Item Code:IconVariantSolid Brand:Icon Model:Variant Color:Black, Rubatone Black, Silver, White, and Medallion Shell:Fiberglass/Dynema /Carbon Fiber Shell Certification:DOT FMVSS 218 Certified Warranty: 1 year from the date of purchase against any defects in materials and workmanship
Long oval headform is wind-tunnel tested and refined
Anti-lift visor reduces glare
Multiple oversize intake and exhaust ports
Optically correct quick-change fog-free face shield
Removable Hydra-Dry moisture-wicking liner
Rear spoiler adds high-speed stability
Removable Chin Curtain
Rubatone is a matte rubberized paint developed to match your riding gear
Helmet Sizing Information.To achieve proper helmet fitment, begin by finding your head circumference size using the method described below.
Remember that the helmet sizing you choose should fit around the crown of your head comfortably with no pressure points. The cheekpads should fit firmly around your face.
Once your chin strap is fastened, grab the chin bar of the helmet and move it side to side.
Your cheeks should move with the helmet, which should not slide across your face.
Different thickness cheekpads can be purchased to obtain the perfect fit.
Head Measurement Instructions.Wrap a flexible tape measure around your head approximately one inch above eyebrows and ears. Use this measurement (in either inches or centimeters) to find your helmet size in the chart below.
The Icon Variant is a whole new direction for Icon. They've taken the popular
look and style of a dual sport helmet and packed it with features for the
street. It is DOT and ECE approved and meets world standard.
The Icon Variant has a fiberglass, dynema, and carbon fiber tri composite shell
that makes this helmet very shock absorbent and lightweight. This Variant is a
medium and weighs three point nine pounds. The solid colorways of this helmet
start at a mere three hundred and fifty dollars. So, you're getting a carbon
fiber helmet with a radical new design for not a ton of money. Now, depending on
the graphic, they do go up to about 550 so pay attention to the different
colorways when ordering. As far as fitment goes, Icon has given the Variant a
long oval headform so you are going to get that snug fit on the cheeks and
around the head that you want for higher speed riding, without the hotspots on
Let's take a look at some of the features.
The front has this sculpted shape and molded EPS Nose that reduces shield
fogging and gives the Variant its unique look.
Icon really puts a lot of focus on helmet airflow and ventilation and this
Variant is no different. There are five oversized intake vents that create nine
channels of airflow and four oversized exhaust ports. All of the intake vents
are adjustable to some level. One large vent on the chin bar vents to the inside
of the helmet including
up to the face shield. This large vent is adjustable using the rocker switch;
you push it up to close it and down to open it. The vent is also adjustable
using the internal sliders. Each of these sliders has four positions including
There are two brow vents and two peak visor vents both of which are adjustable
and easy to find with a glove on. On the back you will find four extractor
vents, two at the top and two at the bottom.
The peak visor is permanently attached and blocks sunlight, channels air into
the vents, and increases negative lift.
The face shield on the variant is all new. It is scratch resistant, fog free,
and removable. The shield removal has a couple extra steps compared to their
other helmets but it's not bad. To remove the shield, you have to first take off
the side plate. You're supposed to need a tool for this, but we'll come back to
that. Then, using the shield key Icon provides you, unscrew the gearplate bolt.
Next, pull on the visor to release it from the gearplate. Finally open the face
shield and then pull it free from the gear plate.
The Variant has a fully removable and washable HydraDry Interior. The contoured
cheek pads have these clever cutouts to allow the chin strap to recess into
them. This allows optimal pressure against your face for a quiet ride and
The Icon Variant helmet is of very high quality, but there are a couple of
things I don't love about this particular helmet. The first is these side
plates. Many riders push the helmet down on their head with both hands when
putting their helmet on. While you should technically use the chinstraps, I see
riders use the top of the helmet all the time, so it should be considered when
engineering. Here's the problem. If you apply any pressure to the sun viser, the
cover place begins to pop off. Snag it with a glove, and it's gone. The other
thing I noticed on this particular helmet is the paint. There seems to be an
excessive amount of orange peel and overspray. Now, that could be just this one
helmet, but these are usually sprayed many at a time so it's tough to say.