Icon company strives to amaze motorcyclists and every time offers breathtaking new products. Looking at the new Airform RiteMind helmet, there are mixed feelings, generated primarily by the paint. Someone is delighted, someone is surprised, for someone it is too bold … I don’t know about you, but I immediately remembered “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”: “We had two bags of grass, 75 tablets … “(for further quotation you can get a scolding about censorship, but I think you already remember the plot well from the book and the film). In general … “we were on the edge of the desert when they started to cover us.”
While the design encourages motorcyclists to open their minds and not worry about anything, you can take a closer look at the features of the helmet. The design hides the Airform body, so the original look is not the main advantage of this helmet.
Molded polycarbonate, very dense base. Icon concluded that the intermediate oval shape is the most common and comfortable for humans. Therefore, helmets of this design are often used by the company. Here the shape is always shorter in length from chin to nape and wider from side to side. This fit is not uncommon among Icon helmets, and you will find similar fit on the Airmada, Alliance and even the Variant!
Reduced Profile – Neat contour around the neck with a rise at the back. It has several functions. The first is the ability to reduce the overall weight of the helmet. It seems like a trifle, but in general the helmet is of average weight. Yes, to the weight of the helmets of professional motorcycle racing, he would still lose weight, but for a city one it is a very decent indicator.
Secondly, such a contour is designed to increase comfort while wearing a motorcycle jacket and other items of equipment. And you can’t argue! Especially in the off-season, when motorcycle jackets with a high collar are relevant, such a neckline becomes very comfortable.
Available in sizes XS to 3XL, it’s easy to find your own.
Airform helmets have a decent level of ventilation – they are positioned as uninterrupted due to the pressurization from the chin. Air flows in through the channels constantly. Specifically in Airform RiteMind we see 4 holes for the entrance and 1 for the exit. On different Airform models, the number of ventilation ducts is the same – 3 from the chin and one at the forehead at the entrance, one exit. But the meaning will always remain the same – the helmet is maximally sharpened for good ventilation. Only those who love many settings and are afraid to freeze can remain dissatisfied.
By the way, the ventilation holes are in EPS foam, which is responsible for absorbing impact energy.
Quick drying hydradry lining. The liners are quick-release and washable. In addition, they are designed in such a way that warm air does not get trapped in the helmet.
As for the visor, it is not alone here. The helmet has built-in sunglasses, which is definitely a bonus too. And the visor itself is quick-detachable Optics Shield. Actually, the visor can be replaced with any visor that is convenient for you in terms of color perception. In this case, the kit comes with purple.
“How the color of the visor of a motorcycle helmet affects the perception of the road”
The Airform helmet has stylistic references to Airframe Pro and Airflite. Decent aerodynamics for the urban rider. Additionally, the helmet comes with a purple spoiler, which can be removed or replaced if desired.
Additional “goodies” to this helmet are enough to make the helmet as comfortable as possible. If you don’t want to play with the color of the visor and glasses, then why not choose a good pinlock?
Without this point, there would be nothing to do here. Like all Icon helmets, Airform RiteMind is DOT FMVSS 218 (US), ECE 22-05 (Europe) and PSC (Japan) certified. This is a very good indicator of safety. When a helmet has multiple certifications, you can be sure that your money’s worth.
It is at this point that I will add that the helmet has a double D-ring, which is recognized as one of the best buckles.
The visor has a ProLock locking system.
Summarizing all of the above, we conclude that the Airform helmet is the golden mean between price and quality. It is affordable – yet convenient and completely reliable. For its money, it is a worthy competitor in the urban outfit market.
Because Icon not only cares about the safety of motorcyclists, but also about the expression of drivers, with a durable shell, soft lining and durable visor at the core, you just have to choose which of the many Icon helmets characterize your lifestyle and riding style.