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Icon Truant Boots Built on an exclusive ICON bottom unit, the athletic profile of the Truant belies its brute nature. A reinforced toe box and axialmetric steel shank provide the foundation for true riding legitimacy. Full grain leather chassis, semi-covered laces, and midfoot retention strap combine to round out the Truants moto performance pedigree. The Icon Truant, a modern motorcycle boot cloaked in a street-savvy silhouette. Features FULL GRAIN LEATHER UPPER AXIALMETRIC STEEL SHANK SLIP-RESISTANT RUBBER SOLE INTERNAL ANKLE PROTECTION ADJUSTABLE MIDFOOT STABILIZER STRAP LOW-PROFILE LACING SYSTEM
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
They look like casual shoes...
PostedNovember 11, 2013
Customer avatar
digital
From Philadelphia
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
They look like casual shoes but offer nice protection and features for riding, like the toe ridges for a sold feel on the shift lever.
One issue during break in was the toe box, which was putting pressure on my pinky toe, very uncomfortably so. This went away after about 2 weeks of break in.
Also I usually wear a size 9.5 or 10 US mens, however had to go down to a size 9 for this boot. So it is cut a bit bigger than i expected. Going down a size helped the boot fit more snugly so the heel does not pop out of the heel area when walking.
Rides: 1977 Suzuki GS750
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REVIT Levante Jacket For those who dont want to choose between a waterproof, a traditional leather, and an air-mesh jacket, the REVIT Levante is a silver-bullet solution. This jacket, which comes fully equipped with CE-approved armor at shoulders and elbows, features a full mesh outer shell with an easily removable two-in-one fully waterproof thermal liner that can be stored in the back pocket when not in use. With the membrane removed the jacket can be upgraded with a Challenger cooling vest insert to take the edge off riding in hot weather. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell polyester rib, PWRshell mesh, Insulation detachable 2-in-1 thermal liner membrane Waterproofing detachable hydratex G-liner (5000mm H2O) Breathability detachable hydratex G-liner (5000g/m2/24hrs) Composition Outer shell 100 polyester Lining 100 polyester Membrane 100 polyamide (100 polyurethane coating Lining membrane 88 polyester, 12 polyamide (insulation 100 polyester) Protection Knox Flexiform CE protection at shoulders and elbows Back Protector (sold separately) Seesoft Back Protector -Type RV Type RV / Size 04 fits SM-MD Type RV / Size 05 fits LG-2XL Type RV / Size 06 fits 3XL-4XL Visibility laminated reflection at upper arms, reflective logo at back ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit Tour fit, regular Adjustability UTA tab at cuffs, flexisnap, adjustment straps at waist and upper arms, adjustment tab at under arm Ventilation ventilation panels at chest, back and arms Features Prepared for Challenger Cooling vest insert, prepared for Vest Connector HV, stretch lips at elbows, short connection zipper, jeans loop Pockets Stash pockets, membrane storage pocket, hand warmer pockets, inner pockets
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great riding jacket that is versatile
PostedAugust 5, 2013
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digital
From Philadelphia
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I bought the silver colored Levante jacket since I wanted better visibility, airflow and protection during a long trip to the beach. The heat index was close to 100 degrees F when the humidity was taken into consideration, and the Levante was very comfortable while flowing adequate air at highway speeds.
Since this is a 3/4 length jacket, it works best with a more upright riding position. There can be some bunching up at the waist, especially since the large front pockets create a bit of bulk in that area. Cinching the waist straps and the bottom closures gives you some options to better conform the fit though.
I find it hard to stow the included zip out thermal liner in the rabbit pouch at the back of the jacket, since it is a really tight fit to stuff it all in there and get the fasteners closed. It is doable but the quilted nature of the thermal liner makes it hard to compress into this tight space.
One nice hot weather tip is to put a freezer pack or two into the rabbit pouch. I did this once with the kind of soft flexible pack you use for athletic injuries and it kept my lower back nice and cool despite the heat.
The arm length ensures plenty of coverage when in the riding position. So much so that it is difficult to glance at my wrist watch without pulling up the sleeve a bit. This is not an issue on my leather jacket which has shorter sleeves.
I have yet to test the water resistant features of the jacket and have only worn the liner once so far. Also plan on adding the Seesoft back protector, since the included foam is pointless and blocks airflow. The Hi Visibility Connector Vest and a pair of Rev'it Tornado pants are probably in my future to add a an even higher visibility, water resistant riding solution.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese Knee V Guard
Dainese Knee V Guard
Protection Autonomous knee protector with support straps Homologation Knee and shin EN 1621-1 Sold as a pair Patent Chest and neck protector (Community Designs n 000528153) Biomechanical protector (PCT Patent Peding)
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Similar to a sporting goods product, convenient protection in jeans
PostedAugust 5, 2013
Customer avatar
digital
From Philadelphia
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
The Knee V Guard is much like a shin and knee guard typically used by hocket players, minus the hard plastic shells typical of those products. Instead of the hard molded plastic, a dense rubber foam is present. This allows a light weight and great flexibility, with fair impact protection.
The articulation in the knee area allows the upper third of the pad to move with your thigh as your legs bend into the riding position. They are comfortable and do not restrict movement. However the straps may take some getting used to. Too tight and the straps will irritate the backs of your legs. Too loose and the pads may shift around or not stay in place during a fall or slide. Once you've identified a good fit, you could potentially leave the straps fastened, and then slide the pads off and on without altering the fit, as the straps are elastic and allow this.
The reason to own a pair od Knee V Guards is to wear under your normal pants or jeans. They fill a niche for those who may not want a dedicated riding pant for wardrobe reasons, like someone commuting to work. Under my jeans, it is barely noticeable that I am wearing these. I have also not noticed my friend has his on. If you happen to be a male fond of skinny jeans, you will have a problem getting these under them, however any pair of regular or straight leg jeans will work well since the guards are not very bulky.
Right now I alternate between two methods or strapping these on. One is to slide them on like putting on knee high socks, while wearing pants. This works well but assumes you know how much adjustment you need on all three straps ahead of time. It also assumes pants baggy enough to allow these to be slid under them. It is tricky to do this right, and sometimes results in bad strap placement under your pants which is hard to correct, but allows you to keep your pants on.
The other way involves pulling your pants down and then strapping these on. Obviously you'll need more privacy to pull this off but it allows for a much better strap fit.
The only other thing I have noticed is that wearing the guards under pants means that your pants will likely hike up your legs a bit when riding. The material the guards are made of is not overly tacky, but it will grab your pants and bunch them up, which will expose your ankles more than when not wearing the guards. This may not be a concern if you have riding boots, just check the spacing between where the boots end and the guards begin.
This product is also one size fits all, which I found odd, but they are a good fit on for me and I am 5'10 with a 31" inseam.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REVIT Striker Gloves Although it may look and feel like a dirt bike glove, the protection found in the REVIT Striker makes all the difference. The lightweight Striker gloves, is designed for touring and off-road use and offers an ideal mix of protection, ventilation, and comfort. The stretch areas make for a precise fit while the short cuff allows added mobility. The glove features a level of protection demanded by off-road and city riders alike. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer Shell Goatskin, PWRshell 500D stretch, heavy Spandex, 2-way stretch Lining Tri-fleece liner Composition Outer shell 54 leather, 38 Nylon, 6 polyester, 2 Spandex Lining 100 polyester Protection TPR 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 Connect finger tip, short cuff Note The contact patches on the index finger and thumb of the glove look slightly different that shown in product images (strips, not a solid patch).
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
A BMX glove designed for Motorcyclists
PostedMay 13, 2013
Customer avatar
digital
From Philadelphia
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
After trying on most of the gloves in the Revzilla showroom I arrived at the Rev'it Striker (black) because it best matched the criteria I was looking for: enough airflow for warm weather riding, low profile visual styling, touchscreen capabilities, and adequate protection features.
Other gloves might have more protection, but do it at the expense of more aggressive styling. The Striker "strikes" a great balance with its rubber coated firm knuckle padding, which has some flexibility and comfortably conforms to hand movement very well. There is also a substantial thickness of soft foam padding in the outer palm area, which feels great if you happen to be in a riding position where leaning on your bars might cause pressure on your palms. It does all this without looking particularly like a flashy sport motorcycle glove, which I appreciate.
I wear a Large in the Rev'it Carver H2O gloves, but the Striker was a bit small requiring me to wear an XL. Typically I am in between a L and XL so this was not a big surprise for the fitting.
I have noticed a stitch is coming loose on one of the top of the finger's leather patches. The leather patch is sewn into the stretch mesh material underneath that encompasses most of the finger construction. Since the mesh material and leather stretch at different rates, it is not surprising that this area had some trouble. But since it does not affect the functionality of the glove, I don't mind fixing that myself if it becomes bad enough to be a cosmetic issue (it is only a minor issue now but will probably become worse over time). So far this issue has only been apparent in one finger so hopefully it is not a common problem on these gloves.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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