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    April 9, 2012
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Firstgear Kilimanjaro Jacket The Flagship jacket in the Firstgear line, often imitated and never duplicated, it's the jacket that others aspire to be. If you could only have one jacket - this is it. With its exceptional fit and attention to detail the Kilimanjaro is comfortable in any weather, any season, anywhere, anytime. Battle-tested to the ends of the earth - and now in its third decade - it keeps you warm when it's cold, cool when it's hot and dry when it's wet. It's the multi-tool of motorcycle outerwear. Kilimanjaro, gear you can depend on. Features Classic fit A more tailored fit Hypertex waterproof and breathable outer shell made of 400 denier nylon and 100 seam sealed construction provides a barrier to keep the elements outside of the jacket. To resist abrasion, shoulders and elbows reinforced with 640 denier nylon Fully adjustable D3O T5 CE Armor in the shoulders and elbows delivers the same protection as standard CE foam armor, but is thinner and more flexible, resulting in a more comfortable, flexible fit - EVA dense foam back pad When warm, supply fresh air direct to the body using two- 6 shoulder vents, Two 9 pit vents and two 9-1/2 back exhaust vents ---shoulder vents can be held open by folding the cover inward to hook and loop closure Main closure held in place by a two way #8 YKK Vislon zipper, shielded from the elements by a double storm flap with rain gutter and secured using spring snaps inside the placket for easy access is a security pocket with a red slider for increased visibility Collar closure utilizes a slider snap that allows up to 1-1/2 adjustment for a personal fit Integrated on the front chest are two cargo storage pockets to secure your stuff, protected from moisture by #5 YKK rubberized zippers More storage in the two lower front cargo pockets seam sealed pocket bags and an envelope opening, closure uses hook and loop plus there are two front side pockets protected by #5 YKK rubberized zippers Compression straps on the bicep and forearm adjusts to fit you Integrated into the collar is an under-the-helmet rain hood to keep water from running down your neck One time adjustable waist belt with hook and loop closure - sleeve cuffs can be adjusted to fit you Stretch material used in the shoulder, arm and elbow joints add flexibility and is waterproof and breathable Removable, insulated thermal liner with wind blocking, adjustable, neoprene cuffs Interior pocketing in all Firstgear jackets are in the same location, whether the liner is in or out. On the left side, chest high is a mobile device pocket with flap closure using hook and loop to secure On the right side is a cargo pocket that is 12 wide and 8 tall to hold whatever you need for the adventure ahead Extra wide reflective taping on front, arms and back for improved night visibility Jacket- to-pant 10 full conjunction zipper fits easily through liner portal HiViz color Jacket made of polyester for best colorfast results - Nylon Day Glo has a tendency to release this color 2 Year Limited Warranty
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
excellent cold weather jacket
PostedFebruary 23, 2013
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prefer30sover90s
From Kansas City
State:MO
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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**** I ride a BMW R1150 RT (bike's design protects well against rain/wind), and I am originally from Minnesota.
I have used this jacket for two winters and it has been excellent. I am 6', 195 pounds, and have 44 inch chest - the jacket fits well. I bought a large in the Hi Viz, and mainly use this jacket for my morning commutes when the temperature dips below 40. The Hi Viz keeps me visible in the predawn and early morning hours. The jacket, with the thermal liner, keeps me warm well into the 20's; underneath I wear my normal work cloths. Below 20, I use a patagonia pullover underneath it, and have been warm even down to the single digits. I do wear a pair of heated gloves when the temperature dips below freezing, but I have never felt the need for a heated jacket in my morning commute (my commute is only 30 minutes, and if I was touring long distance in this weather, I do think a heated jacket would be necessary.) Even in the single digit weather, I always arrived at work toasty warm.
The dual controller for my heated gloves clips on to the velcro strap around the waste. If i need to add the patagonia pullover, I can easily adjust the straps around the arm, waist and wrist so as to remain comfortable and not feel constricted. The adjustable collar keeps the jacket from ever feeling constrictive around the throat, but keeps out the cold and rain. I love the how the jacket comes well below the waist, especially in the back, to keep cold air from creeping in. I can put my wallet, keys, etc. in the two big front pockets, my phone in the inside pocket, with no fear of them getting wet.
I have ridden many times in rain, and been totally dry when reaching my destination.
The armor in the shoulders and elbows is solid.
Once it gets warmer - above 40, I tend to wear other jackets. On the few occasion I have taken out the liner and opened the vents, I have stayed cool, but would not want to wear this jacket throughout a Missouri summer. Without the thermal liner, the jacket also seems a little bulky on me. I can definitely see the benefit of this jacket if I were touring.
The price cannot be beat for what you get. I wonder what those thousand dollar touring jackets have over this one!
Rides: 2002 BMW R1150RT
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sidi On Road Gore-Tex Boots An ambitious new design with Top Grain leather and a Gore-Tex waterproof / breathable membrane these boots are Guaranteed To Keep You Dry . These will be one of the most comfortable and protective on road boots you can purchase. Features Top grain leather construction Equipped with a GORE-TEX waterproof-breathable membrane Secure multi Velcro closure system Full length inner gaiter Rigid nylon innersole Composite inner sole Removable arch support Internal heel protection Internal ankle protection Internal toe protection Leather toe shift-brake pad Padded shin plate Double stitched in all high stress areas Ankle cup Bonded non-slip lug type sole
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
excellent boot, especially for cold weather
PostedApril 9, 2012
Customer avatar
prefer30sover90s
From Kansas City
State:MO
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
** I ride a BMW R1150 RT (feet well protected from rain/wind), and I am originally from Minnesota.
I have worn this boot every day for the last with year, in temperatures ranging from 9 to 98 degrees. The boot functions much better in colder weather. I wore regular socks in the 30s and below freezing I simply wore smart wool - my feet never got the slightest bit cold. Above 80 my feet get warm.
My feet have always stayed completely dry in the rain.
Boots are not flashy, but look great and are super comfortable. I forgot my shoes and wore them once at work (I am a teacher). I was on my feet all day, and my only complaint is that my feet got a little warm.
Excellent product - I will definitely buy Sidi again (perhaps some for warmer weather)
Rides: 2002 BMW R1150RT
Yes, I recommend this product.
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