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    October 27, 2009
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Icon Field Armor Stryker Vest The Field Armor Stryker vest is at the very heart of the Icon creed. A silhouette that broke with the conventional race derivative dogma and struck out on its own street specific course. Low profile back armor with high profile design. Back protection for tactical riding. The original Field Armor vest set a benchmark in the back protector world - the Stryker ups the ante. The back protector is loaded with d3o intelligent foam and full CE approval, the Field Armor Stryker Vest back armor is designed to take hits you hope will never come. Rock it under your jacket or over a hoody - just wear it. If today is the day that you go down, you want Stryker on your back. Features CE APPROVED STRYKER BACK ARMOR D3O BREATHABLE BACK INSERT, WITH CUSTOM MOLDED ICON GEOMETRY ARTICULATING INJECTION MOLDED HARD BACK ARMOR WITH AIR FLOW CHANNELS INJECTION MOLDED CHEST PLATE WITH INTEGRATED AIR INTAKES VENTED BIOFOAM AND AIRMESH CHASSIS HYDRADRYTM MOISTURE WICKING LINER HIGHLY ADJUSTABLE WAIST AND SHOULDER STRAPS LOW-PROFILE DESIGN FITS UNDER MOST JACKETS
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
fashion accessory, yes - good protection on it's own, no
PostedJuly 26, 2012
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TriumphGuy
From Halifax, Nova Scotia
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
1 / 5
1 / 5
As a back protector this will work as well as any track oriented back protector but is a lot more restrictive to air flow than most track oriented back protectors. The chest protection is mainly decorative plastic rubber with no CE type padding. I would not recommend wearing this over a T-shirt or hoodie on it's own for protection. It will only work for this if you land flat on your back and your arms and shoulder don't strike the pavement. As a back protector there are better products available.
Rides: 2008 Kawasaki KLE650 Versys
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Pirelli Scorpion Trail Dual Sport Rear Tire 95 on road, 5 off road New revolutionary tread pattern combines high performance with very innovative look Specially designed for the latest generation of high performance trail bikes Patented 0 degree steel belt technology on front and rear radial sizes provides maximum stability and excellent handling on every kind of terrain even when fully loaded Latest generation of materials for a new compound which provides maximum grip in every weather condition, the ideal balance between mileage, grip and wet trust Profile with progressive radii for support at all angles of lean Variable thickness 0 steel belt for stability in all conditions Low molecule size resins used for high torsional elasticity and optimized grip on wet and dry surfaces DOT approved TL is Tubeless Tire TT is Tube Type Tire Note G Spec tire has reinforced side wall for heavier bikes and is OE for BMW F800GS. K Spec tire is OE for 2013 Ducati Hyperstrada.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
An excellent DS tire if you are mainly a pavement rider
PostedJune 6, 2012
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TriumphGuy
From Halifax, Nova Scotia
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Grip 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Tread life 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Wet Traction 
5 / 5
5 / 5
An excellent tire if you are mainly a pavement rider who does not want to compromise on pavement performance too much (like most DS tires do) but still wants to venture occasionally onto dirt roads.
I installed these on my Versys after running a set of Michelin Road Pilot 2 sport touring tires. I would say pavement grip is sufficient for sport riding, at least I have not reached their limits yet. I ride fast sometimes in the corners but never to the point of going knee down if that's any help. I still think the RPs probably had slightly more grip on pavement although they are a street only tire and these are DS tires. Overall really exceptional pavement performance for a DS tire. Wet traction and traction on dirt and gravel is superior to my previous street tires but obviously not as good as more off road targeted tires. I rated grip average as they are good but not exceptional compared to a street only tire and adequate for off road use. A perfect balance/compromise for a bike like my Versys and my 98% pavement/2% off road use.
Rides: 2008 Kawasaki KLE650 Versys
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Olympia AST 2 Jacket
4.6 out of 5(128)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Olympia X-Moto Pants Designed to coordinate with Olympia's X-Moto and GT jackets, this style can be worn as a stand alone riding pant or as full over pant. Its Mega Vent Panel System allows it to transition from solid body, to adjustable airflow construction in seconds, while front thigh vent panels lay flat when placed into self storage pockets. An authentic Cordura shell with 2000 denier Cordura reinforcement insures maximum abrasion resistance. Two front zipper pockets and two rear snap pockets offer extra storage for personal items. Foul weather rides are never a problem as these pants are also equipped with a waterproof / breathable liner that can be worn as wearable stand alone pants. Adjustable knee armor positions, stretch waist panels and EZ hem bottoms help riders achieve a customized fit. Features Outer shell constructed in 500 and 2000 denier Dupont Cordura MVS Mega Vent Panel system transitions the X Moto pant from solid body to adjustable airflow Waterproof liner pant Full side leg to waist zippers Removable and adjustable height CE approved MotionFlex armor at knees Cool mesh airflow lining Removable EVA compression foam at hips Custom Fit detailing at waist and bottom hem 3M Scotchlite reflective piping from waist to hem Relaxed tailored fit Four storage pockets 8 connecting zipper for jackets Leather reinforcement panels from inside thigh to hem bottom Comfort stretch knit at back of knees. Bottom hem cut to fit over street or off road boots
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best mid price pant you can buy
PostedMay 26, 2012
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TriumphGuy
From Halifax, Nova Scotia
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:45-54
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
These seem to be better designed and constructed than the competing products from Rev'It, FirstGear and others. Excellent ventilation, protection, durability and water proof. Go to next size up if you are going to use as over pants over jeans otherwise order in your size. Like all pants they will be more comfortable when not worn over jeans. Highly recommend.
Rides: 2008 Kawasaki KLE650 Versys
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Olympia AST 2 Jacket
4.6 out of 5(128)
 
 
 
 
 
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Gerbing 12V Leather Clip Case for Dual / Portable Gerbing's Temp Controllers Convenient clip-on case provides for easy placement of your Gerbing's Dual Portable Temperature Controller Clips easily to a belt loop or pocket lip for easy access to your controller
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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PostedDecember 5, 2011
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TriumphGuy
From Halifax, Nova Scotia
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:45-54
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
- this should be mandatory as there is no way to be able to adjust the temp on the controller while underway without this
Rides: 2008 Kawasaki KLE650 Versys
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Gerbing 12V Portable Dual Zone Temp Controller The Gerbing coreheat12 temperature controller has two separate temp-controllers that provide separate controls for two different articles of heated clothing, such as gloves and jacket liner, for the same person. Features Attach this temperature controller to any solid object with Velcro or attach to your belt with our convenient, optional clip-on case. Dial in your level of comfort. Digital controllers ensure that your heated clothing uses only as much power as requested. Wires are UL listed and completely safe, in all weather conditions. Three-Year Warranty. Note Not for use with two jacket liners only for use with a single jacket liner plus gloves, pants, and/or insoles.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
works OK but some issues
PostedDecember 5, 2011
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TriumphGuy
From Halifax, Nova Scotia
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
- I found the optional controller pouch is essential to be able to adjust the heat while underway
- The Gerbings connectors can heat up if there is a bad connection. There is a fix for this though. If they heat up you need to split the two halves of the center pin to provide better contact. Call Gerbings tech support for more info.
Rides: 2008 Kawasaki KLE650 Versys
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Gerbing's Heated Jacket Liner
Gerbing's Heated Jacket Liner
Gerbing's Heated Jacket Liner Constructed from a wind-resistant, soft nylon shell. Wear the heated jacket liner under other motorcycle clothing. Insulated to be thermally efficient along with being wind-resistant and highly compressible. The perfect garment to pack for those unpredictable weather conditions. Gerbings newest version includes many upgrades to help make the jacket liner even better. The most revolutionary change to the liner is the New Microwire heat panels strategically placed throughout the garment, providing you with the thinnest, lightest, strongest and fastest heating system ever. Heating pads on the chest, back, collar, and sleeves Compressible, water-repellent, durable, Thinsulate insulation Teflon coated, wind-resistant, soft nylon shell Inside and outside pockets Silky soft micro denier collar Form-fitting patterns and sizing to fit snugly and easily under your outer garments Glove plug pockets placed on the sleeves secure the plugs when not in use Dual 2 wiring configuration (for one user only) Lifetime warranty on heating elements Incorporates Gerbing's Microwire heating technology that uses micro-sized heating fibers to surround the body with warmth. SPECIFICATIONS Heat Microwire Heat Techno ogy Source 12-volts DC Current 6.4 amps Watts 77 watts Surface Temp 135F +/- 5F at 32F Please Note Gerbing's has eliminated the Power Distribution Unit found on previous versions and replaced it with individual connectors that can be stored in a zippered, internal pocket.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
very warm
PostedDecember 5, 2011
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TriumphGuy
From Halifax, Nova Scotia
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
- well made and very warm
- I replace my jacket liner with the Gerbings liner however below 40F/6C I wear both the heated liner under the insulating jacket liner and jacket over top. This is because the Gerbings liner has very little insulation of it's own and it provides a more even heat this at a much lower setting with the extra insulation
Rides: 2008 Kawasaki KLE650 Versys
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Gerbing's T5 Heated Gloves
Gerbing's T5 Heated Gloves
Gerbing's T5 Heated Gloves The Gerbing's T5 Leather Gloves are exceptionally light, strong and pliable gloves. The gloves are constructed of a light supple leather to help reduce bulk but designed to keep your hands and fingers toasty warm. The T5's heat the entire length of each finger and thumb as well as the back of the hands. To keep the draft out and heat in, there is an adjustable wrist strap to seal the cuff. Other details include a non slip grip material on the palm, protective padding on the knuckles, reinforced palms, interior waterproofing and Thermolite insulation. Whether it is long distance riding where comfort and warmth are essential or intercity high traffic commuting where safety is a must, the Gerbing's T5 Gloves deliver exceptional performance. FEATURES Gerbing's Microwire technology heats the entire length of each finger including the thumb as well as the back of your hand Gauntlet style glove Adjustable wrist fastener Hypora waterproof, breathable membrane (though the leather exterior is not waterproof and should be treated with Nikwax Glove Proof ) Thinsulate insulation for great warmth and dexterity Brushed tricot liner for added warmth and durability Incorporates Gerbing's Microwire heating technology that uses micro-sized heating fibers to surround the hand with warmth. Lifetime warranty on the Microwire heating elements Includes Gerbings Glove / Insole Y Harness (ACYH) SPECIFICATIONS Heat Microwire Source 12V DC Current 2.2A Watts 27 Surface Temp About 57C/135F FITMENT NOTES Slightly narrower fit than Gerbing's G3 Gloves makes these a good choice for women or men with narrower hands
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
very warm but not much protection
PostedDecember 5, 2011
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TriumphGuy
From Halifax, Nova Scotia
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
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1 Size Large
Large
- very warm
- fits one size larger than normal. I take a large in most gloves but swim in a large in the Gerbings T5s. These need to fit tight to transfer heat
- water proof and warm but they don;t seem to have much crash protection on the base of the palm, side of hand or back of hand like most motorcycle gloves
Rides: 2008 Kawasaki KLE650 Versys
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Olympia AST 2 Jacket
Olympia AST 2 Jacket
Olympia AST 2 Jacket The Olympia All Seasons Touring jacket functions year round in all weather conditions. Wet and stormy rides are no match for the ASTS coated Cordura shell and waterproof/breathable seam sealed membrane. For added weather protection, this jacket also includes five waterproof exterior pockets. For warm weather rides the AST offers our exclusive AVS shoulder to forearm and torso venting system. This system offers special water-tight zippers that when open, create major air flow directly to a riders body. For maximum comfort during cold weather rides the AST is also equipped with a stylish Thermolite insulated liner jacket. Features Outer shell constructed in coated 500 and 2000 denier Cordura fabric Waterproof/breathable membrane adds double waterproof protection Thermolite insulated liner jacket Airflow Ventilation System at chest arms and back Slide buckle straps at chest pocket vents create adjustable air flow Double storm placket front closure Removable CE Motion Flex armor at elbows and shoulders Removable CE approved Motion Flex articulated back protector Cool mesh airflow lining Custom Fit detailing at collar, cuffs, elbows and waist Full circumference neoprene collar insert 3M Scotchlite reflective piping at front, sides and back Six storage pockets AVS Venting System Fold up pocket flaps with lock down slide buckle straps create adjustable air flow Shoulder to forearm venting system creates maximum airflow
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent all purpose jacket
PostedMay 11, 2011
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TriumphGuy
From Toronto
Age:45-54
Gender:male
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection
Heavy Cordura construction gives this what appears to be the best abrasion resistance in this category. at least for jackets <$500 although I have not crash tested it. Armor seems to fit snug and decent quality armor. My other Olympia gear has had great long term durability and stood to abuse better than Rev'It and some other brands I've owned, maybe due to the heavier materials they use.
Airflow
This jacket has really great hot weather airflow (for a zipper vented jacket) and is comfortable up to about 80F, or even hotter, as long as you are moving and not behind a large windshield to allow air to flow air into the jacket.
Fit
With the belt and sleeve tighteners the jacket fit can be customized over a fairly wide range.
Cold Weather
Most people should be comfortable with just a shirt under it down to about ~45F. Much colder than this though and a heated liner or extra insulation will offer an improvement.
Negatives
The water proof liner does not seem as "breathable" as Goretex or the liner material used by Rev'It. This is only really noticeable when you work up a sweat and then get on the bike in cold weather.
In a nutshell this is the perfect all round jacket for 80% of the time. I still prefer mesh gear in hot (above 75F weather) although I love the ability this jacket has to adjust cooling by tweaking the vent zippers which I can't really do with mesh.
Rides: 2008 Kawasaki KLE650 Versys
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 Arai Profile Riptide Helmet
Arai Profile Riptide Helmet
Long Oval Fit Brow Vent Faceshield Ventilation System provides cooling air in upper face area without holes in critical forehead area of the shell or in the impact-absorbing liner material Optically-correct pre-formed faceshieldsbetter vision, UV ray protection with less distortion De-Mist Lock faceshield tab pushes forward to open the shield slightlyhelp clear fogging Removable Breathguardreduce fogging by deflecting breath away from faceshield CLC (Complex Laminate Construction) shellfiberglass composite is stronger and lighterallows use of softer, less-dense liner materials inside for increased rider comfort FFS (Free Flow System)reduces wind turbulence while increasing the exhaust of hot air from the facial area Dual Intake / Dual Exhaust Ventilationdual TDF-2 top intake vents and DDL-3 bridged exhaust vents designed to draw significant volume of air from helmet interior Multiple-Foam Interiors for comfort Rear Exhaust Channel and Vent adds a racy look while drawing hot air from helmet interior Fully removable liner and cheek pads New enhanced pull down chin spoiler, increases exhaust of hot breath to minimize shield fogging Meets or exceeds Snell and D.O.T. standards Helmet Weight 3 lbs. 10-3/8 oz. (1658g) This weight is +/- 50g, different shell sizes may be heavier / lighter. ( View Motorcycle Helmet Weights )
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best helmet for a long oval head
PostedAugust 6, 2010
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TriumphGuy
From Halifax, NS
If you have a "long oval" (long front to back but proportionally narrower side to side) there is a very limited selection of helmets that fit well. Almost all just compromise with extra thick cheek pads. The Profile is one of the very few, and IMHO the best, long oval fitting helmet. Light weight and comfortable, vents decently well.
Pros Comfortable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Olympia Airglide 2 Jacket
PostedNovember 23, 2009
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TriumphGuy
From Bedford
I'm average build and find Olympia gear fits very well. This only has 500D Cordura on the contact points, as opposed to the 1500D Cordura Olympia uses in their other jackets so abrasion protection is probably not quite as good. Still very good jacket, at a very good price. Quality and fit is first rate in the price range. Hi Vis looks good and has excellent visability. Good for hot weather. I have an Olympia AST I wear most of the time but this is better for 75+ temps.
Pros Fashionable, Great Value, Comfortable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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