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Icon Variant Hard Luck Helmet
  • Icon Variant Hard Luck Helmet - Black Construct
  • Icon Variant Hard Luck Helmet - Black Construct
  • Icon Variant Hard Luck Helmet - Black Construct

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Icon Variant Hard Luck Helmet

Black ink sleeved across its raw construct shell speaks to the Hard Luck's felonious intent. 13's emblazoned across its flanks sneer politely at the society from which it was ostracized.The Icon Variant Hard Luck will never taste a silver spoon or know the loving embrace of a fat trust fund.

The Variant helmet from Icon. A wind tunnel refined shape, executed in a Fiberglass/ Dyneema/Carbon matrix, along with an dual-density EPS core provide critical impact energy management. Extensive venting and a removable HydraDry wicking liner provide increased comfort by reducing rider fatigue. The anti-lift visor directs and channels airflow as it reduces the glare from an unyielding UV assault, while the extended eyeport and zero distortion optics provide an unrivaled field of view. If the streets are your area of operation - equip yourself for the fight with the Icon Variant.


  • Fiberglass / Dyneema / Carbon Fiber shell
  • Industry leading multi-inlet ventilation system
  • Wind tunnel tested and refined anti-lift visor
  • Integrated chin EPS air channels reduce shield fogging
  • Distortion free precision optics anti-fog shield
  • Removable and washable HydraDry moisture wicking liner
  • Removable chin curtain
  • Includes both Dark Smoke and Clear face shields
  • All world standard, meets or exceeds the following: DOT FMVSS 218 (US), ECE 22-05 (Europe), SAI AS1698 (Australia) and SG (Japan) safety and testing standards - does not ship with SAI or SG certification stickers
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Icon Variant Hard Luck Helmet 4.6 5 9 9
Looking for a head turner and that's what this is! All in all happy with this purchase. Use it with my WR250X here in Okinawa and was worried about the airflow. %100 humidity means all vents open so it's obviously a bit on the loud side. The smoke lens it came with has a slight slight warp brand new but seals because downpour rain at 70mph and I'm dry. Careful when switching lens not to damage tabs as some others have done. Later gonna go ride! July 7, 2015
Lots of air flow! Lots and lots of air flow. Even after the chin guard was installed you still get quite a bit of air which is fantastic for warm weather but on colder days it can really be annoying. The protection it offers and the compliments it gets especially when paired with the smoked out visor make this my favorite helmet so far. Would definitely recommend. June 16, 2015
Very happy I bought it I love this helmet. The look. The airflow. I get compliments on it all the time. It does buffet on the highway but because of other cars moving so much air around. But in back roads and normal streets. It's good. I've hit 145 with it and the visor did not cause any problems. As long as you don't start stargazing. This will be the helmet I buy from now on. April 13, 2015
Great helmet !!! I could not be happier with this helmet .The only thing I whould suggest is if your plan on changing out the face shield on a regular basis, you get a little tap and die set and clean up the brass anchor points inside the helmet. When I first pulled out the aluminum screws that mount the face shield to the helmet they stripped out .Luckily I had I buddy with a variant who had the same problem previously. so I bought a extra pivot kit when I purchased the helmet.Other then that little problem the helmet is great !! March 15, 2015
Good helmet I ride 90% dirt (high altitude Colorado rockies) 10% pavement, but sometimes it's too cold or wet for a dirt helmet. I like the icon variant in general. I feel it provides good protection from impact and the elements. Yet, doesn't fog up like most of my street helmets. Not easily compatible with goggles like most DS helmets, but can be worked with. The only real draw back for me is it hurts my ears taking it off. Also the graphics on the "Hard Luck" I received were very muted and nearly unreadable. Not hearing this in other reviews, so mine was likely a fluke. March 1, 2015
I would recommend this product to anyone who is looking for a helmet that vents well. I have been wearing the helmet now for a few weeks. I was immediately impressed with the amount of airflow that the helmet provides. now that it is broken in, the helmet is very comfortable. The graphics are awesome. my only complaint is that the helmet is hard to remove. other than that, it is a great buy. August 11, 2014
Excellent product Very, Very happy with this it is light and has great ventilation and view !!!!! May 27, 2014
Great Product Loving this lid! I also own an Icon Alliance, and I gotta say this thing is ten-fold better in quality. Super happy. If I had to ding in any area, it'd be swapping out the shield. Depending on how often you plan to swap out, it could be a pain for you. I'm not one to swap much, so this is a non-issue personally. April 15, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Simon T: because it is different from other helmets Apr 15, 2015
Pedro P: I selected this helmet as it has great reviews in Revzilla and the designe is awesome! I can not wait to get it and use it so I can review post usage! Sep 1, 2014
Aaron C: awesome Graphics on helmet. Fair price. and helmet reviews suggest that it is a perfect helmet for urban riding such as too and from work in traffic. Jul 21, 2014
Leighton K: Friend owns the older carbon one and its badass fits nice feels nice looks raw. Plus 13 is my number perfect match for me. Jun 15, 2014
Chris S: Due to great reviews I also liked the look of the helmet May 8, 2014
matthew w: I chose this helmet because it looks awesome and Ive heard nothing but good things! This helmet isnt very common and I used to ride a supermoto. Now that I ride an R6 but still love the supermoto lifestyle and riding style this helmet fits me the best!!! Coming back to this post after the fact I WRECKED in this helmet and it saved my life. Five stars in my book. Mar 10, 2014
Jerad H: Loved the look of the battlescar but i just wanted moreâ?¦. The graphics of the lucky 13 just give this helmet a new attitude that fits my personality. Mar 7, 2014
Benjamin H: Looks Sick!! Mar 5, 2014
A shopper asked: Are any of the graphics on this reflective? Mar 12, 2014
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Jered M: No.... the graphics are not reflecticive at all. It is a black print over the construct type helmet. The white or grey as you may see it is acctually the material that makes up the outter shell. Its a great helmet i get lots of comments and questions about it every time i ride. Mar 12, 2014
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A shopper asked: Can anyone remember what was in the box? Example: smoked screen, cleaner, helmet, carrying bag.
Or was some of the above missing?
Jun 25, 2015
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D E: Helmet
Smoke and clear screen
Screen tool
Soft cloth for screen
Empty bottle for cleane

Love the helmet BTW...convinced a friend to buy one and it replaced his shoei bases on comfort and the fact he looks like Master Chief from Halo
Jun 25, 2015
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Brodon C: yea mine came with the helmet, clear lens, tinted lens, helmet bag, little cleaner kit, the keychain key to unbolt the helmet lens, and a poster Jun 30, 2015
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Leighton K: My varient came with the clear screen on it..with an extra smoked screen..an empty bottle for cleaner..and the helmet inside a carrying bag Jun 25, 2015
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Anton P: My box contained the helmet, smoked shield, clear shield, helmet bag, small spray bottle, microfiber cleaning cloth. Jun 26, 2015
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Joseph F: When I got mine it came with a clear screen, cleaning cloth and solution, tool to remove screen, and helmet bag. Jun 25, 2015
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Brian D: Yes all of that, clear shield, the key to remove the shield and some stickers. Jun 28, 2015
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A shopper asked: Hi.
I am interested in buying the Icon Variant helmet but I have read that the sizes are not always the same as others. For instance I have a large helmet, would it be the same size with the Variant? I need to get it right as I am in England and I don't want to have to return it if it does not fit.
Jul 1, 2014
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Anton P: I also wear a large helmet, I wore a large icon Alliance helmet. I just ordered the large Varient and when you first put it on it's VERY tight but (I don't think a lot of people realize this) it "breaks in" the more you wear it. The hydra dry padding icon uses gets looser the more you wear it, it almost molds to the unique shape of your head and cheeks. There defiantly is not a huge diff in the sizing. You'll first put it on and think wow this is tight but depending on how often you ride it will loosen up to where it's not squeezing the hell out of your head and just fitting nice and snug. 2-3 weeks if you ride a couple of times a week. The icon Varient is defiantly the best helmet I have ever owned and I have been riding for 30 years. Icon nailed it with this design. LOVE IT! Jul 2, 2014
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Leighton K: Hey...as far as size goes I ordered a Nolan n91 in a medium and it fit great and tried my buddies variant on in a small and it fit good too...so if Nolan is about average I'd say order a size smaller and other YouTube reviews say it runs big so order smaller too...other than that it's an awesome helmet people are always looking at it...so different from all the rest get a Medium if your normally a large I'd say but you'll love it...you can always order pieces of the inside padding to adjust it too. Goodluck Jul 2, 2014
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Matthew R: I went by the measurements on the site and I had to send it back to get a size up. Measurements said I was a large. Got it it couldnt even fit over my head. But after returned got the xl and it fit perfect. Id say go one size up. Seems to run small Jul 2, 2014
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Jimmy N: hello. I have always had medium on my previous helmets. bought the medium on my icone variant and it fit really well. Jul 2, 2014
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A shopper asked: Is this helmet a balck and gray or is it have a purplish tint to it?.....Im looking more for grayish tone like the battlescar Mar 3, 2015
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Lane B: If anything, it has a very slight blue tint... kindof like a slate color. Mar 3, 2015
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A shopper asked: Does the visor open on the hard luck variant? Jun 9, 2014
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D E: First, YES the visor opens, has multiple positions and closes tight. Other points to note:
1. It ships with both a clear AND a smoke viso
2. The clear visor is installed
3. It ships with the tool and instructions to change them out.

Hope this helps and I am very pleased with the helmet, comfortable and quite. I have the Sena Bluetooth installed and no one can tell I am talking to them @70MPH.
Jun 9, 2014
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Joe W asked: Is the visor on this helmet long enough to offer pretty decent shade from the sun? May 25, 2014
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Brian D: I use this helmet for the street. If im going up hill and the sun is straight in my face I can't really avoid getting blinded even by looking down, but flat roads I can just dip my head down a slight bit and avoid the sun. Jun 16, 2014
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Joe W asked: In the video review for this helmet, Anthony says that it's a Hybrid helmet and it's not a Dual-Sport helmet. Where does it lack in the dual-sport side? What do dual-sport specific helmets offer that the Variant helmet doesn't? May 24, 2014
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Brian D: This helmet is a lot bigger then DS helmet because its also made to be used for street. I dont ride DS (want to soon), so Im not sure if the avg goggles would fit arould all the shell sizes. Im an XL and my snowboard goggles wont reach the back. Jun 16, 2014
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A shopper asked: Hey, will this helmet fit Icon Variant Carbon Cyclic Helmet's Visors? Jul 20, 2014
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