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    June 17, 2013
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 Dainese Hard Shorts
Dainese Hard Shorts
Dainese Hard Shorts Designed as a base layer to be worn under casual attire, kevlar jeans, or off road gear, the Dainese Hard Shorts provide impact protection where it counts. The mesh chassis keeps you cool, while the armor on the Hard Shorts gives you coverage across the hips, buttox, and coccyx. Features Perforated plates in Astronmemory and polypropylene sandwich on the thigh Polypropylene and polyethylene sandwich plate on the coccyx Soft protectors certified to Standard EN 1621.1/97 at sides Coarse mesh elasticated trousers Elasticated inserts in silicone rubber on the thighs Perforated plates Soft inserts on the sides and buttocks. PCT Patent Pending
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Cruisers need protection too...
PostedJuly 2, 2014
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Sideburns
From New Orleans
State:LA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I'm not at all an expert on protective shorts and this is the first pair I have owned. Took them for a ride last week that included sitting at a restaurant and stopping off at a bar. I was on the bike maybe 3 hours. I couldn't find any reviews by those on cruisers so I took the chance. The tailbone pad isn't as hard as I thought it was. I knew it was there but it wasn't uncomfortable, even off the bike. I wore the shorts over a pair of boxers and everything stayed nicely in place and looked as low profile as they could be under relaxed fit jeans. Naturally, going to the bathroom was just like wearing gym shorts under the jeans so had to unzip and pull down.
I wear a size 36 pants, am 6'1", and 230 with a more athletic build. The XL is just fine even though I wear a size large gym shorts and boxer. I would say that the elastic band on the thighs to hold them down would be a little tight on the Large but I am happy enough with the XL.
As for protection, I think they are what I was looking for. I am not a commuter or go on the track for racing. I take long cruiser rides on scenic highways and such so I wanted something that would give me more protection than jeans on my thighs, hips, and butt. I like that it has padding all around rather than just the hips and tailbone. My ultimate goal is to have riding pants and comfort knee pads to wear. Starting with what I thought I needed first on the lower half and what I could afford.
Overall, for the price, the fit, and the amount of protection they provide, I am happy. If you want to add a little more protection rather than just jeans or something, these are the way to go.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Scorpion EXO-250 Helmet - Solid Colors The EXO-250 from Scorpion is a NEWLY designed open-face helmet which replaces the previous EXO-200 model Advanced composite engineered shell Quiet, aero-tuned design for wind-tunnel-tested comfort SpeedShift quick-change shield/visor system Easy, secure, tool-less faceshield changes in ten seconds or less ( sold separately ). Quick and easy system for replacing sun visor KwikWick moisture-wicking breathable helmet liner and cheek pads (both removable and washable). Cool and dry in warm weather, warm in cool weather. Aero-tuned faceshield Optically-correct clear shield with downdraft leading edge for quieter performance and an Anti-Scratch hardened coating Aero-tuned rear spoiler Reduces lift, creates vacuum to maximize airflow through helmet Ventilation system Adjustable, indexed front and rear vents for max airflow in summer and maximum warmth in cold weather
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good Quality Helmet
PostedJune 17, 2013
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Sideburns
From New Orleans
State:LA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Intermediate Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I did my research on this helmet by looking at a lot of reviews online. Scorpion has their 200 helmet that is Snell and DOT certified and it is basically the same thing minus the face shield it seems. When I ordered I bought the extra face shield and am pleased with the length since I have an oval face. The helmet has a thick lining and I normally wear a large. Probably could have done an XL because it is a little snug around my cheeks but I hope that it will get better over time. The flat black looks good and the air vents aren't so large that they dominate the helmet features. Overall the helmet looks good and is very sleek as compared to a more bulky HJC open face. I have a nice wide view of the road and my surroundings without sacrificing protection. i ride a Honda Shadow 1100 and I prefer the open face helmets during warm weather. I would definitely recommend a friend to check it out.
Rides: 2002 Honda VT1100C2 Shadow Sabre
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