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 Dainese Alien Leather Jacket
Dainese Alien Leather Jacket
Dainese Alien Perforated Leather Jacket A sports look and contemporary styling come together in this jacket dedicated to those in search of a technical jacket that provides protection at no expense to comfort and details, like the inserts in Nubuck leather and anodized aluminum. Top level safety is ensured by highly-resistant D-Skin leather, homologated protectors, co-injected shoulders with aluminum inserts, and the chance to increase the protective level by inserting the back protector and Thorax chest protectors in the pockets provided. Absolute ergonomics and comfort are guaranteed by ample inserts in elasticated fabric, side and collar adjustment possibilities, the 3D Bubble liner and jacket-pants fastening ability. Features Summer version (perforated leather) Composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard Co-injected shoulder with aluminum insert D-Skin leather Nabuk leather Inserts in elasticated fabric Adjustment strap on neck Waist adjustment Jacket-trousers fastening system Fixed 3D-Bubble liner air spaces Sanitized lining Pocket for Dainese G1 or G2 back protector Soft inserts Reflective inserts 2 outside pockets Internal pocket Pelle perforata (Italian patent pending) Official Product Name Dainese Alien Pelle Estivo
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great overall jacket. Consider it.
PostedJanuary 30, 2013
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DucatiDevil
From Erie, CO
State:CO
Rider Type:Gear Geek
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
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Great styling, excellent materials, what else is there?
I bought the perf version, and mine has the cool red collar (black/red/white). It vents air very well. I initially wanted to use it 3-season (Spring, Summer, Fall), but I love it so much, that I wanted to use it during the winter too. So I add a liner, either Gore-tex Performance Shell or a windproof-only one (Windstopper-like), and a down jacket with a thin base layer, and voila, 4-season functionality.
I lost a little weight, wasn't fat to begin with, so now it's about one size too large. But that makes it perfect for layering, bonus!
I have a 42" chest now, but I bought a size 56. It's a bit large, a bit squarish. I probably should be in a 54 but if I wanted a tighter fit maybe a 52. Revzilla(?) says that the 56, 58, and 60 are a more comfortable cut, i.e. beer-belly? Maybe the smaller sizes are more athletic?
I use the thorax pocket as a general pocket. I wish it had a chest pocket. I'm buying a Wave back protecter, but I can't comment on that yet.
I use an Arai XD-3 helmet, but when I do a traffic check, I bang the shoulder area and it limits my view. Either the helmet is too long, or the exposed armor plates are too large, or both. Slight nick for that. It's probably the helmet I chose. The exposed aluminum skid plates are just my style.
Overall, a great jacket. Highly recommended.
The Avro also suits my style. Check it out too.
Rides: 2011 Ducati Diavel Carbon
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Motorbike Knee High Sock Ergonomics Compression lines to sustain muscles lower vibrations and optimization of blood circulation Ankle support for a better comfort and driving precision Footbed padding to isolate the foot from vibration Anatomical asymmetrical cut, differentiated for right and left foot Padded shinbone and toes for lower boot pressure during the ride Temperature adjustment Heel, footbed and toes made with Nanoglide fabric for higher breathability, optimization of the thermoregulation, lower moisture, lower friction between skin and fabric to reduce the risk of blisters and skin irritation Ventilated mesh panel on the back of the foot Sizing Small 38-40 Medium 41-43 Large 44-47
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Technical, but too tall
PostedJanuary 30, 2013
Customer avatar
DucatiDevil
From Erie, CO
State:CO
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Let's just come out with it, I like socks. I wear socks all the time, I never go barefoot. I like bags and shoes too, maybe I should have been female... Huh.
The socks are very technical, which I do prefer, but they are way too tall. I mean, why do they go over the knee? If you pull them all the way up, they cut into your lower thigh, if you roll them down, now you have two layers just under your knee. I don't understand.
I then tried the identical mid sock, but it doesn't even come to the top of my boot, and that feels funny.
So what I ride with is my Smartwool ski socks. Perfect. I prefer the thin PhD ones. Padding in all the right places, warm or cool weather, breathable, tough, just the right height. Perfect.
Sorry to say, but these just sit in my drawer looking nice. They had the potential but have the wrong height.
Rides: 2011 Ducati Diavel Carbon
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Dainese Alien Leather Pants Long rides require high comfort ensured at no expense to safety Dainese offers these pants made with highly resistant and soft D-Skin leather to touring riders who demand quality and comfort. Elasticated inserts, elasticated fabric in the lower back area combined with a revised fit and a double zip on the calf let these pants provide optimum ergonomics with the possibility for either fastening to the jacket or using the belt loops. The homologated composite protectors on the knees complement the homologated soft protectors at the sides derived from F1 racing technology. FEATURES Composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard Soft protectors certified to Standard EN 1621.1/97 at sides D-Skin leather S1 fabric Abrasion and tear resistance Inserts in elasticated fabric Elasticated inserts Jacket-trousers fastening system Double calf zip Belt loops NanoFeel liner 2 outside pockets Reflective inserts
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great pant! Well made and comfortable.
PostedJanuary 28, 2013
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DucatiDevil
From Erie, CO
State:CO
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I've ridden these pants for 3k+ miles now and they are just excellent. On the bike, I forget they are there, but I still know I have outstanding protection. I've ridden them from 35-95 degrees, 35-55 I do wear a thin base layer, and they just work. I usually ride them inside my Dainese Torque Out's, but they adjust to being outside too. I do wish they had 2 more belt loops in the front, where they fasten, because a belt rides up and over the top of the pants, so they sag in the front, and I keep pulling up my pants. Kinda weird that they are missing loops in that normal spot. They could also have a bit of color to them, maybe to match the Alien jacket?
Yes, I recommend this product.
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