Icon Airframe Manic Helmet
Best looking helmet on the market
I absolutely love the way this helmet looks, you can see the fiberglass through the clear coat. I get compliments on the helmet just about every ride I do. My only complaint is the wind noise is fairly loud in this helmet. It would get 5 starts all around if it was a little quieter.
That being said, I would buy this same helmet if I had to do it all over again :)
April 6, 2015
Great field of vision, solid construction
The Airframe is light weight and has a great field of vision. The construction is solid and design is on point, just as you would expect from Icon. Airflow is exceptional, although a little bit too much on those cold morning commutes. Noise level is average, the helmet is not quiet but at the same time it's nowhere near loud. I find the fitment to be pretty true to size with my XL fitting just as it should based in Icon's size chart. All and all, the Airframe is a great helmet at a great price. I have recommended this helmet to friends and would recommend it to anyone thinking about buying one.
April 6, 2015
Protect your melon friends!
This helmet is miles above my old one... Let's break it down.
Pros: Very light (compared to my old one), can turn head all the way around (little to no buffeting on a sport-standard seated position "upright").
Vision, The range of view is crazy good. and you really gotta work to fog this guy. (gasket forms a great seal, but it's relatively new still so this opinion may change)
Controls, The controls are very friendly to operate with a gloved hand Except the internal chin vent dials. (Caveat: That pin-lock is really tough to pop open the first dozen or so times)
Cons: Changing the visor... Have you ever attempted to open a can of beans using a cooked noodle, and your bare hands? That's about what this process is like friends.
Step 1: remove visor, "alright those orange release tabs are built for tiny fingers made of magic, but done." (elapsed time: 5mins)
Step 2: removing side plates... HAHAHAHAHA
"bare hands Fail, a credit card to slide under there FAIL, pair of pliers to push the plate off from the back FAIL, Spray with visor cleaner for possible lubrication FAIL AGAIN! (Considering the use of hair dryer on the sideplates) better check youtube"...(Elapsed time: 23mins)
"REALLY, got it with his hands on the first try!" (Elapsed beers: 2)
2nd attempt: got tip of finger between plate and visor, pulling, pulling, pulling, "POP" "Oh my god did I break it, sounds like I just broke it... NOPE that was my fingernail it's now bent the wrong way. (Elapsed beers: 6)
3rd attempt: Time for the big guns... "Hey babe, can you pull this plastic plate off of this visor?" "Sure"... "pop..pop" "Want me to do the other side?"
"GAWD, REALLY?... Yes, I would like you to do the other side please" "pop..pop" "here you go."
so that's how that's done.
So far it's been a great helmet, looks great (rubatone for the win) the cheek-pads are a bunch thicker then you'd imagine and you can get a little snug in there, but they are breaking in just fine, I'd say the helmet runs small but not a full size small, if you're on the cusp in sizing, consider replacing the cheek-pads to compensate.
-I would buy again
March 16, 2015
I've been looking for a good women's helmet that is stylish without the pink and purple butterfly's and stuff like that. This helmet is fierce! I love it!
February 16, 2015
Nice but pricey
I want to start off by saying, I do love this helmet. However, this isn't the first helmet I have owned. With that being said, for 350 bucks, I would have expected this helmet to blow my Scorpion Exo 500 helmet out of the water in every single aspect since that one only cost me about 175. This was just not the case. The liner is comfortable, but scratchy when compared to the silky feel my Exo has. The faceshield features are just cheap feeling with the "locking" mechanism just being a protruding detent which requires quite a bit of force to unlock. I basically dont even bother with it because it is a pain if I need to lift the faceshield while driving. Compared to the Exo, the shield also lifts very cheaply and clicky as opposed to a secure, more fluid motion. This helmet is definitely the winner in air flow, but at the price of being much louder. After all is said and done though, the design on this bad boy is just so freaking sexy.
December 11, 2014
Good looking helmet!
It looks great in person! With no side plates, in my opinion, looks even better. Switching out the lens' isn't the smoothest operation, but its ok. Large fits a medium with ICON sizing. Great venting, great look, great helmet. A little bit cheaper would be nice, but it's no too bad.
December 2, 2014
This helmet is great, I ogled it for many months before finally buying it. The only thing I don't like, is that they made the teeth look dirty, which I guess is to make it seem more authentic, but it really just makes the helmet look like it was dropped in the dirt. Otherwise, beautiful helmet, very ferocious.
January 12, 2015
I got this for my boyfriend and he loved it! Said it fits great, very quiet, comfortable, light weight, and has an awesome design. He uses the darker visor that it comes with and says he can still see very well out of it.
November 24, 2014