Icon Airmada Rubatone Helmet
First time rider, first helmet ever!
Let me start out with that i have never owned a helmet before this one.. After putting it on for the first time i felt that it was very snug and very fitted around my large head.. trying on a few other helmets by Icon and other brands, i found that my fit is a XL.. I used this helmet for my MSF course. Got a lot of complements on the design and style of the helmet. The Air flow at 30mph or less is next to nothing. but found my head not getting to hot and sweaty! I was always told that wearing a helmet sucked because you felt like u were melting inside them!. After riding for a few hours, i like the amount of vision i had with this helmet not confined at all and could see everything around me easily. For first time riders i would say this is a very nice helmet and does a very good job at making you feel safe,and not overwhelming.
May 13, 2013
Good aerodynamics, light weight
The Airmada is lighter than much of the competition and has very very good aerodynamics. I ride a naked bike (FZ8) so thats important...I can tell you this helmet makes a highway ride MUCH more enjoyable. The Airmada has a low-profile (think less bobblehead) and just flows air around it better than others ive tried. The only thing keeping this helmet from being great are the sideplates. The 1st helmet i got had one broken in the box (RevZilla quickly got me another helmet) and its obvious they wouldnt stand up to coming on/off for long. I use a tinted shield in daytime so I got a 2nd set of sideplates, makes for an extra cost thats unneccessary and the visor change system isnt the greatest. Other than that, fit and finish are top-quality, liner is very nice, and fit is excellent for my long oval head.
May 9, 2013
Does the job..
Like most of reviews have said...this is a great lid for the price. It's got a pretty cool, aggressive shape...and looks even better in person. One gripe, though...a chin curtain and the lack of one to fit this helmet. I ride year round in chicago and i imagine the cold air hitting my mouth and nose will get old, quick. I'm sure i can jerry-rig one from my Alliance, but still. It's not particularly quiet...in fact, it's louder than the Alliance, but not significantly louder. Shield changes are super easy...fit is definitely snug, and you have a work a bit to get it on and off (pulling the straps apart and wiggling it off works fine). Does pretty well in the wind, even on a naked bike. Head-checks weren't a problem, either...especially if you tuck your chin into your shoulder when doing so. AND THE SHELL SIZE WAS TINY! i wear a small and when putting it next to the Alliance and a Shoei RF-1100, one can really see the benefit of having multiple (4, i belive) shell sizes. Bunch of compliments regarding the slickness and simplicity of it...and would certainly recommend it, especially at this price-point.
oh...and it whistles a bit--at certain angles. Having a shield on your bike would probably eliminate this..
May 6, 2013
this helmet is great, is very light and looks great. also very quiet it flows a lot of air. it feel like a sport fit is not easy to take of or get on, not to bad though it just doesn't slide off easy. I LOVE IT!!! JUST BUY IT!!
April 10, 2013
Good helmet for price range
The Airmada Rubatone is a good entry level helmet for anyone looking for that long oval, tight form fitting, "attack fit." I like it. Although be careful when they mean tight fit they really mean it. I agree with most of the other reviewers who say taking on and off kinda sucks but when on its actually sort of comfortable.
April 1, 2013
Great helmet worth the money
Great helmet. Once you put it on It fits nice and snug. Plus it looks great.
March 25, 2013
Great for the price
This helmet fits me like a charm. It does have a very snug race fit, but I have a slender jaw line so, on me, its not overly tight. There is a whistle at about 60 in a more upright position, though that may be caused by the shield side plate things. Speaking of, I literally changed the shield (from clear to tinted) once. Took the side plates off VERY carefully, and one of the little locking pins broke off.... was kinda P.O.'d, but they're not the best made things ever.
For a helmet that doesn't seem to be made to be quiet, the noise isn't too bad except for that whistle.
Also, considering that I'm riding in 30-50 degree weather out here in montana right now, a chin guard like what they have on the Airframe would be really useful, might cut down on the noise a little too.
Other than that, the helmet is great, flows TONNES of air, and the rubatone is insanely durable.
I'm psyched for warmer weather, 'cus in this helmet, I really feel like the airflow will keep me cool.
March 19, 2013
Best Helmet for price, comfort, and protection
First off, after reading other user reviews i couldn't help by try it out for myself. Ordered it on Monday morning and received it Tuesday afternoon. I was amazed how fast i received my helmet and how nice it looked out of the box. When i tried it on it fit a little tight, but after wearing it for a week it fits perfect. Great airflow during the hot days and warm enough during the cold. I was able to fit my intercom system into the helmet so i was happy with that. Overall, the look is super sweet. Always get headturns (maybe it is due to my super load CBR) and it also looks great with a dark smoke lens.
March 19, 2013