Javaman
 
 
 
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    July 21, 2011
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    July 14, 2014
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Heidenau K60 Scout Front Tire A true 50/50 dual sport tire, the K60 Scout brings a proven balance of performance on- and off-road. With an improved tread and compound, the Scout delivers better cornering stability and wet weather grip on the pavement, while delivering off-road as well. The chevron style tread pattern is similar to full knobby designs which provides lots of open space between the tread blocks to route sand, mud and water from the contact patch while constantly keeping some rubber in contact with the road as the tire rotates. This tire is a stand-out as it does not sacrifice on-road longevity and adhesion to the pavement for off-road traction. A difficult feat for any tire to accomplish. TL Tubeless TT Tube Type Tire
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A bit of a harsh ride but a great value
PostedJuly 14, 2014
Customer avatar
Javaman
From Nashville, TN
State:TN
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
OK, just got back from a trip to South America with Heidi's mounted front and rear on my 1200GS. After 10,000 miles over good roads, bad roads, gravel, grass, rocks, and a log of muck, these babies are still going. Having just put another 2,000 miles on the bike getting it back from the port and riding a bit locally, you would think the rubber would be gone. However, the front tire looks like it probably has another 5,000 miles to go while the rear needs to be replaced fairly soon. All in all, I am very pleased with the Heidi's.
Good: Wear, looks, and grip in various rough, off road conditions. Was so happy I had these puppies on the bike when we got to some of the "roads" in Chile and Argentina. Miles and miles of rock and gravel challenged the rider but the tires were great.
Bad: If you want a smooth street ride, these tires are NOT for you. You will definitely feel the knobs on the tarmac and they will make a bit of noise as well. If you plan to stay on the road and just want something that looks more "off roadish", you should look at something else.
OK: Wet road grip is satisfactory. However, I would not get too aggressive in curves on wet roads until you know their limitations. You don't get the kind of mileage I am getting out of these without the rubber being a bit hard.
Overall, I think these are great tires for someone that actually takes their bike off the tarmac on a regular basis. You can find tires with more grip on wet roads and smoother rides, but I don't know if you will find tires that give you better all around performance in combined off and on road riding.
Rides: 2012 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sena 20 S Bluetooth Headset Dual Pack The Sena 20S Motorcycle Bluetooth Communication System is the latest communication device from Bluetooth leaders, Sena. The Sena 20S features a staggering 1.5 mile range, advanced Bluetooth 4.0 and a built-in FM radio tuner. Stay in contact by calling hands-free on your Bluetooth phone, rock out to your favorite riding jams in stereo or listen to voice instructions of GPS navigators by Bluetooth wirelessly, all the while having conversations in full duplex with a passenger or other motorcycle riders. The 20S is a state-of-the-art motorcycle and powersports Bluetooth communication system. The unit provides a sleek and aerodynamic design that offers a versatile jog dial that maximizes the ease of use for riders. The Sena 20S features several industry firsts for the motorcycle Bluetooth communication headset market. Bluetooth 4.0 technology with dual Bluetooth communication modules increases the performance and reliability of the headset while also allowing for increased high definition audio quality. The advanced Audio Multitasking allows for a seamless blend of incoming and outgoing audio to create a mixed audio experience versus the traditional interruption based audio technology of other Bluetooth devices. The audio multitasking function creates the most close-to-natural audio sound while running multiple audio functions simultaneously and intelligently. With the 20S, users can call handsfree with their Bluetooth mobile phone, listen to stereo music or voice instructions of GPS navigation by Bluetooth wirelessly, and have intercom conversations in full duplex with a passenger or other riders. Features Bluetooth 4.0 Industry first dual Bluetooth module communication system Audio Multitasking advanced audio management of intercom, phone, music and FM radio Advanced wind noise cancellation Versatile bike-to-bike conference intercom Intercom working distance up to 2km (1.5 miles) in open terrain Universal intercom - intercom with other brand headsets Built-in FM radio tuner with station scan and save function All-in-one helmet clamp kit HD crystal clear and natural sound quality Quick Bluetooth Pairing Intuitive voice prompts and commands Water resistant for use in inclement weather Bluetooth protocol support HSP, HFP, A2DP, AVRCP, PBAP Firmware upgradeable Peace of mind - thanks to the two-year warranty Bluetooth 4.0 and Dual Bluetooth The 20S is the industrys first dual module Bluetooth communication system as well as the industrys first Bluetooth 4.0 technology Dual Bluetooth modules allow for increased flexibility of functions, performance, and reliability Users can take advantage of simultaneous communication by running multiple applications (music, GPS, mobile phone, intercom) and seamlessly switching back and forth as needed Audio multitasking is a new feature that replaces the previous interruption-based audio functions of past Bluetooth communication devices The audio multitasking function creates the most close-to-natural audio sound while running multiple audio functions simultaneously and intelligently Intercom HD quality voice allows for communication with more than five companions over a a distance up to 2.4 km or 1.5 miles Intercom group management enables users to manage intercom participants by group The intercom is universal allowing it to function seamlessly with Sena Bluetooth communication devices as well as other Bluetooth communication headsets in the market (with future firmware upgrades) Advanced Noise Cancellation technology efficiently suppresses the wind noise from motorcycle riding without distorting original voice during intercom conversation User Interface Intuitive voice commands have been built into the 20S to ensure riders can maintain hands free control while riding Voice commands allow riders to operate functions such as intercom connections, mobile phone calls, music playback control and more Motion sensor feature allows the pairing of Bluetooth devices with a simple shake of the units NFC (Near Field Communication) allows users an instant setup process by dramatically decreasing the pairing time required for the phone and intercom Clamp Mount All in one clamp allows for versatile helmet mounting systems for more flexible and easy to switch capabilities Dual microphone - one inside the helmet for intercom function and the other on the clamp for listening to environmental sound without taking off the helmet The dual microphone expands the use for the rider and continues to enhance their experience Includes both wired and boom-style microphones Specifications Talk time 13 hours Stand-by time 10 days Dimensions (main module) 94.7 mm x 48.3 mm x 25.5 mm (3.7 in x 1.9 in x 1.0 in) Speakers driver unit 36 mm thickness 6.5 mm Boom microphone length 190 mm Wire length between speakers 555 mm Weight(main module) 60 g (2.11 oz) Audio Specs Built-in SBC Codec Wide volume control Sample rate max. 48 kHz (DAC) Built-in wide band Codec (HFP) Sample rate max 16 kHz FM Radio Built-in FM radio with RDS AF (Radio Data System Alternate Frequencies) Radio region worldwide Radio frequency specifications 64 108MHz 10 preset station memory with automatic scan function Radio on time 810 hours In the Box 2 Sena 20S Headset Main Unit 2 Universal Helmet Clamp 2 Wired Boom Microphone 2 Wired Microphone 2 Micro USB Power Data Cable 2 2.5 to 3.5 mm Audio Cable 2 Cigarette Charger 2 Glued Surface Mounting Adapter 2 Rubber Pads 2 Speaker Pads 2 Velcro Pads for Speakers 2 Velcro Pad for Boom Microphone 2 Velcro Pad for Wired Microphone 2 Allen Wrench 20S-01D
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
OK but definitely not a home run
PostedJuly 14, 2014
Customer avatar
Javaman
From Nashville, TN
State:TN
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Sound Clarity 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Well, after waiting for months for the latest and greatest from Sena, the 20S dual pack I had ordered finally arrived. Having bought the Sena 20S based on the raving reviews of the 10 from some of my riding buddies, I expected this model to be even better. If it is, then I need to educate my buds on their ratings of the older model.
First, the good news: I have used another bluetooth headset brand for years and found it just a bit awkward to operate with gloves on, erratic in how it pairs, etc. Hands down, the Sena 20S is much simpler in that regard. Plus, Sena seems to have its act together in how the 20S integrates with its own app and website updates. Good marks there.
Installation was a snap as well, though my experience is that most headsets now are relatively simple to install. However, the inclusion of various alternative microphones, cables for hardwiring your MP3 player if you want, cig lighter USB chargers, etc. was pretty impressive.
The manual is pretty good and the operation is fairly simple for basic things. It's just a matter of remembering what to push and turn and when (but see below). However, when you start to go beyond just connecting to your phone/MP3 player and get into multiple devices/communicators and wanting to switch between them or adjust volume, select FM station, change tracks on your MP3 player, etc., things get a little less stellar.
My major complaints are with (a) sound clarity, and (b) the operation of the jog dial. As to sound clarity, I really expected better quality and volume based on the marketing/sales materials. I found both severely lacking. Hopefully I will be able to find a compromise between helmets, ear plugs, speaker locations, and devices that will work better than what I have experienced so far. However, I currently have the 20S mounted in my quietest Shoei and have found both volume and clarity to be marginal. My other headset was much better in these areas.
As to the jog dial, you need to know that there are a number of combinations you will have to commit to memory in order to switch tasks, etc. Push, turn, push and turn, push for 2 seconds, push for 3 seconds, push for x seconds then turn, and other combinations will get you different devices, battery state, answer the phone, advance to the next tune, change to FM, etc. That is all OK - it may just take a while to remember all that. Don't screw up the combination or you may find yourself in never never land and have to restart the headset just to get back to ground zero so you can start over. Also, besides needing to know the right combination to use from a variety of combinations available, I found the jog dial very sensitive on some of these matters and knowing when to release and when to keep pressing is a bit confusing if not downright frustrating.
I haven't given up on it yet - I still have a week to decide whether to keep it or not - but for almost $500 for the pair I am not convinced yet.
Rides: 2012 BMW R1200GS
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Klim Induction Jacket The Klim Induction Jacket was created for motorcyclists who need the functionality of a premium, fully-ventilated mesh jacket without compromising the protective qualities found typically in heavier textile jackets. Constructed with proprietary Klim Karbonite Mesh Technology which yields a final highly-flexible material that is up to 750 stronger than polyesters used by other brands. The Induction Jacket exceeds military spec requirements for tensile strength and includes impact protection technology with integrated D3O armor in the elbows and shoulders. Construction Features Mesh construction for maximum ventilation Heavy abrasion and tear-resistant mil-spec derived Klim Karbonite nylon mesh Built with Klim Rhino-Stitch construction technology Abrasion zones at elbows, and shoulders 840D high-tenacity 6.6 nylon for outstanding abrasion resistance and durability UV-resistant treatment on main mesh material Fleece-lined soft collar Breathable moisture-wicking internal mesh comfort liner Includes a separate waterproof liner 3M Scotchlite reflective material on upper/lower arms and upper back for nighttime visibility Reflective positioning designed for maximum biomotion perception Hypalon zipper garages Hypalon tabs on velcro wrist adjusters YKK zippers throughout Protection Adjustable D3O EVO armor at elbows D3O EVO shoulder pads D3O level 1 back pad Fit Articulated fit Shorter hip length cut Two adjustable arm straps External waist adjustment straps Micro-injected zipper-assist Internal belt loops allow integration with standard pant belt Storage Features One external upper chest pocket Two lower hand pockets Two inner chest pockets One hidden passport pocket One forearm emergency ID pocket
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My third Klim jacket
PostedJune 16, 2014
Customer avatar
Javaman
From Nashville, TN
State:TN
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
This jacket is all about air flow. Mesh all over with just the right amount of protection and pockets. The jacket is very light. The liner is also very light plus it is very compact, so it goes in the pannier unless I get caught in the rain. Great jacket for dry days when the heat is going to be up there.
Rides: 2012 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Klim Suspenders Attaches to Klim pants with integrated loop system.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Well, they work
PostedSeptember 30, 2013
Customer avatar
Javaman
From Nashville, TN
State:TN
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
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
What can I say? They are suspenders and they hold your pants up. At least I can say they are comfortable and I like the way they fasten directly to the Klim riding pants. If you are like me and lack a definite waistline and have slim hips, you know that the low-riding Klim pants have a tendency to ... uh.... droop. These help a lot, though I don't use them all the time.
Rides: 2013 BMW F800GS Adventure
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Klim Latitude Misano Jacket The updated Latitude Misano Jacket enters the KLIM family with adventurous, comfortable riding in mind. Delivering increased mobility and lighter-weight while still providing KLIM-worthy durability, the Latitude Misano series is set to perform. For riders ready to ride in a broken-in jacket and pant from the get-go, the Latitude Misano offers the easiest fit. The GORE-TEX Performance Shell and Misano Cordura fabric laminate in the main body of each piece adds flexibility while KLIMs 840D Cordura and GORE-TEX Laminate take on the toughest duties in the highest abrasion zones. The Latitude collar is constructed from a soft fabric to help alleviate bunching and discomfort. Also, specific panels in the main body are now made from Misano Cordura GORE-TEX laminate which is lighter weight and more flexible. Features GORE-TEX 2-Layer Performance Shell Guaranteed to keep you dry D30 CE-Rated integrated armor system Includues D3O armor at the shoulders, elbows and back Misano Cordura laminate exterior in main body 840D Cordura laminate exterior in high abrasion zones High-Mobility active fit patterning Max flow ventilation 5 ports 2 arm and 2 pit zip intakes 1 back exhaust vent 6 external pockets (2 long chest map pockets, 3 cargo pockets, 1 sleeve ID pocket) 4 internal pockets (2 zippered, 2 open stash) 1 secret internal pocket Mesh comfort liner Jacket-to-Pant zipper integration system Zippered waist/hip expansion panel Adjustable waist cinch straps 2 sleeve adjustment straps Lined comfort collar Velcro adjustable wrist closures Industrial grade 3M Scotchlite reflective panels and trim
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Better than I thought it would be
PostedSeptember 16, 2013
Customer avatar
Javaman
From Nashville, TN
State:TN
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Well, except for the fit, this jacket has been great. Here's the low down:
Fit: Slightly large. Unfortunately, even though the Klim sizing chart indicates that I should wear a medium, my frame seems to be exactly between a large and a medium in terms of actual fit. I am 6'0" with 34" sleeves, a 34" waist. and a 42" chest if that helps any of you with your sizing. Luckily, RevZilla was great on the exchange (as usual), so no worries on that. The problem is the large is just a bit looser than I would prefer. Cinching the hook and loop straps down, however, makes the fit satisfactory.
Looks: I got the "gray" - though it is a light shade of gray - with black accents/straps. I gave up trying to find a hi viz before next year but the gray on black looks fine with both my gray pants and my black ones. I anticipate that it will highlight the bug splatterings after I wear it a bit more but that is OK - just shows that it is used. All-in-all, I think it looks great.
Rain protection: The real reason I bought this jacket was so that I would have something that kept the rain off (a) without having to don a liner or add another jacket while dodging raindrops and traffic, and (b) without having rain trapped between an exterior and interior surface. I wore this jacket last week in about 30-45 minutes of light to moderate rain. It did what the doctor ordered. Haven't had a chance to wear it in a downpour yet.
Ventilation: I was surprised at how well it actually flowed air. Unzipping the front, sleeves and back panels really let the air flow. Temps were in the high 80's and (as is the case during most of the summer in middle Tennessee) it was extremely humid. Would I have been cooler is 100% mesh? Sure. Was I comfortable in the Latitude? Yes - surprisingly so.
Features: Plenty of pockets, the zippers were a little difficult to operate (but I guess that is, in part, because of the weatherproofing), the collar was comfortable though a bit loose, and the armor seemed a bit lighter than in my other jackets but I assume Klim knows what they are doing. I'm not an aggressive dirt guy, anyway.
I would buy this again. I just wish the fit on my frame was a little better.
Rides: 2013 BMW F800GS Adventure
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Arai XD-4 / XD-3 Pinlock Insert Pinlock insert for Arai XD-4 and XD-3 helmets. Pinlock-ready face shield sold separately ( XD-4 Faceshield , XD-3 Faceshield ). Note In RevZilla's experience, Pinlock shields and inserts for Arai XD-4 Helmets are not as effective as Pinlock shields and inserts for other Arai helmets due to the compound curves of the shield.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Does what it says
PostedJuly 15, 2013
Customer avatar
Javaman
From Nashville, TN
State:TN
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I bought this insert (and the pinlock visor) anticipating some cold weather starts on my AK trip. I put the insert in immediately. (Note: if you get what seems like air in between the insert and the visor, it is probably not air - it is probably where the insert touches the visor. Loosen the pinlocks and insert it again and you should be fine.) After adjusting the pin locks, the insert fit fine and appears to do what it says -- no fogging of the visor. My only complaint is that it does add one more layer of plastic between you and what you are seeing so things aren't quite as clear as through the visor alone. Not bad, just a bit less clear. Having said that, I have worn it in mid-40's weather to slightly over 100 and all is good.
Rides: 2012 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Arai XD-4 Helmet - Solid Colors Notable improvements for the Arai XD4 are improved ventilation with redesigned face vents and a Venturi vent at the brow, adjustable cheek pads, a new visor system for improved visibility and a new locking shield for aerodynamics. New comfort headliner, with micro fitting 5mm peel away temple pads Fully removable/replaceable/washable Interior Comfort head liner, Cheek pads, Chinstrap covers Dry-Cool technology keeps you dry and cool for greater comfort Patent pending, New FCS (Facial Contour Support) cheek pad design, also with a 5mm peel away micro fit feature New shell shape for better aerodynamic stability at higher street speeds New exhaust ports added to the top diffuser vents New chin vent with more intake ports Larger sculpted side cowl vents improve ventilation Snell M2010 approved
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Much better than others I've tried
PostedJune 24, 2013
Customer avatar
Javaman
From Nashville, TN
State:TN
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I was hesitant about getting another dual sport helmet since I spend quite a bit of time on the roads at speed. My last (insert other brand here) helmet caused quite a bit of buffeting anytime I ran over 50 or so and side winds along the coast kept my neck sore as I tried to keep my head aligned. None of that with this hat! Over 60 and you start to notice a bit of buffeting but not much at all until you pick up speed from there. It was surprisingly quiet and the fit was fine. I have both a Signet-Q and a Corsair. This fit seemed a little rounder but still fits me fine.
The flat black looks awesome and the peak is shaped a little more square in the front. It works very well and the shape is excellent. Peripheral vision is excellent as well though the chin guard seems to be a little higher than on my other DS helmet. Air flow is good and the helmet was quieter than I expected.
The only complaint that I have is that it tends to fog more easily than I thought it would. Guess the pinlock shield is next....
Rides: 2012 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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The S-MX 5 Waterproof boot has been created as a performance road and track boot, with built-in weather protection. Incorporating the latest technical footwear design and material know-how, the S-MX 5 WP is notable for its comfort, hugging fit, safety performance and wet weather performance. Features Alpinestars exclusive waterproof and breathable membrane liner ensures 100 weather protection, with an integrated gusset over entry aperture to prevent water penetration down the leg. Durable, high-tech micro-fiber upper construction offering a high level of flexibility Double injected PU shields the shin, ankle, calf, toe and heel from impact while minimizing abrasion Inner protection is given by a double injected panel connected to the heel counter, hidden beneath the outer shell and running up the outer ankle Quick drying polyamide lining is laminated with open cell foam and high density contoured padding to absorb shocks to the foot area The S-MX 5 boot is CE certified Innovative air vents at the ankle, heel and forefoot are covered with a specially designed mesh to provide unmatched levels of rider comfort Large throat profile instep and Achilles flex bellows for superior flex and comfort MTP mesh liner and anatomical, removable, PU Foam foot bed keeps the foot cool and comfortable A fully vented version is also available in Black Innovative inner (medial) side entry opening/closure system that features an elastic mounted zipper with an extra wide Velcro flap, to give a precise, comfortable fit and wide opening aperture for ease of access Highly ergonomic, lasting for ultra precise fit Exclusive compound rubber sole features structured shank reinforcement for added support to the arch area Interchangeable bi-injected PU toe slider with snap-in assembly
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great boot for what it is designed for
PostedMay 22, 2013
Customer avatar
Javaman
From Nashville, TN
State:TN
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
OK, if you are looking for max protection, look elsewhere. If, however, you are looking for good protection AND a boot that can be worn both around the campsite as well as on the bike, read on.
I bought this boot after trying Revzilla's patience by buying and returning a number of heavier duty boots that just didn't work on my foot/ankle/calf configuration. Having a size 15/50 foot sort of limited my options anyway. (Actually, you can't beat Revzilla's customer service. If you haven't bought from Revzilla before, they are GREAT! If you have, you probably know already.)
After trying to find a boot with a lot of protection that fit my needs, I had almost given up until I read the reviews for this boot. They are correct. This boot offers more protection than your Danners or 5.11's and is comfy enough to wear all day on or off the bike. The boot height goes about half way up my shin (it is about 2" taller than my Danners if that helps you) with nice protection at the top front of the boot. The heel also offers some additional protection as do the sides, though those areas aren't reinforced to the extent some of the track/MX boots are. Nonetheless, I feel like I have much better protection than before.
As to the feel, the boots fit me like a glove. While they aren't what I would wear to a business meeting, I have worn them to the office (casual day kind of stuff, obviously) and have been comfortable in them all day. They required very little to no break in since they felt good from the start. I can't address the waterproof qualities since I haven't had a chance to wear them in the rain yet.
I can't address durability, either, having had the boot only for a couple of weeks. It has a side zip/hook and loop closure design that seems sturdy enough but only time will tell.
Bottom line: if you are looking for a reasonably priced boot that can be worn all day and still give you more protection than many other motorcycle boots, you should give this boot a go.
Rides: 2012 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Olympia X-Moto Pants
Olympia X-Moto Pants
Olympia X-Moto Pants Designed to coordinate with Olympia's X-Moto and GT jackets, this style can be worn as a stand alone riding pant or as full over pant. Its Mega Vent Panel System allows it to transition from solid body, to adjustable airflow construction in seconds, while front thigh vent panels lay flat when placed into self storage pockets. An authentic Cordura shell with 2000 denier Cordura reinforcement insures maximum abrasion resistance. Two front zipper pockets and two rear snap pockets offer extra storage for personal items. Foul weather rides are never a problem as these pants are also equipped with a waterproof / breathable liner that can be worn as wearable stand alone pants. Adjustable knee armor positions, stretch waist panels and EZ hem bottoms help riders achieve a customized fit. Features Outer shell constructed in 500 and 2000 denier Dupont Cordura MVS Mega Vent Panel system transitions the X Moto pant from solid body to adjustable airflow Waterproof liner pant Full side leg to waist zippers Removable and adjustable height CE approved MotionFlex armor at knees Cool mesh airflow lining Removable EVA compression foam at hips Custom Fit detailing at waist and bottom hem 3M Scotchlite reflective piping from waist to hem Relaxed tailored fit Four storage pockets 8 connecting zipper for jackets Leather reinforcement panels from inside thigh to hem bottom Comfort stretch knit at back of knees. Bottom hem cut to fit over street or off road boots
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great year round alternative
PostedMay 6, 2013
Customer avatar
Javaman
From Nashville, TN
State:TN
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Just bought the X-Moto jacket and pants for a planned ride through a couple of climate changes. I was tired of having to plan on compromising -- either layer and layer with my summer gear on or sweat like crazy with my winter gear on. I'm an ATGATT rider. When I saw the X-Moto outfit, I jumped on it.
The folding pockets and panels are ingenious and work well. The pants are nice and long and the legs are generously cut for bigger boots/calves/etc. Plus, the long side zipper is great for gear on/gear off.
For rides with climate changes, this is the stuff. For pure 80+ degree rides, use your summer pants but when you will be riding from 50 degrees to 85+ degrees, use these pants and you will be glad you did.
Rides: 2012 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Olympia X-Moto Jacket
Olympia X-Moto Jacket
Olympia X-Moto Jacket Whether touring, dual sport riding or daily commuting, the four season Olympia X-Moto jacket will handle it all. Tack on the X-Moto Pants for a formidable two-piece combo. Its Mega Vent Panel System allows the X-Moto to transition from solid body, to adjustable airflow construction in seconds, as its front, back and underarm vent panels zip down and fold neatly into self storage pockets. A zip off integrated back pack with hydration bladder and expandable zip off luggage system offer major versatility. The X Moto is also equipped with a sporty, waterproof / breathable, two stage, Thermolite lined, inner jacket to deliver multi season, all weather riding comfort. Features Outer shell constructed in 500 and 2000 denier Cordura fabric MVS Mega Vent Panel System at front back and under arms water resistant, see through sleeve storage pocket Waterproof, Thermolite insulated two stage liner jacket Removable CE approved 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 and waist Comfort neoprene framed collar 3M Scotchlite reflective piping at front, sides and back 8 connecting zipper for pants Six storage pockets Integrated zip off back pack includes 1/2 liter hydration bladder Integrated, expandable zip off waterproof luggage system
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great all season gear
PostedMay 6, 2013
Customer avatar
Javaman
From Nashville, TN
State:TN
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I was really tired of having to choose between my long, winter jacket and my shorter, summer jackets when my longer trips would be taking me through one or more climate changes. Layering is fine, but sometimes it is just a hassle and during predominately colder rides you want the heavier, longer jacket. When I saw the X-Moto I snagged it immediately. Pants, too. They are just the ticket. Olympia fits me best than other brands, anyway.
So far, I have ridden with the jacket and pants in 45 degree and 85 degree weather (that's about the range we've seen here since I got the outfit). All-in-all, the ventilation is excellent, especially considering the flexibility. Would I take this outfit if my ride was going to consistently be above 80 degrees? No, but when I will have some 80+ degree days and some 50 degree days, you bet. Great stuff. Great service.
Rides: 2012 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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