By Tom Roderick Editor Score: 79.5%
Editor Score: 79.5%
In a world of motorcycle apparel where a single jacket can cost more than $1,700 (Klim Adventure Rally), it’s refreshing to know that basic, reasonably priced moto gear still exists. Of course you have to be willing to forego some niceties, but if you’re requiring shelter from the wet and cold, Firstgear‘s Thermosuit literally has you covered.
For our SaddleSore 1000 ride, where Evans Brasfield and I rode the majority of 1,000 miles under cover of the night, through the high desert in February where temperatures can easily drop below freezing – not to mention the rainiest winter the West Coast has seen since 1997 – I wasn’t taking any chances. I wanted warmth (lot’s of it) and to stay dry no matter how adverse the weather might be, because once you’re in the middle of the desert, in the middle of the night, there’s no stopping by Wal-Mart to purchase extra layers, not to mention nothing to stand beneath until the rain storm passes.
I put together a combination of offerings from Firstgear. Namely, the company’s Thermosuit and electrically heated liners. I’ll review the electric gear in a separate article and focus here on the Thermosuit.
Freezing temperatures, wind, rain, snow, hail… as long as I’m dry and warm, I’m willing to ride through the worst of winter weather. Firstgear’s Thermosuit was instrumental in keeping me happy during our SaddleSore 1000 ride.
Let’s get to an understanding quickly that the Firstgear Thermosuit is made for temperatures below 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Featuring 120-gram polyester insulation, if temps rise above the 60-degree threshold you’ll be getting uncomfortably warm and looking to open whatever airflow …read more
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