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Alpinestars GP Tech Air Leather Jacket The Alpinestars GP Tech Air Leather Jacket brings MotoGP technology to the street with performance details like external thermoplastic protection and strategically positioned accordion stretch zones. High density perforations keep you cool on those summer rides, while a removable windbreaker liner provides assured comfort in colder conditions. Features Constructed of 1.3mm premium full-grain leather, stretch Kevlar and heavy duty polyamide Removable internal vest 3L windbreaker liner with mesh lamination allows moisture to disperse quickly Exclusive Alpinestars patented high modulus thermoplastic external protection on shoulders and elbows Back and chest protection compartments with PE padding inserts (Alpinestars CE Bio Armor back protector insert and Tech Chest Guards available as accessory upgrade) Removable CE certified GP elbow protectors and shoulder bioarmor Secure snap connection system for Bionic Race protector Please Note Jacket in video is a pre-production model. Production jacket does not include Alpinestars logos on the sleeves.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
It's race leathers: Comfort is secondary to protection.
PostedApril 16, 2012
Customer avatar
LandLawMan
From Reston
State:VA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Following the track/racing apothegm: "If it zips, it fits", you'll find that this is a poor choice for every-day, casual riding. But when the knuckles turn white, the sphincter turns microscopic, and every half-witted fiber in your being tells you YOU'RE GOING DOWN!!!, well, you forget that you're not wearing the most comfy, roomy jacket ever made. It rubs pretty badly under the arms, and when you walk over to pay for your gas, you look like Buford Pusser in an upper-body cast. But, man, in the tuck, it's VERY well ventilated (remember, that's a bit of a dubious claim: "Vented" and "Leather" is an oxymoron to begin with). The BIONIC AIR back armor works great. The Chest Protectors, though, make a tight underarm fit even tighter. Again: The price you pay for the kind of protection the GP guys wear. This is really superior stuff, and I recommend it. I also recommend -- believe it or not -- SURF GEAR shirts underneath. Surf shirts are light, dry quickly, and typically have a high neck -- you'll need something between your neck & the jacket. Again, comfort takes a back seat to protection.
Rides: 2012 BMW K1300S
Yes, I recommend this product.
+2points
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 Nexx XR1R Carbon Helmet
Nexx XR1R Carbon Helmet
Nexx XR1R Carbon Helmet Carbon Shell CoolMaxfabrics 2 inlets and 4 outlets air-vents (Air Dynamic System) Soft anti-sweat and anti-allergic fabric inner lining Removable and washable lining Anti-noise Cheekpads Chin Windstopper Double D-Ring fastening strap UV resistant shell PC Lexanshield, anti-scratch and with easy locking system Visor Ventilation System Ergo padding System allows a perfect fit of the helmet in different head shapes. Removable Breath Guard Reflectors on the front, lateral and backside 2 shell sizes ECE/22-05, DOT and NBR-74712001 Ultralight helmet (1200g) Note Although helmets may be pictured with a dark smoke shield, they are sold stock with a clear shield only.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Like wearing a baseball cap. I really tight one.
PostedApril 16, 2012
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LandLawMan
From Reston
State:VA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Weight
Light
Very Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Intermediate Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
After about an hour of riding, the "E" came off on the back. Weak glue, I guess. INCREDIBLY light. And I'll tell ya: I never knew how fatiguing a normal helmet was until I wore my NEXX Carbon in the twisties. EXCELLENT field of vision. It's not quite (in spite of the maker's claims), and it's certainly not easy-on-easy-off. VERY tight in the front comparative to the back & sides. Not a good choice for casual riding. But I feel very secure for track day. Surprisingly good ventilation. Fit-n-finish -- aside from the above -- are excellent. Aesthetics: The carbon fiber look is sweet, but it's not over-stated / in-your-face like many other CF helmets. And it blends with the painted portions very well. Minor Irritation: Switching face shields requires a screwdriver. . . and patience. It's just not a fun thing to do, and could've been better engineered, I'll bet.
Last word: The 'zilla team is my go-to shop for life.
Rides: 2012 BMW K1300S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Cortech Dryver Tail Bag Water-resistant, molded, 170-gram jersey-knit material outer shell Adjustable mounting straps accommodate a wide range of mounting configurations Retains shape when empty or full Easy access main compartment Internal organizer pocket and key clip Comfortable, padded neoprene handle Soft, brushed nylon interior lining Rain cover included 11.5 L x 10 W x 5 H 3.4-liter capacity
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Haven't installed, but looks well-made
PostedDecember 19, 2011
Customer avatar
LandLawMan
From Reston
State:VA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My 2012 hasn't been delivered yet, so haven't installed it. But I can tell it's the perfect size: JUST big enough to carry important stuff, but not so big as to look like a cancer upon the otherwise gorgeous curves & lines of a Sport Bike. It's *NOT* the kind that stretches tentacles to every conceivable post, like some kind of half-splattered cling-on giant spider your windshield just deflected. Rather, it tucks neatly under the seat. You're not going to get jeans & boxers in there -- just maybe a sammich for you, & your registration for the law enforcement gentlemen.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese Jacket Wave V
Dainese Jacket Wave V
The WAVE Safety Jacket is probably the garment that best expresses the characteristics of the protective concepts developed by Dainese for application to a wide array of sports. Protection EC homologated composite protection on the shoulders, elbows, forearms and back. Soft inserts on the shoulder blades, humerus and chest. Removable back protection. Equipped with soft inserts on the shoulder blades and breast-piece over the bust. The shoulder and elbow protections are mounted on a soft support. The back Wave has an innovative corrugated structure with greater mechanical resistance than the previous versions, yet is exactly the same weight, plus a brand new ventilation system. The waist joint, introduced with Back Space, has been kept as it enables the protector to follow the torsos lateral movements. Comfort Protective waistcoat produced in large-knit fabric to guarantee maximum permeability during use. Adjustable waistbands to improve comfort during use. Straps to adjust the fit of the sleeves and tie straps for shoulder protection are also included.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
does as intended....
PostedDecember 19, 2011
Customer avatar
LandLawMan
From Reston
State:VA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I didn't review "Style". There IS no Style. If you can see it, you're wearing it wrong. You CANNOT wear this (or anything like it) as an outer garment. I've seen it done, and I pray those guys don't go down. Here's what you need for summer riding: Hi-tech, tight-fitting UnderArmour or similar shirt; this; heavy-woven outer shirt. Do this, and you're MINIMALLY protected whilst staying cool. But note, as always, you gain one at the expense of the other.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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