Video Feature - 2013 Firstgear Kenya Motorcycle Jacket Review
September 28, 2012 - San Diego, CA
Still too hot for leather but your current motorcycle jacket isn’t up to snuff? Fall is a great time to invest in a textile jacket such as this 2013 Firstgear Kenya Motorcycle Jacket. Fully stacked with a Hypertex™ waterproof shell for the rainy days, a removable insulated liner for those cold days and a breathable shell with zipper adjustable underarm and chest vents, all make for a great jacket when the weather gets a little more bi-polar. Plus it comes with the safety features that you need and deserve from your motorcycle jacket. Fully stocked with CE-approved armor in the shoulders and elbows and reflective panels both work to keep you safe. Need more info? Check out Christina’s review of the Firstgear Kenya Motorcycle Jacket, new to the Firstgear motorcycle gear line and to BikeBandit.com this fall!
And here's all the features in print:
Hypertex™ Plus waterproof and breathable outer shell material made of 600 denier nylon. Kevlar®-reinforced Teramid® underlay at the crucial first point of contact on the shoulders and elbows. Protection also includes CE-rated armor in the shoulders and elbows plus an EVA foam back pad
To achieve maximum coolness, there are eight options: 2 chest vents, 2 arm pit vents, 2 back exhaust vents and 2 sleeve cuff vents. The front, 2-way YKK® zipper is shielded from moisture by a double storm flap with rain gutter held in place by hook-and-loop closures. On the placket inside the storm flap is a security pocket.
Concealed under the front pockets is the Cargo Storage System™. Multiple compartments make it easy to carry all the necessities of the road. There is also a clip-on bungee lanyard for keys. Additional outside storage is provided by 2 front side pockets.
For a custom fit, adjustments can be made to the hook-and-loop closures on the waist, sleeve cuff and collar. The collar tab tucks back inward easily when not in use. The collar is finished with a soft, smooth, padded tipping.
Reflective panels on the front, side arm and back offer nighttime visibility. The soft-to-the-touch, fleece-lined Thermoneck™ extends up the neck and chin and stows back into the jacket when not in use.
For cold riding, there is a removable, insulated, fully-sleeved internal liner. The phone pocket and map/cargo pockets are mirrored on the jacket and the liner, so you always know where things are. Jacket-to-pant 10" full conjunction zipper fits easily through liner portal and can be sewn onto your favorite pair of motorcycle pants. This jacket comes with Firstgear's 1-year limited warranty.