Speed and Strength SS2500 Hell 'N Back Helmet
Bottom line: very good value!
Not as quiet or feature laden as my Arai (for my MV Agusta road bike), but it IS actually more bang for the buck, so unless you are buying this for high mileage cross country dual sport where wind noise and aerodynamics could prove troublesome, then I HIGHLY recommend this lid for 80% off-road like I do on my Husky TE449.
February 2, 2015
Buena relación costo-beneficio
Es un buen casco, tiene un buen diseño y con las micas extras se ve genial, lo unico malo que encontré es que entra mucho aire, todo lo demás muy bien, lo compraría de nuevo sin dudarlo.
December 15, 2014
Great intro to Adventure helmet
This is a great choice at a good price point if you are just starting to consider Adventure riding, when likely to get off road. Great visibility, same as my road helmet and great airflow with the visor up. At highway speeds and w/o a wind screen on the bike, the "sail" on top is a challenge to manage and road noise is high. The speed chin strap was great for quick removal and wear even with gloves. Matte black is a cool finish.
December 8, 2014
Good hybrid helmet with cool look
This helmet is lightweight, has really good vision, and has a pretty tough shell, but the only problem i have with it, is that the visor only has a fully open or fully closed capability. The only thing i would change on this helmet. Great look though, Silver Visor will be a great addition and make me look like master chief from Halo. Lol. but overall pretty good helmet. Just wish the visor could lock halfway. But with that being said, there is very little fog effect if i even get any, very breathable helmet, and very very lightweight.
October 27, 2014
Good value, needs some revisions
Overall, this helmet is nice. It's well made and has very good fit and finish. I use it for local riding but have a full street helmet for long distance.
Sized correctly (I'm righ between L and XL and the XL fits perfectly,)
More oval than round. No pressure on forehead.
Love the quick-disconnect. Every helmet should have this feature.
Snap-in liner pieces. Great feature. No more puzzle-pieces to confound the mind. Just snap in and out.
The visor doesn't firmly snap closed. This causes leaks and unnecessary noise.
The liner pieces are too close together between the cheek pads and upper section. It's very difficult to get glasses in the space. Once you do, they sit high on your face.
In my opinion, these two not-so-good issues keep this from being a perfect helmet in this genre. Fix these things and I'll buy more. Until then, I still have my Arai XD. A perfect helmet with a perfectly ridiculous price. This S&S helmet is close to being as good as the XD.
October 13, 2014
This is my first helmet so I didnt know what to expect. Its comfortable and I love the look. But at high speeds if you look left or right the pressure from the air sometimes pulls up the face shield which can get annoying but other than that, the helmet hasnt given me any trouble.
September 27, 2014
SS2500 it is too Small
I always wore a Medium size in most of the Helmets. But in this model I had to returned and take the Large.
September 4, 2014
Nice graphics (my first), nice craftsmenship, tight in front, but love this helmet
I love this helmet. I normally buy a simple white helmet (Thor dirt bike helmets are the norm) but the high viz green graphics took my fancy, plus at Revzilla the helmet was on sale.
What is good:
1) very light, lightest helmet I own although its a dual sport helmet
2) Fine craftsmanship (seems like should be in $$$ range).
3) good clarity with wind screen and beveled wind screen is very easy to move up and down. In fact, I once started to move screen down and found screen was already gone.
4) great graphics (and I like simple normally)
5) Really love the ?? strap don't know what it is called, but I think its a rachet. Just snap on the helmet strap without taking of gloves.
6) Easy to take padding out say for cleaning
7) Ok on noise with screen down
8) Very comfortable padding and fix on top of head.
One serious flaw. The chin guard area or cheek area is very tight. I took out the chin pads and placed under some weights for a week but still very tight in chin pad area. Note, my cheeks get sore so starting taking pads out. Even without cheek/chin pads there's no much room there. Unlike, say my brand new Thor helmet where cheek pads no problem.
Hence the 3 star rating. But I will buy another. If the cheek pads thin out maybe I can rewrite
August 27, 2014