Icon Strongarm 2 Pants
I think I found my favourite jeans, period
Unpacking these jeans showed me a few things, the larger than usual waist strip and belt loops. The kevlar backing only covering the knee area, and the heavy denim. The button fly, in my opinion, is great.
I was a little bit disappointed by the kevlar only being around the knees, but I guess Icon have their reasons.
When I put them on (as soon as I got home, down to my skivvies and slipped these on in the living room), they are a bit tighter in the leg than my regular jeans and are a bit longer than my usual too, but fit really nicely, and over boots and in a riding position, shouldn't pose any problems.
I'm still on the fence on just how effective they'll be in a drop, and I think I'll need a pair of more technical trousers if I think I'll be riding out on the parkways and expressways, but these will be great for tooling around town.
I'm used to cheap Old Navy and Wrangler jeans, so was blown away by the quality of these jeans. Hopefully they'll last me a while and I don't have to test the protection of them!
August 26, 2015
Great pants, but...
Jeans fit great, feel great, and look great. Hopefully I'll never have to test the Kevlar, so who knows. My only gripe about these things is that instead of a zipper fly, they use 4 buttons. Not snap buttons, but normal buttons. I can only speak for myself, but I want to be able to put jeans on in under 30 seconds. These stupid buttons serve no additional purpose and it boggles my mind as to why Icon went with these buttons instead of the zipper. Other than that, the size was right and they are comfortable.
July 27, 2015
This is a nice thick material witch is a plus but the front pockets are on the smaller side. Good fit after i had the bottoms tailored to my length. A big negative for me is the button fly just too much of a hassle for my liking. Besides the smaller pockets and button fly i like the jean.
July 6, 2015
Never ride without them
I love these pants! They look and feel great. Have the reinforcement where I wanted it. Not over the top with padding but didn't expect it to. They run small but not that small. I wear between a 30 and 32 in all my pants, dress pants a 32 spot on. I ordered a 34 and they are too big. I wear these usually over a pair of cargo shorts when going somewhere in the summer to take off or over sweats in cool weather. I will be ordering a pair of 32's as well. The length is perfect for my forward controls.
June 16, 2015
Great for street
I love these pants, in fact I'm wearing them right now. I fortunately have not yet tested them in a crash, and I know they wont be anywhere as good as leathers. But I feel better wearing them than regular jeans. You don't even notice the Kevlar in them once broken in. They seem to dry fairly quick when riding if you get caught in a quick rain storm.
June 5, 2015
Poorly made and inconsistent sizing
These jeans are not a great product. They fit very small (I normally wear a 38 and that's what I ordered, I ended up giving them to a friend who wears a 34) and aren't particularly well made. Certainly not worth $100 plus, if you crashed in these you would definitely feel it.
I haven't had much luck with Icon as a brand; they seem to be more about style and image than quality and durability. I'll be staying away in future.
June 18, 2014
Good brand, bad product.
Just got these today and the jeans are just like another regular jeans, the video shows exactly what it is. I am very disappointed with these, just not what i was expecting from Icon. Great color, but not worthy $105 in my opinion. There is nothing that will make these worth the $105. I do not recommend these. I didn't get a chance to use them because is below 30 degrees here, but i would not be able to tell about the air flow, comfort etc. I would imagine they are good for the summer. You could get more protection for less $$$. Sorry Icon, you lost me with these. :(
March 25, 2014
Fairly nice pants that give you a little bit more protection and peace of mind than regular denim.
Aside from the aramid (kevlar) reinforced knees, these are basically just slightly beefier jeans than what you can buy down at the mall. Their main advantage is the cut and fitment is much better suited for a riding posture, and the knees include panels that are reinforced. Other than that, you wouldn't be able to tell that they are jeans intended for riding unless you saw the Icon name/logo. They do give a bit more peace of mind that just standard denim, but I'll go for something with a bit more kevlar reinforcement on my next purchase.
September 30, 2013