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Alpinestars Tech 7 Enduro Boots The Alpinestars Tech 7 Enduro boot features a specifically engineered, compound sole to provide Enduro riders superior durability, grip, feel and levels of structural rigidity. This CE certified boot promotes core stability and flex via a biomechanical pivot while offering excellent ankle protection. The boot chassis has been designed to give complete feel and optimized interaction with bike controls, while the innovative buckle system allows easy, precise closure. Features Upper constructed from innovative microfiber material that is flexible and abrasion resistant. Upper material is reinforced with PU for high levels of water-resistance and durability and improved weight-saving performance. Specifically designed compound sole provides ATV and Enduro riders superior durability, grip, feel and a high level of structural rigidity Sole and footpeg insert are replaceable Alpinestars developed TPU shin plate and medial protection are constructed from one single part for greater structural integrity and stability. The anatomically profiled shin plate features a dual closure system with an internal microfiber flap attached with Velcro for a precise fit closure while the rugged and durable shin plate attached securely with a precision adjustable buckle Wide entry aperture for convenience and allows broad ranging calf fit adjustment and support TPU medial side panel incorporates an advanced honeycomb rubber insert and is designed for excellent grip against the bike while guarding against impact Innovative buckle closure system includes high-impact aluminium bridge closures, with memory settings and a quick release/locking system with self-aligning design for easy, precise closure and improved riding performance. All buckles are replaceable Contoured calf protector plate is injected with high modulus polymer for impact resistance and incorporates Alpinestars developed blade flex system for greater precision control and movement, added protection for heel and Achilles tendon and helps prevent hyperflexion New TPU ankle protection system incorporating a biomechanical link between the middle and bottom sections of the boot helping prevent damage to the leg by providing progressive force relief for torsional forces Redesigned instep and Achilles accordion flex zones construction for superior comfort, control and support Incorporating an innovative one-piece injected dual compound foot shell with co-injected hard toe protector and integrated steel shank Shell is highly resistant to abrasion and impact, adds to the boots overall durability and improves boots streamlining Extended microfiber gaiter helps prevent excessive water and dirt entry Internal 3D lining includes anti-slide microfiber suede on the heel to help keep foot in position Soft foam reinforcement on ankles and collar for long lasting comfort and shock absorption New, dual compound, removable anatomic footbed includes EVA and Lycra top for comfort and support ensures even weight distribution and reinforced heel CE certified
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fantastic boots
PostedApril 16, 2014
Customer avatar
EPMD
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Dirt Maven
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought these boots a week before a 55 mile enduro race and wore them basically right out of the box for the event. I would have worn my old boots but I sold them without planning ahead.
I was concerned that without break in time I would be hating life but after 50 some miles brand new with no break in, my feet were great! No issues whatsoever.
The low profile, grippy enduro sole, solid construction and choice materials all make for a great boot.
Highly recommend, especially for the price! What a great deal. Will probably replace with the same when these wear out.
Rides: 2014 KTM 690 Enduro R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Kriega R30 Backpack Ideal for keeping your laptop or other valuables safe from water ingress, 100 waterproof main body with 6-point pack compression and features 2 x zipped outer pockets (water-resistant). Innovative QUADLOC harness Once set - just click in and out. Harness is angled away from the underarms for total freedom of movement and no shoulder pull. Features 1000D Dupont Cordura on base and harness 420D nylon rip-stop lightweight, yet extremely strong SUPERSPACE 5mm airspace fabric 100 waterproof main body Internal taped-seamed liner YKK water-resistant zips Schoeller DYNATECH with intergrated 3M Scothlite reflectivity Unique QUADLOC harness CNC 6061-T6 alloy buckles 10-year guarantee 30-liter capacity Size 490mm(H) x 300mm(W) x 210mm(D)
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Spendy yes, but probably the best motorcycle specific pack.
PostedMarch 24, 2014
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EPMD
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Dirt Maven
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
If you ask me, no backpack can be truly designed for a serious motorcycle rider unless it's waterproof. Now that being said, I am amazed that there are so few waterproof options out there!
Fortunately, even though there aren't many options, this bag is so well made and designed, there doesn't have to be much other choice. The main compartment is 30L of open space that lets you do with what you will. The waterproof inner liner is white (intentional I'm sure) which allows you to see inside easier.
The harness system works well and it was tested it on a long dual sport ride over some rough terrain with a lighter load. Heavier loads I don't expect to be an issue. The weight is spread across the chest nicely as designed.
Another huge bonus which is not mentioned in the Revzilla description - at least as of now - is that the current bag is hydration bladder compatible.
I highly recommend. No other pack has the same set of features. Large 30L capacity, hydration bladder compatible and fully waterproof.
The only thing holding it back is the price. It isn't cheap, but then the best stuff rarely is.
Rides: 2013 Husaberg FE390
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Gaerne SG 10 Boots Features Long lasting dual compound sole Adjustable aluminum buckles that can be moved on the two top positions and accommodate almost any size rider Hinged calf ankle support Gel padded interior
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
High end boot, but on the bulkier side.
PostedMarch 22, 2014
Customer avatar
EPMD
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Dirt Maven
Age:25-34
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
The Gaerne SG-10 is a high end boot with a traditional stitch down sole and hinged plastic upper construction. The boot fits on the larger side. For reference, I wear a size 9 to 9 1/2 in most every shoe I own, and the size 9 Gaerne is roomy enough for a black Superfeet foot bed, thicker socks and Klim goretex booties for winter woods riding. The protection afforded by these boots is excellent, with tons of support against internal and external rotation but enough plantar flexion/extension and mobility at the ankle to let you use your controls easily. Break-in time is essentially zero as the hinged design permits easy movement.
Feels at the controls is moderate I would say, certainly less feel than some super low profile minimal boots, but nothing you won't get used to with some time.
If your primary use is off-road riding/enduro/woods, and water resistance is a primary concern, other boots may be better. My old Tech 8's were way more water resistant than these - hence the Klim booties I now wear when I think it will be wet.
The boots are on the bulkier side for sure, and if low-profile, light weight, and maximum feel are your priorities, you would be well advised to try another boot. These boots have lots of hard plastic and hinged ankle, so while they offer a higher level of protection and more ankle mobility than most, they are heavier and more bulky.
Buckles, sole durability, materials, fit and finish, and general quality are all what you would expect for a boot of this price range - in other words, excellent.
I've been riding mine for about 1.5 years in tough conditions (tight woods, mud, rocks, etc.) and they have been holding up well with no signs of giving up.
Bottom line: Great boots, high end protection, little to no break in time, high durability, and overall excellent value but bulkier and maybe a little heavier than some of the competitors offerings in this price range.
Rides: 2013 Husaberg FE390
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Thor Insulator Gloves Extreme conditions demand a glove that not only keeps your hands warm and dry, but still offers the control and fl exibility required to stay ahead of the competition. The Insulator glove features an internal membrane to prevent water and wind penetration while the comfortable fleece lining in the top of the hand provides warmth. Get the coverage, warmth, and protection from the elements you need with the Insulator glove. Imported Features Single layer Clarino palm keeps the gloves light without sacrificing feel or losing finger dexterity Rubber thumb overlay to reduce blistering Full palm finger tip silicone pattern prevents slipping in wet conditions Knuckle protection coupled with large direct inject finger and hand TPR coverage Top of hand fleece lining to retain warmth and heat Back of hand interior water-resistant membrane and materials to prevent water and wind penetration
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Pretty good, warmer and drier than regular MX gloves, but not that much...
PostedNovember 17, 2013
Customer avatar
EPMD
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Dirt Maven
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I got these gloves for Fall/Winter riding in the Pacific Northwest. It rains a lot here, and it gets pretty cold too. So far, I have logged one full, long day of riding with these gloves in mid 40's F with a hard steady rain all day and my hands were wet most of the day. They still managed to keep my hands relatively warm though and the wind stopping ability was noticeable and appreciated.
These gloves are water-resistant at best, so don't let the description lead you to believe anything different. They are definitely warmer and more water-resistant than the average MX glove while not feeling excessively insulated and bulky. Feel of the controls is very good.
I'd recommend them, but only as a moderate cold/wet weather glove. If you truly need "waterproof," you would be well advised to look elsewhere. The problem is, I'm just not sure if there is a waterproof Gore-tex (or equivalent) glove without all the bulky insulation typically found in waterproof colder weather gloves.
Rides: 2013 Husaberg FE390
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Klim Powerxross Pullover The original free-riding favorite has been reborn for 2011-2012. Now featuring even more tree-bashing durability through 500D Cordura overlays on the shoulders and elbows, the KLIM Powerxross Pullover continues its dominance on the racetracks and backcountry acres. The Powerxross is built specifically for riders who want maximum mobility, complete comfort and the unbeatable combination of GORE-TEX Performance Shells durably waterproof, windproof and supremely breathable construction. Features GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY GORE-TEX TWO-LAYER PERFORMANCE SHELL TECHNOLOGY HIGHLY BREATHABLE MAX MOBILITY UNRESTRICTIVE PATTERNING CROSS CARGO PASS-THRU FRONT POCKET MAX FLOW VENTILATION 2 PORTS WIDE OPEN PIT ZIPS WITH INTERIOR STORM FLAP FULL LENGTH LEFT SIDE ZIPPER ENTRY DOUBLE HIGH-CONTRAST STITCHING 500D CORDURA OVERLAYS ON SHOULDERS AND ELBOWS INTERNAL COMFORT LINER DROP DOWN BACK MAX VISIBILITY 3M SCOTCHLITE REFLECTIVE TRIM YKK ZIPPERS THROUGHOUT WATER RESISTANT YKK ZIPPERS IN EXPOSED AREAS BOTTOM HEM ADJUSTMENT ADJUSTABLE VELCRO CUFFS LENGTH FRONT ZIPPER GLOVE-FRIENDLY ZIPPER PULLS INTEGRATED INTERNAL WRIST GAITERS 500D CORDURA UNDERLAYS
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Dependable quality well designed Klim gear, as usual.
PostedNovember 17, 2013
Customer avatar
EPMD
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Dirt Maven
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I bought this pullover to wear for off road woods riding. As such, it needed to be tough and durable, and also needed to be waterproof for rainy PNW Fall/Winter riding. The tough 500 denier Cordura and Gore-tex Performance shell seemed to be perfect material choices.
So far, I have logged one long day of riding woods today with a heavy, steady rain the entire time. No major crashing but lots of tree branches and brush and lots of rain. No leaks - stayed dry and toasty (at least my torso...).
Thoughtful design features include leak proof zips and a large pit zipper that opens up the entire left side of the jacket to make putting the jacket on over armor super easy.
Fit is sized appropriately for wearing over armor. I bought a medium based on the sizing chart and I wore it over an Alpinestars Bionic Pro armor jacket - fit perfectly with minimal excess bulk. On the bike, the jacket feels great.
Bottom line: Klim gear is always well designed, using choice materials and quality construction. This jacket is no exception. Though not cheap, the $289.00 price tag seems justified for this quality piece of gear. If being dry and comfortable is important to you, this jacket is easily worth it. I expect to get at least several years of hard use from this jacket.
Rides: 2013 Husaberg FE390
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Klim Element Gloves Utilizing the same feature-packed performance attributes of the Klim Element Long Glove, the Element Short Glove adds maximum mobility of a short glove style. 100 Waterproof GORE-TEX technology set this extended wrist-length qlove apart from the competition. Features Gore-Tex technology Unrestrictive short cuff length for under-jacket fit High-mobility armor pivot system High-impact, aggressive titanium knuckle protection with Poron XRD impact protection Ultra-abrasion resistant Pittards Armor-Tan ceramic reinforced leather palm construction Boxed finger construction with external seams Impact protected palm pad featuring Poron XRD impact protection Pisiform bone protection pad featuring Poron XRD impact protection Finger knuckle padding featuring Poron XRD impact protection Pre-curved shaping and construction Reflective accents on back of fingers and hand gauntlet Adjustable velcro wrist closure Goggle/lens/shield squeegee
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Not cheap, but probably the best glove in its class
PostedOctober 22, 2013
Customer avatar
EPMD
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Dirt Maven
Age:25-34
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This Klim glove, like basically all their stuff, is well-made, thoughtfully designed, and feature-rich, albeit at a premium price point in comparison to the competitors - but not really too far off if you look at most other 3 to 4 season goretex gloves.
I think if you can fork out the dough, this glove is probably the most durable, waterproof, comfy glove you can get. It's probably a 3-season glove for most of us (spring/summer/fall or fall/winter/spring depending where you live...) and maybe a 4 season glove for some people. For me it's way too hot for a summer glove (living in PNW), and it does have some insulation so it's significantly bulkier than a one-layer leather type glove. I've been using this glove primarily to ride road/adv type stuff on a Beemer.
Gore-tex, special fancy leather, reinforced wear areas, durable knuckle protection, and quality construction adds up quick. Definitely recommend, but you might want to try it on to get a sense of how far you can stretch its use to make it worth it if that's important to you.
Rides: 2013 Husaberg FE390
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Kriega Hydro 3 Hydration Backpack The Hydro 3 has been designed specifically as an active riding pack with Kriega's unique Quadloc harness system. Providing a level of fit and comfort unequalled by any other hydration system, with a fully adjustable back-length and unrestricted underarm movement. Once set, the pack is exceptionally convenient to use, with none of the harness strap re-adjustment necessary on conventional harness systems. The adjustable back also allows the pack position to be moved up to allow large waistpacks to be also worn. Hydro 3 can be worn with or without a waiststrap - Kriega recommends using the waiststrap for maximum stability, when carrying the full 3 litre (100 oz) water capacity. Features 3-litre reservoir 1-litre side access zip pocket Shock-cord for external storage Removable waist strap Unique QUADLOC harness adjustable back length with total arm freedom Side access pocket Removable waist strap SUPERSPACE 5mm airspace back YKK water-resistant zips HYPALON abrasion resistant re-enforcement Schoeller DYNATECH with integrated 3M Scotchlite 420D nylon ripstop lightweight yet extremely strong 3M Scotchlite reflective logo LED rear light mounting loop 10 year guarantee 400mm(H) x 170mm(W) x 70mm(D)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Really excellent versatile and well made hydration pack.
PostedOctober 22, 2013
Customer avatar
EPMD
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Dirt Maven
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I'm fairly new to Kriega stuff and between this pack and my new R8 waist pack, I can say I am wholly impressed with their design, construction, quality and value.
This hydration pack is well made, thoughtfully designed, carries the load evenly and securely. The included bladder is feature laden and compared to your average Camelbak bladder (which I previously was using). The wide full-width opening with folding closure makes filling, cleaning and drying easy, the Velcro tube attachment is handy and the insulated tubing is appreciated for keeping that first gulp of water cold.
I have no reservation in recommending this pack so long as you are looking for a simple straightforward, lightweight, low-profile hydration pack. If you need carrying capacity I hear it can be easily paired with their US 5 or 10L packs.
Rides: 2013 Husaberg FE390
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Kriega R8 Waistpack Ultra-tough 8-litre enduro waistpack with removable tool-roll. 6-litre main body (YKK water-resistant zip) and 2-litre drypack side-pod (100 waterproof), has CNC 6061-T6 alloy buckle adjustemt which allows instant waist-strap adjustment for rotating pack around to the front. Features 1000D Dupont Cordura tool roll included Tool roll is removable (internal compression feature with quick-release buckle) 30 x elastic loops, coated-mesh pocket and velcro closure strap 100 waterproof side-pod Water-resistant main body 2 x coated-mesh pockets, 2 x velcro sleeve pockets, internal zipped mesh pocket, removable tool-roll 1000D Dupont Cordura - base and wings HYPALON abrasion resistant re-enforcement 420D nylon ripstop - lightweight but extremely strong TOUGHTEK - grips wet or dry SUPERSPACE 5mm airspace fabric CNC 6061-T6 alloy buckle 10-year guarantee Main compartment 165(H) x270(W) x 100(D) mm Side-pod 165(H) x 180(W) x 100(D) mm Unfolded size - 550(L) x 225(W) mm 8-litre capacity 6L main body + 2L side-pod
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great, with a small caveat.
PostedOctober 22, 2013
Customer avatar
EPMD
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Dirt Maven
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I got this waist pack to carry my tools low and close to the body to minimize the weight felt while riding. Previously I was using an Ergon backpack which does an exceptional job loading the hips but it's on the bulky side and carries weight off away from the body which felt weird to me.
So now I'm carrying weight on a waist pack and this thing seems super solid, extremely well-built, and worth every penny of it's relatively hefty upfront cost.
Adjustment is straightforward and once set up should require minimal fussing with. Space is ample for tools and snacks etc. and the included tool roll is a nice inclusion.
Riding with it felt pretty good but with a lot of jostling the strap seemed to ride its way up and eventually I would feel it tugging across my abdomen, with the weight slung low over my lumbar area.
After cinching it up so the pack sat atop my hips more, this improved.
So what's my reservation? The pack seems awesome, but wearing weight across the hips takes some getting used to so make sure you're ok with it. Also I guess proper setup (sitting on top of the hips) is important.
Paired up with the Hydropack 3, the combination makes for a great setup.
Rides: 2013 Husaberg FE390
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Klim Dakar In The Boot Pants The all-new Klim Dakar In-The-Boot (ITB) Pant is the answer for traditional moto-pant wearing riders who have been asking for a more durable, functional off-road option. The Dakar ITB Pant features full CORDURA main-body construction and the best controlled ventilation system available via zippered thigh vents and hamstring exhaust ports. It also gives off-road riders the convenience of zippered thigh pockets, 3M Scotchlite industrial grade reflective materials and new, thicker and more water resistant leather inner knees. If durability and functionality are on the top of your list for an in-the-boot motorcycle pant, the Klim Dakar In The Boot Pants is the ultimate answer. Features DURABLE, CONTROLLED VENTILATION IN-THE-BOOT OFF-ROAD MOTORCYCLE PANT THE SAME DURABLE TOUGHNESS AND FUNCTIONALITY OF THE DAKAR PANT BUILT FOR IN-THE-BOOT PANT PREFERENCES TWO LARGE ADJUSTABLE YKK-ZIPPERED THIGH VENTS FOR CUSTOM AIRFLOW TWO SMALLER FIXED-OPEN REAR LEG VENTS HEAVY-DUTY 840D CORDURA MAIN BODY CONSTRUCTION WITH DURABLE WATER RESISTANT (DWR) COATING TO DEFLECT MORE WATER AND MUD DURABLE AND ULTRA-STRONG AE HEAVY-DUTY NYLON THREAD SEAM CONSTRUCTION THICKER, HIGHLY ABRASION AND MELT-RESISTANT LEATHER ON LEGS FOR MAXIMUM DURABILITY IMPROVED DWR TREATMENT ON LEATHER TO RESIST WATER AND MUD ENGINEERED STRETCH MATERIAL IN FLEX ZONES (ABOVE SEAT, ABOVE KNEE, GROIN AND UPPER SIDE HIP) TWO YKK-ZIPPERED THIGH CARGO POCKETS WITH STORM FLAP COVER TO DEFLECT WATER AND DEBRIS 3M Scotchlite REFLECTIVE MATERIAL TRIM FOR ILLUMINATION IN DUSK TO DARK ADJUSTABLE WAIST VIA DUAL VELCRO BRAND FASTENER CINCH STRAPS GLOVE FRIENDLY ZIPPER PULLERS ARTICULATED LEG FOR ADDED RIDING COMFORT YKK FLY ZIPPER ENTRY WITH STORM FLAP SECURED BY TWO SNAPS GRIPPER ELASTIC WAIST HIGH BACK YOKE FOR MAXIMUM DIRT PROTECTION HIP PAD POCKETS (PADS SOLD SEPARATELY) TECHNICAL HANGING LINER CONSTRUCTION FEATURES STRETCH PANELS MATCHING EXTERIOR SHELL STRETCH ZONES, BREATHABLE MOISTURE WICKING MESH LINING AT UPPER, DURABLE NYLON TAFFETA AROUND LOWER LEG, HIGHLY ABRASION
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
More good Klim gear
PostedOctober 8, 2013
Customer avatar
EPMD
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Dirt Maven
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Just got these pants for cooler weather riding. Have a pair of Chinook pants which are great. The Dakar ITB pant is a perfect addition to my riding gear.
As usual the Klim pant is noteworthy for fit and finish, thoughtful design (pockets!), lots of zippered venting, adjustable waist, durable materials throughout including tough leather in high wear areas. Classic understated graphics round out the package and make this pant a top choice. For anyone who highly values the aforementioned qualities, seriously consider this garment. It is a sharp looking and high performing piece of kit.
Rides: 2009 BMW F800GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Bionic Pro Jacket The Alpinestars Bionic Pro Armored Jacket features a slim-fitting, highly breathable elastane stretch mesh main construction incorporating extensive Cordura paneling for durability and abrasion resistance. Reduced material construction on underarms and arms for ventilation and weight saving. Integrated chest and back protection panels are constructed from a robust K-RESIN polymer blend for optimized flexibility and excellent weight savings. Armor is over-injected and placed under Cordura textile finish then stitch mounted onto jacket for styling, stability and durability. Features Slim-lined protectors on shoulder and elbows offer excellent levels of resistance abrasion and shock Removable comfort padding at the chest allows for integration of Alpineastars BNS Premium, auto-locking YKK zips utilized for main frontal closure, plus convenient zip garage Silicone printed logos throughout to help keep jersey in place Convenient pull tab loops on shoulders for secure fitment of Alpinestars BNS Thermoformed padding on kidney areas for comfort and secure fit
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Exactly what I was looking for.
PostedOctober 8, 2013
Customer avatar
EPMD
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Dirt Maven
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I had previously purchased and then subsequently returned two other armor jackets - the Thor Impact Rig and the Fox Titan Sport Jacket. They were returned because I found them to be too bulky, too hot, too uncomfortable and neither looked or felt like they would survive long term abuse.
So for the past year I have just been wearing separate elbow pads and a roost guard. The elbow pads protect ok but I am continually having to pull them up as they slide down. Either that or cinch them so tight I get crazy arm pump. I never found a happy medium.
So when this was released I was super psyched. It's exactly what I was looking for. Lightweight, low-profile, smartly designed and ample protection.
Alpinestars does a very nice job with thoughtful design including no fabric in areas prone to bunching (arm pits, elbow creases).
It isn't cheap, but then at least it's worth it. Those others I mentioned aren't far off price-wise but they are in a different league in terms of design, fit and finish, and durability.
I deliberated between this and the Bionic Tech version. Ultimately I ended up with the Bionic Pro because the Tech version is only L-2XL at this time. Honestly though it seems to be the better choice if you want light, low-profile but still with adequate protection. The Tech, on the other hand, looks like mega protection, with a kidney belt,and a bunch of extra cinching etc. Basically overkill for me and my needs.
Rides: 2009 BMW F800GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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