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Bell Fraction Adult Multi-Sport Helmet

4.5 out of 5 stars 728 customer reviews
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Price: $19.96 - $78.95
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Charcoal/Black Jimbo Phillips
  • ABS Hard Plastic Shell
  • Dual Density EPS Foam
  • Weight 425 grams
  • Vents 12
  • ASTM 1492
  • CE EN0178
  • CPSC Bicycle
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Product Description

Product Description

The ever-amazing skate-style lid for everything from BMX to beach cruisers to back-to-school. Certified for both bicycle and skate use, the versatile Faction sets the standard in style and function.

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The ever-amazing skate-style lid for everything from BMX to beach cruisers to back-to-school. Certified for both bicycle and skate use, the versatile Faction sets the standard in style and function.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 9.5 x 7.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B000BO9INA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (728 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #82,979 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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EDIT: THREE years later, at the age of six, and my daughter is still wearing this helmet, with room to grow. I am thrilled that this will be a helmet that will last her for many years! /EDIT

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.
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By Kt on December 17, 2008
I just got this helmet delivered to me about 20 minutes ago.
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.
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I've used a lot of bicycle helmets over the last 30 years. The Bell Faction is the best commuting helmet. It's one of the only helmets that you can put a rear-view mirror onto. The helmet seems safer than because the vents are smaller, the shell is thicker, and the helmet comes down further in the back and on the sides. I've never felt hot wearing this helmet. I wouldn't want to wear it on a five-mile climb on a 90-degree day, but for riding around town it's fine. In the winter I tape over the vents and stuff the vents with foam. Below 20 degrees I wish it had a fleece liner, but next winter I'll figure out how to make one.
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Size: LargeColor: Titanium Verified Purchase
This helmet is comfortable, and when I street skate wearing it, I forget I have it on my head. Mine is charcoal gray, and when I look in the mirror with it on, it makes my face look better than with it off.
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The BELL stickers are plastic and remove easily. I bought the basic black one. I like it. It comes with thin, medium, and thick cushions so you can fit it to your head. I bought this style of helmet because I don't care to look "fast", with the aerodynamic competitive racing bike helmet standard style. So when guys wearing a couple grand of gear, bike included, pass me, they'll know I'm transporting groceries, not training for a race. This helmet says nothing, except: I'd prefer a buffer between my head and the pavement when a texting driver runs a stop sign and plows me over. This helmet replaces the one that saved my scalp some serious road rash when the last in-a-hurry driver finally came to a halt 20 feet past the big red sign that says STOP.
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Size: MColor: Matte Teal/Sugar Skull Verified Purchase
One major thing of note. If you think this is a simple no bling helmet you'd be wrong. These photos are precisely angled to not show the elaborate decal on the left side of the helmet. The decal isn't horrible. However, it does make you think the decal was put on the helmet because they thought it looked cooler with it...so why did they take great care to make sure it wasn't visible in the product photo? I wouldn't have thought that surprise selling points were an effective marketing angle.
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UPDATE: Having suffered a bike accident (road surface-related, not vehicle-involved), I emphatically recommend choosing a full-face bicycle helmet, such as a BMX- or downhill-certified one (certification counts, as the guards on some full-face helmets are purely decorative). My helmet protected my head very well, but its open-face design of course could not prevent facial or dental trauma. People will laugh at you when they see you in what they think of as a motorcycle helmet, but I would have walked away from my bike accident if my mouth, rather than just my head, had been protected.

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.
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