AGV Sport Willow Leather Jacket
Fantastic 40-90 degree jacket
Bought this jacket after a ton of research and came to the conclusion that it was pretty hard to beat for the price. After owning it for a year, I am still extremely happy with it.
High quality, heavy leather.
Stitching and construction is very sturdy.
Positioning of armor is comfortable and armor is of good quality
Back protector... although it's tempur-foam and not CE rated, I feel good having SOMETHING there... you can always upgrade, but there's way more expensive stuff that comes with no protection there at all and leaves it up to you to add your own.
I trust the protection... with the way it fits and how sturdy everything feels, I'm not afraid of going down while wearing.
Style is great... aggressive, but without being plastered with logos all over the place.
Temperature range is much wider than I'd expected for this jacket. Yes, a humid 90+ degree day in traffic is gonna get pretty uncomfortable, but once you're moving with all the vents open, it's not bad at all. The bicep vents make a HUGE difference in temperature feel. Having just the bicep vents open/closed is the difference between cozy and chilly on a 70 degree day. Close the vents completely and put the liner in, and I'm comfortable down to about 45 degrees with nothing but a cotton t-shirt underneath. 30-40 degrees and you'd really want a long-sleeve base layer to keep your arms warm enough.
The bottom-connection zipper is nice and sturdy and is on an elastic panel to allow some freedom of movement, which is nice, and feels great to have the jacket back/bottom 'locked in' to the pants.
The velcro, while there's really only 3 pieces of it (wrist straps and main zipper cover at the neck) doesn't seem like it'd hold up as long as the rest of the jacket. I've had mine for a year and the soft side of the velcro is getting pretty "fuzzy" but still grabs fine so far. The micro-velcro that A-Stars gives you is much nicer.
Connection zipper, while nice, makes me feel a bit limited on pants. I know you can have the zippers changed, but if you don't want to bother with that, it's hard to find information on what pants will merge with what jacket. I have the AGV Sport Telluride pant and am planning on upgrading to the matching Willow leather pant next season. It's strange to me that the Willow pant has a 360 zipper and the Willow jacket does not...
The only other lower quality feeling item on the jacket is the 'pulls' for the zippers. The metal zipper 'pulls/toggles' are very good, but the rubber that's molded around the main zipper and the leather strips that are on all the vent zippers feel pretty cheap/flimsy. The leather strips on the vent zippers are hard to find with gloves on and/or while actually riding and one of them on my jacket is starting to tear a little, so I don't even pull on them to zip up/down the vents.
Fit for me is great in the shoulders, but I'm a fairly trim guy with broad shoulders, which makes the chest/belly area a little big with this jacket. It does have a nice taper down to the waist, but it's cut a little more for someone a bit more barrel-chested than myself.
I did really note that at first, the leather was quite stiff and didn't feel like I loved it, but after getting some hours/heat/sweat into the jacket it relaxed and molded to my shoulders and arms like a leather jacket should and softened significantly. I just recently treated it with Lexol leather cleaner and a few applications of their conditioner and it feels more and more like 'mine' every time I put it on and after breaking in, the feel/softness and quality of the leather is almost on par with my girlfriend's Dainese leather jacket.
Overall, this is and has been a fantastic jacket for me and after owning it for a year, I can really see it holding up for several more. For the price, I doubt I could have done better for looks, quality, protection, durability and temperature range.
October 1, 2015
Fits great Looks great!
I was a little nervous given in a very small guy. About 5' 8" and 135 pounds, I ordered a 40 but when I put it on it fit perfectly. And just looks absolutely fantastic. Have gotten plenty of complents on it and definitely noticed. Also its surprisingly ventilated. I've driven in 95° weather and as long as I'm not sitting in the sun for ten minutes still it feels great. Do
August 10, 2015
my only gripe is the jacket is stiff in the shoulder area...but I'm expecting the leather to soften up with age and use...nice air flow thru jacket....
May 13, 2015
This jackets vents are a great way to dump heat
My favorite part of the jacket is the numerous vents that allows me to dump heat and stay cool even up into the 90s.
The fit is amazing as well, I'm really tall and really skinny and the sleeve length was perfect and I don't have a lot of extra material around my waist. I couldn't be more happy with it!
May 4, 2015
nice looking jacket
Well constructed jacket. 1.4mm leather should offer good protection. Overall the jacket is comfortable except the armour in the elbows which rub when my arms are bent. Needs some kind of padding on inside of armour imop.
March 22, 2015
Good Jacket Overall
Pros: Sturdy leather & zippers. Warm. Looks good.
Cons: Armor insert pockets have velcro secured opening. This can occasionally break free and scratch your wrist.
Other: There is no stripe across the front like the picture shows. Just the dark gray bead of trim. Little long in the sleeves (good with small gloves), little short in the torso. I ordered mine slightly larger, it fits well.
January 26, 2015
AGV Sport Willow Leather Jacket
This is the best 45 to 80 degree jacket I own. Very comfortable, zips to my riding pants, plenty of pockets and vents. I like that it is thick leather, it wears well when your off the bike walking around. I am always between a XL and XXL, I purchased this jacket in XXL and it fits perfect (6ft 255 lbs).
December 8, 2014
Great protection with a great look
Bought this as my first leather jacket and so far so good. Has kept me warm on cold nights, cool on hot days and feeling much more protected than my usual sweatshirt would. Highly recommend this for anyone who wants leather but doesn't want to drop Dainese money
October 21, 2014