Evan P.
 
 
 
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    March 1, 2011
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    September 1, 2012
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Icon Patrol Waterproof Overpants Anyone who has ridden in the rain knows it's your legs that bear the brunt of the precipitation. From tire spray to wind blast to passing vehicles - keeping your lower half dry has been a challenge. Until now. Introducing The Patrol Waterproof Pant. Built using the same materials and techniques as the jacket, the Patrol Waterproof Pant will go the distance with unmatched safety, comfort, and weather protection. To keep out the wind and rain, the abrasion resistant nylon chassis is fully seam-sealed and includes full-leg waterproof YKK zippers and quick action magnetic storm flaps. Housed within the chassis is a full complement of Field Armor CE approved impact protectors. Finally, the 3M reflective graphics package ensures you'll be seen on the darkest nights. Features Removable Icon CE field armor impact protector knee Removable Icon CE field armor impact protector hip Waterproof seam sealed construction YKK waterproof zippers Magnetic storm flap closures 3M reflective panels Six storage pockets Full-length side zippers Removable suspender system These pants are sized to fit as overpants. If you wear a size 34 pant-buy a size 34 Patrol Overpant if you intend to wear them over your jeans. If you plan on running commando-buy a size 32
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good for light rain and winter riding - Heavy rain might leave you damp
PostedSeptember 1, 2012
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Evan P.
From RENTON
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I’ve been using the icon patrol pants for a couple years and they have served me well. These are my fall and winter daily riding pants and they’ve taken a beating. They have a heap of Kevlar and nice CE armour which makes me feel like I’d be safe if I ever had an off. I’ve got the High vis-yellow and it’s just as bright in real life as it is over the computer. I certainly hope it makes drivers more aware of me.
The side zips and magnetic closure are great however the zipper on these pants (just like the one on my frist Icon Patrol jacket) broke within the first year. I’ve been living with the broken zipper as I have jury-rigged it to work. They work great as a regular winter riding pant as they have enough insulation to really help you stay warm.
For the price I’d think they’d keep me drier than they do. You won’t get soaked in heavy rain but I do eventually start to feel the slightest bit damp, I probably just need to stay on the bike longer to really get wet! They do seem to dry out pretty fast. I leave them hanging up in a dry area once I get to work or back home and they are dry by the time I leave.
Rides: 2007 Suzuki SV650S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Patrol Waterproof Jacket Whether your ride includes chilly mountain passes or a soggy morning commute the Patrol Waterproof Jacket has you covered. Representing our most technically advanced all weather riding jacket, the Patrol will go the distance with unmatched safety, comfort and weather protection. To keep out the wind and rain, the abrasion resistant nylon chassis is fully seam-sealed and includes waterproof YKK zippers and a quick action magnetic storm flap. Mounted within the chassis is a full complement of Field Armor CE approved impact protectors. A full 3M reflective graphics package provides optimum nighttime visibility. Six intake and exhaust ports provide ample mechanical ventilation while the removable Thermolite insulated liner helps keep your core temperature regulated. Externally, we added enough pockets to carry everything you need for distance rides and included a removable external hydration pocket to hold a 1.5 liter waterpack (not included). Yellow colorway meet U.S. military PPE hi-visibility specifications Icon relaxed fit Waterproof seam sealed nylon textile chassis Removable Icon CE field armor impact protector elbow and shoulder Removable Icon dual-density foam back pad Heavyweight ballistic impact panels YKK waterproof zippers Magnetic storm flap closures 3M reflective panels Multiple intake and exhaust vents Removable hydration pocket (bladder not included) Twelve storage pockets Removable Thermolite insulated liner Upgradable to Stryker CE back protector
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
High end foulies
PostedSeptember 1, 2012
Customer avatar
Evan P.
From RENTON
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I’m on my second Icon Patrol jacket. The first one lasted for a year and the zipper blew out and wouldn’t work anymore. Icon warrantied the product and I liked it so much I got it a second time around. I was also enamored by the fact that they warrantied the jacket. If the zipper goes again after a year I may replace it with a different make/model of jacket.
It does what it is intended for well, keeps me dry and warm. I recently sailed from Kauai to Seattle and I brought my jacket along to use for foul weather and it kept me dry and warm. The magnetic storm flap is an inspired piece of design that should be less underutilized and there is no shortage of pockets.
It is unfortunate that the ID badge holder is on the inside. If it were on the outside I could actually use it.
I was stoked with my first jacket and my second one is good too.
Rides: 2007 Suzuki SV650S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Scorpion EXO-1000 Faceshield Replacement face shield for the Scorpion EXO-1000 Helmets.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Wanna look like Samus Aran?
PostedSeptember 1, 2012
Customer avatar
Evan P.
From RENTON
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I’ve had this shield on for a few days and I have had to take it off. It’s just tinted too dark to use if you have to drive at dusk or night time. I will have to save it for sunny day rides.
I really like my helmet and all but it’s a pain in the butt to change face shields on it. I always worry I’m going to snap something. The bang for the buck question is misleading. I think this is a nice face shield and I like my helmet but if I could do it over again I’d have a different helmet and a different face shield. Kinda stuck with the helmet so I got this shield. I’ll rock it till it breaks/deteriorates/or I just can’t stand it no more.
Take care of the glazing on the front if you get the mirrored one. It’s the one I’ve got and after about 40 miles I already see some little blemishes in the coating.
Rides: 2007 Suzuki SV650S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Icon TiMax Original Glove
Icon TiMax Original Glove
Like the stampeding hoofs of a thousand horses, the chain rained down. Relentless, methodical. The hand, clad in black layered leather and riveted titanium plates, worked its brutal magic. At once ethereally united with the chain, yet somehow distant. Durable leather construction. Floating titanium knuckle armor. Riveted palms. Leather Construction Floating Titanium Knuckle Armor Riveted Palm with Nomex Heat-Shield Backing Expansion Panels in Critical Areas Precurved Palm and Fingers
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Bring me the battle'th of the mighty Kahless!
PostedSeptember 1, 2012
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Evan P.
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
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.
Concerns:
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.
Rides: 2007 Suzuki SV650S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Flimsy boots but revzilla sent me a new strap
PostedMarch 1, 2011
Customer avatar
Evan P.
From RENTON
ICON does not offer replacecment straps for these boots although they are removeable and apparently not very damage resistant. I sent in the paraphrased comments to ICON along with a picture and haven't heard anything back from them other than to return boots to dealer and they don't offer replacement straps....
"Boots aren't like a pair of pants (arguably), carburetor, or other misc part. They have to be broken in and mine are getting to that point. I realize the part should not have to be considered consumable but to not offer a spare on this part seems short sighted. If this strap breaks again and I can't get another one they will be going back and I will seek a refund and I likely won't buy any more ICON boots.
Frankly, the material used to cast those buckles is lousy. In addition to geometry causing a stress concentration, the buckle appears to be a zinc casting, so called pot metal. If you guys are truly committed to a high quality product that you don't need to provide a spare for, I would consider using cast brass or an aluminum forging. Either one will be much tougher and have more fracture resistance, albeit with an increase in cost."
I was pretty happy with ICON up to this point from a style and practicality standpoint. Doesn't seem like they stand behind their product, though. That really bums me out.
Fortunately, Chris at Revzilla was able to come up with a replacecment strap and had it shipped out to me FAST. If that were not available, I would have returned them and I wouldn't buy them again.
Big thanks to REVZILLA.
Cons Not very warm, Flimsy
Yes, I recommend this product.
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