AGV Sport Sniper Jacket
Best jacket I ever owned!
Firstly, I live in Canada, and I had to add about $100 (CAN) to the price of $135 to get the jacket shipped here and passed Canadian Customs. I thought we had a free trade deal with the US - but apparently not applicable to motorcycle jackets - nuff said...
I shopped online for a long time before I settled on this AGV jacket. It was worth it. The style is very fetching, because this jacket was designed by somebody who has at least has been to Italy. With my Simpson Helmet, and iridium face shield - I look bad!
However I did carefully remove some parts I didn't need, such as the velcro waist belt, and all the little fabric zipper pull extenders.
The jacket cuts through the air very smooth, and I almost felt naked at 80MPH - from a wind/drag point of view. I like the velcro wrist/glove tighteners. I like the heavy duty zipper, and heavy duty construction throughout. This is a great jacket, but honestly, if you'all went out and bought them, then mine would not be as unique - and if you do, please don't come to Canada with it on....just kidding.
Remember to add a size bigger, as I am 5'-8" (155lbs) and a Large was just barely big enough - I want to wear a fleecy thing under when it's colder than 10C.
September 29, 2014
Looks good, full of features but just doesn't fit right.
This would be my third jacket. I am returning it because it does not fit at all the way a moto jacket should. I am 6'2" slim athletic build so I have to look for "euro" fit type jackets. I have a fieldsheer that is too big but works great with a down jacket underneath(winter). I also have a Dainese mesh jacket for the summer. It fits GREAT but not many features for the cost. I know that AGV sport is NOT Italian even though it flaunts the colors. It is rated as a EURO fit, but they just make their jackets very very small. Not a proper fit at all. The sleeves are way too short, and the elbow pads are about 3 inches off too far down AND hang under my arm... WTF?? I ordered a large and with the liner taken out, I can just barely put it on, but it is super uncomfortable. Not to mention the back pad actually IS CE rated even though not listed on Revzilla as such, but it is very flat, stiff, and non removable. The pocket to get to it is about half the size of the actual pad. you would have to cut something to remove it. Seemed too good to be true for the price and now I know why. You would have to be a very awkwardly shaped person to fit this jacket. I will go back to spending much more for a featureless yet COMFORTABLE jacket.
September 5, 2014
This product has great features! Very Good! I recommend
August 18, 2014
Very good for the price, but need to order 1 size up.
Very good for the price, but need to order 1 size up. This is a very good winter jacket and not recommended for warm weather. Style is awesome.
August 14, 2014
Excellent jacket for the price
I don't think any riding jacket will be overly comfortable with decent padding, but this isn't too bad. The removable liner makes a great transition from early spring to summer conditions in the mountains (all in one day). I was the most surprised by how warm the jacket keeps me when its cold (without the liner) and how cool it keeps me on the 90+ degree days, even with an all black jacket. I encountered some nasty rain and hail recently and I was bone dry afterwards. This jacket is fairly bulletproof from what I have seen (may not really stop bullets...) Overall I have been happy with this jacket in its price range.
August 12, 2014
Bought this jacket knowing that I would be riding in semi-chilly conditions. Definitely kept me warm during the colder months but also breathable enough to keep you cool on the hot days. Fits a little small for my tastes but not too bad. I'm 5'10", 170lbs and a large fit me a little snug but not uncomfortably.
July 28, 2014
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