Grifftoothjockey
 
 
 
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    August 17, 2011
  • Last review
    May 4, 2012
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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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice cool weather glove
PostedMay 4, 2012
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Grifftoothjockey
From Milwaukee
State:WI
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Looking for a glove to keep my hands from freezing during my commute on the days with temps in the 30's, I figured I'd try the A-star. The cost is attractive. The look of the glove, the construction, and the feel of the materials is great. My hands are now much warmer on those cold mornings. I have not had a chance to ride them in wet weather. I am a little disappointed that the XL size feels a bit tighter than I expected. I am hoping that with time the glove will break in a bit more. Working the controls are a little more difficult and take some getting used to with this 'thicker' than my summer weight glove. Cheers!
Rides: 2011 Triumph Sprint GT 1050
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese TRQ-Tour Gore-Tex Boots A TeamZilla favorite, the Dainese TRQ-Tour boots are perhaps the best option for commuting, or sport touring. Collectively, we have put thousands of miles as well as a few crashes on the Dainese TRQ line and they never fail to impress. Recommended as a 3-season cold-weather boot that stretches nicely into the warmer months with Gore-Tex breathability, the TRQ-Tour Boots are the kind of protection that you will forget to take off! The axial hinge provides excellent protection, while allowing for comfortable movement as you walk. In addition, the rear entry zipper allows for easy entry/exit to the boot. D-Axial jointed anti-ankle twist back system in TPU Nylon toe TPU rear shinguards TPU heelcounter Nylon heel Cowhide leather D-Stone fabric Elasticated bellows Elasticated inserts Internal regulation with Velcro Closing with zipper at the back Waterproof / Breathable Gore-Tex membrane High grip TPU inserts Padded insert for gear shifter guard Reflective inserts Non-slip sole Italian patent pending Microelastic elasticated inserts(PCT Patent Pending)
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Very Nice Boot
PostedAugust 17, 2011
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Grifftoothjockey
From Milwaukee
State:WI
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Narrow
Wide
I spent a lot of time trying to determine which boot to go with before purchasing the Dianese. Previously, I had a pair of BMW street style boots. I wanted something with protection, ventilation, walkability. So.. It came down to an Icon, Sidi, Alpinestar, etc... what to do? So I spoke to a sales rep and viola! Anyway... I wear size 44 birkenstocks (no socks). I chose to go with the size 45 boot (with socks) which was a good decision. I recommend that if you tend toward wide feet that you purchase a good arch support system (Good Feet) as without mine these would be unwearable (too narrow). Or just go with another boot. I also recommend a very light sock (Poly-pro or silk). The boot is warm when idle. However, at speed my feet are comfortable. I have yet to experience wet weather. The boots are snug yet comfortable. While walking is ok, hiking is not recommended. The cuff around the shin is a bit rough and I hope that it softens. The zipper is tricky as it catches the fabric and becomes frustratingly stuck. Entry and exit is easy. The protection 'feels' substantial around the heal, ankle, and shin. Footing is sure and activation of the shifter is adequate.
Rides: 2011 Triumph Sprint GT 1050
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Olympia Recon 3 Mesh Pants
Olympia Recon 3 Mesh Pants
Olympia Recon 3 Mesh Pants The Olympia Recon 3 Mesh Tech Pant quickly transforms from full blown armored motorcycle gear to functional cargo shorts in seconds. Theyre designed to handle serious stretches of highway, dual sport rides, a day at the beach, a tour of the Badlands, or daily commuting. Two oversized storage / goggle pockets makes stowing extra gear a breeze. Constructed in rugged Cordura fabric with ballistic mesh panels, they offer maximum airflow with superior abrasion resistance. Features Outer shell constructed in 500 Denier Cordura fabric with ballistic airflow mesh panels Zip off lower legs transform pant into shorts Lower side leg zippers allow detachment of leg bottoms without removing boots 3M Scotchlite reflective piping at lower legs Custom Fit, EZ Hem boot cut bottom Removable and adjustable height CE approved Motion Flex armor at knees Relaxed tailored fit Cool mesh airflow lining Six multifunctional pockets 8 connecting zipper connects pant to jackets Removable EVA compression foam at hips
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice summer riding britches
PostedAugust 17, 2011
Customer avatar
Grifftoothjockey
From Milwaukee
State:WI
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Very true to fit. I am 5' 11" @ 191 lbs (maybe) with 34" inseam. Like the belt loops for optional belt as my waisteline fluctuates. Really dig the zip off lower leg feature and the cargo pockets. Speaking of pockets..there are plenty of them. Air flow/ventilation at speed is good. Just don't expect much air flowage whilst standing still. Knee armor is good imo, and easily adjusted. Hip armor is kinda lame and could/should be better. Alas, something is better than nothing. I figure I can wear these in spring and fall with poly-pro long johns and have rain pants if needed. Overall a good pant. BTW have the Olympia mesh jacket and it performs exceptionally.
Rides: 2011 Triumph Sprint GT 1050
Yes, I recommend this product.
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