Icon Airframe Ghost Carbon Helmet
Went down with this helmet
This is a great helmet for protection, I was ran off the road wearing an Airframe helmet. Me and my bike ended up flying down a ditch after hitting the pavement when I got ran off the road by a minivan.. Can't stand minivans lol. I still have it sitting on a shelf where everyone can see it, it's scraped up but it did it's job and I got up and walked away. My leg was torn open but my noggin was just fine. Love this helmet!
2009 Ducati 1198S Corse
July 18, 2014
I was worried at first about the yellow visor, but it turns out to be great during the day and night, light doesn't bother what so ever. And im in sunshine state
July 15, 2014
This helmet is awesome. It can get loud at higher speeds, which is expected. I think this is mostly because of the shield covers. there are little holes in the shield where the covers attach which can occasionally whistle if you catch it just right. The thing that bugs me the most is how the shield locks to the helmet. It is VERY secure. At times it feels like I'm trying to tear the shield off the helmet. I still love this helmet. I see a lot of Airframes on the road, but most of them wish they had bought the ghost, unless they have a custom painted one.
June 21, 2014
Great hot weather helmet, bad wet weather helmet
I have had this helmet for a couple of months now, my other helmet is an Arai TourX3.
I love the style, airflow and low weight. This is what made me buy the helmet in the first place.
I live in a hot/wet climate so venting is paramount. (Thailand)
In 35c+ degree hot/wet climate any helmet will be hot to wear and you will sweat in it, so good airflow goes a long way to help with comfort on long rides. I cut my hair really short and can feel the airflow from the top vents on to of my head. Nice.
However there is no such thing as a free lunch.
With good airflow comes noise and it is a noisy helmet, but earplugs can fix that.
Field of vision is comparable to my Arai helmet.
The yellow faceshield is good for cloudy days and only just acceptable at night time. However on sunny days, it sucks. You need to wear sunglasses or get a tinted faceshield. Wearing sunglasses underneath this helmet is tricky because it is such a tight fit and for me leads to pain around the temples/ears.
I ordered a gold tinted shield for those sunny days which is really nice. But as I ride at night almost everyday, I tend to use the yellow the most.
Now to the really bad part of this helmet:
My experience with riding in the rain (It's rainy season here in Thailand now and it rains pretty much several times everyday) is that the rubber seal that connects with the inside of the faceshield on the upper part lets in water. So when it starts to rain lines of water will run down on the left half of the inside of the faceshield only the left half.
This leads to distorted / blurry field of vision and fogging of the inside of the "Fog-Free" faceshield. On a multi day ride last week it got so bad I tried to tape shut the gap between the helmet and the faceshield. This however came off when I hit the cloud line in the mountains and visibility came down to 25 meters and I needed to crack the shield for better vision. So in the end I had to ride with an open shield and rain down into my face. At that time, I was wishing I had brought my Arai helmet instead.
So my "Yes" recommendation above has some caveats to it.
June 18, 2014
best helmet I've ever bought
Happy customer I'll keep shopping with revzilla!!!!
May 26, 2014
Light and comfortable, slightly noisier than expected
This helmet is very good quality. I bought the silver mirror sheild which makes for a sweet looking combo. Airflow is great but slightly louder than my last helmet.
May 5, 2014
Overall nice piece of gear
I almost sent this one back due to size. I'm a medium in every helmet I've ever owned but this one runs small in my opinion. After a week riding it did break in nicely. It is a noisy helmet but nothing I can't live with. The air spoiler on the rear tends to grab the wind when looking back. The air flow into the helmet is the best ive had and eliminates issues with fogging. There is no room for a blue tooth in this helmet. Overall a very good helmet for short rides but a bit pricey. Super light!
May 3, 2014
Absolutely great helmet!
I was a little hesitant to pull the trigger on this helmet but after wearing the helmet all day today I am really happy I did. I have a slightly round head and I am coming from a HJC that I wear in a medium size. The helmet definitely runs a little small. After measuring my head according to the directions on the size chart I was at the small end of the large size and I had to return the helmet and go with an extra large. But the helmet now fits excellent. The only complaint I have is that the helmet is quite loud. I knew this going in and with ear plugs its definitely tolerable. Something I was really impressed with is how stable the helmet is in the wind which will help with fatigue. If you're on the fence because of the price or maybe the reviews saying it's loud go ahead buy it, you won't be disappointed. Great fitment, very comfortable, great airflow, extremely light and really stable in the wind. Can't go wrong!
May 2, 2014