Icon Patrol Waterproof Jacket
Best looking textile out there - but NOT water resistant
The sleeves are NOT 100% waterproof. At least not with the inner liner removed. Do not trust any of Icons water resistant claims. Even light rain will soak your forearms. A lot of handy pockets and great ventilation. I'm 190cm 87kg and size large fits perfect.
June 6, 2014
Go down at LEAST 1 size when ordering!!
My second jacket arrived today. I say second because I had to return the first because it was too big.
I read all the reviews here that said that the ICON Patrol is sized large, but folks, they are REALLY large. How large?
Well, I'm 6'1" and weigh 230 lbs, so I thought XL would be about perfect for me, as all my other jackets are Euro 56 (which is what the Patrol XL equates to on the ICON sizing chart). I'm a reasonably athletic build...not quite Michael Phelps; but not quite Homer Simpson either. Somewhere in between.
The XL made me look like a homeboy. Seriously, all I needed were Nike Hi Top Sneakers and flat brimmed cap to complete the look. It was baggy-as, and long.
So I sent it back and got the Large (I haven't worn a large anything since high school) and it fits PERFECTLY. Like a glove. Which coincidentally is about how comfortable this jacket is...I mean, it's really really comfy. Like wrapping yourself up in a feather doona, kind of comfy.
I haven't been out on the bike in it yet (stupid work), but the build quality looks good and the jacket itself looks good on. I'm really happy with my purchase.
May 27, 2014
Amazing function/quality/ style
This is a great piece of riding gear. Fits great! I'm 6' , 270# and a 3x is perfect. Quilted liner is very warm & easy in/out. Jacket breathes great has armor where you want it and doesn't impede upper body mobility. Great handwarmer pockets. Excellent rainproof gear! Going to be a great 3 season jacket.
April 4, 2014
Warm, Fits Large
This jacket fits large! If you follow the size chart you will get a jacket that fits gansta large. It's not horrible but a bit of a surprise. I am 6'-0" 230 lbs athletic build. You might be able to buy down a size. Most of the extra bulk is in the arms which is why I rate the protection at a 4/5. I'm worried that the elbow pads will shift in a fall. There are arm sinches that help hold the padding in place but cause the material to bunch up. The cuff sinch works but could be improved by a D ring so you can pull with one hand easily.
Looks great. Not overly sporty/moto themed and will look good on and off many bikes. The hood and water pouch are both removable for a cleaner look. Lots of good reflective bits. The best is the heavy panels on the forearms and shoulders have reflective yarn woven in which is invisible in the day time. There are more Icon logos than I care for but they are fairly tasteful.
The jacket is warm enough without the liner down to at least 35 deg with minimal layering underneath. The zip in liner is super warm and was useful to at least 20. It was so warm steam was pouring out of my cuffs when I was starting the bike. The button clasp to the cuff is weak and accidentally comes undone. Road spray beaded up nicely on the jacket. I have not tested in the rain or anything above 40 deg yet.
Things I would change:
Half size smaller especially in the arms and gut.
Less ICON branding. I don't like being a bill board.
D-ring cuff closure for easier adjustment.
Eliminate the water pouch. This could be an extra add on or be incorporated in the mesh liner.
The thermal liner is not needed. I live in Chicago and have plenty of warm clothes I prefer to layer with.
Things I would not change:
Zip off hood.
Simple solid color style.
Ample chest and slight arm curve.
January 1, 2014
Very nice coat, but beware, it melts!
Putting this jacket away for the winter I noticed two burn holes on the sleeve, about the size of a 50 cent piece each. Probably I made incidental contact with my exhaust at some point, I don't make a habit of touching hot exhaust pipes so it must have been quick. Disappointing to say the least!
December 6, 2013
Good idea, bad jacket
I've had this jacket for about two years now and have found that for the price the quality could be better. The jacket is fairly nice but it does have a few weak points, the first problem I had with it was the chest vent zipper got stuck on the mesh materal, I had to cut the mesh to unstick it, I haven't had that happen again but it is something to look out for. I got mine in the hi viz yellow and it is fading from the sun, it is still visible but has lost alot of the brightness of new. The main problem I have with it is the rubberized zipper, I have to fight with it just to zip it up, it does not seal unless you push in on it and when you do it gets stuck on whatever you have on under it. It did work for a month or two before it started to go bad, but now I can hardly get it to zip up at all, today I went for a ride and was careful zipping up to where I could see but up under my chin when I zipped all the way up it came undone and when I tried to unzip I was stuck. So because of the zipper I would not recommend this jacket. I now have a $400 piece of.......well you know. Another thing the hydration pac when full of water pulls the jacket down in the back and is uncomfortable and anoying. Made in China is another negative.
December 1, 2013
geat for winter riding
I bought this jacket last month because i was in need for a good riding jacket for the winter. I bought the large size since i planed on gaining a lot of muscle threw out the winter and hate the tight feeling from normal sport bike jackets like most of my friends do. The jacket fits large on me and i started out at 195 and now 210 at 5'11 with an athletic build but it has plenty of space in the stomach area for anybody that needs it. If you are around 195 i suggest getting the medium if you don't plan on gaining any weight or layering. If you have large neck muscles or thick in the neck it might be hard to have a comfortable fit but i find a good neck gator works perfect for me so i don't have to zip it all the way up. I have yet to ride it in rain but i ride to work every morning in 45 degree weather with lots of wind and feel no leaking of air with everything zipped. I highly suggest spending the little extra money and go with this jacket if you want good quality.
November 19, 2013
Awesomeness! I got the grey color, looks sweet
I feel like sitting in a car not a motorcycle, that's how worm it was wearing this jacket riding at upper 30's temps at night.
I picked it up from Revzilla store in PA and drove back to Maryland and it starts raining, but the jacket kept me dry.
The cool thing is that the outer shell is water proof not like other jackets that have inner waterproof liner.
Lots of pockets, St. Christopher gremlin is cool, I like the visor cleaning cloth in one of the pockets.
Ventilation is perfect as I rode 300 miles in a cold-warm-cold weather and it was perfect.
Very impressed with this product and worth every penny spent.
** I got $20 in zilla cash after the purchase.. thank you Revzilla.
November 4, 2013