AGV Sport Tracer Jacket
Good Jacket with Some Things to Consider
Bottom Line: Despite a few critiques, this is a stylish, reasonably price, nice fitting jacket.
Great Design: It looks good on and off the bike. Fairly athletic fit. It's not designed for summer (no ventilation) or winter (super thin liner), so this more of a spring/fall jacket.
Runs Small: The jacket definitely runs small, which is good if you are between normal sizes. I'm in between large and medium, so the large fit great.
Smells Like Smoke: This is supposed to be made of buffalo leather. A quick search revealed that buffalo hide is tanned via a smoking process. Maybe that's why it smells like it does.
Zipper Pull on the Left: In the States men's zipper pulls are overwhelmingly on the right. This jacket (european) is on the left.
Nylon Flap under Zipper: I would have liked the zipper flap (which is hidden when zipped up) to be made of leather. The nylon looks a bit cheap when the jacket is open.
Matte Black: Maybe this has to do with the smoke tanning, but this jacket is a matte black. And things will make an imprint on it (like the zippers during shipping). The picture they show must be of the jacket rubbed with leather cleaner making it gloss.
Armor: Although I have not crash tested the jacket, it has decent armor in the elbows and shoulders. The back armor is a thin piece of foam rubber, which contrary to the literature, is not easily replaced due to it's unusual T shape. The recommended replacement will not fit.
July 15, 2015
Great looking and not too pricey
I wanted a leather jacket that didn't look exclusively for riding. The style of this jacket was perfect for that and it's not as shiney as the picture shown. My only complaint is about the back protector. The forcefield 001 doesn't fit.
June 1, 2015
Great Jacket!! go one size bigger for sure.
Jacket is VERY good looking and high quality at a great price.
I am a 5'11" guy, 170 lbs, average/athletic build. I got the size Large, despite what my measurements told me to get, and it fits great. I don't know if I'm just not good at taking the size measurements, but they were way off. The only reason I knew what size to get was because I had tried on a medium in the store and it was way too small on me. The LARGE fit me perfectly. If you're fat, this jacket probably won't fit you too well because it's cut for someone who is average/lean.
Leather is thick and high quality (soft), zippers are high quality and smooth-operating.
I highly recommend this jacket, just remember to go one size up!
April 21, 2015
Tight Fit but otherwise a good jacket for the price.
Just got this jacket a few days ago, and as other review has stated it is a tight fit in both the gut and the cuffs if you do have a bit of meat on your bones you might need to opt for one size bigger
As it fits on me I have enough space to just have one sweater or Hoodie on underneath, during cold days, though I wouldn't wear it with temperatures much below 20
The leather is soft, and it looks great, and so far I'm satisfied.
February 13, 2015
Decent fit, looks sharp. Leather is a bit soft.
I received this for a birthday gift. It's relatively comfortable, and I don't have any miles on the jacket. I'm 6'3" 195ish. If you have meat on your hips, it may be an issue, but there is a little bit of room for some belly. For me it's a great fit. I needed to point out that the tag states that this is made of cowhide, not buffalo leather (see pic). I don't know which is correct.
April 15, 2014