AGV Sport Laguna Sport Gloves
Good feel, look the part of sports gloves
I read in Motorcyclist magazine that these gloves were a great value. As a newer rider, I have only ever worn Rev'IT street gloves, but wanted something with a gauntlet, so I gave these gloves a try. I don't have anything else to compare them to -- but after wearing them a lot, I know the things I will be looking for in my next set of gloves.
Overall, I am happy with my purchase. The gloves keep my hands cool and are not stinky after sweating in the gloves over a few days of riding plus two track days. I haven't crashed wearing these gloves, but the leather seems to be pretty good quality. The gloves are soft and provide good feel. They do not effect my range of motion.
I found the way the gloves closed to be a little strange. There is a velcro wrist strap that is about 3/4" wide. I had a lot of trouble keeping it closed, even though my wrists aren't very thick. I found the strap was too tight if I pulled it enough to secure to the other side of the velcro.
I also found the gauntlet closure to be a little strange at least compared to my wrist-length gloves. There are two flaps, that you "stack" and are secured by velcro. The purpose of the flaps seems to be to fit over a sleeve, but doesn't really secure the glove -- that is the job of the wrist strap.
In a rush, I have found that I have failed to secure the gloves, and the straps are flapping in the wind.
Final complaint -- after wearing these gloves my hands have the impression of the inner seams. It isn't painful, but it is very weird looking. The attached photo is after drinking a half cup of coffee once removing the gloves.
I would recommend these to a friend, but I can't offer a comparison to more expensive gloves.
September 26, 2013
Great glove, great price, needs better stitching
I got this glove after 3 failed Cycle Gear/Sedici gloves (those pseudo-Italian ones). They were the same price and looked like they had great features.
Features/Style: I really like the knuckles and the double cuff with the hard slider/impact things. I also really like how they look. They look like cool sports gloves, which is what you want on a sport bike.
Comfort: They are quite comfortable, but I found that in the beginning, something in the glove was cutting in to the outside of my left wrist. There was something sharp there, but I couldn't figure it out. I snipped it as best as I could with scissors, and taped over with good ol' duct tape. Never looked back since.
Durability/Protection: I can't speak for protection (thankfully), but the durability could have been better. On the whole, they're pretty good, but I found that my left hand index finger stitching was coming undone, perhaps because of lots of clutch work. I restitched it myself because it's my only pair of gloves and I don't feel like sending it in and dealing with warranty, but they do come with a 1 or 2 year warranty (not sure which) which is quite nice. Could have just done with better stitching on the fingers, but it's a minor gripe.
Air Flow: Air flow is pretty good, but I found that the vents on the top are pretty much only there for style, doing little in the way of airing out your hands. However, the perforated fingers flow MASSIVE amounts of air. If you just stick your fingers out directly into the wind, you can feel the glove fill up with air. Pretty cool, but it doesn't do as much when your hands are on the grips... Overall, pretty decent ventilation, but nothing amazing. They vent enough that it still gets really cold when you're riding sub 65 degrees F.
Fit: Lastly, they fit a bit large. I was wearing those Sedici ones from Cycle Gear which Revzilla would probably describe as an "Italian cut" meaning that they fit pretty slim and snug. I like that fit and was somewhat sad that these were a bit bigger. However, the comfort does make up for it and they feel quite sturdy. If you want a tighter fit, order a size down. I fit medium "italian" gloves and I bought medium here. Should have bought a small.
September 10, 2013
Good for the money
Got these gloves a few weeks ago. GP style gloves for under $100. Had to break them in as the cowhide will stretch to fit your hand. The method I used was to get them wet and go out for a ride to get them to finish stretching for a custom fit and dry to size.
I did get into a 30+ mph low side on the street and ground down the top of the glove. Held up great and no hand damage. I will replace these gloves as the did use up some of the protection reserve during the slide. I will say I think these are going to be a 1 and done type of glove, but even a $200 A-Stars can be that way.
August 12, 2013
best glove for the money plus great fit and comfort, highly recommended
August 12, 2013
good summer glove.
I really like the looks of this glove.
The vents really flow a lot of air.
My only problem with them is they run VERY SMALL.
I got the 2X and the fingers are 1/2 inch shorter than the gloves I am replacing.
July 11, 2013
Like many other reviewers, its tight on the knuckles. Pinky is a little long, but I probably just have abnormal fingers, haha. All seams forward of the wrist are top notch stitch work, which I am very pleased about. Behind the wrist however, I was able to rip off the velcro cuff without really trying. I dont suggest you try this as you wont be able to return it, but I own a sewing machine and dont really care that much. The elastic banding on the inside of the wrist is a bit irritating as well, they should have used a wider banding tape or sewn a cover piece over it. Seriously, who tailors these things? This is my first pair of leather gloves I have every owned, so I really can't compare it against anything, but I will admit that they feel much more protective right out of the bag than my textile ones.
For all of my complaining, I modified them to the way I like them. For those of you less savvy individuals, I would suggest buying a more expensive pair of gloves and not waste your money here. Additionally, if it weren't for the fact that the color matched my bike and jacket, I would have returned them. At the price point for a full leather glove, I probably shouldn't complain as much as I do.
June 12, 2013
Very nice gloves, a touch snug...
I tried these on at a local retailer who nolonger carries AGV products. So when I found these at a stellar price, I jumped on them. They fit very well in the store, but once applied to real world applications, they are a bit smaller on fit. They are a medium and my problem is the knuckle protectors as my knuckles are getting pressure as I grip the bars. During the rides, air flow is great. The closures are fairly easy to use with them on. The wrist strap however, could do with the less than flexible labels or more length on the straps and a better label.
April 11, 2013
Very good protection
Overall a very nice glove. They flow plenty of air and have lots of protection. I normally fit in a large so I had to return the first pair for a XL. Even with the XL the fingers are a bit short at first but seem to be breaking in.
April 10, 2013