I’ve been using a couple of Reevu helmets for several months now and have found that they are not only a great safety device, but also very comfortable and with a couple of added benefits that I had not foreseen.
But let’s go back to the start.
The Reevu helmets have a mirror in the top of the helmet which shows a view out the back of the helmet via a clever series of mirrors and a window in the back.
Once set up right it is a great safety feature, especially on bikes where your elbows cover the wing mirrors or the engine vibrates so much you can’t see clearly behind you.
It doesn’t work on sports bikes where you lean forward as all you see then is the sky. However, some racers use them because when they sit up at the end of the straight they can see how close their competitors are.
While I have a couple of dozen helmets, I find I grab the Reevu most times simply because they are so comfortable and quiet. Inside is plush padding and they have a quick fastening/releasing strap which makes them convenient to put on and take off quickly.
One of the surprising benefits of the helmet’s rear vision is that I can see my wife when she’s on the back, which is nice, plus she cannot only finally see what’s going on behind her, but also see herself in the mirror-like window in the back of my helmet.
Another element of the helmet I like is the recess near the ears so you can put in speakers for a Bluetooth device. My favourite is the Sena SMH10 unit. The recess also has a soft flap so you can velcro the speakers on top or behind them. If you stick them behind the perforated flap, it acts as a soft pad between the hard speaker and your ear, yet the perforations allow the sound to pass through.
Any drawbacks? Well, they aren’t the lightest of helmets and they have a big egg-shape, but it’s still my favourite. I even like the smell of the inside padding!