Icon Overlord Textile Overpants
Working as intended, but weak durability
They look great, feel great, and are easy to get in and out of. They fit like overpants should, but they're about 4 inches too long for my 30" inseam while standing. For riding (the sole purpose of buying them in the first place) they look and fit perfectly. Walking around, however, they look like snowboarding pants on me and I'm forced to walk funny to keep them from dragging. I suppose I could take them to the tailor, but ain't nobody got time for that!
Protection and durability are the weakest links here. There is no hip, thigh or butt armor. It comes with removable knee armor, but it's worthless given how long and baggy the pants are. Even if I could get the armor at the right height, it would just move around in the event of a crash and your knees would hate life at that point. I strap separate knee guards on underneath.
Durability. I have owned these pants now for four months and commute in them every day. After two months, an outer seam in the leg started to come a part (almost an inch long) and has started to fray. One of the inner pockets has a hole in it somehow. I now have 50 cents jingle every time I take a step. It sounds like I'm wearing spurs now. The only efficient way to get my money out is to cut it out, but I won't do that because lawd only knows what kind of damage that may lead to in the future. Lastly, one of the two fasteners that attach the front closure system popped out. If the other goes, there's no way to keep my pants up unless I gain a few inches in my gut -- which I refuse to do, as awesome as that process may seem.
Despite its flaws, for about a hunnit dollas, I'd still recommend them to others (with a word of caution to be nice to them). As long as the front closure system holds up, I'm sure they'll last me a while longer.
February 6, 2014
These guys fit nicely over my work pants and are protected in all the right places. Black color makes them look a little less baggy which is normal for an over pant. A good 3 season over pant or 4 season pant!
January 15, 2014
Great over pants
I purchased these pants for the winter riding season here in VA. I rode with them on over a pair of jeans this past weekend. It was 32 degrees when I left my house and went on a two hour ride. I didn't feel any wind come through the pants at all. During my ride it began to rain and when I got home my jeans were dry. I didn't feel cold at all when I had the pants on. I ordered a size 32 pants because that is what size I wear in jeans. The over pants fit well around my waist but are just a little long which does not bother me because my Icon Field Armor 2 boots keep me from walking on my over pants. The waist is adjustable and there is a zipper at the bottom of both legs with a button snap. It is a little tough to put the pants on with my boots on, but my Field Armors are quick to take off and put on. These are great pants and I'm happy with my purchase.
December 17, 2013
go-to Summer riding gear
I wear these a lot. I dual sport, adventure ride, and tour in these pants. They do it all. Baggy enough to easily fit over knee-shin, over armor & hard shorts for spirited off road riding and will easily go over boots. They look awesome and they flow a massive amount of air to keep you cool.
I have used them as over trousers, and for the price I'm ordering a slightly smaller pair in black. The white is great for brutal summer heat off road riding, but i'd like to wear something a bit less noticeable for commuting.
worth a mention that I get these things filthy with mud and sweat, and just put them in the washing machine and hang dry. Can't beat these pants. Most of the things you buy for a bike cost HUNDREDS like flashy jackets and great helmets... these pants are cheap and work brilliantly.
December 17, 2013
Ratchet waist closure broke after 1 week
I had the pants for about a week when half of the ratchet system broke. I continued to use for my commute to work and after less than 3 months the ratchet has broken off completely. To me they are sized very long. I got the 38's and they are about a foot too long for me. I am 5 11, 235. So I will be looking for some new pants or possibly a full suit.
October 1, 2013
bang for the buck
I was going to get the mesh over pants, but am glad I ordered these instead. They feel like much sturdier material. The pants are a little baggy and long. I typically wear 34x33 pants and I ordered the 34. The waist fits well but they seem to be 4" too long. That also means the knee protector fits too low. I'll end up getting them tailored to fit better. But overall a great buy.
September 20, 2013
decent overpant but really baggy
as other reviews have said these pants are very baggy at the feet.
decent protection but when ordering for your size if you are short like me the knee protection may just barely fit and they seem to move quite a bit but that is probably due to how baggy they are and how small I am 30inch leg inseam.
good pants overall though nice abrasion protection but lacks any pads besides the knees..
I would recommend these for what I use them for and that is to commute to work and back home.
September 2, 2013
Really like the pants! Comfortable!
These pants are reasonably priced for the quality of the product. They fit nicely over shorts or jeans comfortable. The material is very durable but the air flow isn't awesome. Good pants overall.
August 5, 2013