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    May 20, 2011
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 Icon Daytona Leather Jacket
Icon Daytona Leather Jacket
Icon's original Neo-Daytona jacket has set the standard for street specific leather jackets. Durable 1.2mm to 1.4mm leather chassis Exclusive Icon straight cut body for relaxed fit Removable CE approved elbow/shoulder armor Strategically placed perforated leather and zippered intake and exhaust vents for breathability Full length side expansion vents Removable liner Padded neck roll collar with snap
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Mid Level Leather Jacket at an Entry Level Price
PostedFebruary 11, 2012
Customer avatar
Alec
From LA
State:CA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Good but not great, I'd say.
The features of the jacket is pretty basic but it covers all the necessary. Something it lacks are more vents, pants zipper connector/belt loop and left side inside pocket. The leather is supple...more supple than my automag jacket. The front zipper is using the large tooth zipper vs the smaller tooth version like the automag. The inside liner is OK but the material is not as smooth as...again,...the automag. Overal, this is a quick, pick-me-upper type of jacket, not as technical but gets the job done. Hey, after-all, it is still leather.
Rides: 2010 Harley Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Joe Rocket GPX 2.0 Leather Gloves Drum dyed leather top Pittards Ceramic infused leather Armor Tan palm Injection molded, vented knuckle TPR reinforcements on leading edge of knuckles High density padding on fingers, cuff and wrist Double cuff closure Available in Men's sizes S-2XL
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good light gloves with not-so-light look
PostedOctober 1, 2011
Customer avatar
Alec
From LA
State:CA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 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
True to size, the gloves feel great. The cowhide upper is a bit thin but the pittards palm area is pretty tactile.
Good gloves with medium level protection. It's a three seasons riding gear. Probably will be too light for winter.
Rides: 2010 Harley Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special
Yes, I recommend this product.
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The Revolt Pullover with 100 wind stopping power gives the rider a lightweight pullover with heavyweight protection. The Revolt Pullover comes equipped with rider-inspired patterning for all day comfort, bold race-ready sublimated graphics, and rider-specific features. So if its a hard day of racing or just riding for fun, the Revolt Pullover will be one piece of gear you will want to have with you. Features 100 Windproof Water Resistant 1/4 Offset Zipper Entry Lightweight Design No-Fade Sublimated Graphics Pass Thru Hand Pockets Bond Cuff Bottom Hem Adjustment Rear Exhaust Vent Folds into Hand Pocket/Packs Drop Tail Design
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Glorified rain jacket
PostedSeptember 30, 2011
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Alec
From LA
State:CA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Don't think it is worth the price. It is basically plastic polyester fabric being sewn together with Klim logo on it. Good for some light weather disturbance but that is all it can take.
The cuff and the adjustable bottom are nice features. The back exhaust is also a nice addition.
Small in sizing...XL feels like an L or a large M. Order 1 or even 2 sizes up if you are planning to layer this thing up.
Rides: 2010 Harley Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Joe Rocket Full Blast Layer Performance midlayer Soft shell, polyester and elastane Excellent warmth and breathability Designed for mobility in riding position Tall collar to block out wind Offset zipper will not bother neck while riding Extended back for riding comfort Long sleeves with thumb hole to keep them in place External over-lock stitching for greater comfort
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good but not great
PostedSeptember 28, 2011
Customer avatar
Alec
From LA
State:CA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Let's talk about the bad things first:
1. The side zipper is a headache to zip up. Not sure whether it is the quality of the zipper they used or the awkward position of the zipper itself. It is just hard to zip up. Unzipping is no problem.
2. The stretchy materials is a magnet for pet hair or any kind of hair.
3. The torso is a bit small. I ordered an XL but it felt like an L. The sleeves is definitely true to size.
The good things:
1. The styling is awesome.
2. It's a very warm layer. Works as intended.
3. The thumb hole keeps the layer in place when you are layering up.
4. Very flexible materials used. Felt like a wet suit.
All and all, it's a decent layer. That side zipper is an annoyance.
Rides: 2010 Harley Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Protection Autonomous knee protector with support straps Homologation Knee and shin EN 1621-1 Comes in pairs Patent Chest and neck protector (Community Designs n 000528153) Biomechanical protector (PCT Patent Peding)
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Slim fit knee guards
PostedSeptember 6, 2011
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Alec
From LA
State:CA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Construction: molded plastics with shock absorbing foams. Each guard is connected to your knee with the 3-straps system (vs. the 2-straps system that most other brands employ).
The fit is great. The 3 straps system works better for me and it makes the guards to stay firmer on my knee.
The straps also make the guards to stay fitted and unnoticeable underneath my jeans.
The only potential problem that I noticed is that the top piece about the knee/patella guard might get stuck if you bend your knee too much. Minor annoyance but nothing big.
Overall, it is a very well-made guards with lots of ventilation and comfort features. For the price, can't beat it.
Rides: 2010 Harley Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Cortech Latigo Air RR Boots Vented Mycro Tech upper Air-Mesh breathable lining Vented contour TPU heel protection Padded front and rear ankle area Molded plastic replaceable toe slider VR two colored sole for reliable grip Autolock zipper covered with adjustable Velcro flap Leather stretch panels for better comfort and durability Molded TPU shin guard backed with shock absorbing material Shock absorbing latex foam on flex panels TPU shift pad Pre-formed orthopedic vibration-absorbing foot bed TecnoGI Thermoplastic toe cap
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Understated technology
PostedAugust 19, 2011
Customer avatar
Alec
From LA
State:CA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Wide
Wide
For the money, the boots feel pretty good. The upper is made from combo of cowhide and rubberized components. The leather is perforated to give more breathability to the wearer. Padding is a bit thin on the inside but hey, can't complain for $150 boots.
The sizing is a bit wide. I wear size 10.5 and their size 10 is still a bit roomy for me.
Other than that, the boots present an understated look with features that are pretty capable for its price points. Plus, the perforated look makes it looks even sharper.
Rides: 2010 Harley Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Fly Paradigm Winners Circle Helmet What makes the perfect helmet Is it safety Comfort Quiet Light weight At FLY we believe a helmet must have all of these. So we created the Paradigm helmet to meet D.O.T. and ECE 22/05, one of the worlds highest safety standards. Our high standards dont stop on the exterior. We only use the highest quality materials for the interior that, while soft on your face, also offers excellent moisture wicking properties. Additionally, the interior was designed in coordination with the styro to create maximum airflow with minimum wind noise yet still allow you to hear the traffic around you. At around 3.5 lbs, the FLY Paradigm is a helmet that you can wear in comfort all day. Features and Material Attributes D.O.T. and ECE - Meets and exceeds all the toughest world standards. Built to protect, built to last. Easy open/close vents - Made to perform with your gloves on Quick change anti-fog shield - Quickly swap out different shields from clear to tinted in a few minutes Optional tinted, mirrored, or colored shields are sold separately Composite construction shell - Built with Fiberglass, Kevlar and Carbon fiber Dual density EPS liner - Designed to help reduce the shock of impact by creating a more progressive impact absorption Flow through EPS and Comfort liner air system - EPS and comfort liner align to maximize airflow Comfort Liner with Quick-Snap - Comfort liner removes easily for washing Multi port air induction cooling system - 3 large adjustable open/close intake vents coupled with 6 exhaust vents circulate mass amounts of air to keep your head cool even in the hottest of conditions
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Hot Stuff
PostedJune 23, 2011
Customer avatar
Alec
From LA
State:CA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
Got my winner circle in blue.
Features: 5 passive air vents, 2 active vents. The mouth vent has two setting but didn't work that well (either close or open all the way). Top vents works well. Double d rings and detachable liners. Detachable chin cover and breathguard. Visor's mechanism is easy.
The looks: contouring on the outer shell is gnarly. It just gives the helmet an expensive quality look and feel to it. The graphic is well drawn. Clear coat is nice but, of course, not as good as arai or shoei.
Fit: very round. Very comfy and plush inner.
The extras: none. Just an ok helmet bag, nothing more.
Overall, a different helmet that is a good value for the money. DOT and ECE 22.05 approved are certainly a plus.
Oh, one other thing, it's a light helmet...very light for the price.
Rides: 2010 Harley Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Fox Racing Titan Sport Jacket Full body under jersey coverage has a new standard with the Titan Sport Jacket. Its complete plastic plating of key contact areas is unmatched. Its full mesh main body offers a precise, bunch-free fit. Add in the intelligently engineered ventilation zones and the Titan Sport Jacket truly becomes the ultimate battle suit. Design and Function Anatomic high impact two piece plastic chest plate Removable articulated plastic back coverage High impact plastic shoulder and elbow coverage Soft vented mesh main body fabric for enhanced fit, comfort and ventilation Center zipper for easy on and off CE certified
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Flexibility and Value
PostedJune 20, 2011
Customer avatar
Alec
From LA
State:CA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
In its space, Fox Racing Titan presents a nice bang for the bucks.Consider that you are getting 2 items in one, here. You get the vest with all the protection that you'll ever need. You will also get the back protector that can be detached and used separately. Unlike most armor vest, Fox includes a shoulder straps that you can use with the back armor. Compared to others like a*, it gives me more flexibility.
And, it doesn't have the cheesy red stripping that a* has.
Rides: 2010 Harley Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Fly Trekker Dual Sport Helmet The Trekker is a new dual sport helmet from FLY Racing. It's crossover design helmet combines the best of MX and Street styling and function to create one of the most versatile helmets on the market. The Trekker is ideal for dual sport and adventure touring and offers the comfort of riding without goggles but when the going gets rough, you can still have the option to flip up or remove the shield and throw on a pair of goggles. Features Advanced Poly Alloy shell construction, combines high-strength poly materials to create a aggressive design that is durable and lightweight Dual-Density EPS Liner helps reduce the shock of impact by creating a more progressive impact absorption zone Unique visor shape allows for use of goggles when the shield is in the open or closed Multi-Position, Ratcheting Face Shield Removable and washable comfort liner and cheek pads help keep the interior of your helmet clean and fresh 16 total vents (8 intake, 8 exhaust) circulate large volume of airflow to help keep your head cool. Adjustable vents include 1 mouthpiece, 2 brow, and 2 rear D.O.T. Approved
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Not so entry level
PostedMay 31, 2011
Customer avatar
Alec
From LA
State:CA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Shape
Narrow
Round
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
OK, where should I begin. The fit of the helmet is a hair larger than regular sizing (e.g. bell helmet). I'm a true XL size and XL on Bell helmet feel snug. This fly helmet is also feel snug but I have a hair more movement. No biggie.
The quality of the inside is very good. You have plenty room to put your ear piece in. The padding and the fabrics are well made (micro fleece).
The helmet is DOT and ECE 22.05 approved.
The vision is very wide. I'd say about 90% coverage (about 1/2 an inch to both left and right side will make it 100%).
The paint finish is good. Let's nit-pick: I found 4 dust/hair specs stuck under the clear coat finish. They could have done a better job in refinishing the rough edges of the visor but it is no biggie.
Plenty of vents. The brow vents are a bit tough to open but it might be because it is new.
It comes with a nice fleece back. I think you'll get a better extras buying from AFX (practically the same helmet with AFX FX-39) than from FLY. I bough this one because Fly paint all parts of the helmet unlike AFX (they left some parts black like the chin guard).
The look of the helmet is...to some...an acquired taste. To me, the angular look is a must have. I'm tired of the rounded look of most helmets today. Overall, the helmet is a good entry level adventure/DS helmet. It has features that are not so entry level. For that, it is a good value for your money.
Oh, on other thing, if you buy the white one, you'll totally look like a storm trooper from starwars.
Rides: 2007 BMW K1200R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Icon Automag Factory Jacket
Icon Automag Factory Jacket
Akropovic, Dunlop, and Ohlins stand for industry leading performance and the pursuit of superior horsepower, two subjects that are dear to our hearts. When the deals were done and it was time to build the Icon Factory jacket line, the street-specific Automag chassis was the obvious choice. The Factory Sports are riding jackets for those who have chosen wisely when dropping some major coin on their ride. When it comes to the Automag Factory Sport jackets, hero status has been ratcheted up and the represent factor is fully pinned. Features 1.2-1.4mm premium grade leather chassis Removable Field Armor Impact Protector elbow Removable Field Armor Impact Protector shoulder Removable dual-density foam back pad Removable insulated liner with expansion panels Gathered leather shoulders Louvered back vent system Icon relaxed fit
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Stylish, underwhelming jacket
PostedMay 23, 2011
Customer avatar
Alec
From LA
State:CA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Good jacket overall. I tend to pay attention to the stitching to determine whether the jacket is well-made or just another run-of-the-mill product. Well, gladly, this jacket passed the test. The 1.2-1.4mm cowhide is very well finished. The slatted ventilation on the back is neatly stacked up and provide plenty of venturi effect. Plenty of perf on the jacket. I am riding around in it in a 65 degrees So Cal weather and it was comfy. This is a fair weather jacket. For extreme temperatures, use other jacket.
One thing a bit perplexing is that they didn't use a heavy duty zipper on the front. It didn't give me much confidence when I zip up the jacket. Just have that flimsy feeling to it. There is not zipper guard on the top so the zipper pull will just hang lose.
The jacket is on a small side of its sizing. I am 6'1", 195 lbs and large seems a bit snug on me. Or maybe it needs more breaking in. Not sure.
CE protection on the shoulder and elbow are good. Need to replace the foam on the back.
Good jacket overall. Will buy again.
Rides: 2007 BMW K1200R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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