ShanghaiDan
 
 
 
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    August 23, 2012
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    March 18, 2013
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Cortech Latigo RR Gloves Grade A leather backhand and gauntlet with perforated leather forchettes Supple abrasion-resistant leather palm and thumb is covered with a second layer of reinforced leather with Kevlar interlining in palm area Silicon printed anti-slip throttle guard and fingertips Palm area also has padded rubber for additional comfort, shock absorption and protection TPU molded polyurethane knuckle and finger protection, with dense foam wrist and gauntlet armor Padded rubber protectors on back of thumb for extra protection Pre-curved palm and fingers combine with finger expansion panel to reduce hand fatigue and improved dexterity Velcro wrist strap with rubberized puller, adjust accordingly Protective gauntlet cuff with a rubberized gauntlet strap puller for ease of operation Perforated leather keeps hand comfortable in high temperatures Soft, moisture wicking, brushed fleece interior lining
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great high-end glove at a decent price
PostedMarch 18, 2013
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ShanghaiDan
From Santa Barbara
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I bought the black ones about a month ago, and have put 1200 miles on them so far, in all kinds of weather (upper 30s with drizzle to mid 80s and sun). Summary: yes, I would buy these again!
PROS: Comfortable, fit true, pinky is just a little long (why are pinky fingers in gloves always way too long?), great protection, very good airflow for a leather gauntlet, serious ulna protection, durable materials, top-notch stitching.
CONS: the tightener around the wrist (Not the big flap, the little adjustable strip to tighten it to your wrist) is a joke - WAY too short. And I have enough security with the big gauntlet flap and the glove overall that I just cut the tightener off altogether. Either make it longer or get rid of it, Cortech!
SUMMARY: a very serious glove, very comfortable in all conditions that I've ridden in. Would definitely buy again as well as recommend. If Cortech came out with a nice yellow pair I'd immediately buy it!
Rides: 2008 Piaggio MP3 500
Yes, I recommend this product.
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HJC Helmets RPHA Max Helmet - Solid Colors The RPHA-Max helmet is the first modular helmet with the styling and look of a full face sport bike helmet. Designed for superior fit comfort using advanced CAD technology, the new HJC MAX modular helmet is constructed from Advanced P.I.M. (Premium Integrated Matrix) a composite of Carbon fiber, Fiberglass epoxy, Aramid epoxy, Organic fibers resulting in a remarkably strong extremely lightweight helmet. Features Single-Button one handed chin bar/face shield release HJCs lightest modular helmet ever designed! Size small weighs in at approximately 1565 grams ( 45g) One-touch Integrated Sunshield Three position adjustable smoke tinted sunshield Extremely quiet helmet at even high speeds Superior Fog Resistant Clear Pinlock Max Vision shield with included Clear Pinlock Insert RapidFire II shield replacement system Simple and secure shield ratchet system provides ultra-quick, tool less removal and installation for efficient operation 2-Stage shield closure mechanism Compresses shield into eye port gasket providing an extremely secure seal Center Shield Lock Glove-friendly center shield lock that greatly reduces shield flex ACS Advanced channeling ventilation system features full front to back airflow that flushes heat humidity up out Cool4ever interior lightweight, moisture wicking, odor free and antibacterial, premium soft feel with ginkgo extract. innovative new fabric offers self-cooling properties, cooling faster then other major fabrics Includes removable chin curtain, chin curtain extender and breath guard 3 shell sizes 5 year limited Warranty Meets or exceeds D.O.T. standards
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Well worth the cost
PostedDecember 24, 2012
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ShanghaiDan
From Santa Barbara
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 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
Slightly Small
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Very Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
I am a professional audio guy - my ears are my life. In getting a new helmet, I wanted to upgrade to a quieter modular. I've used modulars in the past, with ear-plugs. They were quiet, but still loud enough for me to be somewhat concerned on long rides. With the RPHA - not at all! This thing is QUIET.
It's really quite light, too - surprisingly so! It's not as light as my wife's BILT full-face medium, but considering mine is a 2XL modular, it's really shocking.
The big thing, though, is the width - it's NARROW on the outside, but still good for a fairly round head like I have. It fits like a neutral full-face - it doesn't have the extra width of most modulars.
Overall, I was a bit apprehensive about dropping $400+ on a helmet, but after the first 20 minutes with this helmet, I believe every dollar was very well spent. HJC has a certifiable hit on its hands!
Rides: 2008 Piaggio MP3 500
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Norsorex Shorts Incomparable comfort for this special underwear short, equipped with padded inserts on the coccyx and thigh areas. The elastic silicon band positioned on the thighs keeps the underwear short in position, while the elastic Jersey material ensures optimal comfort during sporting activities. Features Pro Shape and Crash Absorb paddings on the coccyx and thigh areas Removable coccyx pad Elasticated inserts in silicone rubber on the thighs Perforated Pro-Shape Breath-able Jersey material
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Good, basic protection from minimal bumps and road rash
PostedSeptember 17, 2012
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ShanghaiDan
From Santa Barbara
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Was looking for a bit more hip/rear protection than just jeans and less than full-blown leathers. Typical Dainese quality - which is to say high. I ordered the XXL and they fit snug, but then I'm a big guy (42 waist).
The padding is OK - you can feel through it pretty easily, it's soft, but definitely there and does help with occasional hip-checks on things. The rear pad is pretty small and right at the end of the tailbone. Overall, these won't keep you from big damage on a spill, but for smaller dings and eliminating a little road rash through thinner pants these do the job,
A little pricy, but a little added peace-of-mind. And great airflow as well as comfort - wore these on a 400 mile run yesterday and felt fine the whole way
Rides: 2008 Piaggio MP3 500
Yes, I recommend this product.
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SAS-TEC Back Protector Cutting edge SAS-TEC material is intelligent armor constructed from visco elastic soft foam smart molecules. It has earned the highest CE rating available (CE level 2), during an impact, the armor freezes and hardens, absorbing the shock and distributing its force over a large area to reduce the risk of fractures. The protector is not destroyed by impact, but reverts back to its original state and maintains its capability to protect from multiple impacts. SAS-TEC Armor has a soft and pliable exterior (as opposed to rigid KNOX armor) which offers a great deal of comfort and mobility. This protector is anatomically designed and fitted to provide superior spine and back protection as well as the base of the neck /between the shoulder blades. SC-1/11 fits Women's Turbine Jacket SC-1/12 fits REV'IT! Cayenne Pro Jacket and Turbine Jacket REV'IT Gore-Tex Jackets have different shaped back protector pockets depending on the size of jacket, see the size chart for fitment information SC-1/16 should only be used for XYL or larger Gore-Tex Jackets SC-1/11 Measurements (approximate) Height 15 3/4 Width (at widest point) 13 Thickness 3/4 SC-1/12 Measurements (approximate) Height 19 Width (at widest point) 13 Thickness 3/4 SC-1/16 Measurements (approximate) Height 21 3/8 Width (at widest point) 13 3/8 Thickness 3/4
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Does what it's supposed to, and does it very well!
PostedSeptember 10, 2012
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ShanghaiDan
From Santa Barbara
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
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 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
1 Size Large
Large
Bought this to stick in my Rev'it jacket, to replace the thin piece of foam. It's pretty easy to trim this pad down to a size that actually fits in the jacket - that's good! And the material definitely works - you can push a finger slowly into it, but hit it hard and it is a rock!
Only downside - not a lot of ventilation (it can get hot), and it is heavy. Once the jacket is on, the weight's not that much of a problem and it does mold fairly well to the body, but my back still gets a bit sweaty on warmer days. Rather be sweaty than unprotected, though!
Rides: 2008 Piaggio MP3 500
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Cortech GX Air 3 Glove Comfortable, abrasion-resistant mesh and perforated goatskin backhand and fingers with soft, Clarino forchettes Durable, reinforced goatskin and perforated goatskin palm with foam padding to reduce shock and vibration Armor-Link III mesh and perforated goatskin cuff with a secure hook and loop wrist closure Protective TPR knuckle and finger armor Articulated EVA foam knuckle padding Pre-curved fingers and palm improves comfort, dexterity and helps to reduce hand fatigue
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
A good basic glove that does what it should
PostedAugust 23, 2012
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ShanghaiDan
From Santa Barbara
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Bought the yellow/black glove for visibility. It's not hi-viz but still quite bright.
Pros: comfortable, easy to put on, sizing runs true, good (not great# airflow, good protection #not a one-piece knuckle protector though#, great feel through the glove #not too thick).
Cons: not a one piece knuckle, could use one more layer of leather in the palm for some extra padding, the velcro wrists are a bit long to work with.
For $45 it's hard to go wrong with this glove.
Rides: 2008 Piaggio MP3 500
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Dragon Jacket (4XL)
REV'IT! Dragon Jacket (4XL)
A removable lining is not unique. But a removable lining that looks like a stylish jacket on its own is. The DRAGON offers that and more as a true example of a four-season textile jacket, with all the advantages of the REVIT! 3-layer integrated system. This makes it perfect for a variety of climates and weather conditions and a great 4-season jacket choice. This jacket will zip with any current model men's REV'IT Pant but feature-wise the Dragon Jacket matches up most closely with the REV'IT Sand Pants. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell PWRshell 750D, Cordura 1000D, high density polyester 600D, Lorica Insulation detachable thermal liner Waterproofing detachable hydratex G-liner (5000mm H2O) Breathability detachable hydratex G-liner (5000g/m2/24hrs) Composition outer shell 65 polyamide, 34 polyester, 1 other fibres lining 100 polyester thermal liner 100 polyamide (insulation 100 polyester) membrane 100 polyamide (100 polyurethane coating) Protection Knox CE protection at shoulders and elbows, EVA foam at back Visibility reflection at back and upper arms ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability flexisnap XL, adjustment straps at waist and upper arms, adjustment tabs at under arms and cuffs, adjustment drawcord at hips Ventilation VCS I zippers at back, chest and under arms Features comfort collar, short connection zipper, separate wearable hydratex G-liner Pockets stash pockets, membrane storage pocket, hand warmer pockets, inner pockets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great bargain, runs small though!
PostedAugust 23, 2012
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ShanghaiDan
From Santa Barbara
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
I am a big guy - 6 feet, 300 pounds, but with a 40 inch waist and 58 inch chest. Ordered the XXXXL (4XL) and it just fits - thankfully the side straps pull in the waist where it needs it.
Got the black/black on sale - looks SHARP, minimal logos/graphics to make it tasteful, not a "boy racer" jacket at all.
Pros: Great ventilation - it can get downright chilly at speed even in 70 degree weather - it flows that much air! Love the two removable liners, great options there. Easy open velcro pockets. Good neck comfort, doesn't rub wrong at all. Real shoulder and elbow protection.
Cons: back protector is basically non-existent. Order another protector - or better yet, Revzilla should just include an upgraded back protector. I've upgraded...
For the sale price it was way too attractive - I'm glad I bought it!
Rides: 2008 Piaggio MP3 500
Yes, I recommend this product.
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AFX FX-140 HiViz Modular Helmet Features Flip down inner smoke shield An aerodynamic shell design constructed using an advanced lightweight composite poly-alloy A helmet liner and cheek pads made with a hypo-allergenic and anti-microbial nylon, all of which are removable and washable Provides ample ear cavity space for speakers A flush-fit, face shield that is optically correct, compound curved, scratch-resistant and protects against UV-ray 6 points of ventilation with chin, side, rear forehead vents Retention system is quick release with sewn on ECE logo A clear coat finish to protect paint graphics Comes with a cloth carrying bag Size large-size FX-140 weighs 1.65 kg or 3.60 lb Comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty For additional images, see the FX-140 product page . Please Note AFX does not recommend riding with the chinbar in the up position.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Best Bang for your Buck
PostedAugust 23, 2012
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ShanghaiDan
From Santa Barbara
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
Bought the hi-viz yellow - really stands out even at night.
Pros: HUGE eyeport - biggest I've seen. Modular feature works great, super easy with gloves. Easiest buckle I've found, even with gloves. Great, dark sunshield that snaps with authority and does not touch my nose, even though it comes down nice and low.
Cons: whistles a bit above 45 MPH - a leak at the top of the face shield (doesn't fit well with the gasket). Ventilation is good at speed, poor when you're stopped - but flip the visor and you're OK.
Overall I don't think there's a better deal to be found.
Rides: 2008 Piaggio MP3 500
Yes, I recommend this product.
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