assquatch20
 
 
 
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    June 1, 2012
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Three quarter length, Armor-Link mesh material and 600 denier Carbolex combine with 1680 denier ballistic polyester in the impact areas Comfortable, mandarin style collar 360 Phoslite reflective piping and Tour Masters signature reflective rear triangle increase nighttime visibility The microfiber lined collar and cuffs are soft yet durable Adjustable, elastic and snap sleeve take-up straps at the forearm and bicep help secure elbow armor and material Removable, CE approved armor at the elbow and shoulder with an articulated triple density back protector Aqua-Therm two-stage waterproof and insulated liner can be configured or removed to best match comfort needs Zippered chest map pockets, hand warmer pockets, internal pouch pocket and mobile media pocket Adjustable waist belts, with TPR pulls, fine tune the fit Includes a jacket/pant zipper attachment with the pant side included
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Velcro
PostedAugust 13, 2012
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assquatch20
From Alpine
State:TN
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:18-24
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
This jacket really makes me happy. It was a perfect fit, the liners works great. I haven't got to test the thermal liner much below 60 degrees fahrenheit, but I'll tell you what I can.
Getting the liners in and out might take a little practice in the house, but you only get faster at it. For me, the elbow and shoulder armor lined up perfectly so I haven't had to adjust the two of them, but they feel substantial and the lower back armor is probably could enough to get through a slide.
The mesh works as it should and breathes well, but I don't quite get the front vents. They zip open, but over the zippers they're secured by velcro as well, which is a material that doesn't much care about letting you get wind. In fact, the wind just pushes them shut. The pockets are also similar so I'm left feeling like Ricky Bobby, not knowing where to put my hands. If I undo the velcro to unzip the pockets, I'm gonna feel dumb. So the stitches will probably get pulled on the forward vents and pockets. I could be making a fool of myself the the front vents are just really large chest pockets, because they are pocketed and wrap around about midway of the ribs. So, dual purpose vents that have been reduced to pockets for now, I guess? The other thing is the velcro cuffs. The tab to pull them around and cinch up on the wrist is rubber with velcro laminated on the inside to grab the sleeve. The velcro delaminated, which isn't a big deal if you have super glue, but ironic as it's the only piece of velcro I actually need on the jacket, and it has come loose. Using some of that stitching to secure the velcro to the cuff tab instead of gluing it, and just getting rid of the velcro elsewhere would be wise.
The zipper for hooking up Tourmaster pants is great and isn't too hard to do behind your back. The liner system is a lot to hook up properly (proper being what you'd want for freezing rain) but you can do a halfway job and stay pretty waterproof and warm, or do it right and it seals you up perfectly.
I really do recommend this jacket. Whoever made it got priorities a little more focused on sealing you up and less on ease of use, but it does seal you very well, seems like a decent jacket to die in, and it's just little things that are easily fixed on your own (or your grandma, if you're not handy with that sort of thing).
Rides: 1975 Honda CB125S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Armor-Link Mesh shell with 1680 Denier Ballistic Polyester kneepanels for comfort, durability and abrasion resistance Phoslitereflective panels and piping for increased nighttime visibility Durable 1680 Denier Ballistic Polyester seat panel minimizes slipping Double stitched construction throughout Dual-elastic panel waistband with adjustable waist belts Accordion-style expansion panels at the rear waist and above knees for increased flexibility Two zippered hand pockets with 600 Denier Carbolex covers Removable, CE-approved knee armor with Tour Master's exclusive 3-Position Knee Armor Alignment System as well as removable soft hip armor Stretch materials in the calf and inseam for a performance fit Removable, Two-Stage AquaTherm liner The first stage is a waterproof /windproof liner, and the insulated second stage can be easily added forincreased warmth Features an 8 pant/jacket zipper attachment with the jacket side included
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Could be Worse
PostedAugust 13, 2012
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assquatch20
From Alpine
State:TN
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I haven't had to test these in a crash yet, and haven't got into below around 60 degrees fahrenheit yet, but I'll tell you what I can.
I ordered an XL I believe at first, and it ran a little tight on me (about a 36 inch waist) and way long, so I went for an 2XL short which was better. The waist isn't falling off but there's still room for pants and a liner underneath. As the size chart will show, though, guys that are average height and a little wide might still end up with pants too long. The XL short would've been shorter than the 2XL short, so it's a graduated kinda thing, which is understandable. They're not so long that they drag the ground when I've got boots on, but the knee armor rides below my knees when standing, so I have to adjust it once I sit to ride.
Which leads me to my next point, adjusting the knee armor. It's a little tough, but much easier when you unzip the sides of the legs. The armor is held in place by velcro above and below, but you can move it up by opening a couple levels of velcro and then closing the nearest on as your hand exits. It's a little tough to do this in a blind pocket, but it's manageable. Even with the armor at its height, it was too low. I can't blame Tourmaster for this, only my love of food.
Where the velcro gets worse, is absolutely everywhere else. This is my biggest issue with the pants. The aforementioned zippers to open the pant legs are secured by a flap to shed water and dirt I'm guessing, with an obscene amount of velcro underneath to make sure the flap, that should already be still thanks to the effects of forward movement, is still. And even when you undo the velcro to get at the zipper, the velcro patches are so close to each other that it will join together again before you can get it unzipped. I'm very likely going to take a couple hours and a stitch puller to fix this before erratic weather sets in. The pockets, while having a zipper, also utilize a similar velcro system patented by the devil and Thomas Edison, marketed by the ShamWow guy.
Overall, these pants are good. The seat of them isn't vented because you need a place to get your skin grafts from, but the rest is and it breathes well. The hip armor is substantial for a single crash I'd say and the knee armor ain't bad at all, just takes one time to adjust. Aside from a proper fit for a guy shaped like a tree trunk and the fact that velcro is the most annoying way to keep things together, you should buy these pants. The liners really are excellent and I'd say protection will be good enough to walk away if I meet pavement.
Rides: 1975 Honda CB125S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Squad 2 Mil Spec Backpack A mil spec vest and a super backpack combined as one. This backpack meets all military requirements for high visibility motorcycle PPE. Actually the Squad 2 Milspec backpack not only meets the military's requirements but exceeds them by adding unique upper arm straps for increased visibility.You can wear this bag instead of a vest! Features Heavy duty nylon rib stop chassis Unique comfort fit closure Helmet storage compartment. Laptop compartment. Jacket carrying system.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Going 2 Years Strong
PostedJune 1, 2012
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assquatch20
From Alpine
State:TN
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought this bag in black two years ago, as my first piece of "luggage" for the bike. Since then I've got saddlebags, but it was hard to break the habit of wearing the pack. I've used it to carry mostly first aid, clothes, water, electronics, paperwork, a few tools, and then started using it for college.
The features are pretty awesome, as I still haven't managed to fill every pocket this thing has. I did remove the arm portions, but I'm considering putting them back on after noticing how much that reflective material helps. I can be in a pitch black room and a drag off a cigarette will light the pack up.
Once starting school, I'd load it down with my books, but I did notice some stretching of the seams on the right shoulder. Since using both shoulder straps, I've noticed the weight is handled a lot better. With the chest snaps and the shoulder straps fitted properly, the weight feels like a part of you, as opposed to a small child pulling on your shoulders.
The thick padding in the back, especially in the lumbar, helps to keep your back breathing when the temps get up near 100, but I will sweat a little under the chest straps, and it blocks the vents on my jacket, but it's never got uncomfortably hot.
An estimate of how much weight I carry during semesters would probably be up around 35lbs max., but I try to keep the books in the saddlebags now so the pack can last longer.
I started on a dual sport, so a helmet with a visor didn't fit in the bag, but regular helmets (I wear an XL) do fine. It makes the pack so tall that you won't be able to sit down in an upright riding position, though, and it looks like you're birthing a food baby, but it works a lot better than hanging the helmet on the bars and hoping for the best.
The only issue I've had is tearing between the wall of the smaller top pocket and the main storage area, but this was due to picking the bag up improperly with a full load.
I'd definitely recommend this bag for going above and beyond commuter use. I recently spent a few days camping out of state with it, loaded with a tool tube, about 3 outfits, paperwork, a flashlight, a deck of cards, medicine, and god knows what else. It was at maybe 1/2 capacity.
Rides: 1990 Honda CB400F CB-1
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Cortech Latigo Waterproof RR Boot Mycro Tech upper HiPora waterproof, breathable membrane Vented contour TPU heel protection Padded front and rear ankle area Molded plastic replaceable toe slider VR two-colored sole for reliable grip Autolock zipper covered with adjustable Velcro flap Leather stretch panels for better comfort and durability Molded TPU shin guard backed with shock absorbing material Shock absorbing latex foam on flex panels TPU shift pad Pre-formed orthopedic vibration-absorbing foot bed TecnoGI Thermoplastic toe cap
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Didn't Fit
PostedJune 1, 2012
Customer avatar
assquatch20
From Alpine
State:TN
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Wide
Wide
At first I ordered a size 12, and it was a little hard to get my foot in there, but the footbed felt fine once in. The problem was that the zipper would hardly budge. Apparently my ankles and calves are too thick.
Revzilla was very helpful in recommending a size up and setting up an exchange, with free shipping on the 13's I ordered next.
Once again, slightly easier to get in, footbed was even more comfy, but the zipper would get to my ankle and stop. I couldn't get the boot to wrap all the way around my calves so the zipper just would climb anymore.
One more time, the return process has been great, but I'll have to stick to my old boots until I can find something in the same price range with these features, and for a bigger leg.
I'd say if you don't have tree trunks for legs these boots should do fine. Build quality looked great and felt like a race boot of nearly twice the cost.
Rides: 1990 Honda CB400F CB-1
Yes, I recommend this product.
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