tommychicago
 
 
 
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    June 4, 2013
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    March 27, 2014
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Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Thick, Warm, Wrist Pain & Touch Screen Function Average at Best
PostedMarch 27, 2014
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tommychicago
From Chicago
State:IL
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
I wanted a summer glove. This glove is a bit thicker and warmer on the palm side than I was looking for in a summer glove. Not as well holed and vented as other summer gloves. Something about the cuff also hurt my wrist a bit on the thumb side of each hand. Not a big deal, but I could see it getting worse with time. The touchscreen feature was just average at best. When using your thumb you really need to point it. You have to make contact directly onto the silver colored material of the glove. Look at the photos and double check before ordering that you touch your screen with that particular part of your thumb. OK, admittedly that sounded really weird, but hopefully you get what I mean. The index finger is worse. Again, look at the photos and notice where the silver colored material is. And think about the fact that you need to touch your device (again, that sounds weird) exactly with that silver colored material for it to work with your desired screen. I wish the silver colored material could have been a larger surface area to also include the fingerprint area of both thumb and index finger. Returned it.
Rides: 2013 BMW C600 Sport
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Nolan N104 Face Shield Replacement faceshields for Nolan N104 helmets.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
What Color Should I Get?
PostedMarch 22, 2014
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tommychicago
From Chicago
State:IL
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
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
Vision
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Average
Wide
If you're wondering about the colors, I can provide some advice based on my experience. I started by ordering this Nolan N104 Face Shield in the "Smoke" color choice. This should perhaps more accurately be named very light smoke. Even adding the Nolan N104 Pinlock Lens Insert in the color "Smoke" did not darken things any and enough. Both are in actuality very light smoke. And layering two things in the same shade does not darken things any. I think the best use for the "Smoke" color choice would be to stretch from day into night. For example, you could possibly get away with the color choice "Smoke" at dawn & dusk. Maybe. That's how light in shade it is. Not recommended obviously, but you could push it and get away with it possibly. Again, I am not recommending wearing any kind of tinted anything except for in very bright daylight situations.
You are in all likelihood looking at this product because the built in drop down sun visor in this helmet is terrible! It covers half your line of sight. The Nolan N104 VPS Inner Shield drop down sun visor is dark enough to be sure, but it's just too short. If you're in more of an upright riding position, this inner sun shield sits directly in the middle of your line of sight. UGH!
To perhaps best describe the Nolan N104 Face Shield in the "Smoke" color choice, I can estimate that it is about 10-20% lighter in shade (not as dark) as the PITA drop down inner sun shield that comes with this Nolan N104 helmet. And that's with adding the Nolan N104 Pinlock Lens Insert in color "Smoke."
So, if you want dark, what color should you get? In all my research on the Nolan manufacturer's website and other places as well, the color choice "Dark Smoke" is indeed the darkest. And again, I tried both the "Smoke" and "Dark Smoke" color choices on the Nolan N104 helmet. The Revzilla website warns that the "Dark Smoke" color choice has a "green tinge." This is mostly true, but once you add the Nolan N104 Pinlock Lens Insert in color "Smoke," and actually wear the helmet, it looks more dark/black in color and will not look at all green from the outside (people looking at you) IMHO. From the outside it looks black with a bit of green tinge. And from the inside of the helmet the color "Dark Smoke" in the Nolan N104 Face Shield worn with the Nolan N104 Pinlock Lens Insert in color "Smoke" does not appear green in my opinion. It'll be greener than you might want it, but to call it green pushes things a bit. It's a light green tinge is all. And from everything I've read this is the darkest shade, including the mirrored options. You definitely cannot and should never wear the "Dark Smoke" color choice in anything but very bright conditions. And the Nolan manufacturer's website warns against this, and things like wearing this "Dark Smoke" color with the inner sun visor dropped down (never do this).
Rides: 2013 BMW C600 Sport
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Pursuit Perforated Touch Screen Gloves Multi-dimensional functionality for life on the road. Supple sheepskin leather conforms for comfort, integrated plastic knuckle armor for those nasty encounters with the asphalt, and now a Touchtec leather palm to use your touchscreen devices without removal of the glove. Convenience, Comfort, Crash-worthiness the Pursuit Glove has just leveled up. Features EXPANSION GUSSETS TO IMPROVE OVERALL FLEXIBILITY TOUCHTEC LEATHER PALM ALLOWS YOU TO USE YOUR TOUCHSCREEN DEVICE WITH YOUR GLOVES ON PITTARDS SHEEPSKIN BACKHAND FOR GREAT FIT INTEGRATED KNUCKLE ARMOR SECURE WRIST CLOSURE KEEPS THE GLOVE IN PLACE
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Icon Pursuit Gloves - The Appearance of With Touch Screen IsExact Same As Without Touch Screen
PostedJune 4, 2013
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tommychicago
From Chicago
State:IL
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Wanted to share quickly for anyone in the market for these gloves that the appearance of the Icon Pursuit Gloves is the exact same regardless of with touch screen or without touch screen.
Specifically, in regards to appearance there is absolutely no difference in the Icon Pursuit Gloves in the with/without touch screen feature.
In Regards to Outward Appearance:
Icon Pursuit Perforated Touch Screen Gloves
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Icon Pursuit Perforated Gloves
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Icon Women's Pursuit Perforated Touch Screen Gloves
and then, separately, the below are equal to each other in regards to outward appearance, but not equal to the above:
Icon Pursuit Stealth Gloves
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Icon Women's Pursuit Stealth Touch Screen Gloves
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Icon Pursuit Stealth Touch Screen Gloves
The perforated gloves have tiny holes throughout and are much lighter weight and thinner than the stealth gloves.
The fit for me was too big in the fingers. I wanted the touch so needed the fingers to fit snug. I'm usually a large in gloves but needed to get the small in this glove so that the fingers would all be snug.
The touch works OK. Good on an iPhone 5, but just OK on an Android. I still think it's worth the extra $15 for touch. Again, the appearance is exactly the same for with/without touch, but for an extra $15 you get at least a little bit of touch capability. You won't be able to text or type on a phone's keyboard very well with the touch, but you'll at least be able to select items on the screen if you really need to.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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