Icon 1000 Chapter Jacket
Sorry I made the purchase.
I spent a great deal of time looking for a new leather jacket. Revzilla had a great deal on the Icon Chapter (Gray sz. Lg). I wore the jacket THREE times, yes three times, and the interior liner tore along the seem. ICON customer service states I need to return the product to Revzilla. What a shame. After all the hype on the ICON webpage, I thought I was getting something high quality that would last. Nope. I guess I got a lemon.
January 26, 2015
Glad I got one before it's gone
I recently acquired this jacket and am glad to have finally gotten one. I have been in love with this jacket since it came out. I'm 5'10" at 215 and got the 2XL. Jacket fits great with just enough room to add some layers underneath. With the exception of the back armor, it's not noticeable. I have to sometimes push back with the helmet on my head to create some space between the helmet and the back protector but that's not really a big deal.
I'm guessing the natural qualities of the Brazilian cowhide give the leather what some may call imperfections or what I call personality. It looks awesome hands down and would hopefully provide great protection in the case of a crash. The guys at the motorcycle shop were really admiring this thing and couldn't believe how great it looks. The leather is so soft right out the gate too which means very little break in required.
This is the second Icon product I've bought and been happy with, I see more in my future.
January 17, 2015
I've been looking at this jacket a long time and finally pulled the trigger.
I shouldn't have waited since I missed a whole riding season (I live in Barrie, Ontario which is north of Toronto, hence we get real winter here!#.
The Harmonic Red Chapter jacket looks Awesome.
It feels solid and fits right which will only get better with age as it breaks in.
For me, the colour was a bit risky, especially since I haven't seen the colour in 'real life' and it can be hard to tell just looking at a computer screen, but its amazing, a nice burnished looking red that is eye-catching, but not so bright as to look cheap.
High quality look for sure which goes with the theme.
Its finished very nicely, has tons of pockets and addresses exactly what I was looking for, an investment in my safety/security and style.
I will certainly not hesitate to wear this off the bike or even on its own if I need to cage it somewhere and a jacket would be required.
Act fast, its on close at a great price and getting VERY hard to find!
Now...how long til spring?
January 6, 2015
Near perfect jacket
It's cold out, but unlike my textile jackets, this keeps me warm. And yet, it has enough zips for airflow in the summer I don't think I'll over heat.
It's heavy and robust enough to survive any trouble I'll throw at it, and still looks great.
It's pretty much exactly what I want in a jacket.
It fits snugly, and but fits well. (XXL and I'm 6'2, 265b).
Cant imagine finding a better short jacket.
December 29, 2014
Classic Style & Sexy
Have to admit that the Icon 1000 Chapter Jacket lacks nothing in style. Fantastic design and stitching. The liner feels luxurious against the skin and yet breathable. This jacket is a bit heavy but in the good kind of way. You feel armored without the bulk.
Perfect jacket on and off the road.
December 25, 2014
It don't get any better than this.
This is the best not one of the best the best leather jacket that I ever have purchased. The quality the softness of the leather the lining unbelievable. You won't be disappointed.
December 15, 2014
ICON 1000 Chapter Jacket
Unfortunately, this jacket has been discontinued. Fortunately, I got the last one in my size and color. I searched on line for this one for 2 months and no one had one. I'm guessing this was a return and when it became available I was fortunate enough to find and order it. Hands down in 47 years of riding this is the best production made motorcycle jacket I've ever owned. You would have to pay twice as much for a custom made product to do better!
November 24, 2014
This is my first jacket from Icon - I've had it a few months now and I can say its become my go-to jacket already, the fit isn't hugely form-fitting but its not baggy either, the quality of the leather is truly excellent, thick but not stiff, possibly the nicest leather I've owned.
Ventilation is average, it is definitely not a hot-weather leather, you'd need more perf for that, but the removable satin liner keeps things toasty when temps drop, just wish it extended into the arms.
The D3O armor is barely noticeable and feels completely natural, you can wear this jacket with the armor in and be all-day comfortable, on and off the bike.
I know the red accent's along the zippers and the logo's are polarizing but I've received nothing but complements on this jacket, even outright stares of jealous lust. The blood-red satin liner is an attention getter too.
The details like the number plate, the 'designed in portland' patch and just the overall attention to detail and fit and finish is above and beyond even what I've seen from premium european gear from Dainese and Rev'it.
With that said, I have friends with ICON gear from their regular, non-1000 line and it is just average, but everything I've seen from their 1000 line has been quality.
I recommend this jacket.
August 26, 2014