Latest Openface Helmet Reviews
When we review an openface helmet, we'll drop it into this section - ordered by latest reviews first. This might include some modular helmets that can convert into proper open face helmets giving you the best of both worlds.
Highest Rated Open Face Helmets
Note: protection is a ranking factor in our open face helmet reviews, which means they'll rarely score higher than a full face or modular helmet. Still, in this section, the earlier on an openface helmet's shown, the higher it's overall review rating - including comfort, noise, features and value - as well as protection.
Common Open Face Helmet Questions
1. Are open face helmets any good?
2. Are full face helmets safer than openface helmets?
Yes and Yes are the short answers. They're light, they're convenient, and open face helmets can offer excellent protection in an accident with some of the best openface lids giving comparable protection to their full face equivalents in the areas they cover. But that's the issue. While around 75% of accidents result in damage to the sides, top or rear of a helmet, that leaves around a quarter of accidents damaging the frontal area - AKA your face (according to COST 327 - the largest study of motorcycle accident data). Which means, if you want the best protection, wear a full face helmet or maybe a flip-over, not an openface.
Openface Helmets for a Bluetooth Headset
Whether you're listening to some sounds, taking a call - or using a GPS while chatting to mates - sticking a bluetooth headset into your open face helmet can be really useful. But some helmets are more bluetooth ready than others. All the open face helmets in this section should be able to take a bluetooth kit - whether they're made with pockets for a battery and controller or they just have speaker pockets.
Are there any quiet open face helmets?
If there are, we've never found them (don't think there's any in our quiestest motorcycle helmets section).
OK, helmet noise is very subjective, so if you're a slower rider, riding behind a screen or fairing, you might well disagree and reckon your openface helmet's a lovely and peaceful place to be. But generally, they're noisier than other types of helmet. Which might not be a problem for some riders - commuters, cruisers or even e-bike or e-scooter riders might want a helmet that lets all the noise of their surroundings through for improved awareness. And if you want to quieten things down, you can always stick in some quality ear plugs
and you'll be sorted.
Cheapest Open Face Helmets
These are some of the lowest price open face helmets we've come across. That usually means they're thermoplastic (AKA plastic) helmets rather than more exotic composite fibre
or carbon fibre
helmets - but that's ok as it's not just about the shell material but the design and construction too. To sit in our cheapest openface helmets area, these helmets should be available for under £200.
Openface Helmets with Integrated Bluetooth
All these openface helmets are designed to integrate with bluetooth headsets. That means you'll have to buy the specific kit that each helmet manufacturer makes (usually in association with a well known bluetooth headset maker like Sena or Cardo) and there'll be pockets to house battery and controller and usually wiring channels for the cables and microphones.
Open Face Helmets with Visors
It can be really useful to have a pull down visor or sun visor in your open face lid. OK, you might want to use goggles, shades or glasses instead but if it gets windy or rainy or there's dust in the air, a visor can be a real life saver.