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Icon Airmada Helmet - Solid Colors The Airmada is ICON's highest evolution of helmet craftsmanship and youll realize this from the moment you take off. With four shell sizes and 5 dual-density EPS liners sizes in the rider-preferred oval head form, the Icon Airmada offers a personalized fit without an ounce of wasted space. The shield system has also been completely redesigned to give riders the best view of the road ahead. The new Rapid Release shield removal system allows you to change ICON Optics in a matter of seconds. Features 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 and riding situation Rapid-Release shield change system Removable molded breath deflector helps prevent fogging Fully removable, washable, HYDRADRY moisture-wicking interior Easy adjuster go-vent switch for superior air flow control Available in 4 shell sizes with an ICON exclusive long oval headform for ultimate fit and comfort All World standard meets or exceeds the following DOT FMVSS 218 (US ), ECE 22-05 (EUROPE), SAI AS1698 (AUSTRALIA) SG (JAPAN) safety and testing standards. (Does not ship with SAI or SG Certification stickers unless purchased from an authorized dealer in that country)
 
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Snug but comfy for long oval heads, Good air flow.
PostedOctober 1, 2012
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seekerhiker
From Hartford
State:CT
Rider Type:Adventurer
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Shape
Narrow
Long Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
I tried out this 3xl Icon Airmada helmet after trying a 4xl Vega and owning several 2xl HJC CL-series helmets in the past. I am always being told that my huge gourd with Neanderthal forehead is "round." After suffering through sore foreheads for years I have finally found I am a "long oval" and the 3xl Airmada fits me like a glove. Yes it feels tight to go on at first, but feels great once on. Comfy on all sides.
How did I decide I was oval? I measured my for/aft length at 9.5" and left/right at 8.25" - I guess that ratio is enough to be oval and not round. Try that for making a formula up Revzilla!
So pros - nice finish, easy operation and sealing of face-shield, easy operation of bigger air openings (chin and top of head). Very comfy interior. Fairly light to me.
Cons - chin vent at base of visor hard to operate after first time or two, same with vent just above visor (plastic flexes before opening/closing). Noise not bad with no windshield, but pretty noisy behind a turbulent windshield. Face shield not very fog-free as advertised.
These cons may seem like a lot, but they are overshadowed by the general quality and comfort of this helmet, as well as the excellent visibility. I will definitely buy icon in the future.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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