Icon Airmada Colossal Helmet
This helmet is badass, great areo-dynamics, and a sick design. Not too pricy for a good durable helmet
July 23, 2014
Outstanding helmet for the money
I've had this helmet for about 3 months, and I've been extremely happy with it. Stepping up from a budget helmet, the difference is unbelievable.
After a week or so of break-in (at first the helmet was painfully tight to get on and off), this helmet fits perfectly. It is snug and secure at speed, and it feels super stable on the highway (important for me, as I have a naked bike). That being said, there is a lot of wind noise at highway speeds. If you're going a long way, I would recommend some earplugs.
The field of vision is massive, and is one of my favorite aspects of the Airframe. On that note, the anti-fog visor has worked excellently so far. Air flow has been very good with this helmet, and I've found the vents to do a good job of keeping water out in the rain.
Overall, I can't really find anything to complain about with this helmet. Besides a being outrageously tight at the beginning, it has been stellar. I have this helmet in the antique colorway, and I've gotten endless compliments on it. It's hard to go wrong with the Airframe.
June 9, 2014
You won't regret it
It's a little spendy comparatively. You could probably find something similar or more suited to your tastes if you looked around. I used the Icon sizing chart and it fits perfectly. It's a little snug getting it on, but once it's on it's secure. It's a little heavier than I expected from a $265 helmet, but it fits so well and securely that you can't tell once it's on.
The ventilation is AMAAAAAAAAAZING, no complaints there. If you have the visor closed but not locked in with the pin it whistles a little bit, but just crack it more or push it down a little to lock it and you're golden. It's a bit loud with all the vents open, but 70mph is tolerable for a long time; I just tuck behind my wind screen and it's pretty quiet. Turning your head to the side or looking behind you on the freeway you don't feel any excess pulling or drag on the helmet which is really nice.
Great horizontal field of vision, vertical could be a little better, sometimes I have to pull it up a little bit if I'm tucking hard, but it's not really that big of a deal.
A few weeks after I got it a little kid at a party found it and dropped it on the concrete, but the paint didn't chip or gouge, just a few scuffs that polished out really easily.
I've found that switching visors is a LOT easier and faster if you put the visor on first, and THEN put on the side plates. It makes it a lot easier to see where everything's lining up and for some reason mine has a hard time locking in with the side plates on.
Comes with a clear and dark smoke visor, both are great, haven't had any problems with fogging in the colder months, both resist scratches really well and clean easily.
Bottom line it looks awesome and performs well for what you pay. There's some slight annoyances, but if you're riding instead of sitting in a chair looking at it then you won't care.
May 15, 2014
This item is very high quality for the price and great art
Sturdy helmet, fit alittle snug but very comfortable once broken in, high visibility and solid airflow if you want it.
November 25, 2013
Awesome Race fit helmet!
I have to say I am in love with the way this thing fits on my head. It won't be the case for everyone though. With Revzillas return policy it was not a big concern. This helmet is very tight going on and coming off. My girlfriend has the same helmet and if you have ear rings it can be a bit of a pain. Great at high speeds while you are looking forward of checking you blind spot. Once its on my head it wont budge. makes me feel safe in case I ever go down i know its not going to move much. The only thing about the helmet that I would like to see changed is adding a wind skirt.
October 25, 2013
Looks awesome! Great helmet.
I just got this helmet, in blue and orange, yesterday. The design looks sick(awesome)! I just had to go out riding and test it out as soon as I got it out of the box. It got people looking and turning heads everywhere I went! It definitely breathes very well, too. The many vents do their job! It was so nice to have the shield completely closed and it not fog up when I came to a complete stop, with no air moving throughout the helmet. It is a race helmet design, so the opening where you stick your head through is a bit narrow and tight, but it is true to size and very very comfortable past that point. All in all, I'm very satisfied with this helmet already.
October 9, 2013
Great fit, great looking, great airflow!!!!!
Just got my Icon Colossal in Blue/Orange and I already love it! Many thanks to RevZilla for having the BEST return/exchange policy in the business. I bought a Medium because my measurement falls directly in the middle between Med and Large. RevZilla exchanged my Medium for a Large with no muss, no fuss. Got my new helmet and the fit is PERFECT! (If you measure at 23" even like me, get the Large or you won't squeeze your noggin through the opening.)
The graphics are MUCH better looking in person than even the pictures show. People are already ooohing and aaahing over it at my cubicle. If you want to stand out, this may be the perfect lid for you.
The helmet came with a clear visor but there was a Icon smoked visor in the box as well. BONUS! I had already ordered the Blue Iridium visor but it's always nice to have an extra just in case.
The ONLY thing I found I'm not crazy about is that the helmet does NOT come with a chin curtain and I can't seem to find one made for the Airmada. That may make it a "so-so" lid in the coming colder rides but we'll see. (I have a very good balaclava so it may not be an issue.)
I happily recommend this helmet! It is replacing my Shoei RF-1000 Szoke replica and I am perfectly pleased with my choice.
September 30, 2013
Stand out from the Crowd
I've had this helmet for about four months now, and i'm in love. It provides great airflow and i've worn in in 100 degree Oklahoma weather and i still have a brain. The colors and details on the design of the helmet can only really be fully seen if you see it for yourself, i get complements every day from people saying how much they love it. If your considering if it looks as good as you think. It does.
September 11, 2013