AGV Sport Sniper Jacket
love it!! great looking jacket
One important thing right up front. RevZilla has the best customer service I have ever dealt with.
Now about the jacket. I was looking for a jacket to replace a AGV Diablo Suzuki jacket that i have had for years that was just getting plain worn out. I loved the fit and style of that jacket and was hoping to find a suitable replacement when I came across this jacket. So I ordered....
Things to consider before ordering. No matter what size you measure in the "sizing chart" I suggest you order at least one size larger, if not two sizes larger. I measured as an XL, and my AGV Diablo jacket is XL so I thought that would be the correct size. Wrong! I received the XL and could barely get it zipped or get my arms thru the sleeves. I exchanged the XL, for XXL which only had slightly more room in it if I wore only a tee shirt under it. The sleeves were still tight and too short. Finally I ordered a XXXL. I have never worn or owned a jacket larger than XL, but the XXXL finally did the trick. Now I know I can layer up in cooler weather if needed. There was no way I could get a sweatshirt under the XXL. The sizing chart is useless. I have no idea where they get these measurements from. I'm 5'9" and 215lbs and don't consider myself fat. My old jacket (XL) fit great, even with the liner in.
This may end up sounding like a negative review, but I do like the jacket. I have found a few things that I think could have been done better on this jacket, being a previous AGV owner I assumed it would have similar features and quality to my old jacket.
One annoying thing I noticed on the first warm day of riding was how hard it was to open the vents while riding. Compared to my old jacket, the vent zippers in this jacket are too flexible in the fabric, so what should be an easy tug on the zipper to open becomes a bit of a fight. The sleeve vent zippers are not stiff enough and "flex" when pulled. Making them very difficult to open while riding. This is the same for the upper shoulder area vents, difficult to get to, and they just don't unzip easily. I am hoping this is only because they are new. The zippers on my previous jacket had larger teeth and opened quite easily with very little effort. I guess if you know it will be a warm day of riding you could open the vents prior to the ride, but if you start out on a cool morning it kind of defeats the purpose of an easy opening vent system.
The other issue I found was the pockets, although fairly deep, they have a very narrow opening. I don't have large hands by any means, but retrieving a key, or your sunglasses, or a wallet out of the pockets can be a bit tough. It's like trying to stuff your hand in a jar with a small opening.
Other than these issues, (vent zippers, and pockets), I do enjoy this jacket. It looks great, and has good armor protection. If I had to rate it, it would be 8 out of 10. My old jacket was a 10 but the don't make them any longer.
May 25, 2015
Good jacket - might differ from picture
Good jacket with all the right stuff. Fit is just like the reviews...small....so order up a size. To be clear, I wear a Medium - and I ordered a Large - and it fits me perfectly.
Note - the jacket might not look exactly like the picture. I bought the black color because I liked the understated red text on the jacket (as it would match my bike). I was a bit disappointed when the jacket arrived and there really aren't any red highlights on it at all. I know this is small stuff, but most riders like their gear to match aesthetically. Just something to keep in mind.
May 16, 2015
This is my first mc jacket ever and I bought it because of the look. I didn't want something too aggressive looking but something that would protect me. Fits a little small. The size chart said I needed a medium but I ordered a large instead because of previous reviews. The large fits me great and I love the feel. Great jacket.
April 16, 2015
Way better than expected!
I have been riding for 50 years.Iv'e been through 5 riding leathers and this was my first mesh ,armored riding jacket. I am totally impressed with not only the Protection against the wind but the fact that the jacket stops the wind very effectively. You can NOT beat this sniper jacket for comfort and durability. Not to mention the fact the the jacket is priced right. I would recommend this gear to everyone who rides. I have also received many compliments on the style of the jacket. and very well crafted. They thought of everything.
April 7, 2015
Awesome bang for your buck!
This jacket has exceeded my expectations right out of the box. For $140 I was expecting a decent 3 season jacket but is better than expected. Nice build, quality materials, and I like the overall design and a lot of reflective material is nice. But the sizing issue is true as I usually wear a medium so I ordered a large seeing all the other reviews and glad I did, it fits perfect one size larger. Highly recommended!
April 7, 2015
good cheaper jacket
Went on a 100 mile ride when it was 36 degrees out. Some cold seeps in at higher speeds but I only had to stop and warm up once. Pockets could be bigger but for the price this is great.
April 6, 2015
Would buy it Again!
Great jacket my only issue, the jacket fits small I am 5'11 175 and ordered a large and it fits very snug, perhaps a little short at my waist. That is my only issue excellent in cool or cold weather! 40 degree weather no problem! I ride a Ducati Diavel and I am very comfortable in the jacket would recommend it!!
February 23, 2015
Love the jacket. However, the jacket does run a little small. I'm 5'9" 230, I ordered the xxl every part was fine except for my arms. They were a bit snug. Revzilla did a great job with sending me the xxxl within a timely manner. The jacket is just very well put together.
February 20, 2015