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Old 01-28-2013, 08:18 PM   #10345
Blakebird
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Firstgear Rainier $285 for locals, add $15 if I ship it to you

Firstgear's top line jacket, lists for $499.95.

I've had the first generation Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro Air....currently have a Kathmandu in XL and I bought the Rainier in XXL to give room for layers and heated gear.
Turns out the Rainier XXL is exactly the same size as my Kathmandu XL, so I have two very similar jackets in the same size.

They're both extremely good jackets, but I prefer the Kathmandu as I've traveled with it extensively and it's thinner liner leaves a bit more room.
I haven't had this jacket very long, it's been on a couple of local rides, done commute duty for a few weeks - that's about it.
In excellent, like new condition.

The Rainier zip-in liner can be worn as a separate coat, and is thick and warm - the complete jacket system is so warm you don't need heated gear unless it's pretty cold and you've got a way to go.

All waterproof zips, good venting, great pockets - and a hood in the soft comfy collar.

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