M696
 
 
 
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    April 24, 2013
  • Last review
    May 8, 2013
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Icon Airmada Stack High Vis Helmet Ride the Lightning may have put metal up yerass, but the Stack will put thunder in your soul. Boom! As serious as a duo-toned seizure, the Stack riffs a feedback induced hymn of epic loudness. You do not compute, and neither does this graphic. 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)
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Really really hi-viz. Really.
PostedMay 8, 2013
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M696
State:WA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Long Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
This review is for the hi-viz yellow version of this helmet.
When I saw the color online, I wasn't convinced it was going to be the "right" yellow. It seemed pretty subdued in the photos. However, the actual color is the industrial-accident, cover-your-eyes, tinge-of-green hi-viz yellow. Yowza.
Beyond the color, there are a few things to say.
First, the shape is not as long-oval as advertised. It fits about the same as my Scorpion EXO-700, which is sold as a medium-oval lid. Cheekpads and liner can be replaced, which may help. But know that if you have a rhinoceros head like I do, the Arai Signet line may be the better choice.
Second, the locking pin for the shield is a bit weird. I'll probably get used to it with practice, but for now it feels like I'm trapped in the helmet as I fight with it.
Third, there is all kinds of ventilation. Maybe too much. This is going to be a great summer helmet. Winter, maybe not so great. Unfortunately, all this ventilation probably leads to the higher-than-I-expected noise level.
Fourth, the shield optics are fantastic. No distortion even at the edges. I haven't tried a shield change yet, so can't comment on how easy or difficult it is.
I recommend this helmet, but am not completely happy with the noise level or the fit.
Thanks!
Yes, I recommend this product.
+2points
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Cortech Dryver Tail Bag Water-resistant, molded, 170-gram jersey-knit material outer shell Adjustable mounting straps accommodate a wide range of mounting configurations Retains shape when empty or full Easy access main compartment Internal organizer pocket and key clip Comfortable, padded neoprene handle Soft, brushed nylon interior lining Rain cover included 11.5 L x 10 W x 5 H 3.4-liter capacity
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Only 3.4 liters, and there's a catch.
PostedApril 24, 2013
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M696
State:WA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I chose this tail bag for my Ducati Monster 696 because it looked like it would hold enough for a day ride - camera, cap, sunglasses, phone, wallet, a small water bottle, and a Luna bar or two - without looking too stupid on the bike. The good news is that it does look good. The bad news is that it seems much smaller than its 3.4 liter capacity.
The bag is quite rigid and completely holds its shape whether empty or full. It opens like a clamshell, with the zipper about midway up the bag. This is where the trouble starts. Because the zipper is midway up, half of the volume of the bag is above the zipper - in the lid, if you will. This means piling the bottom "bowl" of the bag full of stuff, sort of balancing it there, then closing the lid over the top and zipping it. When removing stuff, it's important to remember that some of said stuff is above the zipper line, and will therefore fall out unless you're ready to grab it.
Because of this, I can't recommend the bag. 3.4 liters isn't a whole bunch anyway, but a more conventionally-zippered bag would swallow my day-ride kit. This doesn't quite do it (another problem is that the bottom of the bag is bowl-shaped and not flat; this makes no sense to me, as the bag is sitting on the seat and so the bottom section might as well be flat), and it's a pain to balance stuff while I zip the zipper.
The construction is first rate on this bag. It looks like it will be very durable. Installation was easy on the Monster, although YMMV considerably. If you can live with the awkwardness of this bag, or are willing to use just half of the storage volume, this could be the bag for you.
No, I do not recommend this product.
+3points
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