Dainese Sickle Gloves The colors of the landscape are blurred by speed, the road twists up a hill, and the sound of air sucking beneath the tank accompanies every turn of the accelerator. Designed for lovers of naked motorcycles with a careful eye to quality and technique, Sickle is constructed in goatskin with a reinforced palm in Pittards leather that ensures a superior grip on the handlebars thermoplastic resin inserts protect the knuckles. With perforation on the back of the hand and at the sides of the fingers, this summer glove ensures the correct flow of air to the hand for optimum ventilation. Protection Inserts in polyurethane on knuckles Ergonomics and Comfort Goatskin leather Palm reinforcement in Pittards leather Elasticated inserts Tightening strap Pre-curved finger Airprene cuff Perforated back Perforation on inner side of finger
Seems like i remember other reviewers saying this glove ran small. Maybe i just have short fingers because that was my problem. Ordered medium and had about an extra half inch of glove on each finger so returned for small. I like the fit and finish except for the looks and feel of the knuckle protector, Dainese should have gone with individual protectors or arched this one more for flexibility ( I own Dainese leather jacket, leather pants, boots, and chest protector so i am very familiar with their products) They are all leather, not pieced together fabric and leather like a lot of gloves which makes me feel much better about how they would hold up in an off. Can't say much about ventilation cause i ride an RT and my hands get no wind. They do take some time to break in as with all leathers. Protection is my number one concern and i am pleased with this purchase
Arai SAI Face Shield Arais SAI shield is the latest generation of Super AdSis shield system, designed for the 10mm wider eye port Arai SAI face shield fits Arai Corsair V , Vector 2 , RX-Q and Arai Signet-Q Helmets Please Note Will not fit Vector helmets - Vector helmets use the SAQ Faceshield .
Arai RX-Q Helmet - Solid Colors Designed for the street without giving up the benefits of a racing helmet. Completely new helmet based on Corsair V shell Same wider eyeport opening as Corsair V Same face shield as the Corsair V Intermediate Oval Fit (same head shape as Quantum 2) Slightly different feel due to new cheek pads. New cheek pads come down further and cradle the head better. Made of a different density material which results in an extremely comfortable and quiet helmet Advanced ventilation Smaller, More Aerodynamic shell shape Hyper-Ridge circles lower shell to improve strength and aerodynamics Retractable chin spoiler Emergency Cheek Pad Removal system along with removable neck roll One piece bottom edge trim Race helmet for the street 5 unique size shells (XS, S, M/L, XL, XXL). Weight 1597 grams (3 lbs. 8-1/4 oz) Meets or exceeds SNELL M2010 and DOT specifications NOTES The Pearl Black color listed for this product has a very subtle metallic flake whereas the Diamond Black color has a more pronounced metallic. Also, helmet does not ship with the Pinlock face shield as shown. Pinlock face shield available as an accessory.
My previous helmet was an HJC CL-16 for comparison. I had thought that the lack of a windshield on my naked Monster 796 was the main reason for all of the buffeting while riding at highway, or higher, speeds. After switching to a R1200RT with a huge windshield and still feeling like a bobblehead, it turns out it was just the less aerodynamic helmet i was using. Not to bash the HJC (they are Snell approved after all) but once again, I got what I paid for. The RX-Q is lighter and smaller feeling (I'm not sure of the actual volume or weight of either helmet). The vision is outstanding and the shield opens and closes much more smoothly (be sure to watch the Revzilla video on how to switch out the shield, it is simple once you see it done). The paint finish is top notch, comes out of the box looking like a high-end sports car. Padding is thick and cushy. Venting on this baby is what really ices the cake. There are 9 vents on this helmet! ( 10 if you crack open the visor) 7 are adjustable and 3 of those 7 have multiple positions. The only drawback to all this air whooshing around your cranium is the noise. Flowing air makes noise, and it is flowing freely through this lid. A very fair trade-off in my opinion. I haven't crashed it so i can't rate protection or durability excellent but is does give the feeling that it will hold up well.
Klim Latitude Misano Pants Updated for Fall 2012! The updated Latitude Misano Pants enter the KLIM family with adventurous, comfortable riding in mind. Delivering increased mobility and lighter-weight while still providing KLIM-worthy durability, the Latitude Misano series is set to perform. For riders ready to ride in a broken-in jacket and pant from the get-go, the Latitude Misano offers the easiest fit. The GORE-TEX Performance Shell and Misano Cordura fabric laminate in the main body of each piece adds flexibility while KLIMs 840D Cordura and GORE-TEX Laminate take on the toughest duties in the highest abrasion zones. Features GORE-TEX 2-Layer Performance Shell Guaranteed to keep you dry CE-Rated integrated armor system Misano Cordura laminate exterior in main body 840D Cordura laminate exterior in high abrasion zones High-Mobility active fit patterning Pre-Curved leg geometry Max flow ventilation 4 ports 2 thigh intakes and 2 rear leg exhaust vents Comfort-Fit stretch panel in seat Raised waist back with elastic fit Side waist adjustment straps Adjustable boot cuff with zippered expansion and snap closure Jacket-to-Pant zippered integration system rubber coated buttons Rubber coated buttons Reinforced knees and high-abrasion zones Leather inner knee and lower leg 1 external thigh pocket Mesh comfort liner Industrial grade 3M Scotchlite reflective panels and trim
I wear these on a sport-touring bike even though they are aimed at the adventure rider. I like the look, the protection (the armor feels very soft, not stiff), the venting, the comfort on and off the bike (these are not overpants, plan on wearing them at your destination or bring a change of clothes), the waterproofing (went through 3 thunderstorms on a 600 mile mostly interstate ride, not a drop got through). High price but as with most things in life, you get what you pay for.
Dainese Hybrid Shirt Protection Composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard Ergonomics and Comfort Silicon inserts and Sleeve's elastic construction on the forearms Other Jersey Holl and perforated G9 fabric for the maximum airflow