Speed and Strength SS1500 Solid Speed Helmet
Excellent helmet for the money
Very high quality construction and the fit and finish is on pare with helmets costing quite a bit more
February 9, 2015
Great price, Good helmet
Lets start by saying this is my first full face helmet, so I have no other helmet to compare it to.
Once opened I immediately loved the style and design of the helmet. The only difference in what RevZilla displays and what you get is the way the visor attaches, not a big deal.
Air Flow: Not knowing what to expect I am happy with the overall performance of the vents. Two are top are difficult to find at first and the visor vent takes a little more muscle than I thought a piece of plastic could handle, but it started to loosen up after using it a few times. It is currently winter here, so I don't know if it will provide the air flow I want during the summer months, but for now it is great.
Visor: Seals well and does not distort the environment. The "visor lock" is very nimble and delicate, I broke it on my smoked visor within five minutes of trying to figure out what it was haha. I doubt very seriously that any of would reach speeds that would lift the visor anyhow (I've done 80 with not a glimpse of the visor moving).
Fastening: Ratchet strap design is very nice, difficult to use with thick winter gloves but that's to be expected.
Padding: At first it was pretty tight in there, after just a couple hundred miles it has broken in quite nicely but not so much that the helmet no longer fits. Very comfortable.
Size: Seems true to size. I was very nervous about ordering a helmet that I never tried on before but after measuring my head two or three times for good...measure....I found myself to fit in the large category (like my other helmets). Just like the video said it should fit most people.
Anti-fog: hahahahahahahaha...haha...haha. No it's really not that bad, My first minute or two with the helmet on I keep it cracked and that helps. Some times when I sit at a red light or long stop I'll crack it again. Once the visor fogs up it is pretty tedious to clear up unless you raise the visor and run at about 40 mph for a minute.
Sound: Some people said this helmet is loud, however, I'd have to disagree. Granted this is my first helmet so I don't have anything to compare it against besides my half. Wind noise isn't bad at 30 or 70, regardless of how the vents are set up. My bike sounds louder to me, but that's not a bad thing in my book!
All in all this is a great helmet for the price, and a good helmet overall. It doesn't have the features of a 400 dollar helmet, but it doesn't have the price of one either. If you are looking for a helmet that will make you question ever wearing a half helmet again, this is it. Don't know if I'll ever go back.
December 29, 2014
so I bought the helmet and it did good for the first couple months but the screws for the visor started to fall out constantly. one fell out during a ride and I cant find one to match the size. the graphic is durable and its comfortable I put a Bluetooth mic in it and it muffles the sound but other wise very loud
December 11, 2014
I bought this helmet a while back, and I love the feel of it. Fits my head beautifully. Air flow is good, visor doesn't fog up, and It doesn't weigh heavy on my head. I would recommend this to anyone riding. Has a great style, and feel to it. Defiantly a good buy.
November 13, 2014
One of the better budget helmets
I like this helmet because the looks are great and it's quiet at "highway" speeds when I commute to work. My only two gripes about this helmet are that the visor is not the easiest to remove/replace and they don't make an amber/yellow visor for this model although it would look sick. I love the ratcheting chin strap. Although the visors are difficult to remove/install, they are extremely high quality and scratch resistant. Even the mirror visor has proven to be more resistant to fading spots and blemishes in the reflective coating than other brand helmets I have. I would buy again and have a new respect for the brand because of the quality of this helmet.
November 2, 2014
Bought the helmet because it wasn't to expensive and I really wanted a flat black helmet. At first the helmet was a tight fit but once it got worn in it was perfect and very comfortable.
It's a little loud but that really never bothered me. On the colder days my head never got cold.
The visor is very easy to put on and take off.
I would really recommend this helmet for the price and comfort.
October 20, 2014
Excellent features at excellent price
This was my first helmet so I don't have much to compare it to but the helmet offers excellent fit and features especially for the price. Fit was excellent and very comfortable and has a pump up cheek cushions for those who like their helmets just a little tighter. Easy to manipulate sun viser and low key high visibility reflective markings do not detract from the matte black look. My only complaint is that the quick release chin strap though very convenient can be slightly uncomfortable depending on your riding posture.
October 20, 2014
Loud Loud Loud
This helmet is so noisy its louder than me wearing my non dot half helmet you need ear plugs with it
October 12, 2014