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Oxford X50 Pannier Saddlebags Oxfords X50 Pannier offers an excellent compromise between size, style and application. Perfectly suited to all but the most extreme sports bikes. Features 420D ripstop nylon Expandable Internal phone/wallet/pen organizer in one pannier Internal mesh pocket in the other Easy-grab pullers Carry handles and straps Self-healing, water-resistant zippers 50L (13.2 gallons) capacity Heat-resistant base Internal waterproof liner Dimensions Length 19.6 Width 7.0 Height 11.8 Width Expanded 11.0
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The perfect solution!
PostedFebruary 2, 2015
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maestro
From Lewiston
State:ME
Rider Type:Scooter Champ
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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Received this product in January, in Maine, and so have yet to put it to the test. However, my wife has an Oxford tail bag which she has used extensively, for two riding seasons, in heavy rain and all kinds of weather, on the Honda PCX-150 and it has performed admirably; waterproof, stable and dependable. I ride a Vespa GTS300 and was looking for saddlebags to expand the storage for long trips. Having had a great experience with the Oxford tailbag, I chose the Oxford X50 pannieres, which are basically two bigger "tailbags" linked by three attached adjustable velcro straps. The pannieres themselves are made of extremely durable cordura material with heavy zippers and an internal waterproof bag (same as the tailbag) for each panniere, which I prefer over external covers which might blow off at speed. Each can be unzipped to expand the storage capacity, as shown in the photos. Both pannieres also have lots of reflective material for night riding, although one arrived with a small scratch on one of the reflective patches, visible only upon close inspection. Both pannieres come with comfortable and conveniently-placed grab handles for portage off the bike. The pannieres were easy to fit under the opened seat of the Vespa; the three velcro straps adjust quickly and easily, and attach very securely and quickly. Locking the seat down holds the three velcro straps in place, leaving the pannieres to hang beside the bike; rubber backing on each panniere protects the paint from scratches. Additionally, there are two additional bungee cords provided to attach to the crash bars on the bike. One advantage of these pannieres over other luggage types is that I can now refill the underseat gas tank without having to remove the luggage. See attached photos. Incidentally, I considered the Oxford X60 pannieres but was concerned that they would stick too far out beside the bike to be attractive, and I believe that I made the correct choice; the X60s might look best on a bigger bike, and the X50s have all the capacity I will need. Overall these seem like very well-made and serviceable luggage and I am anxious to give them a try!
Rides: 2013 Vespa GTS 300 Super
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Axis Pants The REV'IT! AXIS was purpose-built to meet and exceed the needs of the daily commuter. You had a laundry list of requirements, and they listened. REVIT AXIS is a water resistant, wide-fitting overpant, which can be donned quickly over jeans without the need to remove your boots, thanks to a 2-way side zipper. The outer shell is constructed of a strong polyester fabric with CE-approved armor at the knees, which can be adjusted in height on the inside. AXIS is simple, strong, practical, and durable. Asked and answered. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell polyester 600D Water resistant Composition outer shell 100 polyester lining 98 polyamide, 2 polyester Protection Knox Flexiform CE protection at knees Visibility laminated reflection at calves ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability adjustment tabs at waist and ankles Features elastic at waistband, two-way easy entrance zipper, belt loops
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
A decent product but be very careful of sizing!!!
PostedMay 13, 2013
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maestro
From Lewiston
State:ME
Rider Type:Scooter Champ
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
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I bought these pants for abrasion protection in case of a fall, and to keep me warm enough to ride in temperatures just above freezing. For those purposes, they appear to work great (I haven't fallen so can't comment on that!), BUT -- they are held up at the waist with a simple snap closure on each side, and for the first couple of weeks of riding, those snaps would not stay fastened -- the pants were constantly coming unsnapped and falling down. Apparently these pants are "european" styled, which I can only guess means "rides really high up your waist". Once I figured this out, and tugged the pants way up into the crotch, the snaps held better, although they still occasionally release when bending down. The issue is, the overall length of the pant legs is just right for me -- I could buy a bigger size to take the strain off the snaps but then the pants legs would be too long. All I can say is, look at the Revzilla sizing instructions VERY CAREFULLY and definitely call them if you have any doubts! Your normal jeans waist size apparently is NOT comparable to the sizing of these pants! On the plus side, these pants are really quick and easy to get on over your boots, jeans, whatever, and the full-length side zippers make it easy to fish for stuff in your jeans pockets (assuming the snaps stay hooked! Otherwise your pants fall down with your hands in your jeans pockets!). I have not ridden in heavy rain, but they certainly have kept me dry in light rain. Overall, a good product but be sure about the sizing before you buy!
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
Excellent three-season glove
PostedMay 1, 2013
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maestro
From Lewiston
State:ME
Rider Type:Scooter Champ
Age:55-64
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I have been wearing this glove for a month (April in Maine), riding at temperatures between 32F and 65F, at speeds up to 60MPH. The gloves seem to hold perspiration a bit, so in the cold they feel a bit clammy. However, the fit is excellent and they can be cinched up tight, or left loose depending on weather, preference, etc., and they can be worn either inside or outside your jacket. Honestly, for an advertised "3-season" glove to even be serviceable at freezing temperatures is excellent, and if I had heated grips they would be perfect. Overall an excellent glove and good value.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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