Floyd
 
 
 
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    February 28, 2011
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    July 16, 2011
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Kali Naza Liberty Carbon Fiber Helmet The NAZA CARBON Helmet represents technology driven performance as Kali Protectives brings award-winning COMPOSITE FUSION Plus technology to road motorcycle helmets. Mechanically bonding the EPS foam liner with a Carbon tri-weave shell equals unparalleled strength and lightness to further enhance your on-road performance. Years in development, this revolutionary construction incorporates pyramids of different CONTEGO foam densities to provide the softest materials next to your head. With an advanced tri-weave shell providing the skeleton, COMPOSITE FUSION Plus technology provides not only one of the lightest possible helmets but also one of the most protective. The NAZA CARBON Helmet is also feature rich with a cutting edge shape, dual density cheek pads and its integrated ventilation system to assure the riders maximum style and performance. Features Carbon/ Kevlar/Fiberglass Tri-Weave Shell with COMPOSITE FUSION Plus Construction Dual Density CONTEGO EPS Liner Comes with both Performance Dual Density Cheek Pads and Comfort Cheek Pads for individualized fit Integrated Airflow System Antibacterial, removable, washable liner Anti-scratch and anti-fog face shield (with Quick Release) Dark Smoke Face shield available for purchase separately. Double D-Ring fastening system Safety certifications include ECE22.05, DOT (FMVSS 218) Meets or exceeds AMA, FIM, CCS, WERA racing standards Two Shell Sizes for optimum fit Includes Kali Helmet Travel Bag 5 Year Limited Warranty Safety certifications include DOT (FMVSS 218), ECE22.05
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Incredible Value, But Watch Out for Fit
PostedJuly 16, 2011
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Floyd
From Lancaster
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
1 Size Large
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Very Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I just tried one of these helmets and was very impressed. The fit and finish are top quality, clearly Kali set Arai as their benchmark and they hit it. Internal liner was very comfortable, and on a long ride the featherlight weight would be a huge asset. This is one of the lightest helmets on the market. On top of all that, I'm completely sold on the safety of the composite fusion technology that you only get with Kali helmets. Vision and airflow are good, too. I'm shocked a helmet of this quality, this light, with class leading proprietary safety technology is being offered at this price point. An incredible value, hundreds of dollars less than helmets that are inferior.
But, the helmet fit is very unique and not for everyone. The Naza is very round in shape. As round as an Arai Quantum, it seemed to me. Odd that Kali, as a new company, would restrict its potential base of buyers so much, but this helmet will not fit everyone. For me (I have a neutral/intermediate oval head shape, fitting a size large Arai Vector II, Shoei Quest or RF-1100 very well), the large Naza flopped around my head with too much cheek room, and moving down to the medium to fit my cheeks resulted in too little room in the forehead. It hurt. I fiddled with adding cheek pads to the large to make up for the general shape, but gave up and went back to the Arai. The helmet was too round for me, and since I fit the "neutral" size helmets that most people do, I think the Naza will probably be an awkward fit for most buyers.
Rides: 2010 Kawasaki EX250F Ninja 250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Held Air Hero Gloves The gloves formerly known as the Held Air Stream! Palm is highly abrasion-resistant sweat-resistant and colorfast kangaroo leather Back is ventilated mesh (100 polyester with leather detailing Unlined palm Back is fully lined with Kevlar and Cool Max Adjustable Velcro closure at cuff Special step seam prevents pressure points on inner hand and enhances feel Fingers are perforated with mesh sides Hard plastic knuckle protection Side of hand and ball of thumb are reinforced Side of hand and fingers are protected with Superfabric
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Venting, Highly Protective Glove that Could Be Even Better
PostedJuly 4, 2011
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Floyd
From Lancaster
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The amount of airflow on these gloves is amazing. Better than previous summer gloves I've had by far, with the key being the mesh inserts between the fingers. I ride exclusively in the tropics, and these gloves are perfect for hot weather. No sweating even in 90 degree, 100 percent humidity days.
Protection on the gloves is the best of any vented glove I've found. The superfabric (woven ceramic) on the palm and up the side of the glove are reassuring, as is the clear quality of the stitching, materials and manufacture. I feel very safe in these, which I'm convinced provide the best combination of protection and venting in any glove on the market.
The kangaroo leather palm provides great feel as well - unlike even my less protective Joe Rocket or Scorpion summer gloves, I'm able to easily put my helmet on and use my fingers with dexterity.
The drawbacks are few, but they are there, leaving Held with some room for improvement on the next model. There are noticeable interior seams. From a safety standpoint, I can understand not wanting exterior seams, but there is a comfort sacrifice. For me, in an aggressive sport riding position, I definitely feel the seem on the interior of my thumb and it aggravates. Similarly, the hefty superfabric pad on the palm is noticeable when I'm on the controls. This is going to happen with any major palm protector, and will be well worth it if I ever go down in these, but it is worth noting that there is a small price to be paid.
I have 8 3/4 inch hands and typically on the low side of large. I got a large here, and they fit just as expected.
Rides: 2010 Kawasaki EX250F Ninja 250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Turbine Jacket
REV'IT! Turbine Jacket
The TURBINE is a must-have for the everyday rider looking for a premium protective summer mesh jacket. The goal in developing the Turbine was to create a 'bomb-proof' mesh jacket. With Pro-Life armor for impact resistance, and SuperFabric on the impact areas, the Turbine Jacket is the choice for those wanting the breathability of a lightweight summer mesh jacket, but who in the past have been nervous about the protective qualities of mesh PROTECTION FEATURES Outer Shell Dynax mesh, Cordura 1000D, PWRshell 500D, PWRshell 750D, SuperFabric, Lorica reg Composition outer shell 98 polyamide, 2 other fibres Lining 100 polyester Protection Pro-Life CE (level 1) protection at shoulders and elbows, SuperFabric on impact areas and perforated Temperfoam at back Visibility laminated reflection at chest and back Recommended Upgrade SAS-TEC SC-1/12 Back Protector (not included) Pocket fits SC-1/12 size SAS-TEC Back Protector All Men's Turbine Jackets have the same size back protector pocket ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability UTA tab at cuffs, flexisnap XL, adjustment straps at hips, adjustment tabs at upper and under arms Ventilation ventilation panels at chest, back and arms Features collar hook, stretch lips at elbows, long connection zipper and double short connection zipper Pockets slit pockets, membrane storage pocket, inner pockets Please Note The Turbine Jacket does not include a wind/waterproof layer as noted in the 2009 catalog, the specs changed after the catalog went to print. NOTE Turbine Jacket runs 1 size larger compared to other REV'IT Jackets and to what the size charts indicate. So if you measure up to be a size 52, you should go with a 50 instead.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best Mesh Jacket on the Market
PostedJune 13, 2011
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Floyd
From Lancaster
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I ride in extremely hot weather, and after having a Joe Rocket Phoenix wear out in 6 months, I decided to get better quality hot weather gear. This fits the bill. Build quality is amazing, and I'm really surprised at the protective features as well. The jacket really feels both cool and bomb proof, and I didn't think that was possible. The size chart was dead on - just remember that the waist measurements are around your belly button at the thickest part and not your jeans waist size. The color is much more silver/gray than the photos show - a bit darker, and the black highlighs on the jacket actually work well with black or gray/silver pants. Value is actually there despite the really high price - you get a top quality jacket, probably the best mesh jacket on the market.
Rides: 2010 Kawasaki EX250F Ninja 250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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SAS-TEC Back Protector Cutting edge SAS-TEC material is intelligent armor constructed from visco elastic soft foam smart molecules. It has earned the highest CE rating available (CE level 2), during an impact, the armor freezes and hardens, absorbing the shock and distributing its force over a large area to reduce the risk of fractures. The protector is not destroyed by impact, but reverts back to its original state and maintains its capability to protect from multiple impacts. SAS-TEC Armor has a soft and pliable exterior (as opposed to rigid KNOX armor) which offers a great deal of comfort and mobility. This protector is anatomically designed and fitted to provide superior spine and back protection as well as the base of the neck /between the shoulder blades. SC-1/11 fits Women's Turbine Jacket SC-1/12 fits REV'IT! Cayenne Pro Jacket and Turbine Jacket REV'IT Gore-Tex Jackets have different shaped back protector pockets depending on the size of jacket, see the size chart for fitment information SC-1/16 should only be used for XYL or larger Gore-Tex Jackets SC-1/11 Measurements (approximate) Height 15 3/4 Width (at widest point) 13 Thickness 3/4 SC-1/12 Measurements (approximate) Height 19 Width (at widest point) 13 Thickness 3/4 SC-1/16 Measurements (approximate) Height 21 3/8 Width (at widest point) 13 3/8 Thickness 3/4
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Peace of Mind
PostedJune 13, 2011
Customer avatar
Floyd
From Lancaster
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I purchased the SC 1/12 model, which is a perfect fit for my REV'IT Turbine Jacket. It slips in easily and is quite comfortable - with one exception. It is hotter than the flimsy foam that comes standard, and it does work against the purpose of a mesh jacket with very poor venting through the armor. That said, it works for the real purpose of having gear -- protection, and my jacket is still very rideable even in 90+ degree humidity. The armor is also much more in keeping with the other protective features of my jacket lacking in the stock back foam, offering CE level 2 protection, great fit and a good value for the protection you get. I feel much safer having real back protection and, if I ever do go down, I know I'll be happy I made this purchase.
Rides: 2010 Kawasaki EX250F Ninja 250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Alpinestars Parlor Riding Shoes
Alpinestars Parlor Riding Shoes
High grade leather upper construction and leather lining. Water resistant construction. Medial side closure zipper. Elastic inserts on the sides of the ankles. Ankle reinforcement engineered with padding inserts. Inner heel counter, toe-box reinforcement. Steel shank insert ensures rigidity and protection in the sole. Shift pad inner foam insert on left shoe. Alpinestars innovative ablated texture grip sole. Removable anatomic perforated EVA footbed.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Does Neither Motorcycle Nor Office Work Well
PostedFebruary 28, 2011
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Floyd
From Bridgetown
While one must balance comfort and safety, this shoe has little of either. I was hoping for a protective riding shoe for my commute, and a comfortable office shoe once I arrive. But in the attempt to do both, these shoes do neither. The thin leather offers little more protection that my normal office shoes. I doubt they'd stay on in a crash. And the shoe isn't comfortable either, tight in the toe box and loose around the heels and ankles. Honestly, I don't like either riding or walking in them much. For the money, I expected more than an ill-fitting office ankle boot rebranded as a protective shoe. They need to be better as either a proctive shoe or a comfortable one to be worth the money paid. Best to just keep a spare pair of office shoes at work and ride in with a real motocycle boot.
Pros Fashionable
Cons Value, Not Protective, Fit
No, I do not recommend this product.
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