Thruxton
 
 
 
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    August 24, 2012
  • Last review
    August 15, 2013
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    4.8
 
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Biltwell Gringo Helmet The much anticipated, DOT-Approved and vintage-inspired Biltwell Gringo Helmet has arrived. Inspired by a simpler time, when bikes were loud and dirty and helmets did nothing but protect your brains. No ventilation, no worries. Just get on it and ride. Features 5 snaps to accommodate flat or bubble face shield Eyeport accepts many dirt or street goggles DOT Approved Bubble Shield and Goggles sold separately What else do you need Note Helmets may have size labels that differ from the attached size chart. RevZilla finds success with ordering approximately 1 full size smaller than the size chart indicates.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great helmet, almost like wearing an open face, got it painted
PostedAugust 15, 2013
Customer avatar
Thruxton
From Boston
State:MA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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I couldn't bite the bullet and buy an open face helmet, but this came along, and more than makes up for it. Great wind in the face feel with a pair of sunglasses.
I also got it painted at a local airbrush artist. Think it looks pretty good.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Firstgear Kathmandu Overpants Brand new design for 2012! Features Dynamic fit Athletic, dynamic, out-of-the-saddle fit Overpant is sized to fit over your clothes simply buy the size you normally wear Fully adjustable D3O T5 CE Armor in the hips and knees - delivers the same protection as standard CE foam armor, but is thinner and more flexible, resulting in a more comfortable, flexible fit Back of waist yoke, crotch, inner thigh and knee back features waterproof breathable stretch fabric that adds flexibility and reduces binding Chamude suede knee patches minimize tank scratches 10-1/2 diagonal thigh vents catch the air when open and keep out the elements using YKK #5 rubberized zippers - vents can be held open by folding the cover inward to hook and loop closure Integrated short bib and suspenders that can be easily removed to your preference Insulated 2/3 length pant liner that is easily detachable Includes 10 pant-to-jacket full conjunction zipper that attaches to your jacket One time adjustable waist held in place by hook and loop closure Above the knee YKK #5 two way zipper easily fits over boots protected by an exterior storm flap with rain gutter to keep out moisture Knee and leg opening now enlarged to fit over off road boots Two front flap pass through pocket openings for gaining access to internal pockets protected by YKK rubberized zippers to keep moisture out One cargo pocket on right thigh for storage with seam sealed pocket bag to keep moisture out Internal storm gator with silicone grip and elasticized for a snug fit to keep moisture from traveling up pant leg Zippered fly-wide- gusset for easy on/off-waterproof and breathable 2 Year Limited Warranty Note Jacket sold separately. If you are between sizes, we recommend ordering one size smaller.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good winter pants.
PostedOctober 15, 2012
Customer avatar
Thruxton
From Boston
State:MA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I like these pants much better than my summer overpants, so I have a feeling I might be wearing these more often.
The suspenders are a nice feature. I don't like feeling like my pants ride down in the back with my aggressive riding position, and these help.
The pants are true to size. I wear a 36 inch waist jeans with a 30 inch inseam, so I bought these pants as a 36S (small) and they fit great. They are long enough to just get down to my ankle, but not get stepped on when I'm walking around off the bike. The interior buttoning garter on the ankle is nice.
They are decently warm - I've worn them on top of regular jeans in 38 degree weather on my suburban commute (45 min at up to 50 mph) and been warm. The full length interior lining is nice, and seems easy enough to remove in the summer.
Haven't gone out in the rain yet, so I can't comment on that.
At least in my case, they seem to be easy to get on and off without removing my boots. My boots are USN ship deck boots, and as long as I'm sitting in a chair and completely unzip with side and un-button the garter, it's not an issue getting them on and off with the boots still on.
My only issue is there seems to be a little air flow around my left ankle and for the life of me, I can't figure out where it's coming in. That's the only part of me that's cold - my left ankle. I've tried adjusting the garter and rechecking the outer zippers, but who knows. In any event, not a big deal - these are a good set of overpants.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Firstgear Kathmandu Jacket A serious jacket for serious Adventure Touring, the Kathmandu has enough features to satisfy even the most serious rider. Features Dynamic fit Athletic, dynamic, out-of-the-saddle fit HYPERTEX waterproof and breathable outer shell, constructed of 420 denier rip-stop nylon and 300 denier high density nylon, durable and lightweight for ease of movement Fully adjustable D3O T5 CE Armor in the shoulders and elbows delivers the same protection as standard CE foam armor, but is thinner and more flexible, resulting in a more comfortable fit EVA dense foam back pad included Collar closure utilizes a slider snap that allows up to 1-1/2 adjustment for a personal fit Integrated into the collar is an under-the-helmet rain hood to keep water from running down your neck 1.5 liter hydration bladder included in removable backpack Front left and right restraining loops for bladder tube make access easy Achieve maximum air flow with two - 8 vertical chest intake vents, two 9 armpit intake vents and two - 9 vertical rear exhaust vents. Double storm flap front with snap and hook/loop closure that covers a #8 YKK Vislon two-way main zipper to keep out the elements Dry Pockets will keep your stash dry four front ones with flaps, protected by YKK #5 rubberized zippers on the chest and envelope closures on the bottom pockets. Large rear dry pouch with 14 mouth to stow insulated liner or personal property, protected by waterproof zipper and flap with spring snaps and hook/loop closure to keep it all intact and safe from the elements Reflective taping front and back increases nighttime visibility One time adjustable waist belt with hook and loop closure Elbow and underarm waterproof and breathable stretch material for increased flexibility also diminishes binding Compression straps on the bicep and forearm adjusts to fit you. Adjustable cuff uses hook and loop closure for a custom fit Removable, fully insulated, thermal liner with wind blocking, adjustable, neoprene cuffs to block out the cold Interior pocketing in all Firstgear jackets are in the same location, whether the liner is in or out. On the left side, chest high is a mobile device pocket with flap closure using hook and loop to secure On the right side is a cargo pocket that is 12 wide and 8 tall to hold whatever you need for the adventure ahead Jacket- to-pant 10 full conjunction zipper fits easily through liner portal and attaches to overpant 2 Year Limited Warranty Note Pants sold separately. If you are between sizes, we recommend ordering one size smaller.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good early winter jacket
PostedOctober 15, 2012
Customer avatar
Thruxton
From Boston
State:MA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought this jacket since trying to fit a bunch of my layers under my summer leathers just wasn't working out. The internal liner is full sleeve and at least for me has been very warm. I've worn it on my suburban backroads commute (45 min at up to 50 mph) in temperatures down to 38 degrees, and felt very comfortable with just a single long sleeve rugby shirt beneath it.
I don't really need the water reservoir, so I removed the rear backpack.
I've had it for around a month now, and it seems pretty durable, no wearing out where my dogs jump on my when I get home.
Sizing seems accurate. I wear a size 42 sport coat, and I bought this in large. Fits great. The rear back is cut generously so it hangs low enough even if you have an aggressive forward riding position.
The only slight annoyance I have with it is all the exposed velcro. The wrist cuffs tend to accidentally velcro themselves to the velcro front zipper flaps whenever I have the jacket unzipped and I reach for anything. It's just an annoyance that I feel like my arms get stuck to myself occasionally. No big deal, but I do feel kind of dumb having to un-velcro myself when just standing around.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese D6 Riding Jeans A casual, comfortable alternative to riding pants, the Dainese D6 offer a more incognito option to your waredrobe while still retaining excellent protection via the DuPont Kevlar reinforcements. Not only are the knees backed with Kevlar jersey, the entire fabric on the Dainese D6 Jeans is interwoven with Kevlar yarn making them a unique addition to today's selection of riding jeans. Features Denim fabric with woven with Kevlar yarn Internal reinforcements with Kevlar jersey by knees Belt loops 5 outer pockets Reflective details on rear of jeans and under back of cuffs
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great jeans
PostedAugust 24, 2012
Customer avatar
Thruxton
From Boston
State:MA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
These jeans look pretty good, and I feel more confident with the protection in place.
I do like the retro rocker rolled up cuff look, but I guess you could hem them if you weren't into that. The reflective stuff on the cuff, the pockets, and the belt area are probably a little overkill, but don't look too bad. You can definitely see the stitching where the kevlar is sewn around the knee, but it's not too obvious. Just don't be surprised by the horizontal line there.
They are a little tight through the seat and upper thigh area - I'm not really a thick guy, so I'm guessing if you are carrying a few extra lbs, you might find these a little uncomfortable up top. They aren't "skinny" jeans, but they certainly aren't baggy.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Overlord Textile Overpants Designed to be functional and versatile, the Overlord textile overpant is fully loaded with removable CE approved knee armor inside its nylon shell. Mechanical stretch panels allow articulation without binding. Icon's Loose Fit pattern gives plenty of room to comfortably layer up underneath. If you're in the market for a general purpose nylon overpant the Overlord textile has the qualities you'll need. ICON loose overpant fit pattern Removable CE knee impact protectors Durable nylon chassis Adjustable waist straps Breathable panels for venting Ribbed flex panels on knees Zippered side pockets for secure storage Ratchet waist closure Note Overpants no longer ship with hip pads.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Really long legs
PostedAugust 24, 2012
Customer avatar
Thruxton
From Boston
State:MA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
1 Size Large
Large
In general, I like these overpants. They let me get to work with a pair of khakis underneath, so the convenience factor is great.
There's plenty of room in the pants, so you don't feel cramped with regular pants on underneath. Airflow is good, but you do get a little wind break when you're riding so these help in the fall when it gets cooler.
The belt buckle / cinch mechanism is a little flimsy for my taste. A metal piece would have been better than the plastic.
My real complaint is the size of the leg cuff at the bottom, and the overall length of the pant leg. I'm 5'8, 175 lbs, and I normally wear a 36 inch waist jean. I ordered these pants in a 36. They are just fine at the waist and through the seat. But they are made for a guy who has legs at least 6 inches longer than mine. They are REALLY long.
I have to roll up the cuffs in order not to step on them with my heels. And there's no elastic on the cuff, so in order to keep them in place, I actually have to use velcro straps from some hockey shin pads. Looks sort of dumb.
Really what they need is some sort of button or strapping mechanism to allow you to adjust the pant leg length reasonably. Or at least keep the cuff tight if you have to roll them.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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