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 Icon Airmada 4 Horsemen Helmet
Icon Airmada 4 Horsemen Helmet
Icon Airmada 4 Horsemen Helmet If you have been paying attention, you may recognize that ICON harbors an apocalypse fixation. Maybe its the sci-fi movies we visually devoured as youths. Or perhaps its something darker, like CNN. Regardless, this shared vision of the impending end of days will continue to manifest itself in the form of shadowy product copy and revelations depicted on helmet graphics. The Airmada Four Horsemen, first envisioned by Drer, now executed by Tanner. Giddyup to the fourth. 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 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Sadly Disappointed
PostedApril 14, 2013
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IGVH91
State:MN
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Slightly Heavy
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
When I ordered this helmet, I received the usual super sweet processing and shipping speed Revzilla offers. However, as I ran giggling to the door to get my helmet, I became more and more disheartened as I got to know my helmet. I wanted to love this helmet so bad, I didnt even blink at the price tag, it looked so cool.
Heres a short list, details to follow.
Cons:
Heavy
Loud
Pricey
Poor Design
Poor Quality
Lack of features.
Pros:
Cool Design
AMAZING Visibility
Good Airflow
Safety Certs up the whazzo
So I was very disappointed in this helmet for this price point. This helmet was noticeably heavier than the helmet my wife also ordered, and noticeably shorter on features. The “paint job” was pretty bad, you could see where the stickers stopped printing and just ran out on the edges.
Its not pinlock ready, at this price point? Really Icon? Also, the pin that holds the shield in is nice and solid, but a terrible design. Its a freaking HOLE in your face shield, it makes this horrible whistling wind noise when riding. Also, when you’re trying to get your visor up, if you do it wrong you’ll end up raking your fingers/nails over that metal stud, and that hurts.
This is just a personal, but the pods that cover the edge of the shield suck. They don’t match up with the stickers behind them so it looks off, plus they stick out and look really bulky and ugly. It just doesn’t fit with the cool streamlined feel of this helmet. Speaking of wind/noise…this helmet is loud, all that amazing airflow has a downside, and no chin curtain, enjoy that debris and ever so random bug in your helmet. Ever get what youd swear was a wasp stuck in your helmet at 30 mph, just to panic pull over and rip your helmet off to see a lady bug? No? Get this helmet. It’s a great story to tell.
And taking this helmet off feels like its ripping the sides of my face off, right around my eyes sockets and temple, get super raw every time I take this off more than 2-3 times. The helmet strap in snap is poorly placed, it’s a pain in the but to try to snap in your loose strap.
The breath guard says its removable, but I dare you to take it off and try it get back on. I spent a good 30 minutes trying to get the thing back in after it felt like I was breaking it to get it out. Maybe I was doing something wrong, im not sure. There were no buttons or Velcro, its just a friction fit.
This helmet is great for in town riding as the airflow really makes it wearable during in town summer riding where I would normally be so hot I skip the helmet. This lets me wear it more often and stay safer, so that’s great.
Visibility is a beast, I have to really strain my eyes hard to catch the edges of the helmet, its usually never even in my noticeable peripheral.
Overall, if you want a helmet with looks like this, its really your only option, and 95% of the reason id keep this helmet even though, it really isn’t that great. I understand its a track oriented helmet, and i can imagine with the visibility and airflow its great for that, but it was not the right fit for me at all.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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