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 Giant Loop Fandango Tank Bag
Giant Loop Fandango Tank Bag
Giant Loop Fandango Tank Bag Named for the rocky Oregon desert canyon and the lively Spanish dance, the Fandango Tank Bag straps on/off a wide variety of motorcycles, including those with large-capacity dualsport fuel tanks (Clarke and Acerbis gas tanks without tower shaped fills), as well as many sport, sport touring and adventure touring motorcycles. Made from the the same tough, waterproof truckers tarp material and water resistant YKK zipper as our motorcycle saddlebags. And weve got new colors to match white, yellow, orange and original black-on-black. FANDANGO TANK BAG FEATURES and SPECS Seam Grip sealer and brush included 10 liter capacity (main compartment) Waterproof Bomb Shell material (22oz vinyl coated polyester think trucker tarp) Bag unzips from base layer Rubber and webbing carry handle Clear vinyl map top pocket Divider inside (removable) to secure camera or electronics Lined with high-visibility yellow nylon Waterproof YKK zippers on bag Beefy YKK coil zipper on base layer Diamond-plate vinyl reinforcements Designed and sewn in the U.S.A. Easy on/off Slim, trim profile Sewn with military-grade thread Straps 1-in. Nylike webbing with Delrin thumb-lock buckles Base Dimensions 8.25 X 12 Tank Bag Dimensions rear 8 tall, front 5 tall Includes detailed installation instructions and packing tips
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Looks sharp, would like to like it more!
PostedMay 28, 2013
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xcountry41
From Alberta,Canada
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I ended up with This GL Fandango in black after some excellent customer service from the Revzilla guys. Wanted a black one for my Orange Triumph Tiger XC but black was out of stock. Went with orange as I figured the tone on tone logo being darker would look O.K and blend with the Tiger orange.
When it arrived I was disappointed to see that GL had made a running change and the logo on the orange was now grey and I didn't like the look. At the same time I was notified the black color was back in stock via revzilla e-mail. Customer service guys were excellent in facilitating the return and exchange, even covering the return shipping due to the orange bag being different than images on the website caused by the running change by GL. That's some great customer service!! The Fandango looks great and fits the tiger well. Good size for say a camera, wallet sunglasses a spare pair of gloves, earplugs, and visor wipe etc. this is almost the Ideal tank bag. the zip off the base feature allows you to grab and go/take it with you for security or you could also just run a ski type cable lock through it. Easy to just unzip from the base 1/2 way to access the gas cap for filling, lots of good design here. A couple of things keep me from being totally happy with this bag though. First, I sure wish it was waterproof! they send a tube of seam sealer to seal it yourself but then discourage you from using it by saying it will affect the appearance as its best sealed from the outside so they suggest plastic bags for water sensitive items. The seam sealing needed is quite extensive and would include the clear map top cover and lots of interior seams that are not flat. This would be a major PITA. I have purchased a 10L drybag for my camera,phone, wallet,etc. and will get a sham wow to cut to fit the bottom to soak up water that gets in. oh well. The other thing that would make the Fandango ideal would be one or two smaller exterior pockets for earplugs, keys etc. This bag has a lot going for it design wise but it seems like GL are taking the easy way out by not waterproofing and not considering easy access for small items. I really wanted to give a rave review after the great service from Revzilla. Oh well the price was decent, and I'll make it work.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Klim Traverse Pants The highly anticipated Traverse Pant is designed specifically for enduro and off-road riders who demand an extremely durable, waterproof and precisely patterned riding pant. Highly durable GORE-TEX fabrics protect you from the elements while drawing moisture away from your body, keeping you dry and comfortable. Built-in ventilation allows you to adapt to whatever environmental condition you face. Features Guaranteed To Keep You Dry Heavy-duty Gore-Tex fabrics 840 D Cordura overlays in high wear areas 840 D Cordura developed from the ground up specifically for this type of off-road riding garment Genuine leather panels on inner leg Waist adjusters on nylon webbing belt Gathered elastic in rear waist band Internal and external storm flap covering YKK fly zipper Two YKK front thigh zippered intake vents with storm flaps Two ykk rear thigh zipper exhaust vents with storm flaps Velcro cuffs allow pant to fit tight against boot 3M Scotchlite industrial grade 9910 reflective panels Hip and knee pad pockets Moisture-wicking polyester mesh liner with Cordura inner knee One-side thigh YKK zippered cargo pocket with storm flap D-ring Articulated seat and leg patterning Designed to be worn over polyester base layer Over-the-boot design Glove-friendly zipper pulls Embroidered Klim logos
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great adventure pants,good price
PostedApril 29, 2013
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xcountry41
From Alberta,Canada
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
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
Slowly became aware of Klim as highly regarded protective gear as I read forums and progressed from new street rider on a KLR to a proud owner of my 2012 Triumph Tiger 800XC and planning a trip to the Yukon and Alaska this June. Away from motorcycles for the years spent raising our family,after racing motocross seriously in my youth. I have progressed through entry level gear to making the best choices I can to do the job the right way and enjoy the adventures ahead. I decided my pants needed upgrading and the waterproof Goretex traverse Pants emerged as my best option for the riding I do. I knew I also need some effective venting as I suffered through some sweltering rides previously. Last but not least was the excellent pricing on these Traverse pants as Revzilla had them on sale and I'm always looking for the best value I can find. Finally got to test them on a 700 km ride last week and I'm very happy with my choice. Solid ,quality materials nice over the boot style, Just a little on the off road side,which I like, perfect for the dual sport genre.
I'm 5'8" ,175 lbs.,wear a 32 to 33w x32L jean and have an athletic build with cyclist legs and the 32 reg is the right fit. I also got the D30 knee pads and CE approved hip pads and can get the traverse on over jeans but they are more comfortable with a base and or mid layer under to reduce bulk a bit. A 34 may have worked better for throwing on over jeans to commute but I think the knee pads would have been sloppy and not stayed in place as well. With the bigger size overall very happy with my new Klim pants,and the Excellent customer service from Revzilla
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Powerlet Rapidfire Jacket Liner With Dual Wireless Controller Package Powerlet's RapidFIRe Heated Jacket Liner packaged includes the Dual Wireless Remote Heat Controller. Controller receiver is pre-installed and Pre-synced for your convenience. Powerlet's RapidFIRe Heated Jacket Liner with CNC (Carbon Nano Core) heating uses Far Infrared technology to provide fast, deep, soothing warmth. Now the warmest liner on the market at 105 watts! Built in stuff sack and no annoying heating wires of any kind! Stay Warm While Riding Powerlet's 105 watt RapidFIRe heated jacket liners pack down to a very small size to fit on the bike when not in use. Not only the warmest heated clothing available, but ProForm stretch panels also make them the most comfortable. We recommend using the temperature controller with the RapidFIRe 105 watt jacket liners. The RapidFIRe Advantage The most unique feature is the heating system that is incorporated into every liner. Using the latest in Carbon Nanotube technology, Powerlet's Carbon Nano Core panels heat quickly and evenly without the hot spots or long heat times other conventional wired garments require. Additionally, Powerlet is the ONLY manufacturer to offer a dual heat setting that permits you to switch the total consumption to not exceed 60 watts. This means those of you who have bikes or vehicles that do not have the electrical output capacity to power a traditional or competitors liner can rest assured that the RapidFIRe line will get powered without draining your battery and leaving you stranded. Additionally, Powerlet once again incorporated the ProForm stretch panels that provide three key advantages non-binding movement, maximum heat transfer and simple sizing. While all three are very important, maximum heat transfer is perhaps the most important. For maximum heat transfer the heated garments must be close to the body. A long sleeve T-Shirt is recommended under the heated liners. A heavier layer can be worm over the garment. Other heated clothing manufacturers provided many sizes to attempt to create a snug fit. This often leads to a more complicated purchase and the potential improper fit if your weight changes. RapidFIRe 105 Watt Jacket Liner Features Dual Heat 105 / 60 Watt convertibility by a simple cable disconnect Wind and water resistant Polyurethane coated nylon outer shell ProForm stretch panels provide comfort and simple standard sizing Ultra thin design provides comfort and small storage Comfortable heated Polartec fleece collar wicks moisture Zippered pockets manage power cables Handy built in stuff sack allows for storage on the vehicle Unique sleeve finishing reduces bulk around wrists Glove connectors are located at the ends of the sleeves Heated on the front, back, arms and collar - full heat coverage Quick heat time of 20 seconds or less on the jacket liners Designed For A Lifestyle Powerlet designs heated garments for people who rely on their heated clothing for both comfort and safety. Like their customers, they enjoy a lifestyle utilizing convenient modern electronics and wear our heated gear for commutes to work and trips across the country. Built For A Lifetime Powerlet seeks the highest quality materials and craftsmanship. All of their heated clothing products are developed and tested in the USA by people who ride regularly. Quality components and attention to detail ensure Powerlet products resist wear and corrosion to last a lifetime. All Powerlet RapidFIRe heated clothing carries a lifetime warranty on the electrics and a lifetime warranty on manufacturing defects.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
As advertised!!
PostedApril 23, 2013
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xcountry41
From Alberta,Canada
Rider Type:Adventurer
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I did quite a bit of research about heated gear before ordering
the powerlet rapidfire,jacket liner package w/ dual remote. Read forums ,websites etc. as I had no experience with heated gear. early spring and late fall commutes to work have been frosty and with a trip to Yukon and Alaska coming up in June this was one accessory that I knew I would use but Which brand?? there are some that forums promote heavily and I'm sure they are good products. I went with the powerlet because it seemed like a good value and in all honesty the ZLA award revzilla gave it for "Best heated gear"sealed the deal. basically a "staff pick" and these guys see lots of gear good,and maybe not so. I am very happy with my choice! I The fit and finish are excellent, quality appears to be very good.I have used it under my tourmaster Epic at -5deg. Celsius and it just plain works. great heat, great controll, it fits true to the sizing chart, I'm 5'8" 170# 42 chest Athletic build and the medium fits just like it's supposed to. I gave it top rating for air flow because it adds an extra bit of wind protection as in negative air flow. I agonize over making the right purchases and with this set up I couldn't be happier. Bring on Alaska!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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