Moltar
 
 
 
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    September 6, 2011
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 Alpinestars Vector Perforated Leather Jacket
Alpinestars Vector Perforated Leather Jacket
1.2-1.4mm full-leather smooth matte leather for a softer finish and excellent abrasion resistance Perforated leather panels for increased cooling MotoGP influenced S-MX shoulder cup protectors MotoGP profile, ventilated hump for improved aerodynamic and ventilation performance Chest pad compartments with PE protection (Alpinestars Bionic chest guards available as accessory upgrade) Removable thermal vest liner YKK Semi Auto Lock zippers
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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PostedOctober 11, 2011
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Moltar
From Lawrence
State:KS
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I bought this jacket as a warm weather, potential track jacket (has 3/4 zipper for race pants). Looking around I had a real interest in a high profile, high end jacket like this vector. The thing that drove me to actually purchase this jacket was the price point. RevZilla never, and I mean never allows anyone else to have the lower price. The current price tag of $399 of this fine piece was almost $100 less than any other retailer in the US.
Now, on to the actually details of the jacket itself. The jacket is heavy, it weighs in at 8 lbs. Even though it is heavy, you stay very cool in it as long as your are MOVING. This thing flows massive amounts of air thanks to the shoulder air inlets and the spacious race hump on the back. Couple that with the leather perforation and you have yourself a full leather jacket that is suitable for summer riding. The jacket also comes with a thermal liner vest that does a decent job of keeping your central core warm. The liner is only a vest and does not extend down the arms, so remember that in when colder weather rolls around.
One of the only draws backs on this jacket for me was the craftsmanship. Don't get me wrong the actually stitching for the arms and armor inserts is great. However, when you have had the jacket for 2 weeks and the 3 out of the 4 logs, that were stitched on mind you, start to peel off, you have to wonder; was this the right purchase? Is this jacket going to hold up?
Protection is top notch in this jacket. I feel very well protected. All armor for this jacket is internal except for the shoulder. The Shoulder armor is placed on the exterior giving greater mobility. Alpinestars sells the optional spine and chest protectors that I may consider picking up if I deem this to be my new track jacket.
All in all, this jacket is a great buy at $399. However, if you only have the option for purchasing at the original $500+ price point, I would advise you to pass and think of a different option.
Rides: 2005 Suzuki GSX-R1000
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 AGV T-2 Helmet - Solid
AGV T-2 Helmet - Solid
Three shell sizes in SSL (fiberglass, kevlar, carbon) Double-density EPS in four sizes An integrated ventilation system with wide channels hollowed directly into the shell is featured Airflow into the helmet for improved aerodynamic penetration is enhanced Three front air intakes and four rear extractors for great ventilation are included The Extra Quick Release System (XQRS) allows you to replace the shield in seconds without the use of tools Designed to avoid visor detachment in case of a fall Race-x anti-scratch, anti-fog visor with tear-off posts Has a wind-protector for your chin and a detachable nose protector Removable and washable CoolMax and Dry-Comfort inside padding, including the neckroll Double-D retention system DOT and ECE 22-05 certified Comes in 3 Shell Sizes (XXS, XS, S, M),(L, XL),(XXL, XXXL) Clear shield included, other color shields available separately
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
One of the best
PostedSeptember 6, 2011
Customer avatar
Moltar
From Lawrence
State:KS
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:18-24
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Very Light
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I have ridden with AGV's for some time and have never had a bad experience with one of their products. The T-2 is no exception. The T-2 is modeled after AGV's GP Helmet line, the GP-Tech. This helmet take a lot of the features that AGV uses on the GP circuit and makes them more affordable to the average joe.
Lets start by talking about air flow. Air flow in this helmet is phenomenal. To me, it rivals the Bell Star. It's not quite the wind tunnel that the Star is, but it does extremely well. I notice air movement starting at about 15 MPH with both bents open. The removable chin curtain provides air redirection when needed, keeping unwanted air from coming in under the helmet and around the neck. The included removable anti-fog nose guard is also a plus. This piece completely eliminates visor fogging in lower temperatures.
Moving on to fit. This helmet, at first, fit tight. Not tight as in my head was going to pop, but tight as in my head was a bit squished. After about 500 miles of riding, the helmet loosened up a bit and the fit is perfect. A side not. The padding in the helmet is a little bit different than most others. The padding is almost like a mesh fabric instead of a solid foam. I noticed that my cheeks are much more comfortable, and cooler against this material than on the solid foam in other lids.Most importantly, in regards to fit, this helmet is light, light, light! Mine, a large, weighs in at 3.2 lbs. I have a hard time wearing, or even trying for that matter, anyone elses helmet because I'm spoiled by this feather weight.
Finally, finish and action. The finish on this helmet is marvelous. Mine is the solid black. I've gotten numerous comments on how good the lid looks. For a black lid, she definitely looks good. The action on the lid is a bit of a pain. The pull tab is a bit hard to pull down, but once you get used to it, it's easy.
Overall this helmet is fantastic. My only complaint about it was the action being a bit tough at first, but hey, that is hardly a complaint. If you are looking for a good looking, light weight and safe helmet, look no further. The T-2 is it.
PS - I forgot to mention, I was hit by a truck while wearing mine. This helmet saved my skull. Any helmet that does that for me deserves my +1.
Rides: 2005 Suzuki GSX-R1000
Yes, I recommend this product.
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