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Bell Vortex Damage 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
  • Padded chin strap with D-ring closure
  • 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 Damage Helmet 4.3 5 419 419
DOT and Snell, great price I bought this helmet because I wanted to get one that had both safety ratings and this was the lowest price point I found. Its my first helmet so I cant really say much as compared to other helmets, but as far as I can tell its really a great helmet. Obviously you can hear wind noise, especially when you pick up the speed, but its not all that loud. I am generally pretty sensitive to noise and as I ride I'm never bothered by the noise level so I think its pretty good. As for fit it was a little tight when I got it ( I bought a medium as that's what the size chart said I should) but after a few hours of use it doesn't feel so tight anymore, in fact I really don't notice the helmet as I ride. Seems to be true to size. Only thing I don't like is the bit Bell logo right on the forehead but that's simply because I have quite the black theme going on (bought a dark tinted visor to go with it). September 18, 2014
Love this helmet! What a great helmet for such a reasonable price! I think this is one of the very few if not only Snell rated helmets available in this price range. +'s Quick change visor is super convenient Can actually feel air moving through the many vents Very slick looking -'s Rectangular rings for securing helmet under the chin feel like they're cutting into my neck if I don't adjust them to sit just so Bell logos all over Overall a great helmet for the price. I'm a happy camper! August 28, 2014
This helmet is awsome. I was wearing a Bell Pit Boss helmet and got tired of the wind trying to rip my head off at higher speeds. So I did some research on some full face helmets. I didn't want to spend a fortune, but I knew I'd have to fork out some decent cash for a good helmet. The Bell Vortex fit the bill. Tons of features, good looks (I got the matt black), and Snell rated, at an affordable price. I wasn't sure what size I needed, so I emailed Revzilla and gave them my head measurement (22 inches). I got a response the next day with a complete explanation about the sizing and fit. Sure enough, they recommended the small, and it fits perfectly. I didn't realize riding could be so pleasant now that I have a superb helmet. Reading other reviews I noticed the only drawback was it's loud. At first it did seem a bit loud but as I rode it I got used to it and it was no big deal. I did however seal the holes that lead to the rear ear vents with black silicon, and what a huge difference it made. Simple fix. This helmet is well worth the money, top notch quality, and great customer service from Revzilla! August 17, 2014
Not Too Shabby The design is what drew me in and with the Snell and DOT approval on top of a good price it seemed like a smart purchase. I usually wear a medium but once I broke this helmet in it became a little too large. My Shoei GT Air is a medium and fits so much more snug than this. At speed when I do head checks it seems like it may slip on me. Air flow is great. The anti fogging lenses work flawlessly. A little louder than I'd like but not overwhelming. I'm constantly getting compliments. It looks pretty awesome. Not a bad helmet but Bell's just don't fit me quite as well as other brands. August 11, 2014
Bell Vortex Helmet is Amazing! I love this helmet! It's comfortable. It has great style. The airflow is like no other helmet I have tried. The visor never fogs up. It has Bluetooth capability. It fits well and provides great protection. Its lightweight. If I ever need another helmet I will definitely get a Bell! August 11, 2014
Awesome helmet, awesome company. I waited about a year before I gave my review on the Bell Vortex. The thing that suprised me the most was the quality of the helmet (especially for the price). The inside materials feel very nice against your face (something you don't get with under $200 helmets). This is very important to me and was one reason why I originally wanted to splurge for an Arai. The ventilation is okay (used in 50 and 100 degree weather) but is a bit noisy. However, this can be easily remedied with a little plugging material on the back vent, behind the ear. After the modification, it is perfect. I should note that the easy release visor is an awesome feature. Also, Bell has great customer service (RevZilla-like quality). I think they'll replace your crashed helmet for a new one for a reduced cost. Plus, I believe its an American based company. Snell2010! The only thing is that the Vortex looks a bit bulky. My white 2xl makes me look like a Stig bobblehead. I would not hesitate on purchasing a Bell Vortex. August 8, 2014
Not bad for the price and great airflow I purchased this helmet as a replacement for my HJC IS-16. I mostly like this helmet. First and foremost it fits my intermediate oval head well. I would say it's somewhat less narrow than the selection above, but the sliders only have so many options. The other major plus is airflow. The airflow is so good that the visor had minimal fogging even in the rain. This helmet has the cracked open position which some helmets costing multiples of the Bell do not have. I also appreciate the third forehead vent which works well in a standard or 3/4 riding position. For the negatives, this helmet is LOUD. It's so loud that earplugs are a must on the highway. With earplugs in, the noise level is comfortable. That said, I'm not sure it's possible to get great airflow and great sound reduction on a sub $200 helmet. Some other quibbles is the vertical field of view is somewhat narrower than I would like and I wish the Bell logo was a bit more subdued. Lastly, I purchased the gloss black and it is much more glossy than the picture does it credit. I think I would've gotten the matte black had I known otherwise. August 4, 2014
Great helmet for the price! I knew from other reviews that the helmet was going to be loud but I decided to find out for myself before resorting to ear plugs. Sure enough, it's loud. Any time you're going to have as much airflow as this helmet provides, you're going to have increased wind noise. That's something I can accept - and compensate for - with all the other features this helmet offers. Sizing is normal. Fit is comfortable. Vision is good. A bit heavier than my RS-1 but manageable. I like the styling and features. I wish it came with the magnetic chin strap - got spoiled - but using the traditional snap is no big deal. Get yourself some ear plugs and you'll be very happy with this helmet. July 30, 2014
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leo l: Price, Manufacturer and design Aug 14, 2014
Charles N. S: I have used bell helmets for 40 years and the colors will match my new Harley street glide pretty close can't wait to get it in my hands Jul 21, 2014
Jeffrey O: I have one already, great helmet for the price. This is for my wife, she has worn mine and wants "the exact same helmet - it is great". May 21, 2014
Steven R: Nice graphics matched the color of my bike but, The Bell just does not fit my head shape well. Nice quality. May 14, 2014
Steven R: Color scheme fits woth my Road King, hoping the Bell fits better thean the Icon Airmada which did not fit my head shape. Apr 26, 2014
Chad F: Looks and function. Great looking helmet!!! Oct 4, 2013
blake g: excellently reviewed everywhere, and looks badass Oct 2, 2013

Bell Vortex Helmet Sizing

Size Measurement (in) Hat Size
XS 21 1/4 - 21 5/8     6 5/8 - 6 3/4
SM 21 5/8 - 22 6 3/4 - 6 7/8
MD 22 1/2 - 22 3/4 7 - 7 1/8
LG 22 3/4 - 23 1/4 7 1/8 - 7 1/4
XL 23 5/8 - 24 7 3/8 - 7 1/2
2XL 24 1/2 - 24 3/4 7 5/8 - 7 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/Silver / XS 872516 768686928468 Out of Stock
Orange/Black/Silver / SM 872517 768686928475 In Stock: Ships next business day
Orange/Black/Silver / MD 872518 768686928482 In Stock: Ships next business day
Orange/Black/Silver / LG 872519 768686928499 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Orange/Black/Silver / XL 872520 768686928505 In Stock: Ships next business day
Orange/Black/Silver / 2XL 872521 768686928512 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment