Nolan N100-5 Consistency N-Com - Corsa Red
Customer Product Reviews
Nice crash helmet, reasonably priced. I had the opportunity to visit the Boston store, which was great as I had the opportunity to try a 3XL helmet which was my eventual size. Sports bike shop didn't have the colour I wanted but it was delivered well backed a couple of days later. Very pleased!
Nice Helmet - Fits really well
I was looking for a flip front helmet and 'm glad I chose the Nolan N100-5 Consistency. The fit is really great and I love the easy chin strap fitting. The helmet comes with the pin lock visor already in place which is also a real bonus.
This helmet complements my volcanic grey multistrada with red frame! However, not only has it got the "look", it's got the comfort and practicability of a flip front helmet. I transferred my N com over without a problem. Fitting is snug for my head shape and I can wear my glasses with comfort. Field of vision is excellent. Only negative I find is wind noise.
Upgrade from N100 3
Loved my previous Nolan N100 3 but it was 5 years old and due for a change, went for updated version of what I knew as tried and trusted and have not been disappointed. Like the convenience of flip ups for petrol stations and passport crossings. Had tried other makes but the Nolan seems to fit my head shape best, stuck with the same size (L) and glad to say fitted well. Great also for glasses wear. Like the slightly larger visor on the new one giving a better peripheral vision, seems slightly quieter and lighter also,although that could be middle aged senility creeping in. overall very pleased .
Quality, Value, Service
Only just bought this helmet and with it the N-Com B901L-R. Literally fits like a good glove and has all the features one could ask for. Superb construction and assembly with pin point finesse. Hooking up the N-Com (An equally superb piece of technology) was a doddle. The service from Sportshop was, as I have come to expect, unbeatable.
It delivers everything, light weight, good ventilation, wide vision, easy to use / lift / close and looks great. I also think the clasps is sturdy. I have never before bought a helmet without trying it on and I have been lucky it fits me perfectly.
This will suit some but not all.
Previously I had the Nolan size 2XL N104 Absolute, which suited me and was a fantastic helmet. But after a number of years it was time for an upgrade. So I stuck with Nolan, and ordered the N100 5 in the same size. The first thing I noticed was that the helmet size was generally slightly smaller. This included the flip up/down bar being closer to the face. I changed it to 3XL which helped with the fit. The venting system was a little more difficult to operate. The built in sun visor is better as it has a ratchet system which allows you to adjust the height that you lower it. But at the lowest setting it was touching my nose. The general fit was OK but not as good as the N104 Absolute. The general finish and quality was up to the normal Nolan. But compared to my previous N104 Absolute I felt that this helmet was not as good.
If you can, try it first
A very nice flippy, comfortable and snug. If you wear glasses make sure that you try the helmet on with all the pairs of glasses you normally use, if the legs are long, the may be a problem. My only real issue is the sun visor, at the lowest position it hits my nose - the simple answer is to only lower 3 clicks and problem solved. Great helmet, at a good price
Schubert C3 beater
Needed to get another flip up lid. Tried numerous brands but this Nolan ticked all the boxes. Tried on in the Boston store, fit was spot on, amazingly light and comfortable. Choosing it was the right move as when wearing whilst riding my multistrada its very quiet (better than my C3). The ventilation is superb and the large visor ensures good situation awareness.
I'd seen and tried out this lid at a retail stall at a BSB meet and was impressed by its build quality and design but held back on purchasing it as I was concerned about it being genuine and of course the validity of its guarantee. I ordered one from Sportsbikeshop happy to know if there was a problem it would soon be sorted out and if the size wasn't right it would be changed. Yea I paid I think £30 more but have piece of mind. Very happy with it.
Good helmet, but maybe not for a sportsbike.
My second flip front helmet which is replacing a Caberg Duke 2. Everything about the N100-5 is a step up in quality from the Duke (not that the Duke is a bad helmet, it's served me well and I would recommend it to others). The two stage opening on the N100-5 is simple to use and the flip front opening seems to be assisted so it springs back at the end of its travel to the fully open position. The padding round the neck is snug and I assume helps reduce noise. I thought it might be a bit too warm on hotter days but so far it's been fine. It's definitely quieter helmet than the Duke with less drafts or whistles. Sizing seems a little small, i've worn mediums for years but needed a large this time. The Pinlock fitted visor opening has a large viewing angle however, it seems that the view through the visor is at quite a low angle. This is fine for naked/touring bikes as you have a great view of all your instruments and the road but not as helpful on a sportsbike where I can see too much bike and not enough road. The plush padding round the neck, for me, adds to the problem as it pushes the helmet forward. It's by no means dangerous but it is distracting, a bit like driving your car with the sun visor down all the time. I'm hoping this will be less of an issue as I break the helmet in and can adjust how it sits on my head. In conclusion, it's a good helmet, just make sure it suits your riding position.