Well that didn't add up to much
Here's the response from Icon:
Thank you for your inquiry. We apologize for the disintegrating armor! We now offer a protective product called D3O.
The reasoning behind switching from the foam protective padding to the D3O is, to put it simply, D3O can offer higher protection and sustain longer. With every production run, we try our best to perfect our gear in every way possible. All of your old foam protection can be replaced by the D3O offered at our website link below:
Icon Motosports - Ride Among Us
We hope you find this information to be helpful. If you have any other questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us again. Have a great day and thank you for riding with ICON!
Kinda odd that they seem to know there's a problem. I understand that things wear out, but the jacket is in really great condition and these have had no exposure to anything. No telling how effective they would be in the condition over the years, but there is really no warning on this.
If I didn't feel it and think this is strange, I wouldn't have known. When I put my arm in, it kinda gets in the way and you wiggle your arm around a bit to work past it. I noticed that it was bunching up and blocking me, that's when I noticed it was in pieces.
Pretty clearly a safety issue and passing it on to a sales pitch isn't to comforting.
I guess it's kinda like a helmet. My last helmet was pretty beat as the insides just wore out.
Anyways, they have them for $25 a pair, I hope the new design is better than the last. There is an access port in the arm to replace these.