Just bought the BV2S yesterday. Got a great deal from my local shop
2 Mile High Ski Doo in Leadville, CO. I have to say after a short hour ride that I
am impressed. I always perceived there to be a benefit from the face
mask, and it is nice. Haven't been out much this year so I had one
digging session where I really had to exert some energy and effort to free
the sled with my shovel. In the past I would take my helmet off because
I would fog the face shield. Not this time. I kept the face mask in place
and even though I was breathing harder (this was about 10,000+ - feet
I did not have the fog issue. It was about 9 deg F I think so def not a
time to ride with my Bell Moto.
I like the front shield and the amber partial amber lens. I was in low light
conditions and used both off and on. I did not get the heated shield
because it is extra money and the helmet is more than I have ever spent
on a helmet. Hopefully that is something that I can add in
the future if it seems necessary. I did not have the batteries installed
on the rear brake light. I was alone anyway. I am reading through the
manual this morning. It also came with a flashlight that attaches to helmet,
but not sure if I will use this or not yet.
I wear a 7 1/2 " fitted baseball cap and I was able to use the XL. It was
tight going in but once on fit really well. I do not think I need to use any
kind of balaclava under this helmet. The collar of my jacket fit up into the
bottom of the helmet 360 deg around and then the BV2S neck gaiter
velcro'd into place effectively sealing the front from drafts. I had very good
visibility through the helmet.