Icon Airmada Stack Hi Viz Helmet
Excellent spring/summer helmet with great style.
There's a high amount of airflow even with the vents closed so it's fairly loud at 50+ mph. Fit is tight as described in the video. I like the graphics and it goes really well with the Hi-viz yellow.
October 28, 2013
Sick looking helmet!
I walked into Revzilla's showroom in Philadelphia having already had a specific helmet in mind, but man did I quickly change my mind the minute I saw this helmet on the shelf. It stood out over all the other hundreds of helmets. The styling is AWESOME, it has tons of air flow and plenty of vents. Very pleased with the helmets comfort and sizing. Only downside is the airflow. I dont know what Im gonna do in the colder times of the year because air just pours right in from under the chin area since it does have any kind of chin curtain.
August 26, 2013
This helmet is well worth the money and has great venting.
This is my first helmet ever so I do not have any other helmets to compare to but I spent a lot of time in many different stores trying on helmets...so based on the fit and value this helmet won the battle. I fell in love with the design and also loved that this helmet had a ton of vents because I ride in California and the cooler the helmet the better. After riding with the helmet I love it even more because it is very comfortable and I constantly get compliments on how good it looks. Would consider buying this same helmet again because I feel spoiled with how much this helmet offers for the price.
July 9, 2013
Great helmet for the money!
Fast shipping is plus with this company. They have a wharehouse in New Jersey, so this helmet arrived at my house in Maryland the next day-nice!
First the downside-it runs about a size small. I wear a Shoei medium and a large in the Airmada. No problems returning the helmet. I was impressed how wide the vision was in this helmet. I have the yellow hi-viz and it is very bright, but not to the point where you look like a giant pumpkin riding down the road. The black and white graphics set it off nice. The helmet is very comfortable to wear, the shield is no hassle to use. I didn't really notice the helmet being too tight going on, but it is kind of tight initially and then when it sits where it is supposed to it drops right in and fits like a glove. The noise seemed a little loud, but that all depends on the bike you ride etc. It flows air adequately. I liked it so much, my son just bought the same helmet. I ride a 2009 Concours and just did a 6 hour trip-very comfortable and the water rolls right off in the rain. Nice job Icon!
May 21, 2013
excellent fit once you break it in
Great styling and fit from icon. Chose the hi viz stack and receive compliments everywhere I go.
Fitment is great although you do have to stretch straps to squeeze your head into the helmet, just take a bit to get used to.
Pretty loud since has many vents but flows really great. Also there is a slight whistling so I started wearing ear plugs.
Finally I really like this helmet, I feel like it will do great in the hot summer weather of new England, and would like to thank revzilla for the best customer service around. I've purchase many products and continue to return for more.
May 20, 2013
It couldn't be brighter if it was on fire!!!
HiViz is an understatement. Brightest orange you have ever seen!!!. Fit is firm and comfortable with a well designed padding layout and construction. HydraDry lining is soft,smooth,moisture wicking material that is both cool and comfortable. Airflow is unmatched in anything I have worn in 25 yrs.This is a summer helmet. Optics are superb in both the clear and dark smoke shields and changes are easy. 3rd Icon helmet,but this one is a whole other level.
I would put this up against helmets twice the price.
May 9, 2013
Really really hi-viz. Really.
This review is for the hi-viz yellow version of this helmet.
When I saw the color online, I wasn't convinced it was going to be the "right" yellow. It seemed pretty subdued in the photos. However, the actual color is the industrial-accident, cover-your-eyes, tinge-of-green hi-viz yellow. Yowza.
Beyond the color, there are a few things to say.
First, the shape is not as long-oval as advertised. It fits about the same as my Scorpion EXO-700, which is sold as a medium-oval lid. Cheekpads and liner can be replaced, which may help. But know that if you have a rhinoceros head like I do, the Arai Signet line may be the better choice.
Second, the locking pin for the shield is a bit weird. I'll probably get used to it with practice, but for now it feels like I'm trapped in the helmet as I fight with it.
Third, there is all kinds of ventilation. Maybe too much. This is going to be a great summer helmet. Winter, maybe not so great. Unfortunately, all this ventilation probably leads to the higher-than-I-expected noise level.
Fourth, the shield optics are fantastic. No distortion even at the edges. I haven't tried a shield change yet, so can't comment on how easy or difficult it is.
I recommend this helmet, but am not completely happy with the noise level or the fit.
May 8, 2013
This is only my second road helmet. My other is an RF-1100 medium. I wanted a Hi Viz helmet and this was recommended to my by Kat in the store. I only have a few rides on it but like it a lot. I got the medium. It is a snug fit and fits close around the bottom, but I wouldn't call it tight. I think the comfort is on par with the Shoei, but a slightly different fit. Airflow is better than the RF. There is wider vision than the Shoei. Noise level low, probably about same. The Icon feels more aerodynamic, especially with a head turn. The shield lock down is a little different on the Icon, consisting of the shield engaging a pin which is a little stiff to release, at least now when new, but seems to be efficient and work well. The graphics are OK, they don't excite me that much, but the helmet is bright, which is what I wanted. Overall I'm very impressed. At $260, I feel I got a good deal.
April 10, 2013