FirstGear Kilimanjaro 4.0 Textile Jacket
- 100% waterproof 330 Denier Hypertex
- Sheltex membrane for breathability
- 3-port Torso Vent System
- Removable, fully-sleeved, wearable liner/jacket
- Cargo Storage System (CSS)
- Caped under sleeve and rear vents
- CE-approved Evolution armor to protect shoulders and elbows
- EVA foam back pad
- Adjustable sides with hook-and-loop closure for a comfortable fit
Note on Availability: This style is considered “current” but it is no longer in production. As inventory sells out, some sizes and colors will no longer be available. Please use the drop down menu below to view the sizes and colors still in stock.
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You can consult sizing information from FirstGear to choose a size based upon your height and weight and also considering the sizes you normally wear in men’s clothing. 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. Some customers have noted that the forearms of these jackets fit tighter than in previous versions of this model. We didn’t notice them being any tighter than “normal” when trying them on in the shop, but that is the comments from some, for what its worth.
Our Two Cents
The Kilimanjaro 4.0 jacket is the fourth generation in a jacket that has been a favorite among commuters and touring riders for years. The main things that set this jacket apart are the full-coverage 3/4 length design and the extensive storage built into the jacket. A 3/4 length style like this can provide great coverage from the elements, especially in cold weather. The main zipper of the jacket is “two way” meaning you zip it up normally from the bottom, but you can also raise a second zipper slider from the bottom which will help with comfort when sitting on a bike in the riding position (you’ll know what I’m trying to say when you try it out). The storage system on this jacket is fantastic. I count at least seven pockets, including large cargo storage pockets on front that have little organizing features built in as well. Plenty of room for all your touring needs. For cold weather, you get a removable full-sleeve thermal liner. The liner is a great design since it serves as a light casual jacket when removed. This dual-purpose capability is handy for those with limited packing space. Take the “View Larger Pictures” link above to see what I mean about the liner design. When the weather warms up, you can leave the liner out and use the zippered vents (two in front and one in back). For crash protection, you get a full set of CE approved armor. The armor is a combination of firm plastic covered in a soft foam material. It’s very substantial and should provide good protection in case of a fall. The back armor is a soft flexible “memory foam” type armor. Please note: The pictures of the red/black jacket taken in our offices to show this jacket’s features make it look like the accent color is orange, but actually all those accent pieces are red. Red drives our camera crazy!