elektra
 
 
 
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    March 31, 2011
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    September 22, 2014
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REVIT Stellar Leather Jacket This sport-oriented jacket is an ideal pick for anyone looking for a stylish, durable design thats equally at home on the street or at the track, yet doesnt compromise comfort or safety. The REVIT Stellars protective properties start with its durable Monaco Performance cowhide outer shell, and continue with integrated CE-approved armor inserts at the elbows and shoulders. To extend its usable seasonal range it comes with a removable thermal body warmer, which can easily be zipped out when not needed. For a complete outfit, the Warrior trousers offer a great match for this jacket. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer Shell Monaco Performance cowhide, PWRshell 500D stretch, PWRwax 500D Insulation Detachable thermal bodywarmer Composition Outer shell 73 leather, 26 polyamide, 1 elastane Lining 100 polyester Thermal liner 100 polyamide (insulation 100 polyester) Protection ProLife dual-comp CE protection at shoulders and elbows Back Protector (sold separately) Seesoft Back Protector -Type RV Type RV / Size 03 fits 46-48 Type RV / Size 04 fits 50-54 Type RV / Size 05 fits 56-58 Visibility Reflection at elbows ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit Race fit, regular Adjustability Adjustment straps at waist Ventilation Ventilation panels at chest and back Features Comfort collar and cuffs, stretch lips at shoulders, upper arms and elbows, short and long connection zipper Pockets Slit pockets, inner pockets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great
PostedSeptember 22, 2014
Customer avatar
elektra
From New York
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I did a lot of online research before plunking down the cash for this jacket, mainly considering a well known Italian competitor. This was on sale and they seemed similar so I went with the Rev'it. I missed the sale as it ended midnite and I called Revzilla almost 2 days later- they still gave me 10% off (instead of 15) and I did not expect it. I think this is phenomenal service as I could not find it for less than MSRP at any other retailer so they could have just quoted the same. I have always bought all my gear from them and I always will after this- and they didnt ask me to write this.
Fit is spot on. I got the 48. Im 5'6 135 lbs. Fits like a glove. Not too loose but enough to have a dress shirt and tie on and yet be comfortable. My only disappointment was that the external elbow and shoulder sliders were black, though in the video they are aluminum. Minor cosmetic difference so no big deal. Ive used this in 90 degree weather and as long as IM moving the airflow is great. I have always used a textile jacket and was afraid this would be too hot but its actually quite cool as long as you are in motion. Now that fall has set in , its perfect, and much better than my old textile jacket which I used with an inner windproof shell but which then got bulky. The only thing I will miss as it gets cooler is a high collar, but I suppose I could just get a gaiter. The quality of construction including zippers is excellent, leather smells great and is quite supple and it has a dull finish unlike the slightly gloss finish on the similarly priced competitor. This is preferable to me so Im not complaining. I will probably get a pair of leather pants that match and can turn this into a 2 piece suit to be used on my annual track day or even a weekend ride. ATGATT.
Only other quibble is the lack of reflective material mentioned in the online video review, so no surprise and not a big deal as I don't think Ill be out at night in this. Recommend the jacket and highly recommend Revzilla.
Rides: 2011 Triumph Daytona 675
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Arai RX-Q Urban Helmet
Arai RX-Q Urban Helmet
Designed for the street without giving up the benefits of a racing helmet. Completely new helmet based on Corsair V shell Same wider eyeport opening as Corsair V Same face shield as the Corsair V Intermediate Oval Fit (same head shape as Quantum 2) Slightly different feel due to new cheek pads. New cheek pads come down further and cradle the head better. Made of a different density material which results in an extremely comfortable and quiet helmet Advanced ventilation Smaller, More Aerodynamic shell shape Hyper-Ridge circles lower shell to improve strength and aerodynamics Retractable chin spoiler Emergency Cheek Pad Removal system along with removable neck roll One piece bottom edge trim Race helmet for the street 5 unique size shells (XS, S, M/L, XL, XXL). Meets or exceeds SNELL 2010 and DOT specifications 2010 Model
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Value
PostedMarch 12, 2012
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elektra
From New York
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I moved up from a Nolan N90 modular to the Arai RXQ as this graphic (urban) was heavily discounted. Even though its weight as listed is only a little less than the Nolan, it is so well balanced that it feels a lot lighter. Fit and Finish is spectacular. I dont care for the graphic but at this price I dont care what it looks like. Ventilation is outstanding. Compared to my Nolan it feels like Im barely wearing a helmet (and I loved my Nolan).
Arais are expensive and I dont think I would drop 600 on one, but at this value its really too good to pass up. Having had one, I doubt I will ever buy another brand. Excellent value for money in terms of comfort. The only quibble I have is the chin strap - a double ring classic style. I dod prefer the Nolan's clip which was also better padded- Nonetheless the Arai RXQ is the winner all the way. Two enthusiastic thumbs up
Rides: 2010 Kawasaki EX250F Ninja 250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REVIT Rival H2O Boots The RIVAL H2O boot is a fashionable, 100 waterproof touring boot, made of the finest textiles and leather. The boot is fitted with thermo formed shin, heel and toe plates for optimum protection. The dual compound sole is oil and petrol resistant and extremely comfortable both on and off the bike. The anatomically shaped foot bed and unique fitting shape make the RIVAL H2O boots one of the most comfortable touring boots to wear. PROTECTION FEATURES Outershell leather, Cordura, Pampas cowhide Protection malleolous protector, thermo welded counters at the heel and toe, thermo formed shin plate Waterproofing REV'IT! Hydratex membrane Breathability REV'IT! Hydratex membrane Visibility 3M Scotchlite reflection panel ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit unique last, comfort fit Features reinforced heel and side panel, side zipper entry, Velcro closure, comfortable anatomic foot bed, gear shift pad
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Plenty protection, but
PostedJune 7, 2011
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elektra
From New York
State:NY
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Narrow
Wide
I have used these for a few weeks now for commuting. I bought my usual size (40) and find them is a bit narrower than would fit most average feet. After a few days of break in they were considerably more comfortable. The insole is very basic and you can easily remove it if you find the boots too snug. The sole is quite supple and makes walking around fairly comfortable. Overall quality is as good as expected from this brand. A tiny gripe and warning: the tab that closes over the zipper has a very sharp edge and I've cut myself once on it . I would expect a better finished edge. Also the zipper has a velcro tab to keep it in place, but I find this an annoyance as its unnecessary and only increases the difficulty of removal as well as adds to the risk of cutting your finger on the aforementioned sharp edge. Protection is great (which is why I bought them) and they look good even at work with dress pants. Wearing them all day can be a drag as they are taller than the usual boot. Overall I would buy them again. Good value for money
Rides: 2010 Kawasaki EX250F Ninja 250R
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Olympia Airglide 3 Pants Designed to coordinate with the Olympia Airglide, Viper, Bonneville, and Bushwhacker jackets, this style can be worn as a stand alone riding pant or as full over pant. Constructed in authentic Dupont Cordura with ballistic nylon mesh panels, this pant offers maximum airflow with superior abrasion resistance. Two front zipper pockets and two rear snap pockets offer extra storage for personal items. Foul weather rides are never a problem as these pants are also equipped with a wind and waterproof liner that can be worn as a stand alone pant. Adjustable knee armor positions, stretch waist panels and EZ hem bottoms help riders achieve a customized fit Outer shell constructed in 500denier Dupont Cordura with ballistic airflow mesh panels. Waterproof liner pant Full side leg zippers Removable and height-adjustable CE approved MotionFlex armor at knees Cool mesh airflow lining Removable EVA compressionfoam at hips Custom Fit detailing at waistand bottom hem 3M Scotchlite reflective piping from waist to hem Relaxed tailored fit Four storage pockets 8 connecting zipper forjackets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great 3 season pant
PostedMay 30, 2011
Customer avatar
elektra
From New York
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I'm 5'6" 135 lb and wear a 31 waist Jean. I initially ordered the 32 which were loose as over ants even and fit baggy like ski pants. I exchanged them for a 30 which are perfect as the elastic waist has enough room. I use them as over pants wearing dress pants to work. Airflow is better than I expected. Feel cool up to the low 80s. With the liner I expect to use them into the fall. Well finished they go well with my viper jacket. Worth the money. And service as usual was great
Rides: 2010 Kawasaki EX250F Ninja 250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Axis Pants The REV'IT! AXIS was purpose-built to meet and exceed the needs of the daily commuter. You had a laundry list of requirements, and they listened. REVIT AXIS is a water resistant, wide-fitting overpant, which can be donned quickly over jeans without the need to remove your boots, thanks to a 2-way side zipper. The outer shell is constructed of a strong polyester fabric with CE-approved armor at the knees, which can be adjusted in height on the inside. AXIS is simple, strong, practical, and durable. Asked and answered. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell polyester 600D Water resistant Composition outer shell 100 polyester lining 98 polyamide, 2 polyester Protection Knox Flexiform CE protection at knees Visibility laminated reflection at calves ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability adjustment tabs at waist and ankles Features elastic at waistband, two-way easy entrance zipper, belt loops
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good Value Overall
PostedMay 6, 2011
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elektra
From New York
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I am 5'6'' 135lbs , wear a 30-31 waist and measured tru waist 33. I ordered the M Short.
First the positive: Light weight, high quality finish and zippers, easy to get in and out of. Understated designing.
Now the neg: I found them kind of wide and baggy kind of like wearing ski-pants. They turned out to be short despite my measuring before ordering. Very little reflective areas
Also compared to another american brand they seemed like they wouldn't offer great protection
Overall I was very impressed with the build quality and wish now that I had ordered a jacket of this brand as they pay attention to detail. I considered changing them to a S reg length, which would have been a better fit, but in the end decided to get something with more protection and that has a slimmer fit. I would recommend them overall
Rides: 2010 Kawasaki EX250F Ninja 250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Olympia Mens Viper Mesh Tech Jacket
Olympia Mens Viper Mesh Tech Jacket
Olympia Mens Viper Mesh Tech Jacket This multi function, cutting edge style takes the safety aspect of mesh based riding gear to a whole new level. Constructed in rugged Dupont Cordura with ballistic mesh panels it offers maximum airflow with superior abrasion resistance. Its also reinforced with super strength 2000 denier Cordura at all major strike points. Also equipped with a removable, two stage wind and waterproof / breathable liner jacket, Viper delivers multi season riding comfort and style. 3M Scotchlite trim at the front, sides and back insures added visibility in low light situations Outer shell constructed in 500 and 2000 denier Dupont Cordura 2000 denier Dupont Cordura at shoulder, elbows and back. Waterproof, Thermolite insulated two stage 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 Five storage pockets
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Overall Good
PostedMay 2, 2011
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elektra
From New York
State:NY
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Im 5' 6" and weigh 135. Usually buy a 38 S Suit. I ordered the S initially which was too small and changed it for the M. Overall this is a great Jacket, in terms of flexibility and 3 season use. With all 3 liners in it is a snug fit. The sleeves particularly seem undersized at the wrists. I have tiny wrists for a man and yet feel its tight- The side pockets (as another reviewer noted) are badly placed and require quite a bit of flexibility to access. Also a bit tight at the waist. The shoulder armor seems to slip around and needs to be repositioned after wearing. However these are small gripes. I have only had it for a few weeks and used it with all 3 liners in 40 degree weather for a 15 mile ride comfortably, as well as a 70 deg ride with the rain liner. Styling is great, and it seems well constructed. Im a new rider and so have little experience for reference, but I would recommend this overall. I ordered the airglide 3 pants later which is a testament to the brand- also satisfied. Waiting for warmer weather to test out the jacket with no liners. Ive also used the liners as a casual jacket and its nice to have that option once I get to my destination and not walk into a room with "biker" tattooed on my chest!
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Nolan N90 Helmet
4.5 out of 5(271)
 
 
 
 
 
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 Nolan N90 Helmet
Nolan N90 Helmet
Nolan N90 N-Com Modular Helmet The new Nolan N90 Helmet has both full face and jet-helmet style capability. The chin bar can be opened or closed with the external shell made from polycarbon. The visor part has a rapid release function, and features solar tinting and anti-scratch material. The internal lining of the Nolan N90 can be removed and washed, and is made from Clima-Comfort material with antibacterial treatment. VPS (Vision Protection System) Short dark shield mounted on the inside of the shell and moving independently from the clear shield. As thick as a regular faceshield, it provides real eye protection when used independently from the clear shield. Also available in Light Blue, Smoke, and Amber. Easily operated by a slider on the side of the helmet. Ready for NCOM Communication System Aerodynamic polycarbonate shell with built-in spoiler for improved stability Safety dual-action Centromatic release system Fully removable and washable Clima-Comfort liner on snaps with extra neck roll for wind-noise reduction Reflective panels on the back of the liner and the chin curtain Dual top vent with exhaust grid in the rear spoiler and chinbar vents Optically correct, push-button quick-change Lexan faceshield, offers UV 400 protection Multi-position anti-scratch shield accepts NFR antifog insert Chin curtain included Microlock (adjustable) retention system Sanitized anti-microbial hypoallergenic interior Velour chin-strap padding DOT Approved Antifog Insert Included Read more about the Nolan N-COM Bluetooth Communication System
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Very Good though Heavy
PostedMarch 31, 2011
Customer avatar
elektra
From New York
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Weight
Light
Slightly Heavy
Heavy
This is my first helmet, so I have not much of a comparison. I was not sure how much I would get into bike riding so I wanted to avoid buying very expensive gear - the N 90 seemed like good value based on review and price. Bought a modular as I wear glasses and its an easy fit with those. I find it heavier than I expected, though I think amongst the modulars its one of the lighter ones. Overall construction quality is very good as is the finish. Visor is well crafted and a snug seal as mentioned in the review. Wish it came in more colors. Replacement visor shields are pricey if you pick one of the mirrored ones. My experience with CS at Revzilla in making the decision was excellent which seems like the universal experience
Yes, I recommend this product.
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