vozz helmets uk
Do you own a Vozz helmet? Have you test ridden one? What do you think? Use the form at the bottom of the page to give us your opinion!
Vozz helmets are a 'revolutionary' new motorcycle helmet. With a hinged shell, the Vozz RS 1.0 removes the need for a chin strap and changes the way you put on, and remove, a motorcycle helmet. The Vozz RS 1.0 helmet is ECE 22/05 and DOT approved and costs £600 in the UK, so right up there towards the top end of the price scale. It'll have to be pretty darn good at that price, so we asked your opinion for what your think. Do you own one, or have you test ridden one? We'd like to know what you think about this new helmet. Is it comfortable? Quiet or noisy? Put your thoughts in the form below and we'll publish them. How do you feel about this new innovation? Us bikers have been used to putting on and talking off our helmets in the same way for decades. Do you welcome this new method? How do you feel about not needing a chin strap? What about the price? Despite having been crash tested and given ECE approval, do you still have safety concerns?
We'd love to know what you think, so drop us a line using the form at the bottom of the page. In the meantime, a little more info about the helmet. Vozz uses the SRS, the Safety Release System, to help medical staff with a quick and less intrusive way of removing the helmet in the event of an accident. By pressing two buttons, one on either side of the helmet, the helmet unhinges and can be removed from the rider's head. No need to squeeze through a small hole at the bottom of the helmet, it hinges open to allow for simple removal.
We've tried the Vozz helmet and think that it gives a very comfortable fit, thanks to the hinged entry system. The helmet has an adjustable chin cup, where you're typically used to finding a chin curtain. This cup needs only setting once, to fit your head size, then you simply push the helmet closed and that's it. No more chin straps, the way the helmet fits right under your chin, it doesn't need one. It's a much more enveloped fit than underneath a traditional helmet, which also reduces the amount of wind entering the helmet from below, reducing noise and increasing comfort levels. There's also no more ear folding, as you needn't squeeze your head into the helmet from below.
The Vozz RS 1.0 uses three different shell sizes and three different EPS layers (that's the energy absorbing layer directly beneath the shell), to provide six different helmet sizes, from XS to XXL (53 to 63cm head measurement). It's available in eight different colours, matte black, gloss black, white, red, orange, green, blue and silver. The Vozz helmet is definitely different, but here at ForMotorbikes, we welcome it to the market despite its high price tag. It may not be everyone's cup of tea and the absence of a chin strap will be strange for some, but we think that such innovations are only a good thing for motorcyclists. Be sure to let us know what you think, we'd love to hear your thoughts.
On the initial announcement of the helmet, some people were confused as to how the helmet is removed in the case of an accident. That's one of the strengths of the Vozz RS 1.0, it can simply be unhinged by pressing the two buttons on the sides of the helmet. However, if a rider experiences an accident where paramedics think that their head absolutely cannot be moved, such as needing to protect damage to their spine, they can choose to completely separate the two halves of the helmet, via a screw driver. Normally, the helmet hinges open to remove it, but if the two halves of the helmet are unscrewed, paramedics have an even better chance of removing the helmet without moving the patient's head. If the emergency personnel can't work out how to do it, there's even a QR code on the helmet which takes them straight to instructions for dismantling the helmet. We think it's a nice touch.
Vozz Helmets Reviews
What you like
What a great idea. Both my wife and myself work for the UK emergency services and see numerous types of motorcycle accidents. Helmet removal has always been a 'bone of contention' and this design will make it so much easier to treat a casualty. I myself ride a large Honda motorcycle and would definitely consider buying one.
Love it. If it's proven to be safe then the benefits are massive. Not only wind protection, but when it's raining hard too. Also for the emergency services when they need to get to the riders head, I am sure they would welcome such an innovation.
Will be buying once they are available. Without question an advance on what is currently out there. The concept of complete enclosure with the snug 'adjust only on first fit' chin cup really appeals to me.
It is awesome helmet especially when you are wearing glasses. It's much easier to put on your helmet with glasses. I love it, maybe I'll order a white or a green one when it will be available :)
I love the styling and as long as safety has not been compromised then it's a winner with me. It will be interesting to see how much this will retail for! 5 stars.
Not having the chin strap is already and advantage plus the extra safety future for removing the helmet in case of an accident without moving the head, that is awesome. Additionally, the reduction of noise.
Looks like a great idea to me, I currently wear a carbon NEXX but if a lightweight carbon version of your helmet was made, I would certainly be tempted to buy one!
Given it has the necessary approvals and the fit is good then absolutely looks like a brilliant idea. Headphones, glasses and neck cozies all would stay in place. Let me test and review one.
Would clearly have one of those helmets. Think it looks both lovely and safe. In medium size it would have been perfect :-)
Great idea and for me as a glass-wearing individual its a great way to get in on and off.
I would definitely give the hinged helmet a go!
I am a little concerned with the fit but the idea sounds great.
Well done on addressing an unfortunately necessary issue faced by bikers. At the end of the day the helmet is all about fit and comfort so I'd only consider it if I was happy with both of those.
The Vozz RS1.0 sounds to good to be true. Would the wearer did a different size to a standard fitting? Chin straps are a pain, so that is a great innovation. How does the weight compare to a similar helmet? You don"t want to wish an accident on any rider, but it is a fact of the choice we make. So the ease of removal in an emergency is first class. I'll take a Red one in Large.
Looks like a good idea, would like to try one on and see how it fits.
Of great interest. I would like to see its weight and a video showing how it is put on and taken off.
Yes I would wear it as long as it meets and has passed safety standards. It would be easier to put on without rubbing every part of my face.
I think the design is spot on . The idea of no chin strap is good as they can be uncomfortable.
This looks like an innovative approach to helmet design.
Appears to be a great concept, especially with eliminating the need for a chin strap, and wind noise reduction...however, I still prefer an open face helmet to feel the wind, weather, and experience of riding...full face (unless you are racing) is like watching television.
YES, love the idea and the styling. I would like to try one on and see the fit. And owning a Shoei GT-Air this is in my price bracket but need to know about quality and wind noise etc.
A very interesting concept. If it fits well, I'd consider one.
Seems a good idea looks quite good if it fits properly I think I would give one a go.
Love it and would certainly take it on and even wear it to bed!
Looks great, would definitely have one if it fitted me and I could fit my scala head set to it. I purchased set of custom ear plugs with speakers in them which are excellent and makes hearing my mates at any speed a doddle. Downside is my current helmet drags them out my ears on the way off - this helmet would take care of that problem and no chin strap is another plus.
I wear glasses so putting on a traditional helmet can be a bit of a juggling act. I would have liked to see such a demonstration in the video. The price of $888 is very high and for that sort of money I think I would expect to see other innovations e.g such as LED lights, orange visor for night riding panels of removable reflectors, anti-theft device-- or methods of hanging it on the bike. Never the less- its great to have innovation as it is. All the best.
What you don't like
Would have see and try before making any comments, but normal type helmets are well proven.
The innovation is good, the price seems a little high and may put a lot of people off, perhaps they should establish their brand first before trying to compete with the premium brands. It looks difficult to mount a headset, this could affect sales as an ever increasing proportion of riders are embracing these and more of the biggest selling helmets come with the provision to mount an after market headset.
I like the new design and I would wear one. But the fact that it only redesigns the way one fits the helmet on without adding any new technology to ease the riding experience would hold me back from buying it. Missing the improvements on the field of vision, blind spots alerts, heads up displays, Bluetooth techs accessories, tinted visors, etc...
I understand that the fitting is done only on the chin side. Taken that different people have different head shapes I wonder whether the helmet does not have a "loose" tilting forward tendency. As to the SRS it needs to be remembered that not all emergency helpers will recognise/discover the release buttons.
I think the price would put the majority of riders off. But personally I would buy one.
The lack of chin strap may mean lack of micro adjustment?
A lot depends on the catch if its fool proof and reliable then it might be ok but if theres slightest chance the catch could fail or open while using then its a definite no for me would be interested to have a look at this type of helmet but for me id let others test it before i even considered using one
I would not wear this helmet. Let's face it, this is the single most important piece of safety gear and I don't want any seams or hinges in my helmet. Not worth the risk!