AGV Horizon Absolute Italy Helmet
Bang for the buck. All the features, style, fit, shape, are great!!! I like everything bout this helmet.
May 18, 2015
A lot of little problems.
This helmet is the sum of a million problems that completely overshadow what may otherwise be a good product. I find myself annoyed every time I put on the helmet, strap it up and take it off. Frankly, for me, this was a gigantic regret of a purchase, even when I got it on closeout pricing.
First, the good. I really like the look of this helmet and this was probably the biggest deciding factor for me originally. It has a semi-aggressive styling that's clean and sleek. The padding is also a good material, though it comes super-stiff.
Second, the neutral-to-bad. This helmet does have quite a bit of features. But most of them aren't executed all that well or feel cheap. Many helmets priced $100 less have the same features. For instance, the flip-down sun visor only covers about half your vision and the vents, even when open, do not provide much air flow. Also, the mechanism to remove the visor is strangely aggravating in that it's not a quick release like most others are. There's a tab to push and then you almost need to twist the visor off (feeling like you're going to break it in the mean time).
Third, the bad and the annoying. And there's a lot of bad (in no particular order):
-The visor does not have a cracked setting. It's either open two inches or closed.
-The visor also doesn't have a good seal, allowing quite a bit of wind noise.
-The slider for the front vent can not be accessed if you are wearing the helmet with the chin curtain.
-The chin curtain doesn't strap in on the sides and therefore comes undone at random times.
-The cheek pads aren't snapped in on the bottom, they are merely slid into a slot which is fairly easy to pull out.
-The forehead padding is not attached to the helmet at all, so when you put the helmet on, you push the padding up and it's nearly impossible to pull back down.
-The chin strap has little comfort padding the snap itself is so close to the helmet it is hard to snap in place even without gloves on.
Overall, I feel that if this helmet were priced in the $100-150 range it would fit right in. But for $300+ (or $250+ on closeout) it fails miserably.
June 20, 2015
This helmet whistles like crazy, the visor cracks open at speed, letting in a burst of air into your eyeballs esp. when going over 80mph due to lack of visor locking capability. Looks GREAT but that's about it!! Should have gotten the Shoei
April 26, 2015
okay for what you pay for
The styling on this is probably it's best feature. The second would be the rasy release face shield. The flip down visir is easy to use but not an ideal shape or shade for keeping the rays out of your eyes. While it gets good airflow the vent in the mouth piece lets to much air in when open. The air isn't directed well so it hoes into your eyes as if the faceshield were up. The noise level is more than I would like but it does not shift dramatically when you turn your head which is a plus. Over all it is worth what I paid for it though and is a solid helmet.
May 25, 2015
Almost perfect with a quick fix. (Phillips head Screw driver needed to fix whistling sound.)
The whistling can be fixed very easily by adjusting the visor bracket screws. Just adjust the bracket so that it pulls the visor in when closed and check with a piece of paper between the gasket and the visor when fully closed. If there is a gap you must readjust until air tight (paper doesn't go in between rubber and visor.) Tighten the screws to make sure all gaps are closed and double check with your paper. Problem solved right out the box.
Once you fix that issue the only other thing to really complain about is the Double D Ring system. It will sometimes rub against the left side of your jaw line. It's not that bad as long as you don't tighten it too much. And I mean really tight.
Inner sun shield is now one of my must have features. I have had a few friends get stuck with either a clear visor during a sunny day and a tinted visor at night. It really is just one less thing to worry about.
Fits narrow to oval shape heads. Air noise is under the usual amount as long as you have a good seal around the neck and base of the padding in the helmet.
Air flow is good as long as your going 40mph and up. If you like to crack the visor open at stops or lights or in traffic then you want to use the blue tabs that come extra with the helmet in the accessory bag. They let the visor cracked open enough to cool off when stopped.
Visor will fog up in certain situations. All you have to do is open the visor all the way for a couple seconds at speed and that will clear it up.
The main reason I bought this was because after all my research, this helmet looked to be the most aerodynamic while not breaking my wallet and having the features I wanted in my helmet.Cfxdxdxcgggxxdddxcf ft ggxxdct ft g xxddr c
May 10, 2015
Just plain average
This helmet is noisy! Airflow is pretty good but there's no way to seal it completely in cold days and sometime dirt flies right in the my eye even when all the vents are closed. Very annoying.
The chin curtain doesn't hold very well and requires a little nudge in once in a while or it'll pop out when putting on the helmet.
It's impossible to open or close the front vent with gloves on, they sacrificed the main vent usability for design. Luckily I never use this vent anyway because the air flows straight in my eyes, making it difficult to keep them open while riding.
The internal visor is very useful. My old Shoei had space to wear sunglasses but this visor is a lot easier. The main visor is pretty wide but the thick bottom of the helmet blocks the dashboard. No way to look down without moving my head.
The helmet looks great, is very light and simple to use. Changing the visor is super easy. Opening and closing the internal visor is really obvious.
Overall the helmet is just average and not worth more than the discounted Revzilla price.
April 9, 2015
great air flow and comfort
I looked at a lot of different helmets before choosing the horizon. It's internal visor and good air flow make it great for long rides.
March 30, 2015
great style and comfort
I recently purchased the horizon as a replacement for my original horizon. I was in an accident and landed on my head broke a vertebra and only scratched it top of the helmet. But it took a hit so it is no longer certified. Which is fine. I had to heal and so did my bike. I looked for the same helmet because I love the looks and feel of this helmet. It has all the features I love. My only issue which is easily corrected is wind noise at highway speeds. I put earphones in and that eliminates the noise. I dont feel a draft just get the noise. But easy fix and its perfect. I was glad that Revzilla still had it in stock. To me it is a perfect helmet for comfort style function protection.
March 22, 2015