Finally, a flannel shirt jacket that is designed for the woman who rides hard on the trail, and wants a fitted look back in town. Classy, warm, durable and stocked with features only a rider can appreciate.
Most flannels really just hang on the body, and don't quite offer a trim fit -- instead the shirt is cut in a block shape. Our classic Icon is fit for the athletic form of the rider, and this version is specifically formed for the female silhouette.
The cut isn't the only difference here. The Icon Shirt for Women uses Pendleton's super fine merino wool for a flattering drape on the body, and softer feel in the hand. Designed not only for high-output activity on the bike, but all-day comfort throughout the day.
This Icon is still function-first for life on two wheels, with articulated shoulder vents, stretch gussets, subtle reflective hits, cuff openings, Schoeller®-shape 3XDRY abrasion panels, and the signature natural benefits of authentic American Pendleton wool. Hand-sewn in California & North Carolina, and constructed for a lifetime of adventure.
Some women may prefer the 'block fit' of the original Icon, especially as a layering option.
"I first bought the Kitsbow Icon in 2014 and out of all my apparel, both on and off the bike, it’s become a staple. As soon as the temps drop, it becomes my go-to mountain bike or bike touring jacket. I’ve taken spills, experienced thrills and everything in between with it...My point is, the Kitsbow Icon is the best flannel I’ve ever owned and there’s nothing I’d change about it."
"Trust me, I’m not one to recommend a riding shirt that costs $195 unless it’s good. Really good. Hand on heart, I wore the Pendleton wool Icon every day for 9 weeks solid – often at high altitude – in Ecuador and Peru. I washed in once… and it still looks absolutely brand new. I’m a creature of habit; the Icon has become my go to shirt, whether on tour, riding trails, or in a coffee shop. "
At first I was hesitant on this shirt, it looks great, but is it worth the cost? It's worth every penny. The attention to detail and versatility of the shirt make it my go to Winter/chilly cycling item. I've been caught out in the cold rain on training rides for hours wearing this, with a merino base layer underneath, and I was comfortable. For really cold rides, I pair it with a long sleeve wool base, the icon shirt and a shell on the outside. The wool layers moderate heat well and are able to absorb any sweat from hard efforts, so you're not getting chilled when you ease off the gas or rip down a decent. I'm 5'2" 120 lbs and the xs fits perfect.
I love the icon! I now own two of them, which is perfect since it’s an essential piece of clothing for chilly morning trail time. The fit is tailored enough to be flattering and not flapping in the wind, but forgiving enough to allow you to move freely.
Love it! Fits Great! Love that it has ventilation in the back! Great snaps too! Great customer service too!! Thank You! Will definitely order another one in a different color to switch it up in the future!
I had a men's Icon for myself and when there was a sale on the women's version, I bought one for my wife and daughter. Both said the Icon was the best casual shirt they had every had. The quality and extra details (the snap buttons, the vents, the elbow pads) are unsurpassed.
I had an older men's version of this, and like this one WAY more. it fits better, the wool is softer... my only complaint is that it doesn't have the shoulder reinforcement like the men's version does. which then begs the question of why it costs the same if it has fewer features...