Blonderhanz
 
 
 
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    September 28, 2011
  • Last review
    February 13, 2012
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AGV Sport Willow Perforated Leather Pants 1.2-1.4mm thick premium cowhide leather Schoeller Keprotec used on inner thighs and back of legs CE approved armor in knees Adjustable hook-and-loop waist straps Zippered fly with hook-and-loop flap Perforated front ventilation for summer riding Rubber coated zippers will not scratch bodywork 8 zipper connects back of waist to AGV Sport jackets and other jackets
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good, with a few caveats
PostedFebruary 13, 2012
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Blonderhanz
From Los Angeles, CA
State:CA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I bought these pants thinking they would be temporary, and I wound up liking them a lot. I bought them a little larger so I could get them over my padded shorts. And these pants work doing that. The armor in the knees and shins is mostly comfortable and is getting better the longer I were them. I am also looking forward to when they are properly broken-in, they are a bit stiff out of the box, The leather is good and thick, the pants have some heft, they seem well made. There are two zippers at the top, a full circumference one and a shorter 8" zipper. I like the extra padding about the pelvis too. The stretch panels really do make the fit tailored, and movement easier. I had two areas with an issue. The leather pocket zipper pull came off on the right, and I had to use fabric adhesive to reattach it. The left pocket zipper split open. I took it to my local dry cleaners, and Los Angeles prices, for $30 they got it working again. I could have exchanged the pants for cheaper, but I think the pants will now be issue free. I found the pockets to be easy to access and deeper than expected, can get my whole hand in them. The pucks, armor, padding, leather thickness, fabric, stretch panels, attachment zippers, fit all add up to a great package. Over all, I think these pants provide a lot of features and leather and sewing quality for the amount they cost. I'm satisfied with these pants and if you are looking for a really solid pair of pants, and having an expensive name isn't important to you, then feel confident if you pick a pair of these up.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Alpinestars Supertech R Boots - Closeout
Alpinestars Supertech R Boots - Closeout
Alpinestars Supertech R Boots (Discontinued Model) The Alpinestars Supertech R boot is a high performance/racing boot, constructed with hi-tech micro-fiber, designed to meet light weight and performance requirements in top level racing Supremely protective, flexible and comfortable design, offering excellent aerodynamic performance, fit and feel with the bike and specifically positioned ventilation to aid airflow through the boot Specially developed TPU external protective profiles continue Alpinestars philosophy of giving optimum impact protection Side opening/exit zip with stretch bellows panel edge to ensure close fit and ease of access and removal Security and adjustability is further improved with internal Velcro which ensures a tight, non-slip, connection between surfaces Micro adjustable ratchet top closure for added precision and security around the calf External shin protection wraps around to cover calf and is shaped to dissipate impact energy across the entire surface while ensuring ease of movement and compact profile Vented sections promote airflow into the boot to keep the riders foot at an ambient temperature External heel protection counter is profiled to provide excellent protection with no impediment to comfort It also features a vent to aid airflow to the riders foot Front flex area is constructed with a soft TPU mesh to allow flexibility and abrasion resistance with specifically shaped 'reliefs' to allow better forward and rear movements Achilles flex area wraps around the lateral and medial sides of the protective heel structure and allows natural movement Top gaiter is constructed with high-grade synthetic which is soft, flexible and follows the contour of the leg The inner side is over-injected TPU which gives a secure grip surface with a leather suit Full length suede leather panel on the inner side of the boot provides a very clean, flat surface for excellent grip and feel against the bike and adds protection from abrasion and heat Technical lightweight sole features a specific rubber compound which gives excellent grip and feel while allowing natural flex as the rider changes position and pressure on the foot-peg Special, lightweight, toe shifter gives feel and protection for changing gear and preventing pinching over the toes Replaceable TPU heel plate slider and integrated side insert give highly effective impact protection and reduce friction in the event of a fall Exchangeable, clip-on, toe-slider gives good feel and protects the outer toe box structure from abrasion (upgradeable with a magnesium slider) The Supertech R boot is CE certified European Sizing, see size chart for US conversions Supertech R Vented version also available
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Oh so comfortable
PostedOctober 17, 2011
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Blonderhanz
From Los Angeles, CA
State:CA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
These boots are very comfortable. These boots are stupid expensive. Repeat both sentences as needed. The longer I have them, the more the price fades from memory, but I do recall they aren't cheap. The boots have great feel, I can sense the bike, and can feel the controls easily. The boots I purchased have no venting, so air flow isn't ratable. I'm also assuming the protection is top of the line, I haven't tested that out and would rather not. They go on easily, and are as comfortable as any shoe I own. I wear a size 11 shoe and the 10.5 fits me perfectly. The boot seems to have a lot of safety features, and I hope in an impact they actually perform. The comfort was out of the box, no break-in time needed, for me.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Forcefield Race Lite Chest Protector
Forcefield Race Lite Chest Protector
Forcefield Race Lite Chest Protector The fully CE approved Forcefield Race-Lite Chest Protector is designed to be soft, flexible and comfortable. Using Nitrex a unique High Tech shock absorbing material combined with dense and lightweight layers of foam, energy can be dispersed evenly over its surface. The Race-Lite can be worn independently or in conjunction with a Forcefield Back Protector. Features Perfect for the spirited performance road rider/racer. RPT (Repeat Performance Technology) Soft, flexible, comfortable and non restrictive Supplied with two fitting straps High Tech Nitrex construction Fully Adjustable Breathable and lightweight Moulds to body shape Multi sport product CE approved Please Note This newest version of the Race-Lite Chest Protector only comes with chest attachment straps, not shoulder straps. The Race-Lite Chest Protector must be paired with one of the following Forcefield Race Lite Chest Protector Harness Forcefield Pro L2 Back Protector Forcefield Pro Sub 4 Back Protector
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Impressed
PostedOctober 17, 2011
Customer avatar
Blonderhanz
From Los Angeles, CA
State:CA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
For starters, the chest protector I ordered came with two straps. I read another review on here that the protector only comes with one strap now. Maybe Forcefield heard the complaint and corrected the problem. Anyway, there is one strap that wraps around from side to side across my back, two shoulder straps come off of the wrap around strap, come up over the shoulders and also attach to the velcro on the chest plate like the wrap around strap. The plate is the same slightly viscous conforming dense rubber as is in the shorts and sub 4 back protector. It conforms to my body in less than a minute, feels light, and seems to breathe. I haven't ridden with the chest protector yet, but have worn it about the house. I'm waiting for my leathers. I did try moving about with the protector on, and none of my motions were restricted. I have a 43" (maybe 44.5", I forget) chest and the large fit me perfectly, I'm 6'0" 190#. Hope I never test this thing out, but expect it to help if I do.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Forcefield 4-Layer Pro Action Shorts The Forcefield Action Short incorporates an air flow control function which controls body temperature during exercise, this helps to maintain body temperature whether the conditions are warm or cool leaving you dry and feeling fresh. Constructed from BeCool, a unique fiber that has a greater diffusive area than standard fiber, this ensures high levels of breathability and comfort. The low profile, 4-layer Pro Armor M15 CE approved armor is removable to allow the shorts to be machine washed for maximum hygiene. Fastened at the waist by a draw cord and with gripper elastic at the legs the shorts offer superior fit and comfort. The Forcefield Action Short offers unparalleled comfort and performance for those demanding sports activities where impacts are an inherent occurrence. Features 4-Layer Pro M15 Armor is CE Approved Constructed from BeCool with Humidity Discharge Function Removable armor at the thigh, hip, buttock and coccyx RPT (Repeat Performance Technology) Machine Washable (with armor removed) Draw cord waist fastener for superior fit and comfort Tested to -10 Celsius Note Shorts may be either grey or black, but are otherwise identical.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Get what you pay for
PostedSeptember 28, 2011
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Blonderhanz
From Los Angeles, CA
State:CA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
1 Size Large
Large
I read the reviews about diaper butt. I am just getting back to street riding, have been on dirt for years. I've taken random dirt samples and since then started wearing armored shorts by Rockgarden. These ForceField shorts are in another, better, class. I figure pavement would hurt much worse than dirt, I wanted great protection and the Rockgardens weren't going to provide it. I've been hurt, I'll take the diaper butt. And, it isn't that bad, ever notice how massive your noggin is in a helmet? Probably not. haha They do have a scent when new, sort of like a new tire, or a rubber chemical scent. It goes away. I'm 6'0" around 195 and a waist of 36-37". I took the advice, and went with a medium, normally I'd wear large or x-large. The mediums fit me perfectly. I could pull them up to my belly button, but don't. They actually fit snuggly around my buttocks and legs, not as snug as bicycle shorts, but close. They don't move around, which is right. The pads themselves are a type of rubber latice, layered four times. They feel pretty hard, but after a little bit of time they "mold" to you. Very comfy. If you squeeze them you can't feel your fingers through them, though the rubber feels like it flows if you keep the pressure on. Interesting stuff. The company paid attention to the details. The shorts are well made, good stitching, good materials. They even labeled each removable piece of armor with its location in the shorts, which way is up and which way faces the body. There is silicone around the leg cuffs so the shorts won't ride up, the silicone never yanked or hurt. Like I said, they paid attention. (One side note: When I got the shorts I thought the box felt too heavy to contain just shorts, it is due to the density of the pads. Once they are on, they disappear on you completely and you notice nothing. They aren't heavy, maybe three pounds, but weigh signif more than just shorts and I wasn't expecting that. My other armor shorts weigh nothing, and that now concerns me.) If you want the best shorts I've tried, get the ForceField. The price is painful, but injury is more so. And definitely get a size smaller.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Forcefield Back Protector Pro Sub 4 The Forcefield Back Protector Pro Sub 4 is the worlds first Motorcycle back protector to transmit less than 4kn when subjected to the standard CE test. The Pro Sub 4 has been specifically designed to test at under 4kn when subjected to the standard CE test EN1621-2. Independent testing by SATRA shows a mean test result of 3.38kn transmitted energy, making it the first motorcycle back protector in the world to attain this level of performance. Constructed with a removable and washable outer cover to give the rider the ability to keep the back protector clean and hygienic , it also makes the protector more flexible as it is not bonded at the edges, this in turn makes it more comfortable to wear, a prime consideration in the design process of any Forcefield product. As with all Forcefield Body Armour the Pro Sub 4 has RPT (Repeat Performance Technology) ensuring continued and consistent protection even after multiple impacts. Features The World's first Motorcycle back protector to transmit less than 4kn when subjected to the CE test EN1621-2 (Level 2) Removable and washable outer cover CE Level 2 Rated Protection RPT (Repeat Performance Technology) Comfortable and non restrictive Flexible Breathable Moulds to body shape Adjustable waist and shoulder straps Multi Sport use Read more about this product in this WebBikeWorld.com Review
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice Back Protector
PostedSeptember 28, 2011
Customer avatar
Blonderhanz
From Los Angeles, CA
State:CA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I got my protector delivered and was really curious what all the fuss was about. Now I know. This is a really nice piece. It may be a little thicker than others, but it also feels more protective than others. It is well made. The seams are nicely stitched and the materials used don't appear to be cheap. The elastics used and the straps manipulate like they are pretty robust and won't get stretched out and useless any time soon. Even the velcro in the ab belt is nice and grippy versus some I've come across. My one complaint is the abdominal belt is too long. That said, the wings the ab belt attaches to actually provide some coverage for the soft space between your ribs and your pelvis. The actual energy absorbing material is pretty cool. There are three different materials used. One is a pretty hard plastic sheet, the one against the body is similar to memory foam or those kneeling pads, and the third is the Nitrex. It feels like a hard dense rubber but when you squeeze it, it does deform, but slowly.. I'm 6'0" and the large covers my spine to the tailbone perfectly. When you first put it on it is straight, but then in about half a minute is molds itself to your back and nearly disappears as far as noticing it. It never interfered with my range of motion. Lastly, yeah, unfortunately, it is expensive.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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