New items among the lineup always arouse interest among the loyal fans of the manufacturer. The new Icon Tarmac 2 line – what is it like? At the moment, the updated Tarmac 2 line contains three pieces of protection: two variants of jackets and gloves.
Motorcycle jackets Tarmac 2
The main feature of the Tarmac 2 is its unique level of water resistance.
The jackets are available in two colors, but both are made from HYCOR four-way stretch waterproof breathable material. Taped seams will provide additional protection against moisture. Icon strives to take care of the rider’s comfort in any weather, and in the rain it is more relevant than ever. Rain resistance is to keep the body dry in moderate rainfall.
The manufacturer has added YKK waterproof zippers. Yes, the same lightning bolts that can be found on many well-known models. YKK zippers have already proven themselves, so it’s hard to imagine anything else in their place. Oh yes, the manufacturer suggests that you also don’t have to worry about the waterproofness of the pockets.
“Comfort on demand” is how Icon commented on the design of a large zippered cuff and wide vents for increased ventilation and breathability.
Protective inserts – traditionally D3O, familiar to many detachable elements of protection of the back, shoulder and elbow.
Tarmac 2 jackets are designed with a loose fit to allow the rider to wear warm clothing underneath. But in case you don’t have one, Velcro waist adjusters will help you to fit the jacket.
The model has light bends in the sleeves, the calculation for an aggressive fit is read.
Tarmac 2 gloves
“A simple glove that makes you roll right away.” That seems to say it all. Motorcycle gloves Tarmac 2 – textile model of medium length. As materials, the manufacturer relied on Ax Laredo, Palm and moisture protection. Such a selection of materials gives increased abrasion positions, improves the contour fit in the anatomical cut of the palm. Gloves should be able to withstand the same moderate rainfall as a motorcycle jacket. Highlight the Hipora waterproof lining and taped seams.
In addition, the Tarmac 2 has the second side of the coin – ride comfort in warm and dry weather.
Gloves have a decent level of fine motor freedom, which is definitely a plus for the urban rider.
The D3O Knuckle Insert offers low profile, ergonomic protection and extended durability without adding bulk by providing a soft and flexible shock absorbing steering knuckle.
What else? Appreciate the hook and loop wrist closure.