ChazS
 
 
 
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    August 1, 2012
  • Last review
    January 31, 2013
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    4.3
 
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Klim Balaclava The lower half is constructed using WINDSTOPPER for complete protection from the wind while the upper half is constructed with Coolmax reducing heat under your helmet and controlling moisture from sweating. A Lycra stretch back panel along with ergonomic patterning has created a perfect fitting balaclava. This technical head sock is guaranteed to be the most comfortable balaclava you have ever worn.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Indispensable for colder weather riding.
PostedJanuary 31, 2013
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ChazS
From Asheville
State:NC
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Out of all the cold weather gear I've purchased this was probably the best thing after my jacket. Keeps the wind and cold out of my jacket, out of my helmet and off my neck. Can't be beat for this price.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Tiger 800
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Forcefield Tornado+ Pants Constructed using Defender Fabric a cutting edge material that blocks airflow from the outside to maintain core temperature by reducing wind chill whilst still remaining fully breathable and Thermolite which provides warmth and comfort without weight, even when wet. Thermolite fabric is made with engineered hollow-core fibres that trap air for greater insulation and dries 20 faster than other thermal material and 50 faster than cotton. Thermolite is also Anti-Bacterial stopping the development of bacteria caused by perspiration. The use of flat seams, soft lining and lightweight material ensure the Tornado+ is both comfortable and practical. Features Wind proof front panels Thermolite thermal insulation Hollow core fibre technology Flat seam construction Anti bacterial Fast Drying Lightweight Ergonomically designed for comfort
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great for cold weather riding
PostedJanuary 31, 2013
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ChazS
From Asheville
State:NC
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
These are fantastic. Throw these on with a pair of jeans and you'll be good to go down to about 35-40 degrees. The neoprene panels are in the right places to keep the wind off your shins and knees and the other areas are breathable. They just work.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Tiger 800
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Apex Drystar Gloves A mix of leather and textile provides a comfortable feel for the city commuter or easy touring rider. The Apex glove features an extra warm and cozy thermal velour liner combined with Alpinestars 100 waterproof and breathable Drystar membrane to keep cold and wet weather away from hands. Features Goatskin glove chassis with padded textile palm reinforcements Molded PU knuckle and foam padding on fingers Ultra-Flexible accordion textile on top of the hand and around the thumb Full-length wrist gauntlet with dual wrist adjustment and accordion panel on long wrist closure tab Soft, insulated velour lining Heat-molded, foam-injected Astars logo and Astar rivet on wrist strap Embroidered Astar logo on forefinger
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Not warm, not dry.
PostedJanuary 31, 2013
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ChazS
From Asheville
State:NC
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
They're overly bulky, they're nowhere near waterproof and they're not particularly warm. Even at around 55 degrees my fingers are getting cold. On the plus side they're about $50 cheaper than similarly featured gloves and they look pretty good. Oh and by the way, the fitment chart on these is WAY off. If you're on the cusp order 2 sizes up. No joke.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Tiger 800
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Joe Rocket Sonic 2.0 Leather Jacket Features 1.2mm Drum dyed Cowhide Freeair mesh torso panel with zip on cover Dual density body armor in elbows, shoulders and spine Elastic sleeve adjusters Removable insulated vest liner Sure Fit adjustable waistband 8 rear zipper for pant attachment Reflective stripe
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great jacket for tall guys.
PostedDecember 3, 2012
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ChazS
From Asheville
State:NC
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I'm a big dude (6' 5" 270 lbs broad shouldered with a 48-49 inch chest and a bit of a belly) and I've had trouble finding a jacket that's long enough to fit my sleeves and torso without also being made for somebody much rounder than I am. Every jacket I've tried has been too loose and has filled up with air like a big leather balloon while I'm riding. I ordered this jacket in an XL Tall and the fit is perfect for me (I like my riding jackets snug). It feels like it was custom made. Before I ordered I had my measurements taken and the size chart is dead on. If you're looking to layer order a size up. It has a nice zip in liner and is warm enough down to about 45 degrees. There are huge zip off panels that expose mesh vents all along the side and under the arms so I imagine it will stay plenty cool in the summer as well. There are also velcro adjustments around the waist and adjustments in the crook of the arm so there won't be any material flapping around. This is an excellent quality jacket made with nice heavy leather and I'd easily have paid $100 more for it so great value as far as I'm concerned. Overall I highly recommend this jacket, especially for tall guys.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Tiger 800
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Firstgear Mesh Tex Gloves Features Full leather palm and fingers for durability Box finger construction with stretch sides for a flexible, natural fit Articulated fingers provide a more instinctive fit when riding Hard knuckle guards for protection Adjustable cuff for a personal fit 2 Year Limited Warranty
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Poorly made.
PostedAugust 25, 2012
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ChazS
From Asheville
State:NC
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I bought these gloves because I've been so pleased with other Firstgear products. These however are a disappointment. I've used them for just over 500 miles of riding (about a month) and they already look old and ready to be replaced. The seams on the back of the hand and the fingertips are fraying. There's padding in the palm which would be great if it didn't bunch up in all the wrong places. On a positive note, they look pretty cool when they're new and they aren't very expensive. They do run a bit small so order a size up if you plan on buying them but I would recommend spending a little more for a better product.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Tiger 800
No, I do not recommend this product.
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GMax GM68 Helmet - Solid Colors GMAX follows-up the huge success of the 46X off road helmet with the same winning combinations for the GM68 full face street helmet. Plenty of ventilation and plenty of style. Includes tinted shield and a deluxe helmet bag. The GM68 also features GMAX's Patented LED light on the rear of the helmet, which is incorporated into the rear vent and has easy to use light settings. Features High air fllow top intake vents feature larger controls for easy use with gloved hands Large rear exhaust vents get the hot air out Interior designed to assist shell and styro venting by not blocking the vent holes and channels Lightweight, multiple shells and styros for GMAX premium fit and maximum comfort DOT approved, lightweight thermo-plastic poly alloy shell Plush, removable, washable Coolmax interior allows for custom fit and comfort that is second to none Removable adjustable cheekpads for custom fitting with optional sized cheek pads Interior designed for noise reduction, with noise reduction cheek pad shape, vented chin curtain and rear neck roll shape Padded chin strap with D-Ring closure and retention snap secures the excess strap Patented LED light is incorporated into the rear vent, unobtrusive design is easy to use with different light settings Anti-scratch optically corrected shield is easily removed Large eyeport for improved range of vision Molded front air defl ector directs hot breath away from the shield to reduce fogging and the adjustable chin vent directs fresh air upward across the inside of the shield, to help reduce fogging Painted shell with high-tech water decals and high quality clear coat finish
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Can't be beaten for the price.
PostedAugust 1, 2012
Customer avatar
ChazS
From Asheville
State:NC
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Weight
Light
Slightly Heavy
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
This is a great helmet for only $99. Comes with 2 face shields, 2 differently colored covers for the LED's, a nice helmet bag, a bag for the extra shield AND a replacement set of batteries for the LED. I ordered true to size and the pads pinch my cheeks enough that it makes me bite the inside of my cheek if I'm not careful. The helmet is still brand new however. I imagine as I wear it the padding will mold to my face a little better so no big deal. The shipping process was super fast as well. Ordered Monday and got it Wednesday. Revzilla rocks!
Rides: 2012 Triumph Tiger 800
Yes, I recommend this product.
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