Motorcycle Gear and Zombies. Because Guns.

Took me a while to figure out what ICON 1000 was selling, exactly, but here ya go: “One thousand is the empirical number that forms the boundary between boy and man. The displacement threshold between novice and expert. One thousand has always been the goal. The finest leathers, textiles, & armor have gone into every item in the ICON 1000 collection. Every detail has been critiqued and examined. Every style has endured countless miles of testing and refinement. The end result is the finest collection of motorcycle riding apparel we’ve ever created. We sincerely hope you will enjoy wearing the ICON 1000 gear as much as we’ve enjoyed making it.” Yeah but what about the guns? I mean they should be way cooler than that, right? Suggestions?

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  1. Because if you are prepping for the zombie apocalypse make sure you will look cool killing zombies.

    1. avatar Vendetta says:

      A true concern to be sure. Its not worth living if you cant look badass doing it.

    2. avatar A-Rod says:

      you do not have to worry about bites if they cannot bite through your kevlar jacket. they cannot eat your brains if they cannot get through your motorcycle helmet. they cannot eat you if they cannot get through your lead cloud spewing 12 guage AK tricked out zombie killing machine gun (with no sights). Tacticooooool.

      1. avatar lolinski says:

        You dont need sights on a shotgun, you just point and shoot – its got a good spread – right?

        Its obviously a joke.

    3. avatar 5spot says:

      ….and your Harley won’t start in a month, so “cool” is the only thing to be relied upon.

      1. avatar Jaredfromtampa says:

        Well, one of the guys seemed to be riding a Triumph Tiger…FWIW.

  2. avatar BlinkyPete says:

    And where exactly do I get that open drum mag for the Saiga?

    1. avatar ChainsawWieldingManiac says:

      That’s the Alliance Armament drum, and it has a HORRIBLE reputation for reliability.

  3. avatar A-Rod says:

    Wait, was the chick in the video Kirsten Weiss?

    1. avatar Jus Bill says:

      No, Shannon Watts. Covering her bets.

      1. avatar Matt in FL says:

        /golfclap

  4. avatar styrgwillidar says:

    Well– they also don’t mention whether there’s additional protection in the gear like religious medals.

    ICON vests and a number of their Jackets have a St. Christopher medal in them. They don’t advertise it, its not on the tags on the stuff when you buy it. I found the medal in the ICON DoD compliant vest when doing the laundry. It’s in the inside left pocket, attached with a lanyard, in a mini-pocket of its own.

    1. avatar Pulatso says:

      That’s actually pretty cool.

      1. avatar styrgwillidar says:

        Well, I thought so. Wrote an e-mail to their company to say thanks, that’s how I found out the medals aren’t just in the vests but also in some jackets. I was wondering if it was related to their name, i.e. religious icon.

    2. avatar Matt in FL says:

      That’s actually pretty neat.

  5. avatar Dark Alley Dan says:

    Feckin’ horrible ad for motorcycle garb, marketed to guys between 15 and 30. Damn few shots of the product, no clear tie-in between the ad and what’s being sold. Fail.

    As a short film, it’s visually hyperactive and derivative. There’s another fail.

    All they’re missing is a bumpin’ club at the lowest level of zombie containment plant #4, the stench of Axe Body Spray and Sailor Jerry’s Spiced Rum, and more hot chicks with great hair. These additions would get them to a level of Douchebag Excellence seldom seen.

    1. avatar Andrew says:

      LOL
      Loved the “bumpin club” reference.

      Yeah – It took me 10 minutes of looking at the website to not even figure out what the F they were selling or marketing.

    2. avatar AlphaGeek says:

      I happen to like Sailor Jerry’s, thank you very much!

      Then again, I’ve yet to meet a spiced rum I didn’t like…

    3. avatar Dave says:

      Horrible video. I didn’t see one piece of zombie green tactical gear.

  6. avatar Jus Bill says:

    I don’t care what you think, ICON makes damn good riding gear. I’ve been wearing their helmets for years. I bet my life on it every time I go out on the road.

    1. avatar bozo says:

      Yep. First series of helmets was meh, but I hear they’ve improved. Jackets are tits though. Top notch. Love mine.

    2. avatar JaredFromTampa says:

      Kind of a dumb ad, but their jackets and boots are great. My wife and I both love ours. Thankfully I haven’t had the opportunity find out how well ICON’s armor works.

      1. avatar Mark says:

        I had a low side crash two weeks ago going about 25 mph. The icon gloves and armored jacket I was wearing saved me from some major hurt. I wasn’t wearing leg armor but luckily I landed on my pretty thick wallet on my right knee which I think avoided a fracture but it still hurts today. Stay safe out there.

        1. avatar Jaredfromtampa says:

          Yowzers, that’s no fun man. I’m happy to hear your gear worked! Likewise, stay safe!

      2. avatar Jus Bill says:

        I lowsided in DC about seven years ago. Bounced my Mainframe on the ground nice and hard. It was still good; I finally ditched it three years ago and bought an Airframe.

        1. avatar Jaredfromtampa says:

          Good to know 🙂 I’ve dropped a few bikes in my day, and I’ve got the scars and skin grafts on my left arm to prove it. I’ll take ICON anything over a Joe Rocket Mesh Jacket…but I laid my ZX7R down doing about 50, so…there’s that…

  7. avatar KCK says:

    The shotgun would be much more effective than the helmet for breaking the glass of SUV’s.
    Or maybe that’s what mass riders will find pointed at them after they break the glass and find a man inside willing to protect his family.

  8. avatar Not So 1337 says:

    I gotta say, judging by their tactics for clearing a building of zombies (riding up the elevator, really?), these guys would have been eaten on day 1.

  9. avatar DisThunder says:

    Well, it was a little more even-paced than The Walking Dead, so there’s that.

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:

      Heh.

  10. avatar ThomasR says:

    Cool looking gear but so Hollywood! It was painful to watch. In full auto you can barely hit the sid of a barn. let alone a head shot at any distance. On top of which you’ve burned through your ammo and then what are you going to use, ” harsh language?”

    Yeah, yeah; it’s a commercial, but it messes with the suspension of disbelief. The hot chick with the gun doesn’t make up for the bad trigger control and the waste of ammo.

  11. avatar Matt in FL says:

    I thought it was an entertaining video, for what it was. I did wonder, however, why the girl they were rescuing was in a blind room at the end of a long hallway, and was turning to shoot back into that room. How’d she get way down there?

    1. avatar KMc says:

      Wonderful editing.

  12. avatar Aragorn says:

    Crossbows, bolts, bows, & arrows will see you though the ZA and much quieter to boot.

  13. avatar AJ says:

    “The displacement threshold between novice and expert. ”

    Sorry, but as much as I like the gear that Icon makes, they got it dad wrong this time. The difference between a novice rider and an expert rider is only tangentially related to how much displacement the bike has. The novice THINKS he needs more, while the expert realizes he does not. I am a damn good rider, and I’ve been spanked by more expert riders on low CC vintage bikes with skinny ass tires. It’s all about what you can do with what you got. Any moron can do 150+ MPH in a straight line.

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