Baribaribari
 
 
 
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    December 10, 2012
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    July 22, 2013
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Spidi Netix Mesh Jacket The fully mesh Spidi Netix jacket is light, comfortable, and ideal for sport touring to everyday urban use. The external mesh allows massive air movement and at the same time a good level of abrasion resistance and a solid base for internal CE protectors. This jacket features reflective areas, wide waistline adjusters, a connection for fastening to jeans, back protector-ready inner pocket and CE protectors. Comes ready to be equipped with the Spidi H2OUT Waterproof Jacket Liner (sold separately).
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I just love it in the super hot days
PostedJuly 22, 2013
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Baribaribari
From Los Angeles
State:CA
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
If you are looking for the best jacket to beat the heat (100 degrees and more), you have found it, it is even cooler than wearing a long sleeved shirt (even when you are at a stop light), because it blocks the sun but keeps the air flowing, it's like being in the shadow.
You do not look like a power ranger so when you get off the bike it looks like a regular or training jacket, the armor is not evident. Perfect for commuters and small bikes.
I already had an airframe which I bought for the same purpose. So I will be comparing it to that one.
The Netix:
Flows more air
Is longer (it actually reaches your pants and belt and has a loop for attaching, I hate those pseudo racing jackets that only reach your bellybutton)
Has better build quality
Is cheaper (but doesn't include a rain liner which would make it about the same)
Has an extra internal bag (2 inside, 2 outside)
You can fit pefeclty a sas tec back protector with no trimming (on the L size)
Cons (Nitpicking and not deal-breakers):
The white piping is not something I like and the gray reflective spidi logos and tape look cheap-ish.
Also has some adjusting piping on the sides that go into the outer pockets, if you have stuff in them like coins and pull everything out you'll pull that thing and it's a hassle, had to cut them off.
The sleeves are too wide and have no adjusters in the bicep or elbow so the armor in elbows does not feel snug against you.
The red liner is a weird choice, black or gray would have been better, looks nice though.
The sizing is really small I should be S or M size but I am L with this because I am tall, probably could have gotten away with the M but the sleeve length fits perfect on this one, so just look out for that.
So all in all this is for those riding in the city on super hot days, there's simply no better jacket for that.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Spidi G-Flash Gloves Textile gloves with stretch panels designed for warmer climates their Clarino microfiber and vented inserts provide great comfort and ventilation. Features Palm padding Mesh top of hand Stretch material inserts
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Did not live up to expectations
PostedJune 26, 2013
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Baribaribari
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
They don't do justice to the photo, they feel cheaper than they look on it, even the styling looks cheaper in person.
I don't think they are going to last more than a few weeks before they rip from some stitching just from regular use.
The stitching in the thumbs is different and it's very uncomfortable it also makes it look huge but does not have more space in it.
The provide no protection whatsoever, so wear them for every reason you want except for safety.
They do not flow as much air as I thought so I really don't see the point of them, so just get other super cheap ones or get something with more protection.
All in all even at the price point I expected much more from SPIDI
No, I do not recommend this product.
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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 Air-Frame jacket 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 backspace G1 and G2 Reflective inserts 2 outside pockets Internal pocket
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great airflow not much protection, very nice looking.
PostedDecember 10, 2012
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Baribaribari
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
I haven't tested it in a slide and I don't intend to, but it feels very light, it's mesh after all.
The included armor for shoulder and forearm are very good, and the airflow is amazing, I am regretting getting it now because I might have to wait until summer to wear it.
One thing to bear in mind is that this jacket is very, very short, because it's intended to be zippered to your pants so I has to meet them there, thus leaving all your under shirts hanging lower and this looks weird, keep this in mind or you'll be surprised like I was (wasn't a deal breaker).
The rain cover is very light, it won't help at all in any sort of cool climates and won't keep you dry, and if you wear a watch on your hand it will always get stuck in it, it's best to just ditch it and wear a raincoat over it for rain or a sweater underneath in the cold.
This is for super hot weather, the hottest days on the hottest places, for those times when you want to just go out in a shirt, but want some protection.
But the mesh is so thin that it offers almost no protection, even if it doesn't rip after a slide your skin will be very damaged, you can scrape your knee while wearing pants and they won't rip, I guess that would be the case here so you are only relying on the armor only.
It doesn't have back protection, but you can put one in, if you intend to do so, buy a larger size, it's a slim fit, so if you wear it with a back protector you will be uncomfortable (and it will look like a coffee table strapped to your back).
It's also quite expensive, but looks very good and you don't look like either a power ranger or a football player, you can wear it off the bike and won't be an attention grabber (unless you choose colors that are).
If you want something with tougher fabric, but still wear it in 85°C I recommend the Icon Contra Jacket. (bear in mind the armor is just CE padding).
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Arai SAI Face Shield Arais SAI shield is the latest generation of Super AdSis shield system, designed for the 10mm wider eye port Arai SAI face shield fits Arai Corsair V , Vector 2 , RX-Q and Arai Signet-Q Helmets Please Note Will not fit Vector helmets - Vector helmets use the SAQ Faceshield .
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great for the sun
PostedDecember 10, 2012
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Baribaribari
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
If you have a compatible helmet with a clear visor, get this.
First of all it will protect your from the sun, the view is so sharp and crisp you will feel it's not on, amazing.
And also it makes your helmet look so cool, when it's on it looks completely black.
The mirror ones scratch easier (or show it more), so if you just want one to protect you from the sun, get the dark smoke.
It's not for riding at dusk or night, you won't see a thing, if you go out by day and will stay until it's dark you need to take the clear shield with you.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Arai Vector 2 Helmet - Solid The Arai Vector 2 Motorcycle Helmet is the successor to Arai's hugely popular Vector model. New features for the Vector 2 Helmet include an SAI visor similar to RX-Q and Corsair V which provides wider field of vision. A replaceable interior liner has been modified to improve air flow around the head and to provide a more comfortable fit eliminating pressure points. The ventilation system has been revamped with a larger size switch and larger rear duct which will create 50 more vacuum.. Solid Colors Frost indicates a Matte finish Diamond refers to a metallic finish with metal flake Complex Laminate Construction (CLC) shell that combines excellent shell integrity with light weight Arai's exclusive multi-density, single piece hybrid EPS liner Arai's multi-density EPS liner is like no other, comprised of up to 5 different densities in some models which is molded into a single piece The single-piece hybrid liner and its unique benefit the direct-fused contact area that each EPS call shares with its neighboring cells creates a mutual support - as one cell is crushed under impact, the surrounding cells assist with the energy absorption. (Liner pieces that are simply fitted or glued together cannot rely on such a high-level support bond.) New ACF-2 front intake vent has an oversized intake opening for better airflow, and a sliding-door mechanism to more completely close it Brow Vent Faceshield Ventilation System provides cooling air in upper face area without holes in critical forehead area of the shell or in the impact-absorbing liner material Exclusive removable 5 mm Peel - away Cheek and Temple Pad layer-provides additional level of customization and fitment Extreme peripheral view - same wider field of side to side visibility as the top-of-the-line Corsair V racing helmet (an additional 5mm on each side when compared to to previous Vector model) New tuned rear vent/wing - Air inlets provide improved interior ventilation and heat removal Hyper-Ridge band - newly sculpted lower reinforcement band provides stability and lower center of gravity for a lightweight feeling. Larger side exhaust ports to increase airflow and minimize noise Dual pivot chin vent to direct air to the rider or the shield for de-misting Reinforced shell ridges with integrated side exhaust vents Larger bottom opening for easier on and off Removable/replaceable cheek pads with 5mm peel-away layer Micro-fitting 5mm peel away cheek pad layer first introduced on the RX-Q comes standard on the Vector 2. Gives you the option of a thinner cheek pad set for a custom fit without having to purchase additional cheek pads Expanding on the 5mm peel-away cheek pads, the Arai Vector 2 is the first Arai model to offer 5mm peel away temple pads as well Interior Shape Intermediate Oval - This shape is designed for the rider whose head has a front-to-back dimension that is longer than the side-to-side dimension. This is a neutral head-shape design which tends to fit most riders well. Meets or exceeds Snell M2010 and D.O.T. standards
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice looking, comfortable and good features.
PostedDecember 10, 2012
Customer avatar
Baribaribari
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Average
Loud
Weight
Light
Average
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Intermediate Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I have been using it for a week. It's a great helmet.
I am upgrading from an AGV K3.
The Vector 2 is a great upgrade, I like the shield locking mechanism, the vents and the shape, it's simple and for using it on an upright position or 3/4. It's very round, reminds me of helmets from the 80's or 90's just round and simple, I like that, not too flashy, aggressive or race looking.
Learning to remove shield mechanism is a nightmare, because you don't see anything while changing it and you always think you broke something, or that it will wear out quickly, I trust it won't but who knows. After a week I got it mastered, but you still have to use some force, it's not a gentle maneuver and it sounds like things are breaking every time, let's hope the design doesn't allow for the shield or the mechanism to break, it supposedly allows you to change it while being worn but I haven't tried it.
On the upside, the shield-holding mechanism is enclosed, and because the shield can be locked on the front, in the event of a crash I think it will stay on, unlike other helmets like the AGV K3.
The inside of the helmet is very soft, the cheek pads and neck roll are quite big and it's a little hard to get your head in at first. There is a huge gap where your ear is, so they won't hurt if you wear the helmet for an extended period of time and it also means you will have no problem wearing glasses, which you can't do in some other helmets.
The only bad thing I found was that the Arai logo on the front is not painted, it's just a sticker and it gives it a cheap feel since the logo and DOT/SNELL certification on the back are painted and embossed, but then I just removed the front sticker and the helmet is even better looking and I'm not a moving billboard. Maybe it's a "feature" so if you don't like it you can remove it, but then why put it on? They still give you extra stickers, it just made it look cheaper than it really is.
I've been using it in cool weather and it probably let's more air in your head than you would want it to, even with the vents closed.
Overall it's an amazing helmet, if you can afford it, get one, they are supposed to be the best (they are the preferred brand by F1 drivers, albeit they use the high end ones and safety may not translate towards the bottom end).
Still it is claimed their low end helmets (like Vector 2) provide the same safety as the high end ones, but the cost difference lies in the exotic materials used, weight and other features which don't really make them safer and are geared towards competitive racing.
I got the solid black in glossy, it's a little scratch prone, but it's not that noticeable, and it just looks cool without looking like a power ranger.
Pros:
Shield locking
Covered shield mechanism
Eyebrow vents on the shield
Comfortable and soft
Good airflow
DOT and SNELL
You can wear glasses (you can't on the AGV K3)
Not race looking (this is good if you ride any other bike than super sport bikes like a ninja or an R6 and the likes)
Cons:
Shield mechanism hard to learn to use (they include a dvd for this) and may wear out.
Non-removable chin curtain
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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