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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 Beautiful and functional! Great fit and I would recommend it! July 11, 2014
Love it! This is my first full face, I've been using 3/4 and 1/2 helmets until now. My head measured about 21.75, I tried the small but it was too loose, the XS fits perfectly. I have no pressure points (an issue i had in the past on my forehead with a Harley helmet). I've had it for a few weeks now, I've worn it for short commuting rides and on a recent 4 hour ride and it is perfectly comfortable. The shield is ridiculously easy to switch out, the vents work great- I can feel the air circulating through! I wore it 70's-90 degree weather and it is not too bad in the hot weather unless you are standing around. The cheekpads are a bit tight but I am not ready to say I need different ones because I know they will wear with time. I absolutely love it! July 9, 2014
Loud beyond belief This helmet is basically unusable over 40 miles per hour. I tried the duck tape over the behind-the-ear-vents trick, and while it improved the 30-45 mph noise, at high speeds it does not make a difference. Most of the turbulence at higher speeds seems to be coming from the flat underside of the helmet: I can put my glove on the back of my neck, and the noise cuts off instantly at any speed. When I ride on the highway, with ear plugs, my ears are still ringing at the end of the trip. When I hit 50 miles per hour on my way to work, the noise is deafening. Bell should invest in a wind tunnel before building any more helmets. That said, comfort (ignoring bleeding eardrums), safety, vision, anti-fog, weight, etc. are all good. If you just scoot around town, perhaps this is the best option. July 26, 2014
Wonderful helmet for the price, but check your fit! This was my first helmet purchase and right off the bat I was very happy with it. The dark smoke shield was great and the helmet was very snug and comfortable. Just a note to beginner like me, look into how to properly fit a helmet. Not just making sure it is tightly fitted but how to properly shift the helmet to ensure it is going to hold in all situations. After some research I found that even though it felt wonderful and was nice and tight without being uncomfortable, it did shift forwards on me horizontally when pressed. The cheek pads were firm, but if shifted, my chin would touch the front of the helmet. Also, lifting from the front or back was a little loose even though when twisting the helmet it was solid fit. Just a heads up to first time buyers like me. It's your brain were talking about, make sure it fits perfect. Good fit video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8v4qzB5HLY July 24, 2014
Nice but Loud Overall a great helmet. I have to admit that I got this helmet for its looks. It looks awesome and it was Snell certified. I've airbrush some custom designs on the white one and it turned out nicely. I was skeptical on the fit at first, for being too comfortable, and maybe a little lose... but after getting some miles on it I'm sure it just fits me. And switching visors between clear and smoked it really fast.... but this helmet had a couple of features that are double edge swords. Mainly it flows a tones of air, so it's nice and cool and has never fogged up on me, but it's really loud anything over 35 you will need ear plugs. And sometimes at freeway speeds I think that’s not enough. If I get another helmet I'd want something similar but much quieter. I like this helmet, but I wouldn’t buy it again. July 22, 2014
Great helmet for the price. Overall, very happy with this helmet. Not too heavy with good airflow. Cheek pads are a little chunky at first but have settled in nicely. Only drawback is the vents just behind the ears are very loud. I put some tape inside the vents and it helped tremendously. I would by this helmet again. Matte black looks sharp. July 21, 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
Comfortable and great helmet, especially considering the price It gets great ventilation and fits well. I could always use more ventilation since I tend to run pretty hot, but I'm sure this would be more than acceptable for someone normal. The matte black look is great and goes well with my denim black Iron 883. My only caution is in changing the visor. My first time, I heard the click and thought it had snapped into place. Unfortunately, it came apart when I flipped it up in slower traffic and had to try to snap it back in while moving. Not so easy for a novice. There should be two audible snaps, on each side, to signify it's locked in. With a clear visor it should be visible also that both snap features are in place, but with a tinted one it may be more difficult. July 15, 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 SKU ID Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black/Pink / XS 829455 768686871436 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Pink / SM 829456 768686871443 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
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 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Pink / 2XL 829460 768686871481 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment