Monday, December 20

AGV Sport Laguna, Monza, Willow Race Suit Review

AGV Sport has been manufacturing high quality track, race and sport riding gear since 1985. In these past 25 years, AGV Sport has developed a reputation as a high-quality gear producer that provides a high level of bang for the buck while utilizing premium materials and innovative design. Designed by riders for riders, all AGV Sport gear is developed in-house and maintains a close adherence to the marriage between performance on the bike and visual aesthetics. AGV Sport race suits use materials and technologies that are rarely seen at their price points and consistently perform at the level of much higher-costing gear when third party tests are conducted.

First up, the top-line AGV Sport Laguna Race Suit Review:

The AGV Sport Laguna Race Suit is their top end suit that packs in loads of features right at the $999 price point. It is a premium 1.2-1.4mm top-grain leather construction with dual-density CE Rated shoulder, elbow/forearm and knee/shin armor. Atop that, there are titanium shoulder sliders (something never seen at this price point) in addition to replaceable knee pucks. The entire suit is safety stitched with multiple stitching in high-use/impact areas. Perforation, critical to a race suit, is seen in bounds, at the chest, belly, upper and lower legs and upper arms. This perf scheme is complemented by intake scoops at the shoulders and side of the torso plus the vented qualities of the aerodynamic speed hump that create excellent venturi effect airflow.
Creature comforts include the teramid kevlar inside the arms and at the crotch for comfort and airflow, the added protection of injected foam padding, the moisture wicking neoprene comfort collar and cuffs, aggressive race pre-curving, accordion stretch panels for ease of movement, YKK zippers with extra long zipper pulls, and the completely removable and washable mesh liner. Taking a look at other race suits coming in at this price point makes it clear that this is an excellent choice for the money.

Next, our mid-range AGV Sport Monza Race Suit Review:

The AGV Sport Monza Race Suit might just be the best value of the three AGV Sport one-piece race suits.  Featuring external titanium shoulder sliders, replaceable knee pucks, dual density CE rated shoulder, elbow/forearm and knee/shin armor, and premium 1.2-1.4mm top-grain cowhide, the Monza is a lot of suit for $799. The Monza has strategic accordion stretch panels, perforation in the chest, belly and upper legs, air intake through the aerodynamic speed hump with zippered exhaust vents at the back, and tactical injected foam padding for added safety and style. The moisture wicking neoprene comfort collar keeps the neck from chafing while the teramid kevlar panels in the crotch and inner arms allow for airflow and comfort.
Safety stitching is used throughout the suit with multiple stitching in all impact areas. The Monza utilizes exclusively YKK zippers with ergonomic pulls and we love the fact that the main zipper is two way in the event that you need to use the bathroom in the paddock. The mesh liner of the Monza is completely removable and washable to keep it from getting funky. Race pre-curving and reflective paneling round out the top-notch feature set of the AGV Sport Monza Race Suit.

Finally, the entry-level AGV Sport Willow Race Suit Review:

Coming in at $599, the AGV Sport Willow Race Suit puts comparably priced race suits to shame. Premium 1.2-1.4mm cowhide leather, CE rated shoulder, knee/shin and elbow/forearm armor, safety stitching, replaceable knee pucks, strategic leather reinforcements, and injected foam paneling provides the protection in the Willow. A huge perforated leather scheme in addition to air scoops on the shoulders will ensure that the air is flowing through this suit when it is 140ยบ on the tarmac. For comfort, Teramid Kevlar is used in the crotch through the knee and under the arms for flexibility, expansion, and additional air flow. Moisture wicking neoprene lines the collar and the cuffs and provides maximum levels of comfort. The speed hump is aerodynamic
and protective, the fit is a medium aggressive race fit, and reflective piping is used for safety and visibility. Every zipper is YKK with an ergonomic pull, and the main connection zipper is two-way to allow for using the bathroom in between trackday rides. Accordion stretch paneling is where it needs to be to allow for proper ergonomics and movement and the interior is a fully breathable mesh liner. We're extremely impressed with what they've done at this extremely reasonable price point with the AGV Sport Willow Race Suit.

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