Bell Vortex Flying Tiger Helmet
all around great helmet
It's easy to take apart and clean or replace parts gets great airflow on the freeway or the street minimal noise amazing graphics in my opinion. The fit is on point for a round/oval shaped head. I ride a 2006 zx6r which can be pretty loud at high rpms and this helmet blocks out majority of the engine noise as well as wind noise leaving enough sound for me to hear my shift points clearly and for the price you can't beat this helmet.
June 22, 2015
Super unique and nicely priced!
I work in the aviation industry, and so when I realized Bell made a Vortex that paid tribute to the P-40 and the Flying Tigers, you bet your butt I snatched it right up. I wear a 7 1/8" fitted ball cap and went with the helmet size Medium. It's a perfect, snug fit. Styling wise, I wish the shape of the helmet was a bit more aggressive, but the more aggressive models like the Qualifier begin moving up in price. Again, the Flying Tigers theme and price point is what really sold me on the helmet. With the face shield closed, wind noise isn't too terrible. I don't need to wear ear plugs and my ears are not ringing or anything when I get off the bike. It's quite tolerable. Air flow is pretty great.. I don't really sweat much inside the helmet. The one feature the helmet lacks that would just make it a 100% winner in my book, is a retractable sun visor. You only get the clear face shield with the helmet, so be prepared to drop a bit more cash in order to get the sunlight protection and enhanced styling that you'll want. I went with the Dark Iridium Silver face shield, and I keep the clear one in my pack should I encounter a night ride. The artwork definitely turns heads and gets me compliments!
June 15, 2015
Great sub-$200 SNELL helmet
The online images do not do this helmet justice. I was a little hesitant at first because the graphic looked too cartoonish online. I read some reviews, and others had said the same thing; that the online pictures don't do justice. So I gave it a shot, and I'm glad I did. The details and colors in this graphic are sick. Besides the cosmetics, this helmet has an overall great quality for a sub-$200 SNELL certified helmet. The fit is snug but still remains comfortable. The cheek pads seem a bit tight, but I'll wait to change them after a few more wears, and I've broken it in a bit more. The road/wind noise seems about average, but I also think it depends on your riding position and angle of the helmet. My only complaint right now is that at highway speeds (65mph+), the wind pulls on the helmet quite aggressively. Overall, I highly recommend this Bell helmet if you're looking for a cool graphic, SNELL certified, and sub-$200.
May 31, 2015
Incredibly designed helmet!
After going to Pearl Harbor earlier this year, I got obsessed with the WWII Flying Tiger planes, and this helmet really does it justice. As a graphic designer, I can assure you that as good as the photos look, the actual helmet looks even better! The graphics are incredibly detailed, and even the matte-finished color makes it look like it's from the 1940s! And to make it even more versatile, I paired it with the Bell Transitions Photochromic Shield... definitely worth the extra money.
May 27, 2015
This is a good helmet. I live where the weather is usually warm so airflow is necessary. This helmet has great flow. Fit is as expected. Comfortable fit. Visibility is good. All in all a great product. Product arrived in perfect condition.
May 25, 2015
I would tell people to buy this
Bang for the buck this is a great helmet. Air flow is good same as fit. And the looks are great being military.
May 14, 2015
Style and Sleek
I just got this helmet and it fits very well. I like the design and the looks of it. I've gotten a lot of complements on the helmet already and I can't help but to enjoy it. The vision on it is very wide and it is a bit loud on the wind. I love this thing and would recommend it to anyone.
May 9, 2015
Helmet is very comfortable. Purchased it and wore it to MSF class, which was about 8 hours every day for 3 days. No complaints on comfort, however, when it rained the visor did fog slightly. Wasn't a big deal and it didn't really affect vision. Overall, a great helmet for the price.
June 15, 2015