ZepRider
 
 
 
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    April 18, 2011
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    May 18, 2013
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Olympia Switchback Jacket The Switchback jacket offers the perfect combination of modern styling and cutting edge design. Constructed in authentic Cordura fabric with ballistic mesh panels, it delivers maximum airflow with exceptional abrasion resistance. Switchback also includes a breathable wind and waterproof removable liner jacket for added comfort, function and style. 3M Scotchlite trim at the front, sides and back insures added visibility in low light situations. This versatile jacket represents the absolute best bang for your buck in the market. Features Outer shell constructed in 500 denier Cordura fabric with ballistic airflow mesh panels Removable waterproof liner jacket Removable CE approved Motion Flex armor at elbows and shoulders Removable CE approved Motion Flex articulated back protector Cool mesh airflow lining Custom Fit detailing at collar, cuffs, elbows and waist Comfort neoprene framed collar 3M Scotchlite reflective piping at front, sides and back 8 connecting zipper for pants Three storage pockets plus interior cell phone pocket Waterproof liner jacket features Sturdy wind and waterproof / breathable rip stop nylon shell Side snap pockets Mandarin style knit trim collar Interior storage pocket
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
American quality, built to last.
PostedMay 18, 2013
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ZepRider
From Louisville
State:KY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
The moment you don an article of clothing your senses quickly begin advising you whether you’re satisfied or not. This durable yet surprisingly lightweight jacket ultimately sends all the right messages without overdoing it. And I'm proud that it's Made In America!
Did I say ultimately? I’m 5’11”, 253lbs with a traditional American beer belly. I normally wear a size 40/32 jeans and XL+ shirts. I ordered a size 3xl thinking this is where I should be… parachute. Dropped down to 2xl and even though it's a little large on me we now have a great size to adjustability ratio.
You can really clinch this garment down or leave it loose depending on your needs. They made this jacket with a large range of adjustability. I found that if you cinch down the elbow adjuster it can get tender and restrict your movements.
The style is not over the top and I like how Olympia didn't go overboard on the Hi-Vis. The front of the jacket remains relatively black save for the top stripes which reduces reflectivity off of your dash or what have you.
At first I was not that impressed with this gear. I felt as though the Mandarin collar was strangling me at the neck line, the fit was awkward, the way it hung on me was foreign (but in this case I should say American Cut; my first), and the lack of length in the back were not winning me over. I don't care for garments riding up my back especially if it could potentially expose my strong side carry.
I have two “The more I ride” statements to offer…
I've started becoming comfortable in this jacket the more I ride with it. You can settle in and start to appreciate the amount of air that it flows, the attention to detail, and the durability is evident both visibly and tactilely.
I feel secure in this gear and the more I ride the Mandarin collar has loosened up nicely. You can appreciate it’s coverage from airborne insects and debris as well as cool mornings and nights.
In closing, I reiterate, but I wish the Switchback was a bit longer in the back. The more I ride; this is becoming a sore spot for me. And the lack of thermal cost one point on the features rating.
Bottom line; I like this jacket and I would recommend it.
Rides: 2009 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Sena SMH-10 Bluetooth Stereo Headset
Sena SMH-10 Bluetooth Stereo Headset
Sena SMH-10 Bluetooth Stereo Headset Be Sure to Check out the 9 SENA SMH10 Videos on this page which cover install, package contents, pairing and other operation. The Sena SMH10 is a Bluetooth v2.1 Class 1 Stereo Headset with long-range Bluetooth Intercom designed specifically for motorcycles. With the SMH10, you can call hands-free on your Bluetooth mobile phone, listen to stereo music or voice instructions of GPS navigations by Bluetooth wirelessly, and have intercom conversations in full duplex with a passenger or other motorcycle riders. Thanks to the latest Bluetooth v2.1 and the advanced digital processing technology, the Sena SMH-10 headset offers the best sound quality for both incoming and outgoing sound in its class. Also, the easy-to-access and intuitive button operations make the SMH10 a perfect companion for motorcycles. Features Bluetooth Specification v2.1 Bluetooth Intercom up to 900 meters (980 yards (in open terrain)) Multi-Pair Bluetooth intercom for 4 persons Bluetooth stereo headset for Bluetooth audio devices such as MP3 players Bluetooth music playback control by AVRCP play, pause, track forward and track back Easy operation by versatile Jog Dial Sufficient sound level with integrated audio booster Bluetooth hands-free for Bluetooth mobile phones Bluetooth headset or stereo headset for Bluetooth GPS navigations Stereo music by 3.5mm audio cable Water resistant for use in inclement weather Crystal clear and natural sound quality Up to 12 hours talk time, 10 days stand-by time Works with with any type of helmet (full face, open face, and modular) Included Headset Main Unit Speaker-Microphone Clamp Unit DC Power Charger USB Power Cable Cigarette Charger 3.5mm Stereo Audio Jack Cable Glued Surface Mounting Adaptor Microphone Sponges Velcro Pads Hex Key (Allen Wrench) More information can be found at the Sena SMH-10 Official Website
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sena Heaven
PostedJune 5, 2011
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ZepRider
From Louisville
State:KY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sound Clarity 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I was looking for a way to communicate and enjoy music while riding. I was skeptical about the quality of the SMH10 and although it was a bit pricey I took the chance and I'm pleased to say that it paid off. This is a sturdy product, easy to use and although it is nowhere near audiophile quality, I can emphatically state that I enjoy music while traveling at highway speeds or any speed for that matter. On some occasions I literally need to turn the volume down which surprised me. I use the SMH10 in a Scorpion EXO-700 helmet. It is also used in conjunction with an Apple iPhone 3Gs and a TomTom Rider v2. All three devices will connect and there can be some choppiness where music is concerned when connected to the TomTom. My TTR v2 is line of sight and thus I don't necessarily need it to connect. The connection path is TTRv2 to iPhone / Sena to iPhone. The TTRv2 will display caller information and the Sena will allow me to take the call at will. iPhone's A2DP profile allows me to move forward or back, play or pause music using the jog dial. All the while I can still hear the sounds of the road, the bike and traffic around me. Ladies and gentleman, the only way it could get better is with pure sonic fidelity which requires IEM's and there is nothing convenient about that. Slip the helmet on and press the jog dial to play tunes! It's a beautiful thing. Run times on the SMH10 are not the best. You can expect about 6-8 hours runtime. I also had an issue of not having the correct charge coupler for the USA. A problem that Dan Kim at Sena promptly corrected. Get it!
Rides: 2009 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Firstgear HT Air Overpants OUTER PANT Overpant is sized to fit over your clothes simply buy the size you normally wear Mesh-Tex construction made of 600 denier poly and 250 denier mesh Waterproof/breathable zip-out liner that is a standalone pant Adjustable CE armor in the knees Padded hip protectors Articulated knee and seat for maximum riding comfort 2 front pockets 2 pass-through openings for access to inner pant 2/3 length side zip for easy on/off Adjustable side waist tabs for a custom fit Heat-resistant material on inner calf Side reflective panels for night time visibility 10 conjunction zipper for jacket connection 2-year limited warranty INNER PANT Standalone pant that can be used as a destination pant Made of waterproof/breathable nylon 2/3 length side zip for easy on/off Adjustable waist using hook-and-loop side tabs Articulated knee and seat for maximum comfort Easily connect to the outer pant by a full circumference waist zipper and leg snaps
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Trust the sizing, cherish the air flow.
PostedApril 18, 2011
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ZepRider
From Louisville
State:KY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Hands down, I'm impressed with the fit, fashion and functionality although I would be missing the mark if I didn't advise that the protective gear is somewhat disappointing.
The knee armor is fairly solid and flexible. It tends to fall well below the intended area of protection while walking but once seated on your cycle lines up to where it should be albeit to the inside of your legs. It would be nice if they stayed over your knee/shin area and not move around.
The fit is essentially right on. Be sure to measure your waist below your gut. That appears to be accurate at least for me with a rather barrel shape.
The fashion is remarkable and these overpants look fantastic. The picture on the site does not do them justice. I look and feel good in them. They flow plenty of air with the liner out. In fact they flow a LOT of air. Put the liner in and you are ready to tackle cooler weather. I doubt that these are your blizzard pants but should hold up well during the cooler months of spring and fall.
Donning and doffing these overpants becomes second nature in no time but your booted foot can easily make contact and even move the knee pad placement. Like anything it takes practice.
The padded hip pads are a bit disappointing. For the money I would have like to see something a bit more substantial. However, feel free to adjust, replace or modify at your leisure as they are removable.
I'm pleased with my purchase but I have not tested their Protection and Durability as of yet. I would still recommend them to the budget conscious as something is better than nothing. If you insist on ATGATT and have a limited budget these are a great buy.
Rides: 2009 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
Yes, I recommend this product.
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