Fly Trekker DS Hi-Viz Helmet
This is a great helmet I was able to see everything, it wasn't heavy, it felt really nice. Hopefully this one last awhile because I like it!
May 6, 2013
helped save my life/ crash test,garroted by powerline
I hit a fallen power-line at neck height across a tar road. Not only did the cable slide over the helmet and not hang up [after breaking bone in neck and opening up/burning decent scar into my neck] I was then slammed me backwards into the tar at around 70km per hour and slid/ tumbled to a stop on the tar. The back of helmet along the fins was worn through [ so was sinsalo enduro jacket] but head came out as ugly as ever without concussion. Helmet was 4 months and about 10 000 km old and I think it's light weight helped keep my head attached to my shoulders. I hope I never have to test a helmet like this again, it.s my 4th different dualsport helmet i've had and i'm buying another despite the price [cheap] good buy and much quieter than some helmets costing much more.
Marty hardcore Dualsport Australia
April 28, 2013
Sized small, buy one size up
After reading many reviews mentioning this helmet was sized on the small size, I bought one size larger and I'm glad I did. It's still a little on the snug side, but it will likely loosen up as the cheek pads break in.
I compared this helmet to my friend's MSR Xpedition and they appear to be identical except for interior finish and face shield (I like the MSR shield a bit more).
The visibility is excellent, compared to the modular Bell this helmet replaces.
Noise seems pretty reasonable.
Others have complained about the wind resistance at speed feeling like it's going to twist their head around, but I haven't noticed this yet during a lane check at normal speeds (70mph...I ride a small DS).
Overall, I'm very pleased with the quality, fit and finish. I went with the Hi-viz and it certainly is retina-searing. Time will tell if the color fades.
April 22, 2013
Great helmet for the money, but they run small...
Despite reading numerous reviews saying these helmets ran small, I still went w/ the manufacturers suggested size for what I measured....medium. Guess what? It was too small. I ordered the next size up, large, and that fit fine. Kudos to Revzilla for making the return/exchange process painless.
Having held both the medium and large in my hand, I can tell you there is NO difference in shell size between the two, only change is in the padding.
Speaking of padding, it pulls out w/ minimal effort for cleaning, nice plus there.
Overall I feel the helmet is very comfortable. Has good airflow, obviously dictated by your speed and if you have the adjustable vents open or closed. Of course it's not going to be the quietest helmet due to this, but I feel that the minor wind noise I do hear is very tolerable.
The double D-ring strap is actually one of the main reasons I chose this helmet over other manufacturers of this same style. I've been riding for a long time and it's just what I'm used to.
The flip-up face-shield is a nice feature, enabling me to easily talk to cops at stoplights who jokingly question how I got my dual-sported KTM 450EXC (dirt bike w/ a license plate) street legal. I ordered a gold-mirror face-shield w/ it too, looks absolutely sinister combined w/ the matte-black shell color I chose.
In conclusion, great bang-for-the-buck and I'd highly recommend it.
May 14, 2013
Nice helmet for the $
Good features and fit (though a little small). Construction is good considering the price. Good option for the weekend warrior
May 8, 2013
Great for the Price
Got this on a budget. Love it. Flows good amount of air but for me it still gets a little warm (Never Hot) in the helmet. But I did get the black one sooooo. Great buy and I would buy it again.
April 20, 2013
I purchased a medium based on Fly's sizing chart. Cheeks were a little tight, but they break down get more comfortable quickly. Plenty of ventilation, and it's a bit on the loud side. Overall seems to be good quality.
March 4, 2013
Has perfect features for a dual sport or 'Sumo
Sized like a Shoei. I have five helmets already for road and dirt, all considered high-end. This helmet can replace four of them, ez. I really wanted the visor & bill feature over all else. I sanded off 3/4" from the bill's length. .PERFECT. Up to 70 mph the bill is not noticed. I prefer D-rings, the Fly has it. I use foam plugs, so any additional wind noises is not an issue. At 85+ mph the bill is only noticed if you try a Linda Blair move, so, well, don't . Even then it's not an issue, it's just a slight tug. I did some slight pushing in of some sty-foam for better glasses fit, but I do that with every lid I own. A+ lid.
February 25, 2013