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I was wondering what your thoughts are on the Icon Hypersport Prime. It's usually average 70 degrees out here in Los Angeles, CA area all year round. I am also open to suggestions to other jackets. Everywhere I check , the prime was $375. I am not looking to spend more than $500. 0:)
 

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I feel I may have some input on this jacket. First, I am 6'2" 210 lbs, 44" chest.

Loved: the fit while standing. The arm length was great and the thumb loops were nice. The front of the jacket stopped above my belt line and back covered my crack just fine. It looked amazing.

Disliked: the fit sitting. It pushed the front of the jacket into my uh, part of throat where it meets your chin? Hard to explain but, it pushed the jacket up. Even when it softened I'm sure it would have still done it. Both sizes did it.

In the end I went with a textile jaws air from Alpinestars.

If you're interested in this jacket check sportbiketrackgear.com. If you order over the phone they usually cut 10-15% off.

Also, I do have the hypersport pro short gloves. If you get them, order a size smaller than you'd normally get. They run large.

This post also ran large. Free shipping though! Blah.
 

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I have it in red color and I completely love it. The best part is the strategic placement of perforated leather for good ventilation. I bought it online at a price of $345 only.
 

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Also check out your local CL for some deals. I was able to pick up a brand new Alpinestars GP-R perforated jacket ($480 retail) for $150 from a guy who sold his bike because he was getting married. The deals are always out there, might just have to be patient
 

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If you're interested in this jacket check sportbiketrackgear.com. If you order over the phone they usually cut 10-15% off.

Also, I do have the hypersport pro short gloves. If you get them, order a size smaller than you'd normally get. They run large.
Thanks Ravaloft. I did order it at sportbiketrackgear.com a couple months ago. They also gave me a discount. Great jacket. I feel more comfortable riding with the gear on. I got to pick up some gloves though.

I have it in red color and I completely love it. The best part is the strategic placement of perforated leather for good ventilation. I bought it online at a price of $345 only.
I agree with the ventilation. Also when it gets a little chilly I used the liner that was included. It blocks the wind pretty well.


Also check out your local CL for some deals. I was able to pick up a brand new Alpinestars GP-R perforated jacket ($480 retail) for $150 from a guy who sold his bike because he was getting married. The deals are always out there, might just have to be patient
that is one heck of a deal. Ill keep my eye out for some extra gear so I can switch out instead of wearing one jacket the whole time.

Thanks input you all gave. :)
 

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I love Icon/Icon 1000 and Alpinestars gear. Those are my two favs along with AGV and Dainese. I limit it to those brands because if I add anything else to my "wishlist" I'll be in debt for the rest of my life.

The Oildale jacket is on my wishlist. My current jacket which I absolutely love is the Icon Overlord Stealth. It's a textile jacket that is good for many seasons. It'll keep you warm with extra layers in cold weather and has enough breathing and is light enough for warmer weather. It has a removable liner and armor in the shoulders, elbows, and back. There are 3 pockets in the inside and fits snuggly. Looks awesome too.

For $155, it cannot be beat. I think it wears large even though it is form fitting-kind of like "slim" fitting items. I am 5'5" but a stocky 160 lbs with a 40" chest and 15" arms. I used to be bigger but have lifted less and not as heavy since leaving the Army and my back injury. It fits like a glove yet you have full range of motion and does not restrict or fight you.

It' rough spending $375+ on a jacket. I'm a tech guy and spend thousands on computers and gadgets. Also a motorhead and before I'm done, my R3 will have parts exceeding its retail price which I think 90% of us do around here! It's half the fun. That's not even bringing riding gear into the equation. After you pick out a jacket, some gloves, and maybe some pants and boots, it's like BAM! There goes another $1000 easy. For that money, I would want to make sure I would use it for regular wear outside of just using it for riding, but that is just my opinion. I'm supposed to be middle class and I'm an impulse buyer but feel more like I am more along the poverty line and certainly not part of the 1%-meh, just trying to be a better budgeter and savvy shopper.

The Hypersport Prime is ridiculous. Here is some info on the Overlord Stealth. Why there is a $200 difference and 150% price difference is beyond me. I would totally recommend it.

http://www.rideicon.com/products/?productGroupId=145851

 

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The Hypersport prime is definitely expensive, but I feel that the leather will protect me for sure when I go down. I recently purchased the icon team merc jacket in blue from sportbiketrackgear.com using my military discount. Definitely worth the money because it includes the d3o armor. :) I like it more than my hypersport prime. I'm 5'6" 150lbs. 38 chest and 31 1/2 Sleeve I wear a small in the hypersport prime and medium in the team merc jacket.
 
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