Icon Alliance Dark Helmet
i needed a helmet really quick so i bought this one, and could not be happier. fits great and works perfect. i do not see a reason to spend any more money on a helmet when this one is so nice
July 16, 2014
I purchased this helmet for my fiance's birthday and he rocks it! Its the perfect matte black helmet for the price, defiantly bang for the buck. He does have another Icon helmet and prefers this one and although it is a bit snug on his head because of all the cushion (the sizing does seem to be a bit small) he likes that it doesn't bounce all around while he is out riding.
July 16, 2014
This is a good product with minor deficiencies.
I did not like the fact that the visor side clamps kept unlatching while raising the visor up and down. The lock that supposed to keep it from snapping off snaps on its own.
July 14, 2014
This is only my second helmet purchase in about 10 years, so I can't "really" compare it to other (more expensive) helmets currently on the market. What I can tell you, with certainty, is that this is a great helmet that won't disappoint you. I haven't tested the helmet on an extended ride yet, but for daily commutes back and forth to work and around town, this helmet has great airflow (even with outside temps around 100 degrees), great looks and great protection. I only have two complaints: (1) The fit: I purchased the Large as I have about a 7 1/4 size grape. Out of the box, the helmet was too tight. Instead of returning it for a XL, I ordered the XXL cheek pads to replace the stock one's. Now the helmet fits nice and snug (comfortable) on my head. The only residual complaint about the fit now would be that the helmet seems rather narrow at the bottom so it squeezes my head/face when trying to put it on or take it off. Not a big deal though. (2) The latch/strap. The helmet that I was using prior to this purchase had a "quick release" type connection on the strap and I loved it. This helmet doesn't come with that.
Overall - An awesome helmet for under $200. I might replace it one day with a more expensive helmet (like a Schuberth with Bluetooth capability) - but until I have that kind of money to throw around, this helmet will continue to work perfectly for my needs.
One more thing...the guys at Revzilla are awesome! This was my first purchase from these guys and I am thoroughly impressed with everything about their business. Website and ordering/shipping process was great; customer service was great and extremely helpful/responsive...just great company all around.
July 7, 2014
Great for price
This is one of the few helmets that actually fits over my glasses and does not push them up slowly after a few minutes, apart from that it feels very light on the head but still offers great protection.
July 4, 2014
Love this helmet!!
This helmet looks awesome! I have a long oval shaped head, and the fit for me is reasonable, although I feel like it's a bit tight on my cheeks - I assume that as the pads break in the fit will loosen up slightly. As others have noted, the sizing seems to run a little small. If you are on the cusp, definitely go one size larger. It's a little tighter getting over my big noggin than other full-faced helmets I have owned, so I have to be gentle to not rip my ears off. I love the smoke shield that is included; it is dark enough that I don't have to wear sunglasses on even the brightest days, but still allows a reasonable amount of light to pass through on cloudier days. Changing the shields is a major PITA (I thought I was going to break something getting the clear shield off!), so I hope to not have to do it often - I rarely ride at night or in the rain, so I plan on leaving the smoke shield on all the time, and using one of my other helmets with a clear shield in darker conditions. The weight, airflow and wind noise all seem to be on par with other quality helmets I have owned. I love the fact that the helmet meets ECE standards, and that the liner is removable and washable. I highly recommend this helmet.
July 2, 2014
Large after break in.
I bought the XL after finding the cheeks pads to intrusive on the Large. After the helmet was broken in (500+ miles) I now have a helmet that is too big. If I were to buy again I'd buy a Large and put the skinnier cheek pads in. I am searching to see if I can put the thicker liner in my XL to make it more snug. Otherwise I'll be buying a different helmet. Visor system changes nicely, airflow is fair in a helmet in this price category, is rather noisy (but may be due to fit). What do you expect for less than $200?
June 30, 2014
Fits a bit small.
This helmet runs a bit snug even when going by the sizing chart. With that in mind, I would definitely not consider this helmet if that is an issue for you. Aside from that, it is easy to feel how well made the helmet is. In terms of build quality vs pricing, this helmet is definitely up there. If I ever spill, I can rest assured that this helmet will do its job. The helmet does however fit a little better after breaking it in.
June 26, 2014