Rusty
 
 
 
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 Alpinestars Octane S-Moto Gloves Closeout
Alpinestars Octane S-Moto Gloves Closeout
Alpinestars race proven PU knuckle protection system features advanced airflow ventilation and thermoplastic PU for superior impact and abrasion resistance All leather construction Perforated leather fingers, finger gussets and palm for maximum cooling without compromising safety Innovative open back knucle design with perforated top panel Accordion flex panels on fingers Short glove design with extended cuff protects external wrist area Foam filled lateral wrist sliders Reinforced external padding on thumb Hook-and-loop wrist closure Claringo and leather palm reinforcements for better grip and abrasion resistance Replaced by the 2012 Alpinestars S-Moto Gloves
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Go the next size up
PostedOctober 20, 2011
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Rusty
From Sydney, Australia
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I think the gloves are great. They are comfortable, easy to put on and lightweight.
The only thing is go the next size up. I bought 2 styles of Alpinestar gloves the SP8 and Octane. Following the measuring guide I got the 9" size gloves. Whilst the other style fits perfectly, the Octane is too small for my thumbs. The net result will be the gloves will likely split at the seam over time.
Rides: 2004 Yamaha FZ6
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Field Armor Stryker Vest The Field Armor Stryker vest is at the very heart of the Icon creed. A silhouette that broke with the conventional race derivative dogma and struck out on its own street specific course. Low profile back armor with high profile design. Back protection for tactical riding. The original Field Armor vest set a benchmark in the back protector world - the Stryker ups the ante. The back protector is loaded with d3o intelligent foam and full CE approval, the Field Armor Stryker Vest back armor is designed to take hits you hope will never come. Rock it under your jacket or over a hoody - just wear it. If today is the day that you go down, you want Stryker on your back. Features CE APPROVED STRYKER BACK ARMOR D3O BREATHABLE BACK INSERT, WITH CUSTOM MOLDED ICON GEOMETRY ARTICULATING INJECTION MOLDED HARD BACK ARMOR WITH AIR FLOW CHANNELS INJECTION MOLDED CHEST PLATE WITH INTEGRATED AIR INTAKES VENTED BIOFOAM AND AIRMESH CHASSIS HYDRADRYTM MOISTURE WICKING LINER HIGHLY ADJUSTABLE WAIST AND SHOULDER STRAPS LOW-PROFILE DESIGN FITS UNDER MOST JACKETS
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great safety needs upgrade for build quality
PostedOctober 20, 2011
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Rusty
From Sydney, Australia
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 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
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I think the vest is a great option for safety. Providing back and chest protection it also make you easy to see when riding.
The only concerns I would raise are:
1. the velcro waist bands. My experience with velcro is that it will lose its adhesion over time. As this is the main fastener to keep the vest around your body, it may result in it not staying in place if you come off the bike.
2. The plastic rivets which hold the back plates in place. One has already come off after a few weeks of riding. Whilst you can press them back in place, over time they are likely to wear and eventually not stay together. This my reduce the effectiveness of the back brace in reducing impact.
Whilst these are issues for the life of the product, I still think it is the best safety vest on the market and would recommend it.
Rides: 2004 Yamaha FZ6
Yes, I recommend this product.
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