Icon Patrol Waterproof Overpants
Better option for touring than commuting
I generally only use my Icon Patrol Waterproof Overpants when I know that I'll be riding for at least a few hours. They're just a little too bulky to slip on and off for my daily 15-minute commute to the office. But for cold weather touring, I think these overpants rock. They block out wind and rain very effectively, and the material is highly durable. I've literally worn these in a hurricane and felt completely protected from the elements.
My only real complaint would be the lack of a better fit for shorter riders. I'm 5'3 and when I first started wearing these, the cuff of the pant would drag under the heel of my boot while walking. I quickly discovered that there is an elastic strap that snaps to the pant cuffs, and while I'm not sure if I'm using them the way they were originally intended, when I lay the strap over the tongue of my riding boot, it keeps the cuff from dragging underneath while I walk. If not for this, I would've had to return the pants. It does still cause the material to bunch up a bit around my ankles, which brushes together somewhat noisily when I'm off the bike. But it's a small price to pay for the incredible protection that these pants offer in cold and rainy weather.
January 14, 2013
It's nice, I like it, but I wish it were better made.
Here's the problem: the last snap on the left inner gaiter fell out. This is the inner sleeve that's designed to keep spray out of your jeans; there are three snap closures at the bottom, and the last one closest to the ankle just fell out of its enclosure in the fabric. So now I can't snap closed the inner sleeve all the way and have to make do with just the two snaps protecting my pant cuff from getting soaked.
And I'm not going to return it because it's such a small defect that I can live with it, but I wish Icon, when they source these types of designs, would make sure that even the most insignificant snap closure isn't going to fall out or fail on first wearing, literally the first time I put them on. That sort of thing doesn't inspire a lot of confidence in the rest of the garment's design or construction.
October 29, 2012
Good for light rain and winter riding - Heavy rain might leave you damp
I’ve been using the icon patrol pants for a couple years and they have served me well. These are my fall and winter daily riding pants and they’ve taken a beating. They have a heap of Kevlar and nice CE armour which makes me feel like I’d be safe if I ever had an off. I’ve got the High vis-yellow and it’s just as bright in real life as it is over the computer. I certainly hope it makes drivers more aware of me.
The side zips and magnetic closure are great however the zipper on these pants (just like the one on my frist Icon Patrol jacket) broke within the first year. I’ve been living with the broken zipper as I have jury-rigged it to work. They work great as a regular winter riding pant as they have enough insulation to really help you stay warm.
For the price I’d think they’d keep me drier than they do. You won’t get soaked in heavy rain but I do eventually start to feel the slightest bit damp, I probably just need to stay on the bike longer to really get wet! They do seem to dry out pretty fast. I leave them hanging up in a dry area once I get to work or back home and they are dry by the time I leave.
September 1, 2012
Not what i hoped for... NOT Waterproof.
Firstly Revzilla your customer service and deliver to Australia has been great. I returned my first pair due to getting wet and you kindly replaced. Just tried out the second pair in the rain and again got damp. Not as much on this occasion however at over $300 I would expect this product to be bullet proof. There were not zips undone and a fully waterproof ICON jacket ensured not water from the top. I think the problem is water pooling between the tank and the crotch. IE a pond and this seeps into the pants. By the way I ride a Ducati 696. At almost $100 shipping to return to the US its best I cut my losses and put up with them which really sucks. I will be thinking twice on my next purchase.
May 28, 2012
When it comes to rain pants, you can't do better than this. Great protection, great features (I love the magnetic flaps) and great looks. Don't think it twice.
September 6, 2011
Very well made.
I own Aerostich suits which are very rugged. Purchased these for summer time riding. They fit in the waist as advertised. About 2" to long for me, but I adjusted them to fit using the snaps installed in the legs. I would recommend these paints.
July 4, 2011
Love the Magnet closures!! I can wear them in 80+ degree heat and not over heat. love the suspenders options.
I do wish the leg bottoms had a tighter closure option. The water skirt set about 3 inches too high and my pants hang out below them, but still covered by the pants bottoms themselves.
June 21, 2011