AFX FX-120 HiViz Helmet
Simple cheap helmet
I got this helmet because I work 3 pm to 11 pm and was sick of switching my shields on my Icon helmet and wanted something with an internal sun visor. I was looking at a scorpion and this one and for what I use it for it works great. It is a simple design, nothing flashy or over the top and the sun visor works with no issues.
I do have some complaints however the biggest one being that the breath guard that came with it was far too large and was uncomfortable so I took it out (simple enough). The other complaint that I have is that the visor doesn't seem to be nearly as clear as my Icon, but is nothing that worries me by any means. I guess the helmet is a bit loud, but I only use it for in town riding and wear ear plugs anyways, it is nothing that is too annoying. Lastly I feel like the helmet is a bit short front to back wise, my mouth is almost touching the front while the rest of the helmet fits perfectly.
Complaints aside not having the double D ring system is fantastic, I can get in and out of the helmet at least 3x faster than my Icon. I also really like that the stock internal sun visor is a dark smoke where you can't see through it.
Overall I would give this helmet a solid 7/10 just based on features and price. No it isn't a racing helmet or the most comfortable helmet ever made, but that is why it is under $150, it does a simple job quite well
July 18, 2014
Horrible distortion making the helmet useless.
My first review on anything, but I felt compelled to warn folks about this product. The distortion on the shield on this helmet makes it dangerous to ride! I made a huge mistake by removing all of the tags after only being worried about the fit (which turned out to be okay), so now I can't return it, which I would have in a flash!
To properly judge distance I have to raise the shield which makes no sense for riding. Never had this issue with any other helmet in the past, so now I'm out the $130 bucks! Also, the manufacturer shield protective sticker leaves a remnant on the shield which can be seen in sunlight at a certain angle which indicates that the material is very cheap.
I've contacted AFX for a possible solution, so I will update my review if they step up and stand behind their product and assist me with this very dangerous product.
May 31, 2014
Ambitious but lackluster
I got this replacement helmet as a replacement for my AFX-DS39 helmet from my AFX after I went down in my old helmet. I like that the company stands behind their product and giving out replacement helmets after a crash is very generous. This helmet has potential and ambition to be high-end (with features like the chin spoiler and sun visor), but I ultimately it falls short.
One of my biggest complaints is that the gasket doesn't seal well and I have so much air coming and my eyes that it can be hard to see at speed. Also, my large Italian nose touches the chin bar, very uncomfortable. Fit is super snug, but it better after breaking in.
As for what I like, having the drop-down sun visor has been very nice, and is my favorite part of the helmet. The closures on the vent also seem high quality and are much more durable than my last helmet.
Really, you get what you pay for with this helmet. I think it's worth paying a little more and getting something that is a better product.
February 26, 2014
decent starting point
bought this helmet as my first street bike helmet. I loved the wine color so i jumped on it, but the color ended up no where near the picture. Its more of a apple red. Also my only other complaint is that the face shield fogs up very quickly so I had to do something about that because I didn't find an anti fog replacement. Also i never used the sun visor either. For the price though I couldn't complain, its comfortable and does its job.
February 13, 2014
I can't recommend this helmet
The comfort level on this helmet, is horrible. The padding must be the cheapest I've ever used. The features are nice, and they work well, but the shield had a horrible distortion, and so did the sun visor. I'm keeping the helmet for passenger riding, but I caved and bought the RF-1100 Transmission by SHOEI, while the closeout is going on.
February 4, 2014
Awesome helmet for the money
Absolutely has to be one of the best helmets for the money. It has a great airflow system and is reasonably comfortable. Great if you don't have the $$$ for arai or shoei and still looks awesome. High viz colors are great as well. Very pleased with my purchase!
August 5, 2013
Great product at a great price
The picture does not do this helmet justice. It colors are nice and it has great features.
June 13, 2013
Features make this a great Helmet
Overall a good helmet. The features really make this helmet one of the best to buy in this price range. The air bladder has not been deflating on me while riding which is a plus, and the sun visor does the job when the sun is not directly in your face. However, when the sun is, the sun visor is pretty much useless. I bought a mirrored shield for riding when it's very sunny and when I know I won't be riding at night. But other than that, the sun visor works fairly well. The shield is particularly hard to lift up from the completely down position, causing you to need two hands so your shield doesn't bring up your entire head. The design of the helmet gets a lot of compliments though, for both the aggressive look and the artwork. Wind noise is noticeable, but bearable. It isn't a problem when using earplugs, headphones or traveling at less than approx. 45mph.Very easy to remove liner for wash and dry. Overall a good helmet!
May 9, 2013