AGV Sport Canyon Perforated Leather Jacket
Couldn't Ask For A Better Jacket!!
I mainly got this jacket because I wanted the protection of a leather jacket, but also wanted something in the <$250 price range. This jacket is AMAZING!
FIT: A lot of people have complained that this jacket runs a little short. I find that to be true, for the most part. I usually wear a 32" waist. I have long arms, as well, so I jumped up from a 42 to a 44 in the jacket size. Fits me like a glove! Jump up a size, and you'll be just fine.
PROTECTION: Fortunately, I haven't put it through that test (and hopefully never will), but it's full-grain cowhide leather! Not cheap stuff! It has reinforced stitching, and it's quality is really amazing for the price! You'd expect to see this quality in a $400+ jacket! The CE-rated armor is placed exactly where it should be in the jacket, in the elbows, forearms, back (stock backpad is not CE-rated) and shoulders; however, the stock backpad that they have in there is useless. Spring for the Forcefield Sport Lite Back Protector (size 001) for an extra $50 bucks, and you're good.
VENTILATION: For a leather jacket, this is about as good as it's going to get, in my opinion. It's not going to vent as well as a mesh, so forget about comparing it, there. But it does pretty dang well for a leather! And remember what you're wearing it for - protection. You get the best of both worlds, here. It has zip-up vent pockets underneath the armpits, as well as perforated leather underneath the arms, and down the forearms. It vents really well, all things considered. It also has a zip-out thermo-liner vest around the chest area (not in the sleeves) for the cooler rides. I would've like to have seen the liner include the sleeves, but hey, for the price, I'm not complaining.
STYLE: This jacket definitely looks better in person. Plenty of pockets on the inside of the jacket for more storage.
OVERALL: I have absolutely no gripes, so far, with this jacket. Fits perfectly (going a size up), stylish, great quality, excellent price, CE-rated armor, comfortable, good ventilation. What else do you need in a jacket? Highly recommended!!! Crazy-fast shipping. RevZilla's done it, again. Never disappointed with these guys!!
July 20, 2016
Great Jacket for the Summer
The jacket itself looks great and feels very durable. The included armor all lines up in the perfect place and it seems like great quality.
It sounds kind of weird, but I find the jacket to keep you cooler in the summer than just a t-shirt. I've ridden in 100+ F without much trouble. It keeps the heat of the sun off your skin, but the perforation gives nice air flow when cruising.
As for size, it does seem to run short. Luckily for me, It lines up perfectly with my belt line, but I could definitely see someone ending up with a too-short length fit.
Also, it does fit snug at first but eventually breaks in and gives you plenty of room.
July 16, 2016
Amazing leather jacket for the price!
I was skeptical at buying a leather jacket for such a low price - fully expecting a subpar piece of fake cowhide and having to return it. Boy, I was shocked when this baby arrived. It fits great, has fantastic material quality, and great perceived durability (hopefully I won't be testing it). I cannot recommend this jacket enough for someone on a budget. 10/10
July 12, 2016
Good, but could use improvements
I've given this jacket about two months before I did a review. First of all, it's a nice jacket, I overall like it. It flows air well, gives me good protection, fits alright, and overall a good, cheap jacket that is definitely more than you pay for.
First, the good. It's cheap, good protection, mostly comfortable, and has great airflow. This jacket is great for the price, at nearly $200 it's a solid, leather jacket. It gives good protection and is not ridiculously colored like most sport bike jackets, and is not studded everywhere like many cruiser jackets. It's the perfect, subdued jacket. It flows enough air, but not necessarily a lot, and gets hot over 85 and unbearable at nearly 100. It's also mostly comfortable, it's not a problem to wear I just have a couple gripes about the styling.
The bad. First, I'm 6'2" and about 210 lbs. I one of those that is skinny until I take my shirt off, then I look slightly overweight, if that makes sense. Anyways, I have broad shoulders, about 44/45" chest, so I ordered the XL. It fits alright. The chest is great, the sleeves are perfect, HOWEVER, my biggest issue is the length. It is too short for me. It falls too short and above my belt line. This translates to slightly lifting up when I'm riding and that annoys me to no end. Not only that, the shoulder width is fine but there isn't much room other than that.I could not fit anything other than a tshirt under this jacket without discomfort. It flows enough air, but after 85 you better have some kind of moisture wicking shirt on underneath or else there will be lots of sweat stains. The arms flow A TON of air, but the body section of the jacket needs more airflow.
All around it's a great jacket, I would probably get a size larger than I already did, but that would be too long in the arms I'm afraid. All in all it's a great jacket at a good price, and I would definitely buy it again. But get a textile jacket for the hotter months.
June 18, 2016
Fits like a glove
This jacket is amazing. I am 6'2" and 192 and bought a size 48 left a little room for a sweatshirt since i live in the northeast!
June 16, 2016
Other reviews helped with sizing
First genuine motorcycle jacket I’ve bought. Fits snug but is very comfortable while riding.
May 31, 2016
Great leather protection/quality for the $$$
For the price, this jacket is hard to beat if you are looking for a leather jacket with built in armor. The warmest I have ridden in it so far is about 85F. Warm at stops, fine at speed. Decent ventilation on the arms. The two small vents on either side of the chest to not seem to move too much air. I can wear it year round here in Southern California, but I did have to augment the very thin removable liner with some beefier base layers on the colder mornings. When its cold, you do feel the ventilation, so I know its there when things warm up. I upgraded the back protection since it comes with just a thing foam space holder. Arm and shoulder protection is good. Quality seems to be very solid and I do not anticipate any issues with seems, zippers, etc i the near future. I took Anthony's suggestion and got it true to sizing and it felt snug at first, but I realize it should feel this way and it will stretch about 10% with wear.
May 24, 2016
Quality, Style at a great price
I will preface this review by saying this is my first motorcycle jacket. The quality of this jacket is very good, thick leather, zipper and seems are all good. The perforation works well to allow ample air flow through the jacket and with the additional zipper vents you can get air flowing in all key areas. I will tell you that that the warmest day I've ridden in this jacket so far was 80 degrees so not sure how it will feel when the heat really kicks in. The fit of this jacket, in my opinion is a little snug in the waist. I'm 5'8" 170 lbs, 33 waist, purchased a 42. Could just be that I'm not the young buck that I used to be! I've also taken out the elbow armour. It wasn't uncomfortable, but I never felt like they were "high" enough on the arm. I may end up putting them back in, not a big deal. Overall the jacket looks great and functions the way I hoped.
May 10, 2016