Bell Pit Boss Flames Helmet
Just what I needed!!
I wear hearing aids and have always worn full face helmets, so this one is a big change for me. I needed something that wouldn't put so much pressure on my ears making them sore over long rides. This helmet is soooo comfortable in comparison Yeah, I'm giving up some protection, but this helmet is very well made and adjustable for fit so it doesn't move around at all. I love the integral face shield. I ordered a clear to replace the factory tinted one, as I wear sunglasses during the day so this works out better for me.
November 22, 2013
Great Half Helmet
I've worn all kinds of helmets over the years... Half, 3/4, full. And I have come back to a half helmet as my favorite, now that I've found the Bell Pit Boss. I find full helmets claustrophobic and 3/4 helmets too loud, as the road & engine noise seem to resonate inside. Most half helmets are round and don't fit on my oval-shaped head, but this one does. Great, comfortable fit and no "mushroom-top" look.
The flip-down windscreen is great, but the optics are less than stellar. Easy to change out, I switch from clear to tinted depending on light conditions.
November 18, 2013
Great helmet, little funny looking (it's big!!)
I'm female and bought the xs/s. Everything is wonderful about this helmet- it has superior quality construction, a great fit system with the wheel on the back, doesn't lift, is comfortable, keeps your ears warm, has quality padding, and is more than worth the money. I also love the visor.
That said, it is not a "cool" looking helmet on me. In fact, I look rather silly. I'm 5'5" and 120. I don't care how I look and buy every piece of safety gear I can with function, not style in mind. If you are a guy, maybe this helmet would look better. Function wise, I love it even though I know I should be wearing my Shoei FF.
November 11, 2013
Best DOT so far
My wife thinks I have a helmet fetish because I keep buying helmets. It's just that I can't find a DOT helmet that I can stand and keep going back to my non dot. Found the Pit Boss and it is by far the best DOT helmet for a guy that doesn't like the big helmet feel. It isn't small but it's the best one out there so far.
November 4, 2013
Great Half Helmet
This helmet is a great value! Good fit, DOT approved. The fit and retention system is the bomb. This helmet does not lift as speed increases. Removable neck curtain is a nice feature too. Very functional when the weather gets chilly.
November 4, 2013
A helmet is pretty much a neccessary evil. I love to ride without one, but it's hard to make a good argument for that. If you lay a bike down or get hit by anothwer vehicle, you'd better have something on your head. This half-helmet is the perfect solution. Strong enough to offer good protection while not being in the break your neck and rip your head off category. Love the adjustable tightener. Makes for a great fit for all shapes. Nice low profile and the visor and flip-down shield are perfect must-haves. Can be a little noisy without the zip-out ear shroud, but not enough to be too big of a deal. I liked mine so much, I bought another. Thumbs up.
October 23, 2013
Nice basic helmet.
Light and comfortable for my oval head after a tweek to the foam in the upper forehead area. Does run small. I also have a Neotec and because this Bell is smaller and has no venting it is actually quieter behind my 1100 RT windscreen. So for the shorter runs I prefer the light, high visibility, sun in the face Bell Pit Boss. For longer or cold weather rides, I raise the windscreen a bit and use the Neotec which fits fantastic but is heavy and big compared to the Bell.
October 7, 2013
If you like a 1/2 helmet, this is the one
I live in the desert and I like 1/2 helmets. Most of them either make you look like a mushroom or are worth nothing as protection. The fit on this helmet is great, especially with the built in adjustment. The visor is well located and provides good shade. I wear glasses or sunglasses all the time, the clear drop down is perfect for me. It's a Bell Helmet, light and well made and does the job it is supposed to do. I have several other helmets, full face and 3/4, this is the best 1/2 helmet I have bought.
September 30, 2013