Icon Regulator Stripped Vest
Icon does it again!
I was looking for a new vest to add my MC patches to. My main criteria was to have a stylish yet durable vest that the patches could be sewed onto without odd overlap stitching.
I particularly like the proliferated leather; It smells great, it's smooth, seem stitching is strong, interior is quality, adjustable side straps and fits great. Some of Icon's products tend to run big. My old vest was a L/XL and this new one is a medium. It still fits over both my Icon leather and my Revit textile mesh. (It gives me that sealed and snug fit. (No pieces flapping in the wind or bulging gaps anywhere)
Pros: Quality, not the run of the mill style, slot for spinal protection pad. (This helps cut down on wearing too much bulk.) The vest provides some spinal protection and is wearable either by itself or with a jacket.
Cons: Price.(But you get what you pay for) I'm not sure how I feel about the pistol pockets yet.
June 18, 2014
This is the best vest I have owned. Fits over a jacket. Easily adjustable for a fit over a t-shirt. The back protector lets the air flow down your back nicely too. Solid construction.
May 30, 2014
its baggy, the back pops up a lot, no air flow
the fit is way bigger than what i expected, also small-medium made me think it would be to small for me. while riding on highway it doesn't have a good air flow, and the wort part is that the collar sticks up and starts scratching my neck so i use a neck protector or a bandana in my neck to avoid the problem
May 21, 2014
this vest is like a fever, so sick
it fits perfect for a skinny dude, im like 6'2 180 ... s/m is perfect. icon customer service is trash, so i hope i only deal with the revzilla ppl if i have too
January 20, 2014
Solid, good quality vest.
I bought this vest for my son for his birthday. He does not intend to wear it over a coat, so I bought the SM/MD size knowing from previous reviews that the vest is sized to fit over a jacket or coat. He is 6'1" and weighs around 190. I am the same height and weigh 215. The vest fit both of us very nicely over a shirt but was tight over a jacket. Needless to say the quality is very good as was expected for the price. My son loved it.
December 9, 2013
really cool looking, high quality vest... with some sizing issues
After trying to find a more contemporary leather vest for quite some time, I finally chose the Icon Regulator. The vest looks super tough, uses great materials and is very well made with a high quality finished appearance.
I would definitely caution would-be buyers to pay notice to the sizing comments on this product. I am an athletic build - 6'2", 195lbs with a 45" chest. The small/medium is what i had to go with...crazy. It fits great in combo with a hoodie and pretty good with just a t-shirt... definitely some extra room around the neck area.
In the end, its a pricey but awesome vest. Just make sure you do your due diligence when getting the correct size.
October 4, 2013
Very durable high quality leather. Fits great with or without a jacket. Although I would have preferred that the adjustment straps on the sides were also made of leather, but overall a great vest. I would highly reccomend this product.
November 26, 2012
Pricey but worth it!
Just got my Icon Stripped Regulator vest today and it is everything I was hoping that it would be. I like to be different when it comes to style and this is not your typical "Harley" type vest so it fit my tastes perfectly. I was skeptical about buying without trying one on but the fit chart was pretty accurate. I am about a 42" chest and the LG/XL fit me just fine. I've even got room to expand should I decide to wear a jacket underneath. The armor tends to make the vest a little back heavy and feels like it wants to pull but it isn't really that big of an issue, especially if you are used to wearing armor of any type and the armor easily zips out which made putting on club patches simple. The grade of leather is top notch and the snaps and buckles are all quality. I am quite certain this vest will far outlive my desire to ride. But for now I am more than satisfied. I wish I had not waited so long debating on size. Revzilla will exchange for free so don't hesitate. If you are looking for a vest in this style the buck stops here. It is a bit pricey but you will certainly get what you pay for.
October 15, 2012