Cjmadura
 
 
 
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    April 22, 2013
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    June 20, 2014
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Klim Tactical Short Say goodbye to the days of chafing and other riding maladies associated with loose-fitting riding shorts. The Klim Tactical Short is designed to keep your equipment stowed properly and to wick moisture away from your skin to ensure maximum possible comfort on your ride. The saddle area is constructed with a high-tech triple-density chamois that will help absorb riding vibrations and cushion your ride. PORON XRD Extreme Impact Protection material is embedded in strategic locations to help absorb impacts. On impact, the PORON XRD high-performance molecules create a unique protective shield that can repeatedly absorb up to 90 of the most intense force. Features Poron XRD extreme impact protection material on sides and thighs and over tailbone Padded compression short Moisture-wicking polyester material 4-way-stretch spandex Soft elastic waist Suede texture chamois crotch Micro-injected logo Tag-less Spandex/ polyester/Poron XRD extreme impact protection material
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great gear
PostedJune 20, 2014
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Cjmadura
From Beaverton
State:OR
Rider Type:Adventurer
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I previously purchased the Forcefield Action Shorts for wearing under my street gear, but found them to be overly warm, bulky and cumbersome. I sold them off cheap and went with the Klim Tactical Shorts.
The difference is eye-opening. Sure, the Forcefield will probably offer more protection, but the trade off is well worth it.
The Klims are SO comfortable, I never realize I'm wearing them. The protection should be just fine, as the high-density padding seems to be in all the right places. I have numerous pieces of Klim gear, and EVERY SINGLE ONE is excellent, well thought out and high quality. I should have went with Klim in the first place.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REVIT Seesoft Back Protector Insert The revolutionary new REVIT See Soft CE-Level 2 back protector is designed to absorb multiple impacts without compromising on comfort, ventilation or freedom of movement. The highly impact-resistant blend of Nitrille and Polynorbornene rubber results in a memory foam that is multi-impact rated and CE Certified to the highest level of prEN 1621-22010 level 2. In the case of severe angular impact, the individual Memory Foam layers will shift relative to one another, resulting in impact dispersion over a larger effective surface area and therefore minimizing the energy that is transmitted to the spine and back. The Seesoft back protector performs extremely consistently in all weather conditions and is unaffected by temperature ranges from -4 F to +104 F (-20 C to +40 C). Most REV'IT jackets are designed to accommodate a Seesoft CE Level 2 back protector insert. Newer jackets will have a marking on the protector pocket that indicates the matching type and size of the protector. For additional information, please see the Seesoft Back Protector Insert Fit Chart (pdf) .
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice pad
PostedMarch 31, 2014
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Cjmadura
From Beaverton
State:OR
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 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
I put a KN106 into my light-colored Tornado Jacket. It fits very well and is leagues above the foam pad fitted as original. I'm pretty sure that foam is included just to inform the purchaser they have a pocket for a protector - it's not meant to protect you at all. The Seesoft pad is light and comfortable. A no- brainer, really.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese Knee V Guard
Dainese Knee V Guard
Protection Autonomous knee protector with support straps Homologation Knee and shin EN 1621-1 Sold as a pair Patent Chest and neck protector (Community Designs n 000528153) Biomechanical protector (PCT Patent Peding)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality Gear
PostedMay 27, 2013
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Cjmadura
From Beaverton
State:OR
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
These guards are both protective and stylish. I wear them on-road with, amusingly enough, my SIDI On-Road Goretex boots.
I have complete impact protection from just above the kneecap right down to my toes. These guards are a little narrower than the set of Alpinestars I wear off-road, and they have a slight curve which nicely matches my bow-legs. I would not recommend the V-Guards for those riders with thick/wide calves, as these seem to made for more athletic (slim) builds. This seems true of ALL Dainese products.
The raised sections should provide excellent strength in case of impact, and the pivoting upper sections are well thought out. I leave the uppermost strap a little loose, so it doesn't bind my lower thigh when in the riding position.
I also recommend wearing a very thin base layer under these, as they can be a little scratchy on bare skin. Overall, they're a great piece of equipment.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese Wave Pro Jacket
Dainese Wave Pro Jacket
Dainese Wave Pro Jacket Protection Back protector certified to EN 1621.2/2003 Standard (Lev.2). Composite protectors certified to EN 1621.197 Standard. Jointed shoulder-upper arm protector. Jointed elbow-upper arm protector. External back protector plated in polypropylene with corrugated perforated structure. Lateral rib protection plates in Astronmemory and, extruded polypropylene sandwich. Front plate in polypropylene. Core in aluminum. Honeycomb frame. Ergonomics Back protector with lumbar joint. Lumbar band with double adjustment starp. Front plate-lumbar support fastening. Front plate in ergonomics shape. Side flexible plate. Adjustable strap. Liner in thermoformed polyethylene foam. Coarse-mesh elasticated Lycra protective bodice. Neck 4 removable neck support. Temperature Regulation External perforated pads. Liner inside back in polyester mesh fabric. Liner in double jersey. Other Features Removable chest protector. Back protector and racing jacket with protectors that can be used separately. Available in Black color. Unisex. This safety jacket is offered in 3 different torso lengths, and 5 different chest sizes, to allow for proper fit. Type 1 is the shortest length, Type 2 is the average length, and Type 3 is the longest length. Length refers to torso length, not overall height. Chest sizing is S-XXL.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great protective suit
PostedMay 19, 2013
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Cjmadura
From Beaverton
State:OR
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought this suit to wear under both my Klim Badlands Pro in cool weather and my Rev'it Levante in the heat. Naturally, I needed to remove all the armor from the jackets, but I consider integral jacket armor to be useless (same goes for pants!).
Don't ask me how I know.
Although the suit is a bit intimidating at first, with all the straps and buckles, it becomes second nature to slip it on after a few tries. The ONLY piece of the suit I am aware of when riding is the chest plate.Being both thick and rigid, you know it's there, but it's not very obtrusive. It DOES block airflow in the heat, but can be removed if you so choose. I like to keep it on, as it securely maintains the position of the shoulder plates. The rest of this suit truly vanishes when it's on.
I wouldn't wear this without an abrasion-resistant jacket over the top, as this suit guards against impact only - I'm sure it would shred to pieces during a spirited slide if worn on it's own. It looks really good if you like a bio-mechanical look, but it's hardly a fashion statement. It IS the best pressure suit available, even if the price is a bit eye-watering. If you're serious about impact protection, this is the way to go.
I'm 6'4", weigh 195#, and wear a Wave Pro 3, XL. I can even fit an insulating layer UNDER the suit (or even a Warm&Safe heated liner for those teeth-rattling days!) and move quite freely.
As an aside, I wear the Dainese V Knee Guards along with the Forcefield Pro Shorts under my riding pants. I highly recommend both!
As always, the Revzilla team was top-notch. The sales staff took the time to try on one of these from the warehouse and call me back to get the fit right. I can't remember his name (Ramon?), but he was top-notch.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Forcefield 4-Layer Pro Action Shorts The Forcefield Action Short incorporates an air flow control function which controls body temperature during exercise, this helps to maintain body temperature whether the conditions are warm or cool leaving you dry and feeling fresh. Constructed from BeCool, a unique fiber that has a greater diffusive area than standard fiber, this ensures high levels of breathability and comfort. The low profile, 4-layer Pro Armor M15 CE approved armor is removable to allow the shorts to be machine washed for maximum hygiene. Fastened at the waist by a draw cord and with gripper elastic at the legs the shorts offer superior fit and comfort. The Forcefield Action Short offers unparalleled comfort and performance for those demanding sports activities where impacts are an inherent occurrence. Features 4-Layer Pro M15 Armor is CE Approved Constructed from BeCool with Humidity Discharge Function Removable armor at the thigh, hip, buttock and coccyx RPT (Repeat Performance Technology) Machine Washable (with armor removed) Draw cord waist fastener for superior fit and comfort Tested to -10 Celsius Note Shorts may be either grey or black, but are otherwise identical.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Well worth the investment
PostedApril 22, 2013
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Cjmadura
From Beaverton
State:OR
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
After wearing multiple pairs of motorcycling pants, I realized that the ONLY way to have good impact protection was to have quality armor attached to the body, not marginal armor slipped into loose pockets in the pants. I learned this the hard way, after breaking my collarbone & badly contusing my knee in a 20 mph fall. TWENTY! The knee armor in my fancy-schmancy Rev'it tornado pants did nothing as I kneed the bike on the way down. The collarbone deal will be addressed (hopefully) with a Wave Pro 3, but that's another story.
I originally purchased the ForceField Pro full pants, but found them too warm and a bit of a bear to pull on. I also wear Under Armour Heatgear leggings as a base layer, which makes EVERYTHING more comfortable. I prefer wearing hard knee/shin protection under my riding pants, so I opted for the shorts instead. They slip on quickly and vanish once on the bike. With the base layer they feel great and stay in place perfectly. They make your hips wider, so your pants will pull on a bit tighter, but once the waist is over the shorts, you're golden.
I typically wear a large, but the medium is perfect. These need to fit snug! They also need to be pulled up and tied around the level of your navel if the hip protection is to be effective. It's odd at first, but feels fine almost immediately.
I'm 6'4", 197 lbs, and ride a 2006 Triumph Tiger 955i. The upright position works great with these shorts, but I'm fairly sure you laid-back cruiser types will want to pull the coccyx armor out, as rotating back and sitting on it for any time would be uncomfortable.
Looking cool in the most fashionable gear, slipping it on in 20 seconds and blasting around sounds great, but one fall with broken bones and busted up joints should change your perspective pretty quickly. Buy the right gear, wear it properly, and ride intelligently. Armor IS YOUR FREIND!!!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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