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  • 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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Weight: 3.79 lbs

What's this?

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 Icon Variant Helmet is a revolution in ADV and urban riding. Designed give riders the advantages of both a street and dirt helmet, the Variant makes use of a wide field of view, aerodynamically tuned peak visor, super strong Fiberglass/ Dyneema/Carbon matrix shell and a dual density EPS core. Extensive venting and the HydraDry sweat wicking liner helps prevent serious moisture buildup and keeps you cool when the heat is on. 

To keep the Variant stable at speed, the engineers at Icon developed the anti-lift visor to direct airflow, both into the intake vents and over the shell of the helmet to reduce buffeting and wind noise. An optically correct face shield and extended viewport keeps your vision clear and your eyes on the prize.

Features:

  • 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
4.5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Icon Helmet Sizing

Size Head (in) Head (cm)
XS 20 7/8-21 1/4 53-54
SM 21 5/8-22 55-56
MD 22 3/8-22 3/4 57-58
LG 23 1/8-23 1/2 59-60
XL 24-24 3/8 61-62
2XL 24 3/4-25 1/8 63-64
3XL 25 1/2-26 65-66

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

How To Measure

H Head Wrap a cloth measuring tape around your head just above your eyebrows and ears. Pull the tape comfortably snug, read the length, repeat for good measure and use the largest measurement.
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black Construct / XS 946151 01017146 Out of Stock
Black Construct / SM 946152 01017147 Out of Stock
Black Construct / MD 946153 01017148 Out of Stock
Black Construct / LG 946154 01017149 Out of Stock
Black Construct / XL 946155 01017150 Out of Stock
Black Construct / 2XL 946156 01017151 Out of Stock
Black Construct / 3XL 946157 01017152 Out of Stock

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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
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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
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Awesome Features and Design
The Hard Luck Helmet has a really good design with all of the vents that are equipped within it. It handles very well in the wind and by that I mean that the wind does not try to tear your head off when fighting the wind. The helmet is equipped with the Hydra-Dry liner which is extremely comfortable and nice to have on a warm days ride. Overall I would recommend this helmet over most other helmets if you like the dual sport helmet look. This is truly my favorite helmet that I have ever owned!
April 2, 2014
Ride:
2008 Yamaha YZF-R6
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
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
Ride:
2014 Honda Grom MSX125
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
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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
Ride:
2014 Honda CBR600RR
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4 / 5
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Excellent product
Very, Very happy with this it is light and has great ventilation and view !!!!!
May 27, 2014
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Awesome helmet love it!!
Everyone looks at me, it's a cool style . When it's a windy day it does effect the helmet lot but normally it's a perfect sunny day and it cuts through the window perfectly .
February 17, 2016
Ride:
2008 Kawasaki Ninja 250R
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Icon variant hard luck is the best
This helmet is awsome, its designed well and its comfortable there are lots of vents for airflow i never broke a sweat in this helmet
July 12, 2016
Ride:
2013 Yamaha YZF-R6
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saved my life
I bought this helmet a few months ago and I've loved it ever since. On 10-14-16 i was hit by a school bus while riding and the helmet saved my life. the entire back side is cracked. But it did its job and protected my head. I will definitely be ordering another variant helmet from icon!
October 16, 2016
Bang For The Buck
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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
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Why did you choose this?
RevZilla Store
First helmet buy, wanted a good quality helmet that wasn't a ridiculous price.
Derek H on Oct 5, 2016
Icons Unique look graphics and fits head perfect
George F on May 26, 2016
First helmet buy, wanted a good quality helmet that wasn't a ridiculous price.
Derek H on Oct 5, 2016
Been a dream to own a Variant for the past 2 years. Finally pulled the trigger and it's the best decision of my life!
jordan g on Sep 29, 2016
Icons Unique look graphics and fits head perfect
George F on May 26, 2016
because it is different from other helmets
Simon T on Apr 15, 2015
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!
Pedro P on Sep 1, 2014
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.
Aaron C on Jul 21, 2014
Friend owns the older carbon one and its badass fits nice feels nice looks raw. Plus 13 is my number perfect match for me.
Leighton K on Jun 15, 2014
Due to great reviews I also liked the look of the helmet
Chris S on May 8, 2014
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.
matthew w on Mar 10, 2014
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.
Jerad H on Mar 7, 2014
Looks Sick!!
Benjamin H on Mar 5, 2014
Been a dream to own a Variant for the past 2 years. Finally pulled the trigger and it's the best decision of my life!
jordan g on Sep 29, 2016
because it is different from other helmets
Simon T on Apr 15, 2015
Are any of the graphics on this reflective?
A shopper on Mar 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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.
Can anyone remember what was in the box? Example: smoked screen, cleaner, helmet, carrying bag.
Or was some of the above missing?
A shopper on Jun 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Helmet
Smoke and clear screen
Screen tool
Bag
Soft cloth for screen
Empty bottle for cleaner

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
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.
A shopper on Jul 1, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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!
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
A shopper on Mar 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: In the sunlight it is a grey color. In low light or indoors it seems to have a purple tint to it like the picture.
I went ahead and measured myself for the Variant sizing. I measured at around an XL. I then went to my local honda motorsports store and tried some on. I definitely could not fit the large onto my huge head. I then went to grab the XL and I still had trouble getting it on my head. With a good push I was able to get it on, but it fit very tightly to my face. I was wondering if there are any cheek pads I could get that would be a bit thinner? I'm afraid the XXL will be too big (they didn't have one for me to try).
A shopper on Aug 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would stick with the XL the cheek pads will loosen up after a few good rides
Does the visor open on the hard luck variant?
A shopper on Jun 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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 visor
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.
Is the visor on this helmet long enough to offer pretty decent shade from the sun?
Joe W on May 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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.
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?
Joe W on May 24, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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.
Hey, will this helmet fit Icon Variant Carbon Cyclic Helmet's Visors?
A shopper on Jul 20, 2014