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Firstgear Jaunt T2 Jacket Firstgear fit Firstgear function Firstgear value. Features Generous fit A larger, boxier, universal fit Hypertex waterproof and breathable, high-density 600 denier polyester outer shell CE-rated armor in the shoulders and elbows plus an EVA foam back pad with reinforced shoulders and elbows Inside the storm flap is a security pocket with a red slider for visibility Two front 8 intake plus two 10 back exhaust vents Detachable, insulated, fully-sleeved liner Four generous patch pockets with envelope fold, hook-and-loop and snap closures Adjustable straps on the collar, arms, sleeve cuffs and waist Reflective panels on the front, side, arms and back Phone pocket on the left side and a map/cargo pocket on the right side in both the liner and the jacket 1-year manufacturers limited warranty
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Solid product, great price.
PostedApril 3, 2013
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kzam
From Portland
State:OR
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Commuting year-round in Portland, Oregon, I see a lot of wet days and a lot of days with huge swings between high and low temperatures. Even on the days when it's not raining, it may be 40 degrees F in the morning and above 80 in the afternoon. This jacket fits the bill nicely.
I'm about 5'10" and 185 lbs. The size Large is possibly a bit big but I wanted room for an extra layer for winter weather. The interior zip-out liner doesn't add a lot of warmth but it's easy to layer a fleece jacket underneath in the morning and then stuff the extra jacket in a backpack or a sidecase for the ride home.
The jacket is very waterproof and windproof, even at freeway speeds, and the vents do a great job flowing air once it warms up and stops raining.
The only thing I didn't love about the jacket is the basic back protection is pretty flimsy. I installed a Knox back pad from another jacket for more piece of mind.
Yes, there are certainly jackets out there with more features and I considered some higher-end touring gear from Rev'it, BMW, Aerostitch, etc. but I'm glad I went with this jacket. I'm not honestly riding 10-hour days in a third-world country for weeks at a time. I'm commuting on pavement less than a half hour each way. This jacket is solid and reliable and is perfect for what I need it for. It's a lot of jacket for less than $200.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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