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    July 2, 2012
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Olympia Recon 3 Mesh Pants The Olympia Recon 3 Mesh Tech Pant quickly transforms from full blown armored motorcycle gear to functional cargo shorts in seconds. Theyre designed to handle serious stretches of highway, dual sport rides, a day at the beach, a tour of the Badlands, or daily commuting. Two oversized storage / goggle pockets makes stowing extra gear a breeze. Constructed in rugged Cordura fabric with ballistic mesh panels, they offer maximum airflow with superior abrasion resistance. Features Outer shell constructed in 500 Denier Cordura fabric with ballistic airflow mesh panels Zip off lower legs transform pant into shorts Lower side leg zippers allow detachment of leg bottoms without removing boots 3M Scotchlite reflective piping at lower legs Custom Fit, EZ Hem boot cut bottom Removable and adjustable height CE approved Motion Flex armor at knees Relaxed tailored fit Cool mesh airflow lining Six multifunctional pockets 8 connecting zipper connects pant to jackets Removable EVA compression foam at hips
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great for Summer but need some Re-Engineering.
PostedAugust 20, 2012
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Zensai
From Toronto
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
I usually wear 33" jeans. Plus I want to wear it as over-pants thus ordered 34". Not sure if it's because I am also a cyclist and runner, the calf area is somewhat tight. Exchanged for 36" and fits well now.
Rode with this pair of pants for a 1000km trip.
Pros:
+ Really great air flow.
+ Same as the Moab Jacket I got, I really like the huge 3D cargo pockets. So convenient for me to just drop in my GPS when I get off the bike or store my wallet on the go.
+ Good waist snap buttons. My other icon patrol pants I use in cool weather only have one so it always un-button itself.
Cons:
- Liner isn't really that cool. When it gets humid, it still feels a bit stick to the skin.
- I think they should really get rid of the shorts convertible design. Changing into the short doesn't look so great anyway. The zipper unzip a few inches by itself all the time. Plus the extra seams to make the joint and the velcro to hold the knee armor are really abrasive.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Olympia Moab Jacket
Olympia Moab Jacket
Olympia Moab Dual Sport Jacket If youre looking for ultimate versatility in a single piece of riding gear, the Olympia Moab jacket has you covered. Constructed in authentic Cordura fabric with ballistic nylon mesh panels, this multi season work horse offers maximum airflow with superior abrasion resistance. Two expandable front storage / goggle pockets plus two zippered chest pockets and a waterproof back pocket make storing personal items a breeze. For added safety in low light conditions, Moab offers 3M Scotchlite piping at the chest, back, collar and sleeves. Equipped with a sporty two stage, wind and waterproof Thermolite insulated liner, this jacket delivers true multi season riding comfort. Features Outer shell constructed in 500 denier Cordura fabric with ballistic airflow mesh panels Waterproof, Thermolite insulated two stage liner jacket Removable CE approved Motion Flex armor at elbows and shoulders Non-Removable CE approved Motion Flex articulated back protector Cool mesh airflow lining Custom Fit detailing at collar, cuffs, elbows and waist Comfort neoprene framed collar 3M Scotchlite reflective piping at front, sides and back 8 connecting zipper for pants Five storage pockets plus zippered waterproof back pocket
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great for Summer!
PostedJuly 2, 2012
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Zensai
From Toronto
Rider Type:Adventurer
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Did a 1000+ Km (620+miles) in 30+ C (90+ F) weather before doing this review. Most of the days I just rode with the outer mesh shell. I guess same as every mesh jacket, when you're standing still, it's still pretty hot. Once you start moving, It felt like you aren't wearing anything with the massive air flow. It is really good in dry hot days.
Rode in rain with the shell plus inner jacket without the thermo liner twice. The inner jacket isn't really fashionable, but does its job as a destination layer. However it's quite warm even without the thermo liner. I was all sweaty after I get off my bike after riding in rain. I wonder how breathable it is.
Pros:
+ The jacket is the entire jackets feel really durable with both the Cordura and Mesh area.
+ The high Neoprene collar is really comfortable and didn't feel chocking nor hot at all. Other than quieter with the helmet, another plus for having a high collar even in the summer is that I don't have to put any sun screen at all while my other sport bike friends with burn around their neck with lower collar sport jackets.
+ The two big 3D front lower pockets are really useful. With the gloves on, I can easily get things in and out easily yet the flap keep things out of the weather really well. It's so big that I can throw in all my wallets/keys/cell phone in them and since it already has a 3D shape, it doesn't add any bulky look.
I am 6' 1" tall but not very wide. Ordered the Size Large. It is slightly wide originally but you can adjust the width underneath your arm pit and the belt area. Thus it fits me well after.
A few key things to keep in mind.
Cons:
- Chest pockets are NOT waterproof since it's made of mesh. So, dont' put your paper document and cell phone on the top chest pocket if you are riding through rain.
- The Inner Cell Phone Pocket is NOT waterproof either. They have a waterproof pocket at the lower back and you thought they would at least make the Cell Phone Pocket waterproof but they didn't! What are they thinking!?
- Their chest pocket zippers are kind of high to reach. Some other companies make their chest pocket zipper in the inner side so you can easily have your hand reach across your chest, open it and slide in, vs. having the zipper at the top, you have to really lift your hands high and then dig into the pockets to fish things out.
- I have the Hi-Viz version. Somehow after riding for a week, there are pollutants like black powders all over the jacket but not noticeable when you aren't up close. This happened with my other Icon Patrol Hi Viz jacket as well. So, I guess you can't really avoid for having a non dark color clothing. What I do is brushing my jacket under soap water before I put them away at the end of the season.
One more issue. There's something abrasive in side my left sleeves around the inner elbow area. Didn't happen to my right sleeves but only the left side, The strap ends that holds the elbow strap is somewhat poking out inside. Probably just a bad sewing job since the other side is completely fine and smooth.
For the price, I'd be happier if it hits the sub-$300 range, like $299 consider the features aren't super special other than being a mesh jacket with big pockets plus liners.
After all, this is a great summer jacket and probably going to do fine during the fall with the inner jackets+liners.
Could have more improvement but very well built.
Rides: 2010 Kawasaki KLE650 Versys
Yes, I recommend this product.
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