PNWDL650
 
 
 
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    May 27, 2013
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    June 9, 2015
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Klim K Fifty 1 Denim Riding Pants The Klim K 51 Jeans take Klim's legendary ruggedness to the streets in the form of an abrasion and impact resistant riding jean. Woven from comfortable Cordura Denim and reinforced with DuPont Kevlar in the slide zones, the K Fifty 1 Jeans also come equipped with D3O armor in the hips and knees. Not only are these jeans made to take a beating, they are also made to blend in, with no external stitching or out-of-place zippers or pockets that give away the fact they are a full blown motorcycle pant. Exterior Features Heavy-duty Cordura denim riding jean Durable nylon/cotton blend Stone washed finish with whisker treatment YKK fly zipper Reinforced Kevlar panel in slide zones Integrated Armor System D3O evo hip and knee armor Poron XRD impact foam tailbone piece Adjustable knee armor positioning Cargo, Comfort and Fit Systems 5 exterior pockets [2 front hand, 1 front coin, 2 rear] Flat-felled seams for max comfort Waist belt loops Full mesh comfort liner w/wicking polyester
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Pants - Worth the Investment
PostedJune 9, 2015
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PNWDL650
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I got these pants for days when it was too hot to wear my all-weather gear. These have good airflow and are pretty comfortable in general. Other reviewers have noted that the knee armor does ride just below the knee when walking which makes them not great for long walks around town, but OK for short walks down the block after parking. They do have good armor, and assuming the kevlar holds up, should be decent in a low speed off.
Sizing
I got the 36 which is what I wear in normal jeans. These run a little big and have plenty of bottom and leg room. In fact, they fit a lot like my other Klim pants which is why I gave them a try. If you are like me and are athletic with big glutes and quads, these are probably your best bet at getting armored jeans that fit. Just wear a belt.
I'm 6' ft , 210 lbs and the length was spot on as well.
Style
I was wearing these to leave the office one day and several co-workers were surprised to find that they were armored jeans. They look like a nice pair of jeans and the 3DO armor is flexible enough to not be very noticeable.
Features
The small pocket for cell phones is too small for even today's average sized phones. Because of the way the hip armor fits, your phone stays in the normal pocket with a relatively good amount of security. The armor is easy to remove for washing, but a bit fiddly to put back in since there are a couple of inches in adjustment space for the knees. To make sure the armor is in the right place, I think it's a good trade off.
Verdict
I'm very happy I got these. They are comfortable on the bike and can even do well hanging out with friends for an hour or two.
Rides: 2012 Suzuki DL650A V-Strom ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
+2points
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Dainese Jerico EVO Gore-Tex Gloves Specially designed for touring in extreme weather conditions, the Jerico Evo Gore-Tex gloves feature Techno inserts on the knuckles and joints as well as goatskin reinforcements and numerous other clever touches which were developed to provide a very high degree of protection. The GORE-TEX membrane and thermal Primaloft lining along with double waterproof cuffs guarantee protection from cold, wet weather. There are numerous elasticized inserts, zips on the cuffs, pre-curved fingers and soft inserts which make the gloves both extremely comfortable and ergonomic, even on long journeys. Protection Techno inserts on the knuckles and the joints of the fingers Gloves certified to CE Category II - Pr-EN 13594/2010 Standard lev. 1 Main Materials Elasticated fabric Palm reinforcement in goatskin Ergonomics and Comfort Tightening strap Zipped cuff Pre-curved fingers Breathable waterproof GORE-TEX membrane Thermal Primaloft padding Waterproof double cuff Soft inserts Denoted as Dainese Jerico Evo Gore-Tex in Dainese catalog
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Disappointed
PostedMarch 3, 2014
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PNWDL650
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
I purchased these gloves to use in the Pacific Northwest winters and have had them for over a month of daily winter commuting. It doesn't get much below freezing here and usually when it rains, it's upper 30's to low 40's . Before I go into my disappointment with the glove, I would like to point out that they aren't all bad.
The good:
-The gloves seem to have better crash protection than most other winter gloves.
-They are quite comfortable.
-They are warm down to about 40 if it's not raining
The bad:
-No visor wiper...seriously. I fixed this by adding my own
-Only the back of the glove is water resistant. If the sides or bottoms of your fingers get wet, they soak in and become very cold. As in, cold at 45 degrees. Your hands being dry behind a Gortex liner doesn't do much good when the wind and rain soaked outer glove is very cold right up against it. I fixed this by using an aftermarket water repellent spray.
-The back of the glove has all the insulation. This means that below 40, the backs of your hands are warm, but the rest get's cold. I understand they did this for better feel of the controls, but when it's really cold, I can feel the cold of the clutch and brake levers seeping through even though the backs of my hands are fine. I fixed this by wearing a very thin pair of wool liner gloves. This works down to the low 30's.
If you are looking for a cold and wet weather glove and are willing to put a little work into them, these could be useful to you. However, for the price charged, they should just work as designed.
Rides: 2012 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Klim Latitude Misano Pants The lightweight and durable Klim Latitude Misano Pants combine the legendary waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex membrane with Klim's tough yet comfortable Misano fabric. A full compliment of D3O armor as well as 840D Cordura in high abrasion zones provides unmatched protection without adding excess bulk and weight. Comfortable enough to wear everyday yet packed with features designed to carry you through even the most demanding adventures, the Latitude Misano Pants offer a ton of functionality for those who demand uncompromising functionality and comfort. Features GORE-TEX 2-Layer Performance Shell Guaranteed to keep you dry CE-Rated integrated armor system Misano Cordura laminate exterior in main body 840D Cordura laminate exterior in high abrasion zones High-Mobility active fit patterning Pre-Curved leg geometry Max flow ventilation 4 ports 2 thigh intakes and 2 rear leg exhaust vents Comfort-Fit stretch panel in seat Raised waist back with elastic fit Side waist adjustment straps Adjustable boot cuff with zippered expansion and snap closure Jacket-to-Pant zippered integration system rubber coated buttons Rubber coated buttons Reinforced knees and high-abrasion zones Leather inner knee and lower leg 1 external thigh pocket Mesh comfort liner Industrial grade 3M Scotchlite reflective panels and trim
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Pants with room for those in need
PostedMarch 3, 2014
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PNWDL650
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I have these pants and the matching jacket and commute year round in the Pacific Northwest. These pants are very comfy on the bike. I wear jeans under these up to about 70 and down to the low 30's. At low 30's it get's chilly and the venting is not good at 70+. Get's better if you stand up.
Sizing: This was the big selling point for me. I have an odd shape where I need extra thigh and seat room. I can't even squeeze into some Italian brand pants that are 2 sizes too big. I got these 2 sizes too big (40 vs my jeans 36) and they fit perfectly with a pair of jeans underneath. The 36's fit perfectly with no pants underneath. For me, the baggy issues other have just means they actually fit. It is important to note that I had to get the "long" version because I'm 6'1".
These pants never leak and dry pretty quickly. I really can't complain about them.
Verdict: I would buy these again partly because they fit and partly because they are top quality.
Rides: 2012 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Klim Latitude Misano Hi Viz Jacket The updated Latitude Misano Jacket enters the KLIM family with adventurous, comfortable riding in mind. Delivering increased mobility and lighter-weight while still providing KLIM-worthy durability, the Latitude Misano series is set to perform. For riders ready to ride in a broken-in jacket and pant from the get-go, the Latitude Misano offers the easiest fit. The GORE-TEX Performance Shell and Misano Cordura fabric laminate in the main body of each piece adds flexibility while KLIMs 840D Cordura and GORE-TEX Laminate take on the toughest duties in the highest abrasion zones. The Latitude collar is constructed from a soft fabric to help alleviate bunching and discomfort. Also, specific panels in the main body are now made from Misano Cordura GORE-TEX laminate which is lighter weight and more flexible. Features GORE-TEX 2-Layer Performance Shell Guaranteed to keep you dry D30 CE-Rated integrated armor system Includues D3O armor at the shoulders, elbows and back Misano Cordura laminate exterior in main body 840D Cordura laminate exterior in high abrasion zones High-Mobility active fit patterning Max flow ventilation 5 ports 2 arm and 2 pit zip intakes 1 back exhaust vent 6 external pockets (2 long chest map pockets, 3 cargo pockets, 1 sleeve ID pocket) 4 internal pockets (2 zippered, 2 open stash) 1 secret internal pocket Mesh comfort liner Jacket-to-Pant zipper integration system Zippered waist/hip expansion panel Adjustable waist cinch straps 2 sleeve adjustment straps Lined comfort collar VELCRO brand closures adjustable wrist closures Industrial grade 3M Scotchlite reflective panels and trim
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fantastic Jacket
PostedMarch 3, 2014
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PNWDL650
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I commute year round in the Pacific Northwest in mixed city and freeway traffic. This jacket is great up to the mid 70's (vents open) and down to the mid 20's with a fleece underneath. It's absolutely waterproof and the adjustable collar, waist and arms make it fit around whatever layers you need to use.
The Yellow: The high viz on this jacket does make a difference. I have a black jacket that I commute in the summer with and I have to dodge less cars that don't notice me with this jacket than my black one.
Sizing: I wear an XL t-shirt but the Large in this fit me perfectly. The Klim gear is definitely built for larger American frames. I'm 6'1" and 240 with broad shoulders.
Washing: After some commuting in the rainy weather here, the jacket got pretty dingy. A quick wash as instructed and it cleaned up nicely. Not good as new, but close enough.
If you need pants too, I would check out the matching ones they sell.
Verdict: Would recommend for everything other than the middle of the summer.
Rides: 2012 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Shoei CWR-1 Pinlock Lens Insert
Shoei CWR-1 Pinlock Lens Insert
Shoei CWR-1 Pinlock Lens Optional Pinlock insert for Shoei RF-1200, RF-1100, GT-Air, Qwest, Neotec, and X-12 Helmets. Compatible with Shoei CW-1 Pinlock Face Shield , CNS-1 Pinlock Faceshields and Shoei CWR-1 Pinlock Faceshields . Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great as expected
PostedMarch 3, 2014
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PNWDL650
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This is my 2nd pinlock for my helmet because I commute and as a previous reviewer stated, it scratches easily. However, it is the only way for the visor to stay mostly fog free with the chin curtain installed on the GT-Air. Since I commute in the Northwest, I have used this in the dark and pouring down rain and barely noticed a reduction in visibility. It is definitely better than a fogged visor in the dark or one with water on the inside because you had to crack it open.
Rides: 2012 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Archer Gloves The Alpinestars Archer X-Trafit Gloves are constructed from full-grain leather construction with a GORE-TEX X-TRAFIT breathable, waterproof membrane for improved dexterity and feel. This glove is a great choice for spring/fall riding. Features Alpinestars race proven PU knuckle protectors and palm sliders Synthetic suede reinforcements Accordion panels on fingers, thumb and back hand for flexibility Alpinestars patented finger bridge prevents finger separation and reduces twisting in the event of a slide Velcro adjustable wrist and cuff Printed logos and TPR logo on cuff EVA padded knuckle and finger protection Reflective panels Convenient visor wipe located on thumb
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good mild and wet glove
PostedSeptember 30, 2013
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PNWDL650
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Only had a few chances to wear these gloves but they are breaking in pretty quickly. Definitely a mild and wet not a cold weather glove. They are also too hot at 70+. Without a base layer glove underneath, these get a bit chilly at 50. I am an XL in most gloves but based on my Alpinestars Octane gloves I knew I was an XXL in Alpinestars. I got this in XXL and they fit great.
+'s
*Soft and comfortable
*Good breathability for something that is waterproof
*Obviously a lot of protection
*Cuff slim enough to easily fit under my Klim Latitude jacket, can still squeeze it over the sleeves if I really want to.
*Great visor wiper
-'s
*Narrow wrist entry. It works for me. Someone with very thick hands of the same length may have issues
*The pinky safety bridge makes it impossible to 3 finger brake.
Rides: 2012 Suzuki DL650A V-Strom ABS
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comortable and fit my old Dainese
PostedMay 27, 2013
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PNWDL650
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
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
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
If you have read other reviews, they have pretty much covered what I think, so here's a quick summary.
Comfort:
- Soft, feels like I'm wearing a comfy backpack
- Warm, it makes my summer leather jacket noticeably warmer than no back protector. I would expect that though. The airflow is barely noticeable, not sure if it's wise to be more liberal with trimming the vent holes.
Other items:
- It fit perfectly into my 8 year old leather and textile Dainese summer jacket.
- It did require about an hour of trimming the venting holes, but it's $40, so can't complain. Just do it while watching TV and you won't notice.
Rides: 2012 Suzuki DL650A V-Strom ABS
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