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    April 22, 2013
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    April 25, 2014
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Bell Mag 9 Sena Rally Helmet Designed to easily accommodate the Sena SMH10 Bluetooth stereo headset and intercom, the ultra-comfortable and versatile Bell Mag-9 Sena redefines the open face helmet category. From long distance touring to cruising your favorite local roads, the Mag-9 Sena is the one helmet that does it all in style. Features Tough and lightweight polycarbonate shell 3 EPS sizes for maximum comfort and size range Designed to accommodate the Sena SMH10 Bluetooth stereo headset and intercom Helmet can be run in multiple configurations with or without shield and with or without visor Fast and easy tool-free shield changes Drop-down sunshield offers on the fly protection from the sun Velocity flow ventilation creates the most ventilated helmet in the open face category Convenient speaker pockets make it easy to set up the Mag-9 with communication devices Removable and washable interior for maximum comfort Contour cheekpads for superior fit and comfort Note Sena SMH10 sold separately. Not include with purchase of the Bell Mag 9 Sena Rally Helmet.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
An OK Helmet
PostedApril 25, 2014
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YodaV
From Newport News
State:VA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Slightly Heavy
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
I purchased the helmet in connection with my purchase of the Sena SMH-10. That component fits well with the helmet. Size and fit was fine, but it is a bit too noisy. Another item that annoyed me was the face shield when lifted up would tip down while riding and I would find myself having to kick it up routinely. Over all not my favorite helmet, I have moved it down the pecking list when I reach for a helmet.
Rides: 2012 Can-Am Spyder RT
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Cortech GX Sport 3.0 Jacket Features Performance cut, 600 denier Carbolex shell incorporates 1680 denier Ballistic Polyester material in the elbows and shoulders Rainguardwaterproof and breathable barrier Mandarin-style collar features a soft Microfiber trim Waterproof zippered chest vents combine with sleeve vents and rear exhaust vents to provide flow-through ventilation Pre-curved and rotated sleeves increase comfort and performance in the riding position Adjustable takeup strap at the bicep helps to secure a snug fit 360 Phoslite reflective piping and Cortechs signature reflective rear triangle increase nighttime visibility Removable, CE-approved armor at the elbow and shoulder with an articulated triple-density back protector Cortechs Z.O.Q. (Zip-Out Quilted) Liner features warming 100g polyfill insulation Two hand warmer pockets and an interior mobile phone pocket Adjustable waist belts with TPR pulls help fine tune the fit Includes a jacket/pant zipper attachment with the pant side included
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good Jacket for the $$
PostedApril 25, 2014
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YodaV
From Newport News
State:VA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:55-64
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I was looking for a Spring/Fall jacket that would help block the chill air in the mornings and late afternoon. Most of my jackets are Air Mesh types which allow to much air through on those Sunny but chilly days. I have leather jackets, but was looking for something that provided some reflected trim and visual pop. The Cortech Sport 3.0 Jacket meets the need. I purchased the Hi-Vis version. As stated in the video and other comments the jacket is well made and comes with a fair amount of add-ons. One thing I had a minor issue with was the provided size chart. It didn't make much sense, I'm 5' 6" - 180 with a 44" chest and 36 waist. But if you look at the chart picking a jacket was like spinning the lotto wheel. All of my other jackets (Firstgear, Tourmaster) are in the large size. I called the Revzilla Customer Support desk and spoke the helpful staff. And recommend a large and they also know the chart if off and are waiting on a new one from Cortech. Jacket fits fine, not a lot of room in chest area with the thermal liner inserted. The sleeve ends are tight, so getting gloves under the cuff is not as easy as with other jackets I own. But is also prevents a lot of air from flowing up, so their is a trade off. One other item are the vents on the sleeves, upper chest area and rear exhaust. You can't easily open them up while your on the bike at a light for example. You need to have them open and or close before you start riding. Over all happy with the jacket and the price and you can't beat the Zilla cash...
Rides: 2012 Can-Am Spyder RT
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Firstgear Mesh Hi Boots Hot weather cool running. Let the air flow! Hot weather riding just got cooler. Features Perforated leather toe box and with mesh shaft Hard ankle and shin protection Hook-and-loop covered main zipper Toe shift patch
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice boot for the buck
PostedJuly 9, 2013
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YodaV
From Newport News
State:VA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:55-64
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Wide
Wide
As always the product you see in the vids and the product postings are true to form. Received the boots very quickly after ordering and they feel great on my feet. The width as Anthony stated in the vid are wide. As for us guys with wide feet, finally a boot that accommodates. Construction is good and the boot is light weight. Have not worn them on a long ride yet but next week taking a week long road trip and will really see that this boot can do. Also purchase several pairs of base layer socks to give more cooling affects as I ride. BLUF: Good Boot for the buck...
Rides: 2012 Can-Am Spyder RT
Yes, I recommend this product.
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HJC Sy-Max III HiViz Helmet Advanced Fiberglass Shell with Adjustable Polycarbonate Chin Bar Lightweight, superior fit and comfort using advanced CAD technology. One-Touch Integrated Sunshield Three positions for sunshield sliding lever which is adjustable, smoke tinted Sunshield deploys quickly and easily ACS Advanced Channeling Ventilation System Full front to back airflow flushes heat humidity up out Optically superior Pinlock-prepared Faceshield New 3D design, an anti-scratch coating and is prepared for the ultimate anti-fog Pinlock insert (Pinlock insert sold separately) QuickSlide Tool-less shield replacement system One-Touch patent pending integrated smoke-tinted SunShield Deploys quickly easily Single-button Chin Bar/Faceshield Release Open with one hand even with gloves on. SilverCool Interior Moisture-wicking and odor-free interior with advanced silver anti-bacterial fabric. Crown and cheek pads are removable and washable. DOT Approved Note HJC Sy-Max 3 is not compatible with the Chatterbox Communication System.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
True to It's word
PostedMay 20, 2013
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YodaV
From Newport News
State:VA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Average
Loud
Weight
Light
Slightly Heavy
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Intermediate Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I have several HJC helmets, but this is my first Symax. After viewing the vid from Revzilla I was sold. Also did some checking and the Revzilla price was better than others. I received the helmet in just two days after ordering. Size was right on and the features were on the money. Already been wearing it on long rides and it was very comfortable. Noise level as not the most quite, but better than some other modular helmets I have had. I ordered the Hi-Viz because I want to be seen, and that color does the job. Overall the purchasing experience was great as usual and the helmet is as advertised.
Rides: 2012 Can-Am Spyder RT
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Bell Mag 9 Sena SMH-10 Clamp Kit Boom microphone clamp specifically for Bell Mag-9 Sena Helmets. Note This kit is necessary when mounting a standard SMH-10 to a Mag-9 Sena helmet, but is included with the Bell Mag-9 Sena SMH-10 Bluetooth Headset.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A must have for the Bell Sena Mag 9
PostedMay 17, 2013
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YodaV
From Newport News
State:VA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sound Clarity 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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A must have to complete your communication setup with the Bell Sena Mag 9 Helmet. Easy install, no velcro required as the Mag 9 has speaker pockets already set up that you slide the speakers and excess wires in to take up the slack. routing is easy. Install of the female bracket on the Sena helmet was easy. just follow Anthony's video on the helmet and clamp install. Oh and you do need to either purchase or already own a Sena SMH10 unit. I have one which I use on another helmet. This clamp provides the ability to interchange the Sena Comm unit between them.
Rides: 2012 Can-Am Spyder RT
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Bell Mag-9 Sena Helmet - Solid Colors Designed to easily accommodate the Sena SMH10 Bluetooth stereo headset and intercom, the ultra-comfortable and versatile Bell Mag 9 Sena redefines the open face helmet category. From long distance touring to cruising your favorite local roads, the Mag-9 Sena is the one helmet that does it all in style. Features Tough and lightweight polycarbonate shell 3 EPS sizes for maximum comfort and size range Designed to accommodate the Sena SMH10 Bluetooth stereo headset and intercom Helmet can be run in multiple configurations with or without shield and with or without visor Fast and easy tool-free shield changes Drop-down sunshield offers on the fly protection from the sun Velocity flow ventilation creates the most ventilated helmet in the open face category Convenient speaker pockets make it easy to set up the Mag-9 with communication devices Removable and washable interior for maximum comfort Contour cheekpads for superior fit and comfort Notes Sena SMH-10 sold separately. Mag-9 Sena SMH-10 Clamp Kit is necessary when using a standard SMH-10.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice Helmet
PostedMay 17, 2013
Customer avatar
YodaV
From Newport News
State:VA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Average
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Intermediate Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Average
Wide
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Just received my Bell Sena Mag 9. I also purchased the Sena Clamp system as well. Just like the Video the installation was easy, and what is great you don't have to worry about velcro attachments on the ear side of the helmet for spaekers. Bell has speaker pockets that all you need to do is open and slide the speakers and excess wire in, velcro shut. Routing the wires around the helmet is literally a snap, no... really it is. Unsnap cheek pads and back of liner, route wires and snap back in. Just like Anthony's video, a quick install of the clamp and boom mic. Replace the cheek piece and your done. Bell has design the interior with the SMH10 install in mind. The easiest speaker, Comm system install I have ever done. Great style and features... fits great.
Rides: 2012 Can-Am Spyder RT
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Made of lightweight, waterproof material Fleece liner protects helmet from scratches Self-healing zipper Fits all full-face and duck billed helmets
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice bag for the price
PostedMay 5, 2013
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YodaV
From Newport News
State:VA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice bag for the price, zippers made well. Fits my new HJC Symax III (Large) helmet easy.
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
It's True... thing works right.
PostedMay 5, 2013
Customer avatar
YodaV
From Newport News
State:VA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:55-64
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Let me start off this review by saying this is my second Bluetooth helmet system. Since the purchase of my new bike I have been looking for a Bluetooth system that will be easy to use and connects me to my mobile devices and allows me to chat with friends. I purchased a new helmet from a local store and was talked into buying a UClear HCB100. Just after two rides I knew I needed something better. Watching Anthony's YouTube review as well as others, I took the plunge when I also purchase a new HJC Symax III from Revzilla. I have not installed a helmet comm set before, the UClear unit was installed by the vendor so I was a bit concern I would screw it up with the Sena. I received the helmet and SMH10 in less than two days after ordering it. I watched the install video Revzilla has and also reviewed the Symax III product video. Knowing I can taken down the helmet's interior made the install so easy. After clapping down the main unit onto the helmet side,which took less than three minutes, installing the speakers was easy. Sena sends you everything you need for any helmet you may have. It also includes what I call speaker pads which elevates the speaker further off the side of the helmet ear well, I also use them. Once I had the speakers mounted routing the wires was easy. Replaced the Cheek pads, and guess what it looks like a pro job. Read the manual and got the URL for Sena and registered the unit. Once registered I was able to update the firmware. Sena has download device manager application that helps ID the device and manage the firmware. Once updated and charged I paired the unit to my Android phone in less than a minute. Sound quality is very good, heck excellent compared to the HBC. Looking forward to hooking up with my riding friend who also bought one from Revzilla as well. BLUF: Easy install, Easy firmware update, Easy use, Sounds great GET ONE.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Firstgear Mesh Tex Jacket Air superiority - Seize control of your airspace. Features Generous fit A larger, boxier, universal fit Zip-out liner CE-approved armor at shoulders and elbows Zipper-secured side pockets Soft-lined, minimalist collar
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Hi-vis jacket looks good
PostedApril 22, 2013
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YodaV
From Newport News
State:VA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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I recently ordered the hi-vis jacket and received it in a timely manner. The jacket is as described and made of good quality materials. I ordered a large size, I have a 44" chest but I am only 5'6" so the sleeves are a bit long. But the jacket has a good cuff snap system made of velcro which helps keep it at wrist length. Air flow is good, had better, weight is good as well. armor in shoulders, elbows and back feel good and not.bulky. only minor complaint I would have is the collar. It is a bit stiff and rubs my neck because jacket rides a bit higher when seated. Collar could be made of softer material. Jacket does come with wind breaker insert which I have not used yet. Overall good jacket and great value for the hard earn dollar. Stay Safe, be seen!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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