The 1Storm motorcycle helmet features the popular modular style that’s dominating the market these days. Not only does this model rate high due to aesthetics and fit, but it’s also one of the most comfortable modular helmets around. If you’re on a tight budget, and you’re looking for a helmet that offers the latest in safety technology, one that can provide the type of breathability that will make riding more comfortable, and a helmet that’s designed to last, then this 1Storm model is really the perfect fit.
Our Verdict: This is a lightweight, durable, modular helmet that earned top marks for the size and color options available, the dual-lens design that allows you to safely ride in a variety of light conditions, and the low price. Since 1Storm is one of the biggest brands around these days, it’s surprising that they’ve produced such as high-quality, budget-friendly helmet, which will be a huge plus to the rider on a budget.
There are some issues with the interior liner, in terms of stiffness, however, this is a pretty common issue with new models of helmets and shouldn’t be a problem once the helmet has been properly broken in. Another problem involves the size of the helmets, which tend to run a size small. So, instead of only focusing on the size, such as large, or extra-large, look closely at the helmet’s dimensions to determine which size will work the best for you. Overall, considering this is one of the most durable and lightest modular helmets on the market, it’s definitely a steal for the price.
Overview and Features
1Storm is one of those brands that most riders are familiar with. They’re known for their variety of helmet types and styles, and models that are more comfortable and lighter than your average helmet. They also have a reputation for producing some of the best motorcycle helmets on the market, and their latest modular helmet is turning heads thanks to its lightweight durable design that promotes longer use, and a more comfortable riding experience.
This helmet is DOT approved and comes equipped with a dual-lens, flip-up design, with a clear outer shield and a smoky inner lens. The lightweight design helps to improve the helmet’s aerodynamics, while the beautiful glossy finish is protected by a powerful UV coating that will prevent the color from fading over time. The inner lining is removable and washable, so the helmet will remain soft, pliable, and odor-free.
If you love riding, but you need more protection than what a half helmet can provide, but more breathability than what a standard full-face model offers, then you’ll love the style and fit of this modular model.
While the helmet’s lower price will definitely catch your eye, so will the variety of colors to choose from, which will allow you to match the color of the helmet to your bike, for a killer look. This helmet is available in several colors ranging from green and silver, to pink or black. Despite the helmet’s lower price tag, it’s one of the toughest helmets on the market. If you’re out riding and traveling across the country, then this is one helmet you can rely on. The helmet is designed to handle impacts and keep on ticking. But while the shell is made out of durable materials, the helmet is still able to remain light, which will promote longer wear and user comfort.
The liner is thick and removable. This means you can take the liner out after a long ride and toss it in the wash. Since the liner works to wick moisture away from the skin, you’ll also enjoy improved comfort and visibility. However, this can quickly lead to odors, which is why washing the liner after a long ride is recommended. There have been some reports that the liner is very thick, which can make wearing the helmet uncomfortable until you’ve broken it in. The stiff lining will also make the helmet feel too tight until you’ve had time to break in the helmet. This process can take fifteen to twenty hours, so if you’re planning a long ride, I recommend wearing the helmet around the house as much as possible before your trip.
As I mentioned earlier, this helmet is DOT approved, so you know it’s undergone extensive testing, for a safer riding experience.
Modular helmets have a reputation for their heavier weight, compared to a full-face model, which can make them uncomfortable to wear for long rides. However, this model features an aerodynamic, lightweight design that will allow you to ride in total comfort, without neck fatigue.
If you like to ride listening to music, or you use a helmet communication system to stay in touch with family and friends, then you’ll definitely appreciate the three spaces located inside the helmet that are specifically designed to accommodate a Bluetooth communication system.
The fact that 1Storm is considered one of the best motorcycle helmet brands around comes as no surprise. This manufacturer takes extra steps when designing their helmets to ensure the rider is comfortable and well-protected. The dual-lens design is just another example of why their helmets are crushing the competition. Now, you can choose between a couple of lens options based on when you ride. If you’re riding at night, flip down the clear visor for ultimate visibility and protection from wind, rain, flying debris, and bugs. If you’re riding around in bright sunlight, then you’ll switch to the smoky visor, which will provide protection in harsh light conditions.
Just like a full-face helmet, this model features a chin bar. However, with the push of a button, the helmet’s hinge system will allow you to swing away the chin bar area of the helmet and flip up the visor for improved breathability. The hinge mechanism adds to the weight of the helmet, but the helmet is made out of lightweight materials. This is actually one of the lightest modular helmets on the market, coming in at just five pounds.
This model is one of the most affordable modular helmets on the market today. The helmet’s flip-up visor does wonders in terms of breathability, especially when compared to a full-face helmet. With the press of a button, you’ll instantly enjoy the feel of the wind on your face when on you’re riding, which will be a lifesaver if you’re riding around in hot weather. Since this model is available in a variety of sizes, it will work well for most head shapes and sizes, although the helmet does tend to run a size small, so make sure you pay close attention to the helmet’s dimensions before you buy.
Weighing in at just five pounds, it’s also one of the lightest modular helmets on the market, which will be a huge incentive for people interested in this type of helmet, but have never given one a shot due to the helmet’s reputation for increased weight.
Advantages and Disadvantages
- Variety of sizes to choose from
- Many different colors to choose from
- Dual lens design
- UV protection
- Inner liner is very stiff
- Runs a size small
1Storm Versus Bell Qualifier Full-Face Motorcycle Helmet
Bell is a company that’s been around for decades, and it’s probably one of the most highly recognizable brands on the market. Their latest helmet is giving 1Storm a run for its money, due to the low weight design, variety of color options available, and the EPS three shell design that improves the helmet’s durability. This helmet is also available in a variety of sizes and colors, so you should have no problem finding a model that offers a comfortable fit and a look that will go well with your bike and personal style. The shield comes equipped with a quick-release design that allows you to swap out shields without the use of tools.
Unlike the 1Storm, Bell also covers their helmet under a five-year warranty, which will give potential buyers more confidence in this purchase. Both helmets are DOT approved, however, the Bell helmet is available at almost twice the price. The lightweight material of the Bell full-face helmet will allow you to ride in total comfort, however, since it’s a full-face model it doesn’t offer the type of breathability that you’ll get with this modular model.
Conclusion and Rating
Overall, this helmet by 1Storm will work for all styles of riding and can be used for day and nighttime riding due to the dual-lens design that will allow you to choose a visor based on lighting conditions and weather. The low price, flip-up chin bar design, size options, color variety, and overall quality gives you every reason to buy and give a modular helmet a shot. This model earned a rating of five out of five stars.