Firstgear Thermo 1-Piece Suit
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
Good but ... Pants way too long....
I always ride w/CE jacket, so I got XXL instead of XL. Fits awesome on top over my 46 S&S leather jacket. Pants are unbelievably too long. I have 35" inseams and the bottom end on this is super long. I can't immagine how a rounder frame person would fit in these pants. The waterproof aspect hasn't been tested yet, but even with the long legs, I like these. The two way zipper on the pants legs lets you access your inner pants pockets w/ease. Not sure why others complain about no access. Works fine for me. As for airflow, the last thing I want is air-flow in a waterproof suit....airflow = waterflow. IMHO...
January 27, 2013
Great 1-Piece for Cold Weather
I decided to ride a lot later into the season this year and knew I needed gear that was warm enough. I looked at a number of options and chose this one based on cost and previous reviews.
So far I really enjoy this suit. I've been riding to work in 30 degree weather and I'm very comfortable. The suit articulates well, so I dont feel weighted down or immobile.
Sizing is perfect. I'm 5'9" 170 and I got the medium.
Style is nice and there are some reflective pannels for extra safety. A good number of pockets too.
The lower mark for Protection and durability is mainly for "Protection". There is no armor in this suit. For Durability, it seems to be holding up very well. Zippers are strong, no rips or tears.
Also the lower mark for Air Flow is because there are no vents... But it is a winter suit so Not sure why it would have them.
Overall, the only feature I really wish it had would be a set of pass through pockets. If you forget something in your pants pockets, you definately have to slip your arms out of the top of the suit to reach anything.
December 17, 2012
Great fit and great warmth!
I'm 5'-8" and 175 lbs. I ordered the Medium size, and the fit is just great. The warmth surpasses any riding clothing I have worn to-date.
November 26, 2012
Excellent cold weather suit
My commute is 45 miles each way mostly on the highway at 75mph. I have no protection on the bike (no windshield, no heated grips, no hand guards or heated seats) and yet I only wear a pair of jeans and a t-shirt under this suit. If the temperature drops below 35F I have to put my jacket on too. I have ridden in the high 20s and I still felt warm. The only downside of the suit is that it gets too hot over 50F. I'm 5'10.5'', 180 pounds with an athletic body. The large fits perfectly when I have the jacket on and is a little baggy when not.
November 21, 2012
I did not get a chance to wear anything underneath yet
I rode in low 30s during the nor'easter (near blizzard snow conditions) high winds and snow pour. And all I had underneath was a t-shirt and a pair of undies. This thing is amazing - for lack of a better word. Amazing.
I wore it only once in moderate rain, no problems. Did not get a chance to try it out in truly heavy downpour - can't wait.
November 14, 2012
All I can say is I'm warm in sub 30 temps
I rode to work for the past 4 days in temps below 30 (45 minute ride) and all I had on was the suit with Dockers and a long sleeve polo. I was fine except my toes were a bit chilled (not the suites fault). Only thing I wish is that they had a large short because it’s about 2” too long. BUY THIS SUIT!
February 7, 2012