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Dainese Women's Siren D-WP Boots The magic of a long trip on your bike. Magnificent views from the saddle. The fresh scent of the woods and the meadows in the air, the Siren DWP Lady boot will be your constant companion and ensure the utmost comfort under all weather conditions. Femininity and style distinguish this waterproof boot designed expressly for the shape of a ladys foot to offer excellent ergonomics, even after hours and hours of use. Made in cowhide, the Siren boot features elasticated bellows, inserts on the ankle and reflective inserts. Protection Thermoplastic insert on the shin Nylon ankle guard Ergonomics and Comfort Cowhide leather Elasticated bellows Zipper and Velcro side closure Waterproof D-WP interior Other Shifter guard Soft inserts Reflective inserts Non-slip sole
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Low profile and comfy; all I need.
PostedMay 27, 2014
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hellohaley
From San Diego
State:CA
Age:18-24
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
1 Size Large
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Average
Wide
These were recommended to me by another lady rider who absolutely loved them. After trying on all sizes and styles of both mens and womens boots at Cycle Gear and being let down in one way or another (poor fit, pinching my foot in places, too difficult to get on, too complicated, unnecessary features, etc) I gave these a try. While they may be visually underwhelming (I feel they lack the same slick style Dainese is known for), once you put them on you likely won't want to take them off.
They do seem to run large. Normally I'm a size 8.5 or 9 but I fit into a 7.5 (size 40) in these very comfortably. I've also been told they stretch and give a little after you break them in.
The zipper can be very difficult to pull up though so I'd recommend attaching a tiny keychain or ring to them so you have something to grab onto. Especially with gloves on that zipper will be hard to work.
They fit perfectly over my Dainese Pony pants and aren't too tight or too loose around my calf. I have athletic legs but my calves are neither excessively slim or bulging. Pretty average.
They probably will get a bit warm in the heat of summer as they are waterproof with no ventilation, and they are a sturdy boot. So just invest in some good moisture wicking socks.
My riding position is sport/standard (Triumph street triple) and they bend comfortably at the front of the ankle to allow for the angle of my foot on the pegs/shifter/break pedal.
I'll update once I have more riding time in them under my belt, but so far they're very comfy!
Rides: 1975 Honda CB360T
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Women's Pony C2 Perforated Leather Pants The Dainese Women's Pony C2 Pants are inspired by Dainese's racing offerings, but with a much less aggressive fit and a look appropriate for the street. Constructed from perforated cowhide leather and generous S1 stretch panels, the Pony Pants do not lack in the safety department with composite protectors at the knees and Pro-Shape soft protectors at the hips. Note image depicts non-perforated version Protection Composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1 Standard Pro Shape soft protectors certified to Standard EN 1621.1 at sides Pants certified to CE Category - 89/686/EEC Directive Ergonomics and Comfort Cowhide leather S1 fabric Elasticated inserts Double calf zip Jacket-trousers fastening system Sanitized lining Localized perforation Non perforated version available Other 2 outside pockets Denoted as Dainese P. Pony C2 Pelle Estivo Lady in Dainese catalog
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
First impressions; will update after more use.
PostedMay 7, 2014
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hellohaley
From San Diego
State:CA
Age:18-24
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
My second pair of Ponys arrived today. I had to return the first pair because I couldn't even get them over my knees. Despite taking my measurements very carefully and choosing an appropriate size based on their sizing chart, the 42s were EXTREMELY small. I'm 5'9 and 130lbs and the 44 fits me extremely well. So I recommend going a size up.
The shin and knee protection is exceptional, with solid armor running mose of the way down your shin from the knee. There also seems to be some padding in the hip areas for protection which I like.
The style of these is great. They are clean and minimal with flattering lines and details (the stretch panels are amazing).
I've been wearing them around the house all day to break them in, and so far there seems to be one glaring problem with the design; the waist really digs into your stomach if you are not reclined or standing. Even sitting at a 90 degree angle at a desk chair, the front waist band goes under my ribcage, while the back of the waist hangs open, showing my buttcheeks.
These pants are obviously designed for street riding and sportier bikes with standard to sport positioning (not cruiser gear) and yet they only seem comfortable in a reclined position. If you are sitting straight up in standard or crouched over your tank, you're going to have a bad time. It just baffles me that the waist band isn't designed with a dip in the front and more tailoring in the back to keep these simple issues from being big problems.
I tried to sit on my bike and it was pretty difficult to get a leg over. The knees are fairly flexible thanks to the expandable panels over the knees, but again, the waist band is a big issue.
This is an early review, as I wanted to get this up here incase any ladies wanted to order these now that they're back in stock. I will update after I've been for a few rides in them.
Overall I love the look of them, and the rest of the pants fit like a dream. I'm definitely keeping them and may just look into getting them tailored (there's a tailor up north of me that specializes in Dainese gear) down the line. Hopefully the waist issue will be helped by wear, or maybe I'll be able to adjust my positioning on my bike to compensate, like keeping my torso very straight and just leaning forward.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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