Bell Drifter DLX Black Ops Helmet
Slightly large but snug
This helmet has a bit larger profile than I would have liked, but don't they all? It seemed to fit a bit large on my head, but after riding with it I've noticed even at a little large the wind isn't catching it and pushing it up around town. Once I hit highway speeds I tighten it down with the adjustment in the back and have never noticed an issue. It's a very comfortable helmet, that I think looks great even with it's larger profile. Little issue; one of the thin black stripes came partially off, just a small section, while wiping down my helmet. That is somewhat normal for graphics in my experience and I try to be careful when cleaning or toting my helmets around. Good helmet, especially for the price, I'm really enjoying it.
July 25, 2014
Exactly what I was looking for.
I needed a beanie for summer riding in the DC area since it's hot and humid around here. The Drifter is well made, well thought-out, and it has an effective adjustment device. I was a little skeptical of the "turn to tighten" thing on the back but now I think it should be on every helmet. It allows you to fine tune the fit of your helmet and it eliminates helmet rise at speed. I have to crank mine all the way down to make it really secure since my head is at the lower end of the medium size but if I wear a bandana under it and use the crank system the helmet doesn't move at all, regardless of speed (I tried to get it to lift... it doesn't). The removable ear flaps are nice on a high wind day or if you want something to hold your headphones in (a bandana works for that, too). While it does seem a little thick at first, the mushroom head effect isn't too bad for a helmet that will actually save your grape. In summary, this is a great helmet and I recommend it to anyone who wants a well-fitting, working half helmet. Oh, and the way the brim peaks out over the front acts as a little sun visor if you need it to.
July 21, 2014
Good looking and comfy
Bought it for my daughter, she loves it. The adjustable fit is great, she's still growing. It raised her cool status at school, kids come running up to chat with her when we're pulling up. She wears it with airfoil goggles.
July 2, 2014
Great style, fit and comfort
This helmet looks great! Slim styling so you don't look like you're from another planet. Very comfortable and the ability to customize the fit with the back adjustment really makes the helmet feel like its secure on your head without feeling too tight. It also prevents the wind from pushing it back when cruising without a windshield. I ordered it for my wife, and now I'm getting the same one for myself. Good value for the price too. I will use it when riding my Harley and my Ural.
June 30, 2014
An amazing product!!
The helmet is perfect! Very good quality, lightweight, the design is awesom! I would recommend this product!
June 30, 2014
For the price, I am very satisfied with the product
I have been rather happy with the helmet overall. My first open faced helmet and I am happy. The only thing thus far that has happened, is that I got stuck in a heavy rain storm the first day I had it, and the decal on the side of the helmet started to come off. Besides that no issues!
June 23, 2014
Cannot beat it for the price
Good value, a good fit, and it looks good. The adjustable size makes it fit snug but not painful. I've only had it a few weeks now but am very happy with it.
My one complaint is that (with any of these matte finish items they can be suseptable to scratches. so take care of it. I keep mine in the provided helmet bag in my hard bags.
May 19, 2014
Looks aren't everything.
This helmet is a very good looking and very comfortable. The only problem is a helmet is no good if it isn't on your head. If you just plan on doing 45mph around town this would be great but as soon as you go over 70 mph you'll start having lift on it and at about 80 you'll have a hand on top holding it on. Mine blew back on me while on the interstate and it has now been replaced. I will never use it again.
May 12, 2014