DerekCB
 
 
 
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    May 12, 2011
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    June 11, 2012
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AGV Sport Willow Perforated Leather Pants 1.2-1.4mm thick premium cowhide leather Schoeller Keprotec used on inner thighs and back of legs CE approved armor in knees Adjustable hook-and-loop waist straps Zippered fly with hook-and-loop flap Perforated front ventilation for summer riding Rubber coated zippers will not scratch bodywork 8 zipper connects back of waist to AGV Sport jackets and other jackets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Crash Tested...Excellent protection for the price!
PostedJune 11, 2012
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DerekCB
From Chicago
State:IL
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
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I bought these pants for track day use at the end of last summer because they coordinated with my AGV Sport Laguna jacket, and for less than $200 I figured they would protect me at a Novice pace. I did a couple track days last year without incident and the pants fit great and are very comfortable wearing all day at the track.
Fast forward to Memorial Weekend this year with a couple more track days under my belt. I low sided at about 60-70 MPH on track sliding across tarmac and then across grass. These pants held up well. All seams held even though the external stitching was abraded in a couple spots. The leather was minimally abraded with the knee puck taking the brunt of the punishment.
I was initially concerned about the protection offered by a 2-piece suit but after surviving this I have lots of confidence.
Additionally, temps reached 100 in the afternoons and these pants flowed enough air to keep me cool enough I kept them on between most sessions.
Rides: 2003 Honda RVT1000R RC51
Yes, I recommend this product.
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TCX X-Cube Boots Italian styling, proprietary WaterProof membrane, and great over the ankle protection make this boot perfect for a quick afternoon session or an all-day ride. Dual compound sole makes peg grip a non-issue, while offering great traction off the bike. Features Upper composed of suede leather and Air Tech material Water resistant lining Malleolus protection and polyurethane ankle support Double closure system with laces and Velcro for a better fit Anatomic and replaceable footbed Wear-resistant sole CE Certified CFS (Comfort Fit System)
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great sport riding boot.
PostedMay 12, 2011
Customer avatar
DerekCB
From Chicago
State:IL
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Footbed
Narrow
Narrow
Wide
As many of the other reviewers mentioned these boots offer great styling, fit and features for the sport minded rider. The thinner soles offer more feedback through the footpegs to "feel" the bike and road. Airflow is not a core feature, so if you ride in warmer areas and have issues with foot warmth you may want to consider other options.
They do fit on the narrow side for US riders but not uncomfortably so. As one other reviewer mentioned, they tend to rub a little on my ankle bones, but I assume this will change after a proper break in period (only worn them a few hours of riding.)
The velcro strap is a great feature to secure the laces and keep the upper secure. The heel cup makes your foot feel planted and protected in the boot. Any movement in your foot translates directly through the boot to the controls.
Overall, I really like these boots. Not as cumbersome as a full boot yet offering great function, protection, and style for the street rider.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 AGV Sport Laguna Leather Jacket
AGV Sport Laguna Leather Jacket
AGV Sport Laguna Leather Jacket The all new Laguna Leather Jacket from AGV has a 1.2mm (body) to 1.4mm (impact areas) premium, top-grain leather construction for optimum protection, durability and comfort. The Laguna lets you ride in style while still feeling safe. You cant go wrong with yet another great product from AGV! Features 1.2mm (body) to 1.4mm (impact areas) premium, top-grain leather construction for optimum protection, durability and comfort Removable and washable quilted liner zips in over a permanent mesh lining CE approved dual-density shoulder and elbow protectors 8mm thick memory foam upper and lower back and chest padding Molded plastic air vents are positioned on the shoulders External titanium shoulder caps Perforated chest, belly and the front of the upper arms for maximum cooling on hot days Moisture wicking neoprene is used in the collar for maximum rider comfort Aerodynamic and protective vented back hump Pre curved arms for a perfect look, fit and for maximum riding comfort Reflective piping is used on the front and rear of the jacket for safety Multiple stitched main seam construction for maximum tear resistance World famous YKK zippers Extra long zipper pulls are used on all zippers Teramid Kevlar fabric is used on the inner arms for maximum comfort 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
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent comfort, features and protection for the price!
PostedMay 12, 2011
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DerekCB
From Chicago
State:IL
Rider Type:Kneedragger
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
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I've had this jacket for about a month now. The quality is top notch and the included features are incredible at this price point. Perforated leather for airflow, vents in shoulders and back hump, safety stitched, foam padding in chest and back, accordion stretch panels behind the shoulders, race-level armor in the shoulders and elbows, and titanium sliders in the shoulders. Plus you have the option for a small zip connector or full circumference connection to pants - perfect for hitting the twisties or attending a track day.
If you are concerned about leather in the heat of summer, this jacket flows a ton of air. You will warm up at stops but cool quickly as you start moving again. On cooler spring days you may want to consider layering underneath as the jacket won't keep you warm.
As for fit, the jacket fits to size. I measured at 44 and ordered a 44. It is a snug race-style fit around the arms, chest, shoulders and waist. I am average build: 44 chest, 36 waist, 5'10", 180 lbs, and as the previous review indicated upper arm (bi/tri) circumference of 14". The protective components stay where they need to be without cinching straps like you see on the mesh and textile jackets.
Overall I am very pleased with this jacket. It fits great, looks great, and offers stellar protection. It does make you look better than you would otherwise, always an added benefit!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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