Icon Regulator Stripped Vest
Went down around 40 and slid on back protector
About a month ago i went down around 40 mph. I ended up sliding on the back protector for a while. Without a doubt i would have spinal damage if it weren't for this vest. Thank you icon. Now for the downside. I dont fit a lg/xl, and the xxl/xxxl i have is loose so the vest did slide up at first while sliding down the road. I wish icon would manufactur in individual sizes, and provide better straps than velcro. Best back protector in a vest period paired with mediocre sizing and inferior velcro straps. I'm leaning towards having my new vest custom taylored for size and removing the velcro and replacing it with a leather system.
October 2, 2015
Perfect Fit, Substantial Leather
This is my first vest. I ordered it Thrusday afternoon, and it arrived today, Friday, afternoon! BOO-YAH!
I was apprehensive about fit--I'm 5'8", 160lbs, 44inch chest, 29" waist. I ordered the SM/MD.
With just a t-shirt on, it fits perfectly with the straps sinched all the way tight. The length, for me is perfect. The drop down back goes to about the tops of my rear pockets, so I don't sit on the tail. The front raises up a bit for leaning forward, so the best doesn't bunch up.
I've noticed the back-neck area pulls out some. Probably due to the back protector, or maybe by design to "scoop" air? I don't plan on wearing this over a jacket as it has a good amount of weight to it. My leather jacket is already pretty heavy. With this on top, I'd feel too weighed down. This purchase was my alternative to wearing a mesh riding jacket on hot summer rides.
Pros: Thick, supple, and great feeling leather. Back protector seems sturdy. Zippers are smooth and engage easily.
Cons: For the price, I would've liked a double zipper option and better quality pocket linings.
Fit-wise--The velcro straps could use an additional 2-3" to tighten the vest even further for us non-beer-gut folks!
Construction-wise--Also for the price, I would've liked to see full leather construction--the straps and side stretch panels are nylon and some type of spandex-cotton blend, respectively. The cross-draw pockets are "supposed" to be able to hold a small firearm. The mesh/netting of the pockets doesn't feel sturdy enough to hold a firearm safely. Their open weave also seems that it would catch sights or other parts of a gun if/when one would ever need to deploy a weapon! I would've liked to see leather and some type of sturdy/smooth liner that wasn't open mesh.
Style-wise--a low mandarin collar would've been awesome, too.
Safety-wise, reflective piping would've been a nice touch!
Overall: Worth the price and I like that it's not stupid with logos and branding. I would recommend this product.
April 17, 2015
best vest on the market
I have wanted an ICON vest for a while i was just debateing about paying the money. But after buying a couple cheaper model I should have went with ICON to start because they are the best built and most stylish vest hands down. And buying it from Revzilla makes it stress free because they have the best customer service.
April 6, 2015
Good overall vest. Plenty of room on front and back for patches. The neck portion is on the large side. Flannel shirt's collar underneith will flap in the wind. Also is a little on the high price side...
September 29, 2014
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