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    February 27, 2012
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Icon Brigand Vest From the leader in armored motorcycle vests comes the Brigand. Consider it a tactical riding rig, capable of doing leather work on a textile salary. The Brigand, like all Icon vests, ships with a removable back protector. In this case it is a D3O Viper CE approved back protector. This protector lies discretely hidden under the Brigands durable textile chassis until such time as it is called into service. And while no back protector can provide protection from every situation, the D3O Viper will definitely stack the odds in your favor. Additional features of the Brigand include both metal and nylon YKK zippers, torso adjustment straps, and padded AX Suede shoulder overlays for increased durability. DURABLE TEXTILE CHASSIS D3O VIPER CERTIFIED BACK PROTECTOR (REMOVABLE) SIDE FIT ADJUSTMENT STRAPS SIZED TO FIT OVER JACKET PREMIUM YKK ZIPPERS STORAGE POCKETS
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great vest, perfect style, comfort and design. Only one hiccup......
PostedOctober 23, 2012
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thinsley
From Portland
State:OR
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I ordered a large vest, as I wear a large jacket. Fit was perfect. I'd ordered the PDX Rain jacket from ICON previously and the sizing was the same deal. Large for large, etc so I felt comfortable with the sizing. Fit was exactly as I'd expected.
The style is what really drew me to this vest. I'd looked at literally HUNDREDS of different style. I ride a Streetfighter style motorcycle, and am part of a club, so I really wanted something that reflected my style. This vest fits the bill. large area on the back for the club patch.
My only dislike is the ICON logo on the front. While it's very stylish and cool, it gets in the way of some of the patches, etc. Other than that, I can't think of anything bad to say about this vest. I'd buy it again, despite my small complaint.
As usual, Revzilla provides excellent customer service, fast shipping, and great products at great prices. The reason WHY I continue to give them my business.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Patrol Waterproof Gloves Eighty percent of the controls on a motorcycle are operated with your hands. The Patrol waterproof gloves were designed to keep you in control when the weather turns foul. The fully insulated and waterproof design provides maximum comfort and protection. The chassis is not only waterproof but features a mild precurve design to reduce hand fatigue. The palm is constructed of Battlehide goatskin for optimum feedback yet maintaining durability. Reinforced rubber knuckle armor covers the backhand along with a reflective graphics package. Finally, an integrated goggle wipe built into the thumb helps keep your shield clear. Waterproof textile chassis Abrasion resistant premium grade Battlehide goatskin palm Reinforced rubber knuckle armor Reflective graphics Goggle wipe on thumb Precurved palm and finger design
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finally, I can still feel my hands when I get to work!!!!!!!!
PostedJune 4, 2012
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thinsley
From Portland
State:OR
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Might sound funny but it's true! I've been riding for a season or two with just regular leather riding gloves. Great gloves, but when it's cold or wet outside, they offer no rain, or cold protection. Finally, I reached the point where I decided it was stupid of me NOT to order a set of winter/wet weather gloves.
I did a ton of research online and looked at quite a few different options. Finally what it came down to was a recommendation from a friend. He'd been using the Icon Patrol gloves exclusively and rides rain, shine, or otherwise. He'd said that in his use, they'd kept him warm, dry and loved them. I asked him the most important question (a question I use to evaluate all purchases) and that was "If you had the money in your hand right now, would you buy them again?" He said that without a doubt he'd buy them again.
I jumped online and checked the sites, most vendors had the gloves in stock and at roughly the same price. I purchased from Revzilla simply because I've made a few purchases with them recently, shipping was fast, customer service was great, and with the previous purchases, I'd accrued some rev bucks, or whatever they call it, and was able to apply these to the order. Saved me an addl $5. Hey I'm all about saving money! Within a week, they'd arrived at my door step.
This morning was my first ride with them. I live in Portland, Oregon where we get more Rainshine than Sunshine, so it wasn't hard to test these out. This morning it was about 45 degrees with a light rain. Nothing horrible, however still a good test run.
The gloves fit great, the gauntlet style cuff fit over my Icon PDX rain jacket without a hitch. Finger pockets were snug, but not tight. In fit, I'd give it 9 out of 10.
As far as warmth goes, even though it wasn't horribly cold, I can tell you that if I hadn't been wearing these, I'd have spent a few extra minutes in the parking lot, trying to get my keys out, helmet off, etc. My hands were perfectly warm, not sweaty, just right. They didn't get wet a bit and this is good since the whole point of these gloves is to be waterproof and insulated. For warmth/waterproof, I'd give them 8 out of 10. Only because I can't vouch for colder temps yet.
As far as style goes, hey I love a lot of Icon's gear. I think they have a good formula as far as style goes. They don't overdo it, so the gloves have longevity. There's reflective lettering on the outside cuff as well as just above the knuckles. The knuckles themselves have the "asphalt technologies" plastic knuckle protectors, which I think should be standard on any glove, especially if you've ever been hit by a rock at 70 mph. Style, and features, I give 9 out of 10. I can wear these gloves for a long time, the style and durability support that.
Overall, if you were to ask me... "If you had to do it over again, would you buy these gloves?" My answer would be "Yes". Yes I would, the gloves come at a great price, have typical ICON styling that offers style without gaudiness, and gear longevity. They do their job well and if you ride in the rain like I do, you'll appreciate the waterproof qualities and insulation.
9 out of 10 for me. Hope this review was helpful. Safe riding.
Rides: 1982 Honda CM250C Custom
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon PDX Rain Jacket Following Icons mission to create real riding gear that doesnt suck, Icon gives you the PDX line. Birthed in the rain soaked laboratories of Portland, Oregon the PDX is Icons answer to Mother Natures fury. The pattern of the ripstop waterproof shell is cut full to fit over your normal riding gear. The unique roll-up hood seals against the neck during your ride, then unfurls to cover your helmet hair when you arrive at your destination. A couple of well placed pockets, complete seam sealing, reflective graphics and wind flap elimination straps complete the program. The PDX, keeps you dry while keeping you fresh. Features Heavy duty nylon waterproof shell Premium waterproof zippers Roll and tuck away hood Reflective graphics Comfort mesh liner Water resistant front pockets
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great jacket, great look and fit, as well as function!
PostedFebruary 27, 2012
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thinsley
From Portland
State:OR
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I'm from Portland, Oregon, so I was pretty excited to hear about a jacket inspired from riding our streets. I was in the market for a jacket that I could wear OVER my regular riding jacket to provide a bit more wind and rain protection.
When the jacket arrived and I pulled it out of the box, it looked a lot smaller than I'd expected. I ordered a large and wear a large riding jacket. I immediately tried it on to test it's fit. To my surprise it went right over my riding jacket without problems. I was able to zip both jackets up easily, and mobility was not sacrificed.
The next day I took it our on a run, not motorcycle, but a 4 mile run around my neighborhood. The reflective details were a nice touch as my run routes are all rural roads. It was pouring and the parts of my body that were covered by the jacket were completely dry. The jacket did a great job of not only keeping me dry, but cool as well. I didn't feel like I was sweating to death.
I then took it on a ride (work commute) and it performed just as well as I'd expected. Broke the wind well, and was comfortable to wear on the outside of my jacket.
For me this is a dual purpose jacket. I'll wear it as a running jacket, as well as a motorcycle jacket. So the bang for the buck on this for me is great!
I need to point out that there is no armor on the jacket, so it's meant to be worn OVER your regular riding jacket. If you wear a large riding jacket, order a large PDX jacket. Overall, great jacket, great price and my girlfriend even loved it enough to purchase her own.
Rides: 2001 Triumph TT600
Yes, I recommend this product.
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