Icon Airframe Sauvetage Helmet
As a female rider i always search for whatever is not pink but yet still feminine. I watched the reviews on this helmet for months -- and continued to dream about it. Finally, Mine has come!! Now one thing i must say is that the pads when they are brand new, are a little, fluffy?, thick?.. but after wearing the helmet around the house while vacuuming and cleaning and doing my daily chores... I feel they will break in very well! I cant wait for it to stop raining so I can take this helmet out on the street!
July 1, 2015
Very aerodynamic helmet; Awesome airflow!
After considerable research I sent out a link for the black, solid color, ICON Airframe as a gift suggestion for Father's Day. I've had a Shoei RF 900 Blade for about 13 years and it was time to put that helmet out to pasture. My wife and kids did not let daddy down, as I knew the wouldn't, and I got my helmet for Father's Day. Boo-yah!
First off, this is a great looking helmet. The Airframe looks even better than the photos and I could not be happier with appearance of the helmet. Also,the fit was absolutely spot on. I have a small, narrow, oval head and the size small fits like a very comfortable glove with no excessive pressure on my head or cheeks.
Where I think this helmet truly shines is aerodynamics. The Airframe was rock-solid at highway+ speeds with little to no buffeting, even when riding upright. I was even more impressed when doing head-checks. I could not feel any discernible change in pressure on the helmet (or my neck) even when my head was turned 90 degrees.
The airflow on this thing was fantastic, much better than the helmet it is replacing. I was riding in 97 degree weather today and my head was cool on the highway. So refreshing!
Uh, this helmet is effing LOUD! Did I mention the awesome airflow? The airflow/noise issue is a natural give and take and you have to compromise one to get the other. In the summer I will gladly take the airflow and wear some additional hearing protection as I think is warranted.
I have had a number of helmets and brands over the years but the RF has always been my favorite primary. I think that is about to change. I really, really like this helmet.
June 25, 2015
I am an asian with a very round head. This helmet was recommended to me by an customer service representative from revzilla. It fits slightly longer than my head but it is a good and secure tight fit. I cannot complain. I have to say that I like it very much. It fits my round head quite well, despite that it is slightly longer. It is quite comfortable except sometimes the chin strap sees to feel tight around my neck, but when i'm riding i don't notice it.
May 31, 2015
Something popped into my head and was all about safety. Previously riding with a 3/4 helmet i knew i wasn't getting full protection in case of an accident. I wanted a helmet that fits just right without feeling claustrophobic inside neither looking like a bobble head. This helmet fits just right!! I'm 5'3 and this helmet doesn't look bad on me despite the fact i'm wearing a large!
It's not as easy as my open face but I can still wear my glasses inside.
I can turn my head without any trouble.
The vents work great! You can feel the air stream through your head and the front of your face. Though the top vents DO work better when your face is tilted than when its up straight.
My only complain about this helmet is noise level. There is a LOT of wind noise! I was expecting less noise than my open face, but it's opposite. This helmet does way more noise!
Over all great helmet! If you don't like the noise wear ear buds ;p
May 24, 2015
Great flowing helmet
I chose the Icon Airfame in the Rubatone finish as it matched my matte black bike. I previously owned an Icon competitor which was a great helmet and served its purpose in a bad accident hence my new purchase but I must confess the Airframe from Icon flows a tremendous amount of air and for a guy like me that sweats a lot in the Miami sun; it keeps my head cool especially with this huge exhaust ports. The Airframe also won me over as the overall look/style of this helmet is great and gets a lot of compliments.
The only negative comment I have is the amount of time to swap the visor because the extra time you take to replace the side plates from visor to visor so, I solved this problem by purchasing another set of side plates to keep them on each visor.
May 18, 2015
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
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