Roger (Paxico )
I bought these boots last November and gave them a good review. After wearing them for almost a year in all kinds of weather, I thought I would revisit it. First, the fit is excellent. The boots were stiff at first but have broken in nicely. At my MSF course, I spent two long 95º days getting on and off the bike and standing on hot asphalt. The boots were probably the most comfortable things I was wearing. They have good traction and are good for walking on level ground. Finish. I was a bit leery of the plastic looking buckles but they have not been a problem. I think they look great. Durability. These show very little wear so far. No excessive wear in the soles, uppers, or fasteners. Features. They are boots. They are reasonably light and feel very protective. I especially like how protective the ankle strap feels. The leather seems to be really tough. The fabric inserts allow a little cooling but it also means they are not waterproof. That hasn't been a problem for me since I ride only when I choose but if you need to ride in wet weather, these probably are not a good choice. I like the height. They give good protection for the back roads I ride and I can add a pair of knee/shin guards when I feel I need more protection. Cost Benefit. Wow. I can't believe boots this good cost so little. I may pick up another pair to put aside for when these wear out.
Nick (Edmonton )
Just received my jacket today. Feels like it's made of great quality. Leather is soft and doesn't feel like most leather jackets I try on that need a lot of break in to get comfortable. Size is pretty on par to the chart but for me it varies as I'm a bodybuilder. The XL fits nice in the shoulders and arms but was a bit looser in the mid section since I got a bigger v-tapered body. I'm 5'9" 210 pounds and XL was the best choice as I like my jackets fitted. Although it is hard to get into as it fits a bit too tight in the arms and shoulders when the quilted liner is in. If I went to a XXL then it may have been more comfortable in the arms and shoulders but way too loose in the mid section. Overall I'm happy with this jacket. But Canadian buyers beware. For 250 bucks US this jacket is a steal for US customers but since I'm from Canada the cost so add up. With shipping, exchange rate, custom duties and taxes this jacket came to 430 bucks CAD. Since this jacket is only in US stores I had no choice but to eat the cost since I really liked the look of this jacket. Still happy with my purchase as the quality and being made in Italy makes this jacket feel a lot more expensive. Shipping was quick only 3 days to Canada. Time will tell how well this jacket will hold up after long use and being in the elements so I can't comment on that yet.
Andy (Secaucus )
Love this bag. I bought it so I didn't have to stuff all my MX gear in separate little duffel bags, or try to carry it in my hands. Every single piece of gear I need for a day at the track fits in the bag. The bag is made of a light nylon I think, but is seems to be well built. The nylon keeps the bag very light so you aren't making your burden any heavier. The boot pocket is a little small for my size 12 Gaerne's, so they go in my gas and oil tub or I put my helmet in its soft carry bag and then lay tge boot in the main compartment. Any dirt or mud left behind in the bag gets shaken out after it dries. Putting the boots in the main compartment frees up the boot compartment for my kidney belt and Leatt chest and back protector. Even with all this stuff in the bag, it has never been close to full. The shoulder strap is fantastic for slinging the bag over my shoulder and across my back so my hands are free for the cooler and whatnot. I loved the bag so much I bought a second one for my Street bike track gear. In this case, the boots do fit into the end compartment. These bags would also be great for weekend travel as the name implies as long as you don't give it to an airline!! Colors are very nice but slightly duller than they appeared on the gear websites. Highly recommend!!
David (kirkland )
They leave bruises on the sides of my knees where the rivets are.
Mike (Denver )
Sizing is off so do order at least 2 sizes larger. This works great for mountain biking at the resorts. Stays very cool and comfortable. I crashed a few times and it worked great. The shoulder and arm pads did their job with flying colors. Without the air cage I would of been banged up pretty good. After many rides banging it around it appears it will hold up for a long time. You can't even tell you are wearing it while riding. Great for the price. If you are looking for good protection this will provide it.
John (Marion )
Only problem is the threaded holes can get damaged by the impact and grinding of pavement.