About Our Selections

When it comes to recommending gear, we consider everything from safety certifications to ease of changing out a visor, and everything in between. To make it on this list, a helmet has to provide the best protection for its price above all else, with considerations given to ventilation, head shape, weight, and the like.

However, there is no "magic formula" that definitively says "Buy this helmet and disregard the rest." These selections are made with educated opinions, sometimes even on-head time with a review, but the best way to find which helmet works for you is to head down to your local gear shop and try a few on.

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Bell Broozer Free Ride

Part open face, part modular, full style and attitude

Nexx X.Viliby Carbon Gent

A carbon fiber helmet that is surprisingly quiet

Bitwell Bonanza

If you're going after the retro aesthetic, here's the helmet for you

Bell Custom 500

The lastest evolution of the helmet that started it all

Shark Street Drak

One of the weirder-but-cool options in open face helmets

Scorpion EXO-CT220

A versatile gem of a helmet that should be $100 more than it's actual price!

LS2 Spitfire

An open face helmet that perfectly embodies the "jet helmet" look