AGV Sport Willow Leather Jacket
Great jacket, especially for the cost.
This jacket fits true to size, and has broken in well. It offers good protection, and looks great (though note, mine doesn't have the gray portions pictured here). With combinations of the liner in and out and vents open and closed, I've been comfortable between 50-80 degrees. Its inner pockets are useful, and the zippers function well. The armor is unobtrusive and I've felt no need to ever remove it, and the back protector pocket seems large enough for most slip-in options.
My only complaints are: 1) for me air gets in through the collar at speed...only a problem when it's cold; 2) the zipper pulls on the pockets and vents are thin leather that are weakened by the rivet that holds them on...going to replace them with some cord; 3) the stitching had a couple loose threads here and there...just burn the loose ends and nothing will unravel.
Overall, I'm very impressed, and would recommend the jacket without reservations. It gets lots of compliments and people almost always think I paid more than I did.
February 4, 2014
Leather can be cheap AND good
I wanted to upgrade to a fall jacket from my summer textile jacket, which became too cold to wear below 65 degrees F. I bought this one because it was affordable, looked sweet and nothing offers better protection than leather.
I recommend this jacket because it has proven versatile and comfortable. It blocks out wind extremely well and I've ridden it in below 40 weather and was ok with a few base layers. The vents are set up nicely but I have a feeling in the summer this will be too warm of a jacket. Oh and it looks great and much more expensive than it actually is. The leather took a while to break in and it was stiff for a few weeks. Now fits like a glove and is very comfortable. The protection seems solid enough in the shoulder and elbows, however I highly recommend swapping out the back protector (thin foam pad) for something more solid.
It fits fairly short so if you're a medium-small build, it's just about right. I'm 5'10" and about 170 lbs and bought a size 40, which fits me very well, maybe a tiny bit small. With a few layers (base layer, t-shirt + sweatshirt) I started to feel stuffed into my jacket, but was still comfortable.
One gripe that I have is that the forearm zippers, which allow airflow, have some kind of plastic stitching on the inside that starts to rub and poke the forearms if I'm just in a T-shirt. If I'm in a long-sleeve, it's not noticeable. Either way, it's something I got used to. Can't beat the bang for the buck on this one.
December 16, 2013
Good Features for the Money...
Jacket looks great! Nice aggressive styling.
Fit is a bit on the small side. I normally wear a 38-40 and ordered a 40. Chest/shoulders fit decent but I had to let out the side adjustments and I'm not a chubby guy.
Armor seems to be OK but a bit on the thin side. Elbow armor is a bit low.
Quilted liner seems to be decently thick but is only a vest and not a full-sleeve liner. If you want any kind of warmth for your arms you're going to have to throw on a hoodie underneath.
Quite a few vents for airflow but it will be quite sometime before I'm able to test that out.
All in all, this is a lot of jacket for the money.
December 13, 2013
I can't recommend this jacked
It fits very well, looks really nice with a classy look but the construction is in question. My 1st trip with it was a 3300 mile trek to Colorado and half way into the trip the main zipper pull broke off. It will zip up and down but there is nothing to grab to do it. I ended up threading a sandwich tie into the zipper to give me something to grab. All the zippers are cheap, they should of used YKK zippers. Also on my left arm I can see broken threads in the stitching. I like the air flow trough the bicep vent but when in light rain, even when closed, water comes through. This will be a perfect jacket for the posers but you iron butt types need to look else where.
October 21, 2013
Great bang for the buck, just what the Dr ordered.
Very high quality jacket for the price. I expected a cheaper feeling leather at this price point, but what AGV puts out is anything but. Very comfortable, good maneuverability, and I feel well protected. I'm 5'8", 170lbs and the 40 fits me like a glove . Great styling and features all around. I couldn't be happier with my purchase. Highly recommended!!!
October 14, 2013
Great style, excellent grade leather
Hard to believe this jacket can be had for less than $300. Awesome grade leather, quality stitching and good ventilation. Best looking jacket I've ever owned. The gray in the picture is not really gray on the jacket, it's all black and I love that.
I am 6 ft 190 lbs and wear a 46 jacket which is what I ordered. The 46 was too small in the chest and shoulders. I packed it back up and shipped it back to Revzilla the next day and ordered a 48. Two days later the new jacket arrived. Awesome service! The next day my card was credited for the return.
October 11, 2013
Good value jacket.
I was looking for a leather jacket under $250- that had decent protection and that I could wear comfortably throughout as wide of a temperature range as possible,(in other words I wanted one jacket to wear throughout the year). It was a more difficult task than I expected, however I'm happy I settled on this jacket.
The vents do help airflow, especially the bicept vents, I could feel them catching air and venting to the armpits or back vents when travelling at highway speeds.The jacket appears well made and should last well. The fit is spot on for me going off AGV's chart. As others have said it is very stiff when new and I've only used it once, so hopefully it softens up enough with more use. I think this jacket is great value for money.
October 11, 2013
Can't give an actual review on the protective aspect of this jacket but it seems like I'd be fine in the event of a slide.
Removable liner really made a difference on the hot/cold days
Good rain protection
The vents give amazing airflow that reach even my chest and back.
Took a bit to break it in but feels great now.
September 2, 2013