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Icon Mesh AF Jacket

With the Mesh AF CE jacket, you can ride comfortably and covered, even when it’s hot AF outside. The Mesh AF CE features a durable Iron Weave mesh chassis for superior airflow but with CE-certified impact & abrasion coverage. Internally it is equipped with a full suite of D3O® Impact Protectors covering shoulders, elbows, and back. Reflective trim details and adjustable arm straps make the complete riding package.

  • ICON® sport fit (see sizing information below)
  • Durable 300D Polyester and Iron Weave™ Mesh Chassis
  • Jacket Tested and Certified According to EN 17092-4:2020 class A
  • D30 Removable Back, Elbow and Shoulder T5 Impact Protectors – EN 1621-2:2014 / EN 1621-1:2012
  • YKK® zippers
  • Adjustable waist and arm straps

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Sizing Information

We tried the size Medium in this jacket on Huey and we put an XL jacket on Dewey. Both jackets fit, but there wasn’t a lot of room for error in both the waist and chest. This style has a bit more of a trim fit than most Icon jackets. We generally advise people to buy the size they normally wear in men’s clothing, and I’d stick with that advice on this style as well IF you like a trim fit and you have an average or thinner frame. If you like more room and/or you have a more stout build, then I’d advise you to go up one size.

Below is the size chart offered by Icon and in the case of this style, I’d say it is just about right. If you measure and use the chart you may well find yourself buying one size larger than usual.

Size Icon’s Chest Est Our Max Belly
Small 36-38 34
Medium 38-40 36
Large 40-42 38
XL 42-44 40
XXL 46-48 44
XXXL 48-50 46

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Our Two Cents

For 2022 Icon has introduced a new Mesh AF jacket that is just about identical to the 2018 version other than an update to the Grey/Hi Vis colorway. Normally with updates, it’s a few small things here and there but I’m hard pressed to find any real difference here. It looks like they most likely just changed their production location. I guess if it’s not broke there’s no need to fix it though!

The Icon Mesh AF jacket is made for HOT weather riding. It’s minimalist and made of full mesh material to get the most air flowing through.

Most of the shell of this jacket is made of a loose weave mesh material which will give about the most airflow of any jacket we have. If you hold the material up to a light you can see that it allows almost completely unrestricted air flow. And the inside of the jacket is not lined either so no restrictions there either. Heck, even the pockets are lined with the same mesh as on the outside of the jacket. Nearly every available technique for building a hot summer jacket is in use here.

The shoulders and elbows are covered in a heavier textile material, so the abrasion protection in those critical areas is beefed up beyond what the mesh material could give. The jacket is fitted with a full complement of D30 level 1 armor… shoulders, back, and elbows, so the armor package is very good and there is nothing else to add (many brands don’t come with a back pad as standard, Icon has your back though). The material covering the back pad in back is a solid textile material, but it is perforated to allow air flow through. If the material over the back pad were mesh, it would probably look funny since the back armor is bright orange, but the perforated textile material does the trick and it is sharp. On the sleeves, you’ll find two adjusters to help snug down the armor so it will better stay on your body correctly. The back and elbow protectors are accessible from the outside of the jacket and the shoulder armor is fully housed in internal pockets.

There is no internal pocket, which is where Icon usually stashes their St. Christopher medallion. But not to worry, Icon has your superstitious needs covered: the St. Christopher medallion is housed inside the left belly pocket all the way up at the top under the pocket reinforcement stitching. He is difficult to find, but trust us he’s there!

Icon is now able to list jackets as being “CE rated” as a unit. There is a booklet included with the jacket that explains the jacket rating and how that differs from just the component armor being CE rated. Overall, a great looking jacket that will be a pleasure to ride with on hot summer days. :: Mike, 08/30/2022