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