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Old 02-13-2009, 06:12 PM   #21
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my MOTOGP jacket has held up pretty good, even after my little "incident", and ive had it for well over a year, and only paid a bill fiddy for it.

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Old 02-13-2009, 06:33 PM   #22
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i have all icon gear and it has been great to me. Its more of a street rider gear. I think its great, but each its own.
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Icon is absolute t. Please don't waste your money on anything with that name on it.
Dang it looks soo freaking cute and warm! Even though I'm not a heavy rider it would still suck?

I tried on the jacket and it felt pretty good to me.
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Old 02-13-2009, 06:43 PM   #24
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I like my speed and strenght textile jacket. It had not scratches and protected my elbows and shoulders on my little tumble the other night. Its just not warm enough for me.

Anyone recommend a good womens leather jacket?

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Old 02-13-2009, 07:06 PM   #25
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i like my icon gear, but i am also looking for something leather with more track-like protection...it's a toss up.....the old icon stuff didn't have enough padding imho, but after the second generation stuff they beefed it up quite a bit.....really more of throw down type of gear.....i did go down in a freeway off ramp swamp behind tiatool and the icon jacket and gloves took it like a champ.....
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i did go down in a freeway off ramp swamp behind tiatool and the icon jacket and gloves took it like a champ.....

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Old 02-13-2009, 07:51 PM   #28
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Dang it looks soo freaking cute and warm! Even though I'm not a heavy rider it would still suck?

I tried on the jacket and it felt pretty good to me.
Dress for the crash, not the ride. Because it is cute doesnt mean it will protect you.

AGAIN, there is a reason you dont see this junk on the track. What makes you think street crahes are any less violent? Crashing on the street is more violent, and wouldnt you want the best protection you can get? You can get great gear, for a reasonable price, that is stylish, and will save your hide, and last for many years. My last Spidi suit held up through 12 crashes.

You shouldnt buy something just because the price is cheap. Consider why it is so cheap.
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My Icon leather jacket has held up well....but luckily haven't crash tested it. A* and Dianese are much better IMO but I can't complain about my Icon. I've had it for a couple of years and all zippers and lining are still in good shape.
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I like my speed and strenght textile jacket. It had not scratches and protected my elbows and shoulders on my little tumble the other night. Its just not warm enough for me.

Anyone recommend a good womens leather jacket?

Sorry for the hijack.
I have a black leather Teknic- but it's perforated. It's the smallest size you can buy, but it's roomy enough to wear the liner and a hoodie (or another jacket) and a long sleeve shirt and undershirt. So my body always stays warm enough. It wasn't cheap, but I got it at Motorcycles Unlimited and it was on sale.
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Old 02-14-2009, 09:49 AM   #32
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my MOTOGP jacket has held up pretty good, even after my little "incident", and ive had it for well over a year, and only paid a bill fiddy for it.
I LOVED my white MotoGP jacket but it was WAAAAY too big. They don't make one small enough to fit me safely.

I think- regardless of color/style, fit should be foremost on your mind when buying any new gear.
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Old 02-14-2009, 11:09 AM   #33
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From what I have seen Icon is hit or miss. It appears that Icon is the "house" brand of Parts Unlimited. They come up with the designs and farm out the manufacturing to whoever gives them a good deal that week. So quality control can vary, with some stuff being good and holding together well, or some stuff being cheaper and not doing as well. I have an older mainframe helmet that I do not wear anymore, it just is not as comfortable as my Scorpion. I have a friend who wore some Icon street boots for nearly 2 years, wore them not just for riding, but also as everyday footwear when he rode to work (a service manager at a bike dealer) and they were great for him. When he needed new boots he bought another pair of icons.

I would have to just say Icon is a gamble. The stuff may or may not hold up well.
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Old 02-14-2009, 11:21 AM   #34
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From what I have seen Icon is hit or miss. It appears that Icon is the "house" brand of Parts Unlimited. They come up with the designs and farm out the manufacturing to whoever gives them a good deal that week. So quality control can vary, with some stuff being good and holding together well, or some stuff being cheaper and not doing as well. I have an older mainframe helmet that I do not wear anymore, it just is not as comfortable as my Scorpion. I have a friend who wore some Icon street boots for nearly 2 years, wore them not just for riding, but also as everyday footwear when he rode to work (a service manager at a bike dealer) and they were great for him. When he needed new boots he bought another pair of icons.

I would have to just say Icon is a gamble. The stuff may or may not hold up well.

I think your right.
I'd never wear some of their stuff, but I picked up a pair of their aramid reinforced riding pants from Motorcycles Unlimited and they seem pretty well made($100).
I mostly got them because the storage and they are loose enough for my under armour to fit nicely in them.
On the flip side, I've had two pair of dainese gloves that started falling apart after 6 months also soo there are inconsistencies with other manufacturers as well.
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I think your right.
I'd never wear some of their stuff, but I picked up a pair of their aramid reinforced riding pants from Motorcycles Unlimited and they seem pretty well made($100).
I mostly got them because the storage and they are loose enough for my under armour to fit nicely in them.
On the flip side, I've had two pair of dainese gloves that started falling apart after 6 months also soo there are inconsistencies with other manufacturers as well.
Yup, I got 2 pairs of their riding pants and love them. I know they are not the best thing to wear, but they are better than regular jeans! My helmet though had a crack in the top vent from an 18 inch fall...
I had a pair of Teknic boot that fell apart within 3 months.
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Not sure if you are interested in replacing your ICON jacket (and I apologize for hijacking), but I have an A* TZ-1 jacket that is a bit big on me (billows up in the front). It's a size 48. There's a lady on CL selling the exact one for $200 with the tags still on it - http://houston.craigslist.org/mcy/1032218922.html

I'd be willing to undercut her at 190. Zero scratches on mine and it's broken in a bit.
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Im actually pertty happy witht he 2 pairs of icon gloves Ive owned form them
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sorry about your issues. I like both my ICON jackets.
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i got a icon jacket when i was 15. 19 now and its still holding up fine. it was a merc textile jacket.
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The only issue I have had, with ICON gear, is with the textile over pants. The legs are so wide that they whip in the wind and have come apart at the seams after only 1 ride. Had them fixed by a seamstress and 1 more ride and they are doing it again.
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