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    May 10, 2012
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    July 3, 2016
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Alpinestars Roam 2 Air Boots The completely perforated Alpinestars Roam 2 Air Boots have hot weather in their sights. Built to beat swampy feet, these boots keep air moving over your foot and allow hot/moist air to escape. The dual density ankle cups and heel and toe counters enhance the structural-rigidity of the boot and offer superior impact protection, while multiple accordion flex panels and microfiber interior offer all-day comfort. Features: Three adjustable VELCRO brand closures straps for secure closure and fit Dual density ankle cups are backed with foam padding for protection and comfort on both sides Upper is constructed from synthetic textile and incorporates durable microfiber accordion front flex zones and microfiber collar for superior comfort and maneuverability Strap features TPR pull tab for ease of use Inner collar lining is comfortable and durable Internal heel and toe counters for enhanced structural integrity Alpinestars exclusive vulcanized rubber compound sole with unique side wrapping design Injected high-modulus polyamide midsole follows the shape of the foot and features a structured shank reinforcement Removable anatomic EVA footbed Rear reflective insert for night-time visibility CE certified
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Mid-Atlantic Spring, Fall, and Summer...
PostedJuly 3, 2016
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BMBLB
From Spotsylvania
State:VA
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:Over 65
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Average
Wide
...are the seasons and location of most of my rides, and I do not intentionally ride in the rain. Therefore a waterproof boot was unnecessary. My experience with waterproof membranes has been uniformly disappointing (except for the Goretex over pants that I only wear in the winter).

Revzilla HINT: I might buy a really well-made leather boot without any membrane if not too expensive. Good, treated leather is waterproof and breathes.Thought about the MSR Dual Sport (or another non-waterproof motocross boot), but they were bulkier than I need.
Sidi and Fly offer similar perforated boots with zipper closures, but I prefer the velcro on the Roam for its additional adjustability. The only con I can find is the lack of substantial ankle protection.
So far I've ridden in the 60's, 70's, and 80's without hot or cold feet. My 10 1/2's in the EU 45's have plenty of room in the footbed and are perfect in the calves. Happy feet!
Rides: 1994 BMW R100GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Fly Milepost Air Boots
4.5 out of 5(4)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 Moose Racing Monarch Pass Pants
Moose Racing Monarch Pass Pants
Moose Racing Monarch Pass Pants The Moose Racing Monarch Pass Pants was developed for the ultimate off-road adventure rider. By ultimate we mean a rider that believes extreme conditions and rugged terrain are essential for a great ride. Each garment is carefully designed to incorporate critical features like waterproof, breathable fabrics and rider protection. The goal is simple. Provide high performing outerwear that allows the rider to focus on the most important thing the ride. If you are tackling the northern slopes of Alaska or trekking through Baja, you can be assured the Monarch Pass series will perform at the highest level in all conditions. Features D3O EVO PRO CE Level 2 approved hip protection D3O EVO PRO CE Level 2 approved knee protection Durable high denier reflective nylon panels in knee and hip panels for increased visibility and abrasion resistance Internal boot gator seals out elements High visibility reflective logos and graphics for increased visibility in low light conditions Moose technically advanced HDWB (Highly Durable Waterproof Breathable) nylon shell Well placed front and back vents for maximum temperature regulation 3-Point waist adjustment system and locking YKK zipper provide maximum closure strength and waist adjustment (2) hook-and-loop waist adjusters (1) cam-lock waist closure Zip-off bib provides increased warmth and secure fit Lower leg adjustment straps seal out the elements and provides secure D3O knee protector fitment Full Grain leather on inner knee provides increased durability and maximum heat resistance Four waterproof pockets for storing ride critical items Internal perforated poly mesh liner wicks moisture and increases comfort Stretch back waist panel for increased stretch and rider flexibility Articulated pattern design for maximum movement and rider comfort
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Heavy duty, reflective, warm.
PostedNovember 17, 2015
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BMBLB
From Spotsylvania
State:VA
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:55-64
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Roomy enough to be an excellent overpant with the waist adjusters all the way out. So it is the size stated up to one size over when let out. No full length side zips, but not a problem just to take off my boots. The knee armor is not adjustable and is a bit low on me since the legs are long, but usable. Excellent D30 knee and hip armor. The suspenders are wide and easy to get on and off. With the inner liner, the vents don't do much, so it is definitely a cool-weather pant. Overall high quality, protective, heavy-duty, warm, and an good buy at the closeout price.
Rides: 1994 BMW R100GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 SIDI SDS New York Riding Shoes
SIDI SDS New York Riding Shoes
SIDI/SDS New York Riding Shoes The New York shoe is the first Sidi/Sidi Design Series model offered in the US. Features A Sidi Design Series (SDS) riding shoe Low cut design Light duty inner sole Removable arch support pad Non-slip rubber sole Double stitched in all high stress areas Lace and Velcro closure Leather with nylon mesh upper construction Ankle ball protection Heel reflective panel
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Keeper.
PostedAugust 15, 2013
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BMBLB
From Spotsylvania
State:VA
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent fit and finish. Mesh you can blow through--I tried it--even the mesh on the tongue breathes easily. However, not cushioned like an athletic shoe. The sole is a thin hard compound that seems like it will wear well, and the insole is also thin and hard. Bottom line (pun intended), several reviewers have mentioned replacing the insole with one which is softer.
In the photo the sole looks light gray. It is actually much darker and looks almost black when viewed on your feet from above--very unobtrusive.
The Sidi New York is exactly what I wanted: a stealth, cool, quality motorcycle boot I can ride and wear day-to-day.
It also has a very small radar cross-section... just kidding.
Rides: 1994 BMW R100GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Alpinestars Blacktop Shoes (Size 13.5)
Alpinestars Blacktop Shoes (Size 13.5)
Alpinestars Blacktop Shoes Alpinestars' Blacktop is a high-cut casual riding shoe that features mesh inserts for cool summer riding. The exclusive rubber compound sole offers excellent grip and works with the EVA foam foot bed for supreme comfort when riding and walking. Designed to be extrememly lightweight, protection is provided by dual density lateral and medial ankle cups as well as extra protection from a padded stripe that wraps around the back of the ankle. The midsole contours to the foot and features a structured high modulus shank reinforcement. Features Removable anatomic foot bed constructed from multi-density EVA foam Alpinestars exclusive vulcanized rubber compound sole featuring a unique side wrapping design Internal toe and heel counter Lace closure system Reflective piping around the upper for improved night-time visibility
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Not for me.
PostedAugust 15, 2013
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BMBLB
From Spotsylvania
State:VA
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Not a bad looking shoe, but the reflective piping is extremely bright under fluorescent lights--so much so that that I did not want to wear them at work. I tried to blow through the perforated and mesh areas (simple test), but couldn't get any air through any of them. I am sure they are cooler than a fully-gusseted boot, but not because of the perforations or mesh. I felt some pressure on the top of my foot near the bottom of the tongue which might resolve by breaking them in. Returned. Will try Sidi New York's next.
Rides: 1994 BMW R100GS
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Shoei Neotec Modular Helmet Building upon the success of their previous modular helmets, the Shoei Neotec Helmet was designed with long distance and ADV touring in mind. The innovative tri-composite shell has been designed to provide riders with a smooth and quiet ride while reducing, lift, weight and increasing overall safety. The shell of the Neotec has also been designed to house the internal drop-down sun visor, eliminating the need to reduce the thickness of the EPS liner and potentially compromise safety. An integrated face shield shield and chinbar pivot point reduces the number of moving parts, mitigates wind noise and enables riders to close both the chinbar and face shield in the same motion. Shoeis stainless steel 360 Pivot Locking System secures the chinbar when it is in the closed position and the dual-layer EPS liner provides enhance impact absorption and is channeled to facilitate ventilation. From the shell to EPS to the 3D formed comfort liner, the Shoei Neotec is purpose built to provide unrivaled rider comfort and safety. Perfect for nearly any type of ride and rider, the Neotec is the ultimate in touring performance. Face Shield Features: Easily operable lever mechanism Anti-fog, anti-scratch, 99 UV blocking Pinlock-ready CNS-1 face shield Wider and taller than the CX-1V that it replaces Includes Pinlock insert lens 3D injection molding process ensures a distortion-free view Ventilation and Aerodynamics: Vortex generator vents pull air through helmet 276 more airflow than Multitec Added inlets and outlets Vents are flush against helmet to maintain aerodynamics 5-Ply Shock-Absorbing Fiber Shell: 3 shell sizes AIM Multi-Composite construction Lightweight yet strong Shell-integrated spoiler reduces lift and drag during high-speed riding Dual EPS Liner: Multi-density EPS for optimal protection Two vents funnel fresh air through the EPS liner Dual liner channels route and disperse air evenly throughout the helmet EPS liner in chin bar Interior: Fully removable 3D interior liner Top center pad is removable and washable Improved cheekpad design allows better fit with eyeglasses Included chin curtain can be inserted into the chin bar to reduce turbulence and noise Double D-ring closure Note: Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
God did not design this helmet.
PostedOctober 23, 2012
Customer avatar
BMBLB
From Spotsylvania
State:VA
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
My 2004 Caberg Justissimo (it and the Nolan N104 are Italian modulars) is no longer distributed in the U.S., but Cabergs can still be ordered from European mc shops. However, as there is a surfeit of modulars on the market in the U.S. at the moment, running from $80 (Bilt) TO $700 (Schuberth), does anyone really care except the Caberg owners who can't get helmet parts? Probably not. But I still expected the 2012 Shoei Neotec to blow away my old Caberg. Observations--
Both helmets have plastic bits which are attached with small screws screwed into plastic posts molded into the shell in various places. In fact, the Shoei manual advises that one occasionally check its various screws for tightness. EXCUSE ME? Rivets are sturdier than tiny screws. Rivets don't need to be tightened. To be fair, both helmets have some rivets, and, in eight years only one of my Caberg's screw posts has broken, though several screws loosened up. I expect the Shoei's will do the same. But I still wish every screw on both helmets were replaced with a rivet, even though rivets would make the outside a bit clunkier.
The Neotec has more plastic trim than the Justissimo. Unfortunately, plastic trim is often glued onto the helmet shell. Glue eventually gives out. Perhaps Shoei has mechanically attached (not glued) all of its trim to the shell so that this will never happen--but I kinda doubt it. So, the Caberg's LACK of plastic trim is actually a plus.
Are the Shoei's and Caberg's flip-front "up-latches" the same? Caberg relied on the friction of a steel ball-headed pin rubbing against the side-piece of its plastic chin guard near the pivot. Plastic wears and friction decreases with age. Now the Caberg's flip-front barely holds its up position. If Shoei's design is the same, it will eventually wear out. Haven't taken a Shoei apart yet to find out.
If not in the fasteners, trim, or up-latches, where are Shoei's upgrades? The visor pivot, for one. Caberg used three separate mating plastic parts which were easy to lose. The Shoei uses one high-tech part which stays attached to the helmet when the visor is removed. Shoei's visor is better sealed. Both helmets have EPS interiors and washable liners. The Shoei's is plusher. The Shoei has a chin air dam. The The Shoei has a pinlock anti-fog insert. The Shoei is quieter. The Shoei vents better. Best of all, Shoei replacement visors ARE AVAILABLE. So, Shoei wins. But not by as much as I thought it would. Its basic construction is quite like Caberg's.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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 Joe Rocket Phoenix 3.0 Pants
Joe Rocket Phoenix 3.0 Pants
Joe Rocket Phoenix 3.0 Over Pants Features FREE-AIR poly/mesh shell Height adjustable Grade A C.E. Rated knee protectors Rock Tex seat and knee reinforcements Full length Side zippers Sure Fit adjustable waistband Removable High Density Hip Padding Two external pockets Melt Resistant Material on Lower Leg Area 8 zipper for jacket attachment Reflective stripes
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Improvements over the 2.0 Poenix
PostedMay 10, 2012
Customer avatar
BMBLB
From Spotsylvania
State:VA
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
The 2.0 2XL short was too small in the waist, so ordered the 3.0 3XL short. Pros: Differences (3.0). Jacket-connect zipper now on the inside which improves appearance. Hip pads larger. Waist adjustment belts have longer velcro with smaller grab tabs. (The 2.0's large rubber tabs prevented full adjustment.) Wide elastic bands now at waist back. Mesh weave wider, softer, repositioned. Two snaps and heavier fly cover. Thigh pockets instead of slash. (Better to get jabbed there than on pelvic bone.) Heat resistant material inside lower leg. Velcro bottom adjustment. All good changes. Cons: Baggy on me. Not double-stitched everywhere. However, bar-tacked appropriately. Overall: good over-pant for hot weather riding..
Yes, I recommend this product.
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