Icon Hooligan Riding Jersey
- Icon relaxed fit
- Durable Fighter Mesh™ chassis for maximum venting
- Integrated flex zones
- Zip-off sleeves
- Heavyweight ballistic impact panels
- Removable Icon CE Field Armor™ impact protectors at elbows and shoulders
- Removable dual-density foam back pad
- Stretch panels for increased mobility
- Internal zippered pocket for secure storage
- Upgradable to Stryker™ CE back protector
We tried the size Medium in this jacket on Huey and we put an XL jacket on Dewey. These are the sizes they normally wear and both fit great. My advice would be to wear the size you normally wear in men’s clothing.
If you look at Icon’s chest size estimates for each jacket, you might be choosing a size larger than you normally wear (example a person with a 46 chest typically is an XL, but using Icon’s chart you’d buy an XXL).
My personal advice for a good fit that is snug enough not to flap or inflate while riding would be to buy the size you normally wear in men’s clothing. We’ve added a column to the table below to give you our estimate of max chest and belly size for each jacket size.
The styling of this jacket is “relaxed” as compared to other motorcycle jackets and the taper from chest to waist is minimal, and therefore belly size won’t be a problem for most. But if you have a bit of a belly, you’ll want to get a measurement and make sure to choose a jacket large enough to work.
|Size||Icon’s Chest Est||Our Max Chest||Our Max Belly|
Our Two Cents
Of all the mesh styles I’ve reviewed recently, this Hooligan jersey would be the least “structured” of any. What do I mean? Well, this jacket is made of an open weave mesh not unlike a lot of other mesh jackets, but the jacket doesn’t use much in the way of other more substantial materials, for example, there isn’t any solid textile used in the shoulders and elbows to help with abrasion protection and to help provide an anchor for the armor pieces. And the shoulders have a simple jersey style cut which have to be a bit more loosely cut to work. Also around the bottom of the jacket there is no tailored end… the fabric just more or less…. err, ends. It’s hemmed but that’s it. I guess by now you are getting my impression…. I really don’t like how this jacket is put together. And I don’t think the materials used are durable enough to provide a minimum amount of abrasion protection and the body of the jacket really doesn’t do much to keep the armor in place as it should. Also, the jacket seemed to fit sort of “funny”. It is hard to describe, but the way the arms are cut and attached to the body, it almost gave the impression they were sewn on backward because just hanging on the Fit Check mannequins they seem to want to naturally curve to the rear. Weird. Anyway, if you want to buy one of these jackets, we’ll sell it to you, but it ain’t my favorite. :: Paul, 04-15-13
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