Bell Revolver EVO Hi-Vis Helmet
I got this helmet on sale for $100. It is a nice helmet with great features. It seems heavy, but otherwise was a great buy!
January 26, 2015
Love all the features. Like the looks. The thing feels flimsy.
I like the helmet. Plenty of features. Love the modular aspect. I can even ride with the face lifted. It is quieter than the Bell it replaces. Color is BRIGHT. It is painted though. And I really dread the inevitable fall off my parked bike (helmet to Tarmac). My problem with the helmet is that it just has the feel of cheap construction. There's a piece that protrudes from the chin. It's purpose is to keep wind from blowing up into the wearer's face. REALLY flimsy. Can't imagine that it'll last very long. The flip down sun visor is also flimsy. It sits crooked and one side is loose.
However it's a four star helmet because of the features and looks.
January 20, 2015
For the price, excellent option!
I wanted to buy this helmet to replace a MIGLIA AGV but I kept postponing it... until Black Friday when it was marked 50% OFF!
The helmet is good, I have used it in one ride and I liked it. I found the internal dark visor very convenient..
One thing I didn't like was that I was not able to wear my Oakley glasses, maybe because the helmet is brand new and the internal pad did not give too much room for them now.
I liked that it felt light and comfortable; really loved the color, hope cagers can see me better now :)
January 15, 2015
Great helmet, for a Revzilla great value!
The Bell Revolver Evo has everything I want in a helmet. The flipup mechanism works well, the sun visor is so nice to have, and all in all the helmet performs well with the added bonus of truly being highly visible. Really can be seen in bad conditions (i.e., heavy rain).
January 5, 2015
As I've learned from previous experience, and has the manufacturers often caution about, Hi-Viz pigments will noticeably over time. Part of Hi-Viz paint doing it's job absorbing and re-emitting lots of light. After my previous Hi-Viz helmet faded, it was time to get a new helmet. Knowing that the new helmet paint won't last 'forever', price was really important. The Bell Revolver was the cheapest so it won the buy prize. Not the quietest (rather loud actually), not the most comfortable, not the greatest visibility, but I only use Hi-Viz helmets from here on out, so the Bell does what I want at a price that won't leave me with regrets after it's Hi-Viz finish is gone and it's time for a new helmet.
January 1, 2015
Terrific value but some flaws
I have owned a Bell Revolver Evo for a couple of years now. It's not the highest end helmet, but that's not it's price point. The helmet looks great, fits well and has a no-tool quick change visor. The internal sun visor works with a flick of a finger and negates the need to carry around your sunglasses. On the down side, it's a bit noisy and the chin bar doesn't open enough to look straight ahead: you have to tilt your head way back to see forward. Also, the speaker pockets are no where near your ears. Who designed that?? Despite these few flaws, I recently bought a second Evo as the hi-viz is now the preferable green shade instead of yellow and the sale price made it very attractive. Revzilla's service couldn't have been better. Nothing more to say than that.
December 30, 2014
Great alternative to a 3/4 or half shell
I bought this for my girlfriend to wear on her scooter, mainly as a compromise between a full-face and an open-face helmet. This helmet has all the features you'd want, including a sun visor and pin lock mounting points. It does run extremely small. I normally wear a small in HJC, and I ordered this in a medium and it was too small. Returned it for a large and it fits great, just be aware. It's also pretty light and the modular portion seems a bit too flexible, so I wouldn't recommend this for anyone who prioritizes safety. It's better than open-face but nothing beats a Snell or ECE rated full-face helmet in terms of safety.
December 29, 2014
Overall a good helmet, feels right
I like this helmet because of its style and appearance.
December 29, 2014