Doug H.
 
 
 
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    April 13, 2010
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Alpinestars Andes Drystar Jacket The Alpinestars Andes Drystar Jacket is is an all weather solution for riders looking for a multi-season touring jacket. A technical textile shell is bonded with a waterproof Drystar membrane to keep you dry in the harshest riding conditions. CE certified armor is included at the shoulders and elbows with the option to add chest and back protection to give you 360 degree protection. Mate this jacket to a pair of Alpinestars Andes Pants to create a riding suit that will get you to Peru and back. Construction Features: Advanced reinforced poly-fabric textile and Alpinestars exclusive DRYSTAR waterproof and breathable construction for excellent all-weather performance Zippered shoulder air intakes and back exhaust vents Safety Features: Impact protection provided by removable CE-certified Bio-Armor elbow and shoulder protectors Chest and back pad compartments with poly-foam padding (CE-certified back protector insert and Nucleon chest protector available as accessories) Reinforced polymer-printed texturing in critical elbow and lower arm areas Integrated reflective graphic details and logos Comfort Features: Upper chest zippered hand pockets and large front waterproof cargo pockets Large, external, utility pocket on lower back of jacket plus waterproof internal pockets and insert wallet pocket Integrated soft edge collar Premium YKK zipper with double sliders for main front closure Non-aggressive micro-VELCRO brand closures used throughout the garment Removable long-sleeve thermal liner Pre-contoured sleeves with stretch panels on elbows Upper sleeve volume adjustment and waist adjustment belt Optimized for use with the Andes DRYSTAR Pants with internal waist connection zipper Note: Logos on the shoulder and back are now white, not red as depicted.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice jacket, good features, some odd bits
PostedMarch 21, 2016
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Doug H.
From Mid-Coast Maine
State:ME
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Purchased to replace my cool weather Firstgear jacket. Was originally disappointed by 2 things. 1) Had chest pads in and felt stiff, like flat boards were pressing on my chest. Fit was great except for this, very uncomfortable. Took me a while to figure out how to get rid of them. Without them it fits great. I'm 5'11" and 200lbs and I ordered the XL for layering. 2) The black I ordered is an Alpinestars billboard. Unlike the picture it has a large white (not black as shown) Alpinestars logo at rear waist as well as large ones on each shoulder. Ugh! I've been paid to sponsor gear in the past and would rather be a little more unobtrusive. I think a Sharpie or two will take care of it, but still the pictures should be accurate. It would have swayed my decision toward another jacket. Okay so there are a couple of features that I like about this jacket. The price-point is great, lot of jacket for the price. Neck rolls down for more airflow and better yet the collar is comfortable and snug up into the helmet creating very little airflow to skin at helmet/jacket interface.Went for a nice long ride the other day at 30-36 degrees (f) with my windscreen down to get full air blast. Wore a long underwear shirt and a windbreaker under the jacket with liner. Worked great. No cold spots and comfy. Love the snap-back of the upper zipper cover allowing better airflow if you zip down a little. Loved the double zip. Made sitting on the bike a little more comfortable when I unzipped from the bottom a little. Not thrilled about the clumsy velcro at the sleeve bottoms. awkward to use and doesn't really lie flat, but I could get them into the gauntlet of my gloves with a little work. When standing in the jacket or when riding with hands on bars the jacket is great, unfortunately when I sit up with a hand of the bars the jacket digs into my armpit a little. Too stiff? Its weird and don't think it will be too uncomfortable in the long run.
Ride a BMW K12rs
Rides: 1992 BMW K75S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon D30 Back Protector Insert An advanced, patented polymer, CE-rated D3O impact protectors are the latest advancement in protective armor. D3O impact protectors utilize intelligent molecules that lock together on impact. Because of this, the impact protector can be made thinner and lighter, making a jacket more comfortable and easier to wear. However, this decreased size does not come at the expense of impact protection. Will fit any ICON Jacket that was originally equipped with ICON Dual Density Back Pad. The shape is slightly different, but the D3O Back Insert will fit into the Jacket's Back Pocket. Specifications: Mens: 15.75H x 10.375W approx. 10oz Womens: 14H x 9.5W approx 8.4oz
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Flexible and comfy protection
PostedJune 18, 2015
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Doug H.
From Mid-Coast Maine
State:ME
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought this to replace the standard back armor in my Firstgear and Revìt jackets. Tried a couple of other options and this was my final choice. It's flexible and comfy. Any armor blocks some air flow and when its stiff due to cold it takes a minute to MD to your body again. Great product!
PS- you should always change out the foam back protector of any jacket you buy.
Rides: 1992 BMW K75S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Michelin Pilot Power 3 Front Tires The Pilot Power 3 is the much-anticipated replacement for the Michelin Power Pure tire. The Pilot Power 3 is an all new high-performance, dual-compound sportbike tire designed for the street or the track. Features: Casing profile optimized for excellent feedback and handling All-new compounds for maximum wet grip: up to 4.5 seconds per lap faster on a wet track than Michelin Pilot Power 2CT tires Semi slick tread design maximizes contact patch for excellent dry grip - more than 4 seconds faster on a dry track than Michelin Pilot Power 2CT tires Excellent longevity - 20 more tread life versus Michelin Pilot Power 2CT tires
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Worst tire ever
PostedJune 18, 2015
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Doug H.
From Mid-Coast Maine
State:ME
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Wet Traction 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Tires (f & r) lasted less than 3700 miles. Slickest tires I've ever ridden on. Never again
Rides: 1992 BMW K75S
No, I do not recommend this product.
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REVIT Seesoft Back Protector Insert The revolutionary REVIT See Soft CE-Level 2 back protector is designed to absorb multiple impacts without compromising on comfort, ventilation or freedom of movement. The highly impact-resistant blend of Nitrille and Polynorbornene rubber results in a memory foam that is multi-impact rated and CE Certified to the highest level of prEN 1621-2:2010 level 2. In the case of severe angular impact, the individual Memory Foam layers will shift relative to one another, resulting in impact dispersion over a larger effective surface area and therefore minimizing the energy that is transmitted to the spine and back. The Seesoft back protector performs extremely consistently in all weather conditions and is unaffected by temperature ranges from -4 F to +104 F (-20 C to +40 C). Most REV'IT jackets are designed to accommodate a Seesoft CE Level 2 back protector insert. Newer jackets will have a marking on the protector pocket that indicates the matching type and size of the protector. For additional information, please see the Seesoft Back Protector Insert Fit Chart (pdf) or follow the sizing in the description on the product's page. Shape / Size Length MM Width MM Comparable Back Protector Size ST 11 415 240 SAS-TEC SC-1/11 ST 12 480 280 SAS-TEC SC-1/12 ST 16 545 295 SAS-TEC SC 1/16 KN 105 370 215 Women's Knox Advance X KN 106 385 235 Knox Advance X RV 03 420 195 - RV 04 460 215 - RV 05 500 230 - RV 06 550 245 -
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
not comfortable or flexible.
PostedAugust 9, 2014
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Doug H.
From Washington
State:ME
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Comfort 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
I love Revzilla products but....this is a total waste of money. Decided to buy it to upgrade my Revit Air jacket protection. Its very thick and for about 2 months (4000ish miles) it felt as if I'd jammed a 2" thick board between the jacket and myself. VERY uncomfortable. Decided to try it on my Firstgear Kenya jacket. Yuck. Uncomfortable and board-like. For 1/2 less than half the price you can have new and comfortable D3O armor. In my Air jacket it even fits better and with better airflow. Anyone who says this is comfortable is delusional. Don't do it, keep shopping.
Rides: 1992 BMW K75S
No, I do not recommend this product.
 
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REVIT Sphinx H2O Pants The Rev'It! Sphinx Rain Pants are the ideal rain over-pants. They will keep you and your leather, textile or denim trousers dry and comfortable. The trousers are constructed of PVC-free PWR Oxford with PU coating, offering 100 percent waterproofing as well as breathability. The easy entrance zippers at the legs ensure an easy and very important a quick fit. The reflective panels provide extra safety and the adjustment tabs at ankles and waist ensures the trousers will always fit no matter what you choose to wear underneath. Protection Features: Outer Shell: PVC-free PWR Oxford with PU coating Liner: Mesh Waterproofing: Waterproof Composition: outer shell: 100 polyamide (insulation 100 polyester) lining: 100 polyester Visibility: Laminated reflection at calves Ergonomic Features: Fit: Tour fit, regular Adjustability: Adjustment tabs at waist and ankles Features: PVC-free, elastic at waistband, two-way easy entrance zipper with water catcher on left leg, easy entrance zipper with water catcher on right leg, belt loops, includes storage bag
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good basic rain pants
PostedAugust 4, 2014
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Doug H.
From Washington
State:ME
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Like I said, good basic rain pants. They are high waisted and have Velcro around the bottoms to snug up around your boots. I wear a 9 1/2 boot and have no problem getting my boots through without unzipping the sides. My only complaint is the amount of fabric out blowing in the breeze between the bottom hem Velcro and the thighs. I'll gladly put up with it though. I've been through many (Firstgear, Fly, Klim, etc...) pairs of rain pants and they all leaked. I've been through two rainstorms in these with no leakage at all. No torrential downpours but good dowsings. I ride everyday and in all weather from April through November in Maine so decent packable rain gear that works is such a treat. I've paired these with the Cyclone H2O jacket which I love.
Rides: 1992 BMW K75S
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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REV'IT! Cyclone H2O Rain Jacket
4.5 out of 5(68)
 
 
 
 
 
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 REV'IT! Cyclone H2O Rain Jacket
REV'IT! Cyclone H2O Rain Jacket
REV'IT! Cyclone H2O Rain Jacket This is your 'day saving' accessory of the year. The CYCLONE H2O is constructed as an ultra lightweight, compact rain jacket that will fit quickly and easily over any textile or leather jacket, thanks to the non-stick, PVC-free coating on the inside. It's breathable, 100 waterproof, and offers great visibility, with laminated reflection panels at the upper arms. Whether youre on a short touring trip or a track day, this little package can save your day. Available in classic black or high-visibility neon yellow. Comes with a handy bag for compact storage. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell: PVC-free PWROxford with PU coating, PVC-free PWROxford EN471 with PU coating (in Neon Yellow only) Waterproofing: 100 waterproof COMPOSITION Outer shell: 100 polyester (100 polyurethane coating) Visibility: laminated reflection at upper arms, laminated reflective logo at back ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit: tour fit, regular Adjustability: adjustment tab at upper arms and cuffs, adjustment drawcord at hem Features: PVC-free Includes transport bag EN343 certified
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
plain and simple. it works
PostedJuly 28, 2014
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Doug H.
From ROCKPORT
State:ME
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Received this jacket2 weeks ago and I've ridden twice in the rain with it. Nothing torrential unfortunately but in average rain for long periods of time (2 hours) it kept me dry. I wear it over a Revit Air jacket and its perfect. The zippers and Velcro all work well. Cheap for a nice touring rainy day saver.
Rides: 1992 BMW K75S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Klim D3O Viper T5 Pro Back Protector Replacement CE Level 2 D30 Back Pad for Klim Jackets. D3O's Viper back protector benefits from Airwave Technology and is extremely flexible, low profile and lightweight, whilst offering incredible protection. Measures 17 Tall by 11 at widest point.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Product!
PostedJuly 15, 2014
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Doug H.
From ROCKPORT
State:ME
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
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
For the price you can't beat it. Finally replaced the back armor in my Firstgear Kenya jacket. Fit perfect, barely noticeable and light years beyond the original. I replaced the back armor in my Revit Air jacket with the recommended See soft armor. Yuck! Might as well have a piece of plywood in there. Replacing that now with D3o armor. Love it! It does have ventilation and flexes with my body. You will feel it if you stretch against it, otherwise you won't notice it. Best money you'll spend.
2004 BMW K1200rs
1992 BMW K75s
Rides: 1992 BMW K75S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Nolan N43E Trilogy Voyage Helmet
Nolan N43E Trilogy Voyage Helmet
Nolan N43E Trilogy Voyage Helmet New Features New Chinbar is extended for extra room and now can accept included chin curtain New Face shield now has intermediate open position, previous version was either opened or closed New locking pivot kit 6-in-1 design The New Nolan N43E Trilogy Helmet is a crossover design with quick-change accessories that allows for customized looks and functions for every ride. The helmet comes with the clear shield, the integrated sun shield, the peak and the removable chinbar. The Lexan chinbar is EPS lined and mounted with strong stainless-steel latches, so it passes the tests for full-face helmets of the European standard ECE-2205. VPS (Vision Protection System) features a short dark shield mounted on the inside of the helmet which moves independently from the face shield. It provides real eye protection and is also available in amber, light blue and light smoke as an accessory. The VPS is easily operated by a large rubber coated slider on the left side of the helmet. Features Quick-change shield is optically correct, UV-400 and fitted in an exceptionally large eyeport Includes a Pinlock antifog insert The short black peak can be installed in seconds instead of the clear shield Ready for the N-Com communication system Lightweight aerodynamic polycarbonate shell with built-in spoiler for improved stability Fully removable and washable Clima-Comfort liner is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and wicking Super-efficient JSW top vent with exhaust grid in the rear spoiler works in conjunction with the air channels along the crown Microlock (adjustable quick-release) retention system Velour chin-strap padding 3.6lbs with all accessories DOT Certified Notes Trilogy Solid, Trilogy Outlaw and Trilogy Voyage Helmets are identical except for the paint or graphics. Outlaw versions of Nolan Helmets have a sleeker look with more subtle Nolan logos. Though this helmet passes ECE testing in Europe, in the US it is DOT Approved only.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
One of a kind helmet. Near perfect!
PostedFebruary 17, 2014
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Doug H.
From ROCKPORT
State:ME
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This is my second N43E helmet. Unfortunately it's being discontinued for the N44 which is significantly different. I'm from maine and ride about 10k a year. I like to ride with the visor on, faceshield off and chinbar on. Not mayn't road helmets allow this configuration. I have found the helmet very comfortable and (when the faceshield is on) quiet. It isn't the lightest but it does so many things. It's very easy to install speakers. The internal slide down visor works like a charm (unlike the new N44). The new N44 when faceshield is off looks totally like an off-road helmet whereas this helmet looks pretty perfect on the road. The original version of the N43 did not allow for the faceshield to be placed in an open position but the last design does allow for it. The faceshield attachment pins also got replaced. Don't know why. On the original one you could change from faceshield to visor (or vice-versa) in about 15 seconds without rushing. Luckily you can replace the faceshield pins with the original pins. Overall an incredible and unique helmet that fits all my needs, and probably yours. I hope that Noln brings it back because the N44 isn't the helmet that the N43e is. Ride a 1992 BMW K75s and a 2004 BMW K1200rs, not at the same time.
Rides: 1992 BMW K75S
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 Held Iconic Rear Bag
Held Iconic Rear Bag
Held Iconic Rear Bag Rear bag made from 100 water-repellent nylon fabric Ideal for scooters With 3M Scotchlite reflectors All-round zipper to adjust capacity Including rain-cover Cross straps for maximum security Carrying handle 6-15 litre
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Tail Bag
PostedAugust 1, 2013
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Doug H.
From ROCKPORT
State:ME
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Yup! Easy installation, expands easily, bigger inside than it looks, etc...I bought it to carry my tool roll, pump, and other all time necessities that I carry while touring and commuting. Decided that on my new bike I didn't want a big touring tankbag and this takes all the overload. I love it! I have had Held Tankbags in the past and their quality has always been second to none and this tail bag is no exception. Love the small pocket on top. I slide my small paperwork and my foot stand rest in it. I also bought this bag because it fits perfectly on the rack of my 2004 K1200rs and still leaves the pillion seat wide open for a rider. Good basic rear/tail bag.
BMW 2004 K1200rs
BMW 1992 K75s
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Titan Rain Suit
REV'IT! Titan Rain Suit
This one-piece rain suit is constructed from durable Trilobal and Nylon taffeta with a REVIT! Hydralite waterproof coating. The wide fit allows the suit to be worn over most riding jackets and pants. The easy slip-on design features a long lateral zip at the front and an adjustable elasticised waistband. Reflective logos on the arms and back ensure the visibility of this suit in unfavourable conditions. PROTECTION FEATURES Outershell Trilobal, Nylon taffeta 190T Waterproofing REVIT! Hydralite membrane Visibility reflective logos ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit regular fit Adjustability adjustable waistband, draw straps on the sleeve Features long lateral front zip, bottom leg velcro straps, integrated transport bag Pockets 4 stash pockets
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good basic one-piece rain suit
PostedApril 11, 2011
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Doug H.
From ROCKPORT
State:ME
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
the thing that surprised me most about this suit was the sizing. All other Revzilla clothing I have runs a bit small (European sizing). This suit runs large and long. Revzilla easily swapped my 1st order for a smaller size. I am a 44r suit (36x32 pant and 44" chest) and the large is perfect over armored jacket and pants. The end package is a bit larger than my last rain gear but it is more durable material. I commute and travel in virtually all weather but have yet to try this suit in a total downpour. In basic wet weather it was great. Dry and warm! I wore it as an overshot one day when it was in the 20s. It trapped heat in and kept me cozy. I would expect it to be a sauna in warm weather. Overall impression; well made, fits well, durable, warm and dry.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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