HoundofWinter
 
 
 
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    August 15, 2012
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    December 17, 2012
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Moose Racing Expedition Tail Pack Sturdy construction with rugged exterior combines strength and durability Universal, quick-detach mounting system includes six mounting straps so you can securely mount your pack to a variety of vehicles Wide top opening and zippered side expansion compartments makes packing a breeze Carry handle and removable shoulder straps are included along with an accessory duffle bag for extra storage External zippered pockets, outer mesh pockets, internal mesh pouches and organizer section help control your cargo Straddles the back seat or luggage rack Includes everything you need for complete installation
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great tail bag, lots of space.
PostedDecember 17, 2012
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HoundofWinter
From Ewa Beach, Oahu
State:HI
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought this for my Ninja 650r because I could really find anything else that could fit it that wasn't expensive, like a Kriega bag.
It's a great bag with good quality material and zippers, it can pack loads of stuff, but it doesn't look ridiculous or over-sized on the bike; so basically it's got the balance between packable volume and practical size. There are a ton of pockets: the main one, two long & narrow ones on each long side, two short & narrow ones on the short side. Each of the small pockets either have specialty pockets in or around them designed for anything from tools to bottle holders, or simply smaller pockets. It's pretty water-resistant; I literally just got back from a ride in light rain to grab a couple things and from getting out of the garage, the ride over, being parked in a lot for 20 minutes, the ride back, to parking back in the garage, the inside was still dry. I'm sure if this thing got soaked, everything inside would soak too, but it's nice to know it's got a reasonable amount of water-resistance to it.
The straps that hold the bag in place are adequate. If you're smart about how you strap it down to a bike that doesn't really have hooks or rails for luggage, you can get the thing on tight and it won't shift at all at its base.
The only real drawback of the bag for me is that everything but the base deforms when it's not completely full, which leads to it folding forward and getting under my butt (uncomfortable and distracting) or folding backward and potentially covering-up my tailight and/or turn-signals (dangerous and potential bait for police patrolman).
To counteract this, you can tighten-up the two long straps that run over the bag, essentially shrinking it and reducing its folding range so it doesn't deform enough to do either of things I mentioned. That being said, I think this thing should come with some sort of internal skeleton or bracing. If the bag had more structural rigidness in the form of what I just mentioned, I would 5-star this thing with gusto.
As is, it's a solid 4-star bag with some relatively minor gripes.
Rides: 2011 Kawasaki EX650 Ninja 650R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese High Visibility Pro Features High-tenacity polyamide fabric Inserts in elastic fabric Waist adjustment Mesh liner Garment certified to EN 471 Standard Reflective inserts 1 outside pocket Internal pocket Rear external pocket
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best hi-vis jacket out there
PostedNovember 5, 2012
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HoundofWinter
From Oahu
State:HI
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I need a hi-vis jacket to make it on base, but I didn't want the orange icon vest that EVERYONE else had, so I scoured Revzilla and came upon this. I'm really glad I got it. It's still not cool to wear, but its as close as you'll get to cool in hi-vis gear, plus I've been told that the giant glowing devil head really grabs people's attention if they're behind me with their headlights on!
I'm a medium, but I grabbed a large and it fits perfectly over my medium (size 50) jackets. Ventilation is great, even at the lowest speeds, I can't tell that I'm wearing it unless I look down. The card holder is good too, I just wish it was easier to take it out with gloves on because gate guards usually want to see both sides of the card before letting you through.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sports design and safety matched with elevated comfort levels are the concepts at the heart of the new Portland 2 jacket developed for use in the warmer months thanks to the air inlets in Boomerang mesh and the built-in Shield Air G2 back protector, which together with the removable composite protectors ensures safety in case of fall. The ergonomic design is the result of construction in stretch Mugello fabric that guarantees a constantly tight fit and the possibility to fasten the jacket to the pants by zipper. The liner has been provided with silver ion treatment to keep hygiene levels constantly high. Protection From Shock Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard. Includes Shield Air G2 back protector certified to EN 1621.2/2003 Standard(Lev. 1). Abrasion And Tear Resistance Mugello fabric. Boomerang mesh inserts. Ergonomics Adjustment strap on neck. Wrist adjustement. Waist adjustment. Jacket-trousers fastening system. Temperature Regulation Nanofeel liner with Silver ion treatment. Air vents. External fabric with water resistance treatment. Other Features Reflective inserts. 2 outside pockets. Internal pocket. NOTE Dainese made a change in production the zippers / buttons as pictured are red anodized. However, when the jacket went into production it was produced with black zippers / button pulls, so the pictures / video are inaccurate in this respect.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Turning heads with style instead of exhaust noise.
PostedAugust 15, 2012
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HoundofWinter
From Portland, OR/Lihue, HI
State:HI
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This was my first Dainese product, and I pretty much only buy Dainese. The jacket fits really well and is comfortable. The balance between ventilation and protection is also perfect. It's just what I needed for riding in Hawaii in everything but the hottest days (have a Dainese Shotgun jacket for that).
The armor at the forearms, shoulders, and back all stays in place so I don't have to worry about it sliding around and not being there in case I ever need it. The back protector, as others have mentioned, was a big selling point for me and I can transfer it between jackets.
My only gripe is a small one and it's with the sleeve cuffs. They're too wide to fit under a glove gauntlet and they're too narrow to really fit over without causing a bit of bunching-up in the sleeve. This is just an aesthetic complaint though, everything else about the jacket is bang on. I highly recommend it to anyone living in warmer climes wanting a vented jacket that still protects and makes you look good.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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