If you’re a motorcycle enthusiast, you’re always on the lookout for the latest and greatest gear. And if you’re in the market for a new helmet, Icon has a brand new lid you’ll want to check out – the Icon Domain.
In this review, we’ll take a closer look at this new full-face helmet, its features, and what makes it stand out from the crowd.
But, the main question I will answer in this review will be: Is this the best full-face motorcycle helmet for you? Let’s find out!
The Icon Domain is a new full-face helmet from the Icon folks, packed with impressive features.
First and foremost, the helmet has a unique look that sets it apart from other full-face helmets on the market.
It has a large, rounded face shield that provides excellent visibility, and Icon has thrown in its signature killer graphics.
This helmet is available in a range of graphic designs, including the “Lucky” and “Cornelius Silver” models, with more designs likely to come.
The Icon Domain has integrated comms and is suitable for a range of bikes, including naked bikes, street or sport bikes, and V-twins.
At the time of writing this review, the helmet costs around $300 for the stripped-down Matte Black version, making it one of the best full-face helmets for the price.
If you opt for one of the fancier graphics like the Lucky model, which retails for $350, you’ll get an RST iridium shield and an extra clear shield in the box.
One of the most important things about the Icon Domain helmet is that it meets the ECE 2206 European standard, which is a rigorous testing standard that includes four drop tests, a high-velocity impact, a low-velocity impact, and an angular impact.
The helmet is also DOT-legal, which means it’s ready to ride in the United States. Safety is a top priority, and the Icon Domain meets some of the highest safety standards.
The fit of the helmet is essential, and the Icon Domain runs relatively true to size for most people. If you’ve previously worn an Icon helmet, you’ll likely find that the Domain fits you well, with a little more room in the cheek pads than other models, which is a nice touch. The helmet is slightly intermediate oval, with a little bit more roundness, and because of the tight fit, it is a fairly quiet helmet.
If you’re between sizes, we recommend rounding up, and if you’ve never worn an Icon helmet before, consult the sizing chart, or contact Speedix for help with sizing.
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Ventilation is another critical feature of any helmet, and the Icon Domain does not disappoint. It has a unique street fighter/drag racing look, with switchable ventilation at the chin bar, a sleek brow vent that disappears when closed, and ventilation that pipes air directly into the EPS grooves, where it joins together in the back for maximum extraction.
The liner is also relatively minimalistic, with no extra mesh webbing, making it comfortable and keeping you cool.
Face Shield Options
The Icon Domain helmet comes with a range of face shield options, depending on the model you choose. Most helmets in the $350 price range, like the Lucky and Cornelius Silver models, come with an extra shield.
The shields are anti-fog treated, which is a really nice feature. Additionally, Icon offers Moto versions of the shield that come in smoke and iridium.
These are also available for purchase separately, except for one graphic, which does not offer this option.
The smoke and iridium shields are not as dark as previous versions, which some people like because they are more versatile in different lighting conditions.
However, if you prefer a darker shield, you may want to purchase one separately.
When it comes to the interior of the helmet, the Domain features a removable chin curtain and plenty of room up front for your nose.
The liner is made from Icon’s Hydra-Dry material, which is wicking, anti-microbial, and dries twice as fast as cotton.
The cheek pads are also available in different sizes, so if you’re unsure about the fit, you can contact Rider Support at Speed Addicts for assistance.
If you choose to use the Helm Link communication system, the computer pack will install in the back of the helmet, and the control modules will attach to the outside.
The speaker pockets are designed to fit a variety of communication systems, and the boom mic will run behind the cheek pad for a seamless setup. The whole system is very sleek and integrated, with no wires visible.
Features and Benefits
|Unique look with rounded face shield and killer graphics
|Helmet stands out from other helmets on the market
|Fiberglass shell construction
|Lightweight at just 3.3 pounds
|Integrated comms suitable for a range of bikes
|Versatile and compatible with various bike types
|ECE 2206 and DOT-legal
|Meets high safety standards
|True to size fit with more room in cheek pads
|Provides comfortable and secure fit
|Switchable ventilation with direct air piping
|Excellent ventilation for keeping cool during rides
|Removable Hydra-Dry liner and different size cheek pads
|Provides personalized comfort and quick drying capabilities
|Anti-fog treated shields with different options
|Clear visibility and added convenience during rides
|Compatible with Helm Link communication system
|Integrated setup with seamless installation and usage
What I Like and Don’t Like
There are definitely some things that I like about it. For one, it’s incredibly light, which makes it comfortable to wear for extended periods of time.
Additionally, the helmet doesn’t fog up, even when I’m riding in chilly or damp conditions. I also like the fact that the helmet has a good field of view, which helps me stay aware of my surroundings when I’m riding.
I like that you can customize this helmet later on with a spoiler and different shield, and it’ll be virtually the same thing.
The helmet also fits well for the most part, although I did notice that it feels like it’s going to rip my ears off when I take it on or off. Once it’s on, though, it’s super comfortable.
I’m also a fan of the air vents on the helmet, although I did have some trouble flipping the top ones open while I was riding.
Maybe they’ll loosen up with time. The chin curtain that came with the helmet was mangled and difficult to install, so I ended up taking it off.
Additionally, the Icon branding on the front of the helmet was only half attached with double-sided tape, so I removed it.
While I generally found the noise level to be decent, there was a slight rattle coming from somewhere when I was going fast.
Overall, the Icon Domain helmet is a great choice for riders who want a high-quality helmet with a unique design and plenty of features.
Whether you’re riding a naked bike, sport bike, or V-twin, the Domain is sure to impress. And with interchangeable face shields, graphics, and other accessories available for purchase separately, you can easily customize the helmet to fit your style.
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