Firstgear Jaunt T2 Jacket
Good jacket for all around riding.
It's feels alittle heavy until you start riding it's not noticeable after that. Also seems to ride up in front and rubs on my neck.
May 26, 2015
I'm 6'6", wife measured the chest at 49", my sleeves are 38". This jacket fit very well for my frame, it has lots of adjustments to tailor fit on arms and around waist and also to move the elbow and shoulder armor. I went for a 100 miles ride today in 90 degree weather and it wasn't bad with the liner moved and the air vents open. I think it will work well in California for our winter weather with the liner in. It was a great value for the price. Very happy with it.
May 3, 2015
Exceptional value at sale price, excellent value at regular price.
I own thousands of dollars of motorcycle gear as do most of us addicted to the this 2 wheel passion. Over the years I've owned several jackets from the simple to the complex. My favorites have always been simple leather designs. Since I live in north west Pennsylvania I've become used to quickly changing weather. And therein lies the problem. Leather is supremely tough and offers great protection, but with that comes bulk and weight.
Nowadays Cordura nylon offers a good compromise between toughness and wearability. And this is where I feel the Jaunt 2 excels. It is what I would call a 3 1/2 season jacket suitable for all but the hottest temperatures. This May has seen temps from the high 20's to the high 80's. And the Jaunt 2 has done itself proud. With it's liner inserted, I've been toasty. Without the liner and with all the vents open and the top button closed and the main zipper open a bit at top and bottom, I've been comfy.
A few have mentioned the neck as being a bit tight. I'd say I have an average size neck and the neck is definitely not loose, but I wouldn't call it tight. It's more of a snug fit. Plus the collar rises straight up to almost meet the bottom of my helmet which lessens leakage and buffeting. I like it. Of course your mileage may vary.
Much has been written about fit. I'm 6' 1" and 188 lbs but not muscular and not big boned. Sometimes I wear a medium and sometimes a large. My ideal size in a good fitting shirt or jacket is medium tall. That makes sense because in a sport coat (for those of you who remember what that is) I wear a 40 Long. And that is what I wear in the Jaunt 2. It's not tight and it's not loose. And if I'm not wearing the liner, I can snug up the sleeves and waist using the built in straps. If you look at the photos you'll see the Jaunt 2 has a nice long tail that covers nicely. So for me it fits true to size (I did try a small and it wasn't even close). There is also a zipper so that you can connect to compatible pants. If you like you can take the supplied zip to your tailor and have it attached to your favorite pants.
The sleeves on me are a tad long, but that's ok as they can be snugged with the usual hook and loop strap so you don't look like you are wearing hand me downs. I've only been out in a light rain and had no leakage whatsoever.
I haven't been on the ground with the jacket yet so I can't comment on that, but I will say the Cordura seems plenty tough yet giving a good compromise between toughness and flexibility. The provided armor in the shoulders and sleeves seem ok, but I'm replacing it with D3O™ T5 EVO XT/PRO stuff. I used to road race and I know what it feels like to be sliding and tumbling down the asphalt. Breaking my left collarbone 3 times teaches one the importance of the best safety gear. Because it didn't have the D3O armor I subtracted 1 star. That may be a little unfair because the standard armor seems good, but I did spend the money to upgrade so it can't be 5 stars can it? Air flow is also, not because there is anything wrong with it, but simply because it is similar to other jackets in its category and doesn't separate itself.
Ride safe and remember All The Gear All the Time.
btw, I bought my jacket elsewhere and I felt guilty doing it, but Revzilla who has a deservedly wonderful reputation, didn't have the red/black I needed to match my '13 Triumph Street Triple R ABS in the Medium Tall. Don't worry Anthony, it won't happen again.
I highly recommend this jacket and Revzilla.
May 13, 2015
From Friday till Monday,,,,,NICE
Ordered the T2 Jaunt on Friday afternoon got here Monday before Noon,,,,,,wow impressed! The Jacket is just what it stated and the size is great,,,I'm 6'1 and 230 and the 2xl fits like it was tailored,,,,,and I'm not spending the 395-595 for a comparable Textile ,,,,,,Thanx Rev
May 11, 2015
This product has good material quality
I purchase this with a size SM thinking maybe will not goona fit me because I wear MD but it' fits perfectly.very satisfied with my purchase!!i recommend this
April 27, 2015
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
Nice jacket - First Gear gear is first rate!
Nice jacket, good color, well made. First Gear gear is first rate!
March 31, 2015