Fly Trekker DS Breath Deflector
Not worth it in the long run
i have owned this helmet for about 6 months now. At first the helmet was great but then i started to get tired of all the wind noise, the drag when you turn your head on the highway, and having to put more money into it. The shields are not good at all. in the time that i owned it i had 3 shields break on me ($26 for each new shield). The helmet shell is also very think so if you have a Sena you have to use the 3m tape mount. Doesn't sound bad but its hard to find a good place to mount it since there are so many sharp curves in the helmet. If i were you i would save your money and buy a helmet better than this one.
October 12, 2015
Great DS Helmet
All in all, the Trekker is a great helmet. Looks great, especially with a tinted screen and have received many compliments. I've had it for 3 years now and 3 bikes later. Works great for dual sport and slower speeds. That being said, anything over 100 mph is a no go for this helmet, IMO. The visor acts as if it were a wing on a B787.
September 27, 2015
Great duel sport helmet
This is my first duel sport helmet. I didn't want to spend a lot, and the Fly was a good choice. It fits good and is pretty quiet. I only have about 500 miles on it, but so far so good.
September 21, 2015
Bang for your buck!
Just received my new helmet an went out for a ride. At first I felt cramped but soon got used to it and actually appreciated the ultra wide range of view this helmet has to offer.
Turns out that was raining cats and dogs. The helmet perfomed reasonably well and with a little of control breathing made it over most of the road with minor fog issues.
However as any helmet under heavy rain conditions you can only do so much without using any anti fog tricks. Had to stop at some points.
When I got back I was amazed at how the water stayed out and despite the road dirt the helmet performed well enough.
Bear in mind that since its dual sport you cannot move your head too much to the sides on the highway unless you are prepared to do it and deal with the drag that comes with it.
Overall a good helmet. Wish it had resisted more fog on the rain but oh well its the eternal dilemma.
August 17, 2015
2015 Fly Trekker
A very nice dual sport helmet. Looks amazing. Fits well.
Note for any future buyers:
- The face shield for this 2015 Fly Trekker is way easier to put on that the previous older one. Unscrew 2 screws and your done. That easy!
- For the people who are wondering how dark the dark smoke shield is. It is pretty dark. At first it did not seem that way, but in reality its pretty dark. Suits my taste very well.
- Who wants a chin certain? The Shoei Hornet DS Helmet chin certain fits pretty well. Almost perfectly for those who are looking for one.
- Downside, for those who plan on getting 100% Racecraft Goggles to go underneath the shield, they won't clear the shield. Because of the added side feature of the Racecraft goggles, they won't clear. You can try and shove them in there but in the end the visor still will pop out of its latch.
All in all very good helmet. So many variations for this helmet. its awesome. Definitely recommend this helmet.
August 16, 2015
Great Beginner Helm
The good thing about this helmet has to be price. Relatively inexpensive considering its competition. It is a little more expensive than its predecessor, but not bad at all. Stylistically, it appears much more aggressive than the original Trekker, visible by its peak and mouthpiece.
The mouthpiece seems to flow a lot of air when open and is very easy to open and close with gloves on. The top vents, however, isn't as easy to access. The brow vents open and close oddly to me. In order to open the vents, you have to slide the covers forward: for some reason I feel it should be the other way around. The rear top vent is just the same, and all the top vents feel difficult to open and close with gloves on. They too don't feel as if they flow much air, especially the brows. The only time I felt air really coming in was when I tilted my head in an aggressive tuck position.
I also took the helmet on a hundred mile freeway ride (without the peak), and unsurprisingly, it's loud. But that tends to come with the territory of Dual Sport helmets. All and all, I feel this is a great helmet for beginners looking for a stylish and affordable Dual Sport helmet. Just know, that if you are constantly changing shields, it will definitely take time because they are held town by two screws on both sides.
July 7, 2015
So this helmet is inexpensive and you can tell with the shield. There is no easy way to remove the shield. It requires tools and the removal of 4 screws. Next there is noticeable noise at anything over 60mph and as far as air flow goes, I couldn't feel a difference with the vents open vs closed. Im just disappointed... At least it looks cool.
June 27, 2015
Little hard to get on
Ordered the biggest size, XXL.
Have only worn it 3 times now, and it seems comfortable.
Don't have the pain on my forehead like my last helmet, it is a little oval. It seemed easier to get on and off in the store where I tried it out, thou I think it was last years model, and this is a little newer model. I wonder if they made this model more narrow, or maybe I just have to wear it in. Once I have it on, it is comfortable. I have only used it riding in the street, and did notice it will not keep you warm on colder days. I'm thinking it needs some kind of blocker under the chin to block out the wind on cold days.
June 3, 2015