IanM
 
 
 
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    May 2, 2011
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    May 16, 2011
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Nelson-Rigg Deluxe All Season Cover Features The Nelson-Rigg Deluxe All Season Cover made from high-density treated polyester to withstand today's elements and be water-resistant Treated with exclusive UVEX to block out harmful UV rays that are the leading cause of color fading Air ventilators to prevent condensation and heat shield lower panels Four oversized grommets with bungees at front wheel and middle of bike for security Soft windshield liner and snug fully-elasticized hem Packed into its own attractive carry all Not intended for trailering Size Guidelines Medium fits 125-600cc Standards without windshield or accessories, and Sport Bikes Large fits 250-600cc Standards with windshield and accessories, and larger Sport Bikes X-Large fits 650-1100cc Standards and Touring Bikes with windshields and accessories XX-Large fits 1200-1500cc Standards and Touring bikes with windshield and accessories Note Model Numbers Are MC-902. 903 904
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Works as expected...
PostedMay 16, 2011
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IanM
From Pittsburgh
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
This works about like I expected it would. Puzzlingly, there does seem to be a few drops of water on the bike when I take the cover off. I don't know if this is condensation, or if it's seeping through the fabric, or if I'm just getting some drops on the bike as I take the cover off, or what, but it's not a big deal. We've been getting some MONSTER rain storms this spring and I've been really glad I bought this. By and large, it's doing its job pretty well.
Rides: 2010 Kawasaki EX250F Ninja 250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REVIT Women's Ventura Pants
REVIT Women's Ventura Pants
REV'IT! Women's Ventura Pants Female riders everywhere can say, Its about time. The first true multi-functional, all-season ladies trousers are a must for every serious female rider. Hidden under sophisticated looks are details that experienced riders demand, such as height-adjustable CE-approved Pro-Life ladies armor at the knees, a detachable hydratex 3L membrane and thermal liner, and short and long length options to accommodate a wide range of body shapes. Remove the liners and let the air flow through the VCS zippers at the upper leg. Short or long connection zippers make it easy to zip the REVIT VENTURA Ladies' trousers to any REV'IT! ladies jacket. REVIT PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell PWRshell 500D, PWRshell 500D stretch, Lorica Insulation detachable thermal liner Waterproofing detachable hydratex 3L (5000mm H2O) Breathability detachable hydratex 3L (7000g/m2/24hrs) Composition outer shell 100 polyamide lining 76 polyester, 24 polyamide thermal liner 100 polyamide (insulation 100 polyester) membrane 100 polyurethane (tricot 100 polyamide) Protection ProLife ladies CE protection at knees, fully perforated EVA foam at hips Visibility laminated reflection at calves ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability adjustment straps at waist, adjustment tab at ankles Ventilation VCS I zippers at upper legs Features stretch lips at back and knees, short and long connection zipper, adjustable protector pockets, calf zippers Pockets slit pockets
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sizing choices make this versatile.
PostedMay 2, 2011
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IanM
From Pittsburgh
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
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
These pants were literally the ONLY potential option we could find for off-the-peg pants for my 5'1" tall, long-torso'd, short-legged wife. It was going to be these or custom-made pants. We worked with Revzilla Customer Service on the phone to get the right waist size in the "short" sizing, and even though there's still ~1.5" of extra fabric at the ankle, the armor sits in just the right place and that's what matters, so for half the price of custom pants, we'll take em! My wife would have preferred that these were mesh with liners, like the Tornado pants, but the Venturas were the only pants available in short sizes when we ordered. Aside from the extra fabric, which we knew was going to happen, the fit is comfortable and true to the sizing chart. Airflow is a bit less than she might like, but they're not a mesh pant. She looks good in 'em too. If you've got an unusually sized body, the short, normal and long sizing of these pants could be a Godsend.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Held Steve 2 Gloves
Held Steve 2 Gloves
The new for 2010 Held Steve 2 Glove is a sport-touring glove with a full set of race-tested features. Held has given an old favorite a new look, updates include a gray Kangaroo leather palm. Safety features include metal stud sliders on the heel of the hand, backed up with a Kevlar and Nomex for heat protection and Suprotect padding on the back of the hand. Plus, the Held built in visor wiper on the left forefinger. While this glove is not 100 waterproof, with the waterproof backing it is fair to say the glove is weather resistant Palm in colourfast and sweat-resistant kangaroo leather, 80 stronger than cowhide when measured by abrasion resistance and tear strength. Fingers pre-formed, special step seam gives maximum feel to the hands Rivets underlayed with Kevlar branded fiber and NOMEX for heat protection Velcro adjustment at wrist and cuff PITTARDS special treated leather back (shrinkproof, windproof, waterproof, breathable) with shock-absorbent special SUPROTECT padding Schoeller-DYNATEC reflex and carbon protection at wrist
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great palm feel; Almost awesome...
PostedMay 2, 2011
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IanM
From Pittsburgh
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I borrowed a pair of the original Steves to try out before I bought these, which is what turned me on to the Kangaroo leather palms on these gloves. It really is the best palm feel of any gloves I've tried. That said, these gloves are pricey, and aren't quite "perfect". There seems to be a bit of extra material in the palm that can bunch up at the "heel" of my hand sometimes. I'm expecting it to shrink up a bit after it gets wet, but I'm not running out to deliberately get them wet. It'll probably happen soon enough, as my hands sweat (virtually no airflow with these.) I tried the next size down, but couldn't even get them on, so I'm in the right size. These gloves don't have a bunch of exposed hard armor on them, but still feel pretty tough. In a recent lowside, the palm rivet design proved itself by taking virtually ALL the punishment with the rest of the glove practically untouched. All in all, I have mixed feelings -- on the one hand I wouldn't want to give up the Kangaroo leather palm feel, but I'm also far from declaring this glove to be perfect, especially for the price.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Tornado Jacket The REV'IT! Tornado Motorcycle Jacket is built to be your secret weapon against the heat of summer. The REV'IT! Tornado combines durable open mesh panels that flow air better than the competitions, with REVIT! styling and features. The REV'IT! Tornado Jacket is equipped with CE-approved armor, so you dont have to sacrifice safety for comfort. And for the unexpected shower, or cooler day, a removable 2-layer inner jacket provides both waterproofing and insulation. Its wearable separately too, for added convenience when off the bike. REV'IT! PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell polyester rib, PWRshell mesh, polyester 600D, Monaco Performance cowhide, neoprene, Lorica reg Insulation detachable 2-in-1 thermal liner and membrane Waterproofing detachable hydratex G-liner (5000mm H2O) Breathability detachable hydratex G-liner (5000g/m2/24hrs) Composition outer shell 86 polyamide, 14 polyester lining 100 polyester membrane 100 polyamide (100 polyurethane coating, insulation 100 polyester) Protection Knox Flexiform CE protection at shoulders and elbows Back Protector (sold separately) Seesoft Back Protector -Type KN Type KN / Size 106 fits 48-58 Visibility laminated reflection at chest and back ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability UTA tab at cuffs, flexisnap, adjustment straps at hips and upper arms Ventilation ventilation panels at chest, back and arms Features collar hook, stretch lips at elbows, double short connection zipper Pockets slit pockets, inner pockets Note Tornado Jackets run 1 size larger compared to other REV'IT! Jackets and to what the size charts indicate. So if you measure up to be a size 52, you should go with a 50 instead.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfortable; Good air flow.
PostedMay 2, 2011
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IanM
From Pittsburgh
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought this jacket with the matching pants and have been pretty happy so far. I've been using it primarily with the liner out, and the airflow has been good. Although the pants took the brunt of it, the elbow armor also did it's job in a recent lowside, and the jacket is pretty well good-as-new, so it's got durability too. Airflow is very comfortable in warm weather. Haven't had a chance to try it with the liner in, but that probably won't come for a few months.
The fit is true to its size chart, but is a bit fuller/larger than other Rev'it products (I tried an Air jacket as well), so remeasure yourself and check the specific size chart for this jacket before ordering. The guys in customer service were very helpful in talking out exactly which size was going to fit, and got it right on the first try.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Tornado Pants The REV'IT! TORNADO trousers combine maximum cooling, through air mesh panels, with abrasion-resistant fabric and CE-approved armor at the knees, to give you ultimate temperature flexibility in adventure touring trousers. Like the REV'IT! TORNADO jacket, the trousers are equipped with the all-new 2-in-1 liners that combine a 100 waterproof membrane with a thermal insulated liner, which are easily zipped out and stowed away for hot weather days. These trousers are so practical and easy to get on and off (with or without liners), thanks to the full length zippers, that you're going to wonder how you ever lived without them. REVIT PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell polyester rib, PWRshell mesh, polyester 600D, PWRwax 500D, PWRshell 500D stretch, polyester dull 600D, Lorica reg Insulation detachable 2-in-1 thermal liner and membrane Waterproofing detachable hydratex G-liner (5000mm H2O) Breathability detachable hydratex G-liner (5000g/m2/24hrs) Composition outer shell 86 polyamide, 14 polyester lining 100 polyester membrane 100 polyamide (100 polyurethane coating, insulation 100 polyester) Protection Knox Flexiform CE protection at knees Visibility laminated reflection at upper legs and calves ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability adjustment straps at waist, adjustment tab at ankles Ventilation ventilation panels at legs Features short connection zipper, elastic at waistband, adjustable protector pockets, easy entrance zipper Pockets slit pockets NOTE The Tornado Pants run 1 size larger compared to other REV'IT! Pants and to what the size charts indicate. If you measure up to be a size 52, you should go with a 50 instead.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfortable; Does it's job.
PostedMay 2, 2011
Customer avatar
IanM
From Pittsburgh
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sad to say that I've already had a chance to put these pants to the test in an accident. The armor was EXACTLY where it needed to be (hip and knee) and surely saved me a trip to the hospital had I been wearing jeans. What's even better is that the pants are still quite wearable. I should probably stitch a patch onto the knee at some point, but they are largely intact -- just a one inch line along one of the seams was torn/abraded. Overall very happy! I haven't had a chance to try these in cold weather yet, so I can't comment on waterproofness or warmth, but as far as the outers go, it's a big thumbs up. True to size chart. FWIW, I also got the Tornado jacket, and felt that having both in silver made me look a little bit "PowerRanger-ish" so I traded in the silver pants for black. The silver jacket + black pants combo looks pretty good to me.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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