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 Teknic Chicane Gloves
Teknic Chicane Gloves
Teknic Chicane Gloves Shell Material Super supple drum dyed cowhide construction materials Goatskin Construction Inner materials Kevlar concealed palm and pinkie reinforcement Protection Steel Threaded reinforced knuckle protector for abrasion resistance Safety-Wrap pinkie system Additional Features Low profile and light weight Racing glove with pre-curved fingers and palm
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Cheap and Effective
PostedJuly 8, 2013
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DinoDino
From Tenafly
State:IA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I have big hands and need big gloves. These bad boys fit the bill.
The Look:
These gloves look pretty good. A combination of white/yellow contrast stitching piece the glove together. I'm very impressed by the quality of the stitching at this price-point, very even with few raised stitches and tied off points. The brand name is painted directly onto the leather both on the wrist portion and pinky finger. So far it hasn't faded, and definitely won't peel off. The logo is stiched onto the wrist and is already starting to come apart on my fairly new gloves.
The Fit:
Glove fitting is pretty subjective since the hand dimensions of everyone varies by so much (a combination of palm size, finger length, and girth of both), but I would say these are true-to-size. The fingers are a bit too roomy for my tastes, but I have large and skinny hands.
The Function:
The gloves are well outfitted with hard knuckle protection soft padding injections/inserts on sensitive wrist areas. Haven't been down in them, but they will without a doubt protect your hands in the event of a mishap. The gloves are secured with a band where the palm meets the wrist, and again where the end of the gauntlet-style section sits on your forearm. I have skinny forearms and wrists relative to the size of my hand, and I am still able to fully secure the gloves without making any modifications. The inner thumb/palm portion of the glove has a suede lining for some nice stretch. My only complaint, and reason why I docked the score, is that these gloves do not breathe at all. It would be nice if they had some venting on the knuckle portion to get air circulating around the palm, but at this price I cannot complain.
I'm overall pleased with these gloves, and would recommend them for short rides, as backup gloves, or in weather that isn't too hot.
Rides: 2001 Suzuki SV650S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese New Drake Air Textile Pants Drake pants will surely interest anyone who loves to ride his or her bike especially in the warmer months without wearing a suit or leather pants in order to obtain the protection required. These previously contrasting needs have now been perfectly reconciled by Drake fabric pants. Ample air vents in fretted fabric with closing on the thighs permit fresh air to enter during riding for cooling relief on even the hottest days. When temperatures begin to drop, the air vents can be closed. Safety is guaranteed by removable composite protections in the knee and shins, while extra-strength Cordura 750 fabric offers protection in case of fall. The elastic inserts in the knee optimize the wearability of the article, which is equally suited to metropolitan motorcycle use. Features Removable composite protectors. Cordura fabric 750. Suretta fabric. Perforated fabric. Insert in elasticated fabric. Soft inserts. Calf zip. Jacket-trousers fastening system. Adjustable waist. Sanitized lining.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style and Protection at a Decent Price
PostedJuly 8, 2013
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DinoDino
From Tenafly
State:NJ
Rider Type:Road Warrior
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
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Slightly Small
Large
Height: 6'5"
Waist: 34"
Inseam: 35"
The Look:
The New Drake Air Textile Pants were exactly what I wanted them to be and stay true to the Dainese name. Unlike most bulky motorcycle pants, these have a slight taper to them. This means two things: you can walk around without feeling like a fool, and there isn't a bunch of extra material to flap around when you're on the bike. The lack of logos save for a small back pocket insignia, and the name "Dainese" across the left knee in a stylish + reflective type, is a nice touch.
The Fit:
I'm tall, which meant fit was a definite concern before buying these pants. I needed to find the sweet-spot between too big of a waist and too small of an inseam, and for me that sweet-spot was a size 54. This allows for me to wear the pants cinched on the sides with just Under Armor underneath, or uncinched with pants underneath. The knee inserts embrace my knees when seated on the bike, though I will admit sometimes I have to adjust them to do so. I don't wear full-length riding boots, instead opting for more of just an ankle-covering leather boot. I would say around 3-4 inches of skin is exposed between the boot and the pant when seated on the bike.
Function:
Luckily I haven't been down wearing them, but I can say that I feel like I'll be well protected if it happens. The material is thick and abrasion resistant. It is a full weave as opposed to a mesh, which means that even though it won't breathe as well the protection is there. Vents at the knees which unzip easily and can snapped into place allow for adequate breathing. Hard pads comfortably cup your knees and have extensions that cover the shin which leave the rider feeling secured but not bothered. Soft pads on the hips and seat of the pants are equally comfortable and unnoticeable. Closing the pants are a zipper and button. Both feel durable and don't stick. Lastly, the pant seems to be treated with something that prevents it from smelling. I'm quite capable of smelling bad and have worn these in such condition. They've even been soaked to the bone with sweat, thanks to the 100+ temps of the muggy East Coast. They still don't smell at all, and haven't been washed. The soft mesh liner (think athletic short material) helps the pants air out while remaining quite comfortable.
Overall I'm quite pleased with the pants and can see myself wearing them in any season except for Winter.
Rides: 2001 Suzuki SV650S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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