Fieldsheer Sugo Textile Jacket
List Price: 332.99
Sales Price: $249.74
Fieldsheer Sugo Textile Jacket
Item Code: FieldsheerSugoTextileJacket
- Highly abrasion resistant 500 denier Maxtena-Pro outer shell with 1680 denier ballistic panels at the shoulders and elbows
- Removable CE-approved armor in the shoulders, elbows and back
- SP Memory Foam in the shoulders
- Stretch Carboflex panels at back shoulders for increased flexibility
- Unique FS Matrix two-stage waterproof and breathable liner with Nanomax & Rainguard barrier technology plus an insulated liner
- Elasticized stretch panels at elbows
- Four-step adjustable upper and lower sleeve volume control
- Ram Air direct ventilation system, zero membrane ventilation interference
- Micro fleece padded Mandarin collar
- Adjustable Velcro waist strap with elasticized panels at hips for added comfort
- Gusseted adjustable Velcro wrist cuffs
- Pockets included:Two zipped hand warmers, Two chest, One zipped map, One inside Velcro, One mobile phone pocket
- 8" waist zipper and universal snap belt connector to attach to pants
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The FieldSheer Sugo Tour Jacket is a highly versatile touring jacket with very similar features to the Adventure Tour Jacket but in a standard length as opposed to the three quarter. This jacket is available in two color ways; a silver, grey, and black version, and a really good looking all black version. This is definitely a sharp looking jacket. This is a great option for a mix of riding styles on a mix of bikes, ranging from the street/sport rider ripping around town on a fully faired sport bike, to the tourer that took the long way to the mountains and will take an even longer route home. This jacket also covers a wide range of rider sizes and shapes. The Sugo is available in regular sizes small thru 4XL, and tall sizes medium to 4XL. There is a size chart on the product listing to help you establish your size and it’s very accurate. Billy, here, is 5’10” 160 and fits in this medium nicely.
Like the Adventure Tour and the Shadow jackets, FieldSheer has used there 500 denier nylon material called Maxtena Pro. This stuff really is quite soft and supple, so it feels more like a casual jacket than a high tensile strength riding jacket. The biggest advantage to having a soft jacket, other than comfort of course, is that you’re not fighting the stiffness of your gear while you’re riding, so you’re able to conserve your energy and ride a lot longer. They have also added these stretchy panels in the elbows and waist to allow even greater freedom of movement. You would think energy conservation would be a common goal amongst touring gear manufactures but surprisingly, there is a lot of really stiff and heavy gear out there.
Adjustability is another big factor in the comfort game and the Sugo Jacket has plenty. You have the hook and loop adjustability at the waist and the snap adjusters on the sleeves that help to reduce buffeting and also help to hold the armor in place should you have the unfortunate need for it. The cuffs at the sleeves are of course adjustable using this gusseted Velcro closure.
Speaking of protection, you have removable CE approved armor in the shoulders, elbows, and back, and memory foam pads stitched right into the shell at the shoulders and all the way down the back to this lower back protector. Underneath the back protector, you get two options for attaching your jacket to your pants. If you’re wearing regular jeans, you can use this loop to attach to your belt. If you’re wearing riding pants, you can attach using this zippered panel. For added visibility at night, FieldSheer has added Phoslite reflective piping all over the jacket and Phoslite printed graphics on the lower back.
Air management is another key element to staying comfortable in varying weather conditions. Ventilation is plentiful on the Sugo. Field Sheer held off on the Ram Air vent system on the shoulders with this model, but don’t worry, it’s right here on the arms so don’t freak out. You know how this system works. Unfasten the Velcro flap and secure it back on itself. Unzipping the waterproof zipper opens the mesh vent that is held open by the sleeve adjusters. You also get the long, expandable vents with waterproof zippers on the chest and two more zippered vents at the shoulder blades.
The last thing I want to show you is the Sugo’s great liner system. Unzipping the main closure exposes the Nanomax and Rain Guard waterproof breathable liner and hidden zippered pocket. Unzipping the removal zipper to the side of the main closure exposes an interior pocket in the shell and the liner’s taped seems. Unzipping the liner closure exposes the removable quilted thermal liner that features tons of storage and flex panels in the underarms that add even more to the Sugo’s mobility.