Bell - Dart Kids, Red GP Flames
$35 USD $ 45 CAD
Reviewed by Gwendal Castellan
The Bell Dart is fully enclosed by a microshell plastic that is available in many bright and multicoloured designs. The“OneStep”chin strap clasp is quite clever and allows for quick micro adjustments of the chin strap, which is critical if you are hopeing to get a good fit on your squirmy child. Another unique feature is the two integrated red LED lights in the back of the helmet strap. They are easy to turn on and off. The back strap has an elastic, but does not offer further adjustability. The helmet is CPSC certified for children five years and older, weighs 308 grams and will fit a head 50 to 54 centimeters around. Its forward vents have an integrated bug screen, so you don't have to worry about a wasp or horsefly getting caught in the helmet. The screen holes are too big for all but the largest swamp mosquitoes. Suggestions for improvement: a little more creativity in the graphics. Aggressive motorcycles and muscle cars on a child's bike helmet is a little weird.
This helmet is easy for kids to put on and the LED lights are a great added feature.