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 Tour Master Winter Elite Gloves (size SM)
Tour Master Winter Elite Gloves (size SM)
Grade A, water resistant goat skin and sheep skin leather provides comfort and durability Exkin-Air liner for warmth and flexibility A waterproof and breathable barrier by HiPora Precurved palm and fingers match the shape of grips to ease hand fatigue Soft, Bemberg interior lining Velcro wrist adjustments with TPR pull for easy operation Forehand, knuckle and finger expansion panels for added flexibility Thumb mounted shield wipe Builtin nylon polar cover stores in zippered pocket when not in use
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Long term review
PostedSeptember 30, 2012
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Honeybadger
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I'm a torrential wet weather/cold weather rider. These gloves have been a fantastic purchase, and almost two years later, they're still great.
Your fingertips will still get cold. The rest of your hands tend to stay warm, but if you have somewhat sweaty palms, you will sweat a lot. Still, they are windproof enough to not be a big deal.
The screen wiper isn't that great. only on one thumb, and even though the water shell has a little slot for the wiper, it never lines up, so when the rain cover comes on, you lose your ability to wipe your visor, which stinks. It also just doesn't work that well in the position it's in (I had another glove that had wipers against the outside of the index finger that worked MUCH better)
However, it's darn-near waterproof without the liner, and with the shell on, you get the magic warmth of non-frozen fingertips.
Fit and finish is absolutely superb. protection is exceptional as well, and the pads really do absorb riding vibrations (my big vibrating Aprilia is testament to this)
Overall, 8/10. loses points for the weak wiper, only on one thumb, and that the rain covers make the wiper unusable.
The one thing I suggest to anyone buying these gloves is a thin, light glove liner. They will make all the difference for $10.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Shark Evoline Series 2 ST Helmet The Shark Evoline ST features a new EPS liner design shaped to fit speakers and battery for the Sharktooth Bluetooth device. Sharktooth Bluetooth System Compatible Upgraded Face Shield Better sealing against rain Better sealing against air Improved Scratch Resistance Improved Ratchet System (9 positions) Upgraded Sun Visor Lengthened to address issues where sun visor did not come down far enough Neck / Side covers gained 1cm in width for noise reduction and better protection against weather New side markings New Series 2 specific logo Evoline 2 ST Features Shell made from injected thermoplastic resin. Multi-component internal shock absorber with different densities. Air flow circulation through integrated channels. Centrally controlled interior anti-scratch sun visor. External high safety toric anti-scratch / demister visor. External visor, easy to dismantle without tools. Can be opened with one hand. Stainless steel closing system. Inset vents. Hermetic watertight edging. Anti-backwash deflector. Meryl interior, can be fully dismantled, washable and adjustable. Double-D ring Racing chin strap. Meets or exceeds D.O.T. and ECE 22-05 standards The only helmet carrying a double full-face and jet ECE22-05 homologation 5 year warranty Note the only difference between the Absolute, Wayer, and Solid color Evoline helmets is the color scheme
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Amazing helmet, GARBAGE in low-speed rain!
PostedJuly 24, 2011
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Honeybadger
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
1 Size Large
Large
Weight
Light
Heavy
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I'm going to start with the bad: But don't worry, there is an upside, and this IS worth the money!
I bought this helmet specifically because I wanted something that I could switch between open and closed-face while riding due to the absurd-ness of seattle weather. This helmet does not do that. It doesn't leak as long as you do NOT open it at a stop light to let air in (which is almost mandatory in this weather, because the second you stop your visor fogs instantly) but the second you so much as CRACK the visor, rain drops from the top of the helmet slide down the front of the visor, resulting in the most irritating, useless visor imaginable in the rain. If it's going to rain in the city you ride in, get a fixed helmet with a built-in air deflector to stop your breath from fogging it immediately. riding in the rain at a decent clip, however, the helmet is perfectly fine. It won't leak, but you need to pay care and attention to the rubber around the top of the visor to keep it from folding over on itself.
In cold weather (under about 60 degrees,) if you're doing under 30mph, you cannot breathe through your mouth or nose normally, or it will fog the visor immediately. You have to adopt a new method of breathing in and then blowing DOWN, out of your mouth to avoid the fog coming up and ruining your visibility. You can somewhat prevent this by rain-xing your helmet RELIGIOUSLY, but the one day you forget, you'll be kicking yourself.
So for an around town helmet in winter/rain, get something with a fixed chin bar and wind deflector, to supplement it (I went back to using my $50 KBC in my 5 mile, 25mph winter commute to school, as it was the most fog and rainproof bucket I've ever had on my head)
Strangely enough, and I don't know if this is common or just my helmet, but the helmet itself seems to have gouged long scrapes into the sun visor somehow. Now it's basically worthless to me, as it's right over one of my eyes and infuriatingly obnoxious
but don't rule this helmet out completely. The fit and finish are exceptional. The chin bar is hard to use one handed (which I understand if it wasn't this way, it'd be a lawsuit waiting to happen) but you learn the tricks. The gel-coat is the nicest I've ever seen on any helmet, the inside is a bit tight at first, but fills out nicely (I'm a headphone wearer, and earbuds fit nicely.) It's not chapel quiet, but it is above average. It's very heavy for a helmet, but for all the features it has, it's very reasonable. I don't notice the heft at all, and this helmet feels like it will take any hit you can dish at it.
Which brings me to the biggest reason this helmet is worth the money: safety. No other modular helmet is as safe (or even DOT rated at all, for that matter) with the chin-bar up. So you CAN use it that way. And it doesn't act like a parachute, so you can switch between the two modes at will, all throughout your journey. I'll ride around with in in 3/4 mode around town, and as I pull onto the highway, down comes the chin-bar and I instantly have all that wind protection.
So it's safe, built like a tank, and a TRUE multifunctional helmet. But it sucks for a 30-35mph, rainy winter commute. Personally, the pro's outweighed the cons.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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