Bell Fraction Youth Multi-Sport Helmet
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- Small: 51 - 56 cm / 20" - 22"
- ABS Hard Plastic Shell
- Bike and Skate Certified
- Dual Density EPS Foam
- 12 Vents
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I wanted to buy this helmet for my 3 year old daughter, but didn't know whether to get a small or X-small. So I found a website which gives the head measurements that correspond to the helmet sizes. Then I just Googled a centimeters to inches conversion site.
Sm: 51-56cm (20.1 inches - 22.0 inches)
Md: 54-59cm (21.3 inches - 23.2 inches)
Lg: 58-63cm (22.8 inches - 24.8 inches)
Going by the other sizes, I can GUESS that an X-small is probably going to be around 19 - 21 inches. My daughter's head measures at 50.8cm so I got a size Small so she can grow into it.
I can't rave about it enough. She got the pink helmet with the blossoms on the back. It has white straps. The pink is a bit of a richer, darker pink and not as pastel pink as the picture would suggest. I am very satisfied with the color, and that it isn't Pepto-pink.
The helmet's fit is *exact* in regards to the cm. There are three sizes of padding: thick, medium/normal, and thin. The helmet comes with the medium/normal padding already installed. When she put the helmet on with the installed padding, it was just a tiny bit too big. So I put the thickest padding in and the fit is *perfect*. They also include thinner padding for when the little noggin becomes not-so-little. The velcro which holds the padding in is strong and does a very good job of keeping the padding in place during play.
The adjustability on the chin straps is VERY versatile.Read more ›
The chin straps are also of a satin slippery finish and they loosen after a half hour or so of wear. Last year I thought that perhaps she was just too small, but now one year later the helmet still fits her the same and still has the same issues. She is an average sized kid with average sized head so there is no special concern here.
So, I recently bought myself a Bern helmet and found that it fit better than any helmet I have myself owned, and now I am going to get my kid a Bern youth size. I am hoping it won't look like a "spaceship landed on top of their head" like this Bell helmet does.
While the two padding sizes that come with this Bell helmet are in theory a good idea, it seems however that the paddings and the weight of the helmet are not well placed. I like that the Bern helmet simply comes with an adjustable velcro strap in the back (much like a baseball cap) with which you can tighten the helmet in place. It also wraps around the skull as opposed to sitting on top of the head like the Bell appears to do.
Update: I did get the Bern Nina helmet and found it to be a vast vast improvement over this Bell helmet. No comparison at all. The Bern sits firmly on her head and does not move at all, and like the adult version it has the adjustable velcro strap in the back - smart. I also like the style better, its more 1950's Italian motorist than spaceship on top of head. The best part is that the helmet has options for winter padding and summer visor, which is a huge bonus. I am very happy to get rid of the Bell helmet now that we have the Bern, and my daughter is no longer complaining about wearing a helmet.
The helmet comes with 3 sets of velcro-attached pad sets and he's using the set for the smallest head size.
He loves wearing it, often running around happily even if he's not using his bike. The only downside is the excessive amount of chin strap, I can't imagine even when his head is at it's largest he'll ever need all that strap length.
Extremely cool color and design. He hasn't fallen in it yet, so I don't know how it protects, but he has chucked it across the room and it seems tough and able to withstand the emotional vagaries of a 19month old.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My son loves it! And the foam inside is adjustable. You can add or take out.Published 25 days ago by fyang
Fits great on my boy, who's a bit small for his age (1 year old). I had to adjust the straps a bit too keep it from coming down over his eyes, but it's no big deal. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Zach G.
Coolest brain protector on the market, according to my 6 year old.Published 3 months ago by Party of 8
My son has it since he is 18 months and he is now 5 ! Still wearing it and still loving it ! Will buy the same brand for the little brother !!!!Published 5 months ago by Littlemaman
Great looking and fitting helmet. Helmet fits as described and the extra/changeable padding makes it easy to fit correctly or adjust as the head grows. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kevin C.
unfortunately the helmet was too big for my granddaughter and had to be returned.Published 6 months ago by Carol Bracco Ghazey
So much better (and more versatile) than a typical bike helmet. Better coverage of front and back of skull. (Also more room for stickers). Read morePublished 6 months ago by jmerwinp