Kamikuza
 
 
 
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    June 4, 2012
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    July 16, 2013
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Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good but not without niggles
PostedJuly 16, 2013
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Kamikuza
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Have a Teknic touring all-season jacket that I got years ago, and aside from a broken pull tab on a zipper it's going strong.
I bring that up cos it's a size 46 and a perfectly comfy fit. I ordered this jacket in a 46 but it's too small in the waist... I'm a fattie; the chest was snug but the gut was too much. Got a 48 and it's perfect.
Pros...
Flows a lot of air so it's very comfortable in the heat and humidity here.
Armour feels solid and doesn't interfere with movement.
Like the caps on elbow and shoulders, one of the main reason for choosing this jacket.
Doesn't flap at speed even though it's a technically too big.
So you don't really know that you're wearing a jacket at all. Nice!
Cons... but only little niggles really.
Could be longer in the body and shorter in the sleeves.
The collar is a bit rough and scratches my neck when rotating my head fully to check blind spots when changing lanes etc. It may soften up or I'll just get a higher necked t-shirt.
The lining in the sleeves is too long, it seems... it spills out the cuffs when you push your arms in. The touring jacket does the same but not as annoyingly.
The cuffs are snug. I guess the jacket is designed for gauntlets to go cleanly over the top, but I have nice wrist length summer gloves than the velcro closure snags the velcro in the jacket cuffs and creates annoyance when putting the gloves on. Mmm... new gloves needed.
So despite the niggles, I'd buy it again... they won't bug me so I'm quite happy. Good jacket for the price.
Really sad to see Teknic go under, but if they make jackets that last over 10 years with regular and heavy use, then it's no wonder they can't keep stock turning over!
Rides: 2008 KTM 690 Duke
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Icon Field Armor Boots
Icon Field Armor Boots
The Icon Field Armor Boot features action leather chassis, providing support and protection Injection molded plastic toe, heel and shin armor Zippered inside panel for easy on/off Breathable mesh inserts Rubber shifter interface panel 3 buckle design for an ultra secure fit Street riding specific sole
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Combat boots for the bike
PostedJune 4, 2012
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Kamikuza
Rider Type:Road Warrior
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Footbed
Narrow
Average
Wide
Obviously not up to the spec of several hundred dollar race boots or MX/SuMo gear but they ARE rugged, bulky style boots with good protection for knocking around on the weekend.
Yes they're chunky - the toe box is big!
Yes they're clunky - walking is less than graceful.
But they're just what I wanted. They chunkiness doesn't bother me on my bike (KTM Duke 690) and I don't go out riding to walk around!
Fit is just about right - I'm a US12 in most shoes and these are about spot on ... I feel they fit a little smaller than the Chukka's do - I have 12's in them too and they feel a little looser. I could squeeze into the Boots with winter socks if I wanted but there's not much point with vented boots! The venting works nicely too - you can feel the breeze starting around 50kph (30mph).
I'm not a fan of the Peter Pan-looking all-leather boots, I think full-on sports bike boots look silly under jeans and I'd feel like a poser in MX boots ... these fit my style.
Shame they don't make them any more ... grab 'em while you can!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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