AGV Sport Element Vintage Leather Jacket
Good fit and styling, decent protection.
I am 5'10", 165lbs, athletic/lean build. Medium fits well through the shoulders and arms, a little bigger around the belly and waist. I can fit a thin hoodie under it without a problem. Back protector is a little lacking but shoulder and elbow armor is good. Venting is good for up to around 80F.
April 12, 2016
Great jacket, smell like cow dung new
I love the jacket, it's looks great! Only issues I've had is that the elbow padding kinda itches, either it's my dry elbows or I just need to break the jacket in more. Also it kinda smells like cow poo right out of the box (or at least mine did), I'm guessing that's just the new cow hide leather smell? Idk! Also the image of the jacket looks totally different than what I was sent. The video review shows the real jacket NOT the picture!
April 7, 2016
Good looking jacket with good protection.
I'm 6' 1" with long legs and 175 athletic pounds. It's snug in the forearms and mine are small. I like the fit though overall. If you have much belly it may not fit. BTW; I bought a large.
The wrist tabs are bulky for gloves with gauntlets. And I don't see a waterproof pocket. But overall I like it; looks, fit, protection. Haven't worn it in the heat yet so can't speak to ventilation. And as others have said; it stinks. I'm sure that will go away but you wouldn't want it hanging in a small tight closet with your wife's nightie.
January 19, 2016
Great, sharp-looking jacket
Bought this jacket so I could ride comfortably in the fall and spring and then just hop off my bike and look normal around town. It's perfect for me in coolish to warm weather-- from about 45 to 75. With a bunch of layers you could take it down further. High quality leather (and it smells strongly) and great style on and off the bike. Highly recommend it. I got a size small (I'm about 5'11" and 160) and fits me more snugly than I would like.
In fact, if anyone out there buys a medium that is too big-- comment on this review and we can arrange a swap. My small is in perfect condition.
December 2, 2015
Solid jacket, especially for the price
I love the cut and style of this jacket, and the fact that it has at minimum double-stitched seams and all-brass zippers makes it feel like it'll actually hold up. I got a Forcefield back protector to upgrade the placeholder EVA foam one, and I love the quality and comfort of the included CE elbow and shoulder armor.
The distressed finish is really tasteful, and the product photos don't do it justice. I put some leather conditioner on it, which darkened the finish and took down the patina some, but I'm sure it'll return with wear and use.
My biggest and possibly only gripe is that since I got a small for my skinny chest size, the sleeves are a mite short. That said, it fits true-to-size for an average small.
October 5, 2015
Awesome Jacket for an Awesome Price
First of all, the photos online of this jacket certainly do not do it justice. The jacket doesn't have that fake-distressed look as it does in the photos and looks so great that if it weren't for the pads, I would wear it out to dinner (well, I still might, even with the pads). The size is right on with most other jacket manufacturers and it feels great once you throw it on. I've ridden a few miles with it so far and the air flow is great along with the comfort in the riding position. I've experienced no chaffing around the neck or wrists, all of the zippers work flawlessly and do not catch on any material. There are two pockets on the inside big enough for today's obese smart phones and fat wallets along with two good sized zippered-pockets on the outside for other trinkets or to warm your hands at a stop light. The shoulder, back, and elbow/forearm pads are placed appropriately and definitely give me more confidence if I ever dumped the bike. The stitching, velcro around the wrists, and zippers all seem to be of great quality as well. Overall, this jacket is a great buy and there is absolutely nothing that has disappointed me.
May 7, 2015
Comforting and comfortable
I wanted a jacket less ostentatious than my Alpinestars Stunt, and with vents that can be closed. This fits the bill nicely. First MC jacket I've owned that feels right after I get off the bike and walk into the restaurant.
I chose this jacket for the first review at the Kindly Gentlemen Motorcycle Club blog. There I noted my two and a half gripes: It's not designed for us overweight guys, which is hardly the jacket's fault. And I assure you that is not the smell of leather, but the smell of a chemical factory that has consistently failed its EPA inspections. Oh, and calling it "brown" is a stretch. None of these matter, because it is both comforting and comfortable on the bike, and understatedly stylish off the bike. Just what I wanted.
August 18, 2014
Style, fit and function!
Really like this leather! Only issue is smell of leather...like a barn full of saddles...strong. Have been airing it out and it seems to be improving. Will be taking it in to a leather cleaner to see if that helps....hopefully it is not because of a cheaper leather product being used. Hope this works because it's a great jacket, style, fit and function!
August 11, 2014