Firstgear Women's Kilimanjaro Jacket
My better half has been looking for this jacket for a few years now - one that fits, is warm and waterproof, and has lots of style. She is eager to try it out and experiment with the various vent flaps during the warmer months. She likes the easy to open pockets, easy access to the cell phone, and head cover for inclement weather. We are very pleased with the craftsmanship and design.
February 5, 2014
I have been looking for over a year for a waterproof jacket that fits properly and is not too heavy or bulky...and this is the one. Other products have been entirely too heavy and restrictive. Haven't worn in hot weather yet but I think it will perform well, the airflow seems adequate. I am 5'11" and 182 lbs and the Large fits just right, enough room for layers under it but not so loose when just the jacket. Looking forward to using it on some long trips I have planned this year.
March 4, 2014
High quality, fair price
My wife finds this jacket to be very comfortable and versatile. It's warm with all the vents closed and cool with them open. It's made of quality materials and looks like it would provide excellent protection in case of an accident (hope we never have to put it to the test).
January 7, 2014
Very Good Jacket For Touring
This was our first motorcycle jacket to purchase. We wanted something that was at least three seasons worth. This jacket is just that. I have ridden without the liner in the jacket @ 32 degrees and it was fine. The wife likes the liner but she is more cold natured than I am.
Lots of pockets on this jacket. I wish the hand pockets were a littler larger to make getting your hands inside with a glove easier.
We went with the High Viz color and everyone says they can see you from a long distance.
Even though it cost a little more, it is an investment and well worth the cost. Just buy it!!!
February 11, 2014
Best bang for buck
Just got the jacket…I found the sizing was true to size per sizing chart.. even though some said it ran large. Have not used yet as winter is still here in Alaska.. Did a lot of research which kept me coming back to this jacket. I felt the for the money this was the best..Klim was nice at $600 bucks, but the Kilimanjaro had the D30 armor as well. I bought the HT over pants as well. Klim pants won't fit over boots. The one thing I found negative was that the hand warmer pockets are just big enough to get my hands in them. will update when the roads are clear. Revzilla is great..
February 6, 2014
great jacket, needs some attention to shaping
I haven't had a chance to use the zipper venting yet, but I like how many places you can vent and where they're located. The jacket with the liner is working well for me so far in my Pacific Northwest rainy winter. I don't think it has dropped below 35F yet, but in the 6 miles from home to work I'm comfortable.
The jacket is impressively made -- quality construction. I couldn't be more pleased that they duplicate the pockets in the liner that are in the jacket. Oh, and plenty of pockets -- more than I need!
The jacket feels extremely heavy on the hanger and in my hands, but it's strangely weightless on. It's bulky with the liner (and because I was between sizes and ended up with a jacket that's a bit too big for me).
Seems wider at the shoulders than it needs to be for a female jacket, and I feel like a football-player while wearing it. I have average width shoulders for a female, and these are shaped much wider than mine. I consider that one "ding" in the style rating. It's very adjustable: there are straps all over for tweaking the fit, and I can pull the waist in a full 8 inches if I want to. That last part sounds pretty cool, but what it really means is the jacket is formed really boxy. You can pull in the straps to try to achieve a waist, but that mostly bunches up the jacket and makes it "poof" below the waist straps, which is kind of an unfortunate look, so I wear it with the straps let out which makes it feel really big on me and really straight-cut and boxy looking. Unfortunately, I had to buy the size I did to accomodate my chest, and with the boxy cut, I have an enormous amount of space around my waist and I can't reasonably do anything about it. This is my 2nd style "ding."
I got the hi-viz option and it's definitely hi-viz! I've had a lot of people comment on that. That plus my bright blue bike makes me feel pretty good about being seen by people who are already paying attention.
Overall, it's a great jacket. I think the styling could be a lot more shaped, from a female perspective, but the actual aesthetic is nice, and I appreciate how well-made it is.
December 22, 2013
Great jacket without the bulk...
I'm 6'4", 225lbs. 47" chest, 40" waist, 37" sleeve, 18" neck. Tried the LT first, nice trim fit through body, but arm pits were too tight. Exchanged for XLT and fits great once the waist was adjusted. Added benefit is I can wear a sweater or sweatshirt under it. Love the hand warmer pockets. And the armor is the best! Very thin and flexible until it's shocked. Back pad is also upgradable to D30.
It is waterproof and does well in the rain. Everyone likes the high-viz. I get great comments on the styling. Best jacket I've ever had and I've been riding 40 years. Revzilla's exchange process is very easy with a discounted, prepaid shipping label for the return. Nice job Revzilla!
February 3, 2014
First winter jacket
I bought the jacket so I could commute in the colder weather (low 30s F). I was previously wearing a Rev It Tornado which was OK but I was pretty chilled after my hour commute. The Kilimanjaro is a noticeable step up. There is far less air movement inside the jacket. While I still am a bit cold after the ride I don't spend the entire day trying to warm up. I suppose un-heated gear can only do so much. I had to open the vent one day and ride in the low 70s. With all the vents open it was pretty comfortable. The air was still really cold, so that did help but I could definitely tell the air was moving all over the liner and pulling out heat. The jacket fits pretty big, I got a Medium but probably could've gone with the Small. I kept it because it was still comfortable and doesn't leak air from being too large. The only thing that I find somewhat disappointing is the from "hand warmer" pockets. I have the an unusually difficult time finding them and getting my gloved hands in them. They are really tight. Overall, I'm satisfied with the jacket.
February 1, 2014