Firstgear® Thermo 1-piece Suit
friend at work bought this in XL, and it just swallowed him up. He
needs a L at most, perhaps even a medium. Rather than deal with
the hassle and expense of returning it, he offered it to me at a price
I couldn't refuse. Thanks Richard!
It was 56 degrees and raining this morning, so I couldn't resist trying it out. This suit, I am happy to report, flat works. The legs don't ride up over the tops of my boots (as my old suit was wont to do), and it kept me dry as a bone and toasty warm. Indeed, it was almost too warm! The threshold, I'm guessing, is something like 45 degrees - anything more, and this suit is overkill.
previous cold-weather kit consisted of canvas 'farmer type' coveralls,
over which I'd wear a leather jacket. Not waterproof at all, so the
Thermo blows it away in that regard. It is
a bit more challenging to don and doff than the canvas coveralls, but
the fact that it doesn't require a jacket over it cancels this out. The
one other area where it suffers vs. the canvas suit is that it is quite
a bit bulkier. Not so much bulkier when worn, but bulkier to store. I
am barely able to stuff it in the ST's sidebags!
Add in the waterproof storage pockets, the Scotchbrite®
reflective trim, and workmanship that appears to be top-notch, and it's
no contest at all. If you're in the market for a waterproof
cold-weather suit, I highly recommend the Firstgear Thermo!
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