Nolan N104 EVO Hi-Viz Helmet
Nolan N104 EVO Storm review
I am rating the helmet and not Revzilla. I ordered the Nolan N104 EVO Storm in conjunction with two other helmets the Kabuto Ibuki and AGV Numo Stinger. I will comment on the others in there own review. First it came down to Kabuto and Nolan and the N104 won out even though it was heavier compared to the Kabuto. We liked the overall comfort and fit plus we had a Nolan N90 which we liked very much. However there was an issue with two of the N104 helmets from two different dealers. The weather seal in the upper right corner where the face shield comes down is where the weather seal came unglued. I talked with Revzilla and the other dealer and this was the first time both had head of this issue. Revzilla did the best they could but helmet sold out before I could get a replacement helmet. I called Nolan factory rep and he had not heard of this issue but was welling to do what was needed to fix the issue. I decided that why should I have to have it repaired when brand new? This mattert is most likely a QA issue at Nolan. I did eventually find some N104 EVO Storms helmets that did not exhibit this issue. We do like the helmet but seriously think Nolan needs to check into this matter further. The picture I have attached is a EVO Tech and that had the same issue.
March 22, 2016
Really good helmet, but I wanted more...
So, I researched and purchased the Nolan N104 Evo Storm back in April 2015. I rode quite a bit in the helmet and was quite happy with it. Then, I tried on a Shoei Neotec. After trying the Neotec for a couple days, I decided to swap the Nolan out for the Shoei.
Please don't take this wrong, I loved the Nolan. I just love the Neotec much more.
I made the decision based on the following factors:
1. The Neotec is much quieter. When you put on the Neotec, everything feels sealed off. Riding without ear plugs became more comfortable (although I don't do it often).
2. The Neotec feels much more solid and durable. The Nolan is made out of plastic. While I'm sure this provides more than sufficient protection in the event you need to save your melon, it just doesn't feel as substantive.
3. The Neotec has a better comfort liner and ventilation. The chin and brow vents on the Nolan provide a good amount of ventilation, but the Neotec's scoop on the top of the helmet pushes through much more air. Also, the chin vent on the notes does a great job of keeping the visor clear.
Long story short, the Nolan is a great helmet and if you don't feel like shelling out the $500+ for the Shoei, the Nolan is a great option. Possibly the best option.
One problem: The Nolan is set up for their proprietary communicators and you can't mount a Sena 20S without modifying the helmet due to the lip at the base of the helmet.
February 29, 2016
Another Nolan Winner
I am completely impressed with this helmet which I purchased to replace my most recent Nolan flip-up. Over the past decade I've owned an N100, N100E and an N43 (which I absolutely love for everything but cold weather). Once you get used to the enormous visor and peripheral view of the N43 it's hard to go back to tighter visibility of any other helmet. Until now. The field of vision of this helmet is HUGE. On top of that, the visor mechanism allows you to crack it open just slightly as well as the usual multiple stops. A nice feature.
Everything about the N104 is an improvement on my N100E. The padding is far more plush and fits a bit more snug. The noise level is significantly reduced, latch system works great and it comes with a pin-lock in the box.
The drop down sun-visor is crystal clear, easy to deploy and retract, and is deep enough that it's lower edge is out of view. I never liked the one on my N43 but this one I will definitely use.
The top vent allows a ton of air in but the lower vent seems a bit weak, although this might have more to do with the height of my windscreen than the function of the vent. Even the ratcheting chinstrap latch has improved.
Overall I am totally satisfied with this helmet. It surpassed my expectations. Sweet.
February 21, 2016
I received my N104 EVO a couple of days ago and had to give it a whirl in this cold weather. First, the fit is comfortably snug. I would say the chart is spot on. Its relatively quiet. I ride a HD Road King with stock pipes. The view port is great. No fog.The sunshade feature is a real plus. The quick release is a great feature. Nolan makes a strong product. You feel the quality. This is a great all around helmet. In the price range, for a modular, it can't be beat. Thanks Revzilla !!!
January 28, 2016
Better than shark evoline
This review is for the red and white evo tech helmet. First of all the red matches my interceptor perfectly, which is a major plus. I bought this to replace my aging Shark evoline which served its purpose and I was satisfied with but wanted a step up. In comparison this helmet is I feel much better quality as far as feeling protected. All the functions of this helmet are flawless and I love the ratchet system and will never go back to D-rings. It is still a bit noisy but it is my third modular helmet and so far the best I have owned. It required very little break in time and there are no pressure points on my slightly oval head. My only regret after trying on 8 new models of modulars is that I know it is not the top of the line Schuberth and although I am satisfied with my purchase, next upgrade will be top of the line regardless of price. By the way this helmet looks awesome with the silver mirror face shield added
January 7, 2016
Very Good Product
This product has great features , except the weight
November 9, 2015
I just upgraded from my Nolan 102 to the 104evo and am very pleased with the choice. My sena will need to be mounted differently on the new lid, but if that's all I find wrong with the helmet, I'd say I'm a satisfied customer. I'm a huge fan oh Nolans ratchet chin strap!
November 9, 2015
Have about 5-600 miles on this helmet. Definite upgrade from my old modular but that one was 13 years old so I expected some improvements. Fit was right on based on the sizing chart. Helmet is the quietest I have owned but still need earplugs. I'm behind a windshield and it is fairly comfortable at 2-lane speeds but interstate it can get loud. When the top vent is open there is noticeably more noise. I wear an XL and the shell is very large, it will not fit in the trunk of my Goldwing. The helmet is also heavy, more than what I assumed from the review, perhaps because of the larger shell size for the XL. Even heavier than my old modular which surprised me. On the 2nd day of full riding my neck started to tire. The venting is OK, better than I have experienced with other helmets but not great. It should have forehead vents. Others have said there should be more padding at the chin strap buckle but if you follow the strap up into the lining there is an adjustment to make the strap longer which helps close up the buckle padding gap. My only complaint is after 150 miles the top vent started rattling. I think it loosened up from the buffeting off the top of the windshield. I was tempted to return but I think a new one will do the same thing. If you ride without a windshield I don't believe it would be a problem. I think Anthony questioned the durability of the vent in his review and I would agree. If it gets worse I may try a warranty claim next riding season. The vent rattle is the reason I can't give it 5 stars. I purchased the Nolan MCS II headset to go with the helmet. Worth the lower price than JM but music quality is not comparable to the JM. Installation was fairly easy once you figure out how to get the neck roll off.
October 3, 2015