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    May 9, 2011
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REV'IT Bomber Gloves The REVIT Bomber Gloves are no-nonsense gloves with a classic, stylish design that will match almost everything in the REV'IT! lineup. These gloves offer excellent performance and deliver outstanding protection. The TPU palm slider will help you slide smoothly and safely when necessary and the protection on the fingers and knuckle will protect you against impact. The black Bomber gloves won't ever go out of style and can be used for many seasons to come. Protection Features Outer Shell perforated goatskin, goatskin, neoprene, suede, synthetic PU leather Lining tri-fleece liner Composition outer shell 90 leather, 5 polyester, 5 polyamide lining 100 polyester Protection goatskin covered hard-shell knuckle, TPU hard-shell palm slider, TPR finger knuckles, Temperfoam at palm, slider, EVA foam at cuff and thumb Ergonomic Features Fit race fit Adjustability adjustment tab at cuff Ventilation perforated at fingers and palm Features stretch lips at index, middle, and ring finger and thumb, elastic at wrist, short cuff
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Handsome Balance Between Protection and Ventilation
PostedApril 18, 2014
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imaginager
From Portland
State:OR
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I saw the Revzilla product video review earlier in the year and decided I wanted to give these a try. Evidently, REV'IT! had to work out a sizing issue, and the glove wasn't immediately available. However, while the Bomber wasn't ready for summer, summer also wasn't ready for the Bomber. Just as temps are starting to come up, I got the email notification from Revzilla that the Bomber was in stock.
I ordered according to the REV'IT! size chart and am happy with the overall fit. The outside two fingers of the glove are a touch long for my hand (1/8"). But, it's hardly noticeable when on the bike. The Bomber's pre-curve is moderate, and the leather protection is supplemented with (hard plastic, I believe) palm sliders at the ulna.
The Bombers are not as substantial as my Dainese Carbon Covers. However, the Dainese lack the palm sliders and I've never been keen on the Dainese's cuff design, particularly for summer time riding. Side by side, the Bomber appears to be a bit more of a "tailored" glove - slimmer fingers - not narrower, just less bulky. I assume the Bomber's perforated leather is a bit thinner, overall. I did notice some initial contact with the webbing between my fingers, but this has gone away after the first ride.
There are short cuff gloves with better protection. But, the Bomber is a well made product with a handsome balance between protection and ventilation.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Speed Triple
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Rokker Revolution Jeans The Rokker Revolution Jeans are made of 100 Schoeller Denim-Dynatec, an innovative combination of Schoeller Dynatec and denim which is extremely resistant to abrasion and offers a genuine jeans-look. What makes these jeans even more Revolutionary, is the integrated cchange membrane which helps to regulate body heat and is 100 waterproof and windproof. As soon as moisture is produced as a result of increased body heat, the membrane structure opens and allows excess heat and water vapor to escape to the outside air. As the body produces less heat and less moisture, the membrane structure contracts again to trap and maintain body heat. The Rokker philosophy is style protection without compromise, and the Rokker Revolution Jeans achieve both. Features Designed to fit like a Levi's 501 Classic comfort fit which includes a straight cut, high waist, wide leg and a waterproof zipper fly Integrated cchange membrane reacts independently to changing temperatures and activities cchange is 100 waterproof and windproof, it closes when exposed to cold and opens in response to warmth taking into account the prevailing humidity and body moisture cchange ensures the ideal body climate by balancing out the ambient temperature and body moisture Body armor pockets at knees and hips made of 100 Schoeller-Dynatec Double layer of Schoeller-Dynatec at knees for additional protection Removable CE Certified D3O knee and hip protectors are included The D30 CE Certified protectors provide maximum comfort through softness and flexibility but when impacted the intelligent molecules inside lock together, spreading the force over the whole pad Constructed without rivets which could scratch the bike Easy care (washable at 110 F, ironing after washing increases the water repellency) Jeans ship in a wooden box with D3O hip and knee protectors
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Closest Option to Levi's for Fit...but, Uber Protective
PostedNovember 15, 2013
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imaginager
From Portland
State:OR
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
If you want a pair of protective Scholler Dynatec pants that fit like your 501s, then look no further than Rokker. Of course, for the same money you could buy about 12 pairs of Levi's denim. But, even if you could wear all 12 pairs at the same time they wouldn't offer the same protection as the Rokker's.
Fold the D3O knee armor and slide it into the interior leg pockets where it stays in the correct position while riding, no velcro necessary. There's actually a flap over the armor's pocket - I think the previous poster didn't realize this. The armor pocket is shaped like the armor and is narrower at the bottom to prevent the armor from moving inside the pocket, or sliding out - the pocket, itself, is what holds the armor in position. The hip armor pockets are designed to flip down inside the pants, ensuring the D3O isn't going anywhere when you're on your bike. The knee armor included with the Rokker's is thicker than the other sets of D3O knee armor I have from competing products, like Kyrano.
True to size. Wash in cold. Line dry. Be advised, the material is not cotton. In that sense, the Rokker Revolution aren't really "jeans". But, visually, they appear to be a high-end selvedge type denim, thanks to the subtle "washed" finish, which isn't overdone. I'm 6' 3", 165lbs, slim build. I wear a 34"x36" in Levi's, and ordered the same in Rokker. Perfect fit.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Speed Triple
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese Carbon Leather Jacket
Dainese Carbon Leather Jacket
Dainese Carbon Leather Jacket City lights and a throaty growl in the dark a motorcycle blasts past buildings reflecting all its distinctive design and technology in the windows. The vehicle is an extension of the driver, every detail must transmit style and character. The softest cowhide, piece dyeing, and carbon fiber inserts on the shoulders are complemented by innovative technical solutions like the soft new Pro-Shape protectors that ensure excellent comfort and ergonomics. Protection Pro Shape soft protectors certified to Standard EN 1621.1/97 Carbon fiber inserts Ergonomics and Comfort Piece-dyed vintage cowhide Cotton liner Other Pocket for G1 and G2 back protector 2 outside pockets Internal pocket
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Divided
PostedMay 1, 2012
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imaginager
From Portland
State:OR
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Okay, first off, my dimensions: 6'3", 167lbs, 40" chest. I saw this on Revzilla about 5 weeks ago and placed a pre-order for a size 52. It arrived today, in typical Dainese protective packaging. Upon removing the plastic cover my first impression was that it was too small. However, it actually fits very well for the style, which is close cut and short. That said, I'd prefer a Tall version (which isn't offered), as this is a bit shorter than I'd want for on the bike. It's very lightweight, and the Pro-Shape soft protectors are discrete enough that you almost forget their presence.
The finish of the jacket wasn't what I expected, as the photos seemed to convey a richer, more glossy type of "vintage" leather. This particular garment is dull, and the process used to "age" it actually left the collar and interior pocket trim stiff on the example I received. In the case of the latter, it doesn't lay flat, feeling almost like the inside pocket has something it. Frankly, it's irritating.
While the construction is top shelf, I don't think this is the jacket I'm after - and, it will be going back. Therefore, I can't recommend it.
Cons: a bit too short in the body and sleeves, dull finish, stiff collar and trim (that inside pocket trim is a deal breaker for me all by itself).
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Joe Rocket Phoenix 5.0 Mesh Textile Jacket Free-air poly/mesh shell Removable waterproof liner C.E. rated protectors in shoulders and elbows Removable spine pad with pocket for optional C.E. spine protector Elastic sleeve adjusters Sure Fit adjustable waistband Zippers for optional Sahara vest 8 zipper for pant attachment Reflective stripe Pocket for audio device with port for wire
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Solid Spring/Summer/Fall Performer
PostedAugust 29, 2011
Customer avatar
imaginager
From Portland
State:OR
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I've got a Grayson leather jacket from FC, and needed something a little cooler. Given the price point of this specimen from Joe Rocket, it's a solid performer for this category. I like that the sleeves / forearms can be adjusted, which helps keep the jacket fitting close and the armor from sliding. I'm 6'2", 166lbs and ordered a Medium Tall. Fits perfect and is long enough in the sleeves and the back. Given my relatively casual style of weekend riding a la cafe racer, this fits my program nicely.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shoei RF-1100 Helmet - Solid Colors SHOEI is proud to introduce the all-new RF-1100 Helmet, which is built on the strongest pedigree in the motorcycle helmet business. The Shoei RF-1000 has enjoyed great success since its 2003 inception, but that didnt stop SHOEIs world-class development team from throwing out the molds to build a brand-new helmet from scratch. Combining dealer and customer requests with advanced technology, modern testing practices, and fifty years of helmet-building experience, SHOEI delivers the finest sport-touring helmet that money can buy. The all-new, groundbreaking Shoei RF-1100 - where aggressive styling meets SHOEIs unrivaled attention to detail, and the evolution of perfection is once again met. AIM+ Shell Construction Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind tunnel and professional riders feedback High performance fiber materials are combined with extremely elastic organic fibers to create shell structure that is ultra lightweight, rigid and resilient 5 Shell Sizes and six EPS liner configurations present increased fit options that comfortably fit most head sizes A third generation Tail Fin, integrated into the bottom rear beading in combination with the Shell-Integrated Spoiler, allows smooth airflow that reduces drag and lift CW-1 Face Shield The CW-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces Q.R.S.A. (Quick Release Self-Adjusting) Base Plate System Q.R.S.A. base plate allows for tool-less face shield removal and installation. Every time the shield is lowered, the spring-loaded base plate (U.S. patent pending 11/799935) pulls the shield back to contact the window beading evenly, ensuring a wind and waterproof seal between shield and helmet Variable Ventilation System Upper Air Intake Vent is positioned to maximize air volume into the helmet interior Top outlet vent is separate from the Shell- Integrated Spoiler, allowing it to be positioned for optimum flow-through ventilation Four rear outlet vents allow for adjustment of airflow based on riding position Enlarged lower air intake/defroster vent reduces shield fogging and increases ventilation The rear/neck outlets allow for effective air exhaust Breath guard and chin curtain included Interior System The entire interior lining (cheek pads, crown liner and chin strap covers) is easily removed to allow cleaning Each component of the inner liner is ergonomically designed to offer the ultimate in safety, fit and comfort Eyeglass compatible Tech Specs 5 shell sizes Weight 3.54 Pounds / 1604grams (based on size medium / solid color) DOT and Snell M2010 approved Need help with sizing Check out our sizing video or read our Shoei Size Chart for more help. And don't forget our Gear Geeks are always available to help you out if you need advice. setTimeout(function()var adocument.createElement(script) var bdocument.getElementsByTagName('script')[0] a.srcdocument.location.protocol+//dnn506yrbagrg.cloudfront.net/pages/scripts/0010/2527.js a.asynctruea.typetext/javascriptb.parentNode.insertBefore(a,b), 1) Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice update to established product
PostedMay 9, 2011
Customer avatar
imaginager
From Portland
State:OR
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
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
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
This is my second helmet purchase, and my first full-face. The first was an open face Bell back in 1979. Things have changed. I've only been on a few short rides. However, the 1100 seems reasonably light in weight, very comfortable for my narrower head, and quite a lot quieter than I was expecting.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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