Jarhead88
 
 
 
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Icon Variant Construct Helmet Stripped of graphics and devoid of undue flair - the Construct wanders the earth in opaque minimalism. It is purity of form amongst the flamenco masses. It is truth of materials amid the technicolor hordes. In a world where no two helmets are created equal, the Variant Construct and its raw shell stand alone. The Icon Variant Helmet is a revolution in ADV and urban riding. Designed give riders the advantages of both a street and dirt helmet, the Variant makes use of a wide field of view, aerodynamically tuned peak visor, super strong Fiberglass/ Dyneema/Carbon matrix shell and a dual density EPS core. Extensive venting and the HydraDry sweat wicking liner helps prevent serious moisture buildup and keeps you cool when the heat is on. To keep the Variant stable at speed, the engineers at Icon developed the anti-lift visor to direct airflow, both into the intake vents and over the shell of the helmet to reduce buffeting and wind noise. An optically correct face shield and extended viewport keeps your vision clear and your eyes on the prize. Features Fiberglass / Dyneema / Carbon Fiber Shell Industry leading multi-inlet ventilation system Wind tunnel tested and refined anti-lift visor Integrated chin EPS air channels reduce shield fogging Optically correct anti-fog shield Removable and washable HydraDry moisture wicking liner Removable chin curtain 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 unless purchased from an authorized dealer in that country NOTE Helmet ships with both Clear and Dark Smoke faceshields.
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent Fit and Very Cool
PostedMarch 24, 2013
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Jarhead88
From Washington, D.C.
State:VA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Intermediate Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I saw a different version of the Variant on clearance from another vendor and ordered it in a large. Felt great but was a little loose (my head is right at 23 inches). I couldn't get the clearance helmet in a MED so I ordered the Construct from Revzilla. I am really glad I made the change. After wearing it for several rides and around the house, it turns out that the medium was the perfect size for me. As for those who think that the helmet has drag or wind noise, I guess I am used to a different standard. My old full face helmet was a Harley Davidson modular helmet. The Variant is night and day compared to the Harley helmet. The Variant Construct is lighter, has better venting, better vision angles, looks better, and is more aerodynamic than my old helmet. I have ridden with it on my V-rod with no windshield and on my V-Strom with a windshield. The helmet performed very well even with no wind protection. A nice feature of this helmet is that it comes with both a clear and smoke shield. There is a slight trick to changing the shield and now that I have some practice its not that hard. My plan is to ride with the smoke shield during the day and keep a pair of clear riding glasses with me and ride with the visor up and the glasses on at night. The bottom line is that I love the helmet but I didn't love the price. In the end I think it was worth it and I would buy it again. Revzilla was great and continues to be my go to site for riding gear.
Jarhead88
Yes, I recommend this product.
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