AGV Sport Dragon Leather Jacket
Great jacket, literally saved my skin.
Bought this to compliment the red CBR I owned at the time and because it was stylish looking and had a great price. I've had it for about 2.5 years now and probably ridden 6-7k miles in it. I went down in it at above highway speeds, needless to say I'm lucky to even be typing this but I'll focus on how the jacket did, which to be put in one word; unbelievable. I had no bodily injuries from impact, the CE armor did it's job, and the right shoulder and arm areas took a lot of sliding and never gave out. Some of the seams have minor damage and I lost the reflector on the right shoulder, but the jacket is 100% intact and completely usable. This is way more than I would have expected at the speeds I was travelling considering it's only 1.4mm single layer in the impact areas instead of dual layer like some higher end jackets. The jacket did ride up a bit and I got some minor road rash on my sides, I've since put a CE back protector in it to help stiffen the jacket in this situation as well as protect my back of course. The added bulk and stiffness of the back protector aren't noticeable and I highly recommend it. So for protection I give this jacket a solid A+.
As far as the fit goes, I'm 5'10 175lbs, average to slightly muscular build, and my jacket is a size 40. It fits right about perfect with just a t shirt underneath, but becomes really tight when I try to wear even a thin hoodie underneath. I was only about 145lbs when I bought the jacket though and I do remember it fitting a little better back then.
Despite only having four basic vents, two front and two rear, it flows a decent amount of air and I'm never unbearably hot wearing it in the summer. It's by no means the coolest jacket out there, but if you're worried about it being too hot compared to a perforated jacket then I would say it's not much of an issue at all. The jacket definitely doesn't insulate well though, so I wear my cold weather specific jacket for when temps start to get consistently below 55-60.
February 15, 2015
First order for a leather jacket and totally got sizes wrong. Revzilla replaced it for free, and help me get on the right track as far as sizes go. They recommended a 44 (I'm tall, but pretty skinny at 6 feet and only 140lb). After sending the original back to them I did some more size research and concluded a 42 would be a better fit around my shoulders and back, even if sleeves are a little short. So I called back up and since the new jacket hadn't shipped yet they were able to change the size for me again (Thanks guys, you rock!)
So now time for actual review...
Once the 42 came in it fit great! Sleeves weren't as short as i was thinking, and it fit perfectly around my chest and back with some wiggle room for comfort. The pads line up perfectly and the jacket as a whole feels incredibly sturdy. To date, i have not been on a bike with it so I can't say how it feels with the wind blowing through it, but running around my house like a madman with it on proved it was at the least comfy.
After feeling good about the jacket and knowing I wouldn't return it I got down to some testing and breaking down. First off, the quilted vest liner does a fairly decent job of keeping me warm (since SoCal rarely gets cold anyway). Even still, at night it drops to the mid to low 40's lately and I took it out to see how it felt in cooler weather. I wan't really moving, but wind was blowing pretty good and I still felt warm. I then ran back inside to take the liner out and went back outside and did notice a difference. Not much, but on a bike it is enough to distract you for that half second.
The armor was also pretty good. This was a simple test of dropping onto my elbows and see how it felt. Armor did a great job, i felt almost no impact on my elbows at all. And will be buying a forcefield sub4 as well and possibly a chest protector to go with the jacket. (those temprafoam things won't cut it)
All in all, worth it in my books and as soon as bike is ready, will be testing it on the road, but hopefully not actually having to test its durability -__-.
November 21, 2014
Best Buy and Blue is awsome
What a great jacket at a great price. Just wish you had it in a size 50 as these run very small.
October 22, 2014
The zippers do fit into the sport agv willow pants
I just bought the sport dragon jacket and willow pants and the zippers do match up. Maybe it's a product revision? I'm uncertain but they do work together. In any case you can take the zippers to a tailor and they may be able to make it work for the gear you own.
The sleeve length is a little awkward. they're perhaps too long. I have to tuck my revit gauntlet gloves into the sleeve the zip the sleeve up. I also have Alpinestars gp gloves and they fit over the sleeve end but the longer sleeve length makes the glove want to come off your hand. maybe the sleeve and jacket are designed to be used with short gloves.
either way I'm happy with this purchase.
October 12, 2014
Overall a good jacket, needs a little breaking in to fit well.
Not good for hot days and not warm enough for temps below 55 F, so you will need another jacket for summer and will have to wear some extra layers in the winter.
Good style and function overall. Can't beat the price.
October 6, 2014
This jacket is exactly as described. Wonderful value
September 15, 2014
Very Comfortable Jacket
I was very skeptical at first with the sizing of the jacket... I am 6' 2" 220lbs 44chest 38 waist so i ordered the size 44 hoping that it will still fit.. The jacket feels as if it was tailor made for me.. Fits snug and race fit, alil hot at warm temperatures but once moving air flows right through it..
August 11, 2014
This jacket is really great, especially for the price. Using the provided agv sizing chart, the size I ordered fit perfectly. Compared to my first jacket (from jackets4bikes), this one is so much better. It's a nice snug fit (not tight though, it feels perfect). The leather is smooth too.
One issue I had though: after only a few uses, the stitching on the neck Velcro piece wore off. I had to bring to a specialty tailor to fix, and agv reimbursed me. It was kind of a pain, but these things happen from time to time.
July 20, 2014