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Shoei GT-Air Wanderer Helmet SHOEI introduces the GT-Air, a lightweight full-face helmet with improved ventilation, a fully removable noise-reducing interior, a built-in sun visor and a distinctively stylish shell that is as good looking as it is integral to its performance while on the road. Aerodynamic Shell Design Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind tunnel and professional riders feedback Multi-Piece EPS liner enhances impact absorption and ventilation Three shell and four EPS liner sizes provide increased fit options that help to comfortably fit most head sizes Molded air spoiler reduces drag and lift, as well as diminishes pressure on the riders neck while riding at speed Sun Shield Visor System Built-in QSV-1 sun shield gives riders instant relief from sun glare in one quick motion Visor meets ANSI Z80.3-2010 standard for non-prescription eyeglasses Large and easy to reach switch activates the 3D injection-molded inner sun shield Distortion-free shield blocks 99 of harmful UV rays Forehead area of the outer shell is raised slightly to accommodate the internal sun shield, helping allow for the integrity of the helmets inner EPS liner to remain intact Ventilation System Upper Air Intake Vent is positioned to maximize air volume into the helmet interior Large upper intake vent positioned to maximize performance behind wind screens Easy to operate large lower intake vent Lower air intake/defroster vent reduces shield fogging and increases ventilation The rear/neck vents allow for effective air exhaust Breath guard and chin curtain included Advanced Integrated Matrix (AIM) High performance fiber materials are combined with elastic organic fibers to create a shell structure that is ultra-lightweight, rigid and resilient Interior System 3-D Max-Dry center pad and multi-layered, polyurethane foam cheek pads Chin curtain prevents wind entry and reduces noise Cheek pads are replaceable or removable for maintenance Eyeglass compatible interior E.Q.R.S. (Emergency Quick-Release System) allows emergency medical personnel to easily remove the cheek pads from the helmet of a rider involved in an accident, in turn making the helmet more easily removable Standard Chin-Strap Clip Neatly secures chin strap CNS-1 Shield System The CNS-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces Includes new redesigned Pinlock Anti-Fog Lens for more coverage of the CNS-1 shield Dual-Ridge window bead increases contact with the shield to reduce wind noise Scratch-resistant shield coating 99.9 protection from harmful UV AB rays Safety Certification DOT-218 Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great helmet, nice graphic, tight fit
PostedOctober 15, 2013
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JonnyCrash
From Ottawa
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
A short real-world review follows. Please note for reference that I have a head which is 57.5cm in diameter... right in the middle of Shoei's Medium and Large sizes. Normally I fit into a medium better than a large. After trying on the GT-Air, I thought my head would implode after putting the medium on, and therefore bought a large. After riding with it for a couple of months, I regret that decision.
Sizing:
Shoei claims that this helmet fits exactly the same as all of its other helmets. If this is the case, then whoever test-fits Shoei's helmets has the most interesting head in the history of heads! From my experience, I would say that it is about 1/4 to 1/2 a size tighter than the RF-1100 or Qwest helmets.
That being said, when you first try this helmet on, you will want to go up a size. I did, and I regret it. The reason you will want to go up a size is because they are tight when new. It will be extremely painful breaking this helmet in: even having gone up a size my break-in was painful, but my problem is that now it feels a bit loose and I'm thinking of getting different internals in order to pad it out a bit more. (Don't do what I did... take the pain. Swallow a bunch of tylenols or advil or whatever and just wear the helmet for a couple of hours. It'll be great after that.) Even after being broken in, though, the helmet will be very tight when putting it on. Every time I wrangle mine onto my head I have flashbacks to passing through the birth canal and that time I got my head stuck between two rungs in the railing. It's that tight. You have to really stretch the opening by pulling the straps against the outside of the helmet in order to get it on, and even then your ears are going to be bent over and you'll have to waggle the whole thing around. It's kind of crazy. But the benefit is that the neck roll will keep a lot of wind out of the helmet. Which brings me to:
Noise:
This helmet is pretty quiet. It could be quieter, but then most helmets could. the neck roll should keep a lot of the wind noise out. I say "should" because mine is a bit too large, and therefore there are gaps. However, if I put my hand over the gap the noise goes away, so if I had a proper-sized helmet instead of having gone too big, I would probably be fine. Re-read the fit section: the proper fit is going to require sacrifice, but will give great results.
Comfort:
Once broken in and on your head this helmet is quite comfortable. The materials, as in all Shoeis, are top-notch. They can also all come out to be washed, which is really helpful if you are prone to sweating when it gets hot. A helmet is a lot more comfortable when it isn't smelly and sweat-soaked.
Aerodynamics:
The aerodynamics are pretty good. Not much else to say!
Visibility:
The new Shoei visor system provides great visibility. There really is a noticeable difference between this helmet and my older Qwest and RF-1100 helmets. The pin-lock is a nice add-in, but Shoei didn't do it out of the kindness of their hearts: you NEED the pinlock for morning riding or whenever it is cool/rainy out. This helmet fogs up worse than any I've ever seen. Without the pinlock in, I would have to describe the shield as "opaque" rather than clear. I think the new neck roll is probably to blame, but wow... Shoei, you gotta fix this in your next iteration. It's bad.
On the plus side, the internal sun visor is a treat. It's not anywhere near as good as a dedicated tinted shield in terms of visibility, but it is good for what it is. When using it through the pinlock and the clear shield things get a little muddy. When used without the pinlock it is as good as some other brands' tinted visors. But compared to the dark smoke visor that I bought for the RF-1100 I lose a lot of shadow detail when riding. That being said, I would rather ride with this helmet and not have to change visors... so I only wear the RF-1100 now if I know I will only be riding in very sunny conditions. Or with the clear shield if I know I will be riding in only rainy conditions... so I can avoid the fogging.
Ventilation:
I was actually quite disappointed by the ventilation in the GT-Air. I expected it to be at least as good as the RF-1100, but it is not. I think even the Qwest has better ventilation. I can barely tell the difference between having the top vent open and closed. The chin vent works well, though.
Protection:
Untested.
Weight:
Average.
Aesthetics:
As with all of Shoei's products, the finish on this helmet is amazing. The graphic looks fabulous, full and rich and not at all like the screened graphics found on some other brands. The shape of the helmet is very appealing, and the bump that accommodates the visor really works well with the helmet. In the wanderer graphic, the reflective silver looks very subtle until hit by a light source. I like it a lot.
Overall recommendation:
If I had to do it all over, I would buy this helmet again. But I would buy it in a medium rather than a large and I would suffer through the break-in.
Rides: 2013 Triumph Street Triple R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Racing Perforated Pelle Jacket This technical jacket vaunts an aggressive, distinctive sports look with aluminum inserts on the shoulders that complete this models aesthetics and design while providing greater protection. Cowhide, composite protectors on the shoulders and elbows, and the pocket for the G-type back protector ensure protection in case of fall. Comfort, ergonomics, and practicality are ensured by elasticated inserts on the neck, sleeves and sides, and the jacket-pants fastening zipper. Air inlets on the sides and chest permit ideal inner temperature control. Protection Composite protectors certified to EN 1621.197 Co-injected shoulder with aluminum insert Abrasion and Tear Resistance Cowhide leather S1 fabric Comfort Ergonomics Jacket-trousers fastening system Waist adjustment Inserts in elasticated fabric Elasticated inserts Collar with elasticated inserts Temperature Regulation Air inlets on the chest and sides Sanitized lining Localized perforation Other Pocket for Wave G1 and G2 Reflective inserts Internal pocket 2 outside pockets Please Note Images are of NON-Perforated version, but this is the perforated jacket.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great warm-weather jacket
PostedAugust 23, 2013
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JonnyCrash
From Ottawa
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
This is my second perforated jacket, but my first Dainese. It flows a lot more air than the Alpinestars I replaced it with. The leather on this jacket is amazing: both supple and light, but it looks like it will give a lot of protection. And it looks amazing!
The jacket doesn't fit my body type (stockier build) perfectly, but it does fit well. Overall, I am in love with this jacket.
The downsides of the Racing are that it is very expensive -- I could have bought two other jackets for the price of this one -- and that it is not a full three season jacket. Once the weather gets cold this jacket won't cut it. A liner would have been nice for the price.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Summit H2O Gloves Featuring the same technical specifications as the Summit glove, the REVIT SUMMIT H2O offers the added functionality of total waterproofing. Thanks to the addition of the newly developed hydratex Pro Touch membrane, which is fixed to the inside of the goatskin outer shell, your hands stay dry, no matter the weather, while offering an unsurpassed level of comfort and a perfect grip. The REVIT SUMMIT H2O is a great choice as a fall/spring and summer waterproof glove. REVIT PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell goatskin, PWRKevlar stretch, sure grip, suede leather with WR finish, hypalon Lining tri-fleece liner Waterproofing hydratex Pro Touch (5000mm H2O) Breathability hydratex Pro Touch (5000g/m2/24hrs) Composition outer shell 80 leather, 18 polyamide, 2 aramide lining 100 polyester membrane 100 polyurethane Protection PU injected finger knuckles, TPR hard shell knuckle, TPU hard-shell little finger protector, Dual-comp palm slider, schoeller-keprotec at palm, EVA foam at thumb and palm Visibility reflection at cuff, reflective logo at cuff ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit Adjustability adjustment strap at wrist, adjustment tab at cuff Features stretch lips at fingers and backhand, sure grip patches, elastic at wrist, visor wiper, regular cuff
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect gloves for rainy weather
PostedJune 8, 2013
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JonnyCrash
From Ottawa
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I purchased these after my first time getting caught in the rain without waterproof gloves, and they are a much better alternative. They look pretty stylish, are VERY comfortable and keep the water out -- just like it says on the box. They even have a cute little squeegee thing on the left index finger that is supposed to help clear water from your helmet visor, but I keep forgetting to try it out.
A couple of notes: these gloves are waterproof, so airflow is non-existent. They are therefore also ok at keeping your hands warm in strong wind and on cooler days, but they are by no means a cold-weather glove. The fit is typical for Rev'It gloves, which is to say they fit smaller than their North Americal glove counterparts. They are pretty true to Rev'It sizing though.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REVIT Enterprise Pants The REVIT Enterprise trousers are one of the most versatile products in the REVIT! range. These water-resistant over-trousers dont come with a thermal liner, but instead are designed to be worn over regular street clothes. Thanks to the easy-entrance zipper they can be easily slipped on over boots. They feature two generous pockets, laminated reflection and CE-approved armor at the knees. The Enterprise trousers are the perfect complement to a number of matching REVIT! jackets. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer Shell Polyester 600D, polyester rib, wax polyester 600D Waterproofing Hydratex G-liner (5000mm H2O) Breathability Hydratex G-liner (5000g/m2/24hrs) Composition Outer Shell 100 polyester Lining 99 polyamide, 1 polyester Protection Knox Flexiform CE protection at knees, fully perforated EVA foam at hips Visibility Laminated reflection at calf ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit Tour fit, regular Adjustability Adjustment strap at waist, adjustment tab at ankles, short tall lengths available Features Short connection zipper, elastic at waistband, adjustable protector pockets, easy entrance zipper, hook snap front closure Pockets Stash pockets, slit pockets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great overpant
PostedJune 8, 2013
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JonnyCrash
From Ottawa
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
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 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I picked up a pair of these to wear when commuting and when the weather is cold and rainy. Since I didn't want two pairs over overpants, I decided to sacrifice airflow for something that would keep me warm and dry! My commute isn't long anyway.
These pants fit really well, though as typical with Rev'It they are european fit. I wear a size XL over 38" jeans, and that works just fine. They are quite comfortable as a second layer, and have good zipped pockets at the waist and a handy cargo pocket on the right leg. The armor is present but non-intrusive, and I feel a lot safer riding with these pants on when I'm not going someplace where it makes sense to wear my leathers.
The pants come with a back-zip which allows them to be hooked up to a jacket, and I've found that this zipper is cross-compatible with several other brands, so if you don't have a Rev'It jacket you may still be able to connect them. But even if you don't connect them, the pants come up quite high in the back so that you won't have plumber-butt action. Aside from protecting you from that, this feature also makes sure that you won't get wet if your jacket isn't touring length.
I can't say enough good things about these pants. I love 'em!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Bionic Air Back Protector Insert Features The Bionic Air Back Protector insert is CE certified to the latest back protector standard and offers the street rider superior levels of comfort and performance in an ergonomic design. CE Certified Level 1 to the LATEST back protector standard (prEN1621-22010) allowing a slimmer, more ergonomic design. Slips in to your jackets back protector pocket to give you high levels of protection on the street without hindering riding comfort. Innovative Dual Density Honeycomb Technology (DDH) combines two different honeycomb structures to offer lightweight impact protection with exceptional breathability and comfort Outer Honeycomb plate - Made of Polypropylene provides an outer structure to protect the back from penetrating injuries, as well as dissipating impact force over a wider area Inner Honeycomb foam - Made from a special elastomeric compound, this light and flexible impact foam absorbs transferred energy Please see below chart for protector measurements Size Measurements Medium 16.5 Height 10 Widest Point 9 Narrowest Point Large 19 Height 10 Widest Point 9 Narrowest Point (function() var cycle true ('table.sizechart tbody tr').each(function(row) classname (cycle !cycle) 'light' 'dark' row.addClassName(classname) ) )()
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great back protector
PostedMay 15, 2013
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JonnyCrash
From Ottawa
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
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
I got one of these back protectors for my AlpineStars jacket and am glad I did. It is very lightweight and it's design flows air freely. I don't notice it at all in my jacket... In fact I stop to check if its there every few times I use my jacket. I highly recommend it as an in-jacket protector. It won't protect you as much as a dedicated back protector with straps and a long tail, but for casual riding it'll do the trick.
Note: I rated it highly for comfort, because it is so comfortable you won't notice it. It's also very fairly priced, so great bang for the buck. Also, it flows a lot of air, so high marks. It's a quality piece of gear, as one would expect from AlpineStars, so high marks again. I also rated it highly for features, but am a bit conflicted about that: it's a back protector. It protects your back and fits in your jacket. Not exactly feature-rich, but what do you expect from a back protector? It doesn't charge my cell phone or make me a latte, and it's rubbish at giving directions, and I can't find a single cup holder... But none of those things would be expected in such an item.
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Dainese Delta Pro Leather Pants Protection Removable composite protections certified to EN 621.1/97 Standard. Abrasion and Tear resistance Cowhide leather. S1 fabric. Comfort Ergonomics Jacket-trousers fastening system. Double calf zip. Adjustable waist. Inserts in elasticated fabric. Elasticated inserts. Temperature Regulation Sanitized lining. Perforated leather for warm weather riding Other Features Reflective inserts. Replaceable sliders. Soft inserts. 2 outside pockets. Denoted as Delta Pro Pelle Estivo in Dainese catalog Non-Perforated Delta Pro Pants are available in multiple color options
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best. Pants. Ever.
PostedMay 15, 2013
Customer avatar
JonnyCrash
From Ottawa
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
For years I laughed at my friend Ben, who had a penchant for wearing leather pants. But to be fair, he didn't ride a motorcycle; he just thought they were fashionable. They weren't. Fast forward 10 years, and I have bought myself a motorcycle and am looking for something stylish and protective to put on my legs and lower torso. What do I find? Leather pants! And they're fabulous. I kept wearing them around the house until my wife started reading 50 Shades of Gray... Now I just wear them on the bike.
But that's ok, because riding is where these pants shine. They are incredibly comfortable in riding position, and flow enough air to keep me from getting heatstroke. The armor feels solid and reassuring, and, frankly, they make me look like I'm a much better rider than I am. If I had to think of one complaint about these pants, it's that the knee sliders are a bit defective: no matter how hard I try I just can't get them to touch the ground when I lean my bike. Maybe mine are just too short or something. Anyway, I stopped wearing them because people were laughing at how pristine the demon-head logos were.
So, you may ask, how do these pants stack up to my friend Ben's? Well, I'll tell you:
1. These pants feel I destructible, and with the D-Skin leather and CE armor they are pretty close. You feel protected when riding with hem, and that confidence feels good. Ben's pants had no armor, and would likely fall apart in a strong wind.
2. The Delta Pro pants look amazing. Pictures don't come close to doing these pants justice. Without these pants I look like a 40-year-old prat who bought himself an expensive toy. With them, people think I know what I'm doing. Women wolf-whistle at me, and so do some men. Nothing wrong with that, I'm still flattered. I feel like a million bucks wearing them, which means that I came out $999,950.00 ahead with this transaction. Conversely, Ben looked a little bit like a bi-curious '80s drug dealer in his leather pants. It did not help that he wore them with sneakers.
3. These pants are totally track ready. Ben's pants were lounge-ready.
4. Ben paid a couple hundred bucks for his pants. I paid a lot more for these, so on the surface it looks like he got a better deal. But you have to pay for quality, and the Delta Pros are certainly quality. Every stitch and every detail scream it. They even smell like fine quality leather. Ben's pants smelled like... Well, lets not talk about that.
In conclusion, buy these pants if you want awesome riding pants that look and feel way better than lesser leather pants. Particularly better than leather pants that aren't made for riding.
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 Shoei RF-1100 Enigma Helmet (White/Red/Green only)
Shoei RF-1100 Enigma Helmet (White/Red/Green only)
Shoei RF1100 Enigma Helmet We are proud to introduce the Shoei RF-1100 Enigma Helmet. While the RF-1000 was a great success, the engineers at Shoei are always working to develop the next great helmet using advanced technology, modern testing practices, and 50 years of helmet-building experience. The result They threw out the molds and built the Shoei RF-1100 Helmets from scratch. From that line emerges the Shoei RF-1100 Enigma - where aggressive styling meets Shoeis unrivaled attention to detail. Features Shell-Integrated Spoiler Variable Ventilation System Dual-Layer EPS Liner Interior System Q.R.S.A. (Quick Release Self-Adjusting) Base Plate System CW-1 Shield AIM+ Shell Construction (Snell M2010-Approved) 5 Shell Sizes Chin Curtain Breath Guard
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great helmet
PostedJune 8, 2012
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JonnyCrash
From Ottawa
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I picked this up to replace a QWEST that hit the pavement (without my head in it... still, better safe than sorry!). The helmet is more comfortable for me than the QWEST, and actually fits a bit tighter (the Large QWEST was a bit looser than I like, the Large RF1100 was initially very tight but then worked in to being just right.) The venting is fabulous on this helmet, much better than the QWEST. The only disadvantage of this helmet is that it is much louder than the QWEST while riding, as I am hearing a lot more wind noise. I ride a naked bike in a standard position, and this helmet is made more for a tucking rider, so that may be why.
Rides: 2011 Triumph Street Triple R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Cardo Scala G4 Snow Powerset Powerset includes two G4 Snow units. The rugged scala rider G4 is the perfect companion in any winter environment. It lets you communicate with your friends while you enjoy riding the snowy trails. Connect with up to two other snowmobiles or among two riders and their two passengers in crystal-clear conference mode or use any of the other remarkable communication and entertainment options the scala rider G4 has to offer Mobile phone connectivity, A2DP stereo music from your MP3 Player, built-in FM radio and more. The scala rider G4 is hands down the world's most feature-rich communication and entertainment system for snowmobile riders and the PowerSet box brings you two factory-paired G4 units ready to go. Multiple Device Connectivity (MDC) Thanks to MDC technology, the scala rider G4 offers parallel connectivity as follows Snowmobile Intercom conference mode with two other scala rider G4 users and with one of the following Bluetooth devices Mobile Phone (either directly or via a GPS device) GPS device A2DP enabled MP3 Player or Adapter plus built-in FM radio and cable connectivity to external MP3 player Priority Management No need to manually disconnect from intercom or music to receive incoming phone calls or GPS instructions! Technical Specifications General Talk time up to 13 hours Standby time 7 days Charging time 3 hours Certificates FCC, IC,CE, Bluetooth Bluetooth version 2.1 class 1 Chip manufacturer Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR) Battery type Rechargeable Li-Polymer (for use in North American style Type A electrical outlets) Digital Signal Processing (DSP) for advanced audio Snowmobile Intercom 4-Way (2 riders and 2 passengers) 3-Way (3 separate snowmobiles) 2-Way (rider-to-rider or rider-to-passenger) Mobile Phone Conference Mode (rider, passenger, outside caller) GPS (requires headset profile) Compatible with most major Bluetooth GPS devices GPS voice instructions override music, FM Radio and Intercom calls Supported Mobile Phone Profiles and Functions Headset and Handsfree profiles A2DP/AVRCP profile for wireless streaming stereo from MP3 player or other A2DP device Voice Dial Redial Call Reject Conference mode between outside caller, Driver and Passenger Built-in FM Radio 87.5 MHz to 108 MHz FM receiver RDS functionality (adjusts to best frequencies according to zones) 6-station memory with Search and Store functions Automatic radio muting for incoming calls Software Update Software update-ready directly from PC (requires Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 based PC) MP3 / Music Wireless MP3 music (A2DP) or through cable connected MP3 player Mechanical / Functional Features Fits virtually all snowmobile helmets Quick-Release mechanism to detach Snowmobile Bluetooth headset from clamp Glue-On Option included (in lieu of clamp attachment) Corded microphone and two slim speakers fit even the tightest full-faced helmets Multiple control buttons Mobile phone Channel to Rider A Channel to Rider B Volume Up Volume Down FM Radio MP3 Player Audio Features Multi-Lingual Spoken Status Announcements Specially Calibrated Noise Cancellation Microphone AGC technology automatic volume adjustment of audio signals according to riding speed and ambient noise (AGC covers audio from MP3 Player, Mobile Phone, Intercoms, GPS) VOX technology accept or reject calls by voice commands Design Flip-Up Antenna for intercom extended range of up to 1 mile Fully rain and snow resistant (certified waterproof and dustproof - IP 67) Rugged and streamlined design Charger 110/240V 50/60Hz Universal Travel Charger Charger unit uses USB cable that also serves as software download cable. Compatible with entire scala rider product line Tested in Alaska Includes set of two (2) G4 Snow units.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Great in theory; not yet great in practice
PostedJune 8, 2012
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JonnyCrash
From Ottawa
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I bought this set so that my wife and I could communicate on the road, and thought that the wired microphones would be better than the boom microphones for our full-face helmets. These are my findings so far:
1. Installation: pretty easy. I had to play with the microphone locations to optimize sound pick-up and speaker locations because they were interfering with my wife's ear and bending it when she wore her helmet (Shoei TR-Z).
2. Features: I've only tried the G4 to G4 communications, so cannot comment on the radio, phone or GPS pairing or MP3 connections.
3. Communications: This is the reason I bought these headsets, and... they mostly work. I have had several issues where they will be working fine and then all of a sudden my wife and I can no longer hear each other. We are never more than 300m apart, so I don't believe it is a distance issue: I am still trying to fiddle with settings to fix this. I find that you have to speak loudly and deliberately in order to get them to transmit voice between the units, and that means that casual conversations, like the types I was hoping to have (think in-car conversation) aren't really possible: you are always thinking about how you are going to say things clearly. The voice quality is usually pretty good (when it works), but it is more walkie-talkie quality than telephone quality: you must enunciate clearly to be understood.
Snowmobile vs Motorcycle?: In retrospect, I really wish I'd bought the motorcycle powerset instead of the snowmobile powerset. I bought this set because we have full-faced helmets and I did not want to deal with the solid boom getting in the way of putting my helmet on. The wired microphones on this set, however, have no wind shielding to them: I knew this, but didn't think much of it. Now whenever my wife has her visor open, even a little bit, I get a lot of wind noise being transmitted through the system, and it is very, very annoying. Closing the visor fixes this (but she doesn't get as much ventilation.)
Overall thoughts: I really wish I could have tried this before I bought it. I would send it back and exchange it, except that it was my Christmas gift (my wife let me choose what I wanted, order it and she paid for it... she's the best!) so I've had it for about 6 months before I was able to give it a proper test. I will likely try to buy a boom microphone kit for my wife's helmet to fix the wind noise issue.
Rides: 2011 Triumph Street Triple R
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