Firstgear Jaunt Jacket
Bought this for a cool weather enduro jacket
This is a good overall jacket for cool weather that is rugged enough for the woods. Four large external pockets are useful for carrying extra gear. It comes with a removable quilted liner and the shell is very wind resistant so its plenty warm. The shoulder and back vents work surprisingly well, letting you cool down as long as you're moving at a decent speed, and use study waterproof zippers that look like they'll hold up and perform well. Overall construction is high quality, fit is as expected. I'll probably end up using this for a cool weather jacket on my street bike as well.
December 3, 2012
Great All Around Fall/Winter/Spring Jacket
I am 5' 11" and 185lbs and have the Large size. I have owned the jacket for a year now and have been overall impressed. The good sides of this jacket are clear. The collar is comfortable for me. I am sure that its probably not for some with larger necks since there's no adjustability. The arms are the proper length and they are comfortable when riding. The jackets waterproofing works well! I have rode through heavy rains probably three or four times and many normal rains. It just works and the jacket sheds the water it doesn't absorb it. Its great.
I do have a couple complaints about the jacket.
1. The jackets front length causes it to bunch up in the front which is uncomfortable IMO.
2. The jacket gets bulky with more than one thermal under layer.
3. The jacket is horribly vented IMO. It flows air over your shoulders and your back stays generally cool but the chest and arms just bake!
4. I got the jacket in black and I don't really care for the styling.
Overall the functionality is there for a fall/winter/spring jacket and the waterproofing works well. The only other small thing I have is I wish it zipped to my FirstGear HT Overpants, there is no zipper on the jacket for pants.
I would buy the jacket again except in the gray.
November 6, 2012
Good all around jacket.
I've owned this jacket for 18 months and wear it nearly every day for commuting. I am 5' 11", 205 lbs and typically wear a 44 regular jacket. I purchased the large size and it fits well but can be a little tight in the upper arms when wearing an extra layer underneath.
I live and ride in western Washington and have used thks product in temperatures from the 30's to low 80's. With the liner in it is comfortable up to about 70 degrees. It works okay above that but even with the zippered vents open there isn't a lot of airflow, although I ride a sport touring motorcycle and don't pick up a lot of air. I have ridden with the jacket in rain on numerous occasions and have never had a problem. The construction is solid, and all of the zippers and snaps have held up well. I gave it an average for styling because I purchased the lighter color for a little better visibility but am not a big fan of the look of the front of the jacket.
July 3, 2012
Excellent Jacket with Wide Temperature Range
Being February in CO, I've not yet taken out the liner and determined the upper temperature limit.
Comments below are at highway speeds with the liner installed and sitting behind a windhield (cruiser) matched with FirstGear HT Overpants.
30F-45F: Vents closed, moderate thickness fleece underneath.
45F-60F: Light fleece underneath
above 60F: just a T-Shirt underneath with vents open.
I'm 6'2" / 170lb and bought Size LGT (Large Tall).
I'm always comfortable and I'm very happy with my purchase.
February 27, 2012
Really nice, quality and style.
I purchased this jacket based on a fair amount of research and am quite happy with the overall performance having ridden in temperatures from 87 f down to 46 degrees and currently have put about 400 miles on the jacket, i have only ridden in light rain with it so far so I can't provide a serious review as to its presumed water resistance. The liner is easy to remove and replace, the venting functions well. the waist straps help to secure a tailored fit if desired and arm straps give a nice adjustability of fit. To me this seems to be as close to a four season jacket as it would be practical to make, its' stylish comfortable and seems to have a high build quality and serious shoulder and elbow armor. I would buy it again and happily recommend, I'm 6'4" 205# and the large tall fits well especially once adjusted with the straps.
September 19, 2011
This is my first moto jacket so I don't have anything to compare it to, but upon wearing the last couple weeks while riding I'd say its a great jacket. I am 195 and 5'10" and the Large fits me perfect. Nice vents and seems have some nice features.
July 15, 2011
FirstGear Jaunt = sweet Christmas gift
I bought this jacket for my boyfriend for Christmas and he loves it.
December 28, 2010