Drakkus38
 
 
 
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    September 13, 2012
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Joe Rocket Atomic Over Pants Clean lines and modern styling define the Joe Rocket Atomic Pants. Heavy duty 500D Hitena nylon outer combined with adjustable knee protection and removable hip/tail padding make for great piece of mind. Features Heavy Duty 500D Hitena nylon outer FREE-AIR mesh panel with zip on cover Height adjustable C.E. RATED knee protectors Removable high density hip padding Removable tail padding
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Excellent product: comfortable and stylish
PostedJune 8, 2014
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Drakkus38
From San Francisco Bay Area
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
I purchased these pants just before the summer riding season in San Jose, CA. Yes, it gets into the 100s during the summer here, but I wasn't sure I wanted to get 2 sets of pants. I already own the Joe Rocket Atomic jacket, which has pretty darn good ventilation and versatility for a 3- almost 4 season jacket. According to the description, Joe Rocket designed the Atomic pants the same way.
I wear a 30 or 31 inch waist in jeans, so I ordered a Medium. Trying them on the first time, I must say that the waist is pretty true to size. The Atomic pants has adjustment cinches at the waist, and even heavy belt loops if you wanted to add a belt. The rest of the fit is snug and comfortable. It can function as an over pant, but it also doesn't feel too baggy if you don't wear it as an over pant.
The armor is pretty good at the knees. The hips have padding, not really armor, and there's even some padding in the seat, which makes long rides a bit plushier.
The pants also have a double velcro cinch adjuster at the calf just below the knees in order to keep the knee armor from wandering too much. These work OK, but the knee armor still wanders down quite a bit while walking around. A quick adjustment when I get on my bike and the knee armor stays in place while in riding position. I think I would have liked it better if the cinches had elastic or a wrap-around, like the jacket has. As a nice bonus, the pants have loops on the inside that match up with the Atomic jacket so that you can connect the 2 together.
As for ventilation and air-flow, the pants have a zip off panel at the front-thigh of each leg that work pretty darn well. I've been on a couple of 95-degree all-day rides in full armor: jacket, pants, gloves, boots, and lid. I wore a base-layer underneath and I felt warm, but not overly hot. My friends, some of whom had full armor, others with jeans and jacket, all said they were dying in the heat.
All-in-all, I highly recommend these riding pants. Definitely a 3-season pant: versatile, comfortable, well-built, and great features. If you didn't want multiple pants/gear for different seasons, it's a great buy!
Rides: 2009 Honda ST1300 ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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 Teknic Apex Gloves
Teknic Apex Gloves
Teknic Apex Gloves Outer Shell 0.8 mm Drum Dyed Cowhide upper combined with an Aniline cowhide palm for abrasion resistance control Double layer cowhide, backed with 100 Kevlar reinforcement in palm, side of hand pinkie for added protection abrasion resistance Construction and Additional Features Vented molded knuckle protection intake cooling TPR inserts in fingers High Density closed cell foam Impact padding in critical areas for added protection Safety wrap pinkie cuff system adds protective layers over vulnerable lateral seams Pre-curved fingers palm for superior comfort feel Tunnel system in knuckles for an added layer of protection flexibility Underside wrist gauntlet adjustment system allows a correct fit Breathable Nylex lined upper lining for comfort
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great comfortable gloves
PostedSeptember 3, 2013
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Drakkus38
From San Francisco Bay Area
State:CA
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
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Large
I really like the grippiness of the gloves. It actually made me re-adjust my throttle pressure. I just returned from a 300+ mile ride and these gloves performed beautifully. Very comfortable and gave me the confidence in riding protected. The air-flow was average, not too hot and not too cold. We rode through 90 degree weather to 57 degrees and back again. My hands stayed comfortable throughout. I just wish I found these gloves while the red and black ones were still available in my size!
Rides: 2007 Yamaha FJR1300A ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sena SMH-10 Bluetooth Headset Dual Pack The SMH10 is a Bluetooth v3.0+EDR Class 1 Stereo Headset with long-range Bluetooth Intercom designed specifically for motorcycles. With the SMH10 on your helmet, you can call hands-free on your Bluetooth mobile phone, listen to stereo music or voice instructions of GPS navigations by Bluetooth wirelessly, and have intercom conversations in full duplex with a passenger or other motorcycle riders. Thanks to the latest Bluetooth v3.0+EDR and the advanced digital processing technology, the Sena SMH10 bluetooth helmet communication system offers the best sound quality for both incoming and outgoing sound in its class. Also, the easy-to-access and intuitive button operations make the SMH10 a perfect companion for motorcycles. System Features Universal Intercom Allows allows pairing to another brands of Bluetooth headsets Ultra HD Voice Recording compatible with the Sena GP10 Bluetooth Back for GoPro and Sena Prism Bluetooth Action Camera Audio Booster Individual Volume Control Versatile Jog Dial Use while charging Upgradable firmware General Talk time 12 hours Standby time 10 days Working Distance (Intercom) up to 900 meters (980 yards) in open terrain 4-way conference intercom Dimensions Headset 84.1 mm x 56.5 mm x 38.6 mm (3.3 in x 2.2 in x 1.5 in) Clamp unit 223.8 mm x 85.5 mm x 30.6mm (8.8 in x 3.4 in x 1.2 in) Headset weight 60g (2.11 oz) Clamp unit 84g (2.96 oz) Bluetooth Profiles Headset Profile, Hand-Free Profile (HFP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) Bluetooth v3.0+EDR Audio Advanced Noise Control Improved wind and engine noise reduction Sidetone Now you can hear yourself talk similar to a Goldwing or Harley Davidson intercom Built-in SBC Codec Voice prompts Conference phone call with intercom participant Noise cancellation Wind noise reduction Wide volume control Sample rate 48kHz (DAC) Auxiliary audio-in connection via 3.5mm jack Battery Charging time 2.5 hours Type Lithium polymer battery In the Box 2 Headset Main Units 2 Speaker-Microphone Clamp Units 2 USB Power and Data Cables (Micro USB) 2 Cigarette Lighter Chargers (Micro USB) 2 3.5mm Stereo Audio Cables 2 Glued Surface Mounting Adaptors 2 Microphone Sponges 2 sets of Velcro Pads for Speakers 2 Allen Wrenches Please Note Some of the above features require updating the firmware to the latest v5.0. The firmware is a free download from Sena Technologies . SMH10D-11
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Outstanding helmet radio
PostedSeptember 13, 2012
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Drakkus38
From San Francisco Bay Area
State:CA
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sound Clarity 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I love riding with friends, and have always believed helmet radios can increase safety. Although I've used other helmet radios in the past, what really drew me to the Sena was the design and apparent ease of use while wearing gloves. No other competitor has that simple jog-dial.
The design looked good on (digital) paper, but how does it perform in the real world? It performs excellently!! Installing the Sena with the helmet clamp was a breeze. Although my helmet (Nolan N85) had a plastic lip along the bottom, I sliced a small hole in it and the Sena clamp fit easily. The speakers are not perfectly round, so I also had to shave a tiny bit of foam around the speaker wells. Other than that, the wiring fit nicely, and I installed the universal mic using the included sticky velcro pads. The backing on the universal mic kept falling of, tho. The glue seemed to have failed on the velcro pad. Nothing too difficult, as I replaced it with a store-bought pad.
True to the documentation, the unit paired with my iPhone easily. I could use all the voice-commands simply by tapping the phone button. My iPhone picked up all the commands the first time, even while riding at freeway speeds. I didn't try making phone calls (I don't really recommend it while riding), but I switched playlists really easily. Very cool not to have to fiddle with a control for my music! I also had no problem with volume. I could hear my music quite clearly at speed. If I needed to increase the volume, I just turned the handy jog-dial. Sound quality is quite good as well.
To test the comm features, my buddy and I went for a twisty ride on the local hills and freeways. He wears a Shoei full-face helmet that wasn't built for radios. His installation went very easily as well. His Android phone had no trouble pairing and playing music. He said the sound was very good. Neither of us had to raise our voice to communicate. Simply tap the jog-dial and speak in a normal voice. In fact, I found that I had to raise my voice when we stopped and removed our helmets!
If I had to nit-pick anything, though, it would be that I accidentally started a comm session with him a couple times when I adjusted the volume using the jog-dial. Also, if you have a smartphone with built-in GPS, you can hear the GPS directions while listening to music, but it cuts out when you start an intercom session. That's by design, since intercom takes precedence over music. It is a bit annoying that I can't give instructions to my group, but it's not a huge deal since I can easily click off the conversation, listen to the instructions, then click back on. I guess the way around it is to get a dedicated GPS unit. Also, I haven't really taken it out on a long trip, so I can't yet comment on the durability. The build looks really solid, though.
I highly recommend this helmet radio. I'll definitely buy another in the future.
Helmet: Nolan N85
Ride: Honda ST1300 & BMW cruiser
Yes, I recommend this product.
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