I kinda still fancy myself as a bit of an outlaw. An older, greying git I may be, but inside I’ve still got some of that 18 year old black leather clad hoodlum I used to be. I’ve always had a thing for open face crash helmets too. There’s something scary and exhilarating about having your chops exposed to the elements when you’re blasting along. Exhilarating because you’re at the mercy of the wind and the rain, the bugs and the stones. Scary because you feel that much more vulnerable without a chin guard.
Which is always one of the arguments the anti-helmet law folks use – that people wearing crash helmets feel safer so they take more risks. There might be an element of truth in it – and there might well be truth that you need a chin guard to give you a decent level of protection in an accident. But I still kinda fancy an open face crash helmet for the odd occasion I feel brave (or stupid).
So here’s a look at some of the coolest open face crash helmets currently on the market.
Les Ateliers Ruby Belvedere
For other helmet reviews check out either our Crash Helmet Reviews or SHARP 4 & 5 Star Crash Helmet reviews sections! And if you’ve tried any of these helmets, we’d love to hear what you think by commenting below. Thanks! Billy.