Hein Gericke and FirstGear?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Jackson, Jul 20, 2001.

  1. Jackson

    Jackson n00b

    Jul 7, 2001
    Stanford, CA
    Anybody know what the relationship is between these apparel lines? Is FirstGear the American counterpart to Hein Gericke?

    I'm asking because I like the fit and quality of HG gear, but it's not always easy to get here in the US. I want to know if I can expect the same fit and quality in FirstGear apparel.

  2. Myles Whitfield

    Myles Whitfield Studly Moderator

    Jul 7, 2001
    Tucson, AZ
    That's an easy one-go try the stuff on for yourself and see if you like the fit.

    First Gear is carried here in Tucson by just about every Jap bike retailer-I've looked at it and it seems like good stuff...

    Take a long hard look at HJC leathers if you can find them with their original labels thereupon-HJC manufactures a reasonably good product from quality materials and sells them to folks like Hardly Abelson who slap their labels on, jack the price 125% and sell them like hotcakes. For all I know HJC is doing the same thing with HG, First gear etc.

    Last year I bought a complete HJC leather set-pants and jacket-armor included for right around $650 from my local BMW dealer.

    In my opinion, however, if you want the best gear you gotta' pay the piper-his name is Andy Godfine and he's at Aerostitch.