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    September 12, 2011
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 Shoei Qwest Diverge Helmet
Shoei Qwest Diverge Helmet
Shoei Qwest Diverge Helmet Aerodynamic Shell Design Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind tunnel and professional riders feedback Dual Layer EPS liner enhances impact absorption and ventilation Five shell and six EPS liner sizes present increased fit options that help to comfortably fit most head sizes Molded air spoiler to reduce drag and lift as well as diminish weight pressure on the neck while riding at high speeds Ventilation System Upper Air Intake Vent is positioned to maximize air volume into the helmet interior Large upper intake vent positioned to maximize performance in high wind conditions Easy to operate large lower intake vent Lower air intake/defroster vent reduces shield fogging and increases ventilation The rear/neck outlets allow for effective air exhaust Breath guard and chin curtain included Lightweight Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus (AIM+) High performance fiber materials are combined with extremely elastic organic fibers to create a shell structure that is ultra lightweight, rigid and resilient Interior System 3-D center pad and multi-layered, polyurethane foam cheek pads Cheek pads are replaceable or removable for maintenance Eyeglass compatible interior Standard Chin-Strap Clip Neatly secures chin strap CW-1 Shield and Q.R.S.A. System Q.R.S.A. (Quick-Release Self-Adjusting) base plate allows for tool-less shield removal and installation. The spring-loaded base plate (U.S. patent pending 11/799935) pulls the shield back to contact the window beading evenly and ensures a proper seal Scratch-resistant coating 99.9 protection from harmful UV A and B rays Optional, CW-1 Pinlock prepared shields are available to accommodate Pinlock Fog Free Inserts The CW-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces Optional, CWF-1 two-dimensional Pinlock equipped racing shields with tear-off posts are available A pre-set lever can easily lock the shield in place to prevent the shield from opening unexpectedly, as well as prop the shield open to increase airflow Additional Specs Construction AIM+ (Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus Multi Fiber) Weight 3.644 lbs / 1,653 grams (approx, for Size Medium Solid Color) Standards Snell-M2010, DOT Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice upgrade from my old helmet
PostedNovember 18, 2013
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rponiarski
From Westbury
State:NY
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:55-64
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I needed a helmet to replace my AGV K4 EVO helmet, which I gave to my son when he bought his recent bike. I have owned a few other Shoei's and have always felt they were good helmets, though a bit pricey. With the Quest, I thought they hit a good price point and all the reviews were more than positive, so I took the plunge and bought the white Diverge. After a few months I think I can now give a fairly informed review.
The helmet is really well made. The paint and graphics are awesome and everything fits with precision. The liner is comfortable and feels good against my skin and the eyeport is wide and gives a good field of vision. The shield is nice, though it fogs way too easily. I had hoped to avoid using a pinlock shiel, but this is the biggest problem with the helmet. On Sunday when I got caught out in the rain, it was so foggy that I was riding with my shield cracked and it still was too foggy.
On the positive side, it is just about the most quiet helmet I have ever owned, the chin vent passes a lot of air and even the top vent seems to pass more air than I would believe possible due to its small size. It is lighter than I thought it would be, being Snell 2010 certified and the sizing was perfect for my head.
All in all a nice helmet and a big step up from my AGV and it would be perfect for touring/sport touring. Highly recommended! And of course Revzilla's service was first rate, as always!!!
Rides: 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Held Rain Storm Gloves
Held Rain Storm Gloves
Waterproof touring glove Palm in soft WR (water-repellent) goatskin Back in stretch fabric with leather detailing 3M Scotchlite reflectives GORE-TEX gloves with X-TRAFIT fabric technology extra-durable breathable waterproof membrane Pique Push Pull lining in 100 polyester Adjustable Velcro wrist and cuff straps Visor wiper X-TRAFIT by GORE-TEX is a laminated waterproof lining system, the lining will not pull out with your hand, laminated layers gives single layer feel Pique Push Pull lining is laminated together with the X-TRAFIT waterproof liner, this special fabric wicks perspiration away from the hand so that it may breathe outward through the lining more effectively
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
What great gloves!
PostedMay 6, 2013
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rponiarski
From Westbury
State:NY
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I was looking for a pair of gloves that would work for spring, fall and rainy weather during the summer and being a Held glove fanatic (I have 4 other pairs), I went with these and couldn't be happier.
They are excellent 21/2 season gloves. Warm enough to go down into the 40's, especially with my heated grips, yet not too hot for the 60's. The fit is perfect and the construction excellent. Only thing really missing would be a hard knuckle protector, but that would make it less comfortable and I do like the Superfabric in the heel.
All in all a great glove and I wish I would have waited for the closeout, but even at the regular price an excellent deal.
Rides: 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Spidi X-One Boots
Spidi X-One Boots
Spidi X-One Boots The XPD X-one boot is a top of the range boot for sport and naked bike riding. This ankle boot has reinforced Polyurethane protectors over the malleolous area, toes and heels. Steel sliders provide added protection whilst the rounded, anti-skid racing sole provides a high level of grip and control. Vents and inner mesh material improve ventilation and transpiration for a high level of comfort. Features External microfibre material Polyurethane reinforcements Slider supporting tip area with gear shift padding Vented area on heel Reinforcement support on tip and heel Steel slider Zip fastening plus tough fastening closure Composite undersole with metallic support Rounded anti-skid vulcanised rubber racing sole Three dimensional inner mesh for improved transpiration Clip for trousers attachment
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice boot at a good price
PostedMay 6, 2013
Customer avatar
rponiarski
From Westbury
State:NY
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I was in the market for a pair of boots for everyday use commuting to and from work, but which I could wear there without too many problems. Looked here at the various videos (which are very well done, by the way) and came to the conclusion that this boot would fit the bill.
The positives are it is really comfortable, sharp looking with the style that only the Italians can pull off, with good protection and easy to get on and to take off. Lots of people have complemented me on them, and the toe slider has already had some use!
Only a couple of issues. There is no ventilation at all, so for warm weather this isn't the boot for July and August. Also, as noted in your video, there is no protection for the inner malleolus, which would be nice.
All in all a good everyday boot with Italian style and great Revzilla service. Thanks!
Rides: 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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AGV Sport Solare Jacket Features 100 polyester textile and mesh jacket for durability and comfort Full mesh lining Removable waterproof and breathable liner CE approved shoulder and elbow protectors 8mm thick memory foam back pad Full mesh chest, belly, back and front of arms for maximum cooling on hot days Moisture wicking material is used in the collar for maximum rider comfort Reflective piping is used on the front and rear of the jacket for safety Heavy duty seam construction for maximum tear resistance World famous YKK zippers Extra long zipper pulls are used on all zippers Sleeve gather straps are used on each arm for maximum comfort Two front hand warmer pockets Inside horizontal and vertical pockets one of which is designed to be a media pocket Adjustable Velcro waist tabs Two position cuff snaps Accepts Forcefield Back Protector Insert Size 001 (sold separately)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Summer Jacket
PostedJuly 24, 2012
Customer avatar
rponiarski
From Westbury
State:NY
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I was in the market for a new mesh jacket this summer and after looking around I settled on the Solare. The Revzilla review was excellent and I have had AGV Sport products in the past, so I ordered the grey one.
I must say I am very happy with the jacket. It is slightly tight (as I usually take a large, that is what I ordered, but it is a bit tight in the gut; guess I have some weight to lose!), but the airflow is very impressive. The jacket is very well made, with excellent zippers and the buttons on the cuffs and near your neck are rubberized; a nice touch.
One thing I wasn't expecting is the liner. In the video it was said there isn't a liner, but the one I received had a waterproof liner, which is really water proof! With the liner installed, made a bit easier as the sleeves have color coated snaps, it is even tighter, but it does allow the jacket to be used even in slightly cooler or wetter weather.
Overall, if you are in the market for a good mesh coat, give this one a try. You will definitely like it. Highly recommended.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 AGV K4 EVO Explorer Helmet
AGV K4 EVO Explorer Helmet
AGV K4 EVO Explorer Helmet The K4 EVO is the most balanced and versatile helmet in the AGV range. Performs great on sportbikes or scooters, and everything in between. Improvements in weight and comfort, the K4 EVO represents the ideal solution for those who want an attractive, safe, comfortable helmet with an excellent price/quality ratio. The design of the K4 EVO reflects that of the K4, the model it replaces in the range. A design distinguished by the front air vents, the chin strap, the lateral lines and the spoiler, creating an immediate family feeling with other products in the recent AGV range. Features Shell Fiberglass ACF (Advanced Composite Fiber) Number of shells 2 shell sizes Ventilation System Front air intakes and rear extractors Internal padding Removable and washable (excluding neckroll) Internal Padding New 3D construction for richer and more stylish padding Fabrics Dry-Comfort fabric with sanitizing treatment and new skin-friendly fabric, reduces skin irritation Face Shield Clear, anti-scratch and anti-fog polycarbonate Street 8 visor Shield Mechanism XQRS (Extra Quick Release System) for shield replacement without tools in seconds Safety Certification ECE22.05 Certified
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent helmet value
PostedMay 29, 2012
Customer avatar
rponiarski
From Westbury
State:NY
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:55-64
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
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Decided that I needed a new helmet as my Bell Star helmet was seemingly breaking down (though that is another review). Considered getting a Shoei, Shark or Arai, but I remember I have always had good results with AGV helmets so I checked out all the reviews. Listened to the Revzilla review and bought the K4 EVO with the black Explorer graphics..
I must say I am very pleased with my decision. The helmet is extremely light, quiet and very comfortable. The shield mechanism is as easy as my Bell or older Shoei, which is the gold standard. The helmet is beautifully finished, the graphics are excellent and the liner is soft and nice against the skin.
Is it perfect? Of course not. The air flow could be better and I wish the chin vent would vent air through the chin bar, but that is a minor point and it is nice that there is some serious padding in that area, helping with safety. It is also a bit small and I needed to go up a size to an XL, when I usually take an L in other brands, such as Shoei or Bell.
All in all I think the K4 EVO is an excellent value and a great helmet. Highly recommended!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Alpinestars Octane Riding Shoes
Alpinestars Octane Riding Shoes
Soft PU coated leather wraps upper to maximize comfort Soft PU coated suede collar for greater comfort High ankle design aids protection while low-cut Achilles area allows for maximum foot flex. Two lateral Velcro pull-tabs allow for customized fit Invisible water-repellent zipped interior Toe protector and toe slider maximizes safety Injection moulded heel and ankle support Abrasion resistant TPR toe shifter Lightweight and flexible yet durable
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good shoe, though limited styling
PostedMarch 15, 2012
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rponiarski
From Westbury
State:NY
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Had these boots for 3 years and they only recently wore out. They weren't the most stylish boots out there, but did the job and were comfortable both on and off the bike. Only issue was the side zipper on one boot, which would catch now and then, though only after a couple of years of pretty regular use. Pity they are no longer made, but it was a nice shoe for a reasonable price.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Teknic Chicane Waterproof Street Boots
Teknic Chicane Waterproof Street Boots
Teknic Chicane Waterproof Street Boots Shell Material Synthetic leather and microfiber upper Powerskin waterproof, breathable membrane Inner materials Quick drying polyamide liner Air Mesh lining Protection Screw in aluminum toe slider Double injected rubber sole with built in anti-crush shank Injected PU ankle protectors Injected PU heel cup Additional Features Short aggressive street riding waterproof boots Hook 'n' Loop ankle adjustment strap Speed lace system Reflective inserts Suede instep grip panel Removable foot-bed Micorfiber motion panels
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice boot at a good price
PostedMarch 15, 2012
Customer avatar
rponiarski
From Westbury
State:NY
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I needed a pair of new boots to replace my old boots, which finally wore out after 3 years. Looked around and decided on the Teknic one after a pretty fair amount of research. Appreciated Revzilla's video review of the boot, so decided to buy a pair.
Needless to say, I'm a new fan. Have worn these to work everyday this week and am very happy with my choice. They are comfortable, look good and have more protection than I thought they would. I was worried about the laces, but they are easy to put on and the strap over them keeps them away from the bike. Temperatures have varied from the upper 30 degrees to nearly 70, and they have been fine with no real heat issues and keeping my feet warm when it was cold. I haven't gotten them wet yet, but I am sure they'll be better than my old boots, which weren't waterproof at all. As it is only a week, I can't comment on the durability, but so far it looks like they'll last for quite a bit. Good job, Revzilla for carrying a great boot at an affordable price.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Joe Rocket Nitrogen Gloves The Nitrogen Glove from Joe Rocket offers excellent cool weather riding comfort and performance. Drum dyed leather top, waterproof dry tech midliner with 80 grams of Thermolite insulation, combined with a gel palm will keep the elements and vibration at bay. High-density protection and a handy shield wiper on the thumbs keep things safe when the riding conditions arent. Features Drum dyed leather top 100 waterproof Dry Tech midliner 80g. Thermolite insulation Chamude reinforcements on palm Gel palm High density knuckle protector Hook and loop wrist strap Shield wiper on thumb
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Not real waterproof
PostedFebruary 27, 2012
Customer avatar
rponiarski
From Westbury
State:NY
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Bought these a few years back as a cool-cold weather waterproof glove. First of all they aren't very warm, but even worse they aren't waterproof. First rain I got caught in and they were waterlogged in less than 15 minutes and my hands got both wet and cold. Thereare a lot better options out there, so I would give these a pass...
No, I do not recommend this product.
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 Held Speed Four Glove
Held Speed Four Glove
Dual sport glove Palm in goatskin Unlined Back in Spandex (100 polyester) with rubber patches Perforations between fingers for air flow Velcro strap at cuff Silicone-printed palm Hard plastic knuckle protection
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
They work, can't ask for more.
PostedFebruary 27, 2012
Customer avatar
rponiarski
From Westbury
State:NY
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Have these gloves for the warmer weather. Was wearing them last June when a car decided to turn left in front of me. Unfortunately, I couldn't completely swerve around her and clipped the rear of the car. Went down, but the gloves did their job and my hand was fine. Didn't even mess up the glove more than a slight scratch on the knuckle protector, so I was able to use it for the rest of the season. Will be using them again this year and won't worry about my hands. Highly recommended!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Scorpion XDR Assault Jacket
Scorpion XDR Assault Jacket
Comfort Collar - soft collar trim for extreme comfort Ventilation Front and Back - zippered for adjustable air-flow Removable Waterproof Liner and EverHeat Thermoliner Vest Sleeve Tension Straps and Dual Waist Adjustment for a custom fit EXO-TEC CE Armor - placed in impact zones Water-Resistant Nylon Shell with Power Stretch Panels Waist-Length Design with an Elastic waist Hand-Warmer Pockets Reflective Logos and Piping for increased visibility View Assault Jacket Features
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great 3 season Jacket
PostedNovember 27, 2011
Customer avatar
rponiarski
From Westbury
State:NY
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:55-64
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Bought this jacket to replace an old Joe Rocket one. I selected this one as it has a removable waterproof liner, so I can get good air flow in warmer weather, but still be waterproof as needed. I've had it now for a bit more than 3 months and it is the best jacket I have ever owned. Very comfortable, good air flow without the liner, yet warm and comfy with it installed. Plus I can easily wear my electric gear underneath and this becomes a great jacket for all seasons except high summer, when mesh is needed. Excellent jacket and a great value.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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