EPMD
 
 
 
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    September 17, 2012
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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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Long lasting dual compound sole Gaerne uses a special custom made rubber compound sole that will outlast any of the competition. Adjustable aluminum buckles The SG10 incorporates the use of buckles that can be moved on the two top positions. This boot fit will accommodate almost any size rider. Hinged calf ankle support Protection + support confidence. When you feel how fast the SG10 breaks in and feel the support it provides, you will be a believer. Gel padded interior No need for a bootie, they add weight. The gel padding actually conforms to the rider's foot and takes up any slop. Try this boot on and you will never go back.
 
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
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 Features Gore-Tex technology Guaranteed to Keep You Dry 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
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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 
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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Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Really excellent versatile and well made hydration pack.
PostedOctober 22, 2013
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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
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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
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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Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
More good Klim gear
PostedOctober 8, 2013
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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
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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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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Wolfman Wolf Bottle Holster Wolfman designed the Wolf Bottle Holster around the popular Primus and MSR 1 liter bottles. The Bottle Holster can attach to the seat, rack or to Wolfman's Expedition Dry Saddlebags or Teton Saddlebags. (Actually, up to 4 can be attached to the new Saddlebags). This is an easy and convenient method to carry extra liquids. Features Constructed from heavy duty Ballistic Nylon 4 point Mounting, with a top strap that secures the bottle 9 long Note Wolfman recommends a 1 liter/10 circumference bottle or smaller to fit in the holster, botles sold separately.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
It's a good solution
PostedMay 4, 2013
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EPMD
From Washington DC
State:DC
Rider Type:Dirt Maven
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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Fit and finish is good. Quality of construction is very good. Things don't line up exactly in the middle but I don't think it would affect its ability to hold your fuel bottle securely.
Installed with the hard pannier mount kit.
Carries a camp fuel 1L bottle very well.
Rides: 2009 BMW F800GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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