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    June 14, 2012
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    February 25, 2014
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Dainese Fulcrum C2 GTX Boots This boot is made in soft cowhide and designed for long-range touring use. The elasticated inserts on the back of the foot, the non-slip outsole, and the gear change guard all increase comfort and practicality remarkably both on and off the bike. This boot also features a waterproof Gore-Tex membrane that suits it for use in even unfavorable weather conditions. Riders are guaranteed extra safety also by the thermoformed and composite inserts provided on the ankle and shin respectively. Features Thermoformed inserts on the shin and ankle Abrasion and tear resistance Cowhide leather Elasticated bellows Temperature regulation Breathable waterproof Gore-Tex membrane Shifter guard Reflective inserts Non-slip sole Note The C2 designation indicates that the boots have gone through the CE Approval process for Europe. The boots are otherwise identical to the previous version they replaced.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
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PostedFebruary 25, 2014
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elizilla
From Ann Arbor
State:MI
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Footbed
Narrow
Exceptionally Narrow
Wide
In the reviews for the previous version of this boot, lots of people compared them to Sidi and said they ran larger, and to order one size down from what you wear in Sidis. And the Dainese size chart says that a USA men's size 9 should wear a 42. I wear a USA men's 9, and I wear size 43 Sidis, so I ordered the 42. It is the right length but it is super narrow across the ball of the foot; I think I would have been better off getting a 43 and filling the excess heel volume with orthotics, the way I do with my Sidis.
Note, I usually order men's boots because they are wider. But these are more like the width I would expect in women's boots. I thought they might stretch and break in, but so far they haven't.
The leather on these boots feels like the finest quality shoes. Buttery soft, yet thick. And they are beautiful in a expensive-looking way. It's a pity they are so tight on me. If they fit you, you'll be wearing a fabulous pair of boots.
I haven't been able to bear wearing these, long enough to test them in rain, so I cannot comment on the waterproofing.
Rides: 2013 Honda NC700X ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I like this jacket so much, I bought a second
PostedFebruary 1, 2014
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elizilla
From Ann Arbor
State:MI
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I'm 5'11" and this is the only readymade jacket I have ever tried on, that fit me. I have had this jacket for two years and I have worn it a lot. I just saw it is now on closeout, so I bought a second one, because I know I'll never find another mesh jacket with long enough sleeves.
Rides: 2010 Honda NT700 (ABS)
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Scorpion Women's Nip Tuck Jacket
Scorpion Women's Nip Tuck Jacket
Scorpion Women's Nip Tuck Jacket Built to keep the wearer cool and protected in the hottest weather, the Nip Tuck combines ballistic nylon and armored impact areas (shoulders, elbows) with nylon mesh panels that let air in and perspiration out. A Windliner can be zipped right in when the weather cools off, and elastic-corded adjustable side panels provide a tailored fit and clean flap-free aero ride.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good for tall women
PostedJune 14, 2012
Customer avatar
elizilla
From Ann Arbor
State:MI
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I'm 5'11", with an average bust, skinny waist, and wide hips. Women's motorcycle jackets are typically 2" to 3" too short in the sleeves, especially when reaching forward to the handlebars. Meanwhile men's jackets have huge arms and shoulders and not enough room around the hips; the waist rides up, pushing the back armor into the base of my helmet, and the shoulder and elbow armor just floats around at random. Because of this, I wear custom leathers. Which are really hot in the summer, but what's a girl gonna do? A mesh jacket isn't very protective if the fit is so bad that the armor is always in the wrong spot - and armor that's not in the right spot, is not going to do any good in a crash.
So now that I've got that off my chest, let me say that this Scorpion Nip Tuck jacket fits almost as well as my custom leathers. The sleeves are only about a half inch too short, which can be made up by gloves with gauntlets. The shoulders are the right width and the arms are the right thickness so the armor goes to the right spots and stays there. It doesn't have those irritating arm cinching straps - it's just the right size to begin with, which is a welcome relief. The lacing at the waist allows me to tailor it there to keep the back protector in the right place. It even looks pretty nice, though the tribal tattoo motif is a little silly on someone my age. The black one is more plain which I would have preferred, but white's cooler for summer and more visible in traffic, so I got the white one despite the tribal decorations. The gold one had "bling" beading on the upper arms that I'm sure my braid would catch on - if you're a long hair watch out for that.
The XL seemed a little too roomy so I tried the L, and it was definitely too tight in the shoulders. So then I put the XL back on and pulled in the corset lacing at the sides, and it fixed it right up. Perfect. I bought the XL. In the very few clothing stores that carry women's tall stuff, I usually wear a Medium or Large Tall. So the fit on this is small compared to street clothes - but absolutely typical for women's motorcycle gear, which always runs tiny.
It seems to be well made with quality materials and good armor, though the back protector is a little small. The venting will be great when it gets hot this summer. The tags say it is made in Indonesia.
Rides: 2010 Honda NT700 (ABS)
Yes, I recommend this product.
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