VirginaGS
 
 
 
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    August 22, 2011
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 Firstgear HT Overpants
Firstgear HT Overpants
Firstgear HT Overpants OUTER PANT Includes a removable, zip-out liner that is a standalone pant Overpant is sized to fit over your clothes simply buy the size you normally wear Hypertex waterproof/breathable 600 denier polyester outer shell Adjustable CE armor in the knees Padded hip protectors Articulated knee and seat for maximum riding comfort 2 front thigh air intake vents with YKK rubberized zippers to keep moisture out 2 front pass-through pocket openings for gaining access to internal pockets with hook-and-loop closure Right thigh patch pocket with YKK rubberized zipper closure for your stuff 2/3 length side zip for easy on/off protected by exterior double storm flap to keep out the elements Internal storm cuff with silicone grip and elasticized for a snug fit to keep moisture from traveling up pant leg Adjustable side waist tabs for a custom fit Heat-resistant material on inner calf 10 conjunction zipper for jacket connection 2-year limited warranty INNER PANT Standalone pant that can be worn as a destination pant Made of water-resistant taffeta 2/3 length side zip for easy on/off Adjustable waist using hook-and-loop tab Articulated knee and seat for maximum comfort Insulated from the cold with 2-ounce fiberfill Easily connect to the outer pant by a full circumference waist zipper and leg snaps
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Not my first choice, but happy with them all the same.
PostedNovember 10, 2011
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VirginaGS
From Lorton
State:VA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Like the title says - what I really wanted were the Firstgear TPG pants with the soft D3O armor but they do not (surprisingly) come in a 42 short. So I got the next best thing, the Firstgear HTs -- pretty much the same pants with regular hard armor, which I'll talk to in a minute. I'm pretty squat so a 42 waist with a 29/30 inseam fits well since I am wearing them over a military uniform (i.e. a heavy shirt with low pockets is also tucked into them over a set of heavy pants with many pockets). The 2/3 leg zip isn't perfect, but I can get them on and off over a pair of combat boots which was what I also wanted. The inner mesh lining (as opposed to the removable insulated liner) does tend to catch on the soles, but they are your typical heavy waffle soles and a little waggling gets them lose. I have been happy with the quality of the other FG products I have had, and I am happy with these. Everything seems pretty solid, but only time will tell. A lot of velcro on the zips, but it keeps the flaps closed. I bought them mainly for wet winter riding. During the short exposure they have had to rain, I they did not seem to absorb the rain like my jacket did (non-waterproof heavy nylon exterior with washed-in waterproofing). Hard armor - the pants have three positions for the knee pads. Although I can adjust them so they sit properly when I am on the bike, they tend to drop down below my knees when walking. Nothing major, but could be annoying if I had a long walk (one reason I wanted D3O). The pass through pockets don't seem to really match up with my pants pockets, but again, nothing major. Overall, a good product for the price paid.
Rides: 2008 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sidi Adventure Rain Boots The ultimate Adventure boot combines Sidis best touring and off road features into an effective adventure boot design Sole Soft lugged sole for maximum grip. Composite inner sole. Protection Rigid, shock resistant, anatomically shaped heel for maximum protection. Malleolus external guard to enhance protection of those tender small foot bones. Split grain leather inner anti-wear/heat panel. Fit Function Membrane equipped to add a water resistant yet breathable barrier between the elements and the rider's feet. Single Flex System upper. Exclusive cam-lock buckle system. Replaceable strap / buckle system. Removable arch support. Top grain leather and Lorica construction. Slim, cool non-bootie design. Cambrelle lining
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Only about 300 miles, but like them so far!
PostedAugust 22, 2011
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VirginaGS
From Lorton
State:VA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Narrow
Wide
I've been a mountain biker for the past 15 years and have always coveted Sidi MTB shoes but could never commit. Well, now I have my pair of Sidis, not quite for MTBing, but for 2-wheels in the dirt nonetheless. I purchased these because I am planning on doing more off road riding on my 1200GS. I've been wearing either a pair of Icon street boots (short) or my combat boots, neither which has a solid sole for standing on pegs for long periods nor any significant ankle protection. I am most concerned about hurting a foot when I'm back in the woods by myself, so these seem to foot the bill for protecting the lower extremities. I wore then around the house for about an hour to do a size check before taking off on a business trip. Size wise, I am wearing a 10/44. I normally wear a 9 1/2 to 10 street shoe, depending on the width since I have a slightly wider foot. The 43s were left my toes feeling cramped, but the 44s seem alright. I figured if I need to take up some room, I will just add inserts. I also have large calves, so the velcro top allows me the extra room. Even with only an hour wear in the house, these were comfortable for the 150 miles/4 hour trip down from NoVa to Norfolk. It was hot, 90+, but my feet were not uncomfortable. The only "doh" I ran into was that I caught in a downpour, and since I was wearing mesh pants, ended up with water in the boot from the top. One wonky thing I have to pay attention to is that when I am buckling the boots, you have to get the buckle "layers" right or the plastic strap that the buckle is on will slide between the ratchet strap and its' attachment strap, and loosen it up. So all the adjusting I did to get the tension right has to be redone. These have been comfortable for the short bits of walking I've done. They do have a "squeak" to them, but I'll probably hit them with some shoe water treatment (silicon or snow seal) which should lube them enough to fix that problem. They looks very clunky, but actually don't feel much heavier than my hiking boots. Overall the only down side was the price, but I figure these are probably a 10-year boot and I'm willing to pay for the protection they offer. Re: Revzilla, I've talked with them on a couple of product lines (boots, jackets, pants) so far and they have always been knowledgeable and helpful. I also ordered on a Sat and they were here on a Wed. Plus Revzilla bucks, and free shipping, can't be beat.
Rides: 2008 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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