FirstGear Softshell Jacket Liner
- A lightweight softshell jacket that can be worn by itself or under your favorite FirstGear jacket for cooler weather
- Made of Taslan nylon that is waterproof/breathable and windproof
- Fleece interior for warmth when needed
- 2 exterior hand warmer fleece lined pockets
- Taffeta lined sleeves for easy on/off
- 2 interior pockets – one for your mobile device and one patch pocket
Caution: The FirstGear Softshell Jacket Liner is not a replacement for protective riding gear and equipment
These jackets are sold in men’s “alpha” sizing. We tried these jacket liners on our Fit Test mannequins and found them to fit as expected. I tried on one myself in an XL (my usual size) and thought it would be an easy fit for most anybody. Just choose the size you normally wear in men’s clothing.
These liners are offered in tall sizes too. The sleeve and body of these sizes will be about 1 1/2” longer than the “regular” size. If you normally wear tall shirts/jackets, then buy a tall in this product!
Our Two Cents
The Soft Shell jacket liner from FirstGear is really an all-purpose garment. Basically, it’s a light weight jacket which has a wind-stop exterior and a combination of fleece and nylon on the interior. The idea would be to use this jacket liner under a riding jacket to provide a layer of warmth and wind protection. The jacket looks and feels just like a nice light jacket you could wear anywhere (not tight to your body like underwear). You’ll be able to get tons of use out of this either on or off the bike. And for commuters or touring riders it would be ideal. You could wear it under a protective jacket, but then use it as street clothing when you get to work or wherever you are going without having to make room for extra clothing. The all-black color goes with anything and will stay clean in appearance. The material doesn’t wrinkle easily, so it looks sharp even after being wadded up (as in wadded up in the shipping box on the way to us!). Take the “View Larger Images” link above to see the features of this jacket and to see how it looks on our Fit Testers. — Paul 02-13-12