Leslie S.
 
 
 
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    May 31, 2010
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Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great upgrade from my Qwest
PostedMarch 17, 2014
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Leslie S.
From Maple Ridge, BC
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:female
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I love this helmet. Moved up from owning a Qwest for 4 years to the RF1200. The helmet feels much lighter while on, love the side "cut" outs which allow for better shoulder checks. I always take a small in Shoei and 1200 fits snug compared to the Qwest but in a good way. Other than being a little more difficult to take off this helmet seems to fit me better. Very quiet with the shield down, I have tried the venting on the cold and can feel lot's of air hit my face and head. Love the looks, very cool but no over stated.
Still have a snap closure versus a ratchet and I am more than comfortable with that. Hopefully I will never have to have someone use the emergency cheek pad removal but nice to know the pads have a RED tab so to show anyone who might find me can easily pull the check pads out to remove my helmet in an emergency.
Comes with a pin local shield as part of the price which is reasonable for such a well made helmet. Not the lightest one on the market but lighter to me. Was a PITA to install my Cardo G4 mount but I seemed to be able to get it secured. I understand Cardo may have a special intercom set up for this helmet like the Shuberth in the near future. Have not seen it on their web site yet.
Great field of vision, easy on and off shield for cleaning, sun but comfy fit, great looks, great venting all at an impressive price to protect your biggest investment your head.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Toucan Gore-Tex Boots Features Innovative lateral ankle protection with supporting biomechanical link between the upper boot and the lower foot structure provides support and control Medial side structure is contoured for perfect fit and flexibility fit, with reinforced polymer sculpturing for grip and protection against bikes heat and impact Advanced TPU protection layer covers the internal heel counter and toe box enhancing support and rigidity in key impact areas Coated leather panel forms the outer surface of the toe box providing effective abrasion and weather resistance Heel is encased in a molded external protector for increased impact dissipation and absorption Ankle protector is carefully shaped around the ankle bone, with reduced volume, to optimize protection and comfort High modulus shin guard incorporates an innovative, vertical, flex blade system offering improved forward and rearward control and a high level of impact and abrasion resistance Advanced instep and Achilles accordion flex zone construction gives superior comfort, control and support Medial surface stamped calf suede panel improves grip and protection Wide entry aperture for convenience, with secure upper TPR and Velcro closure flap to allow broad ranging calf fit adjustment and support. Boot can be worn under and over riding pants and denims for adaptability Closure system features 2 aluminum buckles for security with memory adjustment and a quick release locking system featuring a self-aligning design for easy, precise, and reliable closure Screw fixed buckle base is replaceable Upper collar and inner lining are formed with breathable mesh for riding comfort and freshness Full waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex lining ensures 100 moisture protection while maintaining high levels of perspiration exchange Removable anatomic structured footbed Internal toe box and heel counter are built-in, under the outer skin for robust protection Unique Alpinestars advanced sole construction, fully perimeter stitched, is fully replaceable. The sole construction includes a structured midsole and rigid insole with an integrated steel shank for excellent feel and rigid comfort and safety The Toucan Gore-Tex boot is CE certified
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great DS Boot
PostedOctober 2, 2013
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Leslie S.
From Maple Ridge, BC
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Switched from my Scouts to the Toucan primarily for better shin protection and the Gore Tex guarantee. I took these boots on a 900 KM ride recently and rode through pouring rain, rain, snow, hail just to name a few climate conditions. No issues with staying dry at all. I really wasn't too concerned about the H20 proofness. The fit is typical AP. I am a female, usually wear a 39 in AP but they do not make my size so I ordered a 40.
I will add an insert to tighten up the foot bed a bit but the extra size up did not pose any problems. I had to raise my gear shift on my '13 BMW F800GS a bit but I also just added pivot pegz. Once I played with the buckle settings the boots fit great and very comfortable. A little stiffer than the Scouts but again I wanted that and a higher boot too.
The boots squeak probably because they are new and again does not bother me. Can always use a little lube if it gets annoying. I feel better protected in this boot. I always seem to hit my shin on my pegs at some point when riding. This time around I did as predicted, hit my shin but the boots are high enough that I did not feel it. Like the styling, really like the two buckle system, easy on easy off, not too stiff, easy to walk in and waterproof. Obviously not able to test how they do in really HOT weather since it's the Fall but I wore my Scouts 4 seasons just used different socks. Recommend for the DS biker out there. Oh, and as far as standing on your pegs, the sole is great with no pressure or aches after standing for quite some time.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Carver H20 Gloves The Carver H2O combines the strength, abrasion-resistance, and grip of a goatskin palm with the comfort and protection of a stretch textile upper. The hard-knuckle protection offers ultimate safety, while the warm tri-fleece thermal lining and knitted cuff construction make it the perfect choice for many urban riders. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer Shell Goatskin, PWRshell 500D stretch, suede leather with WR finish, connect finger tip fabric Insulation Fiberfill, tri-fleece liner Waterproofing Hydratex Z-liner (5000mm H2O) Breathability Hydratex Z-liner (5000g/m2/24hrs) Composition Outer Shell 59 leather, 41 polyamide Lining 100 polyester Membrane 100 polyurethane Protection PWRshell 500D stretch hard-shell knuckle, EVA foam at fingers, thumb and palm, PWRaramid at palm Visibility Reflection at back hand ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit City fit Features Connect finger tip, stretch lips at fingers, knitted cuff, visor wiper, short cuff
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very comfortable 3 season glove
PostedJanuary 14, 2013
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Leslie S.
From Maple Ridge, BC
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
We bought these gloves as an alternative to our heated gloves to be used with our Hippo Hands in cold weather riding. There is no doubt these gloves will work well for all weather conditions except the summer. No vents but for a light weight three season glove without bulk, there is decent knuckle protection, some palm cushioning too.
I like how around the fingers they a flexible type material making this a very comfortable glove to ride in. Need to test this out in our "wet" coast rain and will report back. I also like not having a gator cuff. Simple good old fashion elastic like cuff that will not fit over your jacket but under the sleeve.
They say H20 proof and I will believe it when we get to use them in rain. Thin liner in the palm area which is for picking up the heat from your grips. Nice looking glove too. Recommend for the price. Just need time to see how they last and hold up to regular usage.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Klim Latitude 840 Jacket Featuring a full-body Cordura GORE-TEX laminate construction, the Latitude delivers guaranteed waterproofness, excellent breathability and uncompromised protection and durability in a package of tremendous value. The GORE-TEX membrane is laminated directly to an 840 denier Cordura shell material. The result is a jacket ready for any adventure. Features Gore-Tex 2-layer performance shell Guaranteed to keep you dry CE-rated integrated armor system (D3O armor upgrades available for purchase separately) 840d Cordura laminate exterior High-mobility active fit patterning Max flow ventilation 5 ports 2 arm and 2 pit zips intakes 1 back exhaust 6 external pockets [2 long chest map pockets, 3 cargo pockets, 1 sleeve i.d. pocket 4 internal pockets [2 zippered, 2 open stash 1 secret internal pocket Mesh comfort liner Jacket-to-pant zipper integration system Zippered waist/hip expansion panel Adjustable waist cinch straps 2 sleeve adjustment straps Lined comfort collar Velcro adjustable wrist closures Industrial grade 3m scotchlite Reflective panels and trim
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Not for US
PostedOctober 8, 2012
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Leslie S.
From Maple Ridge, BC
Rider Type:Adventurer
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
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Slightly Small
Large
We have owned KLIM Products for a few years now and bought this Latitude jacket and pants to "replace" our KLIM Traverse. We were looking for more abrasion protection and this suit delivers that for sure.
Initially it was clear that the high collar was too high for us and would catch our helmets especially when doing shoulder checks. We sent the jackets back to KLIM and they altered the collars by trimming them and also by adding soft fabric on the inside. Yet, the large zipper fully zipped would jab into our throats. For the normal sized guy this is most likely not an issue. We are two grrls.
After riding this summer with the Latitude jacket and pants we have decided comfort means a lot to us too. WE have gone back to the Traverse for sheer comfort. The Latitude has great features like the hip gators and more pockets than the Traverse but because for some reason reason the cut it slimmer especially the pants we find this suit too snug based on the sizes we need to wear as grrls.
100% H20 proof you can be sure of when riding with KLIM and protection they take seriously. But they have release the Misano Latitude, using less 840D Cordura which makes sense in the non abrasion zones but they still keep the collar HIGH. Not a suit for us but many LOVE it. All subjective in the end. WE will wait to see what else KLIM has for the ADV rider. There has to be a happy medium between the Latitude and Traverse. The Badlands is too heavy and technical for our needs.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Made with PU coated leather for durability and abrasion resistance 100 Waterproof performance membrane construction Outer and inner ankle protection is given by innovative, double injected, TPU section with different Durometer (hardness) values and thicknesses to allow protection and flexibility all in one section Internal shin reinforcement layered under the leather Mesh liner for comfort and breathability Removable PE padded foot bed provides shock absorption and impact protection Stitched sole is of a unique rubber compound for exceptional grip and durability Three-buckles closure with micro-adjustable memory system Velcro pull flap for adjustable closure Scout WP boot is CE certified
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent ADV boot for the price
PostedApril 26, 2011
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Leslie S.
From Maple Ridge, BC
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
True to size we found these boots...we wear a size 8 in woman's and got size 6. So far I have been in down pours, hail storms and the warmest I have ridden in these has been 20 degrees Celsius. I would imagine the Scouts being warm in hot weather, they are indeed waterproof and right out of the box we found them really comfortable even without adding a gel insert.
The buckles once adjusted are easy to close but I wonder if the plastic latch will last....sure hope so. I feel way more supported then when riding in our Rev'It H20 Apache boot and no need to adjust shifter. We find the boot slides easily under our BMW F650GS shifter and easy to reach the brake.
Overall, nice looking boot, does what it says it should do, good height, no pinching around the calf, should wear high socks which we do and we think these are a keeper if you are looking for a mid range ADV boot that is not over kill.
Rides: 2009 BMW F650GS ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shoei Qwest Solid Helmet Aerodynamic Shell Design Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind tunnel and professional riders feedback Dual Layer EPS liner enhances impact absorption and ventilation Five shell and six EPS liner sizes present increased fit options that help to comfortably fit most head sizes Molded air spoiler to reduce drag and lift as well as diminish weight pressure on the neck while riding at high speeds Ventilation System Upper Air Intake Vent is positioned to maximize air volume into the helmet interior Large upper intake vent positioned to maximize performance in high wind conditions Easy to operate large lower intake vent Lower air intake/defroster vent reduces shield fogging and increases ventilation The rear/neck outlets allow for effective air exhaust Breath guard and chin curtain included Lightweight Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus (AIM+) High performance fiber materials are combined with extremely elastic organic fibers to create a shell structure that is ultra lightweight, rigid and resilient Interior System 3-D center pad and multi-layered, polyurethane foam cheek pads Cheek pads are replaceable or removable for maintenance Eyeglass compatible interior Standard Chin-Strap Clip Neatly secures chin strap CW-1 Shield and Q.R.S.A. System Q.R.S.A. (Quick-Release Self-Adjusting) base plate allows for tool-less shield removal and installation. The spring-loaded base plate (U.S. patent pending 11/799935) pulls the shield back to contact the window beading evenly and ensures a proper seal Scratch-resistant coating 99.9 protection from harmful UV A and B rays Optional, CW-1 Pinlock prepared shields are available to accommodate Pinlock Fog Free Inserts The CW-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces Optional, CWF-1 two-dimensional Pinlock equipped racing shields with tear-off posts are available A pre-set lever can easily lock the shield in place to prevent the shield from opening unexpectedly, as well as prop the shield open to increase airflow Additional Specs Construction AIM+ (Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus Multi Fiber) Weight 3.644 lbs / 1,653 grams (approx, for Size Medium Solid Color) Standards Snell-M2010, DOT Please Note The vents on the Brilliant Yellow helmet are black, not yellow as shown in product photo. Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice styling, Feel protected
PostedFebruary 14, 2011
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Leslie S.
From Maple Ridge
I have over a 1000KM on this helmet in all weather including pouring rain. When the shield is fully closed this helmet is pretty quiet and does keep the rain out. When the shield is cracked open using the latch on the side there is an annoying whistling on my right side coming from the shield or something. When I open it a little more it goes away.
I think I may have misjudged my sizing by just a bit. My head measures slightly over 22 inches and I bought a small with the 33mm check pads. After riding for a few hours I find this helmet to start feeling a little heavy and somewhat uncomfortable. Not the fault of the helmet I should have bought a medium instead of the small.
Other than the sizing I really like the style, it is made very well, check pads come out really easily and of course changing out the shield so simple and quick. Added a pin lock clear shield and wear it all the time night or day. I am used to the glare you get at night because I have been using the pin lock system for a long time on my TZR. Make sure you install the lens perfectly and get a good seal. Shield still can fog up but not nearly as bad when riding without the pin lock lens.
Venting hard to tell at this time because it is still winter and although I have opened the vents and can feel air flow the real test will be in the warmer months to come.
I like the shape and this helmet makes it easy to do shoulder checks. I could not get my Cardo G4 clip to work without using the adhesive pad but again not a big deal. There are neat areas inside the helmet for speakers and have a slight countersink to them so your speakers to do not hit your ears. Tight fit when you are wearing glasses or sunglasses. I find this helmet does not have enough room for the arms of the glasses and it is difficult to get your prescription glasses to fit your face while wearing the helmet.
Overall, I got this helmet for a great price, wish I sized up but will have to make do for now. Revzilla as always great customer service and so easy to deal with. I recommend this helmet for ADV riding, has a DS look to it but make sure you really measure your head and if between sizing I would say go up.
BTW, I am a woman and just wanted to note that just in case some gals read this.
Pros Great Value, Rugged
Cons Cramped
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Gerbing's T5 Heated Gloves The Gerbing's T5 Leather Gloves are exceptionally light, strong and pliable gloves. The gloves are constructed of a light supple leather to help reduce bulk but designed to keep your hands and fingers toasty warm. The T5's heat the entire length of each finger and thumb as well as the back of the hands. To keep the draft out and heat in, there is an adjustable wrist strap to seal the cuff. Other details include a non slip grip material on the palm, protective padding on the knuckles, reinforced palms, interior waterproofing and Thermolite insulation. Whether it is long distance riding where comfort and warmth are essential or intercity high traffic commuting where safety is a must, the Gerbing's T5 Gloves deliver exceptional performance. FEATURES Gerbing's Microwire technology heats the entire length of each finger including the thumb as well as the back of your hand Gauntlet style glove Adjustable wrist fastener Hypora waterproof, breathable membrane (though the leather exterior is not waterproof and should be treated with Nikwax Glove Proof ) Thinsulate insulation for great warmth and dexterity Brushed tricot liner for added warmth and durability Incorporates Gerbing's Microwire heating technology that uses micro-sized heating fibers to surround the hand with warmth. Lifetime warranty on the Microwire heating elements Includes Gerbings Glove / Insole Y Harness (ACYH) SPECIFICATIONS Heat Microwire Source 12V DC Current 2.2A Watts 27 Surface Temp About 57C/135F FITMENT NOTES Slightly narrower fit than Gerbing's G3 Gloves makes these a good choice for women or men with narrower hands
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Warm but run REALLY Large
PostedOctober 19, 2010
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Leslie S.
From Maple Ridge
We bought these gloves to compliment our Gerbing liner. IMPORTANT, these gloves RUN HUGE. I usually wear a small in gloves even in men sizes. I ordered XS but should have ordered XXS. Gerbing says you need to use a waterproofing agent before using and we did. Rode in the rain/fog the other morning and all was dry and warm. We are using one temperature controller and so far in .5 degrees Celsius commuting to work I was able to get the jacket and gloves to a comfortable temperature.
These gloves are a bit bulky for motorcycling but work well enough. I think there are competitors out there that are making more fitted heated gear. Something we might look into at a later date. For now, these are great for warmth and because we try and ride all year round, this winter because of the T5 will be much more comfortable than last year.
Recommend, little pricey, little bulky, you have to waterproof the outside as stated from Gerbing but in the end anything to keep me warm is good thing.
Pros Comfortable, Rugged
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Gerbing's T5 Heated Gloves The Gerbing's T5 Leather Gloves are exceptionally light, strong and pliable gloves. The gloves are constructed of a light supple leather to help reduce bulk but designed to keep your hands and fingers toasty warm. The T5's heat the entire length of each finger and thumb as well as the back of the hands. To keep the draft out and heat in, there is an adjustable wrist strap to seal the cuff. Other details include a non slip grip material on the palm, protective padding on the knuckles, reinforced palms, interior waterproofing and Thermolite insulation. Whether it is long distance riding where comfort and warmth are essential or intercity high traffic commuting where safety is a must, the Gerbing's T5 Gloves deliver exceptional performance. FEATURES Gerbing's Microwire technology heats the entire length of each finger including the thumb as well as the back of your hand Gauntlet style glove Adjustable wrist fastener Hypora waterproof, breathable membrane (though the leather exterior is not waterproof and should be treated with Nikwax Glove Proof ) Thinsulate insulation for great warmth and dexterity Brushed tricot liner for added warmth and durability Incorporates Gerbing's Microwire heating technology that uses micro-sized heating fibers to surround the hand with warmth. Lifetime warranty on the Microwire heating elements Includes Gerbings Glove / Insole Y Harness (ACYH) SPECIFICATIONS Heat Microwire Source 12V DC Current 2.2A Watts 27 Surface Temp About 57C/135F FITMENT NOTES Slightly narrower fit than Gerbing's G3 Gloves makes these a good choice for women or men with narrower hands
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice Glove, WATCH the sizing!
PostedOctober 7, 2010
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Leslie S.
From Maple Ridge
I have worn these gloves twice in cooler weather. It's starting to get cold in the mornings but I can all ready tell this winters riding is going to be a whole lot more comfortable than last years. Watch the sizing on these gloves, they run HUGE. I read online that you should order at least 2 sizes down and that is what we did. I usually take a small in men sizes but ordered XXS in the T5. Still a little big in the width and fingers as I am a woman with small hands but workable.
We use a single controller and I am going to see how that works with our liner. So far no issues with controlling the temps of both my liner and gloves with the one controller. I read the instructions and used NIKwax to waterproof the outside. Gerbing says to do this even though the gloves are supposed to be waterproof but I think that is the liner not the outside.
The connection cord can get in the way of your wrist. Have to take an extra minute or two to tuck it in. Not sure how the gauntlet will fit under my sleeve of my jacket when it is raining outside because the gauntlet is rather large.
They seem to be made well and I look forward to when the temp drops and see how they really do. I will report back more later in the season.
Pros Comfortable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Update to my earlier review
PostedAugust 30, 2010
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Leslie S.
From Maple Ridge
We just got back from a 26 day cross country road trip. July 16th - August 11th 2010. This boot amazed us. Riding in temperatures in the 90's or high 30's Celsius with a sock poly liner we never had any issues with being too warm. We got caught in down pours of rain and hail and our feet stayed dry.
The boots did at one point get moist on the inside but nothing that interfered with our riding and they dried out after putting a towel in the toe area. Since they are a mesh boot with a Goretex lining they out did themselves and exceeded our expectations in all weather. Even kept our feet warm on the cooler mornings.
Not the best boot for off pavement riding when you have to stand on the pegs but still they did OK and I will give then a passing grade as a DS touring boot!
Pros Comfortable
Cons Flimsy
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Cardo G4 Powerset
Cardo G4 Powerset
Cardo Scala Rider G4 Powerset The Cardo G4 PowerSet intercom kit redefines the notion of high-end Motorcycle Intercom communication for bikers. For riding with other bikers or between couples riding together, the scala rider G4 PowerSet offers two factory paired scala rider G4 headsets in one package for immediate Motorcycle Intercom use. Encased in a rugged yet streamlined body, the scala rider G4 PowerSet offers Bike-to-Bike Intercom at a remarkable range of up to ONE MILE! The scala rider G4 PowerSet also features unique 4-Way Motorcycle Intercom between two bikers and two passengers or among three separate bikers. Multi-Device Connectivity, including mobile phone, A2DP (Bluetooth stereo), FM radio with RDS, intuitive button controls, wire connectivity to iPod/MP3 player, and much more, make the PowerSet the worlds most feature-rich communication and entertainment system for bikers. The scala rider G4 PowerSet offers multilingual status announcements allowing bikers to maintain smooth and safe Bluetooth handsfree Motorcycle Intercom communication while on the move. The device transmits useful information regarding connectivity status to other bikers, to your mobile phone and more. The PowerSet system can be installed on virtually all helmets within several minutes before youre set for a ride. The scala rider G4 PowerSet is truly the most biker friendly Motorcycle Intercom communication system on the market! The scala rider G4 PowerSet is also available with corded microphones to fit the tightest full-faced helmets. Download the G4 Powerset Manual (pdf) FEATURES Bike-to-bike intercom communications with 3 other headsets with a remarkable range of up to 1 mile (with flip up antenna for extended range) Link together for 4-way intercom conference calling between 2 couples riding on 2 motorcycles (full duplex) Multi device compatibility headset is compatible with the following types of devices (a) A Bluetooth enabled mobile phone (for hands-free communication), (b) A stereo Bluetooth enabled MP3 player, adapter or mobile phone (for wireless music), (c) A non-Bluetooth enabled MP3 player (accepts MP3 card), (d) A Bluetooth enabled GPS unit (for in-helmet voice instructions) GPS must support headset connectivity, (e) A Scala Rider Q2 headset (for hands-free communication up to 500m/1,640ft), (f) Scala Rider Solo/FM/TeamSet driver headset (for hands-free rider to passenger communication) VOX Activation intercom calls, answer, voice dial, redial and call reject functions Includes an embedded FM radio with scan and seek features and 6 station channel memory Individual audio sources - each G4 headset can conduct mobile phone calls or listen to the FM radio or MP3 audio independently Full Duplex - allows simultaneous talking and listening when using intercom connections Talk time up to 10 hours, standby time up to 10 days AGC Technology - headset automatically adjusts its own volume based on ambient noise and driving speed Rechargeable Li-Polymer Battery (for use in North American style Type A electrical outlets) Noise canceling microphone Weather resistant design Fits virtually all 3/4 and full face helmets Multiple Device Connectivity (MDC) Motorcycle Intercom conference mode with two other scala rider G4 users and with one of the following Bluetooth devices Mobile Phone (either directly or via a GPS device) GPS device A2DP enabled MP3 Player or Adapter Note Range may vary according to terrain Includes 2 Cardo G4 Head Sets
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Better than the Scala Q2
PostedAugust 16, 2010
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Leslie S.
From maple Ridge
recently we were on a 26 days cross country trip on our BMW motorcycles and I somehow broke the mic on my Q2. Called Revzilla on a Monday and spoke to Patrick to get the G4 set sent to me over night in NY. In Revzilla style they made it happen. Thanks Patrick the trip would not have been the same without communication. As for the G4. Read the directions, we didn't! it works differently than the Q2. Pros-there is stereo with a touch of bass. Your MP3 player will sound louder than the Q2. Volume is better, the range unobstructed is at least double than the Q2. Tested the radio when we were stationary for a while and it works well.
There is a delay when booting up and sometimes it is a little more difficult then the other set to get the voice activation to work. I found it really hard to hear with my ear plugs with filters when there was a lot of wind or between 120 - 140 KM/hr. Without my plugs it was easier to understand when my partner was saying.
Buttons are easily accessible, they charge really fast and seemed to last hours even when talking a lot and listening to music. They came synced and when turned on you will hear rider A connected in a computerized voice.
The unit is bigger than the Q2 but I think it looks cool. Almost chatter box like, not their old ones but the newer ones. Little antenna not sure if it makes a difference when up but we put it up any way. Very easy to install the mount and get up and running.
For the extra $100 we spent on this unit I am very pleased. Communication when we ride is essential and considering I do not have the GPS on my bike more than important we can hear one another.
Highly recommend, love the stereo and thanks again to Patrick for getting us the set without delaying out departure from NY!
Pros Comfortable, Rugged
Yes, I recommend this product.
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