Firstgear Thermo 1-Piece Suit
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
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