Bell Revolver EVO Hi-Vis Helmet
Great helmet for the price
I like this helmet a lot. Major problem is noise, but I always wear earplugs, and you should, too, if you get this helmet. Fit is nice, chin is easy to lift and latches securely. Overall I am very pleased with my helmet.
February 23, 2015
Returned due to size and safety concerns
This was the first helmet I ever bought (after considerable research), so please keep that in mind as you read my review.
I bought this helmet for three reasons:
1. It was in my price range. I liked that it was originally a $200 helmet that I was getting on sale.
2. I liked the idea of having something hi-viz to make me more noticeable on the road.
3. I live in Florida so the idea of being able to lift the face shield up while sitting at a light (sort of unrealistic) was appealing. Plus having nice venting is a necessity during the summer.
Regardless, I returned the helmet soon after it came in and ordered myself an Icon Airmada that was on sale. I did that for a few reasons:
1. The helmet felt a little big for me. According to the sizing chart, I'm on the larger end of a small. Despite that, the helmet would move slightly when I turned my head side-to-side. For reference, I ordered a small and am assuming I have an oval-shaped head.
2. The helmet itself just felt too cheap. I did the squeeze test on it and not only did the helmet itself bend in, but the face shield moved around on its own. To put it simply, this is not a helmet I would want to go down with on my head.
3. The side of the helmet cut too far into my peripheral vision.
I was already giving up some safety points by going with a modular instead of a full face, so having a helmet with poor construction and materials was out of the question. It may be one of those deals where you have to splurge to have the convenience of a modular AND the safety of a full face.
February 6, 2015
Great price....poor features and badly executed design
I purchased this helmet to use for commuting and around town. It replaces an aging Nolan modular helmet that I have had for almost 10 yrs.
I am an XL size on both Shoei and Nolan. However, with Bell, seems like sizes run smaller. I bought an XL but I had to purchase additional cheek pads to convert it to an XXL.
The shape of the helmet is strange. I have a round head (so they say :) ) and the helmet does not fit properly when I first put it on. I need to push it from the back of my head forward in order to fit it correctly and when I pull down the helmet face, it rubs my chin.
The only reason I can see for purchasing this helmet is the extremely cheap price I got for it (less than $100). If you get a bargain price go for it but do not expect a high quality product.
I'm sure that I will be replacing it soon with either a modular Shoei, Schubert or another Nolan. Save some money and buy a better helmet!
February 4, 2015
They weren't joking about the intermediate-oval difference
The helmet was too small for me, despite taking measurements. I wear a XXL round, but this XXL intermediate oval didn't even fit over my head. I found a friend that fits into the helmet (they usually wear a Medium), so that was nice. This model not available in XXXL.
February 2, 2015
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
Love this helmet
Excellent helmet for only $200. I am in love with it so far. Very comfortable, and the chin curtain definitely helps with keeping cold air out. The modular design makes removal easy, and the quick connect strap is amazing. I took a dive at about fifteen MPH and the only damage was a few scuffs. If you're looking for a great helmet at a great value, buy this!
February 25, 2015