Olympia Switchback Jacket The Switchback jacket offers the perfect combination of modern styling and cutting edge design. Constructed in authentic Cordura fabric with ballistic mesh panels, it delivers maximum airflow with exceptional abrasion resistance. Switchback also includes a breathable wind and waterproof removable liner jacket for added comfort, function and style. 3M Scotchlite trim at the front, sides and back insures added visibility in low light situations. This versatile jacket represents the absolute best bang for your buck in the market. Features Outer shell constructed in 500 denier Cordura fabric with ballistic airflow mesh panels Removable waterproof liner jacket Removable CE approved Motion Flex armor at elbows and shoulders Removable CE approved Motion Flex articulated back protector Cool mesh airflow lining Custom Fit detailing at collar, cuffs, elbows and waist Comfort neoprene framed collar 3M Scotchlite reflective piping at front, sides and back 8 connecting zipper for pants Three storage pockets plus interior cell phone pocket Waterproof liner jacket features Sturdy wind and waterproof / breathable rip stop nylon shell Side snap pockets Mandarin style knit trim collar Interior storage pocket
I got the black/neon jacket and find it comfortable AND good looking. The zipper, snaps, and velcro are all robust, and I expect them to last a long time.
I'm tall (6'4") and thin (185#), with long arms (34/35) and a 42" chest. Finding jackets that fit properly, is not easy for me. Per the sizing chart, I should have ordered a LG per Suit size, a 4XL per Height, and a LG per Weight. Since I planned to layer, I ordered an XL. It fits great while standing, but it would be nice if it was a TAD longer while sitting on the bike.
I have not used the waterproof liner yet, as all of my rides have been on days when it's been above 50F. On the warmer days, the airflow is excellent.
Olympia Airglide 3 Pants Designed to coordinate with the Olympia Airglide, Viper, Bonneville, and Bushwhacker jackets, this style can be worn as a stand alone riding pant or as full over pant. Constructed in authentic Dupont Cordura with ballistic nylon mesh panels, this pant offers maximum airflow with superior abrasion resistance. Two front zipper pockets and two rear snap pockets offer extra storage for personal items. Foul weather rides are never a problem as these pants are also equipped with a wind and waterproof liner that can be worn as a stand alone pant. Adjustable knee armor positions, stretch waist panels and EZ hem bottoms help riders achieve a customized fit Outer shell constructed in 500denier Dupont Cordura with ballistic airflow mesh panels. Waterproof liner pant Full side leg zippers Removable and height-adjustable CE approved MotionFlex armor at knees Cool mesh airflow lining Removable EVA compressionfoam at hips Custom Fit detailing at waistand bottom hem 3M Scotchlite reflective piping from waist to hem Relaxed tailored fit Four storage pockets 8 connecting zipper forjackets
The pants look good, fit comfortably, and do what they're supposed to do.
I ordered one size bigger, as recommended, since I planned for these as an overpant for commuting; I'm 6'4", 185lbs, wear 34/34 pants, so I ordered a 36/35. The waist fits great; the length is a tad short for riding
As an overpant, I wish the cuff had a zipper that allowed you to open it up and take the pants on & off w/out having to take off your boots.
I have not needed the waterproof liner yet (been riding in 50F and above weather).
Shoei RF-1100 Chroma Helmet The all new Shoei RF-1100 Chroma Helmet is available in a variety of color combinations. The helmet sports a gloss finish over reflective paint giving a nice depth to the graphics. Since its inception in 2003, the RF-1000 has enjoyed great success, but that didnt stop SHOEIs world-class development team from throwing out the molds to build a brand-new helmet from scratch. Shoei is pleased to deliver the finest sport-touring helmets that money can buy. The all-new, groundbreaking Shoei RF-1100 Helmets are at the intersection of aggressive styling and unrivaled attention to detail. The evolution of perfection is once again met. CW-1 Face Shield The CW-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces Q.R.S.A. (Quick Release Self-Adjusting) Base Plate System Q.R.S.A. base plate allows for tool-less face shield removal and installation. Every time the shield is lowered, the spring-loaded base plate (U.S. patent pending 11/799935) pulls the shield back to contact the window beading evenly, ensuring a wind and waterproof seal between shield and helmet Interior System The entire interior lining (cheek pads, crown liner and chin strap covers) is easily removed to allow cleaning Each component of the inner liner is ergonomically designed to offer the ultimate in safety, fit and comfort Eyeglass compatible AIM+ Shell Construction Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind tunnel and professional riders feedback High performance fiber materials are combined with extremely elastic organic fibers to create shell structure that is ultra lightweight, rigid and resilient 5 Shell Sizes and six EPS liner configurations present increased fit options that comfortably fit most head sizes A third generation Tail Fin, integrated into the bottom rear beading in combination with the Shell-Integrated Spoiler, allows smooth airflow that reduces drag and lift Variable Ventilation System Upper Air Intake Vent is positioned to maximize air volume into the helmet interior Top outlet vent is separate from the Shell- Integrated Spoiler, allowing it to be positioned for optimum flow-through ventilation Four rear outlet vents allow for adjustment of airflow based on riding position Enlarged lower air intake/defroster vent reduces shield fogging and increases ventilation The rear/neck outlets allow for effective air exhaust Breath guard and chin curtain included Tech Specs 5 shell sizes Weight 3.54 Pounds / 1604grams (based on size medium / solid color) DOT and Snell M2010 approved Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
New to riding, I borrowed someone's Shoei for the class. It's a great brand and the loaner helmet fit reasonably well, except for some tightness on the forehead. I heard the RF1100 was a bit more oval, and given RevZilla's return policy, I took a chance on this helmet.
Liked: - Fit -- properly sized, as recommended in the sizing chart - Looks -- nice design, nice paint work - Airflow -- good flow around the top of the head, out the back
Would have liked: - Noise -- a bit loud over 60mph - Visor -- unfortunate that tinted is an option
AGV Diesel Hi-Jack Helmet The Italian jeans company Diesel has teamed up with Italian helmet manufacturer AGV to produce a line of designer helmets. Diesel takes the helmet company in a different direction to their typical racing fare. The helicopter pilot style Hi-Jack helmet is dedicated to fans of customized equipment and riders who love life on the road while wishing to remain in line with the unconventional Diesel style. The attractive look, the range of chromatic variations in the graphics, and the unmistakable curve at the sides develop the aeronautic design that inspires the Hi-Jack helmet even further. The helmet is completed by the concealable visors in different tints that let the helmet be adapted to the needs and style of each and every rider and make his or her look even more decisive and rebellious. The Diesel Hi-Jack was inspired from the world of helicopter pilots, it is intended to those who want an original helmet that does not remain unnoticed. The seductive look, the graphic colors, and the side curved parts accentuate the new aerospace design that inspired that helmet. This helmet features a retractable face shield, also available in smoke and irridium silver versions, which allows to adapt its usage to the motorcyclist style and requirements. Features Shell Fibreglass ACF Number of shells 2 Fabrics Dri-Lex with hygenic treatment Internal padding Removable and washable Visor ISV2 Anti-scratch Visor Multi-position, retractable shield tucks away into shell Visor mechanism Visor removal and replacement in a few seconds without the use of tools Retention ststem Micro-metric adjustment buckle Note Helmet ships with clear faceshield only.