Alchemist
 
 
 
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    November 19, 2012
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Arctiva Windblok Balaclava Features Ultimate cold-weather protection 98 windproof/water repellent/breathable Soft wicking, Power Dry fleece interior Snug, comfortable contoured fit Polartec Windblock face shield insert
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Warm and Affordable
PostedNovember 19, 2012
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Alchemist
From Dekalb
State:IL
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Rode for an hour in 35 degree F weather, at highway speeds and was cozy the entire time. I wear a full face helmet in the winter and ran into a bit of fogging, while stopped, but nothing unreasonable. Makes the helmet a bit tight, as expected, but again not unreasonable. All in all, a great buy.
Rides: 1996 Honda VF750C Magna
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars WR3 Gore-Tex Gloves The Alpinestars WR-3 Glove is an all-weather touring glove and is both 100 waterproof and highly breathable, featuring advanced TPU molded knuckle protection housed within the leather main body construction for robust and durable performance. Double wrist closure and accordion flex panels give the rider enhanced fit, security and feel. Features Technical Gore-Tex glove designed to be worn over jacket sleeves Full Leather main body construction TPU knuckle protector housed within leather construction Alpinestars patented finger-bridge prevents finger separation and stops twisting around little finger in the event of a slide New easy in/out lining with thermal backhand and reduced palm for improved grip and comfort TPR finger stylus for use with bike navigation systems Retro reflective areas for greater night visibility Helmet visor wipe s trip mounted on left thumb Note TPR finger stylus works with pressure-sensitive touch screens and will not work with heat-sensitive touch screens, such as those on iPhone and Android phones.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good Above 45 Degrees F
PostedNovember 19, 2012
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Alchemist
From Dekalb
State:IL
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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Gloves run pretty small, as stated in the video. I work in a lab and wear a "Large" size disposable glove comfortably. I purchased the "Extra Large" version and still feel like it is a bit tight. The glove has stretched out only very slightly, after about a month of use. As I stated above these gloves are not very good for riding in any weather below 45 degrees F. I live in northern Illinois and continue to ride during the winter (when the roads are clear), so I deal with some pretty cold temps. I rode for about an hour the other day in 35 degree weather and my fingers were frozen by the end. These may do a bit better going two sizes up (which you may want to do anyway) and buying a glove liner for those super cold days. That being said, these gloves are great for temps above 45, although I would imagine that they get pretty hot during the Summer months. I rode on a 70 degree day and my hands started to sweat, but the gortex breath-ability worked as advertised. I can't speak to the waterproof aspects of the glove yet, but I would feel confident trying them out in the wet. I really like the look of these gloves, as well as some of the technical aspects, like the thumb squeegee. The glove is very well crafted and seems like it will last quite a while. Grip seems good on the throttle, but some feel is always lost with winter gloves. Overall, the video for these seems pretty dead on, which is why I buy from this site. Shipping was fast too.
Rides: 1996 Honda VF750C Magna
Yes, I recommend this product.
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