Icon Brawnson Textile Overpants
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
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