TheLuggage
 
 
 
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    May 7, 2012
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    October 1, 2012
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Icon Brawnson Textile Overpants Understated style that goes over-the-top is the best way to describe the Brawnson Textile Overpants. Icon's relaxed fit and ultra-tough 900 denier chassis is a no B.S. combination. What else would you expect from a pant called Brawnson Remember the Brawnsons are an 'overpant' which means they are already sized up on size. Therefore buy a size 34 to wear over your size 34 jeans. If your plan on running your Brawnson's commando then buy one size smaller than your normal waist size. Icon loose overpant fit pattern Durable nylon chassis Removable/adjustable ce knee impact protectors Large thigh pockets with zipper closures
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A no-frills pant at a great price
PostedOctober 1, 2012
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TheLuggage
State:IL
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I wear 34 - 34 jeans and these pants fit comfortably over my jeans without being too baggy.
I've ridden with them on about half-a-dozen times now and am happy with the quality and fit of them. When riding, the bottoms of the pants stay at the ankle, the pants don't flap in the wind and on cooler days (40 - 50 degrees) the pants seem to keep me a little warmer while on warmer days (70s) they don't seem to make me any hotter. I can feel some air-flow through them, but not much, regardless of temperature.
They don't have a lot of features, but they're 900 denier nylon so they should stand up to abrasion fairly well and at this price I couldn't find anything that came close to that weight and fiber (most seem to be 600 denier polyester or lower) in any other pant.
The one thing I'll say against them is regarding the knee armour; I don't see how it would help in a crash as the pants are baggy enough that the armour wouldn't stay in place in all likelihood. I just wear my Forcefield Limb Tubes under my jeans instead and it's a great combination.
As others have mentioned, you won't get these on with boots on, but I don't see how anyone can complain about that; these are not rain pants you need to put on and take off in a hurry, they're for protection for your entire ride. You put them on before you leave the house and they stay on until you get home.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sargent World Sport Performance Seat Triumph Street Triple/R 2008-2012 Features Precision-engineered, lightweight, tough, PVC/acrylic alloy polymer CarbonTec Seat Base Pan Super Cell Atomic Foam suspension and enhanced shape for incredible driver and passenger comfort Improved seat angle which eliminates forward slope and provides a more neutral seating angle for driver and passenger Widened and slightly concave shape to increase contact area and better distribution of pressure over a greater area Fully assembled and ready to install right out of the box
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfortable, but with flaws
PostedJune 18, 2012
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TheLuggage
State:IL
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I recently purchased this Sargent seat before going on a 750 mile round-trip, knowing the stock seat would be too uncomfortable for the job. The seat arrived in just a few days and initially the fit and finish looked to be top-notch. Attempting to install the seat proved difficult, as the rear "peg" did not line up with the seat latch (it was about one quarter to one half an inch too far towards the back of the bike). I was able to maneuver the peg so the tip was at the latch and a swift thump of the pillion seat got it to lock.
Trying to take the seat off I learned that the key would not fully turn (thus preventing the seat from unlocking) unless I keep slight pressure on the key while thumping the pillion seat to complete the turn & unlock. There were several minutes of mild panic until I figured out that violence is indeed sometimes the answer. Given the cost of the seat, that is disappointing, but the seat its self is much better than stock when riding. In the past few weeks I have noticed that the seat is now a bit easier to remove and replace. I don't expect it ever to be perfect, but it's more tolerable now.
Pros:
Better riding position; much less sliding towards the tank when breaking.
Wider seat means more comfort on longer rides.
Finish of the seat (excluding the lock peg placement) is excellent. Looks better than stock and suits the bike.
No passenger grab strap (another good excuse to ride solo is a pro for me, YMMV)
Includes hardware to accommodate OEM pillion cowl.
Cons:
Seat pan does not have a spot for either the tank prop tool or the hex key from the OEM seat.
Seat lock peg out of position (several reports of this on Triumph sites).
Width of the seat puts a little more pressure on the inside thighs when at a stop with both feet down than with the OEM seat (minor, we're talking slight discomfort, not pain).
Rides: 2012 Triumph Street Triple R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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TCX Infinity GTX Boot As close to perfect as it gets, the TCX Infinity Gore-Tex Boot has been a staple of the TCX line up for years. This boot was inspired by famed TCX riders Cyril Despres and Marc Coma for adventure touring. A full grain leather upper with Gore-Tex lining provide unrivaled comfort and durability. This boot has been an editor pick since the beginning. Comfort Fit System (CFS) TCX products in the Touring Range are manufactured using techniques that ensure a high quality fit the Comfort Fit System (form moulding), through which the upper is shaped on a mould that reproduces the anatomy of the human foot. The Touring Range is therefore extremely versatile and high quality, with high tech products that can also be used casually and in the city. Full Grain Leather The uppers of the TCX Touring range are made using full grain leather. This is the most valuable part of the leather, which is specially treated and rendered waterproof. The result is an upper in a natural material that gives exceptional performance in terms of protection from atmospheric agents, breathability and fit. Gore-Tex Membrane The application of the Gore-tex membrane offers an optimal combination of breathability and insulation, granting the feet to stay warm and dry, never sweaty even in extreme conditions. The durable waterproof protection stops moisture from seeping in. Technical Details Upper full grain leather Lining GORE-TEX membrane Protections malleolous protection, shift pad, leather coated shin plate and inner thermo contoured protection Color Black Closure 2 polyurethane adjustable buckles Sole touring sole, oil and petrol resistant with specific grip area Sizes EU 38-48 US 7-13 CE Certified Note Boots may not feature the leather patch on the outside of the toe box.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
A quality boot, but not as wide as I had hoped.
PostedMay 7, 2012
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TheLuggage
State:IL
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Footbed
Narrow
Average
Wide
I've owned my Infinity boots for a month or so now and like them a lot. I purchased them because they are one of the few road boots that are reported to have a wider foot bed. While I would agree that they are a little wider than other brands, they're not going to be much use to someone with wide feet. I'm an 11.5 with a marginally wider than standard foot and these boots are still a little snug on the sides in a size 46/12; length is spot-on. A day of wearing them and walking around tends to get a bit uncomfortable, but that's true for me with any footwear that fits the same; if you have a truly wide foot, this boot won't do. It also can't be stretched as I found out when I went to have that done.
I like the quality of the construction, the clasps seem sturdy enough, but the adjustable straps move around enough on me that I find myself having to set them most times, which doesn't take long. I will undoubtedly end up setting the boots for the ideal fit and then marking the straps to make things easier.
These are really solid boots and at size 46/12, large enough that I have a little difficulty getting under the gear shifter in comparison to my other TCX boots. A slight adjustment of the shifter should see that sorted out.
All in all, I like them and would likely buy another pair if needed, assuming I never find a quality boot for those with wide feet.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Street Triple R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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