LouJ
 
 
 
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    July 10, 2012
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    September 8, 2014
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Icon Vigilante Jacket The Icon 1000 Vigilante understands your prerogative and stands willing to assist by any means necessary. Drum-dyed leather sleeves trim are combined with a unique herringbone textile chassis to provide the foundation for a formidable riding jacket. The full complement of D3O impact protectors (elbow, shoulder, back) ensure the Icon Vigilante is more than just a ruggedly handsome face. An insulated SatinCore vest liner, YKK zippers, and cast-metal badging complete this unique Icon 1000 riding jacket. Features Herringbone nylon chassis with premium drum-dyed cowhide sleeves Full compliment of D3O impact protectorsshoulder, elbow, back Insulated SatinCore vest liner Snap back collar YKK tactical oxide zippers Custom metal badging Internal zippered and cargo pockets Headphone cable management
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Haven't had a Chance to Review, Because....!
PostedSeptember 8, 2014
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LouJ
From New York
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
...I've been too busy riding in this jacket! Overall bullet point, Icon hit a...well, maybe not a home run, but a triple with this jacket. I was loathe to even order it, as the photos on Revzilla make it look "quilty." Check out the Icon microsite for the jacket and those photos are closer to what you get. It looks far better than the photos. The Aesthetic of the jacket is very cool. The idea of a letterman style with herringbone is inspired. The leather sleeves are great. Not top notch leather but very nice and very soft. Collar same. You just feel awesome wearing this jacket. I get more comments from downtown fashionistas and hipsters than my high-end leather jacket. Also, the venting is extremely effective and smart. The long zips in the sleeves allow you to wear in a wide temperature range. Great job there. Plus, there's a zip out liner, which adds to the versatility. Which brings me to why the loss of one star. Icon saved money on the liner, clearly. It is cheap, with no zipper around the bottom, which is deal-able. They use very cheap stitching and satin materials, however, and I'm not sure how long this lining is going to last. Also, there are long and hanging threads everywhere. You can see, in these lack of quality details in the inner construction, that they decided to invest in the visible finish of the piece and achieve price point on the inside. Which brings me to value. Still, having said all that, this jacket is a steal for what you get. At this price, I can get the insides worked on if I need to to sure it up, and still have a bargain. Plus, D30 included shoulders, elbows, back. One last point. Icon, the name of the jacket is goofy. Great product, don't try so hard. All things considered, I am thrilled with this jacket.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Airwave Jacket Let the air in on those hot summer days, when the heat of the tarmac seems to burn right through the soles of your feet. There's just no excuse not to get on your bike when you have the REV'IT Airwave jacket. It allows for maximum airflow to keep you cool, whilst keeping you well protected with a combination of durable PWR shell fabric at the impact zones and strong mesh fabric at the chest, back, and arms. Available in 5 striking color combinations, to match either the black or silver Airwave trousers. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell polyester 600D, PWRshell mesh, Lorica reg, polyester rib, polyester 600D EN471 Visibility laminated reflection at upper arms and back Protection Knox Flexiform CE protection at shoulders and elbows Back Protector (sold separately) Seesoft Back Protector -Type KN Type KN / Size 106 fits SM-4XL ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit , regular Adjustability adjustment straps at hips, adjustment tabs at collar, upper arms and cuffs Ventilation ventilation panels at chest, back and arms Features jeans loop, short connection zipper Pockets inner pockets, slit pockets Additional Note The shoulders and side accent panels on the Silver/Neon colorways are black, not dark grey as shown in product image.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Rev'it Has the Special Sauce on Summer Mesh
PostedAugust 13, 2013
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LouJ
From New York
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Having had a number of jackets in this catagory, IMHO, this is the best summer mesh jacket you can buy. Also, having owned a previous generation Airwave, the upgrades and tweaks made to the jackets add up to a significant difference in style, primarily, and in airflow and comfort.
When you first pick up this jacket, as well as look at it, you think, this is heavy for a hot weather jacket. It has real structure and great materials in the impact areas. There are lighter jackets in terms of weight. Then, twist the throttle. The air flow is amazing. Rev'it has pulled off the trick of giving us a real, highly protective riding jacket, that's about as cool as it gets.
Speaking of cool, the style on the new one is really nice. I went for the Hi Viz, which, again IMHO, is the best looking. Photos don't do it justice. The reserved use of the Hi Viz is very nice and it looks fantastic with the mix of greys, from light, to a teal grey. The whole thing reminds one of the Seattle Seahawks color scheme. Very sharp and classy.
Fit. for reference, I am 153lbs. 29 waist, 40 chest. I went all the way down to a small, as I like my stuff to be fitted. Fits great. Slightly snug in the arms and that's it. It is cut, as Anthony says, a bit more "American," so fuller then Dianese, for example. For me, the small size feels like it was made for me.
I can't say enough about this jacket. And, at $200, for the quality of the materials and perfect function, it's a no-brainer.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Air-3 Textile Jacket Designed with maximum ventilation and lightweight, the Dainese Air-3 keeps your riding pleasurable even when the weather is warm and sunny. Equipped with removable composite protectors, certified EN 1621.1/97, standard in shoulders and elbows, The Air-3 Textile can be upgraded with the Dainese Shield Air G Level 2 Back Protector . The hips, neck, sleeves and cuffs can all be adjusted according to the needs of the individual rider. Protection Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard Ergonomics and Comfort Quickdry fabric Net fabric Neck adjustment Anti-floating sleeve adjustment Wrist adjustment Waist adjustment Perforated fabric Sanitized liner Other Pocket for G1 and G2 back protector Reflective inserts 2 hand warmer pockets Internal pocket
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Where?
PostedJuly 10, 2013
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LouJ
From New York
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I read a number of the previous reviews and I'm not sure we're wearing the same jacket!
The fit here is very good, particularly if you're slim to athletic in build. For reference, I'm 152lbs, 29in waist, 40 chest. The Italian cut is great if you're that sort of body.
The forearms are cut quite slim. I have very little room around my wrists and the sleeves are a bit snug around the forearms. Great for the look, less good for air flow.
Speaking of airflow. Perhaps my tolerance is alot less then these other reviews, but, compared to other summer mesh jackets I've owned, there is, markedly, less air flow in this jacket. It's not bad, but since this is the entire reason for this jacket to exist, I have trouble recommending it. Although lots of compliments so that's good, I suppose. Personally, for me, I would sacrifice a bit of fashion to not bake on the bike!
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Icon D30 Replacement Elbow Pads An advanced, patented polymer, CE-rated D3O impact protectors are the latest advancement in protective armor. D3O impact protectors utilize intelligent molecules that lock together on impact. Because of this, the impact protector can be made thinner and lighter, making a jacket more comfortable and easier to wear. However, this decreased size does not come at the expense of impact protection. Will fit any ICON Jacket that was originally equipped with ICON Field Armor Elbow Pads. Sold as a pair. Dimensions 130mm X 222mm (approx. 5.1 X 8.7) 96 grams each (3.4 oz) 10mm thick
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Do These Make My Elbows Look Fat?
PostedMay 13, 2013
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LouJ
From New York
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great elbow protection. D30 is the top, in terms of combining protection with the lowest possible profile. I have them in the Roland Sands Ronin and you can't tell they're there.
Also, due to the nature of the D30, they mold very nicely, unlike armor of old.
In short, a no-brainer.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Alpinestars Harlem Air Boots
Alpinestars Harlem Air Boots
Constructed using a combination of breathable mesh and full grain leather Mid cut boot, fitted with instep and Achilles flex zones providing freedom of lateral movement and superior comfort Mesh panels on the side of the boot allow for a comfortable, secure fit whilst providing superior ventilation, Double density injected ankle protection molded into the inner structure of the boot
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Really just another average boot
PostedDecember 5, 2012
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LouJ
From New York
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
I bought this boot looking for a cool look off the bike that I could wear to work, and give me good riding protection. Beware, the photos you'll see here and, especially on Alpinestars' website, do not look like what you're actually going to get. The photos show a grainier, weathered sort of look that brings out the style of the boot. The boot is actual very typical all black, muting the style details and giving you, in essence, a very average riding boot. As a pure riding boot, you can do better. As a style option, you can do better. Meh.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Tiger 800
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Roland Sands Diesel Gloves RSD gloves merge the best of performance, comfort and style. Tough but supple grade A cowhide combined with protective strategic padding and great fit will make them your favorite pair in your riding closet. Features Short zip/strap close Flex ribbing Reinforced and padded palm Pre-curved ergonomic fit Padded finger knuckles
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Cafe Chic
PostedNovember 12, 2012
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LouJ
From New York
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I give this glove a five because it does what it sets out to do beautifully. As Anthony says, this is not a high protection/performance glove. I love it for riding around the city, particularly if I'm riding to an event where I need style off the bike. Very well thought out. Love the red panel under the zipper. Great pre-curve which means, along with the supple leather, there's no break-in period. Extremely comfortable and very cool. Makes me want to go buy a Thruxton or a V7 just to match the darn gloves! Probably have to settle for the Ronin jacket. ! Terrific product.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Tiger 800
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon El Bajo Boots El Bajo - literally translated it means The Short One. Short perhaps in overall height, but never in performance or steez. Built on the same Goodyear welt bottom unit as its five-buckle Elsinore brother, El Bajo provides all the OG moto-presence but in a reduced two-buckle silhouette. Metal post fasteners, heavy top-grain leather chassis, and reinforced toe box and heel make for a serious piece of riding footwear. The Icon One Thousand El Bajo - always up to the challenge. Features TOP GRAIN LEATHER UPPER GOODYEAR WELT CONSTRUCTI ON ICON CAST METAL BUCKLES ICON STAMPED METAL HEEL PLATE HEAT PRESSED LEATHER SHIFTER PANEL HEAT PRESSED MOUL DED LE ATHER SHIN PLATE AXIALMETRIC STEEL SHANK MEDIAL YKK ZIPPERS
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
El Bajo is El Boffo!
PostedNovember 6, 2012
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LouJ
From New York
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
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
Fit
Small
1 Size Large
Large
Awesome. You have to dig the Icon aesthetic, which I do. I, personally, feel these look alot better in the brown. The details pop more and the whole thing looks less "leather bar," which the Icon stuff gets close to in some iterations. As Anthony says, they are really stiff. They do work in, to an extent, and are very comfortable in a "work boot" way. People mention shifting being an issue, but these are mostly less experienced riders. Shifting may take some getting used to, but very quick adaptation and it's not an issue. I get tons of compliments and haven't taken them off since I bought them. They run big. I went down a full size from my usual. Seems like they'll last forever. Fantastic job, Icon!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Monster Gloves
REV'IT! Monster Gloves
REV'IT! Monster Gloves The perfect blend of style and function this short, fully perforated leather summer glove incorporates a variety of protective features. Made from supple yet durable goatskin, the MONSTER features PU injected protective panels on the fingers as well as a leather wrapped composite knuckle. Additional Temperfoam padding on the palm provides adequate impact protection while silicon painted Clarino patches on the fingers provide extra grip for the precision feel that every rider demands. PROTECTION FEATURES Outershell goatskin, Clarino Insulation tri-fleece lining Protection carbon hard shell knuckle, Temperfoam padding at thepalm ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit pre-shaped ergonomic fit Adjustability draw flap on cuff Features stretch lips at the fingers, short cuff
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Monsters are Monsters!
PostedOctober 25, 2012
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LouJ
From New York
State:NY
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
These are my favorite gloves. Oh, and I have alot of gloves. The quality of the leather, the fit, the shaping on the bias, are all superb. The fastening is perfect. The fingertip grips are great. This glove flows more air, ironically, then the also-great Airvolution glove, which I also own. Great "go-to" glove for everything but cold weather. Buy them and enjoy.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Justice Mesh Gloves Street justice must be granted. Nothing else will suffice. Give us liberty or give us mesh! the horde cried out, bare fists in the air. The unified call did not go unheard. Icon answered. Introducing the Justice Mesh glove. A Hi-Flow mesh back hand combined with an injected thermoplastic knuckle armor and finished with a premium grade abrasion resistant Battlehide Goat Skin palm. A masterful combination of leather and synthetics resulting in a high performance warm weather riding glove for the masses. And for our next miracle Abrasion resistant premium grade battlehide goatskin palm Synthetic leather finger gussets Expansion panels in critical areas Pre-curved palm and finger design Injected thermoplastic knuckle Hi-flow backhand mesh
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Cool Looking and Cool Flowing...
PostedOctober 25, 2012
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LouJ
From New York
State:NY
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I really like these gloves...alot. The Icon style is very cool. Really dig their split knuckle idea. Great example of form and function working together. Extremely comfortable gloves. The leather on the underside is very thin and gives a bit of grip on the levers. The main event is the mesh. Flows air extremely well. Fantastic summer gloves. Beware, however. The mesh is very easier pilled/torn by the velcro. Be very careful. As a result of this, I wonder how long the gloves will last. That keeps it from getting 5 stars. Otherwise, terrific and cool.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Justice Touch Screen Gloves Operating a touch screen device while fully gloved used to be in the realm solely of Tom Cruise...no longer. The Justice Touchscreen Glove not only sees the future but can finger the past. Equipped with a revolutionary nanotech leather unique to the Icon glove line, Justice Touchscreen allows complete command over any and all touch sensitive screens. The future is at your fingers - hit play. Features Touchtec leather palm allows you to use your touchscreen device with your gloves on Leather finger gussets Expansion panels in critical areas Pre-curved palm and finger design Injected thermoplastic knuckle Pittards Microvent Goatskin on fingers, back of hand and thumb
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Great Look/Touchscreen Yes/Icon Please Execute Better!
PostedOctober 22, 2012
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LouJ
From New York
State:NY
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Really like the look of this glove and most everything Icon does. They have a great aesthetic. Also, the touchscreen technology really works, works well and is very useful.
However...
The cut of these gloves are bizarre, unless you have unusually long thumbs! Very puzzling. Also, the inside of these gloves feel cheap, uncomfortable and faulty. There is a scratchy material lining the inside of the glove that has not worn in. Also, there are two fingers with some sort of ball at the end that hits your fingers and is, also, very uncomfortable.
Unfortunately, Icon's production quality is not up to par with its design talent.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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