AGV Sport Photon Perforated Leather Jacket
For those skeptical about AGVSport
I have had this jacket since I first began riding 9 months ago and, although in that little time, I've come to love my Photon! I did go down in early February while wearing this jacket at relatively low speed (approx. 20 mph). Although I have some scratches on the leather and right shoulder guard, I still wear the jacket and feel protected in it. The only injury I received was on my hip due to not wearing any riding specific pants. Other than that absolutely no discomfort to my upper body nor broken skin. Great product!
April 22, 2016
Overall a good jacket
Great jacket for the price... Fits nice. looks nice and feels nice
April 19, 2016
Fantastic value for money
I'm between 5'7'' and 5'8'' with a pretty athletic build. Went against all I read about sizing and ordered a 40 (which I used to wear on a Alpinestars MX-1) and I could barely move. Moved up to 42 which fits really snug. I was really happy to find a jacket with all the features I wanted (CE protection, external sliders). I like race humps but they were a little too over the top for everyday riding on my old leathers so its nice this one has it but its pretty subtle. I pair it with an AGV willow pants and I've got a 2pc ready to go. I feel really snug in it and feel it would do its job well in a crash. My negative would be that quality could be better. While I have faith in the leather, the stitching on my 2 month AGV glove has come apart and I hope this won't happen here. Also, the pocket liner has come apart and the tassel on my front zip's come out.
December 11, 2015
Great Jacket! ...Once you get the sizing right.
When I bought this jacket, I used the sizing chart that AGV sport provides. My chest measurement was 38", so I should have gotten a 38, but they don't make a 38 in their leather jacket line, so I got a 40 and was worried that it would be too big. When it arrived, I found that I could sort of get the jacket on, but needed a hand to get it back off. So, I sent it back and got the next size up. The 42 fits very well, and I am very happy with the amount of airflow and protection that it delivers at this price point. Also, it zips to the Willow pants to make a very comfortable 2 piece suit at a price that is hard to match.
September 7, 2015
Great, versatile leather jacket for the price
This is a fantastic product by AGV. It is really difficult to come across a leather jacket that breathes well, has great protection, is aesthetically pleasing, and on top of that all at a decent price. AGV pulled it off with this jacket.
The jacket breathes incredibly well as you are riding. It can get a bit toasty on a hot day if you are in traffic, but as long as you are moving it keeps you cool. Of course, it is a leather jacket so it will not be too comfortable on a blistering hot day if you live in the southern states.
The jacket does run extremely small like some other reviewers have mentioned. I went two sizes up and it fits well, it is a little tight still but that's they type of jacket that it is supposed to be; it's supposed to hug your body just right so it isn't awkward or too tight so it isn't uncomfortable. I would even recommend bumping up three sizes in case you live in the northern states and want to use the jacket into late fall and wear a hoodie underneath it.
Like the video review said, you will also want to upgrade the back protector. They other armor is decent in the jacket. The jacket does feel a bit uncomfortable at first with all the armor, but it just takes some time to get used to it and for the jacket to break in.
All in all, great product and bang for your buck for comfort, protection, and looks. Definitely recommend this jacket.
August 25, 2015
This jacket is just way too sexy! hahaha, it's wayyy cheaper then other popular brands but I feel that it offers equal protection, specially the fact you are able to use forcefield armors (I haven't yet, but probably will get the back armor soon)
The fit is quite snug, I'm 5'11", 170lbs, chest 37 in, waist 34 in, i got size 40 and it fits like a glove, I need gauntlet style gloves but for now my gloves cover me well
Just rode a total of 3 hours with the jacket and it's so comfortable, the air flow is amazing, even at 150km/h (not crazy just tested it out on a practically desert road)
It's so snug that I can't really put anything in the pockets though, my cellphone stays in my pants usually, the liner really helps when the temperature goes down quite a bit at night
Overall, this jacket makes me look real good and i feel really protected!
August 9, 2015
I am about 5'9, 150 lbs, athletic build. I ordered size 40 and even though it is little tight on the arms, it fits perfect everywhere else. This jacket zips with my AGVSport Willow Perforated Leather Pants. Last weekend I lowsided on gravel and thankfully I was wearing full gear. I did not get a single scratch on my body.
I wear this jacket even on my dates and I get compliments on it. I highly recommend this because of its looks, athletic fit and protection it offers.
July 9, 2015
Extremely versatile sport jacket, runs small.
I bought this jacket due to the high level of protection it offers at an entry/mid level price point. All of the materials used on this jacket feel robust and of good quality. Call me crazy but I ride with this jacket year round. Throw a layer underneath and it will keep you quite warm. Remove the liner, open up the flank vents and you have a nice air flow up the sleeves and out the back. Now, this is no mesh jacket so don't get me wrong; you will get warm, but you wont be suffering. Overall a very versatile jacket. I'm confident it would prevent a substantial hospital bill without making me pay with sweat and tears every time I ride.
About sizing: I am 6'2 185 lbs, I measured out to fit a size 48 based on the chart. Based on what some others had said I ordered a size 50 and if fits me perfectly.
June 16, 2015