C5chris
 
 
 
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    January 29, 2012
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AGV K3 Helmet The K-3 is near the top end of the AGV entry level range. GP-tech lines and Valentino Rossi replica helmet graphics make this the ideal helmet for young riders and fans of the racing world. The only full-face thermoplastic model in the AGV range, the K-3 is the perfect choice for riders in search of a safe, high-quality helmet with attractive design at a modest price.The K-3 design is inspired by the latest AGV developments starting from the Stealth, S-4, and Ti-Tech and continuing with the Blade/Blade LX and GP-Tech that have so clearly and distinctive defined the companys style. This makes the helmets immediately recognizable and distinguished from all the other proposals on the market. In the same way, the differences with the helmet that the K-3 has replaced are equally evident. Features Fabrics Dry-Lex with hygienic treatment Inside padding Removable and washable (excluding neckroll) Number of shells 1 shell size Retention System Double-D ring Shell Painted HIR-TH (high resistant thermoplastic) resin Shield Mechanism Perimetrical visor seal, XQRS (Extra Quick Release System) - shield replacement without tools in few seconds Ventilation System Front air intakes and rear extractors Note Helmet comes with clear shield, tinted shield available for purchase separately.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection and Style at a Great Price
PostedFebruary 4, 2012
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C5chris
From Chino Hills
State:CA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Weight
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I was looking for a helmet that would compliment my riding style. I want a helmet that's good in the 3/4 and upright riding position, quiet, flows lots of air and above all, lightweight as to not tire my neck on those longer rides. The AGV K3 fits the bill, and I am very happy with it.
It fits a little oval/round which is close to my head profile. I wear a Large so I would get the biggest shell size on a helmet. The K3 only has one size shell so riders with smaller heads should note this. When I got the helmet, it was snug and tight on my cheeks but it did break-in 3 uses/ 200 miles approx.
Airflow is great. I got the black version but i have not felt hot and uncomfortable inside. The air vents are easily manipulated with gloves and the inlets are beautifully lined with screens (missing on the new K4) which compliments its finish.
Riding in it is such a pleasure. In high speeds or windy conditions, it shines. The spoiler on the back helps it cut through the wind with ease. I like lunging forward to a 3/4 or semi-tuck position to get the most airflow out of it.
One complaint about this is the chin screen that is not permanently attached to the bottom of the helmet. Be careful of this piece as it is not readily available when lost. The screen helps on high speed/ highway riding to direct air away from drying your eyes and freezing your nose. Mine is kinda loose, a little glue helped to attach it. I found it 2x on the ground as I removed the lid.
I love this helmet. I feel confident and safe wearing it (I never wear less than a full-face) and best of all, comfortable. It rivals most of the ones 2x-3x its price and certainly one of the best looking ones. AGV has been making helmets for the European market and style ranks high up there. Lots of compliments with this lid. I also like the K3 decal on the jaw area, as it sets it apart from other helmets.
I will buy the tinted face shield so that I do not have to wear sunglasses inside it. I use Oakleys and it's a little tight fit inside but no pressure felt on my temples. I just feel that sunglasses upset the airflow and heat extraction inside the helmet.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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AGV Sport Dragon Leather Jacket Features 1.2mm (body) to 1.4mm (impact areas) premium leather construction for optimum protection, durability and comfort Removable and washable quilted liner with a pocket zips in over a permanent mesh lining World famous YKK zippers 10mm thick memory foam back protector CE approved shoulder and elbow protectors Extra padding is also provided via padded panels throughout the jacket Zip open air vents are positioned on the chest and back of shoulders Moisture wicking neoprene in the collar for maximum rider comfort Pre curved arms for a perfect look, fit and for maximum riding comfort Multiple stitched main seam construction for maximum tear resistance Extra long zipper pulls are used on all zippers Two front hand warmer pockets Two inner pockets one with zipper closure Pleated leather panels are used in multiple locations for the finest non-binding fit possible Two waist connection zippers for any type of pant attachment Accepts Forcefield Back Protector Insert Size 001 (sold separately) Note The Black/Red jacket is deep, almost crimson red.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Robust protection in a great package
PostedJanuary 29, 2012
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C5chris
From Chino Hills
State:CA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I'm big on safety and style, and this jacket does not fail to impress. I have alot of leather riding jackets and this one gets most of the compliments. The leather is beautiful and the flat black finish with the red stripes helps in visibility in daylight. The logos are reflective and does help in dusk and night riding conditions.
Venting is very good, comfortable in low 50s to high 80s as I had tested it here in the warm SoCal weather, where it drops to the 50s after the sun sets. The liner helps with insulating me from the elements but a thermal liner or long sleeved shirt will definitely help on those rides by the coast at night.
Fit is spot on. I wear a size 42 coat and decided to order the same size. It was tight at first but fit perfectly after wearing it on rides as expected from any leather jacket. For guys that like wearing fleece or a hoodie under their jackets, order a size larger.
I have 3 AGVSport jackets and they like using Velcro in their jackets. This one has 2 Velcro clasps in front and each sleeve. I wish they used snaps as Velcro loses adhesion in the long run. The zippers are high quality and look like it would last for the life of the jacket. This applies to those on the inner liner too which nicely zips from top to bottom to eliminate pressing on your clavicles.
This jacket uses the Knoxx shaped CE armor should you want to upgrade. It only has foam in its back which offer minimum protection.
The cuffs fit perfectly though for me, i would need to use gauntlet type gloves to wear it over the cuffs. There is little room to push short gloves under them.
Did I mention the jacket is beautiful? I use it on and off the bike, it's that stylish and comfortable. The shoulder and elbow pads are nicely fitted, I don't even feel that they are there.
One of my favorite riding jackets in my collection. I love the AGVSport lineup of riding jackets and this does not fail to impress.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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