Pita
 
 
 
Pita's stats
 
  • Review count
    2
  • Helpfulness votes
    1
  • First review
    June 28, 2012
  • Last review
    June 28, 2012
  • Featured reviews
    0
  • Average rating
    4
 
Reviews comments
  • Review comment count
    0
  • Helpfulness votes
    0
  • First review comment
    None
  • Last review comment
    None
  • Featured review comments
    0
 
 
Pita's Reviews
 
Alpinestars Cape Town Air Drystar Jacket The Alpinestars Capetown Air Drystar Jacket is a 3/4 length jacket with large mesh panels and a removable Drystar liner. Great for the commuter, tourer or anyone who wants a 3/4 length jacket with a lot of versatility. The Alpinestars Capetown Jacket will provide great coverage through three and a half seasons, but really shine on those hot summer days when you really need the airflow to survive mesh abounds on this jacket. A waterproof, breathable Drystar liner with an integrated fleece vest ensures solid warmth when the temps begin to dip. The Cape Town Jacket uses Alpinestars proprietary bio armor and comes with a foam back pad and slot for an upgradeable Bionic back protector. Multi-fabric shell construction for optimal combination of durability, protection and weight. Ballistic nylon reinforced elbows and seat area. Extended mesh areas on chest, sleeves and back for enhanced riding comfort in warmer conditions. 3D padded elbow and shoulder reinforcements. Pre-curved, articulated sleeve construction improves fit and flexibility. Fully adjustable sleeve volume via D-rings on the upper arm and forearm. Oversized D-ring waist adjustment and zippered expansion gussets. Neoprene collar finishing for comfort. Two aerodynamically profiled external chest pockets. Lightweight and removable Drystar membrane with micro-fleece inserts. Chest and back pad compartments with PE comfort padding (Alpinestars CE certified back protector insert and chest guards available as accessory upgrade). Advanced lightweight construction Multi-fabric shell construction for optimal combination of durability, protection and weight. Ballistic nylon reinforced elbows and seat area. Extended mesh areas on chest, sleeves and back for enhanced riding comfort in warmer conditions. Pre-curved, articulated sleeve construction improves fit and flexibility. 3D padded elbow and shoulder reinforcements. Premium protection Removable CE certified Bio Armor elbow and shoulder protectors. Chest and back compartments with PE padding (CE certified Bio Armor back protector insert and chest guards available as upgrade). Integrated high visibility reflective stripes and logos improve rider visibility in poor light conditions. Available in black /yellow high visibility version (yellow complies with EN471 standard for High Visibility Garments). Comfortable and configurable Lightweight and removable Drystar membrane with micro-fleece inserts. Fully adjustable sleeve volume via D-rings on the upper arm and forearm. Oversized D-ring waist adjustment and zippered expansion gussets allow further tailoring of the jackets fit. Neoprene collar finishing for comfort. Two aerodynamically profiled external chest pockets. Two large front cargo pockets with oversize entry for easy access and a large external rear utility pocket offer generous storage. Two internal pockets and waterproof Napoleon pocket on the removable liner. Internal waist connection zipper for attachment to a wide range of Alpinestars riding pants. Non-aggressive micro-velcro used throughout the garment. Premium YKK zippers with twin sliders on front zipper.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sweet jacket for highway riding
PostedJune 28, 2012
Customer avatar
Pita
From Brooklyn
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I'm tall and skinny (6'3" 165 lbs) and I went with the Medium. Fits great in the body, though the sleeves are a bit short (but I'm told that's on purpose, so they don't rub on your gloves or something. Whatever.) I like the 3/4 length on a sport-tourer. If I had to nitpick, the collar can be slightly uncomfortable, but you can snap it open.
I wanted to go with the High-Viz but it looked pretty ridiculous in real life. The grey looks very nice, and I think it will look even better once it loses that nice new sheen.
I love all the pockets. The back pocket is especially nice. Sometimes I'll throw the EZ-Pass back there, where my passenger can grab it for tolls.
The waterproof lining is nice and warm, seems to keep me dry, although I haven't been in a downpour yet. The liner runs a bit small, definitely short in the arms, and it doesn't come down to 3/4 (it stops at the waist).
Way better airflow than a leather jacket. The foam padding in the chest and back stops a lot of air, so it might be cooler with the foam out.
Overall, it feels very comfortable and secure.
Yes, I recommend this product.
+1point
1of 1voted this as helpful.
 
 Shoei RF-1100 Helmet - Solid (2XL Only)
Shoei RF-1100 Helmet - Solid (2XL Only)
Shoei RF-1100 Helmet - Solid Colors SHOEI is proud to introduce the all-new RF-1100 Helmet, which is built on the strongest pedigree in the motorcycle helmet business. The Shoei RF-1000 has enjoyed great success since its 2003 inception, but that didnt stop SHOEIs world-class development team from throwing out the molds to build a brand-new helmet from scratch. Combining dealer and customer requests with advanced technology, modern testing practices, and fifty years of helmet-building experience, SHOEI delivers the finest sport-touring helmet that money can buy. The all-new, groundbreaking Shoei RF-1100 - where aggressive styling meets SHOEIs unrivaled attention to detail, and the evolution of perfection is once again met. AIM+ Shell Construction Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind tunnel and professional riders feedback High performance fiber materials are combined with extremely elastic organic fibers to create shell structure that is ultra lightweight, rigid and resilient 5 Shell Sizes and six EPS liner configurations present increased fit options that comfortably fit most head sizes A third generation Tail Fin, integrated into the bottom rear beading in combination with the Shell-Integrated Spoiler, allows smooth airflow that reduces drag and lift CW-1 Face Shield The CW-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces Q.R.S.A. (Quick Release Self-Adjusting) Base Plate System Q.R.S.A. base plate allows for tool-less face shield removal and installation. Every time the shield is lowered, the spring-loaded base plate (U.S. patent pending 11/799935) pulls the shield back to contact the window beading evenly, ensuring a wind and waterproof seal between shield and helmet Variable Ventilation System Upper Air Intake Vent is positioned to maximize air volume into the helmet interior Top outlet vent is separate from the Shell- Integrated Spoiler, allowing it to be positioned for optimum flow-through ventilation Four rear outlet vents allow for adjustment of airflow based on riding position Enlarged lower air intake/defroster vent reduces shield fogging and increases ventilation The rear/neck outlets allow for effective air exhaust Breath guard and chin curtain included Interior System The entire interior lining (cheek pads, crown liner and chin strap covers) is easily removed to allow cleaning Each component of the inner liner is ergonomically designed to offer the ultimate in safety, fit and comfort Eyeglass compatible Tech Specs 5 shell sizes Weight 3.54 Pounds / 1604grams (based on size medium / solid color) DOT and Snell M2010 approved Need help with sizing Check out our sizing video or read our Shoei Size Chart for more help. And don't forget our Gear Geeks are always available to help you out if you need advice. setTimeout(function()var adocument.createElement(script) var bdocument.getElementsByTagName('script')[0] a.srcdocument.location.protocol+//dnn506yrbagrg.cloudfront.net/pages/scripts/0010/2527.js a.asynctruea.typetext/javascriptb.parentNode.insertBefore(a,b), 1) Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, the Shoei RF-1100 and other Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good helmet, but nothing new
PostedJune 28, 2012
Customer avatar
Pita
From Brooklyn
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I upgraded to the RF-1100 after owning two Shoei TZ-R's (discontinued). The price was slightly more expensive, but the helmet definitely looks cooler, and appears slightly smaller. My only complaint is that it doesn't seem to improve on the TZ-R much.
They changed the vents, but the airflow seems to be a bit worse actually. I got fogging on a cool 65 F day in the Catskills.
As usual, it's comfortable, although can get a bit stuffy and heavy after a long day. Only complaint with the fit: My nose is a bit big, and it rubs the visor gasket slightly.
Wind noise is loud, but there is no whistling or rattling like a cheap helmet and with earplugs it's very quiet.
The Pure Orange is way more exciting and bright in real life than the online photos.
Yes, I recommend this product.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
Pita's Review Comments
 
Pita has not submitted comments on any reviews.