Icon 1000 Beltway Gloves
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
High on style and protection
Good fit and very comfortable. Nothing else looks like these, so you probably love them or hate them, but the D3O protection is high tech stuff.
Only bad thing I have to say is they are not ventilated nearly as well as the appear. The perf on the fingers isn't very effective and they are fairly heavy leather so they are warmer than I expected, not a Florida summer glove!.
May 13, 2014
Super Soft Glove
The glove feels amazing to the touch, period. I usually wear a size medium glove, but after reading reviews I sprung for the size small and I'm glad I did they fit perfect, the finger length is really good I have long skinny fingers and thinner hands. As my hands are small the whole "wrist opening is to small" problem is not an issue. these gloves look great with more subdued riding close and the red leather is awesome looking. Not to sure about the D3O armor but I really hope to never test it and find out.
January 27, 2014
They almost feel broken in right out of the bag. Super soft leather... an excellent compliment to my Roland Sands Ronin. Beware if you have large wrists though, the cuff opening is extremely small. If you have small wrists or can manage your way through it, they feel perfect and fit true to size. The only reason I don't recommend these gloves is that they are too expensive IMO.
November 20, 2013
Cool looking gloves!
Gloves look amazing. They take about 2-3 hours to break in. Make sure you get you the exact size. They are pretty true to size if not a bit larger. I'm an alpinestar medium and a small in icon for reference. As far as protection I think there is plenty. I think it's more important to have thicker material than hard material. This glove does not have a hard knuckle protection but it does have thick foam and thick leather. I would feel total confident that it would be sufficient in a crash.
October 25, 2013