Ripsaw
 
 
 
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    8
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    3
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    February 15, 2013
  • Last review
    April 6, 2014
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  • Average rating
    4.1
 
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Ripsaw's Reviews
 
Icon Justice Leather Gloves Street Justice has arrived. A Pittards microvent chassis combined with co-molded plastic armor imbue the Justice with vigilante swagger. Welcome to the party, Pal. Abrasion resistant premium grade battlehide goatskin palm Leather finger gussets Expansion panels in critical areas Pre-curved palm and finger design Injected thermoplastic knuckle Pittards Microvent Goatskin on fingers, back of hand and thumb
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Well Made Solid Value for the Money
PostedApril 6, 2014
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Ripsaw
From USA
State:IN
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
What can I say, these gloves seem well made and the materials have a quality feel. The reason I assigned four stars for comfort instead of five is the righthand glove fits noticably snugger than the left. There was also a corner on the velcro backing inside the righthand glove that was poking the top of my hand, but a quick snip of the pointed edge (think corner of an equilateral triangle) solved the problem. I really like the style and apparent build quality of this glove. Air flow is good for perforated leather, hands got pretty chilly the other day riding in 47 F (8.3 C) deg temp and had to fire up the heated grips, but bought these for warm weather so no worries. Tactile feel of the grips and levers is a 7 out of 10. No problem leaving gloves on at the gas pump and manipulating credit card and fuel cap etc. Come to think of it, the righthand glove being snugger may tend to help with that.
After last summer using mesh-tex gloves, glad to have these puppies on the gear shelf ! !
Rides: 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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TCX X-Action Boots Based on their extremely popular 2009 Synergy boot, the X-Action has been revamped for 2011. Fully waterproof, this boot is made of top grain leather with microfiber and polyurethane panels strategically placed in high wear areas for longevity and durability. UPPER leather and micro fibre, front and rear padded area for a better comfort, rear reflexing insert LINING waterproof PROTECTION new malleolus protection, shin plate, polyurethane shift pad integrated in the sole FOOT BED anatomic and replaceable SOLE new touring sole, bi-injected with specific grip area and superior stability
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent value at regular price, killer at close out price
PostedMarch 31, 2014
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Ripsaw
From USA
State:IN
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Can only give an out of the box review after two brief rides. On the fence about the style/looks, but the good reviews and the pricing sold me. Prompt delivery by Revzilla as usual! The size is spot-in accurate for me. In walk around shoes or boots a 12 is usually a little too short and a 13 just a little too long, so I ordered 47's the chart equivalent to 12.5's. They fit my feet very well, and are comfortable enough that I think I could wear them off the bike all day for walking around without complaints, but in reality that remains to be seen. They seem to have good build quality. Hopefully the zipper does not prove to be a weak link, it looks a but light duty for this boot but the boot has been out a few years and I can't recall seeing broken zipper complaints in any reviews. As other reviews noted, the area from ball of foot through toe knuckles to toe area is a little tall. My bike has a center stand so I was able to test the ergo for the shifter mounted up on the bike with the boots on, in the garage before riding. I had to make a small adjustment to the lever position since my previous boots were narrower in this area. Came home and fine tuned the lever position after the first ride, felt dailed-in for 2nd test ride with the boots. Since these are going to be my year round boots adjusting the shifter was not any kind of negative on the boot for me. I am very satisfied with the out of the box first impression and at this point would recommend these boots.
Rides: 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Speed and Strength Rage with the Machine Armored Jeans Features 12oz. pre-distressed denim Premium Dupont Kevlar reinforced knee and seat Removable C.E. approved knee armor Articulated knee panels with stretch panels Leather trim Relaxed fit Boot cut
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good fit when bought in same size as my normal jeans
PostedMarch 7, 2013
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Ripsaw
From USA
State:IN
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I wear 34 x 34 in normal jeans, ordered these as 34 x 34 and they fit *me* fine. But I have narrow hips, and not much butt. Not meaning to be weird just set the stage for why I think most people with normal build will want to order one waist size larger than what they wear in normal jeans. For me these fit similar to how my major brand jeans in style "550" fit, except these ride slightly lower on the waistline maybe an inch less length from crotch to top than those "550" jeans. This is a right out of the box review, haven't been washed yet. Knee pads ride perfectly over my knee caps in the riding position of my motorcycle. The Kevlar in the seat seems kind of thin. I expected they might be kind of stiff in the seat because of the Kevlar there but they feel like normal jeans there too.
Rides: 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Designed specifically for riding using a warming, breathable and moisture wicking knit fabric to provide comfort inside Alpinestars boots. The sole of the socks is combined with Nostatex fibers to provide antibacterial properties and to dissipate heat evenly throughout the sole to provide overall comfort Features Warm and breathable moisture wicking knit fabric Nostatex , silver yarn, sole for wicking moisture away from skin and giving an anti-bacterial, non odor, layer which conducts heat uniformly around the skin surface to reduce hot-spots Ribbed design reduces bunching at the heel and ankle and increases riding comfort Knee length design for ultimate coverage and comfort
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect fit and perfect warmth
PostedFebruary 17, 2013
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Ripsaw
From USA
State:IN
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
They work, they run true to the size chart. They look good but who sees socks? If winter wasn't getting ready to wind down I'd buy another pair to have more. My feet do not sweat in them at all that I can detect. Nice and dry.
Rides: 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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600 Denier Carbolex shell with 600 Denier Ballistic polyester knee panels for comfort, durability and abrasion resistance Rainguard waterproof/breathable barrier Phoslite reflective material panels and piping for increased nighttime visibility Durable, 600 Denier Ballistic Polyester seat panel to minimize slipping Doublestitched construction throughout Dualelastic panel waistband with adjustable waist belts Accordionstyle expansion panels at the rear waist and above knees for increased flexibility Two zippered hand pockets with waterproof lining Removable, CEapproved knee armor with TourMaster's 3Position Knee Armor Alignment System as well as removable soft hip armor External, 600 Denier Ballistic Polyester EVA padded hip and waist panels Stretch materials in the calf and inseam provide a performance fit Removable insulated liner with rib knit stretch inseam and knee area Waterproof sideentry leg zippers and zippered insulated liner allow for ease of dressing Features 8 pant/jacket zipper attachment with the jacket sides included
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Works for me
PostedFebruary 17, 2013
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Ripsaw
From USA
State:IN
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
For sizing comparison I wear 34 x 34 in a market dominant brand of jeans (not sure if can mention brand names...) and I bought size Large-Tall for these Tourmaster Calibers and they fit well. They don't hang excessively in the crotch and they reach down to the ankle area of my boots. I bet if I wore a 36" jeans inseam they would still be just about long enough. I always wear them over my jeans as overpants. With a belt on the jeans it does make fastening the Caliber's at the waist snaps a little tight so I usually don't wear a belt on the jeans. They fit fine over the jeans even with the thermal liner installed. They are absolutely warm and no wind is getting in at highway speeds. Lowest temp I've ridden with them is 38 deg (F) and toasty. Keeping in mind my motorcycle has some limited lower faring but not a lot, so legs are still getting some of the slipstream I think. The knee pads and hip armor seem to sit in the right places when seated on the motorcycle.
Rides: 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Firstgear Kilimanjaro Gloves
Firstgear Kilimanjaro Gloves
Firstgear Kilimanjaro Gloves Features Waterproof/breathable using Hipora membrane Pittards WR100X leather palm Thinsulate 40 gram insulation for warmth Bemberg cool lining for comfort Cordura 330D gauntlet for durability Faceshield wiper blade on left thumb Full gauntlet with internal storm cuff to keep out the elements Adjustable wrist strap for a custom fit Reflective piping for night visibility Box-construction with tapered finger for a comfortable fit 2-year limited warranty
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Works for me
PostedFebruary 17, 2013
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Ripsaw
From USA
State:IN
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Been riding in 38 - 50 deg (F) weather with these, but no rain yet. Measure chart showed my hand as large. i bought X-large and they fit just right. My motorcycle has heated grips and [smallish] grip farings so while these are comfortable and warm for me @ 38 deg at highway speeds 'mileage may vary' when used on a motorcycle with standard grips w/ no grip farings. I like 'em. They seem to be very well made.
Rides: 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200S
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love this helmet
PostedFebruary 16, 2013
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Ripsaw
From USA
State:IN
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Shape
Narrow
Long Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
I really wanted a modular but have a long oval head shape. Most all modulars are more for round head shapes, even this N104 says for intermediate ovals but it is working well for me. Out of the box wearing it around the house-- slight warm spot high on forehead. Solved this by removing liner and performing an "accelerated break-in" by using my thumbs to exert light to medium pressure on the polystyrene impact material at the front in the area of the warm spot and also at the rear where the mid to upper area of my head contacts. This was effective and left only a very slight compression of the polystyrene in each limited area it was performed. Result was instant comfort. Longest I have worn is two hours straight and completely comfortable with no hot or warm spots. It runs lightly small, my head measures 23 inches around and I bought size Large. Its is a little narrow putting it on around the ears but once on it is very comfortable around ears, cheeks were a little overly firm at first but quickly eased up slightly. Not a huge fan of the quick lock buckle mechanism but you get used to it. Visibility is very excellent peripheral and up/down. Pinlock system works as advertised. I wear glasses when riding and the helmet works with them fine, does not press them into temples of my head or pin them behind ears uncomfortably. What tends to fog at long stoplights is my glasses but that is not the helmet's fault. Easy solution there just crack the face shield open or raise the entire chin guard. I got the Outlaw version of the N104-- same helmet just matte black finish and subdued Nolan logo on back. Kind of wind noisy at speed but most modulars are, thats the trade-off. Helmets does crackle and pop a bit when putting it but that's just the way the shell material is I think. I would buy this helmet again in a heartbeat. I found the inner sun visor to be just the right amount of tint but that is more personal preference and will vary by rider. Incredible value, this helmet, that's my take.
Rides: 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Tour Master Transition Series 3 Jacket 3/4 length 600 Denier Carbolex and 1680 Denier Ballistic Polyester shell incorporates reflective Phoslite material panels for increased nighttime visibility Waterproof, breathable Rainguard barrier allows dryness without perspiration buildup Collar anchor prevents flapping when collar is open Waterproof zippered three-position shoulder vents, chest vents, sleeve vents, rear exit vents and Pipeline Ventilation System for flow-through ventilation Durable two-way main zipper closure with dual wind flap seals out the elements Wide reflective strip across back chest, reflective sleeve piping, reflective lower takeup strap panel, Phoslite material panels and reflective rear triangle increase nighttime visibility Microfiber-lined collar and cuffs are soft, yet durable Adjustable sleeve takeup straps at the forearm and bicep help to secure elbow armor and material Removable, CE-approved armor at the elbow and shoulder with an articulated triple- density back protector Tour Masters Z.O.Q. (Zip-Out Quilted) liner features warming 100g poly fill insulation Vertical zippered chest map pockets, pockets with a flap closure, internal media pocket, dual-zippered fanny pack and sleeve key pocket Adjustable waist belts with TPR pulls help fine-tune the fit Jacket/pant zipper attachment with the pant side included
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Okay jacket plagued by cheap brittle bits that break easily
PostedFebruary 15, 2013
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Ripsaw
From USA
State:IN
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
1 / 5
1 / 5
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Bought this the first week of January, use it maybe 15 times since. The inner liner is already fraying on the front left lower corner with some of the insulated fill showing. The stitching on that corner gave up or something. Today the main zipper's handle broke off as I went to zip it up getting ready for a 38 deg (Fahrenheit) ride after work. Note that this happened in the house when the jacket was warm from having just come out of the closet. Everythinbg else about it is okay, fit, wind protection, etc. With liner its okay for around town with a t-shirt and fleece sweatshirt underneath down to about 35 deg for me, but your mileage may vary depending on how hot or cold blooded you are, I'm somewhat in the middle. The main zipper at first I thought was plastic but on closer inspection it appears the handle is a really low quality "pot metal" or cast form metal of poor quality. Cannot recommend this jacket. Its more or less impossible to zip up now.
Rides: 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200S
No, I do not recommend this product.
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