Braveheart
 
 
 
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    June 13, 2012
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AGV Pista GP Carbon Fiber Helmet The AGV STANDARDS project, established in 2009 with Valentino Rossi as its leading rider, is ready to get on the track with the first AGV PistaGP helmet. The Pista GP sets new performance standards with its wide field of vision, low weight and compact dimensions, extensive ventilation, exclusive ergonomic design and class-leading aerodynamics. Development of the Pista GP began by taking measurements of riders heads with a digital scanner. These measurements were then used to design the helmet from the inside out. It is based on the Human Engineering concept and applies to a new design process which starts from the components that are in direct contact with the head and gradually progresses to the outer shell. As a result, the structural shapes imitate the area of contact thus providing greater safety and smaller dimensions. AGV EXTREME STANDARDS HELMETS use FEM (Finite Elements Analysis) to set new standards in safety, comfort and ergonomics. In addition to new levels of safety, the AGV Pista GP sets new standards in environmental protection with the raw materials and new technologies used in production having a focus on low environmental impact. I consider the PistaGP helmet to be a homage to Gino Amisano, an enterpreneur I admired for his ability to innovate, for the standards he set and for the competitive spirit he had when he faced a challenge. The new helmet is based on AGV Standards, the project that follows Amisanos core values and revolutionizes helmet development, setting new standards for protection and ergonomics that can be demonstrated. The new generation of helmets developed through this project has the task of bringing AGV to lead again in both the market and the technical field. - Lino Dainese Technical Highlights The residual impact force transmitted to the head is reduced by 36 compared to the limit established by ECE regulations. The HIC index is 48 below the limit established by ECE regulations. The basic visor movement area has been reduced by 71 compared to the GP-Tech helmet. This allows use of the space saved to increase the thickness of the absorption material, benefiting safety. The visor is Class 1 optical standard approved for excellent vision. The field of vision is 15 wider and the overall visor window area has increased by 9 compared to the previous helmet, without compromising its level of protection. The Z-Lift index has been reduced by 44 after wind tunnel tests. The air intakes have almost tripled in size, whereas the entire ventilation system of the PistaGP helmet removes heat and moisture very efficiently. The padding has a 3D concave structure, which is preshaped according to the morphological characteristics of the head, while the surfaces in direct contact with the head are free from stitching for guaranteed comfort. Thanks to its from the inside out design, the structural components of the helmet are designed to provide the required performance while minimizing size and weight. The frontal cross section has been reduced by 3 and the lateral cross section by 6 compared with the GP-Tech helmet. The fit of the PistaGP helmet, covered by three patents, provides an extraordinary high level of comfort and adaptability to different shapes, unknown up to now. Features 4 shell sizes Carbon Fiber Shell IVS (Integrated Ventilation System) with wide ducts hollowed into the shell Removable and washable inside padding Hygienic treatment of the comfort padding Breathable Lycra micro-porous lining and Dry-comfort fabric with sanitizing treatment using CoolMax fabrics Double D retention system XQRS (Extra Quick Release System) shield replacement without tools in few seconds RACE 2 flat, non-scratch visor with wide field of vision, ready and suitable for tear-off strips (sold separately) Total protection from UV rays Highly scratch resistant paint Note Helmet ships with clear faceshield only.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Helmet Roulette...Spotty Quality Mars "(Probably) The Best Helmet in the World"
PostedJune 5, 2014
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Braveheart
From Fairfield
State:CT
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 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
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Very Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Long Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
I have a love / hate relationship with AGV and purchasing this helmet has been no exception. So far I have purchased 5 AGV helmets, all of which have had quality issues. This one has been no exception which is totally unacceptable for a safety product, especially a flagship model such as this. They have the potential to be great when they get it right which is why I keep trying them but quality issues really impact confidence in a product.
The first Pista Carbon I purchased had frayed, messy carbon fiber seams under the clear coat and had scuffs, etc in several areas. It should never have left the factory. The second helmet had a visor which was jammed closed. Having now fixed this myself I decided to give it a chance on the road. Here's my findings...
THE GOOD:
Compact, light and good looking. I hate when manufacturers use the same shell size for several head sizes. Invariably this leads to "bobble head" syndrome for slim people like me and probably doesn't help with aerodynamics, buffeting, neck pressure, etc. There's no such problem here as they use a different shell size for each head size. It feels and looks like it was made specifically for me.
Very good safety ratings. 5 star SHARP score which is even better than the Arais I have been wearing for years. That's really the most important feature.
It slices through the air like no helmet I have had on every bike I ride. Although it is always referred to as a helmet for the track and sportsbikes, in my experience this helmet performs in any street scenario too. It worked very well on my S1000RR but, surprisingly, on my completely unfaired BMW Nine T, there is no buffeting whatsoever and the chin curtain really directs the air around that area better than sport touring helmets I have tried. Ventilation is good but not as noticeable as I imagined. Plus, it's either on or off when you are riding as it uses a rubber plug system to control air flow.
Vision is superb. The best of any helmet I have tried. The eye port provides great forward and lateral visibility, even in the tuck position. The visor changing system is a welcome relief after wrestling with the hit-and-miss Arai solution for years and the safety latch (designed to prevent it opening in a crash) is useful for cracking open the visor for a little extra airflow. The visors themselves are absolutely incredible. Thick and optically extremely clear. The visibility from this helmet is like going from standard definition TV to widescreen HDTV.
Removal and reinstallation of the liners, cheek pads, etc is easy although the manual could explain this better. There are plenty of spares available. There are a lot of customization options to get this helmet to fit you just right (see below).
THE BAD:
Aside from the poor quality control there are a few niggles I have with this helmet. First and foremost the visor release is a little difficult to engage with gloves on. Simply enlarging the button a little would be enough to resolve the issue.
The visor mists very easily. Either the breath guard is not effective enough or the ventilation needs improving in that area but I had misting on a summers morning ride, something I only experience in the depths of winter with other helmets.
Also...be aware that the customization available on this helmet can turn it from a torture device into the best helmet you will ever have with adjustment of the foam plugs and velcro pads. I didn't last 15 minutes around the house before the hot spots started and I developed a headache. I nearly gave up on it. Then I finally read the manual :-) After slight adjustment it is comfortable for hours. I only mention this as I usually pull on a helmet and it fits or doesn't fit. This one doesn't work like that.
This part is purely subjective but I'd really also like to comment on the AGV paint schemes. The company seems to have three options; no paint, bland generic designs and Rossi replica schemes. The most beautiful helmet they could have made was the Rossi Pista GP minus the Rossi graphics on the chin bar. The tech data overlay was so cool but the "46" a step too far for me. We all love Rossi but I stopped putting my heroes posters on my bedroom wall when I was a teenager and I feel the same about motorcycle gear. How about some more imaginative, original designs? The plain carbon looks incredible but it could do with a few tasteful, non-Rossi flashes to make the rider more conspicuous on the road (in a Dainese-esque Rosso Fluoro perhaps to match the leathers?). How about a hi-viz version of the clear rear spoiler for road use? Embedded LEDs in the spoiler for night riding? Ooh...how about a wireless link to the brake system for helmet mounted brake light in the spoiler as an accessory?
BOTTOM LINE:
AGV - please tighten up on quality control.
Potential purchasers - if you head is even close to the ideal shape for this helmet and you want customizable, five star SHARP rated protection and the best forward vision in a helmet, this should be top of your list.
Revzilla - you guys are the best in the business.
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Rukka Armas Pants Materials Gore-Tex Pro Shell 3-layer laminate with Armacor technology Armacor is a combination of high-tech fibers - Aramid (Kevlar) and Cordura Pro Shell with Armacor is extremely tear and abrasion resistant, yet lighter weight and is water and windproof Tear and abrasion resistant GTX Super Fabric reinforcements Protection RVP Air Protectors at the knees and hips RVP Air Protectors are extremely breathable, very light weight and distribute the impact better than hard protectors RVP Air Protectors meet the requirements of CE Norm prEN 1621-1 2010 Other Features Detachable thermal liner with Outlast thermal lining (60g) Outlast microcapsules absorb excess heat which is stored and released as needed Jacket and trousers have connecting zippers Rukka AirCushion works as a climate buffer and reduces condensation Rukka Antiglide System of Keprotec in seat area ensures a good grip and prevents sliding in the seat Waist closure with double tightening straps Stretch panels in trousers on the sides, behind and above the knee One pocket in the trousers Removable suspenders 5 year warranty
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Disappointing
PostedDecember 13, 2013
Customer avatar
Braveheart
From Fairfield
State:CT
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I bought these to go with the Armas jacket and really, really wanted to like them. As with my Armas jacket review I will say that I have not ridden them in order to be able to return them if I chose to do so.
They are comfortable up to a point and the fit is very good - I'm a slim guy with sparrows legs and really hate when I have to size down pants to get the armor nice and tight but end up with pants which are too short. These fit very well and still have the length I need (I'm 5'11" 165 pounds 32" waist 40" chest 32" inside leg for reference). The outlast liners are very soft and comfortable which is good since these pants are not designed for wearing with regular pants underneath. I really feel like it's a good looking suit off the bike but things got tight in all the wrong place when zipped up to the jacket and I assumed the sport touring riding position. I am trying really hard to overlook the shortcomings of the suit but I keep finding little things I don't like with it before I have even swung a leg over my bike.
In addition, as with the Armas jacket I am seeing quality issues which are totally out of order for a product at this price range. Firstly the main pants zipper was throwing a long hang thread as soon as I took the pants out of the bag (maybe a foot of loose threads). Also, they cheaped out on the armor as with the jacket and you only get the level 1 basket weave stuff. As with the jacket you can feel this sticking into your joints and it will cost you more to upgrade to the d3o which should have been in it in the first place. Not good.
For $900 I would expect the best which Rukka purports to be. I really don't mind spending this kind of money for safety, quality and comfort but this is way overpriced. Made in China, lower grade armor and quality issues are not worth the best part of $2200 in my opinion. And that's without riding, crashing, etc to test it properly. Had this been the bombproof, perfectly made suit with the best protection possible I would already be out riding in it right now instead of wasting my lunch hour writing this review.
Revzilla are always awesome but Anthony needs to have a word with the "powers that be" at Rukka about making this into a suit which is worth what they are asking for it.
By the way, did you know that the flags on the Rukka gear spell out RUKKA in maritime signals? Still not worth all that money though.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Rukka Armas Jacket The Rukka Armas jacket is intended to meet the most extreme needs of today's hardcore motorcycle enthusiasts. A true 4-season tank, the Armas is the ultimate in protection and function for serious riders. Constructed throughout with Gore-Tex Pro Shell and Gore Lockout 2.0 Zippers, in addition to a Gore-Tex collar and double Gore-Tex cuffs, the Armas jacket is designed to keep you 100 dry no matter the conditions. On the inside of the jacket, a robust liner keeps your temperature regulated with Outlast technology. Outlast has the ability to cool you as it absorbs your body heat as well as to warm you as it returns that stored energy back to you in colder temperatures. The Rukka Armas is packed full of functional details, like the reflective logos for visibility, generous internal and external storage pockets, and well-placed fitment adjustors. Keeping in line with the Rukka moto Defense and Comfort the most integral piece to the Armas jacket are the Rukka RCP Air protectors in the shoulders, elbows, and back, which allow for unimpeded airflow to keep you safe and comfortable at the same time. Materials Gore-Tex Pro Shell 3-layer laminate with Armacor technology Armacor is a combination of high-tech fibers - Aramid (Kevlar) and Cordura Pro Shell with Armacor is extremely tear and abrasion resistant, yet lighter weight and is water and windproof Waterproof Gore Lockout main closure Gore Lockout closure is tooth-free and ensures a constant waterproof seal Tear and abrasion resistant GTX Super Fabric reinforcements Cuffs and detachable collar made of elastic 3-layer Gore-Tex fabric Black/Yellow color is CE certified EN 471 for excellent visibility both in the daylight and in the dark Protection RVP Air Back Pad included Includes RVP Air Protectors at the shoulders and elbows RVP Air Protectors are extremely breathable, very light weight and distribute the impact better than hard protectors RVP Air Protectors meet the requirements of CE Norm prEN 1621-1 2010 Other Features Detachable thermal jacket with Outlast thermal lining (60g) Outlast microcapsules absorb excess heat which is stored and released as needed Collar with Velcro closure Soft neoprene in collar Elastic stretch panels on sides of the jacket Ventilation openings with zippers in front on both shoulders Width adjustment on upper and lower arm Jacket and trousers have connecting zippers Waist closure with double tightening Jacket has seven pockets three inside (waterproof and one of which includes an integrated mobile phone holder) and four outside pockets 5 year warranty
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Way too Expensive
PostedDecember 11, 2013
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Braveheart
From Fairfield
State:CT
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I wanted to leave a quick review with a few key call-outs after having just received this jacket. Let me qualify my comments by saying I have not ridden in it as I am not sure if I am going to keep it yet but here are my initial thoughts.
Good
1. Very secure feeling with plenty of adjustments to cinch the jacket down.
2. Not too bulky due to having a relatively thin but efficient outlast thermal liner.
3. Short cut, waist length which will suit a wide range of riding styles.
4. Great gaiter / cuff system which allows modest gauntlet gloves to sit under the cuff, thus sealing out the elements.
5. Comfortable collar and neck gaiter.
6. Looks pretty gnarly for a textile jacket.
Bad
1. Way, way too expensive for what you are getting. This should be an $800-$900 jacket (with $500-$600 matching pants).
2. The thing shouts "Scandanavian!" and this is mentioned a lot in Anthony's excellent video but, to be clear, this jacket clearly states "Made in China" on it.
3. The armor is all basic, level 1. You have to shell out more cash to get the good d3o stuff (after having spent $1300 plus already).
4. A few exposed areas of stitching on the shoulder of this particular jacket have shoddy stitching.
5. Sizing is a bit off. I am usually a textbook EU50 but went down to a 48 in this - I feel it is still just slightly baggy (I'm 5'11", 165 pounds, 40" chest).
At a slightly lower price (say, sub $1k) most of the shortcomings could be overlooked but I expect one of the most expensive jackets on the market to be perfectly constructed, be fitted with the level 2 armor out of the box and to be made in or near the country the brand and marketing suggest. I would really love to keep it but when I look at the price then think about how much I need to spend to get the matching pants and see $2200 blown on a single textile, CE level 1 suit all I can think about is how much Dainese, Revit or Alpinestars gear, etc I could buy. The only thing I can't complain about is Revzilla's excellent service (as always).
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Tech ST Gore-Tex Jacket The Tech ST Gore-Tex Jacket from Alpinestars offers unsurpassed road touring performance with a 100 waterproof GORE-TEX outer shell for weather protection, breathability, weight-saving and durability. Designed to accompany the Tech ST GORE-TEX Pants , the jacket features premium CE rated SAS-TEC armor in the elbows and shoulders and abrasion resistant leather outer panels for superior protection. Features Gore-Tex Pro Shell textile main construction (full waterproof / breathable outer shell!) Waterproof Gore-Tex leather panels on shoulders and elbows for added abrasion resistance Gore-Tex Armacor ripstop material in key areas CE Approved SAS-TEC armor at shoulders and elbows 3 layer garment with ventilation to pass Gore-Tex motorcycle rain test Neoprene roll at neck and sleeves for comfort Removable windbreaker neck extension membrane covers neck and chin Removable thermal liner Two Climate Control zippered front air intake vents provide direct ventilation Two vertical Climate Control zippered rear air exhaust vents Width adjustment straps on sleeves, waist and neck for precision fit D-Ring waist adjustment for precision fit Elongated back profile covers lumbar region in the riding position YKK waterproof zippers on all external openings including 2 WP external side pockets Reflective inserts
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good 3 Season Jacket
PostedOctober 16, 2013
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Braveheart
From Fairfield
State:CT
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I have tried a whole bunch of different leather and textile jackets in my search for something which will insulate enough in the depths of winter but flow enough air in the fall and spring to be comfortable.
The Tech ST will probably be my final stop on the gear carousel for this season for the following reasons:
Positives:
1. Simple design. Too many touring / inclement weather jackets nowadays have layers upon layers with zippers, snaps and velcro everywhere which make modifying the jacket more complicated than it need be. This also makes the jacket fit differently with the liners in than with everything out. This one has a thermal liner and that's it. Liner in for the cold days, liner out for the mild days and vents open on the warmer days. It won't flow enough air for a humid summer but I don't think it is intended to be fully 4 season.
2. Armor. In addition to the shoulder, forearm and back pockets it has chest protector pockets (and not for one of those inconvenient one piece pads but two small pads which stay in place when you take the jacket off). The cinches on the arms really help to keep the armor in place, especially important with the liner out.
3. Leather in impact areas. Textiles are getting better at abrasion resistance but I like the security of a little leather on the elbows and shoulders.
4. It looks good. Low-key branding and a simple, minimalist design.
Negatives:
1. I tried a few different sizes of these and one thing I noticed was that every single jacket I tried had the neck warmer in the wrong place. When you wrap it round your face the nose holes are off to the side on your cheek. Every single one of them had this problem. Also, the start / finish point for the zipper is in the front which leaves a 2" gap right at the front of your neck where wind can enter. It's a major selling point of this jacket so they should have got the design of the neck gaiter right.
2. One color option. I would have liked to see at least a few flashes of high viz, white or suchlike just to break up all the black, for safety reasons.
Overall a very good jacket - good enough on this occasion to lure me away from my usual brand.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Teren D-Dry Jacket Dedicated to riders who love adventure, looking for groomed trails and open spaces, seeking out the curves of mountain passes, and who do not fear changing weather conditions, The Dainese Teren D-Dry jacket offers great versatility thanks to its modular construction with removable D-Dry waterproof lining, removable thermal liner, and closeable vents on chest and back. Made with Cordura Comfort elasticated fabric and featuring thermoformed inserts on the shoulders, and an anti-floating sleeve system, this jacket offers excellent ergonomics and an adjustable fit thanks to the numerous adjustment points. The Dainese Teren D-Dry jacket has removable shoulder and elbow protectors, reflective inserts, a host of internal and external pockets, and is designed to be combined with the Teren D-Dry pants. Protection Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard Thermoformed shoulders Ergonomics and Comfort Cordura Comfort fabric Elasticated fabric Inserts in elasticated fabric Double adjustment strap on neck Anti-floating sleeve strap adjustment Wrist adjustment Waist adjustment Drawstring adjustable jacket bottom Jacket-trousers fastening system Inner cuffs on the wrist of the thermal liner Removable liner with breathable waterproof D-Dry membrane Removable thermal liner External fabric with water-resistance treatment Air vents on chest and back Sanitized liner Other Pocket for G1 and G2 back protector Reflective inserts 4 outside pockets 2 waterproof outside pockets Rear pocket Pocket on strip Pocket on removable liner Internal pocket 2 pockets on wrist 2 rear outer pockets in net fabric
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Multi-Season Jacket
PostedMarch 11, 2013
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Braveheart
From Fairfield
State:CT
Rider Type:Gear Geek
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought this to see me through the colder months and it is working well. I only need a t-shirt underneath as the liners do a great job of keeping the heat in (I cancelled an order for a heated liner when I discovered just how warm this jacket is!).
It has pretty much every feature one might need when touring in different climates and it has style to match. I ride a BMW and had this jacket side-by-side with the BMW offerings which I really wanted to buy to complete the look :-) However, in terms of features, style and value for money the Dainese Teren was the best choice. Plus it is compatible with my Dainese back protector and leather pants.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Full Metal RS Gloves Dainese has used all the experience acquired in racing and in collaboration with the great champions in the sport in the development of this racing glove. The Dainese Full Metal RS Glove is highly protective, yet at the same time providing a great riding experience. The Full Metal RS is built using advanced technology and the toughest materials, such as titanium, carbon fiber, Dupont Kevlar, cowhide and goatskin. The Full Metal RS combines technical solutions with ergonomics, such as the internal reinforcement of the little finger combined with the Distortion Control, a single panel of leather that wraps around the side of the hand, or the insert in the palm to reduce blistering. Protection Composite inserts in carbon fiber and titanium on the knuckles and back Composite inserts in carbon fiber at the joints of the fingers Polyurethane insert on the palm TPU inserts on the head of the ulna bone Distortion Control on little finger PE inserts on side of little finger Certified as PPE to EN 13594 Standard cat. II level 1 Main Materials Kevlar jersey Kevlar fiber stitching Cowhide leather Palm in goatskin Pittard's leather reinforcement between thumb and index on the left hand Digital Sheepskin reinforcement between thumb and index and fingertips of index and middle finger of right hand One single leather panel to the size of the hand Ergonomics and Comfort Adjustable cuff strap Tightening strap Elasticated inserts Micro-injection reinforcement on palm Microelastic elasticated inserts Pre-curved fingers Perforation on inner side of fingers Other Features Soft inserts Cover on the tightening strap
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Gloves
PostedMarch 11, 2013
Customer avatar
Braveheart
From Fairfield
State:CT
Rider Type:Gear Geek
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I got to these after trying several different gloves from Dainese and, although expensive, they are well worth the investment. The protection is fantastic, air flow adequate and I do like the styling. I would rather the kevlar liner was not visible as the ragged yellow edge makes them look like there are quality issues with the stitching (there are not).
With regards to size, I have found that other Dainese gloves fit me perfectly when I first put them on but when curled my hand round the grips on the bike, the fingers were too short which became uncomfortable after a while. With these they are a little long in the finger which means a perfect fit when gripping the bike.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese Cafe Boots
Dainese Cafe Boots
Dainese Anfibio Cafe Boots The challenges on the North Circular, trips down to the beach in Brighton, nights in the clubs where rockers hang out in their leather jackets, badges, and grease. This heavy-duty boot with the unmistakable style of the boots of the time is dedicated to the magic of the 60s and the Cafe Racer world and has been revised with modern technical solutions. Made in cowhide with split leather inserts, the Cafe Boot features nylon inserts over the ankle and a breathable double jersey mesh liner under a vintage look to satisfy even the most technical and demanding rockers. Protection Nylon ankle guard Polyurethane inserts on heel and toebox Ergonomics and Comfort Cowhide upper Split leather inserts with rubber finishing Closing with laces Temperature adjustment Double jersey airgap liner Other Non-slip rubber sole Gear shift guard
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Boots
PostedNovember 29, 2012
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Braveheart
From Fairfield
State:CT
Rider Type:Gear Geek
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Average
Wide
Decided to use some Zilla cash I had to treat myself to these. I needed a pair of boots for the winter and went for them over the Fryes fashion boots I had my eye on since they could also double up as riding boots.
Stylish and ridiculously comfortable out of the box, modest protection (to be fair, everything is modest next to my Axial Pros). I think these will really look good with some scuffs and creases on them when they break in. Slightly large in the toe box so I could get away with the 41s they had in stock v the 42 I normally wear in Dainese.
Only negatives I would say is that they look a bit chunkier than the photos suggest which gives them a slightly different look. If they were as slim and low profile as the photo it would be a 5 star review.
Can't go wrong with the product or the store. "Dainese and Revzilla - emptying my bank account since 2007"
Rides: 2013 BMW S1000RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese Super Speed Leather Jacket
Dainese Super Speed Leather Jacket
Dainese Super Speed Leather Jacket This product has been replaced by the Dainese Super Speed C2 Leather Jacket . The new version has no meaningful changes outside of CE approval Protection Composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard Co-injected shoulder with aluminum insert Ergonomics and Comfort D-Skin leather S1 fabric Microelastic inserts Inserts in elasticated fabric Collar with elasticated insert Waist adjustment Jacket-trousers fastening system Air inlets on the chest and sides Nanofeel liner with 3D-Bubble liner air spaces Other Indicated as Dainese Super Speed Pelle in Dainese catalog Aerodynamic spoiler Pocket for G1 and G2 back protector Pocket for Thorax chest protector Soft inserts Reflective inserts 2 outer pockets 1 internal pocket Also available in a perforated version .
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Incredible Race Inspired Jacket
PostedNovember 27, 2012
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Braveheart
From Fairfield
State:CT
Rider Type:Gear Geek
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I have owned a whole bunch of Dainese jackets from the sporty Aliens and Avros to the more austere Razon as well as various other name brands. Having eschewed predominantly black jackets as being too low key for the apparently blind drivers around here I decided to try to find something more sporty and visible which was not too outrageous for my taste.
I believe Dainese have nailed it with the Super Speed, especially the Black / White / Fluo Red version I purchased. It's comfortable, protective and features just the right amount of accent color to make it "pop". The mini speed hump does the job subtly and looks the part without being a full-on race size.
Fit is slim / athletic and the sizing is typically Euro (i.e. slightly small by US standards) but since I'm European it's dead-nuts on what I expect it to be. I wear a 50 in everything Dainese and with the optional G2 back protector in it is just a little tight. This should wear in the more I ride with it and conform to my body shape.
The collar is different than the other Dainese jackets I have owned and this is for the better. It doesn't ride up or cut into your neck at the front and there are no snaps to secure either. I think this aspect is a major comfort upgrade although I did order a Dainese neck roll to keep the cold out on chillier riding days due to the slightly lower cut.
The only criticism I would make is that not all colors are currently available in both the perf / non-perf versions and the 3D bubble liner is only fitted in certain areas, not all over the inside of the jacket like the Alien.
Now they just need to hurry up and release the matching black / white / fluoro red pants!
Rides: 2013 BMW S1000RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese Contact Gore-Tex Gloves
Dainese Contact Gore-Tex Gloves
Dainese Contact Gore-Tex Gloves Raindrops pounding against your visor, your tires are slipping on the wet asphalt, but your wrist is steady and keeps the bike under control. Driving over a mountain pass in the pouring rain takes no little concentration and an excellent grip on the handlebars, especially with a sports bike between your legs. The Contact gloves are designed for the most athletic riders who need waterproof gloves capable of an incomparably guaranteed grip on the handlebars. X-TRAFIT technology with its a GORE-TEX membrane glued directly to the outside of the glove, helps to avoid the slipping over the internal padding on the palm whenever the hand turns. This is an excellent choice as a waterproof warm and cool (spring / fall) weather glove. It does not have a thermal lining. Protection Composite inserts in carbon on the knuckles Distortion Control on little finger Ergonomics and Comfort Goatskin leather Reinforced palm Elasticated inserts Adjustable cuff strap Tightening strap Pre-curved finger Breathable waterproof GORE-TEX membrane with X-TRAFIT product technology Other Reflective inserts Soft inserts
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Stated Sizing is Correct
PostedNovember 27, 2012
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Braveheart
From Fairfield
State:CT
Rider Type:Gear Geek
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Just a quick note to say that contrary to the other info / reviews for this product they seem to be made to size. I ordered a size above my normal glove size and they were way too big.
Rides: 2013 BMW S1000RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese TRQ Race Out Air Boots
Dainese TRQ Race Out Air Boots
Dainese TRQ Race Out Air Boots D-Axial jointed anti-ankle twist back system in TPU Nylon toe TPU rear shinguard's TPU heelcounter Nylon heel Shock absorption insert on the heel Lorica uppers D-Stone fabric Elasticated bellows Internal regulation with Velcro Closing with the zipper at the back Double jersey airgap liner Perforated leather High grip TPU inserts Padded insert for gear shifter guard Setscrew wrench supplied Non-slip sole with differentiated design
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Boot, Great Service!
PostedJune 13, 2012
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Braveheart
From Fairfield
State:CT
Rider Type:Gear Geek
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
First of all let me say that the service from Revzilla is fantastic. My local dealer (a large motorcycle store chain) let me down. I waited nearly four weeks for them to get me the right size in these boots despite being told a week, max. I eventually got fed up waiting, cancelled the order at 3pm one day, went online immediately and ordered these from Revzilla. They arrived late morning the following day despite me being several states away and the boots being shipped ground. With service like that it's like they ARE my local dealer! Bravo Revzilla.
Now, on to the boots. I am just getting into riding for the first time and wanted something unobtrusive and form fitting but still protective. These fit the bill perfectly. I have a slim, athletic build and find that the Dainese gear is cut perfectly for me. I bought these in advance of my MSF course so that I could break them in beforehand - I really didn't want to be worrying about feel or comfort when learning / testing. However, these require no break in. Comfortable, flexible and and very true to US size for me. I can't comment on the air flow as I have yet to use them on the open road but I do not expect any issues in that regard as the upper is highly perforated.
I have tried to buy the best quality I can afford, first time (buy once, cry once) and nothing from Dainese has disappointed me thus far.
With the comprehensive video reviews by Anthony, the prices, service and selection, Revzilla is the first place I look for gear.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Street Triple R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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