AGV Sport Telluride Waterproof Jacket
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
Decent for the price
Good not great jacket. Some annoying things like velcro at the neck irritates. Not all that waterproof- my arms got soaked during a fairly heavy rain. But a pretty good value overall.
November 16, 2012
zipper already broke
This jacket is awesome. Except for the fact that the main zipper broke already. Revzilla recommends you buy a size smaller. However, there is no room for an extra layer if you do size down. If the weather in your area won't require more layers then sizing down will give you a great coat that fits like a glove.
October 29, 2012
Great Hi Vis All Weather Jacket
I've worn this in hot, cold, rain, wind, and dust. I haven't had any problems with keeping my body temp regulated and staying dry.
That being said, I would like to point out a few things:
The back pocket zipper on the left side has torn away from the outter shell of the jacket. I haven't used the zipper with the exception of when I first bought it to see how big the pocket was...then I noticed that the pocket is more of a tunnel all the way to the right side zipper. I'm right handed so I've been using the right side zipper to store small things in...I'm a bit put out that the left zipper has torn with no use.
The jacket has nice air vents that allow air to flow through. I don't like the way the air scoops will 'inflate out' when the vent is closed. It's a bit of a drag...literally, when riding and you don't need that function.
Also, I'd love to see some arm air vents...my core will be good and cool, but my arms will sweat pretty good when it's warm outside.
The bright yellow color is great and the black gives it a cool look. I'd love to see more reflective material for night or low light driving...esp in the back. A nice reflective logo or something catchy in that huge plain yellow back would work.
On my last trip, we rode the TAT #Trans American Trail# and it's mostly dirt and gravel. I rode in the back of the group, so I caught a lot of dust. When I got home and went to wash the jacket, I noticed that you have to hand wash it... This proved to be pretty hard since I don't have a wash bucket like the days of old. I had to fill up the bathtub and well...it's not easy to wash and rinse. The jacket weighs a ton when it's full of water...and since it's waterproof, it's very hard to get all the water out and dried.
I never was able to get all of the dirt stains out of the jacket, so now it's a bit duller yellow than when I bought it. It's still plenty bright, but just not as bright as it once was.
My last issue with this is more of a package problem. I would like to have the jacket and pants be simular #bright yellow# but the manufacture only makes the pants in black.
Overall, I'm happy to have this as a piece of protective gear. Other than the zipper issue, I've not had one snag, tear, or water leak.
October 25, 2012