Icon Hooligan Denim Pants
After a few.months the pants are coming apart. That's sad considering I have.normal jeans that I ride in that are still good. Is there a warranty on these Reveille?
February 23, 2014
I didn't like them at all. I felt like I was wearing 1980's mom jeans because the length from the crotch to buttons is way too long. The knee protectors are great to have but were way too bulky and a bit uncomfortable.
I'm 6', 200lbs., and I normally wear a 36w x 34x jean and the Icon's were actually quite a bit longer when sized up next to my regular jeans. I realize that the back of the jeans are made higher so you don't have plumbers butt when riding, but this was a bit much.
The denim, stitching and pockets look very durable but the overall design just feels outdated and bulky.
February 19, 2014
I think they will do what they are supposed to.
I am not completely sure whether I'm convinced about these pants. They are a very dark blue denim, which I really like, but the cut on them is a little odd. The knee pads hang below my knee unless I hike the pants up to my groin. They do sit properly when I'm seated on the bike, but I'm a concerned that in a crash if my leg straightens out, the pad will go beneath my knee and lose all purpose.
December 16, 2013
Button broke off while I was removing them from the plastic
A hundred and how many dollars? The main metal button, the one that holds them on your body, broke off while I was removing them from the plastic. What happens if I need to rely on them for protection? I fixed them with another button, but my confidence is low considering the first impression. Buy another brand.
December 12, 2013
For low-speed trips to work and back only.
I like the idea of these more than the execution. It is nice to be able to remove knee armor (heavy and dense) without having to take the jeans off in a bathroom. That is the primary benefit, other than the look like just nice regular jeans you could wear anywhere.
Downside: The are manufactured extremely poorly. I got a grey pair and a blue pair... They grey pair was ok upon opening, but the blue pair had white threads coming out everywhere and the seam was already falling apart - could stick a pinky finger through the hole in the side-seam, right out of the box. Held the jeans up to the light and could see the sun through every stitch-hole. That does NOT inspire confidence. I have had $30 Old Navy jeans that were built better.
Sees like these would be of more benefit if you were to fall/drop your bike over onto yourself. Or tripping in your driveway on your way TO the bike. I cannot see these being abrasion-resistant whatsoever. In fact, I can imagine the entire seam coming apart down the leg. The knee armor is nice and molded, however, unlike the flattened kind you encounter in other jeans.
The bottom line is: ICON - put about $50 more of materials / workmanship into these (kevlar, better stitching) and charge $200. I just bough a pair of Alpinestars Resist kevlar jeans for that. I'd love to have that exterior armor removal option.
October 18, 2013
I'll wear them anyway
First let me say that these are among the lowest quality pair of pants I've ever owned. At the same time, I do like them, so this is not an easy review to write.
The bad: Others have mentioned the button looking flimsy- mine came off before I even tried the pants on. Threads shooting out here and there. They're slightly too long, even for riding pants. The Field Armor in the knees is CE rated, but it's uncomfortable enough to tempt removal.
Here's what these pants have going for them: They look excellent in grey, they're fairly comfortable with the knee armor removed, and they seem to be about as tough as a normal pair of riding jeans. If you're a bit of a chub- and especially if you're tall- the knee armor and length might work well for you.
Do I regret purchasing? No. They're not horrifically bad at this price point, and they do offer good protection. On the other hand, they're still low quality pants manufactured on a tight budget with lax quality control. I'll wear them without a second thought, but I definitely won't suggest that anyone should rush to give their hard-earned dollars to ICON for shoddy work.
October 16, 2013
First off I didn't order these from Revzilla. Have used them for various riding gear and great service! Just wanted to let others who are thinking about these pants to save some trouble.
I love the fit and style of these jeans! I'm 6' 205lbs and 34 in waist. The removable knee pad is great!! I was a bit suspect when i got these jeans home with the button. it looks super flimsy and could come off at any moment. The stitching is kinda poor but I was still ok with the jeans until i put them on again and discovered a hole developing on my hip where the stitching starts. OK , these things are junk! goin back asap! For $120 I'm disappointed enough to write this and warn others. Love Icon but they need a quality control check on these. Style 10/10 quality 2/10.
October 1, 2013
Awesome pants! Plenty of room in the back for comfort on the bike, but it's subtle enough to wear into a restaurant, bank heist, or whatever. The removable (while pants are worn) knee armor will quickly spoil you, especially if you're a habitual backpack wearer or have some place to stash them. Air flow is poor, but the material feels very durable. I haven't crash tested these yet (knock on wood) but the material easily slides across some furious cheese-grating. Skinny dude warning!!! Icon's pants seem to fit on the large side. I'm a 30 inch waist, but ordered the 32 so I could easily tuck in an insulating layer. Bad move. The 32 fit more like a 34. Trade in was necessary.
September 21, 2013