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Protec Classic Helmet

4.4 out of 5 stars 124 customer reviews
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Price: $32.90 - $61.98
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  • Classic bike/skate helmet with tough aero-styled ABS shell with two-stage liner
  • Stainless steel rivets
  • Soft nylon webbed strap
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Product Description

Product Description

Built for rigorous skateboarding and biking, the CPSC-certified Classic helmet from PROTEC Original is equipped with an EPS foam liner for protection while attacking skateparks, halfpipes, or even your backyard pool. The CPSC-certified Classic features a tough ABS helmet exterior shell that's complemented by a stiff EPS foam liner. It also includes 11 large vent openings to help keep your head cool during intense use, soft nylon webbed straps that are easy to adjust, comfortable interior padding, and stainless steel rivets. This CPSC-certified Classic helmet meets CPSC, ASTM, CE, and AS/NZS certifications. Designed 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 action sports -- skateboarding, snow sports, bicycling, water sports, and more.

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Pro Tec Classic helmets are a popular choice at the park and on the street. Known for comfort, style, and protection, these helmets feature a tough yet lightweight ABS shells and two-stage liners for protection. The helmets come in a variety of sizes for a just right fit.

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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 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: B0043E0T4Q
  • Item model number: 3APROCPS010XSR4-P
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #113,898 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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Size: X-LargeColor: Matte Charcoal Verified Purchase
Not into BMX and tricks. More into mountain biking and downhill. Got this helmet for riding around street and trails. I just didn't want those helmets that everyone has (canadian tire mountain bike helmets LOL).
No complaints at all. I thought ventilation would be a problem but it's good enough for pounding on your pedals on trails under the sun. Sizing is good and fits well, I got the XL size. I usually wear 7 1/2 or 7 3/4 hats. Alot of quality and style all for a very good price. Awesome helmet from Pro-tec.
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Size: LargeColor: Deep Red Verified Purchase
I am 74 years old. I started riding my one speed bike in July 2011. I did not wear, or think I needed a helmet as I was riding on bike trails, and not on the streets. I have upgraded to a geared bgike and since I was now going to ride the streets as well, my family insisted I wear a helmet. I really liked the look and especially the price of the Protec helmet. Unfortunatly I ordered the wrong size. Buying through Amazon is such a bonus. I was able to return the helmet and receive the correct size in almost no time. The helmet fits great, is so comfortable that I almost forget I have it on.
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Size: X-LargeColor: Matte Charcoal
I got a Pro-tec classic skate helmet a while ago, I'm a referee for a local womens' roller derby league, and as referees, we travel sometimes hundreds of miles to referee. Roller derby is a full-contact sport played on roller skates, so quality of gear is always a paramount concern, even if you're a ref. Quality and favorite brands of gear are frequently discussed, and to my surprise, Pro-tec gear is really viewed as entry-level for beginners.

Two days ago, during a game, I was taken out by a skater who was hit out of bounds, and at full speed, I got tripped and toppled over, and my head bounced off the hardwood skating rink floor "like a basketball", as the EMTs said. This isn't the first time I've done this, and previously, there was always some degree of instant, disorienting pain or discomfort. To my surprise, just after I heard the loud crack of the plastic shell hitting the floor, there was actually no pain whatsoever, I barely felt the impact, and the hit must have been hard enough to make some noise, because the fans and the EMTs on the other side of the rink heard it. I was immediately able to get up and resume what I was doing. I was soon checked for a concussion, but did not have one.

A few months ago, I fell backwards at a practice and hit my head on the floor at probably the same force (I'm not a small guy) in a competitor's helmet that is more popular in the roller derby world, and the instant pain was almost unbearable. Now that it's taken an impact, it's time to replace the Pro-tec, but I'll be getting another one. I also liked the look, and really liked the fit of the classic skate, vs. competitive brands. The classic skate was light and comfortable, and comes in plain colors if you just want something that looks decent.
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Size: SmallColor: Gloss Pink Verified Purchase
I screwed up the first time and ordered too small, but that's on me- once sorted out, this product delivers. Nice to look at, and does it's job. Actually protected in a pretty serious fall that nearly knocked me out- so glad this is the brand I chose to protect myself. Arrived on time and as described- would order again but it's still in great condition years later.
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am a NYC cyclist. I ride in way many would describe as...Reckless. Others would say Fool hardy. I went from wearing a helmet to not wearing one as I caught a reflection of myself in the mirror wearing it and I threw up in my hands a little bit. So after months of raw doggin' it on the psychotic streets of NYC(The ease of obtaining a license is laughably easy. Seriously though, its kinda scary that a 17yr old who cant even pay a phone bill on time is given responsibility of a 2 ton killing machine), I finally guilted my family into buying this for me so they would stop worrying if I was dead or not. It's a 100% upgrade from the previous model and I will be proud to don this on my dome as I barrel through intersections screaming 'beep beep beep'. Just try and hit me with a Snapple bottle now, guy at Houston and Lafayette who would have seen me if he wasn't too busy texting.
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Protec CPSC Classic Helmet, Matte Gray, Size Large

I liked the styling of the Protec helmets after I started seeing US Special Operations Forces use variants of them. I know many teenagers do not like wearing helmets for bicycling, skateboarding, or inline skating mainly because the helmets looked goofy, but the Protec styling really appealed to me. Had I known more about them when I was a teenager, I would have worn one each time I got on my bike.

The build quality is only acceptable. The "generous fit pads" rely on adhesive Velcro patches to adhere to the EPS foam, which is about the thickness of some index cards. I was used to my Snell M2010 motorcycle full-faced racing helmet with its extremely thick EPS foam, and when I got my Protec it was about ¼ the size! Anyhow, the EPS foam is fine and is a black/dark gray color. It's the fit pads that are barely holding onto the EPS foam that concerns me. Some of the pads were not aligned with the holes, and I tried to align them only to find the entire Velcro patches coming off.

The chin strap is very narrow, and I would have liked a black or darker color to go with the matte gray instead of bright yellow. The fastex connector is easy to use, but the adjustment is very stiff.

The helmet is very light weight and does not get in the way. I can wear my Oakley M Frames without any interference from the straps or helmet, so the comfort level is VERY high. The only thing I really have to complain about is the sizing. I normally wear a MEDIUM motorcycle helmet, and my head circumference matches the Protec chart for a LARGE. The Large fits fine, but I can sort of rotate the Protec towards the back of my head. Unfortunately, I don't think their Medium will fit better because it would be too small.
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