Icon Patrol Raiden Waterproof gear?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by TIGERRIDER007, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. TIGERRIDER007

    TIGERRIDER007 Long timer

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    If anyone can speak for this gear, I'd like to hear how it fares...seems like a good alternative to klim gear.
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  2. ar1814

    ar1814 Been here awhile

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  4. burmbuster

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    I looked at this gear. The features sound great but I can't take all of the logos.
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  5. 45LC

    45LC Been here awhile

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    Just purchased the Patrol jacket in all black from Motosport, arrives tomorrow so I cant report on it yet. MS matched the lowest price I could find online, $370 and as usual no tax or shipping. Looking forward to testing it out.

    The ICON riding team is wearing the Raiden gear in thier upcoming Paris to Dakar flick, looks like it could be ADV favorite if they ride as good as thier thier bikes look. The Tiger with the paddle tire is something else. Details about the flick are on the Icon website.
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  6. TIGERRIDER007

    TIGERRIDER007 Long timer

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    So you've seen this video? ICON’s “Portland to Dakar” Adventure - Ride a Triumph

    Totally sick riding, and it looks like the gear is holding up fairly well, as far as the waterproof question.

    I'm thinking of getting as an alternative to KLIM gear...but have never owned any ICON gear.

    Please keep us posted on your impressions, thanks! :clap
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  7. JTT

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    My guestion is how many sets of gear did they go through? I'm betting several.
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  8. TIGERRIDER007

    TIGERRIDER007 Long timer

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    And how many Tigers did they go through?? :D
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  9. bdb1513

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    That video was awesome...and a great marketing idea from Icon. Seems like it might be some decent gear with the exception of all the logos.
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  10. ar1814

    ar1814 Been here awhile

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    The stock suit doesn't have all these logos. If you google "Icon Patrol" you see the different models.

    Speaking of this suit, I REALLY love the cut and fit (this hood is great), perfect oversuit IMO. It looks close to snowmobile gear.
    Didn't buy it though, and glad I've chosen the Klim stuff.
    Durability doesn't seem too good on this (I've read several reviews where the suit broke apart after one year). Wouldn't waste so much money on this kind of this, better go with Rukka or Klim, if it's more expensive, it's for a reason...
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  11. TIGERRIDER007

    TIGERRIDER007 Long timer

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    So Klim is the gear to beat eh? :ear
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  12. Wy'east

    Wy'east Dust in the wind...

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    The jacket will go faster with all those patches...
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  13. outsidein

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    It's styled nicely but the venting sucks and it is not as abrasion resistant as the competition nor does it have an as adjustable fit. It is not even close to Klim, Olympia, etc. I would compare it to Tourmaster or Joe Rocket. Check out the Olympia AST, it has better venting, uses Cordura for better abrasion protection and has Thinsulate liner and more adjustable fit, all for about the same amount of money.
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  14. Wy'east

    Wy'east Dust in the wind...

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    I considered an Olympia MotoX, but a shell that's not waterproof and only the liner? What's that about. Side-stepped that purchase. Those Olympia jackets look like a good build, but I wouldn't want to be caught in a storm with it.

    Icon did a nice job of styling, but it ends there.
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  15. burmbuster

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    I wear Olympia and its great stuff. Yes, you have to wear the liner for it to be waterproof but it breathes really well. I live in the Deep South so staying cool takes precedent. If I lived in a cooler climate I would definitely go Goretex.
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  16. danxmax

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    ADVMoto Magazine just received a couple of these to play around with. From first impressions, the jacket has a nice fit and some neat features. Once we have some time with them, I will report back with what we found.



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  17. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    I just received the Raiden pants today. Will try them tomorrow. My friend has the whole day glo patrol suit. We rode six hours in the pouring rain and he was dry.
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  18. texzen

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    Ive had a raiden for about two weeks.....no problem yet. No rain either.... It fits me big shoulders small waist better than my firstgear......
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    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    I have been wearing the First Gear Kathmandu for a year. Great in the elements.
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  20. TIGERRIDER007

    TIGERRIDER007 Long timer

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    Great information, how about comfort when riding, any issues?

    I'm going to search youtube for any video leads...keep riding in the gear and give us the details, thanks!
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