August 28, 2012(Bozeman, MT)
Decent helmet, does catch wind a little, seems like good design and quality. NOT REFLECTIVE. Having worked with MANY reflective materials including textiles, signage, safety and vehicles I know what reflective materials are, what they should do and the numerous different forms they come in. This helmet is only as reflective as school girl glitter is. The silver "reflective" areas are a sparkle paint job straight out of the seventies. Seems very good otherwise.
April 16, 2012(new york, NY)
Overall, love the helmet. Nice design and quality. Love the aggressive look. It's a narrow fit at the bottom, so I had to get thinner cheek pads. Also, the chin strap can be a pain to lock and unlock. Other than that, great buy. A bit pricey, but seems very protective. Looks much stronger than all of my other helmets.
March 05, 2012(Churchville, PA)
I've only had the helmet for about a month, but everybody comments on the high visibility and light weight. My XXXL fits my fat head just fine, and though I can't comment on performance at highway speeds, it appears to be a great dual sport helmet with Hi-Viz. A perfect commuting and exploring helmet.
icon variant hi-viz
September 29, 2011(las vegas, NV)
Great helmet. Less wind noise than my Shoei. Fits great and stands out in a crowd of dull same ol.
August 22, 2011(Windsor, CT)
Great helmet. I ordered the XXXL, perfect fit for long oval head form. Looks great as well. Shipping took way too long, but great product and at good price.
Always had an Arai, but love this Icon
Jon C -
July 06, 2011(Martinez, CA)
Great air flow with venting and easy to adjust with gloves. The eye port makes for good peripheral view and the dark smoke face shield I got with it ratchets nicely. I wear mine mainly on my supermoto but I tried it on my sport bike and the visor does catch the wind more than my visorless full face helmet.
real head turner
June 24, 2011(buffalo, NY)
Only worn a few times but it definitely turns heads in traffic. Moving at 75+ makes turning your head to check traffic & blind spots a chore while also giving you the bobblehead effect due to the visor. Wind noise is much more pronounced than in my other helmets. Otherwise reliably great fit & finish. Removable chin vent is a nice touch. Seems to be more of a cruising or "stunting" helmet than one to fly on the expressway.
Mostly good with a couple of drawbacks, one of them inexcusable.
May 23, 2011(Edmonds, WA)
The High visibility Variant is definitely Hi-Vis like I wanted for commuting. It fits great and has good air flow. Quality seems good. The helmet does toss your head around a bit at 75 mph as would probably be expected. I may find myself not wearing it a lot other than commuting because of that. I know I wouldn't take it on a long trip. I ordered a silver RST reflective face shield and a light smoke face shield. The first time I wiped a bit of rain from the RST face shield with a soft leather glove while riding, the finish started smearing, obscuring my vision so badly it was dangerous. It fogged up terribly in the rain also. I tried cleaning it with a microfiber cloth and the finish was destroyed. The RST face shield is definitely one of the worst products I've ever tried. The smoke version worked well except for the anti-fog feature. It fogged up but once I wiped the inside with a microfiber cloth, it stayed pretty much fog free on a rainy day. Over all I like the helmet but I wouldn't buy it again if it was going to be my only helmet.