Icon Brigand Vest
The fit is a little large...
...but overall, I'm happy with the product. It's made to fit over a jacket/sweatshirt/etc, but I'm using just the vest. Iowa summers tend to be too warm to wear a full jacket, and this vest seems to meet the criteria laid out:
- some upper body protection
-included back protector (I've seen other reviews where people intend to swap out the back protector. It does seem soft, but I haven't yet decided whether or not to make the change).
-breathable / cool. When riding in the upper 70's or 80's, I've been very comfortable. Time will tell how it performs on the 90+ days.
I know that general wisdom is to not ride if it's too hot for a jacket, but for me, that's just not going to happen. I think this is a good compromise between safety and comfort.
July 6, 2015
Awesome durable material
Almost perfect fit, durable useful side adjustable straps. Looks even better when you actually have it and your wearing it. Love this vest, can't stop smiling, pockets are useful to, feels good, feels just right. Time to ride.
April 21, 2015
Great light weight protection
I looked at this vest for a few months before pulling
The trigger on buying it. Not sure why I waited so long! Awesome style as well as some protection in the event of a crash. Light weight but still not to hot
For summer use. Love it!!!
September 1, 2014
Bought a 4xl-5xl. This is one of the only vests I can fond in this size range that actually fits me .. All others are way small at 4-5xl. Nice vest .
July 7, 2014
great vest -very bad@ss looking as well
Bought this for the hubster and he loves it and I love the way it looks/fits. Very "sons of anarchy". Fits great. I obviously don't wear it but it feels very durable and I like knowing he's wearing a something so protective.
May 5, 2014
A fine adquisition for the price!
A little crispy, warm but I do not recommend it for hot summer or hot weather. On the othe side many pockets, hard zippers, durable. I like the frontal logo finish. Leather is superb but this one is light and more less costly!
February 21, 2014
Good, not great
One downside is that the webbing inside is not removable, so if you want to sew any patches on, you basically take away the option of using the back protector as it's opening will most likely end up sewed shut.
October 7, 2013
Simple, efficient vest.
I purchased this vest for summer riding on my '82 Yamaha XS650. I'm a younger rider(22) on an older bike, so I wanted something other than your standard "all leather, straps and chrome buckles and zippers" that you generally see in cruiser vest options. The vest is very comfortable, fits well with either a t-shirt or sweatshirt underneath. Very lightweight. Lots of features, most important being the D30 back armor plate. Flexibility of the plate allows for lots of movement for various riding styles, without sacrificing any protection of the spine/back. The plate is barely noticeable while riding, but also removable, if you don't value the use of your limbs after a serious crash. Lots of storage, and 3 of the 5 pockets have YKK zippers for security at higher speeds. The last 2 pockets have velcro fasteners, but I wouldn't trust anything in those pockets while riding(I am also very paranoid of losing whatever I have in my pockets while on the bike, though) Sliding plastic straps on the sides allow you to pull in the vest for different clothing options. The back of the vest is naked, and allows for any patches you'd like to put on to represent your MC. The one complaint I have with it is the airflow, it can get a little warm underneath it at red lights, but I'd take the small amount of sweat buildup for the added protection of the vest. Overall, I feel the vest is a great bargain for someone looking for something other than the old school leather look, and will fit for any style bike in both safety and style.
July 2, 2013