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Firstgear Mesh Tex Jacket

The Firstgear Mesh Tex Jacket combines the best of both mesh and textile jackets into one value-packed jacket. The removable waterproof liner lets you laugh at the rain, while the 250D poly/mesh shell flows cooling air on those hottest days. Wrap it all up with CE approved shoulder and elbow armor and you are ready to ride on the streets or in the canyons.

Features:

  • Generous fit: A larger, boxier, universal fit
  • Zip-out liner
  • CE-approved armor at shoulders and elbows
  • Zipper-secured side pockets
  • Soft-lined, minimalist collar
4.5 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.6 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.3 / 5
Features
4.2 / 5
Comfort
4.4 / 5
Style
4.5 / 5
Air Flow
4.9 / 5
Fit
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Firstgear Men's Jackets

Size Chest (in) Waist (in) Arm (in) Arm - Tall (in) 
SM 34 - 36 28 - 30 32.5 - 33
MD 38 - 40 32 - 34 33.5 - 34
LG 42 - 44 36 - 38 34.5 - 35 36 - 37.5
XL 46 - 48 40 - 42 35.5 - 36 37 - 37.5
2XL 50 - 52 44 - 46 36.5 - 37 38 - 38.5
3XL 54 - 56 48 - 50 37 - 37.5 38.5 - 39
4XL 58 - 60 52 - 54 37.5 - 38 39 - 39.5

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

How To Measure

C Chest Measure around the fullest part of your chest, under the armpits, keeping the measuring tape parallel to the ground.
W Waist Measure around your natural waistline, around the top of the hip bones, inline with the navel while keeping the measuring tape parallel to the ground.
A Arm (Neck to Wrist) Standing up straight with your arms at your sides, measure from the base of your neck at the center of your spine, along the top of your shoulder and down to your wrist bone, along the outside of the arm.
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Black/Silver / SM 839821 FTJ.1307.01.M001 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
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Black/Silver / XL 839824 FTJ.1307.01.M004 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
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Black/Silver / 3XL 839826 FTJ.1307.01.M006 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Silver / 4XL 839827 FTJ.1307.01.M007 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Silver / MD (Tall) 839828 FTJ.1307.01.M009 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Silver / LG (Tall) 839829 FTJ.1307.01.M010 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Silver / XL (Tall) 839830 FTJ.1307.01.M011 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Silver / 2XL (Tall) 839831 FTJ.1307.01.M012 Only 3 Left: Ships within 24 hours
Red / SM 950711 FTJ.1307.04.M001 Out of Stock
Red / MD 950712 FTJ.1307.04.M002 Out of Stock
Red / LG 950713 FTJ.1307.04.M003 Out of Stock
Red / XL 950714 FTJ.1307.04.M004 Out of Stock
Red / 2XL 950715 FTJ.1307.04.M005 Only 1 Left: Ships within 24 hours
Red / 3XL 950716 FTJ.1307.04.M006 Out of Stock
Red / 4XL 950717 FTJ.1307.04.M007 Out of Stock
Red / MD (Tall) 950718 FTJ.1307.04.M009 Out of Stock
Red / LG (Tall) 950719 FTJ.1307.04.M010 Out of Stock
Red / XL (Tall) 950720 FTJ.1307.04.M011 Out of Stock
Red / 2XL (Tall) 950721 FTJ.1307.04.M012 Out of Stock
Blue / SM 950722 FTJ.1307.05.M001 Out of Stock
Blue / MD 950723 FTJ.1307.05.M002 Out of Stock
Blue / LG 950724 FTJ.1307.05.M003 Out of Stock
Blue / XL 950725 FTJ.1307.05.M004 Out of Stock
Blue / 2XL 950726 FTJ.1307.05.M005 Out of Stock
Blue / 3XL 950727 FTJ.1307.05.M006 Only 1 Left: Ships within 24 hours
Blue / 4XL 950728 FTJ.1307.05.M007 Out of Stock
Blue / MD (Tall) 950729 FTJ.1307.05.M009 Out of Stock
Blue / LG (Tall) 950730 FTJ.1307.05.M010 Out of Stock
Blue / XL (Tall) 950731 FTJ.1307.05.M011 Out of Stock
Blue / 2XL (Tall) 950732 FTJ.1307.05.M012 Out of Stock
Silver/Black / SM 839832 FTJ.1307.02.M001 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Silver/Black / MD 839833 FTJ.1307.02.M002 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Silver/Black / LG 839834 FTJ.1307.02.M003 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Silver/Black / XL 839835 FTJ.1307.02.M004 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Silver/Black / 2XL 839836 FTJ.1307.02.M005 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Silver/Black / 3XL 839837 FTJ.1307.02.M006 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Silver/Black / 4XL 839838 FTJ.1307.02.M007 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Silver/Black / MD (Tall) 839839 FTJ.1307.02.M009 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Silver/Black / LG (Tall) 839840 FTJ.1307.02.M010 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Silver/Black / XL (Tall) 839841 FTJ.1307.02.M011 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Silver/Black / 2XL (Tall) 839842 FTJ.1307.02.M012 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Neon Yellow/Black / SM 839843 FTJ.1307.03.M001 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Neon Yellow/Black / MD 839844 FTJ.1307.03.M002 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Neon Yellow/Black / LG 839845 FTJ.1307.03.M003 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Neon Yellow/Black / XL 839846 FTJ.1307.03.M004 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Neon Yellow/Black / 2XL 839847 FTJ.1307.03.M005 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Neon Yellow/Black / 3XL 839848 FTJ.1307.03.M006 Only 1 Left: Ships within 24 hours
Neon Yellow/Black / 4XL 839849 FTJ.1307.03.M007 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Neon Yellow/Black / MD (Tall) 839850 FTJ.1307.03.M009 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Neon Yellow/Black / LG (Tall) 839851 FTJ.1307.03.M010 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Neon Yellow/Black / XL (Tall) 839852 FTJ.1307.03.M011 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Neon Yellow/Black / 2XL (Tall) 839853 FTJ.1307.03.M012 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours

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4.5 / 5.0
92 Reviews
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Bang For The Buck
4.5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.3 / 5
Features
4.2 / 5
Comfort
4.3 / 5
Style
4.4 / 5
Air Flow
4.7 / 5
Fit
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True
Large
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Jacket saved my life!
My Firstgear Mesh Tex jacket is an older one, before they had internal liners, and styled a bit different than the new ones. After at least 10 years of using this jacket, I went down on I-40 at about 75 MPH due to debris scattered by a truck in front of me. Initially I managed to stay on my Royal Star Venture by climbing to the high side as it slid on the side with 2 flat tires. Then the front tire started bouncing and the back started coming around, and I realized it was about to catch both tires and flip, which would have thrown me like a catapult. So I bailed off to get into a slide and let my safety gear work. I hit hard and flipped, and then slid head first, feet and head up, sliding primarily on my right chest and shoulder with arms stabilizing me. When I stopped, I was still in the right lane but my motorcycle was in the median after flipping, going airborne, and tangling with the divider cables and posts - completely destroyed. Once stopped, I rolled to my right, to the grass, and started checking for injuries. I had no road rash, except for a spot about the size of a quarter on my right knee. But the heat from friction as this jacket took the slide caused some minor burns on my skin, with the outline of the armor and the stitching clearly visible for about a week. I did have many very colorful bruises, a crack in my shoulder blade, a cracked pelvis, and 6 broken ribs. But I am certain that without this jacket on I would have died from tissue and blood loss. Now, as I recover, I am shopping for new jacket and motorcycle. I shall ride again, thanks to Firstgear jacket, Alpinestars gloves, and HJC helmet. Buy good safety gear and wear it every time you ride!
August 17, 2015
Ride:
2000 Yamaha XVZ1300TF Royal Star Venture
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Saved my skin
Well I went down on the freeway this past Friday and I have to say this jacket saved my skin!! I was ejected from my bike after avoiding a accident in front of me and got rear ended while braking.. Landed on my back and slid down the freeway under a car and dragged by my hand which got in the wheel well of the car some how!! The jacket took the full impact and including the back protector it comes with (not CE) and held up the whole time!! It did burn a hole in on the center of the back, but other then the jacket getting destroyed I was in good shape and thankfully walked away with no injury other then two fractured ribs!!! I recommend this jack to everyone because it went through a beating and held up!! Great job First Gear on a excellent product and thank you!!!
October 7, 2013
Ride:
2012 Yamaha YZF-R1
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
5 / 5
Excellent Phoenix Arizona Summer Commuter Jacket
Ventilation & Protection
I purchased the Firstgear Tex Mesh Jacket primarily because a) it was a mesh jacket, b) it was the most hi-viz with lots of reflective strips, and c) it had a longer torso than the Joe Rocket Phoenix 3.0 that it replaced. This jacket really grabs people's attention. It is bright. It is significantly brighter than my Arai hi-viz helmet. This jacket really “pops.” You will be seen.

It is slightly less ventilated than my Joe Rocket Phoenix 3.0 because a) the armor is larger and more protective, b) the pockets have a water protection barrier that was not present on the Joe Rocket Phoenix, and c) the weave of the Firstgear mesh is slightly tighter and almost certainly more protective. It still passes an amazing amount of air.

Why did I not by a Joe Rocket Phoenix 5.0? Too little hiz-vis, too little reflectivity, and too much black. Also, my Joe Rocket 3.0 was always too short in the torso (I have a long body).

I replaced the foam back-pad with an armored back-pad. Yes, the back-pad is hot in Phoenix. All the armor is hot in Phoenix. Everything is hot in Phoenix.

Fit
My Joe Rocket Phoenix 3.0 was an Extra Large, the Firstgear Tex Mesh is a Large. I am a little porky at present, mostly in the middle, at 5”10' and 215 lbs.

The Firstgear has velcro tabs at the sides of the waist for adjustment (although this isn't advertised). The Firstgerar also has a covering flap at the base of the zipper that snaps.

I put my right arm in first, then my left. I pull the armor onto the left elbow because I have short arms. The armor isn't going anywhere—it stays in position over both elbows once in place.

Suitability
My daily commute is approximately 1 hour in Phoenix on the highway. Part of the trip is fairly fast, part of the trip can be stop and go. The typical temperature in the mornings is in the 80s to 90s, and the temperature on the way home is typically in the high 100s to low 110s. During monsoon season, July and August, we have some humidity to go with the heat.

I took the liner out of the jacket as soon as I opened the box and put it in the closet to stay. It is well attached with both zippers and snaps. The liner has an iPod pocket. There is another one in the jacket for use when the liner is out. I can slip my phone (3” wide, 6” tall, 5/8” thick with the protective cover) into it but the top of the pocket, but the phone sticks out more than an inch—it is a tight fit. The jacket itself has a generous left breast pocket that easily swallows the phone. There are two generous hand-warmer pockets. All of these pockets have rain protection in front of them, a feature not found on my Joe Rocket Phoenix 3.0. All have zippers.

All the zippers are high quality and feel very solid. The jacket shows high quality workmanship. It is made in Vietnam.
July 30, 2015
Ride:
2010 Kawasaki ZG1400 Concours ABS
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
5 / 5
Great value
This jacket is great for the price. The video is right about it being a more boxy cut. I'm tall (6'6") and athletically built, and the LG tall fits me fine for length, even in the arms, and there's some extra material around the waist. The armor that comes in the jacket is pretty bulky and the shoulders in particular make it look like you're doing a hulk impression. I replaced the standard armor in the shoulders and elbows with D30 armor, and added a D30 back protector, and the jacket fits much better now - no big shoulderpad look, the D30 has better coverage, and the whole thing is lighter. My only complaint is that the arms are kind of baggy and there's no way to cinch them down to keep elbow armor more in place. Mine arrived with the removable interior liner stitching coming out along one armpit, but I wasn't planning on using the liner anyway.
August 25, 2014
Ride:
2010 Kawasaki KLR650
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
This is a great jacket.
I live on the edge of the Mojave Desert in southern California, and it gets HOT here. I bought this jacket so that I could ride in the heat and still have some protection. And boy, does it work!

Lots of airflow thru the jacket keeps me cool, but it still has quite substantial armor on the elbows, shoulders and back. The mesh fabric feels extremely tough; I have no doubt it would protect me in a fall/slide. I'm 6' tall, 180 lbs, 33" waist and I got this jacket in a size Medium. Fits great with only a polo shirt on.

And on those cool fall mornings, the zip-in liner keeps me surprisingly warm. Good looking jacket, good quality, great price... I have no complaints.
October 26, 2014
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
3 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
3 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
More High Viz than others
This replaces an older mesh jacket. Riding a touring bike behind a faring blocks visibility of the torso area, and many designs had black sleeves with High Vis torsos. (Hello Designers?) This one is so bright you need sunglasses. Cooling is good. Sleeves fit a little loose, but seems like would stay in place during initial impact if needed. Armor does not ventilate (no holes), which kind of defeats the purpose of a mesh jacket. Yet its still cool and comfortable for riding in hot weather.
August 10, 2015
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
3 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
4 / 5
Not up to 1st gear standards
Fit is slightly larger than this size has been in the past. Quality of assembly is verging on poor as seams in the pockets are splitting already. Also the snaps on the cuffs are not placed to close the cuffs off properly they should be replaced with Velcro.
July 1, 2013
Ride:
2011 Suzuki GSX1250FA
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
Bought for a tall guy
My boyfriend has problems finding gear that fits him since he is 6'5 but got this high-vis jacket in a Large-Tall for him for Christmas and he loves it.
January 21, 2014
Ride:
2005 Kawasaki KLR650
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
love it
This jacket provides excellent airflow and keeps things bearable even in 100+ here in GA.
July 20, 2015
Ride:
2009 Suzuki S50 Boulevard
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
3 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
4 / 5
Price was right.
Fit is acceptable for a "tall" jacket. At 6'5" 200# I'm rather lanky. Long arms 37" sleeve length. It could be a little longer (about an 1"). It's winter here in Michigan and I'm not currently able to ride :-( but RevZilla wanted a review!

1). Can't go wrong with RevZilla! Support, help video's, selection...

2). I bought a large tall. Fit is great. Has all the body armor. Has a removable inner liner.

3). Can't wait to give it a try. I believe this model is discontinued so selection will be diminishing...
December 23, 2013
Ride:
2012 BMW R1200GS Adventure
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Why did you choose this?
RevZilla Store
It's High Viz Yellow Mesh. Need I say more?
Richard L on Aug 29, 2016
To match with the pants I bought
PHILIP L on Aug 14, 2016
It's High Viz Yellow Mesh. Need I say more?
Richard L on Aug 29, 2016
Really like the looks of this jacket. Great summer jacket.
NANCY P on Aug 20, 2016
To match with the pants I bought
PHILIP L on Aug 14, 2016
I've worn a First Gear mesh jacket like this for years and needed to replace it.
William B on Aug 2, 2016
Firstgear has tall sizes. I am 6'4" and 250 pounds. I have a black version of this jacket that has served me well for many years. It is showing its age. With all the cell phones on the road I went with the high vis.
Tamen E on Jul 30, 2016
It's the coolest jacket for summers in Tucson.
A Z on Jul 10, 2016
I wanted a hot weather jacket with good protection and long sleeves.
Vesa P on Jun 12, 2016
wanted a mesh jacket with high vis and also had a matching women's jacet
EDRJR on Jun 11, 2016
good reviews and the the color i was looking for and in my price range
Kapil D on Jun 9, 2016
I have had several First Gear jackets, they all fit me well and last forever.
greg B on Jun 8, 2016
clean design,only one brand tag,good reviews.
stephen v on May 19, 2016
Great jacket for about 78 degrees and up. I'm 5'9" 145# and the small fits perfectly
Joseph W on Apr 24, 2016
Hi-Vez and it came with protection
Eamon S on Apr 4, 2016
Come in tall sizes and high viz, at a great price.
Sebastian W on Apr 4, 2016
A ride in summer across Nevada .
Robert J on Mar 5, 2016
Another Summer jacket
Jack S on Mar 5, 2016
Price.
jollwyx on Mar 3, 2016
Fit & safety
Kirk S on Dec 17, 2015
Chose neon yellow / black for high viz and style to suit wearer
Aija B on Dec 8, 2015
Price brand and rating like this jacket so far
Bryan J on Dec 4, 2015
Quality wear and protection in cool to warm weather.
P J on Oct 15, 2015
I had an earlier version Firstgear Mesh jacket that served me well. It wore out through a couple of "offs" so I need a new one.
Jeremy B on Sep 24, 2015
own a few FirstGrear jackets and like them
Johnny L on Sep 17, 2015
It gets hot in the summer!
Lawrene F on Aug 27, 2015
Hi-Viz good feedback, safety, comfort.
Smoothbored on Aug 10, 2015
Because I needed a TALL SIZE mesh jacket for scooter riding in city traffic. FG is always great for me.
Aziz Orhan I on Aug 7, 2015
My current jackets are too warm for summer weather. I needed a mesh jacket to handle the heat. The First Gear jacket price is great and I know the sizing fits me due to owning the Kilimanjaro Jacket.
Mr. H on Jul 30, 2015
reviews were good.
Steve J on Jul 29, 2015
Wanted something cooler... But returned it, was just has hot as my other mesh jacket.
Jason75 on Jul 13, 2015
Many good reviews.
Brian C on Jul 11, 2015
Good protection for warm/hot weather. Nice style. Good reviews.
A S on Jun 11, 2015
Usually look to FirstGear for apparel as Im 6'4" and these tend to fit me better. Wanted a breathable hot weather jacket and this fits that requirement.
Bryce W on Jun 10, 2015
Nice styling and protection for a 3 season jacket at a decent price point with a good variety of color options to choose from.
Mike V on Jun 9, 2015
Lots of tall sizes and looks to be a great jacket.
Mark R on Jun 5, 2015
needed summer jackets/price
DANNY L T on Jun 1, 2015
I've loved my previous Firstgear Mesh Tex jacket for over 12 years now. It's been great in the Deep South summers. But I've grown a bit and the jacket has not. It's time for a new version. I love the snap sleeves because I like the additional airflow that you cannot get as easily as with velcro closures. The Neon Yellow/Black is also the right choice for me. Looking forward to this jackets arrival.
J R on May 12, 2015
Large fit and good brand name.
IdahoRider on May 1, 2015
I needed a summer riding jacket that will fit me comfortably at an affordable price.
John R on Apr 22, 2015
it's getting hot
Chad B on Apr 20, 2015
Few manufacturers offer tall sizes and I'm tired of riding with short sleeved jackets. Revzilla offers much more product information than any other vendor I've found. The videos are great and the on-line help was first class. They earned the order.
T. A. A on Mar 31, 2015
The right look in a high air flowing mesh jacket. The right size to, a 4xl for the shoulder room I need.
Thomas E on Mar 16, 2015
Syle and pricing, but as it turns out the collar is terrible, rubs your neck raw, and I will be Craigslisting it.
Ken B on Feb 26, 2015
Jacket is very comfortable except for the armor, its hard to get it in the right place. There are pockets with velcro and can be moved into position with a bit of work. I have ordered D30 armor replacement pads for more comfort. Arms are a bit too wide and can't tighten wrist straps beyond a single snap. Velcro would have been better here. Can't say anything about ventilation as it's still winter here in Massachusetts but it has LOTS of mesh. Can't wait to try it out this spring/summer!
Ray L on Feb 21, 2015
Because I like the brand, and I am tall.
Travis J on Feb 11, 2015
I chose this jacket as I realised that I currently have only a black jacket with black pants and am often not seen on my bike. Wanted the high visibility yellow jacket, in mesh so I wouldn't roast in the Aussie sunshine!
Joseph P on Feb 9, 2015
This jacket after looking at all of the others in this category I seemed to gravitate back this particular product. I liked the styling of the American Cut over the Euro Cut for the room and extra back length. After looking at the videos of various other jackets that peaked my interest. I settled on the First Mesh Tex Jacket. The price was good for the quality of this jacket in the Hot Weather category.
Wesley B V on Dec 31, 2014
Big to layer clothes for cold morning and meshy for hot evenings.
Austin S on Oct 1, 2014
Reviews were positive. Looking for a good quality all around Hi Vis jacket.
Scott R on Aug 21, 2014
I like First Gear
Kurt F on Jul 30, 2014
please ship this with the 2 Bell helmets
Richard K on Jul 28, 2014
Really like the looks of this jacket. Great summer jacket.
NANCY P on Aug 20, 2016
I've worn a First Gear mesh jacket like this for years and needed to replace it.
William B on Aug 2, 2016
Hi there, I am interested in buying this jacket.
The weird thing is the sizing chart. There is a gap of 2 inches between every size and my chest measurements fall in this gap.
I am rather tall and slim. My chest is 40.9', sleeve (from the front of my neck to my wrist) is 32.6' and sleeve measurement from shoulder to wrist is 25.6'
Can anybody please advise?
A shopper on Dec 21, 2013
BEST ANSWER: These jackets seem to be on the small side. I'm 5'10, 145 pounds, and normally wear a size 40L Aerostich riding suit. I bought a small based on the size chart and the video review. It turned out to be far too small. I traded it for a medium, which fits fine when wearing just a t-shirt underneath. If I were to wear anything even slightly bulky, it would be tight. (Of course, I bought this jacket for when I ride in the tropics, so I'm never going to wear anything like a polar fleece sweater or something like that underneath.)

Depending on your actual size and what you plan to wear under it, you might want to consider getting a large. The chest might be fairly loose, but at least the sleeves and length wouldn't be 2" too short.

I should point out that the risk of getting the wrong size isn't horrible with RevZilla. I had to pay to return my original small jacket, but even including that cost it was reasonably priced and the jacket is pretty great for warm-weather riding when you want massive ventilation but also want protection.
As far as I understand the jacket doesn't include CE approved back protector. Please, could you recommend any CE approved product tht would fit well in the jacket?
A shopper on Dec 20, 2013
BEST ANSWER: I got this one and it fits very well in the compartment, just enough space for it: Klim-d3o-viper-t5-pro-back-protector
I have a First Gear Kilimanjaro jacket, will this fit be the same? Something in the video sounded like the mesh tex may fit different than the other First Gear jackets.
A shopper on Apr 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I tried on the Kilimanjaro to gain understanding of how First Gear products fit and used this knowledge to decide on the size I needed for the Mesh Tex. I can tell you that First Gear makes the most generous fitting jackets and the Kilimenjaro waseven more generously fitting in a 3xl than the 4xl Mesh Tex I purchased.
Does this jacket have belt loop keepers? I know it has a longer drop seat than most jackets out there, but I have what I like to call a "crack" problem, by that I mean, if I am in a riding position I am usually showing some butt crack, and I need a long drop seat with belt loop keepers.
A shopper on May 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I just went and inspected my jacket....
It has a zipper that would connect to the First Gear pants
and some snaps for the liner

But the jacket has nothing else in the back panel

Regards
a fellow plumber
I would like to know if this Firstgear Mesh Tex Jacket has pockets on the zip-out liner and/or on the interior shell. I noticed what I believe is an interior pocket on the wearer's right after Anthony unzipped the wearer's right side portion of the liner. Also, does the wearer's left side have an identical pocket on the left side of the shell after the liner is unzipped? I much prefer dual interior shell, dual liner and dual exterior pockets - 6 pockets total.

Thanks,
Del
A shopper on Jul 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Inside Pockets-

Main jacket Inside Left- 2 pockets, 1 large with zipper closure, 1 smaller with velcro has a phone icon.
Main jacket inside right - 1 very large horizontal pocket with a velcro top- I use it for a map.

Liner inside left- Has the same phone pocket in the same place.
Liner inside right- Has the same large horizontal pocket with velcro in same place.

Both have the company 800 number stitched in the label.

Great jacket!
does the jacket have belt loop straps in back?
A shopper on Aug 25, 2012
BEST ANSWER: no loops.... now that you mention it, belt loops could be useful because I use the inside of my jackets to carry stuff and without a way to chinch up the bottom of the jacket, my cargo has been known to shift around or even slip out a few times.
Do you have a quilted zip out liner for this jacket ?
A C on Feb 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Mine came with a zip out wind liner, thin layer that does well at blocking wind but no warmth. I go with layers under the jacket that I can remove as the temperature warms. Good luck - Revzilla rocks
Is Stevan 6' or 6'3"? I am 6'3" 210 and if he can wear a large then I probably can too, if he is 6'3".
BlastersFan on Nov 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I don't know who Stevan is or his height, but the Firstgear Mesh Tex jacket I purchased is low quality and doesn't flow as much air as my 11 year old Olympia jacket. The back protector is cheap, the snaps on the sleeves don't reduce the sleeve diameter enough to fit into a glove gauntlet. I used my jacket twice and the put it into the closet and went back to using my old one. I would recommend finding a better quality jacket
I'm wanting to purchase armor for this jacket. Which is better, Seesoft or the D3O Viper? & does it fit OK? Or are there other alternatives that are better?
Mike L on Sep 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The D30 Viper is what I use in mine. In my Firstgear Kilimanjaro jacket, that back protector fits the pocket perfectly. In the Mesh Tex jacket, it is a little smaller than the pocket, mainly in the vertical dimension. Not a big deal, doesn't drastically affect where it sits on your back. Haven't tried the Seesoft protector, though.
I see this jacket has the CE rated armor, but how abrasion resistant is the cloth material? Thanks.
Andrew D on Sep 24, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Fortunately I haven't had to test the abrasion resistance, but the material appears to be hefty enough to withstand a "gravity test" at normal speeds even though the weave is relatively loose. It's nowhere near as robust as my Aerostich, of course, but it's a fair compromise for hot-weather riding. I bought this jacket specifically for a ride in Costa Rica, and it worked very well.