Ryanizzle
 
 
 
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    September 2, 2013
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Arai Pro Shade System for SAI-Compatible Helmets Nowadays it is quite common to use a retractable sun-visor that is situated between the helmets outer- and inner shell to protect against sun glare. However, it is Arais opinion that this construction could affect the performance of a helmet during impact. As the Pro Shade System is completely mounted on the outside of the helmet, it will not in any way negatively affect the performance of the helmet. The Pro Shade System is a small peak that is locked in position. Unlocking is easy just pull the Pro Shade System forward, then it can be flipped down with a flick of the hand to act as an effective sun-visor. The Pro Shade System is the complete all-weather system for serious touring riders, offering protection against sun glare, fogging and misting, especially for riders that prefer an upright seating position and/or the comfort of a fairing, the Pro Shade System will enhance the riders comfort significantly. Features Fits all Arai SAI full-face helmets including the Arai Corsair V, Vector 2, RX-Q, Arai Signet-Q and Defiant Complete system, pre-mounted on clear Arai MAX Vision visor (included) Compatible with Arai SAI Max Vision Pinlock Inserts With Brow Vents (sold separately) Enhanced aerodynamics Increased helmet stability Removable for easy cleaning No contact with visor no scratching
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Not bad
PostedJuly 31, 2014
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Ryanizzle
From San Francisco
State:CA
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Average
Loud
Weight
Light
Slightly Heavy
Heavy
I was curious about how well it would go with my Defiant so I gave it a try. And I wanted a new faceshield anyways.
As a sun visor, it does its job well. As a product made directly from Arai, it's well-built, and locks in place to prevent movement from wind as marketed. It also doesn't cause extra wind noise nor instability. The coverage of the visor not reaching the bottom corners of the faceshield is negligible; it covers just as much vision as any other drop-down visor. However, there are some key criticisms that need to be addressed:
It's pinlock ready, but no pinlock included. So if you already had pinlock on your standard SAI-max shield, you'll have to burn some extra money to keep your new faceshield from fogging. Also, unless Arai plans to sell the new faceshield with the updated brow vents by itself, you would have to spend that same amount for an entire Proshade system if you just simply needed a replacement (AND a new Pinlock lens!) If the Proshade came Pinlock-included at its current price, I would gladly pay for it again, but as it stands, its bang for the bucks takes a hit.
It adds noticeable weight to the helmet; you'll immediately feel the difference when you carry it around. It's not a huge deal-breaker, but if you've been wearing an Arai for a while, it's something to be aware of.
Since operation of the visor requires touching the actual lens as opposed to a switch, you'll be cleaning your visor in tandem with your faceshield very often.
It looks kinda dorky. I like internal sun visors because it's minimal and doesn't ruin the aesthetic lines of the helmet. Having the visor on the outside, especially when it's flipped up & not in use, looks tacky. We all get why it has to be on the outside for a Snell-rated helmet, but it loses points on style.
My number one gripe is the fact that it doesn't include a pinlock lens at the price it sells for. Obviously, if you bought an Arai, then money isn't an issue. But do be aware that it all adds up. If you have an itch to see what it's like for an Arai to have sun-glare protection, there are cheaper alternatives, but considering that this is made directly from Arai, it's at least worth trying once.
Rides: 2013 Honda CB1100
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Troy Lee Designs KG 5400 Knee Guards Integrated Lycra low-compression zones in a strapless, tapered elastic sleeve with no-slip internal grip zones. Constructed with rugged woven Aramid material to resist abrasion. Features Shock Doctor technology X-FIT integrates a wraparound supporter on elastic mesh sleeve for unparalleled comfort and fit with out bulky straps Strata foam articulates with complex body zones while providing impact protection Vent-trak moves air through flexible channels over skin surface to cool the athlete Mesh construction provides airflow and lightweight design Internal knee cap provides high-impact protection with a close, comfortable fit TLD
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Good knee guards for its price
PostedJuly 30, 2014
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Ryanizzle
From San Francisco
State:CA
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I originally bought these as low profile protection to wear under my jeans. I ended up returning them and choosing a different pair of guards, but despite some gripes, these are still worth considering for a certain market.
Among all the knee pads I've tried, these had the lowest price tag, and they were also the easiest to put on- the absence of straps made it the fastest to put on and take off. The knee protectors aren't exactly low profile as they are somewhat noticeable under a pair of jeans, but they have a very solid feel to them, and the Aramid material for abrasion resistance is a plus.
However, the top end of the guards felt loose. On that note, it would be advised to refer to TLD's official sizing chart on their website rather than the one shown on Revzilla (which shows the sizing for the 5450, not the 5400). Another issue I had with fit was the bottom portion of the pads would rub against my upper shin, but it would only do so if I were to lock my knees while standing, which is bad posture anyways. The main gripe where these pads miss the mark is air flow. Regardless of being marketed as lightweight and breathable, I and many reviewers beg to differ. They are noticeably warm, and will leave your knees feeling damp after several minutes.
If TLD could make these pads more breathable and maybe trim a bit of the pad from the bottom, it'd be perfect. I wouldn't recommend these for a commuter to wear for 8 hours, but I'd imagine these would do fine for touring. If I had ordered the right size the first time, there's a good chance I would've kept them.
Rides: 2013 Honda CB1100
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Easy Fit Knee Guards Features Pro-Shape knee soft protectors certified to CE - Cat. II - EN 1621.1 Rear strap closure Soft inserts Silicone inserts
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Decent option for low profile knee guards
PostedJuly 30, 2014
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Ryanizzle
From San Francisco
State:CA
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I originally purchased these knee guards under the hopes of finding something low profile I can wear under my jeans. I ultimately returned them & chose a different pair, but these at least deserve an honorable mention.
I mainly returned these knee guards because the size I ordered was questionable. My knee measures 14-15" so universally I should be a size Small, but the straps to these guards barely had enough velcro to stay on with secure confidence. On top of that, it's difficult to tell whether or not I ordered the wrong size, as there's no size chart for this product. The guards were barely noticeable under my jeans, however, so it does have merit for style. And I imagine that if I'd had the correct size, it would be comfortable and breathable enough to wear all day for a ride to commute & work.
The CE-rated pads don't inspire much confidence for protection as they feel very thin; I can still feel my knuckles if i were to firmly tap on the pads, and I could still feel impact if I were to lower my knee down to the floor. But I'm assuming the physics of impact energy dispersion goes beyond simple tests such as these if it's able to earn a CE rating, so it's up to you to put your faith in that.
The guards I chose were the Forcefield Zeus guards. Between these two, I'd stick to my final purchase since the Zeus guards offer abrasion resistance, and even though they both use the same style pads, I'd rather trust Forcefield over Dainese when it comes to standalone armor. The fact that Forcefield offers a size chart while Dainese does not stacks into their favor as well.
But if you feel that you can't commit to the higher pricetag of the Forcefield guards, I would recommend these as an alternative.
Rides: 2013 Honda CB1100
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Dainese Dean D-WP Boots Dean D-WP boots have been specifically designed for riders wanting a modern, casual look. These boots are comfortable and practical while either zipping through city traffic or going for a walk in the hills. Their waterproof, breathable D-WP membrane makes them ideal, even in adverse weather conditions. Features Lace closure Waterproof D-WP interior Rubber sole
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Solid casual cold weather boot
PostedFebruary 19, 2014
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Ryanizzle
From San Francisco
State:CA
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I actually bought my pair at the local Dainese-D store, but I love how informative Revzilla is, so I always like putting in reviews for gear. The main reason I bought these boots were its style, comfort , and price. I also own a pair of Stylmartin Indian boots, and while it's a better boot in the realm of protection, the Deans are actually more comfortable on & off the bike and have a slimmer profile; not to mention, it's significantly less expensive.
One very important thing I want to mention- THESE BOOTS FIT 1 SIZE SMALL. For reference, I wear the Dainese Cafe boots in EU40, so I naturally tried the Deans in 40 and not only did they fit tight, but I sized up the soles of both shoes and (although they use the same exact style sole), the Deans came up significantly short compared to the Cafe. I bought the Deans in 41 and they fit perfectly, pretty much broke in the minute I was walking in them.
Two little nitpicks I have with this boot: 1)based on the condition of the suede shift pad after 300 miles worth of riding (260 freeway, 40 city), I have a feeling it'll wear out very fast. 2) Because it's a shorter boot, the laces hang a lot lower; all my moto boots so far are laced, but this is the only pair that have me checking my laces while on the road. So if you're paranoid about riding with laced boots, you might not want these.
The big, obvious drawback to this boot is there is no reinforced impact protection for the ankles nor heels & toes. But with the way it's priced, the way I see it is you're paying the same amount you'd pay for WP Timberlands, but with motorcycle shift pads. If you're looking for an entry-level WP boot or you're primarily an in-town commuter, these boots are worth a try.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Bonneville SE
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Dainese Anfibio Cafe Boots The challenges on the North Circular, trips down to the beach in Brighton, nights in the clubs where rockers hang out in their leather jackets, badges, and grease. This heavy-duty boot with the unmistakable style of the boots of the time is dedicated to the magic of the 60s and the Cafe Racer world and has been revised with modern technical solutions. Made in cowhide with split leather inserts, the Cafe Boot features nylon inserts over the ankle and a breathable double jersey mesh liner under a vintage look to satisfy even the most technical and demanding rockers. Protection Nylon ankle guard Polyurethane inserts on heel and toebox Ergonomics and Comfort Cowhide upper Split leather inserts with rubber finishing Closing with laces Temperature adjustment Double jersey airgap liner Other Non-slip rubber sole Gear shift guard
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Not perfect, but still a solid on-bike/off-bike boot
PostedJanuary 29, 2014
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Ryanizzle
From San Francisco
State:CA
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
This is my first motorcycle-specific boot, purchased last summer. The main reason I chose this boot was its casual cafe style.
The boot fits very true to size. It gives a good amount of room at the toebox and still gives a sleek profile that can be worn over or under jeans. Initial break-in was somewhat uncomfortable, but broke in perfectly after a day of commuter use. The breathable liner does its job, and makes this boot a good choice for summer riding.
Three shortcomings compromise this boot- its sole, ease of entry/removal, and shift pad. The insole can leave the feet mildly sore after a full day of use- if you plan to wear these during a full work day, be aware that your comfort level may or may not tolerate it. I work 40 hours/week with a lot of standing & walking, but for its 6+ months of use, I'm still fine with wearing them. The outsole isn't all that great either- after a month of riding, the sole started melting and the lugs have significantly lost its shape- and unfortunately, the outsole isn't traditionally stitched on, so it's possible that they may not be resole-able. Also, taking the boots on & off can be a real chore, even after initial break-in;also, the laces are starting to wear out along the top eyelets. Lastly, the textile shift pad started wearing out within a few months. Shifting is still fine, but Dainese would've been wise to give it a leather shift pad instead.
Despite its cons, I'm still glad I bought the boots when I did. However, potential buyers may want to consider other choices. Rev'it is coming out with a similar boot called the Rodeo, and based on its video reviews, it appears to address the points the Cafe boots could've used improvement on. If time isn't an issue and you're willing to wait till early Spring, wait for the Rodeo in order to get a chance to compare the two.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Bonneville SE
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Stylmartin Indian Boots The Stylmartin Indian Boots are a great combination of comfort and protection with classic styling. Their waterproof and breathable lining combine with the anti-slip rubber sole makes this boot a great choice whether you are commuting or riding until the road ends. Uses a Vibram sole made in Italy that is comfortable and popular with the hiking / outdoor crowd for all-day comfort. Black boots include a set of black laces as well as a spare set of green laces. The Black version features a greased full grain leather. Brown boots include a set of brown laces as well as a spare set of red laces. The Brown version are made with natural tan full grain leather. The leather will lighten through brushing, with use, or bending it, gaining a unique coloring with a vintage effect, which enhance the classic dark brown color. Features Full grain leather upper Internal PU malleolus protection of both sides Fast lace system Anti-slip replaceable rubber sole Padded collar Antex breathable waterproof membrane Note Stylemartin Boots run about one whole size large.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Boots fit true to EURO size, buy towards your EURO size.
PostedJanuary 27, 2014
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Ryanizzle
From San Francisco
State:CA
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The size chart used in Revzilla has a slight typo- what's listed as "US" sizes are actually UK sizes- which are a full size smaller. For confirmation, check any European vendor that sells these boots online- they list a size chart that provides the same numbers- but labeled as UK/Euro sizes.
I'm a Euro 40 in moto boots, and I ordered this pair in both 40 and the Revzilla-recommended 39 (via outside vendor since availability from Revzilla is very limited). The 39 was very uncomfortable- the toe box and ankle cups were causing significant discomfort throughout its 4 days of commuter use. The 40 broke in perfectly within 15-30 minutes of wear.
For reference, I also own a pair of Dainese Cafe boots in EU40; while the Indian is bulkier in profile (which makes sense on account that it's a WP boot), the sizing from heel to toe is exactly identical.
I really wanted to go in detail how great this boot is, but I felt compelled to write this review based on its size. Since I've worn the 39, it's ineligible for return and I'm forced to re-sell this pair on my own. My adivce- if Revzilla offers both your true EU size and the recommended size smaller, go for your EU size first and see how it breaks in before any all-out use; Revzilla offers one of the best return/exchange policies for online motogear so there should be no hesitation.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Bonneville SE
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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REV'IT! Melville Jacket What do you get when you mix the timeless design of a classic wax jacket with modern technology The Melville jacket. Don't let the outer shell fool you the Melville is fully equipped for riding. It is 100 waterproof, windproof, and warm. It is also versatile, featuring a thermal liner with thermo collar that can be easily removed for warmer days in the city. The back pocket can accommodate the KNOX Advance X back protector (available as an upgrade), whereas the CE level protectors at shoulders and elbows are made by KNOX Lite. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer Shell Wax coated cotton twill Insulation Detachable thermal liner Waterproofing Hydratex mesh G-liner (5000mm H2O) Breathability Hydratex mesh G-liner (5000g/m2/24hrs) Composition Outer shell 100 cotton Lining 100 polyester Thermal Liner 100 polyester (insulation 100 polyester) Protection Knox Lite CE protection at shoulders and elbows Back Protector (sold separately) Seesoft Back Protector -Type KN Type KN / Size 106 fits SM-2XL Visibility Reflection at collar ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit City fit, regular Adjustability Adjustment tabs at collar and cuffs, waist belt, adjustment drawcord at hips Pockets Stash pockets, hand warmer pockets, inner pockets Please Note Jacket featured in video is a pre-production model and varies slightly from the Melville images and description, which are accurate.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Felt like I was wearing a cheap costume
PostedJanuary 20, 2014
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Ryanizzle
From San Francisco
State:CA
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Comfort 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
1 / 5
1 / 5
I don't own this jacket, but I did have the chance to try it on at a local moto shop that sells Rev'it gear last week. I was debating between buying this or the Opera- I'm glad I chose the Opera.
The "wax cotton" just made the jacket look and feel so tacky. The bulkiness of the jacket doesn't help; some people might be able to get away with it, but if you have a slim frame, you're gonna look ridiculous wearing this jacket. Also, the belt was really cheap and practically useless; Rev'it should have stayed with the prototype design that's used in Revzilla's video review.
Like i mentioned, I don't actually own the jacket so you can take my first impression of it with a grain of salt. If you're really into the whole Belstaff Trophy/Trialmaster style of the jacket, I would suggest either the Oxford (no wax cotton, but at least it'll feel like a real jacket) or the Concorde (with the detachable hood off, it somewhat resembles the Melville & it has a better fit & finish)- just be aware there are other jackets out there than this.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Bonneville SE
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Arctic Drystar Gloves Features Textile upper construction Goatskin palm construction with Clarino reinforcement Over-molded hard PU knuckle protection 4mm EVA foam padding on top of hand, fingers and wrist Accordion stretch inserts on top of hand and fingers High finger bridge Drystar membrane insert Thinsulate thermal insulation Insulated for warmth Micro-velcro wrist closure Hydrophobic knitted cuff Pre-curved finger construction
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
these are NOT winter gloves.
PostedJanuary 19, 2014
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Ryanizzle
From San Francisco
State:CA
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
1 / 5
1 / 5
I originally bought these gloves because I thought it would be cool to have a mid-cuff glove for cold-weather riding. Unfortunately, these gloves don't do much to keep your hands warm at sub-40 temps. Also, putting on the glove was very awkward in the beginning because of the inner liner; it took a couple rides to get accustomed to it.
I love the looks of the glove; I also like how the wrist strap is under the hand rather than over- it's a cleaner look & more ergonomic. Luckily for me, I live in a city that's mostly in the 40-50s range all year so these gloves still have some use to me, but on chilly mornings and lengthy freeway rides, my hands are still cold & numb. I simply cannot recommend because if it only offers marginal insulation in California winter, I can only imagine how much worse these gloves would be anywhere else.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Bonneville SE
No, I do not recommend this product.
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 Spidi JK Leather Jacket (3XL Only)
Spidi JK Leather Jacket (3XL Only)
Spidi JK Leather Jacket A great fitting and light weight sheep hide jacket aimed at a wide range of bikers from naked/cafe bike riders to tourers through urban commuters. Removable lining, full kit of CE Multitech protectors, Clip Stop and Warrior back protector-ready back pocket make this jacket a truly universally appealing item described by the essential style of motorcycling. Features Can be fitted with the Spidi Compact Warrior back protector (available separately) Removable CE level 1 certified Multitech arm and shoulder protectors Removable 60g thermal lining included Clip Stop system to attach jacket to trousers 0.7-0.9mm Sheep leather Please Note Spidi logo on chest is white, not grey as pictured.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This jacket is a testament of how underrated Spidi is compared to other brands
PostedJanuary 11, 2014
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Ryanizzle
From San Francisco
State:CA
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
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
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I bought this jacket at Revzilla last summer as my first motorcycle jacket- the key points that sealed the deal were the lambskin leather, style and fit.
I felt the chemistry instantly when I tried this jacket on at a local shop-it's much more comfortable than all the Dainese leathers I've tried thanks to the lambskin leather. The fit was also perfect- I'm a US34 wearing size small; the jacket gives a subtle balance of a streamlined profile and a touch of bulk that's not too excessive, even with the thermal liner and pads.
Its only obvious flaw is its lack of ventilation. I live in a city with year-round moderate weather so it's not an issue for me, but it's not an ideal all-weather jacket by any means. I'd give this jacket a temperature rating at 40s-60s with the thermal liner, and 60s-low 80s without the liner. I have used this jacket in 30s and even triple digit weather, and while I live to tell the tale, I would not recommend it.
Overall, I'm very glad I bought this jacket; it will be my benchmark for all future try & buy jackets.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Bonneville SE
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Arai Defiant Helmet - Solid Colors Designed specifically for the aesthetics and needs of street fighter and naked bike rider in mind, the new Arai Defiant is equally aggressive and feature rich, as one would expect from a new Arai helmet. Based on the fit and comfort of the Quantum, the Arai Defiant was built for the upright riding position with its aggressive, integrated chin spoiler, which was designed specifically to guide wind around the neck and to improve the aerodynamic properties of the helmet. The Hyper Ridge Bumper circles the bottom of the shell both adding additional strength and also lowering the helmet's center of gravity, while flaring the helmet opening slightly to increase the ease of putting on, and taking off. The Arai Defiant utilizes Arai's latest faceshield design, the SAI Max Vision Pinlock Shield with Brow Vents and includes Pinlock insert lens. The SAI Max Vision shield has been widened by 5mm left and right and offers one of the widest eyeports available for excellent peripheral vision. Features Aggressive new styling Internals are redesigned with a focus on safety and comfort Organic shell shape for superb energy management New IC-4 Upper Intake vents seal more completely when closed New ACR-4 flow thru exhaust vent allows greater air flow when open and reduces drag when closed FCS R (Facial Contour Support) cheek pad design has 5mm peel away micro fit layer for greater personal fit Cheek pads feature contoured shape, multiple density foam layer supported by a patented spring New shell shape is easier to put on and take off New water repellent material along bottom edge Pull down spoiler works with new flared bottom to increase helmet stability SAI Max Vision Brow Vent Pinlock anti-fog lens insert included DOT and Snell 2010 certified
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Helmet
PostedDecember 2, 2013
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Ryanizzle
From San Francisco
State:CA
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:25-34
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I waited a few months before reviewing this helmet to offer the most accurate feedback possible. I initially wanted an Arai helmet in favor of its subtle, organic shape. I chose the Defiant for its hyper-ridge feature for non-faired bikes & its overall looks.
Its airflow is one of its biggest strengths and quirks. It does a VERY good job of airflow- almost TOO good. It'll even bring in air when all vents are closed & chin curtain is down- something you might not want during very low temperatures. Another quirk is its noise level. Wind noise is very noticeable at freeway speeds, but not to the point where it's uncomfortable. Listening to music wouldn't be a problem, but I would imagine taking calls through a Bluetooth would be very difficult.
Overall I love the helmet, almost to the point that I take its features for granted, such as its Pinlock lens (included with the helmet!), wide-vision visor and plush interior lining. I'm pretty sure any subsequent helmet I end up buying will come up short on points that the Defiant can fill.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Bonneville SE
Yes, I recommend this product.
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