Kabuto Aeroblade 3 Tricolor Helmet
Excellent helmet for the features and price!
I had a hard time deciding on a helmet but when I found the Kabuto Aeroblade III, I knew it would be it.
Comfort for the helmet was great. The padding is soft and breaks in nicely. It took about 5-8 rides to get the cheek pads worn in. At first I thought I may need a Large but I let the pads wear in and it was perfect.
The pinlock system: Absolutely great. Took a minute to get it seating properly on the visor but once I did, it worked exactly like it should. It is a little colder here in Nebraska and fogging is an issue for sure without cracking the visor. The pinlock insert, which is INCLUDED! made the difference. I almost accidentally threw the insert away. Luckily I didn't.
Noise: The helmet isn't too noisy. I put the chin skirt in and it lowered it slightly. This is also me riding in a place where the winds are typically 10-20 MPH on top of me sitting on a supersport. It isn't deafening and very tolerable. Wearing ear plugs eliminated every sound I heard. Mostly whistles from the top vents.
The styling of the helmet is very nice, all vents are easily manipulated with gloves, and the helmet did not feel heavy at all. Being SNELL rated and having the pinlock insert included, the 250ish dollar price point makes the helmet a definite good buy. The Revzilla video review also enforced all of my points about this helmet. I recommend watching the video as it is what helped me decide what to get. I recommend this helmet highly!
December 14, 2015
Good overall helmet
I bought this as my secondary helmet but compared to other helmets it's light and if you got the right size a nice fit doesn't hurt the head like some others and if you're like me aka baller on a budget it's not a bad price
November 2, 2015
Excellent value - high-end helmet for middle-of-the-road price
I have only recently gotten the helmet and have only used it for a few short rides at moderate (60 mph or less) speeds so I can only offer initial impressions. That said, I am very pleased with the helmet. I have owned helmets from other well-known premium brands, and this helmet is competitive in terms of features and finish. It is quiet and extremely light, and offers good ventilation at at 40 mph and above, although below that I needed to open the face shield. (Good ventilation is especially important to me due to the climate where I live.) It was comfortable right away despite some pressure on my forehead but I expect that to improve as I wear it more. I was pleased that a Pinlock anti-fog shield came with the helmet.
My only quibbles concern the lack of a face shield detent for a "just-a-crack" barely open position, and the ridges and other sculpturing are a bit garish for my tastes. On the other hand, Kubota claims that those are functional and contribute to the helmet's aerodynamic properties, e.g., low noise levels, lack of buffeting or lift at speed, and good ventilation. Since I was pleased and impressed with all of those attributes I can't argue with their claims, although some of the other helmets I have owned have been equally good without the Kubota's ridges and other aero features. Still, on the whole I am very pleased with the helmet and would recommend it, especially at the price.
October 21, 2015
This is my first Helmet, love the graphics and simplicity of the design. But due to my big head, even 2XL is a bit tight and unfortunately no one locally have a 3XL for me to try on prior to purchasing this on Revzilla. Took it out on So CAL summer earlier this year (100 Deg & 80% Hum), and vents works great to blow warm humid air through. My only discomfort on this helmet is the chin strap being too close to my throat, which irritate my skin every time I turn my head. But all in all, it is a great helmet if the size is right.
September 3, 2015
Delivers high end quality at good price
I've riden a little over 500 miles with this helmet and I've already gotten my money's worth... I will start by giving Revzilla the accolades they deserve. The depth of product reviews I was able to research on the website is ultimately what led me to purchase this helmet. And once I pulled the trigger, it was at my door in less than 48 hours.
Now about the helmet, I have a couple friends who I ride with who invested in the Shoei RF-1200 which revzilla has high remarks on and comparing my helmet with theirs the Kabuto offers all of the same features with exception of the wind mesh at the chin. It does all of this at about 100 dollars less. Furthermore, and this is just my opinion, I think the aeroblade 3 just looks great. The helmet is very quiet and stable at speed so it is good for long rides.
I recommend this helmet to anyone.
August 24, 2015
Tried a different Kabuto helmet on and absolutely loved it but wanted something a bit cheaper. It was between this and the Shoei Qwest. I ordered this one up and on first try it seemed a little small and had some pressure points but within a day of riding it fit like a glove. Lots of airflow, looks great, wide view, comes with a pinlock. Like it a lot more than the Qwest. Only negative is it gets fairly noisy compared to others I've tried.
August 12, 2015
this helmet is very good
This helmet is very light stylist and its very comfortable when wear it
June 23, 2015
didn't buy from revzilla but..
I found it at my local bike shop on sale for 230$ couldn't pass it up. Helmets really light, wide range of view, not the greatest padding but comfy. mine came with a pin lock visor which honestly dosnt seem to help at all. It is quite airy so when it's cold a balaclava is a necessity. But over all a great helmet!
March 22, 2015