FirstGear Contour Tex Jacket For Women - 2013
- Outer shell made of abrasion resistant Hypertex™ waterproof and breathable, high-density, 600-denier polyester
- Front chest and arm vents with rear exhaust vents for easy cool down on warm days
- Internal map and phone pockets
- Reflective tape for increased visibility in low light conditions
- CE-approved armor at shoulders and elbows
Read on for more details.
We tried jackets on our Fit Check mannequins and they fit very well in the sizes we chose using FirstGear’s chart. Based on the Fit Check results and other measurements we took, we recommend you use the FirstGear size chart to choose a size (see below). The torso profile of these jackets is more trim than some, so if you are between sizes, the larger would be the best guess. If you have more of a curvy figure, you’ll like the contoured seams on this jacket; it has a very flattering fit.
Our Two Cents
The Contour Tex style by FirstGear is one of their less complex products. It is a shorter waist jacket which gives it a more sporty look. The outer shell is a textile fabric and the inside lining is a nylon mesh. Between those two layers is a waterproof and breathable barrier. This type of waterproofing technology, especially with the double-closing front plackets, works very well to keep water out, so this jacket will keep you dry in case of rain. The jacket has a couple zip vents in front that will allow for air flow, but with the integrated waterproof liner, that air flow will be limited (can’t flow through to the skin). Therefore, I think this style is best suited for cooler to warm weather and/or wet weather. You could certainly layer with insulated garments under the jacket and it would be comfortable in cold weather as well. The jacket comes with the usual complement of armor in the shoulders, elbows and back and there are some convenience pockets inside and out. The thing to keep in mind when considering a more basic style like this is that when it comes to motorcycle apparel items, there is a full range of products. Some are less complicated, and some are overly complicated (and expensive). There is some satisfaction in owning a more basic product that does the basic job without undue fussing with liners, zippers, etc. You can also save some bucks, so if a style like this suits your riding needs, then you’ve found your next jacket! We’ve got a great group of photos you can view by clicking the “Images” link above. :: Paul, 03-06-13