Thor Quadrant Knee Guards Injection molded knee/shin armor for impact coverage. The lightweight foam interior with stitched-in foam patella donut provides comfort and coverage while the complete edge binding and two elastic straps ensure a secure fit. Features 2-piece molded knee/shin armor Stitched-in foam patella donut for comfort Asymmetrical design for a specific fit 2 integrated elastic straps for a secure fit CE approved
I bought these to wear these under regular jeans for those times when I'm too lazy to put on a Stich or Bohn Armor, etc. As it turned out they're really big on me and which causes my jeans legs to ride way up. Evidently if you wear touring boots like BMW's All-Around boots you're supposed to tuck the lower ends under the boot tops. I tried that and I really, really don't like the way it feels. For one thing that causes them to ride up which in turn makes your jeans do the same thing so you end up with this big bulge on your kneecap and high water looks for your pant legs. Maybe if you wear low-top boots or really baggy pants it would be better but I usually don't.
Quality-wise they're probably worth the price IF they fit you but since they're one-size-fits-all [Who ever thought of that?] you may or may not luck out. Bottom line is I'm going to give mine away on one of the forums I belong to in the hopes someone will be able to use them and continue the hunt for something better.
The fabrics used in REV'IT socks quickly wick moisture away from the skin, while ventilation channels keep the feet cool, dry, and comfortable. To the WINTER TOURING socks REV'IT adds pure Marino wool for extra insulation, to keep your feet warm, even on the longest winter touring ride. The anatomically shaped foot-bed supports and cushions your feet, providing support where they need it the most. 29 MICROFIBER, 22 POLYAMIDE, 19 MERINO WOOL, 12 ROBUR, 11 MYTLAN, 5 ACRYLIC, 2 ELASTANE
I have two pairs of these in the summer version that I really like. That alone was enough reason for me to order the winter version and it was the right thing to do. They fit well and my feet/calves are never tired at the end of a long day riding.
The reason I bought two pairs of the summer version was so when I was on tour I could alternate them every couple of days, wash them out, and give that pair a chance to dry thoroughly. It worked great. They dry enough overnight to wear the next day if you need but it's nice to let them "rest".
Now that winter's approaching I could tell I'd need a heavier pair, thus the order went in for the winter version. To date I've been really pleased with the warmth and comfort they provide, same as the summer versions.
When you buy them I'd say to order a size smaller than your normal one - I usually wear a large but when they [summer version] arrived they came way over my kneecaps. I exchanged them for the size 39-41 which fit perfect. The winter versions are the same so keep that in mind.
I'm happy to say that to date none of them are showing any signs of wear or stretch so I'm thinking they'll outlast all the other socks I've tried. At first glance they may seem a bit on the expensive side but I think they're worth every dime and so will you.
Dainese New Drake Air Textile Pants Drake pants will surely interest anyone who loves to ride his or her bike especially in the warmer months without wearing a suit or leather pants in order to obtain the protection required. These previously contrasting needs have now been perfectly reconciled by Drake fabric pants. Ample air vents in fretted fabric with closing on the thighs permit fresh air to enter during riding for cooling relief on even the hottest days. When temperatures begin to drop, the air vents can be closed. Safety is guaranteed by removable composite protections in the knee and shins, while extra-strength Cordura 750 fabric offers protection in case of fall. The elastic inserts in the knee optimise the wearability of the article, which is equally suited to metropolitan motorcycle use. Features Removable composite protectors. Cordura fabric 750. Suretta fabric. Perforated fabric. Insert in elasticated fabric. Soft inserts. Calf zip. Jacket-trousers fastening system. Adjustable waist. Sanityzed lining.
I bought these to go with the Dainese Shotgun jacket I've had for a couple of years. To date I'd been wearing a major brand of biker Jeans with the jacket but in really hot weather they weren't doing the job. Last weekend I wore the new pants on a 350 mile ride through temps ranging from moderately cool to really warm and they performed well in all aspects.
Being able to open the vents on the upper legs is really a great feature; it allowed enough air flow to keep me cool in an area that's normally not addressed. What I really like about them is they feel just like a pair of broken-in Levis, no stiffness or bulky feel like some of the "biker jeans".
Overall these are great pants, they're comfortable, the fit is spot-on, and they work just as the Dainese people said they would. Value-wise I think they're worth the price and RevZilla was able to ship them out of stock, great service per usual.