Bell Qualifier Hi-Vis Rally Helmet
Best value for money
It's hard to accurately know if this is the safest helmet for my head, which is the greatest priority for me. But, I'm in a city with a 25 MPH speed limit, so my speeds rarely go above 45-50 MPH, I just don't need a helmet that is almost the value of my bike. I'm happy to buy a fresh helmet every 2-3 years between the $100-200 range. And, have cash left over to continue in investing in other safe riding gear.
The other important aspects, fit, comfort and style, are all pretty much nailed here. I like the way it looks (I got the red, white and blue). It fits my head, I have a really small head and I'm a woman so I never really know if I should get XS or Small. I got the small and it's snug enough without crushing me in the jaw or temple. I probably could have gone XS and been okay, but I wouldn't be able to get a baclava on for cold. And, so far, it's been easy to keep clean. The padding is a little thin, though. But, you can use the money you saved to buy fatter padding if needed.
My only criticism on the helmet is the visor gets fogged up when closed and the breathability (?) is not great, but I wasn't expecting too much with that considering how cheap this helmet is. But, it really only fogs up when I'm stopped and the air flow is at a stand still. I mostly ride with sunglass/glass and the visor open anyway and I only close it when it's cold. But, my old HJC helmet never fogged up. I think it's a tradeoff though. When I close the lid I want to be warm and so far I haven't felt the need to put something on my head and face to stay warm.
This is a really good value for the money. There's a bunch of color options also so you don't have to look like a low budget squid. You can get something with a little style that doesn't look corny or cheap.
November 16, 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 good helmet. She's loves the design of the helmet. The helmet tends to run small, she normally wears a medium. But she had to move to a large in this one. The pad inside is very comfortable. Def a great helmet for the money..
October 27, 2015
The Bell qualifier is my "go to" helmet when weather calls. Although I prefer wearing an open face helmet with shield or goggles, the qualifier provides the warmth, safety and quiet well above my expectations. A bit claustrophobic.
October 26, 2015
My first bike helmet! And I adore it!
Honestly it was very intimidating looking for a first helmet for a new learner but I read so many reviews on this that were positive so I had to try it and Revzillas return policy made me feel safe if it didn't feel right. Well it definitely does feel right and I'm definitely happy with my choice! It's super comfortable, not as heavy as I though it would be, I have great vision and it's not too loud but I can atleast not be deafened by semi trucks haha. Honestly a great helmet and insanely fast free shipping! It got here in two days flat! Amazing! Honestly you go get all my gear from here and probably when it's time to replace this helmet I'll buy another qualifier or the next upgraded version of it by then haha. Ride on.
October 20, 2015
Great helmet that is affordable.
This helmet is very light and comfortable. It has very good airflow, but that also causes it to be a little on the loud side. I ordered the dark smoke shied for it and it looks and performs great. I have no issues wearing the helmet in any weather or any amount of time. I bought my wife the same one in the coalition graphic.
October 19, 2015
Good Affordable Option.
Matte black finish is very cool. Padding is very comfortable. Chin strap could be a little more comfortable but not a deal breaker. Ultimately great coverage for an economical price point.
October 12, 2015
Great Bang for the Buck
My first helmet for my first bike. Partly bought because of the color scheme, partly bought because of price. After reviews of all full face helmets in this price range this is what I chose and I am happy with my purchase. I took this helmet on a 1000 mile ride from Chicago to Myrtle Beach and back and it did everything I needed it to. It did seem a little loud (wind whistling) but I don't have enough experience with other helmets to compare it to.
October 9, 2015