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Firstgear Kilimanjaro Motorcycle Jacket 2012

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The Kilimanjaro jacket was built to handle high mileage riding through all of nature's personalities. Weather you are on a day run or a long term adventure, this jacket will cover all of your needs.

- Hypertex™ Waterproof and Breathable outer shell made of 400 denier nylon and 100% seam sealed construction provides a barrier to keep the elements outside of the jacket
- To resist abrasion, shoulders and elbows reinforced with 640 denier nylon
- Fully adjustable D3O T5 CE Armor in the shoulders and elbows delivers the same protection as standard CE foam armor, but is thinner and more flexible, resulting in a more comfortable, flexible fit - EVA dense foam back pad
- When warm, supply fresh air direct to the body using two- 6" shoulder vents, Two 9" pit vents and two 9-1/2" back exhaust vents ---shoulder vents can be held open by folding the cover inward to hook and loop closure
- Main closure held in place by a two way #8 YKK Vislon zipper, shielded from the elements by a double storm flap with rain gutter and secured using spring snaps – inside the placket for easy access is a security pocket with a red slider for increased visibility
- Collar closure utilizes a slider snap that allows up to 1-1/2" adjustment for a personal fit
- Integrated on the front chest are two cargo storage pockets to secure your stuff, protected from moisture by #5 YKK rubberized zippers
- More storage in the two lower front cargo pockets – seam sealed pocket bags and an envelope opening, closure uses hook and loop – plus – there are two front side pockets protected by #5 YKK rubberized zippers
- Compression straps on the bicep and forearm adjusts to fit you
- Integrated into the collar is an under-the-helmet rain hood to keep water from running down your neck
- One time adjustable waist belt with hook and loop closure - sleeve cuffs can be adjusted to fit you
- Stretch material used in the shoulder, arm and elbow joints add flexibility and is waterproof and breathable
- Removable, insulated thermal liner with wind blocking, adjustable, neoprene cuffs
- Interior pocketing in all Firstgear jackets are in the same location, whether the liner is in or out. On the left side, chest high is a mobile device pocket with flap closure using hook and loop to secure – On the right side is a cargo pocket that is 12" wide and 8" tall to hold whatever you need for the adventure ahead
- Extra wide reflective taping on front, arms and back for improved night visibility
- Jacket- to-pant 10" full conjunction zipper ; fits easily through liner portal
- HiViz color Jacket made of polyester for best colorfast results - Nylon Day Glo has a tendency to release this color
- 2 Year Limited Warranty

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By Bo

from Baton Rouge LA



      Best Uses

        Comments about Firstgear Kilimanjaro Motorcycle Jacket 2012:

        I bought this jacket in May 2013 and rode 800 miles in rainy 40 degree weather and it was warm and dry. The only reason I didn't put 5 stars is because the liner in the breast pocket got caught in the zipper a few times. I painted the inside liner with a 1/4 line of super glue to keep the liner out of the zipper and it has worked great ever since. I did a 10k mile trip in Sep/ Oct 2013 and rode in rain, freezing rain, snow and subfreezing temps. the jacket did great for me. I would buy again and recommend this jacket

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        second Firstgear Kilimanjaro jacket.

        By Sidecar

        from Milwaukee WI

        Comments about Firstgear Kilimanjaro Motorcycle Jacket 2012:

        I am reviewing the Firstgear Kilimanjaro 2012 model. I have only had this jacket for about 1 month. It
        is water proof and ok in cold weather. I have worn it down to 9 F and was not cold. That is as cold as it
        has gotten on my way to work so far this winter. I had a short sleeved and a long sleeved t-shirt on
        along with a sweatshirt. I did have other clothes on as well A.K.A pants shoes gloves helmet. My bike
        has a windscreen and a fairing. The jacket is very flexible because of the D3o armor. The only
        complaint I have is that the D3O armor is CE approved only to -4 F so hopefully I do not have an
        opportunity to test it out above or below that temperature. I also have a firtsgear Kilimanjaro from 2009
        and that jacket stayed waterproof for 2-3 years. I wore the old jacket down to -9 F with the same kind
        of clothing with a vest as previously mentioned. The zipper lasted about 2.5k zips. But I think it is a
        good jacket over all. I am just to hard of a rider because I ride all year.


        two week Alpine moto trip

        By russel79

        from arlington, va


        • Comfort
        • Fit
        • Look
        • Padding
        • Pockets
        • price
        • Ventilation
        • Weight


        • Rain worthinees
        • Shoulder material
        • Silver is too light

        Best Uses

        • Daily or weekend warriors
        • On-road

        Comments about Firstgear Kilimanjaro Motorcycle Jacket 2012:

        first off I love this jacket. However, there is one small problem I haven't had to deal with using any other first gear jackets I have owned. This one leaks! The stretchy fabric on the shoulders and in the arm pits, leaks. I had to treat the material with a goretex compatible spray during my trip that seemed to remedy the issue with the katmandu pants, that utilizes this same fabric, but never could seem to completely seal off the jacket. Shoulders stayed dry after that, but I am not sure that the only problem was the stretchy fabric. It may be also with the zippers. The breast pockets are great, but they continue to fill up with at least a cup of water when riding in the rain with the zippers well seated. All-in-all I really like the jacket but it doesn't live up to the quality I have come to expect from first gear apparel.


        Great Jacket!

        By Matt

        from New Jersey

        See all my reviews


        • Comfortable


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            Comments about Firstgear Kilimanjaro Motorcycle Jacket 2012:

            I purchased the last version on a closeout to replace my Olympia AST. Glad I did. The Olympia was a nice jacket but leaked like a seive and having owned other Firstgear products, I felt very comfortable purchasing this one.

            I haven't had the Kili in the rain yet but it fits my body better than the olympia. Also, it may be a tad warmer in the cold temperatures. The liner looks great on it's own as well. We'll see how well it breathes in the warmer months.

            Time (and a bit of rain) will tell if this jacket will hold up. If it is built as well as other FirstGear products, I will have no issues for a long time.

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              Is the inner shell removable?
              Asked on 8/11/2012 by bashplate from SLO

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                Thank you for your question . Stretch material used in the shoulder arms and elbows joints add flexibility. Removable thermal liner with wind blocking ,adjustable , neoprene cuffs.

                Answered on 8/14/2012 by Anonymous
            • Q:

              would a medium size jacket be equal to a size 42 the jacket i'm looking at is the new kilimanjaro
              Asked on 6/26/2012 by paul

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                Thanks for your question! A 42 would actually be the equivalent of a size large.

                Answered on 6/26/2012 by Anonymous
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            Brand Firstgear
            Design Black, Day Glo/Black, Silver/Gray
            Features Vented, Waterproof / Water-Resistant
            Size Small, Medium, Large, Large Tall, X-Large, X-Large Tall, XX-Large, XX-Large Tall, XXX-Large, XXXX-Large
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