Firstgear Women's Kilimanjaro Jacket
Great jacket for the price.
I purchased this jacket for my wife because I own the same jacket. It is proven to be a first rate all weather jacket with great ventilation.I have ridden in rain, hail, and high wind with temperatures varying from 35° to 95° it has performed perfectly and all conditions. I highly recommend this jacket.I cannot comment about the protection and armor because I have not gone down with this jacket,but with the quality of construction my assumption would be that it would perform as advertised.
September 7, 2015
Great jacket, still a little warm for summer
This jacket isn't meant for the summer heat, I think they try to express this but claim the venting will keep you adequate except for the warmest of days. Well, I know in cool weather this thing rocks. In the heat, it gets a bit unbearable. The fit is awesome, feels very tailored. I am 6"2' 190 lbs, have about a 42 for the chest and a 34 inch waist. The measurements for the large fit me the best, the waist is a little big but if I went down a size for that then I imagine it would be tight on the chest. Has some Velcro cinching that helps around the waist. Glad I didn't get the medium. OH, I wear a 34-35 inch sleeve for dress shirts and the sleeves on this are definitely long enough. Great coat, buy it today. Got the silver looking one and it is quite dapper.
September 26, 2015
I am a first time rider and passenger. We travel a lot of back roads so wanted to make sure I was comfortable and protected. This jacket has been nothing short of perfect. It can get a tad hot when your stopped but other than that no complaints at all!
July 13, 2015
Great all-around jacket, ordered the bright yellow jacket for visability, would purchase again.
New to motorcycling, rode all-around Indianapolis during Moto GP weekend with changing ever changing conditions, very comfortable in hot humid weather and dry in rain. I am tall with long arms so I ordered the tall version, Velcro adjustments allow for a snug fit.
If you only want one jacket, this is the one. This is one of many items I have purchased from Revzilla, as always customer service is the best!
August 10, 2015
Good all round jacket
Good down to 40 deg with liner and regular clothes. front lower velcro pocket a bit small - your hand will tend to pull the liner out with it and whatever is in it. Wish I'd got a lighter color than black, gets hot in 80 deg+. Armour is low profile - but haven't used it yet. Does freeway commute great. Overall very happy
June 29, 2015
Change your mind about a textile jacket in hot weather
Previously wore a First Gear mesh jacket and was able to wear it for one riding season, then just didn't feel as comfortable in it so I rode without one again for a few years. Well I reached the age in life where I don't bounce as well as I used to, so some protection seemed like a good idea.
Did a lot of reading and research before deciding on the First Gear Kilimanjaro jacket (in silver and dark grey) for my wife and I. Without the knowledge from long distance riders it would have been too hot for the summer, but the Kilimanjaro IS an ideal four season jacket. I've not ridden with it in temperatures below 40°F but it felt fine in the 40's w/o the liner.
Now you might think it odd to wear a full textile jacket in hot weather, in fact a friend who worked in a MC accessory shop, said the jacket is very good at protection but you will hate it in hot weather. Guess what if you wear under clothing like LDComfort, you will be cooler in 90°F weather than you would w/o it. If the temps are above 90° the flow of hot air will actually make you hotter, if you're in the sun, even more so. The light color of the jacket keeps the sun off you and the vents allow any moisture inside the jacket to evaporate more slowly, cooling and retaining the cooling as it does. Really amazing. The other day I rode to the same location about 10 miles away in upper 80° temps. Wearing this jacket, I was comfortable and dry when I returned home, riding w/o the jacket my t-shirt was wet from sweating.
Now I've not gotten the opportunity to get caught in the rain to test how waterproof it is, or thankfully not tested the protection, but I'm expecting it to work in both cases. This jacket is a very good investment. It did feel bulky when I first started wearing it but as I got accustomed to it and it broke in, it became very comfortable.
The only negative I have, it has so many nice pockets that I tend to put too much stuff in them, making the jacket heavy. Did you get the feeling I luv this jacket?
June 29, 2015
Ive had this for about a year now, and i got it in the hi viz. Its a great cooler and bad weather jacket. It holds out water during rain and keeps you warm when its cold. I've ridden in weather from about 30 degrees to about 85 degrees in this jacket. The d30 armor makes it extremely comfortable to wear. The only downside is that when its hot outside, this jacket does get pretty warm even with the vents open. Even more so if you aren't moving at a pretty good speed.
June 17, 2015
My very first jacket almost 25k miles later
I've had this jacket for 2 years and 24,600 miles. I commute 70 miles each way, year round, and down to 30 deg F. I'm on a CBR 250RA and I do stay tucked down the highway to keep up with traffic. This is my first jacket and it's held up fantastically. That being said below 45 deg I wear a sweatshirt underneath and I stay warm down to about 35 deg at 80 mph. I do get cold below that temp but it's manageable down to 30 deg. If I sit up straight into the wind it's much colder ( good thing my bike isn't powerful enough to keep up that speed without me being tucked). With the liner out my temperature range is 60 deg F and up. As for warm weather, as long as your moving and all the vents are open, I've been comfortable a little past 80 deg F. Into the 90s and you'll be wishing for a mesh jacket. When it comes to rain it was pretty water proof when I purchased it, but now the sleeves soak at the elbows in about 30 min of rain or road spray. The only thing the jacket is missing is a CE back protector, but I picked up one of those with my airbag vest
Considering the mileage I do this jacket has held up fantastically. I only wish I knew how to clean my HiViz coloring better :)
June 12, 2015