AGV Sport Tracer Jacket
I spent a long time looking at jackets, and this one stood out as the obvious choice. It is the best-looking jacket I've seen, is comfortable, has great protection, and is extremely high quality. I'm not sure how a jacket at any price could be better than this one. The only down-side was that Forcefield does not make a back protector that fits. I decided to get the 002 size back protector, and just cut it to fit using a hand saw. I normally ride with just the shoulder/elbow pads, but it's nice to have the option to add in the back protector. I figure I have pretty large back muscles for protection - if you're smaller you might want some armor back there.
I always wear size medium in shirts and jackets, and that's what I ordered here. As other reviewers have mentioned, it is somewhat smaller than a typical medium. But, I think that is deliberate. The shoulders, sleeves, and chest are typical for a medium, it just is more form fitting elsewhere - minimal bagginess in the waist and it only overlaps my pants by a few inches. As an athletic guy (5'10"/170lbs, 42" chest, 31" waist), this is perfect. If you are overweight, this might not be the right jacket for you.
April 11, 2016
Great gear. Protection w/ confort and style!
Amazing jacket. Everything the ad says. Remove the shoulders, forearms and back protections and you'll have a great casual jacket as well.
The colour is actualy a very dark brown, close to black, wich I found out to be even better than a lighter brown.
March 3, 2016
True to size.
After reading reviews and having to do an exchange the answer is NO this jacket DOES NOT run small. I measured myself and had to go back down after ordering one size up. Fit is spot on. If you go one size up then it will work, but that will be for more of a loose fit. However, that will also make the armor a little loose which defeats the purpose of wearing the jacket to begin with. Excellent choice for an inexpensive casual on and off the bike jacket.
November 18, 2015
AGV Sport Tracer jacket review
I have only had this jacket for a two weeks. Quality of the jacket is great and the weight of the leather is also excellent. Armor is good and stays in place very well. I have not replaced the back foam but i intend too, just need to find the right size for it.
I am 5' 10", 140 lbs and 31 in waist/ 37 in chest. I got the medium and it fits great for layering. Can wear two shirt and a hoody under the jacket. If you're my size i would go small to keep the armor in place, and layering will just be really snug.
October 25, 2015
This is an awesome jacket. It keeps you warm, safe, and it's stylish as well. I am 5'10" and weigh 140 and I am wearing a medium. It fits great with room for a sweatshirt on those cold days. I did not notice a smoke smell that another reviewer mentioned. All in all great bang for the buck!
September 2, 2015
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