So, it seems that Icon has made some pretty snazzy looking vests for our military personnel. Now, for some that may not know, when someone who works on a military base wants to ride their motorcycle to work, that have to wear all protective gear. Including, a vest that has reflective strips on it. Now, I’m sure everyone has seen them, those guys and girls riding down the road, full gear, military clothes, and on top of it all, that horrid bright yellow or orange mesh vest that the military requires. I have never been a fan of those yellow and orange mesh vests, and I have always thought I was really glad I didn’t work on a base to have to wear that. But the Interceptor Reflective Mesh Vest by ICON here, I would certainly wear that! Well, the one pictured at least. They do come in 3 colors, the regular yellow or orange, but then this black and camo one. Pretty sharp looking if you ask me.
“Icon has long recognized the unique riding requirements of the US military member. Our line of Mil-Spec products has lead the charge for high conspicuity gear that avoids the typical job site comparisons. The Mil-Spec Interceptor vest continues the unique Icon marriage of safety and style. The Interceptor’s chassis is purpose built of multiple material types. Ballistic nylon shoulder overlays provide abrasion resistance, reflective panels for nighttime visibility, and Fighter mesh belly and back panels allow enhanced airflow. Front zipper access, elastic side adjustment cords, and velcro ID holder complete the package.” - Straight from the Icon website for this vest.
It appears to be retailing for around 65.00, which, for good protective gear, that isn’t really all that bad.
Now, for you ladies out there in the military that may not be into the whole black and camo thing and might prefer something a bit more feminine, they do have a vest for you TOO! Talk about pretty in pink! Well, ya know, pink isn’t really for me, and if they came in purple, I’d be all over it. But yes, I know, some women enjoy pink. I’m just not one of them is all.
If you would like further information about either of these vests, or any of ICONS products, hit up there website. It’s www.rideicon.com
And no, before anyone asks, this was not paid advertisement from ICON. I actually just felt like this should be shared. I, personally, and glad to see a bit more fashion for our military riders. (Have I mentioned my detest for those ugly orange and yellow mesh things? No? Let me reiterate it then )
This ladies vest comes in 2 colors, the one shown and then a yellow one. Here’s the info off ICONS page about this vest/corset: ”While many have tried to imitate the Icon Mil-Spec line, none can match our ingenuity. The Mil-Spec Corset vest continues Icon commitment to the evolution of high conspicuity riding gear. With a chassis constructed from breathable Fighter mesh and generous reflective paneling, the Corset vest meets all US military PPE hi-visibility requirements. Along with the feminine graphics package, the pattern features a slight tailoring of the torso and elastic adjusters for its women’s specific application. A front entry zipper and velcro ID holder complete the package.” This one also retails for the same 65.00
They have plenty more items to choose from, it’s just all up to your style and preference. I vote for next season, they add a purple one. Who’s with me? ……… No? No one? Ok fine then…. I guess I will just stick with the black and camo one then.
As always, all of this was of my own opinion, and whether you agree with it or not….. Well….
Hugs and Squeezes,