Malapple
 
 
 
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    May 28, 2011
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    September 2, 2013
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Drayko Drift Riding Jeans The new Drift from Drayko are low-rise, relaxed fit riding jeans made with Military+ Grade Kevlar and Dyneema, The World's Strongest Fiber. Made to do one thing, keep up with you and your motorbike. Drayko Drift, keeping freedom extreme. The Drayko lining features a world-leading combination of Kevlar and Dyneema, and is soft, breathable, flexible, non-allergenic and vastly superior to basic woven or knitted Kevlar alternatives. Drayko's revolutionary lining takes advantage of Dyneema's amazing strength to weight ratio to deliver unrivaled safety and comfort. Note The Drift Jeans feature a large Drayko D logo on either rear pocket, not shown in product images. Features The world's only CE approved riding jean Hand distressed denim 34 inseam allows rider to hem to length Matching stitching Loose fit with low waist Modern street style fashion jean Loose leg for comfort and fits over riding boots Reinforced seams Matching stitching Wide belt loops Zip fly and no rivets on the back for safety Large coin pocket on left for easy access
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfortable fit - very long legs
PostedSeptember 2, 2013
Customer avatar
Malapple
From Central
State:CT
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I've had a couple kevlar jeans and these are the most comfortable, by far.
I like the way the look compared to others, as well.
The legs are extraordinarily long - I'm not entirely sure why. With these, I put my boots on then roll the cuffs up. I'd not want to walk around without shoes in these as I'd be tripping over them. This is similar to some designer jeans in that they seem to expect you to hem them.
They felt a bit odd out of the box, but after the first washing became much softer.
I have not tested the durability.
Rides: 2011 BMW R1200RT
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Blaze Balaclava
REV'IT! Blaze Balaclava
With the BLAZE you get full-face and neck protection against wind and cold, plus an additional feature compared to less expensive TRACKER not only is there an extended REVIT! WindBarrier front panel to cover the chest, the back panel also uses REVIT! WindBarrier to keep wind and rain out. There will be no pressure lines on your face after taking off your helmet, thanks to sew-free eye-opening. This balaclava comes in two sizes. If you wear S to M helmet, order size S. For L and larger sizes get size L. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell 4-way stretch, REVIT! WindBarrier Waterproofing and Breathability water repellent, highly breathable, windproof ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit ergonomic fit Features stretchable upper part, sew free eye-opening, overlock seams, moisture wicking function
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect for cold weather riding.
PostedJanuary 10, 2012
Customer avatar
Malapple
From Central
State:CT
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Using this under a Schuberth C3 and it worked perfectly. I bought the small/medium even though I have a large C3 and the fit was good - buy smaller than you need.
After picking it up, I rode in temps ranging from a high of 45 to a low of 29, nearly all at night. Mostly highway speeds, well over 60MPH. This completely removed any cold from my upper chest, neck and chin.
Highly recommended.
Rides: 2011 BMW R1200RT
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Summit H2O Gloves Featuring the same technical specifications as the Summit glove, the REVIT SUMMIT H2O offers the added functionality of total waterproofing. Thanks to the addition of the newly developed hydratex Pro Touch membrane, which is fixed to the inside of the goatskin outer shell, your hands stay dry, no matter the weather, while offering an unsurpassed level of comfort and a perfect grip. The REVIT SUMMIT H2O is a great choice as a fall/spring and summer waterproof glove. REVIT PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell goatskin, PWRKevlar stretch, sure grip, suede leather with WR finish, hypalon Lining tri-fleece liner Waterproofing hydratex Pro Touch (5000mm H2O) Breathability hydratex Pro Touch (5000g/m2/24hrs) Composition outer shell 80 leather, 18 polyamide, 2 aramide lining 100 polyester membrane 100 polyurethane Protection PU injected finger knuckles, TPR hard shell knuckle, TPU hard-shell little finger protector, Dual-comp palm slider, schoeller-keprotec at palm, EVA foam at thumb and palm Visibility reflection at cuff, reflective logo at cuff ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit Adjustability adjustment strap at wrist, adjustment tab at cuff Features stretch lips at fingers and backhand, sure grip patches, elastic at wrist, visor wiper, regular cuff
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
NOT WATER PROOF - Otherwise very good.
PostedOctober 11, 2011
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Malapple
From Central
State:CT
Rider Type:Road Warrior
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
This is good for light rain for a short period of time. After that, it becomes drenched and really holds the water in. I'm shocked as I bought it specifically for riding in the rain. Two days later I was in a 7 hour ride in a downpour. It took them three days to fully dry, and that's after a fan on them for 12 hours straight.
If you can get past that, they are a great cool/cold weather glove. Really windproof, very comfortable/adjustable and a good feature set. I have heated grips and am likely to use them all winter.
I recommend them for someone wanting a cool/cold weather glove that doesn't need waterproofing.
Rev'Zilla - you really should consider changing the material - I bought them in your physical store and didn't have access to the reviews, so I do feel a bit frustrated/misled.
Rides: 2011 BMW R1200RT
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Dainese Nighthawk Gore-Tex Boots Practicality and style come together in the new Nighthawk ankle boot made with a breathable, waterproof Gore-Tex membrane. Elevated comfort is ensured even under adverse weather conditions thanks to details like the reflecting insets at the heel and sides that can be seen through the cowhide upper and elasticated suede inserts. The special technical solutions adopted satisfy even the most demanding touring motorcycle riders zippers at the sides and velcro for a better fit, nylon inserts over the ankles, thermoformed inserts on the toe and heel, TPU gear change guard, and a non-slip sole with low traction for smoother movement. Protection Thermoformed insert on the tibia. Nylon ankle guard. Cowhide Leather. Comfort Closing with Velcro. Closing with zipper at the side. Temperature Regulation Breathable waterproof Gore-Tex membrane. Perforated leather. Other Features Shifter guard. Non-slip Vibrant sole. Reflective inserts.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Very good overall
PostedJuly 25, 2011
Customer avatar
Malapple
From Central
State:CT
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Narrow
Wide
As with all Dainese products I've owned, quality and styling are excellent.
The biggest benefit (to me) is the ease of putting them on. They slip on without any effort or fuss. My boots went from the longest gear to put on, to the shortest. I have another pair of boots that take a shoehorn to get into, and even that is with some effort. I'm an ATGATT guy and gear that's easy to get into means I'm more likely to ride for short trips. For some, it might mean the difference between riding in low top sneakers and a real boot.
I wear a 12.5 normally and they are a bit tight when I first step into them but they loosen up within minutes. Longest ride in them has only been about 1.5 hours, but they were fine.
There isn't much airflow, but I've never felt uncomfortable in them. City riding at 85 degrees was fine. No experience in cold temps, though I did do some highway riding at night and they were no problem at 70MPH, 65 degrees.
I'm riding a BMW R1200RT which does seem to divert air around your feet as there's never any buffeting there. Haven't ridden my other bikes while wearing them.
I would buy them again in a heartbeat, though might go another size up.
Rides: 1986 Honda VT700C Shadow
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Check out our Schuberth Helmet Discussion and FAQ on ADVRider.com. Schuberth C3 Helmet The Schuberth C3 is the helmet of choice for the ultimate sporting adventure. Thanks to its compact dimensions, this new premium flip-up helmet from Schuberth has no serious rivals on the market. With its unique synthesis of sportiness and comfort, its previously unheard-of noise level of 84 dB(A) at 65 mph sets new benchmarks for the industry as a whole. The helmet is made of S.T.R.O.N.G fibre, a special glass-fibre reinforced Duroplast matrix and is available in two helmet shell sizes High Performance Aerodynamics The C3 is the new generation of flip-up helmets. It stands out from the crowd at all times through its advanced aerodynamics and agreeable riding characteristics. The integrated features make it ahead of its time. C3 - New generation flip-up technology from the SCHUBERTH wind tunnel makes your next touring journey a sheer riding pleasure. Aerodynamic shape Directionally stable No oscillatory tendency No buffeting Aeroacoustics of the Schuberth C3 Helmet All SCHUBERTH motorcycle and racing helmets are developed and optimized under scientific conditions in the SCHUBERTH wind tunnel. Owing to its outstanding aeroacoustic characteristics, the Schuberth C3 is the ideal helmet for your touring journeys. Extremely quiet (due to integrated acoustic collar and anti-noise pad) 84 dB(A) at 100 km per hour (with closed machines) Safety principle the reduced noise level assists the rider's concentration and attentiveness Pinlock Visor Guaranteed condensation-free thanks to its double glazing technology Selectable city position Ventilation system The C3 has an innovative ventilation system to keep your head cool and comfortable A.R.O.S (Anti-Roll-Off-System) The Anti-Roll-Off-System especially developed by SCHUBERTH is provided as a safety feature in every SCHUBERTH motorcycle helmet. It ensures that provided the chinstrap is closed and correctly adjusted the helmet cannot pivot off the head from behind the risk of contact between the chin section of the helmet and the chin or neck of the rider is minimized due to small angle of tilt the consequences of the helmet coming into contact with the chest as the result of an accident are reduced. the helmet is fastened by a micro-lock ratchet lock Outer shell The outer shell of the Schuberth C3 Helmet combines an aerodynamically optimal shape suitable for racing with excellent protection. Material S.T.R.O.N.G.-Fibre New helmet shell technology from SCHUBERTH permits low weight Glass fibre with a special resin added is compressed in a vacuum at a pressure of 6 bar to form a helmet shell which is exceptionally sturdy. Inner Lining The innovative interior lining of the C3 is outstanding due to its excellent fit and the optimized ventilation system. COOLMAX pad system, removable and washable Optimized fit thanks to MaxFit concept fitting Skin friendly, warm and breathable Techskin material Variable pad system ensures effective ventilation (see ventilation summer/winter) Allergen-free Antibacterial Hand washable at 30 C Removable cheek pads Chin guard The C3 is characterized by its strong and distortion-free chin guard. The extremely robust chin guard locking system resists very high drag loads. Other Features Sun Visor is tinted with anti-fog coating SRC-System (Schuberth-Rider-Communication-System) option available US DOT and ECE 22.05 certified Weight 1,570g including sun visor and acoustic collar (may vary depending on shell size) Made in Germany
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Costly, but you get what you pay for.
PostedJune 6, 2011
Customer avatar
Malapple
From Central
State:CT
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
A $700 helmet wasn't an easy choice to make, but after wearing this for a few weeks, I can say it was the right one.
I rode MCs for years but stopped due to near constant headaches. Got the bug again this spring and started riding. Decided to buy a new helmet and while shopping I realized that even though a helmet may feel like it fits right, it may still cause issues. Determined to find the best helmet I could, I ended up with this. After many hours in it, I can comfortably say it has solved the problem. I used to get a feeling similar to tinnitus but can now chalk it up to the Shoei I was wearing. It was the right size, but at anything over 40 MPH it would vibrate and whine.
If you're reading this, you've probably done your homework so I will not list all the features of the C3.
The listed features work as advertised for me.
What I will mention is the Hot Spot as it seems to be a serious concern. I do suffer from it a bit, but it takes about an hour of riding before it leaves a mark and maybe 1.5 hours before I can feel it.
Did a quick web search, then about 30 seconds of pressing the foam (gently) behind the liner seam and it seems to have solved the issue for me.
A final thought is that while I do not have big ears by any stretch, I do have sensitive ones. Anything pressing on them for a long period of time becomes uncomfortable. Due to the shape of the liner, I do not have any problem with the C3.
Really happy with it. Going to pick up the SRC as well.
Rides: 1994 Honda PC800 Pacific Coast
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Patrol Waterproof Boot In the military they say a good pair of boots can make or break you. Icon set out to make the ultimate riding boots to battle the elements. The Patrol Waterproof boot will keep your feet comfortable and dry during the harshest conditions. The reinforced leather upper features internal ankle armor with a hidden ghillie lacing system for a secure fit with minimal fuss. The bottom unit features an internal steel shank for support with slip resistant rubber outsole for traction both on and off the bike. The Patrol Waterproof riding boot, the standard by which all will be judged. Durable leather upper 100 waterproof Axialmetric steel shank Slip resistant rubber sole Footpeg interface arch Dual adjustable stabilizer straps Internal ankle protection Aluminum positive-lock buckles Protected speed lacing system Shifter interface nubs
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Excellent value
PostedJune 6, 2011
Customer avatar
Malapple
From Central
State:CT
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Purchased the pair a few weeks ago and have ridden a decent amount since, all in dry warm weather.
Obviously I cannot speak to the water proof from experience, but I can say that the construction is such that they look like you could walk in 6" deep puddles without a problem.
I've had no issues with the buckles but I've also adjusted them so they are not bearing much force.
My only issue is that they are difficult to put on. I believe I have the right size as once they are on, my feet have enough room to wear thick socks without feeling cramped, but sliding my foot into them was difficult until they began to loosen up. I didn't own or need a shoe horn until buying these, but once I picked one up the problem became negligible.
They are fairly rigid, but walking in them isn't a chore. Reminds me of a thick pair of off-the-shelf hiking boots.
As far as temperature, I've worn them in 80 degree weather and haven't felt overly warm.
Given the cost, I think they are quite a good deal.
Rides: 1994 Honda PC800 Pacific Coast
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
Very nice lightweight glove
PostedMay 28, 2011
Customer avatar
Malapple
From Central
State:CT
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 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 Small
Large
I've got a few hundred miles on them and never feel like my hands were too warm. Most of my driving has been around town/side streets with a lot of stop signs and red lights. These also are fine at highway speeds. Given the name, I was concerned that they'd feel drafty at higher speeds, but they are fine.
They look great and are very comfortable. They don't interfere with your manual dexterity much at all. I tend to not take them off for fueling, or quick runs through a store. With most gloves, I would put them on last as I would be unable to put the rest of my gear on, etc. With these it doesn't matter.
What they lack is significant protection. If your riding style is OK with that, then these are great.
Finally, as other reviewers indicate - they fit tight. I should have bought one size up but figure I'll give these to my father and buy another pair if I decide it's too tight.
Rides: 1994 Honda PC800 Pacific Coast
Yes, I recommend this product.
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