Jackets and gloves
Got a winter and summer jacket and summer jacket and 2 pair's of gloves, second time I put my wallet in the summer jacket the inside of the pocket came apart and the wallet was not a tight fit and the glove end of 1 pair fingers I had to get fixed at a shop on my travels and again my fingers weren't long causing the glove end to fail, always had dririder gear but this will be the last time I buy anything from them again, save your money and try another brand,sad to see a trusted brand I've used for over 25 years go the way of cheap manufacturing
apex 5 adventure jacket
hi guys sizing is just stuffed up had to go 2XL instead of XL to a fit across my chest and the sleeves are 90 cm too long bought online unfortunately but tried on in store after.... common problem I'm told steer clear of these.... the armour flops around like a tennis ball in a bucket as well.. just crap fitment quality
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JET WINTER GLOVES. Customer service non-existent, product quality is hit and miss, sizing is off
Was looking for a pair of winter gloves and having trouble to find the sizing chart. Went to Dririder's official website and when you click "Gloves Sizing Chart" then the sizing chart for BOOTS will come up, sent an email through and never heard back. Managed to find the sizing chart through AMXSUPERSTORE, but the chart starts from SMALL size and the gloves I wanted has an XS size. Luckily I tried in store and figured out all Dririder Winter Gloves are LARGE FIT. Finally the product quality, went for a rider on the weekend and their winter gloves do nothing but un-breathable, my thumb still feel cold when the outside temperature is around 15 degrees celsius.
Dririder stealth boots -Good in the Dry, but...
This has been the second pair of Stealth boots Ive had and now they are going back to the Manufacturer for the same reason, not waterproof. Its been dry for a bit in Qld, but now its raining going into winter and the same problem occurs, wet feet, even in a moderate downpour . The first pair leaked in the toe area, these ones leak all over.
ADVENTURI DRIRIDER Gloves
Just paid $135 for this latest release of DRIRIDER gloves at my local store. The moment I slipped my hand into the glove there was warmth generated. A short gauntlet style well covering my DriRider jacket sleeve, I have the largest size 4XL, features include a left first finger visor wipe, two velcro straps, multiple finger crash protectors, knuckle knobs, inner palm crash slider, wrist stretch gather, and stop water fabric, these have to be the BEST gloves on the Planet.
Dririder Ace boots - Don't get it wet
I have had a pair of Dririder Ace boots for 5 months now, in Australia we've been having a massive drought so I hadn't been able to see how they fare in the rain - Until now.
After riding in the rain the inside of the boot has fallen apart like soggy cardboard. Peeling aware the inside reveals the inside of the boots have a hollow channel running through them.
So they're motorcycle boots that cannot handle exposure to the natural elements - So if you live in a country where it rains even once, DO NOT BUY.
Used to be good. Now it's hit and miss.
My very first Dririder jacket, purchased 20 years ago was great. It lasted a long time and stayed waterproof. Fast forward 20 years and everything I buy now with the 'Dririder' name seems to be a case of hit and miss. My latest purchase, some Vortex 2 pants with a 15000mm waterproof liner, leaked straight away in the rain. I was highly disappointed to say the least considering the price. But my Dririder Trophy Jacket (which actually came with Rynus tags attached if I remember correctly), actually seems like really good quality and keeps me dry ...in the rain. It's a shame really because Dririder gear looks great and actually fits me really well. They really need to work on their quality control though, especially with the waterproofing..... I mean, they are called 'Dririder' afterall.
Dririder Vortex Adventure 2, and Pro gear
The quality and materials used to make their gear is 2nd to none.
The armour inserts are great and very comfortable, the wet and thermal liners work great and are easily taken in and out of the jacket and pants. Never had trouble with zippers, velcro strips or anything else.
When I set out to buy my first lot of road gear, I did a lot of research into the different brands and what they offered, and what fit my budget, before I settled on Dririder and I’m so glad I did.
I’m only here today thanks to the people at Dririder. Got knocked off the bi...
Hurricane 2 suit Total Fail
I have only had my suit for just over 3 month and at start it kept me dry but after such a short time the thing is falling to bits. The right arm has split at the stitching at the front and rear and i've resorted to using duct tape on it to hold it together. I had wanted a replacement but since they are being so awkward towards me i just want a refund. I'll never buy any of their products ever again after this.
WORST LEATHER JACKETS
I can only comment on the leather road bike jackets
Terribly made, zipper doesn't even line up with the centre of the chest. sleeve cuffs cut into your wrists, sizing is way off, sleeves are too short, leather is some cheap quality super stiff in all my 30 years of riding these are the worst.
Finally, a solid pair of comfortable boots that are functional, comfortable and stylish
Back to riding after a few years after an off (broken wrist). Bought another bike and had to dust off some of my old gear. First pair of boots I cleaned up, looked good until the sole fell off. Decided to buy a new pair but could not get a pair of Dririder Corso's in time to pick the bike up (200 kms away from home). I ended up buying a pair of boots on impulse on price, but while acceptable on a long ride without frequent gear changes and braking not ideal until well worn in. I came across another "newer" old pair of boots, cleaned up and more...comfortable for city riding but after a couple of weeks a tear in the leather where it joins the sole. So, ordered a pair of Corso's online and picked them up today from the Bike Shop. Been out for almost an hour. They fitted like a glove, were supportive where they needed to be, and first impressions are the tech specs match my expectations. They are functional, comfortable and stylish. A pretty good buy in my books and I look forward to some good wear. Tempts me to consider some other Dririder gear, to compliment my current leather jacket and pants that are lighter and more suitable for warm/hot riding other than touring.
Bought a Dri rider jacket 9months ago. June 2018. It was suitable for the purpose. Have not used it in the wet at this stage. However the zip has failed. You attempt to fasten the jacket together and the zip just comes apart. The fastener just opens up and fails to close jacket. I'm loathe to return jacket due to no receipt and we're all aware of what retailers are like. Love to sell you a product, but don't like the follow up if products are faulty.
I guess it's a case of you get what you pay for. No more Dri rider for me
Vortex jacket and pants
I was researching the best solution for textile gear and was very attracted to the Vortex Adventure pants and jacket. After reading reviews and frustration at being able to find a stockist near me, I rang the distributers a number of times, left messages each time and also contacted them via their web site twice and no answer. Given negative comments below and simply no comms from the distributor (an this is the sales "honeymoon" phase) I have arrived at the conclusion that I need to look for other brands as a solution. Frustrating buying experience.
Dri Rider Airflow Jacket - Terrible inner wind/water liner
Purchased jacket in early October 2017 and didn't need to wear the wind/water proof liner until July 2018 and used it for just over 3 months during winter. The velcrose tabs continually stick against the light weight lining material each time you took it off and on and after 3 months the lining material was thread bare and ripped. The rest of the jacket was fine - took the liner back to Canberra Motorcycles where I was told that my warranty had run out by 2 weeks and because Dri-rider can't replace the liner and the jacket was fine - bad luck. Not buying anymore dri-rider gear again - BEWARE! - oh yeah, and the zipper keeps getting stuck on the fabric.
Zipper keeps getting stuck in the material flaps
The summer jacket is good but the plastic zipper teeth have broken off in my anger to get the zipper head unstuck by the fabric that keeps getting jammed in the zipper head from all angles all the time. Three years old and I've had enough and just purchased a RST Summer jacket, which I trust will be as perfect as their leather jacket that I own.
Dririder Classic 2.0 Kevlar Jeans, WEIRD SIZING
Bought this size 34 kevlar jeans online, looks like slim fit in the picture but it's actually straight. I normally wear 33 straight or 34 slim fit jeans, but when I tried this pants on it's soooo long and soooo big, I put one arm inside the pants and it's still loose. The knee protectors are literally on my shin even in riding position. One of my friend wears 34 casual jeans and I asked him to give it a go and he reckons it's way too big for him too.
Overall quality is ok but the sizing is weird, I would recommend downsizing if you are looking to buy one. I bought another kevlar jeans(size 34) from ALDI later for $69 (almost $100 cheaper) and it fits me perfect.
failed fabric - not fit for purpose
For those of us who ride bikes, the gear is little to do with looks, it's about protecting your butt if you end up sliding up the road beside your bike. I got DriRider Blizzard2 trousers from Motomail NZ in Auckland and had them for 2 years 2 weeks before they failed. They've only been worn 35-40 times, and apart from the fact the material is substandard and has failed on the right side, they look like new.
I contacted Motomail NZ and they directed me to DRIRIDER in Australia - who weren't interested and directed me to Whites Powersports - the...
Saved my skin and still working well
My Dririder RallyCross Pro jacket has seen 12000km in Asia in some of the worst conditions imaginable including hard rain, mud and being wet for days at a time. It has also been in two falls on wet bitumen and concrete at 70km/h plus and has saved me the prospect of a regional Asian hospital on both occasions with nil damage to the jacket except some abrasion on the hard armour. I bought this jacket in 2013 and am really impressed with it however it is alarming to read so many negative comments regarding the quality of newer products as this will force me to evaluate other brands when looking for a replacement.
Questions & Answers
Are dririder helmets the goods cheers
Hi, I wouldn't put my faith on those $89-$249 price tag DRIRIDER helmets, especially for protecting your head. I'd suggest you to spend a bit more to get an entry level SHOEI or ARAI helmet (SHOEI NXR or ARAI CHASER-X etc.), they are solid build quality and hand-made in Japan, safe, light in weight, quiet and comfortable to wear. And if you take care of it then it'll last for years (although the maximum recommended lifespan for helmets is 5 years). You can find them around $450 mark when they'are on special.
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