emanuel
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Super soft, but if this is navy blue then it's the only navy blue I've ever seen that looks more like purple, and I've got a closet full of navy blue shirts. It's only 40% blue and 60% purple.
Rides: 2012 BMW F800R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese Scout Gore-Tex Gloves
Dainese Scout Gore-Tex Gloves
Dainese Scout Gore-Tex Gloves FEATURES Techno inserts on the knuckles and the joints of the fingers Distortion Control on little finger Abrasion and Tear Resistance Goatskin Stone PU Reinforced palm COMFORT / ERGONOMICS Elasticated fabric Elasticated inserts Tightening strap Adjustable cuff strap Pre-curved finger Temperature Regulation Breathable waterproof Gore-Tex membrane Thermal Dexfil padding OTHER FEATURES Soft inserts Reflective inserts
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Not for me
PostedNovember 24, 2012
Customer avatar
Emanuel
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I ride a BMW naked bike so there are no fairings or anything to hide behind and living in Seattle it gets wet and cold. As of now I'm wearing Rev'It Jerez race gauntlets but 40 - 50 degrees is cold even with heated grips.
These gloves are built like snowboarding gloves in that they are thicker and more padded than I expected and the liner moves independently of the outer layer so sometimes you feel it shifting on your hand. I'm sure they would break in but they are too thick for what I was looking for. As others have noted they seemed a bit tight for a cold weather glove.
I'm also not so sure they would survive a fall if it came down to that. I have only wore them indoors though and have not ridden in them as I'll be sending them back and continue looking. Just know that they are padded and feel mushy. Even my buddy tried them on and thought they were a bit thick.
Rides: 2012 BMW F800R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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SAS-TEC Back Protector Cutting edge SAS-TEC material is intelligent armor constructed from visco elastic soft foam smart molecules. It has earned the highest CE rating available (CE level 2), during an impact, the armor freezes and hardens, absorbing the shock and distributing its force over a large area to reduce the risk of fractures. The protector is not destroyed by impact, but reverts back to its original state and maintains its capability to protect from multiple impacts. SAS-TEC Armor has a soft and pliable exterior (as opposed to rigid KNOX armor) which offers a great deal of comfort and mobility. This protector is anatomically designed and fitted to provide superior spine and back protection as well as the base of the neck /between the shoulder blades. SC-1/11 fits Women's Turbine Jacket SC-1/12 fits REV'IT! Cayenne Pro Jacket and Turbine Jacket REV'IT Gore-Tex Jackets have different shaped back protector pockets depending on the size of jacket, see the size chart for fitment information SC-1/16 should only be used for XYL or larger Gore-Tex Jackets SC-1/11 Measurements (approximate) Height 15 3/4 Width (at widest point) 13 Thickness 3/4 SC-1/12 Measurements (approximate) Height 19 Width (at widest point) 13 Thickness 3/4 SC-1/16 Measurements (approximate) Height 21 3/8 Width (at widest point) 13 3/8 Thickness 3/4
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Crashed in it
PostedAugust 24, 2012
Customer avatar
Emanuel
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
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 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I crashed it and it literally saved me. I not only walked away, but jumped up to get my bike off the track as soon as I stopped flipping over. Wrote a better review in the Sand jacket are since that's what it was in.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Sand Pants
REV'IT! Sand Pants
REV'IT! Sand Pants The SAND Pants offer 4-season, year round comfort and protection from both pavement and the elements. The SAND Pants offer a double PWR/shell seat and PWR/wax coating on the inside of the legs, for a better grip on the bike. The legs are also versatile thin enough to wear inside the boot, but wide enough to wear over it. Watercatchers prevent water from creeping up into the leg, and a detachable thermal lining and removable 3-layer membrane round out the total comfort of the SAND trousers. The Sand Pants will zip with any current model men's REV'IT Jacket PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell PWRshell 500D, PWRshell 750D, PWRwax 1200D Insulation detachable thermal liner Waterproofing detachable hydratex 3L (5000mm H2O) Breathability detachable hydratex 3L (7000g/m2/24hrs) Composition outer shell 100 polyamide lining 100 polyester thermal liner 100 polyamide (insulation 100 polyester) membrane 100 polyurethane (tricot 100 polyamide) Protection Prolife CE protection at knees, fully perforated EVA foam at hips, double textile seat Visibility laminated reflection at upper legs ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability adjustment straps at waist, adjustment tab at ankles Ventilation VCS I zippers at upper legs Features stretch lips at back and knees, short and long connection zipper, adjustable protector pockets, calf zippers Pockets stash pockets, slit pockets
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Loved the set but didn't hold up in a crash
PostedAugust 24, 2012
Customer avatar
Emanuel
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
There is a more detailed review in the Sand Jacket review area so look for it there. But overall I'm very happy with the pants and jacket set. Would recommend to anyone. It's a great value.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Sand Jacket
REV'IT! Sand Jacket
REV'IT! Sand Jacket The Sand Jacket is an excellent option for all-weather riding, it is extremely versatile, helping riders deal with whatever comes their way. The Sand Jacket features a unique zipper on its removable waterproof membrane, which completely blocks out water. It also has increased numbers of ventilation zippers (including 2-way zippers for ventilation at the arms), a PU coating to prevent soaking, and a multitude of storage options. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell PWRshell 500D, PWRshell 750D, PWRwax 1200D, Lorica Insulation detachable thermal liner Waterproofing detachable hydratex 3L (5000mm H2O) Breathability detachable hydratex 3L (7000g/m2/24hrs) Composition outer shell 100 polyamide lining 100 polyester thermal liner 100 polyamide (insulation 100polyester) membrane 100 polyurethane (tricot 100 polyamide) Protection Prolife CE protection at shoulders and elbows, ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability UTA tab at cuffs, flexisnap, double adjustment straps at waist, adjustment strap at upper arms, adjustment tab at under arms, adjustment drawcord at hips Ventilation VCS I zippers at back and under arms, VCS I panels at the chest Features collar hook, stretch lips at elbows, long connection zipper and double short connection zipper Pockets stash pockets,
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Very impressed but doesn't hold up in a crash
PostedAugust 24, 2012
Customer avatar
Emanuel
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 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
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I wasn't sure when I first bought it but was very happy with it in the end. The fit chart said that I needed a Large (5'9", 175lbs, 42" chest) but the jacket felt too big so I went with the Medium. It was tight at first with all the liners in but I was suprised that it loosened/stretched up soo much after awhile and fit perfect even with all the liners and a SAS insert. Medium was definitely the way to go for me. I don't like loose bulky motorcycle gear and don't wear more than a shirt or thermal underneth. Wondering if M pants would have done the same (I went with L). In the rain it got soaked but the under layer did it's job and kept it from soaking into me. Vents pretty well in the heat too.
I wore it on the track when I had a high side at 45mph and it didn't really hold up well. I don't think I spent much time sliding, mainly flipping, rolling off my shoulders and back 3x or so. Ate right through the fabric and the armor did it's job. The liners were out and the vents were open; where I contacted pavement over the vents (L back, R thigh), I had abrasions and large bruises from the zippers/vents. Pants melted in the inside L leg, somehow it got in front of the engine between the forks and into the pipes and luckily didn't break off in there. When I first hit it was on the L shoulder, arm, back and I think that did most of the damage but other than a few bumps, bruises and abrasions, I immediately jumped up to get the bike off the track. On the outer forearms of the jacket just above the 'slide' panels it ate through some of the textile and threads as well to the point it's coming apart.
Reviewing the gear my friends and I wondered how well this combo or any textile would hold up to a low side and sliding, on the street or elsewhere. All in all I'm very happy with it and it saved me, literally. I need something to replace it for 4 season riding in the NW so leathers are out and I'm wondering if I should get another similar set or get the Defender combo instead at twice the price hoping it'll hold up better if it should need to be used. I'd still recommend the Sand combo. Great fit and a great value. Even with the damage I taped it up and rode home 8 hours away.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese TRQ-Tour Gore-Tex Boots A TeamZilla favorite, the Dainese TRQ-Tour boots are perhaps the best option for commuting, or sport touring. Collectively, we have put thousands of miles as well as a few crashes on the Dainese TRQ line and they never fail to impress. Recommended as a 3-season cold-weather boot that stretches nicely into the warmer months with Gore-Tex breathability, the TRQ-Tour Boots are the kind of protection that you will forget to take off! The axial hinge provides excellent protection, while allowing for comfortable movement as you walk. In addition, the rear entry zipper allows for easy entry/exit to the boot. D-Axial jointed anti-ankle twist back system in TPU Nylon toe TPU rear shinguards TPU heelcounter Nylon heel Cowhide leather D-Stone fabric Elasticated bellows Elasticated inserts Internal regulation with Velcro Closing with zipper at the back Waterproof / Breathable Gore-Tex membrane High grip TPU inserts Padded insert for gear shifter guard Reflective inserts Non-slip sole Italian patent pending Microelastic elasticated inserts(PCT Patent Pending)
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I opted for the Torque Pro WP's instead
PostedMay 18, 2012
Customer avatar
Emanuel
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 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 wrote a detailed comparison review between these and the Torque Pro WP's under that boots reviews. Please look for it there as I had both while trying to decide between the two.
Rides: 2012 BMW F800R
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