Chromehead
 
 
 
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    May 31, 2011
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TCX X-Five Plus Gore-Tex Boots A fresh perspective on TCX's global best-selling boot. Major styling improvements for 2011 make this a solid pick for the touring purist. Italian styled and manufactured of full grain leather with a full Gore-Tex membrane. The X-Five Plus Gore-Tex offers excellent shin and malleolus protection with unmatched fit and finish for 2011. Full grain leather upper GoreTex lining Inner thermo contoured shin plate AntiImpact malleolus protection Shift pad integrated in the sole Rear padded calf area Rear flex bellow Touring sole, with specific grip area, oil and petroleum resistant TCX X-5 GTX Boot
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great boot & great value
PostedOctober 31, 2011
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Chromehead
From Richmond
State:VA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Footbed
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I've been very pleased with these boots. I've got about 15 hours in them so far.
Pros
- Not as narrow as most motorcycle boots
- Waterproof (as advertised)
- Easy on/off
- Comfortable out of the box
Cons
- none. These boots lived up to their expectations.
On a 5-6 hour trip returning home I got caught in the rain, on the interstate, in the mid 40s. I never once thought about my feet - that says it all.
When your feet are protected and they remain so comfortable that you never think about them, you have found the right boot.
Rides: 2000 BMW R1200C Stiletto
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Alaska GTX Gloves For those traditionalists who prefer an all-leather glove, rather than the lightweight leather-textile mix of the Bastion GTX, the Alaska GTX with its GORE-TEX membrane can handle the coldest days with comfort and style. Like all REV'IT! gloves, Engineered Skin design balances protection and performance. The result a superior winter glove. PROTECTION FEATURES Outershell goatskin with WR finish, suede leather with WR finish Insulation Thermolite, Push-Pull Tri-Fleece Liner Waterproofing GORE-TEX membrane Breathability GORE-TEX membrane Composition Outershell 100 Leather Lining 100 Polyester Membrane 100 GORE-TEX membrane (ePTFE) Protection leather hard-shell knuckle, PU injected finger knuckles, TPU hard-shell little finger protector, Dual-comp palm slider, EVA foam at thumb and wrist Visibility laminated reflection at cuff, reflection at fingers ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit Tour Fit Adjustability Adjustment strap at wrist, Adjustment tab at cuff Features Stretch lips at fingers and back hand, Goat Window Grip Patches, Elastic at wrist, Regular cuff length, visor wiper
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Pretty good - has limitations
PostedOctober 31, 2011
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Chromehead
From Richmond
State:VA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
I've got a good 12 hours in these gloves thus far.
Pros
- Fantastic construction
- Rugged w/plenty of protection
- Comfortable
- Have proven to be waterproof!!
- I expect these gloves to last a long time
Cons
- Thicker than regular gloves, but that should be expected
- I don't believe they remain as warm after the exterior becomes wet. Particularly the index finger!
- Finger wipers are a gimmick!
If I were buying the gloves again, I might go with a textile version because I believe the thermal properties are impacted when the exterior becomes wet.
In the mid 40s @ 75MPH after the gloves became wet with rain, some of my fingers became uncomfortably cold. The index finger on the throttle side was the worst (I can tolerate a broad temperature range). Perhaps my expectations are unrealistic, but I thought that mid 40s even in the rain at highway speeds would be do-able.
The fit is small. I usually wear a medium or a BMW 8-8.5 and Revzilla's recommendation of a Large was dead-on.
Overall I am pleased with the gloves. I find myself buying more and more Rev'It! gear.
Rides: 2000 BMW R1200C Stiletto
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Tornado Pants The REV'IT! TORNADO trousers combine maximum cooling, through air mesh panels, with abrasion-resistant fabric and CE-approved armor at the knees, to give you ultimate temperature flexibility in adventure touring trousers. Like the REV'IT! TORNADO jacket, the trousers are equipped with the all-new 2-in-1 liners that combine a 100 waterproof membrane with a thermal insulated liner, which are easily zipped out and stowed away for hot weather days. These trousers are so practical and easy to get on and off (with or without liners), thanks to the full length zippers, that you're going to wonder how you ever lived without them. REVIT PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell polyester rib, PWRshell mesh, polyester 600D, PWRwax 500D, PWRshell 500D stretch, polyester dull 600D, Lorica reg Insulation detachable 2-in-1 thermal liner and membrane Waterproofing detachable hydratex G-liner (5000mm H2O) Breathability detachable hydratex G-liner (5000g/m2/24hrs) Composition outer shell 86 polyamide, 14 polyester lining 100 polyester membrane 100 polyamide (100 polyurethane coating, insulation 100 polyester) Protection Knox Flexiform CE protection at knees, prepared for TRYONIC Seesoft CE-level 1 type B hip protector insert - version RV01 ( sold separately ) Visibility laminated reflection at upper legs and calves ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability adjustment straps at waist, adjustment tab at ankles Ventilation ventilation panels at legs Features short connection zipper, elastic at waistband, adjustable protector pockets, easy entrance zipper Pockets slit pockets NOTE The Tornado Pants run 1 size larger compared to other REV'IT! Pants and to what the size charts indicate. If you measure up to be a size 52, you should go with a 50 instead.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I'm pleased with REV'IT! Tornado gear
PostedMay 31, 2011
Customer avatar
Chromehead
From Richmond
State:VA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I started riding this past winter (go figure) and as the temperatures have been rising (I live in Virginia), it was clear that I needed some summer riding gear. I've got a 2 piece Aerostich roadcrafter for reference... I love my roadcrafter, but I've got no ventilation around my legs and I get hot and sticky even with all the vents open.
For starters, I e-mailed RevZilla and they sized me perfectly. I ordered a second suit a size smaller to be certain I got the best fit... ordering the extra suit was unnecessary as they were spot on with the sizing.
The fit and styling is nice - much better than my roadcrafter. Zippers and velcro aren't close to being as rugged as my aerostich suit... but that is to be expected given that this is lighter gear. I still feel secure and my impression is that the suit will last many seasons.
If I'm riding at-speed without the liner in 75 degree weather, I am comfortable. If I'm in the shade... I may even get a little chilly at that temperature. It was 93 degrees this weekend and at-speed, I'm still very comfortable. Standing still and stopping for gas can get warm, but I don't think there is any way to get more air and remain protected.
I bought a knox back protector... it does slow some of the air-flow, but the suit remains effective at-speed.
I haven't used the liners yet - I imagine I'll only use them if it starts to rain. If it's raining and 95 degrees outside, I'm not certain I'm going to like the thermal properties... if I'm wearing this suit it's because it is HOT outside.
The finishing touches are outstanding. Everything is where you expect it to be and it's a well crafted outfit. The collar on the jacket is especially nice. The pants fit well and they are relatively easy to put on and remove. Given that it's European gear. the zipper is on the wrong side for a men's jacket.... that's the only thing I could possibly complain about.
I'm pleased with the the suit and would order it again.
Rides: 2000 BMW R1200C Stiletto
Yes, I recommend this product.
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