AFX FX-41 DS Hi-Vis Helmet
Best "Bang For The Buck" Dual Sport Helmet.
A definite step up from the FX-39. Wider field of view. Inner Visor is a plus but operating the flip down lever at speed is not the greatest. Ventilation is slightly better the the 39 and it is somewhat quieter. Haven't had a chance to go offroad to try out the goggle option. Fit is pretty true to size. Overall a pretty good helmet for the $$. Free S&H to Hawaii was a huge plus!!
November 21, 2014
Great for the money! I love this helmet.
I have never had a really high end helmet so I cannot compare it to those but I have always had decent quality helmets. I bought it for the look and the flip down sun visor I currently have a fly racing dual sport helmet, this helmet is lighter, cooler and slightly more comfortable that the fly helmet. The easy latching strap is the BOMB! you can easily latch and unlatch the helmet with any gloves on. Same with the flip down sun visor really easy to work with and very nice to have, sunglasses are a pain. The air flow through the visor works very well, better than my other helmet. The helmet is cooler but you cannot feel wind blowing through the vents. Once I was caught in a downpour and it seemed that the venting actually kept the face shield defogged. Let me emphasize seemed, I have not tested this again. I always ride with hearing protection and have never had a high end helmet so I really cannot say anything about the noise level. The only knock is due to the shape it limits you from lookinig down, kind of like wearing my neck brace with my dirt bike helmet. I run a tank bag with a map and this helmet really limits your ability to look down, like you almost cannot do it, I never tried it but I am not sure you could see your shoes with the helmet on.
November 17, 2014
Top of the line design!
I only wish the Shoei or Arai had the design of the FX-41.
I get more looks from from my helmet than I do from my KTM 690 Enduro.
November 10, 2014
If I could give this helmet 0 starts I would. Opened the box and a piece came out, I thought it was for when you change the shield but when I looked it was the cover for one of the top vents, of course I could've glued that there but then I looked at the other vents and they all had glue on them like the pictures show so they where coming out soon from what I could see. We all know this is an "inexpensive" helmet but I've seen helmets for half the price with better quality and if you look even on the closeouts you will find something better for equal or less value. I give Revzilla 5 starts because they are sending another one, but since I know the quality and got another helmet I'm just giving this one away or keeping it as a back up only.
October 29, 2014
great helmet and features for good price
i bought this for my wife, wish i would have found this before i bought myself another dual sport helmet.
The built in visor is really easy to use. and the buckle is great too. nice and light , fits her well and she has great visibility.
The high vis orange is really easy to see even on a gloomy day
October 26, 2014
Great for OFF ROAD work! Past 50mph not so much.
So I ride a 2014 wr250r. Across town and in the dirt this is an amazing helmet. Great fit, internal sunvisor is easy to use and effective even with the light smoke to it.
Around 50 Mph and above wind noise begins to become annoying. At 70+ Mph it is hard to hear my music or listen with others are talking via blue tooth. Side note, there is enough room in the front of the helmet for the battery pack to my Sena 10R.
But for a $130 it is expected to not be perfect. Air flow is really good with all the vents open. I ride in the Central Coast and the hottest day I rode in was 102 degrees. As long as I was moving it was great.
September 29, 2014
Its an excellent helmet with great features for the price! buy it!!
I was very skeptical about buying this helmet because it was priced too low for the features that was stated in the description. When the helmet came, I was surprised..other than the size being snug, not really small, it was well made.
Visibility was great. This is by far the widest field of view in a helmet i have tried. The internal shield was awesome. And the ventilation was more than adequate..lots of airflow here!!
The shell was a little heavier than others but barely noticeable. Of course you can also buy five of these for the price of one top shelf brand. I will live with a few extra ounces and deal with it.
The only thing that I had to get used to was the lever for the internal shield. You literally have to fumble for it the first few times and then it becomes muscle memory. It was just too small and with gloves, becomes quite tricky to operate the first time around.
Buy the helmet...you cant go wrong.
September 22, 2014
Kind of cheap, but does the job.
I have the FX-41DS in hi-viz orange, and absolutely love the style. I remove the bill for street riding, as it catches quite a bit of wind at road speeds, but it's nice to have and still looks stylish without it. I'm a bit disappointed in overall quality, the finish and plastic pieces scuff extremely easy and the visor scratched immediately by rolling across my driveway after setting it down (admittedly kind of roughly). It's kind of loud, but that's to be expected with how many vents this thing has (freaking everywhere). Fit is nice, and it's quite comfy even with glasses (took a few wears to soften the cheek pads enough to make glasses comfortable). The slide-down sun visor is really nice to have, I would consider it a must. The mouth vent on mine does not close all the way, so this helmet may not work for cold-weather riding, but with this many vents I didn't expect it to anyway.
Overall, I'm happy with it. I'd consider the quality slightly cheaper than the price, but it is on the lower-end of the spectrum for helmets anyhow.
September 16, 2014