Icon Women's Hella 2 Pants
clean lines, close fit butt and easy straight leg
Just tried on my new pants and couldn’t be more thrilled!! Amazing fit for this type of durable heavyweight lined performer. And this is coming from an x-fashiondesigner who has fit gazillions of pants professionally on all body types. This crotch is comfortable! the back waist sits high so when forward on a bike you donot gap or lose the coverage at top of back waist. I am 5’9” and 138 lbs and took a size 8. It is roomy enough to wear over skinny jeans, thermals or light weight pants. I may have been able to take a 6 but I would not want to feel snug in these heavyweight crunchy pants. It also has side waist tabs that can be tightened to adjust fit at waist. The shocker is the butt fits great! close and sexy. If you have a huge caboose these may not be for you. I did see the review on a larger size and it sounded like they overgraded up the leg width on larger sizes which could potentially be a problem. Ladies we know our legs don’t necessarily increase at the same rate as our waist and hips. If you are looking for an overdesigned style with lots of bells and whistle visual details this is not for you. This stye has super simple lines. The legs fit wide and long, and a bit rugged and stiff so plenty of room at ankle for any boot and then some. This pant flatters the backside but does not fit close anywhere else so if you are looking for a supple body hugging narrow leg this is NOT for you. But in my opinion that type tends to make you look like sausage legs in a one size too small potato sack. My only negative is I wish it didn’t have the logo on the thigh. Be warned the pants have the icon logo as the small photos on the website...not clean as the video prototype.
August 29, 2015
Made for tall person
I haven't taken a spill in these pants, so I can't speak to their durability under pressure, but I've been pleased so far. The textile is thick, the fit is fine for me.
I do find them to be a bit hot, but all of my gear is. I have a bit of trouble getting them on and off over other clothes, but I'm stubborn and don't like taking my shoes off, so I think that's on me. My only real complaint is that the knee pads sit pretty low for my taste. In a riding position they are almost in the right spot, but still low. The pants were low, and I hemmed them, so perhaps these were just meant for a taller person.
August 17, 2015
Giant shapeless chimneys
Ok, so I am well aware that most size 14 or 16 pants are not going to look as good as they do in the tiny sizes shown on the site or in the videos, but these pants were ridiculous! To say they were "Straight cut" would be an understatement. From hip to ankle these were just two big flat panels of fabric sewn together front to back. There was no curve to accommodate a butt and/or hips and this also meant that they were so wide at the bottom they covered my whole boot! The fabric was stiff and just trying them on at home I got swampy and sweaty so I am SURE they are not breathable. The Hella line, from the reviews, made me think these would be the answer for a woman with thighs but not at all. I kept them, chopped out the lining that holds the armor and sewed that lining into some more flexible waterproof ski pants for a touring trip. The abrasion resistance offered by the Hella 2 pants was not enough of a trade off to try to make these giant square pants work for me. Such a bummer. I had high hopes. I am 5'7", 180lb and usually a woman's size 14 jeans. I bought these in a size 14 (from my local shop - sorry Revzilla) and they fit over my thighs but literally could be the same on front or back except for a zipper on front and cut a little higher on back. They were for a completely flat booty! Save yourself the hassle if you have ANY junk in the trunk.
March 25, 2015
Does not have hip protection
Pant is OK, the only drawback is that it does not have any hip protection and has no removable liner.
December 8, 2014
Not Made for Women
The sizing chart was confusing (giving odd numbered size, but had to order in even numbers). I order a size larger than usual just in case. I'm pretty petite, but I couldn't even get these over my knees (with no pants underneath). However, holding them up, they would have been about a foot too long!
September 30, 2014
This is my first pair of riding pants and I love them. It's getting cold and these keep me warm and keep the wind out. The pads are comfortable and stay in the right place. The material is very durable and the zippers are good quality. I don't think these are meant to be overpants, but I wear a thin base layer or a pair of snug fitting jeans underneath and wish the waist was just a tiny bit more roomy or adjustable. I am 5'7" 115 and got the size 4.
Love them and ride comfortably for hours on cold nights!
November 13, 2013