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SUGOiZap Bike Jacket - Men's
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August 16, 2018
Nothing else like it
- I've put it through the wringer
- True to size
The sheer astonishing reflectivity of this jacket makes it uniquely valuable as a piece of cycling gear. It is also highly windproof and modestly waterproof. For daily commuting in the rainy, dark Pacific NW winters it is a lifesaver. Do I wish it was a bit less of a bulky cut? Yes. Do I wish it breathed a bit better? Yes. Do the reflective beads wear off, to some degree, after years of heavy use with a pack? Yes. Do I wish it had a smoother zipper for one-handed operation, like my Rapha winter jersey does? Yes. In conclusion though, when this one wears out I'll just get another one. The little reflective accents on most pieces of gear are a joke compared to the incredible reflectivity that this jacket produces.
April 5, 2018
Nice Jacket for Cooler Weather
I wear the Sugoi Zap jacket over a winter long sleeve jersey to ride in the 30 and 40 degree F temperatures in the upper Midwest USA. It allows me to ride comfortably where a heavier winter jacket would be too much and a regular wind breaker is completely insufficient. Since getting the Zap jacket I rode 3 times the miles I've ever done in any prior month of March.
March 6, 2018
High quality Product
Great Jacket, has the perfect amount of room for thin or thick layers, or both... very solid fabric so quality layers would be beneficial in aiding moisture management so you can avoid the soggy feel, from personal experiences craft makes the best layer 1 which suits this material, from there thicker layers provide the moisture movement at a rate thatâs necessary in maintaining a not so soggy feel... great product, super in rainy and windy conditions... as a runner first, this product line is my first and only choice... so immediately the quality is recognized in this biking apparel.
January 18, 2018
The reflective beads are amazing!
- I've put it through the wringer
The good: Based solely on the effectiveness of the reflective beads when riding at night, I would give this jacket 5 stars. The zap technology is by far this jacket's biggest asset. I felt more visible and received several comments from passersby. The jacket is windproof and waterproof. With base layers, the jacket kept me warm into the teens. It also kept me dry during rainy rides. Where this jacket could be improved: The flap inside the zipper frequently gets snagged by the zipper. I've never experienced this being such a noticeable problem with any other jacket. While the vents help somewhat, I still found that I felt more swampy in this jacket than I do in other windproof and waterproof bike jackets. I think additional options for ventilation (e.g., integrated in some front pockets) would make this jacket more versatile in higher temperatures. I used this jacket primarily for my daily commute. For commuting, this jacket would be improved with front pockets for additional storage, and possibly ventilation. Additionally, adjustable cuffs for winter riding with gloves would be helpful. This may be particular to me, but I've found Sugoi's sizing difficult to find a good fit. I'm 6'1" and 185lbs, not skinny, but fairly trim. Compared to other brands I had to go up one size on this jacket (XL), which has been my experience with Sugoi shorts, as well. The large fit better in the sleeves, but I went with the XL to be able to wear additional layers in the winter. Being a semi-fit cut, I find the jacket to be a bit bulkier than I'd prefer.
January 3, 2019
realize this is almost a year old, i quite like the baggy less snug fit to the neoshell though. if im doing a road ride and want some training i go neoshell, if i wanna enjoy the ride/z2/relaxing i go zap. not so worried about speed so being a bit bigger doesnt bother me then, never felt overly hot in it either, but i generally wear it as a shell in the 30/40s/50s. anything in the 60s or above would be warmers not a jacket unless it was raining in my opinion
January 22, 2019
I agree with you, Christopher, fit is a matter of personal preference and use. Since I use the jacket for commuting, I'm less concerned about speed/aerodynamics than general fit. It may be particular to me, and my need to size up to the XL to fit better in the chest and shoulders, but I found the fit to be baggier than I liked. I haven't felt overly hot in it, and haven't worn it above 50, but I thought the ventilation could be better.