Icon Airmada Helmet
Sales Price: $180.00 to $190.00
Icon Airmada Helmet
Item Code: IconAirmadaSolids
Color: Blue, Red, Black, White, Medallion, and Rubatone Black
Glow In The Dark: Yes
Certification: 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
Shell: 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 any riding situation
- Rapid Release shield change system
- Removable molded breath deflector helps prevent fogging
- Fully removable washable HydraDry moisture wicking interiror
- Easy adjust Ergo vent switch for superior AirFlow control
- Available in four shell sizes with an icon exclusive long Oval Headform for ultimate fit and comfort
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.
|XS||6 5/8-6 3/4||20 7/8-21 1/4||53-54|
|S||6 7/8-7||21 5/8-22||55-56|
|M||7 1/8-7 1/4||22 3/8-22 3/4||57-58|
|L||7 3/8-7 1/2||23 1/8-23 1/2||59-60|
|XL||7 5/8-7 3/4||24-24 3/8||61-62|
|2XL||7 7/8-8||24 3/4-25 1/8||63-64|
|3XL||8 1/8-8 1/4||25 1/2-26||65-66|
The Airmada is Icon's newest race bred helmet and was designed to compete at the top levels of motorcycle racing while retaining an affordable price. This helmet meets or exceeds multiple standards such as DOT, ECE, SAI -- the standard in Australia and SG -- the standard in Japan.
The Airmada has four shell sizes and five EPS liners for an optimal fit. Icon has given the Airmada a long oval headform. This helmet does fit very snug, but the long oval geometric shape eliminates hot spots and makes the helmet fit comfortable by applying pressure evenly and equally around the head.
The shell is injection molded Polycarbonate for strength and durability. This material is great for a newer rider. It can handle a lot of bumps and bruises without being compromised. Polycarbonate material reflects energy in an impact. This does not offer as much protection as an energy absorbing material like fiberglass; but, if you pull a newbie move and leave your lid sitting on your seat and it gets knocked off it has at least a decent shot at survival. Despite its durability, the weight doesn't really suffer. This helmet, which is a medium, weighs three and a half pounds which is relatively light for a polycarbonate full face helmet.
Icon has completely redesigned the shield system using what they call Icon Optics. This offers the wearer a distortion free view. The Airmada is the first Icon helmet to be equipped with this shield. The shield locks into place using a steel pin and also has a large tab for easy opening with gloves on. A wider peripheral vision field gives you a virtually unobstructed view of the road. Icon has also given the Airmada a new quick change mechanism called Rapid Release. This shield removal system allows you to change the shield in seconds. To remove the shield, pull the shield all the way up and push both of the locking levers towards to rear of the helmet. The shield will pop right off. These side plates that hide the shield change mechanism are removable and replaceable. To put the shield back on, make sure the triggers are locked into the rearward position. Sometimes they do not stay back when you remove the shield. Then, just line it up and pop it right back into place. You will want to give the helmet a good squeeze to make sure the shield clips securely into place. You can double check yourself by looking at the mechanism. If you can see this little nub, you're not there yet. Keep pressing until the mechanism clicks forward.
The Airmada lives up to its name with seven intake vents and four exhaust vents. There is an adjustable intake vent on the chin bar that vents up through the breath guard. There are two mesh vents, also on the chin bar, that are stamped aluminum. The adjustability for these vents is found inside of the helmet in the form of three position sliders.
The two brow vents beneath this single cover can be easily opened or closed. This vent helps keep you cool when riding at low speeds, a feature lacking in most track developed helmets. There are two huge chimney vents at the top that are operated with this single lever in the middle. Icon has really put some thought into the ventilation on this motorcycle helmet. Right down to the shape of the vent holes. Most holes in EPS liners are circular, but Icon has made the holes for the chimney vents in the Airmada triangular in shape. These allow for a larger amount of air to be pulled into the helmet.
The Venturi effect pulls the air through the helmet, out of the exhaust vents, wicking the moist stale air away from your head. This effect will help you feel cool on a hot day. There are two exhaust vents located at the top of the helmet beneath the wing, and two more vents down near the bottom with the same stamped aluminum vents on the back.
The guts of the Airmada are made with Icon's HydraDry moisture wicking interior.