Dowco Helmet Bag
Good Helmet Protection for Low $
For the price, it does the job. No bells and whistles, just a helmet bag. One handy feature is the small slot on the bottom of the bag for a security cable. Some extra room inside for a towel or shirt.
CON - these attention-to-detail things always bug me. In this case, there's no protective barrier between the zipper and the helmet when the bag is zipped up. The entire bag is lined with soft, protective material - but they leave the zipper exposed to the helmet and shield surface? It is a potential scratching hazard, so make sure to use an additional cloth helmet bag, t-shirt, towel, etc. (which I always carry anyway). I'll probably have something sewn in, easy job.
That said, I'm happy with the bag and it does offer some added protection and a convenient carry handle.
May 20, 2013
Nice bag for the price
Nice bag for the price, zippers made well. Fits my new HJC Symax III (Large) helmet easy.
May 5, 2013
Perfect for my need.
I needed a bag to travel with my helmet on a commercial flight. This bag was perfect. It kept it protected in the overhead compartment but was easy to carry around the airport. I even carried it with me in my non motorcycle type backpack on my rides so when off the bike I could put the helmet in it, which made it easier to carry or put down anywhere. The floor, on the sand or under a chair or table in restaurants.
PS: I'm not a rider but was a passenger on a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R.
November 19, 2012
Nice bag except for zipper
This lightweight bag is lined with a nice faux shearling material, which protects the helmet from slight bumps. Unfortunately the zipper doesn't not have a flap of sorts to prevent contact with the helmet... in my case it has scratched my sun shield in a couple of places. Have resorted to putting the helmet in an old t-shirt before bagging it up.
October 8, 2012
good, decent, reasonably priced helmet bag
I purchased this for its price, size and from the reviews. I have only had it a few weeks now so that's why I gave it a "4" for performance, durability & finish. Depending on how it lasts I may change my rating for it.
I recently purchased a new Arai Vector 2 helmet (love it) and wanted to have a bag to protect it. While this bag is not perfect it will do the job.
The only things I wish were different are the handles and the zipper.
The zipper does not seem protected on the inside therefore rests on the visor. In my opinion can cause scratches. I find putting a microfiber towel over the visor helps to protect and also I have it to wipe the helmet should it need to be cleaned.
August 27, 2012
Exactly what I wanted.
I was looking for a waterproof, lightweight stuff-able helmet bag, big enough to hold my Shoei RF-1100 size XL with a bit more padding and protection than the bag that came with it, primarily for hanging my helmet off of the helmet hook while being discreet about there being a nice helmet there. I also wanted something that would be easy to carry into the office. This bag is just what I wanted. As others have said the quality seems much better than you would expect for this price range and I will likely pick up a few more of these for my other helmets as well as my wife's. The inside is soft and feels plush, the outer nylon materials feels smooth and sturdy. The zipper is very nice and the sewing is well finished and seems plenty sturdy enough to keep everything together. There is a slot on the bottom that some people have mentioned as a charging port, but I believe its intention is to allow the D-ring to come out for hanging. At least that is what I'm using it for. Will it save your helmet from a big fall? No. Will it keep your helmet looking nice and avoid scratches while hanging and taking into the office and home? Yes. If your needs for a helmet bag are similar to mine you can't go wrong with this one, especially at this price.
August 15, 2012
Dowco Helmet bag
Very well designed and constructed. Good quality throughout.
Lining is a major plus. Fits most helmets.
August 6, 2012
Very nice, good price
Bought a pair for our Arai RX-Q full face helmets. Plenty of room for helmet and spare shield. No dedicated area for a spare shield, so make sure it has a sleeve. Hole in bottom for charging if necessary. An additional pocket for wallet, keys etc would be great, but then you could buy a more expensive backpack type unit and defeat the purpose of this reasonably priced helmet carrier/protection.
August 1, 2012