AGV Sport Willow Perforated Leather Pants
I've logged a couple hundred miles in these since getting them earlier this month. The quality is excellent, very heavy leather, armor stays where it should and overall I feel very protected. I'm a bigger guy, 6'5, 250lb and was concerned about the fit. I'm also older with some middle age spread and prefer a more casual fit in clothes. I wear 40x36 in jeans and dress pants, and I have large quads and calves. I ordered size 40 in the AGV pants. The waist fit is perfect. The thighs fit nice and snug like they should, I was really surprised at how well they fit. The calves are a little snug, but I guess they have to be to tuck into the boots. My only complaint is how snug the pants are in the crotch area, high and tight is not just a haircut. I'm hoping they loosen up a little because it makes it difficult to swing a leg over, and also its hard to shift weight while cornering. Overall, very pleased with the pants. Being winter time I've had compression pants on under them so I can't comment on airflow that much.
Definitely worth the price.
January 26, 2016
Cheap, strong, surprisingly breathable
For a relatively inexpensive pair of pants, these are pretty amazing. The armor and leather is surprisingly heavy - I think they weigh around 9 pounds or so, far more than a pair of jeans. These make my riding jeans feel like no protection at all - it's ridiculous how much more durable these pants feel.
They're also surprisingly breathable and loose. I thought leather pants were more for the 80s rock star sweaty crotch-hugger look, but these are roomy and comfortable to sit around in for hours without any swampiness issues. That's also the downside - at 80mph in 40 degree weather, these are freezing. You need a pair of rain pants to block the wind in cooler temperatures.
January 19, 2016
First off, I feel very safe in these pants. The leather is very nice, the perforation keeps me cool on a commute. The included padding seem durable, but thankfully I have yet to figure out how they'll hold up on a slide. Other reviews said the knee pads sit low, but you can move them within the leg. The inside is velcro, allowing you to move the pad wherever you want. Theyll be low when youre walking because when your legs are bent on the bike theyll sit correctly. So yeah, very nice pants at a good price for the protection and comfort they provide.
December 14, 2015
Star of the show!
I thought I was just getting an entry level pair of leather pants when I got these but man oh man was I mistaken. These pants fit perfect, and with the thickness of leather, hip padding and knee armor I know my legs are going to be safe in the event of a fall. I'll admit it takes a few rides to break in (or get used to) - I used to feel the velcro/armor pushing against my legs but this can be adjusted. I pair this with a AGV sport photon and SMX-3 boots and I have a 2pc ready to go. I used to have a pair of A-stars track leather pants before this, and I'm actually pretty happy with the AGV at a cheaper price. My only comment is that I'm not sure if the legs run a tad short - they sometimes come out of these SMX-3's I wear... although it could just be due to them being a mid height boot.
December 11, 2015
Best Bang for you Buck!
This is the Third pair of leather pants I've purchased and by far the best bang for the Buck I've seen in a long time. I started wearing the leather for my backroads rides and have worn pants by both Fieldsheer and Joe Rocket these fit the best right out of the gate. .
I'm 5'6" with a 30 inseam and bought size 32" waist and they fit perfect. The only issue I have is the the Stretch waist I wish it had a full belt with loops around the entire waist to be able to adjust the fit even more. They are much easier than other leathers with pucks to get in and out of but the protection these pants offer is worth more than the price you pay for them. The leather is thick, and of good quality. The knee and hip butt protection is good but again your paying $200. I am very happy with these pants and would definitely by them again and maybe other products from AGVSport
December 7, 2015
Comfortable with serious protection and great price
I've used these on about 6 rides so far, from 45 mins to 3 hours, including at night and on fairly warm days in the sun in southern California. The hottest day I've rode in these was about 80 degrees Fahrenheit. They breath pretty well and fit properly. The pockets on the front aren't too hard to use and the legs get nice and narrow to fit inside your riding boots.
The knee sliders are removable and replaceable via heavy duty velcro.
They have hip protectors and a tailbone pad which is great and means I don't need to use my dianese hard-shorts with these.
I noticed that, on a warm day, the knee pads start getting a little bit uncomfortable after wearing these for 4 hours. That's not a big deal though.
Just make sure you get these in the right side because there are no belt loops and the velcro tightening strap doesn't do much. If they're too big, they will sag and the knee pads may drop too low on your legs.
November 2, 2015
Incredibly durable leathers
So far I've had 4 lowsides in these pants and they have held up fantastically. I ride with these zipped to a Dainese Veloce jacket and while both have protected me adequately, the AGV Sport pants have worn much better. No holes in the leather at all, and even though a lot of the stitching has rubbed off the pants are holding together great.
The pants run VERY large. I ordered a 32 and they feel like a roomy 34. The kneeslider does feel like it should be lower on the shin, but it's NBD.
The perforated version vents a surprising amount of air.
These pants are heavier than the boutique brands (9lbs!!), but they're great if you don't mind the weight.
October 23, 2015
Protects and has good airflow
I've lowsided twice wearing these pants and they've saved my skin both times. Didn't even get a bruise. The pants are still perfectly fine with no tears or holes. Air flow is good while riding. I'm trying to save up to get the matching jacket to do a track day in these!
August 9, 2015