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    October 8, 2012
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Shoei GT Air Journey Helmet SHOEI introduces the GT-Air, a lightweight full-face helmet with improved ventilation, a fully removable noise-reducing interior, a built-in sun visor and a distinctively stylish shell that is as good looking as it is integral to its performance while on the road. Aerodynamic Shell Design Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind tunnel and professional riders feedback Multi-Piece EPS liner enhances impact absorption and ventilation Three shell and four EPS liner sizes provide increased fit options that help to comfortably fit most head sizes Molded air spoiler reduces drag and lift, as well as diminishes pressure on the riders neck while riding at speed Sun Shield Visor System Built-in QSV-1 sun shield gives riders instant relief from sun glare in one quick motion Visor meets ANSI Z80.3-2010 standard for non-prescription eyeglasses Large and easy to reach switch activates the 3D injection-molded inner sun shield Distortion-free shield blocks 99 of harmful UV rays Forehead area of the outer shell is raised slightly to accommodate the internal sun shield, helping allow for the integrity of the helmets inner EPS liner to remain intact Ventilation System Upper Air Intake Vent is positioned to maximize air volume into the helmet interior Large upper intake vent positioned to maximize performance behind wind screens Easy to operate large lower intake vent Lower air intake/defroster vent reduces shield fogging and increases ventilation The rear/neck vents allow for effective air exhaust Breath guard and chin curtain included Advanced Integrated Matrix (AIM) High performance fiber materials are combined with elastic organic fibers to create a shell structure that is ultra-lightweight, rigid and resilient Interior System 3-D Max-Dry center pad and multi-layered, polyurethane foam cheek pads Chin curtain prevents wind entry and reduces noise Cheek pads are replaceable or removable for maintenance Eyeglass compatible interior E.Q.R.S. (Emergency Quick-Release System) allows emergency medical personnel to easily remove the cheek pads from the helmet of a rider involved in an accident, in turn making the helmet more easily removable Standard Chin-Strap Clip Neatly secures chin strap CNS-1 Shield System The CNS-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces Includes new redesigned Pinlock Anti-Fog Lens for more coverage of the CNS-1 shield Dual-Ridge window bead increases contact with the shield to reduce wind noise Scratch-resistant shield coating 99.9 protection from harmful UV AB rays Safety Certification DOT-218 Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Pleasantly surprised.
PostedAugust 1, 2013
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lovergoof
From Lake Villa
State:IL
Rider Type:Harley Diehard
Age:25-34
Gender:female
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
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Very Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I had signed up for the Motorcycle Safety course and I needed a helmet for the course so I bought a Nolan N85 in haste. Nothing against the Nolan, but it was a little big for me and I felt like a bobble head every time I ride. So, I decided to get a new helmet...
Fitment:
My head measurement - 21.75"
I read that this helmet ran a little small, which it does, so I got a medium, but I think a small would have fit me more properly. It still fits more snug that my N85 (size medium) though.
Weight:
Much lighter than my Nolan and I can shoulder check without feeling like my head is going to come off from wind.
Ventilation:
I can't believe how much air flow this helmet offers. I can feel the immediate air flow through the back of my occipital which I couldn't before. The design of the vents are amazing since I can open/close with minimal effort while wearing gloves.
Quietness:
I ride a Harley Sportster with after market exhaust, so it's pretty loud. I would get the occasional ringing in the ears with my N85. After riding with this helmet, oh my goodness! What a difference it makes! Much quieter and I can definitely tell the difference because my exhaust tone went down a few decibels!
Build Quality:
To sum it up - when I pick up my Nolan, it squeaks. When I pick up the Shoei, it's silent and ready to take on the wind.
Riding:
My riding conditions have been 49 deg. F to 90 deg. F and the helmet has been fine. Around 50 degrees, I just close the vents and my head feels nice and toasty. At 65 degrees or up, I just open the vents and more riding I go. Wind buffeting is much better with this helmet (maybe because it's smaller).
Overall, I really like this helmet. All the functions advertised by Shoei are true to their words and I'm glad I chose this helmet as my guilty pleasures helmet.
NOTE: I would put on 3 coats of Klasse or Zano to protect the cool graphic design from bugs and construction debris.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese 4 Stroke Gloves This short summer glove has been designed for the most demanding motorcycle riders in terms of ergonomics and performance, but also features technical content and assertive design. The 4-Stroke features a high technical level, thanks to stainless steel composite inserts and TPR on the knuckles and back of hand. Pinky finger construction reinforced with internal inserts in TPR, Distortion Control, and a reinforced palm with palm slider. Remarkable ergonomics and comfort are also guaranteed by inserts in elasticated fabric, Microelastic elasticated inserts, a tightening strap, precurved fingers with perforation at the sides, and perforated palm and back. Features Composite inserts in preformed stainless steel and thermoplastic resin on the knuckles and back Inserts in thermoplastic resin on the outside of the little finger Inserts in thermoplastic resin at the joints of the fingers Distortion Control on the little finger Inserts in thermoplastic polyurethane on the palm of the hand and the cuff Combination of cowhide leather and goatskin Stone PU Spandex fabric Reinforced palm Tightening strap Inserts in elasticated fabric Elasticated inserts Pre-curved fingers Perforated leather Perforated back, palm and inner side of finger Soft inserts Microplastic elasticated inserts (PCT Patent pending)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great ventilation, style, comfort and protection.
PostedOctober 30, 2012
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lovergoof
From Lake Villa
State:IL
Rider Type:Harley Diehard
Age:25-34
Gender:female
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
Since I'm a new rider and I won't be taking my bike out much when rain/sleet hits this year, I decided not to get winter gloves...yet. Instead, I bought these summer gloves in anticipation for next summer. My main concerns when shopping for gloves were knuckle protection, pinky protection in case of low side slide, and leather for comfort/dexterity. Of couse, style was also big on this list...and after doing a bit of research, these Dainese 4 Stroke gloves stood out the most.
Riding with the gloves:
Once I got the gloves, they felt so great on my hands that I had to take the bike out for a bit of riding...
The first time I went out with them, it was 38 degrees fahrenheit and my hands were pretty chilly. So I tried on some knitted gloves underneath and rode in 35 deg fahrenheit and that didn't help either. After a 45 min ride, my hands were freezing. BUT, riding in 45 deg fahrenheit and above, they are great! So, overall...these gloves have fantastic ventilation, the leather doesn't take long to break in at all, knuckle protection is hefty, pinky protection along with low side skid protection on palms are excellent. All these features wrapped up in one stylish glove in my opinion. Also, the dexterity from this glove is amazing.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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The fabrics used in REV'IT socks quickly wick moisture away from the skin, while ventilation channels keep the feet cool, dry, and comfortable. To the WINTER TOURING socks REV'IT adds pure Marino wool for extra insulation, to keep your feet warm, even on the longest winter touring ride. The anatomically shaped foot-bed supports and cushions your feet, providing support where they need it the most. 29 MICROFIBER, 22 POLYAMIDE, 19 MERINO WOOL, 12 ROBUR, 11 MYTLAN, 5 ACRYLIC, 2 ELASTANE
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great socks for late Fall!
PostedOctober 17, 2012
Customer avatar
lovergoof
From Lake Villa
State:IL
Rider Type:Harley Diehard
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 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
These are socks are great for the late fall weather when it gets into the 40's. I haven't tried them below 40's yet, but I would imagine they work great.
They fit very well for womens average size feet. I'm a size 8 in womens and I had to buy the smallest size (35-38) these came in. They are comfortable and hold warmth very well. No cold extremities for me!
Thanks RevZilla!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Tech Aero Backpack Fully expandable from 16L to 26L (approx) Water resistant fleece lined audio pocket with headphone exit port Hidden helmet carrier Sternum Map panel holder Internal Lap Top sleeve which fits most 15 Lap Top Computers Internal organizer pockets Internal sleeve for Bionic Back Protector application Built in Rain Cover Available in black
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great for small people/women.
PostedOctober 17, 2012
Customer avatar
lovergoof
From Lake Villa
State:IL
Rider Type:Harley Diehard
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
So...I didn't want to put bags on my bike because it would take the "raw" look away so I decided to get a backpack for commuting. :) Anyway, I chose this backpack because it was in my budget and it had the expandable feature. Since I'm a small person, I really like the idea of a small backpack with the ability to gain more storage space but not so much where I'll topple over.
Riding with the backpack:
I live in IL and I take the highway when I commute so the strap pocket (chest pocket) helps carry my iPass well. With a Macbook, some folders for work, Sennheiser headphones, and a whole bunch of miscellaneous things, I don't feel any wind drag at all. The backpack sits well on my body and it's comfortable to wear. I haven't used the expandable function yet so I can't comment. As far as the helmet pocket (hidden), it looked strange when I first got the backpack but when I used it, it actually works great!! I walked around for a bit with the helmet attached to the backpack and I didn't feel quite as tired.
So overall, great product and I would recommend this to short women (I'm 5'3") or just anyone short really. :)
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Avro Textile Jacket Focus Self-assertion and sports passion come together in this jacket designed with an eye to the new Dainese suits and dedicated to riders in search of lightweight, technical gear with a close eye on price as well. Safety is guaranteed by homologated composite protectors, a pocket for the type-G back protector, and reflective inserts. The ergonomic cut, elasticated inserts, side, collar, and cuff adjustment possibilities, and the jacket-pants fastening zip all permit the widest range of fit and freedom of movement combined with a removable thermal lining and ventilation zips to offer remarkable riding comfort. Features Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard Cordura Comfort fabric Neck adjustment Wrist adjustement Waist adjustment Jacket-trousers fastening system Inserts in elasticated fabric Sanitized lining Removable thermal liner Air vents Pocket for backspace G1 and G2 Reflective inserts 2 outside pockets Internal pocket Pocket on removable liner
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great style and functionality for the money.
PostedOctober 17, 2012
Customer avatar
lovergoof
From Lake Villa
State:IL
Rider Type:Harley Diehard
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 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
Well, I never thought I would own an Italian motorcycle jacket but after doing the research (mostly at revzilla.com, hehe), I decided to go with the Avro Textile jacket. This thing is so comfortable on me. For all the women who are interested in this jacket (I know I had a hard time finding a perfect fit when I was looking), this is the perfect fit if you don't have a very pronounced hour-glass shape figure. My chest is small compared to my hips (slight hour-glass shape body) so I had to go one size up and it fits perfectly. So if your chest is smaller than your hips...choose the jacket size base on your hips rather than your chest, otherwise you will have a hard time fitting this jacket around the hips.
On another note, my metrics:
5'3", chest: 37", hip: 40" ---> Jacket size: 46
So for all the women out there looking for some good Itallian motorcycle jacket, look no further, because let's face it, the men's jackets often look better than some of the women's jackets. ;)
As far as riding with the jacket:
I've taken this jacket out in 40-degree fahrenheit weather and I didn't feel cold at all. I haven't tried riding in below 40 yet, but I will! But, when I rode in 68-degree fahrenheit weather, I did sweat a little bit. There are only two ventilation ports on this jacket...in the back and to me it's not enough. I wouldn't use this jacket in late Spring, Summer, but for late Fall/early Winter, it's perfect!
Thanks RevZilla!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Nolan N85 Helmet - Solid Colors The N85 is the new full-face street helmet by Nolan fairly small, with a bold, sporty design. The result of accurate volumetric tests, this helmet is equipped with a perfectly integrated sunscreen (VPS) inside the shell. The quick-change/tool-free visor mechanism operates only with the visor in the open position avoiding accidental opening while riding. Features Lightweight aerodynamic polycarbonate shell with built-in spoiler Nolan's VPS (Vision Protection System) actuates internal sun shield Fully removable, washable Clima-Comfort Interior, treated to be anti-fungal and anti-microbial Removable cheek pads Removable chin curtain Dual top vents with exhaust in rear spoiler Chin vents direct air to face shield to help prevent fogging Optically correct, push button quick change shield offers UV400 protection Included Pinlock-ready face shield with clear Pinlock insert Nolan micro lock retention system Meets or exceeds DOT standards
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great bang for the buck.
PostedOctober 8, 2012
Customer avatar
lovergoof
From Lake Villa
State:IL
Rider Type:Harley Diehard
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I thought this helmet was excellent. The price at $200 was affordable for a stylish helmet with great functionality (one-pull strap system, interior visor, anti-fog, great airflow). I thought the air flow on this helmet was tremendously good compared to other helmets I've worn. The removable inner padding is a great plus...I got the chance to wash it and once re-installed, it's like a new lining in the helmet all over again. It's such a good helmet that my significant other (who never wears full-face helmet) decided to get one as well. Very good product for this price point. Highly recommended.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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