Icon Hypersport 2 Prime Jacket
- ICON® Attack Fit
- 1.2-1.4mm TrackSpec™ Leather & Textile Chassis
- Jacket Tested and Certified According to FprEN 17092-2:2019 Class AAA D30® Removable Shoulder, Elbow, and Back Impact Protectors – EN 1621-2:2014 / EN 1621-1:2012
- Integrated Flex Zones
- Dual-purpose Chest Vent/Pocket
- Microfleece Comfort Liner Collar
- Perforated Venting
- Adjustable Waist Straps
- TPU Shoulder and Elbow Caps
- Waist Zipper for attaching Hypersport 2 Pant (sold separately)
This jacket and pant product is sold in European sizes. Since the Hypersport 2 jacket and pants are tailored to be used together, I’ve put sizing advice together for both products.
We measured a selection of these jackets and also tried them on our Fit Check mannequins. The overall sizing of the jackets is accurate to Icon’s sizing chart (summarized below). The sizes used in our Fit Check photos is 56 for Dewey who has a 45” chest and 52 for Huey who has a 41” chest. Overall, the fit looks very good.
To choose a jacket size, I’d suggest you measure yourself with a tape and get your chest size in inches, and if you have a bit of a belly you can also check your max belly. Then you can use the size chart to pick the smallest size jacket that will be big enough for both your chest and belly using the chart.
This is a sport cut jacket and fits close to the body. The taper from chest to waist is about 4” which is not as aggressive as a full-on race jacket (which can taper as much as 8” from chest to waist. With a “drop” of about 4”, the fit will be easier for those with an average to muscular build. The waist band on this jacket can be reduced in size by about 3” total using the size waist adjusters. If your belly is significantly smaller than the max belly listed in the chart (minus 3”), then you probably won’t be too happy with the cut of this jacket. You’d be better off looking at a European styled jacket that is generally more trim through the midsection.
This model has a great deal of flexible accordion material in the underarm and behind the shoulders. And those stretch areas really do stretch a lot which will be a big help to those with larger frames.
The matching Hypersport 2 pants have an elasticized waist band. The max size for each pant size is listed in the chart below. These pants are made to be paired with a jacket either with the full around zipper or the short rear zipper. They won’t stay up on your waist well without being paired to a jacket because of the “unstructured” elastic waist.
The full zip on the jackets and pants mate exactly for length when you pair like sizes (example 58 jacket with a 58 pant). If you pair non-like sizes the zips will not be the exact same length which isn’t a problem, but if you try to pair jacket/pants that are off by two sizes, it might be a problem in which case you’d have to pay a tailor to rework the zipper in the jacket. You can see from the chart the pant size for a given chest size lends itself toward stockier build people.
The pants have tapered pant legs intended for use tucked into sport/race boots. The inseam is short with the idea they’ll only reach the top of your foot (or even a bit shorter). The armor is positioned in the pant to fit over your knee. The armor is soft and is somewhat flexible as to exact positioning. If you are taller than average for your jacket/pant size, these pants might not work for you. They’ll work best of average to shorter riders.
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Our Two Cents
The Hypersport 2 Prime jacket by Icon is an update for 2020 of the the original Hypersport 2 Prime introduced in 2019. The Hypersport 2 Prime jacket will become a 2pc race suit when paired with the matching pants (see link below). A full set of D3O is included.
This new “Prime” version adds some fresh styling along with enhanced impact protection. Also the jacket has added venting to help deal with warmer weather. Like the original version, this jacket jacket/pant combo is a bit of a hybrid product between Icon’s traditional sport leather jackets and more race cut products from Alpinestars, REVIT, etc. The cut of the jacket is a bit trimmer than their normal street jackets but not nearly as form fitting as others. I think this will be a great choice for a certain type of rider who wants a jacket that will be easy to wear, protective and comfortable for streetwear, but who may also want to do some serious sport riding on the street or even amateur track days. And I think this pant and jacket setup will being especially welcome to people who have larger builds. As I described in the sizing advice, this jacket/pant is significantly more “American” cut that most other products in this category. One note of caution on fit though…. average height riders will do well with this cut, but tall/thin folks might not. For example, I wear a 33 inseam jean and the pants just barely were long enough in the leg to accomodate my height.
Like with the previous version, this jacket has two front slash pockets on the chest have a panel of perf leather behind the zipper and could admit some air. And to enhance air movement, this new version has micro perforations on a good portion of the leather panels to allow air to flow through. I’d guess maybe 50% of the surface area is now perforated. The perforations will help push the comfort range further into warmer weather months.
The jacket and pants zip together will a full zipper which makes the two into a 2pc suit. A short rear zip is supplied also which you can also use if you don’t want to use the full zip. OR you could use the short zipper on either the jacket and pants to zip to other jackets/pants in Icon’s line that also have a short rear zipper.
A full set of D3O CE rated armor is supplied for both the jacket and pants. For the jacket, you get shoulders, elbows, and back and with the pants, you get hip and knee armor. The combination of the thick leather and D3O makes for a pretty stout suit. With this new version, you’ll notice Icon has added external rubberized armor pieces over the shoulders and elbows of the jacket and also over the knees of the pants. Those external pieces are flexible enough, but also have firmness enough in them to serve as “sliders” if you fell. They also take the styling up a notch or two I think.
All the upgrades with this new version look positive to me. The prices has gone up just a bit, but that is to be expected with the additional features here. Also, you’ll have the added usability in warmer weather to help justify the slight price adder. :: Paul, 05-14-20
Icon says: High speed performance: the Hypersport2 Prime™ jacket is the upper echelon of the ICON line. A stylish blend of 1.1-1.3mm TracSpec™ leather and textile, coupled with ICON’s Attack Fit, creates a jacket built for velocity. A full D3O® impact protector package (elbow, shoulder, back) and the accordion leather flex zones allow for a jacket that contours to your body straight off the rack. Deep chest pockets that double as chest vents, reinforced perforation zones, retro-reflective hits, and a padded microfleece comfort liner collar are just a few of the rider-centric details you’ll find. For the throttle jockey, we’ve added an internal waist zipper that connects to the Hypersport Prime™ pant, perfect for track use.