Speed and Strength Women's SS1300 Wicked Garden Helmet
I haven't had the chance to ride since I received the helmet but it's pretty snug when putting it on. Per the video review it said that it should be a little hard to get on the first few times. It is. I love the style and I'm encouraging my girl friends to get it.
April 6, 2015
I was not sure if purchasing a helmet online would pay off, but it did!
I got the black/red version. This helmet is very good looking. I have a black on black cruiser and was worried I'd look silly with a full face helmet. Not with this one! Comfortable, quiet, and easy to get on and off. I've just recently started riding, I don't have any other full face helmets to compare it to, but I am pleased with my purchase. I'd definitely do business with Revzilla again. The videos certainly helped me make my decision.
January 12, 2015
Something Wicked This Way Comes
My wife likes this helmet because it looks great and it's quiet at "highway" speeds when she commutes to work. She says she loves the ratcheting chin strap and the fit. This is our second SS1300 model (I have the matte green solid version) and we are both satisfied with this model/brand. It has recesses for Bluetooth speakers and the SENA speakers fit perfectly. The high gloss finish and graphics on the Wicked Garden version are excellent quality and those colors really pop in person. Combine this helmet with the matching gloves and Jacket to complete the look.
December 31, 2014
Excellent product good quality. would Recommend to friends..
I purchased this helmet for my wife as a gift. she loves it and Says its super Comfortable and light weight. The One and only issue that we have had is that the screws that hold the brackets for the locking mechanism for the visor Came loose and when she took the helmet off she lost one of the Screws. I fixed the Issue by replacing the missing Screw taking all the screws out putting Some lock tight on them and screwed them back on. I did this approximately two weeks ago and haven't had any further issues. Besides that minor issue no other problems have occurred. My wife really loves this helmet.
November 17, 2014
Good for the price, one major issue
I love the graphics on this helmet! It definitely attracts some attention - which is kind of a good thing, since not being noticed gets us in trouble on the road.
Fit - it was nicely snug all around the top & back (similar shape to my previous HJC), but a bit too snug at the cheeks. Eventually broke in a bit, but probably should have looked into changing the cheek pads.
Ventilation - I still can't keep track of which way the switch is open or closed for the top vents, because quite bluntly, it seems to make little difference in most riding positions on a sportbike. I ride with the visor up in warm weather anyway most of the time, and the chin ventilation is good on the chilly mornings - it doesn't fog any worse than any other helmet.
Noise - I was surprised that it's significantly louder than my HJC CL-SP was, and it actually seems to get worse when I put the visor down! It's still not *that* loud (I can hear the music in my one earbud just fine with volume low enough to still hear traffic), but I wasn't too happy with that part....
Features - love the quick release on the visor (if for nothing more than ease of cleaning!), and the ratchet/quick release chin strap. One note that didn't occur to me though - there's no "D" ring to hook on for locking the helmet to the bike, so if you routinely do so, you'll need a small cable or something to run through the "chin" area to hang it from.
Quality - BIG ISSUE! I went to flip my visor down after a couple months of riding with this helmet, and the whole "quick change" mechanism was loose in the helmet and wouldn't let my visor move! The problem turned out to be that one of the 2 little screws that holds the "up down" mechanism to the helmet itself had worked it's way out and got caught in it. I was away from home at the time, but luckily was able to unjam the loose screw, use a credit card to remove the other screw, and the "quick release" to the visor on the other side, and get home with no visor attached, to fix it with proper tools. NOT OK though! If I had needed the visor while I was moving, this could have been much worse!
All in all, I'd buy it again - but I strongly recommend pulling the visor off first thing and checking those screws before you wear it!
October 2, 2014
This is my second helmet, and I must say that it is very comfortable. Worth the $$.
September 25, 2014
Excellent mid grade helmet for women!
Purchased this helmet a month ago. Wanted to give it some use before reviewing it. I would say over all this is a excellent helmet. Fit is great. Comfortable. Nice thick padding. The only thing I wish it had was a little better air flow. Has multiple vents but still not as much air flow as I would like being I live in hot florida. In these hot summer months been riding with visor open and sun glasses. Should be great for fall. I would over rate this helmet excellent! If your looking for a step up from the basic helmet but not looking to spend to much this is for you! Thanks revzilla!
June 30, 2014
Snug fit. Great style.
The only complaint I have about this helmet is I wore my hair in a pony tail the first few uses and it made the helmet feel loose when my hair was down. It is stylist and light weight with good airflow.
June 2, 2014