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Biltwell Gringo Helmet

When it comes to retro or vintage bikes it is always important to have your gear match the vibe of your ride and for many years that meant wearing either an open face helmet or putting on a crusty old Bell Star or Buco Allsport if you wanted a fullface helmet that looked the part. Well, thanks to the wonderful folks over at Biltwell, the Gringo is here to wrap your head in a combination of old school style and modern safety.

The DOT certified Gringo helmet is built to suit the needs of contemporary riders, with a beautifully crafted diamond stitched removable liner, an eyeport that accepts pretty much any type of goggle you could want to wear, as well as 5 snaps that work with any universal 3-snap shield, Biltwell’s own Bubble shield or their 5-snap Blast shield. So next time you hop on your chop or throw a leg over your Laverda leave that vintage helmet on the shelf where it belongs and grab a Gringo.

Features:

  • 5 snaps to accommodate flat or bubble face shield
  • Eyeport accepts many dirt or street goggles
  • DOT Approved
  • Bubble Shield and Goggles sold separately
  • Removable liner
  • What else do you need?

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Biltwell Gringo Helmet 4.7 5 170 170
Old School style and throwback (just enough) features In an era of grossly over featured helmets, this one gives you what you want and doesn't beat you to death cost wise on cr*p you don't need. One reason I got this helmet was because it's a dead ringer for my 1980 Bell Star at half the weight. It doesn't have all the air flow this and ear piece commo that that attract a certain type of rider. If you want to dress up in your leathers and hang out at the cycle shop this ain't your helmet. If you want air flow wear a pair of shades and no shield. It's a little loud but so what, that's what makes it a motorcycle ride! Cheek pads give a nice grip and the fit is snug enough to not move around at speed. I got flat black cause I'm a flashy guy..my ride below. July 13, 2015
Great FF for those who don't want a FF This is a nice quality helmet with an old-school style. Fit and finish are great. Not much in the way of features, but as a Harley rider, I did not want a sportbike helmet. I'm a half helmet kind of guy, but figured I should a a FF to the stable for the extra protection when I want it, and for cold weather. This is a basic, no-frills lid, that still lets me feel the wind in my face (a huge part of why I ride), and at this price, this helmet should be on your list due to the quality and comfort. I really like it. July 6, 2015
Great helmet for the price I got the flat black and paired it with a chrome snap on visor and it looks awesome. definitely a head turner. For the price I was not expecting the helmet to be great but it was. The interior is really well padded with great lining material and with contrasting stitching that gives it a more expensive feel. It fits really great and its well vented ( theres a small gap between the helmet and the visor where air flows.) great helmet for the price. July 2, 2015
Kabam! I'm not even going to make this stuff up. I ordered and received the white version of this helmet. Shipping, packing, most excellent. Fit, right on the mark with my tape. Been riding most of my life, and this is the very first full face helmet I have ever owned. As expected, (as I have watched several vids) I couldn't put my glasses on until after the helmet, and then the bubble shield after that. No big deal! I knew this going in. After receiving it, I thought I would take my very first ride on my ole 96 sporty with it. Just left the bubble shield off, and actually like it that way. Man, felt great, and so cool riding around in this thing. Jump to Ave 25th at 25 ST. My first ride with this beautiful helmet, sitting at a red light with both feet flat on the ground and kabam. Rear ended. Feller was doing at least 30 they say. My ole 96 went 10 feet one way across the intersection and I went about the same the other into traffic. After I dusted off my ole 52 year old broken body, I got up the best I could. Not in too great a shape, but I made it to a park bench on the side of the road. Bike totaled. Gloves shredded. Lots of things going on with me, but my dang Gringo didn't have a scratch! Now not saying this cus it saved my life, I actually think I didn't let it hit the ground during my back flips because it was brand new. Anyway. the dang thing just has the smallest scratches where I plopped my head on the ground in disgust trying to roll over and get up. Can't wait to ride again with it soon! June 22, 2015
Retro look, Modern saftey It looks great, especially paired with the bubble visor. No ventilation aside from the GIANT HOLE IN THE FRONT. You can wear sunglasses, get the goggles or the visor. I like it all! June 22, 2015
Love it! It's a different look but if you dig it then this helmet is perfect. June 22, 2015
Exactly what I was looking for. Perfect for someone who wants a no frills helmet. The interior of the helmet is very comfrotable and gives you the perfect amount of cusioning. June 15, 2015
Lightweight and Stylish BUT... So let me first start by describing how amazing this product is. Coming from sportsbike, R6, i instantly notice the weight difference between this and other helmet that i previously worn. This being lightweight brings comfort while doing headchecks on the road doing 60 and over in speed. With this price, i am also amaze how it brings back the stylish retro theme. It is classy. However, due to the fact that it doesn't provide much aerodynamic this helmet tends to lift at times especially when your head gets caught in a wrong angle and that wind catches your helmet. so what i did was to tighten the helmet and ducked a little bit to avoid getting my head tilt. but it also maybe due to the fact that the helmet is so light or bcoz i don't have my visors yet. That was the only thing i really notice. Overall, the liners are soft and comfy, it fits well. i used to wear AGV-rossi faces Medium and Biltwell Medium fits to me as well. my only regret is that i was trying to be on the safe side, so i bought a flat black. I wished i bought white or the silver ones so I can play with visor selections too. anyway, hope this helps guys. Oh BTW, i ride a 2015 HD Sportster 48 XL1200x June 11, 2015
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Tucker K: Classic styling. Jul 30, 2015
Marcel J: Looks amazing, turning my bike into a cafe racer and this will be a nice touch to the style. Jul 23, 2015
Mario A: Both me and my girl have biltwell gringo's and we love them. Even thought they're full face is a little hot with no vents, it fits snugged and comfortable. Great price, comfort, and style! Jul 14, 2015
ryan w: cool style Jul 12, 2015
William F: Style, for riding my old air head Jun 23, 2015
Alex L: because of the style and because of reviews Jun 17, 2015
Sandra Lizeth D: Because I like the style and the price Jun 9, 2015
Fabio A: I love the retro look and the full protection in a very light and trusted helmet May 28, 2015
Stewart G: Needed a retro looking helmet for my '82 Honda street tracker. May 14, 2015
Michael T M: Matte Black all day May 14, 2015
Joseph B: helmet feels like heaven on my head. I can see everything! May 5, 2015
Jim j: I chose this as a tribute to my first helmet, a 1980 Bell Star. That lid had the face shield but I never used it so I went Gringo with no shield. Apr 16, 2015
Arthur L: I love this helmet! I wear it with riding glasses or goggles and it's awesome. It looks good (retro), fits right and gives me the confidence of a full face helmet. They finally make it with a flip shield too. I might have to get one... Apr 15, 2015
Jonathan R: great helmet, a little drag above 80. Also super loud above 6- but with the blast shield highway rides are much quieter Mar 30, 2015
Thomas A: I've done a lot of research on helmets, the pricing and features, and was settled on a 3/4 helmet from Biltwell. I like the retro look with a DOT rating at a reasonable price. However I also liked the Gringo and I love the look of the bubble shields so I really just decided to try it first. Mar 29, 2015
Jean R: Loved my Bonanza so it's a no-brainer to send some cash/love in Biltwell's (and Revzilla's) way. I was thinking of going the full face helmet route, but it's so hard to resist this helmet's retro charm. Mar 21, 2015
Benjamin W: Gift for my girlfriend Mar 10, 2015
dauam c: i love the vintage style Feb 23, 2015
Sahand S: I like the retro look. I have a 2013 Triumph Thruxton and it will go perfectly with the classic nature of the bike. Also, I read a lot of the reviews about the quality of the helmet. Feb 17, 2015
Arkady T: I love the way it looks. Feb 7, 2015
Z I: need the DOT and in a retro flavour Jan 7, 2015
Ty S: It has cool retro styling on a full face helmet. Dec 10, 2014
Brian N: because my gf needs to keep her head in order to give me head Nov 28, 2014
Keith B: its awesome Oct 28, 2014
Maricela M: Recommended by a friend and goes with my bobber Oct 20, 2014
Michael M: I like the retro style. I wanted a very simple full face helmet and this does the job. I had to return the MED for a SMALL even though my head measures 22" all day long. Oct 1, 2014
Rizalman A: Cool looking helmet Sep 29, 2014
J.M. S: Safety retro look and good price.
Very good presentation/explanation on your website.
Sep 28, 2014
Joyce L: I like the simplicity of the helmet. Sep 26, 2014
Chris N: review was good. Simple classic helmet Sep 16, 2014
A D: Because it always wanted an old Bell Star helmet, but didn't want to sacrifice safety wearing a 30+ year old helmet. Sep 9, 2014
Bryn J: Like the old stile Aug 13, 2014
Jarrod F: Good reviews, nice clean looking helmet. Aug 11, 2014
Jordan G: Your review video on youtube really had me sold on the item, it convinced me to choose your website to purchase this versus anywhere else. Aug 5, 2014
Nicholas M: Love the old school look and design, not to mention the price which is very reasonable. Jul 29, 2014
Jesus D: Looks awesome and your video was informative enough to solidify my decision. Thanks! Jul 25, 2014
James M: I wanna be an astronaut Jul 23, 2014
Heber Z: reviews mostly, looking for a full face that feels open Jul 19, 2014
A S: great vintage style Jul 2, 2014
T E: classic/cafe look Jun 26, 2014
calen f: I wanted a vintage helmet to match my vintage bike. Jun 21, 2014
Kristian M: Simple, clean and cool Jun 16, 2014
Nick S: Very solid reviews. Great look. Your video helped make the decision. Jun 15, 2014
Richard S: I bought the Gringo because it seemed like a full face helmet that I could wear comfortably. I am a bit claustrophobic and the typical full face helmets just make me feel like I'm suffocating. Not so the Gringo. It has an open feel, is light weight and fits my "rounder than intermediate oval" head perfectly. Jun 15, 2014
Glenn P: Good looking, well built retro helmet. I own a 71 Honda CB500 and I think this helmet will be the perfect match. Retro gear is popular and you should think about adding a retro section to your site. Jun 13, 2014
peter l: I had the chance to try this on prior to ordering. It looked badass! felt great. Its was "sold" as soon as i tried it on!!! May 21, 2014
Mark T: It looks cool and Biltwell makes good shit. May 18, 2014
Ray Lai / Teodora Gil R: Old school!!!! May 12, 2014
Juan L: Great full face protection without the sport bike look that most full face helmets have. May 8, 2014
Jean-Lenard Lanot J: I was looking for something simple but with more protection than a half helmet. Apr 29, 2014
Ryan M: I had the original Biltwell non-DOT and loved it. Too many people are ending up on their face so it's the Gringo for me. Apr 27, 2014
Jimmy W: Retro cool full face protection, good name brand, priced just right and doesn't make you look like a Power Ranger Apr 25, 2014
oscar l: great reviews, was not going to pay 400 dollars for its competitors helmet. both look the same on the computer so hopefully made the right choice. Apr 22, 2014
E P: cool Apr 12, 2014
Nathan T: Very retro-looking helmet. Doesn't look out of place on a cruiser or naked bike. Has the feel of an open-face with the protection of a full-face. Excellent visibility through the large eyeport which, combined with the openness of the base, provides good airflow on warm days. Very pleased with this helmet! Apr 10, 2014
charles c: wanted a DOT helmet that didnt make me look like a pez dispenser. After much deliberation the Gringo won out. Apr 8, 2014
Joel E: Looks Great, very positive reviews, RevZilla customer satisfaction/return policy makes this purchase very low risk! Mar 24, 2014
Jeff B: Because it's awesome Mar 18, 2014
Roberto D: Great look Mar 16, 2014
Douglas A: for the classic styling of the helmet and apparent reasonable quality Feb 24, 2014
THOMAS T: LOVE THIS STYLISH, RETRO LOOK. GOOD PRICE! Feb 21, 2014
M A: Style and safety features. Feb 15, 2014
Kevin C: Old School retro flat-tracker helmet... what more can I say? Feb 11, 2014
Stacey J: Cool retro look. Feb 9, 2014
Thier P: DOT and the right Look for me Feb 7, 2014
Kyle P: Great design and style. I also wanted something that was stylish but offered me more protection than an open face lid. Jan 27, 2014
Kenneth P: Anthony's You Tube review! Jan 15, 2014
Ky N: I like the retro styling with the protection of a full face helmet. Also, the reviews of the helmet was overwhelmingly positive. Dec 25, 2013
Jeff E: Need full face, like reviews Nov 24, 2013
Matthew S: cause its awesome looking and DOT Nov 22, 2013
Shaun T: Retro. Full face. DOT. Nov 3, 2013
Mark S: For my son who specifically asked for it. Oct 27, 2013
jamil m: looks good Oct 22, 2013
Paul C: I'm a harley rider who usually wears a German half helmet and wanted a full face worthy of rockin on my bike!! Sep 24, 2013
Noah K: Great reviews. Nice styling. Perfect price. Sep 18, 2013
V I: Good reviews on RideApart. I needed something not so futuristic for my cafe racer. Sep 10, 2013
Peter T: good and cheap! Sep 5, 2013
Joy T: I love me some retro. Initial reviews looked awesome and its basically a piece of art. Orange color rocks and I hope for safety reasons everyone notices. Aug 31, 2013
Jason G: Best helmet! Super comfy and very safe. I actually took a spill in this helmet and my head was the one thing not damaged. Highly recommend to anyone. Aug 27, 2013
Jeff R: Looking for old school/vintage look with modern quality features and a little more protection than a 3/4 Aug 11, 2013
A shopper asked: So there are two shells, one for XS S and M, and one for the larger sizes. Do we know how much bigger the larger one is? Is it a visible difference?

Also seeing reviews saying to buy one size smaller, and one size bigger. Would love a definitive answer on this. My head on the tape measure is just under 23" right now, but I have a full head of hair and would be willing to shave it all off. Not sure if people do that and notice a difference in fit.
Sep 27, 2013
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Todd L: I always need a large, the large fits me fine, a little tight in the cheek pads. This helmet fits rounder heads (front to back) than oval heads. Nov 14, 2013
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Talha S asked: The description on the site says get one size smaller, but in your YouTube video comments, you (CK) recommended to get one size bigger. I wear size M in Shoei (RF-1100) and it fits my extremely well. Which size should I go for here? Mar 9, 2014
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Elizabeth B: I am not sure about Shoei sizing, but I have a Med HJC and a Med Licks Nov Dot and some others. The HJC fits me spot on and the Nov Dot did when I first bought it, but after 1 year it stretched out. The Gringo seems a bit like the Nov Dot. I bought a Med and have a feeling it's going to be too big next year. I think a bandanna would work to keep it snug as it stretches out, though. Mar 10, 2014
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Talha S: I too have Nov Dot in size M. Thank you for making it easier. I will order size M. Mar 10, 2014
michael p: I can't speak to the fit of a Shoei, but it's my understanding that it's similar in size and fit to the Bell Star. If that's the case, I would say the Gringo helmet would fit you similarly to that of the Shoei. The Gringo is slightly bigger, however, than my Bell Star, but I really only notice it when I put the Bell back on, after riding the Gringo for a while. With that in mind, if you are wearing a M now, I would definitely not recommend getting a L. I love the helmet, by the way. It is so much lighter than my Bell Star, and the field of view is great. I bought the goggles, the bubble shield, and the flat shield, but I mainly prefer to just wear shades. It is louder, however, because there's just more wind going through the helmet. Even with the shields on, there is no seal, so the wind cuts through. I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions. Mar 9, 2014
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A S: I wear an XL in a Bell Custom 500 and a Large in AGV RP60. My head measures around 23.75 inches or 60-61cm and a Large Gringo fits me perfectly. Going by Biltwell's size chart, I actually went two sizes lower than they recommended. But with Revzilla's quick shipping and easy return policy, I took the risk knowing I could exchange it if I needed to. Jun 9, 2014
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michael p: I wear a S in Bell Star, and I got a size S in the Gringo, and it fits very well. Mar 9, 2014
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Talha S: I understand what you are saying, but if I go by "one size" smaller in description of this page and your comment, I should order "M" as I wear size medium in Shoei. If go by size chart, If should get size "L", and if I go by RevZilla's YouTube comment on the video, I should get size "XL". Mar 9, 2014
A shopper asked: Hi, can anyone suggest any retro look kind of goggle that suitable with gringo? Sep 22, 2013
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Timmy J: I think vintage aviator style goggles would be something to look at. I've seen em on several sites from relatively cheap to super sturdy/expensive. The look would totally depend on you the rider though. Jan 2, 2014
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Mathew H: I went with the Biltwell Moto Goggles. Not too retro but they looks great together regardless. Jan 6, 2015
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A shopper asked: Hey - I have a Bell Custom 500 in size small and it fits me perfectly. Should I expect that a small would be the size to go for in a Gringo? Aug 26, 2013
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Matthew H: I have a Bell Custom 500 and a Biltwell Gringo, and they are the same size (both large). As others have mentioned, the Biltwell is a little tighter around the cheeks, but I expected that going to a full-face helmet. Apr 11, 2014
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Marco G: Tough question to answer because everyone's head shape is different. I can tell you that I usually wear a large and had to order a XL for the Gringo helmet. Had to do with the helmet being so round. love the helmet though. Aug 27, 2013
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Heru M: I don't have any experience with Bell, but I have an Arai and a Rockhard, they are both mediums and the both fit snugger than the Gringo. It runs a bit big in my opinion. Aug 27, 2013
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Mark S: I wore a large in a HJC helmet but the size chart on Revzillas site recommended a 2XL in the Gringo. The 2XL fit perfect so I would say go with the size chart! Aug 27, 2013
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Keith C: I have a Bell Custom 500 large that is a bit too tight on me. Went with the Gringo XL and it is perfect. My guess would be sizes are equivalent. . Aug 27, 2013
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Kenneth B: When I bought mine the smallest size Biltwell offered was Large. I wore a Medium Shoei 1100. The Large Gringo works for me though. Aug 27, 2013
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Dario M: I Have a bell custom 500 in large and a gringo in large..also have another full face Bell helmet in large. 23 1/2in round head. Apr 6, 2015
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Christian C: I had a bell 500 before as well and I bought the same size in the Gringo as I bought in the 500 and the for was perfect. Aug 28, 2013
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ERIC F: I had a Bell 500 in XL but went up to xxl in the gringo because I have a larger face. Xxl fit perfectly for me. Aug 27, 2013
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jedediah b: I don't wear a small, but the larges stay true to size with other brand large helmets I've worn. Aug 28, 2013
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A shopper asked: Does the Matte Titanium color lean toward silver or gold? Thanks. May 5, 2014
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Andrey D: Hello. Bought Gringo. Head size 22 ". I bought a size M. helmet sits well, but freely! Not so tightly as sports integrals. Is this normal? Or have to change a size smaller? Thanks. Mar 11, 2015
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Dario M: Silver.. I Put a smoke mirror on it and it looks like an astronaut helmet. Lots of compliments.. Apr 6, 2015
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A S: OK, Glen and Paul. Duke it out! That's one for gold and one for silver... May 6, 2014
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Glen L: It's more of a matte gold. May 5, 2014
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Paul F: Definitely silver. May 5, 2014
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Linden S: I bought flat black. Sorry can't give you the answer May 6, 2014
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Jerry S: Im sorry, My helmet is bright orange May 6, 2014
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Javier G asked: Hi, guys!

Just bought my first bike, and I'm looking for a full size - open face type helmet.

I like this one, but I have an issue. Does anyone know if I can fit basic eyeglasses while wearing this helmet? I wear not so dorky Buddy Holly type classes.

Thanks!
Nov 8, 2013
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Ellen W: I wear glasses of a similar and I just bought this helmet. If you're going to wear a shield, it gets tricky. I have to remove my glasses, put the helmet on, put my glasses back on, and then snap the blast shield in place. But I have to do this with just about any helmet I wear, so it's not much of an issue for me. However, if you have a bubble shield, I find that they are harder to snap into place with the helmet already on. Mar 26, 2014
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Lena A: Yes, you can fit regular sunglasses while wearing this helmet. My son wears classic Ray Ban Wayfarers and he looks really cool.

Do remember the opening is smaller than typical helmets so your peripheral vision is more limited than with other full face helmets. The Shoei is also a nice basic full face.
Nov 14, 2013
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Julieanne M: Yes, you totally can. When I'm not wearing a bubble shield, I throw on a pair pair of glasses and am totally comfortable concerning fit around the temples. I highly recommend this helmet. It's super comfortable and minimal. Nov 14, 2013
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Shelby S: I would think so, I wear Aviators with this helmet all the time and it's very comfortable. I've seen a lot of guys wearing Wayfarers with the helmet and they're the basic shape of some Buddy Holly style glasses. Nov 14, 2013
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Todd L: i have no problem wearing this helmet with any of my eye glasses Nov 14, 2013
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Lena A: Yes you can, my son wears RayBan Wayfarer's and they look great Apr 29, 2014
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Rex K: yes, no problem at all. Nov 14, 2013
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A shopper asked: I have 3 questions. 1: Is the white more of a cream? I have a cream vespa and was wondering if it would look good. the stock photo looks more cream but the video looks more white. 2: how accurate is the size chart? does it run small or big? 3: does it cover your chin? In the video it looks like it doesnt cover his chin very well but I am a girl and have a smaller face. Oct 15, 2013
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Nicholas G: 1. To answer your question the white does have a slight tint to it. But it's not quite cream colored, and when in the sun it's pretty bright white due to reflection. 2. The size chart is accurate, but take in to account after wearing the helmet for a bit the pads tend to wear down slightly. I measured 22 3/4 which is the cusp of an xlarge but I bought a large and it fits perfectly and the cheek pads are snug at first but begin to loosen. 3. Mine covers my chin. But that really just determines how your head build is. The video, the guy wears his pretty high. I tend to pull my helmet down and forward and it fits right at mid forehead and covers my chin just fine. Hope this helps! Oct 15, 2013
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Nicholas G: 1. To answer your question the white does have a slight tint to it. But it's not quite cream colored, and when in the sun it's pretty bright white due to reflection. 2. The size chart is accurate, but take in to account after wearing the helmet for a bit the pads tend to wear down slightly. I measured 22 3/4 which is the cusp of an xlarge but I bought a large and it fits perfectly and the cheek pads are snug at first but begin to loosen. 3. Mine covers my chin. But that really just determines how your head build is. The video, the guy wears his pretty high. I tend to pull my helmet down and forward and it fits right at mid forehead and covers my chin just fine. Hope this helps! Oct 15, 2013
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Thomas M: I can't answer the first question, I have the black. The size chart seemed very accurate to me, but measuring accurately may be iffy so I would have a friend measure your head at least three times to make sure you get a good average, and for me it covers my chin. I think the guy in the vid and pics had his pulled up a bit. Also, at higher speed it tends to float up a bit. Oct 15, 2013
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Ellen W: I'm a female, and mine covers my chin. I also bought the vintage white and it has a slight cream tint to it. It's close to the pictures, but I'd say it's a bit lighter in person. It's definitely not stark white. And I went with my usual helmet size and it fits nicely, a little tight in the cheek pads, but I have a round face. Mar 26, 2014
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Todd L: I have the white, it is a cream or antique white in color. Size seems normal, fits round heads (front to back) better than oval. Covers my chin fine, but I do have the large. Nov 14, 2013
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Lena A: The white is an awesome retro off white - google images of gringo and you will see plenty as they actually are. Apr 29, 2014
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A shopper asked: Hi will a Bell Custom 500 Retro 3 Snap Shield (flat not bubble) fit this helmet or will this only work with a bubble shield? Aug 21, 2013
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ERIC F: The Bell 500 3 snap shield won't fit a gringo. Tried it... Aug 27, 2013
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Tam T: I have a medium Bell Custom 500 and medium Biltwell Gringo and both Bell Retro Snap Shield and Biltwell Bubble Shield are interchangeable. The mounting snaps are spaced out a bit different between the two helmets but the shields have adjustable snaps that can be repositioned to fit either helmets.

I would agree with Amber that the Bell shield is not as wide as the bubble shield, so the left and right edges cover JUST enough of the Gringo eye port, if that's a concern to anyone. But it worked well for me in the past.
Jul 14, 2014
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Todd L: If the flat sheld has the outside 2 snaps on a slot so they can slide wider it will fit, the snaps on the Bell 500 are about 3/16 narrower than on the Gringo helmet. My old Bell Star shield fit, the 500 brim visor I had to modify. Aug 21, 2013
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Amber M: The flat Bell 500 shield fit my small size Gringo but with very little room to spare. May not fit a medium and larger sizes. Shield does cover the entire eye port, does not leave openings on the sides. Mar 12, 2014
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donald h: I tried the flat shield I had and it worked fine, not sure about the Bell shield. The generic shield I have has adjustable snap locations for the three along the top of the helmet. Aug 21, 2013
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Jason W: No. That was my plan too but the flat 3 snap for the 500 does not quite fit. I had to buy the biltwell bubble. Aug 21, 2013
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A shopper asked: I live in Israel, and temps turn easily 95-110 Fahrenheit over here, and summer most of the year. How worried should I be about the whole no-venting-non-flipping-visor thing?

Thanks, Jordan.
Aug 1, 2014
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Richard S: The Gringo helmet does get warm due to the lack of air venting. I have the grey color and it absorbs much less radiant heat than a dark color. My advice is get the white or grey color but not the shield. Use a good ballistic grade sunglasses instead. That is what I have done and I live in Virginia whey the summers are hot and humid. The Gringo is a very comfortable and light weight helmet and I highly recommend it Aug 1, 2014
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Cr S: Greetings Jordan: I live in Las Vegas, Nevada and our summer is hot as well. I use the Gringo as my summer helmet and run it without any face shield but with some wrap around sun glasses the fit close to the face. I find the vents on most modern helmets create more noise than cooling. Aug 1, 2014
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Elsie R: Not 110 here but I live in Florida. It has been around 96,97 all of July. I have had no problems running it without a shield, plenty of flow. At some point while being stationary your going to feel some heat withe any type of helmet. But yes plenty of air flow WITHOUT face shield Aug 5, 2014
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Lena A: Hi Jordan.
It will be very hot. I also purchased a Nolan helmet from Revzilla. You may want to look at the modular style they offer. I love the one I have I think it is the N43.
Best. DaisyGirl
Aug 1, 2014
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Todd L: It can very hot here in Montana also, 100 degree days are common. I use goggles instead of a face shield, no problem with airflow then. I sweat in any helmet vented or not, can't say this is any worse. Aug 1, 2014
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A shopper asked: Are the inside paddings removable and washable?

And speaking of removable linings, will this accommodate speaker wires inside the foam? I know its supposed to be a bare-bones retro helmet but in case I decide to use it for long rides, I prefer to attach my Sena Bluetooth Headset.
Nov 27, 2013
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Jerry S: I would write Biltwell and ask them. I have several helmets but I can tell you it is a VERY comfortable helmet! I ride for fun so if I want to fork out for an extra helmet I will. Now even commuting is fun! I also dont appreciate riders or drivers on the phone on the road and I prefer the sound of my engine over the warblings of Miley Cyrus. Pay attention- The car people will kill you! Nov 27, 2013
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ROBERT S: The cheek pads on the sides are removable.
Not sure about the rest of the inside. Haven't tried yet. but will post when i find out.
I'm unfamiliar with bluetooth setups, but the foam on mine doesn't seem to allow for the integration of such a device. However, I'm not experienced with bluetooth headset designs. Sorry.
Nov 27, 2013
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donald h: The cheek pads are removable and washable but the helmet liner itself is not removable. Nov 27, 2013
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donald h: A speakers may fit, there is plenty of room in the helmet. Nov 27, 2013
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Ray Lai / Teodora Gil R: Thanks for the reply guys!

The Bluetooth device is clamped on the left side and a wired mic will have to run from there to the front left area of the helmet mouth piece. a set of wires will also run upwards (for the left button-type speaker) and around the back and up to the right ear. Usually, with helmets that have removable liners you can easily run the wires on the styro padding. In some models, they have grooves where you can run the wires and recesses on the ear areas where you can place the speakers.

At least if the cheek pads are removable there is a place to start for me. as for running the wires, I think I'll have a chat with my tailor. Thanks again for the inputs.
Nov 27, 2013
jose Q asked: So the helmet looks amazing . However i will like to know is does the helmet feel durable ? Anyone that purchased it do you feel safe in the helmet and is it comfortable for long rides ? Thank you Jan 6, 2015
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Alex S: Yes, the helmet feels durable as well as safe. This helmet is perfect for long rides. However, it's not great for city riding if you use the bubble shield. It tends to get stuffy during stop and go traffic on warm days. A flip-up visor would solve this. If you've got the money, get the Bell Bullit. Jan 6, 2015
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Jimmy W: Love my Gringo... had it for almost 2 years. It is tight on the cheeks but not so bad that you'll hate it. I love the full face protection for longer highway rides, no shield, just some shades. Installed a Sena headset in it also. No complaints. Feb 17, 2015
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Matthew S: It feels strong. I've had it for two years now and really like it. The interior is well made. It's not a $500 helmet, but it works great for me. Jan 6, 2015
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Erik A: Yeah feels great. Gets a bit warm with lack of venting. Tighter on my cheeks than most, but helps it feel very secure. Jan 6, 2015
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A shopper asked: So I know that the size chart is provided by the manufacturer and they always seem to be off.
I'm measuring for a medium but 1 size smaller is what is suggested by Revzilla...
Some users seem to have commented to go 1 size larger though. Any thoughts on what to get here? I live in Australia so would like to avoid having to send the item back to swap.
Feb 15, 2014
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Dustin L: I wear an XL in both the Gringo and the Bell Custom 500, so... The Gringo is a tad bit bigger than I would like but stepping down to a size Large would be too small. So I guess if you wear a medium in other helmets and that feels a tad big then go with a Small. But if a Medium is kinda snug on other helmets then go with the Medium for the Gringo. Hope this helps. Feb 18, 2014
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Viet N: According to the sizing chart I am a medium as well, but I was lucky enough to try one out in person and the Medium felt big on me, I ended up ordering a small and it was perfect. Feb 18, 2014
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Alton H: i measure about a 7 1/4 new era fitted cap, i got a size small, most comfortable helmet i ever owned Feb 26, 2014
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JAMES F: If you normally wear a large in other helmets, stay with a large on the Biltwell Gringo. Feb 18, 2014
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Dai J asked: i am wearing a size M agv numo; my head is 58cm in circumference and the agv fits perfectly. should i get a M or S? i looked through the questions and there seems to be a conflicting view with regards to sizing Dec 30, 2014
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Johnny C: I'm about the same size as you, the small is gonna be to too tight, your best bet is to go with a medium. I had my Gringo for a year now, still fits nicely! Jan 15, 2015
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Noah K: Edit: My head is 59-60cm... Went with the Large. Fits well. Just for clarification. Sorry for the initial improper measurement. Jan 15, 2015
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Noah K: I would go with the M. My head is approx 61cm and I ordered the Large. It fits perfectly.

Hope that helps!
Jan 15, 2015
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A shopper asked: Will a flip snap visor fit the gringo? Jan 18, 2014
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Amber M: It fits but does not cover the eye port entirely, leaving openings on both sides, about half of an inch each side. Mar 12, 2014
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Gerald W: All I can say is that I tried a 3 snap visor on my Gringo (large) and it fits perfectly. I don't know why a 3 snap flip up visor would not work the same. Jan 19, 2014
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JAMES F: RettoBikeGear...they say they will fit. Jan 19, 2014
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A shopper asked: What is the correct size for Biltwell Gringo? On the gringo website I'm a Large, on revzilla I'm Medium. Im in India so I have to be sure before I buy! May 22, 2015
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Aaron S: I'm an XL by the gringo standards and it fit perfectly. I say go by their website. May 22, 2015
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donald h: I used the size chart on the biltwell site. Measure twice, mine is a bit big on me. May 22, 2015
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A shopper asked: Hi, i am in Australia & we can only wear helmets that have the Australian Standard approval AS/NZS1698. Do these helmets comply with this standard & do they have the sticker & label to show this?

Love the helmet!
Nov 28, 2014
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Jerry S: You're an Aussie- You don't need a helmet!

We use DOT (Dept of Transportation) standards or "Snell (hey thats my last name) Foundation" testing. The Gringo is DOT approved. You might email your Australian Std people if US DOT rates with them. Good luck! I love my Biltwell helmet. I have a dozen skid lids but its my favorite.- Jerry Snell
Nov 29, 2014
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Aaron S: Unfortunately it is not Australian standard approved. Sorry mate :( Dec 3, 2014
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A S asked: My noggin measures 21-7/8", which would put me in a MEDIUM per the chart. RevZilla says to order one full size smaller. Should I go with a SMALL? (SM 20-7/8" - 21-3/8") (MD 21-1/2" - 22"). Thanks. Ready to rock the retro! May 5, 2014
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Jeff C: Hmm, my girlfriend just got this helmet and her head measurements also put her in the official Medium range. She got the Small and it fits her perfectly.
She loves it, by the way.
Jun 4, 2014
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Roy H: My head measurement is 22.5"-a large according to the size chart. I ordered a large and it fit perfectly. Hope this helps you decide. May 7, 2014
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Carlos S asked: Im debating buying this helmet as my full face helmet since I only own a half faced. I am curious to know if it is loud when driving at high speeds. When you have the face shield on is this helmet loud or quiet like the other sport full face helmets? Jun 15, 2015
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Paul P: do you intend to wear goggles or a bubble shield? Jun 17, 2015
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Carlos S: Bubble shield Jun 17, 2015
A shopper asked: hi all,
i am currently wearing an agv numo in size Medium, head size is 58cm, and it fits perfectly. should i be getting a Small or Medium Gringo?
Dec 30, 2014
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Kyle T: I'd go small, they run a little big. I exchanged my large for a medium. Jan 13, 2015
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A S asked: Hi,

I am a 60-62 (XL) in the Arai, A 61-62 (XL) in the Shoe and a 59-60 (L) in the Bell. Any idea what would be a safer option for me on the Bitwell Gringo? Since it is an international order I need to get it spot on as exchanging it then gets complicated.

Thank you!
Dec 17, 2014
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Dan P: I was a L in the Shoei and a L in the Gringo... I'm far from an expert in this... but sounds like you are an XL.... Dec 30, 2014
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A S asked: I have a 24 inch head. What size Gringo do I order? I have a round head. Thanks Nov 30, 2014
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Noah K: I'd go with a Large or XL. My head is almost the same size.. maybe a tiny bit smaller, and I went with the Large and it fits real well. I'd think an XL would be too big.. but it depends on how you like it to fit. One thing.. The helmet isn't very deep, so if you have a longer face, your chin will probably stick out a little. Not too much of an issue.. but just an fyi. Jan 15, 2015
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A shopper asked: I have a head measurement of 59 cm. Which size would you recommend me to buy? Sep 25, 2014
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Jerry S: Since all heads are different (ever seen "The Coneheads"?) follow the Biltwell and/or Revzilla sizing guides and you should fit ok. The cool thing about Revzilla is their return policy is first rate and their staff is VERY professional. They are the only mail order or online company I would trust to size a helmet with. I bought mine from them and it fits perfect. Nothing else I own fits perfect. Sep 25, 2014
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A shopper asked: Hi I am looking at ordering the Biltwell Gringo helmet and i was wondering if the helmet i order ends up not fitting appropriately and I have to send it back for a different size, what kind of process is that? As in do I have to pay for return shipping, does it take long for you to ship the next one out and how long does shipping usually take if i do order a helmet from you? Apr 27, 2014
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Lena A: I have purchased several helmets from Revzilla as well as many other items, large and small. They are a great company, with awesome customer service. Most companies do not allow you to return or exchange a helmet, period. Revzilla is very lenient as long as the policy is not abused and the helmet not worn.
Their shipping is also super fast. Most of the time I have received my items in two days. If you spend more than $40 the shipping is even free. You do need to pay the return shipping fee,.
I don't think you will regret buying anything from them.
Apr 29, 2014
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Mazlan H asked: Hi, can anyone suggest a big retro look goggles that are suitables with the gringo? Thanks Sep 22, 2013
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donald h: I have not tried any goggles with this helmet. Sep 22, 2013
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Meredith P asked: I got this helmet and I love it! My head measures 21" and I got the small. It fits in the crown comfortably but loose on my cheeks/chin. Will the top 'break in'? Should I got down a size and get the XS? This is my first helmet so i dont know how tight it needs to be. Thanks. Sep 19, 2013
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Kyle P: Meredith,
You shouldn't be able to turn the helmet while it's on your head. I've had a Gringo for a few months now and I haven't noticed much "break-in". To me it sounds like your helmet is a little big for you and you may want to go down a size. All helmets should have a snug fit, but not be so tight that you have to cram it on. Make sure your chin strap is tight as well, and keep in mind the gringo chin bar should cover your mouth as intended. Hope this helps.
KP
Sep 30, 2013
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Biltwell Helmet Sizing

Note: Size charts shown on Biltwell's website may differ from the size chart below, however RevZilla finds the chart below to be more accurate.

Size Measurement (cm)
XS 53-54
SM 55-56
MD 57-58
LG 59-60
XL 61-62
2XL 63-64

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

Click here to see the full Biltwell Size Chart
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black / LG 897498 GHBLKGLLRG/GH-BLK-GL-DOT-LRG In Stock: Ships next business day
Black / MD 897497 GHBLKGLMED/GH-BLK-GL-DOT-MED In Stock: Ships next business day
Black / SM 897496 GHBLKGLSML/GH-BLK-GL-DOT-SML In Stock: Ships next business day
Black / XL 897499 GHBLKGLXLG/GH-BLK-GL-DOT-XLG In Stock: Ships next business day
Black / XS 897495 GHBLKGLXSM/GH-BLK-GL-DOT-XSM In Stock: Ships next business day
Black / 2XL 897500 GHBLKGLXXL/GH-BLK-GL-DOT-XXL In Stock: Ships next business day
Flat Black / LG 897486 GHBLKFLLRG/GH-BLK-FL-DOT-LRG In Stock: Ships next business day
Flat Black / MD 897485 GHBLKFLMED/GH-BLK-FL-DOT-MED In Stock: Ships next business day
Flat Black / SM 897484 GHBLKFLSML/GH-BLK-FL-DOT-SML In Stock: Ships next business day
Flat Black / XL 897487 GHBLKFLXLG/GH-BLK-FL-DOT-XLG In Stock: Ships next business day
Flat Black / XS 897483 GHBLKFLXSM/GH-BLK-FL-DOT-XSM In Stock: Ships next business day
Flat Black / 2XL 897488 GHBLKFLXXL/GH-BLK-FL-DOT-XXL In Stock: Ships next business day
Hazard Orange / LG 897504 GHORGGLLRG/GH-ORG-GL-DOT-LRG In Stock: Ships next business day
Hazard Orange / MD 897503 GHORGGLMED/GH-ORG-GL-DOT-MED In Stock: Ships next business day
Hazard Orange / SM 897502 GHORGGLSML/GH-ORG-GL-DOT-SML In Stock: Ships next business day
Hazard Orange / XL 897505 GHORGGLXLG/GH-ORG-GL-DOT-XLG In Stock: Ships next business day
Hazard Orange / XS 897501 GHORGGLXSM/GH-ORG-GL-DOT-XSM Available: Expect 1-5 business days processing time prior to shipment
Hazard Orange / 2XL 897506 GHORGGLXXL/GH-ORG-GL-DOT-XXL In Stock: Ships next business day
Matte Titanium / LG 897492 GHTITFLLRG/GH-TIT-FL-DOT-LRG In Stock: Ships next business day
Matte Titanium / MD 897491 GHTITFLMED/GH-TIT-FL-DOT-MED In Stock: Ships next business day
Matte Titanium / SM 897490 GHTITFLSML/GH-TIT-FL-DOT-SML In Stock: Ships next business day
Matte Titanium / XL 897493 GHTITFLXLG/GH-TIT-FL-DOT-XLG In Stock: Ships next business day
Matte Titanium / XS 897489 GHTITFLXSM/GH-TIT-FL-DOT-XSM In Stock: Ships next business day
Matte Titanium / 2XL 897494 GHTITFLXXL/GH-TIT-FL-DOT-XXL Available: Expect 2-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Vintage White / LG 897510 GHWHTGLLRG/GH-WHT-GL-DOT-LRG In Stock: Ships next business day
Vintage White / MD 897509 GHWHTGLMED/GH-WHT-GL-DOT-MED In Stock: Ships next business day
Vintage White / SM 897508 GHWHTGLSML/GH-WHT-GL-DOT-SML In Stock: Ships next business day
Vintage White / XL 897511 GHWHTGLXLG/GH-WHT-GL-DOT-XLG In Stock: Ships next business day
Vintage White / XS 897507 GHWHTGLXSM/GH-WHT-GL-DOT-XSM In Stock: Ships next business day
Vintage White / 2XL 897512 GHWHTGLXXL/GH-WHT-GL-DOT-XXL In Stock: Ships next business day