Firstkatana
 
 
 
Firstkatana's stats
 
  • Review count
    5
  • Helpfulness votes
    0
  • First review
    October 17, 2011
  • Last review
    January 30, 2012
  • Featured reviews
    0
  • Average rating
    3.8
 
Reviews comments
  • Review comment count
    0
  • Helpfulness votes
    0
  • First review comment
    None
  • Last review comment
    None
  • Featured review comments
    0
 
 
Firstkatana's Reviews
 
 Fieldsheer Mercury 2.0 Pants
Fieldsheer Mercury 2.0 Pants
Fieldsheer Mercury 2.0 Pants 600D Carbolex outer shell with 1680D ballistic overlay in high impact areas CE approved armor in knees SP Memory Foam hip pads Front thigh vents 3-step adjustable knee armor pocket Phoslite reflective piping for increased nighttime visibility Rainguard 100 waterproof, breathable barrier Adjustable Velcro waist tabs Elasticized stretch panel at waistband 2-way full side leg zip for easy wearing Zip-out quilted liner with 100g polyfill insulation Two front hand pockets and two back pockets 8 zipper jacket connection
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Lots of Protection
PostedJanuary 30, 2012
Customer avatar
Firstkatana
From DC
State:VA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
It feels like these pants have lots of armor compared to anything else I've seen. The knee armor fits very well once properly adjusted and is comfortable. There are also different cushion/foam types of protection throughout the pants - around the hips, lower back, seat, and shins. Some of it is very firm and almost feels like true armor (e.g. knee/shoulder/elbow armor), and some is more of just a little cushion. I feel well protected in these pants.
They fit well, although slightly large for me - I think I'm typically a 32X30 pants size. I got the Medium. If you want to wear the winter lining and pants underneath, you may not want to go smaller though; I don't know.
My big complaint is the velcro that goes up the sides to cover the full-length zipper. It would be much easier if it had snaps instead of velcro; but these still seem like the best pants for the money ($143).
The 4 front pockets (2 on the thigh and 2 regular front pockets) all have a mesh liner. I suspect its not as strong for holding things, but the positive side is that you can unzip them and get a breeze. I have not tried this yet since its still chilly outside though.
Rides: 2003 Suzuki GSX600F Katana
Yes, I recommend this product.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
 Firstgear Kathmandu Gloves
Firstgear Kathmandu Gloves
Waterproof/breathable using Hipora membrane Cordura 330D back of hand for durability Clarino palm and patch over foam pad for reduced vibration Thinsulate 40 gram insulation for warmth Neoprene cuff to lock out cold air Adjustable wrist strap for a custom fit Molded knuckle protection Reflective piping for night visibility Box-construction with tapered finger for a comfortable fit 2-year limited warranty
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Not Too Bad
PostedNovember 20, 2011
Customer avatar
Firstkatana
From DC
State:DC
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
They have more reflective material than many winter riding gloves, which I consider very important. They are fairly comfortable, but there's not much room in the thumb... especially when using the clutch. There is no grip on the front of the glove and nothing to protect your palm area in a crash. They are fairly warm... I rode about 75 minutes highway speed in around high 30 degree F weather and my hands were a little chilly, but far from unbearable.
I got them on sale at a local dealer for about $72, so that's not too bad a price for winter gloves.
Rides: 2003 Suzuki GSX600F Katana
Yes, I recommend this product.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
Fly Paradigm Classic Helmet What makes the perfect helmet Is it safety Comfort Quiet Light weight At FLY we believe a helmet must have all of these. So we created the Paradigm helmet to meet D.O.T. and ECE 22/05, one of the worlds highest safety standards. Our high standards dont stop on the exterior. We only use the highest quality materials for the interior that, while soft on your face, also offers excellent moisture wicking properties. Additionally, the interior was designed in coordination with the styro to create maximum airflow with minimum wind noise yet still allow you to hear the traffic around you. At around 3.5 lbs, the FLY Paradigm is a helmet that you can wear in comfort all day. Features and Material Attributes D.O.T. and ECE - Meets and exceeds all the toughest world standards. Built to protect, built to last. Easy open/close vents - Made to perform with your gloves on Quick change anti-fog shield - Quickly swap out different shields from clear to tinted in a few minutes Optional tinted, mirrored, or colored shields are sold separately Composite construction shell - Built with Fiberglass, Kevlar and Carbon fiber Dual density EPS liner - Designed to help reduce the shock of impact by creating a more progressive impact absorption Flow through EPS and Comfort liner air system - EPS and comfort liner align to maximize airflow Comfort Liner with Quick-Snap - Comfort liner removes easily for washing Multi port air induction cooling system - 3 large adjustable open/close intake vents coupled with 6 exhaust vents circulate mass amounts of air to keep your head cool even in the hottest of conditions
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Good Helmet
PostedOctober 17, 2011
Customer avatar
Firstkatana
From DC
State:DC
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Narrow
Wide
I like the look of the helmet and it fits fine. However, it is definitely designed for 3/4 / tuck riding position. When riding tucked it isn't too loud, but when sitting in a more upright position moving at highway speed, there is a ton of airflow even with the vents closed. This also makes the helmet quite loud at highway speeds. This will be an excellent helmet in hot weather, but probably a little chilly in cool weather.
The original face shield I received with this helmet only lasted a couple days before a film started bubbling on the face shield. It looked like little drips of water, but did not easily wipe off. I also noticed it started fogging up quite a bit after it started bubbling. I notified revzilla and I quickly received a replacement face shield. So far the replacement face shield is working just fine - no bubbling and anti-fog is working great.
Rides: 2003 Suzuki GSX600F Katana
Yes, I recommend this product.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
 Fly Butane Pants
Fly Butane Pants
Fly Butane Pants Features Durable, heavyweight 600D nylon construction HYDRAGuard, durable waterproof/breathable membrane Ballistic nylon reinforcement in high impact areas Anatomically fitted for the riding position Removable CE approved armor in the knees Waterproof, breathable membrane helps keep you dry Reflective piping and lower leg panels for increased visibility and safety Full-length, 2-way leg zippers allow for easy entry and exit and allow for additional ventilation Zipper adjustable leg vents help keep you cool Removable quilted pant liner with flex knees for added comfort Adjustable, dual Velcro waist belts with elastic waist 2 zippered front pockets and 2 zippered rear pockets help to securely store all your goods 8 zipper connects to your jacket Available in Mens and Ladies sizing Two colorways in sizes 30-40. Tall sizes available in black pant only.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good, not great
PostedOctober 17, 2011
Customer avatar
Firstkatana
From DC
State:DC
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
If you buy these as overpants, they do not really run large. I'm typically size 32 waist and I ordered a 32. They fit fine over my regular pants with the 2 adjustable waist straps tightened.
I did not find these pants comfortable without my regular pants underneath... it felt like my skin was sticking to the pants... my legs just slide out easier when I go to take them off if I use them as overpants.
I am not very impressed with the knee armor. The armor is not nearly as thick or strong feeling as the shoulder and elbow armor in my Fieldsheer Tourtemp jacket (which by the way, is a great jacket).
These pants are very warm even without the liner. I can ride highway speeds in 40-50 degree weather (that's as cold as its been so far) without the liner (with my regular pants underneath) and don't get cold.
I love that the side zipper goes almost all the way up the pants, which makes it easy to step out of them even with my boots on.
The biggest improvement that could be made with these pants would be to replace the velcro on the sides going up the legs with snaps.
Rides: 2003 Suzuki GSX600F Katana
Yes, I recommend this product.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
Fly Paradigm Faceshield Replacement face shield for Fly Paradigm Helmets. Clear, Light Smoke, and Dark Smoke are anti-fog face shields.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
First faceshield bad, second one good so far
PostedOctober 17, 2011
Customer avatar
Firstkatana
From DC
State:DC
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
The original faceshield I got with my new Fly Paradigm helmet was only good for a couple days before a film like substance started bubbling on the face shield. It looked like water was on the face shield, but it didn't rub off easily. I believe it was the anti-fog component because it started fogging up from my breath pretty bad after the bubbling appeared.
I requested a replacement and it arrived promptly. So far the new faceshield is working well - no bubbling and the anti-fog is working very well.
Rides: 2003 Suzuki GSX600F Katana
No, I do not recommend this product.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
Firstkatana's Review Comments
 
Firstkatana has not submitted comments on any reviews.