Icon Airframe Manic Helmet
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
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
This helmet is perfect
I recently got hit by a car from behind and my helmet hit the hood of a car. When I took my helmet off there weren't any scratches or any sort of a mark from that incident, while the hood of the car was completely dented and scratched.. This is a very durable helmet and icon makes the best helmets. Very, Very, Very happy with this helmet. I recommend any riders to really look into and consider getting an icon.
December 1, 2014
Saved My Life
My first helmet was a Large in a different brand that fit too loose. I got this helmet in a medium and the fit was a lot more comforting. It was snug in the temples. On my first ride I got two compliments on the helmet. I only had this helmet for three weeks until I hit a stopped minivan in the middle of the road. The helmet did a amazing job of taking the impact. I woke up in the hospital with a concussion and a broken wrist. A month and a half later all healed up and I'm here to buy it again!
September 8, 2014
Amazing helmet. Don't know why people say icon is not good. I ride mainly Street and icon is gear for street. And rest the the way it should
This is and amazing helmet at a good price . I don't need a $500+ that will withstand impact at 200mph and weighs less then a new born lol. I just need a helmet that will keep me safe and conformable on the street. And the icon Airframe is that helmet.
October 13, 2014
Meanest looking lid on the road
I've owned this helmet just over a year now and I am still absolutely in love with it. After upgrading from my previous lid the first thing I noticed was the aerodynamics. The helmet feels planted at speed, and highway shoulder checks no longer feel like a right cross to the jaw. My one and only complaint is after normal use the rear wing is starting to crack I wish it was made of thicker more industrial plastic. Love the double d ring clasp, fits my noggin snug, and it looks absolutely GNARLY. Let's be honest, with this toothy grin people compliment it all the time.
August 11, 2014
Looks great, but lacks some quality
I love the look of this helmet, and I think the idea they had for the changing of the screen is cool, but it's finicky. You have to apply a lot of pressure to get the screen in and there's a lot of cheap, breakable plastic in the gears. I had the unfortunate experience of breaking some of the plastic in the mechanism, but it still functions, thankfully. I probably wouldn't buy it again myself, but now that I have it and know how hard it is to work, I'm fine with it. It's a cool design, looks great, and gets the looks.
September 17, 2014