Jacky
 
 
 
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    August 13, 2012
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    September 16, 2012
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The patented and trademarked Vertebra System protects the riders Achilles tendon Replaceable thermoplastic resin ankle ball protection cup Bolt on (no Velcro!) replaceable, adjustable and aerodynamic nylon scuff pads on the toe Composite inner sole Removable arch support Replaceable nylon shin deflector plate Lorica outer construction Closable air vent Double stitched in all high stress areas All bolt on parts are replaceable An elastic panel adjacent to the entry zipper allows a bind free zip and improved fit Dual compound sole DuPont polymer toe shift pad Perforated Teflon treated nylon lining Shock absorbing heel cup Techno VR adjustable calf system Built around a lady specific foot mold Features a unique graphic appliqu to set the boot apart from the mens version
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
LOVE these boots, and they fit larger calves
PostedSeptember 16, 2012
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Jacky
From Philadelphia
State:PA
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Adjustability is awesome. Having sprained my ankle in a lowside due to insufficient ankle protection, I didn't want short boots again. Unfortunately, I also have huge 15" calves. After many returns of ill-fitting tall boots (thanks for being so accomodating, Revzilla!), this is the first pair that actually fit around my giant calves AND my riding pants (the Spidi Glance pant, for reference). I loosen the dial all the way to put them on, then tighten to the perfect fit.
Took a 3-hour ride in these yesterday and they were very, very comfortable while riding. Positioning the heel behind my foot peg, the boot is the perfect length for reaching the shifter. Much nicer than my old 100% flat boots, which were a little slippery on the pegs. The toe is narrow from top to bottom, which also makes shifting easier. Vents near the sole prevent annoying sweaty feet even when wearing very thick socks.
Protection: fortunately I haven't found out first hand, but they boots certainly FEEL very solid and I feel much better about not messing up my ankle again.
Style: after seeing both colors in the Revzilla showroom, I went with the black/white combo. The other version have subtle pink accents, which I liked much more in person than in the online photo... But those are also covered in shiny black vinyl. Too "S&M" for my taste. The black/white have much more understated matte leather.
Off the bike: fine for walking on flat ground but a little awkward walking up and down stairs. The rear ankle area isn't super flexible, but a) that might be because they're brand new, and b) some of that stiffness comes from the ankle protection I wanted in the first place.
Overall A++, would buy again.
Rides: 2004 Kawasaki EX250F Ninja 250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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AFX Face Shield FX-90 FX-100 Helmet Replacement Anti-Scratch Faceshield for the FX-90 and new FX-100 series full-face street helmets from AFX.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Great for daytime or night in the city, but not for night in the woods
PostedSeptember 11, 2012
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Jacky
From Philadelphia
State:PA
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
FX-90 helmet came with a clear visor, so I got this. It's perfect for daytime and those annoying occasions when you happen to be riding due west at sunset. At night, it doesn't hinder visibility... As long as you have the benefit of street lights! But I found myself in the woods at night, under a bunch of trees with no street lights, could barely see, and was REALLY glad that I'd brought my original clear visor to switch out.
Maybe the lesson in all of this is that I should have bought a helmet with one of those flip-down sunshade thingies.
Rides: 2004 Kawasaki EX250F Ninja 250R
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AGV Sport Women's Lotus Leather Jacket Constructed of the finest premium soft 1.0mm - 1.1mm cowhide leather Removable and washable quilted vest liner zips in over a permanent mesh lining Removable high impact CE certified protectors on elbows and shoulders Two stage 10mm thick rubber back protector Pre-curved arms for a perfect look, fit and for maximum riding comfort Overlaid shoulder to arms for freedom of movement Zippered cuffs Two hand-warmer pockets with zipper closure One vertical pocket on the inside of the jacket Four zip closure front intake vents on shoulders arms and one back exit vent
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great protective budget leather jacket
PostedSeptember 8, 2012
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Jacky
From Philadelphia
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
It is very hard to find a real leather jacket with full CE armor without breaking the bank... This is it. Most jackets advertising "back protector included" give you a wimpy piece of foam, but I pulled this one out to check and it does have the "CE" stamp. A pleasant surprise! The leather is good quality and thick, so I have no doubts about its abrasion resistance.
Not sure how cold it could be outside before you'd need additional layers, but removable thermal lining provides some flexibility for warmer temperatures. Leather is going to be warmer than textile no matter how you slice it, but after removing the thermal liner and opening all the vents (shoulder, arm, back), it's not uncomfortable while moving.
Fit is good. I'm 5'2" with a 30" waist and 36" bust, and got a small. Shoulder/elbow armor falls in exactly the right place. As with many riding jackets, the torso shape, padding, and curved arms look good while you're on the bike, but it looks a little "off" if you're just walking around. Unzipping the front helps, but I guess if you're not shopping specifically for a *riding* jacket then you wouldn't even be looking at this.
In terms of "while sitting on a motorcycle" style, I would classify this as a standard or sport bike jacket than a cruiser jacket. Being longer in the back, it falls more naturally when you're bent forward a bit on a slightly sportier standard bike (like mine) or hunched over the tank of a real sport bike. Sitting in the typical "cruiser" position, the whole torso area bunches up and just looks weird.
I am overall very pleased with this purchase. Nice to find a good, protective leather jacket without emptying my bank account!
Rides: 2004 Kawasaki EX250F Ninja 250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Spidi Women's Glance Pant A lightweight but strongly abrasion-resistant pantwith removable H2OUT waterproof liner. Designed and constructed with a tailored ladies cut. Stretch panels ensure excellent fit and comfort. Features External shell Tenax, Tactel, Cordura 500 and Tenax Flex H2OUT waterproof, windproof and breathable inner membrane can be removed and stored easily Mesh internal liner helps wick away moisture Adjustable height CE Multitech knee protectors Reflective areas for visibility Two pockets NOTE These European sized pants often run small.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Exceptional style, average features
PostedSeptember 8, 2012
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Jacky
From Philadelphia
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I'm 5'2" with a 28" inseam and 30" waist. The Medium Short fit like a glove, and these pants look GOOD. I mean, really good. A lot of women's gear descriptions report being "not just a smaller version of our men's gear!" or "designed for the female form!" I usually take that with a grain of salt after seeing said gear in person... But these pants truly deliver on that promise.
That said, I'm not too crazy about the features. First, the "adjustable height" knee protectors... Somewhat misleading. This isn't some fancy system-- the protector pocket is simply longer, so you can move the protectors up and down. But they won't stay in place after being moved; you'd have to sit on your bike, put your feet on the pegs, move the knee protectors, and then never put your feet down again. Not terribly practical. Yes, you could sew them in place, but I'd expect that you can cut and sew the inner shell of most any textile pant. Fortunately for me, the knee protectors fall where they should.
The waterproof lining: can't speak to its effectiveness yet, but it is EXTREMELY hot and uncomfortable. Then again, motorcycling in the rain is ALREADY uncomfortable... So perhaps it's unavoidable. Good thing the liner is very easy to remove, and once it's out you have an exceptionally comfortable pair of pants.
Downside: the fabric feels a little thin, which makes me a bit uneasy about the abrasion resistance of these pants. But after Googling each of the listed materials and seeing that they are, in fact, abrasion resistant... I'll just go ahead and be amazed that Spidi made an abrasion-resistant garment so thin and comfortable.
tl;dr-- Not sure if fabric is way too thin to *actually* resist abrasion, or some kind of technological breakthrough. Probably the most stylish riding pants you will ever find for this price... But the added features also match the price.
Rides: 2004 Kawasaki EX250F Ninja 250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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AGV Sport Women's Aura Kevlar Jeans Comfortable and perfect for everyday riding, but offer the benefit of abrasion resistant protection in the critical areas riders need protection Made with the highest quality 13.5oz denim REAL DuPont Kevlar coverage in the hips and sides of your legs, your knees and upper shins and throughout the seat and upper hamstrings Perfect to wear over your boots Anti-scratch plastic buttons Two front pockets and a small change pocket Two rear pockets Anti-scratch plastic buttons Machine wash and dry
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
saved my legs in a lowside
PostedSeptember 3, 2012
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Jacky
From Philadelphia
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
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These jeans completely saved my legs from road rash during a 30-40 mph low-side when my bike slid out on gravel during a sharp, blind turn. I will be buying another pair to replace the ones I crashed in.
The jeans themselves don't provide impact protection, but fit is loose enough to allow knee guards (which you'll have to strap to your legs, as there are no padding pockets). You could probably squeeze some hip pads in there too, but it wouldn't be comfortable. I wasn't wearing hip protection and was fortunate enough that my excellent knee guards hit the ground first.
Style notes: I'm 5'2, 130 lb., and ordered a size 4. Fit is slightly larger than I'm used to seeing in department stores, but not enough to order an entire size down. I think you have to be pretty curvy to fill out the hip area. The waist also sits kind of high, at my belly button, but you'll be glad for that if you find yourself sliding across pavement. I have worn these jeans in 90+ degree weather and didn't find them too hot or uncomfortable.
I've included a photo of my jeans after low-siding. The yellow spots you see are the kevlar patches. The denim shredded through, but kevlar remained intact aside from one tiny rip. The rip can't be from the road, as my leg isn't scratched... Pants must have caught on some metal part of my bike as it slid away from me. I'll say it again: my legs underneath were completely unharmed. So glad I was wearing these pants.
Rides: 2004 Kawasaki EX250F Ninja 250R
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Good, not great
PostedAugust 14, 2012
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Jacky
From Philadelphia
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Narrow
Wide
Pros: the shifter nubs on top, the locking zipper, sole has pretty good traction, and feels like the boot provides pretty good sole/heel protection in the event of a crash (although I fortunately can't say firsthand).
Cons: might be too narrow of a fit for those with wider feet, material isn't very thick, not waterproof at all (but to be fair, description doesn't promise that), and judging by how much the top flexes you probably wouldn't get very good ankle protection.
Rides: 2004 Kawasaki EX250F Ninja 250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Hypertex waterproof and breathable high-density 600 denier polyester outer shell Two 6 chest intake vents, two 7 back exhaust vents plus two 8 sleeve cuff vents with 2-way zippers YKK main zippered storm flap system with rain gutter and hook-and-loop closure CE-rated armor in the shoulders and elbows plus an EVA foam back pad Reflective panels on the front and back Two front side pockets are protected by waterproof zippers Internal phone pocket on the left side, map/cargo pocket on the right side and a vertical zippered pocket with a red slider for easy visibility Collar and sleeve cuffs finished with soft, smooth tipping for comfort A perfect jacket for fair weather temperatures and commuting Jacket-to-pants 10 full conjunction zipper can be sewn onto your favorite pair of pants 1-year manufacturers limited warranty
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great features and protection for the price.
PostedAugust 13, 2012
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Jacky
From Philadelphia
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I love this jacket! I received this as a gift and was surprised to find that it is one of the few women's jackets ANYWHERE that 1) isn't pink or covered in some gaudy floral pattern, and 2) doesn't compromise on protection. The fit is great and there's enough pocket room to hold almost everything in my purse without being uncomfortable, which is a major plus. Air flow could be better, I guess, but at the same time I was surprised at how well I fared wearing this during 3+ hours of riding in 100 degree heat.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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