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Firstgear Kathmandu Jacket A serious jacket for serious Adventure Touring, the Kathmandu has enough features to satisfy even the most serious rider. Features Dynamic fit Athletic, dynamic, out-of-the-saddle fit HYPERTEX waterproof and breathable outer shell, constructed of 420 denier rip-stop nylon and 300 denier high density nylon, durable and lightweight for ease of movement 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 fit EVA dense foam back pad included Collar closure utilizes a slider snap that allows up to 1-1/2 adjustment for a personal fit Integrated into the collar is an under-the-helmet rain hood to keep water from running down your neck 1.5 liter hydration bladder included in removable backpack Front left and right restraining loops for bladder tube make access easy Achieve maximum air flow with two - 8 vertical chest intake vents, two 9 armpit intake vents and two - 9 vertical rear exhaust vents. Double storm flap front with snap and hook/loop closure that covers a #8 YKK Vislon two-way main zipper to keep out the elements Dry Pockets will keep your stash dry four front ones with flaps, protected by YKK #5 rubberized zippers on the chest and envelope closures on the bottom pockets. Large rear dry pouch with 14 mouth to stow insulated liner or personal property, protected by waterproof zipper and flap with spring snaps and hook/loop closure to keep it all intact and safe from the elements Reflective taping front and back increases nighttime visibility One time adjustable waist belt with hook and loop closure Elbow and underarm waterproof and breathable stretch material for increased flexibility also diminishes binding Compression straps on the bicep and forearm adjusts to fit you. Adjustable cuff uses hook and loop closure for a custom fit Removable, fully insulated, thermal liner with wind blocking, adjustable, neoprene cuffs to block out the cold 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 Jacket- to-pant 10 full conjunction zipper fits easily through liner portal and attaches to overpant 2 Year Limited Warranty Note Pants sold separately.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent jacket -great value
PostedDecember 18, 2011
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Markap
From Reston
State:VA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent jacket. Fit is as described in the video. I wore it yesterday in 40 degree weather for about 6 hours. As a test, I did not use electrics other than heated grips. With just a thermal shirt, light fleece overshirt and the zip in liner, I was very comfortable on mt R 1100rs. No flapping or drafts up to 80 or so mph. Very comfortable fit with maybe a slight pushing of the back of the helmet by the collar or the jacket - maybe more of a problem on a full sport bike.
Plenty of waterproof pockets, H2O reservoir works well, no drips
Gussets at the wrist could have been tapered a bit more but the gauntlets of my winter gloves went over them ok
I would like to see jackets add a protected pass through on the left side for jacket electrics.
I recommend this jacket and Revzilla!
Rides: 2003 BMW F650GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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