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Dainese Washville Jeans Slim in the cut but not in protection, the Dainese Washville Jeans fill out the middle of the pack when it comes to their line of riding denim. With DuPont Kevlar reinforcements in the seat and knees as well as pockets for Pro-Shape knee armor, the Washville Jeans give you an edge over regular denim without giving away the fact you are wearing moto jeans. Slim, stylish and understated, the Washville Jeans are an excellent option for urban riders looking for uncompromising style and protection. Protection: Pro-Shape knee armor pockets Internal reinforcements with DuPont Kevlar jersey Ergonomics and Comfort: Slim fit Belt loops Other Features: Predisposition for straps under the foot Stone wash treatment Light-reflective inserts
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My favorite Dainese jeans so far
PostedMarch 23, 2016
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Nick
From New Orleans
State:LA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
First off, not top of the line protection, and that's also why I like them. The feel of them is like normal jeans, but added abrasion resistance in the butt and knees, so they are fantastic to wear all day at work, where my commute is 10 minutes in the city, but I'm there all day.
I wear a 30 and these fit perfect in a 30. I got the light wash and it is not as light as in pictures, it is more of a medium color and looks good. The Dainese jeans are like a great pair of fashion jeans in their quality and fit, so I have already 3 pairs: these, the Strokevilles and the Prattvilles. I've also tried the Bonneville (too baggy) and the D1 EVO (waist rise too low).
The fit is just fantastic. I was really afraid they would have a low rise waist, but they DON'T. They are normal up top, but are pretty slim through the legs. The look and feel is pretty similar to the Prattville, but with a slim fit. They are the most comfortable slim fitting jeans I've ever tried on, and have room and good movement in all the right places. Also, they break in more than those jeans with Kevlar denim. They have become my favorites for everyday and I wear them constantly. For my Sunday riding, I prefer the Strokevilles for their added protection, but for the city these win.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Prattville Jeans The Dainese Prattville Jeans are packed with style and functionality, with a traditional 4 pocket style, regular fit, reflective accents and Dupont Kevlar lining in the seat and knees, these jeans not only look great but offer a huge step up in protection over normal denim. the Prattville Jeans can also be upgraded with Dainese CE rated Pro-Shape knee armor to give yourself some added piece of mind. Protection: Pro-Shape knee armor pockets Internal reinforcements with DuPont Kevlar jersey Ergonomics and Comfort: Regular fit Belt loops Other Features: Predisposition for straps under the foot Stone wash treatment Light-reflecting inserts
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My favorite Dainese jeans
PostedJanuary 29, 2016
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Nick
From New Orleans
State:LA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
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
I tried a few different Dainese jeans. These are perfect, and true to size. I am 5'11", 30" waist and it was like goldilocks. First I bought the D1 EVO, but they ran small so I had to exchange for a 31, but even then the lower rise waist drove me crazy and slipped down my butt in the riding position. I don't wear them. Then I tried the Bonneville, but they ran big! Size 30 was loose and looked all frumpy like old man pants with lots of extra room in the hips and crotch, and I exchanged for a 29 in the light wash and they were super tight (I suspect the different washes may be inconsistent in sizing, so I want to try a 30 in light wash or a 29 in dark). Then, I was able to try on these Prattvilles in the light wash in size 30 in person and they are absolutely perfect. They have a full rise waist which is cut great for riding, they are not too baggy or slim, and they feel like normal jeans. I use them without armor. I wear them all day at work and I always forget I even have riding jeans on. I appreciate the balance of protection vs style/feel with these. They are casual enough I'll wear them every day and they will be there if I need it -- as opposed to something more protective I might forego because of the inconvenience of wearing them. I'd like to have another style of Dainese riding jean with their higher level protection of full kevlar denim for those weekend rides, but want to avoid the lower rise waist. It has proven tricky to find another that fits as nice as these Prattvilles, so I've been thinking of just buying a 2nd pair.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Richard Leather Jacket A classic right from the get-go, the Dainese Richard Leather Jacket brings back the classic 4-pocket moto design, this time in beautiful waxy aniline dyed cowhide. This fashion inspired jacket not only has killer style, but comes with CE certified Dainese Pro-Shape soft armor that is nearly invisible from the outside. If you want to beef up protection, the Richard Jacket is prepared for the KIT PRO-ARMOR and has a pocket for a G1 or G2 back protector. Protection: Pro-Shape: soft protectors certified to Standard EN 1621.1 Pockets for KIT PRO-ARMOR on shoulders and elbows Pocket for G1 and G2 back protector Ergonomics and Comfort: Jacket-trousers connection loop Hip adjustment 100 (waxy) cowhide pure aniline dyed in a vat Other: 4 external pockets 1 inner pocket Reflective inserts
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Classic style, a favorite for city riding
PostedJanuary 4, 2016
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Nick
From New Orleans
State:LA
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
This was a splurge purchase cuz I already have the Dainese Mike (which is quite similar) and I still can't decide which I like better! Hmm... I love the four pockets which are flat and not three-dimensional, so they have a clean line and aren't frumpy. I like the slim, tailored look of it. The leather is soft and beautiful. I have the brown, it's a bit more matte finish than the waxy looking black. I've seen both and I'd have to say the black is nicer, but I still personally opt for brown cuz that's my color. It's understated and simple, without hardly any branding, just classy. Runs true to size in 48, my typical Dainese size. I love the Pro-shape armor. Where I prefer to wear it is for the majority of my everyday commuting or riding around town, but I usually opt for one of my Dainese jackets with composite armor if I'm going on a real ride. It's just an inch or so longer than a normal jacket, and I like that. It adds to the casual feel and has slightly more coverage and less drafty at the belt line. My only complaint are those expansion zippers on the sides, with a ridiculous amount of gusseted material underneath. They are absolutely, completely unnecessarily useless because the jacket isn't long enough to need them, barely more than typical waist cut. As it is, it already flares out at the bottom, which looks kinda silly and overly tailored and a bit too wide there, and there's nothing you can do about. Overlooking that, it's a great city jacket. It's got the regular mesh interior as opposed to the bubble-mesh on the Mike, so it is more casual and less scratchy feeling and I like that too (but the bubble mesh does have it's functional advantages). Overall, a great jacket that only Dainese can pull off with this degree of quality and class and I highly recommend it.
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Dainese 36060 Chaplin Jacket The Dainese Chaplin Jacket is right out of the history books. This classic pea coat style jacket is made of Elite British Millerain fabric with a special wax treatment that ages like a fine wine. This vingtage inspired piece is backed with ce certified soft Pro-Shape protectors and subtle reflective inserts to boost safety. The Chaplin Jacket is also equipped with a pocket for a Dainese back protector and a special kit for reconditioning the wax treatment. Protection: Pro-Shape soft protectors certified to Standard EN 1621.1 on shoulders and elbows Ergonomics and Comfort: Neck closure with elasticated insert Other: Smartphone pocket Earphone loops
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fantastic feel and style on and off bike in the city.
PostedJanuary 4, 2016
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Nick
From New Orleans
State:LA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
1 Size Large
Large
I love this jacket. The feel of the British Millerain waxed cotton is so premium and the style is absolutely fantastic. I am 5'10" 160 lbs and wear size 48 in all my Dainese gear, which is normally very consistent in sizing (and I have A LOT of it!), but I was very surprised to find this jacket runs almost a full size large. I had to step down to a 46, and it's still casual fitting and comfortable with room to layer underneath, when normally there's no way I'd be able to get a 46 on. As with all the jackets with Pro-shape armor, it can hardly be noticed. I like wearing this jacket in the city when I know I'll be on and off the bike. I love the unique style as a winter coat, it's got such a great feel that I've taken to wearing it even if I'm not riding at all. I found that the integrated quilted liner is more versatile than I first expected, and is best for temps in or around the 60s. With a little forward lean on my BMW R nine T, air will come in through the chest and inflate the jacket and chill me, so I learned that all buttons, including neck, must be done up if it's cold out. Even so, some air will still get in at the upper chest above where the zipper stops, which reduces the functionality of the Chaplin on the bike, so I reserve it for city use at slower speeds. I found this was much less of an issue in a completely upright position on a Vespa. For more of a riding jacket with on-bike comfort still having a casual city style, I can turn to my Dainese Richard leather jacket. Overall, really happy with the Chaplin though, it is just so unique. I love the 36060 Heritage collection and look forward to getting more gear from it.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Spencer Gloves The Dainese Spencer Gloves are made of high quality goat skin, the inside of the wrist is made from soft and warm fleece that can be turned back and secured with a metal strap. Techno inserts on the knuckles and finger joints along with reinforced palms ensure that these certified gloves comply with the very latest standards. Protective and stylish, the Spencer Gloves are a throwback to the days when motorcycling and aviation gear were pretty much one in the same. The plush sheep skin cuff and supple goatskin construction, these gloves will defrost your digits yet preserve that righteous vintage styling central to the Dainese 36060 collection.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Like sticking your hand in a kitten's fur- Best glove EVER.
PostedJanuary 31, 2015
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Nick
From New Orleans
State:LA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
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
True to Size
Large
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I work in a motorcycle shop (unfortunately not Revzilla!) and have tried on, owned and used a myriad number of gloves from Dainese and REV'IT. These gloves top them all, they truly are perfection. They feel like sticking your hand in a kitten's fur. The furry liner does not actually continue into the interior, but another soft, cozy fabric picks up. It is constructed in a way in which there's no shifting around of the liner in the fingers. I've never put on a glove like this, where my hand was seriously in euphoria the whole time I was riding. The style is awesome, the fit is perfect, the protection is suitable to the intended use (urban, casual riding), and the quality is impeccable. In terms of temperature, these are great for mild days, there is no insulation but they run a bit hotter than a normal summer glove. Just like all Dainese gloves, you can look at many gloves of the same model/size and they are all stitched and fit exactly the same. Not so with other brands. Fit is typical Dainese, which is a bit bigger than a REV'IT. The whole 36060 Heritage collection is the most awesome urban riding gear I've ever seen and I'm in love with all of it. Home run Dainese, keep up the good work!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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AGV RP60 Helmet The RP60 represents the proposal of the AGV range dedicated to vintage style. Reflecting its tradition for unmistakable style that its riders have taken on the racetrack in the past, AGV updates the characteristics to create a product which is sure to interest those in search of a helmet with the pure spirit of motorcycling. The design of the AGV RP60 is absolutely faithful to those used in the 50s and 60s, characterized by a clean, rounded shell, on which there are three press studs in the front area and a ring to hold goggles (sold separately) on the back. Edges and coverage of polystyrene in faux leather accentuate the vintage effect and further enhance the product. Note: The RP60 has a fairly round internal shape. It is ideal for people who need more ear and temple room but conversely it is less suitable for people who need more room in the forehead area. Features: ACF (Advanced Composite Fiber) fiberglass outer shell One shell size Dry-Comfort fabric with sanitizing treatment Completely removable and washable inner padding Double-D retention system Ships with transparent-tinted peak Goggles sold separately
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great for Round Oval heads - Long oval look elsewhere
PostedJanuary 7, 2015
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Nick
From New Orleans
State:LA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Shape
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Round Oval
Round
The RP60 is one of the highest quality classic 3/4 I've sampled and it is a good value for the price. The outer shell, paint, trim and removable liner are of excellent. It's more plush than some of the other options out there, making it more comfortable. This is not a real slim helmet. It has a thick EPS liner which makes it a bit bigger in profile, but knowing AGV, I'd bet it also absorbs more energy in an impact. Here is the catch: I have an oval head and I find the AGV to fit rather round (tight in the forehead, loose on the sides) whereas the 2014+ Bell 500 is more oval and thus fits my head shape better. Quality wise, I'd pick the RP60 for sure, but it isn't meant to be for my head shape and I don't fault the helmet for this, cuz it's perfect for other people. I have a few friends that rock it. I do hope the manufacturers like AGV start to offer long oval open face options.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese Montana 4D Jeans
Dainese Montana 4D Jeans
Dainese Montana 4D Jeans A modern, casual style and slim fit are two features of the Dainese Montana 4D Jeans. Combine the looks with excellent protection and safety, the Montana Riding Jeans are made from denim interwoven with DuPont Kevlar fibers which provide exceptional abrasion resistance, and pockets for knee protectors (sold separately) to make a pair of jeans to keep you safe and stylish. Protection Pocket for CE approved Pro Shape soft protectors on knees (sold separately) Denim fabric Internal reinforcements with DuPont KEVLAR jersey Ergonomics and Comfort Slim fit Belt loops Other 5 outer pockets Denoted as Dainese P. Montana 4D in Dainese catalog
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great if you like low rise waist
PostedSeptember 3, 2014
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Nick
From New Orleans
State:LA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
The quality of these jeans are great, they have a really nice look and don't have seams at the knee like the Kansas do. I don't wear low rise waist so here is where I have the issue. I guess it's my own fault and shouldn't of bought this product, but I wanted a slim fit. Especially on the bike they ride too low and and I don't have enough room in my crotch.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Manis T Back Protector This innovative back protector features a highly advanced design and is specifically intended for use on the track. The design differs from the traditional concept and sets new standards of comfort. Its innovative manufacturing solution provides much more freedom of movement than its predecessors and allows the protector to faithfully replicate all the forms that the spine takes during a race. The protector can increase or decrease in length to adapt to the rider's body in different positions. It can also curve and flex sideways, again, to follow the shape of the body. The composite sandwich is the result of 30 years experience in designing back protectors. The sandwich consists of articulated external plates made from polypropylene mated to Crash absorb material. An outer layer of material provides the comfort factor and ensures that the protector matches the shape of the spine. The protector features large perforations and minimal contact points with the body to minimise any discomfort from heat while its light weight enhances the revolutionary design of the system. Thanks to a thin adjustable lumbar strap, the protector can be worn under leathers without pressing against the abdomen. Protection: Back protector certified to CE - Cat. II - EN 1621.2/2003 ( Level 2 ) Articulated external plates with controlled mobility, made of polypropylene with perforated and corrugated structure Inner core in perforated Crash absorb Localized comfort padding Ergonomics and Comfort: Adjustable lumbar strip Back protector with 4 degrees of freedom: Longitudinal stretch Longitudinal bending Torsion Lateral bending controlled by special tensioners External perforated plates Crash absorb perforated absorption material Reduced contact area Adjustable lumbar strip Sizing: Sizing is dependent on both torso length and waist circumference. Height is measured from your shoulders to your natural waist, which will determine which Type is necessary. Waist circumference is measured at the hourglass of your torso, (circumference measured at your belly button). Shoulder to waist length determines Type: Type 55 15.75-17.75 (40cm - 45cm) Type 59 16.9-18.9 (43cm-48cm) Waist circumference determines Size: Size SM 31-33.5 (79-85cm) Size MD 33.5-35.8 (85-91cm) Size LG 35.8-38.2 (91-97cm) Size XL 38.2-40.5(97-103cm) Note: Depending on size, Back Protector will have more or fewer segments than image shown.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome back protector for track
PostedMay 9, 2014
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Nick
From New Orleans
State:LA
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I really love this back protector for the track. The T model comes without the chest straps, and works well with less bulk and fuss. The waist holds it in place as you get the suit on, then the suit holds it in place very well and you forget it is there when you are riding. It really moves with your body, it stretches, rotates and twists very effectively. It does flow some air with the holes, and the material keeps your back comfortable as possible. Also this is CE 2 and multiple use. Add to all that that it's just really cool how it works. What's not to like? Maybe the price, but you get what you pay for. I've used the less expensive Tryonic See+, and this is definitely worth the premium for me. Highly recommended!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese SSC Bravo D-WP Shoe
Dainese SSC Bravo D-WP Shoe
Dainese SSC Bravo D-WP Shoe Fits like a glove. The Bravo Shoe is designed to envelop your foot like a sock thanks to the deconstructed upper in soft leather and inserts in elasticated fabric that bring fit and freedom of movement to new levels. This sneaker has been designed for daily use, and combines innovative design and styling with functional solutions for the greatest comfort even in the colder months thanks to the waterproof D-WP insert. Protection Nylon ankle guard Ergonomics and Comfort Cowhide leather Lace closure Velcro lace cover flap Inserts in elasticated fabric Waterproof D-WP interior Other Reflective inserts Soft inserts Non-slip rubber sole Gear shifter guard Please note Stitching is silver and red as in the video, not black and red as in photo.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best fitting shoes ever
PostedJuly 3, 2013
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Nick
From New Orleans
State:LA
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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As soon I opened the box it was love at first sight. But I was hesitant. Do they fit? Yes, ooh yes, yes they do! These are the best fitting shoes I've ever put on, comfortable right out of the box, even compared to my everyday non-riding shoes. That Second Skin Concept really works! They are a little narrower than average with a nice roomy toe, but still very secure. These have to be the most stylishly dope riding shoes ever made. Protection is basic, but they are made for around town use, and therefore they excel at their intended use! It's just the right compromise for everyday wear; really nothing about these appears to be a compromise. The fit and finish is top notch.
What brought me to these was I was looking for riding shoes that I could wear all the time. I tried on the TCX X-Square but am not a fan of the fit, kind of wide and crude (they are good for the price though). I looked at these and also the Charlie from Dainese. I probably would have gotten the Charlie because they have more airflow, but couldn't find them in stock anywhere anyways. I finally found the Bravos in stock in my size and immediately bought them. I'm super thrilled with these, exceeded my expectations!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Air Blend Boots
REV'IT! Air Blend Boots
REV'IT! Air Blend Boots It is possible to combine waterproofing and ventilation in a jacket or pants nowadays, but not in riding boots. You now have a choice between one of the many styles of waterproof REVIT! boots or a pair of fully vented AIR BLEND boots. The AIRBLEND boot offers the exact same protection features as the 100 waterproof FIGHTER H2O boots and forms a great pair of short summer boots. PROTECTION FEATURES Outershell suede leather, Cordura mesh, Pampas leather Protection malleolous protector, thermo welded counters at theheel and toe Breathability fully ventilated ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit unique last, comfort fit Features reinforced toe, easy entrance, comfortable anatomic foot bed, gear shift pad, hidden lacing system with overlap
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love these boots!
PostedJanuary 11, 2012
Customer avatar
Nick
From New Orleans
State:VA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
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
I got these boots as a more casual option to my Rival boots. I love them! Just like the Rivals, this sole is so comfortable. I think these are great for around town, on and off the bike. They flow air and breathe well, making them really comfortable in hot weather. Personally, I can walk around in them all day and don't bother to change shoes at work. Even in the Louisiana winter, they are warm enough for a long ride.
The feel of the footpegs, brake and shifter is excellent. As is the protection, which comes above the ankle. Really nice height to be comfortable but still feel secure and safe.
I already knew about people's frustration with the Velcro/lacing when I bought them, so I was prepared for this. The Velcro does want to close as you lace them, but I just attach it to the side as I'm lacing and it's fine. Overall, it really is a pretty clean and easy to use system to keep the laces secure and out of the way. I like it better than other boots I've seen where laces are visible, etc.
I would never wear any other gear but Rev'it, and these don't disappoint at all. Very happy with them.
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