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post #1 of 9 Old 04-05-2011, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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Icon Pursuit gloves - bad buy

Bought a set of Icon Pursuit perforated gloves at the end of last season and stored them without even getting to wear them because weather got too cold.

Wore them for the first time today. Took the bike out of the garage, closed the door, went around the block, and the left palm was already shredded across the perforations.

So not recommended. I was better off with my Mechanix gloves.

Sigh. I know I probably chose style over substance so I deserve that one.

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post #2 of 9 Old 04-05-2011, 06:28 PM
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style over performance be damned...when buying gear, there is a reasonable expectation of a bit of quality! that's gotta be disappointing!

Well, fire the engines! Spur this iron space-pony on!

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post #3 of 9 Old 04-05-2011, 06:35 PM
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I would call the vendor and complain, then go to Icon, get your $$ back.

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post #4 of 9 Old 04-05-2011, 06:40 PM
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i have a set of leather (vented all over still, but solid palms) joe rocket gloves that are pretty great. a few years on them and they are like new but more comfortable.

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post #5 of 9 Old 04-05-2011, 07:30 PM
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really? strange, i've heard icon not to be the greatest for gloves, but i have their jacket. owned it for a few years and love it. wouldnt give it away

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post #6 of 9 Old 04-05-2011, 07:46 PM
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My stealth (solid) pursuit gloves are being replaced this year after 2 seasons. Finger worn and ripping under left thumb. Love the feel but for 55 bucks its been disappointing,

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post #7 of 9 Old 04-05-2011, 08:40 PM
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ya , Icon is not the greatest at all when it comes to gloves (i had 2 pairs , fell apart in no time ) ..Get pair of these and you'll be in heaven , love mine
Alpinestars GPX Gloves Black from SportbikeTrackGear.com

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post #8 of 9 Old 06-11-2011, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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Ah, finally replaced the @#$% Icon gloves. I had patched them with Gorilla Tape ('cause it's black, duh) to tide me over, so I got a little life out of them at least.

I picked up a pair of Alpinestars SMX-2 Air Carbon. Only one ride so far, but they seem promising. Good fit, quality and well ventilated. They have a slight cuff, so my reverse watch-tan should fade now.

I have no complaints about them... but I did notice that the wrist velcro straps seem pretty short. If you have Popeye forearms, them might be snug. They work for me though.

"No matter where you go, there you are." - Buckaroo Banzai
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post #9 of 9 Old 06-11-2011, 10:36 PM
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I have some icon full gauntlet gloves, had them for a little over a year and so far I'm 100% happy with them.
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