Bell Helmets 3 Snap Bubble Shield
Center snap broke right out of the package
I just ordered and received a Bell Custom 500 helmet in Matte Black and ordered this 3 snap bubble shield in Mint to go with it. It's my first helmet... I'm happy with it and it fits great, but I should have thought about how easy matte paint surfaces get scrapped and marred. Anyway, I took the bubble shield out of its packaging and it looked just as I had hoped it would. As I started to snap it to the helmet, the middle metal snap on the bubble shield broke off. I hadn't even touched it yet. It looks like they take the manufactured bubble shield and then insert two pieces that make up the "snap"... kinda like a grommet. When they attached the pieces of metal together with the shield sandwiched in the middle, the interior metal piece that connects the two pieces must have failed. It just kind of fell off the shield as I started to attach it to the helmet. That was very disappointing. So... now I'm missing the center snap and I don't feel like taking the time and money to return it. Bad reflection of quality control. It happens though and I won't hold it against RevZilla as it's not their fault, just bad luck... they are great and I appreciate their website and service.
February 17, 2016
Good product... Looks great...
Looks great. One issue is for people that wear glasses. It's difficult to get your glasses on and off with the bubble shield on.
October 5, 2015
I bought this shield just in time for a 1300 mi round trip on my nightster. It didn't rattle as much as I thought it would. It let in enough air to keep me cool in this summer heat. It looks freaking rad and no one can see my face, which is awesome. It didn't fly off at 80mph, checking my blind spots so I was happy about that! I highly recommend this
August 17, 2015
Good open head helmet shield
I found this shield very good for the money. There is no appreciable distortion within the field of view. It snaps securely to the helmet. It is reasonable quiet and allows air to flow into the lower helmet which is very comfortable for riding in San Juan, PR weather. I recommended the product to one of my colleges. I would buy again.
August 4, 2015
Performs as advertised
No crazy bells and whistles. It does the job it says it does, and it does it beautifully. While wearing the bubble shield, I haven't once had anything fly up into my face from the road, and it's also an effective bug killer!
July 27, 2015
The Spaceman Has Landed
First off, this is one kewl face shield. I first noticed it in the Youtube GoPro video Babes Ride Out. I bought this one, the wayfarer and a yellow version. Very Evel Knievel 70s retro styling. If you are into street, tracker or cafe definitely get it. For the record I don't own a Bell helmet. I have a low profile 3/4, but these work just fine thanks to the adjustable snaps. I think it's a universal fit.
Handling at high speeds was surprisingly good. You do get a little turbulence every now and then but it's infrequent. Air travels downward along my temples and a little up from the bottom. It's not even noticeable at 50mph.
We all look for a compromise between form and function. This shield does both. The silver iridium is a mirrored smoke. Thought there would be more of a rainbow effect, but this isn't the case.
For the price you can't beat it. Seems durable and high quality. No noticeable distortion until you get to the seems along the far edges, but that's not in your field of view. No noticeable fogging either.
Hope this helps. Thanks again Revzilla!
July 3, 2015
I purchased multiple shields for both my wife and I. We really enjoy riding with them as the styling is really great and protects our face from bugs/debris. We both wear prescription glasses which limits out options in terms of goggles/sunglasses. Besides, the shield has protected my face from some pretty wicked road debris on the highway.
June 15, 2015
Quality feel, great retro look, optically no issues
Love the metal trim around the substantial thickness of the shield. Tint was just as I hoped it would be. Bought to complement my wife's Bell Q-Ball helmet. It looks great on her.
Best of all is the optical quality of the shield. No wavy lines or distortion.
June 14, 2015