AFX FX-95 Hi-Viz Helmet
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
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
Soft lining, comfortable fit. The high viz is more bright yellow than neon. I like the quick release chin strap. The helmet does have a slight whistle when my head is turned at a certain angle.
May 21, 2012
A lot of helmet for the money
A hi-viz, DOT-ECE rated helmet with these features is hard to find at a price, delivered, anywhere near this. It's comfortable for my neutral to slightly oval head, but be sure to check the AFX fit chart as AFX helmets sizes seem to run large, i.e., my "medium" is close to some other brand's "large". Not a bad thing - just be aware. Overall, I have to wonder if spending say, three times as much - or more - gets you that much more helmet. For further reference, webBikeWorld.com's review of the AFX FX-95 is spot-on.
My glasses are not a problem in this helmet, and removing the breath guard solved a glasses-fogging problem I have with my other helmet. There's some Adam's-apple/clasp contact, but not much, and wrapping excess strap around the clasp softens contact.
"Chris K." at RevZilla was a great help, (though he declined to throw in a Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich per my request). Customer service here is superior, as are return policies, etc. I'm definately a RevZilla customer from now on.
January 28, 2012
Can't beat it for the price!
Seems durable enough, but won't know for sure till I get more time on it. Good value and comparable to other brands for the same price. It even comes with a helmet bag! Hi viz color is on the yellow side and is bright. Great product!
October 24, 2011
Inexpensive and Hi-viz can't be beat
Pros: Dot certified; comfortable (for my head shape) with nice interior fabric; well put together; I like the fast release strap; easy detents for face shield with lock for defogging; Doesn't buffet in the wind at high speed.
Cons: No snaps on neck strap for extra material, can whistle if head turned and top air vents are open. Hi viz yellow doesn't exactly match other Hi viz yellow garments (think blazing sun instead of tennis ball).
I really like it so far (three weeks of ownership). Easily beats competitors for features to value. It's also hard to beat Revzilla on their prices and customer service.
I recommend this if you want an inexpensive and Hi-viz helmet.
August 12, 2011
Great helmet, but not for me
I ordered this helmet in size XL based on a review on webBikeWorld. As far as I could tell, this is a very good helmet. Lots of cushioning, very secure feeling visor, good finish. I would call the fit slightly narrow - it was snug down the side of my head and face. A lot of helmet for the money. Unfortunately, it won't work for me for two reasons. The first is not a deal killer: the cheek padding pushes my glasses up, so it is hard to get them positioned properly. I could probably make this work. The killer, though, was the buckle: a hard, sharp-edged piece of plastic that pushed right into my Adam's apple. If these are OK with you, this is an excellent helmet at a great price.
July 2, 2011