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Bell Vortex Flying Tiger Helmet 

The Flying Tiger pays homage to the 1st American Volunteer Group, a fighter group protecting China during World War II. Sporting elements of the Tigers' shark-faced fighter planes and the distinctive "Flying Tiger" insignia created by Disney, this helmet is a slice of history. Part of the Bell Vortex Helmet series the Flying Tiger posses a lot of features and functions you don't normally see in a helmet at this price point.  The Vortex borrows heavily from its big brother, the Star, giving you 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, antibacterial/antimicrobial interior comfort liner
  • 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
  • Weight: 1600g
  • Certification: Snell M2010, DOT

Please Note: Helmet comes with clear faceshield

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

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Bell Vortex Flying Tiger Helmet 4.3 5 417 417
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
Good helmet for the price Helmet fit perfect once broke in and for a snell2010 helmet the price is good. I always get compliments. Only issue is it's a little loud at highway speeds. July 15, 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
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
First helmet. I bought this as my first helmet and fell in love! It looks so cool & fits great! All my friends love it. July 29, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Jeffrey E: SNELL 2010 rated, DOT Cert, great airflow, lots of features of helmets twice the price and a sweet graphic too. What's not to love? Aug 11, 2014
Lawrence W: I am a retired military pilot and have a strong interest in historical aviation. The question is, do I have the guts to wear it in public! Aug 10, 2014
henry j: Bell has amazing history in helmet safety. The graphics are amazing and they honor volunteers and military veterans. Aug 6, 2014
John D: I am a WWII Military Aviation Buff and retired soldier. This helmet's graphics just hooked me. It's gonna look great with my 2013 Z1000. Jun 9, 2014
Joe K: Graffics Jun 7, 2014
Dennis H: Very cool graphics and quality of Bell Helmet Jun 3, 2014
Ramon R: Design Apr 24, 2014
Kenneth H: Sweet paint work, Stupid noisy though its from the face shield fitment, put a hand over the top or the side ratchet area and noise is cut in half. Back to my ARAI ...... Apr 11, 2014
mark t: because awesome. just look at it. Mar 25, 2014
Shawn M: I love the looks of this helmet! As an Aviation and a history buff, it was almost a given that I'd buy this. Honestly though, the real reason I got this helmet was because it was sub $200 and was SNELL 2010 approved. I've been using a helmet that works well enough, but wasn't SNELL, and I just felt that I should have better protection for my head. The fact that it was the Flying Tiger helmet was just a bonus! Mar 20, 2014
Robert R: I watched so many videos this site provided for so many helmets and other products. functionally and cosmetically matched with the price, i couldn't say no. this is my first time buying from this site and if they turn out to be what they say they are i will continue buying all that i need from them. the format of the site and the simplicity of it is refreshing. looking forward to spending my hard earned dollars here haha.

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Sara W: my husband does demo derby every year and he needs a good / aewesome helmet. and i paint flying tigers on his truck like in the 40s. so i thought this might be a awesome xmas gift. Nov 15, 2013
Jose S: safety, price, brand and awesome design... Nov 4, 2013
A shopper asked: Can you please advice me regarding the size of helmet? Ive tried ICON helmet, sized L..If I want to get BELL helmet, is the size will be different? My head size is around 59 to 60centimetres. Thank u Sep 14, 2013
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Patrick M: I haven't owned an Icon helmet, but I have had several Arai helmets and I can testify that the sizing and fit were very similar. I have been very satisfied with my Bell Vortex helmet and would definitely buy another! I hope this is helpful! Sep 15, 2013
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wen c: The bell helmet is my second helmet, I also own a shoei quest. Both helmets are size medium and both helmets fit pretty good. My head measuremet is 22 inches. Not sure this info was of any help, but I don't own or even tried an icon helmet. Sep 14, 2013
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Bijin B: I have a 59 cm head circumference and and accordingly purchased the Large size from Bell. I've got no complaints on the fit and actually prefer it to my pricier lids for everyday riding. Sep 18, 2013
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Micah M: I usually wear a large helmet with room to spare but with this helmet I wear an xl and it's snug. In my experience it runs small. Sep 15, 2013
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Brian N: Never worn an Icon, but this helmet fits a bit bigger than my Shark, Suomy, or Scorpion of the same size. Hope that helps Sep 15, 2013
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Ryan H: I've never worn an Icon, so I couldn't say. Sep 14, 2013
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david r asked: How does the fit and sizing compare to an Icon Airmada? Jun 17, 2014
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Gerald F: David, I've had my helmet for awhile, the fit is tighter than my previous HJC helmet. My HJC was a medium and fit well, but the Bell Flying Tiger is much tighter fit and I went to a large. I don't know how the Icon Airmada fits in comparison, but I have tried on ICONS before and they fit tighter like the flying tiger. I'm happy with the flying tiger, only improvement would be to make it less noisy at speed. I have multiple faceshields; Solflex (auto-tinting) real nice for me when traveling back and from work at different times of the day. I also like the heated one for winter travels, helps the face and eliminates fogging during morning commutes. Hope this helps! Jul 2, 2014
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A shopper asked: Is the Vortex pre-drilled for HANS anchors? If not which Bell Helmets are? Mar 21, 2012
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RevZilla: As far as we are aware, none of the Bell Motorcycle Helmets are equipped with this feature. This would only be available for Bell's Auto Helmet line. Mar 23, 2012
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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 SKU ID Manufacturer Product # Availability
XS 791170 2028545 Out of Stock
SM 791171 2028546 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
MD 791172 2028547 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
LG 791173 2028548 Out of Stock
XL 791174 2028549 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
2XL 791175 2028550 Out of Stock