Icon Stryker Vest
Does what it's supposed to do
I've recently been looking around for some protective gear thats in a reasonable price range while I save up for some high quality jackets etc. It's better to have some form of protection than nothing at all. So my girlfriend got my this Stryker vest and theres nothing bad to say at all. The back/spine is definitely one of the most important and first things I would want to protect. The fit is true and snug but with enough movement. The vest becomes a "part of you." When I don't have it on I feel "naked." The back protector feels very solid and keeps me a little more at ease. The front also has a chest protective padding which is a plus.
Moisture wicking liner is great for summer wear as well. Although this shouldn't be the only thing you wear during rides but like I said, it's better than riding with just a t-shirt on. I'll throw this on daily and it's great under a jacket or over a tee. 130 bucks make a whole lot of difference after a fall. One of my riding buddies had 2 falls with this vest on and saved him both times. There are other similar vests out there but hands down this is by far the nicest looking and solid product in my opinion.
Only thing that kept me from giving it 5 stars for features, I wish they could add more focus on the shoulder protection and maybe even the sides. Even if it bumps the price up a bit, I'd shell out some extra cash to wear it. But other than that, I love this vest.
April 25, 2015
I usually rock the Icon Sanctuary jacket but when the humidity jumps up and the temps reach 90-100 degrees I slap on this Icon Stryker and elbow guards instead. You don't get a ton of protection but it's better than having a heat stroke in a leather jacket (and it's better than just a t-shirt). I've owned this for a full season already and the velcro has shown no signs of wear, which is about all I was worried about with this purchase.
April 24, 2015
Little expensive but great product
Loved the look of my Icon vest. It fit comfortably and looks good. Pretty true to size. I'm an XL in t shirts and I ordered the LG-XL and it fits good. It has removable/adjustable straps on the sides to connect the chest and back piece and I haven't gone down YET but if I do I have faith in it to absorb at least spinal and chest impacts. But best of all REVZILLA was on point with delivery. Ordered it on a Friday and it got to my house by Monday. Great service and will be buying from both REVZILLA and icon again.
April 23, 2015
you can pretty much make the striker vest fit anyway you want based on whats comfortable to you.
The striker vest is the first kind of body perfection I have purchased for myself. I found this vest to have the the best protection for the price. It's also an icon, so you know you can trust the product to hold up if you're ever in a situation. The overall comfort and airflow while riding makes this piece extremely well versed for summer riding. I highly recommend.
April 20, 2015
Great comfort and awesome style
It's as your not wearing anything. It's very comfortable and you don't notice it. I live in a place where it's 80+ year round and the vest doesn't cook me, it has good airflow.
April 17, 2015
No help from Icon
So I went down going about 15mph to 20mph and the shoulder strap almost ripped off. I asked icon if they would do or help out. I got a big NO.
April 15, 2015
I really like to wear this vest
This vest is fantastic! I find it as a good alternative for when I don't find the desire to wear my full leathers. It has pretty good airflow, adequate protection, and I definitely recommend it!
My only gripe would be that it is slightly larger than expected and that it doesn't have shoulder protection.
But it works well over/under clothing.
April 13, 2015
didn't fit my small/narrow frame
I wanted to like this vest but I couldn't get it tight enough on my body. With a tshirt on it shifted around way too much and basically hung off of my shoulders and didn't tighten around torso. I'm sure this is great if it fits but at 5'6" 115 lbs a small was too big. It also did not work with my Leatt SX neck brace as the brace didn't sit flush against the armor. I'd buy it again if i was a) bigger b) planning on wearing it over a thicker layer and without a neck brace .... still a great product from a great company, just didn't fit me.
April 7, 2015