There are plenty of purchases in life where you can justify settling for “good enough,” but a motorcycle helmet shouldn’t be one of them. After all, this is a piece of gear that’s designed to protect the single most valuable part of your body from the potentially-lethal impacts and forces that can occur when your simple, mortal body goes flying off a bike at highway speeds and into a solid object: it’s not a place to cheap out.
Which is why you deserve a great lid like Bell’s Star MIPS Torsion Helmet. This low-profile motorcycle helmet meets or does better than Snell M2015 and DOT safety certifications, thanks to features like its Aramid, carbon fiber and fiberglass construction. Yet it’s also surprisingly comfortable and usable, with a Panovision viewport for good visibility, eyewear arm pockets in the liner that let you wear glasses with it more easily, and built-in speaker pockets for pairing it with your radio or smartphone.
Best of all, this Bell is a steal right now. Normally, this helmet would cost you more than $500, but thanks to RevZilla’s sale pricing right now, you can grab it for 53 percent off the usual price. These sales don’t last forever, though, so snap up this lid while you can.
The Gear Patrol Commuter, made in tandem with Priority Bicycles, was inspired by — and tested on — the streets of New York City. Streamlined for your everyday grind, it a pairs a durable, easy-to-maintain feature set with an understated colorway you won’t find anywhere else. Buy Now: