Icon Overlord Riding Jeans
This product design works
I just got back from riding with the ICON Overlord jeans. I ride a ZX14R so I'm often tucked in a sports riding position. I rode with True Religion jeans because they had heavier material than regular jeans but I felt unsafe and my knees were exposed to the elements especially riding on the freeway with potential of being hit in the knee by a flying rock. I tried Speed and Strength Rage With The Machine, Rust and Redemption, and Bilt Iron Worker jeans. They all failed to protect the knee cap while in riding position so I returned them. The knee pads of these jeans left up and they don't cover the knee cap at all.
These ICON Overlord jeans has it all. Looks, comfort, design, protection, heavy material, adjustable knee pads that are very easy to remove and put back on, stretch at the knee when you are in a tuck position so bottom don't left up and show your socks or flapping at high speed and beat your shin. They do come long and I had them hemmed.
As you can see, I really like these jeans. I think they are will designed and ICON certainly put a lot of R&D money into it. That is why I believe they are worth what you pay for them. I hope I don't put them to the test, but I certainly feel safe in them.
April 4, 2015
These are well made riding jeans. The style and protection is great. I like the removable and adjustable knee armor. The denim also has a very slight stretch to it I think. This in addition to the elastic in the knees makes it easy to get on and off my bike.
They are very long and have more of boot flare than is evident in the video. I had them hemmed and tapered from the knee down to reduce the semi-bell-bottom look. I reduced the cuff to 7.5 inches wide seem to seem. They now look and feel much better IMHO, and fit easily over my boot. The knee protectors sit below my knee when standing but move up into place when seated on the bike. I just hope they are in the right place when needed.
Overall, awesome jeans.
March 25, 2015
Great riding jeans...the length is a lot longer than I thought...I'll have to cuff them. Not a complaint just what it is...waste is fine. Great riding jeans.
March 23, 2015
ANOTHER SOLID PRODUCT FROM ICON
These pants are great. At $160, its a good value considering what you get. The construction is top notch, added adjustable knee protection and double layered in all the right places. My only concern was the fit. I'm 5'10, 175 lbs and normally wear a size 34" waist x 30" length. The waist was spot on, but the legs were two inches too long. Icon only offers these pants in a 34" length in my waist size. After I received them, I took them straight to my local tailor and she hemmed them 2" and the perfect length for $8. Great deal. Overall I would recommend these pants to anyone in the market for a nice pair of stylish riding jeans.
March 9, 2015
The Kevlar covers the critical areas. The outer combined with the inner knee pads appear to provide a high degree of protection from impact. These jeans are both rugged and comfortable - ready for a quick urban assault or a longer ride through scenic highways.
March 3, 2015
I'm normally a size 36' but with these get the next size up (38) as they are tight, length wise they are long and being over 6 foot it's even long for me that they will scuff the ground with no shoes on. Knee pads are easy access with three (3) holder pockets all at different heights so they can be easily adjusted. great fit when you get the right size had to send it back for next size up and with Revzilla that was no problem at all.
January 9, 2015
Pre-Review of Pants, Review of Video
Saw these in a Cycle Guide ad, on first glance they are what I designed in my head, years ago... finally somebody's made a pant exactly for me. I'm the same 32" waist as the video, 6'0" and 165 pounds and have other ICON product. Only concern is the waist looks stretched and barely buttoned up in the video, zipper not even all the way up. I'm going to the order screens next and will report more upon receipt.
September 1, 2014