Sidi Blade Riding Shoes Low cut design The lightest boots in the Sidi line Lorica outer construction Perforated Teflon treated nylon lining Composite inner sole Removable arch support Fully encapsulated heel cup Double stitched in all high stress areas DuPont polymer toe shift pad Replaceable nylon toe scuff pad Reflective heel panel Velcro closure system Dual compound sole Ankle ball pad Kent Vent air intake scoop for maximum airflow
I tried these in comparison to the Sidi Slash and the Alpinestars S-MX2 boots.
The Sidi Slash was certainly the most comfortable but the ankle was very loose and didn't seem protective enough. At the same price point, the Blade offers distinct advantages with no real drawbacks.
The Alpinestars boots felt very restrictive, almost like skiing boots. Walking around in them felt clumsy and they seemed much hotter. A side effect of this is that they also take much longer to put on.
The Blade felt like the ideal combination between protection and comfort. They're easy to change into and out of at my desk at work. The fact that the toe sliders and soles are replaceable seemed like a plus -- and they've held up well after a year and show minimal wear outside of those parts.
Rides: 2010 Yamaha FZ6R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! CR Leather Jacket
The CR leather jacket is a truncated version of the CR one-piece suit, offering all the retro style of the original with the versatility of a jacket. CE-approved shoulder and elbow protection round out the assets of this fashionable, sport jacket, which looks great in an urban setting, whether you're riding or not. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell Augustini full grain cowhide, Lorica Insulation detachable thermal bodywarmer Protection ProLife CE protection, Temperfoam, safety stitching ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit regular shape, race fit Adjustability adjustment straps Ventilation ventilation panels Features stretch lips, comfort collar and cuffs, short and long connection zipper Pockets slit pockets, inner pockets
I bought this mostly for riding in cooler weather and it's served the purpose well. I'm comfortable from temperatures in the low 50s with the liner vest to the high 70s with the vest removed. The styling is understated and classic and the materials are top-notch.
I'm 5'11", 170 lbs with a mildly athletic build, and generally wear medium in most clothes. A size 50 fits perfectly. This is definitely a slimmer European cut so it won't let you get away with much of a gut.
The collar is sometimes a little uncomfortable if buttoned up all the way. I typically leave it undone.
Muti-panel construction with durable heavy mesh Ballistic nylon reinforced knees, perforated foam padding and stretch fabric inserts Comfortable elastic knitted panels on the back legs Adjustable waist Convenient extra-long zipper closure from the outside ankle to the inside of the leg
Bought these as overpants for the occasional commute to work on my bike. Tried Joe Rocket Phoenix 2 pants at first but even the Medium was overly baggy and looked awkward. Ended up getting the Air-Flo pants in size Large based on comments about them running small and they fit nicely over pants without too much excess material. I suspect a Medium would have fit well if I didn't use these as overpants, as I have to cinch up the waist pretty far on the large. For reference, I'm 170 lbs, 5'11", usually wear 32x32 pants. Fit is about right for a Euro product, which is to say probably a little on the small size for Americans.
Build quality is very good. Love the zippers on the side that allow you access the pockets on your street pants inside. Wish there was some sort of zipper or velcro closure for the outer pockets.
A couple of complaints: I would have liked to see CE rated knee armor at this price point instead of these useless foam pads. The pants also seem to run a little short as the hems ride up above my ankles when I'm on the bike (consequently, the knee armor also rises a little too high). The AGV Sport Solare pants, which I also own, does not have any of these issues and uses proper CE-rated armor in the knees for $50 less, so I'll continue to use those when I don't need overpants.
AGV Sport Solare Vented Pants 100 600-D polyester strengthened woven textile and mesh pant for durability and comfort Full mesh lining CE approved knee pads 10mm thick memory foam hips and lower back pad Mesh panels on the front and rear of the upper leg for maximum cooling on hot days Reflective piping is used on the outside of each leg for safety Heavy duty seam construction for maximum tear resistance World famous YKK zippers Zip open lower legs Extra long zipper pulls are used on all zippers Velcro secured flap over the fly Two front hand warmer pockets Adjustable Velcro waist tabs Waist connection zipper for jacket attachment
These pants were exactly what I was looking for. I'm 165-170 lbs, 5'11" with a 32" waist and 32" inseam, reasonably athletic build, and these pants fit PERFECTLY. The cut is a nice slim fit unlike most pants which seem on the baggy side. Note that the waist is definitely pretty tight -- if you're any larger than a 32" waist I'd strongly consider sizing up. The length is great for me -- the knee pads definitely fall low when I'm not on the bike, but they're exactly where you want them to me when riding. Weather is still cool so I've been wearing these with a set of long underwear, but I feel pretty confident that they'll keep me cool once it gets hot around here. Highly recommended, and it's unbeatable for the price.
Icon Super Duty 4 Boots The fourth iteration of our industry defining Superduty boot pays direct homage to it's SD1 patriarch. The visually defining rubber nub interface and clean pattern lines keep the boot's appearance smooth while hidden ghillie laces reduce snag potential. The new bottom unit provides increased support, durability, and grip while layered foam increases comfort. The midfoot support strap, with upgraded aluminum buckle, provides increased foot retention. Finally, the reduced toebox height provides a greater range of fitment. The Superduty 4, the next step in motorcycle footwear. Durable leather upper Axialmetric steel shank Slip resistant rubber sole Footpeg interface arch Internal ankle protection Adjustable midfoot stabilizer strap Aluminum positive-lock buckle Low profile lacing system Shifter interface nubs
Ordered these for my first pair of motorcycle boots on account of the positive reviews and less "obviously-motorcycle-boots" style, but ultimately returned them. I found them to be way too clunky and heavy, and the toe seemed much thicker than it needed to be (the size was right lengthwise, but there was more vertical room than seemed necessary). For $90 I suppose they're hard to fault. They seem to contain all of the ingredients of a basic non-racing boot.
Ended up more than twice as much for a different set from another brand, but the price difference was well worth it. The other pair has replaceable soles and toe sliders and feel significantly higher quality overall, and long term should provide even better value.
Rides: 2010 Yamaha FZ6R
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Shark RSF3 Trendy Helmet
Shell made from multi-directional fibers Multi-element internal shock-absorber with differential density Airflow directed by integrated ducts Dual treated (anti-scratch/anti fog) total vision 2.2mm visor Sharks patented Push-One visor quick release system Optimized demisting using visor frame diffuser Fully removable and washable interior in microfiber fabric Ergonomic cheek pads Anti-fog visor and chin cover Helmet Weight 3 lbs. 5.0oz. (1504g) This weight is +/- 50g, different shell sizes may be heavier / lighter. ( View Motorcycle Helmet Weights )
Liked this a lot more than all of the other helmets I tried on in the $100-300 range. This is an *amazing* deal for $100. Fits my fairly average shaped head perfectly. The liner is of obviously high quality, and it's lighter than most other helmets I've seen. The cheekpads are a bit snug at first but they break in nicely after 10-12 hours of use. It can be little tougher to slide on compared to some other helmets due to the narrower opening, but it's manageable.
The ventilation is fine on the bottom but is a little lacking up top, but as a result it's also pretty quiet. As the other review indicated, the faceshield is a little on the flimsy side. I don't think it's substandard, though I read Shark used to have 3mm shields.
Don't know what complaints the other guy has about the style, but I like it and have gotten several compliments already. It looks even better in person -- the metallic paint really pops and the finish is as good as I've seen on helmets. Looks perfect with a dark smoke shield.
4-star SHARP rating is equal to or higher than every other helmet I looked at in this price range.
AGV Sport Mayhem Short Gloves A short sport-freestyle glove Upper is constructed of vented mesh textiles and nylon Clarino synthetic leather is used for construction of the palm and bottom of the fingers Soft and comfortable interior Vented mesh textile is used on the back of the hand Multi layer Clarino synthetic leather reinforced palm for maximum abrasion resistance Extra palm pad is positioned on the base of the palm Dual layer panels are used in the upper hand for the finest non-binding fit possible Textured high grip material used on the inside of the thumb Finger joints reinforced with Lycra elastic expansion panels Finger and top of hand intake vents for maximum air-flow Hard metal mesh armor with shock absorbing memory foam on the knuckles for extra protection High tensile strength nylon thread stitching used throughout High impact or use areas are all double stitched Pre-curved fingers for a snug and comfortable fit Neoprene cuff with wrist strap for a snug fit Available in sizes S-XXL
For $35, these gloves felt every bit as good as the Alpinestars S-MX 2 I tried on in a store and more comfortable than the Shift Fury gloves my buddy got. The gloves seem to have all the key features of a good summer glove, and I feel safer with the hardened knuckles over a basic padded glove. Quality seems fine, but I've only worn this for a few weekends so I can't comment on long-term durability.
Joe Rocket Phoenix 3.0 Pants FREE-AIR poly/mesh shell Height adjustable Grade A C.E. Rated knee protectors Rock Tex seat and knee reinforcements Full length Side zippers Sure Fit adjustable waistband, New Pattern! eliminating any unwanted bunching Removable High Density Hip Padding Two external pockets Melt Resistant Material on Lower Leg Area 8 zipper for jacket attachment Reflective stripes
i'm looking for something that will fit me... i'm usually wearing a 31x32 jean but want a bit more length because on a sportbike the cuff rides up. will a size S fit? the sizing chart only specifies for a ballistic and alter ego pant