Icon Anthem Mil-Spec Mesh Jacket
Great looking Mil-Spec jacket
Gave the jacket 4/5 for value because I think it's just a little overpriced, but with the quilted removable liner it's probably a wash. The color is almost a perfect match for the Icon Mil-Spec vest that I've been riding with for a couple years now, but the color doesn't quite match the Icon Anthem gloves (gloves are more yellow than lime-green). The fit around the midsection is a bit loose, but it fits exactly as advertised (it's not an "attack" style jacket). My only problem after my first few rides is the velcro ID/MSF card holder. They've placed it at the bottom of the jacket where the fit is loosest, and the velcro, while strong, doesn't attach really well along the entire holder. In contrast, the MSF/ID card holder on my Mil-Spec vest is very tight around all the corners of the holder. I could see this getting pulled off somehow during a ride, so I probably won't be putting my military ID in it. It also doesn't fit flat to the jacket, but I think with some work I can break it in.
Other than that I'm really happy with the fit and style of the jacket. The removable inner liner is a great bonus and should make riding in late spring to early fall bearable.
April 22, 2013
Cool-looking, comfortable, durable
I got this Icon Anthem Mesh jacket about a month ago, and I have only been riding for about that long, so this is my first jacket. Have to say, I am extremely impressed. The minute I took it out of the box (which shipped to my apartment in Queens in 1 day!) I took note of the quality. The jacket felt "heavy duty" without being heavy. The feel of the mesh and the comfortable fit laid all my fears of ordering online with actually trying it on to rest. The fit truly is relaxed, and at 5'6", 160 lbs, the medium sized jacket fit like a dream. I actually took a spill while at a Beginners course yesterday while completing a quick stop drill, and i skidded a bit on my arm/shoulder area. Didn't feel a thing, and no wear on the jacket either, believe it or not. God-willing that will be my only spill, haha. There aren't too many bells and whistles, its just very clean and simple, which is what I wanted. It hasn't been to hot either as of late, so I haven't been able to check out the ventilation, but I will tell you this, even with the liner in, on 50 degree days i was pretty darn cold, so I'm assuming it'll be pretty nice in the summer! If you have any hesitations, take this for what you will, for being my first jacket, and doing a ton of research, I am extremely satisfied. Good looks, great armor-feel around shoulders/elbows, and awesome fit. This was a good purchase. I got the all black jacket, in case you're wondering!
May 15, 2013
I got the black one. It's not too flashy but not too bland either. Lots of attention to detail here. Breathes well and all the zippers are easy to get to. It fits a little big but all the pads are still in place so I'm good with that.
May 5, 2013
Great mesh jacket - runs very large
I was waiting for this jacket as I'm always looking for a better and better mesh jacket - Florida riding - need it. I've only worn it once and its too large - exchanging for smaller size. I always wear size large jackets and a large in this is too big. I'll do a better review once I get my medium and ride with it.
btw this is about the only white jacket that is really white that i've seen - very little black. Thats important in keeping cooler in FL sun!
Apparently Icon jackets run big
March 5, 2013