AFX FX-41 DS Hi-Vis Helmet
Holy Hi-Vis Batman!!!!
Bought helmet mainly for use in the backcountry of Alaska with our ATV. I derive a certain level of comfort knowing that should something happen the SAR folks will have no trouble spotting us..... from Space! The helmet also got quite a bit of attention at the motorcycle safety class I attended recently. The instructors thought that it was a great color for the road and there is little doubt that it will aid in being seen.
The integrated/side down sun visor is also a really cool feature that got lots of comments from folks.
I can't speak to the airflow relative to other helmets on the market as this is the first motorsport brain bucket that I have ever purchased and it tends to not get too hot up here in the great white north..
Overall thought I consider it to be a very good value for the money.
May 5, 2015
Overall this is a great helmet to me. Its one of my first dual sport helmets and have been really impressed. The only gripe I have is that actually fitting a bluetooth to it, isnt as easy as I thought. I did a search on how to connect the bluetooth correctly, because there isnt any obvious "good" spot, and ended up having to trim out a small section of the edging near the left cheek to make a spot for the sena headset mount. Its not ideal for me, as Id like to have not had to modify the helmet at all, but it works. It is also a little too far forward for my liking. I wish they could add videos on how they mount their headsets to the helmets, as it would really help with choice, if thats what you are going for.
One other small gripe I have is that while the visor seal is good, it doesnt appear to be centered and therefor doesnt seat fuily when closed. This lets a small gap of air come through right there. The dropdown tinted visor is also offset a tad and rubs the edging around the top of it, when I drop it down or raise it. I can see this leading to scratching of the lens.
May 4, 2015
great helmet for under $200
I haven't put a ton of miles on this helmet yet and yes, it is not as nice fit and finish wise as the high end competitor brands, but for sub $200, it is definitely above par. I think it will last for several years and so far im very happy with it.
January 26, 2015
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