Icon Hooligan Jacket for Women
- ICON® Women’s Sport Fit
- Durable Textile Chassis
- D30® Removable Back, Elbow and Shoulder Impact Protectors - EN 1621-2:2014 / EN 1621-1:2012
- YKK® Zippers
- Custom ICON® Graphics
- Mesh Ventilation Panels
We have found this jacket to be consistent with other major brands, so you can choose your size based on previous experience. If you don’t have any previous experience with motorcycle jackets you can use Icon’s sizing chart below.
Our Two Cents
The new Icon Hooligan jacket is now available in this women’s specific cut for the 2020 riding season. There are two versions offered… the standard Hooligan jacket which is sold on this product page and there is also a Perforated Hooligan jacket (take the link below to view). Also listed in the links below are the men’s versions of both jackets which share a similar feature set but in men’s sizes.
Both Hooligan models share a very similar feature list and the main difference between the two is that the “perforated” version uses textile material on the front and back of the torso that is actually perforated all over to allow air flow. What’s the difference between this and a mesh jacket you ask? Well, the functionality is quite similar, but the materials are different. This perforated jacket is made from a solid textile fabric and then holes are cut through it on a tight grid pattern much like you see with perforated leather jackets. I don’t know how it’s done, but the holes are perfectly spaced and extremely clean with no rough edges or loose thread. I’d guess some sort of laser method. A mesh jacket uses a woven textile material with a loose weave to allow air flow. I really don’t know which would be better from a safety point of view, but both methods are designed to be abrasion resistant in case of a fall.
Anyway, both Hooligan styles will vent quite well because both have mesh material used in the underarm area, and then a fabric, which also breathes readily is used on the sides of the torso. Those two areas will catch a lot of air which makes both these styles suited for mild to hot weather. The perforated version just adds another air flow feature to the front and back panels of the torso and top sides of the arms. So choose the perforated Hooligan for mostly hot summer riding, but if most of your riding is in mild to just warmer weather, choose the standard Hooligan.
The Hooligan is fitted with a full compliment of D30 level 1 armor… shoulders, back and elbows, so the armor package is very good and there is nothing else to add. If I were to describe the overall protection scheme, I’d say “light to moderate” duty. The armor is the same as many other jackets, but the shell materials used in this jacket are thinner and lighter weight than many more serious jackets. I’m not saying it isn’t a good jacket, I’m just saying this jacket is made to be lighter, easier to wear and more appropriate for slower speed street use. And the lighter duty construction also translates to a very easy sub-$200 MSRP. :: Paul, 05-20-20
Icon says: The Womens Hooligan™ jacket features a refined women’s sport fit. It is comprised of a durable textile chassis with integrated with Iron Weave Mesh™ ventilation panels for excellent airflow. Internally, the Womens Hooligan™ features a full suite of D3O® armor (back, elbow, and shoulder) for sport riding legitimacy.