Icon Variant Construct Helmet
Great helmet comes with lots of compliments
I've had the Icon Variant Construct for a few weeks now and I absolutly love it. It vents very well and the anti-fog shields are definitely a bonus.The first day I brought it to a meet I had people coming up to me asking what helmet it was and where they could pick one up.
Really light helmet plus the wide visor make highway shoulder checks simple if you do them right.My first attempt at one left my head snapping back becuase of the visor,but I eventually learned when I'm doing over 60mph to tilt my head slightly down when looking back.Also the visor comes in handy in keeping the sun out of your eyes for a little bit longer,that mixed with the dark smoke visor that comes with the helmet make a great combo,in appearance as well.
The only flaws i've found in the helmet would be that I bought an XL and it seemed a little tight around the cheek area when I first got it,but after throwing a few hours on it,it became broke in.The other issue is one of the vent sliders on the visor doesnt work sometimes.It will open fine but when i close it,I have to stick my finger inside the visor and manualy pull the clip up.
Other than those this is a great helmet for the price and I highly recommend it for anyone who sticks to basic/slightly advanced riding.NOT RECOMMENDED FOR TRACK.
May 10, 2013
Recently purchased this helmet and it arrived the other day. After a few days of wearing I have to say that the helmet is exactly what I expected from the reviews I have read. It is a little harder to get on then most helmets though I find. It seems to narrow a bit at the bottom of the helmet but opens up in the interior, not a bad thing, but one has to be careful when doffing and donning the helmet so as to not catch their ears. This will loosen up I am told as it did with my friends whom I tried on.
On the construct the helmet is not actually white, the helmet is more os a dirty white, think fibre glass when it dries so the pictures are a bit misleading, but it is a great looking helmet.
I ride a ducati monster and was a bit on the edge whether to get this helmet or not as my last helmet was an arai vector II(was in btw sizes so I grabbed the larger one, bad mistake, the foam collapsed to much from me wearing a balaclava in the winter time here in the PNW). I have gotten nothing but compliments on how the helmet and bike look completely sick together. Sadly seems only the guys compliment me on the bike and helmet, the women all seem to like these harley bikes around here, going to have to switch it up me thinks, haha.
-field of vision
-Not sure how durable the peak is
-secondary tinted shield doesn't seem to fit as well as the original clear
-narrow opening at base of helmet, makes it hard to doff/don
Overall this is probably my favourite helmet to date and would look at home on a mx/dual sport as well as a street bike.
April 10, 2013
Excellent Fit and Very Cool
I saw a different version of the Variant on clearance from another vendor and ordered it in a large. Felt great but was a little loose (my head is right at 23 inches). I couldn't get the clearance helmet in a MED so I ordered the Construct from Revzilla. I am really glad I made the change. After wearing it for several rides and around the house, it turns out that the medium was the perfect size for me. As for those who think that the helmet has drag or wind noise, I guess I am used to a different standard. My old full face helmet was a Harley Davidson modular helmet. The Variant is night and day compared to the Harley helmet. The Variant Construct is lighter, has better venting, better vision angles, looks better, and is more aerodynamic than my old helmet. I have ridden with it on my V-rod with no windshield and on my V-Strom with a windshield. The helmet performed very well even with no wind protection. A nice feature of this helmet is that it comes with both a clear and smoke shield. There is a slight trick to changing the shield and now that I have some practice its not that hard. My plan is to ride with the smoke shield during the day and keep a pair of clear riding glasses with me and ride with the visor up and the glasses on at night. The bottom line is that I love the helmet but I didn't love the price. In the end I think it was worth it and I would buy it again. Revzilla was great and continues to be my go to site for riding gear.
March 24, 2013
This helmet looks great. Very cool and I'm all for the aesthetics when it comes to riding my supermoto DR650, but this one didn't have the function I was hoping for.
Air flow is great and vision was very wide.
The shape is on the round-oval side and didn't really snug down on the crown of my head. I was hoping for an intermediate oval shape.
After taking the helmet off and on a few times the liner began to rub my cheeks raw. Not fun.
Riding around town, the noise level is OK not good or great. Above 50 mph it starts to get noisy. Lots of wind noise even with the chin curtain in and the peak doesn't help, but the peak did not whip my head around at higher speed. A quick look-back would cause air to seep in from the top vents and you could certainly tell the peak was there with wind coming at the side of your head.
Fit and finish could be better. The mesh intake and exhaust vents look a bit cheap and "unfinished."
This helmet would be a good deal if it cost a bit less.
March 22, 2013
Great helmet i ride a 2012 drz400 and this helmet with the rst silver shield looks mint! love it
March 14, 2013
Awesome looking helmet
Helmet is very comfortable, just rips your ears when you take it off. Maybe that will go away later on. It is really narrow at the opening but overall it is super comfy and definately badass. would reccommend it to anyone.
March 7, 2013
It looks cool and works great. Airflow is perfect. Very little lift. Not heavy. Turns heads at the stoplight.
February 25, 2013
Amazing helmet at an okay price.
I love this helmet, simple as that. The only thing I can critique is the D-ring closure and the price. At this price point, I'd like to see a better closure system. Something like a quick release/ratchet. This helmet should cost about $100 less than what it does, and probably would if they'd cut back on the frills. Two visors, a cleaning kit, a poster, color booklets, decals, hand tool, sweet helmet bag, fancy box and packaging...all this stuff adds up and isn't really necessary, but it felt like Christmas morning when I opened it up and kept getting surprised with the little goodies. As nice as they are, just put a helmet in a cardboard box and I'll be equally happy with the $ I saved.
As always, revzilla's service was phenomenal and the videos on each product are a key selling feature for me.
February 18, 2013