Icon Brawnson Textile Overpants
Very happy so far
Reason for purchase-
I bought these as a new rider to wear on my commute to work. I wanted an overpant so I could wear my work clothes underneath and then just shuck these when I got to the office. Honestly, I'm lazy, and I didn't want to put on riding pants, carry work pants to the office, then change once I got there, then change again to come home. I also didn't want to break the bank getting my gear. I bought these as my first riding specific pants and so far I am very pleased as they have done exactly what I wanted.
It has been in the 40s to the 80s during my commute in the pants and these on top of my work pants have been very warm on the cool mornings. On the warmer afternoons they are pretty toasty but not uncomfortable, and they aren't making me sweat. In addition, they are more than comfortable to sit in on my 40 min ride in to work, and my 40 min to an hour ride home. They don't ride up in my junk (hey that's important to dudes) and the knee protection is just right when I am riding.
I've also worn these over jeans and over khaki shorts on warmer days. With just shorts underneath (I know probably not the smartest thing) the pants are still comfortable. The front and cargo pockets have zippers that you can unzip to allow some airflow. There is also a snap and a zipper at the ankle so you can unzip the pants but leave the snap buttoned which allows you to get air flow but not have them flapping around like a pair of torn bell bottoms.
** Note **I have not used these on the 90+ degree, with 100% humidity, hot as balls, days that we have here in the south during the summer. No matter what you do, or what gear you wear, it is a fact that you will sweat in the south in the summer. I don't know how a review of sweating in the south in the summer will really be beneficial to anyone.
I listened to the sizing and ordered a 36" because I am a 36". They are big enough to easily go over every pair of pants I have worn. I won't say they are too big because they are overpants after all, but the 36" waist is probably closer to 38". I could easily wear these to gorge myself at the buffet and not have to unbutton the front button to get some after dinner relief...
Like I said I am very happy with the pants so far.
October 20, 2014
Fit is a little large. Leg openings could be longer so boots slip on easier. Would buy again seem to be a decent pant
October 20, 2014
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