Vemar Jiano EVO TC Night Vision Helmet
Poor design on lid
The chin guard on this helmet is a very snug fit, so much so, that those with beards will pinch beard hair ever single time you close the lid. Also there is not enough room to insert your thumb to work the action if you have winter weight gloves on. So closing is painful, and opening is impossible with a large glove on your hand. Otherwise a good helmet.....
May 11, 2016
I only reccomend this helmet if you can fix things......
right out of the box the chin guard was not attached and the fastener was stripped out
after waiting over a week I decided to fix it my self (it's what I do....fix stuff) the buck stopped here.
what bothered me the most was it had obviously been returned before (as manual was missing and there were handling marks) and it was not inspected b-4 shipping
tsk tsk wharehouse zillas !!
the whole concept of this helmet otherwise is so cool
how could you not love it (but only at 45% off)
I just hope the f@#k that it lasts a while
PS had to remove the cheek pads as they were fitted for a
gaunt Italian...hoping my gf will remove the padding and sew them up
October 6, 2015
Good helmet at a good price
Really impressed with the quality and features of this helmet. Good buy!
Comfortable, light helmet.
Awesome glow in the dark, lights up nicely after dark.
Good air movement, has not fogged up on cold morning rides.
Quality construction with easy on, easy off functionality.
I can hardly tell I am wearing my glasses with this on, and the sun shield works well.
My forehead rubs uncomfortably against the inside of the helmet. I do have an oblong head though.
The sueded material surrounding the visor release is rubbing off after 3 weeks use, but the base material is still in good shape.
More wind noise than expected, but easily negated with ear buds or ear plugs.
If you can get this helmet on clearance like I did you are getting a good deal. My seal of approval.
September 28, 2015
Not bad, but there's better
Overall it's a decent helmet, and I'll surely use it for it's lifespan, but I'm impressed by the quality for what I paid. I'm glad I didn't pay full price for it, cause it sure isn't worth that much. It is noticeably louder of a helmet then my last, and it seems to stem from there being pretty much no padding in the ear area. I plan on fixing this myself with some felt and glue. The visor is very hard to remove. The locking system seems cheaply made and I think the quality of the parts is to blame. Also, the locking latches for the jaw bar don't work easily and require a good deal of force to latch. Makes me wonder if they'd stay latched in a crash.
On the positive side though, visibility is good and it is pretty comfortable a helmet. With the flip up design I can take the helmet on and off with out removing my glasses. It's not a terrible helmet really, but there are some things that could be better, especially for the price.
September 21, 2015
Great value. Why would you spend the same for plastic when you can get a solid helmet like this? If you don't mind the glow in the dark color (which is actually a positive), then this is the one for you. It's simple, do you want performance and value or do you want to be a poser?
July 6, 2015
Never knew I could be this excited about a helmet!
Just test rode this new helmet! I love it! Why did I wait so long to get a really nice helmet? Love the fit, every part is easy to operate while riding, love the visor (no need to bring the prescription sunglasses), love the color and the nite glow feature (as a lady rider with only 4 years experience, I love to have bright riding gear for safety sake), great air flow (so no fogging up), very low road noise and it is very light weight! I did not realize how heavy and tiring to my neck my old helmet was. Thumbs up to this Vemar helmet!
May 9, 2015
Good, comfortable helmet with a unique feature.
I wanted to get this helmet a long time ago, but ended up getting the Lazer Monaco Carbon fiber helmet instead due to it being lighter in weight. When the Vemar Jiano Evo TC Night Vision went on sale, I went ahead and purchased it too to see what I passed over. I was very pleasantly surprised to see that the Vemar is a very solid helmet with a better latching system on the front chinbar. It is just as comfortable as the Lazer Monaco and, even though the specs say that the Lazer is much lighter in weight, both of these helmet feel about the same when wearing them, due to the balance of the weight. Ventilation on the Vemar is just a bit below average. The visor fogs up extremely easily. Nothing a Fog City shield won't fix, but it would have been great if it were pinlock ready or equipped. The Glow in the Dark seems gimmicky, but it really works. If you make an effort to fully charge it before riding, the intense glow lasts about 5 minutes or so and then you have a steady dimmer glow for at least 45 minutes. People definitely notice you when riding after dark. It's also eye catching during the daytime, due to the light color. It's too bad Vemar isn't making any more Glow in the Dark models. All of my future helmets will have Glow paint applied. The feature is just that good.
March 2, 2015
Great features, poor fit
I really wanted this helmet to fit. My hat size is a 7 1/8" long-oval, and I've been wearing Medium helmets for 18 years. This Medium just didn't fit right. When I closed the chinbar, which locked rather authoritatively (good thing), the helmet crushed my cheekbones, and not in a new-helmet-it'll-relax kind of way.
I emailed Motonation (the US distributors) asking if they had thinner cheekpads. After a week of no response I called them, and no, they don't. I emailed RevZilla asking for a solution and they called me back the very next day with some great ideas!
I didn't try them, though. I removed the cheekpads and put the helmet on again. The crown part of the interior (where it rests on your skull) was too large. I could easily slide the helmet forwards and backwards.
My head measures 55.5cm, which Vemar states puts me in a Small. With the cheekpads crushing my face in a Med, I was afraid a Small, while fitting my skull, would turn my face into something resembling a tilapia. I returned the helmet.
Conclusion: This is a very well-made helmet with many desirable features. RevZilla customer service is excellent. No two skulls are alike, so this may be the perfect helmet for you. If it weren't for the mismatch between my noggin and this lid, I'd be in helmet heaven right now
July 3, 2013