AGV AX-8 DS Helmet (size 2XL)
Will never buy a "cheap" helmet again!
When the package arrived (super fast shipping... thx RevZ) I thought the box was empty. My 6 year old son carried the box to my office and we opened it. The entire time, saying "it's empty, they shipped an empty box". This helmet is SUPER LIGHT. Fit is a perfect. I wear a 2XL. Sides are snug and you won't be installing a chatterbox on this baby. Liner materials are TOP notch and super comfortable. Over 350 miles wearing this helmet now. 90+ miles of which were OFFROAD. Visibility is fantastic. With the shield in the full up position, some may complain that it doesn't go ALL THE WAY out of sight. Meh... it's fine. The shield mechanism is solid and has a very reassuring feel to it. At 80mph, I did notice some peak "chatter", but titled my head down a bit and whooosh. Made an adjustment to my windscreen and now it's gone all together. Styling is great, loads of compliments. Have yet to wear it with goggles, but I'm sure it will be great. I bought this helmet SOULY based on Revzilla's video and customer reviews. THANK YOU REVZILLA!!!!!!
July 24, 2012
Great commuting helmet,
Purchased this as a second helmet to save wear on my arai, it's a great looking helmet and serves its purpose perfectly
July 2, 2012
best dual helmet. i had the arai xd but the agv is lighter quieter. sun peak is functional.
July 2, 2012
Great Dual Sport Helmet!
It's super light weight!! The airflow is really good, I've drove it under 100 degrees and still feels fresh, the D-Ring adjuster is hard to use with gloves on. The perifereal vision on the visor is very impressive. Overall a great helmet and it looks BadAss!
July 2, 2012
Great DS style helmet
In the DS helmet genre this one offers a lot of bang for the buck. It's comfortable, very light and well made.
Light - Notably so over my RF-1100
Vision - Huge view port
Solid - nothing feels wobbly or like it might snap off. All moving parts have a solid feel
Venting or not - If you want air you get a good amount. With the chin curtain in and vents closed it's shockingly sealed up for a DS type helmet.
Sharp Looking - personal preference of course, but I think it's a looker
Ear pockets - This is a personal gripe - There's minimal ear cut outs that put pressure on the top tip of my ear. I'll admit to a set of larger than average ears, so take this with a grain of salt.
Whistle - There's a high pitched whistle I get around one of the top vents. Not overly loud, but notable.
If you're looking for a DS helmet, give this one a long hard look. Good value and features seen in helmets going for hundreds more.
June 27, 2012
Fit true to size
Much better airflow with the vents open than either of my HJC helmets. Also, vents seal up well when closed. The peak is handy for riding during sunrise/sunset.
June 20, 2012
Nice but not worth the money
Get the Fly DS. Its got a few different features, some better some worse, but overall the fly is a better DS helmet.With the AGV I cannot wear googles and the visor. If I knew this, I would have not bought it. Its a good helmet, but not for the price.
June 11, 2012
Overall, very good helmet.
Love the look, function of the visor, removability of the pads and comfort. Where it lacks for me is it's compatibility with glasses. There is no allowance in the padding for glasses, which means my prescription sunglasses don't actually rest on my ears in the helmet, which cause some irritation and mild pain after a couple hours of riding.
Love how light the helmet is!
May 7, 2012