atlshawn
 
 
 
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    October 31, 2011
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    December 26, 2011
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Joe Rocket Dry Tech Liner Waterproof liner zips into Phoenix 3.0 jacket, Reactor jacket, and Reactor S jacket Can be worn underneath any jacket Shell is breathable, waterproof membrane Torso lined with fleece Elastic cuff and waist Available in Men's sizes S-5XL
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Decent Liner
PostedDecember 26, 2011
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atlshawn
From Atlanta
State:GA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
I purchased the liner for a Joe Rocket Sonic 2.0. It's not made for the Sonic (different zipper system) but it still works fairly well. I was interested in finding a liner that would make it more comfortable to ride during cold weather without always needing to plug in the electrics. If it would have been just a little more wind resistant it would have been great. As is, it's necessary to wear a good base layer along with a warm shirt but then you're pretty toasty (not sure about long highway trips - only been out for a couple of hours so far in 38-40 degree weather).
Pros:
- Waterproof
- Wind Resistant (almost windproof but not quite)
Cons
- Not quite windproof (a little thicker barrier or a different material would have been better)
- More insulation material
It only gets 3 stars since it's not quite windproof and it needs more insulation. If it would have had those 2 items I would have rated it 5 stars.
Rides: 2007 Suzuki M109R Boulevard
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Joe Rocket JR Big Bang Boot
Joe Rocket JR Big Bang Boot
Leather construction Molded plastic side impact protection Padded ankle area Adjustable ankle strap with metal buckle Reinforced gear shift area
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great boot
PostedDecember 12, 2011
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atlshawn
From Atlanta
State:GA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I've been wearing these boots for several months, and I like them a lot. They do take some breaking in, but once that's over they are quite comfortable to wear on or off the bike.
Pros:
1. Great protection - seriously doubt it would come off of the foot in case of an accident
2. Comfortable
3. Warm in the winter
4. Somewhat water resistant but definitely not waterproof.
Just about everything about the boot is great except
if you get the boot wet inside make sure you dry it out quickly and thoroughly or it will stink quite badly for awhile
Rides: 2007 Suzuki M109R Boulevard
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Touring Winter Balaclava The Touring Balaclava features a waterproof and windproof neck skirt to cover the collar of the jacket, eliminating penetration by the elements. This balaclava features flat lock seam construction, double sided Lycra panels, and micro fiber inner lining for added warmth and comfort under the helmet, vital for comfortable, safe riding Features Warm and breathable moisture wicking stretch fabric for comfort Full face design with neck and shoulder covering for effective insulation against the elements External waterproof and windproof neck skirt for wind and water protection Flat lock seam for comfort under helmet Open nose panel construction to aid breathing
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Doesn't block wind
PostedDecember 12, 2011
Customer avatar
atlshawn
From Atlanta
State:GA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
Cons:
1. Has very minimal wind blocking material in the front so my neck became very cold on a short 20 min ride to work (speed = less than 40mph)
2. The neck opening to squeeze your head through is TINY. If you're even a little on the larger size you probably couldn't get it over your head.
Pros:
The design has some merit if AS would put wind blocking material across the entire front instead of just a small strip down the middle. Stop being CHEAP - raise the price $10 and do it right.
Rides: 2007 Suzuki M109R Boulevard
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Apex Drystar Gloves A mix of leather and textile provides a comfortable feel for the city commuter or easy touring rider. The Apex glove features an extra warm and cozy thermal velour liner combined with Alpinestars 100 waterproof and breathable Drystar membrane to keep cold and wet weather away from hands. Features Goatskin glove chassis with padded textile palm reinforcements Molded PU knuckle and foam padding on fingers Ultra-Flexible accordion textile on top of the hand and around the thumb Full-length wrist gauntlet with dual wrist adjustment and accordion panel on long wrist closure tab Soft, insulated velour lining Heat-molded, foam-injected Astars logo and Astar rivet on wrist strap Embroidered Astar logo on forefinger
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Not as warm as I like
PostedOctober 31, 2011
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atlshawn
From Atlanta
State:GA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I've ridden with the new gloves for about 3 weeks now.
Pros:
- Great in the rain. No water intrusion at all even in driving rain on the highway
- Incredibly soft & comfortable
- Good protection
Cons:
- Warm until you get into the mid 40's. Once the temp drops to the low 40's your fingers will notice quickly and in the 30's they'll be ice
- If you have bigger arms getting the gator over your jacket may be really snug
- Getting them off is a pain. The closing strap binds in the ring guide keeping the glove somewhat snug around your wrist when you're trying to pull the glove off.
Bottom line - if you ride in the 30's/40's on the highway your hands will be frosty. I even tried my Anti-Freeze liners which helped a little. Think I'll try the Gerbing liners next. That should be a nice combination.
I would not recommend these for highway riding in really cold weather unless you have a fairing (which I don't).
Rides: 2007 Suzuki M109R Boulevard
No, I do not recommend this product.
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