GirlRida
 
 
 
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    September 29, 2011
  • Last review
    March 14, 2013
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Alpinestars Women's Vika Waterproof Boot Features Upper constructed from waterproof leather and suede for all-weather performance and durability Inner waterproof membrane Cambered cuff helps maintain comfort in the riding position Dual-density ankle disks provide strategic protection Advanced polymer protective reinforcement under leather for improved styling Discreetly concealed toe box and heel counter for added protection and durability Medial zip closure is mounted on elasticized panel incorporates full-length leather seam to protect zipper Zip tabs protect bike from zipper scratches Accordion flex zones grant comfort Upper collar and inner lining constructed from breathable mesh Alpinestars exclusive rubber compound sole for the optimal combination of comfort and grip Designed to coordinate with the rest of the Alpinestars VIKA Collection
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Out of the box impressions
PostedMarch 14, 2013
Customer avatar
GirlRida
From Long Beach
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Narrow
Wide
This review is solely my first impression upon opening the box. I have not ridden in them or walked outside of my living room yet. I will update my review when I do.
I wanted a boot for the following:
- Simple, but classier look that I could wear to my corporate office job- nothing that screamed I just got off a motorcycle. (ie: no Battlestar Galactica or metal engineer rings)
- Good traction for our super slick garage and parking structures.
- Something that didn't look like a man's shoe.
- Freeway crash level protection
- Something that wouldn't be too hot in the Southern California summers
- Something a little easier to get on and off quickly
- Comfortable enough to walk around in all day
- Something under $200.
- No PINK
A lot of requirements, I know, but that's what I wanted.
I went with this boot mainly because it looks like a lot of the other women's boots that are in the malls right now. It was over the ankle, but not all the way over the calf and Revzilla's customer service rep said it was probably about the 2nd choice in best traction. Most of my needs were getting met, so I purchased. Other shoes I wear, Doc Martins, Converse, steel toed construction type boots, Puma Desmo.
After opening the box I noticed the sole seemed fairly smooth. There is a patch that will hopefully be anti-slick, but I'm a little skeptical. I will update after testing. The shaft height is perfect. It hits the bottom of my calf muscle, which should keep all foot peg scratching off my skin. The ankle protection is barely there. It looks like someone stuck a couple quarters on either side of boot. I can't see how that's going to help much if you're foot is pinned under something, but it is better than nothing. There is a hard pad on the front for shin protection and the very end of the toe is hard which is ample. The heel protection is softer than the toe and again, I'm not confident it would keep my heel from getting crushed. The shorter height on these will be a lot cooler than my knee high and calf high boots, but my feet did warm up quickly in these. They are water proof, so keep in mind that heat tends to stay in the boot. The leather doesn't look cheap, but I do wish it had more of a sheen to it. They remind me of police boots. I'm ok with that, but some might not be. I have size 41. Inside the boot it says it's a US 9. On Alpinestars website it says 41 is equal to 9.5. I'd say these fit like a 9.25. Normally I wear a 42 as I like my boots to fit a little big. These feel pretty narrow to me, but that could be because I normally wear a bigger size and all my other boots are mens boots. You can tell these are a women's cut though. They are not as bulky which is great for my narrow feet and a more feminine look. These feel tight around my arches, but I think they will break in and stretch out enough to fit more comfortably. The zipper on the inside of the boot makes them easy to get on and off. Additionally they fit pretty snug to the leg so you don't have that bulge on your pants leg when you sit down. The arch support is pretty decent. I don't think I will need to wear my orthodics with these, but again, I will update my review once I have some miles on them.
Overall, I'm happy enough with the first impression and try on to keep them. Right now, the only think that would make these better is if they came in an oxblood or chocolate brown.
Rides: 1975 Honda CB550F Super Sport
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Scorpion Street Race Helmet Bag Sturdy shell for optimum protection. Soft interior won't harm your finishes. Exterior mesh pocket carries extra face shields. Stout carry-handle for convenience. Shoulder straps for back pack configuration. Universal design fits most street helmets.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Probably holds any helmet
PostedAugust 3, 2012
Customer avatar
GirlRida
From Long Beach
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
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I have a Scorpion EXO 900 Transformer, 3/4 Rock Hard and some other 3/4 helmet whose brand name I can't remember because I've had it stripped and customized. They all fit in this bag with no problem. I love that it's rigid on the outside for great protection. The inside has these little flexible straps that keep any size helmet in place. Awesome idea. There is also a little pocket on the inside, but it's kind of small so not much will fit in there. The straps are great for converting it to a backpack, but they are pretty thin and rub the skin pretty harsh if you're in a tank top. I would imagine with the smaller helmets, gloves will fit in here easily too. I would have liked a pocket on the outside for a water bottle and a key hook on the inside would have been cool too. Other than that, great product.
Rides: 1975 Honda CB550F Super Sport
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Drum dyed leather and Freeair poly/mesh top High density knuckle protector High density padding on fingers Leather palm Aeroprene cuff
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great look, tight fit
PostedSeptember 29, 2011
Customer avatar
GirlRida
From Long Beach
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I ride in So Ca where the weather is mostly warm. I wear these gloves all the time. They are mesh so in the dewy winter mornings I wear a glove liner. By the afternoon, however, I don't need the liners and these gloves are perfect. They are not to hot in the summer either.
I did order a large at first and the fit was too tight. I have long fingers so I ended up exchanging for an XL. Those were still a little snug but have definitely stretched out since I have been wearing them.
The length of the glove is nice. It's long enough to go over the jacket sleeve or under it. The gathering at the wrist helps keep the heat in as well.
I have the black and pink, very stylish without being too girlie. I'd definitely recommend these gloves.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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