Icon TiMax Original Glove
Bring me the battle'th of the mighty Kahless!
So far I’m very happy with my purchase of these gloves. They are much thicker than my previous “Power Trip” gloves that have withstood a good 6000 miles of abuse over the last year and could still be going strong except for thin leather wearing through on the fingers. I can tell right away that these should easily outlast hose gloves as the leather is either incredibly thick or in multiple layers.
I expect they are going to do a great job protecting my hands and they look amazing.
They will have to break in. There are definitely a couple of tight spots in the glove that are just going to have to break in.
In Seattle I end up riding in rain just as much as I don’t and I expect these gloves to get wet. They are super thick and I don’t expect them to dry out quickly. I need to find some good wax to seal them with to help make them a little more water resistant.
Some of the rivets on them are underdriven and are loose. Ill need to overdrive them a little more to tighten some of them up.
September 1, 2012
Like the hammer of Thor
These gloves make your hands feel incredibly protected. They soften up within a week of riding and become quite comfortable, while the vents leave your hands feeling nice and cool once you are cruising. The big eye hooks make it easy to chain or lock the gloves to your bike, since they are insentially brass knuckles and you might not want to take them
In a club or what have you. They look like midevil gauntlets and people really seem to love or hate em. I love them and would buy another pair... But I'll never need em.
June 28, 2012
These glove are awesome, the thumb and palm seem a bit loose but finger lenght is right on.
June 12, 2012
MAD MAX READY
LIKE IT SAYS ON THE REVZILLA WEB SITE, THESE GLOVES ARE NOT FOR EVERYBODY. THERE ARE METICULOUSLY MADE WITH A LOT OF THOUIGHT WHEN IT COMES TO WHERE THE EXTRA PADDING AND PROTECTION IS PLACED. ONCE THESE GLOVES ARE WORKED IN THEY ARE EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE. THERE IS A ROUND METAL RING ON BOTH GLOVES THAT IS A GREAT TOUCH. I CLIP BOTH GLOVES USING THAT RING TO A CLIP AND THEY DONT GET LOSSED. THE ONLY TRUE COMPLAINT IS THE COST. BUT WITH THE TITANIUM SCALES ON THE GLOVE PRETTY MUCH EXPLAINS THE COST. THEY ARE A PHENOMENAL PAIR OF GLOVES THAT SHOULD LAST MANY SEASONS.
June 4, 2012
Interfered with smooth shifting -important read!!!
first of all - i LOVE Icon gear. all of it, except these gloves...
so, yes - these are super-sharp gloves...edgy and bold and all that. i was seduced by the look, for sure. they are also very well made and put together, hence my favorable "star" ratings i was totally bummed out, however, when i began to ride with them this morning. the gloves felt very, very wrong.
besides the obvious need to break in new gloves, i found them to completely interfere with the operation of the clutch lever. the gloves are quite thick; several layers of leather are needed for all that bling...as another reviewer stated, there was fairly significant discomfort in-between fingers, but the strangest aspect was the thickness prevented smooth shifting with two fingers on the lever. almost as if there was too much glove inbetween the lever and the bar and couldn't engage enough. grabbing a handful with all fingers worked ok, but i don't ride that way and i bet you don't either.
believe it or not, i stalled the bike twice in the first 10 minutes of my ride because i could not engage the shifter accurately. doh!!! my hand felt like it had metal digging into my skin (it was!!!) and the grip felt bizarre due to the massive thickness.
i rode straight home, got out my fave Dainese gloves, got back on the bike and was totally relieved and happy to have my "feel" back. all the stated issues disappeared instantly.
perhaps, some of you won't have this issue, but i wanted to alert you to the significant awkwardness (and possible danger) riding with these gloves.
thanks for listening! ride safe everyone!
May 2, 2012
Ok gloves but for the price, your better off getting something else
Ok so here we go, i have wanted these gloves ever since i saw them a few months ago to go with my 2008 CBR1000, but before i purchased i read a lot of reviews on them and didn't really read anything bad about them so it was a go for me. I purchased these gloves and started to ride in them and ive read that you have to break them in, but the breaking in period for these gloves were pretty friggin painful. The titanium looks very cool but if your a 2 finger clutcher like me then they will dig into the lower part of your fingers and it goes away slightly as you break the glove in but i've found that i've changed my clutching style a little as to now hold the bar with my pinky and ring finger more loosely while clutching as to not have the titanium dig to much into my lower knuckles to much. The gloves are very thick and so you lose a lot of touch on the throttle because of the palm and it will take some getting used to in order to ride how you normally would and because of the thickness of the gloves, your not gonna be using your iphone with these boys on. The fit of the glove for my size(L) is slightly long on the pinky but not too bad but the seams inside the tips of the glove are pretty bothersome, so you will have to decide if you want the seams in the front or back of your finger tips which is very annoying. The air flow on these gloves are pretty much nonexistent as there is perforation in these gloves, so in the warmer places you would just have to deal with it or get something else. The gloves comfort is medium in my opinion and for $175 gloves you shouldn't have the problems that i've had with these gloves, but i still love the look of the gloves, but if i'd known i'd have these issues prior to me purchasing them, i'd have gone with some alpinestars gloves instead which is what i'm about to do anyway. The look of the glove is very much cool and you won't regret the look one bit, but comfort wise is something totally different. I've never fallen in the gloves, so i can't really say how they'll hold up in a crash, but they feel pretty friggin secure and i don't see your hands getting damaged at all in a crash with these gloves on, your wrist probably but the hands are very secure. So to wrap this up, i'd give these gloves a 3 out 5 tops, these gloves are not worth $175, maybe $100 at the most but hopefully Icon can fix these issues with next generation of these gloves. I think i'm gonna go with the alpinestars s1 or gp plus
April 30, 2012
It's a love it or hate it glove. If your on the love it side, it's awesome. Fit is a tad large and is airflow is just ok. But I can live with it. Recommend this for sure.
April 18, 2012
Great Glove for that Certain Look
The Icon Original Glove excels at what it was meant to; provide that certain original, edgy appearance for those looking for something out of the ordinary.
For the price point the glove is set at, it doesn't come with an array of features that one might find on other gloves in the same price range; but just glancing at the glove, it is obvious that that rich, technical features is not the glove's intended purpose. So the decision to purchase the pair is going to be based on the desire of fulfilling a unique look, which the glove does extremely well.
Overall fit and feel of the glove is good, with no extreme points of discomfort to point out; however the only attribute precluding the glove from achieving excellence is the slight under sizing of the digits: not to the extent of warranting purchasing a larger size, but enough to notice when dawning the gloves- though I’m sure this will become less noticeable with continual use of the glove. Also the palm of the glove markedly thicker than other Icon gloves I have purchased in the past, providing a little less than subtle feeling on the controls; but again I feel this will be mediated as the glove is broken in and accumulates wear.
Overall, the only characteristics preventing the glove from obtaining 5 stars are the price, and the slightly small fit to the digits. Every other element of the glove is excellent; all contributing to generate that perfect epic, archaic-medieval look to any gear load out.
February 6, 2012