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Bell Vortex Monarch Helmet

Developed in Bell’s state-of-the-art Santa Cruz, California design center, the  Bell Vortex borrows heavily from its big brother the Star. With a solid compliment of features the Bell Vortex is a great choice as a primary helmet for everyday use that can also transition to the occasional track day. A killer price rounds out the package and gives you a big bang for your buck.

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
  • Clear NutraFog II™ superior anti-fog, anti-scratch and UV protected shield. Dark tint and other shields available for purchase separately
  • Five year warranty
  • Weight: 1600g
  • Certification: Snell M2010, DOT

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

RevZilla's Opinion of the The Bell Vortex Helmet

The Bell Vortex Helmet has grown to be one of the top selling and more ubiquitous ~$200 sport helmets in the RevZilla family. The light weight, Snell Rating and ability to use the Bell Photochromic shield allow the Bell Vortex Helmet to cover a lot of the bases the typical sport or track day rider is looking for in a reasonably priced helmet. Many times we see this type of functionality only available in helmets over the $300 mark. In the 3/4 or tuck position the Bell Vortex Helmet will provide a great solution in just about any spirited or sport riding scenario. If you find a graphic or color that suits your taste and you have an intermediate oval head shape, the Bell Vortex is a great option.

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Bell Vortex Monarch Helmet 4.3 5 423 423
Can't beat the price! With such a low price tag, I was able to get this helmet AND a transitional face shield! Plus, the helmet is very stable at speed...even when I turn my head to check my blind spot. The visibility is great and the fit is very comfortable. September 29, 2014
Great easy change screen and air vents. Great product, a lot of air ventilation (which was my main concern). Cool when it's hot, warm when is cold and vents are closed. Definitely recommended. September 29, 2014
Great helmet for the money My old helmet was a Shoei Multitec, and I've used Shoei for decades. Shoei had always fit me comfortably, but at high speeds, the chinbar would get close enought for my lips to touch. After watching the Bell Vortex review, I decided I needed to switch to a longer/narrower helmet. The Vortex fits perfectly. I had to go from the large I normally wear to an XL, but it fits like a glove. A large view port, light weight, and plenty of airflow. It doesn't fit well with glasses. The cheekpads push the glasses off my ears, but a couple stitches at the top of the pad fixed that. It's a very noisy helmet, but I always wear earplugs, and I'd rather have the airflow than quiet anyway. All in all a very nice helmet for the price. September 26, 2014
Really Great Helmet for the Price Although this is my first helmet i thought that it was light years ahead of the HJC i used to complete my mc learning course. First off the styling is amazing it looks even cooler in person, they need to make more ww2 inspired designs. The fit seems to be a tad bit smaller than the HJC i had used however once i got the correct size it felt great. The internal Pads have so far lasted the entire season and dont smell too bad and i ride every day however i have noticed that at higher speeds(not legal speeds) the helmet tends to get a little bit loose but thats probably normal and its not something i could fault bell for. The pads are also really easy to take out and they seem to be really secure mounted inside(it took me a while to remove them actually.. which i think is good i wouldnt want to lose pads or have them moving around) It has 4 different vents for airflow and it seemed to keep me comfortable in the summer and when closed it keeps me relatively warm. The visor does fog on those colder nights however if you leave the bottom vent open it tends to eliminate that. The visor changes are rediculiously easy takes a total of 10 seconds to change from my clear to the smoked lens. I use the uclear hbc100 communicator and it fits fine inside the helmet, infact there are little spots for the speakers to mount right into the sides of the helmet which is nice. Sound seems to be normal around city driving but at higher speeds you get some wind but i feel that most of it is from the bottom of the helmet. I havent tried any top of the line helmets plus im always playing my music so i really dont have any issues with sound(would it be nice to have it quieter? yes of course)its manageable. Overall i think its a great helmet for the price, the dark iridium/ chromed visor is a must with this helmet it looks amazing. Id buy another in a heartbeat if they brought back the pinup girls bell helmets. September 25, 2014
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
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Thomas R: Nice helmet for my wife. Bell quality. Jun 2, 2014
Tiffany M: Love butterflies and bell makes a great helmet. May 16, 2014
John M: Value and color for wife. May 3, 2014
Oscar G: My wife wanted a snell approved helmet, but didn't want to spend to much. So this was the best option out there and it was a great choice. Sep 25, 2013
Amy J: I like the emphasis on the features of this helmet and it's affordability of the under $200 range. Sep 2, 2013
Chi-Ho L asked: Anthony mentioned in the Monarch video that the pinstripes are reflective. Does he mean that it is actually reflective at night? Oct 17, 2013
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Reid H: It is not reflective at night. There's inlaid 'glitter' on either side of the white pinstripes, but they are definitely not reflective at night --I just tested it out in the garage with only a flashlight and nothing. By the way, it's my wife's helmet, kind of a cool touch perhaps, I guess it's a chick thing. Hope this helps. Oct 21, 2013
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Richard B: We had to take a look at it at night before answering. My husband doesn't think it is very "reflective". The pinstripes are small and the glitter seems more reflective, but not really at night. I wouldn't rely on that. It is a beautiful helmet and the fit is snug. Very comfortable. I love it! Oct 21, 2013
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Kirk P: I havn't checked the reflectivity of the helmet in the dark, but I believe that Anthony was referring to some glitter applied along the pin striping. Again, I am not sure about any reflectivity for safety's sake, but the helmet looks great! Oct 19, 2013
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Joseph C: Bought for my wife.....so i can see it at night while she is riding near me. No it is not reflective at night Oct 17, 2013
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jason L: No, it does not reflect light at night, it just looks super awesome all the time! Oct 18, 2013
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Chi-Ho L: Sure, it's your wife's helmet....ha. Thanks for the reply! Oct 22, 2013
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A shopper asked: Does this helmet come with dark smoke or clear shield? Mar 25, 2013
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RevZilla: The Bell Vortex Monarch Helmet ships with a Clear faceshield only. Check out the Bell Vortex / Star / Revolver / RS1 Faceshield, Bell Vortex / Star / Revolver / RS1 Race Faceshield, & Bell Transitions SolFX Photochromic Face Shield for alternative options. Mar 27, 2013
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candrose2000: Comes with a clear shield. You would have to order a separate dark smoke shield. I think they're around $30. May 13, 2013
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Missykp: Comes standard with clear. I'm looking into ordering a tinted shield Mar 27, 2013
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A shopper asked: Hello - I never bought a helmet before. Do I measure my head around my eye brow line or above? Oct 6, 2012
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RevZilla: All the information you need to determine your head measurement is provided in the product review videos. Be sure to check out the video titled "Bell Helmet Sizing Guide." Please feel free to contact us directly via e-mail: CS@RevZilla.com or by phone: 877-792-9455 for individual sizing recommendations. Oct 8, 2012
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Mskembo: Just above your eyebrows. Watch this video, it should answer your questions, but honestly call Revzilla if you still have questions, they are really customer service oriented.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U5UE-13Tp8
Nov 14, 2012
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A shopper asked: Does this helmet easily accept a Sena SMH-10? Jan 26, 2013
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RevZilla: We have not run into any complications during installation for this helmet. The Sena SMH-10 Bluetooth Headset is easily installed on the Bell Vortex. It will take approximately 10 minutes or so. Jan 28, 2013
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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 Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black/Pink / XS 829455 768686871436 Out of Stock
Black/Pink / SM 829456 768686871443 Out of Stock
Black/Pink / MD 829457 768686871450 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Pink / LG 829458 768686871467 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Pink / XL 829459 768686871474 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Black/Pink / 2XL 829460 768686871481 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment