Wednesday, November 17

Icon Patrol Waterproof Jacket and Pants Video Review

Answering the call of the sport touring rider seeking all-season all-weather waterproof gear, Icon released the Patrol series for the Fall of 2010. With this line, all the Icon sport touring loyalists that don't want to leave their bikes in the garage on foul weather days will be extremely pleased. The Icon Patrol Waterproof Jacket and Icon Patrol Waterproof Pants will effortlessly combat all modes of precipitation that Mother Nature may have in store at any given time. Combined with the Icon Patrol Waterproof Gloves and Icon Patrol Waterproof Boots, you have a top-to-bottom fully waterproof and breathable outfit to get you through any riding conditions that by far represents Icon's most technically-advanced garment to date.

Here is our Icon Patrol Waterproof Jacket and Pants Video Review:



Constructed from a high-denier nylon textile fabric with heavyweight ballistic nylon impact reinforcements, the Icon Patrol Jacket and Pants have a built-in waterproof breathable membrane and a completely seam-sealed chassis. For protection from impact, there is removable Icon CE Rated Field Armor in the shoulders, elbows, knees and hips. There is also a dual density back pad that can be upgraded to Icon's Stryker CE Back Protector for added armor. There is a removable Thermolite quilted liner that can be quickly removed when the mercury rises. For temperature versatility, there are multiple intake and exhaust vents which can be opened during the hotter seasons and vent directly to the skin when the liner is out.

Both the jacket and pants utilize 100% water-resistant YKK zippers in addition to magnetic storm flap closures on all main entry points. These magnetic closures are something we'd seen in beta form for a couple of years, but this is one of the first truly successful applications we've seen and it's pretty epic. Running along the main storm cuff of the jacket and the full-length side zippers on the pants, the magnetic flaps whip themselves into place and the connection is instantly made. Between the jacket and the pants there are 18 total cargo storage pockets in addition to a removable pocket for a hydration system (the system can be purchased separately). For visibility, both the jacket and pants are inserted with strategically placed 3M Scotchlite paneling.

Small details like the double-reinforcement stitching in high-wear areas just shows how much detail Icon put into this outfit. The jacket is available in four colors, and the pants in two, and both come in a hi-vis yellow color that meets US Military specifications. One detail to note on the pants: they are sized and designed to be worn as overpants. Be sure to consult the size chart and understand that if you buy your normal size, they will fit large enough to accommodate a pair of jeans or a base and mid layer. If you plan on wearing the pants commando, make sure to order a size down. Also, since they are designed as overpants, they do not have a thermal liner. Make sure to take that into consideration when figuring out exactly how you'll utilize them.

Icon has hit another home run this season with their Fall 2010 line. Urban sport riders and stylish-minded touring riders will be pleased with the brand new Patrol line of all-weather gear. It will get you through the harshest of weather conditions and look good doing so. To see all the new product, check out the full Icon Fall 2010 gear lineup. To compare with other gear, check out our Textile Motorcycle Jackets and Textile Motorcycle Pants sections at RevZilla.com.

-RetroZilla

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Icon Patrol All-Weather Gear
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