Icon Women's Contra Jacket
Great First Jacket
I'm 5'10", weigh 140 lbs, have a 28 " waist and 34 DD chest. I bought a medium because of my bust and was certainly glad I did so. A medium fits perfectly over the ladies but the waist and arms are a little bit big, and it doesn't have straps to adjust. The fit reminds me of my Fox ATV jacket, it has relatively minor "female curvature". I'm highly impressed by its breathability and the protection is awesome. I live in Oregon so I'm into reping local gear designed in the NW weather. I rode first day I got it and it was about 55 degrees F and I wasn't chilled at all. Jacket has mediocre pockets, my iPhone with a larger case doesn't fit perfectly in the hand pockets but I make due. It also came with a few loose threads which I stitched or cut to ensure they wouldn't get caught in zippers. Has absolutely ZERO irritation in the neck area. The way the collar was designed is perfect! No scratchy Velcro or zippers biting your throat. Overall, I highly recommend this jacket and believe I got what I paid for!
February 21, 2015
A great beginner's jacker.
We ordered this for my wife as she wanted something feminine, without being overly girly, but also protective, and versatile. We got exactly what she wanted. Fit with the liner in IS snug, as noted in other reviews but with it out, it's absolutely perfect. The armor doesn't move around, airflow with the liner out is perfect for her, though not as good as a true mesh, and gives her plenty of flexibility. She wore itnfor her BRC and only towards the end of the day id sje get too warm butnwete talking 8-ish hours in the New Mexico sun, in a black jacket, at parking lots speeds at best. My only issues are a few untrimmed threads that really should he cleaned up before leaving the factory but it's a minor quibble.
For $225 you can't beat this jacker, especially for new riders or someone not looking to invest a ton of money.
August 15, 2014
Awesome very cute
I really love this jacket, but if you plan to use the liner, you might want to order one size up. I live in Texas and rode in 110 degrees with jacket on, as long as I wasn't stopped, I wasn't sweating. Fit is amazing. Very flattering and still very protective. I feel safe with this jacket as a new rider. A bit of a hefty price tag, but worth it for the safety,
August 11, 2014
One of my main concerns ordering this jacket online was getting the wrong size and having to deal with a return. Luckily I found a review that was very helpful in picking the correct size. I usually wear a medium in most tops and decided to order a medium after I read a review that gave the individuals dimensions and size ordered. I'm about 5'7" and 135 lbs - the medium was a great fit. Hope this helps for those of you debating size.
August 2, 2014
Finding womens gear that fits my figure properly is always a problem. I am 5'3, typically would wear a womens large shirt (or a mens small). I had to buy this jacket in a 2XL, so ICON runs SMALL. It's rather thick, even without the liner, so it's a very warm jacket. I usually ride in the evenings in Vermont, so I'm usually cold, and this jacket did a good job insulating. It is rather bulky and the sleeves are a bit long. I liked the style details.
June 12, 2014
I love my jacket, after wearing it a few times it has really "grown" on me.Very true to size. I just wish there were a couple more pockets on the inside of the coat. Other than that I love this jacket.
May 21, 2014
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