Bell Venture: 8.8 / 10
- Easy to use fit system
- Removable visor
- Bug net in the front lower 3 vents
- 7 colors to choose from
- Not recommended if you live in a hot climate
At the very attractive price of $40, Bell Venture feels like the more expensive helmets. A great fit can be achieved, thanks to Bell's easy to use Ergodial. Like with all new helmets, initially you'll want to take your time adjusting the straps. You'll be glad you did, as the fit will be better, and it'll be comfortable wearing it.
Bell's Venture helmet doesn't feel heavy. Airflow is acceptable, if it doesn't get really hot where you live. There are 23 vents, and they're not exactly huge. If you only get 2 weeks of 90+ degrees (32+ degrees Celsius) a year, then, in my opinion, it's fine.
Thanks to its slick design, Bell Venture looks like it's custom made for your head. This means that it doesn't look nor feel too big. Plus, there are seven colors to choose from. The visor is easily removable, and putting it back on is a snap.
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The 3 lower front vents have a bug net in them. Although they won't stop very small insects, these nets will stop bigger bugs from landing on your head. Unless, of course, they get in from the higher, also front, vents! These nets are nice to have, but i don't exactly recommend relying on them.
Bell Venture Helmet Specifications:
- Vents : 23
- Sizes : Universal Adult Size (54-61 cm | 21-24 inches)
- Certification : CPSC
- MSRP : $40
- Fusion In-Mold Microshell
- ErgoDial Adjustment System
- Snap-In Visor
- PinchGuard Buckle
- Weight : 312g
Bell Venture's price, cool design and its color variety make it a really obvious and easy choice. So unless it's too hot where you live, you'll love it. It's available at Amazon and ChainReactionCycles.