Icon has released details of its spring 2019 line, including fresh graphics for existing helmets and revised jackets, pants, and gloves along with a few exciting items that are brand new which we’ll cover below. These include the one-piece Hypersport Race Suit and the Airform helmet, which will take the place of the Alliance in Icon’s line.
Icon has finally released its long-anticipated race suit, and the men’s Hypersport promises to be worth the wait. It’s got 1.1–1.3mm TracSpec leather construction with all the bells and whistles you need from a track suit. That includes Attack Fit design, with pre-curved arms and legs, a TPU speed hump, and TPU on the elbows, shoulders, and knees. There’s also a full range of D3O impact protectors in the shoulders, elbows, back, hips, and knees.
You get four-way-stretch material and accordion panels in key areas to help make moving around easier and more comfortable, along with reinforced perforations throughout so air can find its way in and out. There’s neoprene lining at the cuffs of the legs and arms too and a removable, washable liner. And, of course, replaceable knee pucks.
The Airform takes the place of the outgoing Alliance as one of Icon’s entry-level lids. You’ll notice right away that the Airform takes its styling cues from some of the more recent releases like the Airframe Pro and Airflite, with a much more aggressive exterior shape than the Alliance.
It’s DOT and ECE approved and made from injection-molded polycarbonate. Inside is a HydraDry moisture-wicking liner as well as a drop-down sun shield. There are cutouts in the EPS liner to allow Bluetooth speakers to fit nicely, and air channels in the EPS to allow air to flow freely from the four intake vents out the exhaust.
Icon rates the Airform as an intermediate oval head shape, aiming to fit well for a wide variety of riders. Pricing starts at $185 and sizes range from XS through 3XL.