Firstgear Military Spec Vest
Hi-viz, comfortable, purchased for limited use
Purchased for use on a military installation, needed hi-vis and reflective material. Will wear over 3-season riding jacket. Used size chart, fits as expected over jacket with all liners, but is a little large over summer jacket. As noted by other reviewers, may want to consider size smaller than you normally wear.
Mesh design allows air flow thru vest. Velcro closures on sides to adjust fit. Have not tried at interstate speed, but may catch wind under arms and around shoulders. Collar is knit. Fits outside my jacket collar, but feels like it would be OK on my neck.
Front vest pocket is small. I have large hands, can only get 3 fingers into zipper, can't reach bottom of pocket. I won't used the ID pocket, but it is Velcro'd to the jacket for quick removal. Would be handy if you need to show ID frequently. Integrated stuff bag is nice for storage in saddlebags.
I purchased for limited use based on 1) military spec, 2) price range, and 3) user ratings.
August 31, 2015
Generous fit for Med/Lg. Perfect for my 44 frame with MC jacket or coat.
Excellent quality and features.
Quality First Gear product. Easy to zip on and off. Compact and BRIGHT!
April 14, 2014
Meeting my expectations
Light weight with great air flow. Exactly what I wanted to pair with my Hi-viz Scorpion EXO 900 for optimum visibility. I wear 2X Tourmaster Air Intake jacket and purchased the larger size vest. Vest fits over the jacket with no binding issues. Can also wear over t-shirt. However, I had to add (sew in) additional velcro to draw in the adjustable sides closer together to keep from flapping.
March 12, 2013
Great hi-vis, negated by its overly bulky sizing
I received my vest the other day and waited for my new winter jacket to arrive today to try the fit (my summer jacket is hi-vis itself).
I saw the reviews and ordered a size smaller...I wear a XL jacket so purchased the M-L vest. I am 6'3" and 185 lbs. With my winter 3/4 length jacket, with liner and layers underneath, the vest is still too big. The velcro side straps won't close tighter, and the back of the vest goes as far down as my 3/4 touring winter jacket.
I plan to return/exchange this with RevZilla. With that much bulk of the vest, I would expect it to flap all over.
That said, the reflective material all over the vest in the right places. Too bad it is sized for those whose diet solely consists of McDonald's and KFC. The wallet thing on the vest is terrible to. First gear should simply remove it altogether.
September 24, 2012
Nice lightweight vest. Yellow color and reflective accents are very effective.
This vest is sized to fit over a heavy leather jacket. I normally wear a medium sized jacket and purchased the XS/S size and it fits, but still almost too big. I have the velcro straps on the sides pulled all of the way in. Consider ordering one size smaller than you normally wear.
November 6, 2010