Bell Vortex Manifest Helmet
A better helmet than the pricewould suggest.
The hi-viz color scheme looks good in person.
I like the way the visor has two main positions that are easy to adjust (cracked open enough for some air, and fully open, the rest are smaller clicks).
The vents are easy to use.
Sizing was interesting for me. I have a 56.5 cm head, putting me perfectly between most brands small and medium helmets. I went with the small. Of course it was tight at first, but after a single day of riding it is already broken in and comfortable. I expected it to take much longer.
The field of vision is wide, I don't feel obstructed at all.
This helmet is amazing for the price. If this was handed to me and I knew nothing about it I would've guessed it cost $100 more than it did.
I only have one complaint. The chin strap isn't as soft and pliable as the one on my old Bell SC-X. Maybe it will break in over time. It feels a bit rigid on my neck. I'll likely wrap it in neoprene or something similar for comfort. This is an easily and cheaply resolved problem so I won't take a star off for it.
I highly recommend this helmet.
August 16, 2014
Great Helmet, Great value
Awesome helmet for an awesome price. Super comfortable and great aerodynamics. The high viz is cool looking and not super dorky like most. Couldn't be happier with this purchase.
August 4, 2014
I ride to work at 5:30 am, and even then I see heads turn to look at this helmet. It looks great, and it gets me seen which is a very good thing indeed. In addition the fit is great, the airflow is adequate, and it's comfortable to wear. It gets to be 100+ degrees here in SLC, but this helmet is never a burden to wear. I wish it would have come with the Magnafusion just for the cool factor, but I've had zero issues with the snap instead. I'm saving up for the SolFx shield which I'm told is ideal for commuters, but till then I'm wearing my Smith sunglasses inside the helmet. There a tight fit as the cheek pads are so well fitted, but they work.
Very happy with this helmet.
July 30, 2014
Great helmet for the money with a few querks.
Ok.. Good news first! This helmet looks amazing! You WILL be seen in this helmet. It's very comfortable. The cheek pads seem a little tight but I'm sure they will break in after some use. Seems very light too. Honestly doesn't really feel like I'm wearing a helmet. The video from rev was a great selling aid. The air flow is good and the anti fog shield works great. The humidity in nc makes this a must have.
Now the bad knews.. Pay attention to the fine print. I was expecting the tinted wind screen and the magnetic chin strap. Mine didn't come with either. The tinted wind screen I understand but I am just frustrated that the magnetic stap is only on some helmets. Why the heck would you make some with and some without. This just doesn't make sence to me. Also the color on the pic is a bit off. This helmet is high-lighter yellow! Florecent! I thought it was going to match my bike but it definitely does not. The only quality issue I have is the seal (mesh part) that is under the chin comes off very easy and doesn't attach very well. Other than that nothing about this helmet turns me away or would stop me from recommending it. I should have read all the small print before ordering and I wouldn't have been disappointed in anything. MY BAD!
July 20, 2014
I am in love with this helmet. The look is great, it is very comfortable, and not noisy at all. The only thing that I would do next time is buy a smaller size. I would suggest that if you measure as a L purchase a M. I bought a large and after some use the padding loosens a little (as expected). The helmet still fits but I would like it to fit better. Shipping was fast!
July 19, 2014
Great Helmet for Everyday Riding
All I can say is that this is a great helmet. It is very comfortable and the padding is great. I have gotten so many compliments because it can be seen by other motorists on the road and also due to the graphics. The airflow is a little weak but good because on a hot day you can start to sweat pretty bad in there. Overall it is a good buy.
July 14, 2014
My son needed a new helmet
I had some Zilla cash, so we looked at all brands Revzilla had to offer. We narrowed it down to Bell due to my past experience and its reasonable price. When the helmet came, he was delighted with the quality and features. It looks good, feels impressive and offers great value for the money. He and I would recommend Revzilla and this produce for anyone looking for a new helmet.
June 17, 2014
Great bang for the buck
After not riding for 25 years I was unsure about a helmet in this price range being up to par. I was pleasantly surprised. After sending the large back (I was a large on the chart but my longer oval head required I go to the XL) and getting the correct one I found it to be very comfy. The Manifest Hi-Viz is awesome. You will be hard pressed to find a SNELL/DOT lid of this quality at this price point. Venting is adequate and I would highly recommend this lid for folks not yet ready to jump to the premium price level. Personally, unless I find a big sack of money this helmet will serve my needs for many years and as a side note I receive multiple compliments weekly on the look of the helmet. Unless you are spoiled by the 500-600 price range lids this one will get the job done and you can spend the other cash on the gas tank or accessories.
May 15, 2014