Fly Trekker DS Breath Deflector
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
Great product for the price.
Great entry level dual sport helmet. Great product for the price. I like this 2015 version much better than the previous version.
June 2, 2015
it's a keeper
I did a lot of research before buying this helmet. I was able try it out yesterday for about 4 hours. I usually take a XL in a Shoei so I ordered the Trekker in a XL as well. It fits really good, almost identical to the Shoei. There are many improvements over the previous model. This helmet has tons on features and the build quality it good. There is a wide assortment of shields available for it. It is probably worth more than I paid and I am really happy with it. Unless you are really picky, you will be too.
April 27, 2015
Good buy for the price
Have only worn this helmet a few times so far. Seems to fit a little on the small side, but I'm sure it will pack out a little and be good. Haven't had the bike at highway speed yet so not too sure about airflow and noise yet, but both seem fine at moderate speeds. For the money, this helmet seems to be great, the vents and flip down shield function well and the visor is easy to adjust. Tried on with goggles and shield still functions well.
March 31, 2015