Icon Patrol Raiden Waterproof Jacket
Follow ICON's sizing chart.
Do not listen to the video review sizing information. I am a bit smaller than the big dude in the video and I normally wear large jackets. I took the advice of the video and ordered a medium jacket and pants because the dude in the video was wearing mediums. Well the sizing must have changed since the video was made because the medium was way to tight on me. I returned it and got a large which fits great. Lesson learned...follow the manufacturers sizing chart. Other than that its a nice product and great customer service from Revzilla.
April 24, 2013
Was worried about sizing
When I ordered I was worried about the sizing. The Vid showed Buzzsaw in a medium! I am a bug dude with a 52 inch chest. According to ICON's size chart that makes me a 4XL, I ordered a 3XL and it fits me perfectly. Sadly even though it's almost April, it's still Freezing in Alaska(-11F) and the roads are still iced. When I get a chance to actually use this jacket I'll be a happy camper.
March 28, 2013
Excellent features , very comfortable
An all round good bike jacket , I ride a cbr rr and not a great fan of leathers so this jacket is excellent for me , stylish , comfortable , durable !!
February 11, 2013
Icon Patrol Raiden Jacket
I have owned and used this jacket now for 4 months. It holds up very well in - degree temps. I live in japan and like to ride all season so this jacket with the matching pants works great! thanks Icon!
February 6, 2013
Love this jacket - wish it rained and was colder more often!
This jacket is hands down the best I've ever owned! I have Olympia, Dianese, First Gear and others but this one is so well built and stylish that it makes me hope for rainy and cold weather so I can wear it! The attention to detail is amazing and the fit is fantastic. I'm 6' and 230 lbs and chose a size 2X the arms are a little long but the jacket fits well with the super warm liner in or without it. The jacket is heavy but you only notice it if you are taking it off to store. The hood is a nice feature. I was a little leery of the manufaturers decals but they only add to the jackets style! My kid wishes he had the money to buy one! Buy it you won't regret it.
January 20, 2013
It is fashionable with the excellent durability which doesn't pass wind at all.
It is fashionable with the excellent durability which doesn't pass wind at all.
It is the winter jacket which is suitable for running of winter.
Wind and rain aren't passed, and it doesn't feel coldness at all.
Pile up underwear and a middle spring clothing, and it can be put on with relaxation.
It is very heavy in the strong change though it has durability with strong nylon material, too, and seems to last long.
It is very much satisfied because jacket design specially matches my motor cycle.
You were allowed to buy it!
January 12, 2013
Not much else to say. Its awesome. Its an expensive jacklet, but everything Icon is. But once you see it, you won't remember what you paid for it. Identical in most features with the other Patrol jackets, but looks sweet with the sponsor patches. Its a crazy warm jacket, waterPROOF, and without comparison, is the most WINDPROOF jacket I have ever worn. Went riding in 26 F last week, with heated jacket underneath, and almost sweating at the end of the ride.Very impressed with how windproof it is, and thats usually what kills you on a cold ride day. Its awesome. And as always, kudos to the Revzilla guys. Jackets (Icon) are always sized smaller, so I am always ordering 3XL or 2XL.
December 3, 2012
Solid jacket, attention to detail.
I purchased this jacket in order to get me through Florida's 'cold' season and hopefully stretch it as far into the rest of the year as I could.
My first impressions were positive. I purchased the jacket in red and the color is very striking. I thought the stupid sponsor patches were going to be a problem, but they've actually grown on me. I hardly think about them. The jacket is HEAVY- around six pounds in weight. On the bike it's not too bad, but if you're going to be taking the jacket off and hauling it around with you (to work, out to dinner, etc) it can be a bit of a drag. Take that into consideration if you're looking for something that will give you high mobility. Despite the weight, the jacket is very comfortable. Everything that could touch your skin is fleeced and padded and the adjustment straps around the arms and wrists are very helpful to get a more snug fit. I have a lean body, so I had to yank those straps way the heck in. If you have thin arms, know that the velcro on the straps only goes so far before you won't be able to fasten it to itself. I tugged mine to an agreeable tightness and then snipped the excess off of the ends so that it wouldn't rub against the jacket.
The material the jacket is made of feels very tough and durable and is MOST DEFINITELY waterproof. I took the jacket out at night in the pouring rain from the tail end of hurricane Sandy and the jacket performed fantastically. I got a little bit of moisture on my upper chest, but that was only because I had mistakenly kept two of the vents open.
Speaking of vents, this is a big, heavy, HOT jacket, but the massive amount of venting helps A LOT to flow air through to your body on days where you might just not need a 'Foul Weather Riding Jacket'. Opening the vents, especially under the armpit, also help stabilize the jacket while you're in motion. Believe me, this thing catches a LOT of air, and it's going to be pulling on you at speed (50-60+).
From a safety standpoint, the padding in the shoulders and arms feels good. The jacket is a size big on me (I got an XL and I am 6'2" 160lbs.), so the padding isn't placed exactly where it needs to be (eg. elbow pad on elbow). It would be tighter, but again, the velcro straps won't go that tight. The back protector is a thin piece of foam and does NOT feel that protective. I would personally invest in an aftermarket back protector, but unfortunately the price of the jacket has left that out of the question for a while. The reflective panels are fantastic and are all over the jacket, where they're needed most (back, arms).
The removable thermal liner is FANTASTICALLY warm. So much so that I've only had a few opportunities to make use of it so far. I can say for certain that it's going to keep you warm and away from that wind chill.
The zipper system is fantastic, especially with the magnetic fastening thing up the front, and the numerous pockets and features on the inside are a welcome addition. The hood is very large and detaches easily. The detachable water bladder holder is slightly small for the bladder that I already own, but it's another good addition that I'm going to be trying to make good use of. The pockets near your hips are lined to keep your hands warm, and there's small 'stash' pockets all around the jacket (on one forearm, near your chest, etc.). I noticed that inside the wallet pocket, Icon put a little Saint Christopher charm attached to an elastic tether. I'm not religious, but the consideration is genuinely appreciated, and it does in a way make me feel safer while riding. At least I know that the folks at Icon care about my safety. You can tell that Icon put a lot of thought and effort into creating a high-quality product. Everything from the reinforced stitching to the charm show me that they understand how important attention to detail is. Especially at this price!
My only real gripe is that the collar extends so high that it tends to press up against your helmet, or rub uncomfortably against your chin strap. Now, in cold or rain conditions this is pretty welcome. You're going to be pressing your head down into your shoulders to cower from the elements anyway, but under normal riding conditions it can be bothersome. My solution is to disconnect the collar from itself and ride with the zipper pulled down slightly. It's a lot more comfortable and even flows a bit more air to your torso.
Overall, quality product. Worth $400 dollars? Perhaps. We'll see in a few years when I've run it through the ringer, how it holds out. But for right now, I'm very happy with my choice.
November 5, 2012