Ducati31
 
 
 
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  • Review count
    8
  • Helpfulness votes
    4
  • First review
    March 20, 2013
  • Last review
    March 30, 2014
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    0
  • Average rating
    4.4
 
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    1
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    0
  • First review comment
    March 30, 2014
  • Last review comment
    March 30, 2014
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Ducati31's Reviews
 
REV'IT! Acid H2O Rain Pants Take the ACID H2O rain trousers anywhere you're going, just in case you suddenly find yourself in a downpour. They are easy to slip on, even over textile or leather trousers, thanks to the newly developed, non-stick, PVC-free coating on the inside. Laminated reflection panels at the lower leg ensure great visibility, and the trousers are extremely lightweight, making them easy to stow under your seat (in their complimentary bag). These are a bargain, considering their versatility and comfort. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell PVC-free PWROxford with PU coating Waterproofing 100 waterproof Visibility reflection at legs COMPOSITION Outer shell 100 polyester (100 polyurethane coating) ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability adjustment tab at ankles Features PVC-free Elastic at waistband Includes transport bag EN343 certified
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Got wet
PostedMarch 30, 2014
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Ducati31
From Maryland
State:MD
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Wanted to wait until I wore these in the rain before I left a review. So, yesterday I had my chance to try these out. After riding for an hour in pretty steady rain, the bottoms of my jeans were soaked. I'll chalk this up to not tucking them into my boots. The issue I have is that my entire inner thigh/crotch was pretty damp at the end. I know while riding the water was pooling there and it obviously seeped thru. So at the end with soaked legs and a wet crotch, these pants came up short.
One thing I'll note, others complained about not being able to get their boots thru the hole, I guess Revit modified the leg opening with velcro, because I had no issues getting my size 12 boots thru.
Rides: 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200S
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Dainese Pannier D-WP Boots Thermoplastic polyurethane inserts on the shin Nylon toe TPU heelcounter Nylon heel Cowhide leather High-tenacity polyamide fabric FK fabric Split suede inserts Elasticated bellows Zippered back pocket Waterproof D-Dry Waterproof interior High grip TPU inserts Padded insert for gear shifter guard Reflective inserts Non-slip sole
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Slight buyers remorse
PostedMarch 19, 2014
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Ducati31
From Maryland
State:MD
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I bought these for long distance riding. I've only been able to wear these a couple of times due to the nasty winter we have had. I'm a little shocked at the amount of air that comes in. Was expecting them to be a little warmer for Gortex boots, although I guess this will pay off in the summer months. The grip on these are insane, almost too grippy on my pegs. I can't slide them on the pegs, I have to actually pick up my boot to adjust my peg placement. Not a major gripe, just something to take note.
They are comfy when on the bike, but I wouldn't do much walking in them. Plus they look very narrow when wearing them with jeans. Again not a major gripe. I don't mind these boots, but I definitely don't love them. I guess they will do for now.
ps I haven't tried out the water proofing yet.
Rides: 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese 4 Stroke Gloves This short summer glove has been designed for the most demanding motorcycle riders in terms of ergonomics and performance, but also features technical content and assertive design. The Dainese 4 Stroke features a high technical level, thanks to stainless steel composite inserts and TPR on the knuckles and back of hand. Pinky finger construction reinforced with internal inserts in TPR, Distortion Control, and a reinforced palm with palm slider. Remarkable ergonomics and comfort are also guaranteed for the 4 Stroke Gloves by the use of inserts in elasticated fabric, Microelastic elasticated inserts, a tightening strap, precurved fingers with perforation at the sides, and perforated palm and back. Features Composite inserts in preformed stainless steel and thermoplastic resin on the knuckles and back Inserts in thermoplastic resin on the outside of the little finger Inserts in thermoplastic resin at the joints of the fingers Distortion Control on the little finger Inserts in thermoplastic polyurethane on the palm of the hand and the cuff Combination of cowhide leather and goatskin Stone PU Spandex fabric Reinforced palm Tightening strap Inserts in elasticated fabric Elasticated inserts Pre-curved fingers Perforated leather Perforated back, palm and inner side of finger Soft inserts Microplastic elasticated inserts (PCT Patent pending)
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Not too shabby
PostedMarch 19, 2014
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Ducati31
From Maryland
State:MD
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought these as my last pair of Icon gloves were wearing down. These offer up much more protection but are also much more expensive. All in all a comfortable glove that fits true to size. Nothing else to add
Rides: 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Klim Badlands Pro Jacket The Badlands Pro Jacket and Pant from KLIM represents the latest design, fit and material technologies available to the premium adventure motorcycle market. Inspired by the ultimate performance of the unmatched Adventure Rally product line, the KLIM Badlands Pro focuses on a sleek, un-inhibiting fit, durable-yet-comfortable fabrics, high-end integrated armor and the undeniable performance of the GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY GORE-TEX promise. Ready for anything, and boasting unique features youve come to expect from KLIM, the Badlands Pro is ready for any ride. Features Gore-Tex 3-layer Pro Shell guaranteed to keep you dry High strength fabrics combine in a durably breathable waterproof jacket High-mobility active fit patterning for unmatched comfort Pre-curved arm and rider positioning construction Gore-tex stretch shoulder panels minimize restriction of movement D3o ce-rated integrated limb and back panel armor system [Viper Pro Level II back armor Dow Corp. siliconized spacer mesh front chest armor Adjustable armor pockets for refined placement Highly abrasion resistant Armacor panels in key impact and wear areas Integrated jacket-stabilizing, removable and adjustable kidney belt support system 7 external pockets [5 cargo front, 1 large back, 1 sleeve i.d. 4 internal pockets [2 zippered, 2 mesh stash 1 secret internal pocket Bottom hem adjustment Jacket-to-pant zipper integration system 4 sleeve adjustment straps Lined comfort collar Mesh comfort liner Max flow ventilation 8 ports - 4 arm intakes, 2 pit intakes, 2 vertical back exhausts Industrial grade 3M Scotchlite reflective panels and trim Hydration system compatible with bladder pocket and hose port routing (bladder not included) Rubber coated button closure YKK zippers throughout, water resistant urethane coated in exposed areas. Velcro adjustable wrist closures
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The proof is in the pudding
PostedMarch 17, 2014
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Ducati31
From Maryland
State:MD
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
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
Since there are a ton of reviews on this jacket, I'll try and touch on some of the things others have not.
I was in the market for a not good but great 3 season jacket. I do a lot of commuting (50 miles each way) and ride through various weather conditions. Some mornings when I ride in, it's 45-50 degrees and by the time I head home it's 70+. So I wanted some flexibility as well.
Let me first say that I'm a Dianese fan boy. Dianese boots, gloves, jacket, socks, the whole nine yards. I really had my eyes on the Dianese Carve Master Gor-tex and the Dianese Ridder Gor-tex jackets. As far as style goes, DIanese can't be beat. But here comes the Klim Badlands Pro. This jacket won a Zilla award and there are a million gleaming reviews on it, so I had to check it out. The two big things that turned me onto the Klim Badlands Pro....1. No liner, some people might want a liner but for me since I'm not riding in 30 degree weather, I didn't want to mess with taking a liner out and putting it back in during those unpredictable spring and fall days.The Klim jacket fits the bill for 40 and above with no liner, no problem. No liner also means direct ventilation which for me, means I can wear this thing into summer. Second was all the armor. People gripe about the price of this jacket, but unlike the two other DIanese jackets I was looking at, this baby comes with back and chest protection.
Like others have said, the price is high and I am sure you are asking yourself "Is the juice worth the squeeze?" Yes it is, you will NOT have buyers remorse. This jacket is an investment and Klim guarantees it for life, so if you have issues, send it in and they will fix it. I don't say this too often about gear, but this particular piece is perfect.
Rides: 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese Technical Sneaker
Dainese Technical Sneaker
Dainese Technical Sneaker Buzzing down narrow city streets, passing cars stopped in traffic jams theres nothing like two wheels when time is short. This shoe is dedicated to those in search of the latest fashions causal look, but who also need to feel safe in the saddle as well. Provided with nylon inserts on the ankle and a polyurethane heel, this sneaker with cowhide upper is the fruit of extensive research in materials and details that has permitted the creation of an innovative style with strong personality. Protection Nylon ankle guard Polyurethane heel Ergonomics and Comfort Fabric Upper Split leather insert with rubber finishing Speed lacing system Temperature adjustment Double jersey airgap liner Other Rubber sole Reflective inserts
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection works
PostedDecember 8, 2013
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Ducati31
From Maryland
State:MD
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Went down in a lowside crash and had this boot stuck between the bike and the pavement, skidding down the road and these things worked great! The left boot was pretty shredded, but I didn't have a nick, scrape, bruise, nothing! So if you are worried about protection, you shouldn't be. The comfort and style are top notch, these look great with jeans and I often wear them into the office. Not much else to say about these, they are great!
Rides: 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese Clutch D-Dry Gloves
Dainese Clutch D-Dry Gloves
Dainese Clutch D-Dry Gloves Aggression and power are two large parts of the motorcycles attraction. Whether were talking about cruisers or sport bikes, the one thing that counts is character. The Clutch glove is offered to the most technical users in search of a short waterproof glove with decisive style and great grip on the handlebars. Made with a D-Dry membrane and thermoplastic resin inserts on the knuckles, this glove in elasticated fabric also boasts elasticated inserts for better movement of the hand and a reinforced palm. Protection Inserts in thermoplastic resin on the knuckles Ergonomics and Comfort Elasticated fabric Reinforced palm Elasticated inserts Microelastic elasticated inserts Tightening strap Pre-curved finger Breathable waterproof D-Dry membrane Thermal Dexfil padding Other Soft inserts Reflective inserts
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
They work
PostedOctober 7, 2013
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Ducati31
From Maryland
State:MD
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I needed a good commuter glove for when temperatures dipped below 60 degrees. I do 95% of my drive on the highway and my summer gloves weren't getting it done when the temperatures dipped below 60, even with heated grips. The Clutch D-Dry gloves worked amazingly well, better than I had expected. They worked so well, I actually had to turn my heated grips off because my hands were roasting inside. Like I said mostly highway miles at 80 MPH and there was no air coming thru the gloves at all. Another nice aspect is they aren't too bulky. I was worried about getting a winter glove that would be so bulky I wouldn't be able to feel the controls. These gloves while a little thicker than my summer gloves are still manageable and with how much warmer they are, it's a solid tradeoff.
Rides: 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese Shotgun Jacket
Dainese Shotgun Jacket
Dainese Shotgun Jacket There is not a more comfortable summer jacket on the market. Pleasurable riding even in the hottest months of the year is the concept behind the new Shotgun Tex jacket that ensures comfortable aeration with numerous openings. Construction in stretch Mugello fabric guarantees a constantly tight and perfect fit while also preventing floating during the ride. The liner provided with silver ion treatment ensures elevated and long-lasting hygiene. Composite protectors on the shoulders and elbows, the pocket for the G-type back protector, and the jacket-pants fastening zipper complete the technical profile of this technical jacket with outstanding performance. Shock Protection Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard. Abrasion And Tear Resistance Mugello fabric. Boomerang mesh inserts. Nylon mesh inserts. Comfort Adjustment strap on neck. Wrist adjustment. Waist adjustment. Temperature Regulation External fabric with water-resistance treatment. Sanitized lining. Other Features Pocket for Wave G1 / G2 Reflective inserts. 2 outer pockets.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Giggity
PostedJune 25, 2013
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Ducati31
From Maryland
State:MD
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Needed a summer jacket because my 4 season jacket wasn't cutting it when it got above 85 degrees. What can I say, this jacket feels great and looks great. I couldn't believe how light it felt. This jacket will deter me from hopping on the bike when it's 90+ degrees out in a t-shirt.
I decided between the Shotgun and the Air-frame, went with the Shotgun because of the extra couple inches of length you get in the back. The Air-frame is a straight cut across the bottom, something to consider when you are leaning forward.
Rides: 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Kriega US-30 Drypack The Kriega US-30 is 30-litre capacity 100 waterproof motorcycle tailpack. Unique design solution enables fitment can fit directly to the bike's subframe or solid mounting under the seat. The US-30 also comes equipped with removable shoulder and waist straps, so it can be carried courier style, on or off the bike. Base anti-slip mesh also doubles as a pocket to store the shoulder and waist straps when the US-30 is attached to the bike. The shoulder strap connects to the large D-rings at each end of the pack and the waist strap connects to 2 fold away buckles at the corners of the mesh-pocket. The Kriega US-30 motorcycle tailpack is designed to work perfectly with pretty much any motorcycle, via a super secure attachment to the sub-frame. The pack is easily attached/removed by 4 x quick-release buckles, and no extra bungees or rain covers are required. The Kriega US-30 tail pack utilizes the latest generation of fitting straps US Alloy Hook Straps allow tailpack combinations of up to 90-liters to be carried with confidence and convenience. Easy on/off with no loose straps remaining. Custom CNC milled, aircraft grade, 6061-T6 alloy hooks attach to the four discreet web loops located on the sub-frame of the bike. Fitting method is particularly suitable for traditional one-piece motorcycle seats and bolt-on seat pads/racks, as well as standard seats. US packs can be mounted inline or across the seat. See US Alloy Hook Strap page for full fitting instructions. For use as a tankbag, Kriega US Tank Adaptor must be purchased. Features 1000D Dupont Cordura (100 waterproof main body) RHINOTEK abrasion resistant fabric HYPALON abrasion resistant re-enforcement DRYPACK removable tape-seamed liner (white) 420D nylon ripstop - lightweight yet extremely strong Acetal ITW Airloc buckles YKK water-resistant zips 6061-T6 alloy fitting hooks Side access zip pocket (water-resistant) Coated-mesh pocket Shoulder waist straps 1 x set US Alloy Hook Straps included 10-year guarantee 30-litre capacity 445mm(H) x 295mm(W) x 225mm(D) Note The US-30 subframe loops are reflective, not black as shown. This will help to ensure a secure connection to the frame of your motorcycle, and to differentiate between the subframe loops and the connection straps.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
The proof is in the pudding
PostedMarch 20, 2013
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Ducati31
State:MD
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
After doing extensive research for a good tail-bag for commuting so I wouldn't have to wear a backpack on hot days, I decided on the Kriega drypack. Couldn't decide on the 20 or the 30, so I played it safe on the 30. Guys....get the 30, you'll appreciate the extra space and when it's empty it can be compacted down with the straps. I had some issues installing it as my Ducati Multistrada 1200 doesn't have an accessible subframe under the separate passenger seat. Kriega suggests just tying the straps together and laying them across under the seat. Guys, you don't want to do this. After I tried this, the straps and bag were moving all over the place and it was hard to adjust for the proper length, it was just a mess. I did some tinkering and figured out something that works, but this system is best suited if you have exposed subframe under the seat to attach the straps to.
The pack is high quality, but my only 2 minor gripes are...it would be nice if there were separate compartments inside the pack for phone, wheel lock etc. Also a carrying handle would be nice for when you remove it from the bike. Yes I know it comes with a shoulder strap, but I don't need to place a relatively small pack on my shoulder like a man purse or a satchel if you're Indian Jones. Just give me a small grab handle so I can carry it.
Other than that, this is a great bag. Glad I made the purchase and it looks good once set up.
Rides: 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Ducati31's Review Comments
 
Dainese Pannier D-WP Boots Thermoplastic polyurethane inserts on the shin Nylon toe TPU heelcounter Nylon heel Cowhide leather High-tenacity polyamide fabric FK fabric Split suede inserts Elasticated bellows Zippered back pocket Waterproof D-Dry Waterproof interior High grip TPU inserts Padded insert for gear shifter guard Reflective inserts Non-slip sole
 
Overall4 out of 54 out of 5
Slight buyers remorse
By Ducati31 from Maryland
I bought these for long distance riding. I've only been able to wear these a couple of times due to the nasty winter we have had. I'm a little shocked at the amount of air that comes in. Was expecting them to be a little warmer for Gortex boots, although I guess this will pay off in the summer months. The grip on these are insane, almost too grippy on my pegs. I can't slide them on the pegs, I have to actually pick up my boot to adjust my peg placement. Not a major gripe, just something to take note.
They are comfy when on the bike, but I wouldn't do much walking in them. Plus they look very narrow when wearing them with jeans. Again not a major gripe. I don't mind these boots, but I definitely don't love them. I guess they will do for now.
ps I haven't tried out the water proofing yet.
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Ducati31
Maryland
Update
Posted March 30, 2014
Tried these in pretty heavy highway rain and they did the job. Feet were dry to the bone.
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