Icon Compound Mesh Overpants
Great Airflow for the protection
I am 5'10" 150#. I ordered the medium and did not cut the bottoms of these pants. They have mesh the front lap area and behind on the calves. They flow air pretty good. In the am at 48F my lap got cold with no long johns on. In the 75F afternoon they were a little warm but bearable. I will wear shorts under them in the summer most likely.
April 14, 2014
Overall great pants. Very good fit. Comfortable while walking and in riding position. Really heavy yet still comfortable to wear. Good air venting. The only thing I wish it had is the 8" zipper to connect to the jacket.
April 7, 2014
Amazing but slightly large
When I was looking at these pants I saw other reviews say that the pants a a little bit larger than the size chart. I am 6ft and 145lbs and needed to get a 32 for the legs. The waist does come in more than the 32 inches but not to a 30 which was fine for me. I did not have to remove any of the extra on the bottom to get them to fit the way I wanted them. Over all, very nice quality and I feel safe in these things. The white might get ditry, but I would rather deal with that than not being seen. I highly recommend these for anyone who is looking for a over pant.
March 24, 2014
Great pants for the money
I just ordered these pants after seeing a friends accident photos in regular mesh pants. It scared me so I upgraded to leather. The pants fit very true to size. I'm a 29/30 pant and I ordered the 30" waist. With just underwear, I have to ratchet the pants all the way and tighten the side adjusters. With pants under it as intended, they fit perfectly with a few clicks. As others have said, these puppies are LONG. Probably 34-36" inseam. I'm only a 30" so I cut 3 inches off the bottom so that I still had the top ankle snap intact. The extra leather at the bottom is nice for tailor fitting it to your own size. It was hard to cut the leather on the bottom but in no way is that a bad thing. It just adds to my confidence that these will hold up in an impact and or slide.
Standing with no boots, they are still too long but on the bike in boots, they cover just to the top of my boot so I'm happy. They are mostly leather so they are heavy. I took the knee pads out because they are way too loose and don't line up at all even in the highest position. This is probably an issue for me because I am only 5'8" and mostly torso, so someone taller should be fine. Overall I would buy them again all day long. Not the same quality as a pair of dainese pants but these are half the price but atill pretty dang close.
Processing took about 4 days which annoyed me but they were at my door within a week so no complaints here.
March 12, 2014
Can't beat this deal!
These overpants are pretty sweet! I have a 34 inch waist with a 30 inseam and I ordered size 32. They fit good over a pair of Dickies with a belt. Once I'm on my bike and in the riding position they only required cutting about an inch off. The styling is neutral and I feel protected. The leather is thick and they go on and off quickly. They cost less than some of the riding jeans available. No regrets on this purchase.
January 13, 2014
not bad, but not great
I was looking for a easy on/off pair of pants for sport riding and commuting. They work fairly well. The knee armor is horribly uncomfortable- I replaced mine with armor I had from another pair and its much better. These pants are very large, even for an overpant. I wear a 32 pant, and bought a 32, should have bought a 30. Even weaing them with jeans underneath all the adjusters are tightened all the way. I can however wear jeans and a polar fleece liner underneath, so it does help extend the season a bit. Decent airflow through the mesh, and leaving the fly and pockets open move a little more. With shorts underneath they are comfortable up to about 90 degrees or so, even stopped in traffic (it might be because mine are white). They leather seems to be decent quality, but there are some differences between the two legs, in that the pieces at the bottom of the leg are cut differently, and one leg was a little longer than the other. There is also more leather under the mesh on one side than the other, even after being cut to the same length (the mesh panels dont match from side to side) This is mostly cosmetic, but I expected more for the price. Cutting the legs to fit is a definate must. Stitching seems to be ok, but I was able to pull apart the pieces I cut off the bottom of the legs fairly easily. Hopefully this is only because they were little pieces, but once again I have to say I was somewhat underwhelmed with the overall quality. I would reccomend checking them out in person if you are seriously considering these pants, I probably would have bought something else or sent them back if I hadnt gotten them dirty when I first got them. (white is very hard to keep clean).
August 16, 2013
I'm not a big fan of this product, as it's too bulky to be used just for commuting. However it offers a great deal of protection.
Knee guards are a bit too low for me and the whole thing is heavy.
August 5, 2013
Over Pants work t*ts...never crashed in them yet, but definately feel safer than the kevlar jeans I use to wear.
I wore Kevlar jeans for the last year, and have not yet ground myself along the asphalt fortunately...although for some reason, I kept thinking about it happening, hence the paranoia to spend the money on these "leather' / mesh overpants.
Driving to work and back, I'm lot braver now, or have stopped worrying about sliding along the asphalt/granite freeway getting my cheeks warmed up at high speed.
Feel, I might not have the best protection as a full leather body suit would do the job here--but, for commuting to work an back at freeway speeds, they work better than what I had.
Pros: (based on my size: 5'8', 170 lbs)
Good heavy over pants, leather in the right places, mesh in the places less likely to hit the ground. Included knee pads too. Like others have said, the knee pads might need to be raised to fit right, but there are three knee pad adjustment slots.
Took the pants to a tailor...for $20 got the hems double-stitched up about an inch taking one of the button snaps off... Still fit good.
I was unsure in spite of everyone saying get a size smaller, but got the 32 waist size even though I wear a 33 jean, and I like my jeans baggy...the over pants fit really good around the waist., room for adjustment too. Definitely not too small.
Got the lower cost version of these over pants when they dropped the price from the more expensive version so lost some protection although these are better than the kevlar I wore before.
The inner hip pockets are almost a waste of time an money, they seem weak and small, but I never use them anyway. The side full length zippers make it really easy to put wallet/keys etc right into my regular pants without even needing these inner pockets.
July 9, 2013