Thursday, July 21, 2011
Product Review - The AFX FX-39
For its price, this helmet is a steal!
"A good yet affordable helmet" has been a phrase comparable to "a good time at the DMV." Sure, it could happen, but it's super rare. Still, AFX promises that this is exactly what their FX-39 Solid Dual Sport Motorcycle Helmet is - good yet affordable; not a good time at the DMV. And like a Big Foot spotting, we needed to see it to believe it. So is it too good to be true? Well, here goes:
Of course the biggest perk to the AFX FX-39 Helmet is its miniscule price tag. Many of us have a hard time dropping a few hundred bucks on a helmet. But since these little pieces of protective gear wrap themselves around our most important body part, we don't like to skimp on quality just to save a few bucks. However, the AFX FX-39's price of 116.96 at BikeBandit.com is one that we can swallow, even without a spoon full of sugar.
|The AFX FX-39 has both an awesome venting system and a sturdy roost protector.
||Plus it comes in a variety of colors.
Plus this helmet comes with all the bells and whistles that you would expect from a pricey helmet. We love the ventilation system, which has 9 different venting points that are all able to slide open and close. The padding and helmet liner is all hypoallergenic and anti-microbial nylon that can be removed and washed in order to keep it smelling fresh. There's plenty of room to add speakers. And the roost protector is fairly sturdy.
The AFX FX-39 is also surprisingly light as well as aerodynamic. Some cheaper helmets can get pretty bulky, but this brain bucket will protect your brain without feeling like you're actually wearing a bucket.
Of course, you would expect to get what you pay for. The AFX-39 is cheap, so it must be cheaply made, right? No! The helmet is actually surprisingly well put together for being just over a hundred bucks. Wait, so why is this in the "con's" section? Well, put it up next to an $800 helmet and this helmet won't put a high end helmet to shame. It's not cheaply made, but it's not the same as one six times more spendy.
Would we buy it?
Totally. The price is just too good to be true and the quality is way better than you would expect. We recommend the AFX FX-39 Solid Dual Sport Motorcycle Helmet to any rider who's hated paying an arm and a leg for a helmet. Plus it makes us feel like we're in the middle of a Halo game. And who doesn't want to ride while wearing a helmet that makes you feel like a videogame character?