Icon PDX Rain Jacket
Does the trick
I bought this to help extend the usefulness of my Icon Device leather jacket into the wet and cold days, in conjunction with my Icon Device textile overpants. I got the yellow color; not Hi-Viz, but still very bright. The jacket has a very substantial feel, nice water proof zips, and the cut of the medium is a very good fit over my medium Device jacket. The hood seems to frustrate some users, but the key to the hood is to use it under your helmet in the rain. Wearing the hood up under your helmet will prevent rain getting down the back of your neck, and it will not be flapping around or otherwise in the way. It does take more effort to get your helmet on with the hood up, but it can be done and with a little practice and adjusting, it is not uncomfortable. I wear an Icon Airmada, which has a very encompassing neck roll, and it is fine once past the tight entry. I also wear the sleeves over the gauntlets of my gloves. I don't seem to get any rain past the elastic sleeve cuff, and this way, no rain can get down the cuff of the gauntlet and into the gloves to my hands.
September 25, 2014
i want two of them & maybe one for my dad
grate product price over $100 not ok hate the price
but this thing is amazing keeps the wind out & the rain out so cool looking you just want to ware it all the time feels good over my icon motor head jacket or just a sweater if your not riding I hope they make this product for many years so I can buy more as I wear them out but that price point is a joke I love the way the zipper goes high on the neck covering it from the wind & rain
I ride a 2012 ZX10R
February 25, 2014
Keeps me dry and nice and bright. Perfect for military bases.
February 19, 2014
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