The FirstGear 37.5® Kilimanjaro jacket is their newest, high end, waterproof breathable shell. Designed specifically for riders and passengers this performance shell jacket is the perfect outerwear option to add to the base layers creating an optimum microclimate. The 420 denier nylon outer fabric was chosen for its balance of lightweight, suppleness and outstanding abrasion resistance. Added to that they have extra abrasion resistant, 620 denier, nylon at the elbows, upper arms and shoulders. Durable stretch fabric at shoulders makes for bind-free riding.
The 37.5® Kilimanjaro jacket is named after the 37.5® waterproof and breathable barrier. This 37.5® laminate significantly improves the comfort and performance of this technical outerwear by using micro particles to accelerate the capture and release of moisture vapor which helps keep you cooler when it is warm, warmer when it is cool, and above all, dry.
Water is kept out by the chassis fabric, rolled neoprene collar with hidden, under helmet, hood, storm flaps, waterproof zippers, six arm/wrist adjustments and our drop tail cut.
Featuring D3O® brand, CE certified, armor padding at the shoulders and elbows as well as chest panels to provide additional impact protection. D3O® brand EVO T5 back armor is far more supple, breathable and comfortable to wear while still being CE certified for rear impact protection. D3O® is light and flexible with extraordinary energy absorption properties. FirstGear was a first adopter of D3O® and we are proud to expand our use of this extraordinary technology in the Kilimanjaro.
- 5 year materials & workmanship warranty
- 3 interior pockets including oversized cellphone specific pocket
- 5 exterior pockets including under-flap, quick access, pocket
- Adjustable slider, snap collar closure
- D3O® brand elbow & shoulder guards CE certified to EN 1621-1 Level 1
- D3O® brand back protector CE certified to EN 1621-1 Level 1
- Armor pocket bags; micro-adjustability allows fine tuning of armor placement
- YKK® brand waterproof zippers in strategic areas
- YKK® brand 2-way front and cuff zippers add comfort and breathability
- Reflective patches front & back, body & arms
- Adjustable waist strap - facilitates fit with various layering
- Top shoulder vents with hold-open straps
- Huge, vertical back panel vents
- Articulated sleeves - optimal fit in the riding position
- Elasticized, draw-string hem – seals out the elements as required
- Grommet in left hand warmer pocket for heated garment cords
FirstGear Kilimanjaro 37.5 Jacket is available in the following sizes:
FirstGear Kilimanjaro 37.5 Jacket is available in the following colour options:
Whether it’s the open road or the road less travelled, no other experience provides the thrill and passion for living that riding does. It’s a uniquely human experience. At Firstgear, we create products that enhance the pure joy of riding. We keep you warm when it’s cold, dry when it’s wet and cool when it’s hot. When all you feel is the thrill of the ride – we’ve done our job.
You don't always get what you pay for..By: MARK HARRISON on 17 September 2018In the case of the Kilimanjaro kit you absolutely get more than you pay for; d30 level 1 in all the required locations (including chest which was a surprise), confirmed waterproof (4 hrs torrential downpour not a single leak), confirmed breathable, adjustable fit, practical and very effective zip vents, an awesome hood to stop rain going down your neck, and my favorite is the adjustable neck fastener allowing it to be snugged when cool and opened when needing a little airflow... this kit punches well above its price... especially if you manage to grab it in a sale (which i did)... credit where credit is due its great kit...... NOTES: Jackets seem to size big (e.g. 6ft 85kg is a medium), trousers size true, so consider going up one size in the trousers if you intend to wear over work trousers for commuting. The trousers venting is less adjustable than the jacket, i.e. one top and one bottom side zip prevents multiple openings down the length... Best performance for the money I have ever had..
Put through pacesBy: Rodger Plowman on 9 September 2018I chose this jacket based of a review of the Kathmandu from Ryan on Fortnine and I'm glad to say I went with the upgrade. I thought I might miss the thermal liner but I've got to say I don't, I've found it easier to manage my comfort with separate mid-layers. Even though I've only had the jacket a short time it's taken a tumble in the mud and seen a torrential down poor in Lorne... no damage, no leaks. Best bang for buck, for me