James D.
 
 
 
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    February 22, 2010
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    July 28, 2014
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Sena 20 S Bluetooth Headset Dual Pack The Sena 20S Motorcycle Bluetooth Communication System is the latest communication device from Bluetooth leaders, Sena. The Sena 20S features a staggering 1.5 mile range, advanced Bluetooth 4.0 and a built-in FM radio tuner. Stay in contact by calling hands-free on your Bluetooth phone, rock out to your favorite riding jams in stereo or listen to voice instructions of GPS navigators by Bluetooth wirelessly, all the while having conversations in full duplex with a passenger or other motorcycle riders. The 20S is a state-of-the-art motorcycle and powersports Bluetooth communication system. The unit provides a sleek and aerodynamic design that offers a versatile jog dial that maximizes the ease of use for riders. The Sena 20S features several industry firsts for the motorcycle Bluetooth communication headset market. Bluetooth 4.0 technology with dual Bluetooth communication modules increases the performance and reliability of the headset while also allowing for increased high definition audio quality. The advanced Audio Multitasking allows for a seamless blend of incoming and outgoing audio to create a mixed audio experience versus the traditional interruption based audio technology of other Bluetooth devices. The audio multitasking function creates the most close-to-natural audio sound while running multiple audio functions simultaneously and intelligently. With the 20S, users can call handsfree with their Bluetooth mobile phone, listen to stereo music or voice instructions of GPS navigation by Bluetooth wirelessly, and have intercom conversations in full duplex with a passenger or other riders. Features Bluetooth 4.0 Industry first dual Bluetooth module communication system Audio Multitasking advanced audio management of intercom, phone, music and FM radio Advanced wind noise cancellation Versatile bike-to-bike conference intercom Intercom working distance up to 2km (1.5 miles) in open terrain Universal intercom - intercom with other brand headsets Built-in FM radio tuner with station scan and save function All-in-one helmet clamp kit HD crystal clear and natural sound quality Quick Bluetooth Pairing Intuitive voice prompts and commands Water resistant for use in inclement weather Bluetooth protocol support HSP, HFP, A2DP, AVRCP, PBAP Firmware upgradeable Peace of mind - thanks to the two-year warranty Bluetooth 4.0 and Dual Bluetooth The 20S is the industrys first dual module Bluetooth communication system as well as the industrys first Bluetooth 4.0 technology Dual Bluetooth modules allow for increased flexibility of functions, performance, and reliability Users can take advantage of simultaneous communication by running multiple applications (music, GPS, mobile phone, intercom) and seamlessly switching back and forth as needed Audio multitasking is a new feature that replaces the previous interruption-based audio functions of past Bluetooth communication devices The audio multitasking function creates the most close-to-natural audio sound while running multiple audio functions simultaneously and intelligently Intercom HD quality voice allows for communication with more than five companions over a a distance up to 2.4 km or 1.5 miles Intercom group management enables users to manage intercom participants by group The intercom is universal allowing it to function seamlessly with Sena Bluetooth communication devices as well as other Bluetooth communication headsets in the market (with future firmware upgrades) Advanced Noise Cancellation technology efficiently suppresses the wind noise from motorcycle riding without distorting original voice during intercom conversation User Interface Intuitive voice commands have been built into the 20S to ensure riders can maintain hands free control while riding Voice commands allow riders to operate functions such as intercom connections, mobile phone calls, music playback control and more Motion sensor feature allows the pairing of Bluetooth devices with a simple shake of the units NFC (Near Field Communication) allows users an instant setup process by dramatically decreasing the pairing time required for the phone and intercom Clamp Mount All in one clamp allows for versatile helmet mounting systems for more flexible and easy to switch capabilities Dual microphone - one inside the helmet for intercom function and the other on the clamp for listening to environmental sound without taking off the helmet The dual microphone expands the use for the rider and continues to enhance their experience Includes both wired and boom-style microphones Specifications Talk time 13 hours Stand-by time 10 days Dimensions (main module) 94.7 mm x 48.3 mm x 25.5 mm (3.7 in x 1.9 in x 1.0 in) Speakers driver unit 36 mm thickness 6.5 mm Boom microphone length 190 mm Wire length between speakers 555 mm Weight(main module) 60 g (2.11 oz) Audio Specs Built-in SBC Codec Wide volume control Sample rate max. 48 kHz (DAC) Built-in wide band Codec (HFP) Sample rate max 16 kHz FM Radio Built-in FM radio with RDS AF (Radio Data System Alternate Frequencies) Radio region worldwide Radio frequency specifications 64 108MHz 10 preset station memory with automatic scan function Radio on time 810 hours In the Box 2 Sena 20S Headset Main Unit 2 Universal Helmet Clamp 2 Wired Boom Microphone 2 Wired Microphone 2 Micro USB Power Data Cable 2 2.5 to 3.5 mm Audio Cable 2 Cigarette Charger 2 Glued Surface Mounting Adapter 2 Rubber Pads 2 Speaker Pads 2 Velcro Pads for Speakers 2 Velcro Pad for Boom Microphone 2 Velcro Pad for Wired Microphone 2 Allen Wrench 20S-01D
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
High quality, easy install, clear sound
PostedJuly 28, 2014
Customer avatar
James D.
From LONDON
State:AR
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sound Clarity 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I replaced my S10 with the 20S because of wind noise from the passenger mic. No wind noise with the 20S, just good clear communications with my passenger.
Works very good with my phone, both with calls and music played from the devise.
It's nice Sena included both types of mics with the unit.
Also nice, included are two different thickness speaker pads to better fit different helmets.
I had both helmets set up and working in 30 minutes.
Build quality is very good.
Very easy to set up and use.
USB charger cable is good, can now charge with my phone charger.
Not sure about the distance range, I could only get 250 ft! But I hear it comes set on HD which greatly limits the distance. I have not had time to figure out how to turn off HD or try the units at a longer range. Waiting for someone to report on this.
The phone App is awesome! Very nice to change settings, hook up with other units, ect ect.
Only nit-picks I might have:
1. The wires from the unit to the helmet speakers are a bit long, making one find a way to stuff the extra wire in the helmet somewhere. But that is a very minor deal.
2. Need better instructions on how to turn HD on/off and notice of how HD greatly reduces range.
Rides: 2008 Kawasaki KLR650
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Klim Dakar Pants
Klim Dakar Pants
The ride started with a nip in the air. Thirty miles later it is sunny and warm. Like a chameleon, the Dakar Pant, with its controlled ventilation chassis, changes to meet the demands of any condition with little adjustment. The Dakar can adapt with the help of 20 inch mesh-lined zippered thigh vents and a mesh-lined rear leg vent. Adaptation does not come at the cost of performance and durability. The Dakar Pant is built with TNP heat and abrasion- resistant leather panels on the inner legs, Cordura fabric for strength and highly reinforced knees and seat. Be ready to take the lead no matter the condition with the Dakar Pant. Features Controlled ventilation chassis Designed to be worn over the boot 2 dual adjustable 20 thigh mesh-lined vents with dual zipper heads Ballistic panels in high-wear areas Removable hip knee pads 840 denier Cordura fabric 1,682 denier nylon in seat knees Polyester ribbed stretch crotch gusset above knee seat area to allow pant to move with rider Adjustable velcro cuff closure Adjustable pant cuff opening design allows rider to access adjust knee brace, sock and boot velcro waist adjusters Auto-lock high durability YKK zippers Storm flap on front fly Mesh-lined rear leg vent Two large volume side leg velcro cargo pockets Wicking polyester mesh lining with lycra stretch panels knee brace reinforced Cordura inner knee panels Liner stretch panels match stretch panels on shell of pant so liner moves with shell of pant High-back self adjusting elastic yoke to help prevent plumber crack dirt scoop High quality embroidered graphics Reflective industrial-grade 3m piping accents Improved high-tenacity stitching thread with double-stitching bar-tacks DWR coated to shed water D-ring FABRICS 1,682 denier ballistic, nylon in seat and knees, 840 denier, Cordura in shell, TNP heat and abrasion, resistant leather, mini rib knit fabric LINER lycra
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice pants, should last a long time.
PostedJanuary 24, 2012
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James D.
From LONDON
State:AR
Rider Type:Adventurer
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
These are good pants. They fit well and are comfortable. Nice too that Kilm actually put pockets on the pants that work!
They do not vent all that well, especially when seated, so if it's really hot it would be better to wear a pair of fully vented pants. But they do work well in moderate weather.
I really like the way the lower pants leg can be adjusted to fit tight around the boot or left loose for air flow.
Quality is very good.
I read other reviews before buying telling of whimpy knee and hip pads, this is true. Klim may have just as well left the padding out, it's pretty worthless. I took some knee pads out of a a pair of old/retired Feildsheir pants and used them.
Overall, very good pants.
Rides: 2009 Honda ST1300
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Olympia Airglide 3 Jacket
Olympia Airglide 3 Jacket
Olympia Airglide 3 Jacket Enhanced function and versatility are the key elements offered in our new Airglide 3 jacket. Heat, wind, rain and cold are no match for this cutting edge style. Constructed in authentic Dupont Cordura with ballistic nylon mesh panels, this jacket offers maximum airflow with superior abrasion resistance. For added safety, the Airglide offers double rows of 3M Scotchlite piping at the chest, back and sleeves. Equipped with a sporty two stage, wind and waterproof, Thermolite insulated liner jacket, this style delivers the ultimate in multi season riding comfort. Features Outer shell constructed in 500 denier Dupont Cordura with ballistic airflow mesh panels Waterproof, Thermolite insulated two stage liner jacket Removable CE approved Motion Flexarmor at elbows and shoulders Removable CE approved Motion Flexarticulated back protector Cool mesh airflow lining Custom Fit detailing at collar, cuffs,elbows and waist Comfort neoprene framed collar 3M Scotchlite reflective piping atfront, sides and back 8 connecting zipper for pants Five storage pockets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very nice jackiet
PostedJune 23, 2011
Customer avatar
James D.
From LONDON
State:AR
Rider Type:Adventurer
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I wore this jacket, along with Airglide 3 pants, on a ride from Arkansas to the Napa Valley, 5200 miles.
Coldest morning was 22 degrees F on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Hottest was crossing SE Colorado and SW Kansas where the temps hit 106.
I used only the rain liner and the jacket, I did not use the insulated liner. Instead of the insulated liner I used a heated jacket liner. Together, with all three pieces I was able to keep warm when it was cold and as cool as possable when it was baking hot.
The jacket held up very will over the 17 day ride. I expect this jacket to be with me for many years, it still looks new.
In the heat I was wishing there was more airflow up the arms, other than that very small thing, the jacket is a real winner.
I did not get to test the rain liner in the rain as it never did rain on me!
I really have nothing negative to say about this jacket.
Rides: 2009 Honda ST1300
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Olympia Airglide 3 Pants Designed to coordinate with the Olympia Airglide, Viper, Bonneville, and Bushwhacker jackets, this style can be worn as a stand alone riding pant or as full over pant. Constructed in authentic Dupont Cordura with ballistic nylon mesh panels, this pant offers maximum airflow with superior abrasion resistance. Two front zipper pockets and two rear snap pockets offer extra storage for personal items. Foul weather rides are never a problem as these pants are also equipped with a wind and waterproof liner that can be worn as a stand alone pant. Adjustable knee armor positions, stretch waist panels and EZ hem bottoms help riders achieve a customized fit Outer shell constructed in 500denier Dupont Cordura with ballistic airflow mesh panels. Waterproof liner pant Full side leg zippers Removable and height-adjustable CE approved MotionFlex armor at knees Cool mesh airflow lining Removable EVA compressionfoam at hips Custom Fit detailing at waistand bottom hem 3M Scotchlite reflective piping from waist to hem Relaxed tailored fit Four storage pockets 8 connecting zipper forjackets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great in hot or cold
PostedJune 23, 2011
Customer avatar
James D.
From LONDON
State:AR
Rider Type:Adventurer
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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I wore these pants for 17 days on a 5200 mile ride on my ST1300. From Arkansas to Napa Valley and back.
Wife also wore Airglide 3.
We encountered temps from 22 degrees on the north rim of the Grand Canyon to 106 in south east Colorado and south west Kansas.
The pants performed flawlessly!
In the cold I wore the rain liners outside the pants and was plenty warm enough. In the heat anything is hot, but the Airglides did a great job keeping the air flowing.
I expect these pants to be with me for several years, one decent ride and they are still new looking.
I did not get to test them in the rain, it never once rained on us!
I am about a perfect 34/32 and the pants fit very well. They are long though, they are made extra long for personal sizing, for a really good fit they should be hemmed. I just wore them as-is and sometimes turned the cuffs under.
All in all, a very good pair of riding pants.
Also, I went through 3 sizes getting a pair to fit (I was in a major weight loss program before this ride) and Revzilla was just wonderful to work with in all my questions and returns.
Rides: 2009 Honda ST1300
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
Products related to my review
Olympia Airglide 3 Jacket
4.7 out of 5(104)
 
 
 
 
 
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 Sena SMH-10 Bluetooth Stereo Headset
Sena SMH-10 Bluetooth Stereo Headset
Sena SMH-10 Bluetooth Stereo Headset Be Sure to Check out the 9 SENA SMH10 Videos on this page which cover install, package contents, pairing and other operation. The Sena SMH10 is a Bluetooth v2.1 Class 1 Stereo Headset with long-range Bluetooth Intercom designed specifically for motorcycles. With the SMH10, 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 v2.1 and the advanced digital processing technology, the Sena SMH-10 headset 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. Features Bluetooth Specification v2.1 Bluetooth Intercom up to 900 meters (980 yards (in open terrain)) Multi-Pair Bluetooth intercom for 4 persons Bluetooth stereo headset for Bluetooth audio devices such as MP3 players Bluetooth music playback control by AVRCP play, pause, track forward and track back Easy operation by versatile Jog Dial Sufficient sound level with integrated audio booster Bluetooth hands-free for Bluetooth mobile phones Bluetooth headset or stereo headset for Bluetooth GPS navigations Stereo music by 3.5mm audio cable Water resistant for use in inclement weather Crystal clear and natural sound quality Up to 12 hours talk time, 10 days stand-by time Works with with any type of helmet (full face, open face, and modular) Included Headset Main Unit Speaker-Microphone Clamp Unit DC Power Charger USB Power Cable Cigarette Charger 3.5mm Stereo Audio Jack Cable Glued Surface Mounting Adaptor Microphone Sponges Velcro Pads Hex Key (Allen Wrench) More information can be found at the Sena SMH-10 Official Website
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sena SMH-10
PostedMarch 19, 2011
Customer avatar
James D.
From LONDON
I agree with all the other reviews, this unit is really nice and works as the others have stated.
Except......:
My fender bunny is producing a GREAT amount of wind noise from her mic. I've tried everything I've been advised to do to quell the noise. I can not stand to have the unit on at over 30MPH.
We are on an ST1300 with larger than stock windsheild, full face Shoi helmets.
If I can not get rid of the wind noise I will be selling these units and looking at AutoCom or somthing.
Pros Comfortable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Firstgear Explorer Gloves
Firstgear Explorer Gloves
Firstgear Explorer Gloves Features Combination goat leather, Cordura 330D and nylon fabrics Waterproof/breathable using Hipora membrane Thinsulate 40 gram insulation for warmth on back Palm side utilizes 2 oz. fiber fill for additional warmth Bemberg cool liner for comfort 1-handed elastic cord closure 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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Seem to be Great gloves
PostedNovember 23, 2010
Customer avatar
James D.
From LONDON
These are great gloves. I bought them to use with heated grips on a DS bike. I think without heated grips they might not be insulated enough on really cold days.
The gauntlets are perfect, big enough to go over the jacket sleve or under in the rain.
Very supple leather, no break in needed, feel good and fit good.
I have not tried them in the rain yet.
Pros Rugged, Comfortable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sidi Adventure Rain Boots The ultimate Adventure boot combines Sidis best touring and off road features into an effective adventure boot design Sole Soft lugged sole for maximum grip. Composite inner sole. Protection Rigid, shock resistant, anatomically shaped heel for maximum protection. Malleolus external guard to enhance protection of those tender small foot bones. Split grain leather inner anti-wear/heat panel. Fit Function Membrane equipped to add a water resistant yet breathable barrier between the elements and the rider's feet. Single Flex System upper. Exclusive cam-lock buckle system. Replaceable strap / buckle system. Removable arch support. Top grain leather and Lorica construction. Slim, cool non-bootie design. Cambrelle lining
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Revised Review from Sept 8, 2010
PostedNovember 14, 2010
Customer avatar
James D.
From LONDON
On Sept 8 I reported that these boots leaked. I found that the boots were not leaking in the rain, my rain pants were leaking and the water in the boots came from the water running down my legs from the leaking rain pants!
New rain gear and now have dry feet in the rain.
I do wear these boots a lot, have a lot of miles on them. I treat them with Sno Seal to keep them waterproof (bonus effect is the Sno Seal quiets the "SIDI squeek!".
Pros Comfortable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sidi Adventure Rain Boots The ultimate Adventure boot combines Sidis best touring and off road features into an effective adventure boot design Sole Soft lugged sole for maximum grip. Composite inner sole. Protection Rigid, shock resistant, anatomically shaped heel for maximum protection. Malleolus external guard to enhance protection of those tender small foot bones. Split grain leather inner anti-wear/heat panel. Fit Function Membrane equipped to add a water resistant yet breathable barrier between the elements and the rider's feet. Single Flex System upper. Exclusive cam-lock buckle system. Replaceable strap / buckle system. Removable arch support. Top grain leather and Lorica construction. Slim, cool non-bootie design. Cambrelle lining
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Review Update
PostedSeptember 8, 2010
Customer avatar
James D.
From LONDON
I reviewed these boots in February when I first received them, now it's time for an update.
The boots are GREAT. I have maybe 10,000 miles on them now riding everything from the street, to the Ozarks to the Rockies.
Break in was L O N G, but break in they did.
My only major complaint, and it's MAJOR!!!! is that the boots are not water proof. I can actually stand in 6 inches of water and they will not leak, but when wearing them in the rain my feet are wet after just an hour or two.
I am going to try some waterproofing oils/compounds to see if that helps.
Pros Great Value, Comfortable, Fashionable, Rugged
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sidi Adventure Rain Boots The ultimate Adventure boot combines Sidis best touring and off road features into an effective adventure boot design Sole Soft lugged sole for maximum grip. Composite inner sole. Protection Rigid, shock resistant, anatomically shaped heel for maximum protection. Malleolus external guard to enhance protection of those tender small foot bones. Split grain leather inner anti-wear/heat panel. Fit Function Membrane equipped to add a water resistant yet breathable barrier between the elements and the rider's feet. Single Flex System upper. Exclusive cam-lock buckle system. Replaceable strap / buckle system. Removable arch support. Top grain leather and Lorica construction. Slim, cool non-bootie design. Cambrelle lining
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sidi Adventure Rain Boots
PostedFebruary 22, 2010
Customer avatar
James D.
From LONDON
These are GREAT boots. They are not however a street riding boot. They offer the foot a higher level of protection than most other boots, other than full off-road or MX boots, and that protection comes at the price of stiffness.
The boots are actually very light and the soles grippy on the street.
I would give them a 5 Star except for not knowing how waterproof they are and the pinch points near the toes.
Pros There are pinch points near the toes that do not seem to be going away with break in., Rugged, Comfortable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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