Icon 1000 Waterproof Squalborn Jacket
- WP3 waterproof, breathable, nylon oxford
- Level 3 waterproofing
- D30® impact protectors – Shoulders, Elbows, Back
- Three position elbow protector pockets
- YKK® AquaGuard® zippers
- Fully seam sealed with DWR coating
- Metal chest logo
- Underarm vents
- Debossed leather shoulders
- Adjustable waist snaps
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
I really like how easy the 1000 Waterproof Squalborn is to wear. It just slides right on and has enough room for your sleeves. It almost has a bit of a varsity jacket type cut with just a little more room in the arms and shoulders. And it has some stretch material behind the sleeves so you can reach forward for the controls easily. The collar is not too tall and has some soft padding and a soft liner. Just everything about this jacket is comfortable to wear (IMHO).
The shell of this jacket is a waterproof laminated fabric so the waterproofing membrane is integral to the nylon shell material. That means there is no separate internal waterproof lining. The advantage is that the shell of your jacket doesn’t get waterlogged, but rather repels water. Also, the zippered venting on this jacket allows air to flow directly through to your body which is much more effective than zip venting on jackets with a separate lining. I’ll say this jacket would be good for colder to warm weather but not hot weather since it doesn’t have extensive venting. There are two long arm pit zips and that is all, so for hot weather, you’ll need to have a full mesh jacket… this one will just be too hot.
For colder weather use, this jacket has a vest-type removable thermal liner. And of course you can layer under this jacket with your own garments to go down into colder weather. The shell will be windproof and with the extra room in the shoulders/arms, etc you’ll have room to do that.
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.
Icon advertises this jacket as being “level 3” waterproof but I’ll have to call out that the arm pit vent zips are not waterproof. They do have a flap over the zipper so oncoming air/rain should be repelled, but it may be a point of entry for rain. So I would recommend this jacket for use in occasional rain, but its not a heavy duty waterproof style like their Raiden jackets (again, IMHO). But the overall classy styling of this jacket doesn’t really say “wear me on a cross continent adventure” does it? I’d say this one is more of an urban or touring vibe in which case its waterproofing and other features are perfectly adequate.
I really do like the overall style here… it reminds me of jacket from Roland Sands or some of Alpinestars more “urban” styles. This jacket could go anywhere off the bike and you’ll look and feel great wearing it. :: Paul, 05-07-18
Icon says: “Retro cues and future tech” has been ICON 1000’s mantra from the get-go. The SQUALBORN jacket exemplifies this mentality. Fully waterproof/breathable and fitted with a full complement of D3O® impact protectors, it will take you wherever the road goes, no matter the weather. It features a sport fit required by modern riders, comprised of artfully detailed seaming and stretch ballistic articulation panels. The chassis is comprised of a unique 3-layer waterproof/breathable textile with premium leather accents and YKK® Aquaguard® zippers. Removable SatinCore insulated vest liner and full pit zippers allow you to quickly adjust to any riding condition. The ICON 1000 SQUALBORN is an instant classic built for real riders.
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I am 5'10" tall, 200 lbs; 44 inch chest, 36 inch waist. I have yet to test the Icon 1000 Squalborn Jacket on the road, but I have worn it around the house for a considerable amount of time to make sure that I love the fit and feel, which I definit... (Read more...)