by Matthew Scott

Sure, Icon might be the new kid on the block when it comes to dual-sport adventure motorcycle gear, but the name is certainly no stranger to motorcyclists in the know. They’ve taken their heaps of experience in the street bike world and thrown it into their first dual sport helmet, The Variant. Built with a structure of fiberglass, dyneema, carbon fiber, a multi-layer EPS liner throughout the entire helmet, and Icon’s exclusive Hydradry wicking fabric, you’ll barely know the helmet is on when you’re wearing it. Add in a wide angle of view, a 3D molded optically correct shield, and a wind tunnel developed anti-lift visor that increases cooling and venting, you’ll never even know it’s there—see a common theme?

It’s available in variety of colors, sizes, check it out on

Street price: $350+

Icon Variant Helmet

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About the Author: Matthew Scott

Matthew Scott is a dedicated photographer, vintage car enthusiast, and regular contributor to Overland Journal. Growing up in Chicago in a family that valued “all things automotive” as much as exploring the region’s back roads, provided a solid platform for a career as an automotive journalist. He departed the Windy City in lieu of Prescott, Arizona, and the great open spaces and adventure opportunities of America’s Southwest. @matthewexplore