Bell Vortex Helmet

    Bell Vortex Helmet
    Bell Vortex Helmet

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    Bell Vortex Helmet

    Even though it may be the little brother to the Star, the Bell Vortex is the farthest thing from being a push over in the family line. Built to give up little in the way of comfort and options, the Vortex shares a range of features with the high-end Star such as Velocity Flow Ventilation™ with FlowAdjust™ and the ClickRelease face shield. The race bred designed lightweight shell gives a sleek, slippery shape that allows for unmatched stability at speed and on the inside, contoured cheek pads and a plush removable comfort liner finish it off to give you a complete package at a killer price.

    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
    • NutraFog II™ superior anti-fog, anti-scratch and UV protected shield
    • Padded chin strap with D-ring closure and strap keeper
    • Five-year warranty
    • Certification: Snell, DOT

    **Note: Helmet shown with optional tinted shield. Clear shield included.

    Read the MotorcycleUSA.com review of the Bell Vortex Striker Helmet here: Bell Vortex Striker Helmet Review
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    Close but has a few flaws...

    I've had some time with my Vortex, so wanted to give a quick review. It's a good fitting and good looking helmet, with all safety ratings and features you would want. The shield system is excellent, and works perfect. However the negatives are a bit annoying. I'm guessing Bell is only using a few shell sizes, because my medium is huge and barely fits in my bikes cases- not a deal breaker, but it's big. My only other complaint is it's a very noisy helmet, vents open or not.

    John - October 27, 2014

    (Richmond, IN)

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    Noisiest helmet ever made

    The wind noise while wearing this helmet is almost unbearable. It is so loud that while riding my sport bike with a loud aftermarket exhaust, you cannot hear the engine while moving. Also the face shield does not have detents in its movement, so you can not run with it part way open. If you try, at about forty mph it will suddenly slam shut. It also runs small.

    Mike - October 08, 2014

    (Las Vegas, NV)

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    Good buy

    The helmet is great. Looks good and feels good. It came with huge cheekpads that squeeze your face. Once I got the smaller pads (40mm) for $15, it fit great. I would recommend this helmet.

    PJ - July 29, 2014

    (Buffalo, NY)

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    Lives Up To All The Reviews!

    This helmet is everything Bell claims and everything the reviews say! It's top notch all around. I've had the same helmet for nearly four years, so it was time for an upgrade. I researched for months, and I ultimately landed on this one. I've never looked back. It's well-priced (shop around), it's stylish (I've gotten so many compliments), it's comfy (lots of nice features), and well-designed (easy release faceplates, pocket speakers, etc etc...). I'd highly recommend!

    Joshua - July 21, 2014

    (Cardington, OH)

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    Quality helmet, best in this price range

    Overall, I am very happy with this helmet. The cheek pads are a little tight, but I think they'll break in over time. I wear a large and ordered a large. The rest of the helmet is a perfect fit. Quality construction. Easy breakdown for cleaning. Really good airflow. You hear the wind, but that doesn't bother me as I ride with the visor up most of the time anyway.

    Jeremy - April 09, 2014

    (Millville, MA)

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    Not what I expected.

    I needed to replace an older Shoei helmet but didn't want to spend the dough for another Shoei. Based on the reviews, I decided to go with the Bell Vortex. There is no eyeglass port! Cant wear my glasses! It's actually very quiet-til you start moving. More wind noise than I like but tolerable. Also since I ride some in the cold there is unwanted cold air on my forehead. With no breath box the shield does not fog- a plus over the Shoei. A decent helmet for the money, but I ride a lot.

    Barry - December 24, 2013

    (Hillsboro, OH)

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    Bell Vortex Helmet

    This is a great helmet. Good snug fit. Not heavy to me at all. Vision is great through it. With all the vents open plenty of air moves through. Great buy. 5 stars

    Tim G. - December 05, 2013

    (Muncie, IN)

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    Gave me claustrophobia

    The chin piece was too close to my face and I could not move my jaw or lips without touching the helmet. It would have been impossible to use a Camelback with this helmet.

    bob - August 16, 2013

    (Nashville, TN)

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    Love it!

    I bought this helmet as my first helmet and I love it. Excellent matte black, no frills look. Fits great! Good ventilation on hot days.

    Logan - July 30, 2013

    (Chicago, IL)

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    Fit me fine, but made my head appears comically large

    Functionally, I'm sure this helmet is fine. The reason I had to return it was that it had surpassed a crucial ratio of head-to-helmet that resulted in my looking like the logo for bic pens (bicworld) when wearing it. I took it off and set it next to other size large helmets on the shelf and noticed its total circumference exceeded all the others'. So if you want to look like a fun-park mascot, by all means, pick this helmet up for yourself.

    Erik - July 26, 2013

    (Chicago, IL)

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    Not worth the money

    Figured for the price I would have gotten a much better quality helmet. Paint is chipping in multiple areas. Shield hinge has already broke after 2 months. Air vents and shield locks feel very cheap. Very unimpressed with Bell. Going back to Icon.

    Josh - June 06, 2013

    (Jenison, MI)

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    Wished it worked out...

    I bought this helmet on 3 things. Because its a Bell, the Value, and the Looks. I opened the box and it looked great. I put it on my head and its super big, really bulbous and mostly it felt very heavy and that was just having it on my head for 1 min.

    Noah - May 30, 2013

    (Novato, CA)

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    Aswome!

    Great product! Highly recommend!!!!!

    Douglas - March 28, 2013

    (Levittown, NY)

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    Meh

    I bought the matte black helmet in size medium. Fit great. Looked great. Loved the magnet. Quick lock is awesome. However, the shield did not close all the way. Put on the dark smoke shield I bought and had the same issue. Sent it back. I'll stick with HJC. I didn't ride with the helmet so take this review for what its worth.

    kyle - January 31, 2013

    (Burlington, VT)

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    Good for the price, but some drawbacks

    I got this as my winter helmet, and for what I paid, I think it's a good value for a Snell approved helmet. It has a few problems however: can't accomodate sunglasses; noise and rattles (vents); controls for vents are not intuitive - can't manipulate with gloves on; silly magnet to hold shin strap slack (comes apart at speed). Overall, it's fine for what I need it for. However IMO it is not a good all year round helmet, as the noise and bad ergonomics will wear on you over time.

    Michael - January 24, 2013

    (Los Angeles, CA)
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