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Road Tested: Gear from Icon 1000, REV?IT! and Saint

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Road Tested: Gear from Icon 1000, REV?IT! and Saint Road Tested: Gear from Icon 1000, REV?IT! and Saint

Road Tested: Gear from Icon 1000, REV?IT! and Saint






I’ve got a thing for stealthy, murdered-out gear. So this week, I’m profiling some low-profile pieces: the Brigand jacket from ICON 1000, the Arch gloves from REV?IT! and a new version of the popular Saint Unbreakable Stretch jeans.
Let’s take a closer look.

ICON 1000 Brigand jacket The Brigand jacket follows ICON 1000’s tried and true formula of gear that is a little bit retro, a little bit casual and a little bit tactical?while still being unapologetically ride-focused.
Icon have absolutely nailed its bomber jacket design, and I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that it’s become an instant staple in my gear closet on looks alone. It’s well made too, and loaded with little touches that add to its style, comfort and practicality.
The main chassis consists of a black denim cordura that has a fantastic hand to it, and doesn’t weigh a ton. The cuffs and lower edge feature knitted bits to hit that bomber jacket vibe, and there’s a slight drop tail at the rear for extra coverage.

The collar locks down with a small flap and a two-position press stud setup, with a loop for folding it back and tucking it if you prefer that. (It’s also lined with a softer fabric inside.) You also get a chunky YKK zipper up front, two hand-warmer pockets with zippers, a Napoleon pocket inside and two chest pockets with magnetic closures.
But the Brigand doesn’t just look good?it’s also well sorted on the protection front. Cordura has long been a popular choice for abrasion resistance, and Icon have also included D30 armor at the elbows, shoulders and back. D30’s biggest selling point is how flexible is?and it’s incorporated it into the Brigand so well that it’s slim enough to work well off the bike, too.
The overall cut is Icon’s ‘Sport’ fit, which they say is ‘loose without being baggy,’ and includes a slight pre-curve in the arms. It hits the mark for my bigger frame, leaving me just enough room to layer up if I need to. With accordion panels at the shoulder blades, there’s plenty of mobility while riding. I would have liked it if the drop tail went a smidge lower though?of if Icon had included a way to hook it to your belt.
There’s an extra little feature on the sleeves: elasticated thumb loops, to keep the sleeves locked in place at all times. They’re stitched in deep enough so that you can easily slip shorter gloves under the cuffs (and longer gloves over), but they can be hit and miss. They didn’t quite gel with some of my mid-length gloves, but in those cases I simply tucked them away.

The inside of the jacket’s lined with a flannel-like fabric, giving it a snug, cooler-weather feel. Icon have included a very unique ventilation system though. You can flip up the chest pocket flaps and tuck them into hidden stash pockets, to reveal lazer-cut perforations across the tops of the pockets. It’s a clever...
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