Icon Women's Overlord Jacket
Women's Overlord Jacket
What I was looking for: a nice, non-bulky jacket with protection, nothing pink, the simpler the style the better, and quality. I'm 5'5" and 115, XS fits fine; I like my clothes more on the fitted side. Not too too loose, shoulders and upper arm does seem a bit broad. I took out the back protector and wear the Stryker vest underneath. I really like this jacket's attack fit. At least you can kind of tell I'm a girl.
March 16, 2015
Chose this jacket for my fiancé, I always like the new icon products because they come with d3o shoulder, elbow, & back protectors. The textile is very thick as expected and it has a removable inner vest liner. Only con I have is the shoulders looked too wide and broad. I got a size small and my fiancé is slim, so it looked a little weird. We decided to keep it because it has great protection and comfort
March 9, 2015
Top shelf jacket for $150!!
Okay, riding conditions:
I live in Memphis, TN, and ride mostly in the summers, where 100 degree/95 humidity days are common, but also through the winter if the sun is shining and it's dry. I haven't ridden in much lower than freezing temps (~32F).
I needed a jacket that would take these temperatures in stride, so I made a list of necessities in a jacket:
-CE protection in elbows, shoulders, and back, if possible
-zip-able thermal liner
-some mesh, but ONLY in non-impact areas
-form fitted, so I look like a girl
-colorful, but NOT that horribly tacky pink that every brand has
-ample internal pocket space for my things
-YKK zips, because I've had a bad experience with low-quality zips before
I found that this jacket was the only one that fit all of my requirements, so I ordered the grey in medium!
Upon receiving the jacket, I found that the jacket fit very well for my body. I ordered the Medium, and I'm 5'8" and 145lbs. The internal pockets provided more than enough storage space. I LOVED the included back protector.. a $30-40 value essentially free, in my eyes. While on the bike, the mesh and stretch allowed ample movement with no stressed points. The thumb slots were unexpected, but I do find them interesting, and I feel confident they'll hold my sleeves were I to take a tumble. The zips are of high quality, and the zip-able vest liner is VERY easily removed and installed! Lastly, and a definitely huge plus, is that the grey/blue scheme is BEAUTIFUL! I love it!
My only qualms:
-The jacket requires a sweater or hoodie underneath for lower temps, with the thermal liner being only a vest.
-In the summer, the jacket is plenty cool while moving, but can be a little stuffy when still. This is to be expected with a mostly textile/some mesh jacket, though, and it does not really lessen my opinion of the jacket. I have to list it, though, because it's a review after all!
All in all, amazing quality, features, and appearance for $150!
February 10, 2015
Great warm weather jacket
I'm loving this jacket. I wanted to get a lighter jacket because my leather one was just too darn hot some days and after looking at all the various options I decided to try this one.
I feel like it fits perfectly. I'm 5'6", ~135lbs, 34C. Jacket zips easily but fits snug enough where all the armor seems like it will stay in place if needed. I have good shoulder movement still and the airflow is just awesome.
I feel like it offers a good amount of protection (just not as much as my leather which is why I gave it 4/5).
The arm length was one of my complaints on my other jacket (kinda short, maybe that's a euro thing....) but this jacket for me goes to the palms while standing so when in the riding position still overlaps some with my gloves. Kind of 50/50 on the thumb loop for the sleeves. I've been tucking them inside currently. I don't want to use them on the outside of the gloves and will take some more getting used to using them underneath.
The pockets are my biggest complaint. I like that they are all on the inside but the only one with a zipper is on the very front of the upper chest. I wish one of the lower side pockets also had a zipper or other method of closing securely. Putting my cellphone in any of the pockets is slightly uncomfortable due to its more fitted style. Old iPhones might not be as noticeable but larger phones like S5 press against the ribcage somewhat.
What I thought was the access for a headphone cord (located just above the zippered pocket) made no sense to me since it doesn't seem to exit into the inside of the pocket. I had another friend stare at it for a bit and he was confused by this as well. I don't wear headphones so it doesn't bother me. I'm sure there's a logical reason for whatever that is...
Also, while not a feature by any means, I found a little St Christopher travel charm tucked into a micro-pocket within the zippered pocket. :)
Looking forward to using this often!
November 1, 2014