FirstGear Sierra Day Glo Rain Pants
- Waterproof/breathable polyester/nylon shell is fully seam sealed
- Articulated fit for riding position
- Includes integrated stuff sack for easy storage
Choose the same size in this pant that you’d normally buy men’s clothes. The pants are made slightly taller and larger than standard with the idea you’d be able to wear them over riding gear without having to choose a larger-than-normal size. The chart below gives an estimate of actual measured size. As you can see, the waist on the pants is HIGHLY variable, but it might help to choose a size so that your waist is well in the middle of the range.
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Our Two Cents
What better time to be wearing a complete hi-viz rainsuit than when it’s, errr, raining, right? Being seen is a lot more important than being concerned about looking like a tennis ball. Anyway, that is what this rain gear is all about. The Sierra Day Glo Jacket and Pants are very much like other FirstGear rain suits but with visibility as the main features. We sell the pants separately on this product page, but I’ll tell you about both: The jacket and pants are made of a higher quality polyester/nylon blend (PVC is the material used in cheaper suits). The material used in this jacket and pants feels more like fabric as opposed to the plastic/rubber feel of PVC and it is lighter and packs smaller. The jacket (take the link at the bottom of this page to buy the jacket) has adjustable closers at the wrists and bicep areas and elastic cord in the tail to help keep the material under control in the wind. The main zipper of this jacket is constructed with a dual flap to help prevent leakage. A hood is included—hidden under the collar. For stowage, you can ball up the jacket in its own integral storage pouch. The pants have some pretty nice features too: They have elastic at the waist and have two longish side zippers to help you put the pants on over clothes and boots. There is an elasticized band at the ankle to seal them over boots too. There is one waterproof pocket on the thigh. And like the jacket, the pants stow away in their own little pouch which is included. Take the “View Larger Images” link above to see the features described here. :: Paul, 04-23-12