Stewart N.
 
 
 
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    June 14, 2010
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    June 24, 2013
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Icon Patrol Waterproof Boot In the military they say a good pair of boots can make or break you. Icon set out to make the ultimate riding boots to battle the elements. The Patrol Waterproof boot will keep your feet comfortable and dry during the harshest conditions. The reinforced leather upper features internal ankle armor with a hidden ghillie lacing system for a secure fit with minimal fuss. The bottom unit features an internal steel shank for support with slip resistant rubber outsole for traction both on and off the bike. The Patrol Waterproof riding boot, the standard by which all will be judged. Durable leather upper 100 waterproof Axialmetric steel shank Slip resistant rubber sole Footpeg interface arch Dual adjustable stabilizer straps Internal ankle protection Aluminum positive-lock buckles Protected speed lacing system Shifter interface nubs
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good alternative to standard MC boots.
PostedJune 24, 2013
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Stewart N.
From Galesburg
State:IL
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I had a tough set of criteria when looking for boots. They needed to be waterproof, preferably no velcro closures (they don't seem to last long), offer decent protection and look OK with Docker-type pants. This criteria quickly narrowed the field. I picked these Icon boots as they appeared to offer better protection than similar lower-rise boots from other manufacturers, and had buckle as opposed to lace closures on the outside.
The boots have fit the bill very well. I wore them around the house and to work a few days to break them in. I loosened the upper buckle to the loosest setting during this time. I then set out on a 4-day, 750-mile ride, temps in the low to mid 80s. I didn't expect great air flow given the design of the boot, and it wasn't in my criteria in choosing a pair of boots. Regardless, the boots were all-day comfortable. I really didn't think about them much. They feel very sturdy, and are easy to get on/off with the buckle closures. I generally don't tighten the laces unless expecting rain, which I never encountered.
I did have to adjust my shift lever to account for the size of the toe box of the boot - no big deal. While I wouldn't wear the boots to work if I needed to be more formal, they are fine for most days. When standing, the buckles don't show much. I wear them in the office as opposed to changing into shoes while at the office as some days I am frequently in and out the door; too much of a hassle to keep changing back and forth.
As for fit, I wear 7.5 or an 8 in US size, purchased the 8, and they fit well.
So, if your criterion for your next set of boots is similar to mine, try a pair. The only reasons I didn't give them a higher rating was because I think most everything can be improved upon, and I thought they were slightly pricey. However, with Revzilla's free shipping and some Revzilla cash or some $10 discount I think I had, it seemed worth a try, and I'm very satisfied with the Icon Patrol boots.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Olympia X-Moto Pants Designed to coordinate with Olympia's X-Moto and GT jackets, this style can be worn as a stand alone riding pant or as full over pant. Its Mega Vent Panel System allows it to transition from solid body, to adjustable airflow construction in seconds, while front thigh vent panels lay flat when placed into self storage pockets. An authentic Cordura shell with 2000 denier Cordura reinforcement insures maximum abrasion resistance. Two front zipper pockets and two rear snap pockets offer extra storage for personal items. Foul weather rides are never a problem as these pants are also equipped with a waterproof / breathable liner that can be worn as wearable stand alone pants. Adjustable knee armor positions, stretch waist panels and EZ hem bottoms help riders achieve a customized fit. Features Outer shell constructed in 500 and 2000 denier Dupont Cordura MVS Mega Vent Panel system transitions the X Moto pant from solid body to adjustable airflow Waterproof liner pant Full side leg to waist zippers Removable and adjustable height CE approved MotionFlex armor at knees Cool mesh airflow lining Removable EVA compression foam at hips Custom Fit detailing at waistand bottom hem 3M Scotchlite reflective piping from waist to hem Relaxed tailored fit Four storage pockets 8 connecting zipper for jackets Leather reinforcement panels from inside thigh to hem bottom Comfort stretch knit at back of knees. Bottom hem cut to fit over street or off road boots
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Initial impressions out of the box
PostedJune 14, 2010
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Stewart N.
From Illinois
Initial impressions and info for those considering these pants. I haven’t ridden in the pants a great deal yet.
Re. size: I am 5-6 ½, 142 lbs, wear 30-30 pants. The Olympia sizing chart states to go one size bigger than your regular pant size if you want to wear the X-Motos as over pants (which I did). I bought the 32 waist (sand color). This size does work well as an over-pant. Can’t imagine the size 30 would have worked. The length is an inch and half or two too long for me, even in riding position (sitting in a chair with my boots on).
Re. build quality: Build quality seems good – no loose threads, unlike a Cortech jacket I recently bought. Pants seem sturdy/protective, without being overly stiff.
Re. features: The rain pants have full length zippers down the leg, just like the legs of the outer layer, which is one of the main reasons I paid to get these pants compared to less expensive pants (other reasons included the venting, the 2000 denier Cordura layer, the ABSENCE of an quilted/insulated extra insert, which I hoped would allow the pants to more form-fitting/less baggy than other textile pants, and color – I did not want black). The outside of the rain pants hook to the inside of the Cordura pants, so once you unzip both you can put them on or off over boots more easily than rain pants without the side zips.
Re. color: I wanted the pewter, but couldn’t find it anywhere, and needed the pants ASAP (riding to work in most weather), so I got the sand color. To me, they could have called the color light silver. It is slightly lighter in color than, and goes well with, my silver First Gear mesh jacket and my silver Cortech GX Sport 2. .
I did not want to pay this much for pants, but the X-Motos are the ONLY pants I could find that met all of my criteria. Seems like they will be worth it.
Hope this info helps with your decision-making.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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