Icon Anthem Mesh Jacket
Great jacket for the value,
Overall great value great jacket great features Love the style..
December 2, 2013
Great jacket. Very comfortable. Highly Recommend
Works great in cool or Hot weather
November 18, 2013
Overall awesome jacket!
I'm 6' 180 I went with the medium, and it fits perfect. This thing flows A LOT of air, it's like ridiculous. Even though this jacket has a liner anything below 50 isn't to pleasant. Fit and finish is surprisingly great. If you're looking for a jacket that flows massive amounts of air there isn't a better jacket for the price.
November 11, 2013
This is my first motorcycle jacket. Since I am new to motorcycling I wanted something with high visibility to increase my safety, the armor and reflective piping should help in that department as well. The fact that it is a mesh jacket with a zip out liner was also appealing because I didn't really want to sink too much into multiple jackets at this time. I have used it with layering in late Oct and Nov in Wisconsin and it held up fine, would be nice if there was a zip-in option with gore windstopper, could possibly even be a 4 season coat!
I am a bigger guy so I was a bit worried about sizing. I am 6' 260 with a 48" chest, I generally wear an XL in most things so I measured at it said XL. It fits exactly how a motorcycle jacket should, and even though my arms are a bit on the short side the sleeves are not too long.
The jacket seems very well constructed and the materials are nice. Mesh in most areas and some nice stretch fabric in the side. The first jacket had ordered a minor workmanship (stitching) issue but Revzilla was able to turn around and ship out a new jacket and return shipping RMA the same day so that really blew me away for customer service.
The only thing I don't really like is the Velcro patch on the front which is apparently for an ID holder, I don't really have a need for this so I may remove it in the future.
November 11, 2013
A Better Jacket For Hot Summer Riding
First off, I am 6 feet tall and weigh 200lbs. My chest is 42 and my arms are 34. I am an athletic build but not ripped, probably could lose about 5 lbs around the waist. lol Typically when I buy a jacket or shirt the area of most concern to me is my shoulders. As my shoulders are slightly more muscular, when I reach forward the shoulder area becomes too tight and uncomfortable. So I typically buy jackets that are XL because of this reason. Sometimes a size L though. I own a Joe Rocket Mesh "Honda" logo jacket that is light gray with black accent, and that is a size XL that fits me perfectly.
So when I read about this jacket fitting larger and looser, I decided to buy the "Large". One reviewer in particular mentioned his dimensions and was similar to me, so I took a chance and trusted the Large would fit me and my shoulders as well. Was a good decision. The Large not only fits well on my shoulders, including reaching forward in position to ride my CBR 600RR, but sleeves are long enough too. Standing straight the sleeves come down to my first set of knuckles, but when leaning forward to ride come exactly to cover my wrist and stop before my hand. The fit for me is great around the chest and torso. In fact I would even say it fits better than my Joe Rocket mesh jacket. The Large is not tight on me, but not sloppy or baggy. Fits just right. Another reviewer didn't like the fit around the neck, however I think it fits perfectly and covers better than my Rocket jacket. But does not rub on my neck. You might be thinking why did I buy another mesh jacket? Well the reason is that the color white is the only color that is very effective at reflecting the heat from the sun. I purchased the "white" Icon Anthem Mesh jacket. I ride my CBR in South Florida and while my Joe Rocket jacket has slightly better airflow than this Icon jacket(due to the Rocket having a larger mesh weave), this Icon jacket is MUCH cooler in the hot sun. Especially waiting at the stoplight. Even the light gray on my Rocket jacket attracts enough heat from the sun to make me sweat noticeably more. In fact, I am amazed at how much cooler the white is! I absolutely love this jacket and very happy with purchasing the Large and in White. My only complaints for the jacket are two things: First, I wish the inside pocket was waterproof. Random rain showers happen out of nowhere here in South Florida and I like to keep my iPhone in the inside pocket. Secondly, the back armor is nothing special. I guess better than nothing but would have liked more in that department. But the tradeoff is it makes the jacket lighter to carry around and wear. Having a water resistant inside pocket and overall better armor inside seems to be the advantage my Rocket jacket has over this Icon jacket. However my Rocket jacket is heavier because of it. South Florida is a dangerous place to ride a motorcycle but I can't give it up. So no matter how hot it gets, I always ride with full protection. And I recommend you do the same too. I would not pay more for this jacket, but it is priced right and I personally think that it is a great buy.
Hope this review helps you out. Feel free to comment if this review!
Safe travels, Scot - theworkingnomad
September 12, 2013
I've put about 2000 miles on this jacket in the middle of a Los Angeles summer with average high temps between 90 - 100 degrees. It flows tons of air and is relatively lightweight. I first bought the black one but ended up exchanging it for the white version. The white version is way cooler than the black.
The armor that is included is adequate mostly. I wish the shoulder and elbow pads had a hard outer shell but are only a rubber/foam. It doesn't seem Icon sells hard shell shoulder/elbow pads. The included back pad is laughable and is almost just a placeholder to let you know the pocket exists. It's very thin and soft. I replaced it right away with the Icon field armor back protector.
The fit is slightly odd in my opinion. It is supposed to be a more relaxed/american fit but the proportions are little odd. I'm 6'1" 240lbs. My shoulders are broad and are proportionate to my body but this jacket seems to made for a body builder type with gigantic shoulders/arms. I have the XXL which is very snug in the stomach but really loose and long in the arms. The shoulder and elbow armor hangs slightly low because of this and the fact that it is really baggy means it would shift side to side easily in a crash.
The inner phone/ear phone cord holder is nice. I've washed the jacked once so far and it held up very well.
September 3, 2013
Great hot weather jacket.
This jacket is very comfortable, I always look forward to wearing it.
I went with the yellow to help reflect the sun, and also the high visibility. I've had 3 caged vehicles pull out in front of me since I've been wearing the high vis jacket.
October 14, 2013
Saved my skin
So I just had a get off. Sucks for me, but good for you because I put this jacket through the test.
Going 30 around a corner I low sided mainly sliding, but rolling at least half way. My back, left shoulder, and face (of helmet) took the brunt. No abrassions, broken, bones, etc. The textile and armor did their jobs through and through. At a higher speed or other circumstances I could see the upgraded back protector being of use, but the pad it came with really helped. Glad I had it.
I was going to post pictures of the jacket, but there isn't anything to show. It looks brand new other than the debris. Once I clean it there will be no signs. My helmet is another story. In comparison my jeans tore open (as expected), and I have a good case of road rash.
I live in the Northern Bay Area of California, and even though it is the summer we still get into the 50's in the morning and night. This jacket kept me warm with the liner in and cool enough on humid 90 degree weather with it out. Love it in white. People spoke about how easy I was to see.
Can't recommend enough.
August 21, 2013