JoelD
 
 
 
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    April 23, 2012
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 Dainese Air-Flux Textile Jacket
Dainese Air-Flux Textile Jacket
Dainese Air-Flux Textile Jacket Focus Simplicity and functionality are the concepts behind the Air Flux summer jacket that ensures ample ventilation even on the hottest city streets and country roads thanks to large-sized fabric inserts. Elevated comfort also in terms of ergonomics is ensured thanks to waist, collar and cuff adjustment possibilities and inserts in elasticated fabric. Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard and a pocket for a G-type back protector complete the profile of the Dainese Air Flux Jacket with an excellent quality/price ratio. Features Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard Boomerang fabric XY Stum fabric D-Stone fabric Adjustment strap on neck Waist adjustment Wrist adjustment Perforated fabric Pocket for Dainese Wave G1 and G2 4 Outer pockets Note Video shows pre-production jacket without reflective stripes on sleeves, but jacket does include the reflective stripes.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Seemed great, but wasn't for me
PostedFebruary 16, 2015
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JoelD
From Washington
State:DC
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ultimately I returned it, but here's what I thought about it:
•Looks great
•Torso is a bit on the short side
•No pants connection zipper (one of the deal breakers)
•Great armor (but you need to add a back protector)
•and the big deal breaker: a gear geek recommended this only for "around town riding"
So, as a one-jacket-for-all-conditions, I traded this in for a Laguna Seca: the LS it has less mesh, so should be more protective, and a thermal liner (so I won't have to wear an overcoat in the the cooler months).
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REVIT Concorde Jacket The Rev'It Concorde Jacket is constructed with durable heavy memory cotton that has been coated to repel water. Memory cotton ages beautifully, the older it gets the better it will look. The cargo pockets, a removable and adjustable hood, two way zippers and metal snaps give this jacket its robust look. The Knox protection at the shoulders and elbows, reflective panels, detachable thermal liner and Hydratex waterproof membrane make it a very complete, fashionable and functional motorcycle jacket. Protection Features Outer Shell Wax coated memory cotton Lining mesh Insulation Detachable thermal liner Waterproofing Hydratex Mesh G-liner Breathability Hydratex Mesh G-liner Composition outer shell 100 cotton lining 100 polyester thermal liner 100 polyester Protection Knox Lite CE protection at shoulders and elbows Back Protector (sold separately) Seesoft Back Protector -Type RV Type RV / Size 04 fits SM-MD Type RV / Size 05 fits LG-2XL Type RV / Size 06 fits 3XL Visibility Reflection at the collar and elbow Ergonomic Features Fit City fit, regular Adjustability Adjustment tab at cuffs and collar, adjustment cord at waist and hem, detachable hood with adjustment straps, two-way zipper at front Features Knitted cuffs and collar at thermal liner (attached to the liner) Pockets Stash pockets, hand warmer pockets, inner pockets
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Seems pretty light on protection
PostedJanuary 31, 2015
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JoelD
From Washington
State:DC
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Everyone else covered the basics: looks great, super warm.
Here are the downsides: The Knox Lite armor seems really thin and only covers up a couple inches on your forearm. After going down at around 15 MPH in a jacket with the same knox armor (Part 56) I got a little bruising past where the armor covered. Don't get me wrong, I was fine, but after hearing several stories about Ride Apart's Wes Siler breaking his arm over and over again, I just want more forearm coverage.
Basically, if you're a total safety freak, it seems like you're going to have a take a hit in the style department and look elsewhere.
(Also, the seesoft back protector is really really comfortable...I mean really)
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Firstgear TPG Axiom Gloves Features Waterproof, breathable Hipora/Hypertex lining Aramid covered, D3O padding on knuckles, fingers and palm heel 100 gram Thermolite insulation Left thumb visor squeegee 2 year warranty
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
No insulation on palm, weird use of D3O
PostedJanuary 31, 2015
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JoelD
From Washington
State:DC
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
First off: I haven't had these on the bike, so I can only say what I notice having them on in the house.
#1: the label says they aren't insulated on the palm --which I think means they're intended for heated grips.
#2: the d3o strips in the knuckles don't really cover very well, and don't seem very effective.
#3: the leather ends right at the edge of the palm/little finger, so if you roll past that point on to the edge of your hand, the gloves, and your hand would be dunzo.
Overall: they seem fine, just not as protective or warm as I was looking for so I'm sending 'em back
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Dainese New Drake Air Textile Pants Dainese knows no bounds when it comes to innovative motorcycle gear and the New Drake Air Pants are no exception. A full 750D textile construction with integrated elasticated inserts, mesh backed vents and CE rated composite knee armor make the New Drake Air Pants a heavy hitter, perfect for multi-season sport and sport-touring riders. The unique flip-up vents located on the thighs are strategically positioned to maximize airflow yet can be easily closed when the temperature drops or to keep out wet weather. The New Drake Air Pants provide industry leading multi-season riding comfort and protection. 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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Euro-pants: high quality, but fit is a little weird on the american build
PostedMay 29, 2013
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JoelD
From Washington
State:DC
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I'm 5'11 175 lbs, more muscle than fat, and I get by in 32x32 Levi's. I'm rocking the size 48 Drake, which I think the size chart is right for me. I can get in them, but there's not a lot of wiggle room. Also, I guess I've got my mom's legs, but there isn't quite enough butt room for me and a little too much waist. I guess they aren't made for dudes with curves --this is feeling a bit too intimate...
Anyhow, despite not fitting perfect the tight fit is nice because you know where the armor is going to be if you decide to test it, which is preferable to some sloppy pants that could twist all around you in a slide.
I do still get warm in them when it's in the 80s if I'm not moving, but I feel like they'll stretch into the colder months pretty well (Maybe down to the 40s with longjohns on).
Styling wise, they aren't too showy and kind of look like agressive paramilitary pants (think Laura Croft or something). They go well enough with my olive drab cotton jacket, so you can stretch the style from sporty to cruzey pretty easily.
The legs are pretty short. They only come down to mid shin, so it's a bit ambiguous if they are meant to go inside or outside my boots.
One final plus is that the knee armor extends down the shin a bit giving you a bit more coverage.
One final minus is that the red anodized metal adjuster D-rings on the waste have a tendency to dig into your legs, abdomen when you're leaned forward --really pretty annoying.
Overall, if you want knee and hip armor in a decently cool understated pant these are the way to go. Beware, however, the fit isn't for everyone and the knee armor isn't adjustable, so you probably won't get a cinderella fit.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Fox Racing Comp 5 Shorty Boots
Fox Racing Comp 5 Shorty Boots
Fox Racing Comp 5 Shorty Boots The Comp 5 Shorty has the comfort of a skate shoe with the coverage of a full-on motocross boot built right in. High flex and feel with solid ankle armor means you'll spend more time riding and less time icing those ankle bones.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Seem sturdy and easy on/off
PostedMay 6, 2013
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JoelD
From Washington
State:DC
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Goods:
• Seem very sturdy --I don't have much basis for comparison, but it feels like these would go a lot farther in protecting you from ankle sprains than other shorty/road boots out there. Tons of Toe/heal/sole protection --but wouldn't slide like a road boot, so that could be an issue.
• Not bad to walk in. Wouldn't want to do it all day, but I walked all over my campus and only felt a little bit like I was wearing ski boots.
• Easy on/off. This is probably the best feature. Two clasps and a buckle and you're ready to rock. If you're planning on changing shoes or pants when you get to your office, this is so much better than dealing with a full lace of a more fashion oriented or full-length boot.
Bads:
• They look like moon boots...cool moon boots...but without a matching lazer rifle you feel a little stupid sometimes.
• The Velcro strap is a joke. I don't have huge calfs by any means, but the velcro strap is straining to keep the top of the boot closed which is kind of annoying.
Other:
• They will fit under even pretty skinny jeans.
• With regard to the toe box, the advice I've got is pretend you're riding a dirt bike... because you're wearing dirt boots. That means
1: raise your shifter until it seems ridiculous,
2: Ride with the balls of your feet on the pegs and kick/stomp the shifter to change gears --don't just hang out with your toe on the shifter.
3: If your shifter still seems ridiculous lower it a notch.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Motion Pro Timing Plug Wrench Features For straight slot timing covers Designed for hard-to-reach timing plugs 3 blade sizes 16, 22, and 38mm
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Destroyed my Timing plug cover---BE CAREFUL WITH THIS THING
PostedOctober 29, 2012
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JoelD
From Washington
State:IA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Ease of Install 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Performance 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Bought to remove timing plug on Suzuki TU250x. The middle size blade was the largest that would fit and it totally stripped out the plug slot but the plug would not budge. In the end, I had to use a cold chisel to beat the plug out.
If you use this thing, check if the slot on your bike has a rounded bottom, or a flat bottom. The tool is made for rounded bottom slots, and my bike had a flat bottom ---hence the terrible destruction of my timing plug.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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 Alpinestars Corso Drystar Gloves
Alpinestars Corso Drystar Gloves
Alpinestars Corso Drystar Gloves Features Flock PU upper and palm construction Embedded, over-molded knuckle protector Waterproof and breathable Drystar membrane Leather trimmed thumb and pull tab Reinforced landing zone on the palm Dual zone Thinsulate insulation thicker on top of the hand, thinner on the palm for better feel Knitted inner cuff Adjustable snap closure and Lycra gusset on outer cuff
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
functional but a little clunky
PostedOctober 29, 2012
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JoelD
From Washington
State:DC
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
GOOD---Waterproof, comfy and pretty warm (haven't been below 50 degrees yet through)
BAD---The knuckles look kind of weird for a glove that's supposed to look fairly stealth.
---The liner and shell aren't bonded together so sometimes it's tricky to get the two layers all the way on your hand.
Overall, if you need cold weather waterproof glove and want to pay less than $100 this is your best bet.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Kryptonite KryptoFlex Double Looped Cable Features Available in multiple cable lengths Braided steel cable provides increased cut resistance Double looped cable for use with all Kryptonite U-locks, disc locks and padlocks Protective vinyl cover 2.5' Cable Perfect for accessory lock-up such as helmets when used with another Kryptonite lock 5mm cable diameter 4' / 7' / 30' Cable 4 ' or 7' cable is perfect for accessory security when combined with another Kryptonite lock 30' cable is perfect for locking two or more motorcycles or scooters together when combined with another Kryptonite lock 10mm braided steel cable provides increased cut resistance
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
It's easy on your bike
PostedApril 23, 2012
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JoelD
From Washington
State:IA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Biggest plus is the high quality coating on the cable. I feel very confident this thing won't scratch my paint unlike chain locks I've used in the past. You might sacrifice a bit on security compared to a purpose built chain, but it's plenty for my purposes and a lot of security for $30.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Scorpion EXO-750 Vintage Helmet
Scorpion EXO-750 Vintage Helmet
Scorpion EXO-750 Vintage Helmet The Scorpion EXO-750 is an upgraded version of the award winning EXO-700 which includes the AirFit air pump system, ECE approval and a locking face shield Features Fiberglass/Kevlar Matrix Shell Quiet, aero-tuned design for wind-tunnel tested comfort. EPS-lined chin bar for additional protection. SpeedShift quick-change shield system (patent pending) Easy, secure tool-less faceshield changes in ten seconds or less. EverClear no-fog faceshield Optically-correct shield with state-of-the art fog-free technology and anti-scratch hardened coating. KwikWick moisture-wicking helmet liner and cheek pads Breathable, easily removable and washable. Ventilation system Adjustable, indexed front and rear vents with aero-tuned rear spoiler reduce lift, create vacuum and maximize airflow through helmet. Breath-deflector Enhanced fog-free performance. AirFit air pump system ECE / DOT Approval Locking Face-Shield Clear face shield included, tinted shield sold separately
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great first helmet
PostedApril 23, 2012
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JoelD
From Washington
State:DC
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
As a note, this is my first non-dirt full face, so I don't have much of a basis for comparison. Generally, I really like the helmet, it looks the way I want it to, doesn't fog too much (even on rainy days), and is really quite comfy --even with glasses and headphones on.
I will say that I never use the air fit system. Maybe I will when the padding packs out a bit more, but right now it's not really worth the trouble.
It is a bit tough to get glasses on underneath, but once you figure out a way to get them tucked in on each side, it's not too bad.
All in all, it's all you need in a helmet for a really good price.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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