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    January 14, 2013
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Held Evo Thrux Gloves Construction Palm in highly abrasion-resistant kangaroo leather Back in soft cowhide Colorfast and sweat resistant Comfort / Features Special open-edged seam Tunnel wrist lock Velcro adjustment at wrist and cuff Leather stretch inserts on the upper hand, thumb and fingers Visor wiper Protection Knuckle protection with hard plastic shell Back of hand has KEVLAR panels Side of hand covered with hard plastic reinforced with Superfabric Fingers and edge of hand also protected with Superfabric Note Some gloves may or may not include the air vent on the middle finger.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Top Quality from Held
PostedNovember 28, 2013
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BigDog
From NorCal
State:CA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
These are amazing gloves in every way! On my 2nd pair now, as 1st one went thru a get-off. They are still OK, but I decided to replace them anyway, they fully protected me as my hands were sliding down the pavement! These gloves just FEEL right, perfect fit, design, and great style. I ride a sport tourer (FJR), these are in between a race and touring glove. A bit sporty for sure. Very well thought out protection and design features.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Arai Defiant Helmet - Solid Colors Designed specifically for the aesthetics and needs of street fighter and naked bike rider in mind, the new Arai Defiant is equally aggressive and feature rich, as one would expect from a new Arai helmet. Based on the fit and comfort of the Quantum, the Arai Defiant was built for the upright riding position with its aggressive, integrated chin spoiler, which was designed specifically to guide wind around the neck and to improve the aerodynamic properties of the helmet. The Hyper Ridge Bumper circles the bottom of the shell both adding additional strength and also lowering the helmet's center of gravity, while flaring the helmet opening slightly to increase the ease of putting on, and taking off. The Arai Defiant utilizes Arai's latest faceshield design, the SAI Max Vision Pinlock Shield with Brow Vents and includes Pinlock insert lens. The SAI Max Vision shield has been widened by 5mm left and right and offers one of the widest eyeports available for excellent peripheral vision. Features Aggressive new styling Internals are redesigned with a focus on safety and comfort Organic shell shape for superb energy management New IC-4 Upper Intake vents seal more completely when closed New ACR-4 flow thru exhaust vent allows greater air flow when open and reduces drag when closed FCS R (Facial Contour Support) cheek pad design has 5mm peel away micro fit layer for greater personal fit Cheek pads feature contoured shape, multiple density foam layer supported by a patented spring New shell shape is easier to put on and take off New water repellent material along bottom edge Pull down spoiler works with new flared bottom to increase helmet stability SAI Max Vision Brow Vent Pinlock anti-fog lens insert included DOT and Snell 2010 certified
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Expected top quality from Arai
PostedJuly 5, 2013
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BigDog
From NorCal
State:CA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
This is my 2nd Arai. Have a Quantum II that was time to replace. I really liked the edgy styling of the Defiant. The touted great airflow also pushed me that way. Anytime you decide to buy an Arai, you know you are making a serious investment. I have always been told to get the best gear possible. I low sided recently (did not hit my head), and can testify that wearing good gear WORKS!! Easy for me to go with Arai as I know what I am paying for. The Defiant get top rating from me so far. Air flow is as described.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Powerlet rapidFIRe Jacket Liner With Dual Wireless Controller Package
Powerlet rapidFIRe Jacket Liner With Dual Wireless Controller Package
Powerlet Rapidfire Jacket Liner With Dual Wireless Controller Package Powerlet's RapidFIRe Heated Jacket Liner packaged includes the Dual Wireless Remote Heat Controller. Controller receiver is pre-installed and Pre-synced for your convenience. Powerlet's RapidFIRe Heated Jacket Liner with CNC (Carbon Nano Core) heating uses Far Infrared technology to provide fast, deep, soothing warmth. Now the warmest liner on the market at 105 watts! Built in stuff sack and no annoying heating wires of any kind! Stay Warm While Riding Powerlet's 105 watt RapidFIRe heated jacket liners pack down to a very small size to fit on the bike when not in use. Not only the warmest heated clothing available, but ProForm stretch panels also make them the most comfortable. We recommend using the temperature controller with the RapidFIRe 105 watt jacket liners. The RapidFIRe Advantage The most unique feature is the heating system that is incorporated into every liner. Using the latest in Carbon Nanotube technology, Powerlet's Carbon Nano Core panels heat quickly and evenly without the hot spots or long heat times other conventional wired garments require. Additionally, Powerlet is the ONLY manufacturer to offer a dual heat setting that permits you to switch the total consumption to not exceed 60 watts. This means those of you who have bikes or vehicles that do not have the electrical output capacity to power a traditional or competitors liner can rest assured that the RapidFIRe line will get powered without draining your battery and leaving you stranded. Additionally, Powerlet once again incorporated the ProForm stretch panels that provide three key advantages non-binding movement, maximum heat transfer and simple sizing. While all three are very important, maximum heat transfer is perhaps the most important. For maximum heat transfer the heated garments must be close to the body. A long sleeve T-Shirt is recommended under the heated liners. A heavier layer can be worm over the garment. Other heated clothing manufacturers provided many sizes to attempt to create a snug fit. This often leads to a more complicated purchase and the potential improper fit if your weight changes. RapidFIRe 105 Watt Jacket Liner Features Dual Heat 105 / 60 Watt convertibility by a simple cable disconnect Wind and water resistant Polyurethane coated nylon outer shell ProForm stretch panels provide comfort and simple standard sizing Ultra thin design provides comfort and small storage Comfortable heated Polartec fleece collar wicks moisture Zippered pockets manage power cables Handy built in stuff sack allows for storage on the vehicle Unique sleeve finishing reduces bulk around wrists Glove connectors are located at the ends of the sleeves Heated on the front, back, arms and collar - full heat coverage Quick heat time of 20 seconds or less on the jacket liners Designed For A Lifestyle Powerlet designs heated garments for people who rely on their heated clothing for both comfort and safety. Like their customers, they enjoy a lifestyle utilizing convenient modern electronics and wear our heated gear for commutes to work and trips across the country. Built For A Lifetime Powerlet seeks the highest quality materials and craftsmanship. All of their heated clothing products are developed and tested in the USA by people who ride regularly. Quality components and attention to detail ensure Powerlet products resist wear and corrosion to last a lifetime. All Powerlet RapidFIRe heated clothing carries a lifetime warranty on the electrics and a lifetime warranty on manufacturing defects.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Worth every penny!
PostedJanuary 14, 2013
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BigDog
From NorCal
State:CA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I wanted to make my early morning departures a bit warmer. I decided on the Powerlet jacket liner w/ glove liners. I did a 500 mile test run with it Sat, I am pleased to give this product a big THUMBS UP! The heat is instant and like mentioned here, feels like the sun. I have never used heated gear before so I have nothing to compare. Like others have said here.....why did I wait so long to get this?
Install was easy and the product worked like a charm right away. I am very pleased with this!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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