Angel from So. California

September 25, 2009
Teknic Chicane Jacket: This jacket fits like what I think an MC jacket should fit, snug and surprisingly heavy, I gather that's a good thing!! Although I really can't complain for what I paid for this jacket, but the first thing I noticed is that the color is a bit off, it looks much more like purple/dark blue instead of the blue in the description. Overall I'm happy with this jacket. Just to get a picture of the sizing I'm 6ft 190 lbs. and got the 44. The sleeves seem a bit short on me but with the gauntlets that's hardly an issue. Alpinestars GP+ Gloves: These gloves seem like they'll definitely hold up in a crash, no doubt. I measured my hand to 8.7" and decided to go with the Mediums as opposed to Larges ,what the "alpha sizing chart" recommends, and I do not regret it. They broke-in well so far, but before that the inner seams where a bit uncomfortable if I made a fist, now they have soften up and are more comfortable. One thing that the perfectionist in me doesn't like is the inconsistencies in the gloves stitching, one of the index fingers sliders on one glove does not match up to the other pair's sliders by about 3~4mm and seems mismatched, but I doubt it will interfere with the gloves performance. Overall, 5/5 stars for protection/looks, 3/5 stars for quality control. Icon Field Leg Armor: Only way to see if these will perform well is to test them, and while running and sliding on linoleum floor might give you an idea, its no real world comparison. Guess for now it will provide me with a sense of confidence until I find out. Fits well enough though. This is my first Newenough experience and they definitely go above and beyond in my experience with them.
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