Icon Alliance Dark Helmet
Excellent helmet, but narrow.
I wear a 3XL helmet and this helmet fits perfect when on, it';s the getting it on part that is difficult. The helmet seems very narrow, I almost ripped my face off when putting it on for the second time. I hope it breaks in over time or I may have to look elsewhere. Helmets are so hard to pick out, for me at least.
The helmet quality for the price is excellent, 5 stars for bang for the buck. Styling is awesome and so is sound. This helmet is a great, great bargain and a solid choice. If only my head would get in and out of this think I'd be very content. For now, this will have to do until I can find something equivalent in an intermediate to long oval head shape .
January 28, 2015
No competition for the price
This helmet does not disappoint. Great fit, great style, great price.
The only couple of drawbacks that I have noticed:
- The locking mechanism on the visor is tough to unlock. It's doable, even with one hand with gloves, but not easy. Sometimes I've got to use two hands.
- On colder days I wish there was some more insulation around the chin like my other Icon helmet. I notice that some air will flow into the helmet from below.
January 14, 2015
This helmet is the best helmet for the price!
This was the first helmet i bought. It has a really comfortable fit. The large air port on the front lets in a lot of air which i good when riding in a southern California summer.
I have nothing really bad to say about this helmet. It holds up really well and saved my head in a crash. No cracks or anything either.
Overall i felt very protected in this helmet and would buy it again if only it had better graphic designs. That is my only complaint but overall this helmet is great!
January 10, 2015
Safe Helmet for Great Price
Chose this helmet for a few reasons: DOT and ECE safety ratings, multiple visors (clear and tinted), very well reviewed and good price point. I have had the helmet for just over two months and can say this helmet has served me well for commuting back and forth to public transportation as well as a few all-day rides. The locking mechanism is solid and has never come loose. Lots of ventilation; it being winter I still wear a face mask underneath the helmet for extra wind protection. The fit was a little more than snug when I first received it but after a few wears it broke in very nicely. Overall I recommend.
January 9, 2015
Great look, minor problems
I love the way this helmet looks and feels. My only issues is that the mechanism to remove the visor is a bit irritating until you get the hang of it. Also I dropped the helmet once and one of the sliders on the top for airflow broke and is now stuck open. Which isn't too much of a problem since it's not that cold where I live anyway.
January 5, 2015
Good budget helmet
I am a MSF instructor so I always have several extra helmets around. I have two of these helmets and they both seem to be really decent brain protectors. The airflow is pretty good and I do get some fogging in cold temps when at a stoplight but that is easy fixed with some anti fog spray. My only real complaint about them is the swivel latches that hold on the visor are pretty easy to break and that will leave up up the creek if you are out on a ride. I would like it a lot better if it had a flipdown visor but all in all I feel safe wearing one.
December 28, 2014
can't beat the price
This helmet is by far the best overall for the price but does not lack in quality and comfort. I also liked the rubber like texture to this helmet and think it will keep me very well protected.
December 18, 2014
For the price, you really can't beat this helmet. It's been said before, and holds true. Comes with a clear visor, fairly easy to swap out. Has that great new-helmet smell when you get it, but unfortunately lasts only a couple days.
December 15, 2014