JoiseyJanet
 
 
 
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    June 10, 2013
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    August 15, 2013
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Arai Defiant Base Helmet Designed specifically for the aesthetics and needs of street fighter and naked bike rider in mind, the new Arai Defiant Base is equally aggressive and feature rich, as one would expect from a new Arai helmet. Based on the fit and comfort of the Quantum, the Defiant was built for the upright riding position with its aggressive, integrated chin spoiler, which was designed specifically to guide wind around the neck and to improve the aerodynamic properties of the helmet. The Hyper Ridge Bumper circles the bottom of the shell both adding additional strength and also lowering the helmet's center of gravity, while flaring the helmet opening slightly to increase the ease of putting on, and taking off. The Arai Defiant utilizes Arai's latest faceshield design, the SAI Max Vision Pinlock Shield with Brow Vents and includes Pinlock insert lens. The SAI Max Vision shield has been widened by 5mm left and right and offers one of the widest eyeports available for excellent peripheral vision. Features Aggressive new styling Internals are redesigned with a focus on safety and comfort Organic shell shape for superb energy management New IC-4 Upper Intake vents seal more completely when closed New ACR-4 flow thru exhaust vent allows greater air flow when open and reduces drag when closed FCS R (Facial Contour Support) cheek pad design has 5mm peel away micro fit layer for greater personal fit Cheek pads feature contoured shape, multiple density foam layer supported by a patented spring New shell shape is easier to put on and take off New water repellent material along bottom edge Pull down spoiler works with new flared bottom to increase helmet stability SAI Max Vision Brow Vent Pinlock anti-fog lens insert included DOT and Snell 2010 certified
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect replacement for Long-Oval Profile/Signet Lovers
PostedAugust 15, 2013
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JoiseyJanet
From Metro
State:NJ
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:female
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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Vision
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The Arai Defiant is the long awaited replacement for my aged Profile helmet. If you're an "Arai head" i.e. long oval, you _have_ to try this one. As always, I'm thrilled with RevZilla service! I got an e-mail availability notice, ordered & had the helmet 3 days later. It's a _perfect_ fit (BTW, I wear a XXXL).
But wait...there's more - a clear Pinlock anti-fog visor was included!
Anthony - you & Team Zilla ROCK!
PS - written by GM, Janet's S.O.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sidi, continuously researching new technological solutions to enhance rider safety, is proud to present the Charger boot. With Sidis great style, feel, support and quality there are no finer performance off road boots in the world. Dual Flex System Allows for easy movement forward and backward but is extremely strong side to side giving the rider the finest in ankle protection and long lasting comfort. The hinged, dual position, stitch-free upper is constructed from injection-molded plastic. With the exclusive Dual Flex system and the four floating, independent straps the Crossfire can provide each rider with a personal fit no matter his body shape or if he uses knee braces or not. Adjustable Calf System Sidis exclusive, patented, adjustable calf system allows the rider to adjust the diameter of the Crossfire boot at the calf. This system, along with longer upper straps, allows the Crossfire boot to accommodate riders with larger calves easier than any other boot now available. The Crossfire can accommodate riders with up to a 22-inch calf diameter 14 inches above from the bottom of their heel. The inner plastic plate is made of two different materials a rigid one to support the boot and a heat resistant one to protect the riders leg from exhaust heat. All components of this system are fully replaceable and are available in a wide variety of colors. Heel Detail Three extended ribs are featured at the back of the boot to assist the rider in making upshifts with his heel when starting a race. Rigid, shock resistant, anatomically shaped heel for maximum protection. Non-Bootie Designs Sidi boots do not incorporate inner booties into their design, and for good reason. Booties make the design larger and cumbersome add to the boots thickness, which interferes with shifting, plus the inner booties retain body heat affecting the riders performance and comfort. Buckles Sidis exclusive cam-lock buckle system is acknowledged as the finest system on the planet. It must be as most of Sidis competitors have attempted to copy various aspects of it. The cam-lock buckle system incorporates a strap memory retention system. Adjust the straps once and they will be at the same position for every ride after that! No more readjusting for every ride or mid-day during a ride. Toe Areas The tip of the toe on the Crossfire boots are covered with plastic to protect the base material and seems against abrasion from brush etc. Plastic shift and brake lever guards on the top of each foot area. Heat Shields Each Sidi boot is equipped with an anti-heat undressed leather protection panel at the same height of most motorcycles exhaust heat shields. Composite Insole Sidi is the only manufacture to use a composite insole that is anatomically shaped to the rider. A cushioned liner is provided that can be removed if the rider desires a more roomy fit. Sidi does not use steel shanks riveted to its insole like most manufactures, details such as this enable Sidi boots to enjoy a multi year service life versus the competitors multi month lifespan as over time, a steel shank can deteriorate, rust and fracture exposing the rider to injury. Lorica Every Crossfire SR outers is fully constructed with Lorica a composite micro fiber material created from strands less than one thousandth the thickness of silk. When injected with special resins, these fibers act like natural leather skin, but with the addition of better strength, softer texture, lighter weight and better moisture protection. Lining Cambrelle is a lining that, due to its particular polyimide structure, guarantees a rapid drying rate after the boot gets wet or sweaty. This prevents the onset of mold forming which extends the boots lifespan dramatically. The Teflon treated mesh panels in the rear calf area of the boot allow humidity to escape while the boot is in use.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Not for short-legged folks
PostedJune 10, 2013
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JoiseyJanet
From Metro
State:NJ
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I wanted the best protection in an offroad/adventure boot.
The boot fit well for my feet, but the upper was way too tall, almost to my knee joint, which made walking very difficult.
It would be awesome if Sidi made a Crossfire for women.
I had to go with the Alpinestar Stella Tech 3 for women.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Stella Tech 3 Boots Women-specific version of the hugely popular Alpinestars Tech 3 Motocross boot. Benefitting from the technology developed in the high specification Tech 10 and Tech 7, the Tech 3 combines strong protection performance with comfort and high quality components to give unobtrusive riding feel and durability. Features Lower overall height to suit women Calf circumference designed to suit the shape of a woman's lower leg Ankle padding specifically designed to follow the more aggressive tapering of women's ankles Durable full-grain leather upper with new poly fabric lining and open cell foam Inner, medial, side of the boot is specifically designed for control and features a thick and wide stamped suede upper panel and PU protective lower section designed for excellent contact and grip against the bike while guarding against heat Patented ankle brace protector PU protectors on the shin, side and toe box area, calf, heel and outer ankle for a high level of impact and abrasion resistance and to absorb shocks Anatomically designed footbed raised at the heel to move the foot upwards for optimal fit around the ankle and calf Inside protector specifically designed to provide greater flexibility in the metatarsal area, assisting back and forth flexibility Three stage, softer, instep/ankle flex zone for maximum comfort, control and support Exclusive dual compound rubber sole provides improved grip and superior durability in high wear areas Sole features a contoured stamped steel shank New closure structure features three, low profile aluminium buckles with memory, self-alignment, micro adjustments and a quick release/locking system. Top and bottom reverse closure design provides superior impact avoidance and optimal fit.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This boot works well for those of us with shorter legs.
PostedJune 10, 2013
Customer avatar
JoiseyJanet
From Metro
State:NJ
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Not many good motocross boots out there for women. I wanted something that fit well and would give good protection. The fit is spot on. One thing I noticed compared to the Sidi Crossfire or the BMW Rallye boots is that the toebox appears to be higher/boxier. This may present some issues with shifting. I have yet to try it out on the bikes. Women's gear is often a compromise. The Sidi Crossfire was too high on my calf, just about to my knee joint, making it difficult to walk. I have only worn the Stella Tech 3 boots around the house so far, and comfort is excellent.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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