Monday, April 25

Icon Contra Jacket Review

One of the most popular Icon products and overall one of our bestselling sport textile jackets, the Icon Contra Jacket combines style, comfort, protection and performance at a reasonable price point. Extremely popular amongst the street and stunt riders, the Contra is built for aggressive riding in Spring-Summer-Fall conditions. CE armor, strategic mesh paneling, and an abrasion-resistant textile construction all come together to make this one of our rider-selected top picks for the sportbike crowd.

Check out our Icon Contra Jacket Review:

Starting with the shell of the Contra, you're looking at a durable nylon chassis that features ballistic nylon reinforcement panels in impact areas at the shoulders and elbows. In strategic areas such as mid-torso, upper chest and the edges of the back, you'll find Icon's fighter mesh panels. Fighter mesh is a tightly-woven fabric that provides a great deal of ventilation in addition to maintaining the abrasion resistant nature of this jacket. Turning the airflow off is easy thanks to the removable full-sleeved quilted thermal liner that will keep you warm on those chilly days in late Fall and early Spring. Accordion stretch panels can be found at the shoulders and backs of elbows, allowing a solid range of motion when getting in and out of the tuck or 3/4 position.

Internally, vulnerable areas are protected from impact by CE rated Icon field armor at the shoulders and elbows. The dual-density foam back pad boosts some back protection but can be upgraded to the Icon Stryker CE Back Protector for a next level of armor at the back. A key thing to note here is the Contra uses the Relaxed Icon fit. In some of their other pieces, like the Hooligan 2 or Overlord Textile, you'll find the attack fit which is a much more snug and aggressive fit designed to be ergonomic in the tuck. The Contra is more of a laid-back, accommodating fit designed for comfort over the course of an entire day of riding. Lastly, TPR inserts found throughout the jacket, across the chest and bicep, offer the classic Icon style we've come to know.

As with all of their pieces, Icon makes the Contra in a multitude of graphics that are constantly being updated with new seasons of gear releases. You can see some of them on the right side of this page, but be sure to visit RevZilla for all the graphic options. To see similar jackets, visit our Icon Textile Jackets and Textile Motorcycle Jackets pages.


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