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Alpinestars Jaws Perforated Leather Jacket The Alpinestars Jaws Perforated Jacket is optimized to keep you looking and feeling ultra-cool while cutting through traffic. Excellent interior climate control is provided by extensive high-density perforation panels of the Alpinestars Jaws on the front and rear, while a full grain leather shell offers superior abrasion and tear resistance. Design Features Highly durable and abrasion resistant 1.3 mm leather construction. High-density perforated front and rear inserts Extensive advanced microfiber stretch panels on underarms and waist Flexible microfiber accordion stretch panels on chest, back and elbows for a highly contoured fit Protection Features Removable CE-certified Bio-Armor shoulder and elbow protection Chest and back pad compartments with PE padding (Alpinestars Bionic chest pads and Back Armor available as accessory upgrade) Multiple snap button system to integrate the Level 2 CE-certified Alpinestars Bionic Back protector External, dual-density TPU shoulder sliders Integrated, perforated PE foam padding on chest and back Construction Features Alpinestars Dynamic Flow Control system with zippered air in-takes and exhaust perforations Innovative anatomical sleeve design Low profile, round-edged collar features padded 3D mesh Removable 80g full sleeve thermal liner with comfort edge and Velcro-securing internal pockets Cuff adjustment includes Velcro and semi-auto locking zippers Elongated rear profiling, plus combined D-ring and Velcro waist adjustment Neoprene comfort edge on collar and cuffs Reflective detailing on back and arms Internal waist connection zipper to allow attachment to Alpinestars riding pants Leather and TPU reinforced zipper pull tabs
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I love my Jaws (picked it over the GP-R)
PostedJune 19, 2013
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blubberbo
From SF/LA
State:CA
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 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
Let me start by saying that I was debating whether to pick the Jaws or the GP-R. I liked the styling better on the Jaws and also like the fact it has a liner. What I didn't like was that it is shorter in front, giving a pretty significant "racey" feel to the jacket when just walking around.
I ending up going with the Jaws and I am so happy that I did. The jacket is just incredible. Maybe it is because it is the first nice biking leather jacket I have owned, but I could not be more happy with it.
The fit is pretty much accurate to what I thought it would be - I am 6" 175 lbs and have around a 40-42 chest and the 42 fits perfectly on me. The aggressive nature of the jacket does help me stay in a nice tuck while riding and is not particularly uncomfortable after you get off the bike.
The liner is a really nice feature too, considering the fact that, without the liner, the perforation allows the jacket to really breathe well. With the liner in, on the other hand, you basically feel little to no wind, making you feel much, much warmer.
The leather is excellent quality and smells divine! The auto-locking zippers are also really nice additions. As are the million pockets, although the standard pockets on the outside of the jacket are not the easiest to access while the jacket is on and not the biggest. I should mention the convenience of how the liner has its own set of pockets, so when you put it on, you are not sacrificing the 2 pockets on each side of the inside of the jacket.
Lastly, I have to mention, this jacket draws attention to you! Although San Francisco is not the motorcycle capital of the world, the financial district has some pretty wealthy people who ride of pretty nice bikes - the other day I met someone for lunch in downtown and, while walking from my parking spot to the restaurant (about 2 blocks - construction :( ) literally 3 different people complimented me on my jacket. "Nice jacket, brah" or "Wow, sick jacket" or "I like your jacket man". It's a magnet and, as many motorcyclists do, I like the attention sometimes.
I couldn't recommend it more.
I upgraded both the chest and back protectors, just as a note for the sizing - still fit great!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Bionic Chest Pad The Bionic Chest Pad impact and vibration protection upgrade accessory for use in Alpinestars jackets and suits. Features Polymer chest plate backed with Bio-Foam to provide extra protection to the chest from impact and vibration Fits into Alpinestars 1pc/2pc suits, leather and textile jackets Vented to maintain airflow cooling
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
They are what you think: Alpinestars at it again
PostedJune 19, 2013
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blubberbo
From SF/LA
State:CA
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
This guys are pretty straight forward.
They are tough and durable, Alpinestars-quality products that seem like they would get the job done if need be (which is hopefully never).
The install on my Jaws jacket was simple and fast.
Plus, they aren't really all that pricey!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Bell Transitions SolFX Photochromatic Faceshield for Bell Qualifier, Bell Star, Bell Vortex, Bell Revolver, and Bell RS-1 Helmets Transitions Photochromatic shields automatically adjusts to light conditions, darkening when exposed to sunlight and clearing in low light. It eliminates the need change between tinted and clear shields when riding in the light of day, the darkness of night and anything in between. Features Shield tint automatically adjusts to lighting conditions Bell NutraFog II anti-fog coating reduces fogging Anti-scratch and UV-protected coatings block 99 percent of UV rays Compatible only with Bell ClickRelease shield system (featured on Star, RS-1 and Vortex full-face helmets) Resources How Transitions Photochromic Technology Works (video)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
One of a kind greatness!!
PostedJune 19, 2013
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blubberbo
From SF/LA
State:CA
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sure, it is expensive.. but where else can you find anything like this!?
I like in California and so I constantly am riding in and out of the sun, in and out of tunnels or shaded areas and what not and every single time I do, I am so grateful that I have this bad boy on my RS-1.
It does not make the faceshield as dark as many of the dark smoke ones out there, but that is only aesthetic because the tint, from the inside, is strong enough even for direct sunlight.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Bionic Air Back Protector Insert Features The Bionic Air Back Protector insert is CE certified to the latest back protector standard and offers the street rider superior levels of comfort and performance in an ergonomic design. CE Certified Level 1 to the LATEST back protector standard (prEN1621-22010) allowing a slimmer, more ergonomic design. Slips in to your jackets back protector pocket to give you high levels of protection on the street without hindering riding comfort. Innovative Dual Density Honeycomb Technology (DDH) combines two different honeycomb structures to offer lightweight impact protection with exceptional breathability and comfort Outer Honeycomb plate - Made of Polypropylene provides an outer structure to protect the back from penetrating injuries, as well as dissipating impact force over a wider area Inner Honeycomb foam - Made from a special elastomeric compound, this light and flexible impact foam absorbs transferred energy Please see below chart for protector measurements Size Measurements Medium 16.5 Height 10 Widest Point 9 Narrowest Point Large 19 Height 10 Widest Point 9 Narrowest Point (function() var cycle true ('table.sizechart tbody tr').each(function(row) classname (cycle !cycle) 'light' 'dark' row.addClassName(classname) ) )()
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Expensive, but worth it
PostedJune 19, 2013
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blubberbo
From SF/LA
State:CA
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
I will start off by saying that this is the only back protector I have used. However, I must also say that it ROCKS!
It is super comfortable in the sense that I barely recognize it's there, unless I really flex my back and feel it. The airflow does not impede my perforated Jaws jacket in the least, which is really nice.
The protector itself feels very strong and sturdy and I have very little doubt it would give me far better protection than the other products I have seen and felt.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Kriega US-20 Drypack The Kriega US-20 is an award-winning, high quality piece of motorcycle luggage, offering 20 liters of capacity. Like all Kriega US bags, it is a 100 waterproof Drypack with innovative design which attaches to the sub-frame, via included buckle loops and Alloy Hook Straps, for use as a motorcycle tail pack and courier bag. The Kriega US-20 motorcycle bag comes equipped with removable shoulder and waist straps. It can be carried courier style, on or off the bike. It can also be used as a tank bag (with addition of US Tank adaptor) or in combination with other US packs to create a supremely adaptable, modular, soft luggage system. Anti-slip mesh base also doubles as a pocket to store the shoulder waist straps, or other items, when the US-20 is attached to the motorcycle. The shoulder strap connects to the large D-rings at each end of the pack and the waist strap connects to 2 x tuck-away buckles at the corners of the mesh-pocket. The Kriega US-20 dry pack 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 dry bag US-20 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 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. For use as a tankbag, Kriega US Tank Adaptor must be purchased. Kriega US-20 dry pack features 100 waterproof main-body RHINOTEK abrasion resistant fabric HYPALON abrasion resistant reinforcement DRYPACK removable taped-seam inner liner 420D nylon ripstop - lightweight yet extremely strong CNC milled, 6061-T6 alloy fitting hooks Acetal ITW Airloc quick-release buckles YKK water-resistant zip on side pocket Side access zip pocket (water-resistant) Coated-mesh pocket Shoulder waist straps US Alloy Hook Straps included 10-year guarantee 20-liter capacity (H)15.7 x (W)10.2 x (D)7.5 inches Note The US-20 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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Expensive but quality
PostedJune 19, 2013
Customer avatar
blubberbo
From SF/LA
State:CA
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
I was hesitant to go with one of the smaller Kriega bags, so I ended up buying the 20 gallon one.
I have to admit, installing it on my Honda CBR250 wasn't exactly the easiest thing in the world, but the thing holds well, it is sturdy and rugged and I absolutely love it.
It is not cheap, but you can be rest-assured that you are getting quality for what you pay for.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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