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    March 26, 2012
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 Dainese Scarpa Sechura Boots
Dainese Scarpa Sechura Boots
Dainese Scarpa Sechura Boots This warm weather ankle boot for touring with an original design vaunts details provided with laser finishing. The uppers in cowhide and ample inserts in D-Stone fabric ensure good resistance to abrasion. Ventilation is promoted by the liner in 3D Bubble air gap material. Velcro protection over the laces at the front prevents accidental snagging. The Sechura ankle boot combines safety with practical wear thanks to the gear change guard, the non-slip sole, reflecting inserts, protection for the ankles in nylon, and the thermoformed heel. Protection Nylon ankle guard Soft inserts Abrasion and tear resistance Cowhide Leather D-Stone Fabric Comfort Lace up closure Velcro laces cover strip Temperature Regulation Fixed 3D-Bubble liner air spaces Other Features Shifter guard Non-slip Vibrant sole Reflective inserts
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good commuter boot for summer months
PostedJune 4, 2012
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RobR
From Memphis
State:TN
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Footbed
Narrow
Narrow
Wide
This is a very interesting boot. I was reluctant to buy a boot with shoelaces, but after 1K miles mostly commuting and touring in these Dainese Scarpa Sechura boots find my original concern with that feature pretty inconsequential. I'm glad to get out of my comfort zone with boots to give these a try, as they're easy to get on/off and serve the main purpose for me very well - they flow air. Even the toe box section gets plenty of air movement despite the mesh material being on the sides of the boot only. So far temps from low 60s to mid 90s have left my feet comfortable, more so than other leather boots I've commuted in.
No Dainese wording on the toes, just the logo on the shift pads. Styling is still that of a moto boot, so don't expect to blend in with other normal footwear 100%, but it's discrete styling. Black sectioned materials, plastic shifter pads and off-white stitching are what call the most attention. They have the skywalk sole too, so quite comfortable walking around. I was concerned at first about a prior review suggesting the sole looks spacesuit-y, but personally find nothing wrong with its look. The Scarpas do not squeak either, another big plus as I walk down my office hallways. :) Initial fit was narrow, but they've broken in quite nicely. I normally wear US size 10.5 to 11, depending on brand. Euro size 44 for this boot is a perfect fit for my foot.
Sidi has a new boot (Traffic Air) that would have been my first choice mainly because of a zipper closure rather than shoelaces had they been available in time. Glad to have tried something new because these Scarpa Sechuras fit well, look good, feel made of quality materials, don't squeak, feel good on the bike, and flow good air. Not sure I could ask for more of a ventilated boot for every day riding.
Yes, I recommend this product.
+1point
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 REV'IT! Horizon Jacket
REV'IT! Horizon Jacket
REV'IT! Horizon Jacket The REVIT Horizon jacket is aptly named this piece of new technology will help you take on any ride - anywhere, anytime, regardless of the climate conditions you might encounter. It will protect you from the heaviest rain it also will be your best companion when the sun is high and the temperature is rising. This is possible thanks to a truly unique solution, engineered by the REV'IT! development team a large airvent panel, featuring a 3D mesh rear panel, which can be sealed to 100 waterproof in a second, even whilst riding. This innovative sealing system is laminated into the chest panel of this 2-layer outer shell. You will not find this technology anywhere else on the planet - and especially not at such a reasonable price. The REVIT Horizon is the future of motorcycle garments. This jacket forms a recommended combination with the Horizon Pants . PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell PWRshell 750D 2L , Lorica reg , PWRshell 500D stretch 2L Insulation detachable thermal liner Waterproofing Breathability Hydratex lite Visibility laminated reflection at chest, back and upper arms Protection Knox Flexiform CE protection at shoulders and elbows, perforated EVA foam backpad, CE prepared for Knox Advance X CE back protector ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability adjustment straps at waist and upper arms, flexisnap, adjustment drawcord at hips, UTA tab at cuffs, adjustment tab at under arms Ventilation VCS Aquadefence, VCS zipper at back Features short and long connection zipper, collar hook, stretch at elbows Pockets inner pockets, hand warmer pockets, back pocket, stash pockets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Horizon jacket - good stuff!
PostedApril 12, 2012
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RobR
From Memphis
State:TN
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
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
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
First, the stats - I'm 190lbs, 5'10" and use the jacket mostly for commuting. The L was snug and might have been perfect for a touring jacket, but XL is an excellent fit over street clothes for commuting, even with the liner in.
Style and materials are top shelf and have retained that ironed/pressed look since coming out of the box. Jacket flows nice amounts of air over the collar (good this spring, not sure how it will fare in winter). So far the jacket has done well in temps from mid 40s to high 70s, being quite comfortable. The vent panels on the chest operate nicely and flow a noticeable amount of air, with a moderate mount of jacket bunching going on in a forward riding position on a sportbike. I think those mesh vents, which don't bend, roll, or deform, remain flat against the wind and pick up even more air than other jackets of mine. Front vents get an A+ from me for how they work. The vent along the back is in contrast small and useless when riding with a backpack, so I'd prefer vertical side vents on the back. The collar is smooth and soft, and nicely adjustable. Collar snap and hold-back loop are kind of hoaky and hard to use with gloves on. With the collar loop hooked back on the left, it grabs the D ring of my Arai when looking left. I like the velcro front closure rather than buttons for speed of getting the Horizon on/off. Backpad was flimsy, very. Go with the Knox upgrade, definitely. Bands to tighten the arms are infinitely adjustable as are the waist straps, both of which help me fine tune the fit quite a bit. The sleeve cuffs are super, wide to fit any glove gauntlet under. I wasn't as pleased putting the gauntlet over the wide cuffs, but that's not my preference anyway. Silver/white color is attractive but seems to be showing bugs already in just a few weeks of use. Reflective 3M is very functional and makes me smile when approaching the jacket in any low light situation. Shoulder armor feels small in size when handling them, but feel almost invisible when the jacket is on. Elbow armos is about the right size feel. This is a very good thing, as the lean fit of the jacket works with my not-so-lean frame pretty well. Shoulders are cut nicely, arms are rotated slightly for a nice position even on a sportbike. The jacket is super light too. Coming from a 1pc Roadcrafter which weighed a ton, this jacket feels svelt.
No experience in the rain yet, but the main reason I chose this over other Revit jackets was that the waterproof layer is built into the jacket shell, not a separate removeable membrane. This makes the jacket more overall versatile.
Another critique is with the Horizon pants which are described as overpants, but don't kid yourself. The lag zips come to mid calf and sizing is on the small side, so to me they are more touring pants than pants that a commuter could wear to work and remove without having to take my boots off in the parking lot. So while the jacket is so far an A+ for commuting, I am still looking for suitable overpants to upgrade to.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Knox TP2 Advance X CE Back Protector
Knox TP2 Advance X CE Back Protector
Knox Advance X CE Back Protector CE approved armor incorporates trauma lite honeycomb protection Comfortable energy absorbing armor retro fits many products The Knox TP2 is a standard shape that fits any mens REV'IT or Teknic jacket and may fit other brands as well The Knox TP2 will fit in Women's REV'IT Turbine and Women's REV'IT Ignition Jackets Measures approximately 15 in length, 11 at its widest part, and 1 in thickness.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good back protector
PostedApril 2, 2012
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RobR
From Memphis
State:TN
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Although I wish the high end Revit jackets included this back protector, it's substantial enough compared to the one included with the jacket to be hands-down the better choice. It fits easily with no modifications and feels more substantial. Although there are no perforations or vents, it uses up little space which makes layering a piece of cake.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Horizon Pants
REV'IT! Horizon Pants
REV'IT! Horizon Pants Companion to the Horizon jacket, the Horizon trousers offer 100 waterproofing. Their outer shell is basically allergic to water, repelling its pickup (assuming that you occasionally clean the shell). REV'IT! considers the REVIT Horizon trousers to be the number one choice for daily commuters and serious touring enthusiasts. Without the removable thermoliner in place, it's the most durably waterproof, abrasion-resistant, and multi-functional over-pants you will find. The fit is casual enough to wear over jeans. Airflow comes directly through the side pockets, which also give you straight access to your jeans pockets - in case you need some change for the toll. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell PWRshell 750D 2L , Lorica reg , PWRwax 500D , PWRshell 500D stretch 2L Insulation detachable thermal liner Waterproofing Breathability hydratex lite Visibility laminated reflection at upper legs and on the calves Protection fully perforated EVA foam at hips , Knox Flexiform CE protection at knees ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit , regular Adjustability adjustment straps at waist , adjustment tab at ankles Features short and long connection zipper , calf zippers , stretch at back and knees , adjustable protector pockets , elastic at waistband , Direct jeans-pocket access
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good pant, not suitable for overpant
PostedMarch 26, 2012
Customer avatar
RobR
From Memphis
State:TN
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I ordered these as overpants based on the description, but had two issues.
1. Size is slightly small. I eventually got to a good size XL for e (5'10", 185lb, 36" waist x 30" inseam). However, they fit perfectly over dress slacks only with the liner removed. Liner in, these made for touring pant only (single layer or layer over thermals only).
2. Leg zippers are only up to the upper calf, making them impossible to put the pant on with boots or shoes on.
Still looking for a better pant to suit my commuting needs, but these are nicely built for touring and go well with my new Horizon jacket.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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