Firstgear Sierra Day Glo Rain Jacket
Good rain jacket
This is a well-made rain jacket. It can be packed into a small space, ensuring that you will have enough room to take it with you when you ride. The color is extremely visible, which is important any time - especially in the rain.
While this is a rain jacket, it is windproof too and can provide additional warmth when worn over a mesh jacket or even a regular riding jacket. When riding in the mountains, where the temperatures can drop quickly, this jacket can be the difference between a comfortable ride home and a being uncomfortably cold.
You can't go wrong Firstgear products. This jacket is no exception to that rule.
October 27, 2015
Excellent Protection and comfort
This 2 layer product provides excellent warmth and visibility, while being comfortable on just a cool day. Zipper and pocket quality is high.
I wear it to ride my Vespa in NYC and like it so much that I bought one for my wife as well.
October 19, 2015
Just what I wanted!
The pullover that I previously used for rain protection kept me dry BUT it was like wearing a big black trashbag when it flapped in the wind and did NOTHING to make me visible in the pouring rain. I'm delighted with my FirstGear Sierra hi-viz jacket as it easily fits over my FirstGear mesh jacket and can be cinched tight under my arms, at my wrists and around my waist AND it makes me STAND OUT to cagers.
July 21, 2014
Nice, light and easy tailored rain cover
I purchased this a few months back to complement the FirstGear Adventure Mesh Jacket. The FGAMJ has an inner rain liner but I prefer a rain jacket shell that will cover everything and this one fit the bill. The Sierra Day Glo is sized to perfectly fit over a jacket of the same label size - that is my Adventure Mesh is a 2XL and the Sierra Day Glo in 2XL is a perfect fit over the Adv Mesh. Personally, I loathe the day glo color in general, but I also understand the need for visibility and especially in darker rainy weather, so I went with the yellow instead of black. The jacket is well made and packs very small, easily fitting in the rear pocket of the mesh jacket. The material is thin, and as such I don't know if it will last for the long term, but it works well and I like being able to toss it on over the mesh when the rain starts.
June 16, 2014
Bright and basic
Does the trick. Nothing exceptional but adequate. I like how bright it is especially in bad weather
February 10, 2014
Great Rain Gear
I purchased both the pants and jacket. I'll review just the jacket here. First, I am 5'9" 190lbs. 44" chest and 34" waist 16 1/2" neck. I have a snug fitting Joe Rocket mesh jacket with armor in it that I put on first. it is size LG and fits me perfect. I put the rain jacket over the top of the Joe Rocket jacket. It does fit! The sleeves are long enough to cover everything! The waist, belly and chest are covered with maybe 1/2" of space to spare. This is the first small issue. On my Ducati, I have to lean over a bit and could have used a little more wiggle room, it gets snug! This wouldn't be a problem in an upright riding position. The jacket is long enough to completely cover my waist, in fact, I can sit on the tail of the jacket.....barely. The second small issue for me is the neck is pretty tight over another jacket. It needs to be to keep the rain out but maybe 1/4" more would have helped. The third issue is I hate the built in pocket/pouch the jacket packs into. Way more work than just a simple gear bag to throw it into. Would I buy this set again? EVERY TIME! Super light weight, packs small, great color and reflectivity and it stops the rain as it say's. I added a photo to show the reflective strips. They look black/grey on the jacket but really reflect light!
October 4, 2013
Great weather protection. Fits over my Joe Rocket riding jacket. Folds up in a nice little pouch. Great design, zippers and snaps work well. The only downside is, if it's warm out, I'd say anything over 75, you're going to be hot.
August 19, 2013
Great quality for the price
Very satisfied with my purchase! It fits me well and fills very comfortable
April 29, 2013