Rookman
 
 
 
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    June 21, 2011
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    December 29, 2011
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 Tour Master Rincon Jacket
Tour Master Rincon Jacket
Tour Master Rincon Jacket Three quarter length, waterproof 75 denier x 150 denier oiled cotton construction A waterproof and breathable Rainguard barrier allows dryness without perspiration buildup Collar anchor eliminates flapping while collar is open Vertical zippered chest map pockets with mesh backing double as vents Chest vents combine with sleeve vents and a rear exit vent to provide flowthrough ventilation Durable main zipper closure with dual wind flap seals out the elements Phoslite dark colored reflective piping and Tour Masters signature reflective rear triangle for increased nighttime visibility Comfortable, Microfiber lined collar and cuffs Adjustable sleeve take-up straps to help secure elbow armor and material Vertical zippered chest map pockets, zippered hand warmer pockets, four bellows pockets, four internal pockets and a dual zippered fanny pack Removable, CE approved armor at the elbow and shoulder with a triple density back protector Tour Master Z.O.Q. (Zip-Out-Quilted) liner with warming 100g-polyfill insulation Includes a jacket / pant zipper attachment with the pant side included
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Classic Look
PostedDecember 29, 2011
Customer avatar
Rookman
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I have had Tourmaster apparel in the past and tried a different brand (unnamed) but found the quality less for 3x the cost. So a return to Tourmaster is great. The Oil Cloth material is lighter and thinner, but the armor fits perfectly!! the arm sinches work wonderfully. I like the chest vents that hide nicely to seal out rain, but velro open for easy airflow when open. The arm vents and back vents use regular zippers with a cover lip of materal....wonder why Tourmaster didn't use waterproof zippers at these two vents like the chest vents...would have been an added touch of watertightness. I like the water tight pockets and the waist sinch belt. I like the internal pocket setup too. The liner is warm and with a Synergy 2.0 Vest (yet to be purchased) I believe this jacket will supply all the warmth I will need on my R1150R as I travel at commuter speed (22 miles one-way). Soooo Glad I returned to Tourmaster and purchased this Rincon. I look forward to Summer riding to test the venting, which I suspect with be great accept in the very hotest weather in NNY
Rides: 2002 BMW R1150R Roadster
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Nolan N43E Trilogy Voyage Helmet
Nolan N43E Trilogy Voyage Helmet
Nolan N43E Trilogy Voyage Helmet New Features New Chinbar is extended for extra room and now can accept included chin curtain New Face shield now has intermediate open position, previous version was either opened or closed New locking pivot kit 6-in-1 design The New Nolan N43E Trilogy Helmet is a crossover design with quick-change accessories that allows for customized looks and functions for every ride. The helmet comes with the clear shield, the integrated sun shield, the peak and the removable chinbar. The Lexan chinbar is EPS lined and mounted with strong stainless-steel latches, so it passes the tests for full-face helmets of the European standard ECE-2205. VPS (Vision Protection System) features a short dark shield mounted on the inside of the helmet which moves independently from the face shield. It provides real eye protection and is also available in amber, light blue and light smoke as an accessory. The VPS is easily operated by a large rubber coated slider on the left side of the helmet. Features Quick-change shield is optically correct, UV-400 and fitted in an exceptionally large eyeport Includes a Pinlock antifog insert The short black peak can be installed in seconds instead of the clear shield Ready for the N-Com communication system Lightweight aerodynamic polycarbonate shell with built-in spoiler for improved stability Fully removable and washable Clima-Comfort liner is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and wicking Super-efficient JSW top vent with exhaust grid in the rear spoiler works in conjunction with the air channels along the crown Microlock (adjustable quick-release) retention system Velour chin-strap padding 3.6lbs with all accessories DOT Certified Notes Trilogy Solid, Trilogy Outlaw and Trilogy Voyage Helmets are identical except for the paint or graphics. Outlaw versions of Nolan Helmets have a sleeker look with more subtle Nolan logos. Though this helmet passes ECE testing in Europe, in the US it is DOT Approved only.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A winner
PostedDecember 29, 2011
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Rookman
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
I have a Nolan 103 and a Scorpion 500. The N43E is lighter, has a wider view, and the best of both helmets. I remove the chin guard to put the helmet on and it goes on easily even with my eyeglasses, which then fit comfortably. The chin guard easily slips into place and the I have the protection of a full face helmet but don't have to take off the eye glasses. I love the quality of Nolan and am glad they use the pinlock shield system. Without it, the visor would fog up too easily, particularly in cooler weather and slow speeds. This helmet is audio ready although the N-Comm is a bit more expensive, it works well (switched if from a previous helmet). The updates to the N43E are all added bonuses that make it just that much better of a Helmet.....You can't go wrong with a Nolan!
Rides: 2002 BMW R1150R Roadster
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Firstgear TPG Glacier Glove
Firstgear TPG Glacier Glove
Full articulation for maximum dexterity and unrestricted blood flow resulting in warmer fingers Cold weather, waterproof / breathable all weather use Thermolite insulation on back of hand Hipora insert keeps rain out and hands dry No palm insulation increases effectiveness of heated grips Palm side heel skid/impact pad Reflective piping for night time visibility Ribbed panel across the knuckles for impact protection Hook and loop easy wrist cuff adjustment Padded outside hand panels for side impact protection Fingers have closed cell foam padded panels Made of drum dyed goat leather, lighter and stronger than cow leather
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
works great with BMW Heated Grips
PostedNovember 8, 2011
Customer avatar
Rookman
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
These gloves were soft and fit VERY comfortably right out fo the box. They work super with heated grips. I ride a naked R1150R so no wind protection on the hands. In 35 degrees at 60 mph for 25 daily morning commute....toasty warm....even my thumb, which has little contact with the grips. Haven't tested in rain, so no review there.
Only grips I have (and it is minor) is that the gloves are a bit tight fitting over the cuffs of the jacket, even with the glove expanded as far as possible.
Get a pair and you won't regret them, particularly if you ride with heated grips....the heat feels so good, almost too much, but the backs of the hands are warm despite the wind chill.
Rides: 2002 BMW R1150R Roadster
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Scorpion EXO-500 Helmet - Solid Colors The Scorpion EXO-500 immediately catches the eye with its innovative design, enhanced by a superb sharp ridge on the underside of the shell. Inspired by its older brother, the Scorpion EXO-1000 , the EXO 500 Helmet is based on the GT philosophy and is fitted as standard with the last generation visor of its elder. And as if that were not enough, it integrates the SpeedView built-in retractable sunvisor treated with anti-fog coating on both sides, two accessories usually reserved for high-end helmets. Comprising 3 caps and a lighter and more durable shell than its predecessor, fitted with a very soft and comfortable inner lining thanks to the new KwikWick2 liner and triple density foam cheek pads, the Scorpion EXO-500 Helmets will drastically change your expectations from a full face helmet of the standard range. Equipped with the revolutionary Airfit technology and a state-of-the-art ventilation system, chances are the new Scorpion will steal the show from the much more expensive helmets among those daily users who want to buy the best helmet for the best price. Features Kwikwick2 Liner - moisture wicking, hypoallergenic, removable, machine washable, soft SpeedView Retractable sunvisor - treated with antifog on both sides Airfit technology - Inflate and deflate the cheek pads to make it fit perfectly- this provides a better fit thus better safety and shock absorption. Speedshift visor system for extremely quick visor changes EverClear no-fog visor Optically-correct aero-tuned shield with state-of-the art fog-free technology and anti-scratch hardened coating. Advanced Polycarbonate Composite Engineered Shell Quiet, aero-tuned design for wind-tunnel tested comfort. EPS-lined chin bar for additional protection. Triple density foam cheek pads 3 Shell Sizes 3 Year Warranty
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
worth the money
PostedAugust 15, 2011
Customer avatar
Rookman
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Shape
Narrow
Long Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Narrow
Wide
I initially ordered my normal Large, but if was too small/tight. XL was the right size.
Overall, I like this helmet. A couple of issues included:
**inner visor fogs up easily and the peripheal attachment hardware is distracting.
**in a cross breeze, there is a cool-cold air path that hits the back of my ears on the side the cross wind is blowing from.
**wish there was an opening between the 'cracked' and the first opening detent, which is about halfway to fully open.
**chin vent blew rain up and on to the inside of the faceshield in a rainy ride, making it hard to keep the face shield clear and fog free.
**Chin skirt could have been larger, as wind finds its way up into the front and adds extra noise that can be quieted with your hand under the chin area.
Overall, get the helmet and you won't be disappointed for the price. PS...buy an extra shield...works easier than the clear shield that came with it and seals tighter in the rain.
Rides: 2002 BMW R1150R Roadster
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Scorpion EXO-1000 Faceshield Replacement face shield for the Scorpion EXO-1000 Helmets.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
glad I bought it.
PostedAugust 2, 2011
Customer avatar
Rookman
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
helmet came with clear visor, the light tinted visor works well with the internal visor on the Exo 500. Easy switch out to the clear for night time rides.
Rides: 2002 BMW R1150R Roadster
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Patrol Waterproof Overpants Anyone who has ridden in the rain knows it's your legs that bear the brunt of the precipitation. From tire spray to wind blast to passing vehicles - keeping your lower half dry has been a challenge. Until now. Introducing The Patrol Waterproof Pant. Built using the same materials and techniques as the jacket, the Patrol Waterproof Pant will go the distance with unmatched safety, comfort, and weather protection. To keep out the wind and rain, the abrasion resistant nylon chassis is fully seam-sealed and includes full-leg waterproof YKK zippers and quick action magnetic storm flaps. Housed within the chassis is a full complement of Field Armor CE approved impact protectors. Finally, the 3M reflective graphics package ensures you'll be seen on the darkest nights. Features Removable Icon CE field armor impact protector knee Removable Icon CE field armor impact protector hip Waterproof seam sealed construction YKK waterproof zippers Magnetic storm flap closures 3M reflective panels Six storage pockets Full-length side zippers Removable suspender system These pants are sized to fit as overpants. If you wear a size 34 pant-buy a size 34 Patrol Overpant if you intend to wear them over your jeans. If you plan on running commando-buy a size 32
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Another Keeper!!
PostedJune 21, 2011
Customer avatar
Rookman
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Love the Magnet closures!! I can wear them in 80+ degree heat and not over heat. love the suspenders options.
I do wish the leg bottoms had a tighter closure option. The water skirt set about 3 inches too high and my pants hang out below them, but still covered by the pants bottoms themselves.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Patrol Waterproof Jacket Whether your ride includes chilly mountain passes or a soggy morning commute the Patrol Waterproof Jacket has you covered. Representing our most technically advanced all weather riding jacket, the Patrol will go the distance with unmatched safety, comfort and weather protection. To keep out the wind and rain, the abrasion resistant nylon chassis is fully seam-sealed and includes waterproof YKK zippers and a quick action magnetic storm flap. Mounted within the chassis is a full complement of Field Armor CE approved impact protectors. A full 3M reflective graphics package provides optimum nighttime visibility. Six intake and exhaust ports provide ample mechanical ventilation while the removable Thermolite insulated liner helps keep your core temperature regulated. Externally, we added enough pockets to carry everything you need for distance rides and included a removable external hydration pocket to hold a 1.5 liter waterpack (not included). Yellow colorway meet U.S. military PPE hi-visibility specifications Icon relaxed fit Waterproof seam sealed nylon textile chassis Removable Icon CE field armor impact protector elbow and shoulder Removable Icon dual-density foam back pad Heavyweight ballistic impact panels YKK waterproof zippers Magnetic storm flap closures 3M reflective panels Multiple intake and exhaust vents Removable hydration pocket (bladder not included) Twelve storage pockets Removable Thermolite insulated liner Upgradable to Stryker CE back protector
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A keeper!!
PostedJune 21, 2011
Customer avatar
Rookman
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I liked everything about the jacket, although I would have liked to have seen a couple of changes:
Arm adjustments need be able to be much tighter to hold armor in place. the sleeves tend to balloon at speed.
I would like to have seen a waist belt/adjustment to tigthen up the body of the jacket when wearing the jacket solo (no liners) as it tends to balloon too.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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