Icon Overlord Jacket (One Left: Yellow XL)
- Icon attack fit
- Durable nylon textile chassis
- Removable Icon CE field armor impact protectors elbows and shoulders
- Removable Icon dual-density foam back pad
- Gathered elastic flex panels on elbows and shoulders
- Strategically placed fighter mesh panels for ventilation
- Removable insulated wind resistant vest
- Upgradable to Stryker CE back protector
We tried this style on Huey and Dewey (our size Med and XL test subjects, see our review of the Overlord GSX-R jackets) and we found the jackets to fit very nicely. We need to caution you about the size chart provided by Icon though because it lists smaller-than-standard chest sizes for each men’s alpha size. For example, a Large jacket in men’s clothing will usually accommodate a 44 chest but going strictly by this chart, for a 44 chest you’d choose an XL. We think the alpha sizes represent the true size of the jackets and the chest size for each jacket in the chart is understated by about 2”. Our advice then: just choose a jacket based upon the size you normally wear in men’s clothing and give less concern to Icon’s estimated chest size. This jacket is only slightly tapered in the torso, so waist/belly issues won’t be much of an issue.
Here is the size chart provided by Icon for this Overlord textile version:
Our Two Cents
The Icon Overlord Textile jacket is a basic design at first glance. There aren’t a whole lot of zippers and vents and it doesn’t have pockets all over it, but if you look closely, you’ll see that it’s a versatile jacket that should work well for a wide variety of riders. The Overlord is made of a combination of materials to create a jacket that is very comfortable. There aren’t any size adjustments on this jacket, but it should still fit a variety of body types thanks to the stretch fabric that is used down the sides of the torso and at the inner arms. There are also stretch panels behind the elbows and shoulders, which allow for good freedom of movement while on and off the bike. For warmer weather rides, there are mesh panels on the upper chest, as well as a large mesh area on the back of the jacket to let hot air escape. When things cool off you can zip in the vest type insulated liner to keep you comfortable. There isn’t a way to stop air from coming in those mesh panels though, so this jacket is best suited for cool to hot climates. For protection, there are CE impact protectors in the shoulders and elbows, and a dual density foam back pad, which can be upgraded to a CE Stryker back protector (see below). We have taken several pictures of the Overlord Textile jacket in our studio, so be sure to click the “View Larger Images” link above.
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