Bought this for my boyfriend so he can ride his sport bike and he absolutely loved it! He told me the air flow is great in it and how he likes how light it feels while riding. He's very happy with his helmet.
ICON Alliance Helmet - Dark
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Wish i could return this helmet. First i had to get 2 sizes bigger. The wind noise is the worst thing about this hrlmet. On a cold day closing the vents dont help any at all. So much noise and wind get through even when i canged shields.
This is the first time I've used a helmet on a motorcycle so my opinion DOES lack experience.
According to the sizing chart, my head measured at the largest part of the sizing range and was a little concerned with fitment. Nonetheless, since Motorsport does allow a free exchange, I went ahead with the medium. It fits very tight, which from what I've learned, is the correct way to wear a helmet. The great thing about it is that you can replace the padding with different sizes to make little adjustments, which I didn't find the need to do.
Riding on local streets, the helmet is fantastic. Wind noise is minimal and airflow is great. There have been times on hotter days when sitting at a light, the visor will fog, or rather build condensation. This is usually remedied by cracking the visor a little as soon as you move for about 10 seconds.
On the highway, after about 65-70mph, you can feel the air resistance. Not that we should be going any faster but there is a high probability that you will need to duck behind your windshield at higher speeds so your head doesn't become your parachute.
The visor system is simple, yet a little annoying at the same time. It's very straightforward for replacing the visor, but taking the end caps off can be really annoying. I actually don't even switch back to the clear visor anymore because it's just a pain to take off the end caps. I highly recommend ordering a set of end caps for each visor you have so that the change out process is simple. The good news is, you can still see pretty well out of the tinted visor it comes with at night, but there is a disclaimer. I travel through the well lit streets of downtown Chicago.
Would I buy this again? Yes! Overall, I feel I got a lot more than I paid for.
This is my 2nd icon helmet and I love it.
Helmet fit well. Highly recommend. I was hesitant to get it due to the reviews about noise at high speeds, but i am very pleased with it so far. Best helmet I've ever had.
Vents well. Don't forget about the vents on the inside chin!
I'd say the only downside is it drags a bit. Not much else. Doesn't really get hot if you keep moving. Regardless of the temp outside.
Overall very glad with the purchase, but be sure to be careful not to break the two side pieces from the visor when you go to switch them from the regular lense to the tinted lense.
The helmet is made nicely. It comes with an extra tinted face shield.
The fit is a bit tight, but it may just be my funny-shaped head. I have worn mediums and large, but had to get this Icon in XL.
The noise level at higher speeds is a bit higher than I would like, but definitely much lower than other comparably priced helmets.
You can't fog it up even with all the vents closed - I dare you.
The only issue I have had so far is with switching shields. After only one change, the retainers worn just about enough for the shield closing down on me at speed.
Overall, this is a lovely helmet that is a bargain buy.
Great helmet for the price. The pading inside is very thick and comfotable but consider buying a size up to fit well. The helmet came with two shelds which looks excellent in all black paired with my blacked out gopro looks perfect.
Icon alliance helmet fit very comfortable Hi Five.
The Icon alliance black helmet was great and came with an extra shield which was awesome. Motosport delivered faster then anticipated and the helmet looked just as good as it did online. The fit was better than expected and couldnt be happier with the product and service.
I've had this helmet for a few weeks and feel very confident in the level of protection it offers. I measured between the medium and large, and based on some other reviews, went with the large and it is a good fit.
I live in Miami and it's summertime...it's hot! It's hot without a helmet, so of course, it's going to be hot with one, regardless of color. But I feel as though the design of this helmet lessens the discomfort by providing a gap between the top of the head and the helmet, so it is surprisingly "cool" inside the helmet. There are a number of vents that allow the heat to escape, and any heat that builds up is pretty much sucked out when you start moving. The airflow is pretty good with all of the vents open, and cracking the shield open at low speeds provides additional flow. The numerous detents offer a good selection of positions.
The fact that this helmet comes with a clear and dark shield make it a very good value. I also think the dark shield adds to the cooling effect. Beware that when you go to change shields you are going to feel like things are going to break due to the plastic parts. It took a little getting used to, but once you get the idea of how everything works it isn't too hard. Not the easiest or quickest system out there though.
I wear glasses and due to the close fit of the padding they are a tight fit. They are thin wire glasses too, not thick bulky ones. Having said that, they do fit inside the helmet and do not hit the shield. Just be prepared to have to adjust them from time to time.
As some others have noted, the helmet is noisy at higher speeds. By this I don't mean road noise, I mean the the sound of the air rushing past the helmet. I ride a KLR 650, and the windshield pushes the air upward in such way that it seems to be directed at my head, so this could exacerbate the problem in my case. The helmet seals well in the front, and I have not experienced any fogging. I expect the some of the noise may be a result of the air passing by the vents, so perhaps this is the trade off for the ventilation.
The product was a Christmas gift, and was defective. The polycarbonate snaps for the face shield had poor quality. Returned for another helmet as gift for my son! I hope this one isn't defective !!!!
The first thing that got me to buy this helmet was the look of it. I liked how everything was blacked out. Also came with a different smoke lens that i switch out during the day. Love this helmet good started helmet. takes a while to break in but fits well. Sticking with ICON helmets.
I've had this helmet about a month and find it to be very comfortable. The helmet is very stylish and the flat black of the rubatone makes it seem as though you're wearing some type of high tech stealth helmet. The shield is supposed to be anti-fog but I've had fog build up on a couple of occasions. Usually opening the mouth vent or opening the shield caused the fog to quickly dissipate. The is a positive click when the shield locks closed. Ventilation is good and kept my pea head from overheating on hot days. The only ding I have for this helmet is that it is loud at highway speeds.
Overall this is a good looking stylish helmet at a decent price. Added to that it meets or exceeds a number of safety ratings, so you can be sure it will perform its primary purpose.
This helmet looks great, and is very light, and you can see very good out of it. Thats probably the only good thing about it.. I didnt have any problems like the other guy with the shield or paint. But when the helmet is new, and you go to lock in the shield fully down, you will literally need a pry bar to open it back open. After a few months of openings and closing it, it gets very easy to open. The vents on it are basically useless. The padding sucks, i probably had mine for about 5 months, wore it every day, and it went from a large to an X-large. When going fast it is a parachute on your head. No aerodynamics at all. It is a way over priced for what you actually get. The shields they have to offer for change out instead of clear, also, suck. The tint on the one i had started rubbing off in about 3 months. The helmet itself will become VERY dirty and is EXTREMELY hard to clean after awhile. Overall i would buy 20 different helmets that are cheaper before id buy this helmet again. This helmet pretty much killed my interest in any ICON helmet there is.
very comfortable helmet and very stylish
Great looking helmet. Very nice quality. Just wish it would fit. Sizes seem to run at least one size small. Only way to get the 3X helmet to fit was to completely remove the cheek pads and even then the fit was quite tight. Its quite a shame as its a very nice product.
Looks awesome, be warned though not a summer helmet. Stop for a few min and pour sweat. Have to keep visor up when going at slow speeds. Really doesn't vent well and kinda noisy.
Sweet helmet, fits great, fairly quiet...buy it
oh and shipping is awesome from these guys
The ICON Alliance Helmet includes both a clear and dark smoke shield. And a limited manufactures warranty.