Icon Anthem Mil-Spec Mesh Jacket
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
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
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