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Bell Drifter DLX Black Ops Helmet
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Bell Drifter DLX Black Ops Helmet

Featuring Bell’s innovative Speed Dial adjustable fit system, the Drifter DLX is a breakthrough in half shell helmet comfort and style. Just put on the helmet and turn the dial on the adjustment system for a perfect fit, even with your gloves on. This system not only provides a high level of comfort, it also drastically reduces the tendency for half shell helmets to lift off of the head. The Drifter DLX also features Bell’s ultra-low profile shell design while still passing tough DOT safety standards; maximum style with no compromises.


  • Lightweight, composite shell
  • Innovative Speed Dial adjustable fit system
  • Removable ear pads for cold weather riding
  • Rear goggle strap
  • Approximate weight 900g
  • Five-year warranty
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Bell Drifter DLX Black Ops Helmet 4.4 5 22 22
Exactly what I was looking for. I needed a beanie for summer riding in the DC area since it's hot and humid around here. The Drifter is well made, well thought-out, and it has an effective adjustment device. I was a little skeptical of the "turn to tighten" thing on the back but now I think it should be on every helmet. It allows you to fine tune the fit of your helmet and it eliminates helmet rise at speed. I have to crank mine all the way down to make it really secure since my head is at the lower end of the medium size but if I wear a bandana under it and use the crank system the helmet doesn't move at all, regardless of speed (I tried to get it to lift... it doesn't). The removable ear flaps are nice on a high wind day or if you want something to hold your headphones in (a bandana works for that, too). While it does seem a little thick at first, the mushroom head effect isn't too bad for a helmet that will actually save your grape. In summary, this is a great helmet and I recommend it to anyone who wants a well-fitting, working half helmet. Oh, and the way the brim peaks out over the front acts as a little sun visor if you need it to. July 21, 2014
Good looking and comfy Bought it for my daughter, she loves it. The adjustable fit is great, she's still growing. It raised her cool status at school, kids come running up to chat with her when we're pulling up. She wears it with airfoil goggles. July 2, 2014
Great style, fit and comfort This helmet looks great! Slim styling so you don't look like you're from another planet. Very comfortable and the ability to customize the fit with the back adjustment really makes the helmet feel like its secure on your head without feeling too tight. It also prevents the wind from pushing it back when cruising without a windshield. I ordered it for my wife, and now I'm getting the same one for myself. Good value for the price too. I will use it when riding my Harley and my Ural. June 30, 2014
An amazing product!! The helmet is perfect! Very good quality, lightweight, the design is awesom! I would recommend this product! June 30, 2014
For the price, I am very satisfied with the product I have been rather happy with the helmet overall. My first open faced helmet and I am happy. The only thing thus far that has happened, is that I got stuck in a heavy rain storm the first day I had it, and the decal on the side of the helmet started to come off. Besides that no issues! June 23, 2014
Cannot beat it for the price Good value, a good fit, and it looks good. The adjustable size makes it fit snug but not painful. I've only had it a few weeks now but am very happy with it. My one complaint is that (with any of these matte finish items they can be suseptable to scratches. so take care of it. I keep mine in the provided helmet bag in my hard bags. May 19, 2014
Looks aren't everything. This helmet is a very good looking and very comfortable. The only problem is a helmet is no good if it isn't on your head. If you just plan on doing 45mph around town this would be great but as soon as you go over 70 mph you'll start having lift on it and at about 80 you'll have a hand on top holding it on. Mine blew back on me while on the interstate and it has now been replaced. I will never use it again. May 12, 2014
Damage I found that i didn't like the product that much. While showing a friend right before i was going to send it back, I dropped the helmet, damaged very easily. A small rock it rolled on at a low speed was able to gouge out the plastic more than the motorcycle helmets, i've ever had that just might chips some paint off or have a scuff. April 21, 2014
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Garrett C: Didn't keep this helmet, it looks cool but still gave mushroom head look. Gave to a friend with a bigger melon, works good for him. Jul 12, 2014
Ian M: I needed a half helmet for summer riding in the Washington, DC area. It's hot and humid here so an open-faced can get some nasty stank pretty quick. This helmet has good reviews (I checked other sites, too) and I asked around for thoughts. If you want a DOT helmet with minimal mushroom head and a high style factor, this appears to be a solid choice. I'll give more review points when I've had more time to wear it. Jun 30, 2014
Vincent S: Look and comfort Jun 25, 2014
SUBASH L: awesome looking helmet Jun 17, 2014
Nate R: They had what I was looking for in a helmet. It was easy to find. And a no hassle check out. Thanks Jun 17, 2014
Michael S: I liked your review and the smart adjustment on the helmet May 28, 2014
Robert C: I wanted a half helmet for short rides and liked the adjustable knob in the back of the helmet. Haven't had one before and I'm looking forward to trying it out. Apr 22, 2014
Daniel J S: Looks bad a** and the price is hard to beat Apr 21, 2014
Jonathan H: Awesome Style. Moving away from the all black look. Apr 11, 2014
Steven T: I was sick of my full face helmet and this one looked pretty sweet with good reviews. Apr 3, 2014
Rory T: It has the military helmet inspired look without the giant Darth Vader-esque look of the German style helmets. I also like the quick adjust feature and the removable ear pads. Mar 20, 2014
Jorge M: To Cruise around town Mar 12, 2014
Omar B: because is more low profileâ?¦ and I like that! Feb 28, 2014
David B: Anthony's review Sep 4, 2013
A shopper asked: How much adjustment does the Speed Dial allow for? Aug 14, 2013
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Narinder D: A really nice looming helmet, the lining on inside could of been padded a lot better as it feels stiff on head compared to other helmets. If your size is a medium then I would order 1 size bigger, I use a small size but this was way too small for me so I use it for my dough yer now and she loves it. The dial on the back gives you about 1.5 inches of flex. But other then not feeling cushioned in lining the helmet looks great. Aug 15, 2013
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SUBASH L: It allows for tightening and loosening the helmet to the back of your head which makes it feel much more snug and secure. With other helmets the strap alone is not sufficient, especially at higher speeds and in windy conditions. The Speed Dial works well. More helmets should have it. Well done Bell! Aug 15, 2013
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John P: i think it allows for a lot. The way it is designed a little adjustment on the dial goes a long way. I love this helmet. Very Comfortable and way more stable than any other open face helmet i've tried. The dial allows it to not lift up or push back on your head at high speeds. Aug 15, 2013
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Yi-Hsing C: You can cinch the dial down so that its tight enough that it doesn't move around on your head. I've got the size small, and cinching down the speed dial makes the helmet tight enough that it doesn't move around on my head, swinging my head around wont move the helmet. Aug 15, 2013
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Shannon C asked: Using this helmet, what goggles/glasses are the preferred choice that people are wearing? Oct 14, 2013
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John d: I use and goggles with an elastic strap. It keeps the air from coming into your eyes. Mar 3, 2014
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Men's Helmet

Size  Head Measurement (cm)
XS/SM 53-55
MD 56-58
LG 58-60
XL/2XL 61-63

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