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Had a chance to review Icon's Victory Death or Glory all leather jacket and thought I'd share my investigation with you guys.

I was first intrigued by the jaw-dropping looks this jacket has ... then curious as to why the jaw dropping price tag that comes along with it.

The all leather hide, CE armor protection, and padded back protector ensure that this jacket will protect you against both impact and abrasion in the unfortunate event of a crash.

For an all-leather jacket it does exceptionally well in keeping the rider cool (temperature as well as looks). The exhaust vents in the back of the jacket do a great job of allowing hot air to exit the jacket preventing 'back sweat'.

The best part about this jacket - you will notice when you first look at it. It's like the ubber sexy hottie walking down the sandy beach towards you - you can't but help stare. This jacket is probably the most intensely styled motorcycle jacket I've ever seen.

After giving this jacket an in-depth examination I can tell you this:

What the jacket does offer the rider is worth every penny, however, what it offers may not necessarily appeal to the majority of riders.


If you want to read the full review check out:

motorcycle gear reviews: Icon Victory Death Or Glory Leather Motorcycle Jacket | Alivetoride.com
 

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I never was a fan of jacket style. I'm sure some folks find the skull and logos cool but just give me a plain jacket. I have an Icon Pursuit perforated jacket and it keeps me very cool in hot temps.
 

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Nice looking jacket but does it have adequate shoulder and spine protection?
I would say that this jacket would provide you with an excellent degree of protection.

The shoulder and elbow protection is definitely there. They both contain CE certified armor.

I always have a friend punch me in the shoulders to test out the armor of any jacket. Then I flop onto the floor landing on different areas. Not a very accurate test by any means, and you also look rather odd if you are doing this in a store or at a show - but it gives you a basic idea of the protection level. I do it mainly to test how well the armor stays in place - and on the Victory Death or Glory it does stay put.

The results from my primitive tests were that could feel nothing - just soft leather against my body.

The back does have a dual density foam backpad - which is better than no pad at all, however, it does not compare to a CE certified spine protector.
 
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