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PROTEC Original Classic Skate Helmet

4.1 out of 5 stars 249 customer reviews
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Product Description

Built for a variety of skate sports, the Classic skate helmet from PROTEC Original keeps things light with a comfortable, protective two-stage soft foam liner that's great for attacking halfpipes, skateparks, or even you backyard pool. Offering timeless skate style and backed by four decades of protective gear design knowhow, this Classic Skate helmet features a tough ABS helmet exterior shell and a dual-density foam liner that rebounds to its original shape after low impacts. It also includes 11 large vent openings to help heat escape and keep your head cool during intense use, soft nylon webbed straps that are easy to adjust, comfortable interior padding, an EVA crown pad, and stainless steel rivets. Ideal for skateboarding, bicycling, and a broad range of action sports. Founded in 1973, PROTEC Original continues to deliver the very best in modern protective equipment with a broad range of impact technology for a variety of sports -- skateboarding, snow sports, extreme biking, water sports, and more.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 12 x 12 inches ; 3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B00ZX0HABO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (249 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,198 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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By M. Rogers on May 21, 2012
Size: MediumColor: Deep Red Verified Purchase
This is a classic skate helmet which is not certified for anything, NOT the classic bike/skate cross-certified helmet that the description indicates. The shell is the same but the foam liners are completely different. It's a decent helmet for what it is but it's a multi-impact helmet and not suitable for road bike use or downhill mountain bike. The two stage foam liner is more comfortable than a bike helmet liner so I'm thinking about keeping it for backwoods trail riding where low hanging tree branches and low speed falls are my only enemies but I'll have to get something different for road use.
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Size: XLColor: Matte Gray Verified Purchase
I rarely, if ever, write Amazon reviews but it felt necessary for this product. From the picture it may appear that this helmet provides a nice thick foam around the circumference of the lid, but I can assure you it does not. It comes with 3 pieces of orange foam that hardly stick on the velcro provided in the helmet, leaving many gaps and a minimal amount of protection. In fact, it is so UNprotective that Pro-tec provides 3 warning stickers stating that "this product provides minimal protection against impacts and does not meet any established safety standard."

....Do not buy this for protection. Bern makes similar looking helmets for those looking for something more sleek than the average bicycle helmet. For skaters, Bell makes extremely similar looking helmets that meet safety standards.
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Size: XXLColor: Matte Gray Verified Purchase
classic helmet and my first helmet. I ordered a XXl helmet and it fit perfectly as my head is big.It looks plain and I feel a mature helmet to wear, I'm not big for design and corporate logos.I never bought a helmet before and wanted a skate style helmet like this because it looks to offer better protection.
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Size: XLColor: Matte Gray Verified Purchase
So, I bought this helmet on the recommendation of reddit's r/longboarding, and I felt more or less secure in the purchase given the recommendation, and on the whole, I still do.

But when the product arrived at my house, I was MORE than surprised to find at least three or four different stickers, labels and warnings which all made it clear that this helmet has not met or been tested at any helmet safety regulations, anywhere. This is a nice helmet, it is a comfortable helmet, and yet THIS IS A HELMET THAT HAS NOT BEEN TESTED TO MEET ANY CERTIFICATIONS FOR SAFETY. AT. ALL.

Again, it's a nice helmet, it fits comfortably, and I don't plan on returning it because it seems sturdy enough. All the same, I feel that if NOT MEETING ANY CERTIFIED SAFETY STANDARDS is important enough to be included and posted several times on the helmet itself, IT SHOULD BE IMPORTANT ENOUGH TO BE CLEARLY INCLUDED IN THE PRODUCT DESCRIPTION.

So I'd say the helmet if 5 stars, but I give it 3 because I feel like the marketing here is a little deceptive.
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Size: XXLColor: Rasta Green Verified Purchase
As stated this helmet does not reach the requirements by law for street use, but it works well for what I intend to use it on.

My gopro will be mounted to the top, this is a light weight helmet with a good fit. It is comfortable and I feel as if I were to take a fall it would help. I wear a 7 3/8 hat or a XL fitted hat and this Helmet fits perfectly.
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Size: LColor: Black Verified Purchase
This is Protecs classic skate helmet, meaning it its not certified for safety rains because it is meant for multiple relatively low speed impacts, such as those found when skating in a skate park or street skating. The 2 stage foam is good for many impacts, and when worn out, can be replaced easily and cheaply, unlike eps or sxp helmets. It will run about $10 to buy new pads.

These helmets are also let profile than the eps or sxp helmets because if the softer foam

Yes they do fit pretty tight, but that is so they don't slip around on your head. If your close to the upper range in size, you can get away with the next size up, however I would recommend stay in your size four the proper tight fit that holds the helmet in place during impact.
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Size: LColor: Spitfire Verified Purchase
I give this 3-stars due to price point and what you get for your money. What is pictured is NOT what you get! The picture shows the model with the EPS hard foam (making it crash rated). What you get is just the plastic shell with the soft foam pads. It's enough to protect from small bumps but a true "head first crash"....not so much.

VERY IMPORTANT...SIZING RUNS VERY SMALL.

I got a large and its tight. Then again, proper fit should be snug. Too many kids wear their helmets too lose.

For $11 though it's a good buy.
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Size: SColor: Rasta Green Verified Purchase
This is a cheaper version of this model. It's been changed in the interior foams since the last one we purchased of the same model and size This enlarged the fit a bit, it is very lose. I wish I'd bought the next size smaller and that it came with some foam shims.
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