Johnner
 
 
 
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    June 26, 2013
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    November 18, 2013
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Kriega R20 Backpack The Kriega R20 motorcycle backpack has been designed specifically as an active riding pack with Kriega's unique QUADLOC-lite harness system. The harness is angled away from underarms for total freedom of movement and once set, the pack is exceptionally convenient to use with none of the harness re-adjustment necessary on conventional harness systems. The size adjustable harness allows the backpack position to be moved up or down to produce the best possible fit. The Kriega R20 can be worn with or without a waist strap. The waist strap is not really necessary for street riding Features Main compartment with YKK water-resistant zip Side access pocket with YKK water-resistant zip Internal hydration sleeve with compression ( bladder sold separately ) Internal zipped mesh-pocket SUPERSPACE 5mm airspace back. YKK water-resistant zips HYPALON Abrasion resistent re-enforcement Scholler Dynatech With integrated 3M scotchlite 420 D nylon RipStop lightweight yet extremely strong 3M Scothlite reflective logo Unique QUADLOC harness adjustable back length and total arm freedom Side access pocket Optional 3-liter hydration reservoir Optional add on 5 or 10-liter drypacks Optional harness pocket Removable waist strap 10 year guarantee 20-liter capacity 470mm(H) x 280mm(W) x 150mm(D)
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
great utility pack.
PostedNovember 18, 2013
Customer avatar
Johnner
State:NE
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My daily commute is 60 miles round trip at 55-75 mph; I usually run or work out over lunch so I was looking for a comfortable bag that offered some water resistance, could carry a pair of running shoes, shorts, shirt, towel and occasionally my laptop without looking like a boy scout's winter frame pack. The R20 almost fits the bill.
It's curved to match the shape of your back making it very comfortable. It's low profile and the strap system is very comfortable so even fully loaded I barely notice it.
My only gripes with it:
- due to the curve and the shape of the pack itself it is not very conducive to carrying a laptop.
- again due to the shape and size of the bag, running shoes don't fit very well. It's much better suited to the 'roll and stuff' method of packing.
Overall a very solid, good looking, comfortable and useful pack.
Rides: 2007 Moto Guzzi Griso 1100
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Backpack R Features Nylon fabric Internal waterproof polyurethane coating Adjustable shoulders Adjustable lumbar strip Expandable construction for full-face helmet transport Internal organizer with 4 pockets 1 outside pocket Padded inside pocket for laptop 3D Bubble material liner at the back Reflective inserts
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Almost ideal for me.
PostedSeptember 3, 2013
Customer avatar
Johnner
State:NE
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Admittedly, I chose the Kriega over this but it was a very hard decision.
The Dainese is well built, good looking and very comfortable. The well designed helmet bag could also be used as additional storage space.
What tipped my decision towards the Kriega was that the Dainese was just a little too small to fit my running shoes/clothes/towel and a laptop.
I did not like:
- the waist strap is not removable.
- the sternum strap is not removable.
A couple things worth noting:
- it no longer uses the cool looking red leather tabs for zipper pulls.
- it is no longer using the water resistant zippers shown in the photos.
Rides: 2007 Moto Guzzi Griso 1100
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Bell Transitions SolFX Photochomatic Faceshield for Bell Star, Bell Vortex, Bell Revolver, and Bell RS-1 Helmets Transitions Photochromatic shields automatically adjusts to light conditions, darkening when exposed to sunlight and clearing in low light. It eliminates the need change between tinted and clear shields when riding in the light of day, the darkness of night and anything in between. Features Shield tint automatically adjusts to lighting conditions Bell NutraFog II anti-fog coating reduces fogging Anti-scratch and UV-protected coatings block 99 percent of UV rays Compatible only with Bell ClickRelease shield system (featured on Star, RS-1 and Vortex full-face helmets)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
PFM.
PostedSeptember 1, 2013
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Johnner
State:NE
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I completely forget about this when I'm riding, it just works. It adjusts to the perfect tint automatically and the clarity is outstanding.
Rides: 2007 Moto Guzzi Griso 1100
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Phoenix 5.0 Jacket from Joe Rocket Free-air poly/mesh shell Removable waterproof liner C.E. rated protectors in shoulders and elbows Removable spine pad with pocket for optional C.E. spine protector Elastic sleeve adjusters Sure Fit adjustable waistband Zippers for optional Sahara vest 8 zipper for pant attachment Reflective stripe Pocket for audio devise with port for wire
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Great airflow, Good value, that's about it.
PostedJuly 8, 2013
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Johnner
State:NE
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I was trying to decide between this, the Dianese AirFrame and the Teknic Aquavent. I finally settled on this for a couple reasons:
- air flow. flows like crazy, even when I'm standing still. It almost catches air. This is my first mesh so maybe they all do but the AirFrame did not.
- Color. I wanted something other than black for summer and for visibility. The styling is a little boyracer for me but not too bad really.
- Price point. Was right between the AirFrame and Aquavent and unlike the Dianese it included back protection.
- Included an easy to install zip in liner. The Teknic's velcro was a PITA and the Dianese was just a wind stopper.
- fit was right between the AirFrame and Aquavent. I liked the Dianese fit much better but it would've been a one+ season jacket since there was only enough room for a thin additional layer. The Phoenix was fairly fitted but still had some room to layer. Even with the liner zipped in.
I was pretty excited about the jacket at first, for the reasons I listed. After a few hundred miles I'm not as impressed.
- mediocre quality. Both the Dianese and Teknic were built much better. The JR has hanging threads, the zippers are sticky and the sleeve snaps don't always stay. The fabric by the tailbone padding flips out instead of laying flat.
- The fabric seems to have 'relaxed' after some wear. I guess this is to be expected. I now get some fabric buffeting at speeds above 70 where I never did before.
I'm a little concerned about safety because the shoulder pads are now bicep pads, they no longer sit up and on my shoulders as they should. The Dianese had velcro on the pads so they could be placed properly.
It's not all doom and gloom.
- again, flows a lot of air.
- for the price you get a decent jacket with back, shoulder, elbow, tailbone and side protection and a waterproof liner.
- nice color, more visible and cooler than black.
- two outside pockets, a sunglasses pocket and a key clip.
- I like the cuff closure a lot. Adjusts with velcro but opens/closes with a zipper.
- not only includes a pants zipper but also tabs with snaps so you can attach to any pair of pants with belt loops. nice.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Teknic Aquavent Mesh Jacket Shell Material Nylon Mesh and 600D Cordura Removable Liner Velcro in 100 Waterproof liner Protection Knox Lite CE at the shoulders Knox Lite CE at the elbows in Advanced Elbow Pocket Armorshield spine guard included Dual layers of Cordura in shoulders elbows Additional Features TASC stitching Bicep Forearm, Snap adjusters 8 pant connection zipper YKK zippers 3M Scotchlite reflective
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Loose fit.
PostedJune 26, 2013
Customer avatar
Johnner
State:NE
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I am 5'10" 175 and I ordered a 40 and the fit was just a little too loose for me, especially the sleeves. I could snug up the sleeves and wrist with the snaps but then the fabric was bunched/folded over and looked a bit sloppy.
The Velcro-in liner is a little finicky to get placed correctly and doesn't seem to breathe.
Otherwise, build quality seems high with quality zippers and materials which look like the would flow a lot of air.
At the current sale price this is a steal, especially if you have bigger arms.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Air-Frame Textile Jacket Focus Continued comfort under changing weather conditions with excellent ventilation is hard to achieve in a ventilated jacket because whenever the temperature drops, the wearer immediately feels cold. In this case, the Air-Frame jacket offers the best solution by combining the ventilation achieved by ample inserts in mesh with protection against cold air offered by a remarkably lightweight windcheating insert. Provided with ample adjustment possibilities, jacket-pants fastening zip, homologated protectors and a pocket for a G-type back protector, this versatile jacket also comes in a ladies version. Features Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard Boomerang fabric Quick Dry fabric Mesh fabric. Neck adjustment Waist adjustment Wrist adjustment Sleeve volume adjustment Jacket-trousers fastening system Removable wind-breaker liner Sanitized lining Pocket for backspace G1 and G2 Reflective inserts 2 outside pockets Internal pocket
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I really wanted to love ths.
PostedJune 26, 2013
Customer avatar
Johnner
State:NE
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I really did. The build quality and look are top shelf and I really like the high vis version. The zippers and snaps are easy to use and the lining couldn't be easier to put in.
The fit was perfect for me, I'm 5'10" 175, slightly more fit than average and ordered a 50.
My issue with the jacket was just that the sleeves around my elbow/crook were just a bit too snug for long term comfort. If i would've gone up a size it would not have fit correctly. I know this is by design to keep the protection in the right place but in hot weather the lining will stick to your arm.
My other nit pick was that I just couldn't get used to the Euro zipper.
My .02 is order the jacket and try it out. If it fits, you will love it.
Sadly, It just didn't work out for me
Yes, I recommend this product.
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