ViperAir000
 
 
 
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    June 13, 2013
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Alpinestars A-10 Air-Flo Pants Alpinestars Air-Flo system means maximum ventilation for riding with comfort and protection in hot conditions. Practical and convenient, combined with great styling and looks. Keep your cool and ride safely in the heat by pairing these with the T-GP-R Air or T-GP Plus Air Jacket. Features 1200D and 600D Polyester Fabric construction with abrasion resistant Air Flo mesh for maximum cooling Removable CE approved GP knee and tibia protectors Embroidered logos Pre-curved construction for riding comfort Waist zipper connection allows attachment to selected alpinestars leather and textile jackets Removable knee slider covers
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Highly ventilated, all textile pants ready for knee pucks, but the fit could be better.
PostedJune 13, 2013
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ViperAir000
From Kansas City
State:MO
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
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Small
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They're the only high airflow, all textile pants that come set up for knee pucks, but the loose waist and wimpy jacket-attachment zipper make me fear getting caught with my pants down.
These pants are very comfortable. I'm actually planning on doing a 900 mile weekend trip in them. However, part of what makes them comfortable is that the elasticated waist is quite loose, so much so that they slide down while walking if my jacket isn't zipped into them. And there is no waist adjustment. I had to go with a size 54 because of my height (6'3"). Any size smaller and my bare legs would be showing out of my boot while in riding position, and any size larger I'd be able to fit a pillion in the waist with me.
I wish I could be reassured by the jacket-attachment zipper, and it does hold the pants up just fine, but in a crash I'm afraid the wimpy little teeth would give way and I'd grind my behind across the asphalt.
The thighs, knees, and lower legs fit nice and snug, and although I haven't had the pleasure of dragging knee in them, I'm confident that a puck will stay in place during more aggressive riding.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Spidi Wake-E Gloves The Spidi Wake-E motorcycle glove is an enduro style glove with a short cut and sporty look. The Wake-E glove has reinforcements on the back of the hand, padding at the side of the hand and padding on the palm. Flex areas at the fore finger ensure greater control on the brakes and neoprene in the cuff ensures the gloves remain comfortable even during all-action enduro riding. Features Keramide reinforced palm Palm padding Back and side of hand padding Neoprene inserts in the wrists Punched mesh fabric Neoprene Keramide reinforcements Clarino special fibers Carbon padding Elasticated fabric
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
If you're looking for a summer-weight, protective, non-leather glove, the Spidi Wake-E fits...like a glove!
PostedJune 13, 2013
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ViperAir000
From Kansas City
State:MO
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
The three criteria that led me to select this glove were (in order of importance) (1) no leather, (2) good airflow, and (3) high protection. (2) and (3) are tough to find in a non-leather glove; I wanted to step up from the thin Mechanix gloves I was using for summer riding, but I didn't want some thickly insulated and waterproof touring-style glove.
This glove fits (as long as you order a size up)! Mesh on the back of the hand and, most importantly, between the fingers, provides a ton of airflow, and the hard knuckle piece, double stitching throughout, and Keramide palm provides me peace of mind that my hands are properly protected. I did a lot of research looking for the right glove, and this is the most protective non-leather summer motorcycle glove that I could find.
The only thing I'm not thrilled about is the rubberized Spidi logo on the edge of the glove below the pinky. If I go down, I want to slide across the road, not grip it with the side of my hand. Definitely not a deal breaker, but I'd rather this part of the glove be covered in some kind of hard plastic, like that which is on the knuckle, instead.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Viper Air Jacket This fashionably street-styled summer jacket features a mesh-on-mesh structure to offer unsurpassed levels of internal climate control. Pre-curved sleeves with Velcro volume adjustments, together with versatile V-ring waist fit, make the Viper highly customizable. The comfort benefits are ramped up with a removable windproof inner vest lining. Features Constructed from hard-wearing 600 Denier poly-fabric outer shell reinforced with PU Extensive double mesh on mesh panel construction on front and rear panels Removable windproof inner vest lining to allow jacket to be worn in wet weather Full interior mesh liner with Velcro closing wallet pocket Airflow-intake system on lower arms with perforated gusset Removable CE-certified Bio-Armor shoulder and elbow protection Chest and Back protector compartments with PE comfort padding (CE certified Bio Armor back protector insert available as accessory) Neoprene comfort edge on cuff and collar Collar constructed from padded 3D mesh Elongated rear profile, plus Velcro and D-ring waist adjustment Pre-curved sleeves External zippered hand pockets Internal waist connection zipper allows attachment to selected Alpinestars pants Reflective detailing on front and back Stitched and printed logos and YKK auto locking zippers Note The Black/Flo Yellow/White colorway features a Black collar, not Yellow as shown.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Although stylish and comfortable for summer rides, the practicality and durability of this jacket may not be up to commuting standards.
PostedJune 13, 2013
Customer avatar
ViperAir000
From Kansas City
State:MO
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I purchased this jacket because I was looking for an alternative to my Joe Rocket Reactor 2.0. I got the Reactor when I first got into motorcycles, and being a tall guy (6'3" and 195 lbs), I had to compromise on fit. I got a Reactor in medium to fit me in the chest and shoulders, but it's too short at the waist and way too short in the sleeves.
The Alpinestars Viper Air jacket in size large is a much better fit for me. The sleeves are just a hair short, but it's a huge improvement over the Reactor. The Viper Air is just long enough at the waist and fits great in the shoulders and chest. It's also the best looking jacket I own.
But for a $200 jacket, there are some downsides. The zippers are small and weak. I got home from a ride yesterday and the main zipper had come undone at the bottom and separated about 2" up. The 2 outer pockets have teeny tiny zipper pulls that are impossible to manipulate with gloves on. The main shell of the jacket is mesh and flows air well, but not as well as the wider-weave mesh on my Reactor.
I like this jacket, but some features make me think this jacket was designed with the motorcycle poser in mind and is not meant to stand up to the rigor of daily use. There are two mesh pockets on the inside of the jacket, one on each side of the main zipper. They have hook and loop closures, and unless you line it up perfectly, it grabs at the surrounding mesh material and rips it up. These pockets will be blown out by the end of the summer. The weather resistant liner has pockets in it that have been successful in my experience at keeping water off of their contents, but the main jacket has no waterproof pockets. Now, waterproof pockets don't flow air, but this couldn't be the reason for not including a waterproof chest pocket, because the inside pockets that hold the chest pads are made of a non-mesh nylon! A huge portion of the chest on this, a mesh jacket, has a not-very-breathable and non-removable nylon lining!
The material in the main shell of the jacket seems like it would fair well in a crash. However, the single stitching throughout suggests it will fair well in at most one crash. I do have to admit that the single stitching on the Viper Air is much prettier than the double stitching on my Reactor.
The Viper Air is a good jacket for it's intended purpose, but a few modifications (heftier zippers, bigger zipper pulls, mesh chest pad pockets, snaps instead of velcro on the inside pockets) would make this a much more road worthy piece at nearly the same price. I'd certainly shell out more dough for a higher quality mesh jacket with the fit and style of the Viper Air, but overall I'm happy with my purchase.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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