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 Olympia Phantom One Piece Suit
Olympia Phantom One Piece Suit
Olympia Phantom One Piece Suit When compared to the competition, Phantom offers unmatched levels of quality, venting and waterproof protection. Its 2000 denier reinforced Cordura shell and seam sealed waterproof / breathable membrane enhance its function while five exterior pockets keep your personal gear safe and dry. As temperatures heat up youll cool down by utilizing Phantoms exclusive AVS shoulder to forearm and torso venting system. This system offers special water-tight zippers that when open, create major airflow directly to a riders body. For cold weather rides, Phantom is also equipped with a removable Thermolite insulated one piece jump suit liner. Standing, boot on entry is a snap thanks to Phantoms heavy duty torso to knee and full length side leg zippers. Features Outer shell constructed in coated 500 and 2000 denier Cordura fabric Waterproof/breathable membrane adds double waterproof protection Thermolite insulated jump suit liner Airflow Ventilation System at chest arms and back Slide buckle straps at chest pocket vents create adjustable air flow Double storm placket front closure Removable CE Motion Flex armor at elbows and shoulders Removable CE approved Motion Flex articulated back protector Cool mesh airflow lining Custom Fit detailing at collar, cuffs, elbows, waist and bottom hem Comfort neoprene collar and neck inserts 3M Scotchlite reflective piping at front, sides and back Nine storage pockets waterproof rear storage pocket AVS Venting System Fold up pocket flaps with lock down slide buckle straps create adjustable air flow. Shoulder to forearm venting system creates maximum airflow. Removable Jump Suit Liner Insulated liner jacket Sturdy wind and water resistant rip stop nylon shell, Thermolite insulation, comfort stand up collar, two zippered storage pockets and interior cell phone pocket.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good commuter
PostedNovember 22, 2012
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vstromer
State:SC
Rider Type:Commuter
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
True to Size
Large
I have been wearing the phantom suit for about 2 weeks now. I am 5'7" 170 lbs. The large fits me correctly as the size chart said it would. The easy hem legs... well I might call them the "moderately difficult hem". I was able to hem them myself with a heavy duty needle, home sewing machine and iron. It took about 4 hours to hem both the suit and liner. I could do it in about half that time now that I have done one.
The suit wears well, pads are in the correct place, all adjustments are good. I can step in just fine with boots on and it takes about 60 seconds to get the whole suit on and buttoned up. The Velcro is tenacious, but should break in with wear. Thigh pockets are in the right spot and carry my phone and wallet comfortably. The leg zippers only unzip from the bottom so you cannot access your street pant pockets. You can unzip the main zipper from the bottom if you need to relieve your self. For my taste there are a lot more pockets than I need. Nice detail work on the collar, seals well, stays open well.
I have been riding comfortably at 35-45 degrees for 25 miles with the suit and a fleece jacket, no liner. I think below 32 degrees I will add the liner. I have not found a good way to route my electric vest cord out of the suit yet. I rode 20 miles in a light rain and had leaks near the upper arm and elbow of both arms near the vent zips. No other leaks, crotch dry. Called Olympia and they recommended treating the stitches/ zip covers with an aftermarket water proofing spray.
I think this is a good piece of gear, though I will keep my rain jacket in my tank bag.
Rides: 2006 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Pursuit Perforated Gloves Fits like a glove... Youve heard it a thousand times, so have we. What actually defines how a glove should fit We think the new standard is Icons Pursuit glove. Supple sheepskin leather conforms to your hand. Plastic knuckle armor for protection, but hidden for a refined look. All over perforation for all day comfort. Reinforced goatskin palm to combat those nasty encounters with the asphalt. Try it on for yourself and then decide. This is what a glove was meant to be. Pittards sheepskin chassis for great fit Goatskin leather palm overlay for durability Integrated knuckle armor for protection Secure wrist closure keeps the glove in place Expansion gussets to improve overall flexibility Snap to keep gloves together while not in use
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
lightweight all leather glove, fits like a medium
PostedJuly 4, 2011
Customer avatar
vstromer
State:SC
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice glove, I wear a medium in lots of different gloves, ski, work, surgical, ect. and these fit like a medium. the armor is made of some sort of firm foam and seams to sit were it should and is comfortable and not in the way. The ends of the fingers finish with 4 seams coming together like lots of gloves so working a touch screen is really weird. They feel about like a batting glove or golf glove. Good air flow, ok for South Carolina in July.
Rides: 2006 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Nolan N90 N-Com Modular Helmet The new Nolan N90 Helmet has both full face and jet-helmet style capability. The chin bar can be opened or closed with the external shell made from polycarbon. The visor part has a rapid release function, and features solar tinting and anti-scratch material. The internal lining of the Nolan N90 can be removed and washed, and is made from Clima-Comfort material with antibacterial treatment. VPS (Vision Protection System) Short dark shield mounted on the inside of the shell and moving independently from the clear shield. As thick as a regular faceshield, it provides real eye protection when used independently from the clear shield. Also available in Light Blue, Smoke, and Amber. Easily operated by a slider on the side of the helmet. Ready for NCOM Communication System Aerodynamic polycarbonate shell with built-in spoiler for improved stability Safety dual-action Centromatic release system Fully removable and washable Clima-Comfort liner on snaps with extra neck roll for wind-noise reduction Reflective panels on the back of the liner and the chin curtain Dual top vent with exhaust grid in the rear spoiler and chinbar vents Optically correct, push-button quick-change Lexan faceshield, offers UV 400 protection Multi-position anti-scratch shield accepts NFR antifog insert Chin curtain included Microlock (adjustable) retention system Sanitized anti-microbial hypoallergenic interior Velour chin-strap padding DOT Approved Antifog Insert Included Read more about the Nolan N-COM Bluetooth Communication System
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice helmet
PostedJuly 4, 2011
Customer avatar
vstromer
State:SC
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
I got this helmet after 5 years in a large n102. The N90 has a slightly smaller fit on the crown of the head and more room at the chin bar. It seems a little louder that the n102 and this helmet has more wind noise with the visor closed than when it's open. The internal sun shield is nice, easy to operate. I get weird wind pools behind it with prescription glasses and the main visor open. with no glasses on it works better.
Rides: 2006 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
Yes, I recommend this product.
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