Mr Bam Olivares, Motoring Section Head of the Daily Tribune, published his take on the ARROW, Spyder’s Flip-Up Dual Visor Motorcycle Helmet.
Spyder Arrow Flip-Up Dual Visor
By Bam Santiago Olivares
SPYDER Helmets are made of high quality materials with ICC and ECE safety rating and solely distributed by Roshan Commercial Corporation with head office at RCC Center 104 Shaw Boulevard Pasig City.
The latest SPYDER ARROW dual visor flip-up helmet in plain titanium grey was this writer’s daily helmet. The exterior shell design, seems more aerodynamic and looks sleeker too, towards the rear portion. A chin flap intake air vent and two front top slide intake air vents, which could be switched on/off, depending on the rider’s choice. The rear exhaust air vent function, together with the intake vents help keep the interior cooler. The exterior clear visor, with the flap to open, now located in the lower middle portion and an inner smoked grey visor for day time use came standard, with the left control lever, integrated with the improved rubber helmet base. A convenient nose guard, for those rainy rides, would be a plus for heavy breathers but a pinlock lens option, would be best. The new feature on this helmet was the location of the button to flip up, which was now located inside the chin guard with two level height, plus a lock for the maximum open height, just in case the rider would like to ride with the flip up on full open mode, and the very practical, standard quick release retention strap, now with a pocket holder for the excess strap to be stowed properly. The helmet shell size for this writer was proportioned and the 1650G weight was not that heavy, for daily use. Still the removable/washable inner lining felt softer, was quick to dry, the material used seem more heavy duty, more so on the portion between the helmet shell and the inner lining, the noise level when wearing the helmet was suppressed and the side lining around the ear area was very comfortable and highly appreciated on long rides too, it was so eye glasses friendly. Wearing the helmet with eye glasses on, this writer had no problem.
The SPYDER ARROW dual visor flip-up helmet model is available in colors like plain black, titanium grey, a selection of graphic designed shells and sizes from small, medium, large and extra-large. For the plain model, the SRP is at PHP 3,795.00, now that’s quality and for sure, easy on the pocket.