Icon Stryker Vest
It does what it is supposed to do.
This vest has served me fairly well thus far. I'm a fit 180lbs at 6'0 and the L/XL fits me nicely. It has a comfortable, secure snugness in the chest and down my spine when fastened. It is also quite durable for it has survived being bent and folded in various ways to fit into my locker at work and still looks brand new. I have experienced the Velcro panels coming undone while I am riding which is very annoying but the vest stays put and does not flap in the wind.
In terms of protection, I (thankfully *knock on wood*) have not experienced any falls or impacts other than bugs so I cannot really speak to that. We must also face the reality that it is just a vest and even with the D3O, it would not provide much protection in the event of a significant fall (which hopefully no one ever encounters).
Other than all of the above, it is very stylish and I receive many compliments on it, along with people asking if I am going to play laser tag/paintball or if I am a law enforcement officer. It would be nice if they made it in some other colors at this price range (the Battlescar color was a little bit pricier at the time of my purchase) to help limit heat absorption, but it is what it is. I would recommend this to anyone looking for some supplementary armor or is looking to stay cool this summer like I am.
July 27, 2015
Great looking with peace of mind.
This vest is easy to wear under a light jacket, it fits a bit large but you can customize the fit to your desire. Looks great and matches the rest of Icons offerings.
July 27, 2015
Comfort and protection
Love this product honestly every time I go for a ride I feel very safe and also I can wear it underneath a regular shirt or I can even wear with a backpack. It's that flexible and easy to work with.
July 27, 2015
Feel much safer with this on, it also stays pretty stuck on the body with the Velcro's in the right place working perfectly. It's also not heavy and can pretty easily stay inside of the jacket
July 22, 2015
Pointless, but looks cool!
If you're buying this for added core protection to wear over/under your existing jacket, know that it's level 1 CE in the back only. Just about any riding jacket will take a level 1 CE back pad insert at 1/3rd the cost of this rig. The front is not CE, just a piece of hard plastic. Some jackets also allow chest inserts for CE armor.
If you're buying this because it's too warm out to wear a jacket, know that a mesh jacket will keep you cooler. This rig flows very little air. Your entire back and chest with be instantly soaked in sweat on 90 degree days. With a mesh jacket you're at least getting tons of air, be it hot, blowing through your chest and back. Your arms stay cooler though than a jacket. But I'd rather have sweaty arms than a sweat soaked shirt front/back.
Now what this vest is good at is looking badass. I get a lot of questions and compliments about it where ever I go. The build quality is also very good. No flashing on the plastic moldings or weak seams. The shoulder straps are short though, but the sides are generous. If you want to avoid the "mid-drift" look that some riders have when wearing these go one size up. It'll allow you more adjustability where it's needed, in the shoulders.
July 21, 2015
When I first started buying gear I wanted this vest very badly but used my money on a jacket helmet and gloves first, then a few weeks later I ended up back on revzilla and was ordering the vest, I got it the next day with the free shipping and I absolutely love it! It's so comfortable and allows free range of movement, not to mention the protection it provides. I imagine it will hold up very well in an accident. Only problem is that there is not a ton of air flow and I sweat when when I'm driving slow. However this vest is definitely great and I'm very happy with my purchase. Plus the it looks bada**
July 13, 2015
Great product. This vest has awesome air flow, very comfortable and made from very durable and tough materials. I love this product, it's exactly what I imagined and looked for in a protective vest from icon. Thanks for the awesome service revzilla once again you have provided 100% customer satisfaction.
July 13, 2015
Good looking armor
I haven't gone down in it yet, so I can't tell how well it works for that, however it feels comfortable when worn and seems to stay in place well. I've also been complimented on it while riding more than once, and even had someone stop me long enough to find out where I got it so they could get some too.
July 11, 2015