Icon Optics Face Shield
Looks awesome on my rubatone airmada. Thought it might of been to dark for night riding but was surprised with the visibility.
January 12, 2015
Good price, makes the helmet stylish. However fogs and scratches easily.
I bought the Light Smoke, Dark Smoke, and Gold Mirror for my three Airmada helmets.
The light smoke is my favorite since it's the most versatile. I wear it on sunny and cloudy days until twilight. The dark smoke I save for the brightest and hottest days of summer. Surprisingly, it's not that much darker than the light version. I've attached pictures so you can see the difference against a white background. The light smoke has a pink and gray tint whereas the dark smoke has a green-gray tint like RayBan G-15 lenses on their classic gold aviator sunglasses.
The mirror visor has the same effect as the light smoke. I wear it less than the other two. However, the mirror effect adds more visibility to oncoming motorists so it's safer in that respect. I usually wear the gold with my black helmet and save the smoke visors for my white or red helmet.
My complaints: the fog-free protection lasts for a month tops. I've only used the softest microfiber and chamois cloth to dab the visors clean without any soaps or chemicals as per Icon's instructions. Nope, still wore off. Also, they scratch very easily vs my Shoei and Shark visors.
January 9, 2015
Darkest you can get
Well this is the darkest you can get for this mask, but to me its not dark enough.. though its light enough that if you get stuck riding when sun is going down you'll be fine on a somewhat lit street, or like me with Projector HID head lights.
December 29, 2014
Sturdy, optically clear
The shield is very well made and has no distortion whatsoever. Fits perfectly on the airmada and locks into place when fully down.
December 22, 2014
I bought the Silver "Mirror" Face Shield
So I bought the silver "mirror" face shield, I wanted the mirrored shield because I like the anonymity it gives me while I am on my bike. A lot of motovloggers wear Icons with mirror face shields and it works perfectly judging from their videos, but for me... not so much. When it was in the packaging it looked perfect you couldn't see through it at all, but when I installed it on my helmet it was less than perfect. You could kind of see through it, but I figured i was in my house so it is a "low level" lighting environment, when I'm out riding it would be better. Figures i was wrong, you could see through it even easier. It almost looked like a smoke shield with a brownish tint to it. I put it side-by-side to my scorpion that has a gold mirror visor and there was a HUGE difference. The scorpion was impossible to see through, while on my Icon, I might as well have a clear face shield on it. I expected better from Icon. Unfortunately I didn't get this from Revzilla so I can't return it, but I will probably go back to the dark smoked shield on my helmet.
Revzilla has great customer service, this review is in no way a reflection on what I think of Revzilla.
December 11, 2014
Slick and clean
I purchased the blue optics facesheild and it works great! I attached it to my blue thriller airmada helmet by icon and it really brings out the color. Sliding the facesheild up and down is really smooth and doesnt get caught. Also swapping out the facesheilds is really fast and very easy. Definitely a great purchase.
December 1, 2014
easy to install, but...
Ok, so I have had my airmada helmet for alittle over ayear I love the helmet ithink it's the best fitting helmet icon has ever made but ithink the visor could be better ihad to replace it after six months due to scratching from wiping it with my visor wiper on my glove during the winter months,and now it's winter again and my new visor is all scratched too I even tried just using my finger to clear my visor and it still got scratched, also ithink by now we all know anti_fog is some kind of a joke lucky it's not that expense to replace and is very easy to install
November 17, 2014
Easy to install
I bought the RST Silver Mirror face shield. Its great for sunny daytime riding and surprisingly isn't bad in the early morning before the sun comes up. Shield looks great and is easy to install.
November 11, 2014