Icon Women's Contra Jacket
Sturdy, comfy, sexy.
Ordered this jacket with the pink accents hoping for a little added feminine flair to the plain blacks I'd been wearing. It's perfect and I love it. One of my favorite investments ever.
I am 5'7", 120 lbs, athletic build. I ordered a small and fits perfectly. Love the longer length in the arms and down the back. Makes me feel very covered/protected. Arms reach down to my gloves, back doesn't leave anything exposed back there.
I ended up taking out all the pads because they felt a touch bulky, and especially in the summer with the heat I wanted as much ventilation as possible. I love that I still have flexibility in my arms and torso when I wear this jacket. Also getting a lot of use out of all the pockets! Love the style, love the detailing, overall this jacket is really awesome. Very happy with it!
June 3, 2013
PERFECT FIT, PERFECT STYLE-- CAN'T ASK FOR MORE!
This jacket is INCREDIBLE! I am 6'0", a little over 200 lbs with a large bust-- needless to say, I'm not easy to fit! With a long torso and long arms, I had almost given up on short, boxy women's sizes and was about to resign to a men's jacket (none of which are cut for a woman's body and fit terribly, a sacrifice I was willing to make just for proper coverage). However, after doing some Googling in women's forums, I discovered that Icon is a great brand for women and offers a little more arm and torso length than other brands. I had tried EVERYTHING else, so I decided to give this a shot, and I'm so glad I did! Upon measuring my bust and hips and finding I was between sizes, I purchased a 2X to be on the safe side and actually ended up needing to exchange for a size down. I could probably get away with a size L on a good day, but I am a size 14 and the size XL fit perfectly with room for layering without being sloppy if I don't wear a sweatshirt underneath. This jacket offers wonderful spine, shoulder and elbow protection which all hit in just the right places, and has a removable liner which allows you to warm up or cool down depending on the weather. I think this jacket is the one I'll be wearing all spring and summer, into early fall! I've read that the pink color fades easily, but I'm almost looking forward to it. The pink is VERY neon, but I still find it tasteful and subtle compared to other choices on the market. The fit is very flattering, also, with a defined waist and bust without sacrificing any practicality or protection. Absolutely a win-win.
Important to note:
- Arms are VERY long. This is a great feature, because when my arms are extended on the handlebars, they STILL cover the tops of my gloves or more. If you're a tall girl, this is the jacket for you!
-Jacket is longer in the back. Lower back protection and no plumber's crack!
-Sides cinch in. This jacket runs true to size or a little large depending on your shape. Order your regular size and cinch in on the sides if need be.
- The arms are very tight near the wrist and somewhat loose near the top. This allows for warmth AND mobility, but may be uncomfortable in the lower arm if you order a size that verges on too small.
- Many women's clothing items are cut for a size small woman, and then expanded by a couple of inches all the way around as the sizes grow larger. For anyone who has a grasp on biology, this is clearly NOT how bodies work. Bigger girls are shaped differently, and Icon clearly knows their stuff-- this feels like it was cut for me. That NEVER happens!
This may be the excited, rarely-satisfied tall girl talking, but I am BEYOND thrilled that not only did I find a jacket that fits me, but it's a flattering, stylish, comfortable, high quality jacket that I'll own until it wears out, and then replace it with the same one! Absolutely cannot say enough good things about this jacket. Watch the review video and you'll be sold, too!
March 20, 2013
LOVE THIS JACKET!!
after much contemplation i finally decided to purchase this jacket. i am 5'5 120 lbs athletic build and the small fits perfect!! i must agree that the sleeves do fit a little small in the forearm area but if you take the liner out and wear a thin jacket or long sleeve underneath it works great. breath-ability is awesome and the pink detail isn't overdone. Matches perfectly with my icon alliance speedmetal pink helmet=P i'm going to upgrade to a D30 back protector because i feel as though the foam pad wont hold up as well in the event of a crash. overall i think this jacket is awesome, fits great with just enough feminine touch.
November 5, 2012
this product has great features. i would buy again.
The icon contra jacket has a great fit. i enjoy ridding and the jacket fits all my needs durability,style,protection, and comfort the most im portant. i would recommend this jack to every female rider.
October 22, 2012
LOVE this jacket. Looks great. I get a lot of compliments on it. The fit is more girly which is exactly what I was looking for. My only negative comment is that the sleeves run really tight. I have fairly small forearms and wrists and it's still tight while the rest of the jacket is perfect maybe even on the big side. The sleeves aren't bad without the liner, but if you have the liner in it can be hard to move. Everything else is just fabulous!
June 4, 2012
Great, comfortable jacket
Love the jacket. Very nice style, and could tell the first time I put it on it has great air flow. Sleeves are not too short, and fit over the top of my gloves. Like the pink details and stitching, matches my black and pink helmet and gloves :) would definitely recommend it.
November 21, 2011
Very nice jacket, the fit was good. Just had a problem with the collar, it was to stiff and had to fold it down to ride.
October 18, 2011
This one is a winner.
I got this jacket for my wife. She didn't want leather. But she also didn't like the look of most of the textile/mesh jackets. This jacket was the perfect match. She is very petite, so she was worried about the jacket fitting too loose. However, the XS fit her very nicely. She also liked the fact that the jacket wasn't too "girly". It had just enough pink to make it look femine. She said the jacket breaths well. Very pleased.
June 13, 2011