After the discovery of the rear-view camera on cars and then the dashboard camera, now comes a motorcycle helmet with a rear-view system. Can you believe it? Now motorcycle riders do not have to struggle with keeping check of what’s behind them because the Reevu MSX1 helmet will help them do just that.
Reevu MSX1 Rear-View Motorcycle Helmet Review:
The Reevu MSX1 Rear-View Motorcycle Helmet with a rearview viewing system is the first of its kind in modern history. It has a mirror system technology that is engineered to bend light around the helmet’s surface so that the rider can have a clear view of what is behind him or her. The helmet is made of a special type of polycarbonate material, carbon fiberglass, Kevlar and comes with a synthetic, high strength shell made of fiber. This special combination of materials makes possible the rear-view mirroring system. And not only that but it also provides additional safety layers to the rider as when it is compared to ordinary helmets.
Since the rearview mirror system is patented by Reevu, we do not have the exact mechanism and engineering to completely understand the mechanics of it all. The mirror system itself is hidden inside the helmet’s foam liner while the whole of the back of the helmet is a mirrored cover but not entirely reflective and opaque. The mirror can be rotated so that the wearer of the helmet could adjust and see the back properly.
Basically, using the Reevu MSX1 helmet enables the driver to see the whole of the back view without blind spots. Compared to a driver using a normal regular helmet, he or she can only see what can be reflected on the rearview mirrors and not what’s directly behind them and what’s beyond the scope of the rearview mirrors themselves.
However, it takes some effort when the rider actually uses the helmet for viewing the rear. This is because the rearview is not in the direct line of sight. This of course makes sense because we would not want to be disturbed by what’s happening on the rearview when we want to focus on what’s happening ahead and in front of us. So the rider would have to look up a little bit in order to get a view of the back. So this part takes some getting used to.
Plus it comes with a clear front visor to shield the rider from anything that could come into their eyes. The face shield is a remarkable feat of its own. It has been highly praised by reviewers because of its high quality and high scores in impact testing. There are seven levels for opening the face shield which is awesome. The smallest one is just to crack a small slit to defog the inside and help the rider see. When changing opening sizes, there are no noticeable hitches. The feel is all smooth when switching from the smallest opening up to totally opening the face shield which is great because this means that it won’t break easily due to improper placement. Also, you can check out our guide for the smart bike helmets for biking.
The clear coating that paints the outside of the helmet is polished and sturdy so that the helmet won’t be destroyed easily and could be used for a long time to come.
The most important part of choosing a helmet, besides its durability and strength, is the size of the helmet. This matters very much as drivers should have utmost comfort when wearing them. An improperly fitted helmet can cause problems since they could fall off when they are too large and they could cause discomfort when they are too snug. Plus it would be a nuisance and a distraction to the driver to keep minding the helmet’s fit instead of minding the road. So it is a good thing that the Reevu MSX1 RearView Helmet comes in several sizes. It comes in six sizes namely extra small, small, medium, large, extra-large and double extra-large. This is so great since drivers could have a variety of sizes to choose from so they could find the perfect fit for them. Below are the exact sizes for the helmet size options. These are measured according to the circumference of the person’s head.
Extra Small goes from 50 to 54 centimeters. Small ranges from 54 to 56 centimeters, medium from 56 to 58 centimeters, large from 58 to 60 centimeters, extra-large from 60-62 centimeters and double extra-large from 62 to 64.5 centimeters.
As for the color selection, there are only a few choices, unfortunately.
As for the materials of construction, Reevu does not disappoint and provides us with the top of the line materials and fittings so that we can be safe and secure while wearing the helmet. It is made from tri-composite fiber glass, Kevlar and an outer shell that is made of high strength polycarbonate. We also have a list of the best helmet action cameras that you might like to check.
All in all, the Reevu MSX1 Rear View Helmet with a rear view mirroring system is a great product to buy. This is good especially for those motorcycle drivers who have difficulty maintaining their attention on both the front and the back of their motorcycles. This is also good for people just starting to ride motorcycles on the public roads so that they could be cushioned with an extra layer of protection by being able to see more of the back.
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