Bell Revolver EVO Hi-Vis Helmet
Best value period
This is my first helmet as I am a new rider so take that into consideration. However, I can't imagine a better helmet for the money than the hi viz version if this helmet. I ride in a beach tourist town and visibility is everything! You can see this helmet from Cuba. Likes: easy to use all functions including drop down internal visor. I did order a darker version as well when I purchased the helmet. Also, I have a transition shield on the way. There was some slight distortion with the clear shield. Ventilation is very good which is a must here in NW Florida. At speed is fairly loud but foam ear plugs make it a non issue. It is heavy but all of the other plusses outweigh this. I don't care if you don't like hi viz, get the helmet and order the transition shield and it will cost you slightly more than the non hi viz helmets with the stock shield
A no brainer...
April 2, 2015
Great helmet Awesome price.
Was looking for a hi-vis helmet. Had Bell and other brands before. The Bell Rovolver Evo has good reviews. I have not been able to ride much with the helmet do to the weather but it does work very nice. It fits tight to my head and I wear an XS.
I did have to switch my Sena SMH10 to the wire mic due to the tight area and the basic boom mic would fit but always got in the way when closing the face shield. It is slightly on the heavy side and this is very noticeable when the face shield is up.
Everyone who has seen me with this helmet has said they can see me which is exactly what I really wanted.
March 23, 2015
A great value modular helmet
This is my first modular helmet and I purchased it with very specific desires. I love the high-vis color (I get cut off in traffic a lot less), flip down sun shade, and visor/face shield options. It's much lighter weight than my old helmet, and I like that it's a bit more open around the chin. Removable/washable padding is great. The magnetic strap was a little weird at first, but I don't notice it now, however the chin strap sits a bit far back and close to the throat (I'm assuming due to the flip up shield). Visor fogs in humidity and scratches EXTREMELY easily, which is the only thing that really disappoints me. It is pretty loud at higher speeds, I wear ear plugs if I'm going to be riding faster than 55mph or for long trips. Overall I really like it, I just wish the visor were more scratch resistant.
March 21, 2015
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
Old one on shelf new one ready to go. Highly recommended
Purchased helmet 3 years ago. Thought it was loud over 40 mph, also felt a bit heavy on long rides. Appreciated it when it really mattered when I went down. The helmet performed flawlessly. My head took a jolt and the helmet absorbed the impact. I felt a springing sensation and other that a few scrapes and bruises is all I received. Subsequently it no longer felt heavy and noisy. I would certainly recommend this helmet. It is now retired and a new Evo has replaced it. Hopefully I never need to depend on it again. But if/when the need arises I know how it will perform. It saved me from grave injury.
March 29, 2015
Passes the test of time
I bought one of these helmets three years ago. It has held up fine except for the magnetic strap keeper which fell out of its glued in the strap location within the first week. If you get this helmet, sew the magnet in first thing off. Also, the sun visor that comes with it is a light smoke color. I bought a dark smoke visor and the sun is much less of a bother now. I would have no problem buying another one of these.
March 24, 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