Icon Variant Ghost Carbon Helmet
I really like this helmet. It looks great and the quality is very high, the carbon fiber with a flat finish looks great. My only real complaint with it is it is not easy to remove the visor and replace it, it is held on at the rear with double sided sticky tape, in the center with locking clips that slide and by the screws holding the shield on. When removed 2 of the main vents are always open. The visor works nice but will grab the wind on head checks and cross winds, but it is better than any of the motocross style helmet visors I have used in the past. Straight line aerodynamics are quite good. The liner in the helmet is very good quality and looks very sharp, and removes easily. I do wish the chin apron was easier to install, I can only put it in with the helmet on due to the size of my chin and it is very difficult to do. I removed my visor and put some plastic plugs in the holes from WidgetCo. It solved the vent issue when removing the vosor and plugged the 2 front locating holes for the visor as well. I used some electrical tape to get them to fit snug. Vision is great and the field of view is excellent with this helmet. Would have had all 5 star ratings if they made it look and function better with the visor removed.
November 17, 2014
wish I bought sooner
this helmet is bad @$$! wish I had bought it sooner. Its very comfortable, great air flow, and great visibility. The g/f liked it so much we ordered her one
November 12, 2014
I would not recommend this helmet! Decent for riding around town but horrible for speeds above 60 mph. If u get behind a truck or van the helmet will shake your head back and forth to the point that I've had to hold the front of the helmet with my left hand. Now for the fixed visor issue, the helmet slipped out of my hand in the kitchen from less than 2 feet off the ground and the whole top of the visor shattered! And that is not covered under warrantee. Overall the helmet looks sharp but for the price I would go with a different brand or style. Hope this helps someone from making a costly purchase they will regret.
October 27, 2014
Check figment before buying. Bring earplugs for long rides.
Too of the head fits true. But cheek pads run a little small. Definitely seem to be paying for the look and not so much for the weight. Side by side it's hard to tell a difference. View is excellent. Yellow visor is awesome. Good for day and night. Can get pretty noisy when on long rides. Wind in the ears is pretty bad. Over all though I am happy with it.
June 2, 2014
Solid Helmet, Teriible visor system.
I bought this helmet for lightness and looks. It has both. Everything about it is cool except 3 things.
First is the Visor system. To change visors is pretty simple and straight forward, but the indexing tabs on the visors are easily damaged in the process. The channel they have to fit in on the helmet is small and oddly shaped. I wound up breaking the tabs on both my visors the first time I tried to install the mirrored shield I bought. This meant that the visor wouldn't stay locked down. When I shoulder check at highway speed it would crack open every time.
To fix this I had to break the indexing tabs off the visors. Now they lock down, but obviously don't index or stay open very well. Still not a huge issue,
Second problem is directly related to the massive amounts of air this helmet flows. The airflow is tremendous and awesome, but leads to a whole bunch of wind noise due to the unique shape of this lid. Gotta wear earplugs. Not a huge deal.
Third problem is one that constantly seems to plague Icon gear. The build quality, But there is good news. The only place I noticed this was in the chinstrap. Material feels a little less refined than other helmet systems I have experience with. And also in the Visor design and quality.
I know this has mostly been cons, but the helmet is great, and I would certainly buy it again.
May 19, 2014
Just get it!
Just got the Icon Variant Ghost Carbon Helmet with a mirrored gold shield and I get compliments about it everytime I ride. Not only does it look good, but its very comfortable. I wore it during a two day motocycle endorsement course and it preformed amazingly! I have a very small head and wear a 7 1/8" fitted hat and the Medium size fits great!
May 9, 2014
This product has amazing features
I loved this helmet, it fit like a glove. I wear a size 7 1/8 hat , so a medium size helmet fit perfectly. Amazing ventilation , looks and feels great.
April 15, 2014
Got this helmet for christmas with the intent of riding it for Snowmobiling AND riding when riding season came around.
Along with the helmet I got the gold mirror lens (which looks absolutely amazing) and the breath box to help with fog in cold weather. My buddy got the battlescar with a dark smoke lens and wishes he would've spent the extra money and just gone with the Ghost CarbonXD
In the cold it works ok, The helmet does quite well for a while and never does fog but condensation builds on the inside of the lens after about 30 minutes. If you crack the lens it creates enough ventilation to stop it. The vents work fine, If your head gets too hot you can always open up a couple of vents and when they're all closed your head stays toasty.
Haven't got a chance to ride with it in the summer but so far this springs its worked great. Its very light and the visor doesn't create any extra drag like you might expect. At freeway speeds when turning your head to check your blindspot you do feel the wind but that can be expected to some degree with all helmets.
Overall I absolutely love the look and feel of the helmet and am very happy with the purchase.
March 17, 2014