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Mens 37.5 Kilimanjaro Textile Jacket Black
ITEM CODE: PG37404
Perfect- One jacket for ALL conditions.
| Had this jacket for about a month now in Alberta Canada. Buy it.|
Windproof, light rain, snow proof in testing so far (-3c, 26f).
Was looking for a good 3-4 season jacket to replace my excellent Honda branded jacket - now 9 years old. I do ride in every month, in southern Alberta Canada.
This is the first Kilimanjaro jacket WITH NO liner.
I was conflicted about a jacket with a liner. My Honda jacket had one, and the excellent liner ended up on the garage shelf almost immediately. When it is cool enough to need a liner (sub 60 degrees), I always used my Tourmaster heated jacket liner (under 55 degrees, it got plugged in and on low).
I'm good with Firstgear putting more value into the jacket, rather than adding cost with an unused liner.
On the other end of the outside temp scale, 37.5 fabric "which helps your body more efficiently maintain an ideal core temperature" https://www.thirtysevenfive.com
This should be one perfect jacket to do www.SC-MA.com 3 Flags classic tours with. Where the temp runs from ~32f in the high desert to 110f + in the likes of Death Valley and 1000+ mile days. As I don't use a "rain jacket" this waterproof and breathable 37.5 is the ticket.
On the heated part - there is a jacket grommet to allow you to put your heated gear controller in your left outer jacket pocket, without having to loop below the jacket. Great idea.
However, Firstgear needs to go one step further and put grommets in the jacket sleeve lower pockets for heated gloves connections. (I will find a 9/16" ID grommet and do that mod myself)
Sizing was accurate according to the sizing table. Table said XL, bought XL. (6'1" 225 lbs, not exactly an "athletic build" anymore)
Snugged up the jacket side cinches a bit - perfect.
Awesome D3o armor protection is like magic. see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5_n6bOuXkY
Very flexible jacket/D3o material around the elbow area, nice for riding position.
Venting: if you ride a wing, venting means nothing. There is no wind.
Pockets: are enough and in the right places. Zippers are heavy duty. sleeve pocket should be great for my Nexus or easypass card.
Thanks WS-Rodney for your help and advice on this one.
One guy thought it was a snowmobile jacket from Bombardier (Ski-Doo) because the logo on the sleeve looks very similar.