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 Battlescar Vest
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Order a bigger size. fits very snug
The fit was good I'm 6'2 210lbs I got the 2x-3x. As far as durability I don't know yet too early to tell, looks to be only single stitched everywhere I expected a little more for the price. Colors are a little off from fabric to plastic, on the orange one I got. Not very noticeable from a little distance. Someone else mentioned the side velcro catching on your arm, mine too catchs a little occasionally. If the Velcro wasn't coming to a point on that side piece it probably wouldn't snag. All in all it looks awesome an I'm happy with it. I would like to see an upgraded version of this, would gladly have paid more for a little more quality.
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
its def. a eye cather at the light when you pull up , and the fact that it looks really good on a white or red bike , well done features as well
I wonder how this would perform under real crash conditions.
Great fit, but not impressed with manufacturing process.
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.
I completed my Ride around India in 8 continuous months and 24000 Kms over varied seasons: snowy winter, steamy humid hot, dry summer and rainy-monsoon... this vest did comfort me in every ocassion... foremost thing about this vest is its fit; smooth! secondly the colour is superb.... highly recommended.
protection gear is like a first-aid kit, you never know its actual strength until used for the actual purpose, which one would never would like to try. I used this vest for 8 continuous months over 24000Kms without a glitch or discomfort and I think that is good enough to rate it 5*
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.
Abide by the service rules, all while protection yourself a little better. Nice to have added protection when I'm in uniform, but still have to wear a vest.
I received my Icon Stryker Battlescar Vest in 3 days, I have been shopping with MotoSports for years, I race motocross, and they are always on time as long as product listed in stock. Any way I finally got a sport bike and wanted something that had that chest protector feel since I am use to it from racing. I was extremely happy with the vest, this things looks amazing, even better is function in which Icon kept in mind rider movement and freedom of articulation in the core and upper part of the torso. The sizing is a little small, so just keep in mind what size you body needs and where in the layering process you will wear this. I am 6'2" at 215lb, ie no beer gut either, I am pushing the L-xL to the max. I will be wearing this under most clothing so it is a perfect fit.
Huge bonus in my opinion "looks like you are wearing a Ballistics Vest" even more so when It is under you regular shirt or thinner hoody.
As well this vest is not Hot at all, I am very hot natured and I do not sweat a bit with this under clothing, and it is very comfortable with the HYDRADRY liner.
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.