TORNADO PERFORATED LEATHER JACKET
The Tornado Jacket has 1.2mm (body) to 1.4mm (impact areas) premium, top-grain leather construction for optimum protection, durability and comfort. The multiple stitched main seam construction gives the jacket maximum tear resistance. It has a full mesh lining and perforated leather ventilation on the front panels and zipper air vents on the back for maximum comfort and cooling. Moisture wicking neoprene in the collar, belt strap adjustment flaps on both sides, special stretch fabric is used on the under and inner arms, and pre-curved arms make for a perfect look, fit and maximum riding comfort. It also has stretch panels on the back for performance, fit and flexibility. CE approved dual-density shoulder and elbow protectors, 10mm thick memory foam back pad, and external titanium shoulder caps give the jacket maximum protection. World famous YKK zippers are
used for the two front hand warmer pockets, three inner pockets, and long pant connection zipper.
When it comes to jackets I prefer leather to textile and protection over weight savings. The best indicator to the best jacket of the year is choosing the one that sees the least amount of time hanging in the closet. AGV Sport's Tornado jacket was that for me. It's loaded with armor but doesn't restrict movement, the fit is tight and it breathes great for a heavier jacket. Instead of losing 5-pounds in sweat on hot days, the perforation keeps me cool commuting and the leather retains warmth when riding in the cold. The Tornado's got that go-fast look with features to back it up. The style isn't loud but it sends the high-performance message across loud and clear." - Sean
"Below is a link to a Youtube video of a complete AGVSPORT Tornado Perforated Leather Jacket review given by Brian Van, owner of sportbiketrackgear.com"
A Leather Jacket for the Summer Heat -
Racing-style leather motorcycle jackets, while not suited for a diverse array of weather scenarios, are hard to beat in their combination of style, protection, and comfort (when the weather's right). The AGV Sport Tornado Perforated Leather Jacket is ideal for summer rides and days at the track.
The jacket is made of top-grain leather that's 1.2 to 1.4mm thick. There's CE armor in the shoulders and elbows, along with a 10mm-thick foam back pad (though a CE level two back protector is a highly-recommended option). Since this jacket is at home on the track as well as on the street, it sports titanium shoulder cups. The jacket does a good job of keeping the armor in position, even when the rider is moving around a lot (like on a racetrack). Of course, there's a zipper under the Tornado's lower back that connects to riding pants, and it works with virtually any pair of zipper-equipped trousers.
The leather covering the jacket's chest and stomach areas is perforated to allow cooling air to penetrate. Two large zippered exhaust vents on the back allow air back out again. Airflow is good, but if maximum cooling is what one is after, a fully mesh jacket will likely be a better fit. However, for a thick, highly-protective leather jacket, it does an admirable job of keeping the rider comfortable in the heat.
With motorcycle gear the devil is often in the details, and the AGV Sport Tornado does an excellent job of getting these right. The neoprene collar is something riders will start to miss on other motorcycle jackets once they experience it. And the long pulls on the YKK zippers are certainly nice. Two waist adjustment straps allow the fit to be fine-tuned, while the stretch panels on the inner arms and lower back greatly enhance overall flexibility.
One thing I did find to be slightly annoying was that the Tornado's wrist openings are very large and can't be adjusted very much. This makes it difficult, and somewhat uncomfortable, to wear gauntlet-style gloves with the jacket-including AGV Sports' own Laguna full-length gloves. The flipside is, though, that it works very well with short gloves.
The Tornado has plenty of pockets for a sport-style jacket with two front hand warmer (in name only) pockets and three interior pockets. There's no removable liner in the Tornado, and the jacket's interior is lined with mesh to further promote cooling.
Sport jackets tend to be small as they're intended to fit snugly; however, sizing on the Tornado isn't quite as tight as most, running closer to normal. The AGV Sport Tornado is a simple, functional leather jacket that works well in mild to warm weather. The quality of materials and manufacturer are first rate, and the jacket exudes premium style and feel-and all for a very reasonable price."
Available in sizes US 40-52