Icon Anthem Mil-Spec Mesh Jacket
A Must for the Daily Commuter
I work on a military base, so this seemed like a no brainer. I have the yellow hi-viz. This thing is bright. I was the trail in a recent poker run and the leader said he could see me in his mirror all the way in the back. I even see those old blind ladies that have no business on the road actually seeing me (they still turn in front of you anyway lol). The velcro on one of my gloves scuffed up the mesh - it seems kind of delicate. The parts that will save your skin are built just fine though. Great liner and overall quality for the price. Its been in the 60-70's here in Ohio lately - I can really feel the cold wind even through the quilted liner - so its no winter solution, but it does help. If you want to be seen and ride safely get this jacket - if you ride on a mil installation you need to be wearing safety colors anyway - might as well get something good.
July 1, 2015
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
The secret to sizing!
I found the perfect fit - I'm 6'0" and I have a 47" chest and a 36" waist, so I have more of a 'v' than most guys, and I weigh 225#. I went A FULL SIZE DOWN ACCORDING TO THE SIZE CHART and it fit perfectly. The XL is just right.
Those cite poor fit are nearly all folks with smaller shoulders / arms who find the jacket too baggy in those areas, so keep that in mind.
If you have broad shoulders and like a fit that is just slightly more snug than what HVB is wearing in the video, then ORDER A SIZE DOWN and you'll get a great fit.
Love the air flow and the full D30 compliment. Looks cool, too (mine is all-black).
July 25, 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
Great Summer Jacket
This jacket is surprisingly more durable and has more protection than I was expecting in a lightweight mesh form factor. I chose the lighter color, since this is clearly a summer jacket, so that it would be less hot in the sun.
Don't be fooled, though. If you're sitting in bumper to bumper traffic in 100 degree heat without shade, while your bike's engine tries to cook you, you will still sweat a bit. But while moving and for brief stops, this is great.
The armor is very flexible and is an upgrade over my previous mesh jacket.
I wasn't sure if I'd like it or not, but the little straps on the sleeves to slide your thumbs through are actually a big help to make sure your sleeves don't slide up in the wind or a in a crash (not that I tested crashing in it).
July 17, 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
Good Summer Jacket
This is a pretty solid jacket, it works well for the hot Texas summer.
July 16, 2015