Icon Mesh AF Jacket ~ 2018
- Durable textile chassis
- D3O CE certified removable back, elbow, and shoulder impact protectors
- Pre-curved arms
- Reflective accents
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|
Our Two Cents
The Icon Mesh AF jacket is made for HOT weather riding. Its 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 restriction 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 heavy 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 compliment of D30 level 1 armor… shoulders, back and elbows, so the armor package is very good and there is nothing else to add (many European brands don’t come with a back pad as standard). 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.
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. :: Paul, 07-18-18
Icon says: “It’s too hot for a jacket” is no longer your excuse for riding unprotected. ICON’s sport fit Mesh AF jacket’s durable textile chassis is comprised of large mesh front and rear panels, providing you supreme airflow. Wind flap adjustment straps allow for a secure fit while reflective hits enhance nighttime visibility. The reinforced impact zones cover a full D3O® suite (shoulders, elbows, and back), combining for fortification during those nasty asphalt encounters. With the Mesh AF you can ride comfortable and covered, even when it’s hot AF outside.