Olympia Airglide 4 Jacket (Size XS Only)
Great Value. Looks Good. Feels Good.
I have had this jacket about 7 months now and logged about 7,000 miles wearing it. I have ridden in all kinds of climates from temps ranging from the low 40's to the high 90's. Plenty of southeast rain and the blistering Florida sun. So, far, I have no complaints about the jacket. The outer mesh layer works great when I'm just out and about for a quick ride. The inner and thermal liners have done their jobs when the climate turned colder. If I did have one complaint about this jacket is that it tends to get a wee bit on the snug side if I try to put on a heavier base layer. Otherwise, I would definitely recommend this jacket. I am 5'9", 180 lbs., and a slightly athletic build.
July 7, 2016
I usually wear 2xl and sometimes 3xl and I got the 3xl and it's still a little on the tight side but other than that the jacket is awesome and the airflow is amazing if you have all the layers out. I was riding in just a thermal in 30 degree weather with all the layers in and I was fine. Not so much warm but not freezing. Great jacket for the money will be getting the next one
June 14, 2016
Better then I honestly expected.
I've been wearing the AG5 on my commutes to work and around town in after hours. I'm impressed with the air flow during the 90+ degree days I've been wearing this gear. I also took the MSF course with the AG5 and it still performed very well in high temps even at slow speeds. I have yet to employ the rain liner or thermo liner but that will change in the near future.
The styling is very sporty and looks great in the Hi-Viz colorway I choose. I like the cuts and the overall design is up to date and not over the top with labeling or unnecessary lines. The Waterproof/Thermolite liner system is a huge plus and when in the jacket will make the overall jacket system bulkier and little tighter in fit. I did size the jacket to my height as recommended by Olympia. I'm 186lbs standing 6'3" with an average build. The 3M piping is certainly a safety feature of the jacket but I do enjoy the attempt to make it a part of the aesthetic appeal.
Protection is top notch. The armor is CE rated and doesn't get in your way or move about on you. If it moves you to replace with breathable armor you can but I find the included protection to be sufficient. The Cordura is fitted in all the right places and should offer ample protection in the event of a slide. The selling point for me with this jacket is the belt loop attachment and the zipper to seal the jacket to the AG4 pant. I even got compliments on the quality and protection offered by my Olympia gear from my rider coaches.
July 20, 2016
The fit is great love the airflow, with the lines in, its plenty warm. I have the Red/Black/Ivory, Matches my Bell DLX Clutch helmet perfectly, only minor complaint, the very top color of the jacket where it closes at the neck, you have the option to use the Velcro to close it at the top or fold it under to get more airflow. this will get dirty quickly touching your skin.
July 16, 2016
Stylish and practical jacket for price.
Frankly, the purpose of protective gear is to "protect" I have not gone down in this jacket and I don't plan on it. I ride a Goldwing. When I road raced I went down plenty and my full leathers protected me great. I don't know how this jacket will fair if I were to come off the bike. Manufacturers swear it is as good as leather. I don't know. The jacket is cooler than leather. Good air flow. Lots of pockets. Has the armor where it needs to be and is stylish. My opinion is for the money it is best in class. Has three liners. In summer I only wear outer jacket. The rain liner also makes a stylish leisure jacket.
My wife and I both have the yellow and black. Very visible and I definitely notice that people see us when on the road.
July 12, 2016
When it's too hot for anything else...
Have only used it with the outer layer so far and really like it. Seems to be a high quality product with great construction. Above 80 degrees, I couldn't bring myself to wear my leather jackets, and this jacket has been a great solution. Flows air well enough, even behind a fairing to wear well into the 90s - love the adjustments, armor, etc...
I'm 6'1", 195 lbs and the large was perfect.
July 12, 2016
Have not gotten to test durability yet, luckily. Other than that very happy
It seems very well constructed and designed, and has an ample number of pockets. I will say that the pockets could be a little bigger. I don't have a large phone, but if it was a phablet I don't think it would fit. The fit is just right for me. I am 5' 10" and 165 and bought a medium.
June 21, 2016
Jacket that ticks all the boxes
I have been using the Airglide 4 jacket for about 3 months now and I have to say it is spot on bang for the buck. The jacket fits nice and has ample padding at the right places. Multiple pockets to hold all the small items are helpful too. I have tried using it with all the layers and just the outer shell and it does its job perfectly. The only complaint is the smaller than normal cell phone pocket.
I am 6'1" and weigh 200 lbs, the XL size fits perfectly for me.
May 6, 2016