Tuesday, April 12

Icon Hooligan 2 Mesh Jacket review

The Icon Hooligan 2 Mesh Jacket is designed for the street rider looking for a light weight summer jacket that's comfortable and can vent a ton of air. The Hooligan 2 is Icon's replacement for the original Hooligan which came out over 3 years ago. This jacket got a redesign for this year, with a focus on comfort, ergonomics and protection, and the ability to flow even more air.  What's really nice about this jacket is that Icon set the price at 165, making the Hooligan 2 one of the most affordable jackets in the Icon line-up.

Check out our video review of the Icon Hooligan 2 Mesh Jacket:

This is the best jacket in Icon's collection for summer and hot weather riding. This is because Icon focused heavily on having massive amounts of air flow to move through the jacket and keeping the jacket very lightweight. The entire jacket chassis is Icon's Fighter Mesh, which is lightweight, breathes extremely well, and also offers a high degree of abrasion resistance. Icon integrated stretch panels into the elbows, underarms, and shoulder blades to increase mobility and prevent the jacket from bunching up when getting in the riding position. Icon added a removable thermal liner to help extend the seasonality of the Hooligan 2, which is great for riding at night when the temperature dips. The Hooligan 2 is definitely a great choice for the summer heat when having a jacket that has a ton of airflow is critical.

Icon put CE approved Field Armor in the elbows and shoulders and there's a dual density back protector that can be removed or upgraded to the CE rated Icon Stryker Back Protector for added protection. The elbows have heavyweight ballistic impact panels to minimize the chances of ripping and tearing during an impact with the ground. Does the Hooligan offer as much protection as the Icon Overlord Leather Jacket? No, but the Hooligan 2 is a third of the price and will be a much better choice for those 95 degree days.

All in all the Hooligan 2 is a great all around lightweight summer jacket with a lot of style and multiple graphic options. For the price, you're getting a ton of protection
and comfort. Sizes go from S-4XL, so this jacket will fit almost anybody, especially with the adjustability offered in the waist.

Check out all of our Mesh Motorcycle Jackets at RevZilla.com

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1 comment:

  1. The last part of the last sentence reads this: "especially with the adjustability offered in the waist." Note that this jacket doesn't offer any waist adjustments (unlike the Contra, for example).

    I own this jacket, and it's really quite comfortable. I haven't ridden with it in hot weather, but I'm sure it'll handle even the hottest just fine.


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