Firstgear Kilimanjaro Jacket - 2011

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    Firstgear Kilimanjaro Waterproof Jacket - 2011

    Named after the famous snow-capped volcano in Tanzania, the renowned Kilimanjaro jacket, now in its fourth generation, was created for a life of extreme riding. From the dry scorching heat of the African summer, to the continent’s short, but incredibly wet monsoon season, the Kilimanjaro is built to persevere.

    Main Jacket Features:
    • HYPERTEX™ waterproof and breathable outer shell made of high density 600 denier polyester with removable inner jacket liner (see features below)
    • CE armor in the elbows and shoulders; EVA dense foam back pad
    • Exterior shoulders and elbows heavily reinforced with 640 denier nylon to resist abrasion
    • Two 9” chest intake vents, two 8” armpit intake vents and a 13” rear exhaust vent
    • Double storm flag front with snap closure over a #8 YKK Vision two-way zipper, rain gutter and placket Napoleon pocket with red slider for easy visibility
    • 2 chest flap pockets utilizing waterproof zippers and hook-and-loop closures
    • 2 front lower patch pockets with envelope closures
    • 2 side entry pockets protected by waterproof zippers
    • Collar is lined with soft touch stretch fabric for a comfortable, flexible fit
    • 1 time adjustable waist belt with hook-and-loop closure
    • 3 position adjustable arm compression straps secured by snaps
    • Adjustable cuff closures
    • Elbow bends and armpits feature waterproof and breathable stretch fabric
    • Interior pockets
    • Kilimanjaro Jackets are available in specific Men’s and Women’s sizing
    • 1-year limited manufacturer’s warranty
    Inner Jacket/Liner Features:
    • Zips and snaps snugly into outer jacket for cold riding or can be worn as a cool weater, stand alone jacket
    • Shell is Taslan nylon, waterproof, breathable and windproof
    • Bonded fleece interior for warmth
    • 2 exterior hand warmer, fleece lined pockets
    • Interior phone and patch storage pockets
    • Taffeta lined sleeves for easy on/off

    View the MotorcycleUSA.com review of the Firstgear Kilimanjaro Jacket here: Firstgear Kilimanjaro Jacket and TPG Pants Review

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    Not bad

    I've been using one for 1.5 years. I wear it on wet days and when the temp is below 60. I commute 200+ days per year on the bike. Build-quality is fine. No issues. The jacket is warm enough for 40F+ days w/the waterproof liner. Below 40F, I wear a FG heated liner in place of the standard liner and find that it works well provided it's not raining hard. The outer shell is not completely waterproof but with the included liner the combo seems more or less waterproof.

    Chris - March 26, 2012

    (Portland, OR)

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    Meh

    I dont have enough room to fully detail everything I do and dont like about the jacket, but I will hit the key spots: Its snug. Its waterproof, but not very warm. Definitely not for Winter riding. Wish the phone pocket fit a smart phone.

    Judge - January 30, 2012

    (Austin, TX)

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    It's an ok jacket

    Minor flaws dampen my enthusiasm for this jacket. - the liner: the elastic cuffs are dumb. They catch on my wrist every time I remove the jacket and it pulls the liner out. - the adjustable neck closure thingy: it doesn't stay put, allowing the neck to open and wind to enter. It fits well and the day-glo is nice and bright. It's keeping me warm on my commute. Haven't worn it in the rain yet. Cell phone pocket is too small for my smart phone.

    Michael - December 19, 2011

    (berkeley, CA)

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    Best Jacket For The Money

    I bought a new Kilimanjaro jacket 14 years ago. It has seen scourching summer weather, snow in the Alps and monsoon-like rains in Italy. It has taken everything I have dished out and remains to this day waterproof and comfortable. In all these years only a small seam has slightly come apart. I can't think of a good reason not to order another one, which I will be doing soon.

    Mr. P - November 15, 2011

    (Portland, OR)

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    Firstgear Kilimanjaro Jacket

    Could not recommend this jacket to anyone. This thing is cheap. The armor floats around inside the cheesy mesh liner. The liner on one sleeve is so oversize I have to tuck it up inside after putting the jacket on. The map pockets are worthless and send turbulence up into my helmet. No hand warmer pockets. The neck closure is not adjustable, try closing the top snaps with one hand while on the bike, can't be done! The sleeve length is perfect however.

    David M. - September 07, 2011

    (Castle rock, WA)

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    Kilamanjaroo by first gear

    I needed something that was weather proof for my daily trek of 150 miles to and from work. A bonus was the armor. And liner (removable) should keep me warm during the winter months when I ride also. Fit is good and will be even better when I dress for winter rides. Amenities like pockets are fantastic (more pockets than I'll ever fill). Visibility on my particular one was a particular issue as I came in toward town where traffic really gets heavy. I'd recommend this to everyone.

    Richard C. - September 07, 2011

    (Cleveland, GA)

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    Excellent value!

    Just finished a 3-day, 1500-mile jaunt wearing my new Kilimanjaro. The jacket is a little heavy, but I attribute that to good materials and construction. Rode in 85 degree temps, the venting worked fine while wearing a polypropylene t-shirt - anything else would have been too hot. I've used a Belstaff Trailmaster - the Kilimanjaro is an excellent cost/benefit purchase. Liked their gear so much I purchased a pair of Firstgear riding pants on the way home!

    Cole - August 22, 2011

    (Duluth, MN)

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    Buy this jacket

    If you are tall and looking for a jacket with sleeves that are actually the right length, then buy this jacket. The jacket is warm, well vented, has good adjustment for waist cinching and sleeves, etc.

    DG - May 25, 2011

    (PNW, WA)

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    Firstgear Kilimanjaro Riding Jacket

    I purchased this jacket to replace a very old Belstaf jacket. The Kilimanjaro jacket appears to be well made and fits well using the sizing recommendations. I have used it on a few occasions and I am satisfied so far.

    Dave - May 11, 2011

    (Lincoln, CA)

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    Co-Rider

    The first thing I noticed was the back vent, being a co-rider with my back against the back seat, the back vent won't allow air to flow unless I lean forward. With the liner out the shoulder pads move around. They should be intergrated into the coat, not the lining. I don't know how functional this coat is because the weather is not condusive to riding at this time. I do like the fit, the brightness and all the pockets. I realize you sell the coat, not manufacture it.

    Carol - April 18, 2011

    (Clearfield, UT)

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    Great Jacket!

    I'm 6'1" with a 35" sleeve, 44L coat. The XL fits perfectly. The fabric and the armor are very substantial. The coat is very warm with the liner. I rode in 40 degree weather with single long sleeve T-shirt underneath and was cozy. I tried on at least 15 jackets at local retailers before ordering this jacket and it has surpassed my expectations in every way. The vents are placed just right when it gets hot. Haven't had it in the rain yet, but the zippers, seams, and front gusset over the snaps appear to be very well designed. I'm confident the it will keep me dry. Excellent product.

    Tony - April 15, 2011

    (Morgantown, WV 26508, WV)

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    I'd say worth the price

    This was my first "real" motorcycle jacket. That said I was surprised at the weight of the jacket when I first received it. After wearing it for awhile I realized that the weight is a function of the durabiliity of the material, the armor and the insulating and water resistant properties of the jacket. Very warm and watertight, this jacket makes me feel more confident and less exposed on the bike. If I ever go down it won't save me but might make injuries less severe than in a non armored product. The only down side might be that my wife says the jacket makes me look like a WW2 German army officer. Somebody else might like that look. Doesn't matter to me. I'd recommend......

    Bart - April 04, 2011

    (Saratoga, NY)

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    Real Warm

    Wow, what a warm jacket. Today was in the 40's and I had to take out the liner. I like that feature but I don't look forward to putting it back into the coat with the snaps; they are inside and that may be troublesome! I like the cut and fabric. I have a 800+ trip planned in April--will get back to you around May 1st. However, so far--I like it.

    Allen F. - March 18, 2011

    (Camillus, NY)

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    Too Cold to Ride Yet

    The long large fit tight on arms and I am of slight build. Tall XL fits great. Thanks for the quick exchange.

    Allen - February 08, 2011

    (Camillus, NY)

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    Firstgear Kilimanjaro Jacket

    This jacket is top shelf. Well-constructed, great fit and priced right!

    Robert - February 08, 2011

    (Nashville/ Murfreesboro, TN)
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