Bell Vortex / Star / RS-1 Race Face Shield
Incredibly Dark, yet GREAT Visibility
Bought this Dark Smoke Replacement Shield in addition to a Transitions Shield for my Bell Star helmet. Wanted a dark shield for mid-day rides for sun & style reasons. Love how dark it is, and was pleasantly surprised at the visibility. No one can see your eyes, yet you can see everything almost as clearly as when wearing the stock clear shield. Highly recommend it. Adds a ton of value/style to your helmet & is totally functional.
June 2, 2014
Dark Racing Shield
This shield snaps on in seconds.
It is clear enough to wear on overcast days yet on sunny days provides great protection and visibility,
Haven't used tear offs with it yet.
October 21, 2013
secure fitting, very good shield
this race shield has a really tight fit when you close it. so tight you don't need to use the visor locking lever. this is excellent as it feels really secure.
the light smoke is good enough for bright days for me, and i have sensitive eyes. it makes a very bright day feel like normal sunshine/overcast... why would you want to over-darken your shield in a race or on a track when visibility is so important. on the brightest days i will squint a bit but not enough to be problematic.
very good shield
October 9, 2013
I would buy this again
I bought this shield at the beginning of summer and have been riding with it ever since. It has held up very well, and i defiantly would but it again.
August 13, 2013
Poor fit...but what a looker!
This is a tough one to rate. The look is top notch. The fitment was terrible. It appears that the installation should be a no brainer (and really, it is) but this shield refuses to fit as perfectly as the clear that came with the helmet. Very stiff to close and doesn't seem to seal completely. It's difficult to say if this problem is inherent in all Bell shields, or just poor QC on this visor.
Oh, and the dark smoke is dark from the front but I have zero problems seeing through it, even as the sun sets. To be fair, while I've yet to try it at night, I doubt it would work well.
March 27, 2013
Bought for Vortex Patriot
When I got the visor, I was excited to fit it on right away...only to be disappointed it didn't even clip in.
I thought I bought the wrong visor but after seeing other reviws about fitmet problems I stretched the visor open a bit (don't break it) and managed to get it to clip in.
Trying to close the visor was another issue as it doesnt close no where near as freely as the clear visor on my Vortex Patriot.
Just force it closed carefully and leave it overnight. After continuous use it will free up a bit.
I ended up switching it back to the clear visor.
March 26, 2013
Good fit.. Perfect
I would def recommend this product to anyone... I prefer this over the blacked out shield
March 18, 2013
The dark smoke visor is good for the day, it really blocks the sun and the heat. But would recommend a light smoke or clear for night time riding because the dark one hinders visibility.
February 4, 2013