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Dainese Shield Air G Level 2 Back Protector A special core in Crash absorb shock absorbing material works in synergy with the integrated honeycomb structure of the plates, providing this touring protector with excellent shock absorbing properties. Through this innovative structure, the Back shield air Level 2 meets the stringent requirements of the standard EN 1621.2 lev.2. Extreme thermal comfort is guaranteed by the micro perforations of the plates and perforated Crash absorb material which, combined with double jersey mesh liner, maximizes breathability of the protector. Features Back protector certified according to the standard EN 1621.2/2003 (Lev. 2) Perforated plates Liner in double jersey Specifications Choose G1 for all Women's Jackets Choose G1 for Men's Jacket sizes 44 and 46 Choose G2 for Mens' Jackets sizes 48 and up Measurements G1 measures 15.5h x 10.5 at widest point G2 measures 18.5 x 10.5 at widest point
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great companion for the Air-Frame jacket
PostedJune 25, 2012
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akrep
From Bloomington
State:IN
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:35-44
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This is, not surprisingly, a perfect fit for the Air-Frame jacket, and very comfortable. It does create a small but obvious bump/ridge at the top of the back--but that's probably just as much a function of the styling of that jacket (trim cut, very clean lines) as the armor material and thickness/contour. Not a deal-breaker for me at all.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Dainese Ladies Air-Frame Textile Jacket Focus Continued comfort under changing weather conditions with excellent ventilation is hard to achieve in a ventilated jacket because whenever the temperature drops, the wearer immediately feels cold. In this case, the Air-Frame jacket offers the best solution by combining the ventilation achieved by ample inserts in mesh with protection against cold air offered by a remarkably lightweight windcheating insert. Provided with ample adjustment possibilities, jacket-pants fastening zip, homologated protectors and a pocket for a G-type back protector, this versatile jacket also comes in a ladies version. Features Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard Boomerang fabric Quick Dry fabric Mesh fabric. Neck adjustment Waist adjustment Wrist adjustment Sleeve volume adjustment Jacket-trousers fastening system Removable wind-break insert Sanitized lining Pocket for backspace G1 Reflective inserts 2 outside pockets Internal pocket
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice! Great option for hot weather.
PostedJune 25, 2012
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akrep
From Bloomington
State:IN
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:35-44
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
This is a jacket with enough ventilation for a hot day (90+, so far), with armor that manages to be unobtrusive, and a very understated, classy design.
Sizing... I am 5'7" and wear a US size 4 or 6, depending on the designer/cut. The 46 fits perfectly--right length, armor sits in the right places, and if I want it a little tighter, snaps at the waist, wrist, and elbow make that possible.
I ordered the Air G Level 2 back protector, as well--that creates a little bit of a turtle shell look, but if you don't mind letting people know that you value your spine, it's not a big deal. :)
Nice work, Dainese... am definitely going to order the Drake Air pants next.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Icon Women's Sacred Low Boots The Sacred low boot is a culmination of our painstaking approach to minimalist motorcycling footwear. The reduction of elements until only the bare essentials remain. The flat bottom unit provide a stable platform when astride the bike, but incorporates a svelte silhouette for maximum impact when off. Top grain leather uppers are constructed with a minimum of pattern lines adding to both comfort and a visual elegance. The integrated alloy heel plate provides increased coverage while alerting casual observers to your two-wheeled predilection. The Icon Sacred Low Boot needs none but delivers all. 6 top grain leather upper Low profile Icon outsole Custom molded metal heel plate Axialmetric steel shank Molded rubber shifter nubs YKK autolock zippers
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Narrow across the foot? You can fix that. Black is nubuck, brown is leather.
PostedJune 22, 2012
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akrep
From Bloomington
State:IN
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:35-44
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Footbed
Narrow
Narrow
Wide
I wear a US 9.5/Euro 41--I'm true to size; I can almost never wear a 9, and a 10 is almost invariably too long. Tried these on at a store that had only a 10/42, and while they seemed almost okay width-wise, I wasn't keen on the idea of having so much extra shoe beyond my toes (especially when it came to shifting).
Ordered these in a 9.5/41, and the length is perfect. At first they were *very* tight across the foot. (Italian shoes are narrower than shoes made in Northern Europe, period.) But assuming you've gotten the *length* right, here's what to do: put on the thinnest pair of socks you have, get them (the socks) wet/pretty darn damp, and (maybe with the help of a shoehorn) put the boots on. Wear them for a few hours like that. The next day, do the same thing, but with a slightly heavier sock. After only two iterations of that, they fit me fine... I was able to take them out on a ride today!
They look great, but more importantly for me, they're not so long and not so substantial/bulky that I have trouble knowing where my foot is relative to the shifter. I'll eventually work up to something with more protection, but for now--going on tiny rides at moderate speeds while I get to know my bike--these are great.
The black is not smooth, shiny leather--it looks more like nubuck. The brown is a lovely reddish brown and is smooth leather, not nubuck. IMHO, the brown is the more attractive shoe.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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