Icon Airmada Helmet - Gloss Solid
Not unlike the other reviews, this is a snug fitting helmet getting it on and off. You just have to learn how to get your thumbs underneath the helmet to press the padding down to avoid pulling on your ears both on and off. I got an L (58-60cm) and I was between 58 and 59cm on my head measurement. It feels snug when I get it on, but once I start riding I forget all about it. It's hard for me to comment on airflow since it's my first helmet and it's hot as heck down here so it doesn't matter much. I got the white for visibility to other drivers and I'm a happy camper.
August 25, 2015
Maximum Protection at a Great Price
I chose this helmet because of it ECE safety rating. It was also increadibly affordable for such great protection. The helmet looks nice and the airflow through the helmet is excellent.
ICONs helmets come with Fog Free Visors, so that is a nice bonus. I also like the aerodynamics of the helmet. Very little wind noise and very little buffering in the wind even when I turn my head. This helmet is superior to another helmet I purchased for nearly double! (ouch!). Fortunately, I have not tested the durability of the helmet, but given the extensive ECE requirements, I have a lot of confidence in it should I need (hope I never do, knock on wood)
August 24, 2015
Very satisfied with this helmet
Now, I'm a novice helmet-wearer. Having only been seriously riding for a year, I have limited exposure when it comes to brands and styles of helmet. However, going from the 3/4 helmet I was using previously to the Icon Airmada has been a great improvement. Compared to my 3/4 helmet, the Airmada is much quieter, especially at highway speeds. The first time I took it out, I was impressed at how easily I could hear myself think, haha. It is comfortable, if a little tight on my cheeks (I can't fit a pair of sunglasses on while wearing it either), and the airflow is quite good. Another plus is that it is a gorgeous helmet! I got the white, and I've had a lot of compliments on it. The only major thing I would change is to add an internal sun visor for those extra sunny days. Overall, I'm very satisfied. Would definitely purchase again.
August 24, 2015
Solid Protection for the Price
You didn't come here for the looks of the helmet. You came for the protection and the price. Good overall helmet does what it needs to do.
August 11, 2015
Stands up well vs Arai
My last two helmets have been Arai Profiles, which I have loved. Thought I'd remain an Arai customer for the duration. Unfortunately my last Profile was overdue to be retired, so I started looking at a new Arai Signet-Q. Let's just say that prices have gone up since I bought my last one, so I started looking around at other options. I have a long oval head, so was limited to helmets with that shape, but the Airmada is another one and was well reviewed. Tried one on in the store side by side with the Signet and while the Arai was definitely more plush, the Airmada was comfortable as well. Then I looked at the price: $180 vs $600 for the Arai? Hmmm...
I ordered an Armada from Revzilla (which I received the next day, thanks guys!), wore it around the house for a couple of hours, and decided to keep it. Now I've ridden with it on my bike and here are my impressions: as I mentioned, the Arai is more plush but the Airmada is also very comfortable. Snug to get into but I like that because it makes for a quieter helmet. Fit and finish I would have to give the nod to Arai, the Airmada doesn't feel cheap by any means, but it's not a $600 helmet. The Airmada has FANTASTIC ventilation, it feels like there is a breeze on my face. Better than the Arai. When at speed I find that the Airmada catches the air a little more than my Arai, but I have no problems with head checks, etc. Finally, I was able to get a solid white Airmada plus a dark smoke shield for $220, the Arai is $560 just for the helmet. While I think the overall quality of the Arai is a little better, it's not 2-3 times better, and the Airmada does have some features that the Arai cannot match (e.g. ventilation). If you're looking to get good bang for your buck and have a long oval head, give the Airmada a look. The one negative? I have big ears that stick out from my head (no dumbo jokes) and the ear cups in the Airmada are just slightly too small. But if you have normal sized ears you should be fine.
August 10, 2015
A well made, stylish helmet
The helmet clearly looks awesome, its quite a head turner, and the airflow is great on it, it is a bit pricey but you get what you pay for. If you want a helmet to last you a few years then get this one.
August 24, 2015
Great helmet. Looks just as pictured and is a great value.
Very nice helmet and as always with Revzilla the shipping and customer service is top notch
August 24, 2015
great helmet for the money
Bought this helmet on sale and can say I'm really impressed. The vents provide a great amount of airflow keeping my head nice and cool during this hot summer. The different skins available for it are awesome as well, I picked up the parahuman and it looks sweet, though the red is slightly more magenta than I was expecting. The helmet is very comfortable and the material is moisture-wicking. The neck area of the helmet is very tight which is good when its on and you are riding but a little bit of a hassle when putting it on and taking it off. The face shield is really great too, no fogging up, and a nice solid lock when fully engaged, though it gets finger prints and grimey pretty quick... One of my only complaints at the moment is the wind noise. When all vents are open, the helmet creates quite a bit of wind noise at speeds above 45 mph. But overall this helmet is an incredible deal. You won't find many comparable helmets for the same price!
August 18, 2015