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Klim Badlands Jacket An Adventure Riding Jacket worthy of the harshest unpredictable conditions during the most ambitious adventures, the Klim Badlands Jacket combines the latest design, fit and material technologies available to the premium adventure motorcycle market. Inspired by rides that start, go through and end anywhere (or never end at all) the Badlands Jacket is ultimate ADV performance. Focused on providing a sleek, comfortable fit from durable-yet-comfortable fabrics, the Badlands Jacket delivers an improved onslaught of full-tech D3O armor, Guaranteed to keep you dry Gore-Tex 3-layer pro laminate technology fabrics and a massively intelligent layout of cargo, ventilation, reflective and abrasion-resistant systems. In all, the Klim Badlands Jacket effectively covers every need of any Adventure ride. Load it up and go anywhere. Features: Improved comfort and fit Gore-Tex 3-layer pro shell material on main body reduces weight without sacrificing durability/weatherproofness Gore-Tex 3-layer pro shell talisman Superfabric abrasion-resistant material on shoulders, elbows and forearm shrug off abrasion Gore-Tex 3-layer pro shell Armacor material on back, chest and waist pockets provides outstanding abrasion and tear resistance Easier hydration bladder access Jacket-to-pant zipper has been standardized (40cm) which enables users to zip different pants and jackets together Improved collar fit for greater coverage and comfort Collar can snap back to allow for more ventilation Custom tpu zipper pulls, pocket flap grips and zipper garages Hypalon headphone access port Shortened wrist gaiter for increased comfort Additional venting ports on outer chest10 ports total Improved cuff material resists wear Arm vent storm flaps feature a more secure closure and opening system while providing higher levels of weatherproof construction Improved venting via easier-to-access side chest ports and lower body vents Refined armor placement and exterior adjustment straps keep limb armor in place Exterior Features: Guaranteed To Keep You Dry Gore-Tex 3-layer pro laminate technology Gore-Tex pro laminatesthe most breathable, most durable motorsports shell construction available High-mobility active fit patterning for unmatched comfort Gore-Tex -layer pro shell material on main body Gore-Tex 3-layer pro shell talisman Superfabric abrasion-resistant material on shoulders, elbows and forearm Gore-Tex 3-layer pro shell Armacor material on back, chest and waist pockets Pre-curved arm and rider positioning construction Gore-Tex stretch back/shoulder panels minimize restriction of movement 3M Scotchlite industrial grade reflective materials on panels and trim for increased low-light visibility Velcro brand fasteners adjustable wrist closures Forearm and bicep sleeve adjustment straps VT10 YKK Vislon Aquagard water resistant zippers Integrated Armor System: D3O T5 EVO Pro XT elbow and shoulder pieces included (exceeds level 1 CE certification for pren1621-1:2011 testing) D3O viper pro back piece (exceeds level 2 CE certification for en1621-2 testing) Siliconized spacer mesh front chest armor Adjustable armor pockets for refined armor placement Cargo, Hydration, Comfort and Support Systems: 7 external pockets (2 chest, 2 waist, spot pocket on left chest, id/license pocket on left forearm one large storage pocket on exterior back) Four internal pockets + one hidden interior passport pocket (2 zippered, 2 mesh stash, 1 hidden) Waterproof pouch in hidden left chest pocket Hydration bladder compartment and internal hose route (bladder not included) Removable and adjustable kidney belt jacket-stabilizing support system Bottom hem adjustment Jacket-to-pant zipper integration system 4 sleeve adjustment straps Lined comfort collar Moisture-wicking mesh comfort liner Velcro wrist closures Key fob: yellow clip attached to shock cord in top of chest pockets Max Flow Ventilation: 2 chest, 2 side, 2 biceps and 2 forearm intake vents 2 vertical back exhaust vents
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great jacket, with some caveats
PostedJanuary 31, 2016
Customer avatar
EPMD
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Dirt Maven
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
The updated Klim Badlands jacket is very nice. Protection, ventilation and functionality are clearly their top design priorities - and they did a good job.
The D30 armor package is excellent, albeit heavy. The Armacor and 3 layer Goretex laminate are probably the best materials available for a moto textile jacket. There are lots of pockets, arguably too many - were people really asking for 11 of them? The kidney belt is a surprisingly comfortable feature to have on long rides.
Design-wise the jacket looks pretty good, obviously depending on what you're into. It's not subtle that's for sure. It definitely says, "Hey check me out, I'm ADV guy..."
My biggest issue is the fit. I wear a medium in basically everything (including other Klim wear) - except this jacket. The medium sized jacket torso is huge, but the arms fit like they're supposed to. On the small jacket though, the torso fits properly but the arms are probably a half inch too short.
I'm 5'8" with a 38" chest and the jacket it's decidedly "American cut," i.e. beer gut welcome/required.
I decided to keep the small and accept the slightly short sleeves, rather than keeping the medium and dealing with extra material bunching up in front, flapping about in the wind, creating folds for water to pool, and forcing the collar up into my neck.
Bottom line, it's very nice jacket that offers the best in protection and will keep you comfy in a wide variety of climes - just make sure you are good with the somewhat whacky fit.
Rides: 2013 Husaberg FE390
Yes, I recommend this product.
+1point
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Sena SMH10R Bluetooth Headset The SMH10R is a Bluetooth 3.0 stereo headset with long-range Bluetooth intercom designed specifically for sportbike riders who prefer smaller form factor for maximizing their riding performance, yet maintaining rich features of Bluetooth intercom. With the SMH10R, you can call handsfree on your Bluetooth mobile phone, listen to stereo music or voice instructions of GPS navigation by Bluetooth wirelessly, and have intercom conversations in full duplex with other riders. Thanks to the latest Bluetooth and the advanced digital signal processing technology inherited from the SMH10, the SMH10R offers the best sound quality for both incoming and outgoing sound in its class. Also, its super thin and compact form factor contribute higher performance for sports bike riding and it makes the SMH10R a perfect companion of sports bike riders. Features: Universal Intercom: Allows allows pairing to other brands of Bluetooth headsets Bluetooth 3.0 Bluetooth intercom up to 900 meters (980 yards) in open terrain Ultra slim & feather light Four-way conference intercom Conference phone call with intercom participant Multipoint for mobile phone+GPS Voice prompts Bluetooth stereo headset for Bluetooth audio devices such as MP3 players Bluetooth music playback control by AVRCP: Play, pause, track forward and track back Sufficient sound level with integrated audio booster Bluetooth handsfree for Bluetooth mobile phones Bluetooth headset or stereo headset for Bluetooth GPS navigation Water resistant for use in inclement weather Crystal clear and natural sound quality Can be used while charging on road trip Individual volume control for each audio source Firmware upgradeable Peace of mind - thanks to the two-year warranty General Specifications: Talk time: 8 hours Stand-by time: 7 days Intercom working distance up to 900 meters (980 yards) in open terrain Operating temperature: -10C 55C (14F 131F) Dimensions: 70.7 mm x 36.6 mm x 15.5 mm (2.8 in x 1.4 in x 0.6 in) Charging time: 2.5 hours Type: Lithium polymer battery Audio Specifications: 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 Noise cancellation Wind noise reduction Wide volume control Sample rate: 48kHz (DAC) Bluetooth Specifications: Profiles: Headset Profile, Hands-Free Profile (HFP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) Bluetooth 3.0 CE, FCC and IC Certificates Includes: Headset Main Unit Speakers Attachable Boom Microphone Wired Microphone Replaceable Battery Pack USB Power & Data Cable Cigarette Charger Users Guide Please Note: Some of the above features require updating to the latest firmware version. The firmware is a free download from Sena Technologies. SMH10R-01
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Works well, sounds ok.
PostedJanuary 6, 2016
Customer avatar
EPMD
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Dirt Maven
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Install 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Sound Clarity 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Ease of Use 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Bluetooth speakers and headsets are very nice to have. If you ride with regular wired earbuds, you should upgrade to a wireless system because you are missing out on a lot of convenience, functionality and comfort.
This set works well. It does what it is supposed to and not much more. Sound clarity is acceptable but don't expect big full rich sound - because you won't get it. The speakers also won't get super loud either, potentially an issue if you are wearing ear plugs to deaden wind noise.
Connectivity to your device is straightforward and reliable. Battery life is good. Initial installation is pretty easy and the thin speakers *should* be able to fit without causing painful pressure on your ears. Overall a good product.
Rides: 2013 Husaberg FE390
Yes, I recommend this product.
+1point
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Shoei Hornet X2 Adventure Helmet What's in a name Call it the Shoei Hornet X2 Adventure Helmet, the Shoei Hornet ADV Helmet, or just the Shoei Hornet Adventure - a rose by any other name would be as equally prepared for the street or trail. Adventure riding essentially knows no bounds. The Shoei Hornet X2 Helmet offers serious dual-sport enthusiasts the optimal balance between on- and off-road form and function. Designed to maintain peak performance without compromising the core values of long distance touring, the Hornet X2 is a true all-road, all-weather helmet. The Shoei Hornet X2 Adventure was created to replace the Shoei Hornet DS and to be a hybrid of a premium road and off-road helmet. The shape of the mouthpiece and chin bar area is designed to improve air intake and ventilation performance, while giving the rider additional air space needed to accommodate heavy breathing during off-road riding. Improving on the traditional off-road mouthpiece, the Hornet ADV provides additional protection in the event of adverse weather. A multi-stage lower vent shutter allows riders to fine tune airflow for most riding conditions. Features: AIM+ (Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus Multi Fiber) shell construction is smaller, lighter, more compact and extremely aerodynamic Four shell sizes ensure a custom fit SM Shell: XS-SM helmets MD Shell: MD helmets LG Shell: LG helmets XL Shell: XL-2XL helmets Dual-layer multi-density EPS liner accommodates a more compact design without compromising ventilation EPS liner has been engineered to provide varying densities of foam in key impact areas around the head, providing enhanced impact absorption CNS-2 face shield system is 3D injection-molded and offers a distortion-free view Innovative ribs on the top ridge of the shield improve rigidity when opening and closing QR-N base plate system offers quick and efficient shield removal without having to remove the visor Thicker, more durable face shield gasket Improved shield locking system Pinlock pins and insert included 3D Max-Dry System II Interior is three-dimensionally shaped to match contours of the rider's head, allowing a comfortable fit while maintaining a firm hold for high speed riding 3D shaped cheek pads are available in multiple thicknesses for a custom fit Max-Dry System II liner material quickly absorbs and dissipates sweat and moisture Removable ear pads E.Q.R.S. (Emergency Quick-Release System) allows emergency personnel to easily remove cheek pads from an injured rider's head V-460 Visor features an innovative wedge shape with strategically placed vent louvers which allow wind to pass through unobstructed at high speed Air is pushed into the helmet's upper air intake by the visor for optimal cooling Quarter turn screws allow for easy, tool-free removal of the visor Large multi-position lower air intake/defroster vent Two shutter-controlled upper air vents Four uniquely-positioned rear exhaust vents Three neck outlet vents Includes removable breath guard and chin curtain Snell 2015 and DOT approved Note: Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States. Goggles sold separately.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
impressive helmet
PostedNovember 5, 2015
Customer avatar
EPMD
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Dirt Maven
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
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Slightly Heavy
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
I have been using he original hornet for the past 6 years. I could tell after going 20 feet this helmet was much quieter than the original. The visor snaps down tight against the eye port gasket, something the previous model did not do well. The peak generates way less turbulence and moving at 80 mph down the highway I had basically zero tug on my head and shoulders which with the old helmet, definitely pulling my was around.
The ear cutouts fit my Sena smh10 speakers except I had to cut off the plastic trim on the speakers in order for them to lay nice and flat in their cutouts.
The helmet lost 1/2 star for for that and another 1/2 for being very expensive.
Overall a fantastic update.
Rides: 2013 Husaberg FE390
Yes, I recommend this product.
+2points
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AltRider Crash Bars BMW R1200GS Water Cooled AltRider completely redesigned their crash bars for the R1200GSW. A step up from years past, they utilize 1.25 (31.75 mm) O.D. stainless steel tubing making them the largest diameter bars on the market. The decision to increase the diameter came from years of research and production results. 1 bars (25.4 mm) allow a significant amount of flex during a crash, creating the need to space them farther from the bike. The stout 1.25 bars allow a tighter profile while still providing real protection. Available in shot peen satin or black powder coat finish, youll never have to worry about rust whether youre crossing the highway or crossing a river. The top of the bars are secured in a total of three locations per side. The front mount is the only one on the market designed to utilize 2 bolts per side to increase the ability to distribute the load of any impact. The rear is held with a custom machined through-bolt that replaces the engine mount hardware. There are no plastic spacers to break upon impact. This creates an incredibly strong design that distributes any impact evenly throughout the bars, and also makes a solid foundation for upper crash bars. Another first for AltRider crash bars are the integrated 3/16 (4.76 mm) lower flanges designed to interface with an AltRider skid plate. This creates a modular protection system that doesnt mount directly to the motor and is substantially more robust than anything else on the market. The AltRider BMW R1200GS Skid Plate (sold separately) attaches directly to the crash bars, distributing impact evenly throughout structure. Installation is simple and straightforward. All necessary hardware, including a difficult to find T55 bit, is provided with the bars. Important: With Skid Plate Bracket option - Select if you do not already have the Altrider Skid Plate Bracket installed - These Skid Plate Brackets will be required for installation. Without Skid Plate Bracket option - Select if you already have the Altrider Skid Plate installed. Features: 100 designed and manufactured in the USA 1.25 (31.75 mm) stainless steel tubing 5-axis laser cut and hand TIG welded joints
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit perfect and super burly protection
PostedOctober 22, 2015
Customer avatar
EPMD
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Dirt Maven
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I tried a set of bars from a very well known German competitor and they fit awful (two sets actually and the second fit worse than the first). Frustrated they were returned and I ended up buying these.
I wan't super pumped on the big 1.5" tubing just because I thought it looks kind of goofy but after seeing them in person, not a big deal.
Fit on these is dead on. All the holes line up perfect - zero struggle.
Added bonus, instructions are written in English, not ikea-style pictograms.
I have zero doubt these bars will protect the heads in a crash.
Access to valve covers is unimpeded so no need to remove bars to check valves etc.
Rides: 2013 Husaberg FE390
Yes, I recommend this product.
0points
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Roland Sands Brisco Overshirt The RSD Brisco Over Shirt is a classic cotton shirt with just the right riding fit. Features: Water repellent cotton Riders fit, pre-curved sleeves, shorter front with longer cut back Soft suede poly collar trim Quilted all over detail Button down front and cuff adjustments Button down chest patch pockets Zip close pockets Quilted satin poly lining
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
High marks for looks, performs its function reasonably well.
PostedMay 25, 2015
Customer avatar
EPMD
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Dirt Maven
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
The Brisco overshirt is a lightly insulated overshirt with some sort of water repellent cotton type fabric face.
Buttons are nice metal riveted type.
Construction is good.
My only issue is that collar doesn't button or snap down so cruising down the highway can give you some collar flap face smacking - not fun.
In town, not a problem.
Rides: 2013 Husaberg FE390
Yes, I recommend this product.
+1point
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POD K300 MX Knee Brace Utilizing an injection molded glass-reinforced nylon frame construction the Fox Racing MX K300 offers the same superior support, comfort and function as the K700 at an affordable price. Features: Inspired by the human body, the patented Human Motion Hinge uses shock-absorbing ligaments engineered from advanced materials to provide natural triaxial knee motion combined with ultimate support Injection molded in glass-reinforced nylon for structural strength and shares the same modular design and features as the premium knee brace Interior Strap loops capture your leg to resist rotational forces and brace migration Self-Tracking Patella guard stays positioned in front of your knee and transfers impacts through out the brace and away from the knee itself Antibacterial moisture wicking frame liners, condyle pads and strap pads keep you cool and comfortable
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Pod/Fox scores with this knee brace!
PostedMay 30, 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
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I had both my ACL's repaired a long time ago and recently I've been thinking I might benefit from some additional knee support during off-road riding. I had custom Donjoy braces made for me in the mid-nineties, but they don't exactly fit anymore. So instead of dealing with getting new custom braces, I thought I would buy some off-the-shelf units. I bought these and a pair of closely priced (moderately less expensive) competitors units. These are far and away the superior braces.
These braces are well made and might actually help brace the knee in a high impact scenario. They offer substantial support against varus, valgus, rotational torsion and hyperextension. In contrast, the similarly priced competitors units offer minimal support and are easily twisted and deformed with very little effort.
Pod/Fox offers 4 sizes of the brace which helps increase the likelihood of achieving a good fit - which is essential to giving the brace the best chance of actually doing something in an impact situation!
On the downside, the knee cap protection is probably less than it could be. It's attached to the frame and sort of floats in space, with open exposed areas above and below the knee cap. I haven't crashed in them yet - I'm curious to know if the knee cup stays where it's supposed to.
These braces aren't cheap, but they are well-made and offer loads of support compared to some of the competition. I believe there is a decent chance they can prevent or lessen injury, and I highly recommend.
Rides: 2014 KTM 690 Enduro R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Alpinestars Fluid Pro Knee Brace Set
Alpinestars Fluid Pro Knee Brace Set
Alpinestars Fluid Pro Kneebrace Set The Alpinestars Fluid Pro Knee Brace is CE Certified CE 1621-1 K type B, lightweight, strong and is constructed from a high-performance glass fiber compound to offer Optimized structural integrity and frame strength The Fluid Pro features a lightweight exoskeleton, reduced material construction design Channeled padding and mesh zones for optimized ventilation and airflow Crucial weight-saving The Fluid Pro is 25 per cent lighter than current B2 brace versions Performance at temperatures as low as -20C (-4F) The Fluid Pro is designed to provide a highly customizable, personalized and stable fit SAS (size adapter system) provides adjustable and versatile brace fitment in size ranges S-M-L and XL-2XL Brace is supplied with leg-size adjustment spacers (1mm, 2mm and 3mm) on either side of hinge Two pairs of flexible, anatomically optimized ergo-fit spacers (6mm and 9mm) for improved directional articulation performance Innovative, dual X-strap system promotes secure fitment of brace in all riding positions and includes combined buckle and VELCRO brand closures closures for rapid and easy mounting Knee pivot system features a new double pivoting hinge system incorporating tool-free, fast, easily exchangeable extension stops (0, 5, 10, 15, 20 degrees) to prevent hyper-extension injuries. The Fluid Pro incorporates a bio-organic engineering design for superb anatomical performance. Innovative patella/knee cup protection system is ergonomically sculptured and ventilated. Knee cup system is constructed from semi-rigid TPU backed by shock absorbing PU memory foam. Correct position of knee cup is secured accurately in place with top and bottom elastic straps, allowing multi-directional freedom of movement. Additional protection in strongly angled positions afforded by upper and lower patella cuffs. Notes Sold as a set that includes both Left and Right braces.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Disappointing Braces from Alpinestars
PostedMay 30, 2014
Customer avatar
EPMD
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Dirt Maven
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
1 / 5
1 / 5
I had both ACL's repaired a while ago and I had custom-fit Donjoy's made in the mid-nineties but they don't fit me anymore. My knees are generally fine now but I thought I could use some extra support for off-road riding. Rather than deal with getting new custom braces made, I thought I would try some off-the-shelf units. I bought these and another brand at the same time. These are going back.
On the positive side, these are good looking, very light, quite comfortable, and nicely ventilated. They would probably flow a good amount of air and keep my legs nice and cool on hot days.
And that's about all I like about these knee braces.
To even call them knee braces is a stretch. They are more like knee pads with a 4 point attachment system grafted onto a flimsy plastic frame. The braces offer very little in the way of support against varus and valgus force (leads to lateral and medial collateral ligament damage respectively), and essentially zero torsional rotation resistance (combined with a hard impact leads to anterior cruciate ligament injuries). What's more, the lockout stop to prevent knee hyperextension feels very soft and in a major impact I'm not sure it would hold up. Conversely, having a completely rigid brace isn't good either probably, but these things are extremely soft and are easily deformed by hand with minimal effort.
The other concerning red flag issues are the lack of sizes and no designation of right and left! There are only two sizes - the rest of the fit is made up by essentially shimming with foam padding. That doesn't exactly make for a quality positive fit and if you happen to be on the smaller side of a particular size, fitting a bunch of extra foam inserts in there to take up the slack will only exacerbate the poor support issues. The other bizarre thing is no indication of right and left that I could identify. I guess it's obvious when you put it on your leg which one fits better but it seems like a strange omission by Alpinestars.
I know the evidence supporting the use of knee braces for the prevention of injury is mixed, but if you are going to bother wearing them (and spending this much money), you might as well buy something that might actually help. I would strongly recommend looking elsewhere. For not much more, you can find a competitors brand of braces that is far and away better in every meaningful way.
Rides: 2014 KTM 690 Enduro R
No, I do not recommend this product.
+7points
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Alpinestars Tech 7 Enduro Boots With a sole designed to give enduro and ATV riders the most possible grip, the Alpinestars Tech 7 Enduro Boots are perfect for trail riders that need stay planted on and off the bike. Slick MX soles just to do you any good when you're stuck in the mud or have to put a foot down on the trail and Alpinestars has created the Tech 7 Enduro Boots to answer the call of duty. On top of the redesigned sole 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.
+1point
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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
Customer avatar
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 The Gaerne SG-10 is a super comfortable, lightweight MX / Off-Road boot and combines microfiber inserts with PU protectors in key areas to provide maximum protection. The dual pivot Razor Back Pivot System delivers a strong lateral support while preventing ankle twisting and without compromising flexibility or rider comfort. Features: Long lasting dual compound sole Adjustable aluminum buckles can be moved and accommodate almost any size calf Hinged calf ankle support for excellent mobility Heel upper offers a shift lip for quick shifts after the gate drop Gel padded interior for maximum comfort
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
High end boot, but on the bulkier side.
PostedMarch 22, 2014
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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
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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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