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Held Short Race Gloves The Held Short Race Gloves are everything you want and nothing extra or bulky that you don't need. Outer Shell: Highly abrasion-resistant kangaroo leather palm Supple cowhide back Colorfast and sweatproof Lining: Unlined Fit/Features: Special flat seam VELCRO brand closure adjustment at cuffs Visor wipe Elasticated leather panels on back, thumb and fingers Perforated finger side walls Finger-bridge between ring finger and pinkie Protections: Hard plastic knuckle protection Superfabric reinforcement on fingers and edge of hand Double leather at palm Reinforced edge of hand & thumb DuPont Kevlar protection on back of hand Double material at edge of hand and fingers
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Bummed out
PostedApril 4, 2016
Customer avatar
fairbanks
From Chandler
State:AZ
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
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These Held Short Race gloves were my favorite gloves for about 12 months, until my middle finger completely poked through the end of the glove the other day. In addition, this triangled velcro attachment is a breaking point and has severed.
I had heard Held gloves had gone down in quality as they are no longer manufactured in the same location…….I am a big fan of the kangaroo skin and the gloves were very comfortable and fit well, but if they don't protect me why am I paying 2 bills for poorly constructed gloves.
I also have the Held Air Stream gloves, and now I'm suspicious of their quality. What a disappointment, because I thought I had found the one glove that protected and was comfortable.
Rides: 2014 Ducati Streetfighter 848
No, I do not recommend this product.
+1point
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 Schuberth C3 Helmet (XS Anthracite Only)
Schuberth C3 Helmet (XS Anthracite Only)
Schuberth C3 Helmet The Schuberth C3 is the helmet of choice for the ultimate sporting adventure. Thanks to its compact dimensions, this new premium flip-up helmet from Schuberth has no serious rivals on the market. With its unique synthesis of sportiness and comfort, its previously unheard-of noise level of 84 dB(A) at 65 mph sets new benchmarks for the industry as a whole. The helmet is made of S.T.R.O.N.G fibre, a special glass-fibre reinforced Duroplast matrix and is available in two helmet shell sizes High Performance Aerodynamics The C3 is the new generation of flip-up helmets. It stands out from the crowd at all times through its advanced aerodynamics and agreeable riding characteristics. The integrated features make it ahead of its time. C3 - New generation flip-up technology from the SCHUBERTH wind tunnel makes your next touring journey a sheer riding pleasure. Aerodynamic shape Directionally stable No oscillatory tendency No buffeting Aeroacoustics of the Schuberth C3 Helmet All SCHUBERTH motorcycle and racing helmets are developed and optimized under scientific conditions in the SCHUBERTH wind tunnel. Owing to its outstanding aeroacoustic characteristics, the Schuberth C3 is the ideal helmet for your touring journeys. Extremely quiet (due to integrated acoustic collar and anti-noise pad) 84 dB(A) at 100 km per hour (with closed machines) Safety principle: the reduced noise level assists the rider's concentration and attentiveness Pinlock Visor Guaranteed condensation-free thanks to its double glazing technology Selectable city position Ventilation system The C3 has an innovative ventilation system to keep your head cool and comfortable A.R.O.S (Anti-Roll-Off-System) The Anti-Roll-Off-System especially developed by SCHUBERTH is provided as a safety feature in every SCHUBERTH motorcycle helmet. It ensures that provided the chinstrap is closed and correctly adjusted: the helmet cannot pivot off the head from behind the risk of contact between the chin section of the helmet and the chin or neck of the rider is minimized due to small angle of tilt the consequences of the helmet coming into contact with the chest as the result of an accident are reduced. the helmet is fastened by a micro-lock ratchet lock Outer shell The outer shell of the Schuberth C3 Helmet combines an aerodynamically optimal shape suitable for racing with excellent protection. Material: S.T.R.O.N.G.-Fibre New helmet shell technology from SCHUBERTH permits low weight Glass fibre with a special resin added is compressed in a vacuum at a pressure of 6 bar to form a helmet shell which is exceptionally sturdy. Inner Lining The innovative interior lining of the C3 is outstanding due to its excellent fit and the optimized ventilation system. COOLMAX pad system, removable and washable Optimized fit thanks to MaxFit concept fitting Skin friendly, warm and breathable Techskin material Variable pad system ensures effective ventilation (see ventilation summer/winter) Allergen-free Antibacterial Hand washable at 30 C Removable cheek pads Chin guard The C3 is characterized by its strong and distortion-free chin guard. The extremely robust chin guard locking system resists very high drag loads. Other Features Sun Visor is tinted with anti-fog coating SRC-System (Schuberth-Rider-Communication-System) option available US DOT and ECE 22.05 certified Weight: 1,570g including sun visor and acoustic collar (may vary depending on shell size) Made in Germany
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
German engineering at it's finest
PostedDecember 5, 2015
Customer avatar
fairbanks
From Chandler
State:AZ
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Very Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Very Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Long Narrow
Round
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
I have a tendency to rate all my helmet purchases 4 or 5 stars because I do a ton of homework and research in advance and actually go to a dealership to try on the lid before I order it from Revzilla so fit is never a surprise.
But this helmet is one of those items that when you open the box and pull it out you marvel at it's beauty. I bought the C3 and not the Pro because quite frankly I didn't see enough of a reason to spend the extra cash. I know the list of upgrades were significant, but the sum of the items didn't bring enough value to justify the premium, especially considering I got this helmet for $329.
As a point of reference, I have a Shoei RF1200 and an Arai Vector 2 so I'm used to expensive and high quality helmets and this Schuberth holds its own against them.
When you read this if you have not watched all of Anthony's reviews on the C3 line, you really should watch them because he shows this helmet right next to a Shoei modular helmet to demonstrate just how compact and small this helmet is. This is a VERY important feature I look for when buying a helmet because I strongly dislike a fishbowl effect, and the fatigue from a large helmet is a deal breaker for me. Not only is this helmet is size Medium more compact than my Arai Vector 2 in size Small, but it's even more compact than my Shoei RF1200 in size small. It literally is most compact helmet I own, and it's modular!
Pro's:
Stunning quality
Extremely compact (best on the market)
Very quite
Plush interior
Neutral shape
Excellent finish
Good ventilation
Love the latch on the strap vs the old school D-ring
(not sure why people complain about the strap hitting their adams apple? My neck is 17 inches and it doesn't bother me one bit)
Side field of view is outstanding
I can get extra dark tint on the shield by ordering a dark smoke tint visor (with pin lock) for really sunny days in Arizona and drop down the internal visor.
Most importantly: Lowest level of wind buffeting of any helmet I have ever used! Side checks at high speeds and the helmet does not move. It's awesome.
Now the Cons:
The helmet requires two hands and some work to get it to engage when closing down the face. It will click, but it might take you a try or two. This only happens when you put it on which is odd. When it's not on, it closes perfectly.
The latch closure I love so much has a comfort sleeve underneath it that gets out of alignment and needs to be positioned properly before latching the strap.
When I pull the face down, the chin curtain is enormous and gets caught on your chin. This is a necessary evil to get the quietness this helmet delivers, but you might need to grab the chin curtain and pull it over your chin slowly.
I wear all my helmets "race fit" (very tight) and I wear a small in Arai and Shoei and wear a medium in Schuberth (which is actually fine because in Schuberth XS-Lg all get the same TINY shell. But once you go to size XL, this tiny Schuberth becomes much larger in appearance. Keep this in mind, all bets are off on this being such a compact lid if you are going to the XL size (therefore getting the larger shell).
In short, if I am running my bike hard in the canyons I will still take my Arai which is louder but better in the tuck position than the Schuberth. But, for ALL other occasions I can't think of a reason I would use anything other than this C3 Schuberth. It's that good of a helmet and to score this for the price I got it for on Black Friday was the best Christmas present I could give myself.
One tip, you can tell by Anthony's excitement and number of endorsements he gives this helmet that it's a safe bet if your budget and skull shape permit. The owner of Revzilla has a C3. It's the end of the line in helmet shopping if your head shape fits, but if you wear an Arai Profile than this is not going to work.
I doubt I will stray from Schuberth going forward, these German engineers and their fancy wind tunnel at the factory take this very serious and you can tell.
Rides: 2014 Ducati Streetfighter 848
Yes, I recommend this product.
+3points
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Held Air Stream 2 Gloves The replacement for the Held Air Hero Gloves has arrived, the Held Air Stream Gloves offer an ideal combination of superior protection and airflow for warm weather comfort. Outer Shell: Highly abrasion-resistant kangaroo leather palm 100 poly mesh fabric, leather detailed back Colorfast and sweat proof Lining: Unlined palm DuPont Kevlar and CoolMax lined back Features: Special step seam avoids pressure points on inner hand and enhances feel VELCRO brand closures adjustment at cuffs Perforated leather back Perforated finger panels and sidewalls of fingers in lightweight mesh fabric Perforated hand for maximum ventilation, feel, and comfort Visor wipe Protection: Hard plastic knuckle protection Superfabric reinforcement on fingers and edge of hand Hard plastic protection with leather covering on side of hand
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Schizophrenic Gloves
PostedMay 24, 2015
Customer avatar
fairbanks
From Chandler
State:AZ
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I am an absolute fanboy for Held Gloves, so you may wonder why I gave this Airstream 2 an average rating. Let me begin by saying I currently have the Held Short Racer gloves in size XL, and it's the best fitting glove I have ever owned. I love everything about it.
So I figured the Airstream 2 would be just a longer cuff version of the Racer glove with a perforated palm. When the Airstream came in the mail this week I was so happy to get them on and go for a ride……but once I tried it on the disappointment set in. It fits nothing like my Racer glove from Held. In fact the left glove is dramatically different then the right glove? On the left glove the pinky is about a half inch too long, yet all the other fingers are OK on length. Then the index finger has what appears to be a bad seam at the very tip because it's as if there is something poking at my finger tip. It would absolutely drive me crazy, in fact it hurt to shape my hand in the grip position when I had it on, so for long rides it would be unbearable.
In short, I am sending them back, and I was really looking forward to this glove. I am going to give it one more chance and hope that this was possibly a deformed set of gloves, but if they are within spec, I can't recommend this glove.
Rides: 2014 Ducati Streetfighter 848
No, I do not recommend this product.
0points
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Arai Vector 2 Helmet The Arai Vector 2 Helmet is the successor to Arai's hugely popular Vector model. Features for the Arai Vector 2 Helmet include an SAI face shield which provides a wider field of vision. A replaceable interior liner has been modified to improve air flow around the head and to provide a more comfortable fit eliminating pressure points. The ventilation system has been revamped with a larger size switch and larger rear duct which will create 50 more vacuum. The Arai Vector 2 has been created for the rider who doesn't need bells and whistles, but still demands a finely crafted and protective helmet. Features: Complex Laminate Construction (CLC) shell that combines excellent shell integrity with light weight Arai's exclusive multi-density, single piece hybrid EPS liner Arai's multi-density EPS liner is like no other, comprised of up to 5 different densities in some models which is molded into a single piece The single-piece hybrid liner and its unique benefit: the direct-fused contact area that each EPS call shares with its neighboring cells creates a mutual support - as one cell is crushed under impact, the surrounding cells assist with the energy absorption. (Liner pieces that are simply fitted or glued together cannot rely on such a high-level support bond.) ACF-2 front intake vent has an oversized intake opening for better airflow, and a sliding-door mechanism to more completely close it Brow Vent Face Shield Ventilation System provides cooling air in upper face area without holes in critical forehead area of the shell or in the impact-absorbing liner material Extreme peripheral view - same wider field of side to side visibility as the Corsair V racing helmet (an additional 5mm on each side when compared to to previous Vector model) Tuned rear vent/wing - Air inlets provide improved interior ventilation and heat removal Hyper-Ridge band - newly sculpted lower reinforcement band provides stability and lower center of gravity for a lightweight feeling. Larger side exhaust ports to increase airflow and minimize noise Dual pivot chin vent to direct air to the rider or the shield for de-misting Reinforced shell ridges with integrated side exhaust vents Larger bottom opening for easier on and off Removable/replaceable cheek pads with 5mm peel-away layer 5mm peel away temple pads Meets or exceeds Snell M2015 and DOT standards Note: Frost indicates a Matte finish while Diamond refers to a metallic finish with metal flake.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Arai Vector 2 VS Shoei RF 1200
PostedMay 13, 2015
Customer avatar
fairbanks
From Chandler
State:AZ
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
There is something called "confirmation bias" where a person positively will rate an item higher then it really is to justify their purchase. In my case I was absolutely hoping to prove to myself that my Shoei RF1200 was a superior helmet to the Arai Vector 2 because I was very satisfied with my Shoei, but I wanted to see what all fuss was about with Arai, so I gave it a go.
I must say, I now know why everyone seems to love Arai helmets. It' hard to describe, but this helmet is greater then the sum of its parts. I look for some key ingredients when I purchase a helmet and those are:
1.) It needs to be light
2.) It needs to flow a ton of air (I live in the dessert and it's hot)
3.) It needs to not make my head look like I have a fish bowl on top of me. Large profile helmets look ridiculous
4.) It needs to have a very wide field of vision
5.) It needs to fit properly.
I don't really care so much about a quiet helmet because I wear ear plugs, but the Arai is still pretty quiet, but the Shoei might edge it in quietness (very close IMO).
The Arai meets all of the above criteria and right when you put it on you know there is something different about this lid. The fit is perfect for me. When you set the Arai next to my Shoei RF1200, the Arai looks to be a tiny tad larger, but when you put the Arai on my head, it actually "smaller" then the Shoei RF1200, and the only thing I can conclude is that the base of the Arai is wider at the neck preventing that "light bulb" shape look causing me to look like the Great Gazzoo.
The air flow in insane. Seriously, this is where it blows my Shoei out of the water. I ride in 100 degree temps and when I am going down the road at 65 mph, I literally can feel my lips blowing due to the amour of air coming in, it's that good!
If I get up to speed (over 85mph), my eyes will water from the wind coming in through the eye ports!
Which bring me to the next huge thing is the visor on the Arai has these little air vents that click open and pipe a good amount of air right at my eyebrow location. This must be some sort of patent for Arai, because why every helmet manufacturer doesn't do this is beyond me?
At speed in full tuck, I give the edge to the Shoei for buffeting less then the Vector 2, but at the 3/4 or upright position i give the edge to Arai Vector 2.
When side checking to change lanes, I give the edge to Arai.
On fit and finish, I give the win to Arai. I got the Vector 2 Crutchlow lid so it's fairly high viz and has a matte finish to it. My Shoei RF1200 is very nice and it's a shiny finish so it's not really an apples to apples comparison on exterior finish. But I like the vents and buckle better on the Arai.
One area that the Shoei seems to excel is the changing of the visor. The Arai gets some getting used to and I know this operator error on my part, but I had a heck of time changing out my shield to dark smoke on my Vector 2. I have seem guys at the track change out their shields in 3 seconds so I just have to get the hang of it. But the Arai has a wider field of vision then my Shoei RF1200.
It's tough to cough up 5 bills for a lid, but I'm kind of a gear nut so I put money into helmets and don't feel one bit bad about it, because in an "OFF" I think this lid will pay me back in spades.
Rides: 2013 Harley Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight XL1200X
Yes, I recommend this product.
+5points
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AGV AX8 EVO Naked Helmet The AGV AX-8 EVO Naked Helmet is the street version of the AX-8 DS EVO. By removing the peak, you reduce drag. Less drag more fun. The AGV AX-8 EVO Naked features internal padding with increased thickness for improved comfort and greater stability. The shape for the outer shell in the chin area combined with a wider and softer base edge reduces interference with any back protector used and decreases risks of impact traumas, thanks to its shock-absorber function. Features: SSL (Super Super Light) carbon, Kevlar and fiberglass shell construction IVS (Integrated Ventilation System) funnels air though channels in the outer shell Flat face shield in non-scratch, antifog polycarbonate Dry-Lex internal padding with sanitized treatment Removable and washable cheekpads and internal lining 3 shell sizes DOT certified
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Very long front to back dimensions
PostedNovember 18, 2014
Customer avatar
fairbanks
From Chandler
State:AZ
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Long Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
This helmet has good air flow, and is rather comfortable so do recommend it. However it is almost comically long front to back so the profile I look like the great gazzoo. From the front head on I look like an assassin.
The field of view is better then any helmet I have ever had, and I have had the best of Shoei, and Arai. You literally have an unobstructed view to the side. Zero interference from helmet.
Pro's:
Very light
Great field of vision
Good air flow
Ver comfortable
Unique
Con's:
Rather loud
The front to back length is just too long for my taste
If you get this helmet, you have to get the dark smoked visor to finish the look.
Rides: 2012 Ducati Monster 696
Yes, I recommend this product.
-2points
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REVIT Neutron Gloves Take the REVIT Neutron gloves on a summer tour and you'll immediately notice how lightweight and comfortable they are. Their climate-control characteristics ensure good ventilation and breathability. Hands are kept safe thanks to protection at knuckles, palm and fingers. Their stylish striped design in various colors distinguishes the gloves from anything else on the market, and pairs well with many other REV'IT! products. PROTECTION FEATURES: Outer Shell: Goatskin, PWRshell 500D stretch, heavy Spandex, 2-way stretch Lining: Tri-fleece liner Composition: Outer shell: 54 leather, 38 Nylon, 7 polyurethane, 6 polyester, 2 spandex. Lining: 100 polyester Protection: PU injected knuckle, PU injected finger knuckle, EVA foam at fingers, knuckle, thumb and palm ERGONOMIC FEATURES: Fit: Tour fit Adjustability: Adjustment tab at cuff Ventilation: Ventilation panels at fingers, palm and backhand Features: Connect finger tip, short cuff Note: The contact patches on the index finger and thumb of the glove look slightly different that shown in product images (strips, not a solid patch).
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My favorite gloves
PostedMay 12, 2014
Customer avatar
fairbanks
From Chandler
State:AZ
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I have had these for about 8 months now and they have held up perfectly, in fact they have gotten better with time and fit my hands better then any glove I have. I live in AZ and temps get hot so once it's over 65 degrees I break these out. If it's colder then 65 you can't count on these to keep you warm, nor should they as they are marketed and designed for hot weather. They are a great short cuff glove that work well with the iPhone screen. I did order an XL size and I'm not a huge guy at 5.8 and 175 lbs, but my hands are pretty big. I figured I 'd need a large, but in the video Anthony strongly recommends ordering up a size so I listened and I'm glad I did. Use the measurement guide and error on the next size up if you are on the line. Anyway they have held up great and no complaints and they get a lot of use.
Rides: 2013 Harley Davidson Forty-Eight XL1200X
Yes, I recommend this product.
+1point
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 Dainese Hybrid Shirt (X-Large Only)
Dainese Hybrid Shirt (X-Large Only)
Dainese Hybrid Shirt Protection Composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard Ergonomics and Comfort Silicon inserts and Sleeve's elastic construction on the forearms Other Jersey Holl and perforated G9 fabric for the maximum airflow
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Runs Small
PostedMarch 10, 2014
Customer avatar
fairbanks
From Chandler
State:AZ
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
This product from Dainese is a clever idea and if you live in a desert climate like I do, then the need for air flow protection is paramount. There are days it's easily over 110 degrees for several weeks straight during the day and a jacket at those temps almost becomes unbearable, and arguably not safe due to heat exhaustion. I gave this 4 stars because:
Cons:
Runs very small. I bought a medium and it is literally painted on.
The armor is very good, but I'm worried about the fabric holding it together long term.
No back protection.
Pro's:
Amazing breathability
Excellent armor
I wear it under my Draggin Shirt that is made of kevlar, so have armor and skin/rash protection if I go down.
As a point of reference the medium I got that is so snug on my 170 LB, 5.8 frame. I am actually ordering another one, but this time in an XL.
I do recommend this product.
Ducati Monster
Harley 48
Rides: 2013 Harley Davidson Forty-Eight XL1200X
Yes, I recommend this product.
0points
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Dainese New Drake Air Textile Pants Dainese knows no bounds when it comes to innovative motorcycle gear and the New Drake Air Pants are no exception. A full 750D textile construction with integrated elasticated inserts, mesh backed vents and CE rated composite knee armor make the New Drake Air Pants a heavy hitter, perfect for multi-season sport and sport-touring riders. The unique flip-up vents located on the thighs are strategically positioned to maximize airflow yet can be easily closed when the temperature drops or to keep out wet weather. The New Drake Air Pants provide industry leading multi-season riding comfort and protection. Features Removable composite protectors Cordura fabric 750 Suretta fabric Perforated fabric Insert in elasticated fabric Soft hip pads are sewn in place Calf zip Jacket-trousers fastening system Adjustable waist Sanitized lining
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Look at the size chart, THEN ORDER UP A SIZE
PostedFebruary 20, 2014
Customer avatar
fairbanks
From Chandler
State:AZ
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
This review is going to depend on what type of fit you want out of these pants. If you scroll up and look at the picture of them on the model, they look snug, a bit TOO snug for me.
I am exactly 5.8 and 174 lbs athletic build. I ordered a size 50 and sent them back to get a 52. The 50's actually fit, but they were too snug (skinny jean style or not, I prefer a bit baggier look, but not overly baggy). Now the 52's are perfect! If you are shorter then 6 ft, length will not be an issue as the legs taper and mask the extra length, plus with boots on they are perfect. I hate when the pants rise up over the boot, it's a pet peeve of mine. The waist was a little big, but who cares as they are fully adjustable and cinched right up so that is a non issue. It was the legs that were my concern, I need a bit of room and the 52's are great.
The material and build quality are top notch! Seriously with the armor, these are perfect, and are not flashy but classy and go with all my gear.
Don't get caught up in waist size worries too much, nor length if under 6 ft.
I have a ducati and my legs are bent, and I have no issues with the bunching in the knee area I keep hearing about on these threads. It might be the position of the pegs that dictates that issue?
If you have 300 bills in the tank for pants, these should easily last 5 years or more and that is money well spent imo.
The only gripe I have is the button above the zipper being an eye hole that might need attention down the road.
Ducati Monster
Harley 48 1200
Rides: 2013 Harley Davidson Forty-Eight XL1200X
Yes, I recommend this product.
+3points
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 AGV Sport Malibu Riding Jeans
AGV Sport Malibu Riding Jeans
AGV Sport Malibu Riding Jeans Real DuPont Kevlar coverage in the hips and sides of your legs, knees and upper shins and throughout the seat and upper hamstrings Made with the highest quality 12.5oz denim Comfortable and perfect for everyday riding, but offer the benefit of abrasion resistant protection in the critical areas riders need protection AGV's special relaxed fit is perfect for riding motorcycles and is ideal for just hanging out when youre off the bike Anti-scratch plastic buttons Two front pockets and a small change pocket Two rear pockets with button down flaps Perfect to wear over your boots Sizing is similar to todays popular relaxed fit jeans Machine wash and dry
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
AGV has awesome Kevlar Jeans!
PostedDecember 23, 2013
Customer avatar
fairbanks
From Chandler
State:AZ
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Ok first off I have the AGV Corsica Jeans, and you can read my review of those as well (very positive), so I thought I would try the Malibu jeans.
I have to say, I actually like these even better! I bought the exact same size as my Corsica's which were 34x32. I am 5.8 and weight about 168lbs, athletic build. The Malibu's are much roomier than the Corsica's so they are more comfortable on the bike for sure. They are a tad baggy, and the width at the ankle is wider, but not flaired out to where they look funny. I wish the ankle width was about an inch or two narrower, but they are proportionate to the cut of the wider leg on the pants. In short the corsica's look better off the bike, but the Malibu's feel better riding the bike. Both look great and you can't go wrong.
The kevlar is good, and there is plenty of it in the right places. One thing I like is the Malibu's have a zipper fly instead of the button fly. The pocket on the back of the Malibu is a button though....not a big fan of that, but these jeans are so stylish, protective and comfortable, I'm willing to give that a pass. I highly recommend both these and the corsica's, for under a hundred bucks you can't go wrong!
Rides: 2013 Harley Davidson Forty-Eight XL1200X
Yes, I recommend this product.
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S100 Special Surface Cleaner S100 Special Surface Cleaner is a waterless spray-on, wipe off cleaner that works on fairings, helmets, visors, instruments and windshields. Bugs, rain spots and road film disappear instantly leaving nothing but a nice clear surface!
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Cheap Plastic Bottle
PostedDecember 9, 2013
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fairbanks
From Chandler
State:AZ
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
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1 / 5
1 / 5
I suppose it's not fair to rate this product a 1. But when you order something and the bottle has a hole in the bottom of it and has leaked all over the box, then it's safe to say their packaging is very lacking. If the product is anything like the container they put it in, then it's a waste.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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