Join Date: May 2010
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Fly Racing Trekker DS Hi Vis
Well I received this helmet Wednesday and had to wait until today to try it. My first impression is very good.
Now my comparison will be a bit skewed since it is my first Dual Sport helmet, and all of my previous helmets have been full face or modular street helmets.
Anyway, here we go. The color was the first big attraction to me, I am slowly transitioning all my gear to the high visibility yellow as much as possible and the helmet is a spot on match with my Olympia and Field Sheer mesh jackets. It also has a slight iridescent look as well.
It seems very lightweight, but again this is in comparison to my Scorpion EXO 900 which is in the heavy category.
It moves air very well, it was actually chilly this morning so I can tell it will be a summer helmet.
The bill visor is adjustable and was very effective as a sun visor, however it did seem to catch the wind on the highway, not bad but noticeable.
The face shield seems to be a three position affair, full open, half open and closed. This was slightly irritating but tolerable. May remove it entirely and use cover up sunglasses since I wear glasses. Which brings me to my final point.
The fitment is very good and snug, I have an oval head and this one fit all around. The padding does disrupt the fitting of my glasses, but I'm sure that will be rectified with a little experimenting and trial and error stuff.
The kicker on this helmet is it's price. 125.99 at most of the cycle gear websites. Overall I am very pleased with the helmet and do recommend it if you are in the market for a DS helmet.
I hope you found the review helpful.
Retired USN 1985 - 2005
Just tryin' to get through life without lookin' stupid. It's not really workin' out that well.-Brian Regan