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Alpinestars Andes Drystar Pants Designed using Alpinestars exclusive DRYSTAR material, the Alpinestars Andes Drystar Pant is versatile with 100 waterproofing and high levels of breathability in difficult conditions. With added CE-certified protection in strategic areas, these pants can adapt to all weather conditions and are fully compatible with the Andes DRYSTAR Jacket. Construction Features Advanced reinforced poly-fabric textile and Alpinestars exclusive DRYSTAR construction for excellent all-weather performance Removable long thermal liner Pre-contoured leg construction with accordion stretch panels around crotch and back of knees Safety Features Interior hip pad compartments with poly-foam comfort padding (CE-certified Bio-Armor inserts available as accessory) Impact protection provided with removable CE-certified Bio-Armor knee protectors Reinforced polymer-printed texture in critical knee areas Integrated reflective graphic details and logos Comfort Features Dual waist adjustment pull-tabs Zippered air in-takes Zippered, waterproof hand pockets, plus large zip front-thigh pockets Adjustable, removable suspenders Optimized for use with the Andes DRYSTAR Jacket with internal waist connection zipper
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Weird fitment
PostedJuly 1, 2014
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drock1
From DC
State:VA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
I ordered these as a Father's Day present for my dad. He is a normally a 38 waist and 6'2. I ordered a 3XL to be on the safe side, thinking that more room would be better for layering or using as overpants etc.
To my surprise, they didn't fit him well at all. I am returning them. It's a shame the size is wacky, because the style and quality of the pant appears to be really nice.
Rides: 2004 Ducati Multistrada 1000 DS
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Nelson Riggs Weatherpro Two Piece Rain Suit Features Two-piece 100 waterproof rain suit Soft Polyester outer shell with PVC backing Jacket has full-length zipper with Velcro storm flap Outer waterproof chest pocket Elasticized cuff and waist Reflective striping for night visibility Pants feature ankle gussets for easy boot entry
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Rain gear for the money
PostedJuly 21, 2012
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drock1
From DC
State:VA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
(click to see the video)
Rode with this suit through some of the nastiest weather I've ever ridden in. Recently took a trip in Europe through the Alps and we had at least 3 days of a week long trip that was LOTS of rain. We did Passo di Stelvio in the rain and snow and I wore this suit and it worked perfectly over top my Dainese leather jacket and textile Firstgear pants. The third day of our trip it rained hard, all-day... and I didn't have one leak, even in the normal problem areas in the crotch region.
My only negative on this gear is the snaps on the bottom of the pants. Depending on your boots it can be hard to get the snaps closed and furthermore getting them to stay closed. If they pop open it just makes the bottom of the pant more like a boot cut which still protects from rain... but can flap around in the wind a bit.
I found this suit very easy to get on over my gear. My father has a one piece rain suit which takes a lot more "effort" to put on (almost a two man operation to get it over his gear when he was already damp/wet). I definitely prefer the two piece suit for easy of putting it on in a pinch.
Attached is a picture at the top of Stelvio of the suit over my gear and additionally a video put together by a friend of our third day of riding which was ALL rain. The footage barely does the rain we encountered any justice... otherwise all you'd see were rain drops. LOL
Rides: 2004 Ducati Multistrada 1000 DS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Fly Terra Trek Gloves Features Hypora waterproof and breathable membrane 3M Thinsulate insulation Reflective piping Nylon and leather panels
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
'OK' Glove for the Money
PostedJuly 21, 2012
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drock1
From DC
State:VA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Bought these gloves at the last minute to supplement my other two sets of gloves before taking a trip in Europe. We were riding through the Alps in June so I anticipated needing something with better warmth and rain protection but I didn't want to have to mess around the glove liners I currently have or gloves to go over my leather gloves when it was raining.
Needless to say I wasn't too impressed with these. They are warm and keep you dry... if you can get them on! The liners inside the gloves move around quite a bit. There were instances where it started raining and we pulled over and I went to switch my gloves which I had for quick access in the tank bag. my hands were mildly damp since it start raining while we were riding... and as a result I couldn't get my hand into this gloves because of the fabric inside.. At the time I was pretty frustrated with trying to slip them on while on the ride of a road with it raining. I didn't even end up using them for most the trip in bad weather since getting them on was a couple minute ordeal and the rest of the guys I was riding with were all ready to go!
You get what you pay for I suppose. These a nice gloves if you can get them on. On the road, I wouldn't recommend these as alternate gloves when there is bad weather. If you are a commuter going from point A to point B these will probably work fine.. but fussing around with them while your out riding for a day or days at a time is not ideal from my experience. I might still use these in the Fall / Winter when commuting to work.. but not again on a long distance trip.
Best of luck.
Rides: 2004 Ducati Multistrada 1000 DS
No, I do not recommend this product.
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 Dainese Cage Leather Jacket
Dainese Cage Leather Jacket
Dainese Cage Leather Jacket Designed for those in search of a technical article and a sports look with a careful eye on price, the Dainese Cage Leather Jacket offers both elevated protection and ergonomics in the finest Dainese tradition and may be seen as an entry level model thanks to its excellent quality/price ratio. Provided with homologated protectors and back protector/Thorax chest protector pockets, excellent comfort is ensured in the Dainese Cage by the adjustment of collar and side volumes, inserts in Cordura Comfort elasticated fabric, the jacket-pants fastening zip, the 3D Bubble liner and a looser fit than the jackets used more for racing. Features Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard Tutu Cowhide leather Cordura Comfort fabric Inserts in elasticated fabric Adjustments strap on neck Waist adjustment Jacket-trousers fastening system Fixed 3D-Bubble liner air spaces Sanitized lining Pocket for Wave G1 and G2 back protector Pocket for thorax chest protector Reflective inserts 3 outer pockets 2 internal pockets Denoted as the Dainese G. Cage Pelle in Dainese's Catalog Note The video for this product incorrectly states that there is perforated leather along the arms on this jacket. In actuality, while it has a perforated look, it is not punched all the way through and will not ventilate in those areas. Primary ventilation will come through the stretch panels.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Stylish Leather Jacket
PostedApril 16, 2012
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drock1
From DC
State:VA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Love this jacket - great compliment to my textile/mesh jackets. It does not breathe well so I can see being hot in the middle of summer in this jacket. That said, in the cold it does great.
The shoulder pads are probably my biggest con. The velcro attachment isn't the greatest... but it works.
I'm 6'1, ~200 lbs, 44 inch chest - I got a 56. Works well for me because I can layer on some clothes underneath when the temps really drop. From a fit perspective I wish the jacket was a bit longer since I'm on the taller side - but the fitment is still pretty good. I currently ride a Duc multistrada so a little long lengthy for that riding position would be good
Rides: 2004 Ducati Multistrada 1000 DS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Nolan N104 Action Helmet
Nolan N104 Action Helmet
Nolan N104 Action Helmet Nolan N104 Helmets represent an evolutionary step for Nolan as they replace the much touted N103 Helmet. When compared the older N103, the Nolan N104 Helmet offers a helmet which is much lighter (7oz), features a lower profile through the use of multiple shell sizes, better aerodynamics, as well as a much larger viewport for increased visibility. The (patented) chin guard rotation movement with elliptical trajectory makes it possible to keep the total size of the helmet's front section to a minimum, when the chin guard is open. The sail effect is consequently highly reduced and riding comfort is still guaranteed, even when the chin guard is lifted. The new ultrawide eyeport is the largest of any Nolan helmet, both vertically and laterally for maximum field of view. The AIRBOOSTER ventilation system is equipped with an air intake in the chin bar, another intake in the brow and two rear extractors at the rear. The inner comfort lining includes removable cheekpads, inner liner, neckroll and chin curtain and is easily removable and washable as well as antifungal and antibacterial. New, redesigned comfort liner also accommodates eyeglasses much more easily than before. All Nolan N104 helmets are also N-COM B4 ready ( N-COM B4 is designed expressly for the N104 and is sold separately). Shell Features Injected polycarbonate GE Lexan shell 7oz lighter than the Nolan N103 Two Shell engineering allows Nolan N104 to offer sizes from 2XS to 3XL (2XS-LG and XL-3XL) Dimensionally correct sizing allows ample cubic volume in chin/nose area Faceshield Features Face shields are now sized to fit the two different shell sizes (2XS-LG and XL-3XL) Ultra wide eye port opening is the largest on any Nolan helmet for superior visibility Shield is changed by a simple push button mechanism Pinlock shield included with each helmet VPS (Vision Protection System) is new slider bar to lower, push button release for instant retraction VPS lens is scratch and fog resistant Chin Bar Features Centromatic chin guard opening mechanism requires dual action, simultaneous action to prevent accidental opening Dual action opening mechanism is positioned in the centre of the chin guard and allows for easy, one-handed opening Ventilation N104 has new AIRBOOSTER ventilation system, ensures optimal ventilation where is is most required Air intake in the chin guard draws air in and onto the inside of the faceshield 3 position top vent (closed, crown vent, crown/brow vent) 2 venturi exhaust ports at rear of helmet New plastic vent tube channels in EPS disperse cool air throughout the helmet interior Inner Liner Features removable cheek pads, inner liner, neck roll and wind protector The inner padding of the new N104 is easily removable and washable and antibacterial The shape of the inner comfort padding facilitates eyeglass wearing Reflective insert at the centre of the roll neck further improves the rider's visibility at night Neck roll can be removed easily, for more comfort in the warmer months Other Features N-Com Communication System compatible (sold separately) Features new Microlock2 quick-release retention system Microlock2 consists of a plastic ergonomic opening lever, and of a second aluminium toothed and holding lever Microlock2 minimizes the possibility of unintentional opening while still making it ergonomic and easy to use Meets or exceeds D.O.T. standards
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Helmet
PostedApril 16, 2012
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drock1
From DC
State:VA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
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I decided to step up from my more entry level HJC helmet and got this Nolan. I guess all reviews are relative, but mine is relative to use to riding in my old HJC.
The N104 was 10x better than my HJC. Feels lighter (even though my HJC wasn't a modular), much quieter, more comfortable and smooth operating mechanisms.
My only compliant is the sun visor. It's gimmicky. I wish it worked, but I find it more a distraction than helpful most the time when it's sunny. It doesn't cover enough of your vision, at least in my case.
Overall really impressed with the helmet. Took at 450 mile weekend trip the first week I got it... it's hard to believe I use to put up with my old HJC after wearing this hat all day long.
Rides: 2004 Ducati Multistrada 1000 DS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Givi V46 Monokey Topcase The V46 is a top case set apart from the rest with its modern design, easy to open lock feature, wide lens, and replaceable color lid panels. The V46 case can hold 1-2 fullface helmets (varies by helmet model). Features Givi E105 Stoplight Kit available Designed for use as a topcase only Dimensions 17L x 22W x 13D. Capacity 46 liters. Max. load 22 lbs
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great case for a sport touring bike
PostedSeptember 12, 2011
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drock1
From DC
State:VA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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Got this case for the Givi Topmount system the previous owner of my bike had installed. Installed perfectly and in no time.
Installed on an 04 Ducati 1000DS MTS - looks and works great. Took this on a couple trips and had enough space easily for clothing etc. The document holder piece I dont understand how it works too well yet... but it seems like a waste of space in the case.
Case fits my HJC full face helmet, Rev It jacket and gloves when I'm cruising around town.
Revzilla customer service on this order was top notch too!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Puma Desmo Boots The Desmo is a performance boot that focuses on versatility, specifically designed for sports rider. Features An unparalleled protection/comfort combination The Desmo offers advanced impact protection due to a vast array of features, such as the internal nylon ankle bone protection, it's TPU shin plate, the molded TPU heal counter, the forefootand heal zinc sliders, and it's additional TPU sliders for maximum protection on the shaft It's comfort level far exceeds what protective sports boots typically offer, with flexible inserts at the heal and forefoot for an easy in-step feel, a rubber gear shifter and pre-molded sockliner to absorb vibration, a water resistant zipper system, and breathable fabric lining In addition to superior protection, the upgraded Desmo boot also has a high-density rubber outsole that provides extra stability, grip and abrasion resistance on the outsole, so you feel at ease when you're hitting high speed maneuvers
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Very Comfortable on Long Trips, Great Touring Boot
PostedSeptember 12, 2011
Customer avatar
drock1
From DC
State:VA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Bought this boot in preparation for a ride out to Indianapolis from Washington D.C. for the MotoGP Race a couple weeks ago. First time I really wore the boots for a long distance was on this trip (e.g. no break-in) - they were comfortable off-the-bat. Wore them all day riding on this trip (~10 hours riding time, 12 hour total trip time) and they comfortable the entire time.
Did encounter some surprise rain storms on another trip recently which unfortunately the boots I ordered had no gortex or anything waterproof-like... so my feet were pretty wet (granted, to give the boots the benefit of the doubt, it was raining pretty hard). Overall I'm really happy with the purchase and the Revzilla Team was very helpful!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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