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Simpson M30 Bandit Helmet

Item: P290403

The Model 30 Bandit Helmet has been around longer than many riders and seamlessly blends vintage moto style with modern technology and materials. Read More

$349.95
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Product Details

Shape: Round Oval

Weight: 2.87 lbs.
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Simpson Model 30 Bandit Helmet

The Simpson Model 30 Bandit Helmet is one of those rare helmets whose style has remained unchanged since its inception in the 1970's. The original M30 Bandit was popular with many varieties of motosport enthusiasts throughout its history, but this contemporary incarnation has been designed strictly for use on a Motorcycle. The Model 30 Bandit retains a DOT safety rating and a low overall weight at 3.0 lbs for the standard composite shell. This Bandit also offers tons of ventilation, and Simpson's Free Stop pivot system which allows the wearer to set the shield open at any angle. 

Features:

  • Classic Simpson M30 styling
  • CoolMax lined fabric moves moisture away from your body, keeping you cool and comfortable
  • Free Stop pivot system allows the wearer to stop the shield at any angle
  • Two shell sizes XS-MD / LG-XL
  • DOT rated

Note: Only one set of cheek pads are included. Face shield pivot screw may use an Allen wrench.

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Product Style Black / XL RevZilla Item #999551 MFR. Product #M30DXL2 AvailabilityIn Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Product Style Black / XS RevZilla Item #1075921 MFR. Product #M30DSXS2 AvailabilityAvailable: Requires 6-10 business days of lead time prior to shipment
Product Style Matte Black / LG RevZilla Item #999540 MFR. Product #M30DL3 AvailabilityIn Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Product Style Matte Black / MD RevZilla Item #999544 MFR. Product #M30DM3 AvailabilityIn Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Product Style Matte Black / SM RevZilla Item #999548 MFR. Product #M30DS3 AvailabilityIn Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Product Style Matte Black / XL RevZilla Item #999552 MFR. Product #M30DXL3 AvailabilityIn Stock: Ships within 24 hours
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4.2 / 5.0
22 Reviews
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3.5 / 5
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4.9 / 5
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1 / 5
Overpriced for what you get
If you're buying this helmet its purely for the styling. It lacks so many features that come on most helmets its hard to justify the price. No removable liner, no quick detach shield, and barely any airflow. Once you get past the novelty of the look you are really left with an expensive helmet that doesn't offer much. I think the biggest PTA is swapping shields on the M30. I originally got a mirror shield to swap with the clear but it takes too long to swap, I rarely use it. The shields do tend to fog easily, so leaving it cracked while you ride is best. If you're going for just looks then this is your helmet. If you're looking for a helmet that offers more than just styling get something else.
May 1, 2016
Ride:
2015 Harley Davidson Dyna Street Bob FXDB/I
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
3 / 5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
Feels higher quality.. but that visor.
Feels high quality. Looks great, comfortable. Bag it comes with is nice. Fits about as correctly as a helmet could I think. My measurements seemed to be perfect for this (22 1/2 - M) and it feels like it.

Within 2 minutes of opening it, I was wiping some dust off the inside of the visor and my short recently cut fingernails somehow touched it and left an unremovable scratch. Seriously.. that makes me worry about the quality of the visor all together. I hardly touched it and there's a forever scratch on it from doing basically nothing.

Makes me sad after spending $400 on a helmet.
August 25, 2015
Ride:
2011 Harley Davidson Sportster Nightster XL1200N
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
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2 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
Nice helmet great look.
This helmet is awesome. Love the look. The fit is like Revzilla said - round. I went from a Bell RS to this helmet for the look. It's lighter and not much noisier. There isn't a whole lot of airflow over the head but the vents in the face shield seem to make up for it. The visibility is great too. If you have any doubts about your size ask the experts at Revzilla. They helped me pick the right size after I failed to make the right decision on my own.
July 24, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Ride:
2011 Triumph Daytona 675
Bang For The Buck
2 / 5
Protection & Durability
2 / 5
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2 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
love the style and helmet BUT,
i love the style and fit of this helmet but, I wish they spent time in Quality control for this model. the guts of the helmet literally spilled out the first two weeks of use. i would not buy this helmet again. the inner lining and attachments are cheaply made. Simpson does not offer purchase of replacement liners to my knowledge.
August 4, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Bang For The Buck
4 / 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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3 / 5
Standout Exceptional Helmet, Unique styling without sacrificing comfort and safety
The Simpson Bandit M30 is by far the most unique helmet I have owned. At first, I thought I was going to sacrifice comfort, fit and decent airflow for the cosmetic appeal of this helmet. But immediately after punching the throttle on the Rocket III, all my previous doubts disappeared in the wind. The helmet is cool, comfortable and I receive plenty of airflow from the vents on the front. (enough to rival a half or open face helmet.) I have outfitted mine with the Light Chrome shield against the Matte Black finish and the look is truly unique. Complements all around from everyone, especially the ones I get from the faces of cagers. I find it funny that with the chrome shield, they can now see their own mouths drop in the reflection!!! *Excuse the dirty helmet, I live in West Texas and the bugs and dirt are unforgiving.*
March 25, 2015
Ride:
2014 Triumph Rocket III Roadster
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Baddest looking helmet around
Let's be real. Most people buy this helmet because of the way it looks. I actually bought it because of the way it fits. It fits like someone took a mold of my dome and casted it into a helmet. I fully believe that a huge part of how safe your helmet is has to do with how it fits.

I was wearing a gringo s and tried on a buddies m30 because I always admired the way they looked but couldn't justify the price. When I first was placing it on my head I thought; no way this thing will fit it's too small. But then it kind of popped on my head and fit it like a glove. There are no gaps between my head and the protective layer of foam. Immediately I could tell the difference in quality between this and the Gringo.

I listed my Gringo on craigslist the next day and ordered the m30.

Now that I've ridden a bit with it these are my thoughts: fit is still amazing, super light, visor is crazy thick and seems like it would stop a bullet, visor is also stupid difficult to adjust (it's either too tight and you can barely move it or too loose and it flops around), vents a TON of air for what it is, doesn't have a retainer snap for excess chin strap (even the gringo has this), pretty dang loud over 60mph, my nose brushes against the chin bar occasionally.

I'll give it 4 stars because of the issues but I feel much more safe wearing it. A word of advice: if you don't have a round head I would still try it on if you can. I have a very ovalish shaped head and the street bandit and outlaw bandit fit like crap while the m30 fit perfectly. Not sure how that's possible but I'm glad I didn't listen to the advice that it was only for completely round heads.

Also; wore an XL in my gringo s and wear an XL in the m30.
February 4, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Bang For The Buck
1 / 5
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3 / 5
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1 / 5
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3 / 5
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1 year review
So I have been wearing my m30 for a year now and finally can't wear it anymore. The pads are coming out around the neck roll, the visor doesn't detent nor does it seal, and I usually wear an XL but wish I had bought a medium. Save your money and buy something cheaper that's better.
June 29, 2017
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
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3 / 5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
Great Helmet
I really like the M30. I own the Ghost Bandit as well and Simpson makes great helmets. Great Ventilation. I did notice that it runs a big larger than average. I usually wear a medium and my M30 is a small and it fits perfect.
April 10, 2016
Ride:
2013 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Almost perfect
This is my first full-face helmet, previously I was using a half helmet, so my opinions on this are in comparison to half helmets, not other full-face helmets.

This helmet rules. I love the look (main reason for buying it). I expected a full-face to be much more... claustrophobic (for lack of better term) feeling. I chose a half helmet when I originally started riding because I wanted the openness and the wind and all that good stuff.

Fitting seems slightly large. I wear a medium, and the other helmets I've worn, the mediums are just a tiny bit tight on me, but this medium is absolutely perfect for me, so it must be a little bit bigger than other mediums.

Wind noise is fantastic on this. I can hear myself think and talk inside it. It also has great air flow. I haven't worn it during super hot weather yet, but around 80-82 degrees F it has been just fine in keeping my head cool and being able to breath with the shield closed.

So far I have only found 2 flaws with this helmet: Lack of a snap on the chinstrap to prevent it from flapping in the wind. And there's no built-in pockets or anything in the liner/padding for installing speakers. Looks like I'm going to have to use some double sided tape to get those in there, which shouldn't be a big deal.
June 30, 2016
Ride:
2010 Harley Davidson Dyna Wide Glide FXDWG/I
Bang For The Buck
2 / 5
Protection & Durability
2 / 5
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1 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
So Far, So Good
Overall, I love the aesthetics and weight of the helmet - very low profile and light. The main downsides are:

- Lack of certification beyond DOT

- Visor hinge consistently comes loose causing the visor to drop when opened. I've put some loctite on the visor hardware but even this didn't completely solve the loosening issue.

- Chin strap double back loop tore after the first few uses.
June 1, 2018
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