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    August 27, 2012
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 GoPro Wi Fi Bacpac WiFi Remote Combo Kit
GoPro Wi Fi Bacpac WiFi Remote Combo Kit
GoPro Wi-Fi BacPac Wi-Fi Remote Combo Kit The Wi-Fi Combo Kit enables remote control, live preview and playback on smartphones and tablets, live streaming to the web, and more. The Wi-Fi Combo Kit is compatible with HD HERO2 and Original HD HERO cameras. Wi-Fi Remote Control up to 50 cameras a time, 600 / 180m range Full camera control On/Off, Mode, Shutter, and Settings Attachment strap, key ring, and charging cable included Wearable Waterproof to 10/3m Whats Included Wi-Fi BacPac (with built-in Li-ion Battery) Wi-Fi Remote (with built-in Li-ion Battery) Remote Charging Cable Remote Attachment Key Remote Attachment Strap Waterproof Backdoor Non-waterproof Backdoor 12 USB Charging Cable
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Convenient Accessory for GoPro HERO2
PostedSeptember 18, 2012
Customer avatar
revzillacraig
From USA
State:PA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Gender:male
A great fun and instructive high-priced toy. The delivery had some problems but RevZilla did everything they could to make that situation better. I am not a big electronics / computer / tech person, so that colors my experience. Some kid half my age might be able to use this blindfolded. So there I am, excited as can be with all this cool new gadgetry I received. But, none of it is usable without updates. (I cleared the shelves... purchased extra batteries, SD cards, wifi backpack and remote, battery pac, wall charger. Anyway, something like six hours over two days to try and update and I'm ready to return it all. Read all the online GoPro User articles, etc. Finally discovered that the problem was my selection of USB port on my laptop and by changing to another USB port, then everything worked fine. Glad it is working but hated GoPro at that moment... nothing in their literature, nothing on their website about this. The Internet has hundreds, maybe a thousand persons complaining about update difficulties. Now I can finally turn everything on and try to use it. RTFB... for the most part well done, easy to follow. After getting the instruction basics down, the rest is easy to figure out. The user interface... on/off button for mode and shutter button for selection is okay once you get used to it. Though there should be a way to not have to cycle through all the modes to finally get to exit. Setup... i am using the RAM connectors... fantastic. Use... rates another fantastic... excellent HD video. The remote makes use very convenient. The only thing I do not like is that I cannot charge the remote on my bike because it shares the charging connector with the securing ring. If you install the securing ring to attach the remote to your bike (I hang it from my GPS so it is easy to see and reach to turn the HERO2 on/off or change modes#, then you cannot plug in for charging because the securing ring is in that connector. It is a clever locking connector, which gives me confidence for securing on my bike, but it should not come at the cost of losing the ability to charge the remote. Or, it should have a replaceable battery. So, before the day is over I must operate in manual mode because everything has plenty of power except the remote. After being spoiled by the remote, then manual operation sucks. I downloaded the free video processing software. Works okay. Had some problems converting some videos MP4 to avi #stopped halfway through# but others processed no problem. The battery pac and the wifi backpack block the back of the HERO2, so if it is mounted in front of you, then you lose the red indicator light on the back of the unit so you can know the status. They should make some led passthrough so this is not an issue. The remote screen and indicator light give you status .The various cases seem well constructed. I modified the open #non-waterproof) wifi case by drilling a hole in the side so i could install the power cable to the HERO2. Seems really stupid they did not do this from the factory, since the other side is open for the connections on that side. Also, hooked it up to the big screen television with an aftermarket cable... immediately recognized the device and good quality video. The iPad / smartphone connection is just a bs promise now. GoPro tech support still does not know a software release date... just "this Fall"... even though Fall begins in only four days. The full package is expensive but I would do it again.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 GoPro HD Hero2 Camera - Motorsports Edition
GoPro HD Hero2 Camera - Motorsports Edition
GoPro HD Hero2 Camera - Motorsports Edition GoPro cameras are used by more motorsports professionals, race teams and core enthusiasts than any other camera in the world. The HD HERO2 Motorsports Edition is the most advanced GoPro camera yet. Wearable and gear mountable, waterproof to 197 (60m), capable of capturing professional full 170 wide angle 1080p video and 11 megapixel photos at a rate of 10 photos per second, the HD HERO2 is the worlds most versatile camera. Whether your goal is to capture footage of a spirited rip through backcountry roads or you want to capture and study lapping footage to learn how to set a new track record, the HD HERO2 Motorsports Edition is going to be one of your favorite motorsports purchases of all time. We love the big improvements to power, functionality and capture ability on the GoPro Camera HD Hero2 Motorsports Edition - Anthony calls it the double up since many of these improvements are 2 times the ability of previous systems. Included are mounting accessories youre most likely to use during motorsports activities. The HD HERO2 Motorsports Edition is compatible with all GoPro expansion accessories and BacPacs, including the Wi-Fi BacPac and Wi-Fi Remote (coming soon). Note GoPro products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States. Whats Included 1 11MP HD HERO2 Camera 1 Waterproof Housing (197 / 60m) 1 HD Skeleton Backdoor 1 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery 1 USB Cable 1 Suction Cup Mount 1 J-Hook Buckle 2 Curved Surface Adhesive Mounts 3 Flat Surface Adhesive Mounts 1 Three-Way Pivot Arm Assorted Mounting Hardware Note SD card not included Features Professional 11MP Sensor 2x Faster Image Processor 2X Sharper Glass Lens Professional Low Light Performance Full 170, Medium 127, Narrow 90 FOV in 1080p and 720p Video 120 fps WVGA, 60 fps 720p, 48 fps 960p, 30 fps 1080p Video Full 170 and Medium 127 FOV Photos 10 11MP Photos Per Second Burst 1 11MP Photo Every 0.5 Sec Timelapse Mode 3.5mm External Stereo Microphone Input Simple Language-based User Interface Wi-Fi BacPac and Wi-Fi Remote Compatible (coming soon) Long Range Remote Control of up to 50 GoPro Cameras Wi-Fi Video/Photo Preview + Playback + Control via GoPro App Live Streaming Video and Photos to the Web Camera Optics 2X Sharper Professional Glass Lens f/2.8 Fixed Focus 170 Wide FOV (Including 1080p) 127 Medium FOV (In 1080p + 720p) 90 Narrow FOV Video HD RESOLUTIONS 1080p 19201080, 30PFS 960p 1280960, 48FPS + 30FPS 720p 1280720, 60PFS + 30FPS STANDARD DEFINITION RESOLUTIONS WVGA 848480, 120FPS + 60FPS High Performance,1 /2.3 CMOS Image Sensor Light Sensitivity .84 V/lux-sec Video Format H.264 codec, .mp4 File Format Exposure Control Spot, Center Weighted White Balance Auto Photo RESOLUTIONS 11MP, 8MP, 5 MP FOV Wide 170 FOV, Medium 127 FOV CAPTURE MODES Single, 10 Photo Burst, Time-Lapse, Self-Timer Now supports time-lapse photo every 0.5 seconds. Requires Class 10 speed SD Card. Audio Mono, 48 kHz, AAC Compression, Auto Gain Control Stereo External Microphone Input (3.5mm) Storage MEMORY SDHC Up to 32GB (Class 4 or Higher) AVERAGE RECORDING TIME WITH 32GB SD CARD 1080p30 4 hours 960p30 6 hours 720p60 4 hours 720p30 6 hours WVGA 120 4.5 hours Included Cables USB Cable For Charging and Data Transfer Battery Charging 1100mah Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Charge via USB Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista, 7 and Later Mac OS x 10.5 and Later Compatible with all GoPro BacPacs Wi-Fi BacPac and Wi-Fi Remote (Coming Soon) LCD BacPac Battery BacPac 3D HERO System (Compatible with future firmware release)
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Turning me into an adventure techie
PostedSeptember 18, 2012
Customer avatar
revzillacraig
From USA
State:PA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Gender:male
A great fun and instructive high-priced toy. The delivery had some problems but RevZilla did everything they could to make that situation better. I am not a big electronics / computer / tech person, so that colors my experience. Some kid half my age might be able to use this blindfolded. So there I am, excited as can be with all this cool new gadgetry I received. But, none of it is usable without updates. (I cleared the shelves... purchased extra batteries, SD cards, wifi backpack and remote, battery pac, wall charger. Anyway, something like six hours over two days to try and update and I'm ready to return it all. Read all the online GoPro User articles, etc. Finally discovered that the problem was my selection of USB port on my laptop and by changing to another USB port, then everything worked fine. Glad it is working but hated GoPro at that moment... nothing in their literature, nothing on their website about this. The Internet has hundreds, maybe a thousand persons complaining about update difficulties. Now I can finally turn everything on and try to use it. RTFB... for the most part well done, easy to follow. After getting the instruction basics down, the rest is easy to figure out. The user interface... on/off button for mode and shutter button for selection is okay once you get used to it. Though there should be a way to not have to cycle through all the modes to finally get to exit. Setup... i am using the RAM connectors... fantastic. Use... rates another fantastic... excellent HD video. The remote makes use very convenient. The only thing I do not like is that I cannot charge the remote on my bike because it shares the charging connector with the securing ring. If you install the securing ring to attach the remote to your bike (I hang it from my GPS so it is easy to see and reach to turn the HERO2 on/off or change modes#, then you cannot plug in for charging because the securing ring is in that connector. It is a clever locking connector, which gives me confidence for securing on my bike, but it should not come at the cost of losing the ability to charge the remote. Or, it should have a replaceable battery. So, before the day is over I must operate in manual mode because everything has plenty of power except the remote. After being spoiled by the remote, then manual operation sucks. I downloaded the free video processing software. Works okay. Had some problems converting some videos MP4 to avi #stopped halfway through# but others processed no problem. The battery pac and the wifi backpack block the back of the HERO2, so if it is mounted in front of you, then you lose the red indicator light on the back of the unit so you can know the status. They should make some led passthrough so this is not an issue. The remote screen and indicator light give you status .The various cases seem well constructed. I modified the open #non-waterproof# wifi case by drilling a hole in the side so i could install the power cable to the HERO2. Seems really stupid they did not do this from the factory, since the other side is open for the connections on that side. Also, hooked it up to the big screen television with an aftermarket cable... immediately recognized the device and had good quality video. The smartphone connection is just a bs promise now. GoPro tech support still does not know a software release date... just "this Fall"...even though Fall begins in four days. That really sucks because being able to view out in the field is useful to know if your camera is angled correctly. It would not play on an iPad... the iPad did not recognize the connected camera at all. If you buy all the extras, then the package can get expensive. But, I would do it again. It is great fun to record live-action videos. Also, it is instructional because you see how good your line is #or isn't# as you're racing through the curves.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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GoPro Wi Fi Bacpac WiFi Remote Combo Kit
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GoPro Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
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Airhawk Seat Pad The last mile feels like the first, thanks to AIRHAWK's exclusive Shape Fitting Technology. This patented system eliminates painful points and promotes consistent blood flow for a longer, more comfortable ride. Memory foam can't do it. Gel seat can't do it. Only a genuine AIRHAWK can do it. And it's fully customizable and portable - use it on any bike for any rider. The neoprene AIRHAWK's stretchy material has a much more substantial and luxurious feel, especially at the end of a long day in the saddle. Features The proof is in the ROHO DRY FLOATATION technology, which has effectiviely assisted in the healing and prevention of pressire sores in wheelchair and long-term care patients for over 30 years Inner bladder is made of neoprene The air-filled Airhawk cushio n custom fits your shape and redistributes pressure that causes numbness and discomfort when you ride In addition, your motorcycle cushion will reduce vibration and assist in absorbing shock 2-year manufacturer's warranty on cover Great for 200-1000 mile days Available in 3 sizes Small - 18 Deep x 12 Wide Sport Touring Dual Sport Standards Non-Touring-Harleys Medium - 14 Deep x 14 Wide Big Cruisers Sport Touring Standards Non-Touring-Harleys Harleys Large - 18 Deep x 14.5 Wide Big Cruisers Large Touring
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Your Mileage May Vary... Mine Was About Zero
PostedSeptember 18, 2012
Customer avatar
revzillacraig
From USA
State:PA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Ease of Install 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Performance 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Even though it was expensive, I decided to purchase this product because it had good advertising and good reviews. I realize that my seat and my body affect the outcome but for me this did not work at all. WIthout any pad I could ride for 6-8 hours without getting too uncomfortable. With the pad I could only ride 20 minutes. I tried many different pressure levels, although mostly at the low end. I tried the pad on two different days, but had the same result. With the way my seat is shaped and I am shaped, this pad rolled my hips forward underneath me, which put pressure on my tail bone. So, instead of sore butt cheeks in 6-8 hours, I had a sore back in 20 minutes. Other than the lame little securing straps, it seemed like a well made product. Many other users are very complimentary about this product but it did not work out for me at all. RevZilla agreed to a return. I "heart" RevZilla.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Firstgear Sierra Day Glo Rain Pants Aside from the obvious visual effect of being seen from 1000 yards away, this gear will keep you bone dry in the worst downpour. Recommended for those of us who do not let the weather dictate whether or not we hit the road. Features Waterproof/Breathable Nylon shell is fully seam sealed Double layered panels on calves Cargo pocket on thigh Jacket and pant articulated fit for riding position Jacket and pant include integrated stuff sack for easy storage
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I will wear these alone on wet roads or light drizzle when I do not wear the rain jacket but want to keep my pants dry
PostedAugust 27, 2012
Customer avatar
revzillacraig
From USA
State:PA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
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
I like my obnoxiously bright yellow First Gear Sierra Day Glo Rain Jacket and Pants. If they run you over in the rain when you are wearing one of these, it must have been intentional. I bought it because of the quality and features and the color and I am happy with all. It is expensive, but much less so than the motorcycle branded outfits. It is better made and with better features than all those I tried in the local stores. The built in pocket which turns into the bag for each of the jacket and pants are great... appropriately sized and conveniently located to make packing simple. The jacket stored perfectly easily the first time. The pants took a couple times to work out the best technique. So, received my new rain gear and this was the first time I can remember wishing for rain. Did I ever get it on the second day of the trip... hours of it and sometimes really heavy and windy. Not a drop inside the suit (except as will be mentioned below). The seals all worked well. I was a leary of the sela on the front not having velcro but the double seal worked great. I cannot imagine riding in worse weather and the suit worked fine. It was comfortable, too. And, fit well standing / walking as well as riding and any riding related movements. The LONG zippers on the legs (to the knees) are great. Easy to get boots in. (Okay, maybe not easy hopping on one leg at the side of the rode. But, easier than any others I tried.) The elastic bands and velcro seals at the legs and arms hold the pants and jacket securely. I did have a rain leakage issue but that may be a user issue. My shirt was wet at my stomach. I think the water rolled up my legs and under the jacket and onto my shirt. There are pull straps and clamps inside the jacket on both sides but I did not use those. I will use those next time. I bought an XL because I have long arms and legs although I am thin, so that might have contributed to the water access without the drawstrings being tightened. Would I buy this again if I had to replace my new suit... absolutely, and no hesitation to recommend it. What would I tell First Gear? I really like this yellow color BUT does it ever pick up sprayed road dirt / oils AND is that ever hard to clean. I had to soak the stains in diswashing detergent and some of them still show light risidual stain marks. The material really needs to have a finish that prevents that or at least makes cleaning less burdensome. This is a serious issue. The strength and feel and comfort of the material is good but there is something wrong with the finish. I think I forgot to mention... the construction quality is excellent... both how it is put together for movement and the quality of seam joining.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Nelson-Rigg Waterproof Boot Covers Wear over your shoes or boots to keep them dry in the rain Made with 100 waterproof polyester with PVC piping Highly visible reflective bindings increase nightime visibility Rubberized 1/2 sole Medium - Men's size 6-8, Women's size 6-10 Large - Men's size 9-11 XL - Men's size 12-14
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
My First Negative Review
PostedAugust 27, 2012
Customer avatar
revzillacraig
From USA
State:PA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
1 / 5
1 / 5
One postive and one neutral thing first: Postitive: These seem well constructed. The material and fabrication seems good quality. And, they look good. Neutral: There are a lot of rain boot covers made just like this, so lots of people must not think it is a fatal flaw. My problem: I do not like the back / heel part being open. (I did not recognize this condition when I ordered these boot covers.) I do not like this because after many hours of riding in the pouring rain and spray up from the rode, I did get some water intrusion. I do not like this because when I get off the bike I want to be able to walk around and occassionally walk through a puddle without soaking my boots, which open back / heel boot covers do not prevent. BUT THE DEAL KILLER FOR ME is that the first time I put the kickstand down I almost dumped the bike because the mf half sole must have caught on the kickstand and brought it back up. The second time I knew to watch for this so there was no risk of the bike falling over but even being careful the half sole still caught the kickstand and brought it back up. F that! I don't know if it is my stand style or the fit of the boot cover versus my boot size but I cannot believe this style of half sole is so popular. I looked for a long time before I finally found a full sole rain boot (that was not golashes), so I can stomp around in puddles without getting my boots wet and have no fear of catching the kickstand and have good non-slippery full rubber soles. The rubber side comes up about two inches before the zipper and velcro start, so it is just the smallest bit less convenient than simply slipping your boot in from the back. But, the water resistance and safety aspect suit my preferences. I purchased these at the same time I purchased the First Gear Sierra Day Glo Rain Jacket and Pants and I like those products at lot.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Cortech Super 2.0 36-Liter Saddlebags 1680 denier ballistic polyester and 1800 denier three-lined twill Jacquard weave side pockets with a polyester backing Protective heat shield on lower section of bags and back piping (minimum clearance of 2 required) Protective non-slip, non scratch diamond pattern strap and side pads help to protect the motorcycles finish Two-tone red and black soft interior lining Zippered side pocket on each bag Phoslite reflective piping Internal support panels Quick-release mounting system connects to Cortech Super 2.0 Tail Bag Reversible main closure zipper sliders allow for concealment when closed Locking zipper sliders and expandable main compartment increases each bags capacity Rain covers included (removable) Dimensions 16.9L x 6.7W x 10.2D (36 Liters per Bag) 16.9L x 9.2W x 10.2D (Expanded)
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Small Saddlebags
PostedAugust 27, 2012
Customer avatar
revzillacraig
From USA
State:PA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Install 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I purchased the saddlebags and tailbag. I wanted small bags... and that is what I got. You better want small bags if you choose these. The bags seem well constructed and have a good appearance. The four quick connect belts from the tail bag to the saddlebags work great. When I don't have the saddlebags on and the tail bag is not expanded, then I loop those four belts through the luggage rack and connect them into the four receiving quick connects on the sides of the tail bag... very secure mounting. The tail bag has a good handle for carrying the tail bag as luggage when needed. In order to carry my laptop (11" x 8"# I need to expand the tail bag. I had the tail bag on in a heavy rain for a couple of hours and the rain cover, stored readily available in a back pocket, kept the inside dry. I double plastic bag the stuff inside anyway #belt and suspenders mentality# but never have to whine about wet stuff. What would I recommend to Cortech? I added two grommeted holes through the bottom of the bag so that I could run a security wire from inside the bag out one grommet holes around the luggage rack and through the other grommet hole back into the bag to the lock. Does not make it theft proof but no one can just pick it up and walk away with it now. That way I don't feel like I have to carry the bag around when I stop somewhere. The rubberized cover on the bottom of the bag seals the grommet holes from dirt or weather during use if you are thoughtful about where to locate the grommet holes. I bought the security wire from Philadelphia Security Products. I also put a grommet hole above the main compartment zipper pull #in that neat zipper nest space# and drilled a hole in the zipper pull, so I could put a lock on that. Use one of those TSA type luggage cable locks. Again, it won't stop someone from cutting the bag open or somehow otherwise working at stealing my stuff but at least they won't just unzip it and walk away with my iPod and GPS and other valuables when I leave the bike for a few hours. The tailbag is a good day bag and I can fit tools and other stuff in there no problem. I am less impressed with the saddlebags. Need to expand those to just to make it through a weekend if you carry tools and raingear and normal amounts of travel-in-comfort stuff. I need to come up with something for attachment. I drape them over the luggage rack and use the supplied quick connect belts front and back. It is sufficient but not elegant. I need to find a way to secure the connecting bridge of the saddlebags to my luggage rack. I put three grommets through that connecting bridge so when I loop the security wire though the luggage rack I also loop it through the saddlebags connecting bridge grommet holes. Same rationale... someone cannot just walk away with those now either. Generally happy with these. I looked and looked on line and at stores before I purchased these and never found anything I liked better that had a small footprint and as good of build quality.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Firstgear Sierra Day Glo Rain Jacket Aside from the obvious visual effect of being seen from 1000 yards away, this gear will keep you bone dry in the worst downpour. Recommended for those of us who do not let the weather dictate whether or not we hit the road. Features Waterproof/Breathable Nylon shell is fully seam sealed Jacket features an under-the-helmet rain hood stuffed in the collar Velcro adjustment tabs at wrists and upper arms Soft-lined inner collar 2 zipper front pockets Black reflective stripes for greater visibility at night Jacket and pant articulated fit for riding position Jacket and pant include integrated stuff sack for easy storage
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
You can direct traffic with this yellow rain gear
PostedAugust 27, 2012
Customer avatar
revzillacraig
From USA
State:PA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
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
I like my obnoxiously bright yellow First Gear Sierra Day Glo Rain Jacket and Pants. If they run you over in the rain when you are wearing one of these, it must have been intentional. I bought it because of the quality and features and the color and I am happy with all. It is expensive, but much less so than the motorcycle branded outfits. It is better made and with better features than all those I tried in the local stores. The built in pocket which turns into the bag for each of the jacket and pants are great... appropriately sized and conveniently located to make packing simple. The jacket stored perfectly easily the first time. The pants took a couple times to work out the best technique. So, received my new rain gear and this was the first time I can remember wishing for rain. Did I ever get it on the second day of the trip... hours of it and sometimes really heavy and windy. Not a drop inside the suit (except as will be mentioned below). The seals all worked well. I was a leary of the sela on the front not having velcro but the double seal worked great. I cannot imagine riding in worse weather and the suit worked fine. It was comfortable, too. And, fit well standing / walking as well as riding and any riding related movements. The LONG zippers on the legs (to the knees) are great. Easy to get boots in. (Okay, maybe not easy hopping on one leg at the side of the rode. But, easier than any others I tried.) The elastic bands and velcro seals at the legs and arms hold the pants and jacket securely. I did have a rain leakage issue but that may be a user issue. My shirt was wet at my stomach. I think the water rolled up my legs and under the jacket and onto my shirt. There are pull straps and clamps inside the jacket on both sides but I did not use those. I will use those next time. I bought an XL because I have long arms and legs although I am thin, so that might have contributed to the water access without the drawstrings being tightened. Would I buy this again if I had to replace my new suit... absolutely, and no hesitation to recommend it. What would I tell First Gear? I really like this yellow color BUT does it ever pick up sprayed road dirt / oils AND is that ever hard to clean. I had to soak the stains in diswashing detergent and some of them still show light risidual stain marks. The material really needs to have a finish that prevents that or at least makes cleaning less burdensome. This is a serious issue. The strength and feel and comfort of the material is good but there is something wrong with the finish. I think I forgot to mention... the construction quality is excellent... both how it is put together for movement and the quality of seam joining.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Cortech Super 2.0 24-Liter Tail Bag 1680 denier ballistic polyester and 1800 denier three-lined twill Jacquard weave side pockets with a polyester backing Will mount to Cortech Super 2.0 Saddlebags or by themselves (as shown in picture above) Removable neoprene base Two-tone red and black soft interior lining Quick-release mounting system with storage pockets for mounting straps when not in use Easy access, top loading main compartment Expandable main compartment with snap lock zippers One-way zipper on main compartment with Zipper Garage for concealment Top flap internal organizer pocket Phoslite reflective striping and logo Comfortable rubberized carrying handle Cortech Jacquard weave shoulder strap Rain cover included Dimensions 13.4L x 14.2W x 7.5D (24 liter)
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
If A Small Bag Will Work for You
PostedAugust 27, 2012
Customer avatar
revzillacraig
From USA
State:PA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Install 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I purchased the saddlebags and tailbag. I wanted small bags... and that is what I got. You better want small bags if you choose these. The bags seem well constructed and have a good appearance. The four quick connect belts from the tail bag to the saddlebags work great. When I don't have the saddlebags on and the tail bag is not expanded, then I loop those four belts through the luggage rack and connect them into the four receiving quick connects on the sides of the tail bag... very secure mounting. The tail bag has a good handle for carrying the bag as luggage when needed. In order to carry my laptop (11" x 8"# I need to expand the tail bag. I had the tail bag on in a heavy rain for a couple of hours and the rain cover, stored readily available in a back pocket, kept the inside dry. I double plastic bag the stuff inside anyway #belt and suspenders mentality# but never have to whine about wet stuff. What would I recommend to Cortech? I added two grommeted holes through the bottom of the bag so that I could run a security wire from inside the bag out one gromment holes around the luggage rack and through the other grommet hole back into the bag to the lock. Does not make it theft proof but no one can just pick it up and walk away with it now. That way I don't feel like I have to carry the bag around when I stop somewhere. The rubberized cover on the bottom of the bag seals the grommet holes from dirt or weather during use if you are thoughtful about where to locate the grommet holes. I bought the security wire from Philadelphia Security Products. I also put a grommet hole above the main compartment zipper pull #in that neat zipper nest space# and drilled a hole in the zipper pull, so I could put a lock on that. Use one of those TSA type luggage cable locks. Again, it won't stop someone from cutting the bag open or somehow otherwise working at stealing my stuff but at least they won't just unzip it and walk away with my iPod and GPS and other valuables when I leave the bike for a few hours. The tailbag is a good day bag and I can fit tools and other stuff in there no problem. I am less impressed with the saddlebags. Need to expand those to just to make it through a weekend if you carry tools and raingear and normal amounts of travel-in-comfort stuff. I need to come up with something for attachment. I drape them over the luggage rack and use the supplied quick connect belts front-to-front and back-to-back. It is sufficient but not elegant. I need to find a way to secure the connecting bridge of the saddlebags to my luggage rack. I put three grommet holes through that connecting bridge so when I loop the security wire though the luggage rack I also loop it through the saddlebags connecting bridge grommet holes. Same rationale... someone cannot just walk away with those now either. Generally happy with these. I looked and looked on line and at stores before I purchased these and never found anything I liked better that had a small footprint and as good of build quality. As always RevZilla is great.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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