CM400C
 
 
 
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    October 13, 2011
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    June 1, 2013
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Dainese Air-Frame Textile Jacket Focus Continued comfort under changing weather conditions with excellent ventilation is hard to achieve in a ventilated jacket because whenever the temperature drops, the wearer immediately feels cold. In this case, the Dainese Air Frame offers the best solution by combining the ventilation achieved by ample inserts in mesh with protection against cold air offered by a remarkably lightweight windcheating insert. Provided with ample adjustment possibilities, jacket-pants fastening zip, homologated protectors and a pocket for a G-type back protector, this versatile jacket also comes in a ladies version. Features Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard Boomerang fabric Quick Dry fabric Mesh fabric. Neck adjustment Waist adjustment Wrist adjustment Sleeve volume adjustment Jacket-trousers fastening system Removable wind-breaker liner Sanitized lining Pocket for Dainese Wave G1 and G2 Reflective inserts 2 outside pockets Internal pocket
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fantastic HOT summer jacket *Texas-summer tested
PostedJune 1, 2013
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CM400C
From Austin
State:TX
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Lifelong resident of Texas so I KNOW heat (115 degrees and humid)
This jacket flows TONS of air like everyone says, it looks great, I love the cut.
Tons of adjustments.
Haven't tested the liner it comes with, but GET THIS - I have an upper-end Dainese leather jacket with a super-plush warm inner liner... and I found out the liners are completely interchangeable!
So, I think I could do 3-season touring with this Airframe jacket, and packing the two liners plus a windproof long underwear set.
Go without liner for hot, go with (included) liner for cool, go with deluxe liner (from other jacket) when it's chilly, and add the windproof underwear for when it's actually cold..
As long as it's not "WINTER"-cold I think I could make it with just this set-up!
Anyway, Dainese makes awesome stuff that's very well thoughtout.
This won't give you the MOST protection in a crash, but it has armor and it's a fark-ton better than a T-shirt. Get it; highly recommended by a picky buyer.
Rides: 1981 Honda CM400C Custom
Yes, I recommend this product.
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TCX X-Street Waterproof Shoes Get your street style on with the new X-Street WP all-uses riding shoe. Vintage sneaker construction with soft, breathable, full-grain leather and distressed-look rubber sole. Yet still equipped with signature TCX protective features including ankle guards and reinforced toe and heel counter. Waterproof liner keeps you dry and comfortable on those damp days. Features UPPER breathable, full-grain leather. LINING waterproof PROTECTION ankle guards, reinforced toe and heel counter. CLOSURE laces INSOLE molded EVA with antibacterial, moisture wicking face fabric. SOLE distressed-look vintage rubber sole
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Sad to give negative review :(
PostedMay 21, 2013
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CM400C
From Austin
State:TX
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ok, I say "sad" because I pride myself in my ability to use Revzilla, webBikeWorld, and online forums to research my bike products before I buy online. And nearly always, the product I finally decide on is COMPLETELY FRIGGIN' AWESOME, because I put so much research into it.
This purchase was more of a snap decision. I didn't really "need" this so keep in mind there may be some buyer's remorse in my tone since I never wear these. But here me out.
I felt like I was on solid ground, buying these without much thought, because they were from TCX. And because the related non-waterproof shoes, and this one, have outstanding reviews on Revzilla.
Just to clarify, my other pair of dedicated motorcycle boots are a taller pair of black leather goretex boots FROM TCX that I will recommend at the end, and I am totally satisfied with them and have gotten many, many miles from them.
Those OTHER boots are possibly the single best-value purchase I've made in Motorcycle apparel, wait, DEFINITELY the best were those big black boots from TCX. (I get 4 seasons, just barely, with careful sock manipulation, in Austin, TX, meaning 35 degrees Far. to 110 degrees no joke.)
So I assumed these denim-lookin' shoes would also be amazing. Now do you believe I'm being as honest as I can?
Ok, gripes immediately out of the box:
The "denim" ones I got don't look half as cool in person. They seem a tiny bit... dorky. Like, something my dad (he's 65) would wear and kind of gesture at, like "hey look aren't my new shoes cool?"
They build quality is high as I would expect from TCX - fit and finish are good - it's more the styling I immediately question.
Also, my doubts grow when I notice how little armor they contain.
Once I put them on my doubts are confirmed. Very little of my body actually feels more "protected." I didn't expect platemail boots but this is a bit sketch.
I take a step. uhh....
The lift in them seems exaggerated. And I'm not tall, so I like every inch I get, but I feel weird and off-balance in these, like my ankle is going to roll too easily. Major points off in my book.
Short socks are TOO SHORT, LONG SOCKS ARE TOO LONG. GOD, this is really annoying to me. I guess I just haven't worn high tops in a long time.
That's not good because when my bare leg and sweaty socky foot rub against the inside in summer it feels gross and hot. NOW I know gore-tex stuff has limitations, the BIG boots I have are gore-tex and I've used 'em in summer so I know. believe me, I know.
But I guess, these shoes aren't sure in the end what they want to be, and that's why I NEVER find myself reaching for them.
If they're short, maybe they should give up on protecting from the elements, and just focus on relieving you from heat and somewhat protecting your skin.
In the end, you're left with a semi-dorky-looking, too-hot-for-summer, waterproof, leather, not-particularly-protective shoe that's bad for walking in and wouldn't keep you warm in the winter. A winner? You decide. Heck take mine once you dust 'em off.
Complaining about these was fun.
Rides: 1981 Honda CM400C Custom
No, I do not recommend this product.
 
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 Nexx X60 Vintage Helmet
Nexx X60 Vintage Helmet
Nexx X60 Vintage Helmet ATR Shell (Advanced Thermo Resin) Soft anti-sweat and anti-allergic fabric inner lining Removable and washable lining Micro-Metric buckle PC Lexan Shield ECE/22-05 and DOT approved Note Comes with 60 tint face shield not clear.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Love the style
PostedMarch 12, 2012
Customer avatar
CM400C
From Austin
State:TX
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Like most people looking at this helmet, I was after a vintage-style helmet; I had stopped wearing my Shoei RF1100 full-face which is a phenomenal helmet loaded with features, but my stupid ego didn't agree with how it cramped my style on my classic Honda.
Rather than riding all the time without a helmet, I decided to compromise and buy a new helmet, open-face, and this one had the best style.
I'm still concerned about whacking my chin and screwing up my face, but at least my brain is much more protected than just going bareheaded.
The flip-down visor is pretty sweet although I'm not 100% on it - I wish it came down just a little further, because it's not quite a substitute for sunglasses.
It's kind of expensive, and not total protection, but it looks real nice when paired with a classic bike and leather jacket. Definitely racer-ey style... "speed racer," as someone said earlier.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Klim Vented Technical Socks The Klim Vented Sock is a ventilated technical sock designed to wick moisture away from the skin allowing the foot to stay dry and comfortable. Strategically-placed soft mesh panels allow for maximum moisture removal. The Klim Vented Sock is best suited for aggressive riders and/or warmer conditions. Highly breathable Designed to release heat from feet Above calf design Ankle support band Arch support band Zonal padding Reinforcement in sole, heel, toe Wicks moisture Knit logos Knit mesh panel 60 Coolmax 35 Polyamide 5 Lycra Men's Sizing 4-6 Small 7-10 Medium 11-14 Large
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome socks for Texas riding
PostedOctober 13, 2011
Customer avatar
CM400C
From Austin
State:TX
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Well, it's weird to give a glowing review for socks, but I will be buying more of these (this is good and bad, because it's partially due to the fact that they look like they will wear out fairly quickly)
I'm currently riding with TCX X-Five boots, in 80-90 degree heat, semi-humid, my feet and lower legs are COMFY and happy in all regards. Makes me so cheerful just to know I hit the ball out of the park, at least for footwear, the first time I went to suit up (just got my first bike and gear a month ago)
Good, comfy, warm-weather socks. Recommended!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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TCX X-Five Plus Gore-Tex Boots A fresh perspective on TCX's global best-selling boot. Major styling improvements for 2011 make this a solid pick for the touring purist. Italian styled and manufactured of full grain leather with a full Gore-Tex membrane. The X-Five Plus Gore-Tex offers excellent shin and malleolus protection with unmatched fit and finish for 2011. Full grain leather upper GoreTex lining Inner thermo contoured shin plate AntiImpact malleolus protection Shift pad integrated in the sole Rear padded calf area Rear flex bellow Touring sole, with specific grip area, oil and petroleum resistant TCX X-5 GTX Boot
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
If you can pay, I unconditionally recommend them
PostedOctober 13, 2011
Customer avatar
CM400C
From Austin
State:TX
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:18-24
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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Sizing: I wear an 8.5 shoe. I fit into a 42 Sidi boot that I tried in a brick and mortar store. My foot is pretty neutral, a little wide if anything. My X-Five 8.5/42 fits me perfectly in every regard.
Comfort: Exceptional. Last night I lay down on my bed after a ride and was drifting into sleep... yes I still had them on. Today I was eating lazily in a roadside diner with 'em, quite comfortable just lounging in them.
Heat-wise, I'm riding in 85+, humid weather, and no complaints... using a light, moisture-wicking sock, totally satisfied with the way sweat and moisture is handled.
Boot is also comfortable with a thicker winter sock. Haven't tried in those temperatures for a ride yet tho.
I think I'll be able to get year-round use of these boots no problem. In fact, I'm looking forward to trying them in rain, frost, and deserts across the world.
They just reveal obvious quality. Worth the price, in my opinion.
Style: Not much style. They hang out underneath jeans quite easily, and just look like black shoes or boots, which I'm cool with. The ONLY thing I would change aesthetically is that weird moon-boot articulation where the foot meets the leg... but it's probably more obvious when you're looking straight down at your own feet, as the moon-boot thing is more on the inside of the foot.
Features: Cool way of sealing up - with pants over it, I'm pretty sure my feet will have NO problem staying dry. Haven't ridding in rain with them yet... actually looking forward to it. I like that there are no laces, and that they put the zipper on the inside of the foot. Easy to get in and out of. Shin armor seems excellent. I believe these are some of the few CE-rated street boots out there?
A little bit of height to them helps me flatfoot and control my bike at stops (good grip after first 30 minutes of use). With sneakers on I can't quite flatfoot - with these I can, fairly easily.
Protection: I read crash reports for Oxtar/TCX before buying, heard non-stop good things about them, and although they don't FEEL that much more protective around the ankle and footbed than my previous hiking boots, I guess I can trust what I'm told about them. I wouldn't be surprised if these boots are just so comfortable that the protection is not something that intrudes on you.
The leather is excellent quality. Shin protection is excellent and I'm glad I went for a boot with this feature.
Overall: Though they are understated, these might be my overall favorite piece of gear right now. I mean, your feet are the interface between your body and the pavement. Plus, being uncomfortable in your shoes is a HUGE distraction. These are REALLY freakin' comfortable!
Definitely recommended. Worth the money (or will be, when the GoreTex does its thing).
Yes, I recommend this product.
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