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Icon Alliance Dark Helmet

Back in black, fade to black, none more black, you've heard them all. This time ICON has dropped the clichés and gone straight to jugular conviction - the Icon Alliance Dark Helmet combines the most popular attributes of the award-winning ICON helmet line, for less. Matte black Rubatone finish, free Dark Smoke ProShield, removable Hydradry wicking liner, medium oval headform, World Standard certifications and ICON's innate reputation for pure awesome. The streets have demanded, and ICON has answered.

Features:

  • Injection molded polycarbonate shell for strength
  • Fully removable/washable Hydradry interior
  • Quick-change for-free proshield with sideplates
  • Prolock shield locking system
  • Wind tunnel tested and refined
  • Molded twin channel supervent for increased cooling
  • Rear exhaust ports prevent heat buildup
  • Removable molded breath deflector reduces shield fogging
  • Chin venting system reduces shield fogging
  • All world standard, meets or exceeds the following: DOT FMVSS 218 (US), ECE 22-05 (EUROPE), SAI AS1698 (AUSTRALIA) and SG (JAPAN) safety and testing standards. Does not ship with SAI OR SG Certification stickers unless purchased from an authorized dealer in that country

Note: The Icon Alliance Dark Includes both Dark Smoke and Clear faceshields!

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In a nutshell, badass looks & bang for your buck Ok, this is an ICON, you can find some of these helmets for $110 bucks on Revzilla (SALE), but the graphics are plain ugly. The Alliance Dark looks great and the spare dark lens makes this even better, DARK REIGNS SUPREME!!! Everybody complains on the locking system, well this was designed for that, holding your lens on high speeds and specially in case of a crash, so stop whining. The fit is tight on the head, which is nice again in case of a crash, and as the material will not suffer any deformation with moisture and after hours of driving, This helmet truly deserves a 5 star rating in bang for your buck! pseudoCONS: Looks big, but it feels just right thanks to its great visibility and safety April 21, 2014
This product has everything you want for a great price This helmet is definitely a bang for your buck. The rubatone finish is really nice don't leave finger prints and easy to clean. Very comfortable and easy to use the black visor is definitely a great deal getting it with helmet.. great air flow overal a great helmet A++ April 21, 2014
Great helmet for the price I have ridden with open face or partially open face helmets for the last few years. Lately, I've been riding on the freeways a lot more and started looking for a full face helmet that wouldn't cost a fortune. After researching a lot of them, I decided to give the Icon Alliance Dark a try. I've been really pleased with the comfort, fit and finish, especially for the price. A couple of minor things that I want to mention: the pin that locks the shield closed is a little bit of a pain sometimes. I noticed on more expensive helmets there are nicer systems for this. Also, wind noise can get pretty loud at high speeds, but again, for the price I think it does a great job and I would highly recommend it to anyone. April 14, 2014
best helmet for the price At $130 you cant find a better helmet, even if it was $300 this is a excellent helmet. First sizing, I always use XL size on helmets, no matter what brand, bell, nolan, LS2, Arai, any brand I've had and tried at stores always the XL fits me just right. This however does not :S, I ordered the XL and found it to be incredible tight putting the helmet on and off its a horrible experience, once on the cheeks are way to tight, I left the cheek pads under a box of books overnight hoping they would compress a little, they didn't... I've been using the helmet like this for about 2 weeks now and its not getting better I finally decided to order the replacement cheek pads in xxl size hopefully that will take care of the problem. As for the features: It virtually never fogs!! I've try to bread as heavily as possible, throwing as much hot air into the visor and it remains clear!! Airflow is amazing, if you open all the vents 5 in total you will never sweat. It looks amazing in rubatone finish with the smoke shiled, the shield is not that dark and it allows you to see at night, but I still prefer the clear shield. April 14, 2014
Great economical helmet As a point of reference, I'll have to compare against my other helmet, which is a Scorpion EXO-700. This package is definitely a great deal as you get an additional dark smoke face shield and a good helmet. Being matte black, it's no frills but for those of us that doesn't need crazy graphics on a helmet, it works just fine. However, the matte black may not be ideal for summer riding as it could get a little hot in there but when moving the airflow is nice. The weight is comparable to the Scorpion EXO-700 but the noise level is a bit odd. The general noise of the bike seems to be less in the Icon but the wind noise is louder in the icon as well. Usually, medium helmets tend to be a little snug for me and it takes a bit of time for them to expand a little but this one seemed to be a little bigger than other helmet's I've bought in the past as the medium size wasn't super snug when I first tried it on. It is still a good fit for my head though which is slightly more round than oval. Changing the face shield is a bit of a pain and not the easiest. Also a lot of people complain that the face shield lock is really tight and hard to pop the face shield off and this is the case for mine as well as my helmet will tilt upwards when I try to lift the face shield and I have to readjust my helmet again. It would have been a better design if they made that little metal pin spring loaded but you can't expect that for the price. April 14, 2014
Can't go wrong with this helmet I decided to try out a Icon helmet and it is light, slick and comfortable. For the price point you can't beat it, my max for spending on a helmet is about 350.00, I just don't see the point of spending 700 or 800 bucks on a helmet that will do the same thing, (protect your head) but I would suggest this to everyone plus it matches the flat black on my bike! April 4, 2014
Great helmet, fits comfortably and no strain on my neck. My one and only complaint is it didn't come with a second set of side covers. I ride to work when its still dark, using the clear shield, and ride home facing the sun, using the sunshield. When I swap shields I feel like im going to break the covers or the shield. I will be buying set of covers for sure. Other than that, I am extrememly happy with my purchase. April 4, 2014
Great for its price Overall great helmet, light weight, matte black looks great, inside pads do not retain odors which is a big plus, air ventilation isn't that great on top, it lets a lot of air in through the bottom which isn't necessarily a bad thing on warm weather but it would be a problem in colder situations, helmet looks and feels great and for the price it would be very difficult to find something better. March 31, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Jose C: Great price for both visors. Apr 24, 2014
Colt T: Look at the helmet, it looks absolutely awesome! Apr 19, 2014
Dale B. R: Looks great. Well made. Didn't have to spend big $$ for a quality helmet. Apr 17, 2014
Kirk S: Match the color of my motorcycle Apr 14, 2014
Greg P: I've read nothing but good things about this helmet. It's highly rated and for the money you can't beat this buy. Biggest bonus, I love the way it looks! Apr 11, 2014
Tony V: Cause of the head Apr 11, 2014
Stephen K: Simple and affordable Apr 9, 2014
anthony s: Looks like a good value for the money. Apr 9, 2014
Eric H: Great reviews, looks awesome. Apr 6, 2014
Matt C: I chose this helmet because of the looks, price and that fact that it is made to fit an intermediate oval head shape. Apr 5, 2014
jaime v: New lid to replace the old one that was banged up.icon was my first choice in helmets. Mar 31, 2014
N O: Price, style, reviews, and it comes with 2 face shields Mar 25, 2014
Jason J: Economical, great reviews, cool simple look Mar 24, 2014
Elena B: It has good reviews, looks good and is not to expensive. Mar 21, 2014
A Zaki R: Great value for an entry level helmet, came with the free smoke shield, and heard nothing but good reviews about the rubatone finish from icon Mar 20, 2014
Jeremiah J: I got this specific helmet because I like full faced helmets. To me they provide the most protection, and secure feeling when I ride. Plus the helmet looks *bad-ass*! Mar 16, 2014
Anthony C: to ride my vulcan 800 with safety Mar 3, 2014
Larry J. M: Owned a similar Icon helmet for the last 5 years, time to replace it, didn't want to change what already works good, plus can't say no to the tinted shade. Feb 27, 2014
Mario S: Color, value, had good reviews all around Feb 18, 2014
Donielle C: This helmet is for my husband. He chose the ICON helmet based on the revzilla videos and on the reviews on this helmet. Jan 9, 2014
Patrick T: Good reviews on RideApart Jan 2, 2014
Dalton R: Style and affordability Nov 22, 2013
Christian R: my friend has this helmet, its pretty nice. Nov 16, 2013
Hilesh G: Like the rubberized helmet skin. The visor is crap though. It regularly comes off hinges if you like to open close it in hot weather to let in extra air. The ok. Lock thing in the front to raise helmet is tough to operate. I'm pretty much using this as my track helmet where visor will pretty much be kept shut. Nov 3, 2013
Laura P: Every review I have seen said good things and the price is right! Oct 27, 2013
Cedric H: I got a new bike and needed a helmet to match Oct 22, 2013
Benjamin S: Perfect fit, readily available in XS, great price point with both dark smoke and clear face shield. Oct 9, 2013
dennis m: Less than $200, one of the only helmets that fit my head Sep 16, 2013
Ayush S: 1. Heard great reviews about this helmet.
2. I like that the manufacturer name is not advertised all over the helmet. Its very subtle.
3. Comes with an additional dark smoke face shield.
4. One of the few under $150 helmet that boasts being wind tunnel tested.
Sep 14, 2013
Josh O: Awesome value. I am not a hardcore rider, just love to ride; around town, at the beach, in the canyon. At a 150$ I feel like I stole it! The smoke Pro Shield comes included and that is the first thing I usually buy and almost always mentally calculate that cost into any helmet purchase I make. Good protection, fits great, cool look. Sep 12, 2013
Anthony G: Best bang for the buck! Great line of helmet, great model, and now a great finish with both dark and clear visors available in one purchase. Icon for the win. Sep 6, 2013
Steven B: I comes in Matte Black with two visors. $150? You cannot beat that deal with a 10 foot pole. Aug 31, 2013
S H: I currently have an Alliance helmet and am happy with it. I like the idea that this one comes with two face shields. Aug 24, 2013
A shopper asked: I noticed that it is cheaper to buy the matte black alliance and a dark smoked shield. Then I thought about the side plates. Does the dark helmet set come with two sets of side plates? Also if you have two lenses do you need two sets of side plates? Aug 12, 2013
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Chris KStaff: Yes, this is technically true while inventory remains on the Icon Alliance Rubatone helmet. The standard price for that helmet was $170, but since it is on closeout, it actually undercuts the Alliance Dark. When purchasing a new shield you only get the shield, the sideplates do not come with it. You can, however, change the sideplates over from shield to shield. Aug 12, 2013
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Said A asked: Can you tell me about the shell size of this Alliance (in small) vs the shell size of the Airmada (also in small). I live in a very windy country, and ride a bike with no wind fairings, so neck fatigue is an issue. I want the most streamlined, smallest/thinnest helmet I can find. Between the two, which fits the bill the best? Aug 16, 2013
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Carlos C: While I dont have an Airmada, I did run an Airframe for a considerable amount of time. I know from the Icon folks the Alliance was founded off the principals of the Airframe. That being said I dont ride anything with a fairing either and I loved the aerodynamics of that helmet.

I am now commuting about an hour back and forth to work on a vintage GS1000 and I am using the Alliance as my main helmet and so far it has been right up there with the Airframe as far as comfort in and out of wind. It's a little louder than the very quiet Airframe but comfort is good. I also have neck, well more back issues and this is important to me as well. I hope this helps a little.
Aug 16, 2013
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Cameron G: Well, from what I've heard and know, they run a size smaller, so I ordered a large alliance which is basically a medium. But they both have the same padding and material. Not sure on size wise, but does very well in wind. I ride constantly on freeways and don't have a problem with wind. Hope this helps! Aug 18, 2013
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SCOTT D: I have had five icon helmets, the airframe the alliance and others I know that in the past three years, they have changed the manufacture were of their helmet shells because they are running very small I just got a 3X And it almost tore my face off so they are definitely running very small. Aug 19, 2013
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David E: The helmet looks great. The costumer service was great when I had a couple questions about the helmet and the shipping was fast Aug 16, 2013
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Linda D: I feel the alliance is the better choice Aug 16, 2013
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Said A: Thanks for all the tips! Aug 19, 2013
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A shopper asked: How is this helmet for an upright riding position? Is it more sport oriented? Apr 21, 2014
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Richard O: Works fine for upright seating positions. The chin bar actually covers your chin completely, good field of vision. Great helmet for ADV bikes (I ride a Guzzi Stelvio). It also works great on unfaired standard bikes and cruisers. Probably good for most bikes, but these are the ones I've actually used with the Alliance. Apr 21, 2014
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Stephen F: I use it on my HD's both with and without a fairing and have had no issues. It does have a little wind noise, but a lot less than my old HJC. Apr 22, 2014
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Jacob B: I have had a great experience with it under this riding position. Very smooth, very little resistance, very comfortable in the breeze! Apr 21, 2014
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Wade M: It is fine for any riding position. It is a very comfortable and versatile helmet! Apr 21, 2014
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Juan M: The helmet is great for any riding position. I highly recommend this helmet. Apr 21, 2014
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A shopper asked: Does this helmet come with a chin skirt? Jan 11, 2014
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Colt M: No, the dark alliance does not originally come with a chin skirt Jan 11, 2014
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Jose H: It does not come with a chin skirt. Jan 11, 2014
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Ayush S: Nope, it doesn't. Jan 12, 2014
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Samuel M: Nope. Jan 11, 2014
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Marty M: Unfortunately it does not, that would make it perfect! Just so I'm sure chin skirt being the piece of fabric that stop air from coming up under the chin? Lol Jan 11, 2014
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A S asked: How does this helmet work for an upright riding position? Is it geared more toward a sport rider? Apr 21, 2014
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david c: I think it'd work fine for an upright riding position. It's very comfortable and a snug fit. It blocks the wind pretty well and it doesn't fog up that much either. I ride a Triumph Daytona but I have a 3-inch clip swap so it's a more upright position and I don't have any complaints about it. Apr 21, 2014
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Jacob B: i have been wearing this for the last 3 years on my cruiser and although i have not had much experience with anything short of a half-helmet, i get very little resistance and only the usual amount of wind noise, etc. from it in this upright position. unless im going 90+ mph...! Apr 21, 2014
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Edgar M: this helmet works great upright, and when tucking. wind noise is barely noticeable. over all great helmet. Apr 21, 2014
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mark greggy d: On my experience it's sorta like both. I get winds coming in both riding positions. Apr 21, 2014
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A shopper asked: I wear prescription glasses ?will that be a problem with how this helmet fits? Apr 21, 2014
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Stephen F: I have had difficulty getting glasses on under this helmet. The way the inner pads fit with my head, pushes the arms and lenses up on my face and head. Maybe with a looser fitting helmet you would have no problems. Apr 22, 2014
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Trevor P: Wearing glasses shouldn't be a problem if you buy a helmet that's your size and fits snug you should be able to put glasses on and will actually keep that in place Apr 21, 2014
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Michael B asked: Hi! I have an Airframe Rubatone and i'm getting some nasty pressure points on my forehead. Does the shape of the Alliance is Narrower than the Airframe? Apr 7, 2014
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Richard O: I have a long oval head shape and also occasionally get those pressure points with the Alliance. My previous helmet was an Arai Profile which did not have this problem...but also cost a lot more. I've been thinking about carefully shaving some of the material from the forehead area if it gets worse. Apr 21, 2014
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Gaurav P: I am yet to use the Airframe and so I won't be of much help when it comes to comparing the two. Having said that, I have been using the Alliance for close to an year now and I am more than satisfied with the snug fit it offers. Apr 17, 2014
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Sang Hoon B asked: How's the fit of this helmet vs. Variant? I have a variant in medium but after broken in, it's a bit loose. Appreciate the feedbacks. Feb 10, 2014
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Brian L: Yes, this helmet is similar to your old lady. This helmet is sort of like women. They are tight at 1st, but once you starting using it a lot, it become much looser. Feb 18, 2014
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Jose H: Variant is a different shape than the Alliance. As with any helmet, I'd suggest you try one on first. Mar 21, 2014
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A shopper asked: Are there speaker cut outs in this helmet? Aug 8, 2013
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Chris KStaff: Yes, the Alliance Dark will accept slim-line speakers behind the cheekpads. Aug 8, 2013
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