Icon Brawnson Textile Overpants
I would have loved this pant if it weren't for the legs being so long. I ordered according to size chart, but the armor still fit at my shins, 4in below where it should've been.
July 14, 2014
Good product for the price!!!
I am normally a size 34 and i ordered a 32. Still a bit large and very long. Will need altering. Still a great deal for the price. Excellent for commuting
July 14, 2014
Huge bang for the buck!
I commute to work on my bike and needed something to cover my dress and uniform pants. They're perfect for cool mornings and a little toasty when it's above 75 degrees but that's to be expected from overpants.
I was skeptical, but they do run true to your jean waist size so don't buy the next bigger size. They're a little long walking around (34 inseam), but are perfect on the bike and the knee armor is right where it should be.
May 26, 2014
For long legged fellow
Extremely baggy in the legs and I am to short between the crotch and the knee. 5'10" and 182lbs. Usual size 33 or 34X32 in jeans. Bought 34 waist. Description in video and above very accurate. Wearing over jeans still plenty of room in waist and requires a belt, but appropriate and feels great in the butt. For me the length and baggy legs do not work. Armor sits to low even in highest position and way to baggy from the knees down. Other than zipper and one snap, no adjustment below knee. Great product for the price, but would fit gentlemen with longer inseams better.
May 16, 2014
I needed a pair of casual riding pants with the following features:
-Black (not leather)
-Cool and comfy
These pants fulfill 1, 2 and 3, but they are rather hot and stuffy. To be fair, I ride in 80+ weather year round. My only other minor complaint is that they make a lot of noise, but that is to be expected. Overall I feel safe, the knee armor fits me well, and the cargo pockets are ENORMOUS.
I am 6'2 / 200 and ordered a 32. The waist fits snug - I think I could have gone with a 34, but the 32 does fit and is not uncomfortable. Good pair of pants!
February 24, 2014
(Charles) Brawnson Pants - PeeWee Herman Belt Loops
Other reviewers commented on the snowboard-pants feel of the pant legs (and they are ridiculously enormous); but for me main reason to choose these riding pants over the others is the idea of having a regular back pocket for my wallet and belt-loops so I can chain said wallet to me. (Let's face it gear designers, for the 'road', the simple belt is the time proven way to keep your pants up; so whatever system you develop is simply never going to be as long-lasting as the Belt-Loop.) Icon has all the right ingredients: tough textile material, knee armor (with optional D3o upgrade), some venting, normal back pockets, but the belt-loops are so small a dress belt is about all that will fit through them; so I am going to have to give the Icon Brawnson Pants a "design-fail" rating.
ps: yes I know it is "Bronson", but you see where I wanted to go.
October 21, 2013
Most descriptions are right on the money: Order your regular size for over pants, and one size down to wear as jeans. I did not find the length too long while on the bike.
Solid construction, good fit, not too baggy - "American cut" I would call it. I feel more assured/protected wearing these as opposed to regular jeans. Open all the zippers on the pockets for improved ventilation. Certainly not mesh-like ventilation, but better than the plastic bag feel of wearing waterproof/breathable riding pants.
July 1, 2013
These are some heavy duty pants. One of the things I liked from the description is that these pants have lots of pockets. What I discovered is that the front pockets have a mesh liner that goes straight to the skin. I don't know if they were designed to double as vents but they do let some air through. They are cut to be overpants, I wear 40x32 Carhartt jeans and these pants in a size 40 fit over them with room, I have to put on a belt to keep them up. In the summer I would feel safe wearing these on top of gym shorts just for riding. The are long too, I'd guess a 34 inch inseam. The only problem with the length is the knee pads sit low on me, even adjusted to the highest inside pocket. Dollar for dollar, these are a great pair of pants. If you don't ride in the rain (I dont), there is nothing better to spend your money on.
April 15, 2013