Icon Hooligan Denim Pants
Great pants for everyday riding
I really do like the pants. Icon did a great job in understaning how a Sportbike rider would fit on the bike with these pants on. True to size and length, these pants fit perfect when riding. There is no ankle showing, and they are not too long to where they would drag over your rear heel. I really like the color too. These are my first riding pants, and the protective armor over the knee may take some getting use to. They pants are more comfortable with the armor removed. Overall, great pair of pants!
April 21, 2014
I have no confidence in these other than the knee
Being a newbie rider, I wanted to get a pair of pants that would protect me but I had a significant budget issues after forking out cash all the other safety gear. So my choices were "cheap protection or denim jeans (aka: no protection)" for the legs. I opted for the former.
I did some research and found that kevlar can still tear in a dragging situation, so I became armor focused over simply wanting kevlar. Ideally, of course, having both would be great, but my budget wouldn't allow me to go past a $150 price point. I also didn't know what armor works for what jeans, so buying in parts didn't seem like the best approach, when starting out, either.
So I settled on these as they were cheap, had armor, "abrasion resistant" and came from a brand that was instantly recognizable for anyone even having a passing interest in motorcycles. I thought it was going to be a wins all the way around.
But I'm disappointed. The manufacture complaints in the other reviews are extremely evident, loose threads everywhere. Especially after a first wash. The fasten button on the pants is like a razor if it's not attached right (and the first pair I tried on, this was the case). The material just lends no confidence in durability as it is soft, thin, and while it resembles denim, feels far more flimsy and more like a shirt than a pair of pants. If Icon thinks this is "heavy duty", what in the world do they consider "standard"?
All that said, the knee armor is great and I have absolute confidence in as they hold exactly where they need to be while i'm riding and aren't obtrusive when I'm not. Additionally, I think these pants look fantastic and if they weren't so flimsy, I could see myself wearing them all the time as they are also extremely comfortable. I also like the reflective attributes inside the pant legs and the fit is spot on.
But if I had to do it again, I wouldn't get these. I still wear them instead of normal jeans when I ride, but only because I can't put the armor in my normal jeans. These were not worth the price.
April 5, 2014
A comfortable alternative in a Euro style saturated market.
I chose this pair of riding jeans because I just couldn't quite fit comfortably into the euro style jeans, having more athletic legs. Being 5'11" and 190lbs, I bought the size 34 in dark blue and found them to be spot on for my taste. What was I looking for? Pants that fit like Levi's jeans, but with heavier stitching and protective features. With that said, there is a little room in the hip, thigh, and calves. However, they are not baggy and there is no flapping in the wind. The knee armor is held nice and snug against your knees in the riding position. I've ridden in them for about a month now with no issues. From here I'd probably go for the rouser jean, but they weren't available when I was ready to buy so I will live with these as long as they will last. Gave them a cold wash and hang dry, have yet to experience any of the negatives of previous reviews. One point I'd like to make is that the dark blue felt heavier and more durable than the grey pair appear to be in the video (more of a thick denim jean than a soft cotton pant). No experience with sliding or impact on these but I feel confident in the field armor inserts. Being that there is no hip or tailbone protection, I ordered a pair of Klim tactical shorts to wear underneath for added protection when I will go on longer Sunday rides. If necessary, I will return to comment on how they fit and function with these jeans. I will conclude that I am very satisfied with the construction and features of these riding jeans. I would recommend them due to their style and value.
March 25, 2014
I love Icon stuff and want to love these pants, but...
The Icon brand makes really cool stuff and I have everything from a helmet to gloves and tee-shirts so I didn't hesitate to order the Hooligan Denim Pants. They fit super well, are very comfortable and look cool. Awesome. I was, however, quite disappointed during the third extended ride I took in them--the stitching on the zipper was coming undone. Wasn't so much ripping out as the thread was just coming unravelled and the zipper was pulling away from the inside of the fly. Should be an easy enough repair job, and I can only imagine I put a little extra stress on the zipper as I ordered them a bit big for me and they sag a little which puts extra stress on the zipper area when I swing my leg over the bike. Will definitely buy more Icon stuff, just a little disappointed at how quickly and easily these otherwise super cool pants broke down--maybe I just got a faulty pair.
March 11, 2014
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