I just got into a bike wreck. hit gravel and sand on the road slid off into the grass. Hitting my Icon AIRMADA helmet off of the curb it cracked the helmet down the middle but kept my face protected with just a busted lip and minor concussion, also having my vest, icon gloves and boots on i broke no bones but the vest shredded just a little from sliding on the pavement and rocks but all in all icons gear protected me 100% as for the bike it needs cosmetic work.. I wont buy anything but icon after this accident i very much believe it saved my life.
ICON Stryker Field Armor Vest
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Order a bigger size. fits very snug
It is comfortable, stylish and provides a greater sense of security for the rider.
My brother and I each wore this at one point or another. I never had to test it. He did, and it didn't do so well.
The accident that took him from us probably would have taken him regardless, but the areas this was designed to protect failed. It was a mid-to-low speed (>25mph) crush incident between two cars. He had multiple rib and thoracic spinal injuries from the impact.
I would say this, in conjunction with other protective gear, can only add to the level of protection you're looking for. If you're stunting, or want something to wear under a lightly armored jacket, or are in an area where if you go down you won't hit much but the ground, then this is probably ok. But don't think for a minute this will save you when severe impact is involved.
I ride regularly in urban 45-55mph traffic. With this under my jacket, it's comfortable. Since I'm at regular risk for collision with inattentive cagers, this is cheap insurance to complement headsup riding. Fits perfectly.
Laid my bike down at The Dragon in TN only 2 days after receiving the vest in the mail. I was doing about 70-80 in a turn and the vest did a great great job protecting my back. Accident gave me really bad road rash on my left arm, but I understood that risk when I purchased the vest. I would recommend the vest to anyone but the vest should probably be worn under a jacket. Great look, durability, and fit. Really conforms to your body. I'm 5'11" 165 lbs and ordered a L/XL
I icon makes great product, fit is great and looks great.
I love this vest.you stay cool while wearing it.and it fits good
Received the vest today and I was very impressed with the fit and quality of materials. Can't wait to get on the bike and try it out for comfort
When adjusted and worn properly this vest does what it was made to do. Went down a little over 100mph on the highway and eventually slid to a stop, prevented road rash on my back without a doubt and lightened the road impact.
This is a great product. I put it to the test. I like to do stunts on my bike. So one day I was cement surfing on a back road. By steel shoes were going great until I hit a hole, came out of nowhere...ha ha ha.....well went down and only had a few scratches. IT WOULD OF BEEN ALOT WORSE IF I WASN"T WEARING THIS ITEM!
Icon really nailed it with this vest. I wear this vest under my moto jacket/leather vest/hoodie or just as a stand alone protective piece. It offers a Great comfortable form and function and Looks Good Too. I recommend this vest as an added must have article of protective gear So your always Safe than Sorry.
Nice fit and comfortable.
This vest is lightweight and breathable. I have'nt crashed tested it yet and I hope will never will. People tend to give you a look like you are a super hero or a person about to rob the place with a bullet proof jacket on.
Great fit, pretty solid construction. Somewhat stylish (though I care little about that). I only hope I never have to "use" it. But then, that's what everybody hopes, I suppose...
This is so comfortable you don't even realize that you have it on, excellent breathability and craftsmanship...i'm extremely happy with this purchase!
excellent quality . the material and craftsmanship is great. one little thing is if your are extremely muscular or a little over weight chances are high this vest will not fit you. this is not a one size fit all you have too be slender or average size build for this too fit. the looks and functionality of this armor is great. highly recommend if your riding without a jacket.
I have used the older vest and I could see as soon as I put this new one on that it fit much better because I'm in great shape and have broad shoulders but a thin waistline. I've been wearing this during the summer and it breathes so well that it was hard to believe that it was on. It truly dies everything in terms of ventilating that the older one didn't. I would recommend that everyone who has the older one to get this one especially if you ride during the hot days like I do. The Velcro really does allow you to put different type of clothing on underneath. It has give on top at the shoulders as well as at the waist.
The vest is lightweight and fits snug to your body. I can ride with it then stop and not have to takeoff is awesome!!!