FirstGear Contour Mesh Jacket For Women - 2013
- Polyester mesh outer shell for maximum airflow and abrasion resistance
- Removable waterproof liner increases rain and wind protection when needed
- High-wicking poly-mesh lining distributes internal moisture and dries quickly
- One-hand adjustable waist belts allow quick and easy fitting
- Zipper-secured side pockets safely stow the essentials
- CE-approved armor at shoulders assist in impact protection
The size small and large fit Laverne and Shirley very well. To see how those two sizes look on our fit check mannequins, just click the “View Larger Images” link above. If you have more of a curvy figure, you’ll like the contoured seams on this jacket; it has a very flattering fit.
Based on the Fit Check and other measurements we took, we think the chart below to be accurate. The torso profile of these jackets is more trim than some, so if you are between sizes, the larger would be the best guess.
Below is the sizing chart as provided by FirstGear:
Note: The sizes for XS were never provided by Firstgear so we supplemented the chart with our own estimate.
Our Two Cents
The Contour Mesh for 2013 is an updated version of the 2010 Contour Mesh jacket. Holly and our photographer, Jenn, both immediately commented on how much they liked the look of the jacket we were shooting (the Blue/White color). They fit great and the colors were very rich and vivid looking. It is always nice to add a new product to our site that I think offers good looks, quality and protection for a fair price and I think FirstGear has done a great job with this 2013 version. The overall functionality of the Contour Mesh remains the same… a great ladies jacket for summer temperatures. The entire shell of the jacket is composed of mesh material which will allow the maximum amount of airflow through the jacket, keeping you cool on those hot days. This jacket includes all the features you would expect from a mesh jacket. There is a removable, water resistant, wind block liner which can be installed for cooler days or when it is raining. Reflective patches are incorporated into the design on the front, sleeves and back for nighttime visibility. With this year’s revision, the reflectives are larger and of much higher quality. We have a few night time shots so you can see them in action (take the View Larger Images link above). The two tone color schemes as well as the white and black models all have a very nice, yet simple style. There are two hand warmer pockets on the exterior, and the normal complement of interior pockets as well. These include a zippered document pocket, a cell phone pocket, and a cargo pocket. One nice feature of all FirstGear jackets: they put the cell phone and cargo pockets in the same place in both the liner and the outer shell of the jacket. This way the pockets are in the same places whether the liner is in or out. For protection there is CE approved armor in the shoulders and elbows, as well as a foam back pad (all of which is removable). Be sure and check out all the colors! I bet you can find one that suits. :: Paul, 09-15-12