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    June 17, 2013
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    April 13, 2015
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Speed and Strength Rust and Redemption Jeans Features 12oz. pre-distressed denim Removable knee armor Knees and seat reinforced with DuPont Kevlar fiber thread Stretch panels at waist and knees Articulated knees Straight fit
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Painful to wear
PostedApril 13, 2015
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From Austin
State:TX
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
COMFORT:
Extremely painful behind your knee. When I went and sat on my bike with them it was just terrible. With the pads out, it's no big deal, they feel fine. But with the knee pads in, they just really hurt the back of your leg there. I couldn't wear them for 20 minutes.
FIT:
I'm 6' tall, I weigh 180 lbs- somewhere between average and slim. I normally wear 33W 32L pants, I ordered 34x32. Still too tight in the waist. Pockets were useless because of how tight they were. I wear skinny jenny jeans, and even by skinny jeans standards, these pants were small. Where most skinny jeans' material will stretch a little for comfort, these don't stretch at all- except the actual stretch panels of course.
If it weren't for the stretch panels, there is no way you'd even be able to sit down in these. But honestly, because they are there, this isn't a really an issue. In the end, my only complaint is the intense discomfort on the back of my knees.
Rides: 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Icon Truant CE Boots Built on an exclusive Icon bottom unit, the athletic profile of the Truant belies its brute nature. A reinforced toe box and axialmetric steel shank provide the foundation for true riding legitimacy. Full grain leather chassis, semi-covered laces, and midfoot retention strap combine to round out the Truants moto performance pedigree. The Icon Truant, a modern motorcycle boot cloaked in a street-savvy silhouette. Features Full grain leather upper Axialmetric steel shank Slip-resistant rubber sole Internal ankle protection Adjustable midfoot stabilizer strap Low-profile lacing system CE rated
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit with everything, feel wonderful
PostedMarch 25, 2015
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From Austin
State:TX
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My first thought when I put them on was, "Wow, these are surprisingly comfortable!" They are also surprisingly protective and surprisingly good looking. I'm a 26 year old snowboarder/wakeboarder/motorcycle rider. These fit very nicely with almost any wardrobe style I'm in. They look and feel like designer shoes that you paid over 300 for.
The oil finish means that as you get that black shifter mark on your left toe, it really blends in and adds character rather than ruins it. Ordered my normal size, perfect fit. The price I paid feels very very reasonable for what I got.
Rides: 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Speed and Strength Dogs Of War Pants The Speed and Strength Dogs of War straight fit textile pants are made from a cotton-poly blend frame with the seat and knee reinforced by DuPont Kevlar fiber thread. These textile pants have an articulated knee for better flexibility and stretch panels at the knee and waist to allow for free movement. Cargo Pockets are included and removable Vault C.E. approved knee protectors. Features Cotton-poly blend frame Removable knee armor Knees and seat reinforced with DuPont Kevlar fiber thread Stretch panels at waist and knees Articulated knees Straight fit Cargo pockets
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
SO BLAND! Yuk.
PostedMarch 18, 2015
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From Austin
State:TX
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I was worried that these would look a little too hardcore. I had the opposite issue. I read reviews that said they looked boring, so I thought, well they probably aren't boring, but at least someone doesn't think they are too intense...
These pants look styled in the picture, but they aren't. I put them on and instantly regretted the buy.
They were comfortable. The stretch panels are very nice, they make up for a slight difference in fit.
Rides: 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Roving Backpack The Alpinestar Roving Backpack is a medium capacity backpack aerodynamically optimized for reduced drag while riding, A rugged accessory you can take anywhere, the Roving's innovative A-Stream back panel features air channels and 3D mesh for superior airflow and comfort, while interior organizer pockets keep your personal belongings safe and secure. Features Poly-fabric outer main construction is PU coated for additional strength and durability and water resistance Alpinestars innovative A-Stream anatomical back panel incorporates air channels plus 8mm padded 3D airmesh Constructed using a low profile, sport styled design for improved aerodynamic performance 18-liter capacity interior with internal laptop sleeve, plus organizer pockets Anatomical, adjustable shoulder straps feature 3D mesh and padding Customizable chest connection system plus removable waist belt adjuster Built-in jacket carrier and exterior mesh side pockets Silicone-printed reflective details and easy-locate red zipper tabs Raincover with reflective detailing
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Love the bag, but it fell apart
PostedMarch 1, 2015
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From Austin
State:TX
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
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 
1 / 5
1 / 5
I love this bag. But the first one I bought had seams, at the straps, that were just falling apart after 6 months. A* replaced it for me, and after about 7 months, the zipper separates. So, unfortunately, I can't recommend it.
Rides: 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Icon Variant Big Game Helmet Whats black and white and red all over Conventional wisdom says a newspaper. Or a zebra in a blender. But the Variant Big Game defies convention. A brazen stripe pattern with a bold red flash dares the lurking pride to take their best shot. The Big Game turns the tables. The hunted now has become the hunter. Features All world standard, meets or exceeds the following DOT FMVSS 218 (US), ECE 22-05 (Europe), SAI AS1698 (Australia) SG (Japan) safety and testing standards - does not ship with SAI or SG certification stickers unless purchased from an authorized retailer in that country Fiberglass/Dyneema/Carbon Fiber shell Long oval headform Wind tunnel tested and refined Anti-lift visor to reduce glare Multiple oversized intake and exhaust ports Molded EPS nose reduces shield fogging Quick-change fog-free shield Fully removable and washable HydraDry liner Rear spoiler for reduced helmet buffeting Removable chin curtain Note Helmet ships with both Clear and Dark Smoke faceshields.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Obvious Quality
PostedAugust 14, 2014
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From Austin
State:TX
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
VISOR: I ride daily on a high-speed toll road where I ride consistently around 100mph. The visor is not an issue at all. Turning your head is simple trick: tilt your head down, just a tad, then look over. Even at 85mph, wind won't catch. Remarkable actually.
If you are going much over 100, you're probably tucked down anyway, since any helmet would catch a lot of wind.
NOISE: A little louder than expected at highway speeds if you don't use the chin skirt. Outside noise not a problem, but because the chin is extended more winds comes into the helmet. Just wear the chin skirt that comes with it.
SHIELD SCREWS: The helmet is beautiful. High quality. I read what people said about the shield screws, and I've been gentle with those, which has kept them in fine shape.
SIZE: If you keep the clear shield on there, it looks very big in comparison to your face inside. If you have the dark shield on though, no big deal. When I got it, it was a big snug compared to my last helmet- but I figured it may be just a more secure fit. So I remeasured my head and consulted the chart that comes with it, and I'm spot on. Its not uncomfortably tight, just a perfect fit for me! I didn't notice the ears being as tight as people have commented on. They must have big ears or something.
VENTILATION: Fantastic
Rides: 2006 Suzuki GSX-R600
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Icon Alliance Chieftain Helmet
Icon Alliance Chieftain Helmet
Icon Alliance Chieftain Helmet The path of the Chieftain forsakes all forms of human indulgence. No treaties or laws are acknowledged - only a warriors courage in battle is respected. Strict discipline is maintained, even in the most nightmarish of engagements. The Chieftain is the feathered crest of the rider who rides upon the trail of glory. The Icon Alliance Chieftain Helmet is the spirited refinement of the original Alliance SSR Helmet, its predecessor. The new Icon Alliance Helmet improves upon the original design in some key ways making it a good option for a mid-price range sport helmet. This kick ass helmet packs a lot of bang for your buck which is why it is one of our favorites. Features All world standard, meets or exceeds the following DOT FMVSS 218 (US), ECE 22-05 (EUROPE), SAI AS1698 (AUSTRALIA) and SG (JAPAN) safety and testing standards. Does not ship with SAI OR SG Certification stickers unless purchased from an authorized dealer in that country. Injection molded polycarbonate shell for strength Long oval headform Wind tunnel tested and refined Molded twin channel supervent for increased cooling Rear exhaust ports prevent heat buildup Removable molded breath deflector reduces shield fogging Chin venting system reduces shield fogging Fully removable/washable Hydradry interior Quick-change for-free proshield with sideplates Prolock shield locking system
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Looks and Feels Great, Wish it had better venting
PostedJune 17, 2013
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From Rexburg
State:ID
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Vision
Narrow
Average
Wide
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I'm not sure why they skimped on ventilation on this, but they did. I wanted to get the Icon Variant Big Game helmet with the zebra theme (through another dealer who I had made a deal with), which has much better airflow, but it was back ordered 3 months out. So this was plan B.
It's a shocker for the price, it looks great. It took me a few days to get used the fluorescent graphic (much brighter than the pictures give credit) but after the first zillion compliments from strangers, I decided it looked cool enough haha.
It's comfortable and doesn't fog,
Rides: 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Airmada Stack Helmet Ride the Lightning may have put metal up yerass, but the Stack will put thunder in your soul. Boom! As serious as a duo-toned seizure, the Stack riffs a feedback induced hymn of epic loudness. You do not compute, and neither does this graphic. Features Injection molded polycarbonate shell for strength and durability Recessed twin channel supervent with industry leading intake and exhaust ports for increased cooling Fog-free ICON optics shield with PROLOCK shield locking system Adjustable chin and forehead venting system maintains continual temperature for increased comfort in and riding situation Rapid-Release shield change system Removable molded breath deflector helps prevent fogging Fully removable, washable, HYDRADRY moisture-wicking interior Easy adjuster go-vent switch for superior air flow control Available in 4 shell sizes with an ICON exclusive long oval headform for ultimate fit and comfort All World standard meets or exceeds the following DOT FMVSS 218 (US ), ECE 22-05 (EUROPE), SAI AS1698 (AUSTRALIA) SG (JAPAN) safety and testing standards. (Does not ship with SAI or SG Certification stickers unless purchased from an authorized dealer in that country)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Everything I'd Hoped
PostedJune 17, 2013
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From Rexburg
State:ID
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
The design is fantastic, more fluorescent in person, in a great way. My wife gets lots of compliments.
It's comfortable, and much quieter than my last helmet. It took her a few days to figure out a gentle way to get it on and off.
I had a little over $400 to spend on a helmet, and I'm very glad I chose this one.
Rides: 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS
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