Fieldsheer High Temp Hi Vis Jacket
I picked this up as I need something that breathes well in the Texas heat but can help keep me dry in rain and warm on chilly days. This jacket does it all. When I have all the liners in I can ride at 50 degrees and be nice and warm. With the liners out it flows like there's nothing there almost.
My only complaint is the liners aren't as easy to get in and out as some other jackets I've looked at. In my climate I can change the liner 2 or 3 times a week, even sometimes within a day.
Another small issue is the interior pockets don't seem to be super durable but they haven't torn or anything so it may just be an illusion.
The biggest thing that attracted me to this jacket is just how neutral it looks. I daily commute on my bike and I wanted a jacket that I didn't feel like a loser walking around the store. This one looks great and I'd wear it anywhere.
Overall I'm please and would definitely buy it again and recommend it to anyone.
January 19, 2016
No collar fastener. Otherwise, best jacket ever.
Love the Jacket & the Quality but it would be Perfect with a collar fastener.
October 12, 2015
Great three-season jacket
After quite a bit of research into what jacket to get for a newer rider, I settled on this jacket because of the zip-in waterproof liner and the included back protector. The jacket fit very well and I was perfectly comfortable wearing it on and off the bike. I live in the desert, so the mesh worked wonders for me in the day while the quilted liner helped keep me comfortable in the cool evenings. However, once it starts to get into the 40's and maybe even the 50's, you'll want to don a sweater underneath this, even with the liners zipped in.
While at a track day, I took a pretty hard fall - I bit on the front end at about 60 mph and was thrown off the bike pretty violently. Thanks to this jacket, I walked away with some moderate bruising on my ribs, light rug-burn on my elbows, and a very lightly scuffed shoulder. The jacket itself does not crash well (I'm buying a replacement now), but it kept me whole. I don't think I'd recommend it for track riding, but for commuting and touring (my usual riding habits), it's hard to beat for the money. Just bear in mind that it crashes pretty ugly.
November 25, 2015
All round great jacket
What more could you ask for:
Good air flow
Hi Viz (Be seen to prevent an accident)
Good protection (elbow, shoulder, and back armour)
Waterproof liner as well as a removable insulation layer
Well worth the money. Buy it.
September 30, 2015
Light and comfortable for warm weather
I use the jacket in Hawaii and I think it is well suited for the warm to hot weather. Ventilation, air flow is excellent. The jacket is very light so it is practical, especially for short rides.
Visibility is very good during the day but I wish there were bigger reflectors all around for the night.
August 19, 2015
Exactly what I was looking for.
This jacket is stylish, has super hi-vis qualities, and all the air flow one could ask for. I can wear this in temps up to 85 degrees and still be comfortable and that is exactly what I was looking for. Excellent design, super features like removable insulated liner and removable waterproof liner and armor makes it customizable to almost all conditions. Fit is perfect and also quite adjustable at the waist. Overall an outstanding product.
August 3, 2015
Great jacket with plenty of features.
The first time I really wore this jacket on a ride I was on a gravel road with some large rocks that gave me "whiskey throttle". I ended up going down hard on some unforgiving rocks (twice). My elbow and shoulder took a couple of hard hits. I escaped with only a little rug burn.
Very nicely designed jacket. It seems to give a little as you wear it so it went from being perfect to a little too big. I am 6'4" 245 lbs with an athletic build and got a 3xl tall. If you are a big guy you should look at this.
One feature I really like is the dual liners. One is for rain. The other for colder temps. This gives you a lot of versatility.
Very good workmanship too.
September 8, 2015
Great jacket for summer riding
I ordered this jacket in black, wanting a jacket that would keep me cool for summer riding. This delivered. I have an older Fieldsheer jacket that is the same size (large), but the cut on this one is more form-fitting, and it flows a lot more air than my old jacket with zip vents. I'm 6'1'', 185 lbs. Bonus - the jacket has a two layer liner - the outer layer is lightweight and waterproof, and the inner layer is thin insulation. I normally ride with both liners out, but keep the waterproof layer in my riding bag, just in case.
August 25, 2015