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    April 12, 2013
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Icon Brigand Vest From the leader in armored motorcycle vests comes the Brigand. Consider it a tactical riding rig, capable of doing leather work on a textile salary. The Brigand, like all Icon vests, ships with a removable back protector. In this case it is a D3O Viper CE approved back protector. This protector lies discretely hidden under the Brigands durable textile chassis until such time as it is called into service. And while no back protector can provide protection from every situation, the D3O Viper will definitely stack the odds in your favor. Additional features of the Brigand include both metal and nylon YKK zippers, torso adjustment straps, and padded AX Suede shoulder overlays for increased durability. DURABLE TEXTILE CHASSIS D3O VIPER CERTIFIED BACK PROTECTOR (REMOVABLE) SIDE FIT ADJUSTMENT STRAPS SIZED TO FIT OVER JACKET PREMIUM YKK ZIPPERS STORAGE POCKETS
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Simple, efficient vest.
PostedJuly 2, 2013
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JackPlaysBass
From Greenlawn, NY
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I purchased this vest for summer riding on my '82 Yamaha XS650. I'm a younger rider(22) on an older bike, so I wanted something other than your standard "all leather, straps and chrome buckles and zippers" that you generally see in cruiser vest options. The vest is very comfortable, fits well with either a t-shirt or sweatshirt underneath. Very lightweight. Lots of features, most important being the D30 back armor plate. Flexibility of the plate allows for lots of movement for various riding styles, without sacrificing any protection of the spine/back. The plate is barely noticeable while riding, but also removable, if you don't value the use of your limbs after a serious crash. Lots of storage, and 3 of the 5 pockets have YKK zippers for security at higher speeds. The last 2 pockets have velcro fasteners, but I wouldn't trust anything in those pockets while riding(I am also very paranoid of losing whatever I have in my pockets while on the bike, though) Sliding plastic straps on the sides allow you to pull in the vest for different clothing options. The back of the vest is naked, and allows for any patches you'd like to put on to represent your MC. The one complaint I have with it is the airflow, it can get a little warm underneath it at red lights, but I'd take the small amount of sweat buildup for the added protection of the vest. Overall, I feel the vest is a great bargain for someone looking for something other than the old school leather look, and will fit for any style bike in both safety and style.
Rides: 1982 Yamaha XS650S Special
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Bell Rogue Helmet Purpose built to guard against the elements, the new Rogue has the look of a half helmet with the comfort of a 3 quarter. Featuring an adjustable and removable muzzle, the Rogue offers an innovative solution for exceptional rider comfort. Add in a lightweight composite shell and ultra-comfortable interior, and youve got the perfect weapon for a day on the road Features Lightweight composite shell Durable and innovative Muzzle for optimal rider comfort Adjustable Muzzle features removable liner FidLock magnetic connection makes it easy to put on/take off the Muzzle 3 shell and EPS sizes for maximum comfort and size range Removable and washable interior Convenient speaker pockets Premium stainless steel D-rings and metal badges Five-year warranty DOT approved Please Note The muzzle on this helmet is purely for comfort and is not a protective element. This helmet should provide a similar level of protection that an open face helmet would provide.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Exceptionally comfortable, great style
PostedApril 12, 2013
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JackPlaysBass
From Greenlawn
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Average
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
The Bell Rogue is a great helmet for it's price. I ride a Yamaha XS650 and wore a full face helmet, because I don't like the style of the half and 3/4 helmets. As soon as this helmet came out, I knew I had to have it. The Rogue has a very cool look, sort of a post apocalyptic/future soldier style that meshes well with almost any bike. This helmet matches perfectly with my bike, and looks great doing so. It's very comfortable, with a just snug enough but not smothering fit, and the muzzle(absolutely the selling point of this helmet) is easily adjustable, and not too high or too low. The magnetic locking system for the muzzle performs perfectly too, easily attachable and removable with no fumbling around. The muzzle provides plenty of air flow for warm weather riding, and the included muzzle breath guard keeps your cheeks warm in the winter, without directing breath upward to fog up your eye protection. Also, there's plenty of space between the helmet and the muzzle to fit in any size of sunglasses or goggles, and the sides of the helmet keeps them from moving around without digging into the sides of your head. I wear it with a pair of Oakley Fuel Cells, and they fit perfectly. My only nitpicks with the helmet is the interior cloth layer will move around when removing the helmet, but it never bunches up or moves around while riding, and the d-ring fastener system, while holding tight and preventing helmet movement, leaves a loop of strap when connected to the snap button on the d ring connector. That's purely an aesthetic issue though, and really doesn't take much away from the helmet itself. Also, the helmet is DOT rated but not Snell approved. Overall, if you're looking for a comfortable, breathable helmet with a great style, the Bell is, in my opinion, the best bang for your buck.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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