Icon Patrol Waterproof Jacket
Excellent fit and quality construction
I'm a 40 sports coat, 5'9", 158 lbs and found the medium to be perfect. The zippers are good and the magnet overflap is very clever and effective. It is so nice to not have to plan a layering strategy beneath the coat...this one does it so well that I just wear a normal shirt and feel comfortable down to the low 50's. Ok, I'm a softie when it comes to warm weather. But this is a quality jacket that is well thought out in terms of pockets and venting and neck closures.
May 3, 2013
Great value for features and materials
I was looking for a jacket that would serve my riding from April through November in western Colorado. I wanted versatility, comfort, warmth and waterproofness- all in one jacket. I also wanted a jacket that was great looking, and did not remind me of the turnout coat I wear at work. I settled on the Icon Patrol jacket. I chose this jacket because of it's style, the ability to remove the thermal liner without sacrificing it's waterproofness, and the reviewed comments about its comfort. I find the jacket to have plenty of length in the sleeves, shoulders and chest. I'm a pretty big guy at 6'3" and 260, so I went with the 3XL. The only comment I have about size, is it is just a little bit too tailored for me around the midsection....though that could be my fault.
The fit and finish is flawless. I was a little disappointed when I found a loose thread, but it was simply loose and in the stitching, and not a problem at all. The inner liner is fantastic and the armor is top notch. Though at this price point, I would have preferred to see the upgraded back armor.
Overall, I think this is an incredible value for the price. So many top shelf features found on others like Klim and BMW gear, at a better price....with better styling.
March 25, 2013
I feel warm and safe when I ride in it.
I like mine alot. Good protection, lots of pockets, nice and warm with the liner. Haven't had the chance to check out the waterproof-ness, yet.
Slightly sloppy in construction. The zippers for the liners don't really actually park in the "zipper garages" at the tops of the zippers - everything's just a little out of alignment. There were a few other little similar things I can't quite remember, too, but overall I certianly liked it and wouldn't recommend against buying it unless you're a real perfectionist.
The cuffs are hard to get gloves inside of, and forget putting your gloves outside of them - they're huge.
In fact, in general the jacket is HUGE. I wear a 52 or so in a Dainese jacket #that's a US 40 or 42#, and a medium in most euro fit stuff, and I swim in the small Icon Patrol #which is the smallest size they make#. It's really almost too big for me. I'm 5'10" an 170 lbs.
Went down on black ice in it at about 40kph#25ish mph?# and not so much as a scuff mark on it, and I didn't feel a thing. Not a huge crash, but still, went down, slid 40 feet, not even a bruise on me? I'm happy with that...
January 26, 2013
Nice all-weather riding jacket
I bought this jacket to use as a winter riding jacket, and it gets the job done. I ride in 35 degrees and I don't feel a thing with this on. its also stylish, and with the bright yellow color, it has good visibility. At $400 you would expect a lot, and it is a nice jacket. No complaints yet to speak of.
January 7, 2013
lives up to the description, Waterproof Jacket
Riding on and between many government facilities is where the 'hi-viz' option works best with this jacket, by letting you get rid of the other vests and belts.
Fit, form, and function: the jacket fits true to size (maybe a little small) and after brief 'break-in', is now customized to my body frame allowing the built-in armor and added protection full functionality.
The venting has proven itself over a "Texas Summer" (and through the Colorado fire season of 2012) while the waterproofing allowed me to survive one of the worst rain soakings I have ridden through in quite a while (people inside automobiles were wet from this storm).
I have been saving my pennies so that I can get the matching over-pants but it adapts to my existing over-pants very well!
Many of my friends are jealous of this jacket, especially when they see me getting off my bike and not immeadiately running into a building for warmth.
If I had to do it again, I would have bought the jacket earlier and tossed my old leathers into the 'hand-me-down' pile for this comfort while riding, year-round!
January 4, 2013
O.K. I bought two of these. One for me and one for my wife. First they really look nice in our opinion. I love the magnets, it is amazing how something so simple can really clean up a design. Second with the liner installed in 50 degree weather in a t-shirt and all the vents open I'm about as warm as I care to be. There is no doubt that it would be suitable for much cooler riding. The sizing seems true. I'm 5'10' 215lbs and the jacket fits well but I think if I put on anymore weight it will be close. The length of the sleeves is just about right, no complaints. The zippers seem fairly decent and for my shortish commutes in the rain it has kept me comfy and dry. My wife loved the design so much she wanted her own. This is clearly a jacket cut for a man but the small fits her nicely. She is 5'4" a 120lbs and the only complaint is that it is a touch long in the sleeves but she likes it so much she is going to keep it anyway. The material was super stiff out of the box but after just a few rides it loosened up and the more I wear it the better it feels. I ditched the camel back as I won't ever use it and I took the hood off as it seems to bunch under the helmet, maybe as the coat wears in I'll put it back on and see how it feels but in my opinion a hood isn't necessary anyway. $400 is a lot of coin and there may be better deals to be had but I'd buy this jacket again in a heartbeat.
December 17, 2012
Great (3 season) jacket
I like this jacket a lot. It has a ton of features and it looks and feels great. The only issue I have is that the sleeves are a little long. This jacket is extremely warm with the inner liner I ride in 40 degree weather. When you take the liner out and all the vents open, you can probably tolerate 70 degree weather but will definitely be hot when you stop. This is a great fall through spring jacket (in the NE).
December 10, 2012
Awesome jacket for cold weather
I've been riding with this jacket for several weeks now and so far I took it to about 20 degrees F, or -5 C.
The hood and camel back pouch on the back seemed fairly pointless, so I removed them. The jacket needs the thermal liners removed on any day that is kind of warm. I just swap between this jacket and a hoodie though.
It blocks wind like a champ and I've had no issues with sweating in it or water coming in.
I wish the price was cheaper, but I do recommend it, and not a single one of my friends hates it either, everyone seemed to love it.
December 3, 2012