AFX FX-39 Dual Sport Helmet Review

The helmets in the AFX series attract customers with their low budget price. But, AFX has come up with the AFX FX-39 Dual Sport helmet which has more to offer than just the affordable cost. The AFX helmets are distributed by the Parts Unlimited in the US. The firm also handles other in-house brands, and hence the AFX series has to keep up with the expectations to win the race.

With the new FX-39, the series can surely expect some good results.

The Look

The FX-39 presents itself to the market in a range of colors – basic black, white and silver color and different colored shades of graphics. A special edition of helmets with “Marine Pattern”, “Camo”, “Wood” and “Urbane” camouflage patterns are also available. The “Camo” pattern comes with a matte finish and gives a rugged military look. The graphics are neatly done. The painting and the finish are thick and of high quality making it extremely long-lasting. The look is extremely classy and suits you right when you are speeding on a highway or driving leisurely on the streets.

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The Structure

The top of the helmet is sturdy and the size offers a comfortable fit. The size chart for the AFX series lists two available sizes. The large one is suited for a neutral head size of 61-62 cm and the medium for 60-61 cm. The helmet has a round internal lining which is made of nice and soft material. The padding material inside is made up of microfiber and polar fleece that is not irritating.

The helmet comes with an ear pocket that has a plastic fitted section. It helps to hold the speakers in position and the extra room does not make it feel uncomfortable. The sunglasses can also easily be set in with room to spare.

The large size of this helmet leads to it weighing approximately 3 pounds, which is slightly heavy but the aerodynamic shape prevents any sudden jerks. With the peak well designed, the helmet as a whole is comfortable for a wearer and can easily be put on for long rides.

The Ventilation

The ventilation is provided by the extended chin bar and the chin vent that allows free flowing of the air continuously. The inside chin bar has a comfortable carbon fiber coating from inside that is comfortable and the nylon also helps in eradicating the bugs. The helmet also has two small top vents that are opened with the help of a small stick-like handle. The handle, when pushed back, opens the vent letting in air to the back of the rider’s head. The system is simple and the durability is assured.

There is also an extensive rear exhaust system that has four vents underneath. A switch uncovers the vents that aid in a very effective ventilation system.

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The Shield and Visibility

The helmet comes in handy with a face shield, goggles and a peak. The face-shield is scratch resistant and protective against the UV rays. The shields can also be tinted and adjusted according to requirement. If needed, the face shield can be removed and the helmet can be worn only with goggles. The shield, moreover, tightly fits in the eye port gasket that runs continuously around the opening to seal it completely.

The shield can be handled with two lift tabs located in the lower part that covers the chin bar. The tabs are smooth in operation and prevent twisting. One lifts the helmet open halfway and the other flings it open completely. The side to side visibility is average and the vertical visibility is decent.

The Noise Levels

The exceptional lining of the helmet cancels the noise from the vents and also from the bottom of the helmet. With proper and fitting ear plugs, the noise is not a big concern. The extensive ventilation and the above average noise cancellation feature has enabled the helmet to set the benchmark high for other helmets in this price range.

Additional Features

The helmet surprises us with a pair of black side covers. Hence, it can be worn with the peak removed. The chin strap system is of “Microlock” ratchet type. The extra length of the strap is of slight concern as there is no loop for the same. The AFX helmet comes with a lifetime warranty. As the helmet is estimated to last for a long period of time, the 5-year warranty for a helmet of this price range is an added bonus.

Conclusion

The AFX series has a specified market of its own. The company is way too small than that of Arai or Shoei. Nevertheless, it has sustained the tough competition and has survived in the market for quite some time now. With the release of this helmet, the AFX has undoubtedly put an enormous effort in delivering quality and comfort even at low cost.

The helmet, therefore, has emerged itself as a tough competitor in the market. The improved quality and features go a long way in satisfying the customers. The appreciable ventilation and noise cancellation system have stolen the bargain. Added with all these features is the 5-year lifetime warranty that has clearly appealed to the customers. This helmet stores in a large number of coveted features at a price that won’t burn a hole in your pocket. If that sounds like exactly what you need, go for it!

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