Icon 1000 Varial Jacket
- Durable textile and leather chassis
- D3O CE certified removable back, elbow, and shoulder impact protectors
- Streamlined Sportcuff
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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.
I find the taper from chest to waist to be very “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.
|Size||Icon’s Chest Est||Our Max Chest||Our Max Belly|
Our Two Cents
The Icon 1000 Varial jacket is a casually cut “hoody” style jacket, but with polish and stealth. I like the asthetic here with high quality materials and good protection.
The shell material used in the body of this jacket is very nice. Its a textile material which feel appropriate for a motorcycle jacket, but appears a bit softer and is matte, but with just a bit of shine. A quick glance and you might think it was leather. And speaking of leather, a matte finish black leather is used on the shoulders and elbows. The combination I think is very sharp. And generally, I’m not a fan of knitted cuffs, but they work on this jacket since it has a hoody cut. And the stretch material at the sleeve ends and also around the waist make this jacket an easy fit and very comfortable.
You get a complete set of armor inserts by D3O which is Icon’s “go to” brand of armor. The armor is ideal for a jacket like this since it is soft and flexible and comfortable. So there will be nothing else to buy to make this jacket fully protective.
this jacket has a couple zip vents on the chest, but that’s about it. The shell is mostly windproof fabrics, so you could take this one down in temperature with your own under-layers and there is plenty of room to do so. But it will be uncomfortable in hot weather. So I’d say, this jacket will work from cooler (maybe even cold with your own layers) up to warm weather. So that’s 2 or 3 seasons for most. And of course you’ll be cool and comfortable when you are out on the town in this jacket too!
So if you gravitate toward a hoody style and you like the black matte look, then look no further… this jacket will give you all that in a package that could actually qualify as protective. :: Paul, 05-10-18
Icon says: The Varial™ jacket is the latest in hood-rich styles from the ICON 1000 collection. This time we started with a coated nylon chassis and reinforced it with drum-dyed leather paneling, all crafted around a modern jogger silhouette. Ribbed closures, YKK® Aquagard reflective zipper, reflective trims, and serious chest venting keep things legit. Internally the Varial features a full slate of D3O® impact protectors (shoulders, elbows, and back). Smart street coverage, this is modern moto outerwear at its finest.