Saturday, February 27

Icon Alliance GT Graphics: The Honcho & La Bandera

Move over Airmada, the Icon Alliance this spring gets some new graphics, some updates and it is long over due in my opinion. Drum roll please! Icon wants to introduce to the new Alliance GT helmets, now with drop down sun visors and two cool new graphics; the Honcho and La Bandera. Let's dive in!
Icon Alliance GT Honcho Motorcycle Helmet
The Icon Alliance GT Honcho Helmet reminds me of a Texas rancher. I feel like I could wrangle cows or many miles on a motorcycle with this helmet. It inspires me to want to take on the world, while feeling and looking badass. The dark black back drop and bright silver and light gold really showcase that old west type of feel. It's just you, the bike, the sun and an open road ahead. Of course some twisties along the way. The great thing now is you do not have to pull over to swap shields at night. You can keep the clear shield and just put the drop down sun visor back up. Wallah!

Icon Alliance GT Honcho Helmet Review:

Icon Alliance GT La Bandera Motorcycle HelmetNow let's talk about the Icon Alliance GT La Bandera Helmet. To me, this is Oscar De La Hoya meets Bruce Lee. The ultimate fit perhaps, of the eagle and the dragon, on a back drop of the Mexican flag. Actually, it is a cool story about the legend of Huitzilopochtli, where a Mexican tribe choose the land to build a great city. This helmet is a symbol for the spirits surrounding this story. Which ever story you believe it represents is up to you. At the end of the day, this helmet seems to carry the true powers of the force with it. Well that's another story, but you get the idea.

Icon Alliance GT La Bandera Helmet Review:

Well Icon, you did it again. You brought us amazing helmet graphics, even more amazing stories to go with them, and updates that are long over due. Not only will we be safe riding with these helmets, we will have a center piece for starting conversations. So come on folks, grab the La Bandera or the Hancho Alliance helmets and start your own story telling.

- Rania

Icon Raiden UX Jacket & UX Pants: For It All

Like riding dirt and adventure bikes, but motocross jersey too light for the havoc you wreak?  Icon might just have the answer you’ve been looking for.  The Raiden UX Jacket and Pants are like jerseys on steroids, keeping you protected from everything in the woods and everything on the street.

Icon Raiden UX Motorcycle JacketAdventure and woods riders have always had a difficult choice to make.  Dirt gear that provides no abrasion resistance and no armor, or waterproof adventure gear that leaves you sweating bullets and without any dexterity.  Icon appears to have devised a solution.  The Icon Raiden UX Jacket is made of a 4-way stretch HYCOR waterproof/breathable chassis which adds ruggedness, a relaxed fit, and greater dexterity for off road riding - all while remaining waterproof.  Coming with a full compliment of armor in the shoulders, elbows, and back - you’ll be more than protected during backwoods shenanigans.

Icon Raiden UX Jacket Review:

Icon Raiden UX Motorcycle PantsThe bread to this jacket’s butter, the Icon Raiden UX Pants will match nicely.  Knee and hip armor coupled with the same HYCOR chassis means you’ll be protected, dry, and free to move around comfortably.  Full length zippers mean easy in and out, even with huge clodhoppers. A loose Icon overpant fit means they’ll fit just about anyone, and give a gentle reminder of the 90s when JNCOs were something you wore non-ironically.  They look a lot like normal jeans too, so you won’t be screaming “motorcycle” if you have to stop at a gas station for a quick refuel.  Dirt meets city meets street.

Icon Raiden UX Pants Review:

Icon doesn’t screw around when it comes to innovation.  Though not exactly groundbreaking, their stuff is always unique and pushes boundaries in every direction.  The Raiden UX gear tackles problems we didn’t know we had, but that makes sense now that there’s a solution.  And that - that we’re okay with.

- ZLAuse

Icon Motorhead 2 Jacket & Icon Treadwell Boots

Jon - Gear Geek

Icon's apparel stands out whether you are tearing up main street or exploring the road less traveled. The 2016 Icon Motorhead 2 Jacket is a follow-up to the original iconic jacket that will get you style and protection on the street. The Icon Raiden Treadwell boots are new adventure oriented releases designed to keep your feet dry and safe ripping down fire roads.
Icon Motorhead 2 Motorcycle Jacket
The Icon Motorhead 2 Jacket is back and it is new and improved. This is not like the Coke II debacle. The new Icon Motorhead has a few key upgrades for 2016. Icon outfits the new jacket with 1.2-1.3mm TrackSpec leather and D3O armor at the elbows, shoulders, and back. The Removable insulated SatinCore full sleeve liner keeps you warm as the temperatures drop. The Dual zipper vent cuffs provide a bit of air flow when the temperatures rise.

Icon Motorhead 2 Jacket Review:

Icon Raiden Treadwell Motorcycle Boots
Icon Raiden Treadwell Boots provide mid height waterproof boot protection. They split the difference between a full height boot and short boot so you can do some light off-roading without giving up too much comfort walking around. The D3O shin insert provides mid shin impact protection to keep your legs intact. The steel shank provides a stiff sole to support your foot when you have to stand on your pegs as well as stiff sole protection on the street.

Icon Raiden Treadwell Boots Review:

Icon is making their mark on the streets and off-road. It doesn't matter what type of riding you are doing, Icon will have something to cover your hide. The updated Motorhead jacket has bold styling while still managing to be understated. Figure that out. The Icon Raiden Treadwell boots bring new styling to the backwoods while still providing waterproof functionality

- SantoZilla

Icon Retrograde: Jacket, Boots, & Gloves

I know what you’re thinking. It’s 2016, elections are just around the corner, politicians are making their final ploys at swaying voters, gas prices are “magically” reaching their four year low cycle, and as our tax deadlines approach all a rider can think about is what our next piece of riding gear will be. Choosing which body part is going to win out and be replaced or upgraded is like voting in the primary. The brand we ultimately select is the final election, and we’ll be with our new gear into the foreseeable future. This spring you can’t go wrong with the new Icon 1000 Retrograde lineup. With their affordable pricing, you might be able to pick up all three. The Icon 1000 Retrograde Jacket, Boots, and Gloves almost seem too good to be true; mixing slick fashion and high end materials without the high-end prices.

Icon 1000 Retrograde Motorcycle JacketIf an Italian Sport Bike Jacket had relations with an American Cafe Racing Jacket, it would spawn the Icon 1000 Retrograde Jacket. Coming in a rich black or chestnut brown with a removable insulated SatinCore vest liner, the Icon 1000 Retrograde Jacket adds a whole lot of sport bike tech to what is essentially a retro cafe piece. The tactical black-oxide metal zippers along with Icon’s mechanical articulated paneling behind the shoulders to provide increased shoulder and arm articulation add an element of premium ruggedness. The inner arms have perforated leather while the upper arm leather is quilted stitching underneath, get this, a metallic alloy shoulder slider. The whole jacket has 1.1mm or thicker leather and D3O impact protectors at the shoulders, elbow, and back. The Icon 1000 Retrograde Jacket is an attack fit, meaning the body is tailored and the arms are pre-curved. Coming in at $650 is difficult for a jacket of this caliber, but the cherry on top is the numbered identification plaque.

Icon 1000 Retrograde Jacket Review:

Icon 1000 Retrograde Motorcycle GlovesContinuing the theme of hybrid creations, the Icon 1000 Retrograde Gloves remind me of a cross between steampunk machines and the Predator. A goatskin chassis surrounds the premium and seamless kangaroo palm. Kangaroo is able to provide the same or better abrasion resistance as other leathers while being much thinner, giving your palms the protection needed without sacrificing tactile feedback. The steampunk vibe is realized in the ample use of accordion expansion gussets across the fingers, thumb, and back of the palm, topped off with Predator quality thermoplastic knuckle protectors with titanium plating. You’ll also find titanium in the cuff logo and D3O inserts! Despite the ample use of premium materials, the Icon 1000 Retrograde Gloves cost a very modest $100 and are available in an ultra-stealthy black or desert tan.

Icon 1000 Retrograde Gloves Review:

Icon Retrograde Motorcycle BootsNot to be out stealthed, the Icon Retrograde Boots are also available in stealth black with a prominent metallic alloy shin plate. If you prefer the richer earthy hues of the Icon 1000 Retrograde Jacket and Gloves, the Boots pull those colors together in a two-toned chestnut brown and tan. Entry into the boot is controlled with a smooth rear entry zipper while the lower snap buckle and velcro on the side of the calf fine tune the boot to your needs. Perforated leather controls ventilation while malleolus inserts and additional layers of leather over the toe box and heel aide protection. The Icon Retrograde Boots are arriving just in time for our fall elections at $260.

Icon has been delivering amazing amounts of value in each subsequent product release. The new Icon 1000 Retrograde Jacket, Gloves, and Boots are no exception. Unlike our politicians and luckily for us riders, Icon is actually delivering on their promises of providing exceptionally styled and protective equipment using premium materials at an affordable price point.

Keep the skin you're in safe,


Icon Jackets: 1000 Oildale Conscript & Overlord Primary

For Spring 2016 Icon introduces two new additions to their jacket lineup. Bring in the Icon 1000 Oildale Conscript Jacket and Icon Overlord Primary Jacket, two jackets suited for cool to hot weather riding that will keep your body as cool as you look.
Icon 1000 Oildale Conscript Motorcycle Jacket
If you’re a fan of the military, hunting, or just being invisible, the Icon 1000 Oildale Conscript Jacket is a great option for the rider looking to stay protected in style.  The camouflage canvas chassis features stretch ballistic nylon panels at the impact areas to keep you protected in the event of a slide.  As usual Icon has included a full suite of CE certified D3O armor at the shoulders, elbows, and back for maximum impact protection.  The highly breathable chassis also comes with a removable insulated SatinCore Vest Liner for the days when the temperature starts to drop.

Icon 1000 Oildale Conscript Jacket Review:

Icon Overlord Primary Motorcycle JacketThe Icon Overlord Primary Jacket, the logical stepping stone when you are looking to improve upon the design of your Icon Overlord Textile Jacket.  Keeping with the theme of staying hidden, the Overlord Primary continues with an aquatic themed camouflage chassis.  Icon’s attack fit is great for the aggressive sport rider, as is the D3O Impact protection at the shoulders, elbows, and back.  Weather have you shivering?  Slip in the SatinCore Vest Liner and keep on riding.

Icon Overlord Primary Jacket Review:

The Icon 1000 Oildale Conscript Jacket and Icon Overlord Primary Jacket are solid additions to the current Icon lineup.  They would make great additions to the protection schemes of riders looking to stay camouflaged, stay cool, and stay protected.  If you're a big fan of Icon, opt for the loud colors, be proud, be an Icon.

- Jeff P.
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