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Klim Women's Allure Gloves Adding to the Klim Women's Line of technical riding gear, the Klim Ladies Allure Glove carries the GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY promise while mantaining high levels of breathability. This women-specific glove includes GORE-TEX fabric with GORE 2 in 1 Technology. The glove has two completely separate chambers for the hand. In warm position the hand is at the center of the glove and at the center of 200 and 100 gram Thinsulate Insulation. In grip position, the majority of the insulation is on the top of the hand leaving a small layer between the hand and the grips. The grip position allows the rider to take advantage of hand warmers while maximizing protection from wind chill on the top of the hand. Features GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY Specifically designed for women GORE-TEX glove with GORE 2 in 1 technology Warm position - 200 gram Thinsulate on Top of hand and 100 gram Thinsulate on palm of hand Grip position - 300 gram Thinsulate on top of hand and only leather on palm side Micro-fleece lined interior 3M Scotchlite reflective panels Adjustable wrist cinch Adjustable one-hand pull shock cord on Extended gauntlet Goggle squeegee Gusseted thumb Seamless palm Water-resistant breathable leather on palm, fingers and fourchettes Heat embossed graphics Micro-injected logo Genuine leather palm
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Expect more
PostedMarch 31, 2013
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nomnom
From New York
State:NY
Rider Type:Gear Geek
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
These are pretty good gloves, but I expected more for the price I paid.
As a 2up passenger riding through cold weather, these provided great protection. Unfortunately as a rider, I found that they were too thick for me to comfortably operate the clutch/brake levers.
I've recently opened up to the world of heated gear (amaaaazing!), so I would recommend getting a more flexible, thin glove 'shell', and wearing heated liners underneath. That way, when it gets warm, you can just remove the liners and you're all set to go!
Rides: 2013 BMW F700GS
+1point
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Dainese Women's Avant Race Boots Designed for the more sporting female riders, the Avant Race Women's Boot is distinguished by its racing style that still maintains a feminine look. Provided with a TPU insert on the tibia and a removable slider, this Lorica boot has inserts in elasticated D-Stone fabric, elasticated bellows and calf tightness adjustment for correct ergonomics. Split leather inserts ensure better grip on the bike, a zip at the rear guarantees better fit. This technical boot is completed by a double jersey mesh liner. Protection Thermoplastic polyurethane inserts on the shin and ankle Nylon toe Ergonomics and Comfort Lorica upper Split leather insert D-Stone fabric Elasticated bellows Velcro calf adjuster Closing with zipper at the back Double jersey airgap liner Localized perforation Other TPU gear shifter guard Soft inserts Non-slip sole with differentiated design Setscrew wrench supplied Replaceable plastic slider
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good boots for a new rider
PostedMarch 31, 2013
Customer avatar
nomnom
From New York
State:NY
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort
My boyfriend and I have been riding cross country and we like to take frequent stops and camp where we can. Sometimes we take quick walks up a hill or head down towards a creek (for a photo op, bathroom break, etc.), without changing into sneakers/boots. These boots are pretty comfy to walk in--I don't really notice I'm wearing motorcycle. I haven't tested them in heavy puddles/rain, but I've walked through muddy stuff and come out dry.
Protection
Compared to other boots, these fell nicely in the middle for me--not bare (they have ankle protection), and not super rigid. It could probably be more protective, but I'm not a racer or hard core dirt rider, so it's been fine for my purposes. I have dumped the bike on and off road tons of times, and my feet and ankles are still okay!
I'm considering getting the white/red ones as well because they look pretty hot :)
Rides: 2013 BMW F700GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Tornado Pants The REV'IT! TORNADO trousers combine maximum cooling, through air mesh panels, with abrasion-resistant fabric and CE-approved armor at the knees, to give you ultimate temperature flexibility in adventure touring trousers. Like the REV'IT! TORNADO jacket, the trousers are equipped with the all-new 2-in-1 liners that combine a 100 waterproof membrane with a thermal insulated liner, which are easily zipped out and stowed away for hot weather days. These trousers are so practical and easy to get on and off (with or without liners), thanks to the full length zippers, that you're going to wonder how you ever lived without them. REVIT PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell polyester rib, PWRshell mesh, polyester 600D, PWRwax 500D, PWRshell 500D stretch, polyester dull 600D, Lorica reg Insulation detachable 2-in-1 thermal liner and membrane Waterproofing detachable hydratex G-liner (5000mm H2O) Breathability detachable hydratex G-liner (5000g/m2/24hrs) Composition outer shell 86 polyamide, 14 polyester lining 100 polyester membrane 100 polyamide (100 polyurethane coating, insulation 100 polyester) Protection Knox Flexiform CE protection at knees, prepared for TRYONIC Seesoft CE-level 1 type B hip protector insert - version RV01 ( sold separately ) Visibility laminated reflection at upper legs and calves ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability adjustment straps at waist, adjustment tab at ankles Ventilation ventilation panels at legs Features short connection zipper, elastic at waistband, adjustable protector pockets, easy entrance zipper Pockets slit pockets NOTE The Tornado Pants run 1 size larger compared to other REV'IT! Pants and to what the size charts indicate. If you measure up to be a size 52, you should go with a 50 instead.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great all around pants. Pros/Cons
PostedMarch 31, 2013
Customer avatar
nomnom
From New York
State:NY
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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I bought these last year and have ridden cross country in them as a passenger, and recently as a new bike owner. These have been good to me across all types of weather, between ~30-80+ degrees. Quick summary from my experience:
Pros
- When it gets hot, you can easily take the liners out, and there is sooo much air flow because the front of the pants are basically mesh throughout the length. You can definitely feel the wind breeze through.
- Getting in and out of the pants are easy, which especially comes in handy if you wear taller boots. The inseam sides of the pants can basically zip all the way up (not necessary, but convenient :)
- You can adjust the kneepads easily by moving the kneepads them up/down within a pocket, via a 2-step velcro system. Only issue with me is that being 5'2", the knee pad still falls a little low. But I've fallen tons of times and have been protected well.
- Liners keep you warm when it's cold. I've worn them in ~30 degree weather with long socks and have felt fine. If you easily get cold, you can add a thin baselayer underneath and be cozy (heated liners would be overkill).
Cons
- The pockets. I like to get in and out of my pockets easily. For some reason I dread putting stuff in these pockets because of how they are positioned/tight against my body. They zip open/close easily, but even my small hands have to dig into the pocket a bit to put stuff in it...and when I pull my hand out, the zipper sort of scrapes against the back of my hand. Relative to the bigger picture, this is no big deal.
- When it warms up during the day, be sure to take the liners off. Otherwise, you can sweat pretty quickly (the liners themselves are not breathable at all), so that can get uncomfortable fast.
- (A con only for short people) - I am 5'2" and they run a little long. But the 34's fit great on me otherwise (I am typically a size 0/XS).
Overall
Great deal. Durable (I've ridden on and off road). Versatile. Enjoy them!
Rides: 2013 BMW F700GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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