Fieldsheer High Temp Hi Vis Jacket
Great jacket for us tall riders
I'm 6'10" and live in San Diego, so I needed a jacket that fit, was comfortable in hot weather, and had excellent visibility as the local drivers... well, they don't always see cyclists.
I had a good friend go down in his Fieldsheer, and he walked away from it, so that was a strong positive for me. I hope I never need the armor, but its there if I do.
The sleeves and torso actually fit, (XL-T) the pockets are good, it looks nice and I'm easy to see. I'm a fan.
May 18, 2015
perfect warm weather coat
Good protection, great ventilation, well designed. I love this coat. I will be riding in p
Philippines and Vietnam this January.
November 10, 2014
Fantastic style and function
I bought this for the Hi Vis. In just 1 week of riding in Chicago style weather (ups and downs of 40 degrees), it feels great. Nice snug fit on my XL (I am 6' and 200 lbs. 44" chest, 35" sleeves, and 17 1/2 neck).
The color looks fantastic in this style with the black mesh. Would buy again in a heartbeat.
October 20, 2014
Hivis in style and comfort
This jacket is very comfortable. It is a snug fit but comfortable. I removed the liners due to the warm weather and I am still hot in it. I think it is worth it thouigh since the Hi viz works well and I have reassurance with the padding.
June 30, 2014
M (Tall) FTW!
My size M (Tall) fits great! (6'4", 170 lbs.). I've tried plenty of other jackets and they look like kids clothes on me (torso is always too short) but this one fit. The rainproof and insulating liner are great, as are the pockets, and armor, though I doubt they will be used very much as I live in a very hot and humid area. Defends against random flying gravel and ventilation is great, as long as you're in motion of course.
August 11, 2014
good fit and comfortable with and without liner.
I had the older version of this jacket and after 2 hard impacts and one slide 50feet I decided my old yellow black one needed to be brighter. Looking newer was a plus. It's crazy how people look right at you and then pull out anyway . F@%$. Anyway I can assure you the jacket is bright as he'll and with the elastic arm snaps the elbow pads always fit right with or without the liner or even sweaters. It is best for summer use but I have used it all year. Although not rain proof the liner helps keep you dry. I skotchguarded mine. It helps keep it clean. I have had a impact whee my shoulder left a imprint in the side if a unlicensed idiot teenager and I was basically unharmed thanks to the ce armor. I will never ride without my jacket and I can tell you this jacket has saved my life.
June 14, 2014
Great looking, all purpose jacket
Before purchasing this, or any other jacket, I spent many hours, web surfing, researching descriptions and reviews of practically EVERY motorcycle jacket on the market. After owning and using this jacket for a few months, I am convinced I made the right decision on my purchase. The Fieldsheer High Temp Hi Vis Jacket may very well be the best, all around, general purpose, reasonably priced motorcycle jacket on the planet.
First impression, I was astonished by its incredible good looks and dazzling color combination. It appears very sturdy and durable as well. The first time I wore the jacket, it felt stiff and tight as it should. I normally wear either an XL or XXL in shirts and jackets, 46 long. I purchased the XL and I am glad that I did. It looks custom tailored to my body; a bit tight but that's a good thing when traveling at 80 mph on the freeway.
The liners look like something you would see in a high end, winter coat, thin and light but effective. I went outside in 32 degree weather and stayed very warm. Later, I rode in 40 and 50 degree weather and stayed warm with the liners. Riding at temps below 40 degrees for more than an hour would NOT be recommended.
With the liners removed, a comfortable, outdoor temperature range (for me) is about 65 to 85 degrees, with or without a tee shirt and/or thermal shirt. Stopped in traffic, in sunlight, at 65 degrees, without liners, my core temp got too warm. At 85 degrees, stopped in traffic, I thought I was going to faint and drop my bike from heat exhaustion! I live in Mississippi where summer conditions often reach 100 degrees / 90 percent humidity, daily. I cannot imagine how it would be possible to be caught in traffic without having a heat stroke, wearing this or ANY jacket. Although the mesh breathes well, the arm areas with padding and the black color contribute to a lot of extra heat when sitting still. If only this jacket was made in hi vis yellow AND WHITE; I would buy another!
I have NOT tested the waterproof aspect of the Fieldsheer High Temp Hi Vis Jacket and really hope not to do so. But it's good to know that the vapor liner should be of help if caught in a sudden downpour.
The liners are easy to zip in/out. It's done while wearing. To remove, unzip interiors and sleeves and remove the outer jacket. To install, wear the liners, hold the sleeves with your hands and slip the big jacket over the liner. Zip interior and sleeves and your done.
Slight con: The liner zippers are VERY fragile and small. While at Bike Week in Daytona, I needed to remove the liner for the very first time. One of the sleeve zippers snagged material. When I pulled hard, the zipper ripped apart, leaving gaps and will never zip again. From now on, I will have to leave one arm sleeve flapping, unzipped when wearing the liners. I have a "bull in a china shop" personality, so I don't blame Fieldsheer. Just be advised, you can trash the delicate zippers the first time you remove the liner. Get your wife or girlfriend to help you the first time or two. Luckily it will be months before the liners are needed again.
Appearance wise, the jacket is a stand-out, eye catcher. A friend followed me home from the bike shop and said I was VERY visible in traffic on my bright red V-Strom 1000, decorated with reflective tape. She said I had a lot better chance of being safe than the typical cruiser riders on black bikes, wearing all black clothing. Harley and cruiser riders often grin, stare, laugh or point at me but I really don't care. For me, riding is all about safety, survival, just getting home after a long ride. The Fieldsheer High Temp Hi Vis Jacket definitely delivers in the appearance department. Besides the cruiser gawkers, I have gotten LOTS of compliments on this jacket. I also purchased the matching, hi temp, mesh pants and wear the combination as a riding suit. When I rode to my girlfriends house dressed in my riding suit for the first time, she was VERY glad to see me! ;-)
I guess the most surprising thing was the "Made in Bangladesh" label inside. I thought it was American made when purchasing but still am not disappointed.
If you want an all purpose, 3 season jacket that's high quality and reasonably priced, you should give a lot of consideration in purchasing the Fieldsheer High Temp Hi Vis Jacket. I know I am glad that I did. Good luck on your search!
May 7, 2014
Fits a Little Loose but Great Otherwise
I ordered a medium but this feels a little loose. Otherwise, a great jacket for warmer weather. I live in SoCal so even if I ride out and it's a little cooler (i.e. below 60), I just slip on a polypro to wear underneath the jacket (as opposed to taking 5 minutes to reattach the liner).
January 27, 2014