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Firstgear Kilimanjaro Jacket Named after the famous snow-capped volcano in Tanzania, the renowned Kilimanjaro jacket was created for a life of extreme riding. From the dry scorching heat of the African summer, to the continents short, but incredibly wet monsoon season, the Kilimanjaro is built to persevere. Features Hypertex Waterproof and Breathable outer shell made of 600 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
 
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Great all around jacket
PostedFebruary 28, 2013
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colacho
From Bogota, Colombia
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I bought this jacket 5 months ago and have used it in almost all type of weather (we dont have sub 35/snow weather in Colombia). This is a true weatherproof jacket, perfect for riding in a downpur en route to the office and arrive dry and warm. It has good venting but you´ll certainly work a good sweat in temperatures above 80 degrees. With the liner in and maybe a base layer, this jacket will stand up to 40 degree weather at highway speeds.
As for protection, this jacket is great. I took a hit by a bus a couple of months ago and ended up rolling in quite a bit of asphalt. Didn´t feel the hit in the shoulders and elbows and the jacket came out pretty dirty but otherwise perfect. If you choose the silver one, bear in mind, this jacket colour is a dirt magnet. It shows the dirt very fast.
This jacket is not very heavy, it looks good and at highway speeds it does not inflate like a ballon. The D3O pads are very pliable and allow a great range of movement.
All in all, an amazing jacket.
Concerning Revzilla´s service: Absolutely the best out there.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Tiger 800
Yes, I recommend this product.
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