nice helmet that won't break the bank
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This is my first helmet. The internet highly recommended it and I have to agree. It's not hot or heavy. I followed the sizing chart, but the helmet was too small. Customer service was super helpful and I exchanged for a larger size with zero problems.
First full face helmet I've ever owned, and was surprised how well it I could see with it on. I'm a Harley owner and I bought a sports bike so I needed a full face. The helmet is light and quiet. I measured just under 22 on my head and the small is perfect! I also love the graphics ..
This is the second Airmada helmet I've purchased. Got the first one in 2013 and just replaced it this year with the exact same helmet, just different color. I'd love to have a $1000 helmet, I'm sure they're great. But I haven't even tried one of them on for fear I'd realize the superiority instantly and never be able to own reasonably priced gear ever again! And that' what the Airmada is, reasonably priced gear that's comfortable and lasts long past the expiration date. Definitely recommend trying one of these out, they're worth a lot more than the price.
I just love everything about this helmet. The color is just amazing. It is a perfect fit. I have gotten so many complaints with this helmet.
First of all, this helmet fits great. I bought a small according to the size chart and my head measures 22 inches. It was snug out of the box but after an hour or so of wear it has broken in very nicely.
Wind noise is a minimum and although it doesn't have a chin skirt it lets in little to no air through the bottom. I ride a cruiser so it's out in the open and it cuts very cleanly at highway speeds without the tossing turbulence that I've experienced with other helmets.
It is very light compared with lower to middle end HJCs and even my older Shoei.
The windscreen doesn't fog in even in colder 45-50 degree weather and this is the first helmet I've used that I could tell if the vents were open or not.Can't wait to see how they perform in the heat of summer.
I've always wanted an ICON and I'm not in the least disappointed and although I got mine on sale at nearly half off (thanks motosport) I'd have no problem paying full retail for another one in the future.
PS the graphics are even nicer than they appear in the pictures
Its very good and design is perfect. So my friends want ones of this helmet
It was a nice helmet I just didn't like the white circle in back with words " Thriller " on it. Liked like something for Michael Jackson. I don't know why the graphics just didn't go over that area. Instead of the white circle with words in it.
The Airmada is Icons best helmet in my opinion, lots of breathability when needed, and seals up when you don't. Not to mention all the great design options. The Bioskull specifically is super rad with the oil chrome gloss finish.
The sizing is pretty spot on, I ordered a small at first and couldn't get in on, but it was exchanged for free, and the medium fits really snug.
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.