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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Excellent Jacket, I ordered the Day Glo color for visibility. The jacket fit perfect and the quality is excellent! Well designed jacket and I love the vents under the armpit! the inner jacket is comfortable and warm. It seems Firstgear did their homework on this jacket. Highly recommend it!

Alex - December 01, 2008

(Valley Center, CA)

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Great Jacket

I bought this after reading lots of reviews and asking around. Very pleased with it. The liner is a little thin, but I planned to use the jacket with a heated liner anyway, so no big deal. They should make an all black jacket, in my opinion. I got the red one and like it fine. There should be a few more color options. I would buy again... and I did... one for the wife...

Travis - December 09, 2008

(Destin, FL)

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Firstgear Kilimanjaro

Very surprised and pleased at how this jacket fits. It has plenty of room for comfort, yet fits like a riding jacket should. Has pockets galore. Especially like the lower outside pockets which should be good to keep toll booth change and petrol money. Temperature insulation with the liner zipped in place has been surprisingly comfortable down into the high 30s without any additional layers. Below that, a sweatshirt underneath seems to be adequate for anything below 30 degrees so far. With the removable liner, this promises to be an excellent all weather jacket, even for warmer weather, for local riding or long trips.

S. Bond - January 13, 2009

(Roswell, GA)

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Klimanjaro Jacket

Another great product from Firstgear! I use this jacket with my H2 overpants in extreme coastal weather. For sure the warmest and driest jacket I have. Paired with the overpants, I'm dry as a bone, the only heated gear I have are gloves. I can wear a polo shirt down into the forties and be comfortable. Plenty of room for layering if needed. Warm into the thirties no matter what the length of trip. Have had this setup for over three years so this stuff is 'quality"!

tim - January 21, 2009

(grayland, WA)

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Outstanding!

I just wore my Kilimanjaro jacket for the first time tonight in 35 degree weather at highway speeds+. I have NEVER been so impressed with a piece of gear in my life! Fit is excellent, pockets are abundant, and I couldn't believe the wind shear! I had no drafts whatsoever! I only had a short sleeve t-shirt and a long sleeve henley on underneath and I was fine! I'm going to buy a pair of First Gear pants tonight!

Alan - April 03, 2009

(Covington, GA)

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Kilimanjaro Jacket

When my Harley-Davidson Gore-Tex jacket was ruined in a recent deer-motorcycle crash I began a search to replace it. I couldn't find an exact Harley replacement so I searched the internet for what I thought would be a close second. The Kilimanjaro seemed to fit the bill. After several rides I am becoming convinced that the new jacket has surpassed all of the things that I loved about the old. It's too early to speak about durability and longevity but all indicators point to a long tough, lasting jacket. So far, I am very pleased with the Kilimanjaro.

Hoss - April 17, 2009

(Schofield, WI)

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Top of the line

This has got to be by far the best all weather Jacket I have ever owned. This is a standalone jacket. I have ridden on different times several hundred miles in the rain since owning this jacket and have stayed dry when others have gotten wet. With all the adjustments and venting and zip in liner it seems that un-like other companies First gear let a motorcycle rider design this jacket or listened to the wants and needs of riders. Well done and kudos to First Gear. I will not go anywhere without this jacket.

Emil - May 20, 2009

(Holbrook, NY)

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Firstgear - Kilimanjaro Jacket

Excellent fit & finish. This jacket fit perfectly. I ordered a 2XL Tall and I am 6'4" and always wear a 2XL. I Have worn it in the rain & cold and it has performed flawlessly. I would recommend this product.

Dan - October 12, 2009

(St. Louis, MO)

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Kilimanjaro 5.0

I had a version 3.0 of this jacket that I bought used. This jacket is significantly upgraded. It has heavier fabric and CE approved armor. I took an all day ride yesterday and it was comfortable and seems to breathe very well. I can't comment on the waterproofness yet.

Charles - October 14, 2009

(Madison, AL)

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Works well...

On a recent 5400 mile trip covering 17 States and 1 Province in 11 days the Kilimanjoro jacket worked very well. Temperatures ranged from 40 - 105F. Ventilation is good and I could wear the jacket (without liner) up to 85 degrees before getting hot. I would buy it again.

Greg - October 14, 2009

(Littleton, CO)

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kilimanjaro Jacket ROCKS

Excellent features and good fit and well thought out. I haven't ridden it in rain yet but 38 degrees yesterday with a t-shirt under and toasty. This ver. 5 has pit zips which are really nice as are the waterproof zippers. I am very pleased and expect this jacket to outlast most of my other gear.

Todd - October 15, 2009

(Waldorf, MD)

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The Kilimanjaro to the test!!!

Funny I receive this e mail today as we are in Yellowstone and rode through the worse 120 miles of rain, hail, sleet you can imagine. Yes, in July! This would basically be as holding the jacket under a shower for a few hours. I loved the jacket from day one... love it even more today, no sense for a long review... I stayed dry, meaning "dry". I like the liner which I wear as a jacket, we have been on the road my dog Spirit and I now for three years and it saves me from packing another one. It is good with the liner for temps down to mid forties, anything below that I wear my heated jacket, liner and the outer jacket. Works great... The pockets by the way also stayed dry as I worried a bit about my I Phone. This is a winner. So there... go for it, for the price it is the best, stands up with the one I had paid three times that amount!

Ara - October 20, 2009

(Naples, FL)

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I found this jacket to be well made, comfortable, and versatile. While this jacket is effective for cold weather, I have also found it comfortable even if the weather is a bit warmer. I haven't had a chance to test its waterproofing capability, but I am pretty sure it will meet that expectation given how well the jacket has lived up to the other claims.

Thomas Ballain - October 26, 2009

(Fort Collins, CO)

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Great Product

This is a great jacket. Don't let the low price fool you. I love the fit and the overall quality of the jacket. It has pockets everywhere, great protection for a textile coat, and sheds water like a duck's back. I've ridden in pouring rain and it is dry and toasty. It would probably be too hot for summer, but is a great cool/cold weather coat.

Steve - October 29, 2009

(Springfield, MO)

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Great jacket...much more than I was expecting.

Having purchased ICON jackets for upwards of $400 (on sale), I was pretty much expecting a budget jacket for the price I paid for this Firstgear Kilimanjaro. I was pleasantly surprised when I received the jacket and put it on. It's build really well and feels solid and heavy with the liner installed. I have not used it without the liner yet and I have the feeling it might be too hot for the summer months in New Mexico, but for 6 months out of the year this will be a great jacket for me. I liked it so much that I bought a matching one for my wife!

Kevin - October 30, 2009

(Las Cruces, NM)
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