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Firstgear Back in the Boot Business for 2013 March 8, 2013 –  Firstgear motorcycle apparel has been around in one form or another for more than 20 years. Owned by motorcycle products distributor Tucker Rocky, Firstgear is recognized by American motorcyclists as a purveyor of high-quality, innovative products. Motorcycle jackets, pants and gloves are the primary …

Firstgear Jaunt T2 Jacket Review The newly revised Firstgear Jaunt T2 jacket could very well be the best 3/4-length motorcycle jacket bargain going today. Everyone who has seen it has been impressed, because there’s a lot here for not a lot of money. In fact, it pretty much beats all of our old favorite “cheap” jackets. …

Firstgear Kathmandu Gloves Review Let’s just put it this way: the Firstgear Kathmandu gloves did not live up to my expectations. As I mentioned in Part 1 of this 2011 Winter Glove Review series, the Firstgear Kathmandu gloves and the Spidi T-Winter gloves (review) were specifically chosen for a couple of reasons. Spidi products are under-represented in …

Firstgear HT Overpants Review If you want what is arguably one of the best heavy duty textile outer garments on the market, then these pants, albeit slightly flawed, are the solution. Firstgear continues to offer a wide size range for the HT and other product lines, one reason why their products may be in such …

Version 3 of the Firstgear Rainier TPG Jacket The Firstgear Rainier TPG jacket provides warmth, comfort, modern styling and it’s waterproof. It’s a good choice for serious riders looking for high quality at a lower price point than the premier jackets from heavy hitters like REV’IT!, Rukka, and Klim. This is the third version of …

Version 2 for the Firstgear Escape TPG Pants This is the third review of Firstgear TPG products; first was the original Rainier TPG jacket (review), reviewed in 2008. One year ago, in November of 2009, I reviewed the updated Firstgear Teton TPG jacket along with the matching Firstgear TPG Escape pants. Now in November 2010 I’m reviewing “Version 3” …

Firstgear Glacier Women’s Gloves Review The Firstgear Women’s TPG Glacier Gloves are comfortable and waterproof winter gloves. No insulation in the palms increases the effectiveness of heated grips. A heel skid on the palm and padding on the side of the hand and wrist give added protection, and reflective piping adds nighttime visibility. One fall …

An Alternative Firstgear TPG Jacket. Firstgear quality has improved dramatically over the past several years. The Teton jacket and Escape pants are proof. The jacket has many useful features. And with the optional Firstgear TPG “Basegear” layers and the included zip-out liner, this is a true all-around system. The liner is exceptionally comfortable and stylish …

More TPG Gear The Firstgear Escape pants are designed as part of the Firstgear TPG system but they would make an excellent choice no matter what jacket brand you own. They’re very comfortable with a “real people” fit. Featuring a water-resistant outer shell, Knox armor and a removable thermal liner, the Escape pants were obviously …

Firstgear TPG Glacier Waterproof Gloves Review New for 2009, the Firstgear Glacier and Tundra gloves are waterproof, warm and the palms are designed for use with heated grips! After our recent 9-part winter motorcycle glove review marathon, the last thing I wanted to do was evaluate more motorcycle gloves. But two things happened: first, our dear …

Firstgear TPG Tundra Waterproof Winter Motorcycle Gloves New for 2009, the Firstgear Tundra and Glacier gloves are waterproof, warm and the palms are designed for use with heated grips! Part I:  Firstgear Glacier Gloves In Part I, I covered the basics regarding the new-for-2009 Firstgear TPG Tundra and Glacier gloves, both of which are designed with minimal …

Firstgear “Carbon” Heated Gloves Review No more cold hands!  Waterproof and comfortable with minimal bulk. The Firstgear Carbon heated gloves look and feel like “normal” leather motorcycle gloves, but light ’em up and feel the warmth! What started as as a simple look at a one or two different options for winter warmth has turned into a …

Firstgear Rainier Jacket Review The Firstgear Rainier 3/4-length jacket has high-quality construction. It also has sophisticated styling and good looks. The TPG “system” includes a comfortable liner that can be worn as a windbreaker. The base layer is optional and costs extra, however. Collar has very limited adjustment. Surprising absence of front placket wind barrier under …

Reasonably Priced 3/4-Length Jacket It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of the more mature Firstgear Kilimanjaro or Denali jackets. But the Firstgear Jaunt jacket is a good choice for many reasons. That includes climates where sudden weather change is the norm, or for three to four season riding. The Firstgear Jaunt jacket is …

It doesn’t get much cooler than this. The Firstgear Hypertex Mesh II jacket has excellent air flow. The pants aren’t quite as cool if you’re riding behind a fairing however. Both the jacket and pants are very comfortable. The jacket runs true to size; the pants seem a touch short. The jacket zips to pants …

Firstgear Hypertex Mesh Women’s Pants It doesn’t make any sense, at least to me, to have the FirstGear Hypertex Meshtex mesh jacket (review) without having a matching set of pants. I don’t like to wear jeans when riding, first because I don’t think that jeans offer even a minimum amount of protection and also because jeans just …

FirstGear Burnout Motorcycle Gloves FirstGear has gone through an interesting evolution over the last several years. The brand was once well known among BMW motorcycle owners as a manufacturer of high-quality motorcycle clothing. A FirstGear jacket had as much cachet as an Aerostich or Motoport does now. I’m not privy to the whole story, but …

Mesh Oufit for Hot Weather Riding Finer mesh than some competitors provides better fit. Nice styling and very good air flow keeps you cool on the hottest days. Comfortable pants have full-length liner and stay cool when you’ve reached your destination. The jacket has a simple but effective wrist closure. The pants have zippers on …