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Still not sure - bad fit
By Michael Michael Motorcycle
from Juneau, AK
Comments about Icon Patrol Waterproof Motorcycle Jacket:
I'm an everyday commuter and a sometimes long tour rider. I live in Southeast Alaska - a rain forest, so it's raining most days I'm riding and rarely above 60 degrees. I want something warm that will keep me dry. But it should also fit. I have both a size L and M at home right now. The size chart online indicated I should get a M based on my arm and chest measurements. I haven't ridden but a few miles and then I decided I want to keep it on only inside until I decide if I'm going to keep either of the sizes. I'm 165 and 5'-10". The L has very long sleeves. They about come down to my finger tips, but the rest of the jacket fits me well in the chest and pits. I need to be sure I strap the cuffs tightly around my wrist or the sleeve drops enough that the elbow guard slips below my elbow. The location of the elbow guard is not adjustable.The M sleeves and elbow guards fit me, but there isn't enough room in the pits and the fabric bunches up on the insides of my arms near the pits. It kind of cuts off the blood with the pressure. In short, the M size is too small in the chest and pits, and the L is too big in the sleeve. On both sizes the neck cuff is quite long (tall) and stiff. It puts pressure on my adams apple as it bunches up under my helmet and is not very comfortable. I'm not sure if it will loosen up. I can understand they were trying to keep the neck protected from the elements, but maybe they should have included a zip on fleece, windstopper turtle neck or something.There is so much fabric around the sleeve cuffs that when I strap them, the fabric bunches up. This bunching creates a conduit for cold air to run into when I try to get my gloves up tight around the sleeves. The snaps at the sleeve cuffs that hold the liner in have already come unsnapped several times just from putting my arm in and out of the sleeve. What a PIA. If I keep one of the jackets I'll probably duct tape the thing shut.I like the magnetic closures. I like the waterproofness of the Icon Patrol rainpants I have and I assume the jacket will be as waterproof. Because of the rain pants that I like I was excited to get the jacket. Now that I have 2 of them to decide from, I'm pretty disappointed in the product, especially since it costs $400.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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- a nicely styled jacket but is expensive and performs poorly compared to other jackets in the price range- uses less abrasion resistant materials compared to other jackets in price range- there are better jackets at this price point- not a bad jacket but not best in class. Bike Bandit has better all season touring jackets at this price point like the Olympia AST
Gimmicky jacket and not worth the price
from Seattle, WA
Less than an hour into a Pacific NW rainy day I'm wet on both elbows and that's with a full fairing. The hood has to be unzipped and stored somewhere as it doesn't tuck away or fold up. The water pouch is useless most of the time but removing it leaves the attachment points flapping around. The jacket (large) was huge for me where a regular is normally snug so be sure to try it on before losing *any* of the packing/display materials or you can't return/exchange it.
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from Northern, NJ
Purchased for a west coast, December, 3 day adventure. Performed very well in the rain & was super comfortable. Didn't even use the internal liner which stayed in the saddlebag. Although I did have thermals on. Would buy again! Bike Bandit also did a great job getting me the jacket quickly.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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