Are ICON tools a lot better than the HF Pittsburgh brand?
They are way over priced, the ratchets are no better than the pro at double and more the price. You can get a 120XP, Proto, Proto/Facom for the same money and all of them are a much better tool.
One big difference is parts availability, rebuild kits are readily available. Do not buy anything with a comfort grip handle if it isn't a Snap on, Hazet or Stahlwille and a couple of others that offer replacement grips for cheap. The grips don't last forever and they want to swap the whole tool out (that sucks). Just one example.
Icon 1/4 no flex $29.99
GEARWRENCH 1/4" Drive 120XP Extra Long Handle Teardrop Ratchet 9" - 81034 $25.94