Icon Hypersport 2 Prime Pants
- ICON® Attack Fit
- 1.1-1.3mm TrackSpec™ Leather and Textile Chassis
- Pant Tested and Certified According to FprEN 17092-2:2019 Class AAA D30® Removable Hip and Knee Impact Protectors - EN 1621-2:2014 / EN 1621-1:2012
- Integrated Flex Zones
- Elastic Waistband
- Replaceable Nylon Knee Sliders
- Waist Zipper for attaching Hypersport 2 Jacket (jacket 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. I found the overall length of the pants to be ideal for average to shorter riders, but tall/thin riders may find the leg length to be short.
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Our Two Cents
The Hypersport 2 Prime pants by Icon is an updated product for 2020 of the the original Hypersport 2 Prime pants introduced in 2019. The Hypersport 2 Prime pants when paired with the matching jacket makes a 2pc race suit (see link below to the jacket). A full set of D3O armor for both knees and hips and removable/replaceable sliders are all included so there is nothing else to buy.
This new “Prime” version of the Hypersport 2 pants adds some fresh styling along with enhanced impact protection and venting to help deal with warmer weather. These sport pants when paired with the jacket 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/pant combo is a bit trimmer than their normal leather street gear 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 leather suit that will be easy to wear, and be protective and comfortable for streetwear, but can also work for 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.
These “prime” pants have micro perforations on the front thigh area to allow for some air flow in warmer weather. The previous version was all solid leather construction. The perforations will help push the comfort range further into warmer weather months. The jacket also have similar vented panels of leather. Note their is a new white leather color option that will also help on sunny days as compared to the solid black.
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: The Hypersport Prime™ pant is the counterpart to the Hypersport Prime™ jacket. A stylish blend of 1.1-1.3mm TracSpec™ leather and textile chassis, coupled with ICON’s Attack Fit, yields a durable pant ready for aggressive riding. D3O® knee and hip impact protectors with the integrated knee and lumbar flex zones create excellent on-bike mobility. The tailored fit is accompanied by a comfortable elastic waistband. Elite on the street or at home on the track, the Hypersport Prime™ pant accepts replaceable nylon knee sliders and includes a waist zipper so you can easily connect them to your Hypersport Prime™ jacket.