Fieldsheer High Temp Hi Vis Jacket
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
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
Comfortable and waterproof
I bought this jacket mainly for its waterproof feature and its style. In both areas it delivered (i live in New Zealand) .
Its stylish and comfortable and i like its double zip feature (an inner waterproof zip up lining and the outer zip).
Its only downside was that it was shorter than i was expecting - im 6'1 and its length was slightly higher than hip level. This meant that despite pulling up my waterproof pants water managed to get underneath a little and wet the bottom of my shirt on the first major downpour (rest of the shirt was dry). Other wet days it was fine so maybe it was just in major rain it could be an issue.
I imagine that if you live in a warmer climate then this jacket will be very good.
March 10, 2014
Outstanding all-around jacket
I have worn the same Fieldsheer model for three years, maybe 15,000 mi. Its is my go-to in the summer. Removed back armor and cut out a few pocket liners to give me the most ventilated jacket with some armor. It was getting worn and too many bug stains. This is the updated model with two liners, but still the same large hole mesh which is the only one I can find like it. So happy they are still making it.
Looks good, fits great and best ventilated. I've tried at least three other brands of ventilated, they are not as 'cool'.
February 1, 2014
You might not like the fit
Here's the deal on sizing, I'm 6'1" 180 with 42" chest & 34" waist. I bought a Large and it fits perfectly in the sleeve length, shoulders, chest. But the torso, I'm left with lots of loose fabric around the middle. I'm used to a much trimmer/Euro style fit when it comes to motorcycle jackets. If you've got a little fullness thru the midsection you might love it. It impresses me as a quality jacket, nice liner and sleeve cinches. It's gray - not silver. I've got FS gloves in silver, but again this jacket is gray if that matters to you.
April 16, 2009