Icon Overlord Resistance Jacket
Fit & Finish is not quite there
I would expect loose threads and stuff, but no zipper stops in the pockets? Tons of threads need trimming off. Also the loop for hanging the jacket is going to destroy it.
With those 2 items in mind, I bought it a little too big, but that was my own doing. Follow the chart and Anthony's advice. I will be buying another when I get a smaller spare tire ;)
I bought it in white, I use Scorpion's Klaw II gloves (also white) and their EXO-T1200 Quattro in Black/White/Silver. Storm Tropperish, but I was going for visibility without competting with HiViz Brian ;)
Shipping was WICKED FAST, it is like they had a propane torch to peoples hides, I ordered just before 1pm, it shipped the same day and was here the next (I live in central OH).
Great job guys.
May 26, 2016
Great aggressive styling, not so great fit...
I'm digging the aggressive styling and "Batman" looks of this jacket. However, the fit is lacking, especially considering I replaced a Dianese jacket with an unbeatable fit!
Overall, I'm still happy with my purchase, especially considering the amount of armor that comes built into this jacket.
April 19, 2016
Way better than mesh jackets from a few years ago
I bought this to replace a Joe Rocket mesh jacket that is about a year old. What a difference! This coat is comfortable, stylish and doesn't ride up in the back. The D30 armor is a huge improvement from the old style foam. It moves with you and if the videos are to be believed, gets solid upon impact. I haven't tested the survivability.
My only gripe is that the jacket doesn't have a way to attach to the pants. I'm used to Joe Rocket coats which will zip to Joe Rocket pants and provide extra zipper material to sew into your own pants if you want. I don't know if that will be a problem because the jacket doesn't appear to ride up like others do.
This is definitely a warm weather jacket. I'm a Seattlite used to cold weather and it is too chilly when I'm on the highway and the temperature drops below 70. Warm weather folk will probably be more sensitive. The good news is that it is nice and cool when the weather does get hot.
I originally purchased the Grey/Yellow coat to go with a pair of white Icon Anthem2 mesh pants. I figured that grey and white would go together. They looked stupid and the pants were returned. This goes well with armored jeans or black overpants. Stay away from other colors.
June 2, 2016
above all is awesome jacket
What can i say...it's an icon...I own a few and you cant go past an icon for the best value for money jacket...just order 1 size up...lm an XL in shirt and jacket size but 2XL in icon fits great..
November 3, 2015
I bought this jacket 6 months ago for summer riding.
right out of the box one of the sleeve snaps broke and I replaced it with a 3 dollar snap from a fabrics store. the cheep replacement snap iIbought is better quality then the ones on the jacket... they really skimped there.
Everything else about the jack is amazing, Its well constructed and has held up to a lot of wear and tear. the airflow is AMAZING. you don't feel like you are wearing a jacket. sub 65F weather I suggest a windbreaker underneath. The fit is really good. I'm 5'11" 190lbs I got an XL which fits a sweatshirt or windbreaker underneath comfortably. The armor is confidence inspiring and is comfortable.
Iv had people say I look like batman wearing it. makes you look like a modern battle ninja of death (in black).
October 12, 2015
Awesome All Around Jacket
I recently bought the overlord jacket and I can't say enough good things about it. It fits great, the air flow is right, and it is very comfortable.
August 17, 2015
I love this jacket, but I'm not sure if I can recommend it.
I love this jacket, but probably shouldn't. It looks great. It fits great. The cooling aspect is amazing, though this is my first non-leather jacket so it's my only point of reference. It also comes with a CE rated spine protector and removable liner, which is how I justified the high price.
However, the build quality is pretty poor. Unlike a lot of reviewers, I lucked out and didn't get a jacket with excessive loose threads or gaps in the seams, so I figured Icon had upped their standards since the jacket's release. Unfortunately, after 10 days I started losing zippers, which is an easy fix. The jacket just needs zipper-stops added. Whether or not the apparent quality problems and relatively high price is a deal breaker is up to you.
At this price point, if you're smart you'd probably spend a little more for perforated leather.. Unless looking like a stormtrooper
is more important to you.
I included a few pictures for reference. I'm 5'9", 170lbs and medium fits great.
June 15, 2015
Tank Scratcher / Arm Squeezer
This is my second season using this jacket. I tried on a lot of other jackets and the main reason I chose this jacket was because of the very short collar. I don't like high collars because I have a short neck. This jacket has great flexibility in the neck and doesn't bind or ride up my back.
The jacket definitely makes you feel protected. there's a ton of pads and molded armor in the jacket. Having fell in a summer jacket before that just came apart on impact, I feel way more protected in this jacket. HOWEVER, all that padding comes a cost. The airflow into the jacket is greatly reduced and the padding makes the jacket fit tighter on the arms. I have big arms already, if I put on long sleeve shirt under this jacket, I definitely feel the squeeze. Especially with the vest/liner in as well. It seems they didn't make the arms any bigger to accommodate the added padding/armor...
As others have pointed out, the quality could be slightly better. I don't have a problem with stitching or strings coming out, although there are a some loose ends...But I did lose a zipper. The zippers don't have stops on them...so they can simply zip right off...and I've already lost my left side pocket zipper. You must close the zippers when not in use in order to not lose them. Huge oversight on Icon's part. Also...If this jacket is supposed to be for sport use, a tucked position...it's crazy that they didn't put a cover over the zipper to protect the tank. It was no more than 3-4 rides on my brand new Duc before I started noticing scratches and swirls on the tank. I ended up having the jacket tailored and fabric cover placed along the zipper...an incredibly huge oversight on Icon's part.
Otherwise...I do like the jacket. It comes with good CE armor, and it's not uncomfortable...and I feel protected.
May 28, 2015