I bought this jacket for a cross country ride we were doing as group to spanning across 5 days and 3000 kilometres. Looking at the AccuWeather app I instantly knew that the climatic conditions would vary anywhere from -5 to +32 degrees. Then started a wild goose chase in the market for all weather touring jackets. Up came the recommendations from friends for Klim, Dainese, Revit, Scott and what not, thanks to WhatsApp! Price was also one of the criteria other than just functionality I was looking at.
I own an alpinestar jacket for almost 4 years now which has served me well over all weather conditions and on all International trips (Spain, Norway, Srilanka & Indonesia). So naturally knowing the quality this would be my first choice. However as I was racing against time I had to make a quick decision as I would also have to take into account shipping time as I don't live in India. As usual I took on to YouTube and friends in India who recommended me apparel from Spartan Progear. After thorough search I finally zeroed in on the Odyssesus All weather jacket and placed an order carefully after measuring my size several times comparing it with the online size chart available on the website. A friend was visiting me from India and I got it shipped to Goa from where he was flying. A week later jacket arrived oversees and as expected I had ordered one size smaller as I wear an spine and chest protector always during rides.
I promptly wrote to spartan who told me that as per their company policy only 7 days exchange for window was available but mine being an case of overseas purchase they said they will see what they can do (this is awesome act of kindness). In the meanwhile I had asked few of my friends of they wanted to check out an awesome jacket which i had ordered but in smaller size. Viola....a friend found this as an perfect match and I sold it to him at purchase price.
Ordered my correct size immediately and to my luck another friend was travelling over...