Icon 1000 Nightbreed Jacket
STRETCH FABRIC The 4-way stretch woven material allow for a lightweight jacket without comprimising comfort or abrasion resistance.
YKK ZIPPER The tried and true YKK® zipper has great strength and smooth operation, which allow for an efforless on and off.
D3O® IMPACT PROTECTOR PACKAGE Includes a full suite of industry-leading D3O® Impact Protectors (shoulders, elbows, and back). D3O® unique technologies provide both enhanced protection and a versatile, flexible material for a host of shock absorption and impact protection. Delivering the most flexible and discreet protection on the market, D3O® consistently outperforms traditional foam-based materials.
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). Icon’s styling has always been sort of loose as compared to other brands’ sport style jackets. This probably explains why the size chart understates the chest size range for any given alpha jacket size.
The overall fit of this jacket is very relaxed. The material is stretchy and is not cut to fit snug, so the overall effect is like wearing a casual street jacket. Due to the casual cut, this jacket should be an easy fit for most people. Due to the loose fit, if you are between sizes, I’d advise choosing the smaller.
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Our Two Cents
Meet the Icon 1000 Nightbreed jacket and pants for 2019. This jacket and pant is made of a stretchy fabric with a casual cut. D3O armor is included for all the body parts. The jacket is sold on this product page… take the link below to view the pants product page.
Hmmm… I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything quite like the new Nightbreed. Both the jacket and pants are made of a stretchy, sort of silky feeling material not unlike athletic sweats. I’ll have to admit it is super comfortable as compared to just about any riding gear you might find in our store. But I’m skeptical about this gear from a protection point of view. Icon says it is abrasion resistant, but it sure doesn’t feel like traditional protective materials. Granted, the jacket does have a layer of more traditional textile material over the elbows and shoulder areas, but the pants don’t have anything extra at the knees, seat or hips.
The armor pieces are the standard D3O package, which is very nice. But armor needs a structured jacket/pant to hold it in the right places when you hit the ground, and I really can’t see that happening with the Nightbreed.
I will admit, the jacket does have appeal due to the casual/comfortable cut and because it does have some extra reinforcement that would perform better than the basic stretch material alone. I can see this jacket being really handy for city use… slow speeds and without the need for climate controls (thermal liner, waterproof liner, etc), but I really don’t think it would be good for serious touring. But for short hops close the home, the basic black look of the jacket would work well on or off the bike, The pants? I really can’t get into the pant design at all due to the flimsy construction. And Icon’s pitch? We’ll see for yourself below. Sheesh. :: Paul, 04-30-19
Icon says: It is yet again another late night, so what’s it gonna be, oh brothers? The city is filled with monsters, and perhaps tonight you’re one of them. The ICON 1000 Nightbreed jacket is your perfect accomplice. The stretch textile chassis combined with the ICON Sport Fit creates a jacket that’s light, nimble, and ready to rumble. It comes standard with a full suite of D3O® impact protectors (elbow, shoulder, back), providing you with peace of mind should your ride take an unfortunate turn south. Black retro- reflective pops lend to visual conspicuity when you need it and stealth when you don’t. Set aside the milk and ultra-violence: it’s time to ride fast and run the city.