Julian600
 
 
 
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    June 29, 2013
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    June 29, 2013
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Bell Vortex Helmet Nothing beats a solid color to highlight the stylish design of a helmet. The Bell Vortex is available in a choice of gloss black, matte black, white or silver four classic color choices in the riding spectrum. Developed in Bells state-of-the-art Santa Cruz, California design center, the Vortex borrows heavily from its big brother the Star. With a solid compliment of features the Bell Vortex is a great choice as a primary helmet for everyday use that can also transition to the occasional track day. A killer price rounds out the package and gives you a big bang for your buck. Features Velocity Flow Ventilation system with FlowAdjust for maximum stability and temperature control with minimal noise and buffeting Lightweight composite polycarbonate alloy shell Contour cheek pads (by means of stacked foam, not hand cut) Removable and washable, antibacterial/antimicrobial interior comfort liner Padded Wind collar to drastically reduce wind/road noise Integrated speaker pockets for audio speakers ClickRelease for the fastest, easiest, tool-free shield swaps ever Clear NutraFog II superior anti-fog, anti-scratch and UV protected shield. Dark tint and other shields available for purchase separately Padded chin strap with D-ring closure and strap keeper Five-year warranty Weight 1600g Certification Snell M2010, DOT Please Note Helmet ships with clear faceshield only. RevZilla's Opinion of the The Bell Vortex Helmet The Bell Vortex Helmet has grown to be one of the top selling and more ubiquitous 200 sport helmets in the RevZilla family. The light weight, Snell Rating and ability to use the Bell Photochromic shield allow the Bell Vortex Helmet to cover a lot of the bases the typical sport or track day rider is looking for in a reasonably priced helmet. Many times we see this type of functionality only available in helmets over the 300 mark. In the 3/4 or tuck position the Bell Vortex Helmet will provide a great solution in just about any spirited or sport riding scenario. If you find a graphic or color that suits your taste and you have an intermediate oval head shape, the Bell Vortex is a great option.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Decent for the cost
PostedJune 29, 2013
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Julian600
State:TX
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
This helmet is decent for its cost.
The Good:
- cost
- fit
- style
- easy to remove inserts for cleaning
The Bad:
- a bit noisy
- no locking mech. on the visor (opens sometimes at speed)
- not enough air flow for warmer climates
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Contra Jacket From the shadowy realm of street-styled textile jackets, Icon again tapped their mx roots and tripled into the main. Contra is technically perfect - superior in fit and function to all that came before. Ultra durable nylons are strategically patterned into the industries finest no-bind fit. Fighter mesh panels allow intake and exhaust airflow dramatically reducing the chance of overheating. A full complement of Icon's internal CE approved Field Armor provide ample street insurance. Finally, ballistic rubber badging puts the classy in this chassis. Zip one up and become a believer, this is the ultimate in textile perfection. Durable nylon textile chassis Heavyweight ballistic impact panels Removable CE Field Armor impact protector elbow Removable CE Field Armor impact protector shoulder Removable dual-density foam back pad Removable insulated liner Internal zippered pocket for secure storage Relaxed Icon fit Imported
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Saved my skin!!!!
PostedJune 29, 2013
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Julian600
State:TX
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Okay, the Contra is an awesome jacket. First, and most important, I took a bad fall in this jacket and it did its job well. I high-sided at around 50MPH. The jacket's elbow and rear padding took the brunt of the impact. Not to mention I rolled an insane amount of times ***NOTE: I did have the rear upgraded ICON back plate installed!*** The jacket's textile did grind down from the sliding on the street; however, the street never made contact with my skin. Considering the extreme nature of my crash, I expected some road rash to the upper body but had none. I did break my hand though, and rash over my lower extremities. Secondly, the fit of this jacket is a bit small in the chest area. I am 69in tall and 185 in weight--I recommend the large. Lastly, the air-flow is decent considering its stoutness!!! Not to mention the white looks very good. If you're looking for an all around jacket--this is the one!! Buying my second now.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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