L84toff
 
 
 
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    July 11, 2011
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Held Air N Dry Gloves Truly innovative, warm weather, waterproof touring glove from Held features GORE-TEX 2in1 technology with two separate chambers. The first chamber is unlined and perforated for excellent breathability in warm weather. The second chamber is 100 waterproof, thanks to the GORE-TEX membrane. Molded knuckle guards and SUPERFABRIC for an extremely high level of abrasion-resistance make this glove as safe as it is comfortable. Features Highly abrasion-resistant kangaroo leather palm DuPont CORDURA (100 polyamide), leather detailed back lining Waterproof compartment with Pique-Push-Pull lining Unlined, non-waterproof compartment GORE-TEX membrane (100 polyester with 100 polyurethane coating) GORE-TEX 2in1 technology (1 waterproof chamber, 1 unlined non-waterproof chamber) Velcro adjustment at wrists cuffs Visor wipe on index finger Elasticated leather panels on back, thumb fingers (100 polyamide) Perforated leather back Perforated hand for maximum ventilation, feel and comfort Hard plastic knuckle protection SUPERFABRIC reinforcement on edge of hand 3M SCOTCHLITE reflectors
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Worth every penny!
PostedJuly 26, 2012
Customer avatar
L84toff
From Ontario, Canada
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
First off, and I'm sure this may sound familiar, but Revzilla CS is absolutely amazing! So I was down to 2 on the short list, these and the Evo Thrux. Did I really want to spend the $ on these though? I was on the email list for both and sure enough, one morning I got the email that both were in. Checking online the ET were showing available but not the Air's, what's up with that? So I called Revzilla CS to ask about it. Seems they only received a limited supply and what they got was already gone. Long story short, they offered to call Held to see if Held had any available and then had them special ordered. The day before my 9 day Cabot Trail trip, I got notification that they had been delivered and would be waiting for me to pick up the next day. I had them shipped to a location along the way as I didn't think they would arrive at my house on time.
Putting them on initially they seemed a tiny bit snug on one hand but felt really good overall. The ends of the fingers were almost perfect, seams could not be felt nor could I really feel the gore-tex layer, I mean you can tell it's there but not in a bothersome way. They certainly look and feel like a quality glove.
After a few hours they felt a little tight and less comfortable. As a result I only wore them sporadically the first 2 days trying to break them in somewhat. Sure enough on day 3 it rained on and off and even though the temp back home was well over 100f, it was only in the 60's where we were. Slipping my hand in the gore-tex layer not only kept me dry but added warmth. No matter how hard it rained and it did, the gloves kept my hands perfectly dry. My main concern is that I'd be able to feel this layer or it would be to big and would be uncomfortable while wearing the gloves for hours. After day 3, I wore them exclusively and just switched between the 2 layers depending on the weather, my concerns disappeared, these are super comfy! Incidentally they dried quite quickly after the rain.
In the non gore-tex layer, the feel is wonderful, although I would not call it a summer layer specifically. However sticking my hand out while on the highway, air can be felt entering the palm side of the glove fairly well. My summer specific gloves offer significantly more venting although significantly less protection too. As a bonus I'm even able to use my iPhone wearing these in summer mode. Wearing the gore-tex layer, you really can't feel any wind penetrating the glove. With my heated grips I would probably wear these down to the 40's, at least for my 30 min commute.
As far as sizing, I measured 9 with a tape measure and also tried on another Held in this size that seemed to fit well. I ordered a 9 in these and after about a month it really does fit like a glove.
There is a down side to these that I'm not impressed with. These are simply so good and so comfortable, that they make my other gloves feel like a cheap piece of material thrown together which I'm now going to have to replace. Are these gloves worth the extra $? Definitely, every penny!
Rides: 2006 Honda ST1300 ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
+1point
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REV'IT! Airwave Pants The perfect match for the REV'IT! Airwave jacket, these trousers are also great over-pants to wear on top of your jeans during summer commutes. The large air mesh panels allow for maximum cooling, but that's not all they're on and off in seconds, thanks to the long inside zippers. Reflective panels at the lower legs ensure great visibility at all times. Even more, the Knox Flexiform CE-approved armor is located in height adjustable pockets, allowing you to position the armour just the way you like it. Available in classic black or fresh silver. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell polyester 600D , PWRshell 500D stretch, PWRshell mesh, polyester rib Visibility laminated reflection at calf Protection Knox Flexiform CE protection at knees, prepared for TRYONIC Seesoft CE-level 1 type B hip protector insert - version RV01 ( sold separately ) ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit , regular Adjustability adjustment straps at waist, adjustment tab at ankles Ventilation ventilation panels at legs Features easy entrance zipper at calf, adjustable protector pockets, short connection zipper, elastic at waistband Pockets slit pockets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome
PostedJune 4, 2012
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L84toff
From Ontario, Canada
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Decided on something better and more comfortable than my Kevlar jeans for the summer and after trying on the Rev'it Tornado pants, I settled on these. The Tornados were a more boxier fit but the material felt a lot softer. I also didn't know how I would utilize the waterproof/thermal liner in them. I mean I'm looking for a summer pant, not exactly going to stop when it's raining to put in my thermal liner when it's 82 outside. What's the point of keeping the rain out when you're just going to sweat to death. So, since I already have Frogg Toggs for my rain gear, I decided to save some cash and grab the Airwave instead.
Strangely enough, I liked the way these fit and looked on me vs the Tornado (which I like the looks of better in the pics and video). I have worn the Airwave pants for just over a week straight and love them. They let a lot of air through in the warmer temps and are quite comfortable on the bike. I'm 5'11" 175 with a 34" waist. Medium pants fit me perfectly in the waist. Length is perfect, a little long while walking around and a little short while on the bike.
I went with the gray colour mainly as they are meant for the summer heat. About the only negative is how quickly they pick up bug splatters. My other pants I wear the rest of the year are black and they continue to look brand new, so this is clearly a compromise.
I have worn these with a thin pair of UnderArmour pants underneath on my way to work the one day and at about 16c (61f), these were a little chilly. It really depends on your temp tolerance but anything south of that, I would be cold! In fact my ride was on a Wee and at that temp, anything longer than my 30 min ride would have not been comfortable. This is about the only time I would have loved to have the liner of the Tornados. Of course had I been on my ST1300, I could have gone a little lower in temp and perhaps a little longer than 30min, just more wind protection on that bike, so YMMV depending on your ride!
With the pants on underneath, the crotch area felt very snug and I don't think I would have ridden more than 30 min. If I had planned on wearing these as an over pant (something they are advertised as), I would have preferred to have gone up to a LG instead.
Overall these have been great so far!
Rides: 2006 Honda ST1300 ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Airwave Jacket Let the air in on those hot summer days, when the heat of the tarmac seems to burn right through the soles of your feet. There's just no excuse not to get on your bike when you have the REV'IT Airwave jacket. It allows for maximum airflow to keep you cool, whilst keeping you well protected with a combination of durable PWR shell fabric at the impact zones and strong mesh fabric at the chest, back, and arms. Available in 5 striking color combinations, to match either the black or silver Airwave trousers. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell polyester 600D, PWRshell mesh, Lorica reg, polyester rib, polyester 600D EN471 Visibility laminated reflection at upper arms 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 SM-4XL ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit , regular Adjustability adjustment straps at hips, adjustment tabs at collar, upper arms and cuffs Ventilation ventilation panels at chest, back and arms Features jeans loop, short connection zipper Pockets inner pockets, slit pockets Additional Note The shoulders and side accent panels on the Silver/Neon colorways are black, not dark grey as shown in product image.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Lots of Air
PostedMay 31, 2012
Customer avatar
L84toff
From Ontario, Canada
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I actually rode down to Revzilla to try on some summer gear. I already had a Tarmac Air Jacket but due to some weight loss, it no longer fit well. I bought the Airwave pants right there and ended up ordering the jacket online once we got home. As far as fit, I'm 5'11" and 175 with a 31.5" inseam, ordered Medium in both pants and jacket; both fit perfectly over a shirt and some boxers or shorts. Adding a thin layer under the jacket snugs it up somewhat but still comfortable. Wearing a pair of thin UnderArmour pants under these pants makes things a little tight in the crotch. I suppose it depends on your physical attributes but if you want to wear these as over pants (which I'm told they are advertised as), personally I would have to wear a large. I bought them for strictly summer riding and am not planning on bundling up too much. The pant length is bang on for what I like (meaning way too long without boots, a tiny bit too long with boots on and a little short when on the bike).
Have worn them both for about a week riding back and forth to work. It's nice to have some gear that fits, that's for sure. Jacket vents like crazy, I ride a Honda ST1300 and a Wee with lots more air coming in on the Wee obviously. Have worn it down to about 16c (61f) on the Wee and was chilly on the highway with a t-shirt and thin fleece under the jacket. The air just went right through the arms. I don't think I would be comfortable at anything less than 16c for more than a few min, maybe a few degrees cooler if riding the ST.
I really love the high viz on the arms, but the jacket is starting to show some bugs after only a week. The black would have been a better choice in that regard but I really wanted the high viz and lighter colours for the summer. I find the videos really don't do the jacket justice as the high-viz really pops.
Overall comfort is great. I do have a gripe and that is with the neck closure. Considering the good overall fit, I find the neck area too small when done up with the snap. There are 2 positions on the snap and there is no way I could do up the smaller one. With the most open position it is too tight!
I find the Tarmac Air finished with nicer/softer material (with leather accents around the cuffs and collar) than than the Airwave. If they had similar colours in the Tarmac, I would have easily spent the extra $20 on it. In fact if you're going to go with black, then I think the Tarmac Air jacket offers better value for the $ and would match the Airwave pants nicely. Incidentally I have the Tarmac in the white/red version and it too has picked up some bug splatter over the year I've owned it. Compared to my spring/fall/winter jacket that's black which after 3 seasons, looks like I just bought it (and I do ride quite a bit - 25K last year). Just something to think about when deciding on the colour.
Also based on the pics and videos I thought I would like the Tornado pants better. After trying both on I have to say that the Tornado's are much softer feeling but fit a little boxier than the Airwaves. I also wasn't sure how I would utilize the waterproof/thermal detachable liner of the Tornado. Perfect on colder mornings, but not exactly useful during the heat when it's raining, I'd stay dry from the outside but cook on the inside. I really liked them both quite a bit. I opted to keep my frogtoggs and put the couple of hundred that I saved going with the Airwave over the Tornado towards other gear.
As always, RevZilla has been awesome, the jacket was shipped über fast and no issues with anything. In store I found their service outstanding, I spent a couple of hrs trying on different pieces and they were very helpful.
Rides: 2006 Honda ST1300 ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
+1point
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 REV'IT! Tarmac Air Textile Jacket
REV'IT! Tarmac Air Textile Jacket
REV'IT! Tarmac Air Textile Jacket Sometimes its simply too hot for leather. When the temperature rises, the REVIT Tarmac Air offers sport bike riders the styling they want, with the comfort they need. Sure, REVIT Tarmac Air will keep you safe with Engineered Skin design, CE-approved armor, and abrasion resistant fabric in the impact zones, but with the strategic use of mesh, youll be cooler than Tom Cruise in Top Gun. REVIT PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell polyester 600D, PWRshell mesh, Monaco Performance cowhide Composition outer shell 73 polyamide, 24 polyester, 3 leather lining 88 polyester, 12 polyamide Protection Knox CE protection at shoulders and elbows, perforated EVA foam at back ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit race fit, regular Adjustability snap adjustment at neck, adjustment strap at hips, adjustment tab at upper arms and cuffs Ventilation ventilation panels at chest, back and sleeves Features short connection zipper, jeans loop Pockets slit pockets, inner pockets Note Neck features 2-snap adjust at neck, not flexsnap adjust as shown in product photos and video.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome Summer Jacket
PostedMay 18, 2012
Customer avatar
L84toff
From Ontario, Canada
Rider Type:Commuter
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
Picked up this jacket last summer just before a 9 day July trip that took me through 15 states. And man was it hot! The jacket is absolutely amazing at cooling you off while moving. Standing still, it doesn't do much in terms of cooling (unless there's wind) but you're also not baking like you would wearing something not as vented.
I called to place my order just so I could double check on sizing and thanks to the CS help, it was bang on! 5'11" and was 200lbs, the large fit perfectly. I'm down to about 175lbs and sadly the jacket no longer fits as well.
Looking for an excuse to ride with a few days off, we took a trip out to Revzilla this week to try on some gear. I was able to try on the medium Tarmac and it fits like a glove again. I also tried on a medium Airwave jacket which matches the Airwave pants I bought while there and it also fit me quite well - can't say perfectly due to the collar being a somewhat tight around my neck when done up. The Tarmac feels like a higher quality jacket compared to the Airwave but they are so close, I have to wonder why have 2 jackets that perform so similarly? I love the high viz option of the Airwave, wish they would just consolidate these 2 jackets!
I also noticed that they got rid of the adjustable collar snap in favour of a fixed 2 position snap for this year. Personally I like the idea of the adjustable snap but it just did not function as advertised. No matter where I set it (and tried to forget it) before the ride, a short while later it somehow managed to re-set itself to the most open setting on it's own. Although not a deal breaker, a feature this jacket should also have is the ability to keep the collar open. Another issue with the red/white version specifically is that it does get dirty quickly, much more so than any other jacket I've owned. I wanted lighter colours for the summer heat just not sure if it was worth the trade off.
I usually have a pretty good tolerance for lower temps, riding late into the season where I often see temps in the 20's. Anything south of 75 and most will find the Tarmac chilly. Definitely a great buy for the summer however!
Rides: 2006 Honda ST1300 ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Cortech Scarab Winter Gloves Features Aniline drum-dyed cowhide leather construction with a HiPora waterproof and breathable barrier Aniline drum-dyed goatskin palm with abrasion-resistant, titanium/carbon protection panels Schoeller Dry Skin Keprotech in the palm patch with titanium/carbon covered padding 3MThinsulate100gm insulation Molded titanium/carbon knuckle, finger and wrist protection panels Pre-curved palm and fingers for form-fitting comfort Large gauntlet cuff with a leather closure flap that incorporates a titanium/carbon protection patch Soft brushed fleece interior lining
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Value
PostedApril 13, 2012
Customer avatar
L84toff
From Ontario, Canada
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
So this is the second pair I've owned, the first disappeared somewhere while on a road trip a couple of years ago. I rode most of Dec, some of Jan, most of March and now all of April with these glove and they were great. They keep my hands fairly comfortable on my 30 min commute to work and at 6am, the temps are typically around freezing.
Mind you I have had them as low as 25f on a couple of occasions and I was fine with the grip heaters on at full. If you want anything warmer than this, you should be looking at a heated glove me thinks...
They are pretty good as far as comfort although I noticed that the stitching on the outside of my right index and inside the middle finger is in an awkward spot and I can feel it while riding. Not a deal breaker at this price but it would be uncomfortable to spend a few full days riding in them.
I measure 8.5" around my hand and ordered a LG. They did feel a little small at first and I was tempted to send them back for a larger size but after a few rides, they seem to be worked in and fit perfectly now. If I were to wear a liner glove underneath, it would have to be really thin or I would have to wear a XLG Scarab.
For the price this is a great deal.
Rides: 2006 Honda ST1300 ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
+1point
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 Sidi Clever Air Boots
Sidi Clever Air Boots
Sidi Clever Air Boots A full height vented touring boot Lorica and vented Nylon outer construction Cambrelle lining Composite inner sole Removable arch support Fully encapsulated heel cup Protective internal toe cup Double stitched in all high stress areas DuPont polymer toe shift pad Velcro and zipper closure system All new Sidi non-slip sole Reflective panel Internal protective ankle ball pads
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome Boots
PostedJuly 11, 2011
Customer avatar
L84toff
From Ontario, Canada
Rider Type:Road Warrior
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Got these for an 8 day road trip in the states. Also bought the Sidi Canyon Gore-Tex boots at the same time.
I wore the Air's most of the time, had temps ranging from 61-96 and they really do vent quite nicely. Quite comfortable to walk in as far as motorcycle boots go. Went for a 30 min walk just to stretch my legs in the middle of the ride and they were fine, maybe a little slippery on the gravel and roots sticking out, definitely not a Vibram sole. But hey, these aren't hikers!
Love the styling of these. They are very comfortable and sizing is right on. I got a size bigger just because I'm planning on throwing in some orthotic inserts and typically wear merino or smart wool socks.
I spent on average 9 hours a day in them for most of my trip and would say these are the perfect summer boot. Just be aware that they will not keep you dry in a downpour!
Awesome boot over all!
Rides: 2006 Honda ST1300 ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sidi Canyon Gore-Tex Boots Features Top grain leather construction Contrasting texture upper Equipped with a GORE-TEX waterproof-breathable membrane Velcro closure system above the ankle Micro adjustable strap system below the ankle Full length inner gaiter Rigid nylon innersole Removable arch support Internal heel protection Internal ankle protection Internal toe protection Leather toe shift-brake pad Nylon plate and internally padded shin plate Double stitched in all high stress areas Reflective panels Bonded non-slip lug type sole Non-Bootie Designs Sidi boots do not incorporate inner booties into their design, and for good reason. Booties make the design larger and cumbersome add to the boots thickness, which interferes with shifting, plus the inner booties retain body heat affecting the riders performance and comfort. Gore-Tex Striving for peak performance Whether its a day on a wet track, a long distance tour through all types of conditions, or simply pursuing your everyday adventures, Sidi GORE-TEX lined boots will help you get there. Designed to provide comfort and protection, Sidi GORE-TEX boots keep your feet dry, even when you encounter snow, or rain. Each Sidi GORE-TEX boot is totally waterproof to keep moisture from penetrating inside, yet incredibly breathable to allow sweat to escape. This high breathability is critical to your comfort because, simply put, sweaty feet are uncomfortable feet. Inside waterproof boots that are not breathable, moisture builds up and has nowhere to go. It then remains trapped against your skin, leaving your feet clammy, uncomfortable, and more prone to develop blisters. This can be even more of a problem in high aerobic activities because the more active you are, the more your feet sweat were talking up to one full cup of water a day! Sidis GORE-TEX lined boots is specifically designed to provide comfort and protection on a hard ride or for longer rides when the weather is warmer. The patented GORE-TEX membrane is where it all starts. Nestled between the boots outer top grain leather and the inner liner, this membrane keeps water out while letting your perspiration vapor escape. As part of Sidis waterproof guarantee, EVERY boot produced is tested for waterproofness and breathability. And, to make sure the whole boot breathes the way it should, all leather and other textile materials used to construct Sidi GORE-TEX boots are tested for breathability as well. So go on take that extra step. Take it in total comfort because youre wearing Sidi GORE-TEX boots!
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Boot
PostedJuly 11, 2011
Customer avatar
L84toff
From Ontario, Canada
Rider Type:Road Warrior
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 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Having bought these just before an 8 day trip into the states, I've only had the opportunity to wear them twice so far. Once, the forecast was calling for rain so I thought I should put these on. I was wearing merino wool socks and the temps stayed in the mid 90's most of the day. Of course it didn't rain one drop the entire day of riding.
I also bought a pair of Sidi Clever Air Boots at the same time and these Gore-Tex were quite a bit warmer than the vented summer boots. All the riding was on the Interstate or smaller highways on a sports-touring machine, ST-1300, which tends to give off a lot of heat to the legs anyway.
Now my last day on the road trip, I put in 650 miles with temps ranging from 61-88. I pulled over to put some rain gear on and switch boots as it started to come down in full force. I put the Canyons on and I have to say they kept me quite dry for the next few hours of downpour. Also didn't think they were as warm this time out, but it was a little cooler overall. I haven't tried standing in a foot of water to test them further, but for what got thrown at them, they performed flawlessly.
The fit seems to be right on, I got one size bigger just because I'm planning on putting an orthotic insert in and wearing merino wool or smart wool socks with these (and the ones I have seem to be on the thicker side of thin).
Although I did not do a great deal of walking in them, I found them quite comfortable for all day riding and the small amount of walking I did do when stopping for breaks, food or fuel. I also really like the styling, they just look like a proper motorcycle boot. I'm looking forward to testing them further in the colder temps later this year but I suspect they will keep my feet warmer than the thin ankle boots I tossed when I put these on.
Overall I'm quite pleased with the purchase and would recommend these.
Rides: 2006 Honda ST1300 ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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