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    May 25, 2011
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 Bell Revolver EVO Warp Helmet
Bell Revolver EVO Warp Helmet
Bell Revolver EVO Warp Helmet Bell locked their RD team in the laboratory and didnt let them out until they had taken the Revolver helmet and turned it into a truly class leading modular worthy of the Bell name. When the engineering team finally emerged, the result was the Revolver EVO. With improved features like a redesigned eyeport seal to reduce wind noise, and an improved flip down sun shade, the Revolver EVO has truly taken Bell modular helmets to the next level in rider comfort and performance. Features Internal Sun Shade offers on the fly protection from the sun without having to stop and change face shields Velocity Flow ventilation system with FlowAdjust for maximum ventilation and temperature control Lightweight composite polycarbonate alloy shell Super stable aerodynamic signature resists buffeting and lift Integrated speaker pockets for audio speakers Contour Cut Cheekpads for superior fit and comfort ClickRelease for the fastest, easiest, tool-free shield swaps ever NutraFog II superior anti-fog, anti-scratch and UV protected shield New redesigned eyeport seal dramatically reduces wind noise Removable and washable interior for maximum comfort Exclusive Magnefusion magnetic strap keeper Padded chin strap with D-ring closure Comes with clear faceshield only Five-year warranty
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great helmet, wish it fit
PostedMay 28, 2013
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flatline
From Ellicott City
State:MD
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
I got this helmet after riding with my Bell Vortex for almost 3 years. I love the Vortex as a great bang-for-the-buck entry-level lid, and when the Revovler Evo came out, I knew I had to have one. Unfortunately, while the 2XL Vortex fits me perfectly, the 2XL Revolver Evo (Warp Graphic) was so small that I couldn't even get it on my head. I flipped the face up and could kind of wedge it on, but it pinched in a half dozen different places and I couldn't flip the face back down (Yes, I verified on the box and the inside of the helmet that it was 2XL; I thought it must have been the wrong size). I was disappointed to say the least, but I have a very large head, so I'm trying not to hold it against Bell.
I installed a UClear bluetooth communicator in it, which went in quite easily and sounds great, but ended up having to give the helmet to my friend. Great helmet if it fits your cranium!
Rides: 2011 Ducati Monster 796
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese Shotgun Jacket
Dainese Shotgun Jacket
Dainese Shotgun Jacket There is not a more comfortable summer jacket on the market. Pleasurable riding even in the hottest months of the year is the concept behind the new Shotgun Tex jacket that ensures comfortable aeration with numerous openings. Construction in stretch Mugello fabric guarantees a constantly tight and perfect fit while also preventing floating during the ride. The liner provided with silver ion treatment ensures elevated and long-lasting hygiene. Composite protectors on the shoulders and elbows, the pocket for the G-type back protector, and the jacket-pants fastening zipper complete the technical profile of this technical jacket with outstanding performance. Shock Protection Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard. Abrasion And Tear Resistance Mugello fabric. Boomerang mesh inserts. Nylon mesh inserts. Comfort Adjustment strap on neck. Wrist adjustment. Waist adjustment. Temperature Regulation External fabric with water-resistance treatment. Sanitized lining. Other Features Pocket for Wave G1 / G2 Reflective inserts. 2 outer pockets.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent Summer (Daytime) Jacket
PostedJune 15, 2011
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flatline
From Ellicott City
State:MD
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Just got this jacket, wore it on a ride from Central Pennsylvania down to Maryland (~160 miles), as well as general about-town riding. Very impressed.
Fit - I am a hair over 6'1" and on the thinner side at around 175lbs. I normally wear a 40L in a suit. Based on talking to some Revzilla staff, I got the 54 even though it seems like it would be a little big, and it fits pretty darn well. I'm actually very relieved about that - most jackets/sweaters that fit my body are way too short in the sleeves. While I wouldn't mind another 1/2" or so, the sleeves are definitely better than I'm used to. The body fits very well, leaving just enough room to put on a thermal t-shirt or similar if I'll be out after dark (more on that below).
Features - The armor is a little annoying, mostly the shoulder pieces. It takes a little care to get into the jacket correctly. A couple times, I was in a rush and my arm went into the sleeve with the armor out of place, so I had to shift it around or take the jacket off and put it back on with more care. Not a big deal. Airflow wise, this jacket simply cannot be beat. The ride from PA down to MD was sunny and mid-80s I believe, and I never even came close to sweating. On the contrary, I have made the mistake of getting caught out once or twice after sunset with just this jacket and a t-shirt, and it is like you're just wearing the t-shirt. It gets downright cold without something on under it.
Value - It's Dainese. It feels well put together, and I've been told it looks quite good. It's obviously on the pricier side of things, but it performs like a champ in hot riding conditions and that's what I was looking for in the first place. Strongly considering the Cage leather as a second option with a little more warmth.
If you're looking for gloves that are good for warm weather too, I wear the Dainese Huge Air gloves along with this jacket. They also favor vast amounts of airflow over added protection.
Rides: 2011 Ducati Monster 796
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Dainese Huge Air Gloves Features Reinforced palm Adjustable cuff strap Inserts in elasticated fabric Neoprene cuff Perforated mesh fabric on the back of the hand Knuckles reinforced with high-frequency microinjection insert Silicon print on the palm
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfortable, Breathable, Stylish
PostedMay 25, 2011
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flatline
From Ellicott City
State:MD
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
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I just got these gloves and although I haven't ridden in them yet, they are extremely comfortable. They're not the cheapest gloves, but they breathe extremely well and I love Dainese. I wouldn't wear them on the track or anything, but for city riding during the summer I like.
As noted though, they do seem to fit a little small - I measured the circumference around my hands as about 22cm (~8.5in), which seemed to put me squarely in the Large range, but they were far too tight. Revzilla shipped out an XL lightning-quick though, and they are much better. Looking forward to getting out with these this weekend!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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