Icon Tarmac 2 Jacket :: MotorcycleGear.com

Icon Tarmac 2 Jacket

  • ICON® Sport Fit
  • 4-Way Stretch Hycor With Taped Seams
  • ICON Level 2
  • D30® Removable Back
  • Elbow and Shoulder Impact Protectors - EN 1621-2:2014 / EN 1621-1:2012
  • YKK® Zippers
  • Vented Cuff
  • Adjustable Waist Straps
  • Waterproof Zippered Pockets

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Sizing Information

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
Small 36-38 36
Medium 38-40 38
Large 40-42 40
XL 42-44 42
XXL 46-48 46
XXXL 48-50 48

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Our Two Cents

Icon’s Tarmac 2 jacket is a lightweight waterproof style for inclement weather, but it also has ample venting. Armor is included.

The shell of this jacket is something different for sure. It is a relatively thin material that feels like a rip-stop nylon, but it has a slightly rubbery feel. And it is also slightly stretchy. And rather than having a traditional nylon liner this jacket uses nylon material to form the pockets for the armor and the zippered pockets and those elements are “welded” to the backside of the shell. Not having a full liner adds to the lightweight feel.

The venting on this jacket should be exceptional for a jacket that can also be waterproof. There are two LARGE zip vents on the shoulders and two long zips at the ends of the sleeves that allow air to flow up the sleeves. And in the back are two zips for exhaust. All the zips are waterproof and they all have nice zipper “garages” at the ends to help keep the rain out of the very end of the zipper too.

The overall fit of this jacket is sharp. It’s not too loose but feels comfortable because of the slightly stretchy nature of the material. The overall idea of this jacket, being “just a shell”, and with its relatively relaxed style reminds me of “Klim lite”. And I say “lite” because the material used in this jacket is not nearly as rugged as what you find in heavy duty adventure jacket as Klim makes. But not everybody needs or wants something super heavy duty like a Klim jacket. I think this jacket would be great for more low-speed, city sort of use.

For impact protection, a full set of D3O armor is supplied for the shoulders, elbows, and back, so there is nothing else to buy. :: Paul, 11-21-19

Icon says: The forecast calls for a 100% chance of weather, and if you spend enough time on a motorcycle, you’re bound to find yourself in the wet & ugly. Get to where you’re going in the Tarmac2™ riding jacket. It features a chassis constructed of a 4-way stretch HYCOR™ waterproof-breathable material that is combined with waterproof YKK® zippers throughout. Experience on-demand comfort with the extra-large zipper cuff and sweeping chest vents for unparalleled ventilation and breathability. The Velcro waist adjusters allow you to dial in your fit. Getting caught in the rain during your ride doesn’t have to be an unpleasant experience, and in the Tarmac2 jacket, it won’t be.