Teknic Chicane Jacket New for 2012! Shell Material 1.3mm perforated Brazilian Cowhide Stretch Spandex in forearms Inner materials Airtex mesh Protection Knox Lite CE armor at shoulders Knox Lite CE in Advanced Elbow Pocket at elbows Armorshield spine protector Additional Features Improved TASC stitching 2nd Cowhide layer in shoulders elbows Aerodynamic speed hump Full Motion Arm System Fully perforated YKK zippers Full-circumference pant connection zipper 8 connection zipper Belt loop connector Document pocket
I have had this jacket for about three weeks. I am 6' tall and 165 lbs. I ordered size 44 because I usually wear large sweaters and shirts etc. I think the jacket looks very nice and is a great racing style. The leather and craftsmanship are great quality with protection placed in the right areas. The air flow through the jackets is awesome too. You definitelly won't be hot during the summer, however you will need to add a layer during spring and fall riding. The only issue I have had with the jacket so far is its fit on me. Maybe I just have a strange shaped torso but I find the jacket slightly tight across the chest and a little too much material around the mid-section. I could also do with it being just slightly longer. Other than that I love he speed hump, pockets, tight finish around the neck and the zippers work flawlessly. Great jacket, I'd recommend it. Try and find it in a store to figure out the right size for you first.
Nolan N85 Virage Helmet The N85 is the new full-face street helmet by Nolan fairly small, with a bold, sporty design. The result of accurate volumetric tests, this helmet is equipped with a perfectly integrated sunscreen (VPS) inside the shell. The quick-change/tool-free visor mechanism operates only with the visor in the open position avoiding accidental opening while riding. Features Lightweight aerodynamic polycarbonate shell with built-in spoiler Nolan's VPS (Vision Protection System) actuates internal sun shield Fully removable, washable Clima-Comfort Interior, treated to be anti-fungal and anti-microbial Removable cheek pads Removable chin curtain Dual top vents with exhaust in rear spoiler Chin vents direct air to face shield to help prevent fogging Optically correct, push button quick change shield offers UV400 protection Included Pinlock-ready face shield with clear Pinlock insert Nolan micro lock retention system Meets or exceeds DOT standards
I have had this helmet for about 3 weeks and love wearing it. I have riden in cold and warm weather and never witnessed any fog. The anti-fog visor insert that comes with the helmet works perfectly. The chin vents also direct air flow directly onto the visor further preventing fog. The visor is very clear and allows a wide viewing angle. The sun shield is also great, it comes down and goes up with easy and fills the visor area very nicely. The only thing I noticed with the sun shield is the first couple of times I brought it down it seemed to have some fog already on it as if there were moisture in the helmet. However, after using it a couple times the problem went away (maybe some moisture build up during shipping). The rachet chin strap is very convenient once you adjust the length, it is easy to tighten, loosen, put on and remove with gloves. As for appearance, personally I think it looks very slick, especially with the sun shield down, and mature, you feel like a proper rider when wearing it. Fortunately I haven't had to experience the protective aspect of the helmet but Nolan is a trusted helmet manufacturer and I am fully confident that this helmet will protect my head in the event of an accident. Lastly, I haven't gotten around to trying out the N-Com system with the helmet but am excited to try it. I definitely recomend this helmet to friends, family and other riders!