mpfrank
 
 
 
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    July 2, 2011
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    July 19, 2013
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Firstgear Mesh Hi Boots Hot weather cool running. Let the air flow! Hot weather riding just got cooler. Features Perforated leather toe box and with mesh shaft Hard ankle and shin protection Hook-and-loop covered main zipper Toe shift patch
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Wrong Euro to US size conversion
PostedJuly 19, 2013
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mpfrank
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Scooter Champ
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
I ordered a size 13, which is equivalent to a Euro size 48. The boot is marked US 13, but is a Euro 46 - one size too small. I would exchange for a size 48, but 46 seems to be the largest available size.
Rides: 2008 Piaggio MP3 400
No, I do not recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Tornado HV Jacket Commuters and serious touring enthusiasts from all over the world asked for it, so here it is REV'IT! has developed the REVIT Tornado HV as the high-visibility version of the immensely popular and multi-functional REVIT Tornado jacket. The only difference is that the high-vis variant's outer shell is made of 600D polyester CE-EN471 certified fabric and features additional reflection panels at critical areas. Now you can be safe and cool at the same time. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell PWRshell 750D , PWRshell mesh , Monaco Performance cowhide , polyester dull 450D , polyester 600D EN471 Insulation detachable 2-in-1 thermal liner membrane Waterproofing Breathability detachable hydratex G-liner Visibility 3M Scotchlite reflection at shoulders and upper arms , laminated reflection at chest and back 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 ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit , regular Adjustability adjustment straps at hips and upper arms , flexisnap , adjustment tab at cuffs Ventilation ventilation panels at chest, back and arms Features collar hook , stretch lips at elbows , double short connection zipper Pockets inner pockets , slit pockets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent jacket - with a few personal caveats
PostedApril 23, 2012
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mpfrank
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Scooter Champ
Age:55-64
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I recently purchased this jacket (Tornado HV) and have worn it several times. Revzilla's handling of my order, including an exchange for size, was exemplary.
Pro:
- The quality of materials and construction are excellent and are in line with the price. Not a bargain, but good value.
- It moves a lot of air, so it should work well in hot weather.
- Very light weight - almost "disappears" when I am wearing it
- Very comfortable for the most part
- The thermal/waterproof liner fits and works well with one exception
Con:
- Shoulder armor doesn't always stay on my shoulders
- Just for me, the fit isn't as good as it could be. I'm aware of the necessity of manufacturers' moving to the more "American" fit (fat) versus the "European" fit, but this doesn't work for my 5'11", 170 lb. body. At almost 64 years old, I hesitate to call my build "athletic", but the size 50 was too tight in the shoulders and chest and the sleeves were too short. The size 52 fits my shoulders, the sleeves are just long enough, but the "gut" is too big.
- The high collar is a little uncomfortable - it presses into my Adam's apple. The Olympia jackets were even worse in this regard.
- The thermal/waterproof liner is too short in the back, and rides up even in an upright riding position.
- The "back pad" is clearly only a placeholder. I replaced it with a Fieldsheer CE Level 2 protector (very similar to the Knox that Revzilla offers). Why doesn't REV'IT provide at least CE Level 1 back armor? My "Protection and Durability" score was lowered a point for this only.
Overall I do really like this jacket and I look forward to getting years of wear from it. Most of the issues have to do with my individual situation and are not a reflection on the jacket's design or quality.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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AFX FX-95 Hi-Viz Helmet Features An aerodynamic shell design constructed using an advanced lightweight composite poly-alloy A helmet liner and cheek pads made with a hypoallergenic and anti-microbial nylon, all of which are removable and washable A flush-fit, side-coverless face shield that is optically correct, compound-curved, scratch-resistant and protects against UV-rays There are several tinted shields available for this model 8 points of ventilation with chin, side, forehead, top and rear vents Retention system is quick release with sewn on ECE logo Provides ample ear cavity space for speakers A clear coat finish to protect paint graphics Comes with cloth carrying bag Comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty A large-size FX-95 weighs 1.59 kg or 3.5 lbs US DOT and ECE 22.05 approved Please note Only ECE approved helmets purchased from European importers carry the ECE certification markings. This is due to ECE regulations.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great helmet, but not for me
PostedJuly 2, 2011
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mpfrank
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Scooter Champ
Age:55-64
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I ordered this helmet in size XL based on a review on webBikeWorld. As far as I could tell, this is a very good helmet. Lots of cushioning, very secure feeling visor, good finish. I would call the fit slightly narrow - it was snug down the side of my head and face. A lot of helmet for the money. Unfortunately, it won't work for me for two reasons. The first is not a deal killer: the cheek padding pushes my glasses up, so it is hard to get them positioned properly. I could probably make this work. The killer, though, was the buckle: a hard, sharp-edged piece of plastic that pushed right into my Adam's apple. If these are OK with you, this is an excellent helmet at a great price.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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