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Kennith in KY
The good: The first thing I noticed was how good it looked and how well it appeared to be built. I get lots of compliments on the jacket. The waterproof chest pocket. I haven't noticed any water getting into it, even in heavy rain at 60 mph. The fit is pretty good for my build (6'3" 200lbs) in a size large. And it has plenty of adjustability for layering. The bad: Not waterproof! The first few commutes in the rain I was noticing some rain getting in. I thought it was through the vents at first and tried making sure I had them zipped up all the way. Then one day I decided to go for a longer ride in the rain to put it through it's paces. I ended up getting wet on my chest, biceps, and thighs. Anywhere wind was hitting me, water was getting through. So I emailed Alpinestars through their website, a week goes by...no reply. So I call the customer support number. They give me a U.S. email to email them and told me my email must have gone to their headquarters and been lost in the mix. A few days later I get an email to call them, then when I do they tell me to email them. Anyway, a few transactions later the guy tells me this "The Andes V2 has a light external coating but is not a laminated jacket. After using this garment in heavy rain for extended amounts of time the outer shell can absorb water. The Drystar membrane is floating between the outer shell and internal liner which will keep all water from penetrating to the rider. It is possible if the customer wants more water protection externally to add a waterproof spray or wax. (ex. www.nikwax.com) https://www.nikwax.com/en-us/productselector/waterproofing.php However, this will effect the breathability of the Drystar membrane." This is just pathetic customer service since it's supposed to have a one year warranty and I got it this summer.Read All Reviews
John in CA
This jacket fits me like it was tailored for me. It looks amazing! The jacket is CE-2. Minus the chest/back. You get the best for your needs. I highly recommend Alpinestars! The fit and finish are first rate. I shopped for a long time and found this to be the best value for my money, and it looks Amazing!Read All Reviews