TiltedHorizons
 
 
 
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    May 23, 2011
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Wolfman Wolf Bottle Holster Wolfman designed the Wolf Bottle Holster around the popular Primus and MSR 1 liter bottles. The Bottle Holster can attach to the seat, rack or to Wolfman's Expedition Dry Saddlebags or Teton Saddlebags. (Actually, up to 4 can be attached to the new Saddlebags). This is an easy and convenient method to carry extra liquids. Features Constructed from heavy duty Ballistic Nylon 4 point Mounting, with a top strap that secures the bottle 9 long Note Wolfman recommends a 1 liter/10 circumference bottle or smaller to fit in the holster, bottles sold separately.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Adaptable mounting solution; top-notch quality
PostedJune 30, 2014
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TiltedHorizons
From Newark
State:DE
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Typical top-quality, well designed and durable (though pricey) Wolfman product. With a little ingenuity, one can mount this holster to almost any bike or other piece of luggage; it's not limited to mounting to other Wolfman products. For a 9-day trip a few weeks ago, I wanted an easily-accessible water bottle, and I wanted to save space in my side cases, so I mounted the Wolfman holster to my trusty old Ortlieb waterproof duffle bag that was strapped to the pillion seat. I simply looped the holster's upper mounting straps around the duffle bag's handles on top, and the lower straps around the ROK straps that were securing the duffle bag. The holster carried a 21 oz. vacuum bottle; the typical bottles you find at outfitters like EMS -- be sure you get a loop top for any bottle you want to carry in the Wolfman holster.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REVIT Hi Vis Connector Vest With the REVIT Connector HV vest, a rider wearing any jacket can easily and instantly be upgraded to better visibility. It is designed to wear over all jackets in a subtle and stylish way. Plus, it can be connected to a range of REV'IT! jackets without losing access to any of your jacket's original features. Thanks to its vented mesh construction and well-conceived harness that snugs down easily, the Vest connector HV wont flap around or bubble with air like a parachute. The neon yellow fabric combined with the 3M Scotchlite reflection stripes dramatically increases riders visibility on the road. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer Shell PWRshell mesh EN471, PWRshell 500D stretch, PWRshell 330 Composition 100 polyester Visibility 3M Scotchlite reflection at shoulders and back, reflective logo's at chest and back, reflective panel at waistband ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit Tour fit Adjustability Adjustable waistband Breathability Highly breathable Features Stretch waistband, connects to various jackets with connector loops, separate wearable, includes transport bag Note Vest does not connect to all REV'IT! Jackets, please read jacket description carefully, or let us know if you have questions.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Not limited to Rev'It! jackets
PostedMay 19, 2014
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TiltedHorizons
From Newark
State:DE
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
1 Size Large
Large
I needed a hi-viz vest for my new Aerostich Transit jacket, but I couldn't use the Rev'It Athos vest I use on my Rev'It Gear 2 jacket because the side panels would completely block the underarm vents on the Transit. After some searching, I decided to try the Connector vest. The Connector's side pieces only overlap the pit vents by maybe 10%, which I'm not sure actually blocks any airflow in actual use, and the mesh back panel doesn't seem to restrict air outflow from the Transit's large rear vent. The outer chest pocket is blocked (that pocket is fairly useless anyway), but the vertical "hand-warmer" pockets aren't. Rev'It needs to supply better product images: the fabric IS mesh (better!), not solid, and the color is more akin to the Athos' bright green-yellow (again, better!) the really "pops" against a black jacket. Also, be aware that the vest isn't as long as it may seem in the images; it only extends to about mid-chest/back. I don't think any "missing" length would be easily visible to other motorists, anyway, particularly on the front. Though made specifically for some of Rev'It's newer jacket models that incorporate connectors ("Connector," get it?) on their fronts, the vest also incorporates a simple secondary connection system using Velcro and a fabric loop, so it can be used on just about any jacket on the market. However, the non-Rev'It connection system won't prevent the vest from slipping off the shoulders when donning/doffing the jacket, although it falls off much less than a few other safety vests I've owned. The Connector's side pieces are made of elastic, and are adjustable. On the road, the vest stays in place, without buffeting or flapping, and I only know it's even there when I have to unfasten it to unzip my jacket. As for sizing, I took the advice of Revzilla's reviewers and ordered down, selecting a Medium for my US 42 (Euro 52) jacket, and it fits just fine.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Athos Air Vest In order to remain highly visible in traffic without compromising on airflow, REV'IT! developed the Athos Air vest as the summer edition of the popular Athos vest. The front and back panels are made of fully perforated PWR shell mesh EN471 certified fabric. Stretch panels at the side ensure that the Athos Air vest fits easily over any summer mesh jacket in the REV'IT! collection, so air flows directly to your body through 2 layers of mesh fabric
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A less dorky, flap-free way to wake up those cagers!
PostedJuly 26, 2013
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TiltedHorizons
From Newark
State:DE
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
For many years, I've carried a reflective vest to use at night or in rain or fog, figuring that not getting run over outweighed the dork factor. However, I've never worn plain black gear until recently when I purchased a Rev'It! Ignition 2/Gear 2 combo, which convinced me I needed something to make me more visible in ALL conditions.
Enter the Athos vest, with its eye-poppingly hi-viz. It's sooo much better suited to motorcycle use than the construction-worker types I've used for years: it's snug, aerodynamic, securely attached with a zipper, won't fall off every time you don or doff your jacket, and doesn't flap around in the wind. With the retro-reflective strips and Rev'It! logos front and back, it's an excellent conspiscuity device day and night.
Sizing: Taking RZ's advice, I bought a Large (I would've bought a Medium if left to my own devices), which fits great over my size 52 Ignition 2 jacket (which also fits a bit small).
More hot air: The vest flows a decent amount of air, though it does somewhat reduce flow thru the mesh portions of my jacket, a trade-off I'm willing to make. Surprisingly, my sophisticated tests (blowing air thru it) shows that air exits the vest easier then it enters.
She blinded me with, well, you know: The color of the hi-viz portions are (to my eye) more yellow than the green-ish product images on RZ's site. It's still plenty hi-viz, tho, and really "pops" against my black jacket. I ride like I'm invisible nonetheless.
Just stuff it!: The vest comes with a nice hi-viz stuff sack, which I use to stash other junk in a side case because I wear the vest any time I'm wearing my new black/black suit.
Etc.: While I don't mind it not having pockets because I carry almost nothing in my outer gear (which explains the bulging tank bag), you may. The vest's zipper is "left-handed" like much Euro clothing's. I've only had the vest for about a month so I can't comment on durability, which I have to say is a weakness in some Rev'It! gear. I bet cleaning bug innards off the hi-viz material will be difficult. The zipper is branded "SBS."
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REVIT Seesoft Back Protector Insert The revolutionary new REVIT See Soft CE-Level 2 back protector is designed to absorb multiple impacts without compromising on comfort, ventilation or freedom of movement. The highly impact-resistant blend of Nitrille and Polynorbornene rubber results in a memory foam that is multi-impact rated and CE Certified to the highest level of prEN 1621-22010 level 2. In the case of severe angular impact, the individual Memory Foam layers will shift relative to one another, resulting in impact dispersion over a larger effective surface area and therefore minimizing the energy that is transmitted to the spine and back. The Seesoft back protector performs extremely consistently in all weather conditions and is unaffected by temperature ranges from -4 F to +104 F (-20 C to +40 C). Most REV'IT jackets are designed to accommodate a Seesoft CE Level 2 back protector insert. Newer jackets will have a marking on the protector pocket that indicates the matching type and size of the protector. For additional information, please see the Seesoft Back Protector Insert Fit Chart (pdf) .
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Works great with Aerostich gear, too!
PostedJune 25, 2013
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TiltedHorizons
From Newark
State:DE
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 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
I'm waiting for RevZilla to be re-stocked on the KN-106 so I can order one for my Ignition 2 jacket. In the mean time I ordered a Seesoft to try with my Aerostich Roadcrafter and Darien jackets. Aerostich sells an adapter sleeve in order to use its "Transit" back pad (actually a SAS-TEC) in its other jackets, and the Seesoft ST-12 fits right into the size Medium sleeve like it was made to do so. The Seesoft is the most comfortable back protector I've worn of the 4 different brands I've tried; I know it's there, but barely. Other protectors have either dug into my neck or put pressure on the back of my helmet or made me feel like I have a stick strapped to my back while in the riding position. No plans on personally assessing its protective qualities, so I'm putting my faith in the CE L-2 lab testing and results. The Airflow rating is relative to other protectors I've tried, which flow little to no air; the Seesoft flows "some" small amount of air, but it's a trade-off for spine protection. I'm happy to have finally found a back protector I can live with on a daily basis, and can't wait until I can buy one for my Ignition 2.
Rides: 2003 Kawasaki ZR-7S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese TRQ-Tour Gore-Tex Boots A TeamZilla favorite, the Dainese TRQ-Tour boots are perhaps the best option for commuting, or sport touring. Collectively, we have put thousands of miles as well as a few crashes on the Dainese TRQ line and they never fail to impress. Recommended as a 3-season cold-weather boot that stretches nicely into the warmer months with Gore-Tex breathability, the TRQ-Tour Boots are the kind of protection that you will forget to take off! The axial hinge provides excellent protection, while allowing for comfortable movement as you walk. In addition, the rear entry zipper allows for easy entry/exit to the boot. D-Axial jointed anti-ankle twist back system in TPU Nylon toe TPU rear shinguards TPU heelcounter Nylon heel Cowhide leather D-Stone fabric Elasticated bellows Elasticated inserts Internal regulation with Velcro Closing with zipper at the back Waterproof / Breathable Gore-Tex membrane High grip TPU inserts Padded insert for gear shifter guard Reflective inserts Non-slip sole Italian patent pending Microelastic elasticated inserts(PCT Patent Pending)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great SPORT-touring boot
PostedJune 6, 2013
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TiltedHorizons
From Newark
State:DE
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Narrow
Wide
Have only had these about a month, but after about 1,000 miles I feel I know enough to review them preliminarily.
Sizing/fit: I'm a US 7.5 in non-motorcycle footwear; usually a Euro size 40 in m/c boots, like the 2 pairs of Rev'It! Fusions I've worn out. I have a narrow foot and high-arches. I tried a 40 in the TRQ Tour G-T but it was too small; the 41 fit very snug at first but has broken in to fit very well and feel fine, although time will tell if my heaviest winter socks will work with it (I ride all year, usually in hi-tech m/c socks except for sub-freezing temps when thicker wool socks -- you know, the "Smart" brand -- are used.) Be aware that this is a fairly narrow boot; duck-footed riders should look elsewhere.
Waterproofness/Breathability: I've had a few 3-5 hr. rides in moderate rain (no gully-washers yet) and my feet have remained bone-dry. The Gore-Tex membrane breathes well enough, though I'm not sure if it's any better than other similar, proprietary membranes I've had in other boots -- difficult to compare as my feet don't sweat much even in high humidity and I always wear wicking-fabric socks.
Construction/Quality Control: Top-notch with high level of detail, as you should demand at this price-point. I inspected these boots in detail and found only one niggle: an inside seam near top edge sewn slightly off-kilter, causing the liner to form a small raised crease. Though it looks like it could cause an annoying rub, I haven't felt it at all, so "no harm no foul." Note: I always wear tall socks.
Protection: Haven't "auditioned" this feature and no plans to do so. However, if appearances mean anything, these boots at least give me confidence that my feet, ankles and lower legs are well-protected.
General comments: I guess I'm doing it wrong, but as I age (52 now) I'm becoming more of a SPORT-touring rider and less of a sport-TOURING rider. These boots are great for my current needs: a waterproof boot that's quick & easy to don/doff ('cuz I also commute regularly) while being very protective, but not as stiff as a track-level boot. I've walked around some rally/meet/RTE sites without pain or difficulty, but I wouldn't recommend these boots for extended off-bike use (or take along some slip-on hikers). The boot is stiffer than more touring-oriented boots, which took me a while to get used to -- at first a missed a few shifts and generally felt like a klutz, but I've grown accustomed and all is OK now. The outsole is a harder compound and not as grippy (particularly when wet) than all my previous boots, which is improving a bit as miles add up; I expect the harder sole will last longer, though. The shifter-patch still looks brand new, BTW. After the first good exposure to rain, the boots began squeaking when walking around (either doesn't do it on the bike or I can't hear it); I'm guessing a little road crud must've gotten in the plastic ankle joints. I may try flushing the joints out with water or something safe for the plastic and leather.
Rides: 2003 Kawasaki ZR-7S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Held Steve Classic Gloves Designed from the original Held Steve patterns and dies, but updated with modern technologies. Features Highly abrasion-resistant kangaroo leather palm Pittards specially treated WR100 leather back Colorfast sweat-proof Unlined Pre-formed, crease-free palm Special step seam avoids pressure points on inner hand enhances feel Velcro adjustment at wrists cuffs Visor wipe Suprotect shock-absorbing special foam on back of hand ball of thumb SuperFabric reinforcement on edge of hand Schoeller Dynatec reflectors
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Everything they're cracked up to be.
PostedJune 12, 2012
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TiltedHorizons
From Newark
State:DE
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
After hearing riders rave about Steve's for years, I decided to give them a try. I find them to be exceptionally comfortable with excellent control feel, and (rare these days) a gauntlet large enough to easily fit over the cuffs of my riding jackets. I'm glad Held replaced the old (potentially tank-scratching) palm-slider rivets with SuperFabric. Thankfully, I can't comment on protection, nor on durability as I've only had them a couple of weeks and ~400 miles. I find the fit to be as expected compared to other numerically-sized gloves I've owned. I believe the price is very fair for the quality and features.
Rides: 2003 Kawasaki ZR-7S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Arai Profile Helmet - Solid
Arai Profile Helmet - Solid
Arai Profile Solid Helmet Long-oval fit Brow Vent Faceshield Ventilation System provides cooling air in upper face area without holesin critical forehead area of the shell or in the impact-absorbing liner material Optically-correct pre-formed faceshieldsbetter vision, UV ray protection with less distortion De-Mist Lock faceshield tab pushes forward to open the shield slightlyhelps clear fogging Removable Breathguardreduces fogging by deflecting breath away from faceshield CLC (Complex Laminate Construction) shellfiberglass composite is stronger andlighterallows use of softer, less-dense liner materials inside for increased rider comfort FFS (FreeFlow System)reduces wind turbulence while increasing the exhaust of hot airfrom the facial area Dual Intake/Dual Exhaust Ventilationdual TDF-2 top intake vents and DDL-3bridged exhaust vents designed to draw significant volume of air from helmet interior Multiple-Foam Interiors for comfort Rear Exhaust Channel and Vent adds a racy look while drawing hot air from helmet interior Fully removable liner and cheek pads Enhanced pull down chin spoiler, increases exhaust of hot breath to minimize shield fogging Meets or exceeds Snell M2010 and D.O.T. standards
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The only lid for me!
PostedNovember 21, 2011
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TiltedHorizons
From Newark
State:DE
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
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
Average
Loud
Weight
Light
Average
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Long Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
If you've got a "long oval" head (I prefer "aerodynamic") like me, there are only 2 or 3 helmets on the US market that might fit. Fortunately, one of them is the Arai Profile. I've probably got about 100,000 miles between the Profile and its very similar predecessor Signet model. Typical of Arai lids, the Profile exudes quality: materials, fit, finish, and function. All-day comfy, too; I've worn the Profile on some 10+ hour days without the slightest discomfort. I can't comment on noise level because I always, always wear ear plugs (so should you!). Arai commands premium prices, but what's your brain worth? Plus you can easily get replacement parts when you need them, something you can't do with cheaper brands, which allows you to extend the useful life of the helmet. Arai also has top-notch customer support if needed. I also highly recommend the Pinlock anti-fog system for the Profile, which you also buy from RevZilla.
Rides: 2003 Kawasaki ZR-7S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Arai Profile / Quantum 2 Cheek Pads Replacement Cheek Pads to fit the following Arai Helmets Arai Profile Arai Quantum 2
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Cost-effective way to extend useful life of your Arai!
PostedMay 23, 2011
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TiltedHorizons
From Newark
State:DE
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Shape
Narrow
Long Narrow
Round
You paid a lot for that Arai lid; keep it comfy & fresh by replacing the comfort liner and cheek pads every few years. You'll be surprised at how much the fit changes over time. My Profile is about 4 years and ~24K miles old, so at the first slightest hint of discomfort in the forehead I hit up RevZilla for a new liner and cheek pads, which were promptly delivered. Installation is a snap (literally in the case of the comfort liner) following Arai's included instructions. Now my helmet fits and feels like it did right out of the box. Good to go for another couple of years, at which time it'll be time to replace it, which I do every 5-6 years regardless of condition.
Rides: 2003 Kawasaki ZR-7S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Arai Profile Comfort Liner Replacement helmet liner for Arai Profile Helmets See size chart for exact fitment information (not all liners fit all sizes of helmets)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great way to extend life of your helmet!
PostedMay 23, 2011
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TiltedHorizons
From Newark
State:DE
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Shape
Narrow
Long Narrow
Round
You paid a lot for that Arai lid; keep it comfy & fresh by replacing the comfort liner and cheek pads every few years. You'll be surprised at how much the fit changes over time. My Profile is about 4 years and ~24K miles old, so at the first slightest hint of discomfort in the forehead I hit up RevZilla for a new liner and cheek pads, which were promptly delivered. Installation is a snap (literally in the case of the comfort liner) following Arai's included instructions. Now my helmet fits and feels like it did right out of the box. Good to go for another couple of years, at which time it'll be time to replace it, which I do every 5-6 years regardless of condition.
Rides: 2003 Kawasaki ZR-7S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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