Bell Fraction Adult Multi-Sport Helmet
|Price:||$19.96 - $127.66|
- ABS Hard Plastic Shell
- Dual Density EPS Foam
- Weight 425 grams
- Vents 12
- ASTM 1492
- CE EN0178
- CPSC Bicycle
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Top Customer Reviews
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 an inches to centimeters 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. There are three different places where you can tighten or loosen it to fit: the chin strap, and one on each side below the ears.Read more ›
The design is great, and it fits my head perfectly. They provide extra pads (thin and thick, medium is the defult) so you can adjust. If you don't like the BELL logo on the helmet, you can easily take it off as it is just a sticker. Mine left no sticky residue or anything, and it looks great. They provide you with an extra sticker, too.
This properly protects my forehead, as well as the back of my head.
If you are not sure what size to get, go to their website and they tell you how to properly measure your head size, and provide a size chart. That's what I did, and got a good fit.
Although the statistics I've read say that front head impacts are common and rear ones, rare -- hence the importance of not tilting a helmet back, which would leave the forehead exposed -- I do feel safer with the Faction's extra coverage at the back of the head.
A helmet is useless if it comes off during a crash. The strap adjustment process for the Faction is annoying, and the chin strap loosens quickly, especially if used to carry or hang the helmet. Nevertheless, through a combination of: measuring my head and selecting the right base helmet size, choosing carefully from among the interior pads (each piece comes in three thicknesses), adjusting the straps, and checking them frequently, I have gotten the helmet to fit snugly and yet still comfortably.
I have found the ventilation to be adequate, if not perfect. I use a better-vented Bell Impulse helmet when very hot weather is expected.
The Faction IS big, but who cares? Safety, not fashion, is its purpose.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We liked it so much in our home that my oldest son stole it from me, since his brand new helmet fell apart in two uses. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Randy Geary-Henderson
I'm not embarrassed to wear this helmet around when I'm on rollerblades or biking. It's super safe, and classic looking. Comes with padding.Published 24 days ago by Aaron
Old school look. Fits my 7 5/8 head comfortably. I look like the guy in Something About Mary when I ride.Published 2 months ago by rk pounds
This is not a bike helmet - it's designed for roller skating and skateboarding. A waste of my time. Higher standards exist for bike helmets. This is nonsense marketingPublished 2 months ago by Willy Karlin
This is the second one we've purchased. The measurement guides are great and have allowed for a perfect fit for my big-headed 5 year old. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Timothy Stiles
Cons: it feels like I have a lot of room at the top of my head while the sides are tight and that's using the thinnest pads. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bakunawa