BenNYC
 
 
 
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    October 7, 2011
  • Last review
    September 25, 2013
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REV'IT! Summit Gloves This stylish black glove is a great all-around glove for the sport touring rider. Both palm and upper are constructed of durable and strong goatskin. Protection comes by way of the racing-developed REVIT! dual-comp TPU palm slider, and TPR hard shell knuckle. Black, but by no means basic, SUMMIT goes the distance. The REVIT Summit makes for an excellent spring / fall glove. If you are looking for waterproofing, check out the fully waterproof version of this glove - the REV'IT! Summit H2O Glove REVIT PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell goatskin, sure grip, hypalon Lining tri-fleece liner Composition outer shell 100 leather lining 100 polyester Protection PU injected finger knuckles, TPR hard shell knuckle, TPU hard-shell little finger protector, Dual-comp palm slider, schoeller-keprotec at palm, EVA foam at thumb and palm Visibility reflective logo at cuff ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit Adjustability adjustment strap at wrist, adjustment tab at cuff Features stretch lips at fingers and backhand, sure grip patches, elastic at wrist, regular cuff
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Average gloves, poor build quality
PostedSeptember 25, 2013
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BenNYC
From New York City
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Within weeks of owning these gloves, the stitching was starting to fray. A year in, they look beat and I've barely worn them.
Thought I would save some money over Dainese,
Rides: 2005 Triumph Bonneville
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Arai Vector 2 High-Viz Neon Helmet The Arai Vector 2 Motorcycle Helmet is the successor to Arai's hugely popular Vector model. New features for the Vector 2 Helmet include an SAI visor similar to RX-Q and Corsair V which provides wider field of vision. A replaceable interior liner has been modified to improve air flow around the head and to provide a more comfortable fit eliminating pressure points. The ventilation system has been revamped with a larger size switch and larger rear duct which will create 50 more vacuum. The high-visibility color scheme is an excellent choice for those who wish to be safe as possible, studies have shown that rider visibility is a key factor in reducing motorcycle accidents. Complex Laminate Construction (CLC) shell that combines excellent shell integrity with light weight Arai's exclusive multi-density, single piece hybrid EPS liner Arai's multi-density EPS liner is like no other, comprised of up to 5 different densities in some models which is molded into a single piece The single-piece hybrid liner and its unique benefit the direct-fused contact area that each EPS call shares with its neighboring cells creates a mutual support - as one cell is crushed under impact, the surrounding cells assist with the energy absorption. (Liner pieces that are simply fitted or glued together cannot rely on such a high-level support bond.) New ACF-2 front intake vent has an oversized intake opening for better airflow, and a sliding-door mechanism to more completely close it Brow Vent Faceshield Ventilation System provides cooling air in upper face area without holes in critical forehead area of the shell or in the impact-absorbing liner material Exclusive removable 5 mm Peel - away Cheek and Temple Pad layer-provides additional level of customization and fitment Extreme peripheral view - same wider field of side to side visibility as the top-of-the-line Corsair V racing helmet (an additional 5mm on each side when compared to to previous Vector model) New tuned rear vent/wing - Air inlets provide improved interior ventilation and heat removal Hyper-Ridge band - newly sculpted lower reinforcement band provides stability and lower center of gravity for a lightweight feeling. Larger side exhaust ports to increase airflow and minimize noise Dual pivot chin vent to direct air to the rider or the shield for de-misting Reinforced shell ridges with integrated side exhaust vents Larger bottom opening for easier on and off Removable/replaceable cheek pads with 5mm peel-away layer Micro-fitting 5mm peel away cheek pad layer first introduced on the RX-Q comes standard on the Vector 2. Gives you the option of a thinner cheek pad set for a custom fit without having to purchase additional cheek pads Expanding on the 5mm peel-away cheek pads, the Arai Vector 2 is the first Arai model to offer 5mm peel away temple pads as well Interior Shape Intermediate Oval - This shape is designed for the rider whose head has a front-to-back dimension that is longer than the side-to-side dimension. This is a neutral head-shape design which tends to fit most riders well. Meets or exceeds Snell M2010 and D.O.T. standards
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
This is my first expensive helment
PostedOctober 31, 2011
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BenNYC
From New York City
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Very Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Intermediate Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
The helmet is great for my uses. It's quiet, the visibility is excellent, the fit is excellent, and it gets the job done. It feels light on my head.
Is it worth the extra cash? I hope I don't have to find out.
I'm always baffled by the high cost of some helmets, but I trust Japanese quality and wanted to get something known to be good.
Also, the high viz yellow is great. I wish EVERY company made these. It's such a simple thing to do and it saves lives.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Alpinestars V-Twin Leather Pants
Alpinestars V-Twin Leather Pants
Specifically designed and engineered for an upright, Cruiser, riding position. These pants have been ergonomically developed with stretch panels to provide a comfortable fit and casual look on and off the bike. The pant features a boot cut design and waist zipper to connect to selected Alpinestars leather and textile jackets for safety and convenience. Features 1.2-1.4mm full-grain leather for excellent abrasion resistance Boot cut leg design to allow pants to be worn outside, or inside the boot 5 pocket jean design Internal lining with stretch panel inserts to work with outer stretch zones Internally reinforced seat area Built in Hip padding YKK Semi Auto Lock zippers
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent leather pants
PostedOctober 7, 2011
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BenNYC
From New York City
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Perfect for what they are - midway between racing gear and harley pirate gear. They are basically leather boot cut jeans that are big enough in the lower legs to fit over large reinforced boots. Understandably, they are a bit big over my city riding ankle boots.
They are cut true to size and fit my fairly muscular thighs and buttocks. Leg length is also great - so much moto gear is for short guys. My 34x34 legs fit great with no alterations.
If there is one negative comment, it is that hip protectors were not included. Oh well.
For me, I spend 90% of my time riding in NYC (mostly commuting) and only rarely go on the highway at high speeds. Historically, most of my cruising is in the summer and for that I've used some Dianese tex pants for the airflow. Now, I can finally get out to see the fall leaves, and I already feel much safer with full on leather.
On a side note - the customer service at Revzilla is awesome. And the website is also great. Thanks guys!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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