Vemar Jiano EVO TC Helmet
vemar jiano EVO tc
I'm very satisfied with the Jiano EVO TC! The helmet fits perfect for my mid oval head. The EVO is very comfortable and seems very well built. As mentioned by others, it has very positive latching and adjustments. I'm not sure about the venting. It doesn't feel like there is any airflow, but it hasn't fogged up as of yet. My only complaints is the very narrow field of vision and my scala Q2 boom mic does not fit under the cheek pad. Minor complaints for a helmet I feel is on par with others that cost twice as much.
November 30, 2012
Vemar Jiano EVO TC is a deal!!!
After deciding that I wanted to try a modular helmet, I looked at the alternatives on the market. i had pretty much decided to either bite the bullet for the Schuberth or Shoei Neotec, when I came across some reviews for the Jiano EVO. I decided to chance it, as I could get the helmet AND the bluetooth cheekpad for less than either of the other choices alone.
I am very satisfied with my purchase. Venting could be a bit better, but the noise (or lack thereof) was a pleasant surprise! I had previously worn an Arai Signet, then an Icon (can't recall the model) full face, and the Vemar is far quieter then either of the others. Comfort is close, but not quite to the level of the Arai, but blows the Icon away. It seems to be well constructed, and having a removable interior is fantastic.
I found that once I installed the Bluetooth, it was difficult to pull on, due to it being tight going over my ears. Once on, no discomfort. Solution? The Sliks head cover I've come to love so much - the silk outer layer allows the Jiaon to slip right on and adds to the comfort.
Cons? There aren't many. With the Bluetooth boom mic, I find it hard to get the mic in a spot that doesn't touch my face or lips, but its a minor annoyance. The lower wind guard doesn't easily clear the mic when closing the front, but this is something I'm getting used to. Same with the euro-style ratcheting chin strap, but the Schuberth has the same mechanism, so if you simply can't ilve with that, then the Shoei becomes the only real alternative.
I have no doubt that I would prefer the Shoei over the Vemar, IF the pricing was equal, but it isn't! The Vemar is a bargain, and I think will serve me well in my travels on my '05 BMW R1200 GS.
October 17, 2012
Good helmet, but very noisy
A very good modular helmet, but extremely noisy. The visor is quite useful as you don't need to wear sunglasses while riding.
August 25, 2012
I bought this for my wife. She has a long oval head shape and really wanted a modular helmet. We shopped for a month with no luck. I took a chance based on Revzilla's reviews and it was a perfect fit.
June 25, 2012
Excited out of the box
Nicely styled helmet. I normally wear an M and it was true to size. The rotating mechanism is solid. The good: If you are doing a lot of city low speed riding. Stop and go etc. I would recommend this helmet. It flows plenty of air. The internal shield is adequate. The Bad: narrow visor, though optical quality is excellent. Quick latching chin strap is a bit uncomfortable, and I made some adjustments, it was better, but you have to get used to it. Internal visor sometimes drops down when you hit rough surfaces. The helmet itself IS VERY NOISY! Maybe try some earplugs. I would not recommend this helmet for long distance touring. I was going to try out the Bluetooth cheek pads when they become available, but not after experiencing the noise issue. This may become my off road atv helmet.
April 9, 2012
Nice helmet, but it has it's quirks.
I was a bit disappointed the helmet was missing parts and the Bluetooth was on backordered until the summer, but the rest of the helmet fits well and has good balance. There is a breeze that runs up from the bottom of the helmet into the ear area which I did not expect. The helmet is not nearly as quiet as I thought it would be after reading dozens of reviews. It is actually the loudest modular helmet I have purchased to date.
April 2, 2012
Squeals like the pig in the insurance ad
Fits great in my long oval noggin. Heavy in the hand, not on the head.
Problem is it squeals/whistles on the right hand side, like your tuning in an old time radio with the visor completely shut.
If I put my hand up at the top of the visor it completely goes away.
Not sure how to proceed from here.
Haven't read or heard of any similar complaints elsewhere.
February 29, 2012
Every thing I wanted in a modular.
My primary considerations were fit and safety. Although my oval head measures a large, based on my past helmets and the recomendation of Revizzila I purchased a 2x which is still very snug front to back. The weight has taken a long time to get used to but is ok now. Have riden in heavy rain and the helmet did great. Have ridden with temps in the teens and with the chin curtain the helmet was awesome, cracking the visor open one notch cleared any fogging issues allowing riding with it closed 95% of the time. I have not ridden in any real heat yet but will still wear this helmet. I can't speak to how quiet it is due to my loud exhaust but it seems ok. I am extremely happy with my Vemar and would buy it again.
February 19, 2012