Mitchell B.
 
 
 
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    January 10, 2011
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    July 5, 2013
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REV'IT! Airwave Pants The perfect match for the REV'IT! Airwave jacket, these trousers are also great over-pants to wear on top of your jeans during summer commutes. The large air mesh panels allow for maximum cooling, but that's not all they're on and off in seconds, thanks to the long inside zippers. Reflective panels at the lower legs ensure great visibility at all times. Even more, the Knox Flexiform CE-approved armor is located in height adjustable pockets, allowing you to position the armour just the way you like it. Available in classic black or fresh silver. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell polyester 600D , PWRshell 500D stretch, PWRshell mesh, polyester rib Visibility laminated reflection at calf Protection Knox Flexiform CE protection at knees , prepared for TRYONIC Seesoft CE-level 1 type B hip protector insert - version RV01 ( sold separately ) ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit , regular Adjustability adjustment straps at waist, adjustment tab at ankles Ventilation ventilation panels at legs Features easy entrance zipper at calf, adjustable protector pockets, short connection zipper, elastic at waistband Pockets slit pockets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
You're Lookin' Good, Man!!
PostedJuly 5, 2013
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Mitchell B.
From SPRINGFIELD
State:LA
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:Over 65
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I ride a sport tourer, a Yamaha FZ1. It is not a crotch rocket, nor a cruiser, and these pants are perfect for that type of rider. One who wants a pant that doesn't flap and blow in the wind, thus beating you to death. I've seen guys on cruisers with that style, plus the engineer boots, and just a leather vest.
Well, these are not for you if that's what you like. These are pretty form fitted in the waist, thighs, and crotch. Some say too tight, I say just right. I'm 5'9" 185 pounds #I'm not in the best of shape and have a slight gut!# with a 30" inseam and these fit perfect. They fit right over my Sidi racing style boots
I've had the Airwave jacket for a season, and really didn't buy these for that reason, but what a fantastic outfit! Also goes super with my Alpinestars TZ-Reload WHITE perforated leather jacket. I bought the light colored pants.
Big Tip: the bottoms of the legs and the ballistic material is light colored and may get dirty easy so I sprayed some NeverWet waterproofing on that area. Works like a charm. Pants will continue to look brand new, and bead water right off them #don't put it on dark areas, leaves a light white residue#
I love function, but I absolutely must have STYLE with it. This is it! I can walk around in a restaurant with them and have had many compliments on these pants. I wear Alpinestar Vapor knee armor under them #they fit snugly and don't stick out# Easy on and off. Just unzip the crotch, sit down, unzip each leg from inside....easy....then take off boots. Couldn't be easier.
Nitpicks: Front pockets. Minimal. I don't use them. Maybe put some folding cash in them. that's it: would dig anything else into your groin.
I RIDE with these pants and wear them into places. I DON'T WANT an overpant....they are always a pain. I wear LD Comfort Shorts and long bike socks underneath. These are just worn by themselves. #I don't ever ride to work on the bike....I associate the bike with FUN!#
Airflow: On the FZ1 there is a fairing so the flow is minimal. But I'm not concerned. I HAVE noticed too much mesh can let the heat of an engine in.....not so with these pants.
Some people say Velcro at bottom is too small. Not so, it is sufficient.
Little detail that is neat: the front crotch closure is a snap AND a slide clasp....that clasp is very strong! And the 6 inch elastic side inserts can be adjusted a couple of waist sizes. Nice touch.
I wear a 36 inch waist and the Large fit me like it was custom made. As I said, they are form fitting. You will look svelte on your sport tourer. If you like a more relaxed fit, buy one size larger. My brother wears the jeans type Slider with Kevlar. His is pretty baggy. Flaps in the wind....but, that's the way he likes them. To each his own.
Question, why buy a sport tourer and and not look good riding it? Not saying you can't wear these with the big cruisers....just seems designed with the aggressive rider in mind.
I like these so much I may just buy another pair, the darker ones, for some variety!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Vapor Knee Guards The Alpinestars Vapor Knee Guards are innovative, ergonomically-optimized and made from light, breathable materials while,robust outer protection structures to provide a close fit, superb articulation and greater impact performance. Features CE certified protection systems utilizing robust protective structures and impact absorption padding Thermo-formed polymer material construction offers improved impact performance Highly ergonomic design improves streamlining while providing crucial protection for MX and off-road riding Asymmetrical and lightweight ergonomic panel construction offers extended protection surfaces to reduce rotation Intelligent fastening systems offer greater flexibility, customization and prevent side rotation Dual strap closure system on Knee Protectors are specially designed to offer more comfort and adjustment Top strap mounted above the knee and lower strap positioned for ergonomic fit Advanced 3D poly padding for increased comfort and a close-fitting performance Vented panels and advanced microfibers give comfort to the rider, preventing heat build-up while maintaining tactile contact with skin Creative silicone printed graphic pattern
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finally armor for Skinny Legs!
PostedJuly 4, 2013
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Mitchell B.
From SPRINGFIELD
State:LA
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:Over 65
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I am 5'9" and 185 pounds with legs/calves that I keep hidden under pants! Most motorcycle pants and knee armor are too large/baggy/bulky on me, so I was concerned about how these would fit. I ordered the Small/Medium and they are perfect under the several pair of motorcycle pants I own, from the tight fitting ones to the loose ones.....these fit under ALL of them,
And, with no bulk or "wart like protrusion" over the kneecaps of the pants. They are very slim and tapered.
The tapering is crucial because I was concerned abut the armor shin bottom going INSIDE my boots. Not a concern, as they extend about 2 inches inside my SIDI racing style boots without any adjustment to the boots at all. Whew! A nice smooth transition from knee armor into the shin armor of the boot. And, I use these Alpinestars Vapors under the regular rubber knee armor on all of my pants.....doesn't feel too tight. And they are easily put on and removed. Even pretty comfy while walking.
If you have a regular size leg, you will probably need the Large size as there is not a lot of strap to go around the area above the knee. Below the knee, there should be enough either with small or large.My brother, who is 6'3" and 220 tried them on and the straps did not fit well.....just barely went around above the knee.
I will continue to wear these even with armor already in my other pants, they are that comfortable....and give a much better protection
I ride in 85-95 degree heat and they are OK as far as air flow. But I'm not really expecting much.
A good price and a quality piece of armor!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Dragon Jacket (4XL)
REV'IT! Dragon Jacket (4XL)
A removable lining is not unique. But a removable lining that looks like a stylish jacket on its own is. The DRAGON offers that and more as a true example of a four-season textile jacket, with all the advantages of the REVIT! 3-layer integrated system. This makes it perfect for a variety of climates and weather conditions and a great 4-season jacket choice. This jacket will zip with any current model men's REV'IT Pant but feature-wise the Dragon Jacket matches up most closely with the REV'IT Sand Pants. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell PWRshell 750D, Cordura 1000D, high density polyester 600D, Lorica Insulation detachable thermal liner Waterproofing detachable hydratex G-liner (5000mm H2O) Breathability detachable hydratex G-liner (5000g/m2/24hrs) Composition outer shell 65 polyamide, 34 polyester, 1 other fibres lining 100 polyester thermal liner 100 polyamide (insulation 100 polyester) membrane 100 polyamide (100 polyurethane coating) Protection Knox CE protection at shoulders and elbows, EVA foam at back Visibility reflection at back and upper arms ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability flexisnap XL, adjustment straps at waist and upper arms, adjustment tabs at under arms and cuffs, adjustment drawcord at hips Ventilation VCS I zippers at back, chest and under arms Features comfort collar, short connection zipper, separate wearable hydratex G-liner Pockets stash pockets, membrane storage pocket, hand warmer pockets, inner pockets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My Best Jacket Yet!
PostedJanuary 10, 2011
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Mitchell B.
From SPRINGFIELD
I'm a jacket "hound!! They are coming out the whazoo! My closet is full. And this one is the best yet. Comparable to an old Tourmaster Cortech, but much better in sealing wind out and keeping warmth in.
I ordered the large.I am 5'9, 185 lbs. They suggested the large. When I got it, it was too small. Fit, but cramped and I could fit nothing under it. So I called and Revzilla sent another very quickly. Great service.
Another note: I originally ordered the Neon Hi Vis. But after I put it on, the bright sleeves were very distracting! And, I could see this part would soon become very dirty, so my reorder was for the black one and I wear a Hi Vis Olympia Vest over the top (no Hi Vis on the arms!) I find this far better. The vest looks like it is a part of the jacket from a few feet away; I like having the choice (Hi Vis or Black)
I've been out in weather in the 30's and this thing is toasty! Only had a mock turtleneck cotton shirt underneath.
The inner jacket and seal block out the wind completely and the neck closes perfectly; all important to me.
I almost bought the Olympia AST jacket, but the neck closure left MUCH to be desired. It was a nice jacket and I could have had it at a closeout price but chose the Dragon instead, and I'm very glad I did.
I saw a friend of mine with the Olympia AST and the thing fit like a BAG! (And perhaps that is why the Dragon fit small, since it is more "tailored" which I like.) I don't consider myself a "fashion plate" but I want something that I paid several hundred dollars for, to look "sharp!" And, it does.
Pros Nice non baggy fit, Fashionable, Rugged, Comfortable
Cons HiVis distracting bright!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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