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    December 24, 2012
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 Powerlet rapidFIRe Jacket Liner With Dual Wireless Controller Package
Powerlet rapidFIRe Jacket Liner With Dual Wireless Controller Package
Powerlet Rapidfire Jacket Liner With Dual Wireless Controller Package Powerlet's RapidFIRe Heated Jacket Liner packaged includes the Dual Wireless Remote Heat Controller. Controller receiver is pre-installed and Pre-synced for your convenience. Powerlet's RapidFIRe Heated Jacket Liner with CNC (Carbon Nano Core) heating uses Far Infrared technology to provide fast, deep, soothing warmth. Now the warmest liner on the market at 105 watts! Built in stuff sack and no annoying heating wires of any kind! Stay Warm While Riding Powerlet's 105 watt RapidFIRe heated jacket liners pack down to a very small size to fit on the bike when not in use. Not only the warmest heated clothing available, but ProForm stretch panels also make them the most comfortable. We recommend using the temperature controller with the RapidFIRe 105 watt jacket liners. The RapidFIRe Advantage The most unique feature is the heating system that is incorporated into every liner. Using the latest in Carbon Nanotube technology, Powerlet's Carbon Nano Core panels heat quickly and evenly without the hot spots or long heat times other conventional wired garments require. Additionally, Powerlet is the ONLY manufacturer to offer a dual heat setting that permits you to switch the total consumption to not exceed 60 watts. This means those of you who have bikes or vehicles that do not have the electrical output capacity to power a traditional or competitors liner can rest assured that the RapidFIRe line will get powered without draining your battery and leaving you stranded. Additionally, Powerlet once again incorporated the ProForm stretch panels that provide three key advantages non-binding movement, maximum heat transfer and simple sizing. While all three are very important, maximum heat transfer is perhaps the most important. For maximum heat transfer the heated garments must be close to the body. A long sleeve T-Shirt is recommended under the heated liners. A heavier layer can be worm over the garment. Other heated clothing manufacturers provided many sizes to attempt to create a snug fit. This often leads to a more complicated purchase and the potential improper fit if your weight changes. RapidFIRe 105 Watt Jacket Liner Features Dual Heat 105 / 60 Watt convertibility by a simple cable disconnect Wind and water resistant Polyurethane coated nylon outer shell ProForm stretch panels provide comfort and simple standard sizing Ultra thin design provides comfort and small storage Comfortable heated Polartec fleece collar wicks moisture Zippered pockets manage power cables Handy built in stuff sack allows for storage on the vehicle Unique sleeve finishing reduces bulk around wrists Glove connectors are located at the ends of the sleeves Heated on the front, back, arms and collar - full heat coverage Quick heat time of 20 seconds or less on the jacket liners Designed For A Lifestyle Powerlet designs heated garments for people who rely on their heated clothing for both comfort and safety. Like their customers, they enjoy a lifestyle utilizing convenient modern electronics and wear our heated gear for commutes to work and trips across the country. Built For A Lifetime Powerlet seeks the highest quality materials and craftsmanship. All of their heated clothing products are developed and tested in the USA by people who ride regularly. Quality components and attention to detail ensure Powerlet products resist wear and corrosion to last a lifetime. All Powerlet RapidFIRe heated clothing carries a lifetime warranty on the electrics and a lifetime warranty on manufacturing defects.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great winter riding jacket
PostedJune 28, 2014
Customer avatar
Troika
From Fairfax
State:VA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I bought the complete kit (jacket, gloves, wireless controller, and power outlet) three years ago. Since then, I have used the jacket on a 2009 VROD and now a Ducati Diavel. The only problem has been with the jacket's zipper wearing out. The zipper looked intact, but the zipper's grip would not hold the jacket closed. Powerlet exchanged the jacket for free. Great customer service. The jacket and gloves perform as advertised, in fact you can get blisters on your hands if not careful. The jacket is just as great down to 35 deg. F. In fact, I never have had to turn the controls to 100%.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Nolan N104 Helmet - Solid Colors Nolan N104 Helmets represent an evolutionary step for Nolan as they replace the much touted N103 Helmet. When compared the older N103, the Nolan N104 Helmet offers a helmet which is much lighter (7oz), features a lower profile through the use of multiple shell sizes, better aerodynamics, as well as a much larger viewport for increased visibility. The (patented) chin guard rotation movement with elliptical trajectory makes it possible to keep the total size of the helmet's front section to a minimum when the chin guard is open. The sail effect is consequently highly reduced, and riding comfort is still guaranteed, even when the chin guard is lifted. The new ultrawide eyeport is the largest of any Nolan helmet, both vertically and laterally, for maximum field of view. The AIRBOOSTER ventilation system is equipped with an air intake in the chin bar, another intake in the brow, and two rear extractors at the rear. The inner comfort lining includes removable cheekpads, inner liner, neckroll and chin curtain and is easily removable and washable as well as antifungal and antibacterial. New, redesigned comfort liner also accommodates eyeglasses much more easily than before. All Nolan N104 helmets are also N-COM B4 ready ( N-COM B4 is designed expressly for the N104 and is sold separately). Shell Features Injected polycarbonate GE Lexan shell 7oz lighter than the Nolan N103 Two Shell engineering allows Nolan N104 to offer sizes from 2XS to 3XL (2XS-LG and XL-3XL) Dimensionally correct sizing allows ample cubic volume in chin/nose area Faceshield Features Face shields are now sized to fit the two different shell sizes (2XS-LG and XL-3XL) Ultra wide eye port opening is the largest on any Nolan helmet for superior visibility Shield is changed by a simple push button mechanism Pinlock shield included with each helmet VPS (Vision Protection System) is new slider bar to lower, push button release for instant retraction VPS lens is scratch and fog resistant Chin Bar Features Centromatic chin guard opening mechanism requires dual action, simultaneous action to prevent accidental opening Dual action opening mechanism is positioned in the centre of the chin guard and allows for easy, one-handed opening Ventilation N104 has new AIRBOOSTER ventilation system, ensures optimal ventilation where is is most required Air intake in the chin guard draws air in and onto the inside of the faceshield 3 position top vent (closed, crown vent, crown/brow vent) 2 venturi exhaust ports at rear of helmet New plastic vent tube channels in EPS disperse cool air throughout the helmet interior Inner Liner Features removable cheek pads, inner liner, neck roll and wind protector The inner padding of the new N104 is easily removable and washable and antibacterial The shape of the inner comfort padding facilitates eyeglass wearing Reflective insert at the centre of the roll neck further improves the rider's visibility at night Neck roll can be removed easily, for more comfort in the warmer months Other Features N-Com Communication System compatible (sold separately) Features new Microlock2 quick-release retention system Microlock2 consists of a plastic ergonomic opening lever, and of a second aluminium toothed and holding lever Microlock2 minimizes the possibility of unintentional opening while still making it ergonomic and easy to use Meets or exceeds D.O.T. standards
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great helmet
PostedJune 28, 2014
Customer avatar
Troika
From Fairfax
State:VA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:55-64
Gender:male
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
I bought my N-104 (solid, silver finish, large) in Jan. 2013 and since I have put over 30k miles on it with my Ducati Diavel. The size chart was perfect for me and I did not have to exchange the helmet.
My only major issue is air flow as it could be improved, but advantageous when riding in cold weather. I did find (and later fixed) that one of the two transparent plastic air flow channels was partially collapsed at the factory. I fixed it and it did improve air flow, but it still could be better for hot weather riding.
Noise is tolerable, but I use molded ear plugs which dramatically reduce noise. I did replace the standard neck and chin rolls with their winter versions which reduce air flow turbulence and noise within the helmet.
My only regret is that I did not initially buy the yellow hi-viz version, but will do next time.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Gerbing 12V Lighted On/Off Switch The Gerbing coreheat12 Lighted On/Off Switch acts as a budget alternative to a temp-controller. 1 year warranty.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great backup
PostedApril 1, 2013
Customer avatar
Troika
From Fairfax
State:VA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:55-64
Gender:male
I bought this as a backup to the Powerlet remote controller. Tried it and works great. Well worth the investment especially when the batteries go out on your controller on chilly 36 deg.
F. early morning ride.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese SSC Alpha D-WP Shoes
Dainese SSC Alpha D-WP Shoes
Dainese SSC Alpha D-WP Shoes Created for riders who value comfort first and foremost, the SSC Alpha ankle boot has been designed to ensure an excellent fit and movement thanks to construction with the second-skin concept this ankle boot with laces fits like a glove, capitalizing on the use of elasticated construction. A waterproof insert gives the wearer matchless comfort even in the rain. Provided with an external TPU casing and a nylon insert on the heel, the SSC Alpha ankle boot also features technical details like elasticated inserts on the inner side, shifter guard reinforcement, and reflective inserts. Protection TPU heelcounter Nylon heel Ergonomics and Comfort Upper in Lorica (brand fiber) Elasticated fabric inserts Speed lacing system Waterproof D-Wp interior Other High grip TPU inserts Gear shifter guard Reflective inserts Non-slip sole
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good riding shoes
PostedDecember 24, 2012
Customer avatar
Troika
From Fairfax
State:VA
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
After scouting a number of websites and reviewing numerous types of riding boots, I selected this Dainese model.
The selection is based, in part, on functional aspects, including the lacing system, boot height, and style.
I feel I can walk around with these since many other types of riding shoes are clunky off the bike.
They were a bit stiff out of the box, but I wore them everywhere over an entire weekend for the brake-in period.
Initially, the lacing system causes you to over thighten the shoe, but that is something that is readily fixed with trial and error.
The fit was fine for me (US 8.5) and I did not need to buy a size up, like some buyers have noted.
In cold weather, I use socks used for skiing and snow boarding, as these socks have internal pading (here meaning insulation) and this works well.
Troika, Virginia, 2009 VROD
Yes, I recommend this product.
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