Icon 1000 Chapter Jacket
Outstanding ICON Product
As my wardrobe is utterly filled with Revzilla products, I am on a mission today to be helpful and provide an up-to-date review of as many products as possible. As such, this review will be current (as of late January 2014), quick and to the point.
First off, I am a street/custom rider, so the brand's approach is dead-on for me. Might not be for racers and what have you, but to each their own.
The "Chapter Jacket" is an amazing product - and I don't say that lightly. It's practically all I wear anymore (even dead of winter). The fit is true to size (Medium for me), it's a sport fit (not aggressive/not relaxed), a hoody goes underneath with ease, materials are spectacular, fashion to die for. It is 100% on or off the bike. I adore this piece. Went with the black one. You will not regret the purchase, even at $600.
Some people feel ICON is a "bargain-brand" of some sort, but I disagree entirely. My closet is filled with their stuff, and I wouldn't spend my hard-earned money on garbage - repeatedly. Their quality has vastly improved, and the ICON 1000 line is outstanding.
January 25, 2014
The best looking m/c jacket.... period
I am someone who is easily not satisfied with how the design, form and function all comes together in just about anything. Needless to say, I have been browsing for a while (months actually...aka...too much free time at work) for a solid leather m/c jacket that also looks great. It was part of my extensive preparation for a 2000 mile 4 day trip from LA to Oregon and back in US-1, which was magnificent by the way.....As I was browsing the jackets section in Revzilla's philly warehouse (a really neat shop) I was immediately drawn to this jacket as soon as I laid my eyes on it...black leather with red linings....love at first sight....but I did try it and made sure it had the right feel, comfort, safety features...spent a couple of hundred more than i wanted to but I think its totally worth it... the best part is that you can remove the armour and absolutely use it as a casual jacket....just a great looking jacket and it feels very comfortable too...I used this on a cold morning (27F, dead indian trail, early october in oregon) with under armour and a sweater. body stayed warm with the jacket but my toes and fingers were freezing....bad idea.. need to invest in heated gloves/socks..
December 24, 2013
This thing is a work of art that works for you!
Fit is spot on for me in a 3xl I'm 6'1" and 275 Rugby player (think gridiron without the pads and helmet)
The gear geeks helped me out with sizing over many emails also.
I just love all the small touches like the labels and hidden stuff.
This jacket is here for the long run I think I will enjoy it
December 22, 2013
I love my jacket. The fit is really good, I went off of the sizing chart and I even have enough room to wear a hoodie under it when it is a little colder. Now that I have worn it a bit it is a lot more maneuverable. At first the joints were a little stiff but that is leather. The only things I would have changed would be that it was a little longer in the front and that it had some type of collar around the neck. The armor is awesome and it is not noticeable. I had my cousin punch me in the back and he didn't even know there was armor until after he hit me. Haha. I bought the brown and it is beautiful. Nice job by ZLA the whole way through. Buying, shipping etc. thanks.
December 12, 2013
Great stylish, comfortable and versatile jacket
I wanted this jacket for a winter jacket, I live on the Coast in California. With the absence of a collar and it having a zipper closure I can wear a multiple of base layers with this jacket and it's exactly what I wanted. There is room in the arms and chest and neck to wear something underneath. I have ridden with it in the cool of the mornings and the warmth is perfect. I have also worn it in slightly warmer conditions and the vent zippers let air flow perfectly. The style is unique and it was liked by several friends instantly. The Icon Rimfire gloves are a great companion to this jacket, the slightly longer arms allow for an underglove of this nature. I am very satisfied with the quality of the leather too. It looks like a thin leather in the pictures and video because of the style, but the leather is heavy and gives a good feeling of protection. Overall, a jacket that, like I said, is stylish, comfortable and fashionably versatile.
September 30, 2013
Love the style in the jacket!!!
I bought this jacket because I didn't want to look like a typical sport bike rider. I wanted a leather jacket I could wear on and off the bike, without the big ICON, A-STAR, etc. going across the chest. Something simple and subtle but yet stylish. This jacket was the perfect one for that. The leather is soft, and the inside is amazing. You can tell that they paid close attention to it as I couldnt find a flaw on it. I took it on a break in trip for 3hrs, 140miles in 85 degree weather with no thermal liner and it didnt get hot. Then the trip back was low 60s and it didnt get cold even without the thermal liner. I still however wouldnt recommend this as a winter jacket as Ive worn it in high 40 and low 50 degree mornings and it can get chilly, especially in the neck due to the low cut. Other than that the only downside is price but if you want quality leather with d30 youre going to pay around the $600 mark. In my opinion its worth it for sure. I've even worn it to college a couple times and get tons of compliments on it. So if youre a style conscious rider than maybe this jacket is a good fit for you.
September 24, 2013
I currently own a mesh jacket which does a decent job. However, this jacket caught my eye a few months ago. I was very hesitant about spending 6 bills, however after reading the reviews I decided to go for it. Revzilla shipped the product promptly. I couldn’t believe the quality of the jacket. Yes it is heavy…and seems durable. This may be the only leather jacket I will ever need. It fits like a glove. I’m 5’11, 170 with a 40 inch chest…..I went with the medium. I’ve only had it a few days but I’ve received a lot of compliments.
September 13, 2013
Well made and comfortable
This is my first very expensive jacket. Since I am 5'7" and stout but athletic in build, I was a bit nervous about buying a Medium that was suggested by a sales rep. It fits great, even with the liner. It looks great, doesn't make me look like a power ranger, and the D30 armor keeps you protected with minimal bulk. You could probably swap those out for the thicker lvl 2 and still not notice.
The finish is great and the jacket has a lot of attention to detail. Haven't worn it in extreme cold yet, but you'll definitely need a neckwarmer since the collar is low cut.
The leather is very supple. It would probably make it a little more prone to damage than really thick/stiff leather, but that's part of the look.
September 9, 2013