Firstgear Announces the New, Improved Kathmandu Jacket and Pant

“It’s about the adventure”

FORT WORTH, TX – February 29, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  New for 2012, the Kathmandu Jacket and Overpant were re-designed with the Dual Sport rider in mind. Using 3 years of rider feedback as a blueprint for our design, the 2012 model is still lightweight and tough. Made of a 300 denier high density nylon shell, it features the advanced D30 armor in the elbows and shoulders. The 420 denier rip-stop nylon provides protection where it counts, while keeping the jacket flexible. Other improvements include the new slide lock adjustment in the collar that allows up to 1-1/2” adjustment for a personalized fit around the neck. This year’s model still includes the 1.5 liter hydration bladder with removable backpack, as well as the under-the-helmet rain hood to keep water from running down your neck in a rain storm.

The Overpant received requested pockets and an over-the-boot fit for off-road riders and also includes the new D30 armor in the hips and knees.

US based dealers will now be able to directly purchase the Kathmandu Jacket and Pants and other Firstgear products from Tucker Rocky Distributing.  Tucker Rocky will handle all customer service, sales orders and all warranty matters. To order Firstgear products, contact your Tucker Rocky Sales consultant or call customer service at 800-347-1010 or visit Tucker Rocky’s website at You can view our entire catalog at