Icon Variant Construct Helmet
this helmet is better than what I expected , top quality
April 16, 2014
as others have stated, this helmet isn't a true dual sport, but it looks the part and is has some nice features including the visor (obviously), good ventilation, a wide field of vision, and a very solid feel.
the weight seems on par with my arai and shoe helmets, but you will notice the air noise as it passes through the visor. the face shield also takes some getting used to. given the unique shape around the nose portion, it's a little awkward to ride with the shield half up - it causes a bit of distortion as the shield is not straight along the bottom.
the removable liner/cheek pads are a nice touch, and allow you to really customize the fit. i ended up buying an xl helmet and m cheek pads.
i haven't tried to remove the shield yet, but the instructions seem pretty clear. not as easy as some others, but i rarely change the shield so for me, not a big deal.
April 2, 2014
icon variant construct
the helmet looks amazing , but are some quality issues:
1. the slider that cover the top vent on the right side( on top of the helmet) is off by 5-6 mm and doesn't close the vent .
2. the face shield ( mirror like) doesn't fit . actually the holes on the face shield should be 2-3 mm offset towards the center.
3 . the noise inside is too loud . i ride in city condition, and over 70 km per hour is difficult for me to concentrate because of the noise.
the helmet is advertised as white but the actual color is butter like . i have no problem that the fabric is visible , but the color of the resin i don't like.
March 24, 2014
awesome helmet but some cheap parts
This helmet is and looks killer. But 2 things really bother me about the quality after spending almost 400 buck's. The plastic visor and the clip on cover's that go over the screws for the shield feel very cheap and fragile, This definitely discourages me from changing the shield from the tinted to clear for day and night time riding. The visor flows to the back of the helmet to form what seem's like a handle which i wouldn't recommend picking it up by. what am getting at is for a helmet that supposed to take an impact i feel like you have to handle this thing like a baby for fear of breaking the look of the helmet, the #1 goal is to not wreck or mess the helmet up but it feels like a mild bump, bang or drop will crack or break the visor and clips. Other then that i love this helmet, its comfortable the shield is clear and you can see a wide field of view and i get a lot of complements on it.
March 23, 2014
Great product just slight problems
I first want to say I love this helmet. When I first got it a little over a year ago I was so excited. I got tons of compliments on it and love the way it feels. Yes when you first start riding you feel a tug at higher speeds but what people don't realize is that your neck and head get used to it. After a month or so if riding I no longer felt any tug at 100mph+ speeds. You also learn to angle your head correctly when looking behind you
My biggest problem with this design is the screws that hold the faceplate and visor on. More specifically the nut like device built into the helmet. After 9 months or so those nuts stripped and essentially rendered the helmet useless. At first they made the screws stuck in place so I couldn't swap my shields out for about 3 months and then when I did get them out the screws wouldn't stay in even after buying a new set. Because of that I am very disappointed and now have to replace my helmet outside of warranty.
March 5, 2014
It's a very nice looking helmet no doubt, but I had to return when I tried to fit my head in it. I'm a large in almost all helmets, so naturally I went with a large for this one too. So I got the helmet (Excellent service from Revzilla btw) and as soon as I tried to put it on, I noticed the cheekpads were WAY too tight, but once the helmet was on, it fit fine. I was going to order smaller cheekpads (a very good option), but after finding out they were $30 on top of a $360 helmet with another $40 visor (Gold Mirror), I decided I could find a better helmet for the money I was spending. I returned the helmet yesterday.
Hope this helps!
February 7, 2014
Awesome helmet...just not built for High Speeds
I've always liked the unique design of the Variant ever since it's inception. Only other helmet that I can compare to is my Scorpion EXO400 from long ago and it's a much smaller shell and wheighs about the same.
There is a bit of wind noise and lift due to the visor on the helmet. Also, riding a naked bike doesn't help cutting down the wind either.
Pricing is kinda steep for something that is built more for looks than performace. If you don't mind wind noise and the helmet lift while looking back, go ahead and give the Variant a try. Otherwise, get a full face, non-dual sport design helmet for high speed runs.
January 29, 2014
Great looking helmet
Without a doubt the best looking dual sport helmet out there.
January 7, 2014