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Bell Vortex Band Helmet

The Bell Vortex is every bit the helmet you’d expect of the Star’s little brother. Developed in Bell’s state-of-the-art Santa Cruz, Calif. design center, the Vortex borrows heavily from the Star, using its Velocity Flow Ventilation with FlowAdjust for amazing ventilation and temperature control, as well as ClickRelease— the reigning world champ in shield ease-of-use. The lightweight polycarbonate shell is molded into a stable, wind cutting shape, and comfort is in no short supply with contoured cheek pads and a plush removable comfort liner. Finish it off with a noise reducing wind collar and integrated speaker pockets and you have a complete package at a killer price.

Features:

  • Velocity Flow Ventilation system with FlowAdjust for maximum stability and temperature control with minimal noise and buffeting
  • Lightweight composite polycarbonate alloy shell
  • Contour cheek pads (by means of stacked foam, not hand cut)
  • Removable and washable interior for maximum comfort
  • Padded Wind Collar to drastically reduce wind/road noise
  • Integrated speaker pockets for audio speakers
  • ClickRelease for the fastest, easiest, tool-free shield swaps ever
  • NutraFog II superior anti-fog, anti-scratch and UV protected shield
  • Five year warranty
  • Snell M2010 and DOT Certified

Note: Helmet shown with optional tinted shield. Clear shield included.

Note: Helmet may come with either the magnetic strap keeper or standard chin strap snaps

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Bell Vortex Band Helmet 4.7 5 19 19
Super Bang for the Buck! Great helmet for the under $200 range. True to size, I ordered a larger and the fit is great (I also have quite a large Irish melon). The air flow and front shield are top notch. Over all quality of the helmet is the best in it's class for the under $200 mark. Perfect if you're looking for a second helmet or need a regulation lid for the track. Bell keeps me coming back for more. Plus the super rad Atari color theme always works for me! November 20, 2014
You get what you pay for Pros: 1. SNELL certified at bargain price. 2. Cool colorway 3. Photochromic lens add on that tints when UV hits it Cons: 1. Extremely loud. There seems to be a cavernous opening around the ear area that is an echo chamber for wind. Ear bleedingly loud. 2. They apparently use a single shell regardless of whether you choose XL or M. It's just the inside padding that's different. It makes the helmet seem cartoonishly large. If you are a 280lb guy that is 7ft tall, this helmet will look proportional to your body. Otherwise, you will look like a bobble head with this thing on. Nevermind the strain of the additional drag all that extra surface area imparts on your neck. 3. While Photochromic shield is convenient, you can't lock the helmet to the bike and walk away, since extended UV exposure will actually kill the coating on the shield. So you have to carry the helmet around with you. In conclusion, it is a cheap way to get into a SNELL helmet, but it's not ideal by any means. November 6, 2014
Good value for price point Pros: Light and comfortable. Fits oval shape very well. High end look Quality construction Con's: Wind noise is a bit loud November 3, 2014
Good, but not great. I chose this helmet because it looks better than other SNELL rated helmets I was seeing. My last helmet was a Scorpion Exo and quite honestly I think it was a better helmet for less money. The visor movement and vents seem a little clunky on the Bell and the overall fit/finish just seemed a little nicer on the Exo. If you want to look awesome, go with this helmet. If you want something simpler with smoother build quality, I recommend the Scorpion helmets (in my limited experience). October 6, 2014
Good price on a mid level helmet form a high end company. Needed a full face. Went for the known com0nay name Bell. Very good and safe helmet. Nice style on the paint scheme. September 22, 2014
Excellent Value, Quality Build, Fits Superbly. Helmet buying is tricky. I spent many nights searching and searching, reading reviews, watching video reviews... endlessly. Sometimes you just have to pull the trigger and go with a gut feeling. Initially, i was looking at much cheaper helmets. And then was quickly persuaded to spend a little more on something a bit more quality. And i figured, if i was spending a little more, why not get a color scheme i like. The Vortex Band (white), was my personal choice (i like the similar colors to the martini racing team). Fit. You will have to go to a store and try some helmets on. Or risk it by buying what you think might be your size. Your choice. Some might find the bell mold to feel great! Others not so much. Personally the fit is great. Snug. Just enough to make talking a little annoying. Which is preferable because id rather it be a little snug than loose. Venting is decently good. Provides enough airflow so that my head is not sweating. And ive been riding multiple times recently on those 90+ plus days. No complaints otherwise. Noise is a little loud. I'm borderline on using ear plugs to held reduce some of the wind noise. At this time i have not actually used plugs, and i do not get any ringing even after longer rides on a rather loud bike. If you cant afford the next level of helmets in the 400+ range (like me), id seriously consider the bell vortex series. Great paint schemes, snell 2010, dot, interchangeable cheek pads and visors, replacement parts, are all reasons why i bought the vortex. August 27, 2014
Nice features, affordable. I just received my Bell Vortex in Band White today. I love the sparkling graphic bands and pearlescent finish throughout on this helmet. I fall in between a size small and a medium and I went with the medium. The fit is quite comfy and I believe going for the smaller size would have been too tight. My gripes are that the Bell logo is not removeable. I wish the logos were a little more inconspicuous. Also, I was hoping to have the magnetic closure on the chin strap but I have the standard snap closure. I was a little disappointed but prepared for this after reading the note on the description page. Overall you get a lot for what you pay for and it is a good looking helmet. This helmet is inexpensive for all the features you get and isn't cheap quality. I am very excited to get out and try out this helmet tomorrow. July 29, 2014
Really nice sub $200 Helmet Wow for under $200 you get a Snell approved helmet that looks and fits fantastic. Pretty classic design with all the usual modern features. I personally wish it had an internal visor but then it wouldn't be Snell. It is a bit snug a first then broke it nicely. Breather reasonably well and really good vision. Recommended. July 25, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
William R: Seems like a good value for the price Oct 18, 2014
William G: liked the graphics and price Sep 12, 2014
Steve M: Quality price and color Sep 2, 2014
William C: Good quality, great price, awesome design. Aug 23, 2014
Mark S: Dig the look. Aug 17, 2014
Mike D: looks cool, has a snell rating, and is super affordable. Jul 2, 2014
Sharon O: Bell is the Best Protection Jun 5, 2014
Brad F: Old School style new school tech May 20, 2014
Lisa B: The Bell Vortex met DOT and SNELL safety rating standards for a relatively low price. I chose the Bell Vortex over the Joe Rocket RX1000X because i could find more reviews on the Vortex. May 17, 2014
Malcolm S: Love Bell reputation! And really dig the 70s retro style! The 2014 vortex is offers everything I need. Apr 22, 2014
Edward M: Sweet style. Mar 27, 2014
Ryan W: Excellent Helmet! It's very quiet and not very expensive. Vents work well. Snell certified. Mar 5, 2014
Jin P: great design, not over the top, versatile looks. Good air flow, reasonable price. Feb 10, 2014
A shopper asked: Are the bell logos removable like on the Bullet? Jul 7, 2014
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Adam P: The Bell Stickers are not removable. Classic logo though and a great helmet for the price. Many complements on the retro graphics. Jul 7, 2014
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Malcolm S: Unfortunately no, the labels are not removable. Jul 7, 2014
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Jonah T: No, the logo is under the clearcoat/sealer. Jul 8, 2014
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Ryan S: No the logos are under the clear coat. Jul 7, 2014
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Jonah K: No Jul 7, 2014
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Bell Helmet Sizing

Size Hat Size (in)  Measurement (in)
2XS 6 3/8 - 6 1/2 20 - 20 1/2
XS 6 3/4 - 6 7/8 21 1/4 - 21 5/8
SM 6 7/8 - 7 21 5/8 - 22
MD 7 1/8 - 7 1/4 22 1/2 - 22 3/4
LG 7 1/4 - 7 3/8 22 3/4 - 23 1/4
XL 7 1/2 - 7 5/8 23 5/8 - 24
2XL 7 3/4 - 7 7/8 24 1/2 - 24 3/4

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Orange/Black / XS 939907 7047712 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Orange/Black / SM 939908 7047713 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Orange/Black / MD 939909 7047714 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Orange/Black / LG 939910 7047715 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Orange/Black / XL 939911 7047716 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Orange/Black / 2XL 939912 7047717 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Blue/White / XS 939925 7049239 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Blue/White / SM 939926 7049240 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Blue/White / MD 939927 7049241 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Blue/White / LG 939928 7049242 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Blue/White / XL 939929 7049243 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Blue/White / 2XL 939930 7049244 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment