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First Manufacturing Defender Jacket

Item: P371795
$289.99 - $309.99
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First Mfg Defender Jacket

The First Manufacturing Defender Jacket is a classic take on the motorcycle jacket with padded shoulder details.

Features:

  • Generous American cut
  • Single snap mandarin collar
  • Padded shoulder detailing 
  • Single zip pocket chest ventilation
  • Zippered and snap cuff
  • Two conceal carry gun pockets
  • Snap side tab adjustment
  • Full sleeve zip out liner
  • Pockets for optional armor (sold separately)

Note: We recommend going down one size from your typical jacket size e.g. if you are usually a size LG, we suggest a size MD in this jacket. If you are unsure which size you typically wear, we recommend going up one size from what the manufacturer's size chart suggests e.g. if your chest measurement is 45in, we suggest a size MD in this jacket.

Product Style RevZilla Item # MFR. Product # Availability
Product Style Black / SM RevZilla Item #1205479 MFR. Product #FIM293CHRZBLKS AvailabilityOut of Stock: Available late-January
Product Style Black / MD RevZilla Item #1205480 MFR. Product #FIM293CHRZBLKM AvailabilityIn Stock: Ships next business day
Product Style Black / LG RevZilla Item #1205481 MFR. Product #FIM293CHRZBLKL AvailabilityIn Stock: Ships next business day
Product Style Black / XL RevZilla Item #1205482 MFR. Product #FIM293CHRZBLKXL AvailabilityIn Stock: Ships next business day
Product Style Black / 2XL RevZilla Item #1205483 MFR. Product #FIM293CHRZBLKXXL AvailabilityAvailable: Requires 1-2 business days of lead time prior to shipment
Product Style Black / 3XL RevZilla Item #1205484 MFR. Product #FIM293CHRZ5XBLK3X AvailabilityIn Stock: Ships next business day
Product Style Black / 4XL RevZilla Item #1205485 MFR. Product #FIM293CHRZ5XBLK4X AvailabilityAvailable: Requires 1-2 business days of lead time prior to shipment
Product Style Black / 5XL RevZilla Item #1205486 MFR. Product #FIM293CHRZ5XBLK5X AvailabilityAvailable: Requires 1-2 business days of lead time prior to shipment

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Reviews & Questions

4.6 / 5.0
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Bang For The Buck
4.4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.8 / 5
Features
4.0 / 5
Comfort
4.6 / 5
Style
5.0 / 5
Air Flow
1.6 / 5
Fit
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Large
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
3 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
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True
Large
Air Flow
2 / 5
Sizing issues aside...I loved it
First off…yes…the size chart is whack for First Manufacturing. Call and discuss sizing with a gear geek before ordering. Maybe they get it figured out, and I hope they do, but for now it’s an issue. I watched the video review, and based off the information given, I thought a size large would do just fine for my 6’3”, 42”-ish chest, and athletic build.

Nope.

My wife could, literally, fit inside the jacket with me. I wish I was joking, but I’m not. The large fits like a 2XL, possibly larger.

Okay. Sizing aside…this jacket rocks. The leather quality is fantastic and the construction is superb. I will eventually buy the Defender again, because for the price I really don’t see many jackets coming close to the bang for the buck, overall quality of construction, and spot-on style. Add the armor pack or get a third party armor that fits, and you’ll have a jacket that will last for years. The only con on this jacket is the sizing. They already have trouble keeping the smalls and mediums in-stock…so be aware…this jacket is HOT!

Yes, I had to return the jacket and I eventually went with something different. But, like I said, I will eventually repurchase. I will just make sure to call revzilla before doing so.
September 8, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
2014 Piaggio Fly 150
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
2 / 5
Good, but
Love the jacket, the only thing I don't like about it is that there is no leather strip behind the zipper so all air goes through the zipper. This makes chilly rides less fun
May 16, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
1 / 5
Way Nicer Than Expected
After watching countless YouTube videos and scrolling through the website, I decided to just go ahead and get a classic, sporty, leather jacket. In Anthony’s review I took notice of he seemed to genuinely appreciate the quality vs cost of this jacket and I’m very happy I listened. This thing is very nice. It’s thick and heavy and extremely well-made. This will eventually be a $600 jacket at least. I contacted Revzilla via phone and email in regards to the jacked up size chart and they hit the nail on the head. I’m 6’2 240 lbs, athletic build with a small-ish gut. 36” waist. They recommended an XL for a snug fit and a XXL if I ever wanted to fit a hoodie under it (which is exactly the amount of room I wanted). This thing fits like it was tailored for me. I highly recommend this jacket and this company. They won’t be affordable for long.
September 24, 2018
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
2 / 5
Way too big
My husband is 5'9" 180 and we purchased the medium (he usually wears large) based on the only review posted. It was still oversized. The sleeves cover his hands and the elbows don't sit where they should. The waist was almost right, but the rest was just too big. Otherwise, he loves this jacket.
April 6, 2018
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
1 / 5
I really like this jacket!
I'm not someone who writes a lot of product reviews, but I'm so impressed with this jacket that it would be wrong if I didn't.

I agree with Anthony's comments in the video 100%- the quality relative to price is very high on this jacket. Like the review by Dugan, my only complaint would be the lack of a strip behind the zipper.

As sizing is a big issue with this jacket, let me focus most of my feedback on it. So I'm very similar in size to another reviewer (Taylor H.), just under 6'-3", 255 lbs. but big boned so I look about 240 lbs. I have a 48" chest, shoulders tip-to-tip are 25", my sleeve length (shoulder tip to wrist) is 26", arm length (measure at base of neck/center spine/down shoulder to wrist bone is 35" and my torso (measured shoulder to waist) is 25".

The size Large is too small for me. The size XL in this jacket is a perfect fit, with the minor exception maybe being the sleeve which extends about 1/2" beyond my wrist bone with my arm down at my side. This is not uncomfortable and in the riding position (I ride Cafe) it's perfect. And if I wanted to I could ride with Apes comfortably and still be completely covered. The bottom of the jacket is at a nice length for me as well and is neither too short or too long.

The XL (the jacket I chose) is a comfortably snug fit for me just wearing a henley or t-shirt underneath it. I can also wear a light sweater or sweat shirt underneath the jacket comfortably without feeling overly restricted but not a hoodie. I don't think the cut and design of this jacket was meant to accommodate wearing a hoodie underneath it. Case in point, out of curiosity, I tried the XXL in this jacket and here's what I found compared to the XL: the sleeves were a good 1 1/2" longer as was the length (both of which looked sloppy on me), there was slightly more room in the upper chest area (which looked OK on me) but there was significantly more room in the mid torso area down to the waist which did not look good on me standing straight and in the riding position (Cafe) really bunched up. Bottom line (in my opinion): Unless you are a really fat version of me with extra long arms, the XXL is probably more appropriate for guys in the 6'-5"/6'-6" range. Can't live without the hoodie under the jacket look? Check out something like the Tourmaster Blacktop Jacket which was my second pick if I didn't like this Defender Jacket.

I hope this helps some of you considering this jacket. Oh and BTW, one more thing: the XL jacket shipped to me was labeled as a "Defender" jacket while the XXL jacket was labeled as a "New Defender" jacket. Aside from the size difference, the only noticeable difference between the two is that the New Defender jacket is made of a courser and less soft/supple grain of leather than the Defender jacket. I'm no leather expert, so can't comment further on this or whether one is better than the other.
November 30, 2018
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Cool design and can be worn while riding or not.
Mostafa A on Aug 2, 2017
Cool design and can be worn while riding or not.
Mostafa A on Aug 2, 2017
Guns
Braden M on Jun 25, 2017
Guns
Braden M on Jun 25, 2017
I’m 5’11”, 180lbs, and a around a 40” chest. Should I go for a medium? Or jump down to the small?
A shopper on Feb 16, 2018
could you make videos of the Firstfmg jackets and vests?
A C on Apr 11, 2017
Can this fit D30 armour?
A shopper on Aug 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, but you may need to trim the armor for correct fit.
Hi, I want to purchase this but was confused with the size chart. I am 5’9 163 lbs 38 inch chest and 32 inch waist which size should I get?
A shopper on Feb 20, 2018
Can this fit D30 armour?
Jeremy B on Aug 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, but you may need to trim the armor for correct fit.
So I'm 43 in the chest but u have very broad shoulders. Should I go with a large or medium?
A shopper on Dec 10, 2018
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