Extremely Pleased! Comfort, style, features, price...
As many can relate, you must try on many helmets to find that perfect fit. Sadly, my experience has been the best looking or most featured helmets fit me the worst, or was super expensive. If you find yourself in this category, maybe this will help you? This helmet has the best fit and comfort of any helmet I have ever tried on. That is the TRUTH!
I purchased from Bike Bandit and got it for $227 + tax and that included UPS Next Day Air shipping. That is an outstanding deal! The fact the helmet is perfect in all other regards makes it an insane value.
I purchased the helmet to ride for about 4K miles from Mexico to Canada on the CDT. It is about 85% dirt roads. I anticipate a wide array of conditions. Hot, cold, dusty, rain, sun and the list goes on. I wanted a helmet as diverse at the potential conditions a true adventure ride may pose. I love that on hot days of open road, I can remove the chin guard and open the ventilation and ride 3/4 with the wind in my face. On cold days or dusty days, I can insert the chin guard, close the visor, and tighten up on the super comfortable neck seal to keep my face warm or dust free and to seal out more noise for listening to music. The seal around the visor appears to be outstanding for noise, dust and precipitation. I was not aware of the Pinlock visor included in the box, so that was a really nice bonus! Research Pinlock if you are unfamiliar - I had to... The hidden flip down sun visor is a perfect shade darkness, is more rigid than most shade visors, and had zero detectable vision distortion. The main clear visor is also perfectly clear and I has no detectable vision distortion.
I have a Cardo Pack Talk Bold and it appears it will install beautifully. It even has a notch for the boom - something I have not seen in a helmet before. You can buy a Nolan comm unit but I am unfamiliar with them so I cannot give an opinion either way.
The helmet has a few other unique features such a a place to installl a decelerometer brake light on the rear of the helmet, integration for comm unit, the removable chin guard has blanks that can be installed, as well as blanks for the main visor when removed to configure for motocross/goggle use. This helmet is very well thought out and engineered to perfection.
It looks great! It can be used in all configurations (street, adventure, motocross, 3/4 use etc.) without looking like it is not made for that configuration. It is a very clean design with great form. Not too wide and not too narrow. The peak is more rigid than a lot of helmets I have handled but it removes very easily without tools with cam-loc style hardware. If style matters to you, you won't be disappointed.
I took the time to write this review as someone that has spent way too many hours trying on helmets and not being willing to negotiate style, comfort, safety or features for price. I was fortunate to come across this helmet first from a cousin and after trying it on I immediately fell in love. Don't be afraid to buy online if my commentary here grabs your attention. I think you'll love the helmet. I say this from the perspective of a fellow rider in search of the best, but with value.
From Lancaster, PA