McGrathew
 
 
 
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    August 15, 2012
  • Last review
    May 18, 2016
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    4.6
 
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Roland Sands Design Diesel Gloves RSD gloves merge the best of performance, comfort and style. Tough but supple grade A cowhide combined with protective strategic padding and great fit will make them your favorite pair in your closet. Features: Short zip/strap close Flex ribbing Reinforced and padded palm Pre-curved ergonomic fit Padded finger knuckles
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Poorly made but good looking.
PostedMay 18, 2016
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McGrathew
From Snoqualmie
State:WA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
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Bought these in 2013. Pics as of 2016 attached. Not my daily gloves due to reasons below. I'd estimate just a couple thousand miles on these...seriously.
Pros:
They look great and they are super comfortable.
Cons:
Poor quality zippers (both pulls broke and I replaced them with tie wraps and electrical tape)... and stitching is not great... and the leather is low grade. Expensive! Not certain how protective they will be.
Better quality gloves exist that look as good. I have the RSD Ronin jacket too and it's a bit better, but still more fashion than function.
Sorry, I can't recommend these due to the low value per dollar. They are pretty though...
Rides: 2014 Triumph Street Triple R
No, I do not recommend this product.
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AFX FX-39 Dual Sport Helmet Features: Aerodynamic shell design constructed using an advanced lightweight composite poly-alloy Flip-up, flush-fit, quick-release, single-turn screw face shield with side covers. Face shield is optically correct, compound-curved, scratch-resistant and protects against UV-rays Several tinted shields available (sold separately) Shield can be removed to allow open face riding or goggle use Helmet liner and cheek pads made with a hypoallergenic and anti-microbial nylon, all of which are removable and washable 9 points of ventilation with chin, side, forehead, top and rear vents Provides ample ear cavity space for speakers Clear coat finish to protect paint and graphics Limited Lifetime Warranty Includes side-covers and screw plug for shield use without the visor Note: DOT and ECE-22.05 certified, except sizes 3XL and 4XL, which are DOT only
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Took it to Vietnam two years ago, still using it in 2016
PostedMay 18, 2016
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McGrathew
From Snoqualmie
State:WA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Slightly Heavy
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Average
Wide
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Bought it as a "throw-away" to take on a riding trip to Southeast Asia. Worked amazing! Glad I brought it because they don't sell helmets in Vietnam for my gigantic head! Awesome people and place though.
The helmet is a basic dirt helmet with addition of a shield. That shield is also basic: not scratch resistant or anti-fog at all. But it works and is cheap.
The vents on the chin are pointless since this thing flows a ton of air from underneath.
Removing the bill leaves you with a really aggressive looking street helmet, but with mega venting and fogging. Oh yeah, it's freaking loud too. But duh, it's a dirt helmet at its core.
Loved the ratcheting strap and ability to wear goggles under the lense. I used the goggles mainly and dropped the lense down when it rained.
The liner is nice as well.
Works great with the shield as a dirt helmet. Works great as a toss-it-around extra helmet. Too loud/open for daily use.
Rides: 2014 Triumph Street Triple R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Klim Overland Jacket Klim's Overland Jacket is the perfect evolution of dual-sport riding gear. With roots firmly planted in the off-road credibility of the Traverse line, the Overland Jacket incorporates simple updates in armor, fit and visibility that bring maximum performance for the light and fast adventure crowd. D3O T5 EVO XT range elbow and shoulder armor pieces and D3O BP XT Level 1 back armor are included to make this a complete, multi-use offering. All-weather comfort is guaranteed with Gore-Tex Performance Shell main body construction, and nothing says durability more than Klim's off-road engineered 840D Cordura overlays. If you're taking your first steps into Adventure and Adventure Touring, the Klim Overland series is a tremendous value. Exterior Features: Gore-Tex 2-layer Performance Shell laminate technology Guaranteed To Keep You Dry 840D Cordura overlays in high wear areas: elbow, forearm and shoulders 3M Scotchlite industrial grade reflective material placement for increased dark visibility Integrated Armor System: D3O T5 EVO XT range elbow and shoulder armor included (meets or exceeds Level 1 limb protector certification PREN1621-1:2011) D3O BP XT Back Protector (CE Certified to Level 1 EN1621-2) Additional Features: Max flow ventilation system features 4 vents 2 vertical zippered front torso intake vents 2 vertical zippered rear torso exhaust vents 3 external pockets (2 zippered hand pockets, 1 zippered left chest pocket) 1 zippered internal chest pocket with headphone port Adjustable forearm sleeve strap Adjustable VELCRO brand closure at wrist cuffs Inner wrist cuff gasket blocks weather from infiltrating up sleeve Articulated sleeve fit for increased riding comfort Adjustable top collar via shock cord and lock Adjustable bottom jacket hem via shock cord and lock Headphone loops on inner collar Glove-friendly zipper pulls Wicking mesh liner YKK Zippers used throughout with water resistant zippers used in exposed areas Note: External cargo pockets on the Klim Overland Jacket are water resistant, not waterproof. Klim recommends use of waterproof, internal pockets for items that must remain dry.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great universal jacket.
PostedMay 18, 2016
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McGrathew
From Snoqualmie
State:WA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I wear this jacket during the March to November riding season here in Seattle. I also took it to Vietnam and it was perfect for the rainy/cold days and the hot days.
The shell is heavier cordura than most jackets, and the included D3O protection is comfy. Styling is discreet and works on my Street Triple nicely, not as funky as most ADV jackets, not power ranger styled, and no tassels. Wear it on any bike from dual-sport to sport to cruiser.
The venting is dope! Because the front and rear vents are long and vertical I can still vent when I wear my Kreiga R20 backpack. That's a big deal.
I wear a light sweatshirt when it gets colder (mid 50's or so) and tighten the cuffs and upper arms straps.
Has held up well since late 2013. Still looks new. Quality stuff guys. Buy without fear.
Rides: 2014 Triumph Street Triple R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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RAM Mounts Universal X-Grip IV Phone/Tablet Holder with 1 Ball The RAM Mounts RAM-HOL-UN10BU has a clean and clever four leg design that sports great holding power without hiding your phone or phablet behind foam pads and plastic. The perfect compliment to the modern sleek interior of today's vehicles, the X-Grip IV is the phablet holder evolved. Compatible and interchangeable with a wide range of popular RAM Mounting products, this elegant holder is ready to compliment your phablet and become the most useful accessory in your vehicle. Compatible Devices: HTC Droid DNA Huawei Ascend P1 iPhone 6 Plus LG Intuition Nokia Lumia 920 Pantech Vega No. 6 Samsung GALAXY Mega 5.8 Samsung GALAXY Mega 6.3 Samsung Galaxy Note Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Samsung Galaxy Note 3 The X-Grip IV holder is compatible with handheld devices that will fit the dimensions listed below. It is important to verify the dimensions of your handheld device with a case/sleeve/skin when determining the overall size. Holder Dimensions: Minimum Width 1.75 Maximum Width 4.5 Features: Rustproof High strength composite and stainless steel construction Spring loaded holder expands and contracts for perfect fit of your device Rubber coated tips will hold device firm and stable Versatility of holder allows for attachment to many RAM ball mounts Lifetime warranty Material: High Strength Composite and Stainless Steel Ball Size: 1 Rubber Ball B Size
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
After 18 months, still hasn't dropped my phone..
PostedMay 18, 2016
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McGrathew
From Snoqualmie
State:WA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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It's a crazy thing to learn to trust a RAM mount because it leaves your device so exposed, but dang!, it just works perfect.
Mounted via the steering stem on my '14 Street Triple, lots of Seattle traffic / rain and the results are that it's a reliable and fast way to mount a device. Works especially well with my Sena helmet communicator so I can answer the phone (distracting) and listen to music (awesome).
Buy it. Don't fear.
Rides: 2014 Triumph Street Triple R
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Kriega R20 Backpack The Kriega R20 motorcycle backpack has been designed specifically as an active riding pack with Kriega's unique QUADLOC-lite harness system. The harness is angled away from underarms for total freedom of movement and once set, the pack is exceptionally convenient to use with none of the harness re-adjustment necessary on conventional harness systems. The size adjustable harness allows the backpack position to be moved up or down to produce the best possible fit. The Kriega R20 can be worn with or without a waist strap. The waist strap is not really necessary for street riding Features: Main compartment with YKK water-resistant zip Side access pocket with YKK water-resistant zip Internal hydration sleeve with compression Internal zipped mesh-pocket SUPERSPACE: 5mm airspace back. YKK water-resistant zips HYPALON: Abrasion resistant re-enforcement Scholler Dynatech With integrated 3M Scotchlite 420 D nylon RipStop: lightweight yet extremely strong 3M Scotchlite: reflective logo Unique QUADLOC harness: adjustable back length and total arm freedom Side access pocket Optional Kriega 3 Liter Hydrapak + Tube available (sold separately) Optional add on 5 or 10-liter drypacks Optional harness pocket Removable waist strap 10 year guarantee 20-liter capacity 470mm H x 280mm W x 150mm D
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This is how backpacks for riders should be done.
PostedSeptember 3, 2012
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McGrathew
From North Bend
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I've tried multiple general use packs while riding and they always left something to be desired. Either they moved around to much, caused buffeting, or we're uncomfortable after a few minutes.
The R20 just nails it. The "quadloc-lite" system just plain works. The pack will stay put even when it's empty. It really does a good job of positiong the weight of the pack. The sizing is just right so buffeting is minimal and the workmanship is great.
I'm getting the US-10 and cube packs to expand it when needed.
Rides: 2009 Kawasaki ER-6n
Yes, I recommend this product.
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RevZilla Staff Premium T-Shirt Lovingly concocted in 2007 and named El Moto Diablo for its geared theme and devilish lines, the RevZilla Staff Tee Shirt has been part of our lineup from the beginning. It's also the same blue shirt in every video that Anthony has been rocking since Day One of RevZillaTV on Youtube. People love to point out that Anthony doesn't ever change his clothes. I guess when it works you stick with it. The tee is screen-printed on a high thread-count blank that is anything but one of those throw away tees you get free at the ball game. We wear tees a lot - almost every day - and we are very particular about how they fit, feel and hold up wash after wash. Sizing is true to size - if anything they run a hair on the small side. Show your love for TeamZilla. Make a statement. Boom.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
+5 cool guy points with this shirt!
PostedSeptember 3, 2012
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McGrathew
From North Bend
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Seriously, it's a t-shirt. I fly the RevZilla flag in the Pacific Northwest. Who's representing in your town?
Rides: 2009 Kawasaki ER-6n
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Shark Speed-R Sauer Helmet
Shark Speed-R Sauer Helmet
Shark Speed-R Sauer Helmet SHARK is proud to present a new philosophy. Utilizing all SHARKs expertise in safety, innovation and function the SPEED -R is a helmet specifically designed to meet the passionate demands of un-faired motorcycle riders. Double blade air spoiler positioned at the rear of the Speed-R, it allows the air to flow above and below the blade, hence the dual venturi effect to extract warm air from the helmet. Spoiler/stabilizer at its rear base trim the Speed-R has a spoiler, which stabilizes the helmet ans the cancels the buffering effect. The immediate benefit is no air turbulence running inside the helmet and greater stability at a steady speed. Features Latest generation composite long fibre construction Integrated, drop down sun visor Extensive wind-tunnel testing to perfect aerodynamics and ventilation system for use with naked road bikes Faceshield varies in thickness and is optically correct, scratch resistant and anti-fog coated Completely remove and washable COOLMAX lining Shark Easy Fit glasses system offers wearers a comfort lining which has a pre-tted system to accommodate all types of glasses ECE 2205 and DOT approved Two shell sizes Approximate weight size M 1450 g (+/ 50 g)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great helmet, if you have the right head shape.
PostedAugust 15, 2012
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McGrathew
From North Bend
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
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
Noise Level
Quiet
Very Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Long Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I'll be brief. If you have a long-oval head shape, then buy this helmet now. (BTW, the long oval is the shape of your crown, not your face. I figured I had a round oval since I have fat face, now I know better.)
Fit is everything, so for reference I'll tell you that I wear an XL in the Arai RX-Q and an L in the Arai Signet-Q. Those being round oval and extreme long oval respectively. I got the XL in the Speed-R and it's perfect. I'd say the fit is long-oval, just between the two Arai's above.
The Rest:
Materials, finish, paint, details, and design are all top-shelf. The liner is very comfortable, it has good ventilation, and the optically correct shield is perfect. The inner visor is usefull when it's hot. I just leave the shield up as long as I'm moving at less than 30mph. Beyond that you get too much air.
I've put about 1,000 miles on it and the only gripe I have is that the detentless shield got a little loose. I'm willing to call it just a "break-in" issue since it has a little allen head screws to adjust the tension. Been fine since I tightened it.
I'm riding a naked bike (Kawasaki Er-6n) and I have no idea if the design helps like they say, but the helmet is plenty stable at speed and during head-checks. It's also really quiet, much more so than any helmet I've had previously. Comfortable too.
All in all, it's a seriously high quality piece of equipment. I have no problem recommending it to you.....if you have the right head shape. :)
Apparently I totally lied about being "brief" though. Sorry.
Rides: 2005 Suzuki SV650
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Cortech DX 2 Gloves The greatest of ideas are borne out of necessity and Cortech saw a need for a dual purpose glove built to withstand abuse. The Cortech DX 2 Gloves retains all the elements of the DX gloves from years past and continues on the tradition of a well-built but lightweight glove for adventure riding. Features: Clarino 0.8mm palm material with internal foam padding is ergonomically configured to increase grip comfort Durable, two-way stretch material in the thumb, fingers and top of hand Clarino panels are strategically located on the thumbs to help resist wear from grip flanges Neoprene knuckle and wrist panels provide flexible comfort and roost protection Stretch elastane material increase comfort and finger dexterity TPR molder finger, top of hand panels and cuff closure
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good, basic summer glove.
PostedAugust 15, 2012
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McGrathew
From North Bend
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
In a nutshell, these are the equivalent of a very high-end motocross glove. They look great, flow air very well, and the stitching/welds appear to be top-notch. I gave them an "average" in regards to protection since they won't do much in an accident. A little leather/clarino is better than nothing in a pinch though.
If you have hot weather, these are great. If the temperature approaches about 55 degrees you'll be sorry if your ride is more than 5-10 minutes long.
Sizing was spot-on for American's. I'm 6', 225lbs, and wear an XL in just about everything. They would make a good back-up glove too since they are very light and foldable.
Rides: 2005 Suzuki SV650
Yes, I recommend this product.
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