Bandit
 
 
 
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    July 5, 2011
  • Last review
    October 1, 2013
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Alpinestars Scheme Gloves The Alpinestars Scheme Kevlar Gloves are constructed from PU and a 3D mesh upper. Features PU and 3D mesh upper construction Clarino palm construction with PU reinforcements Carbon fiber knuckle protectors DuPont Kevlar inner reinforcement Finger flex gussets Reinforced landing zone with built in foam padding Airprene cuff with Velcro flap closure Please Note In RevZilla's opinion, the Scheme gloves run about 1 size smaller than other Alpinestars gloves.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great summer glove
PostedOctober 1, 2013
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Bandit
From Charlotte & Washington D.C.
State:NC
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I wanted a glove with protection & airflow and this glove fits the bill. Yes it is true that you can feel the seams at the tips of your fingers, but to me it is not really a problem.
Textile gloves are much better here in the steamy south, leather sticks to your skin and that makes the seams rip when you take them off.
I have not crashed with them on so I do not know how they stand up to sliding on the pavement but otherwise they work quite well for me. I am on my second pair and will by them again. The sides of the index finger do wear out for me - but that happened with every textile glove I have ever used.
The 2012 version is far better than the original version they made, in every way. Alpinestars got it right with these.
Rides: 2008 Suzuki GSX650F
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Givi V35 Monokey Sidecase Pair of painted panniers. Black embossed with black painted inserts, also available with silver or silver matt inserts. These cases can be mounted only with the tubular pannier holder PLX and PLXR Maximum load 10 kg / 22 lbs Sold as a pair Volume 34 litres Sizes 15 X 11.6 X 19.7 (1394 x 316 x 526mm) (height x depth x width)
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Solid & stylish cases but not complete
PostedNovember 25, 2012
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Bandit
From Charlotte & Washington D.C.
State:NC
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I have read the other reviews and just want to be clear to everyone, HELMETS DO FIT in these cases. I have both an Icon Airframe and an Arai Profile - both size large and they both fit (not at the same time). You need to get the position right but that is not difficult, the cases will close and stay sealed against water.
If they came with something reflective or with lights under the red plastic I would give them five stars but just get some solas tape and\or a light kit and they are complete. They hold quite a bit in them even if their overall shape is more for aerodynamics as opposed to storage.
My stock turn signals had to be moved (PLX mounting) and the included bracket was fugly for my bike so I chose to replace them entirely.
Other than the signal issue they combine function and style quite well. The colour choices are also changeable, just purchase the other panel you want and swap them out if you feel the need.
Rides: 2008 Suzuki GSX650F
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Powerlet Coax Male To SAE Cable Convert a battery charger (Battery Tender or Yuasa) to a heated clothing coax battery harness. Also good for converting a SAE heated liner sleeve to a coax male for heated gloves. 4 long.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Works as advertised
PostedApril 9, 2012
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Bandit
From Charlotte & Washington D.C.
State:NC
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Connects my Battery Tender jr. to my Gerbing's battery harness so I do not have to remove the seat to charge the battery. Should have bought this years ago
Rides: 2008 Suzuki GSX650F
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Klim Badlands Pro Pants The Badlands Pro Jacket and Pant from KLIM represents the latest design, fit and material technologies available to the premium adventure motorcycle market. Inspired by the ultimate performance of the unmatched Adventure Rally product line, the KLIM Badlands Pro focuses on a sleek, unrestrictive fit, durable-yet-comfortable fabrics, high-end integrated armor and the guaranteed to keep you dry performance of Gore-Tex. Ready for anything, and boasting unique features youve come to expect from KLIM, the Badlands Pro Pants are ready for any ride. Features Gore-Tex 3-layer Pro Shell High-mobility active fit patterning for unmatched comfort D3O CE-rated integrated hip and knee protection Highly abrasion-resistant Armacor panels in key impact and wear areas 2 external pockets (2 mid-thigh cargo) 4 max flow ventilation ports (2 mid-thigh intakes, 2 rear leg exhausts) High-back elastic waist Jacket-to-pant zipper integration system High-wear cordura panels in abuse zones (leg cuffs, internal knee and lower leg) Gore-Tex stretch panel in seat Side waist adjustment straps Mesh comfort liner Industrial-grade 3M Scotchlite reflective panels and trim Italian full-grain leather inner knee/lower leg exterior Adjustable boot cuff with zippered expansion panel and snap closures Rubber coated buttons YKK zippers throughout, water resistant urethane coated in exposed areas
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Overall great but with small downsides
PostedFebruary 16, 2012
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Bandit
From Charlotte & Washington D.C.
State:NC
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
After 10K miles (about 4k of that in rain and\or sleet) in them I can say they are totally waterproof. You will feel almost no wind whilst wearing them, making them warm. Warm enough in fact until about 40 deg, then if I am going to be riding for any length of time (or at highway speeds) I use long underwear with them. I do not need to use my heated liner until it is quite chilly, thanks again to the Gore-Tex blocking the wind and all precipitation.
However, unless I have the bottom of the legs buttoned tighter then the normal position, I can feel the wind blowing up the front of my leg, a downside in winter to be sure. Having the leg buttoned tighter exacerbates the pain I get in my knees from the D3O knee armour pressing against them. When the legs are not buttoned I still get that pain but it is not as severe. This might be because the D3O gets very stiff in colder temps, making the otherwise soft and not noticeable armour feel like actual steel plates.
The thigh vents only open from the hip down and can be quite a chore to zip up whilst riding if required. I also do not feel much breeze from them when opened, even when the exhaust vents on the back of the thighs are also open. The cargo pockets work well but are not bellows type as on the Dakar. They also slowly fall off my hips when I am walking in them.
They are still great and worth every penny. I will buy them again in a minute if I ever need to replace them and I do recommend them to anyone wanting protection from water and wind.
Rides: 2008 Suzuki GSX650F
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
Products related to my review
Klim Dakar Pants
4.8 out of 5(68)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Klim Latitude Misano Jacket The updated Latitude Misano Jacket enters the KLIM family with adventurous, comfortable riding in mind. Delivering increased mobility and lighter-weight while still providing KLIM-worthy durability, the Latitude Misano series is set to perform. For riders ready to ride in a broken-in jacket and pant from the get-go, the Latitude Misano offers the easiest fit. The GORE-TEX Performance Shell and Misano Cordura fabric laminate in the main body of each piece adds flexibility while KLIMs 840D Cordura and GORE-TEX Laminate take on the toughest duties in the highest abrasion zones. The Latitude collar is constructed from a soft fabric to help alleviate bunching and discomfort. Also, specific panels in the main body are now made from Misano Cordura GORE-TEX laminate which is lighter weight and more flexible. Features GORE-TEX 2-Layer Performance Shell Guaranteed to keep you dry D30 CE-Rated integrated armor system Includues D3O armor at the shoulders, elbows and back Misano Cordura laminate exterior in main body 840D Cordura laminate exterior in high abrasion zones High-Mobility active fit patterning Max flow ventilation 5 ports 2 arm and 2 pit zip intakes 1 back exhaust vent 6 external pockets (2 long chest map pockets, 3 cargo pockets, 1 sleeve ID pocket) 4 internal pockets (2 zippered, 2 open stash) 1 secret internal pocket Mesh comfort liner Jacket-to-Pant zipper integration system Zippered waist/hip expansion panel Adjustable waist cinch straps 2 sleeve adjustment straps Lined comfort collar Velcro adjustable wrist closures Industrial grade 3M Scotchlite reflective panels and trim
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Really nice jacket but did not fit
PostedNovember 14, 2011
Customer avatar
Bandit
From Charlotte
State:NC
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Love the look and style of this jacket, feels totally bulletproof. Plenty of pockets and lots of reflective parts so you should be seen more easily.
Unfortunately for me I had to return this jacket. I purchased a small and the sleeves of the Latitude were too long for me. The rest of the fit was spot -on and still comfortable with a Gerbing liner under it.
The top left outside chest pocket has a lanyard type keeper in it, not sure how practical this location is for others but it would not have been for me.
A really nicely made jacket that makes me wish my arms were a little longer.
Rides: 2008 Suzuki GSX650F
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Forcefield BackPad Insert Pro for Dainese Jackets Level 2 Performance Soft and Flexible Comfortable non restrictive Breathable Lightweight Hi Tech Design Shapes are specifically cut to fit Dainese Jackets. Please see below chart for protector measurements Size Measurements Small (G1) 15 Height 9.5 Widest Point Medium (G2) 17 Height 9.75 Widest Point (function() var cycle true ('table.sizechart tbody tr').each(function(row) classname (cycle !cycle) 'light' 'dark' row.addClassName(classname) ) )()
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Worth the money for the piece of mind
PostedNovember 14, 2011
Customer avatar
Bandit
From Charlotte
State:NC
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
While I have not crash tested this yet it makes me feel much more protected. It is a little hotter in the summer and for me it does shift slightly in the pocket of my jacket sometimes (not when riding, just when the jacket is removed or put on) but it is never uncomfortable. Once it gets warm it is really not even noticeable anymore.
Rides: 2008 Suzuki GSX650F
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Klim Dakar Pants
Klim Dakar Pants
The ride started with a nip in the air. Thirty miles later it is sunny and warm. Like a chameleon, the Dakar Pant, with its controlled ventilation chassis, changes to meet the demands of any condition with little adjustment. The Dakar can adapt with the help of 20 inch mesh-lined zippered thigh vents and a mesh-lined rear leg vent. Adaptation does not come at the cost of performance and durability. The Dakar Pant is built with TNP heat and abrasion- resistant leather panels on the inner legs, Cordura fabric for strength and highly reinforced knees and seat. Be ready to take the lead no matter the condition with the Dakar Pant. Features Controlled ventilation chassis Designed to be worn over the boot 2 dual adjustable 20 thigh mesh-lined vents with dual zipper heads Ballistic panels in high-wear areas Removable hip knee pads 840 denier Cordura fabric 1,682 denier nylon in seat knees Polyester ribbed stretch crotch gusset above knee seat area to allow pant to move with rider Adjustable velcro cuff closure Adjustable pant cuff opening design allows rider to access adjust knee brace, sock and boot velcro waist adjusters Auto-lock high durability YKK zippers Storm flap on front fly Mesh-lined rear leg vent Two large volume side leg velcro cargo pockets Wicking polyester mesh lining with lycra stretch panels knee brace reinforced Cordura inner knee panels Liner stretch panels match stretch panels on shell of pant so liner moves with shell of pant High-back self adjusting elastic yoke to help prevent plumber crack dirt scoop High quality embroidered graphics Reflective industrial-grade 3m piping accents Improved high-tenacity stitching thread with double-stitching bar-tacks DWR coated to shed water D-ring FABRICS 1,682 denier ballistic, nylon in seat and knees, 840 denier, Cordura in shell, TNP heat and abrasion, resistant leather, mini rib knit fabric LINER lycra
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Another winner from Klim
PostedNovember 14, 2011
Customer avatar
Bandit
From Charlotte
State:NC
Rider Type:Road Warrior
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
I was looking for something to replace my Kevlar lined jeans and I could not have found a better pant. Fits true to size, great air-flow, the thigh cargo pockets hold a lot and the pants just look great. I get asked about them constantly. The leather panels on the legs really help to grip the tank and improve the feel of riding.
Also after low-siding off the road onto gravel (with the D3O Armour upgrade) I can say they can take a slide and protect me and still look great after. Machine washable too!
Only con is they are not waterproof in any way but at least they dry quickly.
Rides: 2008 Suzuki GSX650F
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sidi Canyon Gore-Tex Boots Features Top grain leather construction Contrasting texture upper Equipped with a GORE-TEX waterproof-breathable membrane Velcro closure system above the ankle Micro adjustable strap system below the ankle Full length inner gaiter Rigid nylon innersole Removable arch support Internal heel protection Internal ankle protection Internal toe protection Leather toe shift-brake pad Nylon plate and internally padded shin plate Double stitched in all high stress areas Reflective panels Bonded non-slip lug type sole Non-Bootie Designs Sidi boots do not incorporate inner booties into their design, and for good reason. Booties make the design larger and cumbersome add to the boots thickness, which interferes with shifting, plus the inner booties retain body heat affecting the riders performance and comfort. Gore-Tex Striving for peak performance Whether its a day on a wet track, a long distance tour through all types of conditions, or simply pursuing your everyday adventures, Sidi GORE-TEX lined boots will help you get there. Designed to provide comfort and protection, Sidi GORE-TEX boots keep your feet dry, even when you encounter snow, or rain. Each Sidi GORE-TEX boot is totally waterproof to keep moisture from penetrating inside, yet incredibly breathable to allow sweat to escape. This high breathability is critical to your comfort because, simply put, sweaty feet are uncomfortable feet. Inside waterproof boots that are not breathable, moisture builds up and has nowhere to go. It then remains trapped against your skin, leaving your feet clammy, uncomfortable, and more prone to develop blisters. This can be even more of a problem in high aerobic activities because the more active you are, the more your feet sweat were talking up to one full cup of water a day! Sidis GORE-TEX lined boots is specifically designed to provide comfort and protection on a hard ride or for longer rides when the weather is warmer. The patented GORE-TEX membrane is where it all starts. Nestled between the boots outer top grain leather and the inner liner, this membrane keeps water out while letting your perspiration vapor escape. As part of Sidis waterproof guarantee, EVERY boot produced is tested for waterproofness and breathability. And, to make sure the whole boot breathes the way it should, all leather and other textile materials used to construct Sidi GORE-TEX boots are tested for breathability as well. So go on take that extra step. Take it in total comfort because youre wearing Sidi GORE-TEX boots!
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A very well made product
PostedJuly 5, 2011
Customer avatar
Bandit
From Charlotte
State:NC
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
After about 7k miles I can say these boots are worth every penny. Had a few rides of several hours in the driving rain and the only parts of me that stayed dry were my head and my feet! These boots work!
A little tight for me but I bought one size smaller then I wanted in hopes they would break in a little and stretch some, they do but as soon as you remove them they go right back to their original fit
Easy and comfortable to walk in once off the bike also, a big plus for me
Air flow gets a three because they are not designed for it
Rides: 2008 Suzuki GSX650F
Yes, I recommend this product.
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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
Exactly what i was looking for
PostedJuly 5, 2011
Customer avatar
Bandit
From Charlotte
State:NC
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The Klim Tactical shorts are just what I was looking for. They are cool & so light weight (I have gloves that weigh more) that you will not even realize you have them on. The PoronXRD seems as though it will protect me - I have not crash tested these yet. The PoronXRD is in the correct places for me although I admit that I think the tailbone protector is a little high, it is not directly on my coccyx, it is just above it.
The worst part of it is the crotch pad, it is bulky to me, however as I am quite petite the issue may only be me.
They fit under riding jeans without have to buy the jeans a size up. Also machine washing and drying does not alter the size of them.
Will purchase more for me and as gifts.
Rides: 2008 Suzuki GSX650F
Yes, I recommend this product.
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