Arai Vector 2 Neevsey Helmet
Great helmet. Jon helped me and went over and above by trying on helmets and directing me towards this helmet, so I could easily put on, and take off my glasses This should be part of Anthony's review on every helmet he reviews!! LOTS of riders wear glasses, but you never see the reviewer try to fit them thru the eye opening. The highest quality helmet I have ever owned. Great eye opening, great vision. Slightly heavier than expected. I would definitely recommend this helmet, and Revzilla for purchases! The customer service is second to NONE!
January 7, 2013
Fits great. Adjustable cheek pads make it perfect.
December 31, 2012
Nice looking, comfortable and good features.
I have been using it for a week. It's a great helmet.
I am upgrading from an AGV K3.
The Vector 2 is a great upgrade, I like the shield locking mechanism, the vents and the shape, it's simple and for using it on an upright position or 3/4. It's very round, reminds me of helmets from the 80's or 90's just round and simple, I like that, not too flashy, aggressive or race looking.
Learning to remove shield mechanism is a nightmare, because you don't see anything while changing it and you always think you broke something, or that it will wear out quickly, I trust it won't but who knows. After a week I got it mastered, but you still have to use some force, it's not a gentle maneuver and it sounds like things are breaking every time, let's hope the design doesn't allow for the shield or the mechanism to break, it supposedly allows you to change it while being worn but I haven't tried it.
On the upside, the shield-holding mechanism is enclosed, and because the shield can be locked on the front, in the event of a crash I think it will stay on, unlike other helmets like the AGV K3.
The inside of the helmet is very soft, the cheek pads and neck roll are quite big and it's a little hard to get your head in at first. There is a huge gap where your ear is, so they won't hurt if you wear the helmet for an extended period of time and it also means you will have no problem wearing glasses, which you can't do in some other helmets.
The only bad thing I found was that the Arai logo on the front is not painted, it's just a sticker and it gives it a cheap feel since the logo and DOT/SNELL certification on the back are painted and embossed, but then I just removed the front sticker and the helmet is even better looking and I'm not a moving billboard. Maybe it's a "feature" so if you don't like it you can remove it, but then why put it on? They still give you extra stickers, it just made it look cheaper than it really is.
I've been using it in cool weather and it probably let's more air in your head than you would want it to, even with the vents closed.
Overall it's an amazing helmet, if you can afford it, get one, they are supposed to be the best (they are the preferred brand by F1 drivers, albeit they use the high end ones and safety may not translate towards the bottom end).
Still it is claimed their low end helmets (like Vector 2) provide the same safety as the high end ones, but the cost difference lies in the exotic materials used, weight and other features which don't really make them safer and are geared towards competitive racing.
I got the solid black in glossy, it's a little scratch prone, but it's not that noticeable, and it just looks cool without looking like a power ranger.
Covered shield mechanism
Eyebrow vents on the shield
Comfortable and soft
DOT and SNELL
You can wear glasses (you can't on the AGV K3)
Not race looking (this is good if you ride any other bike than super sport bikes like a ninja or an R6 and the likes)
Shield mechanism hard to learn to use (they include a dvd for this) and may wear out.
Non-removable chin curtain
December 10, 2012
Best helmet purchase ever done
This is my first Arai helmet and I'm really pleased with the fit and comfort. No painful pressure points at all. This is the first helmet that fits snugly on my head without hurting after 45 minutes of having it on, it is lightweight, the quality is exceptional, the liners are super soft. If you're are thinking about buying a new helmet, get this one. I've tried several different brands, but this is by far the best in terms of fit. In terms of graphics, I have the Schwantz replica, and it's pretty cool :D
December 4, 2012
Like the design and the graphics.
I would recommend this product to any of my friends. I'm new to full face helmets but this makes the transition easy.
December 3, 2012
What a great helmet!
This, to me is the best helmet Arai has made. Maybe (probably) because in the past I chose versions that weren't right for me fit wise but regardless, this is a great helmet! the field of vision is amazingly wide, the airflow is great, it's super light and the price was almost too good to be true. I'm coming from a Shark Foggy Legend and this Neevsey Arai trumps it in every which way and even makes my riding more enjoyable thanks to the field of vision.
5 stars, hands down, in every category!
September 4, 2012
Light and adjustable for perfect fit.
Great deal on a great helmet.
October 15, 2012
This helmet is light and fits perfectly. I have never had a helmet that fit this well. What all Arai's could use is the internal "sunglasses" we see in some other helmets. I don't like having to switch out visors. But that is the least of my complaints. My main complaint about this helmet is wind comes in from the bottom and swirls in your face. Sure it's great ventilation, but when your eyes start to water your vision and safety is reduced.
October 14, 2012