BonRien
 
 
 
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    December 7, 2012
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    May 13, 2013
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Dainese Air-Frame Textile Jacket Focus Continued comfort under changing weather conditions with excellent ventilation is hard to achieve in a ventilated jacket because whenever the temperature drops, the wearer immediately feels cold. In this case, the Dainese Air Frame offers the best solution by combining the ventilation achieved by ample inserts in mesh with protection against cold air offered by a remarkably lightweight windcheating insert. Provided with ample adjustment possibilities, jacket-pants fastening zip, homologated protectors and a pocket for a G-type back protector, this versatile jacket also comes in a ladies version. Features Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard Boomerang fabric Quick Dry fabric Mesh fabric. Neck adjustment Waist adjustment Wrist adjustment Sleeve volume adjustment Jacket-trousers fastening system Removable wind-breaker liner Sanitized lining Pocket for Dainese Wave G1 and G2 Reflective inserts 2 outside pockets Internal pocket
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Outstanding mesh jacket
PostedMay 13, 2013
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BonRien
From Houma
State:LA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
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
Bought this based on the reviews saying that this flows a lot of air, and boy were they right. Saying it feels like you're wearing a t-shirt isn't an exaggeration, this is an incredible hot weather jacket. The liner is well made, packs very small and helps stretch its use down into the 60s. This is my first Dainese jacket, and I can see why people recommend them so highly, build quality is outstanding.
The armor that comes in the shoulders and elbows is some of the best jacket-integrated armor I've ever used. Shoulder pads are comfortable and stay in place, and the elbow/forearm armor is deep, your arm sits in it, not on it like everything else I've tried. Since most other jackets come with a $3 piece of foam in the back pocket, I don't feel too slighted by the fact that the jacket doesn't come with anything. In the short term I put an Alpinestars Bionic Air back protector in there (if fits, for the record), until RevZilla gets the forcefield armor back in stock.
Size-wise, I'm 6'0, 200 lbs. with a 42" chest, and the size 54 fits me great, sizing chart seems to be accurate. Only thing I'll warn y'all of is that this is a short jacket. On the bike, it just barely covers my belt. If you have a long torso, you might want to look elsewhere.
Rides: 2006 Triumph Sprint ST
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 RevZilla Face Shield / Visor Bag
RevZilla Face Shield / Visor Bag
RevZilla Faceshield / Visor Bag Oversized banana pouch Smile holder Maybe. Visor tote Definitely. Don't scratch up your faceshield! Carry it along in RevZilla's handy visor tote. How many times have you put a nick in your tinted or clear shield from letting it float around in your backpack, saddlebag, or stuffed inside your jacket Never again shall your visor suffer such ignominy! Made from 600D Maxtura and padded to keep your shield snuggled up safely, this visor bag is just the ticket for keeping your shield clean, clear, and unblemished. If you have an anti-fog coating (many shields do), protecting it is the first step in having it work correctly. Rep some ZLA style with the highly-reflective logo emblazoned on the tote. A handy carry strap is included for lashing to the tippy- top of the stack of gear you take on your next trip! Note Face shield and/or banana sold separately.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Nice design, but too small
PostedMarch 25, 2013
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BonRien
From Houma
State:LA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I really like the design of this pouch, and the price can't be beat, but it's not really big enough to be a universal fit item. The pouch will barely fit a faceshield from a Shoei Qwest/RF-1100 (not an uncommonly large visor), it's not easy to insert/remove and will not close all the way.
Rides: 2006 Triumph Sprint ST
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Bionic Air Back Protector Insert Features The Bionic Air Back Protector insert is CE certified to the latest back protector standard and offers the street rider superior levels of comfort and performance in an ergonomic design. CE Certified Level 1 to the LATEST back protector standard (prEN1621-22010) allowing a slimmer, more ergonomic design. Slips in to your jackets back protector pocket to give you high levels of protection on the street without hindering riding comfort. Innovative Dual Density Honeycomb Technology (DDH) combines two different honeycomb structures to offer lightweight impact protection with exceptional breathability and comfort Outer Honeycomb plate - Made of Polypropylene provides an outer structure to protect the back from penetrating injuries, as well as dissipating impact force over a wider area Inner Honeycomb foam - Made from a special elastomeric compound, this light and flexible impact foam absorbs transferred energy Please see below chart for protector measurements Size Measurements Medium 16.5 Height 10 Widest Point 9 Narrowest Point Large 19 Height 10 Widest Point 9 Narrowest Point (function() var cycle true ('table.sizechart tbody tr').each(function(row) classname (cycle !cycle) 'light' 'dark' row.addClassName(classname) ) )()
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A must-have for Alpinestars jackets
PostedMarch 25, 2013
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BonRien
From Houma
State:LA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Purchased as a replacement for the cheap foam piece that comes in all of Alpinestars' stuff. Seems well built, fit the back protector pocket perfectly, and flows more air than the stock padding ever did. Conforms to your back fairly well, I don't feel any discomfort vs the flimsy stock foam pad.
Rides: 2006 Triumph Sprint ST
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dowco Weatherall Plus Motorcycle Covers Features Heavy-duty polyester with special Color-Lok fabric treatment to prevent fading Exclusive ClimaShield Plus fabric protection repels water Waterproof with heat-sealed, taped seams Moisture GuardVent System lets moisture escape Aluminized heat shields allow immediate use after riding (Adventure Touring model does not feature heat shields) Interior liner protects windshield Sewn elastic shock cord and under-bike web strap Sewn-in grommets allow use of a cable lock (lock not included) Convenient storage bag Sewn-in pockets allow use of Guardian Alarm for added security Lifetime Warranty Sizing Size MD - developed to fit Sportsters, Dynas, and older CB-series motorcycles Size Sport - developed to fit sport-class bikes up to and including the Hayabusa the heat-resistant coverage comes higher on the bike Size CR - developed to fit larger cruising motorcycles can accommodate the additional rake common to those bikes Size Adventure Touring - developed to fit the V-Strom 1000 without a top box Size LG - developed to fit 1983 Goldwing Interstate, a bike with fairly slim panniers and very small top box Size XL - developed to fit 1984 Goldwing interstate and Yamaha Venture, with full-size top boxes Size 2XL - developed to fit 1988 Goldwing, including later Aspencade models Size 3XL - developed to fit 2001 Goldwing to present models Note Sizes listed in Size Chart are for stock motorcycles without additions such as panniers, windshields, high handlebars or sissy bars. Addition of those options will typically require sizing up one to two sizes. Note Color of cover may vary. May be all black or black and grey. Adventure Touring model does not feature the internal heat shields.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Outstanding cover
PostedFebruary 8, 2013
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BonRien
From Houma
State:LA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
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
Work keeps me living in apartments, and as a result my bike spends far too much time out in a parking lot. Drug my feet on getting a cover, but after a particularly hard rain, I got enough water in the tank to render the engine inoperable. One embarrassingly expensive trip to the dealership later, I ordered this cover.
The Sport size fits my Triumph Sprint ST like it was made for it. Very well made out of substantial material. Kept the bike clean and dry through a good size storm this week. Its not the cheapest as far as covers go, but this is one of those things (like so many others when it comes to motorcycles) where a 'buy once, cry once' policy really is a good idea.
Rides: 2006 Triumph Sprint ST
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Summit H2O Gloves Featuring the same technical specifications as the Summit glove, the REVIT Summit H2O offers the added functionality of total waterproofing. Thanks to the addition of hydratex Pro Touch membrane, which is fixed to the inside of the goatskin outer shell, your hands stay dry, no matter the weather, while offering an unsurpassed level of comfort and a perfect grip. The REVIT Summit H2O is a great choice as a fall/spring and summer waterproof glove. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell goatskin, PWRKevlar stretch, sure grip, suede leather with WR finish, hypalon Lining tri-fleece liner Waterproofing hydratex Pro Touch (5000mm H2O) Breathability hydratex Pro Touch (5000g/m2/24hrs) Composition outer shell 80 leather, 18 polyamide, 2 aramide lining 100 polyester membrane 100 polyurethane Protection PU injected finger knuckles, TPR hard shell knuckle, TPU hard-shell little finger protector, Dual-comp palm slider, schoeller-keprotec at palm, EVA foam at thumb and palm Visibility reflection at cuff, reflective logo at cuff ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit Adjustability adjustment strap at wrist, adjustment tab at cuff Features stretch lips at fingers and backhand, sure grip patches, elastic at wrist, visor wiper, regular cuff
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fantastic mild winter glove
PostedFebruary 8, 2013
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BonRien
From Houma
State:LA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
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 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Purchased these after my disappointment with the Icon Patrol gloves. I needed a glove for the gulf coast winter/wet season, and these fit the bill perfectly.
Glove is good for the 40-70 degree range. Inner liner feels great, provides a decent amount of warmth and doesn't slide around inside the glove. Good protection along the pinky and outside edge of the hand. Rev'It's sizing on this glove is spot on with American glove sizing. Waterproofing has been 100% so far. I can't recommend these enough.
Rides: 2006 Triumph Sprint ST
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Patrol Waterproof Gloves Eighty percent of the controls on a motorcycle are operated with your hands. The Patrol waterproof gloves were designed to keep you in control when the weather turns foul. The fully insulated and waterproof design provides maximum comfort and protection. The chassis is not only waterproof but features a mild precurve design to reduce hand fatigue. The palm is constructed of Battlehide goatskin for optimum feedback yet maintaining durability. Reinforced rubber knuckle armor covers the backhand along with a reflective graphics package. Finally, an integrated goggle wipe built into the thumb helps keep your shield clear. Waterproof textile chassis Abrasion resistant premium grade Battlehide goatskin palm Reinforced rubber knuckle armor Reflective graphics Goggle wipe on thumb Precurved palm and finger design
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Good idea, bad execution
PostedFebruary 8, 2013
Customer avatar
BonRien
From Houma
State:LA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Decent looking glove, but the build quality was very disappointing. The liner inside the glove was quite different in size than the glove itself, resulting in the liner cutting hard into the "webbing" between my fingers even though the glove was not on tight. Good level of insulation, toasty without being overly bulky. Knuckle protector was alright, but it really needs its own panel to stretch on the back of the glove. As other reviews pointed out, the thumbs on these are massive, although it didn't give me much of a problem. This glove is a good idea (especially at its price point), but it is in need of some small changes and better QC at the factory before the difference in price compared to its competitors becomes money well saved.
Returned the gloves and decided to bite the bullet and get the Rev'It Summits. It was a good decision.
Rides: 2006 Triumph Sprint ST
No, I do not recommend this product.
 
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Joe Rocket Velocity Gloves The Joe Rocket Velocity Glove defines ultra-affordable protection and comfort with high-end features that include vented finger armor and a pre-curved, ride-friendly design. Features Reinforced knuckles Vented finger protectors Washable synthetic palm Pre-Curved design
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Cheap glove, for better or worse
PostedDecember 13, 2012
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BonRien
From Houma
State:LA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Purchased as my very first pair of motorcycle gloves to use in the Gulf Coast summer. Fits true to American glove sizes. For a glove as inexpensive as they are, they're incredibly comfortable. They're light and flow a good bit of air; I was never bothered wearing them into the upper 90's. More hard parts/armor would have been nice, but not a realistic expectation on a cheap glove.
Unfortunately, these gloves have held up very poorly, with the stitching coming apart within two weeks (roughly 300 miles) of use. Two of my fingertips can now see daylight through the ends of the glove fingers. I have absolutely no confidence in the ability of these gloves to provide any meaningful protection in the event of a crash. There are better options out there for little to no increase in cost.
Rides: 2006 Triumph Sprint ST
No, I do not recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Comet Gloves
REV'IT! Comet Gloves
The lightweight COMET glove is designed for touring and off-road use, offering an ideal mix of protection, ventilation, and comfort. The stretch areas allow a precise fit and the short cuff allows mobility at the wrist. The leather-wrapped, hard-shell carbon knuckle, as well as padding on the palm and thumb, offer the level of protection and convenience that off-road and city riders alike demand. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer Shell cowhide, goatskin, PWRshell 500D stretch, heavy Spandex, Automan stretch Lining tri-fleece liner Composition outer shell 51 leather, 34 polyamide, 11 polyester, 4 other fibers lining 100 polyester Protection cowhide, hard-shell knuckle, EVA foam at fingers, thumb and palm ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit Adjustability adjustment tab at cuff Ventilation ventilation panels at fingers and palm Features short cuff length
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great mid-range summer glove
PostedDecember 7, 2012
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BonRien
From Houma
State:LA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
Gloves flow a lot of air and have been solid into the upper 90's. I'm fine with them into the lower 60's before I start thinking about breaking out the winter gloves. The advise on here to order a size up is good, my hands are a perfect size L in American brands, and the Rev'It XL fit me well. Like others I've noticed the seam inside the glove that runs between the thumb and index finger, but I don't find it bothersome while riding.
If I had to nitpick, I'd wish for a bigger patch of Velcro on the wrist closure so I wouldn't have so much of the closure tab hanging off the glove, but I have tiny wrists, so I imagine few will have the same issue.
Rides: 2006 Kawasaki EX650 Ninja 650R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Overlord Textile Jacket With all the pattern engineering of the Overlord leather, but executed in a nylon chassis, the Overlord textile represents possibly the best value in textile motorcycle jackets. The durable nylon chassis, combined with large panels of breathable Fighter mesh, provides valuable protection while maintaining comfort. A full complement of internal CE impact protectors confirm the jackets legitamacy. Finally, the Overlord's precurved arms and strategic flex zones position the rider in an sportbike oriented attack posture. The Overlord textile - ready for whatever the streets may hold. Icon attack fit Durable nylon textile chassis Removable Icon CE field armor impact protector elbow and shoulder Removable Icon dual-density foam back pad Gathered elastic flex panels on elbows and shoulders Strategically placed fighter mesh panels for ventilation Removable insulated wind resistant vest Upgradable to stryker CE back protector
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Decent summer jacket
PostedDecember 7, 2012
Customer avatar
BonRien
From Houma
State:LA
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I'm 6' and 195 lbs (42 Long jacket size) and the Large fit me great, although I wouldn't mind another half inch of sleeve length. Mesh panels are along the length of the front and rear of the torso, plus panels along the inner arm and torso side that run from wrist to waist. The jacket flows a lot of air and makes for a great summer choice, especially down south. Armor is comfortable and well placed. Good looking jacket, both on and off the bike. Zippers and snaps are acceptable and easy enough to operate with gloves on. Pockets are a bit small for anything other than a wallet or cell phone.
The liner is the glaring oversight in an otherwise good jacket. Having a vest liner in a jacket with mesh that runs down the arms of the jacket is as puzzling as it is ineffective. On top of that, the snaps that secure the vest to the tops of the jacket sleeves are incredibly fragile. Its the kind of thing that would be permissible in a budget jacket, but not at this price point. If you plan on stretching the temp range of this jacket, be prepared to supply your own windproof insulation (or buy a second jacket for the winter season).
Rides: 2006 Kawasaki EX650 Ninja 650R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Gunner WP Jacket The Alpinestars Gunner features an advanced and highly durable outer shell construction with a 100 waterproof and breathable inner lining to ensure insulation and riding comfort. With the added convenience of a removable thermal lining, the Alpinestars Gunner is highly versatile and comfortable, in varying weather conditions. Features 600D Fabric with PU coating and water repelling surface treatment Waterproof breathable lining for 100 insulation and comfort CE Certified Bio Armor at elbows and shoulders Chest and Back protector compartments with PE comfort padding (chest and back protectors sold separately) 2 Climate Control zipped front air intake vents 1 zipped back air exhaust vent Adjustment straps on sleeves and neck for precision fit Neoprene comfort edge around collar D-Ring waist adjustment for precision fit Integrated highly reflective details and logos for improved rider visibility Removable thermal liner Elongated lower back profile covers lumbar region in the riding position
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Solid fall through spring jacket
PostedDecember 7, 2012
Customer avatar
BonRien
From Houma
State:LA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Needed a jacket to get me through the wet gulf coast winter, so I got this based on RevZilla's recommendation. I'm 6' and 195 lbs (typically a 42 Long jacket size), the Large fit me snugly with perfect sleeve length. With the liner in I've ridden into the upper 30's without issue. Without the liner the jacket can be comfortably ridden up into the 70's, any warmer and the jacket just doesn't flow enough air to keep you cool. While I've yet to ride through a tropical storm, it's kept me bone dry through the light showers and heavy fog that make morning commutes so festive. The included armor is comfortable and stays in place while riding. Fit and finish is outstanding (which seems to be typical of A-Star's stuff).
My only gripe lies with the air vents, as they move little to no air through the jacket. That said, the temperatures at which that becomes an issue are high enough where you would have been better off with a mesh jacket in the first place. Its marketed as a cold weather jacket and I bought it for a cold weather jacket, and in that capacity I can't recommend it enough.
Rides: 2006 Kawasaki EX650 Ninja 650R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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