Icon Patrol Waterproof Overpants
Everything you need and more!
I love the heavy duty water proof zippers on the sides and the flaps that go over them are magnetic which is much nicer than other designs. There is lots of room in the pockets (I can fit 3 bottles of water or cans of energy drinks in one of the thigh pockets, not that you would need to but just an idea of space). The bottom of the legs have buttons to adjust the inseam. Gives a good 2-4 inches of adjustment to alter depending on your boots. The main hip pockets are large enough to fit my phone, wallet, keys, chapstick, and more in one pocket. (Again not a common practice, just for example).
THESE ARE VERY WATERPROOF! I use these to commute in rain almost daily in Washington. Whether its light or heavy my work clothes underneath are always dry.
I bought the bright yellow and I am happy with them, the only downside is that they oil/grease from the engine can, over time, leave some black marks on the inner knee area. They were fairly easy to hand clean though.
I also use these for joy riding because they provide good protection and are easy to walk around in when having lunch or exploring stores, not something I'd hike in but they don't need to be taken off the moment you are off the bike. And when you do need to take them off they are easy to slip out of quickly.
January 5, 2015
Lots of features
Has a good number of features. The pants can be worn alone or as an over pant. They did leak from the central zipper in a moderate downpour but I wonder if that was due to something I didn't have closed properly.
January 4, 2015
appears to be a good product .
Have not logged enough miles to give a more detailed review on durability and airflow . My initial thought is these are a decent overpant . Only time and the elements will tell me how good they really are .
January 21, 2014
They are great just a bit big for me but great functionality and really rugged.
November 11, 2013
Good pants for bad weather
these pants are on the bulky side. I wanted something that would go over casual clothing so I am not stuck wearing riding pants when I get to my destination. The pants are a little on the baggy side for my liking on a sport bike. However, they really accomplish their purpose well with the warmth and waterproofing. I like the side zippers with the magnetic flaps. would be nice if all the pockets were waterproof though. The butt pockets are useless to me but are there. I am a 30 waist and about a 32 inseam and the mediums were wide in the leg but the right length when sitting on the bike, which was my main concern. Its also nice to have the option of attaching to the jacket or suspenders but I have found that for ease of use, the waist band holds them up well enough. If you are looking for a durable warm over-pant that makes you feel like you can ride through anything then these are perfect for you.
August 21, 2013
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