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Old 06-12-2008, 09:37 PM   #1
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Thoughts on Icon gear?

A buddy of mine works for a shop in dallas, and can get my any icon gear for 25% off. Im looking into getting one of their Daytona jackets, and a mainframe helmet. How is their gear comparable to others?
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Old 06-12-2008, 09:40 PM   #2
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A buddy of mine works for a shop in dallas, and can get my any icon gear for 25% off. Im looking into getting one of their Daytona jackets, and a mainframe helmet. How is their gear comparable to others?
i have the manic helmet and a set of gloves.....i love the helmet and the gloves are startin to wear out but i have had them for 3 years so i guess they have served me well...
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Old 06-12-2008, 09:51 PM   #3
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i have the manic helmet and a set of gloves.....i love the helmet and the gloves are startin to wear out but i have had them for 3 years so i guess they have served me well...
Good to hear I have a set of icon gloves as well, and absolutely love them!
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im gonna wait till the end of summer for a leather jacket but i'll get an icon for sure....i love the stuff....but its what ever you like i guess.
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i bought a cool looking jacket white and black leather. It was around $300 new at cycle gear. but i didnt really like the back protector and the collar around it. every time i rode the streets air would come through the collar and make it all puffy. WIth my Alpinestars jacket the collar was a thicker around the neck and prevented that! but thats just my honest opinion

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i think icon is a pretty good brand. i have all blk icon helmet, gloves and a jacket. but not a leather one. it seems like the jacket has a/c or some like dat cause when i ride the hot air turns into cold air once it goes trough the jacket... its weird but i like it!!!
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Old 06-12-2008, 11:56 PM   #7
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i have the icon retro leather jacket, the red/white/blue one to match my cbr and i love it, but it gets dirty really fast

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i think icon is a pretty good brand. i have all blk icon helmet, gloves and a jacket. but not a leather one. it seems like the jacket has a/c or some like dat cause when i ride the hot air turns into cold air once it goes trough the jacket... its weird but i like it!!!
what the.. which jacket is this? that sounds like the houston hallmark icon jacket

i'm looking at buy the Icon Pursuit Perforated Leather jacket in red. Supposedly, it's a leather jacket perfect for summer days. sounds like a dream come true to me. any thoughts?
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Icon is the biggest piece of t you can waste your money on. If you want to just it away, give it to me instead. There is a reason why you don't see this stuff on the track. Icon spends big $$$ to market to squidly. Stay away from this junk, and invest in something that will actually save your hide.
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so my retro jacket is a bad investment?
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lol oh well, i like it
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sorry, but you are a victim of marketing. There stuff is flashy, and to some pretty, but to the asphalt it is !
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lol oh well, i like it
I hope your skin never has to find out what kind of junk you've purchased. Not trying to be an a$$ just telling it how it is.
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Ive crashed an ICON lid, and it held up allright. But it wasnt a massive impact or anything.
Overall, they are not worth the money. I had an ICON mainframe helmet and all the plastic venting on the back just came off, the trim around the bottom of the helmet came loose, the chin curtain tore apart and I went through 3 sets of baseplates.

ICON helmet = .

I have an icon superduty jacket that I scored on the cheap from ebay. The zipper pull broke off in my hand, the button snap on the collar tore out of the fabric and the leathers has broken/stretched out a whole bunch on the sleeves.

BUT, they're titanium gloves are excellent teeth removers
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lol oh well, i like it
right on.

but now you know next time you're gear shopping, exclude ICON from the search.
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i've seen helmets fall apart for no apparent reason. i've seen jackets torn the F up after low speed crashes.
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I have a ICON leather jacket and I love it. I say buy it
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