It’s funny how such a minor design detail in an item of clothing can entirely change the game.

Even if you’re a dapper motorcycle rider or an old school cafe racer, there’s one thing we all share – every once in a while we want to be gangster, especially when we’re riding a sports bike.

You know both this photo and jacket are badass.  Image from rideicon.com.

You know both this photo and jacket are badass. Image from rideicon.com.

And there’s no other way to feel more gangster than to wear a motorcycle jacket with a hood.

Yep, a hood.

ICON 1000 has just released one of their latest jackets called (what else?) The Hood Jacket.  And it’s a motorcycle jacket… with a hood.

As you can tell from the intro video, The Hood Jacket looks pretty dope with a helmet and some riding jeans and riding boots.

Perfect for urban riding.  The Hood Jacket image from rideicon.com.

Perfect for urban riding. The Hood Jacket image from rideicon.com.

The great part for us?  It looks comfortable to wear.

So the next time you want to take your urban assault vehicle (a.k.a. your sport bike) to the streets and want to feel like The Arrow, we suggest getting yourself The Hood Jacket.

And if you're not feeling the hood that day?  It's detachable.  ICON 1000 The Hood Jacket image from rideicon.com.

And if you’re not feeling the hood that day? It’s detachable. ICON 1000 The Hood Jacket image from rideicon.com.

For more information on The Hood Jacket and ICON 1000, you can check out their official website at http://www.rideicon.com.

 

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