FirstGear Rush Tex Jackets
- Outer shell made of HYPERTEX™ waterproof and breathable, high-density, 600 denier polyester for abrasion resistance; it keeps the rain out, but allows humidity to escape
- To achieve maximum airflow, there are six options: two 6” chest intake vents, two 10” back exhaust vents plus two 7” sleeve cuff vents with 2-way zippers to regulate air intake
- Behind the YKK® main zipper is a storm flap system with rain gutter and hook-and-loop closure to keep moisture out
- Protection includes CE-rated armor in the shoulders and elbows plus an EVA foam back pad
- Reflective panels on the front, side arm and back offer nighttime visibility
- Adjust the waist and sleeve cuffs for a personal fit
- Snap tab cover on the lower front of the jacket protects your fuel tank from scratches
- Two front side pockets protected by waterproof zippers
- Internal storage includes phone pocket on the left side, map/cargo pocket on the right side and a vertical zippered pocket with a red slider for easy visibility
- Jacket-to-pants 10” full conjunction zipper fits easily through liner portal and the mating half can be sewn onto your favorite pair of pants
- A perfect jacket for fair weather temperatures and commuting
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We found these charts to be accurate for the Rush Tex jacket so pick the size that corresponds to your measurements.
These jackets are sold in “alpha” sizes. FirstGear offers sizing information for this product which is very typical for any brand jacket as follows:
Tall sizes: FirstGear offers this jacket in talls, which provides a rarely found option for tall people. The body and sleeves of the jackets are 1 1/2 to 2 inches taller than the “standard” cut jackets. If you normally have to buy “talls” then these should work for you.
Our Two Cents
The Rush Tex jacket from FirstGear is a very nice, high quality riding jacket ideally suited to mild to warm climates. I can see daily street riders and commuters loving this design. For warmer temperatures, there are 6 vents, two on the shoulders, two on the sleeves, and two exit vents. These should provide a decent amount of airflow when things heat up. When it cools off or when it turns wet, just zip up all the vents and you’ll be kept dry by the Hypertex™ waterproof liner. The liner is designed to keep the water out, but allow internal moisture within to escape which makes it more comfortable. The main zipper also has a storm flap which closes behind it with Velcro which completes the water-resistant design. Speaking of the main zipper, it is a two way design. It zips up from the bottom and allows the jacket to lay to either side of your lap when sitting which is a comfort option on longer rides. The waist of the jacket has Velcro strap adjustments. There is CE approved armor for the shoulders and elbows, as well as a foam back pad; all of which is removable. They have also used a generous amount of reflective material on this jacket which is incorporated into the styling with two large diagonal strips across the chest, a strip around the upper arm (front and back), and two more on the back of the shoulders. This will help keep you visible in the dark or during bad weather. For storage there are two hand warmer pockets on the front, and a document pocket, cell phone pocket, and map/cargo pocket on the interior. Check out our custom pictures of this jacket by clicking the “View Larger Pictures” link above for some good closeups of these features.