Icon Hooligan Street Jersey
didn't like the shape
It's kind of "bell" shape. Thin in the elbows and too wide in the hips. Still good product.
December 20, 2014
Where Was This Last Summer?
As much as I enjoy the videos, when it's time to open the wallet I turn to the reviews. Actual riders with real experience with the product are what sways me. And this time, as usual, they are on the money.
I am 6' 225lbs with broad shoulders. I wear 38" waist jeans and 2 XL sweatshirts. I got a 2 XL jersey and the fit is right on. All my other jackets are 3 XLs but this one does run large. It is boxy, but so am I apparently, because it fits great, comfortable with all the armor where it belongs. I agree with the majority here, order a size down.
It's cold here now, and the wind whips right through this jacket. Not so great getting the mail in December, but I am sure that wind will be appreciated in 95 degree July. Airflow is excellent.
I ordered the red, white, and blue colorway. It is quite bright and should both reflect the sun away and make me more visible to traffic.
This is a light jacket compared to a leather or thicker textile. It is not the most protective garment available by any measure. This is for hot weather riding. The shoulder and elbow pads are solid, but I may upgrade them. The installed back pad is a place-holder only and I installed my Icon Stryker back plate, minus the straps. This is one of the most substantial back guards made and costs almost what this jersey does. I rotate the Stryker among three jackets so the dollar hit is spread around. The Klim D3O is also an acceptable, lighter and less expensive alternative. It's nice to have choices.
Being ATGATT I would not ride sleeveless, but another reviewer's idea of taking them off at a destination for more comfort is a good one.
Overall this is a fantastic riding jacket for the money. My experience with Icon goods has been positive. I think this one is a home run.
December 17, 2014
Perfect summer riding jacket. I live in Okinawa and it gets miserable at times during the summer. This jacket really helps keep the air flowing and my temperature down. The shoulder pads are a bit bulky with a backpack, but you can adjust them as needed.
December 1, 2014
Pros and Cons
As a teen hooligan it is easy to say this jacket was the right fit. For the price, you cannot argue with this jacket. The airflow is rediculously good. Warning do not wear in rain at night, you will freeze.
Wearing something under this jacket is really easy. I only have one gripe, the elbow inserts: they fit to my elbow very well and the forearm inserts fall in the same category. BUT, they often get in the way while putting on extra clothing and sometimes it is difficult to wear my jacket underneath when it starts getting cold. Once it is on, no problems noted.
If this is your first jacket, get it. If it is a light jacket for the late summer into early fall, get it.
As usual, Icon provides great products for the price. Take that detail to your advantage.
November 21, 2014
Awesome for warm weather
I am 5 ft 10 in 240 lbs got an xl and use the jacket in the tropics, it is great just a bit cold in the early mornings! We do about 500 miles a week and for the last 30 days I have been very happy with it.
2013 Kawasaki Vulcan Custom
November 4, 2014
Great summer jacket
I needed a summer weather jacket, and I love the look and feel of a jersey-type jacket, and this one fit the bill. It flows air extremely well and is perfect for those hot days. Like many others, I did take out the elbow padding for more comfort, and I have ridden without the sleeves more times than with them on. It does run a little big but I'm a bigger guy and it fits me well. I can probably squeeze a hoodie underneath it for the cooler weather that has now arrived. Very satisfied with this jacket.
November 3, 2014
Great Summer Piece - even without sleeves
OK, So I am one of those people who did ride with the sleeves off on occasion and appreciated the ability to do so. I know it's not ideal to ride with no forearm protection and I would not recommend making a habit out of it. In fact during a whole summer of almost daily use, I probably rode without the sleeves less than a dozen times. It was a calculated risk and if you have ever commuted in the DC area you know that there are whole days where you will never exceed 25 mph on the highway and in 90+ degree weather it can be brutal, especially after a couple of hours at an almost stand-still. This design gives you the ability to pull over and remove the sleeves to take advantage of any slight breeze that comes along while sitting among four lanes of endless stop and go traffic. As for the looks, I had the red/black version and it looks super aggressive and sporty. It breathes very well under normal riding conditions and is definitely for the warmer days. Awesome addition to your summer gear wardrobe.
November 2, 2014
Great air flow. Removable sleeves makes no sense
The design allows great air flow and is perfect for summer riding. the removable sleeves is something I am not sure is needed and how many people would actually remove them. The sleeve design means the armor sits under the forearm and is slightly uncomfortable. On the other hand the armor can be removed and it fixes that problem.
October 28, 2014