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Introducing Icon's New Airflite Helmet

Chaparral Motorsports
February 16, 2018
Last Updated: October 9, 2020

For decades fullface motorcycle helmets have pretty much all had the same overall shape. While the oval-like shape is very aerodynamic, aesthetically it gets a little boring when everyone is doing the same thing. Thankfully companies like Bell, Scorpion, AGV, and Simpson have been pushing the lines of traditional fullface helmet designs and shapes with things like narrowed and more pronounced chin bars as well as sharper lines. These new styles have been working and have become a steady trend amongst many motorcycle riders, especially street riders.

The newest helmet to fall into this segment is the [mageProductLink sku="038-0101-10826" title=""]Airflite[/mageProductLink] from Icon. Known for pushing the boundaries with their designs, graphics, and colorways, with it's massive faceshield flowing all the way to the bottom of the front of the chinbar, Icon's Airflite is one of the most extreme motorcycle helmets to hit the market in a while.

Aside from providing a wide view, the fog free and optically clear 3D molded faceshield provides extreme venting with its MX styled lower section. Sitting directly behind the cutouts in the faceshield's chin vents is a mesh vent incorporated into the the polycarbonate shell that allows a ton of air to flow directly at your face. Up above are two forehead vents that help cool the top of your head as wind flows between the moisture wicking HydraDry comfort liner and EPS liner and then out through the two exhaust ports located at the rear spoiler.

To go along with its stylish faceshield, Icon also incorporated functionality into the Airflite with an internal visor that can be deployed or hidden into the top of the helmet with the flip of a switch. Between 10 faceshield and eight dropshield color options the Airflite enables you to keep riding no matter what the light conditions are.

Available in sizes XS to 3X the Airflite line is comprised of three shell sizes and three different EPS liner sizes for a comfortable fit amongst the varying size range. Users can fine tune the fit by swapping out the removable cheek pads for optional thinner or thicker pads. Inside are pockets to house speakers for communication devices while the underside of the neck roll has small elastic pockets to hold ear plugs. The Airflite also comes outfitted with a chin curtain to help reduce wind noise and turbulence.

With nine different colorways to choose from and all the different faceshield and dropshield color options, those interested in the Airflite might find it hard to decide just which way they want to go when purchasing this helmet.

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