Firstgear Rush Tex Jacket
I am enjoying this jacket, except one small annoyance. The inner zipper fly gets in the way when you want to use the main zipper only. The size chart is correct for me. So far, I have worn it in 50-75 degree weather. I think the ventilation will be adequate for up to 90 deg. as long as you keep moving; Bets are off sitting at a light though. It's not perfect, but the price is very appealing, overall I think it's a good value. I did have to return a helmet for sizing issue, Revzilla people are nice to deal with.
March 21, 2013
The afternoons here in California are nice and warm, but the early mornings get cold, especially in the winter months. I ride a scooter to work and needed a jacket that would keep me warm in the morning and provide good air flow in the afternoon. This jacket does exactly that in addition to providing armor protection and plenty of practical features.
As far as the fit goes, I am a tall guy (6' 3"), but I am not very big. I ordered size medium, but I was concerned the sleeves might be a bit too short. They were not. The fit is just perfect for me!
March 4, 2013
Definitely...Bang for the Buck
At under $150.00 this jacket really does give me bang for my buck. Good shoulder, elbow, and forearm protection. With the back compatible with the Klim Viper I will have good back protection as well.
Anthony was not joking when he said this jacket has an American Cut. I am far from a European build and am in the process of getting healthier (losing weight). I ordered the XL and the jacket fits me comfortably welll. Currently there is no room for me to add layers underneath but with another 10lbs lost (currently 250lbs.) this jacket will fit me perfectly.
I commuted home (35+ miles one way) this evening after work with temperatures in the high 40's. Without additional layering (just a long sleeve tshirt on underneath) I did feel a chill BUT I wasn't uncomfortably cold. To add, it felt as though I was in an airconditioned room. With an additional layer, I wouldn't have noticed the cold.
The quality of the jacket seems it will withstand time and wear; only time will allow me to comment on the durability. But this jacket seems well made and just as good a quality as any regular winter jacket that I've invested in. After inspecting the jacket I see no flaws or loose threads. The zippers (external and internal) seem solid and are easy to zip open\closed (no snagging).
I gave I high rating for features for a couple of different reasons. There are good sized hand pockets that zip up well and I think are waterproof (gotta watch the video again). There is a pocket on the interior intended for a cell phone. My Samsung G3 in an Otterbox cover fits in this pocket but the flap won't velcro shut. Had my G3 no protector or a one layered one it would fit perfectly. There is also a pocket that can be accessed near the chest under the first zipper. A good place for my house keys to go into.
As for my Revzilla experience. As with the Alpine Stars boots I purchased from them the video was very helpful in my decision to purchase. I shopped at other sites for better pricing and none could beat Revzilla. In addition, I took advantage of a free shipping promotion. I received my jacket today when I was expecting it tomorrow afternoon. Thanks again Revzilla!
If you're looking for a good quality, protective, and relatively inexpensive jacket I highly recommend Firstgear's Rush Tex. And of course, don't bother purchasing anywhere else...Revzilla is a top notch outfit!
January 3, 2013
Bang for the buck!
Amazing bang for the buck! super comfortable. Shipping was fast. Package left revzilla on friday and I recieved it on southwestern ontario on monday!
September 24, 2012
AT LAST A JACKET THAT FITS!!
After ordering the previous iteration of this jacket (XXLT) from a different online seller and sending it back due to poor fit (over sized body circumference, short body length and short sleeve length). I cam across the product video on youtube.com for the 2012 model, and decided to give it a try. I was scared because I had already basically spent $15 (to ship the return back) to try on a jacket that didn't fit, and now was making the same gamble. This time I ordered a XLT (I am 6'5'' 250lbs with long arms). It came yesterday and I was stoked that it FITS!!! The sleeves on the new model are a bit longer as well as the body is a bit longer and has the added drop seat in the back. If I were to change anything, I would make it maybe 1'' longer in the body, but, like I said before, the sleeves are perfect. The zippers are quite difficult to operate, but I hope they will get broken in and a little easier to use. This jacket is fairly warm, but I would not want to ride in sub 50 degree weather with it. Also, an upgrade from the previous version, the armor actually feels like it would help during a crash. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a jacket to fit fairly tall people.
September 7, 2012