Stripleville
 
 
 
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    November 6, 2012
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    November 7, 2012
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REV'IT! Fusion Gore-Tex Gloves For those hardcore enthusiasts out there who ride all year long, using heated grips to keep their hands at a comfortable temperature, the Fusion GTX is exactly what you need. It makes use of 2 different types of insulation material a thin, highly breathable, and moisture-managing Push-Pull tri-fleece lining at the palm, combined with the ultrathin and highly insulating Thermolite Plus and Exkin Platinum liner at the upper hand. The Fusion GTX glove combines stretchable, water-repellent fabric on the upper with Pittards Armortan WRX-100 goatskin leather on the palm, topped off with the Dual comp palm slider for maximum safety. Waterproofing is guaranteed by GORE-TEX, rounding out an incredible glove for the most trying conditions. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer Shell Pittards goat Armortan WR100X, goatskin with WR finish, PWRshell 500D stretch, PWRshell 500D, suede leather with WR finish Insulation Thermolite Plus with Exkin Platinum, Push-Pull tri-fleece liner, high loft fur liner Waterproofing GORE-TEX membrane Breathability GORE-TEX membrane Composition Outer Shell 53 leather, 47 polyamide Lining 100 polyester Membrane 100 Gore-Tex membrane (ePTFE) Protection Dual-comp palm slider, Temperfoam at finger knuckles, knuckle and cuff, EVA foam at little finger, thumb and palm, PWRaramid at palm Visibility Laminated reflection at cuff ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit Tour fit Adjustability Adjustment strap at wrist, adjustment tab at cuff Features Stretch lips at fingers, visor wiper, elastic at wrist, regular cuff
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Very comfortable and warm, could use more protection
PostedNovember 7, 2012
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Stripleville
From Philadelphia
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I bought these gloves to pair with my heated grips in order to extend my riding season. I do not have any grip guards so needed the warmest glove possible while still being water proof. Rev'it's Alaska gloves are also beautiful and if you prefer leather, that is another great option.
I have two other Rev'it gloves in medium and I thought these fit true to size. They are definitely a little bulky to you give up tactile feel of the controls, but this is to be expected. They've been comfortable down to the 30s for 20 minutes of freeway riding between 75-80mph. I'm not sure any glove is going to be "warm" below that without pairing with grip guards and warmers. As long as that isn't your expectation, you should be satisfied with these gloves.
Overall they are a nice pair of comfortable gloves between 20-50 degrees. I think for the price though, there could be some more protection built into it.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Speed Triple
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese New Drake Air Textile Pants Drake pants will surely interest anyone who loves to ride his or her bike especially in the warmer months without wearing a suit or leather pants in order to obtain the protection required. These previously contrasting needs have now been perfectly reconciled by Drake fabric pants. Ample air vents in fretted fabric with closing on the thighs permit fresh air to enter during riding for cooling relief on even the hottest days. When temperatures begin to drop, the air vents can be closed. Safety is guaranteed by removable composite protections in the knee and shins, while extra-strength Cordura 750 fabric offers protection in case of fall. The elastic inserts in the knee optimize the wearability of the article, which is equally suited to metropolitan motorcycle use. Features Removable composite protectors. Cordura fabric 750. Suretta fabric. Perforated fabric. Insert in elasticated fabric. Soft inserts. Calf zip. Jacket-trousers fastening system. Adjustable waist. Sanitized lining.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love these pants!
PostedNovember 7, 2012
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Stripleville
From Philadelphia
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I purchased a pair of Alpine Stars pants and immediately exchanged them for these Drake pants from Dainese. They were $100 more but I can say they were worth every penny! Optimum riding temperatures would be 55-95. Under 55 and you start to feel the cold wind on your legs. I don't think they flow enough air beyond 95 and your legs will definitely start to sweat. But again, any pants that offer enough coverage and protection will have that sacrifice. It's a trade-off that I definitely feel is worth it.
These pants are very slim fitting and stylish. If that is what you are after, you can not go wrong with these. The knee protectors are not huge but are in all the right places and very comfortable. There is extra padding in the hip area. If you don't mind wearing textile pants, I would highly recommend going with these instead of their $200+ jeans that only have kevlar in certain sections and have no padding whatsoever.
My only knock would be the length. They could have been a little bit longer as they ride up while I'm in a riding position. They also run a little smaller than their other pants. I'm usually a 46 but it was a little tight so I went with the 48 and those fit very well. I'm 5' 9" and 150lbs.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Speed Triple
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Mobile Warming Silverpeak Jacket Features The Windshark 4-way stretch high breathable, waterproof fabric provides additional flexibility needed in active outdoor sports Features three heating panels lined with steel alloy fiber elements Optimum placement with two panels on the chest and one on the back provide quick warm-up and even distribution of heat Includes one 7.4V 2.2Ah rechargeable lithium-ion battery and charger Battery features built-in 4-level thermo-regulating controls Provides up to 10 hours of comfortable warmth while enjoying favorite outdoor activities Reaches a max. surface temperature of 135F at full power Adjustable hem drawcord Specifications Mobilewarming Pro Heating System 7V 2.2Ah lithium-ion battery Current 1.0A Watts 15.0W Surface Temp 135F Battery Life 100 Power setting 135F 2.5 hours 75 Power setting 120F 3 hours 50 Power setting 105F 5 hours 25 Power setting 90F 10 hours
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Nice jacket, but not worth the asking price.
PostedNovember 7, 2012
Customer avatar
Stripleville
From Philadelphia
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
So I didn't want to wire in heated gear to the bike and looked for options of battery operated jackets to extend the riding season as much as possible. As stated by the previous reviewer, it just doesn't do an efficient enough job of keeping you warm. Their are only three heating elements (two in the chest, one in the back) and they don't work well unless its completely against your body.
I purchased a small when I'm normally a medium and even then, it's still not great even at 100%. At 100%, battery life has been about 2 hours before it's empty. I kept the jacket because I already wore it on the bike and didn't want to put Revzilla through the hassle of a return.
Overall, it's still pretty stylish and I think the construction of the jacket is built well. It's thin enough that you can layer underneath your motorcycle jacket and it does work well as an insulating layer.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Speed Triple
No, I do not recommend this product.
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 Dainese Technical Sneaker
Dainese Technical Sneaker
Dainese Technical Sneaker Buzzing down narrow city streets, passing cars stopped in traffic jams theres nothing like two wheels when time is short. The Dainese Technical Sneaker is dedicated to those in search of the latest fashions causal look, but who also need to feel safe in the saddle as well. Provided with nylon inserts on the ankle and a polyurethane heel, the Technical Sneaker with cowhide upper is the fruit of extensive research in materials and details that has permitted the creation of an innovative style with strong personality. Protection Nylon ankle guard Polyurethane heel Ergonomics and Comfort Fabric Upper Split leather insert with rubber finishing Speed lacing system Temperature adjustment Double jersey airgap liner Other Rubber sole Reflective inserts
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Love these sneakers, but very expensive!
PostedNovember 7, 2012
Customer avatar
Stripleville
From Philadelphia
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I'm really torn on these Dainese sneakers. One because I absolutely love them and they are so comfortable to walk and ride in. However, for the price they are charging, it is absolutely way too much. I guess there has to be some trade-off in protection for comfort. I wear an 8.5-9 in shoes and the 42 fit me perfectly.
Pros:
- Love the style, they look great underneath some jeans or textiles and no one would ever know you're a motorcycle shoe.
- Very comfortable and easy on/off. No laces to mess with and the quick lace system works amazing.
- Very grippy non-slip sole
Cons:
- Not much more protection than your average mid-top chucks.
- Price (too expensive for what you get)
Rides: 2012 Triumph Speed Triple
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Carver H20 Gloves The Carver H2O combines the strength, abrasion-resistance, and grip of a goatskin palm with the comfort and protection of a stretch textile upper. The hard-knuckle protection offers ultimate safety, while the warm tri-fleece thermal lining and knitted cuff construction make it the perfect choice for many urban riders. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer Shell Goatskin, PWRshell 500D stretch, suede leather with WR finish, connect finger tip fabric Insulation Fiberfill, tri-fleece liner Waterproofing Hydratex Z-liner (5000mm H2O) Breathability Hydratex Z-liner (5000g/m2/24hrs) Composition Outer Shell 59 leather, 41 polyamide Lining 100 polyester Membrane 100 polyurethane Protection PWRshell 500D stretch hard-shell knuckle, EVA foam at fingers, thumb and palm, PWRaramid at palm Visibility Reflection at back hand ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit City fit Features Connect finger tip, stretch lips at fingers, knitted cuff, visor wiper, short cuff
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice gloves, not too bulky
PostedNovember 7, 2012
Customer avatar
Stripleville
From Philadelphia
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
These are a nice pair of gloves that are very comfortable. I have three total pairs of Rev'it gloves and they all fit me well in a Medium. I've ridden with these for a few weeks now both in town and on the freeway. I would say it's optimum comfort zone is 45-70 degrees depending on your tolerance. Any colder and you start to feel it in your fingers.
Then again no gloves regardless of price is going to do that great below 40 without giving up a lot of tactile feel. I have not tested these in the rain yet so can't comment on it's waterproofing. These also look great and you could easily wear these around town.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Speed Triple
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great price and style
PostedNovember 6, 2012
Customer avatar
Stripleville
From Philadelphia
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
For the price, these really can't be beat if you want something stylish while still offering good protection. I haven't tried them out in the rain yet, but didn't really buy them for that reason. I bought these for 35-70 degree commutes into work and casual riding. No one will really know you are wearing motorcycle sneakers unless they look closely.
I wear a size 8.5-9 and size 42 fit me perfectly. I think the soles could have had more grip, but they are not bad. Overall they look great and aren't too expensive.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Speed Triple
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Air Textile Pants Multi-panel construction with durable heavy mesh Ballistic nylon reinforced knees, perforated foam padding and stretch fabric inserts Comfortable elastic knitted panels on the back legs Adjustable waist Convenient extra-long zipper closure from the outside ankle to the inside of the leg
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
You get what you pay for.
PostedNovember 6, 2012
Customer avatar
Stripleville
From Philadelphia
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I was very excited to get these in and was so disappointed with them. I did not like the fit of these pants and there's basically no protection in them. I would imagine a good pair of jeans would offer the same amount of protection, which isn't saying a lot. The knee armor (more like foam padding) sat very low and I don't think they will offer much impact protection in the even of a crash.
I quickly exchanged these for Dainese New Drake pants and while those are $100 more, they are easily worth it. The Dainese pants are very nice fitting, have better materials thoughout, and has great protection in all the right areas.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Speed Triple
No, I do not recommend this product.
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TCX X-Five Plus Gore-Tex Boots A fresh perspective on TCX's global best-selling boot. Major styling improvements for 2011 make this a solid pick for the touring purist. Italian styled and manufactured of full grain leather with a full Gore-Tex membrane. The X-Five Plus Gore-Tex offers excellent shin and malleolus protection with unmatched fit and finish for 2011. Full grain leather upper GoreTex lining Inner thermo contoured shin plate AntiImpact malleolus protection Shift pad integrated in the sole Rear padded calf area Rear flex bellow Touring sole, with specific grip area, oil and petroleum resistant TCX X-5 GTX Boot
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great protection and value
PostedNovember 6, 2012
Customer avatar
Stripleville
From Philadelphia
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I debated between these and the Rev'it Rival boots. Although I like the Rival boot's aesthetics better, I believe these are the better value being gore-tex so I went with these. I don't regret the purchase at all and it's quite comfortable from 30-95 degrees with the right pair of socks. It is also very easy to get your feet in and out.
I think the protection is excellent at this price point. The sole is quite stiff, there is ample ankle protection, strong heel and toe box, and good shin guard. However, this also makes it a little awkward to walk in and I would wear this at work for sure. Overall it's been very durable and I should be able to get years of service from this boot.
My only complaint is the height of the toe box, which makes shifting cumbersome at first, but you quickly get used to it. I wear an 8.5-9 shoe and the size 42 fit me perfectly.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Speed Triple
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Verona Air Jacket A mid-length, warm weather commuting jacket featuring a sport bike cut, premium protection and durable shell in a sleek, understated design. Dual 450D polyester outer shell with mesh inserts and double PU coating provides excellent ventilation and abrasion resistance. Removable CE certified Bio Armor elbow and shoulder protectors provide excellent impact protection while being incredibly lightweight and slim, allowing for a comfortable fit. Alpinestars Bionic chest pads and CE certified RC back protector available as optional accessories. Exclusive City Collection trims and embroidered labels give a stylish, minimalist design. Micro-Velcro waist adjustment flap allows custom fit
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great price and airflow
PostedNovember 6, 2012
Customer avatar
Stripleville
From Philadelphia
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
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
This is a very basic summer jacket (70-100 degrees) that flows has great airflow. However, being a black jacket, it does absorb quite a bit of the sun's heat so anything over 90 and it's pretty brutal unless you are moving along. The armor in the shoulders are also less comfortable than my other alpinestars and dainese jackets.
This jacket gives you the option to install a back and chest protector, which I would definitely recommend. The sleeves also could have been a little longer. I am 5' 9" 150lbs and wear a Medium.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Speed Triple
Yes, I recommend this product.
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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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Awesome bag!
PostedNovember 6, 2012
Customer avatar
Stripleville
From Philadelphia
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I love this bag! I use it on my 12' Triumph Bonneville and it does not detract from the look of the bike at all. I had a problem with the first bag that came in and Revzilla was very quick to rectify the problem. Thumbs UP to the Revzilla team!!
Once mounted, the bag is very secure and has not shown any damage to the tank. I am very diligent in removing debris from the bottom surface before mounting every time though. I would give this bag a 4.5 star rating but that's not an option. The only reason I didn't give it a full 5 star is because the included water proof cover does not stay on at highway speeds. There is no way to tie it down tightly enough to stop the wind from coming underneath of it.
I also bought a platypus bladder from Amazon and it works like a charm. The bag is very versitale, easy to use, and has a lot of space for what it is. Oh, and if you have an iphone 4 #with a case#, iphone 5, or samsung galaxy, the phone pocket will not fit! Not a deal breaker for me but something to consider.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Speed Triple
Yes, I recommend this product.
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