AGV Sport Sniper Jacket
Awesome Jacket with good protection and comfort level
This is an awesome jacket which I picked up for my Himalayan ride and this is my first riding jacket. Please continue reading below on my take on this jacket.
Sizing: Definitely Small
I'm 5'7" tall, 40-42" Chest, round belly around 40" Waist, as I do not live in US I went for Medium as per the sizing chart which does not have any info on the Waist measurement. When the Jacket arrived through my aunt who was returning back to India from US, I found it difficult to wear it. I cursed myself that I should have gone for a Large. Anyways the sizing issue motivated me to reduce some weight :-).
Zippers: The main zipper does get stuck sometimes with the outer line. The zippers are not free flowing, they do get stuck most of the times. The zippers were a bit disappointing
Seasonal Usage: Definitely not for summer, the vents are not enough to keep you cool in the summer. I rode in Delhi at 113 F(45 C). I could not ride for more than an hour and I was drenched with sweat. As for Winter its good to stand probably 60 F(15 C), but that might be because of me as, I am from part where its normally warm 80-95 F(25-35 C) and I'm not used to really cold climate. So i would say that the Jacket would be good for 50 F(10 C). Anything below you might require some additional thermals. Have not tested the jacket in a full blown monsoon rain, but did hold up in a good drizzle, but that is to be expected.
This is an exceptional Jacket when it comes to comfort, I did not even feel like wearing the jacket some of the times. It has a good shoulder and elbow puddings/protection which are CE approved. It also has memory foam padding for the back, this kind of helped me relax my back. It also has a zipper to attach your pants. The reflective piping is really good as it comes in broader size allows people in the rear know that you are riding in the front, It was helpful in the night to lead some of the other bikers.
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July 2, 2014
Was my first jacket, absolutely loved it. Fit snug and looks awesome. Great value for the price as well. Will recommend!
June 23, 2014
Pockets NOT WATERPROOF !!!
I Bought this jacket so when I ride in the rain I would not need to worry about getting my phone wet, the contrary happened, the first day it rained I wore the jacket put my phone, wallet, registration in the pocket, when I finished riding, the phone was drenched in water, the wallet was done, and the registration was garbage because water had accumulated in the pocket, had to get new phone, new wallet, and new registration, what a mess !
Please don't advertise as water proof !!
June 18, 2014
Great jacket! It has very good protection and very comfortable!
May 26, 2014
If you are size large make sure you buy XL other than that remarkable product.
I have no complain with this site or their products. They are the best on what they do. That's why I bought all my gears with them.
April 21, 2014
Great for extending your riding season.
Gear geek Joe was extremely helpful with selecting this jacket. He even went and pulled one from stock to give me his impressions of fit and finish. Shipped fast and arrived quickly.
As is stated it defiantly runs small, especially in the waist. I like my riding gear to be snug fitting so I opted for a Large. For reference; I'm 5'11" 175lbs athletic build (wide shoulders/narrow waist), my summer mesh jacket is the Scorpion Hat Trick in size Medium. The AVG fits comfortably with the liner and my hoody on. Snug across the back and chest through the arms. However the waist is very tight. I have a flat stomach, not a 6 pack but toned, so the gut is good just the bottom hem of the jacket is tight. I have the adjusters all the way loose so I might just have a tailor put in stretch panels on the sides if it gets annoying. All that said I bought this as a "winter" jacket so the tight fit seals the air out very well and I don't notice the fit it while riding.
The armor is all CE rated, even the back pad. It is well designed and should give me plenty of protection should I ever find myself shiny side down. Hopefully I'll never have to test it. The back armor is very large and stiff. You definitely feel its presence but it's not obtrusive or limit movement on the bike. If you are barrel chested it could be annoying on a long ride.
I had a chance to ride it in 34F weather. It did a great job keeping the wind out and warm in at 70 mph. The thermal liner that comes with the jacket is junk. Very thin and cheap feeling. Not a problem for me as I removed it and just wore my hoody, didn't miss the liner.
I purchased the jacket in the red trim. The styling is super cool, bold but not obnoxious. It's well built with solid seams, quality zippers, and rugged material. For reference all the grey looking material is high quality reflective material so that adds to the safety of the jacket with out hurting the style. The material is breaking in very quickly and overall it's comfortable to ride in. The venting is not all that good but that's a big plus for a cold weather jacket. ( Thus the low score, in this case low flow = great)
In summery; for the money you're not going to be able to beat it if you want to extend your riding season. I've worn it indoors and it definitely keeps the heat in, so I don't see it as a warm weather jacket. Riding in near freezing temps it blocked the wind nicely and my hoody helped with the insolation. The armor feels more then up to the task if called upon. Only gripe is the very tight fit across the bottom of the jacket. I could go to XL but I'm concerned that it would be too loose everywhere else. Again, for the cost, it's a minor gripe.
February 18, 2014
Really nice winter jacket
The jacket is good for south California winter. It will make you sweat if you put this on at 70 degree.
I'm 6' 2''. 190lbs. Large is a little bit small for me.
Make sure you select one size up.
January 1, 2014
I bought this jacket to complement my AGV Sport Solaris jacket, which I wear in the summer. Because it is a European cut, be cautious when ordering, as they are sized somewhat small. That being said, I LOVE this jacket. It looks nice, has a lot of storage space, and is not overly cumbersome. I rode yesterday with this jacket. The weather was a moderate 55-ish degrees and I was actually a little warm. Will definitely allow me to ride deep into the fall/winter months, which is why I ordered it. Another great product from AGV Sport!
October 30, 2013