nickburns19
 
 
 
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Cortech HDX Series 2 Gloves Features Molded, two-piece Digital Goatskin Leather knuckles provide increased protection Spandex two-way stretch material in the thumb, fingers and top of hand with a reflective panel Spandex thumb features a Digital Goatskin panel to minimize wear from grip flanges Goatskin leather palm with ergonomically designed palm patch is configured to increase grip comfort Stretch finger panels help to reduce hand fatigue and improve dexterity Perforated Neoprene finger, knuckle and wrist panels provide flexibility and increased comfort Stretch Codura finger side panels increase finger dexterity Nash pull tab allows the glove to be easily placed onto the hand, and TPR molded finger armor provides additional protection TPR molded wrist cuff closure features a reliable, Velcro hook and loop closure
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Decent Glove for the Price
PostedMay 18, 2013
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nickburns19
From Milwaukee
State:WI
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I've been riding with the Cortech HDX2 gloves for about 10 months now and have a pretty good feel for them. What they are is a hybrid leather and textile riding glove that works incredibly well for mild to hot days. The airflow due to the perforated leather and textile material is superb and on 50+ days, my hands are quite happy. It should be noted that the textile material is only on back of the hand as the palm is full leather with an extra layer stitched in just the right places to ensure a proper grip of the controls while also preventing premature wear. The leather itself is quite supple and comfortable but also has just the right amount of grip to make sure that your hand won't accidentally leave the grips.
Now these are entry level riding gloves and only cover what I consider to be the bare minimum of protection requirements. The knuckle protectors are quite rigid and appear to be able to take an impact quite well plus they are split in the middle of the hand allowing even more mobility. Also, on the outside of the wrist, the HDX2 features a large foam pad wrapped in leather in case of a low-side. Cortech gives you a few more foam and rubber panels on these gloves, and the HDX2s definitely give you a much better chance of avoiding injury than riding with no gloves.
As far as fit is concerned, I find that these gloves fit exactly the way a glove should. I have noticed that glove sizing tends to be all over the place between manufacturers, but with Cortech, the medium that I wear falls in line with what I have come to expect from a size 9. My only real complaint is that the material on the palm bunches up behind my pinky finger which can get a little annoying but a quick tug on the glove usually fixes that.
Overall, I would say that the Cortech HDX2 is a comfortable and functional glove for those that don't want to empty their wallets but still want some protection.
Rides: 2012 Suzuki TU250X
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Super Speed Textile Jacket Combining exceptional ergonomics with unparalleled technical content has always been a priority for Dainese. The Super Speed Textile Jacket sets the new standard for summer jackets designed specifically for sport riding. The Super Speed boasts excellent technical features including composite protectors, aluminium inserts on the shoulders, various adjusters, chest and back protector pockets and a zipper for fastening to Dainese Pants. Made of mesh fabric, the Super Speed offers excellent ventilation, with a removable windproof insert that ensures correct temperature regulation even with changing weather conditions. Protection Composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard Aluminium inserts on the shoulders Ergonomics and Comfort Duratex fabric Boomerang fabric Inserts in elasticated fabric Neck adjustment Wrist adjustment Waist adjustment Jacket-trousers fastening system Perforated fabric Removable windproof insert Sanitized lining Other Pocket for G1 and G2 back protector Pocket for Thorax chest protector Reflective inserts 2 outside pockets Internal pocket
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Stylish and Functional Jacket with a Few Annoyances
PostedMay 17, 2013
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nickburns19
From Milwaukee
State:WI
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
So let me start out by saying that I am 6'2", 190lbs and Average/Athletic build. I bought the Super Speed Textile as a substitute for the Air Flux jacket from Dainese in the grey color. The reason is that on some of the lower end Dainese jackets, the lower back coverage is non-existent if you are a taller like myself. The Super Speed Textile Fixes this with a somewhat elongated back panel. To put this in perspective, it goes about an inch below my belt and I wear low rise jeans. When seated on my bike (more upright) it just covers my belt.
As far as the Super Speed Textile is concerned, there is a lot to like in this jacket. Top notch forearm and shoulder protection, fairly sturdy material, great style, form fitting construction, an incredibly thin yet functional wind liner, and nicely designed vents on the chest, back, and arms. This jacket has the makings of a stellar textile jacket for mild to hot weather. I can't stress enough that the style of this jacket is top notch and realistically, it's the reason that I bought it.
But...
There is one thing I just don't like about this jacket and it is the way the shoulder pads are secured. In my other jackets, the shoulder pads are tucked into a pocket that prevents them from moving too much. On the Super Speed Textile, what you get is a loose Velcro fitting. The pads have a thin strip at the top and the bottom and fasten to the mesh liner of the jacket. While that would normally be fine, the mesh liner moves around on you and the pads have to be pulled back up onto my shoulders to fit underneath the aluminum sliders. It's not a deal breaker though but you would think for the price of this jacket, and Dainese's commitment to quality and protection, they would have a little better method of making sure everything stays where it should.
Overall I am very happy with this jacket and would buy it again in a heartbeat. I just wish that the shoulder pads were thought through a little better and that this jacket was available in the same Grey/Anthracite that the Air Flux is.
One last thing though. The wind liner offers very little rain protection. It's just too loose to help you out but that is why I have the Icon Patrol jacket.
Rides: 2012 Suzuki TU250X
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Shield Air G Level 2 Back Protector A special core in Crash absorb shock absorbing material works in synergy with the integrated honeycomb structure of the plates, providing this touring protector with excellent shock absorbing properties. Through this innovative structure, the Back shield air Level 2 meets the stringent requirements of the standard EN 1621.2 lev.2. Extreme thermal comfort is guaranteed by the micro perforations of the plates and perforated Crash absorb material which, combined with double jersey mesh liner, maximizes breathability of the protector. Features Back protector certified according to the standard EN 1621.2/2003 (Lev. 2) Perforated plates Liner in double jersey Specifications Choose G1 for all Women's Jackets Choose G1 for Men's Jacket sizes 44 and 46 Choose G2 for Mens' Jackets sizes 48 and up Measurements G1 measures 15.5h x 10.5 at widest point G2 measures 18.5 x 10.5 at widest point
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Well Thought out Back Protection but not for me.
PostedMay 17, 2013
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nickburns19
From Milwaukee
State:WI
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
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Slightly Large
Large
I ordered this back protector in the G2 size for the Dainese Air Flux Jacket in size 52 since most Dainese stuff doesn't come with a back protector. Unfortunately the jacket and this back protector just weren't meant to be. Even though the sizing says that a G2 is the proper fit for that jacket, it was such a tight fit that I thought the zipper was going to come unstitched.
But I digress. This is actually a very nice back protector. If you hold the Shield AIr up to a light you can see right through this thing meaning that it is going to have much better airflow than a foam pad you get in most jackets. Then there is the armadillo-like plastic panels on the outside to ensure that it conforms to your shape even if in a tuck. Another great feature of the panels is that they overlap each other so that nothing can get in between them. The foam built into protector is sufficient enough to cushion you, at least modestly, from the plastic itself should you take a fall.
On the other hand, this thing is pretty sizable which has its ups and downs though. On the plus side, it covers a large portion of your back, but on the minus side, it's pretty thick: roughly 2".
I would say that if you have a Dainese jacket that would fit the Shield Air, I would definitely go for it but remember that due to its thickness, it's going to take up quite a bit of room in your jacket. You may have to go one size up if your jacket is snug. I haven't seen protection that was as well thought out as the Shield Air and that is why I believe that it should be a serious contender for anyone looking for back protection for their Dainese jackets.
Rides: 2012 Suzuki TU250X
Yes, I recommend this product.
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