AFX FX-41 DS Hi-Vis Helmet
This is my 3rd helmet I have owned. I had a Shoei RF1000 and a Shark EVOLINE 3. After reading reviews i was worried most worried about the Noise Level. After riding with it for 6 months, i have to say it doesn't bother me. I ride the highway everyday. Up around 80mph it is loud. But really it personally doesnt bother me.
What i love about the helmet is the WIDE vision with full protection. Amazing.
I wore XL in my other 2 helmets. THe shoei fit perfect. THe Shark fit tight on forehead. This helmet fits me perfect.
The drop down sun visor is great. i use it everyday. I would not get a helmet without this feature.
This helmet is much less expensive that my prior helmets. It is a great value and i love the hi-viz color.
July 26, 2016
Excellent helmet with one drawback
Like this helmet a lot, especially for the price. Well made, gets the attention of EVERYONE on the road, and has good ventilation. My only complaint is with the face shield up (sometimes I enjoy riding with sunglasses on and wind on my face) the visibility is very poor as the face shield doesn't go up all the way and out of the field of vision due to design. But that's small potatoes compared to everything else that is a plus.
July 12, 2016
Value-for-money adventure helmet
Bought a couple of weeks ago and immediately taken on a 600 mile adventure trip, about 200 miles off-road.
The helmet is much lighter and has much better air flow then my Shoei street helmet. The built-in sun visor is great, you can easily ride on the highway with the visor up and just the sun visor down. Rode it off-road with visor, with goggles - everything works. Air flow is great and so is the field of vision and that really makes off-road use much better. On the flip side it's noisy on the highway and I'm pretty sure it can get freezing in cold weather.
Quality of materials is so-so. You get what you paid for. Overall a very good buy so far.
August 23, 2016
Some quirks, but a great looking helmet for the price!
I fell in love with the Master Chief look of this helmet right away, and got it despite some questionable reviews because of the price. I based a lot of my trust in this product on it's predecessor, the FX-39, because it is a more vetted product than this one. The reviews for that product are phenomenal, which gave me the confidence to buy this one.
--Sweet Jesus is it beautiful. It has a more masculine look with the rather aggressive angles, but I still look good in it as a woman. You will turn heads, and hey, that means more visibility for safety, right?
--Great air flow and a nice wide field of vision, which is a MUST for dual sport helmets.
--The second sun shield on the inside is super convenient, and pretty much invisible when you slide it out of the way.
--The chin strap uses a grooved sort of cinch with a quick release.. Way easier for taking it on and off with gloves, and you can keep the same tension set every time.
--Some subtle glue strands on the plastic when I unboxed it, easily just plucked off.
--The visor does feel fairly flimsy, but the point of a helmet isn't to drop it.. And that visor isn't there for your protection, the helmet is.
--The clear shield does not secure as well as I'd like when it's flipped up, and feels like it could fall down easily if I need to ride with it up for a bit.
--It seems to fog easier than other helmets I've used when I first start out, but clears very quickly once some air flow gets in.
--It could use a little more padding at the very top of the helmet. As a dual sport helmet you'd expect the riders to maybe hit more bumps than normal and need more cushioning there.
Over all, 10/10 would buy again. Totally in love.
August 9, 2016
FX-41 The perfect helmet all the time...some of the time.
So it pretty much works like this. This is an amazing helmet, for the price. I think this helmet is best for modders who want an okay helmet for an great price. It has good ventilation and a few cool features, but let's just be blunt...it looks evil! Just look at it! It looks amazing! I've already got a SENA 20S mounted on it, as well as a gold tint shield. Peak has been removed and several even more aggressive vent mods as well lighting mods in process. So, why come it's only good half the time? Well I wouldn't have this as a year round helmet. I got this for summer traffic in the south son! I'm just outside Atlanta and drive past Lucifer's front door step every morning. It's hotter than...well I can't think of anything because I have heatstroke, but it's hot! So, I wouldn't recommend this for year round use. I just can't because I think cold and rain together would be miserable as there are gaps so wide that kid who's had his thumb in his mouth since he was born will be burning you. However, for dead of summer, please God kill me now if I get stuck at this light one more cycle heat...it's amazing. And the ladies love this thing! Awesome conversation starter. Dudes love it too, if that's your thing (I judge ye not!). The gaps are irritating from a quality standpoint but they just help ventilation. That said, bring your earplugs or wear noise cancelling earbuds because this thing is loud. Again, though, it's only $150ish. So, if you want a good, cheap, comfortable, cheap, full face, cheap, amazing looking, cheap helmet...well you just found it!
July 27, 2016
Love the style of the dual sport helmet
Style is awesome price is cheap. The helmet is comfy and the strap is really convenient. I'd recommend to anyone and everyone.
July 26, 2016
AFX FX-41 DS Helmet Review
Its a GREAT Helmet overall. Has great airflow, plenty of vents that are easy to use on the fly even with gloves on. Has a wide range of view. Visor goes up and down easily. The internal Visor works great and also easy to use. The shields are easy to install. Plenty of room for mics and sena or other headsets. It can be a little noisy at higher speeds because of the great air flow but my mic still comes in clearly and may be a little heavy compare to other helmets. Check out my review on youtube by clicking the link below.
July 21, 2016
Perfect for my city riding.
I bought this to wear on my Grom (my "regular" full face didn't have quite enough ventilation on the slow little Grom). It;s slowly becoming my main helmet on all of my bikes. It's fairly light, it has a HUGE field of vision, and keeps you so cool in the heat, that I actually think my head stays cooler with the helmet on.
I LOVE the cut outs on the side, as they are tremendously helpful while doing head checks. This is as close as you will get to not wearing a helmet.
My only gripe is that it's super loud at speed. But I'd rather have a loud, vented helmet any day over a quieter one that's hot.
Plus it makes you look like Master Chief, so that's cool.
July 14, 2016