The Firstgear Mens Kathmandu Jacket is a textile jacket equipped with a hydration backpack, so you can stay hydrated on the road. Fitted with built in attachment points for the water backpack, the Firstgear Mens Kathmandu Jacket is ready to carry your water on the road, and keep it close at hand. Also, the Firstgear Mens Kathmandu Jacket is fitted with a set of straps on either side of the neck to route your water tube and keep it from coming loose. The Firstgear Mens Kathmandu Jacket has a removable liner that can be stored in the back center pocket to keep it handy. The Kathmandu Jacket is waterproof and breathable, for maximum comfort no matter the temperature.
For 2012 the Kathmandu Jacket features a HYPERTEX waterproof and breathable outer shell, with 420D rip-stop nylon for a durable garment that is light in feel. Fully adjustable d3O intelligent armor is found at the shoulders and elbows, which is thin and flexible but hardens on impact. A 1.5 liter hydration pack is included with the Kathmandu, helping you to be prepared for any adventure. The FirstGear Kathmandu is available in men's sizes S-3XL, and L-2XL Tall. Also check out the Kathmandu pants for the ultimate adventure touring setup!
HYPERTEX™ waterproof & breathable outer shell, constructed of 420 denier rip-stop nylon and 300 denier high density nylon, durable and lightweight for ease of movement
Fully adjustable d3O™ T5 CE Armor in the shoulders and elbows delivers the same protection as standard CE foam armor, but is thinner and more flexible, resulting in a more comfortable fit. EVA dense foam back pad included
Collar closure utilizes a slider snap that allows up to 1-1/2” adjustment for a personal fit
Integrated into the collar is an under-the-helmet rain hood to keep water from running down your neck
1.5 liter hydration bladder included in removable backpack
Front left and right restraining loops for bladder tube make access easy
Achieve maximum airflow with two 8” vertical chest intake vents, two 9” armpit intake vents and two 9” vertical rear exhaust vents
Double storm flap front with snap and hook/loop closure that covers a #8 YKK® Vislon two-way main zipper to keep out the elements
Dry Pockets will keep your stash dry–four front ones with flaps, protected by YKK® #5 rubberized zippers on the chest and envelope closures on the bottom pockets.
Large rear dry pouch with 14” mouth to stow insulated liner or personal property, protected by waterproof zipper and flap with spring snaps and hook/loop closure to keep it all intact and safe from the elements
Reflective taping front and back increases nighttime visibility
One time adjustable waist belt with hook and loop closure
Elbow and underarm waterproof and breathable stretch material for increased flexibility also diminishes binding
Compression straps on the bicep and forearm adjusts to fit you. Adjustable cuff uses hook and loop closure for a custom fit
Removable, fully insulated, thermal liner with wind blocking, adjustable, neoprene cuffs to block out the cold
Interior pocketing in all Firstgear jackets are in the same location, whether the liner is in or out. On the left side, chest high is a mobile device pocket with flap closure using hook and loop to secure – On the right side is a cargo pocket that
is 12” wide and 8” tall to hold whatever you need for the adventure ahead
Jacket- to-pant 10” full conjunction zipper fits easily through liner portal and attaches to overpant
2-year limited warranty
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Great Gear - c2cpilot
Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
Pros: Versatile, great protection, nice ventilation.
Cons: Trying to come up with some....
I was reluctant to buy the Kathmandu jacket and pants due to the initial got over it price. Let me tell you this...it's worth every penny I wore the jacket and pants to a cornerspin school last weekend and took some pretty hard spills in dirt. I just knew I was destroying the suit. Got home and threw it in the washer and it came out like it was still new I could not believe itThe armor protected me very well I did wear a back plate also I came down hard on my left forearm and elbow and with out the protection of this gear I feel no doubt there would have been injury...I got up dusted off and throttled on...Do yourself a favor, stop thinking about the price and just know you stand a better chance of riding more comfortably in this suit....not to mention more safely
Good Jacket, works well - Adventure man
Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
Pros: Hypertex membrane, zip out liners, water bladder
I would definitely recommend this jacket to another fellow rider.. I've ridden with the jacket for one whole season in a mixture of Dual Sport, Adventure Riding, Sport Touring and Long Distance Endurance Riding. The features are awesome. From the included water bladder to the zip out liners and the hypertex waterproof membrane - everything works.
poor pocket design - keith NM
Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
Pros: water proof, wind proof
Cons: poor pocket design
where as the suit is nice and light while providing protection from the elements the front lower cargo pockets leave a lot to de desired. the pockets have an envelope closure with velco to keep it closed but the material is not stiff enough to retain it's shape after a couple of uses. if you tighten the hip belt any at all that also deforms the pocket further. with he use of rubberized zippers on the vents and two other pockets it would have been nice to follow through with the idea. i would not trust the pockets to retain or keep any valuables dry.
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Pants General Sizing Guidelines
|Womens General Sizing|
|2 - 4||4 - 6||8 - 10||12 - 14||16 - 18||20 - 22||24 - 26|
Pants normally fit true to size. Overpants are designed to be worn over street clothes, so if you wear a 34, order size 34.Gloves General Sizing Guidelines
Measure around the hand at the base of the knuckle, without counting the thumb. Use the chart below to fit gloves.
The sizing information provided above is only a guideline. Please remember variables such as weight distribution and height may alter the way a certain size will fit. Performance Gear is designed to fit snugly, so if you prefer a looser fit, order up one size. Tall sizes are 1 - 1.5" longer in sleeve, torso and inseam.
|Gloves General Sizing|
|6.5 - 7"||Small|
|7.5 - 8"||Medium|
|8.5 - 9"||Large|
|9.5 - 10"||X-Large|
|10 - 12"||2X-Large|
The sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit. However, we are happy to assist you with any needed exchanges.