AGV Horizon Absolute Italy Helmet
Great Helmet- Great Value and Bang for the Buck - All Around Performer
This helmet is the nicest I ever owned. Typically I have owned the lower line HJC helmets. I wanted something nicer with an internal sunvisor with good air flow due to the heat in LA. Phenomenal air flow and the best I have seen in a closed face helmet. The internal sunvisor works for me and the helmet is a great bang for the buck.
September 28, 2015
Ok, where to start with this helmet.
First off this helmet fits very well on me and doesn't feel like it is squeezing your head off.
Secondly the speaker cut outs in the helmet work like a dream but the whole mic cut out in the front is pointless because its not deep enough for a mic in the first place and if you choose to use it you are going to rub your chin or mouth on the mic the whole time your riding.
There is a whistling noise coming through the helmet when you ride at speeds above 55mph that i have to figure out how to fix so its not so annoying when on the highway.
The internal sun visor is an awesome feature that i will be looking for in helmet in the future but it could have been extended about half inch lower i feel but it is still good for this helmet.
Overall this helmet is a very good helmet but i can only compare it to the HJC FG-17 Force which in my opinion is a better overall helmet then the AGV Horizon and is half the price of this helmet.
September 14, 2015
Great bang for the buck!
I have worn many helmets but the AGV Horizon is by far the most comfortable and best looking. It hugs the face perfectly and has great airflow. The space right by the mouth for the microphone is extremely convenient and helps during long trips. I highly recommend this product to anyone who wants a high quality helmet for a steal of a price!
August 17, 2015
Comfortable wear. although the padding in the back of the helmet comes out and always needs adjustments. other than that it is great quality and very comfortable.
August 10, 2015
I am very happy with the helmet. It is true to size, as quiet as the Shoei R-1000 I am replacing. The style is aggressive. I like the internal visor, and I have found it very comfortable around town with the main visor up and the internal down. There is a good deal of wind protection from the internal visor. Airflow could be more.
July 29, 2015
Bought it for internal air flow but disappointed
Bought this helmet for the internal air flow since I live in FL; however, it does not appear to make any difference if the vent is open or closed. I've expected more.
in addition, the internal visor have a tendency to get caught and failed to work properly. The lever to flip it up and down doesn't work properly and I don't even get to go out much.
Pick a different model or brand.... not worth it. Worst of it all is that I bought two.... :(
July 28, 2015
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