Icon 1000 Beltway Gloves
These gloves are not black so they get 5*'s for that. They are soft and pliable with some protection over the knuckles so they get a ++ for that. They are well-made so they get a ++ for that.
OTOH, these gloves don't know who they are. Are they winter, summer, all-season, ... they don't know. Are they to be worn inside the sleeve... no, they are too fat too get the sleeve of a jacket over the glove. Are they to be worn over the sleeve...no, they are too skinny to get the sleeve inside the glove. How could anyone design a schizophrenic glove?
I'd return them in a heartbeat but they feel good on my hands. So I'm going to remove the dorky velcro strap and goofy marque and see if they can become an inside the sleeve glove. Otherwise, I just wasted almost $100.
October 26, 2015
Classy & comfty
Great pair of gloves by Icon. A complete "wrap-around" feeling. I'm a size Medium so I ordered accordingly. Fingers run a little bit larger... who knows, maybe mine are shorter, hehehe.
July 20, 2015
I Love My Left Glove
I really like the way the gloves look and the way that they feel. They seem really sturdy and like they should last for a long time. I'd say these gloves will keep your hands pretty warm if it's chilly out, but are definitely not cold weather gloves. That said, they don't breathe much and might get uncomfortable in hot weather. Best at moderate temperatures. The only problem I can speak of about them is that the stitching on my right glove seems to be defective. The padding is stitched on skewed and one of the fingers is not quite the right length. The stitching elsewhere on that one is also sloppier. It makes the fit weird. I would have expected the quality control to be better for $130 gloves (even if I did get mine on sale). If they were made properly, I'd give them a solid 5 stars.
Oh and I don't understand how some people are having a problem getting their hands through the cuff. There are velcro bands there to loosen them. It's very easy to get the gloves on and off this way.
March 19, 2015
Very Stylish Glove
Looked much better in person than in the videos IMO, feels sturdy and fits my need for something for casual riding. Beautiful leather, high quality, I'm hoping I get more than few years out of these because it will be a pity to see them torn up on the road.
March 9, 2015
Great Buy If Remaining Size(s) Fit
I have several excellent helmets, including an Arai, and thus don't need another. However if I logged on to Revzilla and they were selling Arai helmets on closeout for $99 I'd buy at least a couple, even if they weren't my size. When they arrived, I'd give them to friends, even if they didn't ride.
What's this have to do with these gloves? Icon makes a wide range of motorcycle products. In my experience their best stuff is of excellent quality, and not surprisingly, expensive. Their top clothing is designated, "Icon 1000." These Icon 1000 Beltway gloves continue that tradition of quality.
I purchased them even though the only available size was XXL, and i generally wear XL. The price was just too good to pass.
My plan, and it has worked well thus far, was to wear glove liners underneath, and use them for cold weather. I have several pair of glove liners but have never been able to fit my hands into a pair of gloves while wearing them. I've only been out in cold weather (mid-40s) with the liners and the Icon 1000 gloves once, but my hands were very comfortable.
The Icon 1000 Beltway gloves are beautifully made. The leather on the thumb, and on the front of the fingers, is extremely soft. The palm is perforated, providing a good grip, and there is adequate reinforcement in the form of multiple layers of leather on the knuckles. They certainly aren't track gloves, but seem more that adequate for the street.
Like red? I doubt if there is a redder, red leather glove out there. I wouldn't have purchased them for full price, but with over 50% off? A bargain. Maybe I'll eventually give them away with that $99 red Arai XXL helmet that's too big for my head.
January 29, 2015
Great glove, has its quirks.
I'm almost always a size medium in gloves, so I bought the mediums. Turns out they fit really big. Thanks to Revzilla's awesome return policy, I returned the mediums and got smalls. They fit perfect now. They take a while to break in. They're a little thick but very comfortable. The openings are a little small and at first it takes a while to get the gloves on. They do stretch out a little. Great protection and great style.
October 24, 2014
Great protection with good design, but bulky.
Great design for the offered features and protection. Though it is bulky and slightly difficult to put on and pull off.
August 18, 2014
Stylish and protective
I had originally bought this product for of course the style, the red color just pops and adds personality to the rider.
I recently had laid down my bike, while scraping the ground my hands were 100% protected from any harm vs my jacket which is torn.
the glove is still in excellent condition after the abuse its been through, would def recommend to anyone!
August 25, 2014