Icon PDX Rain Jacket
Good for rain and cold weather
Have not tested in rain as purposed but testes in extremely wet and cold weather. I was very comfortable having it over my protective jacket deflecting all the chill wind.
You need to learn some trick to keep it folded, because is missing some strap or bag, I will use a large ziplock bag to fold it and keep it in the saddlebag without unrolling and making a mess.
Used it as a rain cover while not raining and it is really warm and good looking as a casual garnet.
October 22, 2013
muy buen producto
Es Super llamativa y se ve muy bien
bien el color el material la función es espectacular
September 23, 2013
Pretty good jacket, good value
I've been waiting to review this jacket until I could give it a good testing. It's been very dry this summer in the PNW but now we're getting some rainy weather. As a comparison I have a one piece rain suit from a certain German motorcycle company which I have been very impressed with (considering you can get one for about the same price as the Icon jacket). I've been using the Icon jacket in the mornings even when it wasn't raining to help cut the wind over my textile jacket. For this it works great. I also appreciate the hi vis yellow.
Yesterday I went on a ride in some pretty serious rain. Just about everyone else was some form of dampness and I remained nice and pretty dry. The only real dampness came from when I got wet prior to stoping and getting the rain jacket on.
A couple areas of concern with this jacket, by no means stoppers.
I get a little rain dripping of the back of my helmet and into the hood area. The way they have you roll the hood closed isn't intuitive (I actually had to read the instructions!) but seems to work.
If you wear gauntlet gloves (I have some Icon ones) you may get water rolling down your sleeves into the gauntlets. As a comparison the one piece suit has double sleeves, so the glove goes over the inside sleeve and the the outer sleeve goes over the glove.
The double flap on the front zipper is a nice touch. There's even a lip on the inner flap to stop even more water.
The front zipper comes up very high and makes the colar stand up in the front. This blocks the area under you chin very nicely.
I got a Large. I watched the video and I believe the model was in a Medium and he seemed bigger than me but it looked a little snug on him. I wanted to insure I had enough flexibility so I got the Large. I haven't noticed any billowing so I think it's ok. I may have been able to get away with a Medium.
As with most rain gear you probably want to save it for when it's raining as they aren't typically designed to breathe (which is good), so having a shell you can slip over your riding jacket is nice. I'm not sure if earlier versions didn't have it but the mesh liner is nice.
I don't expect anything to stay perfectly dry in the driving rains but as long as I'm dry at the core I'm happy. If the Icon jacket stops 95% of the moisture and my riding jacket gets the rest I'm happy. If after a couple years the jacket doesn't hold up I'll hit it with some Nikwax and see if that helps.
September 22, 2013
Worked well for 18 months then fails big time
This is the second ICON product I have had that is supposedly waterproof but in fact is not. The Jacket worked for around 18 months then on 2 recent wet days the whole jacket failed and let water seep in. This occurred from sleeves and in the chest the most obvious placed. This again is very disappointing. Not even 2 winters. ICON products after 2 strikes are out for me. Time to look at other products.
September 17, 2013
Not as 'Day-glow' as expected
Works and fits just as advertised. Use it in durning a 130 mile ride which 90% of it was it drizzle to down pouring Florida rain. Put this on over my Dainese mesh jacket. Kept me dry and comfortable warm from the wet wind. Does get a bit too warm during stops. It's seems to be missing it day-glow fluorescents, but it's still better than nothing as far safety color goes.
July 1, 2013
Great waterproof jacket
Had this for a couple of weeks now, and used it a bunch on cooler mornings, and in some light rain. Its waterproof, so keeps me dry, and I have the yellow, which isn't as fluro. yellow as the Patrol Jkt, but is still pretty bright. It fits very large, so is a little big over my AStar textile jacket. Its also pretty bulky, so the jacket and pants pretty much fill up my 25 liter backpack, but they are light so not to much of a problem. Not sure why the jacket has a hood, it just gets in the way. It doesn't stow very well either. It doesn't flap around, but is a bit of a distraction at high way speeds. Zero airflow thru the jacket, which is good as otherwise it would let water in. It doesn't seem very breathable so far, but then if its pouring down, I would prefer to stay dry than have airflow and breahtablility. Not so much an issue in Pac NW, maybe a bigger problem if you live in a semi tropical state Overall a great jacket, probably the best on the market, but it could still be better ( less bulky, remove the hood, and mesh liner )
June 20, 2013
Great rain jacket for over your regular jacket
I got the men's version in orange-- I'm a commuter and when I'm wearing hi-viz the cars give me more space. I am 5' 9" and the men's Medium Icon rain jacket is a comfortable fit over my women's size L armored jacket. The fabric and zippers are very good quality, and the jacket overall is well-made.
June 10, 2013
See me in orange
The products arrived quickly and in new condition. I purchased both the jacket and the pants in orange. In a dark downpour, I may look goofy as a big bright orange guy on a bike, but if anyone thinks I look goofy, that means they saw me, and that was the whole point. I've yet to actually be in any rain, but the gear is well built and seems like they'll keep me dry. The bright orange is very visible, I just wish it had more headlight reflective material on it. There is not much airflow at all, which will make for hot riding even in the rain in southern Arizona. But the piont is to stay dry, and I'm not sure how much airflow you could actually engineer into a waterproof garment anyway. For thier price and visibility, I think they will do well.
May 14, 2013