AGV Sport Willow Perforated Leather Pants
Good protection for price.
I purchased the AGV Sport Willow Perforated Leather Pants as a first pair of riding/touring pants that I thought would offer good protection at a decent price.
These pants offer excellent airflow, as well as protection for the price that I paid. Even after a few hours of riding, I feel no discomfort with these pants. I rode with these pants for a 6 hour ride to the California coast and can say that I was confident with the protection, had plenty of airflow, and felt very little discomfort. They offer some decent sized pockets that can be zipped closed up front to store your wallet, keys, etc.
The only drawback I would say is there is a bit of discomfort in the knees after about 4+ hours of riding; but that could also be attributed to just general fatigue.
November 16, 2014
Great Pair of Leathers
These pants fit pretty nicely, like every one else has pretty much stated...the fit is great, after you break them in they are perfect.
I want to talk about what most people haven't really covered in these reviews and that is Cold Weather Riding. Let me say that yes the airflow in these pants is superb in my opinion. So when its sub 40F and your wearing these you will have to make sure you have a good pair of long johns on plus a pair of maybe some sweatpants. I use my Adidas soccer warmup pants cause they hug my legs and are comfy. So with my briefs, johns, and sweatpants under it..it WAS manageable. The perforation is right on your thighs and I mean you could still feel the air slightly but it wasn't bad for my 40 minute commute in sub 40F temperatures. They actually stretched a bit with all that on under and it was still comfortable.
Let me reiterate what some other people have said, these pants are HEAVY. They use a quality grain of cowhide leather that makes up 90 percent of the construction. All the other features are great at this price. This was my first set of leathers, I have a very old random tecnik leather jacket and the waist line zipper interfaced seamlessly to make like a full suit which i thought was pretty cool. You really wont be disappointed if your looking for a good all around entry level racing pant. They look bad a** in my opinion too.
I ride a 2012 GSXR 1000
November 5, 2014
great bang for the buck
for less than $200 bucks these just can't be beat. Very comfortable and fit was exactly as expected.
October 27, 2014
Great fit, great padding, needs belt loops
These pants rock! Just wish they had a belt loop for the days when I don't want to secure them to my jacket.
October 21, 2014
Heavy and fit to size based on chart. More like Jean sizes than Euro sizes.
Quality is fantastic, especially for the price. Great value.
I find them comfortable for street riding. Prefer 1 piece for track. But if you don't mind the track look on the streets, then these seem to provide the best bang for the buck for protection and longevity vs armored street jeans etc.
Would even be acceptable for track with as a two piece.
October 21, 2014
These are awesome pants. Airflow is amazing. I feel really protected in them and I was when I lowsided at about 20mph and slid across the pavement on my butt and these pants held together and I still wear them. I'm a believer in leather now, I don't care what my co-workers say about my nice leather pants. One more thing, these fit just like jeans. If you wear a 38 in jeans buy a 38 in these. They'll be snug but they're supposed to be.
October 20, 2014
I'm always skeptical, about everything... Great pants, great value. If you are thinking about buying them, do it. Perfect fit, true to my 34 inch waist.
October 20, 2014
Excellent pants for the money.
I've had these pants for two seasons now. I train in Moto-Gymkhana at my local parking lot in the summer, wearing these pants. With Moto-Gymkhana you go down quite often. Its not big crashes as our speeds rarely exceed 20mph, but you still need good abrasion and impact protection.
These pants have been performing absolutely flawlessly for me! They now have major scuffs, a few rips and the logos on the knees are about to come off, but I still have absolute confidence in them.
They do not come with hip armor, but do have pockets for it.
Knee and shin armor is very good and protects against impacts quite well. Armor is not removable though.
I bought size 36 and after a while they did stretch a bit, so I would say they can run just a tad larger, simply because leather will stretch out over time.
Ventilation is good on perforated version. Keep in mind that you are still in thick, black leather during the hotter days, so it will still be pretty hot in these, but perforation does let in quite a bit of air, so they breath well.
Overall and excellent value! Good protection, good quality, proved record (for my purposes) and a great price.
October 12, 2014