Roof Boxer V helmet is an upgraded version of the Roof Boxer helmet. The Boxer V features a new easier
to operate chin fastening mechanism, venting in the
chin bar and venting on the upper shell.
Similar and related helmets:
- Roof Boxer
- Roof Bumper
- Roof R010
- Roof R020
External review of the Roof Boxer V by Marty (Dallas)
This will be a series of reviews. I am indicating series,
only because I will give a review after owning the helmet.
One week, I will try to get a review in a few months and
then again, sometime after that. Or as we all know, impressions
are sometimes dismissed over time.
I presently ride a BMW K1200R, covering around 15 - 25k miles
per year. Prior to this bike, all my bikes were cruisers.
All my helmets were skullcaps or something real similar.
After purchasing the K1200R I purchased a Caberg flip
face. Very please with this helmet, but wanted the Roof
Boxer. It got such horrible reviews, for fogging up, and
the latch breaking. I chose not to purchase it at that
time. So this gives you a brief history/knowledge of where
I am in giving this review.
As soon as I realized the new Boxer V was released I had
to have it. Now after owning the helmet for four days
it certainly is one of the most comfortable helmets have
ever worn. The venting on it appears to be very, very
good, almost too good. The side nostril vents, cannot
be closed and you can feel the breeze easily coming through
the helmet. I am considering placing some tape on the
inside, where the vents come through, to prevent so much
air from passing through. This may cause it to fog up,
but I will let you know.
What I did not realize, there are two vents on each side
of the nostril, just below the visor, that can be opened
up as well, if needed. This looked like just a design
item, but they are functional.
Even though there seems to be air flowing well through
the Boxer V in the winter time, I am still comfortably
warm wearing it.
The latches that hold the chin bar in place were not clear
to me initially on how to get them released. You push
up on the red tab, and this opens up the snap, which then
allows the snap to release. It's probably because it is
new, but this seems a bit difficult to operate. Mainly,
when locking/closing the chin bar.
Visibility from the Roof Boxer V is exceptional, and maneuverability,
looking from side to side is also very well designed.
I'm able to move my head without getting my shoulder with
the chin bar.
Marty from Dallas, Texas.