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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.
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Scorpion Exo-930 review: a great value flip-up helmet offering full open face and bluetooth.

Scorpion Exo-930 Smart motorcycle helmet review. Note: if you're interested in the US Scorpion Exo-GT930, please...
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Nolan N21 and N21 Visor open face crash helmet review.

Nolan N21: great value open face helmet with sun visor. Nolan's N21 open face helmet is...
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Shoei J-Cruise II review: the open face that thinks it’s a full face helmet.

Shoei J-Cruise II review: expensive but quality open face helmet. Shoei's J-Cruise helmet has been around...
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Classic fibreglass open face helmet with built-in Sena 10S bluetooth.

Sena Savage open face bluetooth motorcycle helmet review. Sena are best known for their range of...

Bell Custom 500 Review: a great quality, low profile 3/4 helmet.

Bell Custom 500 open face motorcycle helmet review. Bell's classic open face helmet has been around...

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.
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Nolan N40-5 crossover and jet motorcycle crash helmet

Preview of the Nolan N40-5 family of motorcycle helmets (40-5 jet and 40-5 GT crossover) The...
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Scorpion Exo-930 review: a great value flip-up helmet offering full open face and bluetooth.

Scorpion Exo-930 Smart motorcycle helmet review. Note: if you're interested in the US Scorpion Exo-GT930, please...
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Classic fibreglass open face helmet with built-in Sena 10S bluetooth.

Sena Savage open face bluetooth motorcycle helmet review. Sena are best known for their range of...
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Shoei J-Cruise II review: the open face that thinks it’s a full face helmet.

Shoei J-Cruise II review: expensive but quality open face helmet. Shoei's J-Cruise helmet has been around...
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Nolan N21 and N21 Visor open face crash helmet review.

Nolan N21: great value open face helmet with sun visor. Nolan's N21 open face helmet is...

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.

Shark Drak Crash Helmet review

The Shark Drak: Shark's stormtrooper open face crash helmet Shark launched the Raw crash helmet range...
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Nolan N40-5 crossover and jet motorcycle crash helmet

Preview of the Nolan N40-5 family of motorcycle helmets (40-5 jet and 40-5 GT crossover) The...
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Scorpion Exo-930 review: a great value flip-up helmet offering full open face and bluetooth.

Scorpion Exo-930 Smart motorcycle helmet review. Note: if you're interested in the US Scorpion Exo-GT930, please...

Bell Custom 500 Review: a great quality, low profile 3/4 helmet.

Bell Custom 500 open face motorcycle helmet review. Bell's classic open face helmet has been around...
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Shoei J-Cruise II review: the open face that thinks it’s a full face helmet.

Shoei J-Cruise II review: expensive but quality open face helmet. Shoei's J-Cruise helmet has been around...

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.
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Scorpion Exo Combat: low-cost open face helmet badassery

Review of the Scorpion Exo Combat motorbike helmet. It's usually Shark with their Drak/Raw helmets that...
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LS2 Spitfire review: a great value open face with integral sun visor.

LS2 Spitfire open face ABS motorcycle crash helmet review. The LS2 Spitfire is LS2's take on...

Bell Custom 500 Review: a great quality, low profile 3/4 helmet.

Bell Custom 500 open face motorcycle helmet review. Bell's classic open face helmet has been around...
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Nolan N21 and N21 Visor open face crash helmet review.

Nolan N21: great value open face helmet with sun visor. Nolan's N21 open face helmet is...

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.
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Shoei J-Cruise II review: the open face that thinks it’s a full face helmet.

Shoei J-Cruise II review: expensive but quality open face helmet. Shoei's J-Cruise helmet has been around...
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Classic fibreglass open face helmet with built-in Sena 10S bluetooth.

Sena Savage open face bluetooth motorcycle helmet review. Sena are best known for their range of...
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Scorpion Exo-930 review: a great value flip-up helmet offering full open face and bluetooth.

Scorpion Exo-930 Smart motorcycle helmet review. Note: if you're interested in the US Scorpion Exo-GT930, please...
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Nolan N40-5 crossover and jet motorcycle crash helmet

Preview of the Nolan N40-5 family of motorcycle helmets (40-5 jet and 40-5 GT crossover) The...

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.
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Scorpion Exo-930 review: a great value flip-up helmet offering full open face and bluetooth.

Scorpion Exo-930 Smart motorcycle helmet review. Note: if you're interested in the US Scorpion Exo-GT930, please...
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Scorpion Exo 100 Padova open face helmet

The Scorpion Exo 100 looks, on paper at least, to be a breath of fresh...
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Scorpion Exo Combat: low-cost open face helmet badassery

Review of the Scorpion Exo Combat motorbike helmet. It's usually Shark with their Drak/Raw helmets that...

Aggressive streetfighter helmet that converts to an open face: Bell Broozer.

All you need to know about the Bell Broozer motorcycle helmet. The Bell Broozer's an interesting...
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Nolan N40-5 crossover and jet motorcycle crash helmet

Preview of the Nolan N40-5 family of motorcycle helmets (40-5 jet and 40-5 GT crossover) The...

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