SparX Helios Helmet - Solid
Lots of features and value but release mechanism fell apart
This appeared to be a full featured helmet and it is. Quite a bargain. It is a little narrow so it was tight on my cheeks. Also fogged up quickly while not moving. I actually would have been happy except for the fact that after about 3 months the lock mechanism completely broke - locked shut! Ouch to get it off! Impossible to put back on. Looking at it, it appears that the part is held by a tiny screw (like eyeglass small screw size) that stripped itself out. I was not impressed - pretty important part! Too bad, I liked the helmet overall. Luckily, my local dealer wasn't impressed and gave me full credit towards another (brand) helmet.
September 11, 2013
Great Helmet, seems like the vents don't do anything
I commute daily about 15-20 miles in Texas so it was important to have a helmet that was cool, but that also would keep my jaw attached to my head in a crash. This guy has held up admirably to daily use.
The tinted visor thing is all-sorts of cool. And is really handy for keeping the wind out of your face at medium speed. Although they are a bit shaky at anything above 30 without the visor down.
The mechanism works well and is easy to operate with gloves on.
The fit is a little small for me, but it loosens up a bit after awhile.
Good value helmet, lots of features for the money.
May 13, 2013
Awesome Budget Modular
Wanted a nice modular with a drop down sun visor, that would fit my glasses better. The helmet works great it is comfortable and easy to use. Feels very durable and feel like it would protect me very well. On the colder mornings I have some issue with fog but its really just at a stop and lower speeds, once I'm moving as long as the chin vent is cracked I've never had any issues with fog. I have the Black and riding in 70+ weather it never feels to hot, and the fit is very comfortable.
May 9, 2013
Well built for the money.
Overall the helmet is great. There are some quality control issues, one being the face shield does not seat well on one side. I had a draft coming in from above one eye and noticed a large gap at the top of the face shield where it meets the rubber rain/wind seal of the helmet. The inside is plush. I wish it came with a quick release chin strap but that can be remedied. The chin bar is robust and the mechanisms are tight and sturdy. For the price it can't be beat.
November 27, 2012
Great mid-range helmet
I was in the market for a modular helmet that was well ventilated, not too expensive/heavy, with a built-in sun visor, muted design and Bluetooth compatible. This is the only THE ONLY helmet in the market that fit all my needs. Excellent build quality, functionality and price.
It's true to size (my hat size is large and I got the same size in the helmet and it fit perfect).
My primary complaint is the buckle. I just wish it was quick snap. Also the visor is not shatterproof/resistant or anti-fog, but I guess that's asking for too much at this price point (moreover, I can swap it later if I want to).
Overall I'm very happy with this helmet.
October 27, 2012
Amazing Value... Great Product.
I did a lot of research, looking for a Modular Helmet, and they were all so expensive and most felt flimsy.
This really is a great helmet, and you can't beat the price. And the drop down tint is awesome.
July 31, 2012
A solid cheap or second helmet. Well worth the price.
June 16, 2012