AGV Sport AirTex Jacket
Good jacket but needs upgraded back protector
I like this jacket. It's my first motorcycle jacket so I don't have a lot to compare it to. I'm 5'9 and 190 I wear a medium in everything so I ordered a medium. I have a little bit of a beer belly so the jacket fits a little tight, not uncomfortable just tight. I wouldn't want a large though the arm length with the medium is spot on. The airflow is pretty good on it once the waterproof layer is removed. I haven't rode in the rain yet so I don't know how well that works yet. I'm happy with the thickness of the padding in the elbow and shoulder area but the back pad is extremely thin. I bought a Forcefield Pro for it, the 001 fit the jacket perfectly without having to cut it down at all. The only thing I have bad to say about this is the high vis piping on it isn't high vis at all. I've had my wife driving behind me and said that she couldn't seen my jacket at all. Good thing my helmet is hardcore visible Overall I'm happy with my purchase.
October 5, 2015
Lots of air and comfort, but little to no real protection
As the title suggests, I've had the pleasure of testing this jacket's protection capabilities in a personal way. I bought it with the idea of having a stylish, well-appointed jacket that flowed plenty of air for summer riding. It does flow lots of air - and it looks relatively nice.
What it doesn't do, unfortunately, is actually protect you from any kind of real fall. 6 weeks ago, a small patch of fine sand caused my front wheel to wash out at approximately 25 mph. The bike tried to correct itself after the sand patch - just did so a bit too quickly and threw me high side (ish) to the left as it came back upright.
The jacket tore in several places - two holes right though the "abrasion resistent denier" on the left arm and shoulder as well as several split patches on the left lower side. As far as shoulder protection goes, I suffered a smashed collar bone (in two places) and two broken ribs (in the back) - and a number of bruised and cracked ribs in addition to those. I had several bad skin spots where the abrasion resistance failed - not to mention a larger patch right on the lower right side of my body that took 4 weeks to dissipate (and caused the doctors to be quite worried about my kidneys, spleen, etc.
This jacket won't protect you - at all. Let me mention again that I was going between 20 and 25 mph....this was not a high speed crash that sent me flying any distance whatsoever.
As a contrast - the leather AGV sport willow pants I was wearing performed brilliantly. Hardly even a scratch on the surface and not so much as ONE bruise on any portion of my hips, butt, legs, calves, etc. I wasn't even sore one minute for anything below the "belt line". That is a quality piece of gear (the pants).
Steer clear of this jacket if you want actual protection.
September 20, 2015
Definitely a great jacket for the price. Looks awesome and very functional. Does run a size small so just order up a size and you'll be ok. So glad I went with this one!
July 23, 2015
This was exactly what I was looking for!
I was originally looking for the most inexpensive jacket on Revzilla because I am doing a weight loss contest at work and I knew I would be replacing this jacket in three months. To my surprise the jacket was way more than I expected for the price. I ordered the XL and most things fit loose in an XL but this was really fitted. Which was fine because I was already anticipating to lose weight. I recommend ordering a size up. AGV packs on a great deal of features on this jacket. Along with the shoulder and elbow protection, theres also a back foam which my cousin's alpinestars jacket didn't have. His jacket was double the price. There's a small pocket on the left forearm which I use to perfectly keep my key for easy access. There's leather accents on the impact areas which add style and protection. It has a waterproof liner too. Tons of airflow make it a great summer jacket, I just wouldn't recommend it for winter weather. It's a little too cold for night rides. For the price I wouldn't hesitate picking one up. I get a lot of attention everywhere I go, asking me where I bought it probably because I'm the only person not wearing the same alpinestars jacket.
October 14, 2014
Great jacket for the price
I got this jacket about a week ago and I wear it to work everyday and even at slow speeds the air flow is nice. One day i rode over 300 miles in colder temps (55-60 degrees) with a light mist. With the waterproof liner in this jacket is great, but if you get cold easily I would recommend layering up underneath this jacket.
Overall, this is a great summer jacket with the added benefit of being waterproof.
September 16, 2014
Great jacket, stellar value
Some of us can't afford pricey one pieces for commuting and touring; I certainly can't. Thus began my quest to find the perfect two-piece suit to compliment the two-piece leathers that I wear when it isn't ridiculously hot and humid outside. At this point, I have reached the end of my quest and couldn't be more satisfied.
1. Great fit. Sizing chart confused me a lot, so I ordered a medium seeing as I wear an adult medium in t-shirts; I was not disappointed. Fits great with just the right amount of room to breathe and move.
2. The velcro adjustment for the arms is located above the elbow area, which is brilliant. Why do more manufacturers not do this? It works so much better than having it right in the bend of the elbow. The wrist adjustment is also designed very well.
3. Reissa liners are amazing. Eat your heart out, Gore-Tex.
4. I'll be replacing the stock back protector with a Forcefield protector as soon as possible. The stock back protector isn't worth writing home about, but it is still better than nothing.
5. The pockets are pretty handy-dandy for carrying small things that you don't normally store in your Kriega bag (you do own a Kriega US-10 at least, don't you?), such as a cellphone, wallet, keys, vaporizer & e-juice, or plain ol' tobaccy & lighter if you're still reppin' the analogs.
6. Just trust me on this one. Make Revzilla take your money in exchange for one of these and the matching AirTex pants, put it all on, and get to riding. If you're ballin' on a budget you can't go wrong with AGV's AirTex line.
July 7, 2014