Vemar Eclipse Night Vision Helmet
Nice helmet and great price
Overall, I'm happy with the helmet. It felt tight at the very beginning, but after wearing it for a day, it is comfortable as it has molded to my face/head. The only complaint I have is that the advertised color is white, but the helmet is actually yellow in color (cream color).
June 27, 2016
Good cheap oval helmet, replacement for my discontinued RS-1 that filled the same gap.
A little more oval than described. Perfect for me. The helmets on the low end of oval mash my forehead and occipital bone.
Iffy fit with glasses. The arms will get forced to ride on top of the top edge of the cheek pad unkess you have very narrow frames. If that lines up with your eyes, great. If not youll have to trim the pads.
No deep ear pockets for speakers, but standard size speakers fit fine, larger aftermarket ones could be snug.
Fit and finish is soso. Exterior lools great but with no liner in it looks like they man handled the foam into the shell. Some finger marks and even a nickel size corner broken off near my ear.
Interior not as plush as my RS-1 was, but ok. There are more seams touching you. I haven't done enough long rides to see if they get irritating. Interior is designed for easy and complete removal. Even the neck roll.
June 8, 2016
Glow in the dark is not for everyone
Glow in the dark is not for everyone, but it is for me. My friends are teasing me constantly about it, but I love the thing.
The helmet is lacking any real space for eyeglasses/sunglasses, and doesn't come with a sunvisor, getting additional visors is difficult as well, but its not impossible.
The memory foam style cheek pads are amazing, it feels a little too tight at first, but within minutes of putting it on it sits snugly and softly on my head. My roommate, who is also a large in helmet sizes of this shape, cannot fit his head inside the shell of the helmet. So I'd say it runs a little small, but don't accidentally get a size too large! Swapping out the visors is simple, and secure. The vents work well, but not the best, I have no complaints with them.
The helmet feels incredibly light once its settled, and its not very heavy to begin with, the looks you'll get will make the purchase worth it, and it does have that off yellowish greenish color in daylight, it does not look white as the photos provided by the manufacturer would have you believe, but it doesn't look bad.
April 28, 2016
Quality, and fun to play with.
I got the glow in the dark version, Mainly because I wanted a white helmet, but still wanted to be fun/cool. Instead of getting a hooligan (dualsport) helmet, I decided I could have fun with the glow in the dark to still get looks. This helmet was on closeout so I jumped on that opportunity. First received the helmet and build quality was superb. The vents were smooth to open, nothing felt like it was going to fall off, (specifically the visor, that thing will never come of. In fact, the visor may take bits of the helmet with it in the event of a crash!) and the sides are nice surfaces for a communicator.
My gripes come with the pads. They are the downfall. The liner feels like someone slapped a cut up solo cup and glued some chunks of their temper-pedic bed. Meaning, it is mainly a skeleton of plastic, with some pads. The cheek pads were also really thin, where I thought where someone said it was "memory foam-like substance" I thought it was going to be plush and cushy. Mine came like they were from the same cut-up bed as the liner, but from the part that a fat lady laid on it for a decade. I ordered the size large. Which at the time of purchase is the smallest size available. So I went online searching and found some spare cheek pads in a smaller size, hoping that solves all of my gripes.
The glow in the dark may seem lame, but I had fun making rude gestures with flashlights and letting that glow on my way home. If I grab my lazer-pointer, I can actually make some pretty cool designs every day I ride home. So it's like I never have the same helmet twice! Also the color is more of a yellowish cream, almost greenish, but personally it adds a little twist to the regular white.
Quality helmet, flattened cheekpads (fits loose for those wondering, try a size smaller than normal) and fun glow. At more than half off, you're getting a good helmet for the price.
March 25, 2016
Snug and noisy, but thundercats.
Very stylish lid; get lots of compliments on it. The metal touches around the vents are very sharp; that, plus the tri-comp shell, really seems like good value for the money. Looks especially good with the dark smoke visor.
Ownership experience is a bit rough at first, to be honest. It's a very snug helmet, especially the jaw and cheek area (once it's on, it's very comfortable). Getting the helmet on at first requires some work. The cheek pads wouldn't stay snapped into the shell. Routing the wires for my Sena SMH5 was a pain. Fortunately, it's broken in now and operates a bit easier.
I note that there is a spot where the wind sneaks into the ear pockets, up from the channel for the chinstrap. Very, very noisy at speed unless you have a good windscreen. Does not seem to interfere with the Sena microphone, but is definitely an issue while trying to have a conversation. Gotta keep it under 70... :(
A slightly revised neck collar to isolate noise more, and a ratchet-strap buckle instead of the double-D ring, would make this helmet incredibly competitive, I'm sure of it. It's a quality helmet for sure.
March 19, 2016
A wonderful helmet, wish I had bought one years ago.
After reading tons of reviews and ratings it seemed like the Vemar Eclipse was a good helmet with a few potential short comings just like any helmet. So far I have nothing bad to say about this lid, extremely comfortable (I went with the recommended sizing from their chart), great air flow (on cooler winter days a scarf/neck wrap will be needed), yes the visor lift lip on the left side is...well different, but not horrible just something different to get used to, the fit and finish is excellent! I did get the night vision version and the glow is very bright, with out a doubt adding visibility at night and even at dusk/dawn when I ride to work. I am extremely happy with the Vemar Eclipse Metha Night Vision and highly recommend it.
November 6, 2015
Great helmet for the price.
I was immediately impressed by the fit. The helmet broke in nicely by the second ride. I have the Lion graphic and it's very impressive. No, it's not as refined as an Arai, but it's a very nice helmet for the money, even more so now that it's on closeout.
December 12, 2015
perfect night ride helmet.
I was looking for something with high night visibility. This was a perfect match. Leave it out in the light for a while and it glows brightly. On top of that the fit is nice and snug with good padding. Air flow is good with several closable vents. I would definitely recommend.
August 20, 2015