The graphics are super cool in the sun. They reflect an iridescent spectrum. This helmet is much better in person. If you are thinking about getting one...order it yesterday. One thing to note. This helmet comes with a clear shield installed AND a silver one. I bought the silver separately. Now I have one when the bugs kill the original.
ICON Airmada Helmet - Salient
- 16 Reviews
- 15 Questions
Analog has lost the battle to digital. Today's motorcycles use a cascading symphony of 0's and 1's to facilitate the finite line between glory and gravel. Embrace the digital. Wield the electronic bursts as a tool of your own command. Become the bionic hypersport creation hell-bent on the perfect line. The Salient epitomizes this bold new era. The time for nostalgia is over; the era of computer-enhanced pavement terror has begun.
- 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.
- Injection-molded polycarbonate shell for strength and durability.
- Recessed twin channel SuperVent with industry-leading intake and exhaust ports for increased cooling.
- Fog-free Icon Optics shield with Prolock shield locking system.
- Adjustable chin and forehead venting system maintains continual temperature for increased comfort in any riding situation.
- Rapid Release shield change system.
- Removable molded breath deflector helps prevent fogging.
- Fully removable washable HydraDry moisture wicking interior.
- Easy-adjust ergo vent switch for superior air flow control.
- Available in four shell sizes with an Icon exclusive long oval headform for ultimate fit and comfort..
10 years of pushing the envelope, of going above and beyond. A decade of creating technologically advanced products designed by and for the needs of the street rider: you. The Airmada is the end result of all of Icon's hard-earned experience in an industry that doesn't tolerate second best. This is Icon's highest evolution of helmet craftsmanship and you'll realize this from the moment you take off.
The first thing you'll notice is the new low profile shell, which now comes in four separate sizes to better fit a variety of riders. The energy absorbing dual-density EPS liner uses the rider-preferred oval head form and comes in a further five sizes to offer a personalized fit without an ounce of wasted space. The effort to reduce the helmet size combines with the tough polycarbonate shell to create a helmet that fits better, is ridiculously light, and still maintains the exclusive ALL WORLD STANDARD of Icon to suit your riding style.
With fit and function in mind, the designers of the Airmada focused on bringing rider comfort to a new level. The Airmada keeps you cool when the pace heats up. The SuperVent system has been completely revamped with even more effective ventilation and exhaust porting across the helmet. The new Ventral Primary intake improves the Airmada's cooling airflow in ways other helmets can only dream of, and long nights were spent improving the ergonomics and function of the venting controls. Designed and positioned to make on-the-fly adjustments quick and easy, the Airmada is built from the ground up to offer perfect comfort for any riding condition.
Even the shield system has been completely redesigned to give riders the best view of the road ahead. The new Rapid Release shield removal system allows you to change an Icon Optics shield in a fraction of a second. This cutting-edge system allows you to select the right shield for the conditions, all of which produce an unrivaled distortion-free line of sight to what lies ahead.
The Icon Airmada once again sets the standard for the ideal street helmet.
i bought the Airmada parahuman helmet from my work and love it. fits snugly and does not move around on my head. the ventilation is excellent with 6 vents to make sure my head does not get burning hot.
i would recommend this helmet to anyone who asks about what kind of helmet to buy.
Love this helmet! It's a little snug getting on and off but it fits perfect other then that.
Helmet fits awesome and does what's necessary. Little snug when I put it on and take it off but that doesn't bother me. Love how lightweight it is. Get it in the matte black, you won't be disappointed.
The icon airmada helmet is comfortable and very light weight.
Found out that I have a tiny head, but that still needed to be protected while out on the road. I feel very safe because of the features, level of protection and a perfect fit. Very happy with my first purchase!
Helmet fits very well especially after I have broken it in. It is a little difficult to get the helmet on and off because of the bottom piece, but this also keeps a lot of the wind and noise out. I haven't got to test the ventilation to its full potential because it hasn't been warm enough, but so far it has worked perfectly. The visor is also pretty easy to change and the helmet looks fantastic. I would recommend this helmet.
I recently had a cheap hjc helmet. So this one was a big upgrade. It fits nice and snug for an extra large. It has the lid lock which is great. Ive drove my bike four times with this helmet as of this writing and no problems to report. Def worth it!
This helmet is by far one of the best I've ever owned for the price! Great comfort, no pressure points, and very flashy! Withstanded a pretty violent crash with nothing but cosmetic damage! If this is your look buy this helmet! Great comfort and durability!
Great helmet, snug fit and very light weight.
The icon airmada helmet is comfortable! although a lil snug but because of that it gives a very safe and secure feel. For the price it's a great buy. I am very happy with my purchase.
The Pink color had to grow on me a bit because it is a lot brighter then what I had expected. But its very eye catching which is good. Great helmet.
after riding with the hjc cl-14 size large that came with the bike (sv650s) for a few months, i realized that it was too big; strong side winds would rotate it almost 45 degrees and block my view. my head measured on the small side of medium so i ordered an airmada medium, primary reason being that it had a medium oval head shape. my head is like an egg shape with a longer front to rear than side to side. and i have a protruding noggin in the back. first time i pulled this out the box, i thought it looked way too big on the outside to be a medium, hardly looked different from my large hjc. but then when i tried pulling it on, i thought my ears were going to get damaged. then i could hardly get it off. but after a week of using it (painfully), it started to get more comfortable and now its been 4 months and its still snug but comfortable, although i probably should get smaller cheek pads. at full highway speeds and above, a hugh difference in buffeting and cross winds. also, i cant really tell much of a difference in weight by hand, but it makes a huge difference on the head, on the highway, doing 70-80mph, for an hr or two. and despite being so snug, its not that much quieter. the ventilation is a whole lot better, especially at low speeds. as for looks, i still think it looks huge on the head, makes me feel like Spaceballs. but i guess its all necessary padding to meet all these new international standards. oh and one more thing, i wish the shield lock wasnt so extremely rigid. im sure it'll stay in place though even in a severe impact. overall, id say it was money well spent for a quality helmet.
Its a very nice helmet. My one complaint is at certain speeds it makes a whistle sound from the vent whether they are closed or open. Other than that its a well rounded helmet.
i have had multiple different brands of helmets over the years, but this is by far the most comfortable and light helmet for a great price. you will not be disappointed with this purchase.
I have an older Icon helmet and needed an upgrade. This one does everything it claims. I ride a Hayabusa and wind resistance is next to nothing, no lift at higher speed, no drag or wobble when I turn my head to check lanes, and the airflow design under the viser keeps the wind from blowing up under my chin and into my face. My wife just bought a new Arai for over $500 on sale and still has a few airflow issues that I don't. Sizes do run small I think, I can wear a 1X in other brands but need a 2X because the Icon 1X is too tight. The new viser release is super easy and the venting system and fog resistance are great too, but in colder weather with the vents closed there is not much heat retention and it can get a little chilly on longer rides. I would highly recommend the Airmada helmets to anyone.
DOT – An acronym for Department of Transport, DOT is the is US government approved standard and, in the United States, is the most popular. DOT standards are aimed at protecting skulls from 90% of impact types ( low to moderate energy impacts according to the HURT Report) and favours a more shock-absorbent helmet. The maximum G-force allowed by the DOT test is 250g’s, an impact of 200 to 250 g’s to the head would result in a severe, though probably survivable brain injury (the DOT anvil is either flat or “kerb shaped” depending on the test). The DOT’s favouritism towards more shock-absorbent helmets seems to fall inline with recent studies indicating that absorbing the force of an impact is more important than resisting the impact.
Snell – The Snell Memorial Foundation is a not-for-profit, independent organisation established in 1957 and is named after William “Pete” Snell, a famous racing car driver who was tragically killed in 1956 when a helmet failed to protect his head during an accident. The Snell M2005 is the “old standard” and favours a more shock-resistant helmet, the M2010 is the new, more shock-absorbent standard. The Snell M2005 test allows an impact-shock of up to 300g’s, a 250 to 300g impact would result in a critical head injury. The M2010 standard allows a maximum of 275g’s (the Snell anvil is a steel ball shaped rather like a tennis ball, they also test with flat and “kerb” shaped anvils). The Snell M2005 standard is widely believed to be too “hard”, the newer M2010 is set to replace it completely in 2013, the M2010 standard favours more impact-absorbent helmets and a helmet that passes the M2010 test will probably also pass the DOT and ECE R22-05 tests (though this isn’t guaranteed). Snell certified helmets are allowed by the AMA for professional motorcycle racing however the M2005 standard will no longer be permitted after 2011.
ECE R22-05 – Developed by the rather lengthily named United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, this is the most common helmet certification internationally, required by over 50 countries worldwide. It is approved for all competition events by AMA, WERA, FIM, CCS, Formula USA and the big one – MotoGP. It, much like the DOT standard, favours a more impact-absorbent helmet allowing a maximum of 275g’s (the ECE R22-05 anvil is either flat or “kerb shaped” depending on the test). The ECE R22-05 is arguably the most up-to-date helmet certification standard, it’s wide use in a variety of high-level motorcycle racing classes is reassuring to many. The ECE R22-05 has more in common with the DOT standard than either the Snell M2005 or M2010 standard, an ECE R22-05 certified helmet are likely to pass the DOT test and vice-versa.
Helmet certification standards are a highly controversial subject in motorcycle circles, everyone wants to believe their helmet’s certification standard is number 1 but at the end of the day it’s down to each rider to do their research, make their decision and the wear their helmet. Every time.
The Airmada has an extra vent right above the shield that increases the flow quite a bit over the Airframe.