Shorty Half Motorcycle Helmet Comparison
Gmax GM55S Helmet Review at Competition Accessories
Hey guys this is Reuben with Competition Accessories welcome to our huge comparison of shorty helmets now you might be calling these shorty helmets or half helmets whatever it might be if your looking for just a basic motorcycle helmet it has a cool style it can suit your riding style and match your bike we've got a ton of options on our website at Competition Accessories and really were just scratching the surface here what we wanted to do with this video is kinda just give you a over view of what kind of things you can look for when your shopping for a shorty helmet whether your a rider that typically rides with a full faced helmet and want something that just leaves the world a little bit more open for you or if you prefer to ride with no helmet at all and your traveling somewhere that requires you to put one on you know whatever the case may be there's some things that you might want to consider when your looking to purchase one of these. Now the shorty helmets that i have up here on the table range from anywhere around 50 bucks up to around 130 dollars for the Bell at the end there and it really comes down to what materials its made out of in terms of the shell itself and then some of the new little features and nuances between the helmets . If you go on our website in some cases you can find these helmets for under 50 bucks so it really depends on what your budget is as well. Down here at the end we have a Skid Lid original and Skid Lid has sold so many helmets in this style the shorty helmet a lot of people call all lids of this style Skid Lids because they have just sold that many its kind of like Kleenex when that's really a brand name . This is the Skid Lid original and again tons of different graphic options out there of the Skid Lids and very inexpensive pricing the price point is generally around 50 bucks so quick and easy to buy and find one one that you like put it on . Skid Lid does a good job at keeping low profile and throughout this video ill be able to show you what each one of these looks like on my head so you can check that out as well because that's something that a lot of guys have concern over is "Is it going to make my head look like a mushroom?" or " Is this going to be overly large on top of my head ". Now one thing that i want to talk about just real quick at the beginning of this video is Non-DOT helmets Nothing that we sell here at Competition Accessories is a Non-DOT helmet but the DOT is the Department Of Transportation and they have a set of safety standards when it comes to motorcycle helmets . Occasionally when you go to a bike week or something like that you might see some "novelty" style helmets which are not DOT approved . First of all if your in a helmet law state which requires helmets its not legal to wear one of those novelty style helmets and secondly honestly they just don't do much for you in a crash. The way a helmet works is this outer shell when you take a hit and spread the impact over a larger area and then the important piece is the foam lining inside this actually behind the liner of the helmet EPS foam which is essentially like what you would find in an ice cooler and what it does is it slows your head down so if you hit your head it slows your head down. Don't underestimate it doesn't take much of a hit to create brain injury's, wearing a good helmet can definitely save your life in certain crashes certain situations. Any ways Skid lid is always a good bang for the buck and tons and tons of different graphics available. The next one up here is a brand called Vega and this one here is again very low profile and comes with a few different options here. This one has snaps on it , so snaps or something is something you might want if you do maybe throw on a shield over the top over those you know retro style bubble shield for the front of these helmets you could put a little visor peak on the front which is going to help block the sun so if your looking to maybe add some accessories like that to your helmet you might look for a helmet with some snaps on it and again very basic interior with the Vega. Up next we have the Fly .357 this particular one is a really a great looking graphic for the ladies it fades from a really mellow kind of ghost flame job to really bright pink in the back so definitely eye catching and obviously its available in a bunch of different styles for the guys too. But if you notice on this one it has a drop down internal sun visor and that's a great feature for you guys that are riding in mixed lighting conditions too when its really bright out drop that down and its just a little leaver on the side pull it down and now your ready to go . One thing that i will say about these internal visors is they are fantastic for bright light and conditions like that how ever they don't do a whole lot of blocking a whole lot of wind to your eyes , if you tend to tear up a lot your probably still going to want to wear riding eye wear glasses or goggles . If your eyes don't bother you all that much this will protect you from impact bugs and rocks and things like that. One other thing that the Fly . 357 has is a removable interior liner , now why would this be important to somebody? Typically when you have a helmet that has an internal removable liner that means you can pull out the lining and that's just going to allow you to pull this out clean up the helmet and keep it fresh for a longer period of time so if you plan on doing lots of riding you tend to sweat a lot or your riding somewhere where it is really warm out then that's definitely a great option another thing to check out on all these helmets is how all the chin straps are, you know some of these are very basic types of chin strap like the fly here it has a little bit nicer finish to it a little bit softer material that's going to actually come in contact with your face and then some nice metal rings here on the side for the actual chin strap to attach and then here at then end you always want the loose end of the chin strap that it kind of dangling down out of the way and it can tend to start flapping on you and its going to start hitting you in the face if you don't have some way to secure it and some of these helmets will have an actual snap like this which is going to do a great job keeping that loose end tucked up out of the way so its not whacking you in the face when your riding down the road. Alright behind that one here your going to get into has these intake scoops at the top you can open and close these vents this particular helmet is a Z1R and you can also see it has a removable visor piece, so if you like the look of that or if you want just a little bit of sun protection obviously the size of the visor peak can kind of depend of how much actual protection and get this one is pretty minimal just for the look of it and the back of this helmet comes down just a little bit further and another thing you'll notice on the Z1R here is you'll actually have a removable wind curtain. So all the way around the bottom of the helmet here is a zip off curtain and this is great for cold weather if you live somewhere where you do do some riding in the colder times of the year in the cooler months you can throw this on and its going to cover up your ears seal up against the base of your head a little better to keep you more comfortable for those types of rides. So the Z1R is definitely a great choice if your looking for that kind of riding situation. Okay here is the Zox Alto helmet this helmet actually comes in two versions you have the Alto and the Alto DDV which stands for Drop Down Visor you can get it with or without the internal sun visor and this particular helmet the price difference is only around 10 dollars to get the internal visor obviously this one comes with a clear and there's other tints available and you also have to kinda pay attention when your shopping some of these will have lots of different options in terms of for instance this one comes with vents at the top that's just going to allow a little bit more air into this helmet just a real smooth finish and this Alto has snaps across the front and this one does not its just simply the visor peaks just held on with those screws on the sides so if you just want to leave the visor peak on that's great but if you wanted to swap out for a shield or something obviously this one has an internal visor built in , this one your going to be able to pull this one off and attach a universal snap on shield if that's what you wanted to do. Now one thing i will say about the Zox Alto helmet if you pick it up its a nice light helmet and that's thanks to the shell construction this is actually a fiber glass shelled helmet and when they use a fiber glass shell over a poly carbonate plastic shell they tend to build it so its still very strong but they use less material so its not as heavy as the poly carbonate version so if weight is an issue for you look for a helmet with that fiber glass shell because they are typically a lighter weight just picking these up you can tell these are on the lighter side . Next up we have a very popular helmet its the Gmax GM55, Gmax is known for giving a lot of bang for its buck tons of features you can see it does have an internal sun visor it also has an internal removable liner and it includes the wind curtain for around your neck in the box as well . So lots of features with this helmet and lots of cool graphics available you can remove the wind curtain if you wanted to take that off and another thing about having a wind curtain like this is , and you'll want to double check what your looking at, but a lot of times you have speaker pockets you can see here there's a little opening you can throw speakers in there if your looking to use a communication system or just listen to some music while your riding you can install speakers another thing you might notice on this one other then having a snap this is the way a lot of the other ones use a or keep the loose end of the strap tucked away little elastic loop that you can stick the loose end of the strap up through so that its not again flapping in the wind and bothering you the only thing with this loop is its not quite as secure as the strap so you've got to make sure that its looped up there well other wise it can just slide back out. Okay last but not least we have the Bell Pit Boss and the Bell Drifter on the table . Well talk about the Drifter first this is kind of unique the shell first of all has a very unique shape you can see it kind of swoops out in the front and the back and its got a little bit more coverage then a typical shorty helmet. what you'll find with bell is extreme attention to detail both the Pit Boss and the Drifter are over a hundred dollars they are quite a bit more expensive then most of these other helmets we've been looking at but you get a lot of really nice features first of all we have a really nice pin striping job on this one and then you'll see rather then little rivets you have little cartridge ends on there and just little features like that and another thing you get with the Bell Drifter is a really nice custom fit . So you've got the chin strap you get these little removable pads that are going to cover your ears which helps keep the ride a little quieter they do have little speaker pockets built in if you want to you can pull those off and if you just want to have an open feel . But whats really unique is this attachment system at the back here and its adjustable so that when you put the helmet on you simply ratchet down this dial on the back and it really feels like the helmets hugging your head and it gives you a really good feeling like its not going anywhere. If you ever have an issue when its trying to lift off your head or buffeting quite a bit depending on what kind of windscreen set up you have on your bike that really helps keep the helmet down secure on the back of your head you see they also give you a nice goggle strap too if you wanted to rock some goggles on this helmet that's going to keep your goggle strap locked into place and not let it slide up out of the way. so definitely a cool helmet in the Bell Drifter. The Pit Boss is an awesome helmet as well its got more of a traditional shorty style you'll see that it gets you a bit of a visor peak and a nice internal drop down sun visor which is again going to give you the benefit of riding with out eye strain in bright conditions and a bit of impact protections from road debris. You get some nice finishing touches these metallic screws on the sides another great graphic and obviously check our website for different graphics that are available and again you get that custom adjustment system on the inside so the inside again is really going to keep the helmet really locked down securely on your head and again a removable neck roll that's going to help keep you nice and comfortable in colder weather and keep the noise out of the helmet a little bit better. You can see the interior of the Bell is nice with the finish it has on it as well and again Bell just does a great job and these are all composite shell helmets as well so again they are a little bit higher end. Last but not least i wanted to show you the Bell Rogue this bad boys about 250 bucks so its quite a bit more expensive then anything else we've looked at but its also very unique we actually have a full detailed review of this helmet if it catches your eye and you want to check out more about it we've got a full review of that but it incorporates this muzzle system which is removable if you slide it up you can take it off and just run it, its kind of like a shorty helmet style but its more like a 3/4 helmet with how much of this material raps down the side of your head but really its just the look of it its a really cool looking helmet held in a couple different colors and this muzzle is designed just to obviously give a really cool look but it also attaches really smoothly with these magnetic systems on the sides clips right into place and its going to provide a little bit more comfort in cold weather road debris and things like that aren't going to be hitting your face as much with the Bell Rogue and again this is about 250 bucks you can check it out on our website. Again this is barely scratching the surface when it comes to shorty helmets you've got so many different brands styles different graphics available on our website and the great thing about him is they are so affordable most of these are all under a hundred bucks and you can just pick the one that you like most and grab it and a lot of guys have multiple helmets just to suite their mood. So you can check them out at Competition Accessories .com
HEY GUYS THIS IS RUEBEN WITH COMPETITION ACCESSORIES WELCOME TO OUR REVIEW OF THE GMAX GM55 HALF HELMET. NOW THIS IS A HELMET THAT COMES IN TWO DIFFERENT STYLES BOTH WHAT THEY CALL A FULLY DRESSED VERSION WHICH COMES WITH A LITTLE VISOR PEAK IT'S JUST A SMALL LITTLE STYLISH PEAK TO KEEP THE SUN OUT OF YOUR EYES IT IS FAIRLY ON THE SMALL SIDE SO IT'S NOT GOING TO BE SUPER EFFECTIVE TO KEEPING THE SUN OUT OF YOUR EYES UNLESS THE SUN IS COMING DOWN AT THAT PERFECT ANGLE TO BLOCK IT. AND THEN THERES THE NAKED VERSION WHICH COMES WITH NO SNAPS OR ANY KIND OF ATTACHMENT ON THE FRONT IT'S JUST A SIMPLE CLEAN DESIGN. NOW BOTH OF THESE ARE AVAILABLE WITH A TON OF DIFFERNT GRAPHIC OPTIONS SO IF FLAMES ARE YOUR THING OR YOU LIKE PINK ORANGE MATTE BLACK WE HAVE SODO CARBON FIBER VERSION WHICH IS A CARBON FIBER LOOK OBVIOUSLY ITS NOT REAL CARBON FIBER BUT IT DOES HAVE THAT LOOK IF YOU LIKE THAT AND THEN IF SKULLS ARE YOU THING WEVE GOT THIS VERSION UP HERE AS WELL ON THIS ONE YOU'LL SEE THERE IS A VERY LARGE WIND CURTAIN INSTALLED THAT'S ACTUALLY INCLUDED WITH ALL OF THESE HELMETS SO FOR COLDER WHEATHER RIDING THIS IS GOING TO WRAP AROUND THE BACK OF YOUR HEAD COVER YOUR EARS NICELY AND JUST EXTEND THE USEABLE RANGE OF THIS HELMET DOWN INTO COLDER TEMPERTURES AND KEEP YOU COMFORTABLE WITH THAT YOU'LL ALSO SEE THAT THERE'S AN INTEGRATED SUN VISOR THAT'S IN THIS HELMET NOW WHAT IVE FOUND IS THAT THESE WORK REALLY WELL IF YOU JUST WANT TO GET OUT THERE AND CRUISE A LITTLE BIT. TO DROP THIS SUN VISOR DOWN ITS JUST A TAB RIGHT HERE ON THE SIDE OF THE HELMET YOU CAN JUST GRAB THAT AND YANK IT DOWN AND YOUR READY TO GO. I WILL SAY THAT THIS TYPE OF DESIGN IS GOOD AT PREVENTING ANYTHING FROM HITTING YOUR EYES AND YOUR FACE AND IS GREAT FOR SUN LIGHT BUT WIND WILL STILL TEND TO COME UP UNDERNEATH AND IF ITS REAL DUSTY OR THERES ALOT OF BUGS YOU MIGHT END UP GETTING SOMETHING IN YOUR EYE. SO ALOT OF TIMES ITS GOOD TO WEAR SOME GOGGLES OR GLASSES UNDERNEATH BUT IT IS CONVEINENT IF YOU HAVE BRIGHT SUNNY CONDITIONS YOU CAN DROP THAT DOWN TO KEEP YOUR VISION A LITTLE MORE COMFORTABLE FOR YOU. AND THEN OBVIOUSLY FLIP IT UP OUT OF THE WAY WHEN YOU DONT NEED IT. I PUT THIS ONE ON SO YOU CAN KINDA SEE HOW IT LOOKS HOW IT FITS. IT'S NOT OVERLY LARGE ON THE TOP THIS IS A SIZE MEDIUM AND IT FITS VERY COMFORTABLY I WOULD SAY ITS KIND OF AND INTERMEDTE OVAL SHAP AND SIZING PRETTY SPOT ON FOR A HELMET. ONE THING I WILL SAY IS THIS CHIN STRAP IS A LITTLE ON THE LONG SIDE AND THERE IS AN ELASTIC LOOP THAT YOU HAVE TO PUT THE CHIN STRAP UP THROUGH AND YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT CHIN STRAP GOES UNDERNEATH THERE SO THAT IT ISN'T FLAPPING AROUND ON YOU AND THE OTHER THING THAT YOU DO HAVE THE OPTION OF IS TRIMMING OFF THE END BUT YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU MELT IT BECAUSE ITS JUST A NYLON STRAP AND YOU DONT WANT IT TO START FREYING ON YOU BUT YOU COULD TRIM THIS DOWN IF YOU WANTED TO BUT JUST DONT TRIM TO MUCH BECAUSE YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE IS STILL ENOUGH TO EFFECTIVELY GET THROUGH THE D RING. BUT OVERALL VERY COMFORTABLE HELMET THE INTERIOR ILL GO AHEAD AND PULL THIS ONE OFF MY HEAD SO THAT YOU CAN SEE WHAT THIS ONE LOOKS LIKE. ITS ESSENTIALLY A COOLMAX INTERIOR AND IT'S FULLY REMOVABLE SO ITS GOING TO BE MOISTURE WICKNING AND KEEP YOU COMFORTABLE AND YOU CAN PULL OUT THE INSIDE COMPLETLY WITH JUST A FEW TABS THAT RUN AROUND THE FRONT AND THE BACK AND WHATS NICE ABOUT A REMOVEABLE LINER LIKE THIS IS YOU CAN PULL IT OUT ESPECIALLY IF ITS HOT WHERE YOU RIDE THROUGH THE SUMMER TIME YOU CAN WASH THIS OUT AND LET IT DRIP DRY AND KEEP IT NICE AND FRESH FOR A LONG TIME. AND ON THE INSIDE YOU CAN SEE EVEN THOUGH THERE AREN'T ANY EXTERNAL VENTS ON THIS HELMET THIS TOP PORTION WHERE THE VISOR PEAK DROPS DOWN ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE IT DEPLOYED WIND CAN ACTUALLY GET UP UNDERNEATH BETWEEN THE SHELL OF THE HELMET AND THE EPS LINER AND IT HAS ALL THE AIR CHANNELS AND THE HOLES THROUGHOUT IT THAT WILL ALLOW A LITTLE BIT OF AIR COME IN THROUGH THE FRONT AND THE TOP AND REACH YOUR SKIN SO IT WILL KEEP YOU A LITTLE MORE COMFORTABLE IN THAT WARM WHEATHER RIDING. I LIKE THE WAY THAT THEY LINE THE STRAPS HERE NICE SOFT MATERIAL SO IT DOESNT CHAFF THE SIDES OF YOUR FACE OR YOUR CHEECKS AND AGAIN JUST A TRADITIONAL D RING STYLE CLOSURE. SO IF YOUR LOOKING FOR A SHORTY STYLE HELMET THESE ARE RIGHT AROUND THE FIFTY OR SIXTY DOLLAR RANGE DEPENDING ON WHICH STYLE YOU GO WITH SO VERY AFFORTABLE PRICE POINT WITH A VERY WIDE VARITY OF COLORS AND GRAPHICS AS WELL AS THE NAKED VERSION WITHOUT THE PEAK OR WITH THE PEAK DEPENDING ON WHAT YOUR PREFERENCE IS THERE. CHECK OUT THE GMAX GM55 HELMETS ON OUR WEBSITE AT COMPETITIONACCESSORIES.COM. DONT FORGET YOU CAN EARN UP TO FIVE PERCENT COMP A CASH BACK WHEN YOU SHOP WITH US TO USE TOWARDS FUTURE PURCHASES ALSO WE HAVE EASY EXCHANGE PROGRAM. NO RE STOCKING FEES SO IF YOU GET THE HELMET AND DOESN'T QUITE FIT RIGHT WE WILL WORK WITH YOU TO GET YOU IN THE RIGHT ONE AND ALSO GREAT FREE SHIPPING DEALS ON OUR WEBSITE AT COMPETITIONACCESSORIES.COM
The GM55 is a shorty-style helmet from GMAX with a combination of convenience features and protective qualities to let you ride in safety and style. This GMAX helmet has a premium ventilation system to reduce heat at the top of the head, as well as an internal, removable, drop-down sun visor. For cooler rides, GMAX has incorporated a removable, rear neck curtain. The GM55 has been made with Coolmax performance materials and chitosan anti-bacterial materials to improve comfort and safety. Premium soft materials used for the padded chin strap covering.
Retractable changeable sun shield with a simple no-strings design
Premium venting reduces heat at the top of the head
Comfort level, shell and styro designed for maximum venting without reducing the integrity of the helmet
Coolmax performance materials and chitosan anti-bacterial materials improve comfort and safety
Removable washable inner liner
Gmax premium fit for maximum comfort
Included with removable snap in rear neck curtain for cool weather riding
Premium soft materials used for padded chin strap covering
D.O.T approved shell
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This review is for Gmax- GM55 Comfort Helmet Liners
Gmax- GM55 Comfort Helmet Liners - Jerry C CO
Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
Pros: Easy to install, good quality materials
Cons: No double sided tape as stated on the package
I bought my wife and I both new liners for our GM55 Gmax helmets. These were just what we needed because although the original liners were still in fair shape, they had just lost the comfort they used to have. These fit perfect, but the package stated that they came with double sided tape. Upon opening there was no tape, but I had plenty of the 3M VHB double sided tape and used that. These liners are in place and will stay that way until I replace them again. If it hadn't been for that, this would have got a 5 star rating.
|GMAX Helmet Sizing Chart|| || || || |
|Helmet size |
|Metric cm || |
|47-48cm ||18-7/8" - 19-1/4" ||YS ||6 - 6/18 |
|49-50cm ||19-11/16" - 20-1/16" ||Yth S/M, YM ||6-1/4 - 6-3/8 |
|51-52cm ||20-7/16" - 20-7/8" ||Yth L/XL, YL, XXS ||6-1/2 - 6-5/8 |
|53-54cm ||21-1/4" - 21-5/8" ||X-Small ||6-3/4 - 6-7/8 |
|55-56cm ||22" - 22-7/16" ||Small ||7 - 7-1/8 |
|57-58cm ||22-13/16" - 23-1/4" ||Medium ||7-1/4 - 7-3/8 |
|59-60cm ||23-5/8" - 24" ||Large ||7-1/2 - 7-5/8 |
|61-62cm ||24-3/8" - 24-13/16" ||X-Large ||7-3/4 - 7-7/8 |
|63-64cm ||25-3/16" - 25-5/8" ||2X-Large ||8 - 8-1/8 |
|65-66cm ||26" - 26-3/8" ||3X-Large ||8-1/4 - 8-3/8 |
The sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit. However, we are happy to assist you with any needed exchanges.
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