Icon Anthem Mil-Spec Mesh Jacket
Offers a lot of protection and keeps me visible.
I'm glad it came with Shoulder, back and elbow protection. when I purchased the jacket I thought I was going to have purchase protection Individual. Also I stay pretty cool in the Texas heat in it.
September 1, 2014
Great jacket...get a size larger...
I purchased this jacket (orange) to meet the requirements to ride on a military installation. It is a great "three season" jacket. I wore this jacket from Omaha to Las Vegas in June and it was great. During the trip, I experienced temperatures from 40F to 108F. 40F was cold and 108F was hot (very hot), but the jacket made all of it manageable. I found that wearing my rain suit jacket over the Icon jacket through the Rockies made the colder temperatures more comfortable. Overall, the jacket is exactly what I wanted and I would definitely recommend. One not, I usually wear an XL but went with a 2XL based on the sizing recommendations from ICON. I found this to be very accurate and the jacket fits very well. It's a little "frumpy" but it is comfortable and I expect it will provide excellent protection.
August 25, 2014
Love the jacket, hate the fit
Let me start off by praising this jacket. I ride all year in Atlanta, GA and was looking for something that was mesh and white to reduce the heat felt while both riding and sitting at a dead stop. This jacket has great styling in the all white option that I feel will expertly reduce the amount of heating when at a full stop for any length of time. The mesh also feels as if it will move a lot of air on those 90+ summer days. The protection offered with the included CE armor for the price is excellent.
Unfortunately, I had to return the jacket due to fit. Once upon a time medium American clothing fit me, now I have to wear a small. I am 5'6" tall and weigh anywhere between 140-150 lbs; I have a 36.5" chest and a 30" waist and usually wear a size 40.
As per the sizing chart, I ordered a small which claims to fit a 36-38" chest and be a European size 38. This jacket was about 3" too large in the chest for the recommended size and 8-10" too large in the waist.
If you are a similar body type to me, I suggest you not look at relaxed American style jackets but instead look for a European cut jacket or go for a race fitted American jacket.
September 28, 2014
Got to Love It
Bought this so that I would have a little protection if the worst happened but did not want a lot of bulk or weight. Airflow is amazing and the removable liner is great for the chilly mornings.
August 11, 2014
Great summer jacket
Awesome jacket, especially given the low entry price level. Being in Arizona air flow was imperative and this did not disappoint. Only minor nit is that the padding moves around alot when putting it on.
August 24, 2014
Excellent summer jacket
This jacket flows a ton of air with the liner removed, perfect for summer months. I throw in the liner on cool nights and stay nice and toasty. The ribbed knit cuffs on the liner do a great job of not letting too much air flow through the cuffs of the jacket, which is a nice touch on a jacket at this price point. Hard to go wrong here.
I've noticed a couple stray threads coming off here and there, but nothing major or structurally integral. That's really the only fault I've encountered over the last month with this jacket.
August 11, 2014
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