Icon's first bit of gear, was more stylish than safe. Their Higher end jackets, and helmets are quite nice and comfortable. I love my motorhead jacket, very nice quality, I have had it for a year, rain, sun, cold, heat. Held up very well. Gloves were okay. they started going after about a year. Pants, they don't have good pants yet in my opinion, no padding or anything. Their shoes are clunky and thick. Helmets, at first were low quality. Their latest offerings 2007 and later, are nice. On level with KBC and HJC. Padding on the jacket is on par with Joe Rockets gear, and it IS more stylish than joe rocket in my opnion.
I just recently ordered some new gear. I went with Alpinestars because I plan on hitting some trackdays and Icon doesn't make a track set of gear. I still will use an icon lid though. I have the domain 2 serpecant.
Just my $0.02