Icon Hooligan Denim Pants
I want to love these pants, but:
- The denim is flimsy
- The knee protectors are bulky
- The ankles are really wide and wind blows up my legs
Almost great pants because they do look cool, but poor quality.
July 15, 2014
Great riding pants
I'm a bigger guy 6"3 300lbs and comfortable riding pants are not the easiest to find. A buddy of mine told me about the hooligans so I gave it a shot. They are very comfortable and look good. The only downside is that they get a little warm. Overall great pants and I would recommend them
July 14, 2014
New favorite riding pants
These pants are nicer then all the jeans in my regular wardrobe. With the included protective factor it is a joy to wear these on the bike.
June 23, 2014
Awesome riding pant!
I picked these up at the Revzilla store in Philly, so I was able to try them on. I normally wear a 31 waist but had to get a 30" and pants are still long but I'm only 5'7". Other than not fitting the best because I'm so short these pants are awesome! So much protection especially at the knees! I ride a 09 DRZ SM and these are super comfortable when riding!
June 22, 2014
Great everyday riding pants
Needed some casual riding pants for my daily commute. These worked great, comfortable, stylish, and seem to have good protection(yet to crash test 'em) Good overall pant, the 34 fit well and still a bit of room for something to wear underneath, I normally wear a 33 waist.
June 9, 2014
These Pants are the BEST!!
I work in a place where my boss allows us to wear jeans, so long as they are not ragged, torn, and/or ripped. These do the trick. They were a bit long for me but roll them up and expose the reflective bars and I am off. They feel great! I get to work and pop out the knee armor and my boss asks where he can get a pair. I have been luck enough not to test them on the pavement but they feel very strong and comfortable.
For those of you who wear regular jeans and ride, give these a shot. you won't be disappointed and they will help if ever you get close and personal with the road.
May 26, 2014
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