Bell Qualifier Coalition Helmet
I love this helmet. This is a great helmet for summer because it's light, and flows alot of air through the front of the helmet. It's a bit loud but not a problem. I love how the bluetooth speaker pockets are in the cheek pad and put the speakers right up against your ear. I have installed a SENA in mine and it sounds fantastic. The location of the speakers makes the sound quality much better than in any other helmet I own. Great design. I got the black/white cam graphic to go with my Icon Spaztyk jersey. Love the look. Also this helmet is decent in the rain, keeping most of the water out for a longer time than many more expensive helmets.
October 2, 2015
Great value, another fantastic Bell product
The Bell qualifier is a great helmet and a great value for the price.
September 29, 2015
Great Helmet for the Price
Close to a thousand miles with the Bell and here are some of my top 5 pros & cons I have noticed initially.
1. Looks great
2. Pretty good field of vision
3. Fit is close to size chart
4. Decent enough air flow
5. Wind buffeting is ok
1. Noise levels
2. Fogs up pretty easily
3. Extended riding does cause minor discomfort around ears
4. Vent mechanisms seem flimsy/cheap
5. Design is not centered on helmet
With those being said it is without a doubt a great helmet for the price. Some of the discomfort may ease up with some more break in and the noise levels are mostly at highway speeds and can be countered by wearing ear plugs. Overall I am very happy with the purchase. My main gripe would be with the design not being centered on the back. It's actually more of the crease on the shell mold right between the rear venturi vents that is off center. All in all a great buy.
RevZilla was as expected with great service & fast shipping.
September 26, 2015
It's a Bell for a great price and it looks great. Too noisy though.
This helmet replaced a 23 year old HJC CL-10 so that's what I'm comparing it to. First off, the shield replacement is fantastic. What used to take me 3 minutes now takes about 10 seconds. Next, it's light and the matte black plus a smoke shield looks great. It has built in speaker pockets so I bought the Thumper 2 speakers. That was a disappointment. The speaker pockets are behind the cheek pad and the speakers are just too quiet to hear with the cheek pads in between. That's a problem with the speakers though, not the helmet. However, I thought the helmet was pretty noisy. In fact, its louder than my old HJC and I wonder if that's partly because the cavity for the speaker allows more airflow through. When I turn my head I get a whistling sound coming from the upper right vent that is really quite loud. I would seriously consider returning the helmet but I tore the label out of the liner. It didn't make sense to me to have a moisture wicking, high-tech, helmet liner that doesn't make contact with your head since the label is large (about 2" x 5"). I should have left that label in there though since I can't return it now and when it came out it ripped the seams in the helmet liner too.
September 23, 2015
Great entry level helmet
Got this as a first helmet, which will eventually become a spare. I opted for the large, since I have a wide face and wanted the smaller cheekpad thickness. I could have probably gotten away with the medium in hindsight. Only a few issues so far. One of the top vent sliders is loose, so it won't stay open or closed without a piece of paper wedged underneath. I put uClear HBC200 speakers in the ear cutouts, but because of the integrated mic in the speakers they wouldn't fit neatly. I had to stack velcro behind the speakers to stabilize them, but this isn't the fault of the helmet. Finally, it's just plain loud. Earplugs help, but the noise doesn't hurt outgoing communication as far as I can tell. Can't beat the bang for the buck though. I'll upgrade when I'm able to squirrel away a few more bucks.
September 22, 2015
Very nice for the price
It is very comfortable, not heavy at all compare to some others.
September 8, 2015
Great for the price.
It is a name you can trust. Looks and feels good. I feel safe wearing this helmet.
September 7, 2015
Cheap & Efficient
If you're looking for a cheap and safe helmet, this is the one.
-I have quite a long oval head shape, so this helmet still left a hotspot on my forehead. However, it was still comfortable and could ride with it for a couple hours without getting a headache.
-The helmet has good airflow but is also quite loud. No real way to dampen it.
-Minimal features on the helmet, but thats to keep the cost down.
Overall, it is a good buy for the money. I've since upgraded and my wife now uses this one. She has less of a long oval headshape than I do and seems to prefer it to my new one. Though, hse too does think it can be quite loud from the airflow.
September 2, 2015