FirstGear Mesh Tex Jacket ::

FirstGear Mesh Tex Jacket

  • Outer shell made of 250 denier polyester mesh for total ventilation
  • Lightweight nylon mesh lining for maximum airflow
  • Detachable, fully sleeved water-resistant wind liner with phone and patch pocket
  • CE armor to protect shoulders and elbows in addition to 2 layers of mesh fabric on shoulders and elbows
  • EVA dense foam back pad
  • 2 exterior hand warmer pockets
  • Jacket interior includes left side phone pocket, right side patch pocket
  • Left side Napoleon pocket with red slider for easy visibility
  • Adjustable side waist snaps
  • Reflective piping on back

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Sizing Information

Have a look at the below sizing chart. If you normally buy a tall in clothing make sure that you look at the measurements on the tall jackets. We modified FirstGear’s sizing chart since it wasn’t totally accurate at the smaller and larger ends of the size range. The below sizing info should be right for the Mesh-Tex jackets.

Size S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL
Max Chest 40 42 44 46 50 54 58
Max Waist 30-32 32-34 36-38 38-40 42-44 46-48 50-52
Max Sleeve 32.5-33 33.5-34 34.5-35 35.5-36 36.5-37 37-37.5 37.5-38
Tall Sizes LT XLT 2XLT 3XLT 4XLT
Chest Measurement 44 46 50 54 58
Waist Measurement 36-38 38-40 42-44 46-48 50-52
Sleeve Measurement 36-37.5 37-37.5 38-38.5 38.5-39 39-39.5

Our Two Cents

The Mesh-Tex Jacket is great for any rider who is looking for a lightweight, well vented jacket. FirstGear has been offering a simple, quality all-mesh design over the years. They started with the name “Mesh-Tex” with their first design, then added the software revision style number each year as they came out with a new style. I guess they got tired of that, now we are back to the original name again. Now, on to discussion of the features. Let’s start with the climate control of this jacket. The entire outer shell is made from mesh polyester to give you total ventilation through every inch of this jacket. And, the liner is a typical mesh nylon material, so the wind will blow right through this design. There is a removable, full-sleeve water/wind resistant liner that will help block the wind on a cool day or keep you dry in the rain. This jacket does not come with a thermal liner though, so we do not recommend it as a winter jacket. The storage on this jacket is basic but plentiful. You get two zippered hand warmer pockets on the outside and for internal storage, there is a secure cell phone pocket, a patch pocket on one side, and an internal document pocket. For protection, there is removable CE armor in the shoulders and elbows and an EVA dense foam back pad. In addition, there is also a second layer of mesh over the shoulders and elbows for abrasion protection in case of a fall. Overall, I really like this “legacy” design. The cut is sharp, it’s got all the basic features and the pricing is reasonable, plus you get a wide choice of colors and sizes. It will be a hit! For a closer look, take the “View Larger Pictures” tour above.

Note on Images: We took our feature photo’s with a black jacket last year which is sold out, but those are in our photo gallery still so you can see the features up close.

Happy Customers Who Bought This Product

From: Leola R.
Location: Alabama

I love the fit and graphics of the helmet and it is much quieter than my previous AFX. The jacket fit is good and it covers below the waist. Eventhough, it is a mesh jacket, it has some weight to it. (Read more...)

From: Michael T.
Location: Connecticut

The FirstGear Women's Contour Mesh Jacket is super comfortable and reasonably priced... And Girly!