Icon Airmada Rubatone Helmet
Great, Comfortable Helmet
I ordered after trying on this and the Shoei RF-1200 in a local shop. I have a small head, but chubby cheeks so it's hard for me to find a helmet that fits my head properly while not crushing my face.
I'm also a smaller guy, so most helmets make be look like a bobble head, including the Shoei, although not quite as much with the RF-1200. I can say that the Airmada looks MUCH better on me than most helmets. very slim, aerodynamic, and overall badass look.
The Shoei was just like all the others I've tried on. While it felt a little bit lighter than the Airmada, it was just too uncomfortable. I guess I don't have a Shoei head.
The medium Airmada fit my head perfectly, but it was a little tight on the cheeks. I ordered the smallest cheekpad replacements, and this helmet is EXACTLY what I've been look for. I was able to dial in the comfort perfectly!
I've been on a few rides with it now, and it is very comfortable. Lighter, slimmer, and MUCH better airflow than any other helmet I've owned. Like other's have said, it is a bit noisy if all of the vents are open, but honestly it wasn't nearly as bad as I expected based on the reviews here.
Be aware that you might have to buy a lot of accessories to dial in this helmet exactly how you want it. I purchased, the extra cheekpads, a tint shield, and will now have to buy an extra set of side plates to stick on the extra shield so I don;t always have to swap them out.
Even with the cost of the accessories, this helmet was a lot less expensive than a Shoei, and for me, it works much better.
April 10, 2014
Great helmet, Great price
I was looking at Shoei and Arai, but my budget wouldn't allow those quite yet, this was the lowest i was willing to go and I am impressed. the helmet fits great, vents exceptionally well at speed and descent when stopped. i notice the helmet whistles a bit at times depending on wind direction but it either stops or i just don't hear it after a few seconds. I have experienced a little pain at the base of my neck after long rides but that is most likely a problem on my end. All in all the helmet is great with those few minor quirks but who cares at this price point i don't think you will find quality like this any where else, and with a black lens it looks pretty mean.
April 3, 2014
Surprisingly good. Perfect fit, nice finish & great price.
This is my second helmet, and this time around I was willing to spend almost any amount of money for a top of the line helmet. I really wanted the Shoei RF1200 to fit, because I love the looks, and liked the balance of weight, features and price. But it just wasn't the right shape for my head. Tried some AGV's, same story.
I realized have a "long oval" head shape, so I tried the 2 most recommended helmets for long ovals, the Arai Signet Q, and the Icon Airmada. I wanted something a bit sleeker looking than either of these, but you gotta go with what works. The size Medium Arai fit better than the Shoei, but it was a little loose, and the size Small Arai was impossible to get on.
Then I tried on the Medium Airmada. It was perfect. It's like it was made for my head. I was surprised to find out that the helmet I liked the most of all helmets was from this brand and at this price point.
I've been riding with it for 2 days now. I LOVE this helmet. The shell is compact (no mushroom head look, and more aerodynamic), the liner feels nice and plush, and there are tons of vents. It's more quiet than I expected based on some reviews. I'm completely satisfied with the noise level. There is some whistling at certain speeds, with certain combinations of vents open, but it's not bad, and can be defeated by changing speed or adjusting a vent. Even though it's heavier than some other helmets I looked at, it's so comfortable and well balanced that the weight is not noticeable at all.
I would have liked a simple/classy "rally stripe" graphic, but subtle doesn't seem to be Icon's forté in the graphics department, so I went with matte black. I'm glad I did. The Rubatone finish is the best looking matte finish I've seen on any helmet.
So far, I'm completely happy with my purchase, this helmet is an unbelievable value. If you have a long oval head, do yourself a favor and try this helmet on.
April 3, 2014
A great helmet for the price.
Can't beat what you get for what you pay. Overall a great helmet. Great airflow. Long oval fit. A little loud.
March 25, 2014
This is my first helmet and i love it ! Its so comfortable and i feel safe !
March 18, 2014
Great helmet for the price
I really bought this helmet because I trust the brand name and love the rubatone. I used to have older HJC helmet which worked fine but looked bulky on me and didn't breath well. The Icon fits great and has plenty of airflow. Because of the venting and airflow I would say this helmet is going to be on the noisier side. I ride a Buell XB12Ss with a drummer exhaust and you can hear it very well. I usually ride with musicians ear plugs so I have no complaints from noise from the bike or wind while wearing this helmet. I have a rather oval shaped head so I thought this might look better on me. Helmet feels very snug and secure while remaining comfortable. I well note that if I stick my jaw out I can barely touch the front chin part of the helmet. As for style and color I couldn't be happier. I know a lot of people say caring for the rubatone finish is hard but so for it's nothing that hot water and a rag can't take care of. Be sure to spray any sort of glass cleaner on a rag and not directly on the vizor. The over spray can damage the finish on the helmet. Highly recommend A+++
March 8, 2014
Talk About BANG FOR YOUR BUCK!
This is my first helmet and I have to say I love it. It has great airflow to your head, the shield changing is quick and simple, and the fit is just right just make sure you follow the sizing chart.
January 21, 2014
Like it? LOVE IT.
Awesome helmet. I'm a daily commuter down here in FL, and I ride a Vulcan and a CBR; I use this helmet for both and they both look great. Good air flow (as the name suggests) and great weight ratio. Style is great, I put a new optic lense on the front and it works. Just make sure you order the SPECIFIC BRAND ONE. I made this mistake and had to wait.
My only problems are these:
-tends to whistle, if you don't mind that, then ignore this point.
-Sometimes, it's too air-y (if thats a word). Not recomended for the cold, unless you have a balaclava (which RevZilla offers a wide and useful range.)
All in All? Buy it for the holiday season for a good first, second or third helmet. It works,and they'll (or you) will be happy.
December 16, 2013