RMitchNoVA
 
 
 
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    June 7, 2013
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    May 19, 2014
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Icon Variant Ghost Helmet For assignments off the official record, ICON offers the Ghost Carbon Variant. They've taken the standard Variants cross-terrain functionality and added a hand-laid carbon fiber shell, translucent supervents, and endurance yellow tinted Optics shield - all finished with a Rubatone tactile coating. We can neither confirm nor deny the specifics of any mission involving the Icon Variant Ghost Carbon. Comfort, vision, protection. A wind tunnel refined shape, executed in a Carbon Fiber/Kevlar/Spectra shell construction matrix, along with an dual-density EPS core provide critical impact energy management. Extensive venting and a removable HydraDry wicking liner provide increased comfort by reducing rider fatigue. The anti-lift visor directs and channels airflow as it reduces the glare from an unyielding UV assault, while the extended eyeport and zero distortion optics provide an unrivaled field of view. If the streets are your area of operation - equip yourself for the fight with the Icon Variant. Features All world standard, meets or exceeds the following DOT FMVSS 218 (US), ECE 22-05 (Europe), SAI AS1698 (Australia) and SG (Japan) safety and testing standards - does not ship with SAI or SG certification stickers Carbon Fiber/Kevlar/Spectra shell construction Long oval headform Multiple oversized intake and exhaust ports Molded EPS nose reduces shield fogging Wind tunnel tested and refined Optically correct anti-fog, quick-change face shield Removable and washable HydraDry moisture wicking liner Rear spoiler for reduced helmet buffeting Removable chin curtain Note Ships with yellow face shield only.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Solid Helmet, Teriible visor system.
PostedMay 19, 2014
Customer avatar
RMitchNoVA
From Fairfax
State:VA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Very Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
I bought this helmet for lightness and looks. It has both. Everything about it is cool except 3 things.
First is the Visor system. To change visors is pretty simple and straight forward, but the indexing tabs on the visors are easily damaged in the process. The channel they have to fit in on the helmet is small and oddly shaped. I wound up breaking the tabs on both my visors the first time I tried to install the mirrored shield I bought. This meant that the visor wouldn't stay locked down. When I shoulder check at highway speed it would crack open every time.
To fix this I had to break the indexing tabs off the visors. Now they lock down, but obviously don't index or stay open very well. Still not a huge issue,
Second problem is directly related to the massive amounts of air this helmet flows. The airflow is tremendous and awesome, but leads to a whole bunch of wind noise due to the unique shape of this lid. Gotta wear earplugs. Not a huge deal.
Third problem is one that constantly seems to plague Icon gear. The build quality, But there is good news. The only place I noticed this was in the chinstrap. Material feels a little less refined than other helmet systems I have experience with. And also in the Visor design and quality.
I know this has mostly been cons, but the helmet is great, and I would certainly buy it again.
Rides: 2014 Yamaha FZ-09
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Sena SMH-10 Bluetooth Headset The SMH10 is a Bluetooth v3.0+EDR Class 1 Stereo Headset with long-range Bluetooth Intercom designed specifically for motorcycles. With the SMH10 on your helmet, you can call hands-free on your Bluetooth mobile phone, listen to stereo music or voice instructions of GPS navigations by Bluetooth wirelessly, and have intercom conversations in full duplex with a passenger or other motorcycle riders. Thanks to the latest Bluetooth v3.0+EDR and the advanced digital processing technology, the Sena SMH10 bluetooth helmet communication system offers the best sound quality for both incoming and outgoing sound in its class. Also, the easy-to-access and intuitive button operations make the SMH10 a perfect companion for motorcycles. System Features Universal Intercom Allows allows pairing to another brands of Bluetooth headsets Ultra HD Voice Recording compatible with the Sena GP10 Bluetooth Back for GoPro and Sena Prism Bluetooth Action Camera Audio Booster Individual Volume Control Versatile Jog Dial Use while charging Upgradable firmware General Talk time 12 hours Standby time 10 days Working Distance (Intercom) up to 900 meters (980 yards) in open terrain 4-way conference intercom Dimensions Headset 84.1 mm x 56.5 mm x 38.6 mm (3.3 in x 2.2 in x 1.5 in) Clamp unit 223.8 mm x 85.5 mm x 30.6mm (8.8 in x 3.4 in x 1.2 in) Headset weight 60g (2.11 oz) Clamp unit 84g (2.96 oz) Bluetooth Profiles Headset Profile, Hand-Free Profile (HFP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) Bluetooth v3.0+EDR Audio Advanced Noise Control Improved wind and engine noise reduction Sidetone Now you can hear yourself talk similar to a Goldwing or Harley Davidson intercom Built-in SBC Codec Voice prompts Conference phone call with intercom participant Noise cancellation Wind noise reduction Wide volume control Sample rate 48kHz (DAC) Auxiliary audio-in connection via 3.5mm jack Battery Charging time 2.5 hours Type Lithium polymer battery In the Box Headset Main Units Speaker-Microphone Clamp Units USB Power and Data Cables (Micro USB) Cigarette Lighter Chargers (Micro USB) 3.5mm Stereo Audio Cables Glued Surface Mounting Adaptors Microphone Sponges Velcro Pads for Speakers Allen Wrenches Please Note Some of the above features require updating the firmware to the latest v5.0. The firmware is a free download from Sena Technologies . SMH10-11
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great for the commuter
PostedOctober 24, 2013
Customer avatar
RMitchNoVA
From Fairfax
State:VA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sound Clarity 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I like to listen to music on my ride to work, but hate earbuds. This was the perfect solution. It allows me to answer calls if i need to and to listen to music in the background of my ride. All without impairing my awareness of my surroundings.
It was easy to install, and learn to use. One of the speakers does fall of the adhesive, but that is because I fiddled with it too much.
It is easy to operate even through heavy winter gloves.
Bottom line is I really enjoy this product.
Rides: 2002 Kawasaki EN500C Vulcan 500 LTD
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Oxford Chillout Inner Glove Liners The Oxford Chillout range of advanced rider wear uses the very latest in sportswear technology to keep you warm when cold and cool when it is warm, allowing the rider to focus on the road ahead. Oxford Chill Out Inner Gloves are made from CHILLTEX, an extraordinary material, both tough and gentle at the same time. Features Windproof and breathable Insulating fleece lining gentle on the skin Gently elasticated, slimline cuffs unobtrusive under leathers Flat stitching for maximum comfort
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Make a difference, but not much
PostedOctober 24, 2013
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RMitchNoVA
From Fairfax
State:VA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
These gloves have been okay at keeping my hands warmer under my race gloves, but they are almost painfully uncomfortable. The seems on the inside cause discomfort and the pattern on the inside of the glove gets pressed into my hands. The gloves do not make enough of a difference to justify the cost and discomfort. I would not buy these again
Rides: 2002 Kawasaki EN500C Vulcan 500 LTD
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Touring Winter Balaclava The Touring Balaclava features a waterproof and windproof neck skirt to cover the collar of the jacket, eliminating penetration by the elements. This balaclava features flat lock seam construction, double sided Lycra panels, and micro fiber inner lining for added warmth and comfort under the helmet, vital for comfortable, safe riding Features Warm and breathable moisture wicking stretch fabric for comfort Full face design with neck and shoulder covering for effective insulation against the elements External waterproof and windproof neck skirt for wind and water protection Flat lock seam for comfort under helmet Open nose panel construction to aid breathing
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great for Commuters
PostedOctober 24, 2013
Customer avatar
RMitchNoVA
From Fairfax
State:VA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
This has been perfect for keeping the wind out at highway speeds on my commute daily. It is also very comfortable.
Rides: 2002 Kawasaki EN500C Vulcan 500 LTD
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sidi Cobra Rain Boots The patented and trademarked Vertebra System protects the riders Achilles tendon. Thermoplastic resin ankle protection. Bolt on (no Velcro!) replaceable, adjustable and aerodynamic nylon scuff pads on the toe. Composite inner sole. Removable arch support. Nylon shin deflector plate. Lorica outer construction. Double stitched in all high stress areas. All bolt on parts are replaceable. An elastic panel adjacent to the entry zipper allows a bind free zip and improved fit. Dual compound sole. DuPont polymer toe shift pad. Perforated Teflon treated nylon lining. Replaceable shock absorbing heel cup. Padded Achilles area. Membrane equipped to add a water resistant yet breathable barrier between the elements and the riders feet. Note RevZilla finds the Sidi Cobra Rain Boots to fit approximately a 1/2 size larger than the size chart indicates. When in doubt, round down.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Boot from a Great Company
PostedOctober 24, 2013
Customer avatar
RMitchNoVA
From Fairfax
State:VA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Narrow
Wide
This is my second pair of SiDi boots. Love them. They are warm and waterproof which is why I got them. Being a European brand they are narrow and long. That being said they fit my feet well when I order a size up. I have super wide (4E) feet and big calves. I love the fit and comfort. Another Bang up job by SiDi
Rides: 2002 Kawasaki EN500C Vulcan 500 LTD
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Scorpion Skrub Gloves Features TPR molded protectors Lycra inner fingers Neoprene stretch panels Nash palm material Padded palm panels Two-way stretch back panel Nash thumb guard TPR molded wrist closure
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good Glove for the price
PostedJune 7, 2013
Customer avatar
RMitchNoVA
From Fairfax
State:VA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
The gloves fits well and offer good airflow. They are abrasion resistant but offer little in the way of padding or armor. Its a good glove for what your paying, and has excellent airflow
Rides: 2002 Kawasaki EN500C Vulcan 500 LTD
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Scorpion EXO-1100 Kranium Helmet
Scorpion EXO-1100 Kranium Helmet
Scorpion EXO-1100 Kranium Helmet Fiberglass/Kevlar Matrix Shell Quiet, aero-tuned design for wind-tunnel tested comfort. EPS-lined chin bar for additional protection. AirFit permits a rider to personalize helmet fit through air adjustable cheek pads. SpeedView an internal retractable light smoke sun visor that eases eye strain instantly in varying light conditions without changing face shields, plus an EverClear coating on both sides for a fog free ride. SpeedShift quick-change shield system (patent pending) Easy, secure tool-less faceshield changes in ten seconds or less. EverClear no-fog faceshield Optically-correct shield with state-of-the art fog-free technology and anti-scratch hardened coating. KwikWickII moisture-wicking helmet liner and cheek pads Breathable, easily removable and washable. Ventilation system Adjustable, indexed front and rear vents with aero-tuned rear spoiler reduce lift, create vacuum and maximize airflow through helmet. Breath-deflector Enhanced fog-free performance. ECE 22.05/DOT Certified.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome Headgear
PostedJune 7, 2013
Customer avatar
RMitchNoVA
From Fairfax
State:VA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I have been riding in this helmet for about two months. It has great airflow, and isn't all that noisy. The flip down Top Gun visor is awesome. It means I don't have to fool around with sunglasses in the helmet. It fits snugly and the size chart is spot on. The graphics are also sweet.
Rides: 2002 Kawasaki EN500C Vulcan 500 LTD
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Rock Tex 600 outer shell Fold-away reflective safety vest C.E. rated protectors in shoulders and elbows Removable spine pad with pocket for optional C.E. spine protector I.D. pocket on vest Variable Flow ventilation system Zippers for optional Dry Tech liner Sure Fit adjustable waistband Snap loops For attaching jacket to belt Reflective stripe
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great jacket for the money
PostedJune 7, 2013
Customer avatar
RMitchNoVA
From Fairfax
State:VA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
As a cash strapped student I needed a jacket with sufficient protection and that could be used in most weather conditions. This jacket offers all of that. The only issue I have had is the zippers can leak water in heavy downpours, but this isn't a major issue and certainly wont soak you. The integrated Hi-Viz vest is great for riding in traffic and at night.
Rides: 2002 Kawasaki EN500C Vulcan 500 LTD
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Sidi Clever Air Boots
Sidi Clever Air Boots
Sidi Clever Air Boots A full height vented touring boot Lorica and vented Nylon outer construction Cambrelle lining Composite inner sole Removable arch support Fully encapsulated heel cup Protective internal toe cup Double stitched in all high stress areas DuPont polymer toe shift pad Velcro and zipper closure system All new Sidi non-slip sole Reflective panel Internal protective ankle ball pads
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good Product for cool to hot temps
PostedJune 7, 2013
Customer avatar
RMitchNoVA
From Fairfax
State:VA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Narrow
Wide
Fantastic airflow and comfort on and off the bike. I have wide feet but ordered a half size (US) larger and they fit me just fine. I am comfortable riding and walking around at work all day in these. They also kept my feet dry in the few rain showers I have encountered recently, but I wouldn't recommend them if you ride in the wet for great distances or often. Overall I am very happy with these boots, and will continue to use SiDi for all my footwear needs.
Rides: 2002 Kawasaki EN500C Vulcan 500 LTD
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Thor MX Cool Socks The Thor MX Cool Sock is constructed of Cool Max, a special moisture wicking material that will keep your foot cooler and dryer longer. This lightweight yet durable material provides a more controlled feel. The best riders demand the best from head to toe, why should you be any different Sock length is 18 (6-9) and 23 (10-13) long and falls just below the knee on most riders.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Product
PostedJune 7, 2013
Customer avatar
RMitchNoVA
From Fairfax
State:VA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I just recently started riding and was looking for a more comfortable sock to wear in my boots. These fit the bill perfectly . They offer a substantial improvement in airflow and moisture wicking over traditional cotton socks. I can't say how they compare to other brands, but I ride daily and these are perfect for keeping my feet cool and dry.
Rides: 2002 Kawasaki EN500C Vulcan 500 LTD
Yes, I recommend this product.
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