Icon Alliance Hi-Viz Helmet
Comfy and BRIGHT
This helmet is ten times as bright as it appears in the photos. Even though it does not match the orange of my bike, I'm still pleased with this helmet. The interior pads are quite comfortable, but not quite as long an oval as, say, the Arai long oval helmets, which fit like a glove. At less than half the price, however, this helmet is more than adequate. There are two objections that could warrant passing up this item. The first is that is does not have a chin skirt, which is annoying in cold temps. The second is that this helmet is not for those of us with a long chin. My chin comes too close to the base for my liking, but not enough for me to return it. Overall this is solid.
March 25, 2013
I bought this helmet 2 years ago. I wanted to support the fact that Icon came out with a hi-viz line. The color really stands out. Unfortunately the gray metallic area that you would think is reflective, is not reflective. They missed an opportunity here. The fit was comfortable and I have worn it for about 10,000 miles. The helmet is a little noisier than I would like and it does not seal well. This is frustrating when you are riding in cold temperatures because you don't want cold air circling around your face when it's 35f degrees out. Now after only using the helmet for 2 years, it is already starting to fit loosely on my head. I thought I was saving money by buying a cheaper helmet, but that doesn't work if the helmet only lasts for 2 years.
March 19, 2013
Hi Viz as promised
Great Icon quality, Hi Viz as promised
Excellent Revzilla service.
January 31, 2013
Icon Alliance Hi-Viz: Great helmet for the price
This is my first helmet. I have one of these in XL, Hi-Viz yellow, with both the clear and chrome reflective visors.
Alliance: Great helmet, no "pressure points", view is great, excellent airflow. In hot weather, still comfortable. In cold weather: I wear eyeglasses and even if it's very cold, if I'm moving at all, the glasses do not fog; if not moving it's not hard to crack open the visor. Helmet can get a little cold as air gets under the bottom, probably can be cured with an accessory.
Unfortunately, it can get loud. For any prolonged highway use, I recommend earplugs. You also get a weird whistling noise when head-checking left or right, not a big deal but it can sound like a car's horn!
Overall it's comfortable, safe, flows tons of air, stylish, and at the price almost unbeatable. Highly recommended.
Hi-Viz: Increases my confidence and does help visibility: I have noticed cars suddenly react to my presence. Obviously, ride as if you are invisible, but it does help to dress as if you aren't! I like the style as well, it's very "clean", no skulls or ugly designs. If only they had this in blue...
November 16, 2012
Great Helmet for the $
I'm extremely happy with this helmet. It's light, it's comfortable, it has features that are a couple of paygrades up the food chain, and it is VERY VISIBLE. This is a bright color. Think orange Highlighter. I was riding the other day and saw something in the corner of my eye, whipped my head around - it was the reflection of the helmet in a store window. I like the passive safety from such a bright helmet and the graphics make it look fairly stylish considering the bright color. That being said, the reflective decals are very obviously stickers and I'm not sure how they'll hold up over the long run. Also the visor lock is very sturdy but it's also hard to lift the visor over the lock. Maybe it'll "break in." Still, for the money it's a great helmet.
October 1, 2012
Nice Hi Viz Helmet
I ordered this Icon helmet without trying on on first, based on the Revzilla reviews. I came quickly and I was pleased to find that it fit very true to size. Nice and snug on my medium sized head. Looks good, very stylish for a safety colored helmet. Might get a smoke vizor once the stock one gets scratched up. I reccomend this helmet. JD
September 10, 2012
Extremely Visible Helmet
This helmet definitely makes a difference when it comes to your visibility. I notice drivers doing double-takes because of how bright it is. It has definitely stopped a few from turning in front of me, even when my gear is dark otherwise.
In addition, this helmet is comfortable, has a decent amount of airflow, and isn't too loud. A nice basic helmet that should make you a little safer. Great deal at this price point.
August 29, 2012
This is a great helmet, it is my first so i can't compare to many others.. however it is very comfortable and easy to take care of (taking out liner to wash it, take off the visor)
August 20, 2012