Icon Airmada 4 Horsemen Helmet
This product has great features.
This product is the shin digs. This product is heavy, but doesn't shake or wobble in the wind when you go above 140. It is a little bit tight puttin it k&n, but once you get it on it's nice and snug. But the more vents it has, the more areas for rain has a chance at getting inside your helmet.
April 29, 2013
This is my first helment and it is awesome. Good fit. Nice graphics.
April 22, 2013
When I ordered this helmet, I received the usual super sweet processing and shipping speed Revzilla offers. However, as I ran giggling to the door to get my helmet, I became more and more disheartened as I got to know my helmet. I wanted to love this helmet so bad, I didnt even blink at the price tag, it looked so cool.
Heres a short list, details to follow.
Lack of features.
Safety Certs up the whazzo
So I was very disappointed in this helmet for this price point. This helmet was noticeably heavier than the helmet my wife also ordered, and noticeably shorter on features. The “paint job” was pretty bad, you could see where the stickers stopped printing and just ran out on the edges.
Its not pinlock ready, at this price point? Really Icon? Also, the pin that holds the shield in is nice and solid, but a terrible design. Its a freaking HOLE in your face shield, it makes this horrible whistling wind noise when riding. Also, when you’re trying to get your visor up, if you do it wrong you’ll end up raking your fingers/nails over that metal stud, and that hurts.
This is just a personal, but the pods that cover the edge of the shield suck. They don’t match up with the stickers behind them so it looks off, plus they stick out and look really bulky and ugly. It just doesn’t fit with the cool streamlined feel of this helmet. Speaking of wind/noise…this helmet is loud, all that amazing airflow has a downside, and no chin curtain, enjoy that debris and ever so random bug in your helmet. Ever get what youd swear was a wasp stuck in your helmet at 30 mph, just to panic pull over and rip your helmet off to see a lady bug? No? Get this helmet. It’s a great story to tell.
And taking this helmet off feels like its ripping the sides of my face off, right around my eyes sockets and temple, get super raw every time I take this off more than 2-3 times. The helmet strap in snap is poorly placed, it’s a pain in the but to try to snap in your loose strap.
The breath guard says its removable, but I dare you to take it off and try it get back on. I spent a good 30 minutes trying to get the thing back in after it felt like I was breaking it to get it out. Maybe I was doing something wrong, im not sure. There were no buttons or Velcro, its just a friction fit.
This helmet is great for in town riding as the airflow really makes it wearable during in town summer riding where I would normally be so hot I skip the helmet. This lets me wear it more often and stay safer, so that’s great.
Visibility is a beast, I have to really strain my eyes hard to catch the edges of the helmet, its usually never even in my noticeable peripheral.
Overall, if you want a helmet with looks like this, its really your only option, and 95% of the reason id keep this helmet even though, it really isn’t that great. I understand its a track oriented helmet, and i can imagine with the visibility and airflow its great for that, but it was not the right fit for me at all.
April 14, 2013
Awesome Graphic, Awesome Helmet
This helmet is amazing for the price. Icon always gets me with their apocalyptic graphics. One of my favorite things about the helmet is the airflow. Almost too much, to the point of teary eyes with all vents open. Great on hot days. My only gripe is that the initial fit like another reviewer said, is very snug upon putting it on and taking it off. Icon sells different size padding inserts so ill be checking those out. Maybe its my head size being a 22 1/2 im right on the border of med and large. Otherwise a great helmet.
March 23, 2013
Good bang for the buck, but could be better.
When I first opened the box I was impressed by the awesome look, the graphics are great and the helmet appears to be of good quality. All of the functioning parts, the face shield and vent gates, open and close exceptionally well. The locking pin on the face shield is great and is smooth to operate while riding.
Once you helmet is on it is comfortable for the most part. I have noticed that you really have to pull out on the shell to get the helmet on but once it is on it fits like a glove. The channel is very small and its almost uncomfortable pulling it down over the crown of my head, more so than any other helmet that I own. I have noticed that the helmet presses against the brow area of my forehead a bit much, but a slight tilt up on the helmet and its bearable.
The quality of the helmet is good considering its price, but the plates that cover the side of where you connect and disconnect the face shield came off as I sat my helmet down today. The graphics are a bit lighter than they appear on the sight, I would almost say the helmet is more grey than black. The innards of the helmet are comfortable and easily removable.
The sound is a bit loud but nothing you can't tolerate. I ride a 600 and I could still hear myself think.
The face shield is definitely fog free but condensation really built up on the shield at lower speeds. Not a deal breaker for me because I really don't know how they could beat science on that one unless I just stopped breathing.
I would like to see ICON improve on the channel getting the helmet past the crown of the head in future designs of this helmet. I would also like to see them offer quick release tabs on the cheek pads for the medics, if the helmet is hard to get on it's definitely hard to get off. I really don't want them yanking on my neck after a crash trying to get the helmet off my head.
Good bang for the buck!
February 24, 2013
A good helmet but only for street ride Only
When I first got this helmet I really loved it, it fit amazingly looked beautiful and was really good quality for the price and it does vent well but this helmet has huge drawbacks the pin lock is great but when the shield is in a pin lock position it gets very loud inside and when I say very loud I mean it but if you have the visor in semi lock position there is almost no sound, the helmet is aero dynamic but not as much as you would get from agv or arai and yea when you are 200+ against the wind...it gets uncomfortable and you start to dislike the ride and to me the helmet is too heavy its about 2.75 pounds heavier than my last helmet so :/, the graphics are great and it has great detail to it but you really have to come close to appreciate it and from far it just looks like and black helmet...
I would like to conclude saying that its great helmet with decent Bang for the buck but just not something you want to do a track day on or high speed cruising.
I DO RECOMEND T FOR CITY/SREET USE JUST NOT GOOD FOR ALL PURPOSE
January 25, 2013
awesome look, great helmet
At first the price seems kinda high, but it's definitely worth it. This helmet looks amazing right out of the box. I get a lot of compliments on it. It's super light and pretty quiet while riding. The shield lock system is great and the graphic side plates make it look better. The only complaint I have is the top of the head liner seems kind of cheaply made and you can move it around a lot. But other than that its a great helmet and it fits like a glove.
November 13, 2012
Great helmet, tons of airflow.
Pros: TONS of airflow, looks really badass, extremely comfortable, Long oval as advertised.
Cons: On the inside to the left and right on the very top theres 2 pieces of black fabric, one on the left, right and then theres the silver/grey piece that covers up both of them in the middle...well these are not secured by a button or stitching or anything, they're just in there and move around, wich i find pretty ridiculous for a helmet thats 250bucks. You'll be able to see what im talking about in the pics. Also feels quite a bit heavier than my SHOEI QWEST, other than those 2 things this helmet is great.
Other thoughts: I absolutely hate having anything on my head. I dont wear hats/beanies or anything like that, I get discomfort/headaches easy. When i bought my shoei it was definitely too tight for my head, but after about an hour of taking it off/on, the fabric started fitting perfectly and now the helmet fits great, Well its the same exact scenario for my 4 Horseman helmet. Extremely tight when i bought it and after an hour of taking it off/on, it fits great, This could be normal for helmets for all i know, this is only my 2nd helmet purchase.
****4 stars due to the inner lining issue, although its minor its really bothering me, I like my helmets to be top notch everywhere.
November 8, 2012