Firstgear Thermo 1-Piece Suit
Nice winter commute suit
I purchased my Thermo suit about 2 years ago. And feel its well enough used to speak to its quality as I used it daily through winter months.
I will try and keep this short and sweet. OVERALL I recommend this suit, however I did have one issue that is rather annoying. I'm not sure if it was mine, or all. The Velcro wrist strap on my unit would easily come loose at highway/interstate speeds. Causing it to flap around violently. at low speeds below 40 mph there was no issue I can remember.
The loose strap at higher speeds would become annoying very fast in heavy rain and would cause water to run up your arm even in a non-aggressive position riding.
For sizing I am 6ft tall and about 200 lbs. and I purchased a 2xl size which fit nicely. However in aggressive riding position the pants felt just slightly short if your on a super sport style bike.
I have used this in temperatures ranging from 20-30 degrees up to around 70. and I was quite warm with just this thermo and a pair of pants and t-shirt in those lower temps. Anything above 60-70 you feel very clammy and its just simply to hot to wear.
Keep in mind if you wear this with your moto protective gear to buy even bigger. and It could very easily take you to very cold temps even highway/interstate travel very comfortably..
It never once leaked and I never had any other quality issues other than the not so well made Velcro wrist strapping so overall It has been a great investment. Just keep in mind there is no protective qualities about it and if you add your under layered protective gear to buy larger sizing.
March 26, 2014
This is just want the doctor order for cold weather riding.
Great fit and function. Could not be happier. I'm 5' 11", 245 lbs, bit of pot. Started to order the large but went for the XL. Glad I did. Just enough extra room for a fleece pullover or sweatshirt. Length is a bit long for walking around but on the Spyder just right.
January 21, 2014
Great product at a great price
It works, worn it down to 30 degrees with only shorts and a t-shirt underneath
December 31, 2013
Great buy for winter riders
I bought this suit for riding early mornings. my winters are not harsh like others that have reviewed but the suit worked excellent in temperatures about 30-40 degrees. I have also used it for snowmobiling and I stayed completely dry and warm.
I am about 6'1" 220 and my suit fits perfect length and width (XL Size)
November 18, 2013
Great suit for price and purpose
I bought this suit because it was the most reasonable priced one piece suit for cold weather use that was waterproof. It lives up to the other reviews is has been given. I dress appropriate for the season and wear this suit, the only heated gear i use are gloves and I am very comfortable. I have used it down to about 28 degrees and am looking forward to seeing how it does in the single digits and teens. Very effective and comfortable. Would recommend to anyone for cold weather riding.
November 11, 2013
Warm, Warm, Warm!
I picked up this suit for riding in colder weather. So far I've ridden in temps down to 30F. It will keep you warm.
If you are looking for a suit with ventilation, look elsewhere, this suit is designed to keep you warm and dry. So do not expect it to breathe.
I read another review about how they got wet when riding in the rain. This happened to me as well. The suit was fine, I had just failed to close the jacket properly. You need to take care when zipping up, that you carefully fold the zipper cover over the zipper then get a good seal with the Velcro.
One morning the outside temp was in the 40's, and I had worn a light fleece under the suit. It was too much, and I started overheating.
I commute every day in the northeast, and our morning temps have been in the 30's every morning. All I wear is my normal work cloths (slacks and a polo), riding boots and heated gloves. I do not see the need for a jacket underneath it until it maybe gets down into the 20's and 10's.
The only thing I do not like about it, is the fit. I am tall and skinny, so I needed to buy a larger size so the suit would fit my legs and arms. So it is a bit puffy on me.
Pros - Keeps you quite warm, blocks the wind, keeps you warm, keeps you dry in the rain, and did I mention that it keeps you warm?
Cons - Bulky if you are skinny, and it is a process to put it on.
October 28, 2013
nice and toasty
was going on a trip from Seattle to Portland so i figured id treat myself and finally get some really good rain gear
this is by far the best cold weather/rain gear i have EVER had
i cant tell you how many cheap rain suits iv tried only to have them fall to peaces
id recommend some worm boots and some heated glove liners
only drawback to this suit id say is its a bit on the big side for packing.. but every ounce worth it when it comes to the ride
March 18, 2013
TOP NOTCH GEAR
I have ridden my motorcycles year around for almost 30 years now. I know a few things about cold weather riding. I bought the Thermo suit because it was recommended to me by a biker friend. Not cheep, but he swore by it. I put my money down and I've never looked back. Best money I have EVER spent on ANYTHING dealing with a motorcycle. I rode 200 miles of interstate at 70 to 80 mph from 3 am to 5 am one morning to get to a hospital for my sons surgery. It was 23 degrees when I climbed on the bike. I was wearing a short sleeved polo shirt and some cargo pants under the suit. My body never got cold. My toes and fingers liked to have gotten frostbite but, other than that, I stayed warm. If you ride in the cold do yourself a favor and just get one. If Firstgear stopped making them, you couldn't buy mine for any amount of money.
February 4, 2013