best open face helmets

Entry-Level

Priced under $300.

bell mag 9 lifestyle photo

Mid-Range

Priced $300 - $500.

The SCHUBERTH M1 PRO with SC1M worn by Alan

High-End

Priced $500+.

Shoei J-Cruise II, helmet worn, 3 of 3, face shield provides very good coverage, easy to use, secure locking
Bell Mag 9

Key Specs & Head Shape

Head shape: intermediate oval

Weight: 3.38lbs

DOT/ECE? DOT certified

Our Review

Originally reviewed in 2016, we found this helmet to be of excellent value. Its only major drawback was that the top vent could flow more air, but most riders overlook this—given that it’s, you know, an open-face helmet. Read the full review.

Scorpion EXO-CT220

Key Specs & Head Shape

Head shape: intermediate oval

Weight: 3.32 lbs

DOT/ECE? DOT certified

Our Review

We haven’t had the chance to review this helmet yet, but we are very familiar with Scorpion’s excellent value-for-money history. Check out our coverage here.

LS2 Spitfire

Key Specs & Head Shape

Head shape: intermediate oval

Weight: 2.05 lbs

DOT/ECE? DOT certified

Our Review

We haven’t reviewed this LS2 helmet, but boy would we like to. We HAVE seen it at industry events (like AIMExpo) and really think it’s a great unit. Check out more LS2 coverage here.

SCHUBERTH M1 Pro

Key Specs & Head Shape

Head shape: intermediate oval

Weight: 3.35 lbs

DOT/ECE? DOT certified

Our Review

We actually haven’t reviewed the M1 Pro, but we have reviewed the original M1 and found it to be a solid open face. Our review of the M1 noted its outstanding build quality, awesome visibility, and comfort. Give it a read.

Shark S-Drak

Key Specs & Head Shape

Head shape: intermediate oval

Weight: 2.89 lbs

DOT/ECE? DOT certified

Our Review

We haven’t reviewed this one hands-on (darn it), but we are very familiar with Shark. Check out our Shark coverage.

Key Specs & Head Shape

Head shape: intermediate oval

Weight: 2.5 lbs

DOT/ECE? DOT certified

Our Review

We haven’t had the Carbon on our heads yet, but check out our thoughts on the Nexx – X.G10 Saloon Jet.

Arai Ram X open face helmet

Key Specs & Head Shape

Head shape: intermediate oval

Weight: 4.0 lbs

DOT/ECE? DOT & SNELL certified

Our Review

We’ve yet to actually get our hands on this helmet—however, we did review its precursor (the CT-Z) and if the Ram-X is even half as good, you know it’ll be a treat. Read our thoughts on the CT-Z.

Shoei J-Cruise II

Key Specs & Head Shape

Head shape: intermediate oval

Weight: 3.75 lbs

DOT/ECE? DOT certified

Our Review

The new Shoei J-Cruise II has to be one of the nicest open-face designs we’ve reviewed. Bruce’s words say it all, “I’ve been searching for ‘the’ three-quarter helmet solution for some time—this helmet ends the search.” Read the full review.