AGV Sport Blast Vented Jacket
- Constructed of 1680 Denier fabric on shoulders and elbows
- Body constructed in MaxTex 600 denier fabric along with polyester mesh fabric
-waterproof- (see commend below) and breathable Reissa liner zips in over a permanent mesh lining
- CE approved shoulder and elbow protectors EN 1621-level 1
- 8mm thick memory foam back pad
- Mesh front, forearms and back for maximum cooling on hot days
- Fleece material as well as neoprene in the collar for maximum rider comfort
- Pre-curved arms for a perfect look, fit and for maximum riding comfort
- Reflective piping on the front and rear of the jacket for safety
- Multiple stitched main seam construction for maximum tear resistance
- YKK zippers with long zipper pulls
- Upper sleeve gathers on each arm for maximum comfort
- Pleated textile-spandex panels on the elbows, under the arms and shoulders and lower back for the finest non-binding fit possible
- 8 inch waist connection zipper for pant attachment
- Two front hand warmer pockets and one left sleeve coin pocket, all with zipper closures
- Inside zip open vertical pocket
- Velcro adjustable waist gathering straps
- Ready for Forcefield Back Insert Size 001 (optional accessory)
Please Note: We cannot ship AGV Sports products to Canada, Italy or Russia (per manufacturer’s restrictions).
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We tried on the Blast jackets in a size XL and Medium on our Fit Test Mannequins. The XL fit the larger guy pretty well, but the Medium was quite large for a Medium. After digging into the sizing issue a bit further, I concluded that the smaller sizes fit a full size larger than they should and the bigger sizes fit closer to what they should.
I put the following chart together to help you choose a size. I’ve listed the max chest based on measurements and also I’ve estimated what “alpha” size each jacket size fits like. For example, the Medium measures out with a max chest of 45” and with that chest, it will fit like a large to an XL in men’s clothing.
|Small||43||Med to Large|
|Medium||45||Large to XL|
|XL||49||XL to XXL|
Our Two Cents
As I’m writing this, it is getting HOT outside (June in Texas) and hot weather is when you’d want this jacket. The shell is mostly blow-thru mesh material. Solid textile is used on the shoulders, elbows and other crash prone areas to beef it up a bit. Overall, this is a lightweight jacket. We offer heavier duty models (that cost more of course) but a jacket like this will serve the average street rider well for the hot months of the year they ride. I’d characterize the shoulder and elbow armor as being better than average. It is wide and soft but has good firmness to it. The back pad is just average, but you can upgrade that with the Forcefield options below if you are concerned. I personally think the Super Lite choice would be appropriate for this jacket, but either will fit the pocket in the jacket.
Storage isn’t a long suit in this jacket. You do get two standard hand warmer pockets and one breast pocket for your wallet or phone, and there is also a little key pocket on the end of the left sleeve… something I haven’t seen in a while. But there are no inside pockets. The jacket has some adjustments for fit which are simple and look like they will work well.
The jacket has a removable liner which can be used to shed some water if it rains, or to act as a wind block on cool mornings or over passes. The liner is very thin… almost see-thru in fact. The material feels strong though and it being so thin means it won’t alter the fit when used (or not). And of course it will pack away in a super small space when not used. Be advised though, even though the removable liner is listed as waterproof, the way it is installed in the jacket won’t make the jacket waterproof. It zips into place on either side of the main zipper, but the main zipper isn’t waterproof so it will leak. Consider this liner to be water resistant only. I think its best use will be for blocking the wind as described above.
We included shots of all these features in our photo gallery, and we also included some night shots to show the reflective piping on the jacket. That piping didn’t show up as well as we’ve seen with other brands… not sure why since it is Scotchlite according to the tags, but it may just be our photo setup. Overall, this is a nice jacket built for hot weather and built for a modest budget. . :: Paul, 06-06-14