sp115
 
 
 
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    July 20, 2012
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    August 5, 2013
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Forcefield Pro Shirt The Forcefield Pro Shirt is the ultimate all action shirt with high-spec CE approved armor located at the elbows, shoulders and chest and now with a complete built in CE Level 2 back protector. The Pro Shirt combines molded Nitrex Evo technical energy-absorbing material, with the all new M15 armor a specialised polymer from Nitrile rubber that has been optimised to achieve low weight, flexibility and Repeat Performance Technology (RPT) ensuring protection is given even after multiple impacts The Pro Shirts armor is removable and built into a shell made from BeCool a unique fiber that has a greater diffusive area than standard fiber this ensures high levels of breathability and comfort. During exercise the unique shape of the BeCool fibre means it acts like a fan extracting hot and wet air away from the body and replacing it with cool and fresh air. Maximum protection and all day comfort. Features CE Approved to EN1621-2 Level 2 (Back Protector) Removable armor at the back, elbow, shoulder and chest Highly Flexible breathable 3d moulding Machine washable (with the armor removed) Repeat performance Technology (RPT) Front zip fastening Perforation panels
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Almost perfect for what it's intended to do - yet still a pain in the...
PostedAugust 5, 2013
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sp115
From PVD
State:RI
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Let's cut straight to the point - wiggling your way into a skin-tight shirt containing body armor, then adding a jacket over it, is a pretty inefficient way of protecting yourself. So if you haven't already got a motorcycle specific jacket with integrated armor, do yourself a favor and go buy one. The whole process of getting ready will take less than 10-seconds and you won't actually have to go through the constant mental debate of "do I really want to go through all that effort just to go get milk?"
On the other hand, if you live in that fantasy world where you think that a that waxed-cotton relic actually is a great motorcycle jacket and that life without it will somehow ruin your motorcycle aesthetic (and obviously I do), then buy it - it’s the best piece of kit out there.
Pro’s : it’s fits like a glove, so once you have it on you completely forget about it. It flows air well (if you leave zipper down on your over-jacket).
Con’s: Expensive. Can’t be worn as a single piece and, except for a tee-shirt, can’t be worn over another shirt comfortably. Zipper extends up into the neck a bit too high which means you have to find the sweet-spot where it doesn’t hit your neck yet also doesn’t flap at speed. Spiderman styling guarantees you will get some seriously odd looks as you go through the gymnastic put-in-on/take-it-off process.
Bottom line – it’s the absolute best option if you insist on the least convenient way of wearing motorcycle protection.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Thruxton
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Elsinore Boots The Icon 1000 Elsinore's five-strap, alloy-buckle chassis, stamped metal heel plate, and internal steel shank combine for a serious dose of moto-x homage. The traditional Goodyear welt construction mates the Icon street-specific sole to the magnificent leather upper. A medial entry zipper, allocated from Paratrooper jump boots, is the only luxury the Elsinore will allow itself. A modern relic from an era when men were iron and tanks were steel. The Elsinore, old-school MX reinterpreted for the urban sprawl. Features 12 top grain leather upper Goodyear welt construction Icon cast metal buckles Icon stamped metal heel plate Heat pressed leather shifter panel Heat pressed molded leather shin plate Internal ankle protection Axialmetric steel shank YKK Zippers
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style and protection, but quality is lacking
PostedJuly 20, 2012
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sp115
From PVD
State:RI
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:male
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 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
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I spent a month looking for boots and finally narrowed it down to either the Gasolina Orignal or the Aerostitch Combat Touring boots...then I saw these. Ultimately the retro styling and the glowing reviews led me to pull the trigger on the Elsisnore..
So I ordered up two pair (to figure out the fit) and had my first ride in them about a week ago.
My initial impressions:
- Out of the box they are stiff but comfortable and fit well. I’m a 12.5 so after I immediately added a Superfeet insole (http://www.superfeet.com/products/), I decided the 13 would work best. BTW, this is something I do to every boot I own and if you've never done this, you should try it. This one simple change can transform a boot.
- I was able to tuck my jeans into them after I made some adjustments to the straps, which kills the pant-flap but it definitely ups the motocross-super-hero look. And speaking of looks: the stitching is yellow BTW. Not a dull, golden-yellow but bright, lemony yellow. I'll be heading for a puddle as soon as I see one.
- As for construction, I’d say they were OK for the price-point. They are manufactured in China so the stitching wanders a bit and no one will ever confuse them with a $500 pair of Sidis. You can expect to spend 20 minutes with a bottle of Fray Check and a razor to trim all the loose ends. Also I was surprised by the fact that the heat pressed shift pad on the toe isn’t actually stitched over the top of the toe cap, but rather stitched to a cut out section, so rather than having two pieces of leather in this high wear area, you actually only have one. And finally, take a look at the stitching on the lower sole to the welt. I don’t think it’s going to fall apart, but it really is a mess. Bottom line is, anyone who thinks this is what a top of the line boot looks like is simply mistaken. These are a $230 pair of Chinese boots.
First ride:
- Wow, this boot has a huge toe box! I could barely get my foot tucked in to shift. The first merge into traffic was a seriously thrilling couple of seconds. Consider yourself warned - don’t pull out of the drive way without adjusting the shift lever position.
One week later:
- After about 300 miles of riding they are already starting to break in at the left ankle (contorted shifting clearly helped). I made one adjustment already to lever height but might make one more. Though I do hope I don't have to raise it up so much that it becomes awkward to down-shift.
Other than that I will be keeping my eye on the shift patch as it already appears scuffed and I’m slightly concerned that it may not last.
Overall? I would have say I have mixed feelings, they’re comfortable and feel like they should offer some protection but the construction and concern over quality combined with the shifting issue has me thinking that these are ultimately going to end up in the back of the closet. I guess time will tell…
No, I do not recommend this product.
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