Firstgear Sierra Day Glo Rain Jacket
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
You can direct traffic with this yellow rain gear
I like my obnoxiously bright yellow First Gear Sierra Day Glo Rain Jacket and Pants. If they run you over in the rain when you are wearing one of these, it must have been intentional. I bought it because of the quality and features and the color and I am happy with all. It is expensive, but much less so than the motorcycle branded outfits. It is better made and with better features than all those I tried in the local stores. The built in pocket which turns into the bag for each of the jacket and pants are great... appropriately sized and conveniently located to make packing simple. The jacket stored perfectly easily the first time. The pants took a couple times to work out the best technique. So, received my new rain gear and this was the first time I can remember wishing for rain. Did I ever get it on the second day of the trip... hours of it and sometimes really heavy and windy. Not a drop inside the suit (except as will be mentioned below). The seals all worked well. I was a leary of the sela on the front not having velcro but the double seal worked great. I cannot imagine riding in worse weather and the suit worked fine. It was comfortable, too. And, fit well standing / walking as well as riding and any riding related movements. The LONG zippers on the legs (to the knees) are great. Easy to get boots in. (Okay, maybe not easy hopping on one leg at the side of the rode. But, easier than any others I tried.) The elastic bands and velcro seals at the legs and arms hold the pants and jacket securely. I did have a rain leakage issue but that may be a user issue. My shirt was wet at my stomach. I think the water rolled up my legs and under the jacket and onto my shirt. There are pull straps and clamps inside the jacket on both sides but I did not use those. I will use those next time. I bought an XL because I have long arms and legs although I am thin, so that might have contributed to the water access without the drawstrings being tightened. Would I buy this again if I had to replace my new suit... absolutely, and no hesitation to recommend it. What would I tell First Gear? I really like this yellow color BUT does it ever pick up sprayed road dirt / oils AND is that ever hard to clean. I had to soak the stains in diswashing detergent and some of them still show light risidual stain marks. The material really needs to have a finish that prevents that or at least makes cleaning less burdensome. This is a serious issue. The strength and feel and comfort of the material is good but there is something wrong with the finish. I think I forgot to mention... the construction quality is excellent... both how it is put together for movement and the quality of seam joining.
August 27, 2012