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Biltwell Gringo S Helmet Metallic Charcoal / XS [Blemished - Very Good]
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Weight: 3.16 lbs

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Note: This is a new item that has light cosmetic damage which may include, but is not limited to scuffs, scratches, stains, chips or dings. The damage affects the aesthetics but not the function of the item. The original packaging may or may not be present. There is a scuff on the lower left side of the shell.

Biltwell Gringo S Helmet

The Gringo S is built around Biltwell's injection-molded ABS outer shell and features a shock-absorbing EPS liner with hand-stitched interior padding, cheek pads, and BioFoam chin bar cushion for comfort. A hinged eye port shield raises the style and function of the Gringo S by introducing 70's F1 flavor for bikeriders who eschew the feature creep that has plagued modern full face helmets for decades. The Gringo S shield boasts awesome optics and simple hinge mechanics for high style and easy removal for replacement or cleaning. A snap and tab configuration on the rider's left side offers speedy opening and secure closing to protect its wearer from road debris and wind irritation with little fanfare or complication. The comfortable chinstrap features brushed Lycra material on touch points and a flat D-ring fastener with an adjustable snap-style end retainer.

Features:

  • Injection-molded ABS outer shell with hand-painted finish
  • Expanded polystyrene inner shell
  • Hand-sewn brushed Lycra liner with contrasting diamond-stitched quilted open-cell foam padding
  • Internal BioFoam chin pad with hand-sewn contrast stitching
  • Rugged plated steel D-ring neck strap with adjustment strap end retainer
  • Injection-molded, laser CNC cut polycarbonate eye port shield with stylish, rugged aluminum hinge covers and mounting hardware
  • Chrome accented edging on shell and eye port
  • Meets DOT safety standards
4.4 / 5
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
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3 / 5
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Biltwell Helmet Sizing

Size Head (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.

How To Measure

H Head Wrap a cloth measuring tape around your head just above your eyebrows and ears. Pull the tape comfortably snug, read the length, repeat for good measure and use the largest measurement.
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Metallic Charcoal / XS 1159953 Out of Stock

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4.4 / 5.0
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Bell 500 vs Gringo S
Now I understand that Im comparing a 3/4 face helmet to a full face helmet but I'm sure There will be someone out there in the same or similar situation as I was. Im pretty new to helmets as I have only owned a Custom 500 and now this. But what I can tell you is this helmet is 10x better that my 500 on every level.

First of all the bell uses this pleather/vinyl type of material on the interior which can get hot an uncomfortable. The Gringo on the other hand uses this microfiber suede type of material which is just much more luxurious and pleasure to wear over the course of time. All though this helmet is pretty basic, those basic features are done extremely well. I went with the S version so I could take the shield off if I felt like it but to be honest I don't really feel like I will be, since its such a nice addition to the Gringo.

As for fit wise I wear a 2XL in Bell Custom 500 and I wear the same in the Gringo S and It fits so much better. My 500 would ride up or push down on my head depending if I had a windshield on my bike or not. The Gringo S doesn't matter what Im doing, windshield or not it just stays where its suppose to. Im not sure if its true but the Gringo S also feels lighter than the 500 as well and its a full face! I forget Im wearing it sometimes because its that comfortable. When I get home from a ride the first thing I used to do was take my helmet off. Now I go and open the garage door and get my bike put away before taking my helmet off. Its usually the last thing I do now.

When riding in town I keep the shield up one notch and there is no fogging at stoplights get going 35mph and you can close it without it fogging on you. The mechanism on the side to lock the shield down works as it should and fells like it should last a long time. I wear sunglasses and headphones on the inside of the helmet and there is no problem with room. When i did the same thing with my Bell 500 I would pinch the side of head causing mild headaches. I believe this comes from the type of material differences the bell uses (pleather,vinyl). The microsuede on the Gringo S is lightyears better in comfort.

I rode all of 2014 with my Bell Custom 500 and decided this year I wanted something with more protection and comfort. I researched pretty extensively between the Gringo S and the Bell Bullit and after all the reviews I read about issues the Bullit was having also double the price of the Gringo S was another concern, Im firmly believe I made the right decisions as I couldn't be happier with the Gringo S.
April 9, 2015
Ride:
2008 Harley Davidson Sportster Nightster XL1200N
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
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2 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
Great Helmet
Biltwell Gringo S is a fantastic helmet. Having lived with it for a few months now, I'm happy with my purchase. A few cons to think about:
1. Only cheek pads are removable, to my knowledge.
2. Strap loops are small and don't hang low enough from the bottom of the helmet. Makes strapping up harder than it needs to be.
3. Shield can become loose over time.

But the pros far outweigh the cons:
1. Awesome, classic design.
2. Light weight.
3. Excellent full face protection.
4. Extremely comfortable.
5. No frills design...it's a helmet, wear it!
6. Excellent optics, no warped vision.
June 2, 2016
Ride:
2014 Piaggio Fly 150
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Great Looking Lid But..
This is a really sweet looking helmet. For the price it really is hard to beat. The closest helmet that fits the cafe/vintage look would be the Bell Bullit, just navigate over to that lid and see the price difference. In comparison to the bullit, the Gringo S is much more comfortable. I'm just going to list out some pros and cons for you:

Pros:
- Quite light.
- Snug fitting on the cheeks.
- Great quilted lining on the inside.
- Pretty quiet.
- Good airflow.
- Despite not having a rubber seal around the chrome, rain was not a problem.
- Cuts the wind pretty well considering how retro it looks.
- Liners have good sized cut outs for Bluetooth coms.

Cons:
- Only the cheek pads are removable, the top lining isn't.
- The chrome border around the visor has already started wearing down from rubbing against the visor.
- Included helmet bag is a tad small, so quite a bit of the helmet will be showing through.

I'd still highly recommend it. Sharp looks, great price.
February 21, 2016
Ride:
2012 Yamaha TW200
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
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3 / 5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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definitely some drawbacks
There are some serious pros and cons but For starters it's darn light. Like box feels empty when you get it light. The shape works well when riding and there is no struggle with wind buffeting etc. it's a nice smooth ride. The field of vision is excellent and the face shield seals well. The size runs true to the sizing chart. The padded chin strap is a very nice touch including the strap keeper.

Now for the cons. The helmet is not the quietest by any means. The entire helmet is about an inch to shallow so while it fits the crown etc perfectly, expect your chin to stick out of the bottom. It's just the style I guess. The biggest complaint is the amount of wind that sucks up in the chin area. There is no padding in the mouth of the helmet so it acts like a dang wind funnel and makes it as if you stuck a blower permenently blowing air up into the visor and back into your eyes. Not cool. Makes a cold ride miserable.this is while riding my 72 cb450 so im fairly upright. may not be as bad if leaned over on the tank with lower bars. There are no vents (didn't expect any) so it will fog up rather quickly when slowing down in cold weather. A larger size just makes the wind funneling worse so i chalk it up to design flaw.

Overall I'm going to keep rocking the helmet but I should have spent the extra cash and got a bell bullitt
February 13, 2016
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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2 / 5
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4 / 5
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Boiler Plate Helmet with a Fresh Look
Owner of a size large Gingo S in Matte Black
Tested 300+ miles commuting and cruising southern Maine

Cons:
Non-removable liner
Chincy chin strap
Weak visor
No vents
You can find a cheaper helmet for your first bike

Pro:
Wide field of view
Comfortable fit
Full face protection
Wide bottom opening is good for air circulation
Looks even better with the visor out
Compatible with goggles

Summery:
Used factory size chart to order a L, which was snug out of the box on my typically XL dome, but the padding compressed and settled-in nicely after about 100 miles. I went with the Gringo S over the Gringo on the basis of wearing glasses and needing to have easy access to adjust them (as I saw this was more difficult with the snap on blast/bubble shields). No vents mean riding the visor 1/8 open to stop fogging and to let air, this isn't a problem really and in my opinion well worth being able to flip up your visor and scratch your nose. I didn't try any anti-fog treatment because I cracked the visor (where it connects with the helmet hardware) the first time fastening it on a ride. Oh well, visor is not a quick released, but is very easy to remove. Tried to find an old jet pilot helmet shield that would interface well, but no dice. Instead I picked up two pairs of Kroop's Triple Slot Horse Racing Goggles, one in tinted one in clear for cheap online (they are perfect, side vents eliminate fogging even when where them over prescription glasses). Lack of feature doesn't upset me, the Gringo's basic design is ergonomic but also athletically beautiful in it's simplicity, offers full face protection with a classic look that is hard to find for less than $399 (currently on sale for $319.96, haha). Overall I would recommend this helmet, I would get it in Gloss White next time!
May 11, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Ride:
1982 Honda CB900C Custom
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
3 / 5
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Light, pretty, stilysh, WINDY
I like most things about this helmet. It is light, pretty, comfortable unless you have a long chin. I bought it for daily commute use, on a highway. The windshield has a huge gap (2 mm) to the helmet, with nothing to seal it... As a result, you get almost as much wind in your face as if the shield were not there... I would be crying after riding for 30 mintues at 65 miles / hour.
Buy for short, mellow rides or city rides. Do not buy for the road commute or road trip.
November 5, 2015
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
3 / 5
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2 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Great helmet--light weight looks great
This is my third helmet in my search for one that offers comfort and protection. I love this helmet. It takes a few attempts to master the visor snap, and raising it between stop lights is the only way to control the fog at low speeds. However, once on the highway, there is plenty of air coming up from below to keep the visor and your glasses clear and there are no rattles--it's solid. The large opening provides good peripheral vision. The light weight and internal construction make it comfortable for long rides.
January 24, 2015
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Great for getting around town
I mostly ride around town and don't go past 60 mph all that often. This helmet looks great, is light, and perfect for my style of riding.
August 31, 2015
Ride:
2015 Yamaha SR400
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
3 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
3 / 5
Loved this helmet
Wanted a helmet that's style matched my bike and this one nailed it. Good fit, comfortable, and better than I expected.
May 4, 2015
Ride:
1971 Honda CL350 Scrambler
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Awesome Helmet
Overall great helmet with an awesome price point. Simple, Basic, Lightweight, vintage inspired helmet.
January 21, 2015
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