Icon Hypersport Jacket
Packed with a a surprising amount of features
I'll admit, I hastily ordered this jacket based on its looks, the fact that Revzilla categorized it as a summer jacket even though it was leather, and because it got five stars more than just twice. When I received it I was beyond ecstatic with it! I expected the lining to be pretty much useless so I ordered a size up so I could fit a hoody underneath. (I ordered it around Feb.) I'm 5'9" about 155lbs and a size large fits me with enough room inside to fit a pullover Under Armour hoody. I have about an inch of extra length on the sleeves when my arms are by my side but that slack gets taken up when I'm in the attack riding position. I've ridden down to about 60 degrees at which point I did have my hoody on underneath along with the liner because you definitely feel the air going 70+.
I always ride with full gear and here in Texas that can be a problem. I've gone out on days just sub 90 degrees and by the time I get home I'm a little sweaty but this jacket does flow air. With the lining taken out, I can feel my shirt flapping inside the jacket from all the air flow.
It's got pockets galore and aside from the larger pockets, it also has two pockets, one on top of the other, about an inch and a half wide just inside the lapel. They fit my mechanical mod perfectly...
Also, after watching another video review from another motorcycle product website, I found out that inside the top "media" pocket, ICON actually includes a Saint Christopher medallion tucked inside it's own tiny pocket. After discovering all the different pockets I thought that was the coolest one because I've been meaning to get one of those.
May 12, 2016
Perfect for three seasons
I love the way this jacket fits. although the arms are kinda loose, but all in all you won't regret it.
April 29, 2016
Very Comfortable, and feels like you're protected
So looking for a fall jacket, I saw this one and decided to give it a shot.
Now I wear a 42 Regular in suit jackets (5'10 180lbs) but have fairly broad shoulders and long arms so I ended up going for the XL which suited me. the jacket still feels comfortably snug when riding. It comes down just a bit past the butt so when riding you won't have air sneaking under the jacket.
The leather seems fair thick and with the padding that it comes with I feel that it would hold up well in a bad situation. leather is a bit stiff currently but I am sure it will break in.
the collar when full zippered bothers my neck however and when doing head checks it catches but that could be my helmet in the way. I do wish it had pockets on the outside even just to hold my key after a ride, but not that big of a deal. The combo of leather and cloth material makes it easy to ride in.
Looks great and the Red/Black combo matches my bike nicely. Its eye catching without being too much.
As I said I bought this thinking I could wear it for fall riding. Although it comes with a body liner, on a decently cool day, you could feel the cold on my chest as the perforations are located there. More of a spring/summer jacket.
For the price point, i'd say it was a very good deal
October 5, 2015
I have to say it's instantly comfortable. You slide in and it feels like your old trusty leather jacket that's been around for years. You can't feel the armor inside, it's super thin which is nice for comfort. And because it's thin and flexible it can pack down into a side bag much nicer than my other jacket with a duel density back pad that's stiff. Its the D3O armor so it's suppose to protect even with it being soft, that's yet to be seen but if you're someone that hates the feel of armor in your jackets like my wife does, this might be the trick for you.
The leather is very high quality, thick and supple. I'm highly impressed with the overall design. It's VERY long in the back even compared to my other jacket that was long already. Got this for an upright cruiser and the lower panel seems soft enough that it won't drive the jacket up at all, but you could use this in a full tuck without exposing your back at all.
Lots of pockets everywhere including some little pen stash pockets on the inside. The cuffs are very comfortable and don't seem to snag on my gloves at all. They go over the gloves just fine and are low bulk so you don't get the feel that your gloves and jacket don't get along like I did with my other jacket. The little monkey paw loops I'll likely cut off but I'm not sure.
The overall style is pretty mute except for the bit Icon logo on the chest that I could do without. There's a little TRP Icon logo on the back that is not a big deal. The zipper is pretty fine compared to most the other jackets I've had, but it's super smooth and seems strong.
As far as fitment goes, it's a more aggressive cut than most the other jackets I've worn. I'm in-between a Med and Large in most makers. I tried on the Medium and there was no way that was happening. It was too short in the front and a little too tight in the shoulders. The large is just about perfect and has room for at least a long sleeve T-shirt and a base layer with the liner still in place. It may also have room for the sweat shirt under it. So a large is a perfect fit for me at 5'11" tall and 200 pounds with a muscular build and pretty much no fat. You could likely go up another 15-20 pounds and still fit into this as I've got the waist adjusted all the way in, but I need the Large for the shoulders, back and arm size.
September 16, 2015
Incredible Value for the Dollar! Do not get sucked into names....
Okay, let's face it, you hear AlpineStars and Dainese no matter where you go, and luckily I am here to tell you I own all three for a very good comparison.
The Dainese D1 I own is a $600 jacket. The leather is thicker for sure, but not by much. The protection on the D1 arms is heavier but it comes SANS back protection. The Icon already has forearm and back protection and the jacket is half the price. If you take the $600 jacket, add the $90 jacket insert, you are at $690 for what I would consider near identical protection, save the shoulder caps on the Dainese.
Looks: Icon is known for more wild colors but also colors that will match your bike. AlpineStars and Dainese do black and white well, but not colors IMO.
Ventilation: I live in Atlanta and ride ATGATT no matter the weather, be it 103 degree or 65. Wind here can be pretty heavy at times, breaching 15 mph in early Sept, then adding 1-2 mph approaching December. You want a well ventilated jacket but also form fitting. The ICON smokes any other jacket on the market for ventilation and that is coming from a guy with a spare $1200 in jackets to choose from here.
X-Tra Features: 10/10 for the money. Back protection, normally not included at all, or at this price, is level 2 and ready for action. You do not feel it and it conforms well to the back.
Fit: These run small in my opinion. I am a stocky 5'8" guy. I wear a 54-56 Dainese and XL in this jacket. The jacket is snug, but just enough. How anyone over 200 lbs wears ICON I have no idea. If you are 6'5" and 250, this jacket is not made for you, sorry. XXL will not fit you.
Overall, with the back protector, wrist straps to hold it firmly in place #brilliant idea#, close fitting wrist areas, forearm protection and ventilation, you cannot buy a better jacket for ANY money, let alone $340. I got the red, white and blue to match my GSXR600 and get many compliments on the match. Sure I look a bit EVEL KNIEVEL, but that is not a bad thing either.
So get out there and buy this jacket. Take it from the guy who has a $700 Dainese D1 that he leaves on the hook on hotter days.
Now, if you are the type of guy or gal who is 1 synapse short of sane and likes hitting the highway and pegging 130-160 mph, you need to spend more dough if you want to live. Although if you are going this fast, it is probably just a matter or time before whatever you buy is picked up by the EMT's as they load your body into the coroner's van.
Don't be dumb, unless you are on a track, you are NOT on a track. Speed limits are there to keep you alive and cars and idiots are not. Have fun, but do not be a jerk or endanger other riders trying to show off. In the end, you give us all a bad name and reduce the reasons why drivers want to look before switching lanes.
September 15, 2015
Best jacket I have ever bought
I wrecked wearing this jacket at over 100 mph. I was thrown and dragged for 200 feet and landed in a ditch. Every inch of me covered by the jacket was unscathed. The jacket held up amazingly and I didn't have a scratch on my torso and arms. On top of that, it also feels amazing and is all around perfect. Buy this jacket.
August 31, 2015
Great three season jacket!
This is a great jacket that provides a fair amount of protection along with some great features. I liked the idea of having leather over some of the less expensive textile jackets. Icon also gives you some great armor built in so you don't have to purchase it separately.
This jacket is comfy, the thumb straps to keep your sleeves from blowing up is a nice feature. The perforation is amazing too... I've worn this on 90+ degree days and not overheated. When you're moving it really breathes. It's a nice touch they provide a zip out liner too, it'll definitely come in handy when the temperature drops.
July 6, 2015
The Hypersport from Icon Moto is comfortable that I often forget I'm wearing it on the bike. The perforation on the chest, arms and back make for such great airflow I don't even feel the need to ride fast to cool off. It even comes with armour baked in saving you from shopping for compatible and effective armour. I love my stealth black version, I feel really badass in this jacket.
June 1, 2015