Icon Anthem Mil-Spec Mesh Jacket
Good for what it is.
This jacket is very breathable and keeps me cool on the hot summer days. The only negative I have it that it's a relaxed fit so the armour doesn't fit tight to the body but it will do the job just fine
July 30, 2014
nice summer riding jacket
Jacket fits well and has excellent airflow for hot summer months. I usually wear an XL, but I ended up with the medium after returning an XL and an L so that it would not move around too much. However, even with the smaller size the elbow pads still move a lot on my arms. Also the back pad isn't worth anything, so I had to put one I had in the back from another jacket to get decent protection. Overall it‘s a nice jacket at a fair price, but I would say that the sleeves should be a tighter fit in order to provide more protection for the elbows. Also they should put in a better back pad.
June 23, 2014
Good Warm Weather Jacket
I live in the southern part of central Florida on the coast. Wanted something to keep me safe, help me be seen and not give me heat stroke. I think this jacket is the ticket.
Shipping was fast. There were a few QC issues with overlapping material etc, but nothing too bad. I am pretty tall and skinny (6'1" 160lbs) and found the shoulders to be a little broad for me in size medium. maybe should have gotten the small, but wanted the arm length. As a result, the shoulder pads fall a little lower than I would prefer, but all in all still does the job.
The high point of this jacket is in the airflow. Feels like a light long sleeve t-shirt as another reviewer mentioned. plenty of airflow to keep you cool while you are moving. Got the white to reflect both heat and light to help keep cool and be seen.
June 17, 2014
Good solid hot-weather protection
I bought the white version and really like the look. It's a very simple design with no special features; just a simple vented jacket. It does what it's intended to do without trying to be too much.
The relaxed fit is great for hot weather because it provides room for the air to really move around.
The iridescence in the mesh fabric lets the sun reflect off the surface and offers another defense against the heat. The white is less in-your-face than a true Hi-Viz color, but it is still highly visible.
The pockets are just two simple hand pockets plus one internal breast pocket.
The thermal liner is surprisingly warm, but not realistic for temps below 55F or so. It's not meant to be a warm jacket anyway. It shines as a hot weather jacket. The liner is easy to install and uninstall. A full sleeve liner is a bonus.
The armor stays put without feeling floppy. The zipper is strong and glove friendly.
The only real complaint is that the sleeve openings are a bit big. I'd like more adjustability at the cuffs, but it isn't a major issue.
June 11, 2014
Icon anthem mesh
I am 6' @ 180 lbs with long arms. I reluctantly selected a medium. Fit is perfect. I bought this for its semi-light protection and airflow. I ride in temps over 100° in the dry desert of Arizona. While this jacket does breath well it is made of a heavy exterior mesh that restricts airflow more than I was hoping for. I have a Olympia mesh jacket that does not flow as well and was twice the money. I am fairly happy with the purchase as it provides the protection I was looking for in a good airflow material. I did replace the the stock protection with D3O T5's and they improved my confidence in the ability the jacket has in providing some protection for low speed desert crashes.
June 9, 2014
Out of all my jackets this is my fav. By far. I'm normally a large but in this I fit a medium. Love that it has a head phone slip for it in the in side pocket for my phone to sit so I can her my jams when on the bike. No core in my way. The zipper is good quality and the fit is so comfortable I forget to take it off most of the time. The liner is good for cool morings. Ok so air flow is great the jacket is black sitting at a light or off the bike not moving with the sun betting on me gets warm but as soon as you get moving and the air passes threw the jacket it's like it's not on u at all. And it looks good to everyone loves it. It's slick for the bike and on foot. Would buy another one.
June 9, 2014
Very happy with this Jacket! Icon did a great job with this product.
June 4, 2014
This jacket has awesome airflow.
I bought this jacket since I was in need of summer gear other than my hot leathers. I like the full removable liner that allows for lots of weather versatility. The pockets are great as there are 4 of them (2 outside 2 inside). The only downside is I would've like to see a little higher quality elbow and shoulder protection but it's adequate. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a comfy versatile summer mesh jacket.
June 4, 2014