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Hey guys this is Reuben with Competition Accessories today I am going to talk to you about the Bell Vortex helmet. This helmet starts at about 179 dollars for the solids and graphics and they also make the Rolland Sands design graphics for 199. I think that you will find that these helmets give you a lot of bang for your buck. A lot of helmets in this price range don't come with all the features that the Vortex has, a lot of 3-400 dollar helmets don't come with all the features the Vortex has. We have been really impressed with the Bell Helmet line up and lets go ahead and dig into the Vortex and I will show you what it all has. On the outside of this helmet you will see that it has a really nice aerodynamic shape. This is designed for all types of riding, its not a super aggressive track helmet but it is Snell 2010 approved so if you are doing the occasional track day that's going to work. Bell designs these in house in California and they get to wind tunnel test them and they even have a hydro tunnel which is basically a water tunnel, where they test the aerodynamics of the helmet. The first thing you will notice about this helmet is you will notice it has a lot of vents which is not found on the helmets in this price range. You have two chimney vents on the top which are closeable it is going to direct air down on to the top of your head. You have a brow vent which is also closeable that's definitely something you don't see a lot of in this price range. You have a chin bar vent which is going to help keep your face shield defogged. At the back of the helmet you also have exhaust vents, two at the top and two at the base of the helmet. What those do as air flows over to the back of the helmet the area behind the helmet is going to suck the warm air right out the back of the helmet. One of our favorite things about the Bell helmet line up is their shield system, its definitely one of the easiest shields to swap out, its just basically two triggers on the side and you just push those and the shield comes right off. All the way to the Bell Star they use the same shield. Your getting the same shields that they used on their high end racing helmets. They also make a shield with transition technology. Which is basically when the shield adjusts with the UV rays so if you want to just have one shield that automatically goes from light to dark or clear to dark that is a really neat option as well. This helmet is poly-carbonate, if you look at the bottom of this helmet one thing that they have on this helmet that you don't see from a lot of manufacturers is this wind collar that goes around the base of the helmet. What that is going to do is heat unwanted wind from coming up inside the helmet that may cause a lot of wind noise. You have a chin curtain as well to keep air from coming underneath the helmet. The inside of this helmet is lined with a moisture wicking anti bacterial anti microbial liner. This will keep you a lot more comfortable if you are sweating and it also removable if you want to wash the helmet. We will go ahead an pull out these cheek pads and one thing you will notice about these cheek pads is they have this mesh material and this is for speakers. Bell has actually built little recess in the side of the helmet for speakers if you want to run a communication system. You can install a bluetooth headset you can install anything with speakers that will fit in the helmet. Another cool thing about the Bell helmets is the magnetic chin strap. This is called their magna fusion system. They have tried to make the lining with a lot of mesh material and air channels so you have good ventilation to keep you cool and comfortable on the inside of the helmet. If you look at the inside of the helmet you can see a lot of those channels actually for the ventilation. That is the overview of the Bell Vortex, it is a great helmet and you can go to to check them out.
Information and Details about the Bell Vortex Solid Helmets - Metallic Silver
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Bell Vortex Solid Helmets are standard single color Vortex helmets, without the flashy graphics or trendy images. Pick a helmet that will stand the test of time, with a Bell Vortex Solid Helmet.

The new Bell Vortex is every bit the helmet you'd expect of the Star's little brother. Developed in Bell's state-of-the-art Santa Cruz, California design center, the Vortex borrows heavily from the Star, using its Velocity Flow Ventilation™ with FlowAdjust™ for amazing ventilation and temperature control, as well as ClickRelease - the reigning world champ in shield ease-of-use. The lightweight polycarbonate shell is molded into a stable, wind cutting shape, and comfort is in no short supply with contoured cheek pads and a plush removable comfort liner. Finish it off with a noise-reducing wind collar and integrated speaker pockets and you have a complete package at a killer price.

  • Velocity Flow Ventilation™ system with FlowAdjust™ for maximum stability and temperature control
  • Lightweight composite polycarbonate alloy shell
  • Contour cheek pads
  • 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

    Snell M2010, DOT Certified

    Our Thoughts
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  • Bell Vortex Solid Helmets - Metallic Silver Product Reviews
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    Bell Vortex - DS   FL Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: great fit and finish, SNELL approved
    Cons: none

    considering that a full face helmet is a bit awkward in it's self, I love my Vortex. I bought one and after having it a few weeks. bought another in a different color. Good bargain price for a SNELL approved. I got mine for my motorcycle but needed the sanctioned safety approval for auto racing.

    Great Helmet - Super Cheap - KLK   TX Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Super cheap price, super fast and free shipping, SNELL rated, well known model helmet.
    Cons: A little loud at illegal speeds, but I have nothing to compare it to.

    The cost of this helmet was almost half of what everybody else is selling theirs for with the pretty colors and designs on them. Of course, I spent an afternoon trying on different helmets at different shops until I settled on this model and a specific size. Compacc was the only place I found a solid metallic silver Vortex in my size. I couldn't be happier with it.

    Great Buy - John   IN Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Safety Rating, Style, Shield, Price
    Cons: Wind noise

    Great helmet for the money, love the style and color. Shield is excellent, decent venting, ok weight. Wind noise seems a little loud, but an otherwise excellent helmet.

    Supreme Value - AncientFlyer   FL Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Mature appearance, superb comfort, low cost, Snell . . .
    Cons: I'm still looking . . .

    I've only owned about 10 helmets in 40 years . . . this is the best one.

    Bell Vortex - Mike   MD Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: fit was spot on comfortable
    Cons: none

    excellent helmet followed the fitting guidelines no problemsgreat price dot and snell certifiedvery satisfied

    good buy - breeze   Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: inexpensive, comfortable, good airflow, well made.
    Cons: [None]

    I bought this for a track day. I neded a full face helmet for Cal. Superbike school, and didnt plan on using it much. But with its Snell rating and good reviews, thought id try it. Worked great, visor was clear and stayed shut at 140 speeds, with ear pluugs it didnt sound any louder than any other lid. Comfortable, my head is a 22 14, right between a SM..the Medium was a perfect fit. The airflow was good, lots of vents that worked in hot southern weather. it comes with a hetmet bag, nose and chin valance. Lot of helmet for the money. It even looks pretty good. You cant tell its a low end lid unless you look real close..I have had a bunch of 3-400 lids, and other than finish, is just as nice and has all the same features of higher ones.. hope this helps

    Bell Vortex - SV650 Rider   FL Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Price, Comfortable, air flow, SNELL2010I race cars
    Cons: A little noisy, three big Bell logos

    When I measured my head I was kind of between a medium and large size. I went with the large and glad I did. It fit pretty snug when I first got it. After a short time the cheek pads relaxed a bit and the helmet fits comfortably snug. I did start to notice more wind noise after though. The chin strap slack uses a magnet instead of a snap. My other riding friend is jealous of that.

    Great Value - RS   IL Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Value
    Cons: None

    I purchase a silver model on sale. The fit was perfect but you should use the chart from the Bell site for this helmet vs. the one on this site. The sizing is different. The quality is much better than expected and the only negative is the clip on the provided helmet bag broke the first time used which is not a big deal. The best value on a quality Snell 2010 helmet.

    Bell Vortex - upnorthdoug   Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: works will in summer and winter
    Cons: [None]

    I own 2 Vortex Helmets. I use them in all seasons. I bought the Snow Shield Kit for winter snowmobile riding. The helmets fit our heads well and are very comfortable.

    Bell Vortex - Tim   NJ Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Style, Function, Price
    Cons: None

    Great helmet for the price, everything functions as advertised

    Bell Vortex - Kyle   CA Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Comfortable, great ventilation, excellent function of mask
    Cons: Very noisy

    I picked up the Bell Vortex expecting decent quality and features for a lower midrange helmet and was not disappointed. The only thing I wish I could change is the amount of wind noise that penetrates the helmet, but I found that a cheap pair of earplugs solves the problem

    Great Deal - iamoldschool   Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Great features and fit. Well worth the price.
    Cons: Noisy

    I picked this up to give me a full face option for my Goldwing. For me, Bell has always been synonomous with the quality helmets. For the price this helmet is being offered at on closeout, I couldn't go wrong. Ventilation is superb, fit and finish are amazing and comfort is there in buckets once the cheek pads get broken in. I did have to ding it one star for the noise. Just wear earplugs, as you should be anyway, the the noise will become a non-issue.

    Bell Vortex Helmet - Tommy   TX Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Snell approved, shield system, ventilation, fit, styling
    Cons: Big, LOUD

    For the price, the Bell Vortex is a steal. All the features included in this mid-range helmet make it a great choice for anyone who doesn't want to spend the money to move up to an aria or a shoei. My only big complaint is the noise level. There are two tiny exhaust ports low on the back of the helmet that create an enormous amount of wind noise inside the helmet. Throw in some earplugs and you have a great helmet at an amazing price.

    Good Fit - Jack Creevy   NH Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Good fit and very stable.
    Cons: The right side hinge plate that holds the face shield in place broke the first time I removed the shield

    All in all I am pleased with this helmet. Could not believe the price for such a quality piece of equipment. Because it was silver for some reason it was 100.00 less than the other Vortex helmets. I do have one complaint however in that the brow vent allows so much air in that after about an hour my forehead starts to hurt really bad. Tried closing all of the vents but, air still gets in. I was able to reduce this quite a bit by removing the top liner and plugging the holes with foam insulation and then reinstalling the liner. Never did I ever think I would complain about a helmet that flows to much air. Now I love this helmet.

    Great deal on a very good helmet - Scrappy McStuffins The Wonder Cat   CA Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Value, Visor RemovalReplacement, Fit
    Cons: Noise

    I bought this as a replacement for my old Vortex that was getting pretty worn out. This one was on clearance, so I picked it up when I saw the deal they had. I think it is easily worth the full price, but at the clearance price, it was a no-brainer.Before the prior Vortex, I wore an Arai Profile, which is significantly more expensive, but not so much better than the Vortex to justify the price difference.I find the Vortex is very comfortable, Keep in mind that the padding will break in quite a bit, so make sure you get a tight fit. It will feel too tight for the first month, but that is what you want.As far as is noisier than the Arai Profile I wore, but with earplugs which you should be wearing anyway, the noise is not bothersome at all to me. I read some of the recommendations on blocking the vents behind the ear and tried that with my new Vortex. Not sure if it made that big of a difference.Also, I use a Sena SMH-10 and it fits just fine on this helmet using the clamp.

    Bell Vortex Helmet - Mademma   WI Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Nice looking, fits well, and keeps my head warm in the cold.
    Cons: [None]

    This is my first helmet and I am pleased with it. Glad I bought it and would do so again.

    Bell Vortex - Carl in NC   NC Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: The fit is good, it flows a lot of air
    Cons: A little noisy

    I'm liking my Vortex. It flows a lot more air than my old Scorpion. I do notice more noise, and may have to start wearing ear plugs. The size runs true to my hat size, and it fits well and is very comfortable.

    Good Buy on Sale - John   IN Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Looks, Safety Ratings, Fit, Shield System
    Cons: Large Shell Size, Very Noisy

    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 rating 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, 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. My wife has a similar HJC that doesn't transfer nearly as much wind noise. I think I'll try and save for a Shoei next, the wind noise is loud even with ear plugs.

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    Sizing Chart & Specs for the Bell Vortex Solid Helmets - Metallic Silver

    Bell Helmet Sizing Chart
    X-Small53 - 546 5/8 - 6 3/420 7/8 - 21 1/4
    Small55 - 566 7/8 - 721 5/8 - 22
    Medium57 - 587 1/8 - 7 1/422 1/2 - 22 7/8
    Large58-597 3/8 - 7 1/223 1/4 - 23 5/8
    X-Large60-617 5/8 - 7 3/424 - 24 3/8
    2X-Large63 - 647 7/8 - 824 3/4 - 25 1/2

    Bell Drifter DLX and Pit Boss Helmets
    X-Small/Small53-556 5/8 - 6 7/820 3/4 - 21 5/8
    Medium56-587 - 7 1/822 - 22 3/4
    Large58-607 1/4 - 7 1/222 3/4 - 23 5/8
    X-Large / 2X-Large61-637 5/8 - 7 7/824 - 24 3/4

    Bell Youth Helmet Sizing Chart
    Youth Small50 - 515 7/8 - 6 1/819 1/2 - 20
    Youth Medium51 - 526 1/8 - 6 3/820 - 20 1/2
    Youth Large52 - 536 3/8 - 6 5/820 1/2 - 21

    The sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit. However, we are happy to assist you with any needed exchanges.
    Part Number Status for Bell Vortex Solid Helmets - Metallic Silver
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    Medium BH-VS-M-SV $179.95 Currently Not Available for Order
    Large BH-VS-L-SV $179.95 Currently Not Available for Order
    X-Large BH-VS-XL-SV $179.95 Currently Not Available for Order
    2X-Large BH-VS-2X-SV $179.95 Currently Not Available for Order

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