AGV Sport Telluride Waterproof Jacket
Massive shoulder air scoops
If I could use those air scoops to provide forced induction for my engine, I'm sure I could gain another 10 horsepower! The problem is that the air pressure forces rainwater through the closed zipper and down the inside of the sleeves, dumping the water straight into my gloves and also leading to the wet sleeves mentioned by another reviewer. I seem to have solved that problem by using silicone caulk to seal the flaps shut. I'll just have to find another jacket when it gets warmer. Other that that, as mentioned by others, the velcro at the neck scratches ( I trimmed the corner off), the neck strap is too short with extra layers on, and the velcro is poor quality and doesn't hold the front flap tight. Nice jacket, otherwise....
November 15, 2013
I am 5'6", 150lbs, wear 39" short jacket. I have ridden with the jacket for about a year, with 2500-3000 mi in the jacket and pants. The last 125 were in a moderate rain storm. This jacket and pants are advertized as waterproof exterior and the pants have a waterproof liner. The liner in the pants was not in for my last ride. Within 20 minutes, I was soaked thru and thru - water pooling between my legs. The jacket and pants were so waterlogged after 2 hours riding that it took 2 days to dry out completely. If you want to have waterproof equipment, I don't recommend this jacket or pants. In dry weather, this is very warm. In weather more than 70 degrees, no matter how much the flaps are open, it is TOO hot.
October 29, 2013
Uglier than sin... but effective
I got the jacket a few days ago and it has been raining very consistently so I have been using it almost daily. I got my jacket in Hi-Viz because I ride home from work at night. It has kept me perfectly dry and warm on colder nights at all speeds. The moment you drive off on your bike you can tell it is a riding jacket and that there was a lot of thought put into it. The cut allows all of the movement you could ask for on a bike, yet with the armor you feel protected at the same time. The venting is adequate to keep me from sweating too much on warm days. The sleeves go over my gauntlets very nicely. My only complaint is due to my prejudice against bright colors, UGLY in hi-viz but I will not argue with the function as it performs beautifully. Definitely my go-to rain/cold jacket.
October 3, 2013
Great value, affordable, Hi-viz, cold-weather jacket
I have only had my jacket for a week and have been riding everyday since. I live in Alaska and the morning commuting temps have gotten down to 10 F. The warmest temp so far has been 45 F.
The coat has been surprisingly warm. With just a mid-weight long sleeve under the jacket, my body was cool, but not cold at 10 degrees. At 20 F, I was quite comfortable. I can also wear a mid-heavy fleece with the jacket and liner. It is tight around the collar with the fleece, but I am very warm at 15 F and the fleece jacket.
The Hi-visibility jacket is very bright and exactly what I was looking for in terms of visibility. It will show the slightest dirt though, especially since it is mostly yellow.
I am 5 ft 9 inches tall (160 lbs) with an athletic build and Medium size fits perfectly and if I expand the arms, I can fit that my fleece jacket under it.
I have not opened the air vents yet and have not tested its waterproof claims, although I certainly will very soon.
The jacket seems well-constructed and it was suggested that this was one of the more sturdily constructed jackets at this price-point.
There are also plenty of pockets for the Adventure-touring biker.
April 26, 2013
Good product for the price
It is a tighter fit than I am use to for a bike jacket. I think it will be fine for the long term as long as I dont put any weight on.
March 4, 2013
Great for the price.
I bought it on a fairly tight budget, and I have no regrets. I've been commuting in this jacket for about six months, and I love it. I'll start with the cons.
CONS: When the collar flap is buttoned down, the sharp corner of the velcro pad rubs on and irritates my neck. It drives me insane. When summer rolls around again, I'll have to modify it a little bit.
I wish the collar flap were longer. I leave for work hours before sunrise, and I bundle up a lot. When I'm wearing a hoodie and neck warmer, the collar gets too tight and the velcro breaks contact. I've had to tweak my layering technique to work around the problem and now a little bit of wind comes in at the neck.
That handy-dandy money pocket on the left wrist isn't large enough to hold a debit card.
It could use just a little more ventilation for hot-weather riding, but it is adequate. It is, after all, a low-ish cost jacket and I made this compromise willingly.
PROS: Absolutely waterproof. My commute is 25 minutes, and there are no leaks even in total downpours.
Warm and windproof. We've had a couple of weeks of freezing temperatures in the early mornings, and my arms and torso have always been warm. (Fingers are another story, though...)
I love that the outer shell is waterproof rather than having a waterproof inner liner.
The cuff easily goes over or under gauntlets.
Summary: In the past, I've had to compromise on quality or features to save cost and later regretted not saving up a little more to get the next step up. This is not one of those times. I love this jacket
January 25, 2013
Simple yet perfect jacket for cold weather
I bought both the AGV Telluride jacket and pants, and I've been extremely happy with them. This jacket has a nice quilted liner that slides easily over your base layers, and the outer shell of the jacket is waterproof so you don't have to deal with a separate waterproof liner. It does run slightly large, but I recommend buying your normal size to ensure proper sleeve lengths. The only cosmetic thing I dislike about the jacket is the scrunchy area in the back, but I always wear a backpack so it's not visible anyways. I tried several cold weather jackets before this one and they were nowhere near as comfortable and required strap adjustments before each ride. As a commuter I love the AGV Telluride because I can throw it on and go.
January 25, 2013
Great for cold weather
I got this jacket to wear when it's rainy/cold. The fact that you can add or remove layers was very appealing.
I haven't worn this in the rain yet, so I can't say how well it is at being water proof. The multiple pockets are great even though I don't use them much.
Venting is great, keeps my core cool and keeps it warm when they're closed.
The jacket is very wind resistant. I can wear just a T-shirt under it in 30 or below and be comfortable.
It's not the greatest jacket, but for the price and uses, it's decent.
January 7, 2013