Nolan N44 Outlaw Helmet
Great product overall!
I ordered the N44 Outlaw in Flat Black - shipping was very fast, and the helmet looks awesome straight out of the box. I was hesitant about ordering a helmet online without trying it on first, but Revzilla's return policy motivated me to pull the trigger.
First, I would like to make note of the sizing of the N44; aforementioned, finding the correct size and fit were my main concerns in ordering a helmet online. I measured my head as per the instructions listed on the size chart. The circumference of my head measured out to be 23 inches, which falls between a Medium (22.8 inches) and Large (24 inches). Going against my intuition, I chose the Medium, with expectations of a very tight fit. To my surprise, the Medium fit perfectly! For those of you with a Narrow Oval head and falling in between helmet sizes, I would definitely recommend choosing the smaller size helmet. Remember, helmets are supposed to fit snugly, and they do break in over a short period of time!
Pros: The N44 looks awesome, the field of view is second to none, the dreaded blind spot is virtually non-existent, very comfortable fit, nice airflow, pinlock system was easy to install and works great, and the 6 helmet configurations are easy to switch in and out.
Cons: aside from a few minor helmet characteristics that I will need to get used to (e.g., locking strap and solid ear pads), I cannot find anything I truly dislike about this helmet.
Revzilla's customer service and product quality is awesome. Period.
February 15, 2015
I would recommend to anyone looking for a better field of vison. Also the ports for the Bluetooth is very cool.
December 23, 2014
My girlfriend and I recently rhode 7,000 miles, we spent 20 days on the road. Helmets on every day for 6 to 12 hours,hot, cold and rain. This helmet is awesome, it fits great and never caused any discomfort. Great protection. Highly recommended! Funny, everything else was kickin my butt by day 4, lol.
November 14, 2014
Everybody asks about my helmet
I have the Bluetooth upgrade and replaced the stock visor with a mirrored version. Every time I speak to somebody they always ask about my Nolan N44 Outlaw helmet.
The N44 is a bit noisy and the airflow is not all that great. The oval shape means that if I turn my head the helmet acts sort of like a sail. The great until you add the Bluetooth and then it is a matter of figuring out where to put the microphone.
The N44 has a very wide field of vision with the N44. The Bluetooth is great and even adds an FM radio. Even though airflow is not great the visor is notched so that it can be opened two position.
Bang for the buck this is a great helmet .
October 29, 2014
Amazing field of view and good features.
I've been riding in this helmet for three months and I really like it, though there are a few downsides.
Pros: The amount of variability you have while wearing it is awesome, and it's one of the only true modular helmets on the market. The field of view is totally uninhibited, and that alone makes the helmet worth it. The look is different than anything else and the included pinlock lens is a great addition.
Cons: Kinda loud, air flow is just adequate (not bad), and then there's pinlock installation. The lens absolutely will not go into the visor correctly. Most visors can be totally flattened to get the pinlock in, but not this visor. If you try to flatten the visor all the way out you will break the plastic chin vent and damage the lower section of the visor (at the bend). This was extremely frustrating for me since it was a selling point. I did get the pinlock lens in but there is a small gap on one side that cannot be corrected. On humid nights I seem to be fog free but winter will be the real test.
September 8, 2014
By far the best helmet I have owned!
In the past, i have owned a couple of cheapie helmets. you know the ones, they smell of mothballs, air whistles in right next to your ear, there are hard spots that you only begin to notice after an hour or so of riding, and after a few months they all begin to fall apart. so, i decided that it was time to break down and buy my first "big boy" motorcycle helmet, and i have to say, my whole riding experience has been revolutionized by that helmet. as you are reading this, you obviously know that I am referring to the Nolan N44 helmet. first off, i have to say, Just look at that thing, its awesome! lets be honest, its hard to pull off the cool biker look in a full helmet. but with this helmet, especially if you put the shades down, you get all the style points back. I know some of you are rolling your eyes because a helmet's main function is to protect you in a life endangering situation. fortunately for me, i have not had one of those, so i can't talk about that function of the helmet quite yet. I am however confident in the quality of the construction, much more so than the ones that i have owned in the past. so, i am reserved to talk about the parts of the helmet I have experienced, shades included. which before i bought, i thought would be a cool useless feature, but after using it enough, i can say its one of the things that just seem to come in handy when you need it. I just wish that they would slide down about a 1/2 inch lower, but you can push the helmet down to close the gap. the only problem i have had involved a very dusty trip in North Dakota where the dust permeated everything including the sunvisor's inner mechanics causing it to stick, thankfully though, the jam was no match for the power of wd40. the little vent flap in the main part of the visor was the only other part that needed any attention after that trip, but has served me wonderfly for general ventilation and defogging, although it will let in the occasional unfortunate insect which always seems to get my attention. I have found the uninvited traveling companion can always be dispelled by simply opening the visor to the first or second notch to flush it out. the visor itself is a feat in helmet technology due to its limitless range of view. under normal circumstances you quite literally can not see the edges of the helmet, and is the purest form of riding i have found short of riding without a helmet at all (kids don't try that at home). I can read my gauges without having to look down, and i can see my peripherals enough to know if a deer is going to jump out at me, which has saved me at least once. as far as ventilation is concerned, I have found it to be adequate, not as much as you would expect with the huge structure on the top of the helmet, but i see no need for any more than you are given, and if you do want more, you can just take off parts of the helmet to make it more of an open face style. which is the main reason that the Nolan N44 got my attention. some of my past helmets had been modular before, but none could transform as completely as this one. I have only used it as a full helmet style (both with and without the chin guard), and open face style. and Its nice how simple it is to transform between the styles; if you are a good multitasker, you can take the chin guard on and off while riding (again kids wouldn't recommend it). I have found that the helmet does an excellent job at keeping water out during a rain. even extremely heavy storms, so long as the vents were all closed, no water was able to weasel its way inside. i have yet to ride in colder weather, but i imagine that all the removable padding will be enough to keep your head at the right temp for the beginning or end of the riding season. one thing I noticed that was slightly different was a bit more padding right over the ears, it functions to keep you warm and secure, but it can make wearing earbuds a bit uncomfortable after a while, but you aren't supposed to do that anyway, so that shouldn't be a problem right?....right? anyway, what I am trying to say about the Nolan N44 is that it is something completely different from any other helmet you have ever tried, and that i would absolutely recommend that you do so. if you are looking for a good helmet that is good at everything you want it to do then the Nolan N44 is your helmet
August 25, 2014
The product is great!
In have a hard time finding helmets that are comfortable but this one is very comfortable. It is light weight and stylish. My only complaint is that it is noisy especially with the vent system opened.
August 12, 2014
Great helmet, but somewhat large.
Bottom line: The helmet is fantastic and I would recommend it.
Style: I really like the look of the helmet. I have it in matte black and it took me a while to stop contemplating it. The shape is fairly aggressive and it just looks cool.
Fit: I'm normally an XL, but with Nolan I had to go XXL. However, I find that my perfect fit is somewhere in between. The XXL is a bit larger than I wanted, but works. A word of caution, the chin strap sits in an odd place; closer to my throat than to my chin. This doesn't cause discomfort, but it is weird.
Ventilation: I believe the ventilation on this helmet is good on hot days, but during winter, the chinbar's shape will probably let more in than you'd want.
Construction: The helmet feels solid. The main shell as well as visor and sun visor work correctly and have a very well-constructed feel to them.
I would recommend this helmet to people looking for more visibility and good style.
July 29, 2014