AGV Sport Willow Leather Jacket
Functional, good value
Overall cut is a little bulky, could do without some of the sleeve advertising, but a functional backup jacket with the flexibility of decent airflow and extended use with the liner. Even with value jackets, I don't understand why they only include a foam pad for back support. If you are going to have a protected area, you should use CE approved or don't bother. Good value for the price.
July 19, 2016
Bottom Line Best Jacket!
When I first was looking at this jacket i was very scared and skeptical because i'm very careful with spending my money. But I went ahead and bought this jacket off good faith! Thanks God I did! It's full cow hide leather, which has beast skin abrasion resistance. The jacket is heavy when you carry it but when you actually put it on its lightweight just a like any other regular casual jacket (somewhat). I'm 5'10 165 athletic type build and i ordered a size 40, it was perfect. This was everything I wanted, which was full protection and on a budget. I'll tell anyone that this is by no means a cheap jacket! This should actually be a $400 jacket but hey im not complaining. The only con to this jacket is that its stiff for the first day but after the first day of wearing it, its really comfortable! If you are reading this buy the jacket dont wait! Almost forgot the wrist cuffs on this jacket needs to be a little bit tighter but its okay cause i have a gauntlet glove so it doesn't matter. As far a perforation, their are two zippers on the back that you can unzip and leave open for perforation. Two on the front, and one one each bicep part of the arm. If you have the Willow Pants like me you're out of luck because there is no 360 zip, only a back zip to attach the two. But I still use that and its no problem. It also has a liner in the inside of the jacket that can be easily be took out if you dont want it in there. There is a foam back pad in there, so take it out and get the Forcefield Pro Back Protector 001, it's an absolutely perfect fit for the jacket! As far as the style its pretty much exactly the same as the Dragon Leather Jacket by AGV, same color and all. Thanks for reading!
April 2, 2016
I moved up from an alpinestars textile/mesh jacket to this one.
Fit: I weigh about 68 Kgs and im 5' 9" in height. my chest measures 37 inches and I ordered a size 40, fits perfectly! with the quilt liner, it fits snug, without it its slightly more roomy but I like it that way.
my friend ordered the AGV Canyon jacket and it way lighter than the Willow. but that gives me a sense of comfort knowing ive got extra leather/padding over my skin!
the vents do an ok job at air flow, I hoped it would be better. mind you I live in a place that goes over 50 degrees Celsius
the waist is a tad bit high I find, but then all these type of jackets will be. I ride a cruiser so id prefer something a tad bit longer, as it looks a bit too sporty. also don't like the "AGV SPORT" #free advertising :D# along the sides of my arms. im torn between taking it off to look more \m/ or keeping it on for safety- I guess it is reflective #and not just free advertising I hope#
it kinda has a bit of a matte look. good stuff
had it for a month now so its been broken in well, prob another months till its fully broken in.
the zippers seem to be sturdy, although i dislike the rubber nub on the main zipper as they eventually break. mine is starting to tear a little, but dont think its going to break anytime soon. the adjustable waist is good when my beer belly is decides to pop out, I can adjust that and its still comfy.
id definitely recommend this to anyone looking for something that's in-between a sport look and something more relaxed for a cruiser. so you could wear it with either bike.
Its not as sporty of a fit as the AGV Canyon or other similar jackets, so its alright for cursing.
hope this helps.
January 27, 2016
I bought this for my boyfriend and he loved everything about it. Will most definitely buy other things from here.
Over all The shopping experience was nice the quality of the jacket is great!
November 30, 2015
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