Bell Revolver EVO Hi-Vis Helmet
My First Full Face Helmet
I went to the RevZilla store @Navy Yard and was so impressed. The staff was extremely helpful and patient. The helmet I chose is perfect, fits great and love the Sena SMH5 bt that I purchased with it! (upgraded speakers a must)
March 25, 2013
Easy on - Easy off - and EASY TO SEE! I Recommend.
Bought this high viz helmet because it seems to me that about 90% of the automobile drivers around here are texting, talking, eating or otherwise detached from the moment - especially in-town riding. My other modular helmet is a (black) Schuberth C3... and this Bell Revolver compares favorably in fit and function. My talented daughter 'sharpied' a picture of Yosemite Sam on the back of the helmet. It adds a little character but doesn't detract from the helmet's capacity to trigger the eyes. My other helmets are size large. I ordered this Bell in large and it fit perfectly.
March 18, 2013
Great price for all the features and style.
Very versatile helmet for it's price. It has a great look and the fit is very snug. There is no room for sunglass so the internal shield is a must. The wind noise is loud at high speeds but I've had other helmets that I would ware earplugs with on long hauls.
March 4, 2013
Overall okay, visibility great.
Padding inside at the temple could use a recess for eyeglass/sunglasses to improve initial comfort. Flip down sun shield should be darker but is easy to operate. I would prefer a quick release for helmet strap instead of standard DD fastener. All helmets take time to break in and the size is correct for me but I have had others (Icon Alliance) that were more comfortable initially.
October 22, 2012
Love the helmet. The fitting chart is very accurate. Measure and order, it's that simple.
My only complaint is that the seams encasing the magnet in the chin strap failed after only two weeks. It's not enough of an impact to return the helmet, but was still disappointed in the quality of the strap.
September 28, 2012
The color is excatly what I was expecting. Nothing dull about it.
First helmet I've boughten. The measurements I took worked perfectly with the sizing chart. The flip up option gives you some wind while at a light, very easy to function. Solidly made helmet.
September 24, 2012
Great value, high visibility, many features
I like this helmet a lot, so far, but have not ridden with it much since its purchase. It is a feature rich product for the price however, and the high visibility yellow is much brighter than the website photos appeared (which is great). It is comparable to other high visibility yellow products. The weather hasn't been very hot so I cannot comment about the airflow much. I have opened all of the vents, but I haven't closed them yet to see how the noise level changes. I did note that it was a bit noisy, but I haven't compared it to much yet. The magnetic strap holder is nice. The flip-up face is exactly what I wanted. The flip down sun visor is sweet. The medium fits my medium size head quite well. Overall, the helmet seems like a great value and will help you be seen while on your motorcycle.
July 2, 2012
All in all a good lid
I've spent about 120 hours in the new Evo,Hi-Viz, I feel the Hi-Viz gets me noticed for all the right reasons. In that time I have been in 85°F+ heat, but nothing below 50°F, and have remained comfortable with the airflow.
An issue with airflow is road crud has a knack for being funneled up into the helmet from the neck hole. The crud ends up in my eyes.
I am able to go two hours in the rain before the visor begins to fog, I end up having to part the visor to clear the lens, I am hesitant to use any anti-fog as the sticker warns no to, could upset the factory coating.
With all vents closed and the visor shut I still get a large amount of H2O finding it's way in and on my face, it is large "drops" so I think it collects and then reaches critical mass to let go.
The lens has scratched very easily, my previous Bell that I had for two years has minimal damage compared.
I love the built in sun visor, and the ability to flip up when stopped, as opposed to taking off the whole helmet. The mechanism for this has taken a little bit to "break-in". I still have issues getting it closed and I am forced to use both hands, and confirm secure seal before I ride. I did not have any of these problems with other modular helmets of different brands.
My chin easily rubs on the material in place to reduce hostile airflow that rides up through the neck hole, this is an daily annoyance but can be lived with if you rock a biker stash. I have wondered how my chin would hold up if I took a digger and that section of the helmet took the most abuse, their is not a lot a protective material between your chin and the world.
All in all it works for the price and I feel safe in Bells hands. If I were to do it all again I would keep saving my pennies for the next price bracket of modular helmets
June 11, 2012