Dennis M.
 
 
 
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    August 7, 2010
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    December 27, 2013
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AFX FX-100 Multi Helmet The AFX FX 100 has an aerodynamic shell design constructed using an advanced lightweight composite poly-alloy. Features Helmet liner and cheek pads made with a hypoallergenic and anti-microbial nylon, all of which are removable and washable Provides ample ear cavity space for speakers Flush-fit, side-coverless face shield that is optically correct, compound-curved, scratch-resistant and protects against UV-rays Dark smoke tinted one touch inner flip down sun shield system 9 points of ventilation with chin, side, rear forehead vents AFX DOT/ECE approved cam buckle style quick release retention system Clear coat finish to protect paint graphics Comes with a cloth carrying bag Comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty Use same outer shields as the FX-90 street helmet
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Surprisingly Good Value
PostedDecember 27, 2013
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Dennis M.
From S.F. Bay Area
State:CA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
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
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Shape
Narrow
Intermediate Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Average
Wide
I bought this helmet originally to be used as a guest helmet and was put away and forgotten about until I uncovered it while cleaning the closet! Just for the heck of it I decided to put it on and was amazed by how well it fit. I would characterize this as an intermediate to long oval and does run a bit larger, so if you wear a large you might want to try a medium and so on.
The feature set is what impressed me about this lid. Besides the good fit (I have a Shoei head and own 2 of them) it's very light and very good from an aerodynamic standpoint. Very stable in a straight line and High speed head checking is no problem. The shield works very well and is optically correct. The Sun visor mechanism also works well and can be easily manipulated with a gloved hand, though it does change the optical correctness a bit. And I love the chin strap! Way easier to use than the D-Ring. The graphic is very cool too and the clear coat is well applied to protect it. It also vents well and is surprisingly quiet.
Would I put this lid on par with my Shoei's? No way. The liner isn't as good and visibility isn't as good so you will be looking side-to-side a lot more. But in my opinion it is an outstanding value for the money.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Held Agadir Gloves Construction Highly abrasion-resistant kangaroo leather Colorfast and sweat resistant Comfort / Features Pre-curved, wrinkle-free palm Special step seam avoids pressure points on inner hand and enhances feel Velcro closure on wrist and cuff Visor wiper Leather stretch inserts on the back upper hand, thumb and fingers Perforation for breathability, comfort and tactility Protection Knuckle protection with hard plastic shell Superfabric reinforcement on edge of hand
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best gloves I have ever owned
PostedSeptember 16, 2013
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Dennis M.
From S.F. Bay Area
State:CA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
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
Absolutely the best gloves I have ever owned - PERIOD. I am a solid 10 in size, and the size 10 in these fit -well- like a glove! They were comfortable right away and have only gotten better with time. Held really knows how to build a glove that molds around the human hand.
I have had them for almost 2 years now and I have ridden them in every condition from 57 to 100 plus degrees over the course of 30,000+ miles. I have gottten them wet and they took that, too. I firmly believe it's the Kangaroo that makes these gloves so special. They are light and extremely strong. I am trying to finish them off so I can buy another pair - but they aren't ready to go yet! No tears, the seams are as strong as ever - The only sign of wear is some discoloration on the thumb piece. I even took a tumble in them - off the bike thank goodness - and they didn't even scuff.
If I had any gripe with them at all it would be that the velcro that secures the wrist needs to be improved. But for the price, you will not find a better glove. I will be buying another pair. That is, if these ever wear out!
Rides: 2011 Suzuki GSX1250FA
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Tech Race Bottom Alpinestars Tech Race underwear keeps you cool and comfortable under your suit during warm weather racing and helps with getting in and out of your suit. Available as a 1-piece undersuit or as separate top and bottom. Features Cut for race use Designed for warm weather riding Coldtack fabric construction Micro profrated insert panel for comfort and breathablity Ergonomic flat lock seam construction Relaxed fit design for comfort Printed Astar logo
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A "Can't Do Without" Piece of Gear
PostedJuly 31, 2013
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Dennis M.
From S.F. Bay Area
State:CA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 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 swear by these things. We are in the Summer cycle here and it has been 80 + every day for almost 3 weeks now. The Tech Race bottoms and tops are comfortable, do an excellent job of whicking moisture away from you and help regulate your core temperature. They also make it a snap to take your outer gear on or off, especially leathers! I have enough of them to rotate as I ride every day, because I don't ride without 'em!
Best to hand wash them and then just hang 'em up; they dry quickly, and if done this way they last longer. Keep them away from Velcro! DO this and you will be golden.
Rides: 2011 Suzuki GSX1250FA
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Olympia Ranger 3 Over Pants Designed to coordinate with the AST jacket, th Olympia Ranger 3 Pant can be worn as a stand alone riding pant or as a full over pant. Foul weather rides are never a problem as double waterproof protection is offered through Rangers coated Cordura shell and waterproof/breathable seam sealed membrane. Zippered front pockets and two oversized waterproof cargo pockets offer plenty of extra storage for personal items. Adjustable knee armor positions and EZ hem bottoms help riders achieve a customized fit. As temperatures drop, youll stay toasty by adding Rangers Thermolite insulated liner pant that double as great looking, stand alone sportswear. Features Outer shell constructed in coated 500 and 2000 denier Cordura fabric Waterproof/breathable membrane adds double waterproof protection Removable Insulated liner pant Sturdy wind and water resistant rip stop nylon shell, Thermolite insulation, belt loop waist, full side leg zippers and four storage pockets. Full side leg zippers Storm placket front fly detail Removable and adjustable height CE Motion Flex 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 side leg detail Relaxed tailored fit 6 storage pockets 8 connecting zipper for jackets
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Very Nice Pants
PostedMay 23, 2013
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Dennis M.
From S.F. Bay Area
State:CA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
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
I bought these to be worn as a Winter overpant with the expectation that I could get 3-season wear over-all out of them. The heavy duty nature of these pants and the lack of venting makes them a bit unsuitable for Summer months, but depending on your heat tolerance level it might be possible. I wear a 38 waist jean and am 6'3, 255 with long legs (35"), so I was concerned that the leg would not be long enough, a common problem for long-legged riders such as myself. The agent who assisted me told me that he thought it would be OK because of the easy-hem system. I ordered a size 40.
The pants fit perfectly, given they are being worn as overpants. I can wear them with the liner in, or over jeans with the liner out. Not both. With the liner in I wear a base layer. The waist was a bit big, but a belt fixes that. I love the liner. It is really warm, and I have ridden in 30 degree temps with no issues. You can pop the liner in and out at will, and you can wear it as a destination pant, as they have a decent cut and style to them. The shell is very well made. The 2000 material in the impact areas is nice to have and does not infringe on comfort or wearability. I did have to mess around with the knee pockets in order to position the armor correctly, but I eventually found the right spot. The leg did in fact turn out to be long enough for me, but I am not a huge fan of the hem system. I would have preferred it if they were just a tall pant, as the cuff kind of has an unfinished look to it. Besides, if you really look at the cuff I do not see how these could be hemmed at all, let alone easilly. But that is a minor gripe, the leg was long enough so I'll take it!
They have survived their first Winter very well. They are durable, and all of the zippers and stitching are dong great. I have been in fairly heavy rain on multiple occasions with them and they have not leaked a drop. As mentioned, they are very comfortable on which is great when you are on the bike all day. I was able to wear them right up to the Summer, so I am getting 3 seasons out of them. Sans the gripe with the cuff, these pants look good, perform well and are a great value for the price point.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Summer Tech Performance Long Pants Alpinestars Summer Tech Performance underwear forms an effective base layer keeping you cool and comfortable under your suit during warm weather riding. Features Comfortable moisture wicking material Minimal seam stitching for ultimate comfort and performance Designed to be 60 lighter than cotton, the construction is also hypoallergenic and antistatic Muscle supporting compression fit helps support the riders muscles and reduces fatigue Ergonomic flat lock seams The underwear is designed to provide a tight, adaptable fit Moisture wicking technology ensures ultimate comfort is maintained as well as a constant body temperature Printed Astar logo on the front with Alpinestars print logo on the back The shorts and pant all feature a male pant opening Available from the Summer Tech Performance range are a long sleeve and short sleeve shirt as well as a tank top. In the pant selection, there is the choice of a pair of long pants or sports boxers
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Solid Product
PostedMay 15, 2013
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Dennis M.
From S.F. Bay Area
State:CA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
Gender:male
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
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I wear these in the Summer. Definitely better than other brands I have tried that could not hold up to robust use. These base layer pants fit on the tight side and so far are holding up really well. I ride every day and rotate 2-3 pairs and have been for over a season now. I do hand-wash them, however, as I don't want to risk sending them through a machine. The material feels nice against your skin and feel very good under your suit. Keep them away from velcro! The minute they touch velcro you will hurt the material peeling them off! I do wish the elastic in the waist was a bit better, but over-all these are very good base layer pants for Summer use and I will be getting more when these eventually wear out.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 SAS-TEC Replacement Hip Armor
SAS-TEC Replacement Hip Armor
SAS-TEC SC-1/07 Hip Protectors SaS Tec armor is made of a polyurethane foam material, without a hard shell or edges, which surpasses the required CE values by 50. The closed air cells function by means of progressive absorption the material is soft and flexible in its normal state but a sudden impact will cause the protectors to harden and absorb the impact without transmitting the force to the body. Sold as a pair
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love This Product...
PostedFebruary 16, 2013
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Dennis M.
From S.F. Bay Area
State:CA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
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 to replace the Hip armor that came with my new Ranger 3 pants. The pads fit right in the pocket without even taking the original ones out, Talk about comfy! I don't even feel them but I feel better knowing that they are there providing the extra protection. I plan on replacing the hip pads on all of my pants with these.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Joe Rocket Ballistic 8.0 Jacket
Joe Rocket Ballistic 8.0 Jacket
Rock Tex 600 outer shell 100 WATERPROOF C.E. rated protectors in shoulders and elbows Removable spine pad with pocket for optional C.E. spine protector Big Air Waterproof ventilation system patent pending Removable insulated full sleeve liner Sure Fit adjustable waistband Elastic sleeve adjusters Snap loops for attaching jacket to belt 8 zipper for pant attachment Reflective stripe
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Jacket
PostedJanuary 26, 2013
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Dennis M.
From S.F. Bay Area
State:CA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 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
True to Size
Large
This jacket has been a rock solid performer for me. I have had this jacket for 2 years now and it is still 100% waterproof. Nothing penetrates this thing; not rain, not cold, not flying debris. I have been hit with all of the above and the jacket just works. The weather protection is just wonderful. And it vents well. I love the front venting system especially. Having said that, I would not even consider wearing this jacket in the late Spring/Summer. It'll be too hot.
Sizing to me is true to size; that is to say the 2XL fit me just as I expected it too. A generous american cut, not some skinny euro cut! And there is adequate adjustment capability to taylor the fit to your needs. I really like the armor, too. It's comfortable and hits me in all the right places. It allows you to move freely and you know you have good protection. The pockets might be a litle small, but that is not an issue for me. And I have only had one inside zipper fail. All of the others are still solid.
Overall this jacket has provided tremendous bang for the buck and has exceded my expectations. I wish they made pants to match, but they don't. BUT THEY SHOULD!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Bastion GTX Gore-Tex Gloves The Bastion GTX is at the top of our winter glove range. The highest level of breathability and waterproofing comes from the GORE-TEX membrane. This combines with state-of-art fabrics, protection elements derived from our MotoGP gloves, and thermal liners to give you an ultra light, highly protective winter glove. The list of features is impressive, but the bottom line is you'll probably have a hard time finding a more comfortable winter glove anywhere. PROTECTION FEATURES Outershell Schoeller-Dynamic with Schoeller NanoSphere , goatskin with WR finish, Cordura 1000D ripstop with Teflon coating, SuperFabric, Suede Leather with WR Finish Insulation Thermolite Plus, Push-Pull Tri-Fleece Liner Waterproofing GORE-TEX membrane Breathability GORE-TEX membrane Composition Outershell 59 Leather, 31 Polyamide, 8 Polyester, 2 elastene Lining 100Polyester Membrane 100 GORE-TEX membrane (ePTFE) Protection PU Injected Finger Knuckles and Backhand, TPU hard-shell little finger protector, Dual-comp palm slider, SuperFabric PU injected knuckle, EVA Foam at thumb and wrist Visibility Laminated reflection at cuff, reflection at fingers ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit Tour Fit Adjustability Adjustment strap at wrist, Adjustment tab at cuff Features Stretch lips at fingers and back hand, Goat Window Grip Patches, Elastic at wrist, Regular cuff length, visor wiper
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fantastic Winter Glove
PostedDecember 27, 2011
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Dennis M.
From S.F. Bay Area
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
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
I went with the The Rev!it Bastion GTX Winter gloves because I needed a glove that would stand up to rain and temps in the low 40s and 30s and so far nothing I had tried made the cut. The moment I put my paws in these I knew I had made the correct choice.
The visual aspects of these gloves are impressive enough and get even better as you really look at the way the glove is made. The materials and the construction are top-notch. This SuperFabric is wild stuff, man! I've never seen anything like it. I love the race grade hard parts and They have also placed reflective materials in key places on the glove which is a very nice touch. They feel very solid but not heavy, which is very good as that shows promise for good feel at the controls and so on.
My hand measurement is right at Ten inches, so I selected size XXL. They were just a tad snug but fit very well. What really impressed me, though, is how well the liners all held tight as I was slipping my hand into them and taking them off. There was no play or excess movement of the liner. and the liner feels very soft and pleasing to your hand as you wear them. I like the size of the gauntlets also. The initial feel of the gloves around the controls were a bit tight and a tad bulky at first, but this is to be expected as they are new and they are a winter glove. I suspect this will go away considerably once they are broken in.
The first morning out with them it was 46 degrees out, and with humidity the actual temp was about 42 with 8-10MPH winds. The ride into work was delightful; I never felt a lick of wind or cold during the entire 50 minute ride. I have been in even colder temps with them since and only the finger tips get a little sting in them after prolonged periods. And they hold up well to a good rain, so I have no doubts about the water protection. So if you are not into heated gear, these should do the trick. They did for me.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Olympia Airglide 3 Pants Designed to coordinate with the Olympia Airglide, Viper, Bonneville, and Bushwhacker jackets, this style can be worn as a stand alone riding pant or as full over pant. Constructed in authentic Dupont Cordura with ballistic nylon mesh panels, this pant offers maximum airflow with superior 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 wind and waterproof liner that can be worn as a stand alone pant. Adjustable knee armor positions, stretch waist panels and EZ hem bottoms help riders achieve a customized fit Outer shell constructed in 500denier Dupont Cordura with ballistic airflow mesh panels. Waterproof liner pant Full side leg zippers Removable and height-adjustable CE approved MotionFlex armor at knees Cool mesh airflow lining Removable EVA compressionfoam at hips Custom Fit detailing at waistand bottom hem 3M Scotchlite reflective piping from waist to hem Relaxed tailored fit Four storage pockets 8 connecting zipper forjackets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
These Pants Rock!
PostedAugust 7, 2010
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Dennis M.
From MILLBRAE
When I received these pants I was thrilled. The construction and material is top-notch. The liner comes out very easily and ventilation in the hot summer months is great. They have a great style to them and fit pretty true to size. I am a 38 waist but got a 40 to use them as a true overpant. They are just a tiny bit big but I think a 38 would have been tight to use as an overpant. The leg is nice and long which is important for a tall person such as myself. The pads fit in all the right places and give you a good sense that they will protect you if that moment ever comes. I'm thinking about getting a black pair as well! I would reccomend these to anyone.
Pros Rugged, Comfortable, Fashionable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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