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 Firstgear TPG Rainier Jacket
Firstgear TPG Rainier Jacket
Firstgear TPG Rainier Jacket The new Firstgear TPG Rainier Jacket is lighter and less bulky then before, with a more comfortable plus flexible fit and now includes the best protection in the industry d3o intelligent shock absorption in the shoulders and elbows provides superior protection. Outer shell material is 100 600 denier nylon for abrasion resistance Kevlar reinforced Teramid underlay at the crucial first point of contact on the shoulders and elbows to keep your skin safe from the road YKK and RiRi waterproof zippers protect exterior vents and pockets from moisture Reflective panels on the front, side, arm and back keep you visible at night Adjustable waist and arm straps provide a custom fit Drop-tail design ensures the jacket will not ride up in the sitting position When not in use, hang your gloves on the d-ring located below the lower right pocket Jacket-to-pant 10 full conjunction zipper fits easily through zipped liner portal and can be sewn onto your favorite pair of riding pants Weather Protection HYPERTEX PLUS Waterproof and Breathable outer shell material keeps rain outside, but allows inside humidity to escape The main front 2-way YKK zipper is shielded from moisture by a double storm flap with rain gutter, held in place by spring-snap closures. To block wind and retain warmth, sleeve cuffs and fleece-lined collar are tipped with neoprene Integrated in the collar is an under-the-helmet rain hood Stand-alone jacket included as a zip-in liner fabric is a 3-layer laminate that is water and windproof and micro fleece lined to retain warmth. Ventilation Six vents two 8 chest vents Cord locks to securely hold them open for airflow Two 9 sleeve cuff vents with 2-W zippers to regulate volume Two 9 rear exhaust vents Two chest vents on the inner liner line up with the chest vents on the outer jacket to provide full ventilation even with the liner jacket in place Storage 10 exterior pockets Four front cargo, two chest, two front side (Left side contains a port for heated apparel power cord or headphones for your favorite listening device and both pockets contain cord pulls to create a wind block around the bottom of the jacket. To release the bungee, unzip the jacket from the bottom u to find the cord locks just inside.), Key pocket on the left sleeve plus a large rear storage with a 13 open Inside the storm flap on the left side is a security pocket with a red slider for visibilityeasy access to storage without having to unzip the jacke All pockets designed to deflect moisture A Firstgear standard inside every jacket there is a phone pocket on the left side and a map/cargo pocket on the right side. The TPG Rainier has these pockets in both the liner and the jacket. So, whether the liner is in or out, the internal pockets are in the same place 2-year limited manufacturer's warranty and 2-year crash protection policy
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent 4 season touring jacket
PostedDecember 10, 2011
Customer avatar
Alpheus
From Seattle
State:WA
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
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I've had my Firstgear TPG Ranier for almost 4 years and it has been an excellent jacket. It's actually 2 jackets, because it comes with a lightweight inner jacket that zips in as a liner. I live in the Seattle area, and commute year round in this jacket. Without the inner jacket, you will stay dry and warm on short trips with temperatures at 40F or above. For long trips or temperatures below 40F, you'll definitely want the inner jacket too, and this will further help keep you dry. The outer jacket is very well ventilated, with two vents in front and two vents in the rear near the shoulders. It also has nice ventilation at the sleeves where your hands are. It will keep you comfortable up to about 90F. If you come to a stop in traffic, you'll be a little hot, but as soon as you start moving it's okay again. It's a great jacket for days when the temperature varies between 50F and 90F, as it can handle the extremes. Above 90F, I wouldn't recommend this jacket.
The jacket has a gazillion pockets, both external and internal, and several of them are waterproof. The zippers are very nice throughout, and I have not had any issues with this jacket after almost 4 years. It is a bit bulky with all the pockets, but for touring this is great. For a commuter jacket, you might consider the Teton instead, as it is very similar with fewer pockets, for a slightly sleeker look.
If you need to wash this jacket, you should do that carefully by hand so as not to destroy the Teflon, Scotchguard, of whatever it is that they used originally on the outer shell. My outer shell did start to retain a little more water after a couple years of daily use, but spraying Scotchguard or similar brings it back to new again.
For the price, this has got to be one of the best deals. Remember, it's 2 jackets, and more pockets than you'll know what to do with, not to mention waterproof.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Schuberth C3 Pro / C3 / C3W / S2 Pinlock Ready Faceshield Replacement pinlock-ready face shield for Schuberth C3, C3 Pro, C3W and S2 Helmets. Guaranteed condensation-free thanks to its double glazing technology. Note Clear face shield image shows pinlock lens inserted. C3 / S2 Pinlock lens available separately.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ridiculous expensive, poorly manufactured
PostedDecember 8, 2011
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Alpheus
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I just replaced my Schuberth faceshield and pinlock insert because the original one, which is approximately 1 year old, leaks. The pinlock insert does not fit tightly against the shield, and never did. Condensation forms along the bottom two inches of the insert unless you leave the visor cracked open. Also, night visiblity is really, really poor. Actually, if the NHTSA tested this pinlock faceshield at night while it is raining, they would give it the worst possible rating--deadly. With that said, there isn't a pinlock-free version of the C3 Schuberth faceshield, so I've bought another hoping that the original was just a one time manufacture defect. If it turns out to be as bad as the original, I'll toss the pinlock insert and leave my visor cracked to prevent fogging. What an awful helmet! Grrr, wish I could return it to Schuberth for a refund so I could by an Arai.
I'm surprised that so many people rate Schuberth products highly, because my experience has been the opposite. The optical quality of the facesheild with pinlock is poor during the day, and absolutely dangerous at night in the rain and cold. The Schuberth C3 helmet has a huge buckle system where most manufactures use a D-ring, and this buckle rubs against my neck until it is raw, no matter how I adjust it. Finally, the faceshield will not stay cracked open on the last set of indentations--the wind will always blow it shut. When I'm done wearing this helmet out, I'll buy an Arai or Shoei.
My advice to you is to stay clear of Schuberth.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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