Icon Ghost Puffer Jacket
Casual fit and urban riding performance define the Ghost Puffer jacket. It features a relaxed fit perfect for Urabn Riding, and the low-profile D3O Ghost impact protectors feel as good off the motorcycle as they perform on it. Reinforced sleeves bolster the fully-insualted chassis, while zippered venting provides airflow for warmer weather riding. Reflective trims round out the riding-specific trim package of the jacket.Fit:
- ICON Relaxed Fit
- Durable 600D Ripstop Polyester Chassis with internal reinforcements.
- D30® Removable Viper Back Protector EN 1621-2:2014, Level 1 T-
- Elbow and Shoulder D3O® Ghost Impact Protectors EN 1621-1:2012, Level 1
- Zipper vents at chest and back
- Fully insulated body
- YKK zippers
- Elastic waist adjusters
- Reflective accents
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.
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. If you prefer a loose fit, then Icon’s estimates would be appropriate.
Contrary to Icon’s marketing info which says this jacket has an “Icon Sport Fit”, I find the taper from chest to waist to be pretty “relaxed” 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. The jacket has the side waist adjusters so you can snug the waist/belly down to get a good fit.
|Icon’s Chest Est
|Our Max Chest
|Our Max Belly
Our Two Cents
The Icon Ghost Puffer Jacket is a deceptively casual style with some serious protection baked in.
The Icon Ghost Puffer Jacket gets its name from the included D3O® Ghost Impact Protectors at the elbows and shoulders and the classic puffer jacket style of the torso. Icon has also included a D3O® Viper CE level 1 back protector.
Let’s talk more about the protection on this jacket. You get 600D ripstop polyester across the shoulders and down the arms. There are also internal reinforcement areas around the armor at the elbows, shoulders, and back protector. All of that should keep everything in place if you go down, but I’m going to guess there isn’t much abrasion resistance in the “puffer” sections of this jacket. I say that not to scare anyone away, I think this jacket is slick and will perform well to an extent and just want the buyer to be aware that some of the jacket may not hold up as well as other parts in a slide. Icon has also added subtle reflective piping at the back and shoulders and some reflective behind the chest vent zippers that really lights up in lowlight situations.
The Ghost Puffer jacket is designed for cold to mild weather but it does offer some ventilation as well. There are two zippered chest intake vents and two zippered rear exhaust vents. The rear exhaust zipper pulls are tiny and they seem to hang on the reflective piping stitching on the first few runs before you get the material trained to stay out of the way. You get some elasticity from the material running down the sides and there are drawcord adjusters at the hem and hook and loop adjusters at the cuffs. There are two zippered hand warmer pockets at the belly and an internal napoleon stash pocket. This stash pocket houses Icon’s trademark St. Christopher medallion as well.
The Icon Ghost Puffer Jacket is an interesting marriage of casual style and riding protection. It should perform well in cold to mild weather and it will look great as a city/commuter jacket that you can wear off the bike as well. :: Mike, 12/14/2022