Fly Tourist Vista Helmet
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
Great Value. Functional with Many Options...
I was in the market for an old-school open face helmet and stumbled onto the Fly Tourist. Obviously, this helmet isn't an old-school design, but neither is my cruiser, so I kept an open mind.
I have 5 other helmets (3 half, 1 full and MX#, but wanted one for every-day commute that includes longish, 60-75 MPH stretches. Minimal criteria was open face, face shield, style, safety and comfort.
What sold me on this helmet were the numerous options #all included#, so I figured worst-case scenario, I'd get some use out of it one way or another.
In summary, fits true to size chart, very comfortable, functional and the open view is amazingly clear and wide open. Not sure if it's the quality of shield or the shape of the helmet or both, but the clarity and field of vision is outstanding. Also, I was surprised how well the helmet does at high speeds #doesn't catch wind when looking back or big gusts#.
For my commuting use, my choice of configuration is tint shield only #without jaw bar).
The only potentially negative thing I see is that the shield comes very close to your mouth. I haven't had any fogging issues, but I can see that may be a problem in the colder months. Or it might be okay with the jaw bar and breath shield installed... I guess we'll see how that goes in a couple months.
August 27, 2014
May be fine IF you are a true size medium, if not forget it! :(
I am an XS, but this helmet is made with a medium shell, so after wearing two or three times the pads break in and the helmet is too large! It moves around on my head, it sits too low over my ears and causes horrible pressure on top of my ears. It looks like I am going to have to spend $500 and get a Shoei, the only helmet that makes XS and S shells.
The tinted shield does not offer much sun protection. I still have to wear sunglasses. I emailed Fly to ask if the sheild had any UV protection and they never responded.
Wish I could get my money back and apply towards a Shoei!!
July 7, 2014