Icon Alliance Dark Helmet
Great product, nice airflow
Im a beggining rider and i think this helmet looks great and feels great, i've already received compliments and i've only had it for about a week, the airflow is great and my head doesn't sweat at all when i ride
June 29, 2015
Excellent Brain bucket
The alliance helmet is a great helmet especially for the price. This is my second purchase of the Alliance helmet and I could not pass up the fact that it came with the clear and the tinted shield. I am able to clean the padding easily thanks to the button and velcro utilized to hold it. I am hesitant to change the face shield too often in fear that I might damage the mechanism that holds the shield together. The mechanism itself it stiff when moving the shield up and down when the helmet is worn. The button on the chin strap used to hold the excess slack when worn came off and was stuck to the other button. I fixed this by super gluing back on and it has held up since. (ICON needs better to use better glue!) The helmet has good ventilation, but can get a little noisy. As far as shipping from Revzilla, I couldn't be happier. I live in MD and it only took them one day to get it sent to me (it arrived the second day). The box was actually very cool bearing the cross pistons and skull. AWESOME. They made sure to add extra padding as well so the ICON box inside the Revzilla box wouldn't move around. Overall I am highly pleased with both companies and will continue to shop from both. BRAAAAAAAP
June 29, 2015
I was in recently in a wreck with this helmet on and the protection it gave me was excellent. I survived with no head injuries and minimal whiplash. Before the crash it was comfortable for commuting. If there is one thing I didn't like was that over 65mph it would start to get loud. I recommend this helmet for town drives.
June 25, 2015
Great helmet for the price, but has a lack of airflow
After owning the helmet for 5 months I would definitely recommend it not only as a good first helmet, but also great for those on a budget. The helmet comes with two visors out of the box. One is clear and the other has a dark smoke tint, which saves you the trouble of ordering another shield in order to right day and night.
I want to point out that the helmet itself feels very sturdy and the inside material is comfortable. Something to watch out for is that the helmet does run narrow. It tugs on my ears quite a bit whenever I remove it.
On another note, ventilation on the helmet is at a minimum. I ride in Florida where the temperature breaks into triple digits on a regular basis. The vents on the top of the helmet get almost no wind through them (you will feel no difference whether they are open or closed), regardless of what speed you are going. The mouth piece in front of the helmet -meant for a sort of anti-fog feature for your visor- is very flimsy, and broke after a measly 3 months of use. Air flow to the chin area is great however the top of your head doesn't have the same luxury. Wind noise is average seeing as how it isn't quiet nor abnormally loud.
For the price the ICON Alliance Dark is a great choice. Though if possible I do recommend saving the extra $100 or so to obtain one with better airflow.
June 24, 2015
Best Helmet for Price
This is actually my first helmet. As a new rider I don't have the best arsenal of comparisons but for the money it is exactly what I needed. The only issue I would note is it is tight to get in and out of. Once on the fit is just right though.
June 23, 2015
Works great for a first helmet, or back up. I managed to break the front face vent after a month of use. The visor lock sticks like mad but can be worked in. I never take the dark visor off, just hit the high beams at night. It's simple, functions, and its black. Buy one of these before you sink $600+ into a Shoei or an Arai.
June 17, 2015
Great fit & comfort
This is my first helmet so I can't really speak to its weight and fit in comparison to other helmets, but I will say that the medium fit me great and the helmet is very comfortable. In fact it fit me better than a few helmets I tried on at a local dealership. My head measures were between 22.5 and 22.75 inches (we tried a few different angles and spots) and my head is more square than it is round I suppose. I've been using the dark smoke face shield and it's great during day, and so far has also worked fine at night as I'm mostly riding in the city where streets are well lit. The dark matte black also looks absolutely awesome, especially with the dark face shield.
June 16, 2015
Great looking Helmet for a great price and a dark visor included.
June 15, 2015