AFX FX-95 Hi-Viz Helmet
I got this helmet mainly because of its bright color, I want to make sure i'm seen. However all of the other features are great. Its comfortable, light and from what i can tell pretty sturdy. Great buy for the price.
April 19, 2014
Great helmet if it clears your "Adams apple".
Other reviewers had problems with irritation of their "Adams Apple", but I hoped that they had unique physiology and I be fine. I wasn't. I even tried wrapping the strap latch in padding, but there was still a pressure point. So I had to return the helmet.
Too bad because it seemed a great value and to be well made. I loved the hi-viz yellow, the nice smooth shield operation and the slightly open defrost position. Apparently I have a slightly oval head shape. I seem to wear an XXL in most helmets, but a XL was a nice fit in the FX-95.
March 30, 2014
Great first helmet
I'm new to riding and this is a good start for a helmet. I got a large but my giant head may call for an xlarge, or I just need to break this thing in, but it hurts my ears when taking it off like they are about to get ripped off. Very stylish and plenty of vents. Haven't yet had the chance to take it through the evil Texas heat, and probably won't have to since I work nights, but it lets plenty of air through.
March 10, 2014
bang for the buck this is one of the best you can find. a solid well made product that will not break the bank, visible for miles.
January 6, 2014
They will see you coming.
The hi vis yellow of this helmet lets you be seen in traffic without looking like the member of a road construction crew. I bought an XS and wish it were a little smaller, but I am petite. I have only had one other helmet and that made my head look like a planet. There are probably quieter helmets, but it's tolerable. My speakers fit well.
I had a minor spill from the bike. When I fell the back of my head hit a boulder. The force was enough that I felt the pain in my forehead. That meant that my brain was being pushed from the back of my skull to the front. I was cross eyed for a little while. The helmet has a tiny chip in the paint. No structural damage. I shook it off and kept riding. I am sure that without the protection to the lower back of my head, the result could have been tragic.
October 23, 2013
Great for a large dome.
I have a large head and wear 2xl in shoei. I liked the shape of this helmet and have tried my friends AFX. yes it isn't a name brand but the fit is great. I have owned now for atleast a year and just decided to do a review. the wind noise is noticeable, however for the price, it's bearable. One complaint is that the visor will come up 1/2 CM. but doesn't increase noise. ???, I am purchasing a new mirror visor cause it is a nice touch.
September 5, 2013
Not on my wifes head... NO WAY!!!
I've owned and seen plenty of budget helmets. My wife really wanted this one, so we thought to give AFX a try. Today it came, and today it's going!
She came outside to show me how she looked and I immediately knew things were wrong...
Chin strap latch was missing- fell off in box
Helmet vents were glued on crooked,and yet there's slots for them. Front chin vents had glue in them.
Helmet EPS looks like it was glued in crooked.
Rubber lower ring, barely on, and not even all the way around
Decals looked like a non too talented 7 year old put them on, and spray laquered it.
Med Fit: Bad WOW! Top is a very round oval? sides were very narrow. She's a 57cm head- classic Shoei RF-1000 fit, but the whole helmet was too tight, so I tried it. I'm 56.5cm's, and wear a small Arai sig-Q, Top just barely fit, but the cheeks were way too tight, no room for anything, including my ears.
I've seen other AFX's... and they looked nice, but this one?
It came, we saw, we're kicking it back.
July 30, 2013
Great first helmet!
This was the first motorcycle helmet i have ever owned. From the pictures it is hard to tell the design of this helmet and the lack of youtube videos makes it hard to get an idea of what the helmet has to offer. for under 100 dollars this helmet is definitely worth it. the helmet has a design that is somewhat aggressive, the exhaust vents on the back are awesome and ive gotten a few compliments on the helmet. the matte black with dark smoke visor looks incredible and definitely better than i expected. the only problem is that the pain seems to be wearing off in some areas somehow. nd i see tiny areas of yellow underneath. its not noticeable unless close but i would definitely recommend this helmet its a great buy.
July 28, 2013