Chris K.
 
 
 
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    February 23, 2011
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    October 18, 2011
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Powerlet RapidFIRe Heated Glove Liner - No Temperature Controller A temperature controller (not an on/off switch) is REQUIRED (and sold separately) for these glove liners. The liners have the potential to get hot enough to cause burns if they are used without a temperature controller. With over 18 watts of heat in each glove, cold hands are a thing of the past. Using Far Infrared technology, these ultra thin liners provide pleasing penetrating heat around the fingers as well as over the back of the hand. Must be used with a controller. Stay Warm While Riding Designed for commuting, touring and extending your riding season, Powerlet heated gloves will provide years of pleasure. Style, comfort, protection, and warmth. Perfect. Performance Guarantee Every heated glove goes through our multi-point inspection process before earning the privilege of carrying the Powerlet name. We inspect internal wiring, connectors, bench meter amperage and resistance testing before labeling and packaging our gloves. Details matter we believe in delivering you the highest quality product for your hard-earned money. Low Power Alternative Perfect for all motorcycles, even those without much excess electrical capacity to power appliances. Glove liners are rated at 36 watts per pair. Stay warm and stay safe while minimizing your electrical consumption.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Hottt Product!
PostedOctober 18, 2011
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Chris K.
From PHILADELPHIA
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Every year, I've called myself a year-round rider, but haven't actually done it. This year, I decided to bite the bullet and invest in some heated gear. I only have the gloves currently, so I bought the kit, so that I can control the temperature. There are 5 setting, 5 being the hottest. Most of the time, I only use level 1. Briefly on the highway at 50 degrees, I used level 2. Level 3 is too hot for me to take for any extended period of time. I have no qualms that these little firebombs will be able to sufficiently heat my hands, even at 0-degree temps.
Control is easy, heat is immediate, draw on my battery is minimal. If you have a good pair of gloves that retain heat to begin with, these should allow for riding in any temperature.
Rides: 2007 Honda CB900F 919
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese TRQ Race Out Air Boots
Dainese TRQ Race Out Air Boots
Dainese TRQ Race Out Air Boots D-Axial jointed anti-ankle twist back system in TPU Nylon toe TPU rear shinguard's TPU heelcounter Nylon heel Shock absorption insert on the heel Lorica uppers D-Stone fabric Elasticated bellows Internal regulation with Velcro Closing with the zipper at the back Double jersey airgap liner Perforated leather High grip TPU inserts Padded insert for gear shifter guard Setscrew wrench supplied Non-slip sole with differentiated design
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Commuting and Twistes Boot
PostedJune 10, 2011
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Chris K.
From PHILADELPHIA
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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I purchased the Dainese TRQ Race Out Air boots a few months ago as the weather started warming up here in Philly. I use Dainese NightHawk boots as my winter commuting boot option and wanted these TRQs to be my summer riding option with the ability to serve for a potential track day and also as a commuting option.
One of the most important features for me as a commuter is the ease of use on any item. If its hard to put on or difficult to use then I'm likely not to bother as I head out the door. Ideally, my gear is all easy so I wear it all the time and stay the most protected. The TRQ series works perfectly for this feature due to the easy entry/exit zipper on the back. Once zipped the rear tongue snugs up to your foot and you are set. When I get home I just unzip and step out - no bother getting my wife to pull them off me like some other boots!
The other feature I'd like to rave about is the tactile response. Once these broke in, they really changed my riding experience (in a good way!) by giving me excellent feel of the controls. I took a day of twisties in the Delaware Valley Tri-State area a few weeks ago and felt a lot more comfortable shifting through corners because I could feel what I was doing.
I have Dainese New Drake Air Textile pants that I wear most often with these boots, but I also wear Shift Kevlar jeans for shorter trips. I've worn the jeans outside the boots and the Drakes inside and outside - all of which fit great and comfortable. The hinge on the boots allows for comfortable walking while giving me the security of anti-roll anti-twist ankle protection. They broke in easily in about a week.
As for size, I wear anywhere from 11-12 shoes in sneakers. My Dainese Nighthawks are size 46 (see review on needing a larger size). My TRQs are a 45, which is the typical Dainese snug fit i'm used to.
The only down side to these boots is that the perforation doesn't do a whole heck of a lot. They are definitely cooler than the standard version, but on a naked bike I feel like I end up getting more hot engine air in them too. These are not air-conditioned boots, but they do allow me to commute with a substantial amount of protection comfortably in our Philadelphia-hot summers (90-100).
I've included a few pictures showing the difference between wearing Drake pants inside and outside the boots.
Rides: 2007 Honda CB900F 919
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
Suprisingly Comfortable Knee pads!
PostedApril 21, 2011
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Chris K.
From PHILADELPHIA
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
In the winter I wear REV'IT! Axis overpants, in the summer for shorter hops I wear Shift Kevlar Jeans, so I was looking for a summer pant for more spirited riding with a bit more protection and eventually decided to try the Dainese New Drake Air pants.
The first and most surprising thing that I noticed is the extreme comfort of the knee pads which wrap all the way around your joint and provide excellent support for the riding position. They also extend down the chin quite a ways for even more protection (for guys with super-high boots, this might be an issue).
I've worn them in 50s without being too cold and opened the vents at 75 for some superb air-flow. The bottom of the legs are designed to go over boots, so they aren't great for wearing with shorter riding shoes or sneakers, but since this was a more spirited riding option for me I paired them with the Dainese TRQ Race Out Air Boots and they fit great!
I am a 54 in jacket, so I ordered 54 in pant for my 6'4" 200lbs frame. No complaints on fit - I wear them as a standard pant, and wouldn't recommend trying them as an over-pant.
Rides: 2007 Honda CB900F 919
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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REV'IT! Samurai WSP Jacket The Samurai GORE Windstopper is not only a highly functional jacket, but also a great piece of leisure wear. The upper chest and front panels of the arms are constructed from GORE Windstopper Softshell material, whereas the back and lower torso panels are made of a very comfortable, insulating, stretch fabric. The Samurai WSP is the perfect mid layer jacket that looks great both on and off the bike. PROTECTION FEATURES Outershell WINDSTOPPER Soft Shell 3L, PWRfleece ripstop double face, COOLMAX Waterproofing water repellent and wind proof panels Breathability highly breathable Composition 98 polyester, 2 ePFTE ERGONOMIC FEATURS Fit tour fit, regular Features over lock seams, elastic at neck, waist and cuffs Pockets slit pockets, chest pocket Read a detailed writeup on the REV'IT baselayers at WebBikeWorld.com
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Mid-Layer and Casual Jacket
PostedApril 5, 2011
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Chris K.
From PHILADELPHIA
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I'm a big fan of REV'IT! base and mid-layers. This one functions like a mid-layer and/or casual jacket and includes both the Gore-Windstopper and thermal aspects in its design. I wear this over a baselayer and under my REV'IT! Shade jacket in the winter and am kept comfortable even down to 25 degrees without any heated gear.
Off the bike, I still wear this jacket all the time - Almost every day to work in the colder months. The zippers are all high quality and you see the value in the finishing details throughout the jacket.
Rides: 2007 Honda CB900F 919
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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 Dainese Shotgun Jacket
Dainese Shotgun Jacket
Dainese Shotgun Jacket There is not a more comfortable summer jacket on the market. Pleasurable riding even in the hottest months of the year is the concept behind the new Shotgun Tex jacket that ensures comfortable aeration with numerous openings. Construction in stretch Mugello fabric guarantees a constantly tight and perfect fit while also preventing floating during the ride. The liner provided with silver ion treatment ensures elevated and long-lasting hygiene. Composite protectors on the shoulders and elbows, the pocket for the G-type back protector, and the jacket-pants fastening zipper complete the technical profile of this technical jacket with outstanding performance. Shock Protection Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard. Abrasion And Tear Resistance Mugello fabric. Boomerang mesh inserts. Nylon mesh inserts. Comfort Adjustment strap on neck. Wrist adjustment. Waist adjustment. Temperature Regulation External fabric with water-resistance treatment. Sanitized lining. Other Features Pocket for Wave G1 / G2 Reflective inserts. 2 outer pockets.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Pairing of Protection and Ventilation
PostedApril 5, 2011
Customer avatar
Chris K.
From PHILADELPHIA
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I bought this jacket last summer when we had heat wave after heat wave on the east coast. I used it for a weeklong trip down the Skyline and Blue-ridge where it broke 100 degrees every day. While I can't say that anything is comfortable at 100+ degrees, I value this jacket as a large part of why I was able to complete this trip in those conditions.
It has more protection than the Air-2 Textile Jacket, and more ventilation than the Portland 2 jacket, so this gets my vote as the best option for summer jackets by Dainese.
The Mugello stretch fabric is extremely comfortable and fits like a glove - this also makes the fit a bit small, but for me wearing only a t-shirt underneath, this was ideal.
Rides: 2007 Honda CB900F 919
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Nighthawk Gore-Tex Boots This boot has been replaced by the Dainese Nighthawk C2 Gore-Tex Boot , there are very minor differences outside of CE approval. Protection Thermoformed insert on the tibia. Nylon ankle guard. Cowhide Leather. Comfort Closing with Velcro. Closing with zipper at the side. Temperature Regulation Breathable waterproof Gore-Tex membrane. Perforated leather. Other Features Shifter guard. Non-slip Vibrant sole. Reflective inserts.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent cross over boot/shoe
PostedFebruary 23, 2011
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Chris K.
From PHILADELPHIA
I typically wear an 11.5 and fit best in a 12.5. Ordering the right size is important for these boots because of the way they flex. Once you have found the right size, you will notice that the flex panels work as they should and make walking very easy and comfortable. If you have a size too small, walking will be awkward and stiff.
Overall, I think this is a great buy, especially with the GTX waterproofing! It serves the purpose of a riding boot while being comfortable enough to be worn as a shoe. It looks classy enough to be worn as a shoe, if you are looking for something that you can keep wearing once you get to the office.
The only issue I've had is if you walk around in them all day (I actually spent an entire day on my feet with them), then the velcro at the top of the boot will rub against your legs by the end of the day. Solution - higher socks. Otherwise no problems, love it!
Pros Great Value, Walkable, Comfortable, Fashionable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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