Icon Airmada Sensory Helmet
Fairly good helmet.
I wanted to wait until I had several commutes in this helmet prior to reviewing.
First the great - the vision is fantastic. Visibility is beyond my peripheral vision on both sides. The graphic is quite loud, which appealed to my kids. I wanted a hi-viz helmet to be seen - what better than a helmet covered with eyeballs...
The good - airflow is much better than my old helmet. I still fogged up a little in town with temps in the high 30s and low 40s. Once moving above 35, though, everything cleared quickly.
The fair - my head has an oval shape. Given the measurement, I was spot on for a size small. I've had it on at least six times for 45+ minutes and still get a pronounced crease on my forehead where the liner feels quite tight.
I don't get a headache, just a funny crease. The rest of the helmet is snug, which I wanted.
The helmet came with two shields, which in my mind, makes it a pretty good value. The sun in south central PA has been hiding for the past month, so I haven't had occasion to use anything but the clear. I can't comment on ease of changing the shields, yet.
April 6, 2015
My first helmet and I love it!
This was my first helmet ever, it immediately caught my eye with it's gnarly style and it matched my ninja. Comfort is very good, a bit tight to get on and off especially when brand new, the chin strap isn't really that much of a chin strap as it chokes you a bit at first. The clear visor doesn't really work well with this helmet, however the dark smoke one completes the look and it looks amazing and the visor lock feature isn't really practical because you either leave it closed but not locked and that still moves air into your helmet which can get cold during winter and it you fully lock it, it is a big struggle to get it unlocked at every stop light in summer. For air flow, the name airmada holds true to its word, it does move a lot of air but at high speeds it gets a bit noisy, which is expected.
Kawasaki ninja 250sl
April 1, 2015
I spent a lot of time searching for the perfect sub $400 helmet. A combination of price, safety, features, and appeal to my personal taste. This helmet stood out to me from the beginning. I must say all the other reviews are correct about tightness of the opening.
I also measured my head as described in all the videos. My head measured up at 61.5cm. Which according to the chart would be exactly in the 61-62cm XL size. However from reading how tight this helmet fits in the reviews, and my Dirt bike helmet is a size XL which is slightly too tight even broken in, I went with the 2XL.
I AM VERY GLAD I WENT WITH THE 2XL. It fits perfectly. It's even still pretty snug and squeezes my head a bit on the forehead and back. I would say I am more of an intermediate oval. I had read a lot of reviews saying to order a size larger so thats what I did and I would like to pass that on to all of you looking at this. ORDER A SIZE LARGER if you doubt your head size or shape at all!! Based on how it fits my head tight, I can tell it will break in perfectly to my head.
I couldn't be happier with this helmet. I only have a few gripes. The first is that it only comes with 1 set of side plates for the 2 shields. So I ordered a second pair which were a bit overpriced but worth it. The side plates do come out of the shield, but not very easily and you need to use pliers. with needle nose pliers it feels like your going to snap the tabs off with the amount of pressure you need to pop them out.
The second thing is, as others have said, the shield removal system feels cheap and is pretty difficult to operate. I found that one side works well, and the other side doesn't and gets sticky and the tolerances are too tight.
The third is the spoiler. It looks good, works as advertised, but feels like it could break off very easily. They even say in the packaging not to hold the helmet by it or put any pressure on it. I have not broken mine but I am slightly paranoid about it.
Anyways those are minor gripes and for the price the only Helmet that competes with this is the scorpion. If your thinking about this, I would recommend it.
April 1, 2015
Sick look and with this flash color other people on the road will see you for sure Nice and safe !
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March 30, 2015
Great helmet! Love it!
Head hole is a little small to begin with but with a little breaking in it fits perfect. Get tons of compliments on it all the time!
March 23, 2015
They all keep eyeing me.
I purchased this helmet as an upgrade from my previous brain bucket (Seven Zero Seven "Backlash"), and it definitely was a smart decision. The price was just right, and the style was just what I was looking for. It's bright and visible during night rides, so everyone can see you coming and going. However, the eyes on the helmet don't really glow as bright unless you shine an LED light on it before going out into the dark. Also, this may just be with my helmet, but the visor mechanics on each side seem a little flimsy when pulled up fully. But after snapping the visor in, it seems to be sturdy when positioned one click down.
Overall: Great product and fair price. I would recommend.
March 16, 2015
Do you like to scare children?
Then this is the helmet for you. I get looks of terror from small children who I'm convinced think I'm a monster or being eaten by a monster. Fits good and has good air flow. No one in my area has this helmet so it's good
March 9, 2015
What drew me to this helmet was certainly the design. The price was right that I did not mind having another helmet in my collection of 2 so far.
This thing is awesome, people stop me and ask me about it and certainly fits the profile of my Monster 1200s as well.
Helmet is comfortable, a little tight to get in and out however. The anti fog coating works very well and the fact that I got two shields (one plain and one dark) was awesome.
There is a considerable amount of noise I notice in this compared to my Arai Siqnet and also ton of air flowing from the chin area. This will be great on a hot day I suppose but when the mornings are 32 degrees it is a little tough.
On the whole I am happy with this purchase and will seriously consider ICON as a brand moving forward.
March 9, 2015