FirstGear Contour Air Jacket For Women
- Waist Length Mesh Jacket
- Specifically Designed to Fit and Function for Women Riders
- Poly Mesh Main Construction
- Abrasion-Resistant Impact Panels on Elbows
- Waterproof / Breathable Removable Liner with Color-Coded Attachment Tabs
- Soft but Durable Rolled Neoprene Collar Edging
- Two Zippered Lower Front Hand Pockets
- One Zippered Left Chest Inside Pocket
- One Internal, Vertically Zippered Pocket
- Two-Way YKK Front Zipper
- Single Forearms Take-Up
- Built-in Zippered Stretch Expansion Gussets at Hips
- Waist Adjusters and Zippered Cuffs
- FirstGear’s Standard Conjunction Zipper with Pant Side Included
- Reflective Accents
- CE Level 1 Knox Elbow and Shoulder Pads
-Back pad- (this jacket has a pocket to install an optional back pad)
- Five-Year Warranty
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 waist belt on this jacket helps draw in the sides for a more custom fit. And drawing in the sides for a more trim fit improves the jacket’s overall looks.
Our Two Cents
FirstGear is now offering the Contour jacket and Contour Air jackets for women introduced in 2019. The Contour is a solid textile model with a waterproof liner for cold to mild temps and/or wet weather and the Contour Air is a full mesh jacket with a removable rain liner for hot weather use.
The two jackets are a similar cut and style, so the main differentiation will be your expected climate conditions on the bike. Features that they share is Knox CE 1 armor inserts for the shoulders and elbows. The jackets are set up also for the addition of a back protector. As of this writing, FirstGear hasn’t yet released their own branded back pad, but we did some fitting and found the Olympia back protector to be a perfect fit and material, so we are recommending that back protector for these jackets (take the link below).
A couple of features that are nice, and that are common to both styles: 1) soft padded ribbing around the collar edge to be comfortable against your skin; 2) reflective strips for nighttime visibility; 3) jacket to pant zippers in each style with mating halves of the zippers… mate to the FG pant. or you can use the mating zipper to adapt pants you already own 4) comfortable fit in either version for everyday street riding, commuting or touring.
The mostly-mesh Contour Air jacket is sold on this page. For the solid textile Contour, take the link below. The Contour Air jacket is made mostly of flow through mesh material so air will constantly flow right through. You’ll want a jacket like this for use in warmer climates… even the hottest weather. This jacket comes with a removable waterproof liner you can use in wet weather. but it also can have a dual purpose. You can wear the liner on cooler mornings/days to make the jacket work for you in less-than-hot conditions too. And if you used your own heavier shirt underneath, you could stretch the temp range even further.
I really like the Contour series for its good fit and quality and feature list for an affordable price. If you have a male friend to ride with, check out the men’s version of this jacket, the Rush (or Rush Air). :: Paul, 04-29-19
FirstGear says: The Contour Air jacket is the perfect jacket for when the road ventures into warmer weather. Designed specifically with the female rider in mind, this jacket offers protection without sacrificing style or comfort. A customizable fit is made possible with forearm take-ups, zippered gussets, and a two-way front zipper, ensuring the jacket will work no matter if you layer-up or layer-down. The Contour Air jacket allows you to focus on the journey, knowing that you are protected with abrasion-resistant impact panels and CE approved padding incorporated where you need it the most.