MicDuc
 
 
 
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    April 10, 2012
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Frogg Toggs Horny Toadz Highway Rain Pants Made of a hybrid fabric called ToadSkinz, delivering the look and feel of a traditional polyester rainsuit with our trademark windproof, waterproof, breathable, microporous DriPore film and a non-woven inner liner. Features Fully sealed and taped waterproof seams Adjustable oversized zippered leg openings with storm flap for easy on / off over boots and shoes Adjustable elastic waistband with adjustable webbing belt and quick-release buckle Frogg Eyzz reflective piping with reflective boot strips on the side Removable elastic spats to hold leggings down in the wind and rain Articulated knee for superior comfort
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Frogg Togg pant review
PostedJanuary 8, 2013
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MicDuc
From Woodbridge
State:VA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I'm 5'6" and weigh about 180lbs. My current mount is an 01 Bandit 1200s and I ride year round in Northern Va.
I've had a number of name brand rain suits over the years and have always had a problem with donning the pant. I cut out the liner in a couple of them to minimize the problem of the boots catching and having to lean up against something so I wouldn't fall over. I'd heard a lot of good things about Toggs and decided to give them a try. I chose the Toadz Highway Rain Pant specifically because it was designed with motorcycling in mind, has reflective strips and is constructed of a heavier material.
I have a 34" waist and 31" inseam. I conversed with the good folks at RevZilla about sizing and settled on a medium. It fits just fine. The material is light weight and the design is the best I've had so far. The leg zippers supply a large enough opening that I don't have to worry about falling over trying to get them on. Boots went right through. No gusset for the zipper to get caught in. One interesting aspect of the design are the two vertical zippers at the waist on either hip to aid in getting them on. They are 9" in length. There is also a button at the top of each. I find these a little awkward so have chosen not to use them. I only use one zipper and not buttoning the top has not produced a problem. They fit great over my old Rev'It 4 season pant with liner in place. Have not felt a need to use the detachable stirrups on the pant.
I love the pants. The only reason I gave 4 stars is because I haven't had to go through the rain yet but anticipate them keeping me very dry. I also think the problem of donning the pant over wet boots will be a non issue.
The best part...I didn't have to cut out the liner.
Enjoy.
Rides: 2001 Suzuki GSF1200S Bandit
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars SMX-2 Air Carbon Gloves With carbon protection and motocross inspired styling and comfort, the Alpinestars SMX2 Air Carbon glove makes an excellent choice for summer motorcycle riding. Utilizing an advanced leather and mesh hybrid construction, Alpinestars SMX-2 Air Carbon Glove offers the street rider superior comfort and performance while the carbon fiber knuckle and Clarino reinforced palm ensures high levels of protection. Lightweight hybrid leather and mesh upper construction offers the ideal combination of durability, abrasion resistance and comfort. Synthetic leather palm construction with Clarino reinforcements provides extra durability and protection where it is needed most. Reinforced landing zone with built in foam padding offers additional impact protection Sizing Note If you are in between sizes order a size larger, in RevZilla's experience these gloves fit slightly small.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good glove with decent protection
PostedMay 1, 2012
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MicDuc
From Woodbridge
State:VA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:55-64
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I'm an MSF Ridercoach and I chose these gloves to wear on the range during class. I wanted to show students that one could get really good protection at a decent price.
I had a problem with sizing. I ordered a Medium based on the measurement I took. I ended up sending it back for an XL.
The gloves are a very snug fit. A little difficult to get into but once on they fit...like a glove. They feel like part of my hand. The knuckle protection came in handy as I had a bike tip over slightly while loading in the trailer and catch my hand between it and another bike. The knuckle saved me. No harm no foul. They are difficult to get on when wet. We were conducting class in the rain that day. Don't know how they work in hot weather as I've not had them that long yet. The wrist strap could be a little longer.
I highly recommend the glove.
Rides: 2001 Suzuki GSF1200S Bandit
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Tornado HV Jacket Commuters and serious touring enthusiasts from all over the world asked for it, so here it is REV'IT! has developed the REVIT Tornado HV as the high-visibility version of the immensely popular and multi-functional REVIT Tornado jacket. The only difference is that the high-vis variant's outer shell is made of 600D polyester CE-EN471 certified fabric and features additional reflection panels at critical areas. Now you can be safe and cool at the same time. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell PWRshell 750D , PWRshell mesh , Monaco Performance cowhide , polyester dull 450D , polyester 600D EN471 Insulation detachable 2-in-1 thermal liner membrane Waterproofing Breathability detachable hydratex G-liner Visibility 3M Scotchlite reflection at shoulders and upper arms , laminated reflection at chest and back Protection Knox Flexiform CE protection at shoulders and elbows Back Protector (sold separately) Seesoft Back Protector -Type KN Type KN / Size 106 fits 48-58 ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit , regular Adjustability adjustment straps at hips and upper arms , flexisnap , adjustment tab at cuffs Ventilation ventilation panels at chest, back and arms Features collar hook , stretch lips at elbows , double short connection zipper Pockets inner pockets , slit pockets
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great jacket for visibility, protection and comfort
PostedApril 10, 2012
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MicDuc
From Woodbridge
State:VA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:55-64
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
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Slightly Large
Large
I've been looking to update my Joe Rocket Alter Ego combo and have had my eye on the Tornado jacket/pant combo. I'm an MSF RiderCoach and always wear a high viz vest over my jacket. Annoying to have an extra piece to put on but essential. When Rev'It came out with their high viz Tornado it combined everything I needed into one jacket. Visibility, protection and comfort. I researched many other jackets and chose this for two reasons. Prior Rev'It gear ownership and this has a higher D factor in the material.
I almost didn't get this jacket because it seemed dull and rather "fat" looking.
I called to place the order and hopefully get the right size. I'm about 5'6" with a 44" chest and 34" waist, 180lbs. I went for the size 56. When it arrived it was way too big. Called Revzilla back, after some discussion we decided on a 52. When it arrived I put it on and the fit was just right. I must say the jacket looks MUCH better in person than in the photos. My wife even agreed and thought it looked great. It's still a bit generous across the mid chest/stomach area and would expect some minor flapping in full on mesh mode but that should facilitate good air flow.
The only choice is silver/gray. The other jackets I looked at were of the black/high viz variety. I chose the Tornado to help reflect the sun/heat in Northern Va. during the summer. I've not had a chance to try the full on mesh yet so I can't report on that element. I've worn it in temps down to the low 40's with only a thermal top underneath and have been very comfortable. In the high 70's to low 80's we've had recently I unzipped the liner and rolled it back to each side a little bit to get some airflow through the mesh. It worked well.
The jacket is very light weight. Something I'll need to get used to as I've always worn leather.
I get all kinds of looks from people so the high viz is doing its job.
The only problem I have is with the left cuff. After cinching it the folded material chaff's my wrist. Only the left, not the right. Go figure. I always wear long sleeves with thermal for winter or perspiration wicking for the summer. I just pull those down to avoid the problem. I'm sure it will soften up over time.
A great jacket and great folks to deal with at Revzilla.
I gave this 4 stars because of the chaffing and unknown cooling factor for the summer. In addition I can only imagine the protection as I haven't gone down. I've not experienced rain with this yet either but I always wear a rain suit anyway.
Rides: 2001 Suzuki GSF1200S Bandit
Yes, I recommend this product.
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