PNWSportTourer
 
 
 
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    July 3, 2011
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    July 4, 2014
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Dainese Teren D-Dry Jacket Dedicated to riders who love adventure, looking for groomed trails and open spaces, seeking out the curves of mountain passes, and who do not fear changing weather conditions, The Dainese Teren D-Dry jacket offers great versatility thanks to its modular construction with removable D-Dry waterproof lining, removable thermal liner, and closeable vents on chest and back. Made with Cordura Comfort elasticated fabric and featuring thermoformed inserts on the shoulders, and an anti-floating sleeve system, this jacket offers excellent ergonomics and an adjustable fit thanks to the numerous adjustment points. The Dainese Teren D-Dry jacket has removable shoulder and elbow protectors, reflective inserts, a host of internal and external pockets, and is designed to be combined with the Teren D-Dry pants. Protection Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard Thermoformed shoulders Ergonomics and Comfort Cordura Comfort fabric Elasticated fabric Inserts in elasticated fabric Double adjustment strap on neck Anti-floating sleeve strap adjustment Wrist adjustment Waist adjustment Drawstring adjustable jacket bottom Jacket-trousers fastening system Inner cuffs on the wrist of the thermal liner Removable liner with breathable waterproof D-Dry membrane Removable thermal liner External fabric with water-resistance treatment Air vents on chest and back Sanitized liner Other Pocket for G1 and G2 back protector Reflective inserts 4 outside pockets 2 waterproof outside pockets Rear pocket Pocket on strip Pocket on removable liner Internal pocket 2 pockets on wrist 2 rear outer pockets in net fabric
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Jacket
PostedJuly 4, 2014
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PNWSportTourer
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Adventurer
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought this through Revzilla on pre-order around Christmas 2012 along with the airshield level 2 back protector. After 1.5 years, I can say this jacket does it all. Been down to the upper 20s and stayed warm (enough) with the proper base layers. Once you get north of 90 degrees, it starts to get too warm but what jacket doesn't? Ventilation works well and can be adjusted while riding. Having the flexibility of 2 layers is also great.
I live in the Pacific NorthWest and commute to work year on my bike year 'round. Plenty of days in the rain and this jacket keeps me dry. I keep the waterproof liner (with the thermal liner snapped in# unattached from the outer shell for quick removal and wear it around the office when I need to walk between buildings or catch a chill -- it's a solid destination layer.
Once you get all the layers on, plus the back protector, this thing is HEAVY! That was surprising -- you definitely know you're wearing it but on the other hand you feel 'armored'.
Unlike other reviewers, I had no problems with mobility or freedom of movement. I am a slim 5'10", 150 lbs, 31 inch waist #pant size#, 39.5 inch chest. Size 50 fits me perfectly.
The only weird thing: 2 clear plastic 'windows' near the wrist. Not sure what the point is here, maybe if you want to put your drivers license in there? Too small for a map or phone -- no impact to the integrity of the jacket, I just don't get it. Ideas?
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Givi E52 Maxia Monokey Top Case By far the most spacious top case available (52 liters), the Maxia E52 expresses the best of the GIVI Monokey range. The innovative and unique opening/detaching system, a result of GIVI's continuous research, can be easily operated with only one hand and guarantees maximum practicality and ease of use. Features Plastic construction Dimensions 23.3 L x 17.6 W x 12.4 H Capacity 52 liters Max load 22 lbs Empty weight 11 lbs Note Adapter plate and/or bike specific mounting hardware sold separately.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Solid Case
PostedJune 10, 2013
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PNWSportTourer
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Givi is a little pricey, especially once you add in the mounting plates, but the case is very solid and I do recommend it. You get what you pay for.
Fits a full face helmet plus over pants plus my laptop with additional room to spare. Allows me to remove the wide sidecases when commuting. In conjunction with my side-cases, I can go on multi-day camping trips without anything strapped to an exterior surface. Gives good peace of mind for protection from weather or pilfering.
The connector for the brake light (which was included when I purchased but I have seen it sold separately as well) underperforms: sometimes the light does not work. I added some dielectric grease to the connectors and it seems to be working now (though hard to see regularly since it is the brake light after all).
Haven't had any issues with the finish or durability in the 14 months I've been using it. As another reviewer mentioned, the shiny trim sticks out a bit and could separate if something snagged on it. Taken it on washboard/gravel roads without any problems.
There's a screw on the inside which I taped over with electrical tape to prevent it from scratching my helmet -- be careful of that.
There are tougher, cheaper cases out there but this one is a good balance of aesthetics, durability, size and reliability for me.
Rides: 2012 Suzuki DL650A V-Strom ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese D-System D-Dry Pants
Dainese D-System D-Dry Pants
Dainese D-System D-Dry Pants The D-System D-Dry Pants are a staple in the Dainese lineup, providing an all-weather touring option that pairs well with any Dainese textile jacket. Shock Protection Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/07 1621.1/97 Standard. Abrasion And Tear Resistance Cordura Comfort fabric. Ergonomics Jacket-trousers fastening system. Waist adjustment. Zipper at calf. Elasticated inserts at the back of the waist. Temperature Regulation Removable breathable waterproof D-Dry membrane. Sanitized lining. Air inlets with closing by appers and buttons on the thighs. Other Features Soft inserts on the sides. Reflective inserts. 2 outside pockets on front. Rear external pocket. Color Black.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Solid all-year long
PostedFebruary 28, 2013
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PNWSportTourer
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Adventurer
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Weather:
Worn these in temperatures ranging from 20 to 100. Got a bit warm at 100 (obviously), but with the liner out and vents open it was better than jeans. At 20 degrees and track pants underneath, got a bit cold. Wool long-johns + track pants + Dainese pants and was good to go.
Been in heavy rain, stayed completely dry. Been in moderate rain with the liner removed, legs got wet. No surprises here.
Protection:
I feel very confident with the protection, especially the knee and shin armor.
Fit & Style:
I'm 5'10" and slim, typical jeans are 31X32. Bought size 50 and need to cinch up the waist a bit (nice waist cinch straps on the sides). Could use another half inch of length as they sometimes ride up and let cold air in. Higher boots would help my situation and/or tucking in the pants, which I don't.
They are comfortable, look great, and have a nice trim fit -- way better than the baggy FirstGear overpants I was wearing. I wear them as overpants when I commute; I can wear them over jeans with the liner out. Tried it a few times with the liner in but it was tight and a bit binding. YMMV depending on your size & fit.
The vents are easy to operate and you do get some airflow but not a ton.
Overall, I would recommend and/or purchase again.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Arai Signet-Q Hi-Viz Neon Helmet The Signet-Q takes all the favorite features of the RX-Q and create a whole new series based on all the successes. On the outside, the Arai Signet-Q Helmet looks very similar to it's namesake, the RX-Q, but on the inside you can see and feel the difference. A longer shell shape on the Arai Signet-Q Helmet gives 5mm more space front to back allowing for a larger number of heads to fit comfortably. The shape of the Arai Signet-Q Helmet releases forehead pressures and eliminate hot spots for a more comfortable fit every time. This shape works best for riders with a long oval headshape. Additional Features of the Arai Signet-Q Helmet Both the top vent set and side exhaust cowls are direct carryovers from the RX-Q Brow vent ducting redirects to flow air across the temples DDL-4 exhaust vent to the 10mm wider eye port (5mm on each side) Long Oval Fit SAI MAX-Vision Brow Vent shield Clear Pinlock Max-Vision Brow Vent Pinlock lens included Elongated shell adds 5mm from front to back Long-Oval shape helps prevent Hot-Spot Multi-Density Single piece EPS liner Removable, replaceable, washable interior Dry-Cool Surface material for rapid displacement of heat and moisture away from your head and into the ventilation airflow for added comfort while riding and a quick dry between rides 5mm peel-away temple pads adds another level of customization, giving the helmet interior a little extra width when needed Enhanced for customizable micro fitment interior without the need to purchase extra interior components New FCS (Facial Contour Support) cheek pad design Innovative and exclusive spring support adds just the right amount of pressure when needed while being worn Meets or exceeds Snell and D.O.T. standards
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfortable for my oval head
PostedSeptember 25, 2012
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PNWSportTourer
From Bellevue
State:WA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
My head measures 57cm, went with the Medium and it fits my oval head well. Hurt my ears at first but realized I wasn't pulling it down hard enough (top padding very 'puffy'#. After about 100 hours of wear or so, it molds to my head now and fits easily without fuss. Had multiple 12 hour days with this helmet and no hotspots or discomfort.
Hi Viz is very bright. It's expensive and not too many bells and whistles but I like the simplicity and protection it offers. Light and quiet, though I have been in Arai helmets a long time & have few data points for comparison. Agree with another poster that the Arai logos are a bit gratuitous.
My first pinlock helmet, the anti-fog qualities work well. Tested it out quite a bit in going from my 70 degree garage to the 40 degree damp morning air and no issues with fogging.
All in all, happy with my purchase & confident it will do it's job when called -- knock on wood.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese Shotgun Jacket
Dainese Shotgun Jacket
Dainese Shotgun Jacket There is not a more comfortable summer jacket on the market. Pleasurable riding even in the hottest months of the year is the concept behind the new Shotgun Tex jacket that ensures comfortable aeration with numerous openings. Construction in stretch Mugello fabric guarantees a constantly tight and perfect fit while also preventing floating during the ride. The liner provided with silver ion treatment ensures elevated and long-lasting hygiene. Composite protectors on the shoulders and elbows, the pocket for the G-type back protector, and the jacket-pants fastening zipper complete the technical profile of this technical jacket with outstanding performance. Shock Protection Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard. Abrasion And Tear Resistance Mugello fabric. Boomerang mesh inserts. Nylon mesh inserts. Comfort Adjustment strap on neck. Wrist adjustment. Waist adjustment. Temperature Regulation External fabric with water-resistance treatment. Sanitized lining. Other Features Pocket for Wave G1 / G2 Reflective inserts. 2 outer pockets.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Solid performance - 5 day trip from 45 to 100 degrees
PostedJuly 29, 2012
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PNWSportTourer
From Bellevue
State:WA
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Took this on a 5 day trip with 3 solid days of riding in temperatures upward of 90 degrees. Great airflow, great fit, solid piece of gear. Was still hot when temps were above 90 but my riding buddies (in leather jackets) went down to their t-shirts and I was able to ride with my protective jacket.
Had a 3 hour stretch in sub 50 degree weather. Had a Smartwool baselayer and windbreaker underneath, got pretty chilled; testament to the great airflow of this summer jacket.
Great slim fit. I am 5'10", 155 lbs, 15.5" neck, 39" chest, athletic shoulders. The size 50 fit perfectly. No issues with wind flap at high speed though I do have a full windscreen on my bike.
Rides: 2003 Honda ST1300 ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Forcefield BackPad Insert Pro for Dainese Jackets Level 2 Performance Soft and Flexible Comfortable non restrictive Breathable Lightweight Hi Tech Design Shapes are specifically cut to fit Dainese Jackets. Please see below chart for protector measurements Size Measurements Small (G1) 15 Height 9.5 Widest Point Medium (G2) 17 Height 9.75 Widest Point (function() var cycle true ('table.sizechart tbody tr').each(function(row) classname (cycle !cycle) 'light' 'dark' row.addClassName(classname) ) )()
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
It's a back protector
PostedJuly 29, 2012
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PNWSportTourer
From Bellevue
State:WA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Got the Medium for my Dainese Shotgun (Size 50) at the recommendation of the customer service rep. It bulged out at the top so I exchanged it for the small, which works fine.
Used it in 90-100 degree weather (600 miles over 2 days). Removing this protector from my jacket only mildly increased the airflow.
Others have commented that they don't notice it. I notice it, and it adds a good amount of weight to the jacket (the jacket is super light). My bike has an upright seating position. Perhaps the price you pay for peace of mind.
Rides: 2003 Honda ST1300 ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Dainese Shotgun Jacket
4.7 out of 5(53)
 
 
 
 
 
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Spidi T-Winter H2OUT Gloves The Spidi T Winter H2Out is a winter glove with built-in waterproof and breathable H2OUT membrane, making it ideal for touring, urban use and commuting duties thanks to its great versatility. The sleeve is made of neoprene which provide ease of use and lightness, while the knuckle padding is Spidis own Powertech technology all these along with padding on the side of the small finger make this glove a versatile and very comfortable solution for any kind of biker.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Stylish & Effective
PostedMay 23, 2012
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PNWSportTourer
From Bellevue
State:WA
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
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I love these gloves. I have worn these in a variety of conditions with no issues. Worn both outside and inside my jacket cuff.
-60 degrees and sunny: worked well, not too hot.
-45 degrees at 80MPH: Did fine at speed in the mid40s for 1.5-2 hours of straight riding
-50-55 degrees and rain. 3 hours in light rain, exterior of the glove was wet but hands stayed warm and dry.
-30 degrees. Fingers started getting cold when temperature dipped below 40. At 30 they were pretty cold but I could still function for the 45 minutes it took to get up and over the pass. Wouldn't want to ride for extended periods under 40 degrees.
Caveat: I have a ST1300 with good faring and hand protection.
Rides: 2003 Honda ST1300 ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese Nighthawk Gore-Tex Boots
Dainese Nighthawk Gore-Tex Boots
Dainese Nighthawk Gore-Tex Boots This boot has been replaced by the Dainese Nighthawk C2 Gore-Tex Boot , there are very minor differences outside of CE approval. 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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent boots: great craftsmanship, look great.
PostedJuly 3, 2011
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PNWSportTourer
From Bellevue
State:WA
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Put about 350 miles on these boots in temperatures ranging from 45 to 85. One gripe is I would like to be able to cinch the ankle velcro tighter; not an issue on the bike but would make them more comfortable walking around.
I wear a 9.5 or 10, with average width. The 43 is perfect length, a tad wide and a tad deep. I had to get an insole to make it feel totally secure on my feet.
I probably won't wear these boots if it's going to be above 90 degrees -- my feet get hot, my bike gets hot, and I just need more ventilation. I gave airflow a score of 4 because they are pretty good for what they are -- waterproof GoreTex. Ultimately, I don't think there is such a thing as a perfect year-round boot. Not a big deal because I live in the Pacific Northwest USA where it rarely gets hot. I'll update again after taking these out in a hard rain or sub freezing temperatures.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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