Icon Brawnson Textile Overpants
Function over form, good bang for the buck
As a new rider who just wanted some good protection that I could slip on over anything, these pants fit the bill. They are plain black pants--a little baggy and quite long. I normally wear 32x34 and the length ended up being perfect, although I needed a belt for the waist. I also had to move the knee pads up to the highest pockets. If your inseam is any less than 34", I would advise against these.
To be honest, they remind me of a fabric-version of ski/snowboard pants with knee pads, which is fine by me. If you just want something to get you on the road safely for a good price, these are perfect.
October 13, 2014
I am not sure who the pants were designed for. The waist fitment is right on, but the length is for Magic Johnson. I'm 6'1" and they covered my feet. It's too bad because they are nice quality pants otherwise. I chose to keep them instead of return them because I bought them for clearance price. I spent another $40 dollars to have 4 inches removed and keep the button/zip legs. gave them a poor rating on the features, because I ended up throwing away the knee pads, because they were more like lower shin pads because of where they were located. Once I spent the money to have them modified I am happy with them except that I wish I could have kept the knee pads. I just didn't want to spend anymore on them.
October 12, 2014
good product for the price
I'm overall happy with the pants, I bought a 32 as that's my jean size, there is definitely plenty of room in them with jeans underneath. So far seem to be durable, no quality issues. I've ridden with these on in temperatures in the 80's and they are a little warm but not bad, could always just wear shorts under neath. Zippers don't go very far up so do have to take boots off to get them off and they could use another snap or two at the bottom cuff to close them up better but otherwise a good product.
October 6, 2014
I highly recommend these riding pants. shipped fast didnt cost me an arm and a leg
September 29, 2014
Excellent protective pants.
I'm 59 and typically ride 500-600 miles a day on my Versys or ST1100. I needed pants primarily for protection from a mishap and the elements. The day after I got the Brawnson pants, I took off on a 500 mile trip. They fit perfectly over my jeans and are quite comfortable. They are also well constructed. I highly recommend them to anyone who needs inexpensive protective pants.
September 15, 2014
For the Price (And It's ICON)
Bottom line is the bottom line—I'm 5'7" so the reviews referencing its length concerned me. With boots on it's not too much of a problem; riding is definitely not a problem; but walking around would present a problem of scraping the backside of the bottom along the ground.
Living in South Florida I was concerned with heat dissipation, but with the large leg zippers open (and only wearing shorts underneath), air moves wonderfully across the thighs. These pants are much safer than jeans and they are solid in the seat. BTW, these are comfortable with just underwear.
I can see wearing these annually. Winter here is nothing compared to everywhere else, but I would wear these over jeans or even thermal undergarments and they would serve as the perfect over-pants.
All-in-all, I like these pants and would recommend them.
September 1, 2014
Made for giraffe legs?
Well...maybe not real giraffes, but at least really tall people. I am 6ft, 210lbs, and ordered the large. The adjustable pouches for the knee pads are a great idea, but would likely only work to adjust for proper fit for people 6ft 2 inches or taller. None of the adjustments allowed for proper knee protection for me, but I am sure they would be perfect for a taller person. I was a little surprised as I wear a large in most any other pant, and these were the longest large pants I have tried.
The pros: the waist on the other hand, left plenty of room. The fabric seemed rugged and overall, the pants seemed like they were made well.
In Summary: I loved the idea of these pants, but I did not gather from the product description an ideal rider height to allow for proper knee pad adjustment and thus, adequate protection.
August 5, 2014
Great for what they are, and what they cost.
I bought these pants because I ride to my job as a swim coach at an outdoor pool. They're easy to throw on over shorts so that I can be cool in the sun, but protected on the ride. They got spot on in the waist, but ran about three inches long. If I have to walk for any distance in them I'll notice that the back cuff slides under my boot. Surprisingly large pockets make for great storage. I can even fit my size 12 sandals in them for when I get to work! When not full, I'll leave the pockets open for a nice amount of ventilation up the pant leg and out the pocket. Great set of pants.
July 30, 2014