AGV Skyline Block Italy Helmet
Love the style, but made pretty cheap
So it was love at first sight when I saw this helmet! It just so happened to be the last one so I thought it was fate.... later when the helmet arrived I was both super excited and yet a little disapointed.
I love the style, and it fits great. Yet as soon as I pulled it out of the bag I noticed that the padding kept coming out. After reading the instructions and trying with all of my might to get the padding to stay INSIDE the helmet; it only seemed to stay in until I took the helmet off again. Then I was back at square one! No matter what I do, it just doesnt want to stay inside.
So far everything has stayed in place while I'm driving so I guess thats a plus...
I just expected a little more from a product that I spent over $200 for.
Other then the padding not doing its actual job, the helmet is really good. Not a whole lot of noise until around 60+ mph, even then its pretty decent. The release buckle is the best one ive ever had. So easy to put on or take off, even with gloves on.
The colors are amazing, I love sporting my Italian side. Plus I think it just looks plain bad a**! The front comes to a point and gives it a crazy wicked look.
I would definetly recommend a different visor. I got the mirrored one, and man do I get a ton of looks! Couldnt be happier about the visor. Super easy to take out and reinstall.
Update*** I've had this helmet for a couple weeks now. The wind noise is still so-so, but the darn pads! Seriously they won't stay in! I couldn't be more disappointed with how much this thing set me back. They say you get what you pay for... Obviously they were wrong!
I've tekem this thing apart numerous times and still can't get it back together. Oh and the 2nd time I took this out... The helmet chipped! I'm a relatively new rider so I'm not out doing 100mph or anything crazy like that. Just commuting to and from work. And it's already chipped!
May 8, 2015
Sweet style helmet. Once you get used to the way it sits the visor allows for tons of visibility. Only issue is the padding sometimes doesn't stay it its slots, and I end up fixing it before I put it on. Worth it though.
May 6, 2015
This is the best I ever bought so far, love avg, and this one is great in shape to cut the wind, nice feature about the sun glasses, pretty good insulated for the noise, comfortable, easy to tie in and out.. Love it!
May 13, 2015
This helmet is a great value. My last helmet had very poor padding, particularly on the forehead. It made riding almost uncomfortably impossible. With this helmet I don't have any of those worries. I have been very pleased with the comfort and noise of the helmet. I've put around 2000 miles on the bike while wearing this helmet and I've yet to put in ear plugs (though on longer trips I should've). My only concern is a lack of vents at the back of the helmet, especially when the temp is over 80, under that the ventilation has been adequate. I'm not certain that the vents at the front will provide enough flow over my scalp. The chin vent, however, provides a tremendous amount of airflow. The helmet is lighter than expected, particularly considering my XL size. If I could buy this helmet again I almost certainly would. If you need more venting check out the K3 SV. My wife has that helmet and the styling is very similar, but with more venting, due to the rear vents. It should be noted that her size small feels like it is the same weight or possibly a bit heavier than my XL, though we haven't weighed them to verify that.
May 12, 2015
This is just a great all-around helmet. It seems designed for naked bike use - I ride a fast naked bike and really enjoy this helmet. It's lightweight, and it's aerodynamic design and chin curtain have virtually eliminated head buffeting - at really any speed. Air flow is good - not great - but good. With your head tilted down you get limited airflow through the front vents - you have to lift your head up or tilt to either side to get optimal air flow. It's very lightweight, very easy to wear for a long time. Headchecks are easy and don't grab your head. It's very comfortable for long use, it easily accommodates my glasses (which are wide and square), the visor is good quality, and there's very little distortion looking through my glasses, the internal visor, and the external visor at the same time.
I do have 4 minor nit-picks:
1. The visor does not have a "vent/crack" setting - on other helmets the visor has had a setting to crack it open about 1/4" inch to get a little airflow but still offer protection. This visor is either very open or fully closed.
2. With the chin-curtain installed and the helmet on, you can't open/close the front vent.
3. The top vents whistle a bit at speed.
4. Although this helmet is very bluetooth friendly (pockets for speakers), with my Scala installed I got hot spots on my ears after a few hours of riding. (This may be related to my bluetooth kit or installation instead of the helmet - no hot spots experienced prior to bluetooth installation)
I hope I don't have to test the crash safety of the helmet, but it feels solid and well-made. I'm confident that it will do a good job of protecting my head and keeping my face pretty - within reason.
Solid 8.5/10 for this helmet. At this price point, buy it.
May 11, 2015
Great Helmet, but...
The helmet is great all around, it's comfortable and fits great. The slender style helmet helps when riding on the freeway.
First concern is that the visor doesn't seal completely at 60mph + allowing for a whistling sound.
May 11, 2015
Nice updated helmet.
This was my first helmet purchase in a few years. Apparently very few manufacturers are making long-oval shaped helmets at present; this is one of the few. After hassling with two different visors on my old helmet for my daily commute for the past several years, I wanted to try a helmet with a flip-down shade, and I'm glad I did. It takes a little getting used to, and the inner shade has to be firmly latched in or it can hang up in the open position, but despite those two caveats it's great. No hassle with keeping two shields and it's SO nice to be able to drop the inner shield down half-way through my commute. This thing is just the ticket. I'm very happy with my purchase.
May 8, 2015
Very stylish, but not good for highway speeds
There is a lot of turbulence above 50 mph. So if you get one, understand that its an around town helmet only. It is very stylish, the finish is well done, the inner padding is first rate. The ratchet buckle for the chin strap is a very good idea, better than a d-ring by far.
As with many Italian products, it fits small. I wear an XL in my Bell and Shoei. But the XL is a bit tight with this AGV.
May 4, 2015