Icon Overlord Resistance Pants
Good pants with one fault
I bought size 34, and they fit perfectly, as expected. That is usually my size in jeans. Seem to be well made, they vent well, and material used inspires confidence in case of crash. However the knee protector (although D3O) is way too small in all 3 directions. IMHO 2'' too short, about 1'' too narrow, and apparently a bit too thin. The small size makes if fit somewhat lose in the lining pocket, and this definitely does not inspire confidence of adequate protection in case of crash. I managed to find a bigger, beefier protector (Held) that fits perfectly in knee pockets and now i ride with confidence. The other remark is purely stylistic: The strange construction on the outside of knees, makes the pants look strange in this area. Although I had my doubts about the internally placed zip connecter for the jacked connection, it is relatively easy to connect to Icon Overlord Resistance jacket, and when connected the jacket fits (looks okay at the back). To understand this last remark, you have to read my review of Icon hypersport pants.
June 6, 2015
Don't waste your money.
I bought these pants in the hopes of having something to protect my ample butt with, but found the fit to be horrible. Legs were 4 to 5 inches too long, waist was 1 size too small, knee protection was at or near my mid calf area and the thighs were about 2 sizes too small.
In order to get a proper thigh fit, I'd need to go 2 sizes larger and have a pair of pants that don't stay up. In order to get the knee protection to be in the correct place, I'd need to pay extra to have them altered by a seamstress and pray they are good enough to reassemble them strong enough to withstand an accident.
Look around at the reviews not on this site and you'll see that this product is not a good choice at all; unless you're short with a 34" or smaller waist.
April 17, 2015
Much better than jeans for sure!
You need something better than jeans...this is a given as rider. The pants seems sturdy enough against abrasion but the knee protection is really not very reassuring that my knees will be in tact if I hit the pavement. As a guy that is 5'6", the knee pads sit near the top of my shins. The velcro strip allows you to cinch the knee pad in place but I found them sliding down on my ride yesterday. They are quite baggy so I'm sure I can get actual knee protection under them. I'm planning on picking up the field armor for my knees. Also there is literally no padding around the thighs and rear end. I may knee kneed to buy some padded shorts as well. All in all these riding pants are huge improvement over jeans. My concern is all this logic will go out the window when it gets into the 90s.
March 30, 2015
almost perfect contains one deal breaker
After searching far and wide for what I want and can afford. I found these to be the best and bought them 2 sizes bigger to be an overpant. When I got them home they fit as my real pant size. I am 5'11" 260lbs. I normally wear a size 38 (with a belt because its quite loose). I bought these at a size 40 and they fit me tight without any pants under. I would have just made this work if its wasn't for the placement of the knee armor. I don't think I'm short but the knee armor was really a shin pad. Even at the highest adjustment the knee armor would not get into place. If I used the Velcro to hold the knee in place I get tons of material bunched up above the knee. I really think they placed everything about 4 inches too low. The search continues.
March 25, 2015
Good pant, true to size, warm for summer
Overall happy with these pants, they fit true to my 32 waist. I'm 6' 175lbs, lean athletic build. Could imagine these being very tight on someone with large legs, kinda snug on me and as stated I'm in the thinner side. Certainly feel much more protected than a pair of jeans with the tough fabric, reinforced areas and some simple knee protection. Could be a little warm and uncomfortable on hot days. Perfect for ~70-75 degree riding temps in my opinion, otherwise you'll sweat, not that breathable. Still my go to pants for most days. I would recommend for (better than jeans) protection and a higher sense of safety for abrasion resistance and some minimal knee protection.
September 15, 2014
Sturdy, but a tad Clunky
First off, let me discuss the sizing of these pants. They fit exactly as you would expect. I normally wear a 32 jean and they fit excellently in a size 32. However, if you are short you may want to think of something else. I'm about 5'6 and these are pretty long for me. The knee adjustment pockets and strap along the knee make it easy to align the internal knee pads, but if you're much shorter than 5'6 its really not going to fit. They are just on the border for myself. If you are buying these as over pants then I would go a size up.
Stylistically, they look good. My only complaint is that they do tend to bunch up at the knees quite a bit. Not to the point where I would return them, but if your finicky you might. It's going to be painfully obvious you're wearing specialized gear when you're off the bike, so not the type of pants to wear to a cook-out or something.
Very confident in the protection these are going to offer. Not crash tested, but they knee armor feels sturdy and the hip armor will definitely help over standard jeans. My only complaint is that they lack any tailbone protection, so if you go down on your backside it's going to hurt.
With all this said, I would certainly recommend these to anyone looking to up the protection.
May 31, 2014
overall good quality
Received mine very fast. im 5' 9.5" 210lbs. bought a size 34 because my waist is 32-33. if you workout and have huge thighs, id recommend going to a 36. calves have plenty of room. also if your short, your knee pads are gonna be shin pads even when adjusted to the highest slot. also make sure you inspect the clothing. i received mine with the velcro on the outside knee area coming apart. looks like the glue didnt set completely or heat up enough when pressed together and pealed apart. but you get what you pay for and its worth the price.
April 16, 2014
Great product for the price, a few things to keep in mind.
Overall product is great! The pants and textile are high quality with good stitching and feel. protection is good for the price but the pants are on the small side. They recommend going one size up if your looking for overpants. I went two sizes up to be safe and they barely fit. If looking for a single pant these are great and slightly small. Go one size up. If looking for an overpant. Go AT LEAST two sizes up.
February 4, 2014