Icon Women's Contra Jacket
Great women's jacket!
I want to start by saying make sure you follow the size chart when ordering this jacket. I normally wear a Large in tops, but ordered an XL based on my measurements and the size charts and it fits perfectly. I am 5'7" and 174 pounds.
This jacket fits better than my old one ever did. I have yet to get on the bike and try it, but the thermal liner is definitely warm just trying it on and I like the mesh panels the jacket has for the warmer weather when I take the lining out. Very versatile, looks great on, love the longer panel in the back to cover any possible bum flashing too. Can't wait to ride in it!
March 26, 2014
I am 5' 2", 130lb. Medium frame, hourglass figure. I have a 34" bust, 26" waist, and 36" hips. I bought a size small. I would advise you to stick to the sizing guide for this jacket. Forget other clothing sizes you wear, just follow Icon's sizing guide.
This jacket fits great. Love how its slightly longer in the back to prevent flashing other motorists! And the sleeves do not ride up and expose my wrists when in riding position. The collar is not aggressive and uncomfortable, its perfect.
I have not worn it on my bike yet as it is still Winter in CT with a lot of salt and sand down, so I will check back and provide another review in the Spring/ Summer, but after reading a lot of other reviews and watching YouTube videos of this jacket, I'm sure it will have great air flow in the warmer temps, and keep me warm with the liner installed and maybe a light hoody underneath in cooler temps.
I know appearance/ style and trying to land a feminine fitting jacket should be last on the list when searching for protective gear, but nonetheless it is a factor, and this one wins, hands down.. without compromising protection, durability and comfort.
The armor seems tough, hopefully I will never have to test it out, but its there incase I need it. And it is not too bulky looking or feeling. The jacket is very comfortable.
Check out my pictures, the jacket fits and looks great.
Thanks a lot guys!
March 14, 2014
Feels great, just as expected. Protection and comfort are found in this jacket. Will recommend to friends and relatives.
January 27, 2014
I Love this Jacket. I am usually a size 8, Australian, and I got the XS. I have not worn it with the inner jacket yet because it has been 40 degree heat. But I must say that wearing it in such intense heat was great! Loads of airflow. It is a good fit, not too tight, in fact it could probably be tighter and I wouldn't mind. I bought the Black/Pink, and I love it so much that I am going to buy the Silver as well. Fantastic motifs, design, colours.,, I highly recommend this jacket.
January 18, 2014
For the curvy taller women...Sweet deal
5'11" 16-18 are my stats.
3x was snug but still comfortable. The style looks good and is flattering. Arm length is awesome, I would just ask for it to be a little longer...but other than that its a great first bike jacket. Its not overly girly, just enough color to be seen and styling.
November 20, 2013
Great versatile jacket
I bought this jacket when the Florida heat was still in full swing, and now that it's late October I can safely say that this jacket will work for me. With the liner taken out I really feel the wind and it hardly feels like I'm wearing a jacket (as long as I'm moving). With the liner in I've been handling the 50 degree mornings just fine. I think with a base layer and this jacket, I'll be ready for the colder days. I'm 5 foot 7 and 145 lbs, the medium fits me perfectly. The sleeves are long enough which was a huge concern of mine, and I love that the jacket is longer in the back. I'm pretty happy with the jacket overall!
October 29, 2013
Great Jacket but Size Up
When I went to purchase this jacket, I looked at the Size Chart and other reviews, and as usual I was left to try and figure it out on my own. I wear a Size Large in shirts and am a 36C in the bust and 5'8" tall. However, I have extremely broad shoulders and muscular arms and a tapered waist. I purchased the 2XL in this jacket and absolutely loved the fit. I could have sized down to the XL but I wanted the extra room to wear a fleece or hoodie on cooler riding days. The jacket has features galore and all of the stitching looks great. The sleeve length was great, which is a bonus because I have long arms, so this may be an issue for others. I had to snug the waist in all the way and still had plenty of room inside the jacket. The overall length of the jacket was great too...not too short while riding and I wore it with a pair of Scorpion Savannah II pants. We rode all day in 60 degree temperatures and I wore a light fleece underneath. I stayed extremely warm (almost too warm), but was able to vent the jacket. Bottom line, I would recommend ordering up one size from your normal sizing. Again, I could have stayed with the XL and probably been okay, but with my extreme broad upper body and my desire to be able to layer I went with the 2XL. All of the padding and safety features were right where they needed to be without added bulk. This jacket is well worth the money and looks great and performs well!
October 8, 2013
While it can feel a bit snug when the inner lining is on, it is still a very comfortable jacket. I loved the detail of having a saint Christopher medal on the inside if one of the pockets.
August 22, 2013