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 Olympia Airglide 3 Jacket
Olympia Airglide 3 Jacket
Olympia Airglide 3 Jacket Enhanced function and versatility are the key elements offered in our new Airglide 3 jacket. Heat, wind, rain and cold are no match for this cutting edge style. Constructed in authentic Dupont Cordura with ballistic nylon mesh panels, this jacket offers maximum airflow with superior abrasion resistance. For added safety, the Airglide offers double rows of 3M Scotchlite piping at the chest, back and sleeves. Equipped with a sporty two stage, wind and waterproof, Thermolite insulated liner jacket, this style delivers the ultimate in multi season riding comfort. Features Outer shell constructed in 500 denier Dupont Cordura with ballistic airflow mesh panels Waterproof, Thermolite insulated two stage liner jacket Removable CE approved Motion Flexarmor at elbows and shoulders Removable CE approved Motion Flexarticulated back protector Cool mesh airflow lining Custom Fit detailing at collar, cuffs,elbows and waist Comfort neoprene framed collar 3M Scotchlite reflective piping atfront, sides and back 8 connecting zipper for pants Five storage pockets
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Bought for the Toxic Color Scheme
PostedNovember 12, 2012
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js290
Rider Type:Commuter
State:GA
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
The Olympia sizing guide recommended medium for my frame, but the small fits fine. A medium probably would have draped over me like a muumuu. The shoulder and neck area bunches up a little bit when I wear the jacket like a poorly fitted suit jacket, but it's not really an issue.
The velcro neck collar on the Airglide is a bit small, so it doesn't wrap around a balaclava. The velcro wrist straps are different than the zippers I'm use to on my other jackets.
The wind and thermal lining seems to work well. And, them being removable allows me to wear other wind/thermal protection.
Toxic color scheme and clearance pricing were definitely my motivating factors for buying this jacket. Not sure I'd pay the retail price for it, though.
Yes, I recommend this product.
+1point
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Vemar Eclipse Night Vision Helmet The ultimate in night time high viz, Vemar's Night Vision Helmet gives you that extra sense of security on the road once the sun goes down. The solar rays absorbed during your daytime ride keeps the helmet aglow for up to 8 hours, with the highest intensity being in the first 2-3 hours, with a gradual decrease thereafter. Vemar's proprietary paint formula includes a phosphorescent formula that does not have a lifespan, which means that this helmet will continue to emit light well beyond it's wearable years! Vemar Eclipse Night Vision Helmets are painted with special glow in the dark paint to increase night time visibility. Vemar Eclipse Night Vision Helmets have the Vemar trademark oval fit for elimination of pressure points and have an enhanced ventilation system as well as an anti bacterial liner. Vemar Eclipse Night Vision Helmets come with a helmet bag and detailed instructions. Features Engineered and manufactured in Italy to the motorcyclist specific EC standard Snell, EC, BSI and DOT certified Exterior shell is aerodynamically shaped for ease of cutting through the air with less buffeting and wind noise, thus lessening the stress on the rider's neck muscles after a long ride The exterior shell is constructed of a lightweight yet incredibly strong carbon fiber/aerodynamic/fiberglass blend The Eclipse features a mid oval shell shape which offers a more generous fit front to back and more snug fit ear to ear Three sizes of outer shells cover the eight helmet sizes for the ultimate in a light weight yet proportional fit Features the exclusive Vemar Klima adjustable full ventilation system with four intake vents on the top of the shell and two large exhaust vents in the rear Inner liner is manufactured from a technical fiber that provides lifelong treatment against odor, fungus and bacteria, and extraordinary wicking capabilities that result in enhanced rider comfort Inner liner has a full, wrap around chin curtain for the ultimate in comfort and noise reduction Inner liners, chin curtain and cheek pads are removable and washable The cheek pads are designed to perfectly follow the shape of the riders face and are molded from a proprietary material that has more memory then the foam used by the competitors, and consequently they are able to maintain their shape longer Removable and washable ultra plush non-deformable high density expanded polyurethane cheek pads Padded chin strap with double D-ring closure system An anti-fog, non-scratch 2.2mm thick clear shield is standard An extra anti-fog, non-scratch 2.2mm thick 50 tinted or smoke shield is included with each helmet Five (5) year warranty from manufacturing date, which equates to the full usable life of the helmet A medium Eclipse helmet weighs approximately 1450 grams or 3.2 pounds Every Vemar helmet comes with a high quality helmet bag and a detailed user guide Superbly detailed, high pixel count, multi color and affect graphics Glows in the Dark
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Visor Refraction Problems
PostedAugust 24, 2012
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js290
Rider Type:Commuter
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Weight
Light
Slightly Heavy
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Long Oval
Round
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I have the non-glow-in-the-dark version. Beautiful helmet. The helmet feels heavy when you pick it up, but it seems well balanced so I don't really notice when I wear it. The biggest problem is the visor seems to have refraction problems which is most noticeable in low light conditions. Motonation, the US Vemar distributor, has been extremely gracious in sending me a replacement visor, however it suffers from the same problem. I would recommend the helmet except for the clear visor.
For those interested in fit, I also wear the old Arai Vector in large and had to go to an XL in the Eclipse. The old Vector fit me perfectly. The Eclipse not quite as perfectly, but good enough.
Rides: 2005 Ducati Monster S2R 800
No, I do not recommend this product.
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