AFX FX-50 Hi-Vis Helmet
A Fuchsia Beauty
My wife was due for a new helmet, so we ordered an HJC IS-33 II and the AFX FX-50 from RevZilla for her to try on and compare. The RevZilla order and shipping process was lightening fast. We received both helmets within 2 days. Both were size small. The HJC was a little too big for my wife's head, while the AFX was on the small side. As a matter of fact, the AFX made my wife numb on the crown of her head after 15 minutes of wearing the helmet.
After contacting RevZilla customer service, we were promptly emailed return shipping for both helmets and had the AFX sent to us in a size medium. The helmet just arrived today and my wife wore it for 20 minutes with no numbness on the crown of her head. This helmet runs on the small side, so ordering up one size from your normal helmet size would be advisable.
We are leaving for a 5 day trip soon and she is excited to see how the helmet will perform.It appears to be well made with plentiful features including ample padding & ventilation, clear visor, face shield and drop down sun visor. The fuchsia color is very bright (batteries not included.) The pictures do not show it's true hi-viz properties.
The only caveat would be the quick release strap verses a traditional D ring. The quick release strap works well and definitely makes putting on and removing the helmet a snap. The downside is there is no way to secure the helmet to the bike with traditional helmet locks. We'll see how having to take the helmet everywhere or leaving it on the bike in plane sight works out on our trip.We will be taking our Gold Wing and could store it in the rear trunk, but that will cut down on storage space.
Needless to say, we are very happy with the purchase and extremely pleased with the outstanding customer service provided by RevZilla. I wish our government operated as efficiently.
April 15, 2016
One design flaw on an otherwise great helmet
"This has been my main commuting helmet since I bought it a few years ago, that is, until the visor acquired a couple of matching and growing scratch marks right at eye height.
I couldn't find what caused them, but they kept growing until I realized that when the visor was fully raised these two points rubbed against the design on the underside of the peak. There is no way to avoid this contact and rubbing. Over time, the scratches started to grow from small lines to growing circle points. I took off the visor and still use the helmet as a non-highway commuting helmet in the melting central Alabama summer, but if you want a helmet with both a peak sun-shield and clear visor, this isn't it. You go with a peak, or the visor, or do the near impossible to never ever raise the visor all the way. (This problem has been spotted by a couple other reviewers at sellers' websites.)
June 29, 2015
Great overall helmet
the helmet provides great protection and field of vision. the fit itself is a little rounder than my previous helmets therefore a little more pressure is applied to the front of the head than what I am used to. but this part and parcel for the differences of the fit of any helmet per different head sizes, shapes and manufacturers. I have only two reservations on this helmet. Although it is light and the field of vision is great, the vision can buzz at high speeds, a little felt tape resolved the issue immediately, as well the liner inside is could be a softer material, its a little rough on the forehead, another thing I can adjust. But again that is relative to my head and my riding style.
July 20, 2015
Good helmet, nice features, good value!
On very hot summer days this is a great helmet to wear. Great airflow and ventilation. Built in sun visor is great. I have also gotten compliments on the looks. I especially like the quick ratchet/ quick release chin strap. Glad I bought it
July 6, 2015
I love this helmet.
This helmet is bright and easy to notice in traffic. It is comfortable, a perfect fit in fact the size chart was right on. I highly recommend this helmet to the rider that cares about comfort and safety.
May 4, 2015
Nice helmet for the price
After a lot of research and watching videos found this helmet that had all the features I wanted for a price I could live with. Color match to my bike was also good, wanted quick release strap, built in shades, and liked style. Reminded me of my old Nolan but more than 1/2 the price. Fits well, used fitting guide and it was right on with me ordering a Med and hoping it wouldn't be to small. Will be ordering another.
June 8, 2015
Great buy, in my mind.
Fits very well, great visibility, comfort and not at all heavy.
May 5, 2015
Great helmet, reasonably priced
I did a lot of on-line searching, and am very happy with this helmet, the fit, the color, the size. The only reason I rated good on some ratings is because a helmet is a helmet, and none are 100% comfortable all the time, and hot on a hot day. One review had mentioned wearing sunglasses with the helmet can be challenging because of the snug padding; however, it is do-able and because the helmet has the shaded visor - it's no problem. My husband is looking at buying one also.
May 4, 2015