Firstgear Women's Contour Textile Jacket
This product is not for petite women - Sleeves are way too long
This jacket is a great jacket off of the shelf for women with long arms. I am very disappointed that I could not find a petite sized jacket, with sleeves that fit me well.
The jacket is a great jacket, but I won't be comfortable in it - until I go spend another $60.00 - $80.00 to get the sleeves shortened to my arm length. I may end up losing the snap closure in the alteration process and it's going to cost me to get the snaps re-done that hold the inner liner in place to the jackets outer shell.
There are thousands of women out there that can benefit from petite length sleeves and pants. I won't even be able to buy the pants to match the jacket, because again it would mean adding lots of money onto the price of the pants after having to make the alterations to them for length.
The motorcycle apparel market has such a very long way to go, before they will be outfitting shorter & smaller women so that they too can look their best while out riding & be comfortable without all of that excess material getting in the way.
November 11, 2013
Great Looking Jacket
Great looking jacket with good protection. My wife loved it!
October 21, 2013
good quality but snug fit
Sturdy zippers and fabric. The best feature is that the back of the jacket has a flap that is longer than the front and covers any visible butt crack when riding. I usually wear a medium, and I ordered a large in case I wanted to layer. No chance of that- the jacket is snug, but still comfortable. Armor hugs and is flexible in all the right places.
September 2, 2013
Very nice hot-weather jacket.
My wife loves this jacket as it looks good, fits good, is highly visible in the white color, and flows lots of air in the hot weather. Good price for a very nice jacket. Also, Revzilla has been very easy to work with, and has lots of inventory from which to choose.
September 23, 2013
We were both impressed and very happy.
I bought this as a gift for a friend of mine who's small size makes her a very difficult fit. She's about 5'1" and an athletic 97 lbs. When I say athletic I don't mean the straight boyish frame but rather the lithe yet curvy gymnast/fitness model with six pack abs type of athletic. Because she's so petite, the last XS jacket (different brand) that I bought for her was an abysmal failure that swallowed her whole. This contoured jacket accentuated her feminine figure and allowed a comfortable fit without being over-sized. She was completely happy and satisfied which, in turn, made me very happy also.
September 16, 2013
Excellent summer jacket
I bought this jacket to replace my old Olympia Bonneville mesh jacket. I loved the neon red colour of my old jacket, but the fit was a bit large to me - as a result I was constantly adjusting the protection so it stayed where it's supposed to be.
Having the experience with First Gear winter jackets, I ordered mesh jacket size S despite the fact that my measurements were pointing towards M (M in winter jacket was way too big for me).
The jacket is fantastic! Size S fits perfectly, all the protection pieces are where they are supposed to be, airflow is fantastic, inner liner blocks the wind and fairly waterproof. I bought the neon yellow and it looks awesome with the black side panels. I gave only 4 points for protection because the back protector feels really short and not as thick as I used to have in other jackets. I heard it could be replaced with the longer version.
The jacket doesn't have any collar - I am still deciding if I like it or not. From one hand it improves the overall air flow, from the other hand I don't like any insects getting close to my neck.
Over the summer I wore my jacket on numerous rides including: +39C rides in Ontario, Canada, pouring rain in White Mountains, NH, and chilly weekend ride in Adirondacks, NY. On all the occasions I was completely satisfied with my jacket.
September 16, 2013
Thanks to the customer service agent who helped me find this jacket - great style and the perfect weight for hot or cold weather.
August 28, 2013
Qaulity jacket. Perfect fit. Nice features. Super Fast Shipping
August 12, 2013