Icon Device Textile Pants
Well not exactly bell bottoms, there is no flare, but I don't understand why since these have zippers that go all the way up to the thigh and snaps at the cuff it is so wide at the bottom? There is no taper and it is really wide, like the same width as the thigh all the way down. Reminded me of snow pants. The snaps and zipper at the bottom do not help taper the leg. I understand they are "overpants" but I don't see the need for such wide legs all the way down. There needs to be some velcro or something to snug up to your boots or you are going to be flapping hard going down the road. I am also going to estimate the inseam on the 32" waist is like 33" - they are pretty long. Kind of made the knee protection fit weird. Also, as someone else mentioned, the short crotch to waist length is a little weird, but doesn't effect the fit. I wear a 33" waist jean (about 1" more than I need, cause I like them loose) and this 32" waist with the side adjustments fully opened, fit even with a cell phone case attached to the belt of my jeans. I sent these back for a refund mainly because of the length of and the width of the legs.
November 14, 2013
Good pants for the price
Has a lot of good features for the price. Inseam zipper for in/out and adjustable knee pad positions, being the big ones. A nice step up from my Icon Brawnsons, which I'm shelving for these.
Did not give it 5 stars because I prefer a standard belt loop system (like on the Brawnsons), with a self supplied sturdy leather belt. I'm not a fan of the plastic ratchet and velcro adjustment. Icon should have kept it simple here.
Belt loops also adds the convenience of having a way to hang the pants in my cube/home/etc from a simple hook. These Device pants do not have a built in hang loop, which comes in especially handy tor hanging the pants up to dry in case you get caught in rain (common in Seattle).
Aside from the above critiques, these pants are really good. Fit is true to size and overall quality is good. I also like that it's not overly baggy. I'm obviously keeping these pants, but if Icon releases an exact version with belt loops, I'd buy a pair in a heart beat.
July 8, 2013
A perfect overpant for cooler riding conditions
The waist size is right on, I'm a 34 jean and these fit me great. I use them when the days are cooler. These pants are a perfect addition for longer rides that I need a pair of pants or shorts to wear when I reach my destination.
May 20, 2013
Just bought these and have only worn them once. Left the house for work, wearing them over shorts at 36 degrees. Ride to work is 35 miles and they kept me warm enough for the ride. Very short waisted for my likes; but with the price and style, I decided to keep them anyway. Didn't think I would like the ratchet buckle; but after using it once, I'm a fan. Will wait to see how durable it is. Overall, I really like them and will probably use them commando as well as over other pants.
April 1, 2013
One outing and they're great.
I took these pants out on a 4 hour ride and they did just what I wanted. It was about 50 degrees and I wore them over blue jeans. I'm sure they would be comfortable down to 40's or below. They have a high crotch that I was a little worried about when I tried them on. No problem on the bike or off.
The long zippers inside of each leg made them easy to take off and on. If I had one suggestion for improvement it would be for the legs to be a little less baggy, but it was not noticable when riding. Also wish they were waterproof. Haven't tested them, but they don't claim to be waterproof so...
I'm a 33 waist and ordered a 32. As the fit low, it was perfect.
February 18, 2013
Good, Simple Pants
Just got these and had a chance to ride with them a few times. They are a nice pair of pants, quality is good. They don't have much in the way of pockets, but they are comfortable and look good. The knee armor is a bit bulky, but sits properly in place when seated on the bike. After a few miles I didn't really notice the armor.
I am about 5-11, 165 lbs. I comfortably wear a size 33 pants, but I fit in a 32 no problem. I ordered the 32's and the fit is perfect. They fit over jeans and my work clothes perfectly, with even just a bit of extra room at the waist. I do prefer my gear to fit well, not baggy. The length is generous when standing and bunches considerably when walking around, but on the bike the pants break right at the boots. Perfect.
I live in GA so no extreme cold, but on mornings in the mid 30's to 40's the pants are very comfortable and warm enough. The liner is mesh, not quilted so sustained riding below 35 degrees may require more insulation.
January 11, 2013
These are my first overpants and boy was I surprised at the weight! I have no doubts on the protection they will offer if/when (hopefully never!) go down. I like the waist adjusters as well as the buckle up front. The knee pads are inserted in a pocket that actually have 3 smaller pockets for short/medium/tall riders. the pads do show a bit of play to the left and right, but that may be because the pants feel somewhat large over my skinny legs. I am 5'10" 140 lbs. They can get hot after a while as well.
December 17, 2012
nice pant, especially for the price
I picked up a pair of these for the colder months here in the south. 6'3, 160lbs, wearing a 32/36 jean. got the 32s and they fit over my jeans without any issues. the length was a concern when ordering, but luckily they are long enough for me to go all the way to my boot. so far ive tested them as low as 40 degrees and they performed good.
they look great, and with the inseam zipper, they dont scream "motorcycle gear" when you are out in public. the snap closure at the bottom of the leg being on the inside does give you something to snag on your pegs when leaving a stop light. once you do it once or twice youll adjust your stance to go out wider to avoid it.
December 16, 2012