BishopShady
 
 
 
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  • First review
    August 17, 2012
  • Last review
    December 27, 2013
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  • Average rating
    3.3
 
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BishopShady's Reviews
 
Firstgear Kathmandu Waterproof Boots The quintessential all-weather, go-anywhere, any-time, any-condition boot. Your feet will love you. Features Full leather upper Waterproof-breathable Hipora lining Dual cam-buckle closures Accordion leather fore-arch and Achilles heel panels Hard toe box and shin protection
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Solid pair of boots for a very good price
PostedDecember 27, 2013
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BishopShady
From Bishop
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Footbed
Narrow
Wide
Wide
These boots are a very good value. I would categorize them as light duty (read comfortable) adventure style boots. The build quality is good and they were comfortable right out of the box. Protection is intermediate with hard toe and heel cups and padding on the ankles. I would definitely buy them again. I've always had good luck with First Gear products.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Bell Vortex Helmet Nothing beats a solid color to highlight the stylish design of a helmet. The Bell Vortex is available in a choice of gloss black, matte black, white or silver four classic color choices in the riding spectrum. Developed in Bells state-of-the-art Santa Cruz, California design center, the Vortex borrows heavily from its big brother the Star. With a solid compliment of features the Bell Vortex is a great choice as a primary helmet for everyday use that can also transition to the occasional track day. A killer price rounds out the package and gives you a big bang for your buck. Features Velocity Flow Ventilation system with FlowAdjust for maximum stability and temperature control with minimal noise and buffeting Lightweight composite polycarbonate alloy shell Contour cheek pads (by means of stacked foam, not hand cut) Removable and washable, antibacterial/antimicrobial interior comfort liner Padded Wind collar to drastically reduce wind/road noise Integrated speaker pockets for audio speakers ClickRelease for the fastest, easiest, tool-free shield swaps ever Clear NutraFog II superior anti-fog, anti-scratch and UV protected shield. Dark tint and other shields available for purchase separately Five-year warranty Weight 1600g Certification Snell M2010, DOT Note Helmets ship with clear faceshield only. Replacement shields can be purchased separately HERE Bell Vortex Shield . Note Bell Vortex Helmet may come with either the magnetic strap keeper or standard chin strap snaps RevZilla's Opinion of the The Bell Vortex Helmet The Bell Vortex Helmet has grown to be one of the top selling and more ubiquitous 200 sport helmets in the RevZilla family. The light weight, Snell Rating and ability to use the Bell Photochromic shield allow the Bell Vortex Helmet to cover a lot of the bases the typical sport or track day rider is looking for in a reasonably priced helmet. Many times we see this type of functionality only available in helmets over the 300 mark. In the 3/4 or tuck position the Bell Vortex Helmet will provide a great solution in just about any spirited or sport riding scenario. If you find a graphic or color that suits your taste and you have an intermediate oval head shape, the Bell Vortex is a great option.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Way, way way too loud (and heavy)
PostedAugust 31, 2012
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BishopShady
From Bishop
State:CA
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Heavy
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Long Oval
Round
I've always worn cheap helmets and I wanted to move up to the next price point. The reviews on the vortex were pretty good, so I thought I would give it a shot. I am very disappointed. The noise this thing makes is unbelievable. It almost seems like they designed it to make the loudest noise possible. Plus, it is quite heavy and "lollipopy." Since I had to ride with it to find out this major shortcoming, Revzilla won't take it back. I wasted $175.
Rides: 2009 Yamaha XVS650A V Star Classic
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Joe Rocket Velocity Mesh Jacket True to the Velocity series, ultra-affordable doesnt mean you have to sacrifice protection, versatility, style, or summer comfort. Features FreeAir mesh shell Quick release, removable waterproof liner Contoured armor at the shoulders and elbows Removable Dual Density spine pad with pocket for optional C.E. spine armor High density rib padding 6-point SureFit custom adjustment system 2 outside pockets, 1 inside pocket Extended back Belt loops for pant attachment Reflective stripe
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Outstanding "Bang for the Buck"
PostedAugust 17, 2012
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BishopShady
From Bishop
State:CA
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I live in the high desert of California where we have dozens of days over 100 degrees every summer. I am an "All the Gear All the Time" guy, so I need something that protects but doesn't cook me. This jacket is outstanding. If is wasn't for the foam armor, you would think you were riding in a t-shirt. I got the grey, which reflects the heat pretty well.
The waterproof/windproof liner is made of kind of weird material but it certainly keeps the wind out (not much rain here) and it is easy to throw on under the jacket. This is my first Joe Rocket product (hate the name) and I must say I am impressed.
I ordered the jacket on Tuesday night and it was on my porch when I got home from work on Thursday. Outstanding service from Revzilla!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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