Icon Anthem Mil-Spec Mesh Jacket
This jacket is very bright, and matches my KTM
The fit on my XXL was small enough that I couldn't wear it with the liner, but I didn't buy it for weather needing the liner. The jacket is well made, with good padding in the back and elbows. The cuffs are rather large, and awkward to close (zipper and a snap flap that takes too much effort to close). AIrflow is good, but I remember other perf jackets flowing better. All in all, I am happy with it, and would recommend it to others. The orange is very conspicuous, and it goes very well with my KTM Duke!
June 15, 2015
Great high-vis jacket, nice features and comfortable.
I got the hi-vis orange and I think it looks really decent. Not over the top bright like the hi-vis yellow/green, but it really shows up. Jacket also has a fair bit of reflective material built in to help with night visibility. I like the look of it very well. Had a few large june bug splats on the front the first night I wore it out and was a little bummed...not too much since you know that's going to happen, but still kinda sucks, anyhow after getting caught in the rain a couple days latter the bugs were perfectly removed and didn't stain. Yay! Very happy with this jacket.
June 8, 2015
Very comfortable and flows air very well!
This is the first Icon jacket I purchased and I am very satisfied with my choice. The jacket is very comfortable and flows a lot of air. I have also ridden in colder weather and the liner does the trick. The ID pocket is also very practical for going in and out of secure garages when you need to swipe your ID. The bottom line is that this is a very good jacket!
June 8, 2015
Huge Bang for Your Buck
I swear by this jacket and don't understand the bad reviews here. This is a high quality jacket offered at a great price for an overall excellent value. I have not found a jacket that is superior to this one when you consider all the factors.
The Fighter Mesh is effective as is the armor. I went down with this jacket and it saved my hide and the shoulder armor prevented injury. Got up, dusted off, and saw the Fighter Mesh undamaged.
What more do you want?
The jackett keeps you protected from the sun and is bearable, even in Miami's brutally humid heat. Once on the highway or on the move, the ventilation cools you off like an instantaneous blast of A/C. And though the jacket may not be water resistant, if you get caught in the rain, it will dry quickly.
I love the liner system and the way it is engineered to attach and detach from the jacket quickly. It keeps you somewhat comfy when you're riding in 45 degree weather. In weather colder than that, you WILL be chilly. But if you layer up with another light jacket, you are rather well protected for temps even in the high 30s.
The fit IS a bit large. Without the liner, the jacket is a little loose but it looks smart nonetheless. I like that it contours the body nicely. I just plain love the look. Other jackets are sloppy fitting and wide at the waist which makes you look like Alvin and the Chipmunks, while others look overly aggressive with exaggerated armor that make you look like Hanz and Franz or an X-Men reject. Yuck! This jacket is nicely stylish.
What else can I say?
This is an awesome value. I wanna thank Icon for making a quality product that protects my hide AND my wallet.
If you're thinking about getting this jacket, stop thinking and just get it. Me thinks you will not be disappointed.
Be safe out there.
June 2, 2015
So-so jacket - you get what you pay for.
This jacket is pretty comfortable. While riding, it's comfortable in the airflow department - the Fighter Mesh does its job well. In general, however, the jacket runs larger to accommodate the liner, which rarely gets used. I use this jacket for hot weather, without the liner. But let's start with that.
The liner itself is very nice quilted material which secures to the jacket very nicely with a system of a zipper and snaps. It's easy to get it in and out, and it makes a difference on cold mornings. On a recent 60F commute it made the jacket perfect, and on the way back (75F) removing the liner made for a very comfy ride indeed.
With the liner out, my XL jacket feels overlarge. The shoulder pads ride on my triceps, and the elbow pads ride on my forearms. The back protector is substantial, however - but it also presents a block to airflow, so I wind up with a sweaty patch below it. Note that when I'm riding, the padding tends to find its way to where it needs to be.
In the looks department this jacket is just plain frumpy. It's neither aggressive nor aggro. It's just...there. For my purposes that's fine - I'm not out on the fashion show runway, I'm riding a motorcycle, for goodness' sake - so it's not a big deal. But I have other jackets that look better than this. On the flip side, I ordered the hi-viz color, and it's definitely hi-viz. You can't miss me in this jacket.
I got this jacket on sale for $150. You can't beat the price. You get what you pay for. This is no $800 Klim jacket, it's bargain basement. If you need a decent, protective, safe jacket, this does the trick.
May 26, 2015
Icon Anthem 2
Ordered this jacket after a lot of searching for a replacement for my previous mesh jacket after realizing it had some terrible padding in it. (Thanks to Revzilla for pointing out the D30 and CE rated armor).
So far I love this thing. My only big gripe is on the thumb loops; one of them isn't sewn on correctly, so it's twisted at a spot; and that puts pressure on my hand, so I've stopped using that altogether, the sleeve still stays in place without your thumb in the loop!
June 24, 2015
I'm 5'8" and 155 lbs. and ordered a small per the video review. With the liner in the jacket was a bit snug, wouldn't be able to use this into the fall with no way to layer under it. With the liner out the shoulder armor was so loose it was sitting on top of the elbow armor. The cuffs are unusually large and look very awkward. On the plus side the D3O armor is very thin and barley noticeable with the jacket on.
June 23, 2015
Great warm/hot weather Jacket
While ordering I was a bit worried when I ordered a small but it fit true to the video and size chart. This Jacket has great airflow. The liner did have a couple of strings. Easily removed with scissors or a pocket knife, no quality problems just excess string. Liner enables you to wear this even on somewhat cool mornings although the air flow from the jacket does make it through the liner a bit. The protection of the jacket is comfortable and not bulky. While riding you do not even know you are wearing a jacket. Style is very good and I have received several compliments on the look of the jacket.
May 26, 2015