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 Klim Stow Away Jacket
Klim Stow Away Jacket
Stow Away Jacket 2010 The Stow Away Jacket is an ultra light, breathable and waterproof shell that packs into its own pocket and includes Velcro straps that allow it to be connected to your handlebars or just about anywhere. You hardly will know its with you until that sudden downpour catches you by surprise. Youll be the center of attention as your friends get soaking wet and you stay warm and dry. Dont get caught without the Stow Away on your next ride. GORE-TEX PERFORMANCE SHELL FABRIC GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY TWO-LAYER TECHNOLOGY MOISTURE-WICKING POLYESTER HANGING LINER PIT ZIP VENTS WATER RESISTANT YKK ZIPPERS REFLECTIVE LOGOS HELMET CAN BE WORN DIRECTLY OVER HOOD WATERPROOF HOOD WITH CINCH FOLDS INTO COLLAR HIGHER DURABILITY FABRIC IN HIGH-WEAR AREAS ADJUSTABLE CUFFS ADJUSTABLE BOTTOM HEM MICRO-FLEECE INNER COLLAR MINIMAL DESIGN MICRO-INJECTED LOGO BEARD FLAP
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Don't Leave Home Without A Stow Away
PostedMay 28, 2012
Customer avatar
OldYeller
From Philly - YO!
State:PA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
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 on Bob's recommendation and will be forever grateful! It's a paper thin (but tough) gor-tex shell so once you have it on - No Wind and NO WATER gets through. I rode through heavy downpours and this baby did the job beautifully.
I wear a european 54 jacket and bought an XL so I could wear this comfortably over my leather. It velcros to my bars and can be grabbed and put on in 5 minutes or less. I can actually put it on and zip it without taking off my gloves. A few details to note: The sleeve opening isn't generous so if you wear gloves with a big gauntlet you may not be able to get the sleeve over the gauntlet (which I do when it rains so that the water doesn't slide down the sleeve inside the glove). I wear short gloves so not an issue for me.
Also - the pit zips do a great job of letting air fly through the jacket so it's easy to leave it on if you're in a situation where it might rain again - or spotty thunderstorm kind of weather. The pit zips can be operated with gloves on and the coat on but it's not easy.
Overall, I give this jacket the highest marks. It isn't cheap but you get what you pay for and then some. It also does a great job of giving you a windproof layer if it gets a little chilly- I wore a perfed leather jacket and carried this for rain/wind protection - rather than going with an adventure multi-layer and lining set up.
Again, thanks Bob. This coat rocks!
Rides: 2002 BMW R1100S
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 Dainese D-System D-Dry Pants
Dainese D-System D-Dry Pants
Dainese D-System D-Dry Pants The D-System D-Dry Pants are a staple in the Dainese lineup, providing an all-weather touring option that pairs well with any Dainese textile jacket. Shock Protection Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/07 1621.1/97 Standard. Abrasion And Tear Resistance Cordura Comfort fabric. Ergonomics Jacket-trousers fastening system. Waist adjustment. Zipper at calf. Elasticated inserts at the back of the waist. Temperature Regulation Removable breathable waterproof D-Dry membrane. Sanitized lining. Air inlets with closing by appers and buttons on the thighs. Other Features Soft inserts on the sides. Reflective inserts. 2 outside pockets on front. Rear external pocket. Color Black.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfortable, storm-proof, asphalt-proof
PostedMay 28, 2012
Customer avatar
OldYeller
From Philly - YO!
State:PA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Bought these pants on Bob's recommendation and couldn't be happier. I bought a size 56 and they fit comfortably with the liner in and wearing wool tights underneath. They are loose enough without the liner to wear jeans underneath or if wearing long tights they snug up easily around the waist using the velcro straps. I wear 38 inch waist jeans with 31 inch inseam.
Bought these for my first tour and they performed brilliantly. Stayed perfectly dry through heavy rain with the gor-tex liner in and comfortable temp wise from 40s up to mid 70s. I wore light weight wool tights underneath (keeps you dry and comfortable in both warm and cold temps) and in warmer temps I left out the gor-tex liner, even through some rain, and the wool tights just wicked off the wet and dried quickly as soon as the rain stopped. The zip-up venting flaps worked great too, both for cooling and for drying out when I wore the pants with the wool underneath and no rain lining. Worked perfectly and comfortable all day - some days over 500 miles.
As to protection, had a little low-side slide on a hairpin turn and came up without so much as a scratch or bruise. Knee/shin armor and hip pad worked spectacularly. Small hole in the left knee right through to the armor. No hole in the hip or rear.
Style - fit is slim. They don't look like big, baggy snow pants.
Thanks, Bob, for a great recommendation!
Rides: 2002 BMW R1100S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Acid H2O Rain Pants Take the ACID H2O rain trousers anywhere you're going, just in case you suddenly find yourself in a downpour. They are easy to slip on, even over textile or leather trousers, thanks to the newly developed, non-stick, PVC-free coating on the inside. Laminated reflection panels at the lower leg ensure great visibility, and the trousers are extremely lightweight, making them easy to stow under your seat (in their complimentary bag). These are a bargain, considering their versatility and comfort. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell PVC-free PWROxford with PU coating Waterproofing 100 waterproof Visibility reflection at legs COMPOSITION Outer shell 100 polyester (100 polyurethane coating) ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability adjustment tab at ankles Features PVC-free Elastic at waistband Includes transport bag EN343 certified
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Rain Pants - Tough to get boots through leg opening
PostedApril 2, 2012
Customer avatar
OldYeller
From Philly - YO!
State:PA
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
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Overall - a good rain pant for real rain - not drizzle drizzle. These babies DO keep you dry in a downpour! Comfortable (once on) and manage to look pretty good. For rain overpants, pretty good means you don't look like the Michelin Man. I'm 6'1" 220 with a 32 inseam and 37 waist and the XL fits comfortably.
Only bone to pick is they're tough to get on. Getting a size 46 boot through those leg holes is tricky. I worked out my technique in the driveway in dry weather so I'd be ready to go when rain requires quick response. Would be nice if they put in a leg zipper so us old guys could get these on without risking injury.
A good product. Can't speak to durability. We'll see how they hold up over the years.
Rides: 2002 BMW R1100S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Airvolution Gloves
REV'IT! Airvolution Gloves
REV'IT! Airvolution Gloves The AIRVOLUTION is a revolutionary new leather sports glove for the summer, offering a balance of protection and ventilation. This short, sporty glove is almost fully ventilated for comfortable riding in the summer, but it is also completely equipped with all required protection. Knuckles, fingers, thumbs, and palms are all specially reinforced to offer ultimate protection where you need it. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer Shell cowhide, goatskin Lining tri-fleece liner Composition outer shell 100 leather lining 100 polyester Protection carbon hard-shell finger knuckles and knuckle, EVA foam at little finger, thumb and palm, Kevlar stitching ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit race fit Adjustability adjustment tab at cuff Ventilation ventilation panels at fingers, backhand and thumb Features stretch lips at fingers and wrist, goat window grip patches, elastic at wrist, short cuff length
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Putting the love in glove
PostedNovember 15, 2011
Customer avatar
OldYeller
From Philly - YO!
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Great glove! Fit and finish are excellent. Nothing sharp anywhere on the inside. Sizing is a bit small so follow the sizing measurement guide and go a size larger if you're on the fence between sizes. Have about 4K miles in these gloves and love 'em. Good airflow, no binding anywhere. No pressure points from the carbon. With a skin glove I always go with the smallest size I can get away with and then work the glove to stretch. These fit great right off and broke in quickly. Good airflow for a leather glove with full protection. Highly recommend.
Rides: 2002 BMW R1100S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese Summer Windstopper Vest
Dainese Summer Windstopper Vest
Dainese Summer Windstopper Vest Features Elasticated fabric Elevated light weight and comfort Differentiation of material on basis of body mapping Windstopper fabric Inserts in Coolmax fabric
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Windproof in front - breathability in back
PostedOctober 19, 2011
Customer avatar
OldYeller
From Philly - YO!
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
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
If you're looking for a paper thin, comfortable, total wind block front with a breathable back, feather light, skin tight to kill that chilly breeze that sneeks through your zipper - this is it.
I love this vest! It is paper thin so I can wear it under a tight, perfed leather racing jacket and the windstopper front let's me keep the leather on comfortably down into the 40s no problem.
Under Armour base layer, this windstopper vest, Revit Phoenix jacket.
Only note - the sleeve holes are snug too - not designed to be loose - that would defeat the windstopping perfection.
Rides: 2002 BMW R1100S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sena SMH-10 Helmet Clamp Kit - Earbuds with Boom and Wired Microphone SMH-A304
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ear bud and wired mic - great fit and sound
PostedOctober 19, 2011
Customer avatar
OldYeller
From Philly - YO!
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Sound Clarity 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Overall, very happy with the swap from the standard Sena mic and speakers to the earbud and wired mic setup. The noise blocking characteristics of earbuds (I use Shure e3c buds) makes them a much better choice for communication and music listening at higher speeds. Install is easy with both. I use the wired mic because it uses less space than the standard and has no loss of sound quality. For music listening, if fidelity matters to you, the Sena speakers are unsatisfactory.
My only concern with this mount is the durability of the stem into which the earbuds plug. It extends about an inch and shows signs of loosening after a few weeks use. I'm a daily commuter so time will tell how it holds up. It is placed in such a way that when the helmet is put down, some weight rests against it.
Rides: 2002 BMW R1100S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Bell Star Cerwinske Helmet (XS)
Bell Star Cerwinske Helmet (XS)
Bell Star Cerwinske Helmet Street artist Jona Cerwinske is perhaps best known for taking a Sharpie marker to a Lamborghini Gallardo and drawing an amazingly intricate freehanded design on the 200,000 supercar. And while the Lambo might break most peoples budgets, the Bell Star Cerwinske Carbon-the original of which was created in the same manner-is an absolute bargain by comparison. The Bell Star may have taken a long three years to develop, but whats a little time when youre making the best. The Star features Bells exclusive Velocity Flow Ventilation with Flow Adjust for amazing ventilation and temperature control. Its extremely light TriMatrix Composite Shell is sculpted into a super stable aerodynamic signature that eliminates life and buffeting even at high speed. Finish it off with the easy-to-use and change 3Mode Shield with ClickRelease and youve got simply the best Bell ever. And coming from the company that invented the helmet, thats saying a lot. Features Velocity Flow Ventilation system with FlowAdjust for maximum ventilation and temperature control Super stable aerodynamic signature resists buffeting and lift Super lightweight Kevlar/carbon fiber/fiberglass TriMatrix Composite Shell Contour Cut Cheekpads for superior fit and comfort 3Mode Shield for instant on-bike shield adjustments, and Click Release for the fastest, easiest, tool-free shield swaps ever NutraFog II superior anti-fog, anti-scratch and UV protected shield Removable and washable, antibacterial/antimicrobial interior comfort liner Exclusive Magnafusion magnetic strap keeper (Patent Pending) Padded chin strap with D-ring closure Padded helmet bag included Five-year warranty Certification Snell M2010, DOT Weight 1550g Notes Helmet pictured with optional tinted shield. Clear shield included. Sharpie Lamborghini sold separately
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome Lid!
PostedOctober 10, 2011
Customer avatar
OldYeller
From Philly - YO!
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
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
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Average
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Intermediate Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
Awesome sums it up. Awesome air flow and ventilation control, visibility, aerodynamics, and it looks great!
A few fine points - I have a size L RS1, which I also love and the fit on the Star is a bit rounder and just a pinch larger. The RS1 has more padding so replaced the Star cheek pads with the 50MM firm and feels great. Also find the Star a bit noisier than the RS1. The Star has a more open neck roll which is part of why the venting is so awesome - but lets in a bit more sound. Quiet results from a tight seal around the neck - which also generally means increased heat.
I put the SolFx photochromatic shield on it and couldn't be happier. Never want to ride without it.
Love the mag strap holder. It's easy and works perfectly.
As to the venting- it really is amazing how much air moves through it and well well the vent settings allow you to control the amount of flow. And the seal is excellent. Was out in rain and no leaks. Was out in the mid 40s and no drafts and only minimal fogging when stopped.
Helmet also got great review from my pillion. She has a matching XS and loves it. She also commented on the comfort and raved about the air flow and control.
Worth every penny.
Rides: 2002 BMW R1100S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Bell Transitions SolFX Photochromatic Faceshield for Bell Qualifier, Bell Star, Bell Vortex, Bell Revolver, and Bell RS-1 Helmets Transitions Photochromatic shields automatically adjusts to light conditions, darkening when exposed to sunlight and clearing in low light. It eliminates the need change between tinted and clear shields when riding in the light of day, the darkness of night and anything in between. Features Shield tint automatically adjusts to lighting conditions Bell NutraFog II anti-fog coating reduces fogging Anti-scratch and UV-protected coatings block 99 percent of UV rays Compatible only with Bell ClickRelease shield system (featured on Star, RS-1 and Vortex full-face helmets)
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Love this shield!
PostedSeptember 18, 2011
Customer avatar
OldYeller
From Philly - YO!
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
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
I LOVE this shield! It does everything I hoped it would. No more glasses behind a clear shield. No more shield changes due to weather or time of day/night. From completely clear at night to its darkest tint in the brightest sun, my eyes are comfortable and I don't even notice the change. I never want to ride without a transitions shield again. Wish I bought this when I bought my helmet instead of waiting till the OEM clear shield was ready for replacement. And, if you add up the cost for buying multiple shields of different tints, this shield may actually save you money. Looks awesome when fully dark; seems totally opaque when I look in the mirror. The only way they could make this thing cooler is to make it mirror opaque even when it's clear - if that's possible. If you have a Bell helmet that fits it - GET ONE! You'll love it.
Rides: 2002 BMW R1100S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Phoenix Jacket (size 56 black only)
REV'IT! Phoenix Jacket (size 56 black only)
The PHOENIX jacket offers a sporty cut while a combination of Grade-A leather and stretch panels makes this a versatile pre-shaped jacket, for wear on the bike and off. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer Shell Monaco Performance cowhide, PWRshell 500D stretch, PWRshell 1000D stretch, Dynax mesh, Lorica Composition outer shell 65 leather, 35 polyamide lining 100 polyester membrane 100 polyurethane (tricot 100 polyamide) Protection ProLife CE protection at shoulders and elbows, perforated EVA foam at back, safety stitching Visibility laminated reflection at back ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit race fit, regular Adjustability adjustment straps at waist Ventilation ventilation panels at front and back Features comfort cuffs, stretch lips at elbows, short and long connection zipper Pockets slit pockets, inner pockets
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sweet leather with extra air flow
PostedSeptember 5, 2011
Customer avatar
OldYeller
From Philly - YO!
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Let's start with fit, since that's always tricky with online ordering. Bought a 54 and fits great. Perfect across the shoulders, appropriately snug across the chest, just enough clearance in the chest and under the arms, and a little room at the waist so I can snug it down using the velcro if I want or leave a little room for extra air. I'm 6' 1" and 215 lbs, wear a 44L jacket 36"-37" waist, 16.5 neck and 34-35" sleeve. The sleeve opening fits perfectly overtop the RevIt Airvolution gloves I wear with it.
Style - Bought the white and black version. Jacket looks AWESOME. I have to fight my girlfriend off me every time I put it on...and vice versa - we got his and hers of the same coat and gloves she looks wicked hot in hers.
Comfort - Race fit and preshaping is perfect for sport riding and all the internal garment finishing is top notch. Wearing a short sleeve shirt underneath reveals NO sharp edges etc. VERY soft and comfy inside. The armor and preshaping is excellent!
Workmanship - Stitching and attention to detail is spectacular. Provides both internal and external stitching so should be very durable too.
Protection - Top notch armor.
Ventillation - Very good flow through the body. A bit warm in the forearms of the sleeves compared to full mesh but compared to full leather it's much cooler overall. For the level of protection provided by the leather and armor in the arms it's a fair trade. I've been out on cool nights and comfortable into the high 50s with a T shirt underneath.
Cons - As with all RevIt coats I've tried, the zippers just seem a bit light duty - but they say they'll fix anything that fails so we'll see.
Overall - Great coat. Pairing it with his and hers white Airvolution gloves - we're the bad a## Bobsy twins :)
Rides: 2002 BMW R1100S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Pirelli Angel ST Sport Touring Rear Tire New generation of sport touring compound maximum safety feeling on wet / cold conditions without compromising dry grip EMS (Extended Milage Sport) tires are tailored for the latest sport and supersport touring bikes The perfect tires for performance, style and comfort Creative and functional tread design Patented 0steel belt radial structure and advanced compounding technology provides balanced behavior in the wet and dry Innovative tread design offers mileage while maintaining an appealing tread design Visual appearance of the tread changes in the first stage of tire life to reflect the double soul of the product Note E Spec tires are OE on Buell XB12T, BMW R 1200R, R 1200RT, R 1200ST, F 800ST K 1200GT and Yamaha FJR 1300 and is reinforced for heavier sport touring bikes.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Lovely handling and superb wet and dry grip!
PostedMay 29, 2011
Customer avatar
OldYeller
From Philly - YO!
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wet Traction 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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I switched from Pirelli Diablo Rossos, which I love, but am riding more commuter miles in all kinds of weather and am trying the Angels hoping for substantially longer tire life with minimum sacrifice to aggressive cornering performance and an increase in wet weather performance. After 500 miles on front and rear Angels (180/55/17) on my 2002 BMW R1100s I am VERY pleased. The wet and dry grip are excellent and the cornering feel is on par with that of the Rossos: neutral and light feel, very sure footed, secure handling, confidence inspiring grip. Will check in down the road and let you all know how they wear. I typically get 4K to 6K from the Rossos. Am hoping the dual compound design of the Angels gets me double that. We'll see.
Rides: 2002 BMW R1100S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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