Icon Uparmor Hoodie
The Uparmor™ hoodie is built from a 10oz cotton/poly fleece for comfort but combined with internally reinforced elbows and shoulders for real-world riding coverage. Additional coverage is provided by ultra-flexible D3O Ghost impact protectors and a Viper CE certified back impact protector.FIT
- ICON® relaxed fit
- 10oz Cotton/Polyester Fleece Chassis
- 300D Polyester Internal Reinforcements In Elbows & Shoulders
- D30 Removable Back, Elbow and Shoulder Ghost Impact Protectors – EN 1621-2:2014 / EN 1621-1:2012
- Reflective Trims
- Screen-printed ICON logo on front left chest
- Patch logo/graphics on both sleeves
- Zip front and kangaroo pockets
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 the 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 Uparmor Hoodie is a cotton/polyester fleece hoodie with 300D polyester reinforcements in the shoulders and elbows.
The Uparmor hoodie has a simple look with a full front zipper and kangaroo hand pockets at the belly. In the left hand pocket is the St. Christopher pendant Icon is known for. It is hidden in a small mesh pocket at the top of this pocket so if you didn’t know to look for it you might never know it is in there.
The hoodie is mostly cotton and polyester fleece that while very comfortable, won’t fair too well in a crash. There are reinforcements in the shoulders and elbows but, since the remainder of the garment lacks abrasion resistance, in a slide it’s difficult to envision those sections staying in place as the hoodie disintegrates around them. All that to say this, while the Icon Uparmor hoodie has impact protectors but not much for abrasion resistance it is much better than wearing a casual hoodie or worse a short sleeve shirt. So while I can’t recommend this hoodie for safety, you could also do much worse for protection so to each their own. :: Mike, 10/24/2022