AGV Sport Solare Vented Jacket is a 100% Polyester and mesh jacket for durability and comfort. Full mesh chest, belly, back and front of arms for maximum cooling on hot days. Features: -Full mesh chest, belly, back and front of arms for maximum cooling on hot days -Moisture sicking material is used in the collar for maximum rider comfort -World famous YKK® zippers -Removable waterproof lining -CE approved back protector -CE approved shoulder and elbow protectors -Heavy-Duty seam construction for maximum tear resistance -Full mesh lining -Sleeve gather straps are used on each arm for maximum comfort -Reflective piping is used in the front and rear of the jacket for safety -Extra long zipper pulls are used on all zippers -Inside horizontal and vertical pockets one of which designed to be as media pocket -Two front hand warmer pockets -Adjustable Vecroo waist tabs. Two position cuff snap -Upgradeable to the Forcefield Back Protector insert size 001 ( BikeBandit.com # 3142935)Click here to view Forcefield Back Protector Insert.
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Good jacket for the money
By Erick Prevost
from Harlingen, Texas
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Comments about AGV Sport Solare Vented Textile Jacket 2013:
I ordered one size up hoping it would fit a jacket under it, but it can barely fit a thick long sleeve shirt. The jacket runs about a size too small. It also sits a little high on the waist, my shirt sticks out the bottom quite a bit. I took off the rain liner, so I can't really say how well it works. I did get caught in some pretty heavy rain and I was able to stay relatively dry with just the mesh jacket. Elbow and shoulder pads are pretty hard, but the spine guard is soft and thin. All pads and guards are removable and replaceable, they are inside a little pocket held shut with Velcro. The jacket stays cool, even in stop/go traffic under the sun I don't feel uncomfortable, and once you get moving again the air flows freely. I'm going to buy a second one for my girlfriend, the jacket is worth it.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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When the heat requires airflow.
from New England
This is my review of the Hi-Vis color. Other color variations may be different.I have traditionally gone ATGATT and when the temps rise, I've suffered. This year, I picked up this mesh jacket and I love it.The jacket is snug. I normally just order XL and not worry, but if I was even a tad bigger in the shoulders or I wear anything thicker than a T-shirt, this jacket would be a bit too snug. However, the armor does stay in place better than any previous lighter textile jacket I've tried which is a huge plus. Just beware you might need to go up a size, and will have to if you don't like a snug fit. I actually prefer the snugger fit now.My normal underlayer is a synthetic t-shirt which can wick moisture off my skin. With that and the flow of this jacket, even in opressive heat and humidity that has me opening up my helmet at every stop for relief, I was very comfortable in my torso and arms.Have not used the zip out waterproof lining, so I can't comment on it. In fact, I purchased this on the description of the previous version that had no lining. I carry a Helly Hanson rain shell that I can wear over my jacket, so I doubt I ever will use the lining. This method also works for added warmth as it blocks the wind too if I'm returning home after sunset and the air is cooler. I've ridden the overjacket in temps down to 45 degrees, but that was pretty chilly. I don't have room under this jacket to wear an insilation layer, so if you are in an area (like mountains) where the temps would vary widely, either go up a size or find another solution. For my typical commute (cool morning, hot afternoon) and local riding on weekends, this setup has been perfect. The 50+ degree mornings of late are fine with the overjacket and I don't even break a sweat in the 80 degree ride home.This jacket won't work if the air is warmer than 98 degrees as the flowing air will just cook you. But for most of July when the temps were 80-95, this did the trick nicely. Above 90, I would sweat, but never felt damp or uncomfortable.The zipper is on the 'wrong' side for us Americans and that will take some getting used to. The waist and arm cinches work well. I wish the flap at the bottom of the zipper had a velcro seal, but the flap at the top does a very good job keeping the zipepr pull under control. The inside iPod pocket looks to be waterproof - at least sweat has not gotten to anything I've put inside it. Only real negative is the level of protection. The fabric is thin where the mesh exists. This allows for exceptional air flow, but I can't imagine it would hold up in a slide as well as most mototcycle jackets. However, unless you are belly flopping or on your side with your arms over your head, the more vulnerable areas have armor and solid material to absorb impact/abrasion. I would not want to test this at highway speed though. However, that light fabric also allows something else: On those extremely hot days where you are a ball of sweat at 8am, I could rinse the jacket in the shower when I got to work, lay it on the bike in the shade (covered parking) to dry and it is completely dry by noon - even in the armor pockets. If you've ever had to put on a jacket you poured sweat into earlier in the day, the ability to rinse out and have it dry quick is a welcome relief.For the money, and the fact that it comes in a retena searing hi-vis color, it is a winner for summer riding. If I could be assured that the abrasion resistance of this is on par with other textile jackets I would easily award it 5 stars, but I have to deduct one for the chance it will still leave a rider with serious road rash in some cases.
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