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    February 15, 2010
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600 denier Carbolex shell with 1680 denier ballistic polyester panels in the shoulders, forearms and knees. Featuresan Aqua-Barrier under-the-helmet hood (U.S. patent pending, appl#11/831.874) to eliminate seepage in the collar area. The hood easilystows in a hidden collar pocket. A waterproof and breathable Rainguard barrier allows rain protection without perspiration buildup. Carbolex accordion stretch material action back, knees and waist for increased flexibility. Removable neck gaiter seals the neck area from wind and cold. Collar anchor tab eliminates flapping while collar is open. Waterproof zippered 3-position shoulder vents combine with chest vents, adjustable under-sleeve vents, thigh vents, rear exhaust vents and the PipelineVentilation System to provide flow-through ventilation. Collar to knee length main zipper closure with dual wind flap seals out the elements. Phoslite dark reflective piping, wide strips across the back and Tour Masters signature reflective rear triangle increase nighttime visibility. The fleece lined collar and cuffs are soft, yet durable. Adjustable sleeve take-up straps at the forearm and bicep help to secure elbow armor and material. Removable, CE Approved armor at the elbows, shoulders and knees with an articulated triple density back protector. Vertical zippered chest map pockets, zippered hand warmer pockets, a zippered sleeve key pocket and flap closure bellows thigh pockets. Adjustable waist belts, with TPR pulls help fine-tune the fit.
 
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4 / 5
4 / 5
excellent buy for the money
PostedJune 28, 2010
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rsrat
From Greenwood Village
I am 5'10" and a bit overweight currently at 200 lbs. Nevertheless, the size large is for me a perfect fit in every dimension. I am normally broad shouldered and narrow waisted with a slightly short torso to leg proportion (normally a jacket size 44-46 and pants 36/31.)Also this suit fits me comfortably both with and without the heavy liner which I'll seldom use, if ever. So, plenty of layering room, yet a properly snug fit for moto apparel at the same time. Haven't tested waterproofness and don't really care since I seldom ride in long duration or heavy rain. Doubt it is any better or worse however than any other suits or two piece gear out there-- none will ever keep you perfectly dry under such conditions, especially with half or un- faired bikes. If money is no object get a one piece roadcrafter and a rain suit to go over it and you'll be set for a long time. This suit is otherwise a compromise, but I think a very good one, because it's features are amazingly complete, fit and finish very good, looks as good as this kind of gear can look and does have CE armor ( also the back protector is a little thin and flimsy looking.) I did much research regarding the fabric and bottom line is that if you are bothered by the questions still raised re durability, get a 'stich or some leathers. I believe that as a one time protection suit, this one will probably hold up about as well as any out there, especially in a comparable price range. And, for the price of a Rev'It Infinity Suit (not apparently truely waterproof either, nor can it be readily repaired like a 'stich can, you can buy four to five of these!) Or, you could buy three of these for the price of a stich.
I will use this suit for long day or multi day rides where getting caught in some rain or low temps. might occur and where I'd like to get out of the moto gear once or twice in a day, max, to walk around or stop and eat, in just my jeans, shorts, etc. I'll keep my leathers for the track and/or aggressive canyon riding. And, I'll use my lighter one or two piece mesh or perf leather gear for other riding situations or temp conditions above 80 degrees, locally.
If I were a daily commuter, year round in a wet/cold seasonal climate, I'd stick with the one pc. stich for easy on/off plus crashworthiness and a good two pc. rain suit for days when rain threatens. Otherwise, this garment seems sufficient, absent more information about its crashworthiness.
Biggest negative- doesn't go on and off nearly as easy as a one pc. stich, in part due to the zipper pattern and too much velcro, but still not bad. Not as stiff and heavy as a new stich either, so more comfortable out of the box.
If rider experience or testing determines this suit isn't sufficiently crashworty, then by all means move up to something more durable and/or buy something more substantial now. If not worried about that, get this and be happy.
As a three, or all-season suit this one is about as good as it gets right now. For a comparable alternative, with similar but slightly different features (e.g. rear back pouch) look at the Teizs product online and see ADV Rider site for reviews.
Pros Comfortable, Fashionable, Great Value
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 HJC FS-15 Helmet - Solid
HJC FS-15 Helmet - Solid
Fiberglass and Spectra Composite Weave Shell Lightweight, with superior fit and comfort by using advanced CAD technology Wind tunnel tested aerodynamic shell shape with an extra large eye port for greater visibility Channeled, Dual Density EPS liner Third Generation ACS Advanced Channeling Ventilation System Full front to back airflow flushes heat and humidity out the rear of the helmet Anti-Fog System Adjustable side chin bar mounted vortex vents create a low-pressure vacuum effect drawing heat and moisture out of the face shield area Adjustable chin vent redirects air upward and across shield interior Removable / Washable SilverCool Interior Moisture-wicking and odor-free interior with advanced silver antibacterial fabric Comfortable, removable and washable HJ-09 Two-Stage Shield Closure Mechanism A two-stage pivot mechanism compresses the shield into the eye port gasket providing an extremely secure seal Includes built-in pins for Pinlock anti-fog lenses Improved, no guess work, tool-less shield removal and installation Aerodynamic flush mounted fit for reduced turbulence Scratch resistant hard coated shield Optically superior 3D design Rated at 95 UV resistant Nylon Strap Retention Snap Neatly secures excess chin strap Soft Helmet Storage Bag Included Meets or exceeds SNELL DOT standards
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
FS-15 size M, color carbon
PostedFebruary 15, 2010
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rsrat
From Greenwood Village
HJC helmets happen to give me the perfect fit for my head, therefore I keep buying them. This is the seocnd carbon helmet I've bought and probably the 5th or 6th HJC. For fit, features, protection, noise level, etc., etc. this manufacturer seems to me to be the best for the price and perhaps best at any price-- I've worn, or have Arai, Shoei and Bell helmets but still prefer the HJC's even over much more expensive brands and models.
Revzilla dollars accumulated also have made this, and other purchases very attractive.
I strongly recommend carbon helmets for their light weight-- makes a big difference over time in reduced neck strain and fatigue. Further, the HJC's are extraordinarily well streamlined and further reduce strain and fatigue accordingly.
HJC has better visibility too-larger eyeport.
Pros Comfortable, Rugged, Great Value
Yes, I recommend this product.
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