SokSa
 
 
 
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    April 8, 2012
  • Last review
    March 26, 2014
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Icon Variant Helmet Breath Box This simple add-on to your Variant helmet will assist in reducing the condensation that collects on the inside of your shield during adverse conditions.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I cannot praise this device enough
PostedMarch 26, 2014
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SokSa
From Brooklyn
State:NY
Rider Type:Harley Diehard
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome idea, very clever implementation, gets the job done and looks cool while doing it. I can even crawl my boom mic into this and since it's a perfect enclosure it actually provides a very silent environment to talk. People cannot tell that I am calling them from my bike!
And yes, if you mount it correctly and squeeze the nose tip adjuster properly, it does prevent fogging. I ride at < 20F (down to 9F) trust me, I know.
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Icon Variant Cheekpads Replacement cheek pads for Icon Variant helmets. XS 40MM fits XS helmets only SM 35MM fits SM-LG helmets MD 30MM fits SM-LG helmets LG 25MM fits SM-LG helmets XL 35MM fits XL-3XL helmets 2XL 30MM fits XL-3XL helmets 3XL 25MM fits XL-3XL helmet
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
If you are buying the small sized cheekpads...
PostedMarch 26, 2014
Customer avatar
SokSa
From Brooklyn
State:NY
Rider Type:Harley Diehard
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Because your "Medium" sized helmet is squeezing your cheeks so much that you can hardly talk over the intercom; don't bother. The "small" cheekpads are actually larger, thicker and slightly bigger than what came with my Icon Variant Ghost. Sadly I threw away the package, so these will sit on the side in the offshoot possibility that I lose one of the cheekpads while wearing the helmet ;)
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Icon Variant Ghost Helmet For assignments off the official record, ICON offers the Ghost Carbon Variant. They've taken the standard Variants cross-terrain functionality and added a hand-laid carbon fiber shell, translucent supervents, and endurance yellow tinted Optics shield - all finished with our Rubatone tactile coating. We can neither confirm nor deny the specifics of any mission involving the Icon Variant Ghost Carbon. Comfort, vision, protection. A wind tunnel refined shape, executed in a Fiberglass/ Dyneema/Carbon matrix, along with an dual-density EPS core provide critical impact energy management. Extensive venting and a removable Hydradry wicking liner provide increase comfort by reducing rider fatigue. The anti-lift visor directs and channels airflow as it reduces the glare from an unyielding UV assault. While the extended eyeport and zero distortion optics provide unrivaled field of view. If the streets are your area of operation - equip yourself for the fight with the Icon Variant. Features 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. Does not ship with SAI or SG certification stickers Fiberglass / Dyneema / Carbon Fiber Shell Long oval headform Multiple oversized intake and exhaust ports Molded EPS nose reduces shield fogging Wind tunnel tested and refined Distortion free precision optics Anti-fog, quick-change face shield Removable Hydra-Dry moisture wicking liner Rear spoiler for reduced helmet buffeting Removable chin curtain Note Ships with yellow faceshield only.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent ventilation, viewing angle, weight, looks the coolest
PostedFebruary 20, 2014
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SokSa
From Brooklyn
State:NY
Rider Type:Harley Diehard
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent in:
Looks - this is by far the coolest looking helmet without forcing it. It's cool naturally. The carbon and that translucent plastic shell is just killer.
Ventilation - with the balaclava on, with its tight fit, top of my head still feels the breeze. I love it. This is an amazingly well vented helmet.
Viewing angle - excellent. With deep peripheral vision, wide opening for the visor this is one nicely open helmet
Weight - at 3.2 pounds (I weighed mine) this is pretty light by my standards
My only problem with this helmet was that it does not have cavities for the Sena speakers. But I had a spare Sena mount kit that has the stereo jack for earbuds so I used that one and guess what - this will force me to wear ear buds which will also take care of my non-existing habit of wearing ear protection. Ear protection is important and I would always be lazy about it and not wear it. Now I have to; if I want to listen to my precious music! Everything happens for a reason.
Though not all people may take it so lightly so be aware of this: no cavity for the speakers.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Nolan N43E Trilogy Pinlock Anti-Fog Insert The Anti-Fog Lens transforms your single shield into a dual shield that will resist any fog build up Note This Anti-Fog Insert does not feature a silicone bead.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Careful with the wear and tear
PostedMay 28, 2013
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SokSa
From Brooklyn
State:NY
Rider Type:Harley Diehard
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
The pins on the helmet are elliptical for a reason. The plastic holes on the inserts will wear out due to vibration in time. So when the roundness of the small indents are gone, the insert will become loose and you will need to rotate the pins on the visor to make the insert tight again. With this insert it took me a few months to wear the entire thing out - thanks to New York City roads. Now the pins rotate all the way, the round indents on the insert are no longer round and there is no way to tighten the fit of the insert. When it's not airtight, it won't function. Off to buy a new one now.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Total Windstopper EVO Balaclava Features Ergonomic fit Differentiation of material on basis of body mapping Elasticated inserts at the rear Windstopper fabric Inserts in Coolmax fabric Warm and breathable Areas with differentiated fabrics Large base for protection of the neck
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
exactly what I needed
PostedDecember 24, 2012
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SokSa
From Brooklyn
State:NY
Rider Type:Harley Diehard
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
fits perfect with enough movement room (not tight at all) and nicely engineered breathable areas, windstopper where necessary... can't find anything wrong with this. I use it everyday on my commute to work. I love how it also spreads around the neck covering a bit of my shoulder and throat area. I don't have to zip up my jacket all the way when it's not that cold (low 30s) and still have adequate wind protection.
Rides: 2010 Harley Davidson XL883N Iron 883
Yes, I recommend this product.
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This boot is perfect for quick trips to the office or around the metro. Completely waterproof and breathable membrane keeps comfort a high priority.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect daily commuting boots
PostedNovember 29, 2012
Customer avatar
SokSa
From Brooklyn
State:NY
Rider Type:Harley Diehard
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Just the right height, flexible, comfortable and stylish. I can walk in them, easily, the front fabric section makes shifting even easier - a full leather boot is a bit more stiff around the front of the ankle area - well thought of details all around. I would definitely buy another pair.
Rides: 2010 Harley Davidson XL883N Iron 883
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 Nolan N43E Trilogy Outlaw Helmet
Nolan N43E Trilogy Outlaw Helmet
Nolan N43E Trilogy Outlaw Helmet New design for 2012! New Features New Chinbar is extended for extra room and now can accept included chin curtain New Face shield now has intermediate open position, previous version was either opened or closed New locking pivot kit 6-in-1 design The New Nolan N43E Trilogy Helmet is a crossover design with quick-change accessories that allows for customized looks and functions for every ride. The helmet comes with the clear shield, the integrated sun shield, the peak and the removable chinbar. The Lexan chinbar is EPS lined and mounted with strong stainless-steel latches, so it passes the tests for full-face helmets of the European standard ECE-2205. VPS (Vision Protection System) features a short dark shield mounted on the inside of the helmet which moves independently from the face shield. It provides real eye protection and is also available in amber, light blue and light smoke as an accessory. The VPS is easily operated by a large rubber coated slider on the left side of the helmet. Features Quick-change shield is optically correct, UV-400 and fitted in an exceptionally large eyeport Includes a Pinlock antifog insert The short black peak can be installed in seconds instead of the clear shield Ready for the N-Com communication system Lightweight aerodynamic polycarbonate shell with built-in spoiler for improved stability Fully removable and washable Clima-Comfort liner is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and wicking Super-efficient JSW top vent with exhaust grid in the rear spoiler works in conjunction with the air channels along the crown Microlock (adjustable quick-release) retention system Velour chin-strap padding 3.6lbs with all accessories Both D.O.T. and ECE certified Note Trilogy Solid, Trilogy Outlaw and Trilogy Voyage Helmets are identical except for the paint or graphics. Outlaw versions of Nolan Helmets have a sleeker look with more subtle Nolan logos.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
No bad words from me
PostedNovember 29, 2012
Customer avatar
SokSa
From Brooklyn
State:NY
Rider Type:Harley Diehard
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
First the viewing angle: amazing. my biggest problem is viewing angle, especially on the sides. I commute to work, daily on my Sportster in New York City. And having to turn my head to see the sides, check out the blind spots is a challenge with normal helmets; but with this one it's so simple and so much safer. Viewing angle downwards: amazing. Now I can see my, uh, zipper! yes! :) With my modular helmet, I had to open the face every time I had to park, look down etc. Now there is nothing that blocks my view.
This helmet is a ground breaking design in the helmet universe since the modular design.
Fits nicely, lightweight, perfect anti-fog. I cannot find anything to put on the "cons" section with this helmet.
Rides: 2010 Harley Davidson XL883N Iron 883
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Firstgear Thermo One-Piece Suit Features Classic fit A more tailored fit 100 waterproof, 210 denier Hypertex 120-gram polyester insulation Full storm flap closures on zippers, pockets and cuffs Cargo storage pockets Elasticized ankle closures and adjustable waist 1-year limited warranty
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I did not get a chance to wear anything underneath yet
PostedNovember 14, 2012
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SokSa
From Brooklyn
State:NY
Rider Type:Harley Diehard
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I rode in low 30s during the nor'easter (near blizzard snow conditions) high winds and snow pour. And all I had underneath was a t-shirt and a pair of undies. This thing is amazing - for lack of a better word. Amazing.
I wore it only once in moderate rain, no problems. Did not get a chance to try it out in truly heavy downpour - can't wait.
Rides: 2010 Harley Davidson XL883N Iron 883
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sidi On Road Gore-Tex Boots An ambitious new design with Top Grain leather and a Gore-Tex waterproof / breathable membrane these boots are Guaranteed To Keep You Dry . These will be one of the most comfortable and protective on road boots you can purchase. Features Top grain leather construction Equipped with a GORE-TEX waterproof-breathable membrane Secure multi Velcro closure system Full length inner gaiter Rigid nylon innersole Composite inner sole Removable arch support Internal heel protection Internal ankle protection Internal toe protection Leather toe shift-brake pad Padded shin plate Double stitched in all high stress areas Ankle cup Bonded non-slip lug type sole
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent boot, meets and exceeds all my standards
PostedNovember 13, 2012
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SokSa
From Brooklyn
State:NY
Rider Type:Harley Diehard
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought and returned at least 3 different sets of boots before I bought these (not from RevZilla though I was really disappointed with all that purchase and wait and deliver and test and sadness and return cycle)
These boots are extremely comfortable. To test, I actually walked hours and hours around in these boots in NYC. No, problems, zero, zilch, nada.
They are water -proof. I wore them during hurricane Sandy and toured around in Red Hook. Submerged them, no issues. I rode by Sporster through the nor'easter (a winter hurricane up on north east) low 20s, near blizzard conditions, no problems.
They are protected. Never had an accident with them, but this is one feature I am comfortable with not testing and not attesting to. But the protection is there, kick yourself and see.
Rides: 2010 Harley Davidson XL883N Iron 883
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I love the product. But BEWARE OF THE ADHESIVE
PostedJuly 5, 2012
Customer avatar
SokSa
From Brooklyn
State:NY
Rider Type:Harley Diehard
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sound Clarity 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I love this product, I don't know what I'd do without it; actually I do: I miss two very important phone calls and resent not ordering a replacement sooner.
Here's the "beware" part. I used the adhesive mounting solution to mount this base to my half helmet because the screw+clamp was forcing the edge of the helmet too much - whatever. The adhesive felt and was strong for a month; but last Sunday during a meetup ride - in which I was the lead - it flew off of my helmet! It was totally a surprise, the adhesive was strong and there was no wobble, no misalignment nothing to tip me off. It was over 100 degrees that day and we were on the highway doing 65. A combination of heat, vibration and wind probably loosened the adhesive enough that it just came loose.
So bottomline: if you are going to use the adhesive, make sure you do something to secure the clamp kit somehow. I love this product so much that I am buying it again and it is still endorsed by me for my meetup group "the brooklyn easy riders club"
For the second one, I am going to try to force the screw-clamp and stay away from the adhesive thing.
Safe riding
Rides: 2010 Harley Davidson XL883N Iron 883
Yes, I recommend this product.
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