fairbanks
 
 
 
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    July 25, 2013
  • Last review
    May 12, 2014
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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 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.
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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
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.
+1point
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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
Customer avatar
fairbanks
From Chandler
State:AZ
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
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.
-1point
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AGV Sport Corsica Riding Jeans Features Designed for any climate Real DuPont Kevlar coverage in the hips and sides of your legs, your knees and upper shins and throughout the seat and upper hamstrings Comfortable and perfect for everyday riding, but offer the benefit of abrasion resistant protection in the critical areas riders need protection The Corsica features a tighter, more tailored fit (Think Levis 505) and is great for riding motorcycles and is ideal for just hanging out when you're off the bike Two front pockets and a small change pocket Two rear pockets Button up fly Made with the highest quality 12.5oz denim, with a distressed look Perfect to wear over your boots Machine wash and dry
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very comfortable and Discreet
PostedNovember 25, 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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
These jeans are incredibly comfortable! I can't believe how well I can move in these considering they are kevlar lined. The fit is just like I like as they fit perfectly over my Milwaukee boots, but they are somewhat snug around the ankle (which I like). The length is perfect, and the waist is accurate too, but the legs are a bit snug.
I'm 5.8 and 165 lbs and I had to go with the 34 waist and 32 length for the legs to not be so tight. For under a hundred bucks, these can't be beat. They are machine washable too.
In addition they don't look like they are special kevlar jeans. People review poorly on the pocket sizes, but I think they are fine.
Yes, I recommend this product.
0points
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Roland Sands RSD Ronin Leather Jacket The RSD Limited Set utilizes exclusive oiled leather to create a limited edition collection of riding jackets and accessories. Much like every custom RSD bike, the merging of heritage and modern components creates the perfect combination of style and function. RSD jackets are built to ride, but still retain everyday comfort. Roland Sand Design's fit program ensures subtle ergonomic fit and functionality, and armor-ready styles provide pockets for RSD CE certified armor. Features Detailed caf style, with shorty snap collar and front zip pockets RSD Limited Set hand finished washed and waxed cowhide (Main body leather thickness 1.2mm) Performance riding fit, with rotated, pre-curved sleeves, dropped back length, and relaxed collar opening Perforated leather interior trims Perforated sleeve venting Sleeve zip pocket Side zipper waist adjust Zip close cuffs Satin poly lining with custom RSD repeat numbers heat emboss Soft lined electronics security pocket Stretch mesh cargo stuff pockets Zip close interior chest pocket Armor ready shoulder, elbow, and back protector pockets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Worth the money
PostedJuly 25, 2013
Customer avatar
fairbanks
From Chandler
State:AZ
Gender:male
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
I just bought this jacket based on the reviews from this website and video. The Roland Sands Ronin is pretty much everything it claims to be and more. I was a little worried ordering online due to the potential of getting the wrong size and dropping nearly 6 bills.
However when it arrived I knew it was something pretty special, by the smell, texture and feel of the jacket. The finish is perfect and will age over time and only become better. I figure it's worth the money to have a timeless jacket that will last a couple decades possibly.
On the fit.....I ordered the black in Medium. I am 5.8 and 170 lbs athletic build. My arms are about 16 inches around, neck is 17 and chest 42.5. This medium fits perfect so if you are similiar in size go with the medium if you like a tighter fit, but still able to wear a THIN hoodie underneath. Thick hoodie probably won't work.
Since I'm shorter, I thought it might be a little too long, however it's perfect in hanging length.
I don't really ever buy clothes thinking in terms of investment, but on this jacket, I did. I don't regret the purchase one bit, hopefully I have it a long time.
Roland Sands did a nice job on this. Hope this helps, sorry for the rambling....
Yes, I recommend this product.
+3points
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