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    November 13, 2013
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Alpinestars Atem Leather Jacket The Atem Leather leather jacket offers high performance protection and styling for the street or track with technology derived from Alpinestars extensive track testing. Fully CE Certified, with premium materials and safety features for high levels of security and comfort, this jacket would be just as well suited as the top half of a two piece suit when paired with the GP Plus Leather Pants . Features 1.3 mm high-grade perforated leather construction with re-enforcements in critical impact zones External Alpinestars exclusive Dynamic Friction Shield (DFS) technology shoulder protectors Combined DFS external protection and Bio Armor inner protection on shoulders Multiple, external, perforated leather panels with foam protector inserts Removable security straps maintain the jacket position in case of a feet-first slide Aramidic stretch panel at chest Full sleeve length Aramidic stretch panel 3DTech mesh at the wrists 3DTech mesh inner liner for comfort and improved ventilation 3DTech mesh at collar Improved MotoGP profile aero hump increases airflow and aerodynamic performance D-Ring waist adjustment for precision fit Volume adjustment wrist strap Whole jacket, not just armor is CE Certified and conforms to EN 13595-1
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Good until a good slide
PostedDecember 5, 2013
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dnagir
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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The jacket is good overall. Pretty comfortable, sleeves are tighter than in Dainese product which is good for me.
I had the jacket for about 10 months and the neck started to wear off. Also it didn't feel like it was made to the price it costs.
I confirmed that when I had to slide on the track at ~150 km/h.
My right arm was burned because the jacket's leather didn't withstand the slide and developed a hole through the leather on the sleeve. Also stretch panel got undone but I was somehow lucky that I didn't touch the ground in that area. It would be very, very ugly if I would.
There are also multiple holes in the jacket from the abrasion.
I just didn't expect anything like that from a top of the shelf jacket.
Having said that, every crash is different. I had a bit of luck and ended up with road rush on my arm which gave me a permanent scar. Could be much worse I suppose.
But I expected way better protective qualities from this jacket. Perhaps I had too high expectations. But this event considerably dropped my confidence in the Alpinestars in general (keeping in mind some of the issue with the track pants).
Yes, I recommend this product.
+3points
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TCX R-S2 EVO Boots With the TCX R-S2 EVO, TCX went back to the drawing board and added many key features to what was already a great top of the line race boot. The TCS (Torsion Control System) allows lateral and longitudinal movement of the ankle within physiological limits, preventing excessive torsion and the risk of injury to the rider's foot. Now featuring Carbon Tech to reduce weight and increase control of the ankle and leg. The new upper joint improves boot flexibility while increasing shin and calf protection. The revolutionary PAFS (Precise Air Fit System) has been redesigned for faster inflation. This system allows any rider to customize the fit of the boot while increasing comfort. The MCS (Metaltarsal Control System) has been designed to prevent excessive bending upwards or downwards in the metatarsal areas. The system is equipped with a wear resistant aluminum alloy slider that is easily interchangeable. The FFC (Fasten Fit Control) is a internal fastening system featuring laces joined to the boot lining. It secures the riders foot in the boot maximizing protection.This works in synergy with the PAFS (Precise Air Fit System) to offer a superior comfort and an adjustable fit according each riders individual foot anatomy. Features Breathable and high wear resistant Microinjected inserts Padded front and rear area for a better comfort and flexibility Double compound soft padding around the ankle area Polyurethane shin plate with mesh air intakes Polyurethane shift pad integrated in the sole Internal suede heel guard to grant maximum grip High-resistant alloy toe, rear, ankle and calf sliders Zipper and Velcro closure Elastic insert to allow a better fit Reinforced sole with mono rubber compound is high grip areas CE Certified
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best boot for wider feet
PostedNovember 13, 2013
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dnagir
From Melbourne, Australia
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I've had Alpinestars Supertech R (size 43) and SIDI Vortice (size 44) which I had to buy in a larger size than I wear normally (42 Euro).
Both of those boots were the most distracting thing I had on a bike (esp on a track).
So I had to go with TCX and I can't believe how perfectly well they fit me.
Hands down best boots I could possibly buy for myself.
Extremely comfortable, snug fit.
Love them.
Yes, I recommend this product.
+1point
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