MOBiWan
 
 
 
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    June 27, 2011
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    September 13, 2011
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Icon Variant Helmet - Solid Survival is a matter of enhanced situational awareness - an unforgiving maze of gravel strewn corners and malevolent steel. Comfort, vision, protection. Introducing the Variant helmet from Icon. 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 . 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 Industry leading multi-inlet ventilation system Wind tunnel tested and refined Antilife visor Integrated chin EPS Air Channels reduce shield fogging Distortion free precision optics Anti-fog shield Removable Hydra-Dry moisture wicking liner Removable chin curtain
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Helmet, especially once you get used to it
PostedSeptember 13, 2011
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MOBiWan
From Washinton
State:WA
Rider Type:Adventurer
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
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I purchased this helmet for use on my BMW F800GS. I was using my street helmet (HJC AC-12 Carbon). The HJC was extremely loud on my BMW at speeds over 60mph, and very hot at slower speeds.. This helmet gives me a little bit of the duel sport functionality, good airflow and great looks.
The Good
- Great Looks, this thing is bad a** looking, especially the Rubatone with dark smoke lens. The fit and finish is great.
- Very good airflow. At slower speeds it is very nice and I higher speeds it flows crazy air. There are like 7 adjustable vents, plus the visor, plus a couple venturi vents.
- Comfort. Very very comfortable, the material used in the padding feels very nice on the skin, and it is soft, and the wicking ability is very good. The shape of the helmet is a little odd, and takes a bit to get used to. It is tight putting on and pulling off.
- Visibility. Is very good from the sides, very wide field of view and the optics are totally distortion free.
- Sound. This helmet is much more quiet than my HJC. At 60mph plus I want the drive the bike into a brick wall to stop the rumble noise caused by windshield buffeting when using the HJC. with the Variant on I don't even need ear plugs for shorter trips.
- Stability I have heard many people complain about lift and pull caused by wind. I don't think it's that bad. Yes if you head check at 70mph the helmet will pull. but if you make an effort to keep your chin down when doing the head check it is not bad at all. Plus the Peripheral vision on the helmet is so good, you don't need to turn your head as far anyway.
The Not So Good
- Visibility. The mouth guard does block my vision looking down. On my GS I cannot see my gauges or mirrors without moving my head, not a huge deal though.
- Comfort/Size. It is very tight getting on and off and it pulls at my ear lobes when pulling off, especially if i have in-ear earphones in. Also I am unable to get the helmet off without pain when the chin guard is installed
- Visor. The smallest detente on the visor is not that great. When you leave the visor open at this level it kinda pushes air straight up into your eyeballs. kinda annoying
The Ugly
- Visor Replacement. This is the worst part of the this entire helmet. You have to pop off caps, Then unscrew screws then work the visor off the catches. Then reverse the process. What a PAIN.. Especially if you go out during the day and come home at night and need to swap out a tinted lense..
Rides: 2011 BMW F800GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sidi Adventure Rain Boots The ultimate Adventure boot combines Sidis best touring and off road features into an effective adventure boot design Sole Soft lugged sole for maximum grip. Composite inner sole. Protection Rigid, shock resistant, anatomically shaped heel for maximum protection. Malleolus external guard to enhance protection of those tender small foot bones. Split grain leather inner anti-wear/heat panel. Fit Function Membrane equipped to add a water resistant yet breathable barrier between the elements and the rider's feet. Single Flex System upper. Exclusive cam-lock buckle system. Replaceable strap / buckle system. Removable arch support. Top grain leather and Lorica construction. Slim, cool non-bootie design. Cambrelle lining
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great boots, little expensive
PostedJune 27, 2011
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MOBiWan
From Washinton
State:WA
Rider Type:Adventurer
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Average
Wide
Really enjoy these boots. They are very comfortable. Not much for air flow, but they are water proof so that kinda cancels air flow out. They do squeak when you walk around. So sometimes in the office it's a little annoying. But the comfort is great, i can wear them all day at the office without any problems. I can attest to the protection level and it is great. I had a crash and rubbed myself and the bike up against a dirt wall. Pretty sure I would have twisted my ankle looking at how the boot and foot peg carved into the dirt wall. I was unscathed.. GREAT BOOT.
Revzilla is the tops, great web site.. Love the videos, and the shipping is very fast. Thanks again
Rides: 2011 BMW F800GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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