Icon 1000 Hood Leather Jacket
Comfort, Style and Armor
I recently got this jacket for some extra protection and style when riding in traffic. I am 6 feet tall 240 lbs I wear a 2XL and it fits almost like it was made for me. I ride about 100 miles round trip, in summer time at least part of that in temperatures over 100 degrees. Even though this jacket is not completely perforated what it does have allows plenty of airflow to keep comfortable in the extreme heat. I have not had the opportunity to test the protective suite and I hope one does not arise, but the construction feels solid and it should be very durable. The price seemed a little steep until I started riding in it and it feels like it was worth everything I paid for it. A combination of sleek and rugged styling that defies explanation.
June 24, 2015
At 6'3" 195# I love the jacket . Tried the icon chapter first but it s to short in the torso. The hood jacket vents very well in fact if you are into going 200 mph every wher this jacket isn't for you. Super excited about this jacket !
Xl fits me perfectly and I do have long arms .
June 23, 2015
This leather hoodie makes you more attractive with the ladies!
This hoodie was EXACTLY what I wanted! From watching the Revzilla video, everything is spot on. Was most concerned about the sizing, whether to go L or XL.
I'm 187, 5'10" and have a little bit of a gut and the L fits me how I like it. Not overly baggy and feel 'just right'.
The quality of the leather and weight tells you this is no regular hoodie. This IS a serious piece of motorcycle wear.
Have ridden around town in this and feel 100% confident with the protection offered.
And yes, wearing this leather hoodie gets me even more looks from ladies now on the street!
May 25, 2015
Not for the cold
Well this jacket seems like it might be really good for the cold, I certainly don't feel like it is. The perforations underneath the arms where there is no protection just make it freezing cold. As I was riding in 50° weather I could feel the cold air coming in the perforations on the side and under the arms. But the arms are not protected by any additional liner. I know it seems like they made this jacket for the cold but I certainly don't think you can ride in anything colder than maybe 60°
March 28, 2015
I really wanted this jacket to work for me. My last leather (a cheap River Road) had a zipper failure that I'm unhappy about. Wanted a new one, but I'm a difficult fit. 6'4", 230lbs, 44/46 chest but usually need L or XL sleeves. Hard to find a good fit. Had high hopes for this jacket. Ordered the 2XL.
* best quality build overall I've seen
* the lining goes in and out easily
* the armor is all d3o and fits into the lining beautifully. it disappears into the jacket. I kept having to squeeze parts of the jacket to figure out where the armor was. With the jacket on it vanishes, yet it all seemed to be in the right place.
* look of the jacket is great
* leather quality is great. brown was very pretty. darker than in the photos, but would have probably weathered well.
* stitching and zippers looked great
* extras - key fob, wallet, metal serial plate, labels, wooden hanger, all unnecessary, but interesting touches
Lining doesn't have sleeves. Not sure this is a bad thing. Makes removing the liner easier, so this is a toss up.
Downside, for me:
* Too big in the chest. Arm length was perfect, but chest and waist was at least two sizes two big. Worried about wind noise on the bike. No tightener points.
* Icon 1000 logo on front was slightly off. Two of the letters were obviously crooked on the metal badge. Seems nitpick, but its the main thing to look at on the front of the jacket, and with the rest of the jacket quality being so high, I was surprised they missed their logo being out of kilter. Not a subjective thing. The preforation the logo is on top of goes straight up and down, so it stands out that the "c" and "o" did not. Didn't want to try to fix myself for fear it would damage it.
* Price. I get it that other "quality" leathers seem to be this or higher priced, but its still a lot of money.
* The hood. Dumb gimmick. I know its in the name. I wanted this style jacket (w/o hood) in a size that fits me. I hoped that zipped off would still look nice. It almost does, but the zipper stands out too much.
If they made this jacket with a slightly more tailored fit and without the hood, I would have loved it and tried to fix the badge. Even though my issue with it seem small, I can't justify dropping this much money on something I have even small problems with, so, with some reluctance, back it goes.
March 28, 2015
Couldn't have picked a better jacket
First off, ICON did a fantastic job with adding a leather hood to their jacket line-up. Style is a plus. It has all the right pockets and high quality features, including the zippers and contrasting stitching.
I've been riding with this jacket for over a month now and my only complaint was that I was hoping it was a little bit warmer. It has been in the upper 20's in the morning so this is a fairly extreme review of how it holds up in the cold. There is a lot of air flow with the chest perforations, so I have to wear 2 liners underneath the already existing silk liner. It may not be suitable for cold weather usage, but I imagine I will still be able to wear this jacket during summer rides..
The size was as expected. I usually prefer to wear larger jackets to give me room to move, and this jacket gave me just what I was looking for. Sport cut but ample room. To put it simply, I love the style and features this jacket has to offer and would recommend this to anyone who wants the cruiser jacket look but without a frickin Harley logo on it.
January 6, 2015
A True 'Hoody' Jacket
I've been waiting to write this review until I had the jacket for a few months, and at first I wasn't quite sure what to make of it.
I also have a Icon chapter jacket that I will compare the hood to.
First off the Hood runs large, where my chapter in a size large fits me spot on, the Hood feels like its half a size larger, everything about it feels larger, from the length and circumference of the sleeves to the length and breadth of the torso. The Hood fits like you would expect one of your favorite, broken in hoodies to fit, a bit large and comfortable but not necessarily form fitting.
I almost exchanged for a medium but it was far too tight on my 6' 185 pound frame, and I have come to appreciate the extra room the large provides. The extra length of the sleeves vs my chapter allows less exposure when actually on the bike but does look a bit odd while off the bike.
The sizing strangeness aside, the jacket is beautiful, with the leather equal to the high quality hide on my chapter, very heavy and of very high quality, the perforation only covers a small area and it is definitely not a warm-weather jacket.
The actual hood is made of the same leather as the rest of the jacket, heavy and an interesting design experiment if not particularly useful, it is removable and the jacket looks just as good without it.
I've found the overall construction and fit and finish to be equal to my other Icon 1000 gear, that is to say about equal to and maybe a tiny bit below what you would find on premium european brands.
The jacket is completely badass and everyone I've encountered wants to try it on, so image-wise I would say Icon scored a home-run. Looks aside, I appreciate that Icon includes a full CE reactive armor suite, shoulders, elbows and back, making the jacket not just another pretty face but a functioning piece of riding equipment.
If you're into the style then I would say go for it, just keep in mind the sizing oddity and plan accordingly.
October 9, 2014
Very nice quality!!
I have only wore this once, since it is still 90-100 degrees out. But it fit great and was warm the day I wore it, but air flow seemed good. I remove the liner and I only rode about 70 or so miles it in and when I was done I wasn't soaked in sweat.
September 22, 2014