Wednesday, April 6

Icon Overlord Prime Jacket review

In-your-face styling and radical appearance is the best way to describe ICON Motorcycle Jackets & Gear. The Icon Overlord Prime Leather Jacket and the Icon Overlord Prime Hero Leather Jacket are Icon's most aggressive cut jackets and they were designed specifically for the aggressive sport and street rider. There's a ton of protection in the Overlord Prime and Hero and they're a solid Spring through Fall choice for people living in the northeast. This jacket will be a great choice for an aggressive rider looking for a leather jacket with an aggressive style to match.  

Check out our Icon Overlord Prime Leather Jacket review:

The fit of the Overlord is what really sets this jacket apart from the other jackets in the Icon line up. Most Icon Leather Jackets such as the Icon Motorhead Leather Jacket and the Icon Daytona Leather Jacket have a much more casual fit and feel. Icon is calling the Overlord Prime their attack fit jacket. The Overlord Prime has a much more athletic fit and conforms tighter to the body, shoulders and arms which is want you want on a sport bike. The neck of the jacket doesn't have a collar so there's nothing to get in the way of head rotations and movement when in a race tuck. The arms have a forward precurve for a better fit in the race riding position and the elbows and shoulder blades both have accordion flex panels to help give the rider a better range of
motion and to prevent any kind of bunching or binding in the jacket. The inside of the arm also has stretch panels to aid in fitment, venting, and motion.

Icon went the extra mile in protection of this jacket. The Overlord has CE rated armor in the elbows and shoulders of the jacket. This jacket comes with Icon's dual density back protector which can be upgraded to a CE rated Icon Stryker Back Protector if you want the jacket to be fully CE certified. The shoulders and elbows both have external sliders that will give the rider more protection in the event of a fall and slide. The external sliders also just make the jacket look much more aggressive. The back also has a large
injected plastic slider below the neck and between the shoulders. The Overlord has a full 1.2-1.4 millimeter leather construction. The only thing that Icon left out is a 360 pant zipper to make the jacket track legal. For a $450-495 jacket, I would expect to see a pant connect, but I suppose the thinking here is that Icon truly didn't make this jacket for track riding.

The styling of the Overlord Prime Hero is what Icon is known for. The Hero version is very loud and really stands out in a crowd of leather jackets. There's a huge skull and bones graphic on the front with some really cool looking race-replica badges on the chest and arms. Icon logos running
down the sleeves add a nice touch on the jacket. On the back there is a skull graphic to complement the front. The Hero is an extra 45 dollars but it's money well spent if you're looking for a jacket with a little extra flare.

Sizing goes from sm-xxl and the standard Overlord Prime has a price tag of $450 while the Hero version is $495.

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