Firstgear Kathmandu Jacket
Great jacket, warm while sitting in traffic
This is a great jacket with lots of pockets. Jacket is very warm even with the thermal layer removed.
May 13, 2013
Very good, could be excellent easily
There's a lot of good features on this jacket, but one major irritant that drags it down...
The cuffs velcro keeps sticking on every other velcro (pockets, beside central zipper, etc.). Since the velcro is good quality, it catches well ! It's, to me, a deal breaker. For as long as I know, it could have been easy to correct (by inverting the female/male). I cannot figure out how designers could not have seing this and not correct it...guessing that nobody would care... ?
Beside it, I only have good words for it !!
April 29, 2013
Great jacket for the price!
This is a high quality product at a very reasonable price. The fit, finish, and features speak to its high quality.
April 8, 2013
I live in Texas and the need for multiple jackets is necessary. This jacket is excellent to cut through wind and keep warm. Im excited to see how long I will be able to ride with it into the summer.
Id like to test the "breathability" of the waterproof feature. Overall this is a great jacket, especially that it comes in a tall size. Im 6'4 180 lbs. and it fits wonderfully without excess jacket.
I also plan on purchasing the matching pants.
March 27, 2013
As good as they get at this price point
I'm amazed by the details, features, comfort and durability of this jacket. It leans a bit more on the summer/fall seasons than winter. My other jacket has a much heavier inside lining to make it warmer in the winter (Seattle) but that can be fixed with a good fleece. The upside is comfort, lightness, and a slimmer/sleeker look.
Not sure the pockets in the front are necessary. A bit too much pocket sticking out for my preference but probably great for quick camera and phone access.
February 11, 2013
Keep Me Dry!
Jacket seems really good. I'm usually between a medium and a large size. I went with the large. It's a little big for me, however, I would fear that a medium would be too tight. I believe the functionality and features of this jacket will out weigh the slight over size fit. A couple of niggles. The sleeve hook and loop tabs could be a little longer. It would help draw the sleeves tight to my wrists and they would be easier to grab onto with gloves. It would also be nice if Firstgear had made the collar so you could secure it open in hot weather. Wasn't enought to deter me from purchasing the jacket.
February 4, 2013
Great features, Style, Fit, Comfortable.
I also bought the matching pants. On my first dual sport ride with this gear it was 35 deg. F. I was warm and comfortable. During the third hr.of the ride it got to 50 deg. I had to take out the liner in the jacket. I left the liner in the pants and opened the vents in the groin. It was nice to have the built in hydro pack on my back. A few hours later I dumped the bike at about 15 mph in mud and loose rocks. The D3O protection works. I did not even feel the impact on my left knee. The only reason I know I touched down, is the big muddy spot on my left knee.The bike was compromised and I had to cut the ride short, but I was fine.
February 4, 2013
Good fit, great value
Just got this jacket and have been out with it three times in the last 2 weeks. Adjustability with the straps on torso and arms makes for a nice fit. Quality construction. Only complaint (it has been mentioned here before) is that when the jacket is unzipped, your cuffs can velcro themselves to the zipper cover velcro as you move around. Its happened every time I've worn it. Small price to pay for a great value in an adv jacket. A small sewing job of some kind will probably fix it. Highly recommend this jacket. I'm 6'3" and 170 lbs and I got the Medium - fits perfectly.
January 28, 2013