NeptuneTriton
 
 
 
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    June 8, 2012
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    August 14, 2012
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MSR X-Scape Pants Our deluxe off-road pant and the ideal complement to our X-Scape jackets Made with 100 waterproof breathable DRY-XC shell fabric with Ballistic Nylon knees Designed to let you move freely and in comfort in all weather conditions The body and articulated knee panels are constructed of heavy-duty nylon and poly fabrics Dual thigh cargo pockets and two hip pockets are ideal for holding your wallet or other on-the-trail items Durable leather inner knee panels resist heat and wear Durable seam tape used throughout Soft comfortable mesh lining and unique dual adjust internal waistband add to the pants comfort and performance d30 intelligent shock absorption hip pads come standard
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Looking for Waterproof, good fitting pants? Look elsewhere.
PostedAugust 14, 2012
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NeptuneTriton
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Ok, I see there are no reviews and I wish there was some good info before I bought these. There is virtually no published information on these pants anywhere on the web, and what is there is usually sponsored by the manufacture or a shop. So, here it goes:
FIT: True to size. These are not designed to fit over other pants, i.e. track pants, jeans, work clothes, etc. The waist fits like your pants do. CLARIFICATION on the internal size adjuster: it will adjust DOWN one full size, not "a size" in either direction. The waist fits fine, the crotch is a little tight, the length is long when standing - ok when sitting, but the width in the knee region is borderline stupendous.
WORKMANSHIP: Made in China...it's not terrible, but at least they're not charging $500 for them either. Looks like they'd last a little while.
STYLE/FIT: The waist fits fine. From there everything goes downhill. There is so much room in the knees it's not even funny. Yes, they were made to go over knee braces or pads. BUT, are your braces GINORMOUS? Because the spacing provided is. If you don't wear knee pads, these pants are stupidly big.
VENTING: BIGGEST DOWNFALL!!! ZERO VENTS! ABSOLUTELY NONE! So, if you're only supposed to wear your boxers or a light pair of under armor under these, how the he#@ are you supposed to get airflow when it gets too hot?!!! I mean seriously!!! Even my snowboard pants have a few zippered vents. These SUCK for heat buildup. If you can't wear pants under them, you can't take them off can you? Do you guys even ride? I did 7,000 miles in the last 3 months and I knew within 10 minutes of trying them on that they were garbage.
PROTECTION: D30? Give me a break. There are two tiny little pads of D30. And I mean tiny. Maybe 6" tall by 3.5" wide and .25 inches thick. Are you kidding me? Nice try MSR, but you and I know you're using this as a selling point and it's useless. Thanks for including the scraps that fell off of the cutting table floor and calling them a "exclusive feature" what a joke.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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AGV AX-8 DS EVO Helmet The AGV AX-8 DS EVO Helmet has taken one of the most high-end and lightweight dualsport helmets on the market (AX-8 DS) and has made some significant upgrades. Additional technical features like the visor and visor mechanism, a chin air vent that can be opened, and an open-able supplementary ventilation on the top of the AGV AX-8 EVO guarantee all the performance and comfort of a road model. The AX-DS EVO features new internal padding with increased thickness for improved comfort and greater stability. A new shape for the outer shell in the chin area combined with a wider and softer base edge compared to the previous model, reduces interference with any back protector used and decreases risks of impact traumas, thanks to its shock-absorber function. Features SSL (Super Super Light) carbon, Kevlar and fiberglass shell construction IVS (Integrated Ventilation System) funnels air though channels in the outer shell New flat dual face shield in non-scratch, antifog polycarbonate Dry-Lex internal padding with sanitized treatment Removable and washable cheekpads and internal lining Outer aluminum peak screws 3 shell sizes DOT and ECE 22.05 Certified
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Shoei Hornet, Arai XD-4, or AGV Dual EVO? AGV Dual EVO!!!
PostedJune 8, 2012
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NeptuneTriton
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
I wanted a good dual sport helmet, and not some junk $110 bare minimum helmet. So, I looked primarily at the Shoei Hornet, the Arai XD-4, and the new AGV Dual EVO. They're all top-teir manufacturers who make quality products. Ok, I've been wearing Arai Helmets for the last 10 years, so my natural instinct was to go with the Arai. But then I discovered the AGV Dual EVO and had to check it out. I ruled the Shoei out pretty fast as it has quite a few negative reviews and I just didn't like it when I saw it in person.
So, now it's down to the Arai and the AGV. Ok, this is where things get a little sticky. I will say without a doubt that the Arai is a HIGHER QUALITY helmet with better craftsmanship. When you put the two side-by-side, that's apparent to anyone. The padding in the Arai is made of multiple density foams and it's covered by a softer-faced fabric. The AGV is still very comfortable, but the foam isn't quite as nice. Also the plastics and vinyl used for the chinstrap, nape area, and bordering areas isn't as high of quality as the Arai. But that's about it on the differences in quality. Are those to minor details worth the extra $150 bucks? To me, no.
Ok, so let's talk about the AGV:
SIZE: The sizing was spot on. Do yourself a favor and buy a $3 cloth measuring tape with both inches and millimeters and measure your head. Use that measurement to order your helmet size. At first I thought it might be too tight, but the foam has broken in and it's great. One thing I don't particularly find super comfortable is the chin strap. I feel it could be moved slightly forward as it tends to cut into your neck a little where it's currently at. I just wear it a little looser to counter that.
WEIGHT: Super light weight helmet! Perfect for those all day rides. However, they need to add some weight to the visor/peak. It occasionally vibrates at high-speeds (70-80), but when I strapped a small headlamp to it for off-road night use, all that went away. ZERO chatter at regular speeds.
NOISE: Ok, I'm going to knock off a few points here. It could be a quieter helmet. It's not as quiet as my previous Arai's, but I made a slight mod that fixed that. I removed the two cheek pads and put a section of Dynamat inside the helmet by each ear. Popped the ear pads back in and viola! Quiet hemet.
VISION: AMMMMMMAAAAAAAZZZZZZIIIIIIINGGG!!! The field of view on this helmet was the selling point for me! It's so good that you forget you're wearing a full face helmet. Anyone who says you don't need a dirt helmet with a wide field of view on a dual-sport doesn't know what they're missing. Zero distortion on the lenses...I have both smoke and clear.
VENTING: Pretty darn good. No hot spots and I like that all the vents are low profile, so there's no little plastic parts or covers sticking out that will break off when you drop it.
FOGGING: Well, this depends. Under most circumstances I have zero issues. BUT, I live and ride every single day in Seattle. When it's cold AND raining, I haven't worn a helmet yet that doesn't fog from the differential in temperature from your breath inside the helmet and the cold, wet air hitting the face shield. What did I do? Put a Respro Foggy in it on those days. Problem solved.
OVERALL: Styling is awesome! Looks good both with and without the visor/peak. Comfortable, lightweight, great field of view. Quality is 100% perfect, but the price point isn't too bad either. I'd like to see this helmet at the $300-$350 mark and the Arai at the $450 mark as that's what they're really worth.
Ok, hope that helps with your
Yes, I recommend this product.
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