Fly Tourist Vista Helmet
Light weight and exceptional value for the money spent
This is a great helmet with one exception. It is very noisy when riding.By that I mean the wind noise coming into the helmet is not acceptable. It is to loud and makes it hard to hear noises around the rider. So when travelling at 50, 60 ,70 MPH it is a little distracting. The manufacture needs to address the problem and find a way to quiet the helmet. But overall it was a great purchase and well worth the money spent.
June 8, 2015
Basic Helmet with Large Field of View
I bought this helmet because of its basic styling (I purchased the Solid White) and because it converts between full face and open face. The open face conversion works as advertised, but I'm finding that I'll probably just keep it in the full face configuration. The full face look has really grown on me, and this helmet doesn't look too aggressive or anything. Furthermore, the chin guard is small, lightweight, and doesn't induce feelings of claustrophobia. This is both a strength and a weakness.
Because the chin guard is so lightweight and easily removed, it offers little in the way of protection (at least compared to a standard full face helmet). I'm certain the chin piece would shatter in a bad crash, but if my face was ever hit that bad, I'm sure the impact alone would kill me. I don't foresee any lethal objects hitting my chin and somehow missing the rest of my body, so I'm content with the danger. That said, it's far safer than going completely open face.
The strength of the chin piece is that because it is so slim, the field of view is enormous. The only thing between your face and the world is the large clear plastic shield. It barely feels like I'm wearing a helmet because I can still SEE everything. I'm not staring at the inside of the helmet. Furthermore, this would make an excellent helmet for guests because they can choose between full/open face designs.
And that's about all there is to say about this helmet. It's a basic commuter helmet. The vent covers feel cheap, the chin piece feels cheap, there is no thumb tab for the face shield. But the helmet itself is comfortable and solid. If you want good quality extras you're going to have to pay for them, but whether you wear this in a full face or open face design, it's a helmet and it does what it's supposed to. At under $100 I couldn't ask for more. As an upgrade, I'm thinking that the Gmax GM54S would be suitable. It's a similar, basic design, in solid colors. It's convertible and the extra features (such as a flip down tinted sun screen) seem like better quality. The only compromise is the field of view.
June 4, 2015
Great verticle peripheral vision with slightly more protection
Honestly, I'm used to the higher quality helmets. Unfortunately these helmet makers don't make an open face with a removable chin bar. I wanted greater verticle peripheral vision offerred by an open face, with the added protection of a chin bar. The Fly Tourist helmet offerred all of this. The quality, however isn't what I'm used to. I've had the helmet for a week now, and one of the back vent covers has fallen off. All 4 vent covers rattle and are loose fitting, giving it a cheap over all feel. It does the job for now. However I'll replace in a heartbeat if a higher quality helmet maker creates an open face with a removable chin bar.
May 19, 2015
This was the first helmet I have bought in 20 years. The colors and features are what attracted me, but when i received it, the fit and weight were awesome. The chin guard removes for those warm summer days, and the interchangeable visors are easy, once you get the hang of it. Definitley a great purchase.
May 19, 2015
Can't go wrong.
Bought this helmet for my girlfriend. She is a fairly new rider and wanted to comfort of a full but the airflow of a open face. This helmet fit the bill. With the removable chin bar and excellent vents she doesn't get warm on those hot days. 1 drawback is the lack of thumb tab on the visor to raise and close it, but its not too bad. Looks great and just plain works, for around 100 bucks and ridiculously fast shipping, you just can't go wrong.
May 18, 2015
Pleased with this helmet so far
Back to riding after a long absence. This is my first "full face" helmet, so I like the detachable chin piece even though I'm keeping it in place for the moment. Helmet comes with smoked and clear screens. No abberations on the clear screen. Haven't tried the smoked screen yet. Fit is snug in all the right places without being uncomforable. Quality seems quite good for a $100 helmet.
November 3, 2014
Comfort for the ride and my pocket!
I really like this helmet. Has some noise, but nothing annoying. The added chin curtain is great.
November 20, 2014
light weight easy viewing
This is a great around town helmet. It is easy on and off with exceptional vision. The chin guard comes off easily making it a 3/4 helmet. Additional visor and shield are included making this helmet super versatile.
October 21, 2014