Icon Anthem Mil-Spec Mesh Jacket
Junk within one ride
I love almost everything about this jacket, but the one thing I hate is a deal breaker. It fit wonderfully out of the box and was everything I was looking for. Took it for a ride to a doctor's appointment. While I was waiting I made the awful mistake of leaving my jacket on. My sleeve brushed against the, for lack of a more precise term, male Velcro Id pouch. It apparently grabs everything including the fabric of the sleeve and any mesh part of the mesh jacket. It immediately linked to the mesh and, when I moved my arm, ruined the fabric that is supposed to keep me safe. Now I have a one ride jacket with one sleeve that looks like it is five years old. Apparently icon doesn't feel like this is an issue and is refusing to cover it under warranty. It seems to me that a jacket with a self contained design flaw is a manufacturing defect that should be warranteed. They do not feel the same way. If you are from icon, do me a favor, pull out any of those id holders and try to stick it to any of the mesh parts of the mesh jacket. You will immediately see the defect. Buyer beware. Poor customer service. Tried to upload photo, but it won't allow me because of pixel size requirement. Trust me, stay away.
April 9, 2015
Love the outside Id pocket and inside pocket with cable loop.
Love the look and fit of this jacket.Jacket is very comfortable with and without liner.Liner is very nice for cool days.Mesh material seems very strong.Yellow is highly visible.The outside Id pocket is very handy and Velcro is very strong.Love the inside cell phone pocket with cable loop and holder.Inside pads stay in place and don't move around,very comfortable.Awesome jacket for the money,much more of a jacket than I expected.
April 6, 2015
This one doesn't flow a ton of air. The weave is a bit too tight for that. What keeps me coolest is the white color of the jacket that repels heat. No more black in the summer.
This jacket has a naturally relaxed fit so it's very comfortable. The armor falls in the right places and the shoulders aren't pointy. Real nice.
The staggered zippers are a great touch. Icon jackets do feature some nice details.
May 18, 2015
Good quality, pads move a little
The jacket looks and feels of great quality. The airflow at any speed is great and the styling is very sharp. The zip in liner isn't all that thick but it should do fine throughout the fall in Indiana. My only complaint is that the shoulder and elbow pads tend to move around a little. Overall, I would highly recommend.
May 18, 2015
The color stands out.
The jacket isn't to bad, its a little tight in the neck area and just a tad short. Could use a bit more reflective on it. No complaints other than that.
March 22, 2015
Love it so far!
I've ridden with the jacket several times and so far I'm very pleased with my purchase. The first ride the temp was in the middle sixties and even with the liner in I could definitely feel the cool air. With another layer of clothing or a sweat shirt on I think it would've been perfect. So for me at least, I think with temps much below about 55 degrees, the jacket won't be adequate without an additional layer of clothing. On rides on warmer days, with temps in the low 80's, it's perfect. Great air flow and I like the snug fit. I also like the armor and the hi vis color. I feel like I'm easily seen and don't blend in with the surroundings. The jacket sizes do seem to run large. I usually take a medium to large but after reading the reviews and on advice from the great Revzilla rep, I ordered the small and it fits perfectly. In summation, I'm very pleased with the jacket and highly recommend it.
March 17, 2015
Great buy on clearance!
Great jacket so far. The removable liner is great for mornings that are a little cooler, but even with the liner it still flows some air. Remove the liner and it flows like crazy. The jacket appears to be of high quality materials and has pretty good features such as the liner, storage pockets and protection. I normally wear a Medium in shirts/jackets and based on other reviews I ordered a small and fits perfectly. I'm 5' 6" 165 and athletic. The jacket is a loose fit anyways and even with the liner I feel like I could comfortably wear a hoodie underneath.
April 30, 2015
Didn't have any kind of riding jacket. Watched your 2015 video guide for textile and mesh jackets. Needed a summer fall riding jacket. Found this one on your site for a great price. Received jacket and within the first ride knew I had the right jacket. Airflow was more than I expected. Only draw back is the back protector is a little flimsy, but still a great option as a commuter jacket.
April 27, 2015