Firstgear Jaunt T2 Jacket
This is a decent cool weather jacket and a very good deal. The shell is heavy and reinforced in the appropriate areas and has armor on shoulders, elbows, and back, but the back armor could stand to be upgraded. I'm planning on doing that. There doesn't appear to be a direct replacement that is available so I will likely have to trim some armor to fit.
The inner liner zips and snaps in without too much difficulty. The cuffs of the liner have hook and look closure as well as the shell sleeves. You can really get the pressure on your wrists too tight pretty easy.
I haven't had the jacket too long but have traveled in temps from 20 degrees F up to about 75 degrees F with the liner in the jacket and been comfortable for 16 mile (12 highway) commute. I also have the overpants Firstgear makes and they work well with the jacket.
The only real complaint I have with the jacket is that the neck is pretty narrow. I'm 5'10" 200 lbs 44" chest and the large jacket is tight on my neck. Everything else fits fine, but the adjustment for the neck isn't large enough for me.
Still, for the $175 or so I spent for the jacket, I think this is a really good deal. If this were going to be my touring outfit, I think I would have been more picky but for commuting, this is just fine.
March 9, 2015
I am 5'7" 165lbs and a 40" chest. I ordered a Medium jacket but was worried it would be too small. It fits great except for one thing. The neck is too small. It has a movable snap but even in the largest position it is uncomfortable to close it. I may just remove it and add velcro instead. This is not a big enough deal to return it for a Large. With the zipper all the way up, the neck is closed well enough to stay warm. I used it for the first time with the liner in on a 50 degree day and just one layer under that. At slow speeds I was getting toasty so unzipped the two chest vents and quickly cooled down. Once up to speed with no windscreen I needed them closed and it was easily done with gloves on. The zipper pulls are long and easy to find while in motion. I love all the pockets and adjustments and the high viz yellow really stands out. The multiple vents are great and I think with the liner out on a hot day it will be very comfortable with all of them open. I would be hard pressed to fit into this with a thick layer on like a down liner but with a thinner fleece it would be fine. Not sure it would be needed though as I think this will be nice and warm down into the 30's with a windscreen even with just a T-shirt underneath. For the price, I'm not sure you could do much better.
March 8, 2015
Great jacket, lots of features, waterproof, great price
This was my first jacket purchase in 10 years, Wow, the jacket options have changed dramatically in that time.
I had a strict must-have list:
- waterproof - I live in Vancouver, BC
- looks good - doesn't need an explanation
- warm - I ride almost year round
This jacket caught my eye with its looks and the described features were right up my alley. I was hesitant to buy because average reviews stated that the jacket fit big and by the sizing chart I should be a Large-tall, that size was already sold out but I couldn't find these features for such a great price in any other jacket. I took a chance, knowing that Revzilla would stand behind their return policy, and bought the XL-Tall.
I am 6'2", athletic build and weighing 215lbs.
This jacket fits great with a thin fleece underneath but will likely be a bit spacious without the liner. That said, I will likely get a mesh jacket for summer riding.
It is waterproof! A 25 minute commute to work in torrential rain, I was dry. It is warm! the temperatures on my recent ride days have been hovering between 8 and 10 degrees Celsius. (about 50 Fahrenheit) it was cozy! And the jacket is comfortable.
There are ample over-sized pockets and lots of adjustment straps.
This is a great jacket at a great price. If quality and value are at the forefront for your decision, I think that you will be happy with this jacket.
04 V-Strom 650
March 26, 2015
Amazing year round jacket
I purchased this jacket to use as a fall/winter/spring jacket, but quickly found that it worked in about every condition I put it in. I have yet to use it in 80+ degree weather, but have only opened the front arm vents once on a 78 degree day and found that I really didn't need them. The jacket has kept me warm all the way down to 25 degrees, but it won't work miracles. You still need pants, gloves, and boots to keep you warm below 35 degrees, but it definitely does its job especially with the liner in.
Works great in cool and cold weather when paired with other winter gear
Works great as a warm weather jacket with the liner out
Plenty of storage plus the rabbit pouch holds the liner if you ride in areas where the temp goes from freezing to 80+ in one day
High Vis works great and doesn’t look half bad ( I have even had a few compliments)
You can’t really feel the airflow, but that is coming from someone who’s other jacket is a phoenix mesh
The front pockets sometimes get in the way when wearing a full size backpack
Overall, I would recommend this jacket to anyone who isn’t trying to be as low drag as possible and wants a great all season jacket with a good bang for the buck factor.
January 12, 2015
Definitely waterproof and warm
We rode through cold (43-50 degrees) rain for 90 minutes with no problem. The jacket kept us warm and dry. It has ample storage space due to its many pockets. I like how there is a pocket outside the zipper but inside the flap for easy access to your important stuff like a wallet. Removable liner with rear storage area for it make this a very usable and adaptable jacket. Wife also bought one for her because there are not many jackets for women that has these features at this price-point. Get one. You won't be disappointed.
January 12, 2015
Plenty of sleeve and body adjustment to ensure the right riding fit. Denier is high enough to ensure durability without compromising comfort. Plenty of body armor in the outside chance you have to lay your bike down. I'm 6' 165#, but have long arms and the Lg is perfect. Got this for cold weather riding. It performs as advertized.
January 1, 2015
FIRSTGEAR JAUNT T2
JACKET WELL THOUGHT OUT AND MADE OF QUALITY MATERIAL AND WORKMANSHIP. AN EXCELLENT BUY FOR THE MONEY! AND REASONABLY PRICED.
December 22, 2014
Does what I wanted it to.
I bought this jacket specifically for cold weather riding and it delivers exactly what I wanted. With the liner in, 20 Fahrenheit rides at any speed are comfy. Wear it for more than 5 minutes inside and you'll be sweating, but who does that?
I got the XXLT, as I am 6'9", about 280 lbs. Without the liner out, its very baggy and the adjustable shoulder pads are a pain to navigate while putting the jacket on, and not too accurate on my particular shoulders. Another mark against this jacket is the adjustment straps. I tend to keep at least one of the top opening pockets open and whenever I brush my forearm anywhere close to the Velcro for the pocket (which is often) it sticks to the adjustment strap and I have to rip my own arm off my jacket...very annoying. If you keep the pocket flaps closed its not an issue. Buttons are easy to snap, Firstgear zippers are first rate. Multiple zip open vents (the sleeve vents are very easy access) let in plenty of air if it gets too stuffy and keep out air and water when closed. Except for those couple little quirks, it is a very comfy and warm jacket, with the liner in.
December 3, 2014