Best Bell bike helmets for kids 2020

Keeping your kids safe is a priority for all of us, helmets are safety equipment that provides essential life-saving protection for our kids. Make sure that your kids always wear a helmet when riding outdoors. Be aware of any kind of impact or fall that might have taken place. A lot of people don’t realize that if a helmet has already received an impact, serious consideration should be made to change it. Be mindful that it’s a whole lot easier to get your kids to wear a helmet if they like it and more importantly how it fits.

We recommend letting your child help pick the helmet since they tend to know exactly what they want — usually bright colors and little characters. Brighter colors are also easier for drivers to see.

To help narrow down your search for the best bike helmet for your child, here are a few of the best Bell helmet range to consider.

BELL SPARK JR. MIPS 

YOUNG SHREDDERS REJOICE

Pulling its DNA straight from its big brother, the Spark Jr. employs the same crisp style in sizes designed around younger heads. Full-grown safety features, including MIPS, focus the legendary Bell reputation on protecting young riders so you can breathe easy as they explore their limits.

Spark Jr. MIPS
Colour options:

Spark Jr. MIPSSpark Jr. MIPSSpark Jr. MIPS

SPECS

MIPS
INTEGRATED MIPS (MULTI-DIRECTIONAL IMPACT PROTECTION SYSTEM) - MIPS IS DESIGNED TO REDUCE ROTATIONAL FORCES THAT CAN RESULT FROM CERTAIN IMPACTS. BY INTEGRATING THE MIPS SLIP PLANE INTO THE RETENTION SYSTEM, WE ARE ABLE TO REDUCE COMPLEXITY AND WEIGHT FOR A COMPACT, BETTER VENTILATED HELMET THAT FITS MORE CLOSELY TO THE HEAD.
CONSTRUCTION
FUSION IN-MOLD POLYCARBONATE SHELL - A PROCESS PIONEERED BY BELL BONDS THE HELMET'S OUTER SHELL TO THE EPS FOAM LINER TO CREATE A STURDIER HELMET.
SPORT
CYCLING
VISOR
INTEGRATED VISOR
NUMBER OF VENTS
13 VENTS
INTERIOR/LINER TYPE
SWEAT GUIDE PAD DESIGN PULLS MOISTURE AWAY FROM THE BROW PAD AND AWAY FROM EYEWEAR
GENDER
UNISEX
FIT SYSTEM
ERGO FIT - SLEEK, EASY-TO-USE DIAL SYSTEM FOR ONE-HANDED ADJUSTMENTS (INTEGRATED WITH MIPS LAYER)
PRODUCT WEIGHT
345 GRAMS

BELL SIDETRACK II

ADVENTURE SEEKER

With more all-around coverage and MIPS protection, the Sidetrack II is suited for the adventurous spirit in your life. This all-mountain helmet offers a removable visor, an easy adjustable fit system. It has sweat guide padding, and ready-for-action style that will get your child motivated to hit the trail!

Sidetrack II MIPS

Colour options:

 Sidetrack II MIPSSidetrack II MIPSSidetrack II MIPS

SPECS

MIPS
INTEGRATED MIPS (MULTI-DIRECTIONAL IMPACT PROTECTION SYSTEM) - MIPS IS DESIGNED TO REDUCE ROTATIONAL FORCES THAT CAN RESULT FROM CERTAIN IMPACTS. BY INTEGRATING THE MIPS SLIP PLANE INTO THE FIT SYSTEM, WE ARE ABLE TO REDUCE COMPLEXITY AND WEIGHT FOR A COMPACT, BETTER VENTILATED HELMET THAT FITS MORE CLOSELY TO THE HEAD.
CONSTRUCTION
FUSION IN-MOLD POLYCARBONATE SHELL - A PROCESS PIONEERED BY BELL BONDS THE HELMET'S OUTER SHELL TO THE EPS FOAM LINER TO CREATE A STURDIER HELMET.
SPORT
CYCLING
NUMBER OF VENTS
14 VENTS
INTERIOR/LINER TYPE
SWEAT GUIDE PAD DESIGN PULLS MOISTURE AWAY FROM THE BROW PAD AND AWAY FROM EYEWEAR
GENDER
UNISEX
FIT SYSTEM
ERGO FIT - SLEEK, EASY-TO-USE DIAL SYSTEM FOR ONE-HANDED ADJUSTMENTS (INTEGRATED WITH MIPS LAYER)

BELL NOMAD JR. MIPS

TRAIL CRED FOR YOUNG ONES

Even the young ones deserve a helmet designed to handle true trail riding, and that's exactly what the Nomad Jr. is designed for. With its lightweight in-mold construction and Ergo Fit adjustment, the Nomad Jr. delivers exceptional comfort no matter how long your child is out on a bike. The trail-specific design includes plenty of lower coverage, and with MIPS technology to boot, they can ride with confidence and focus on the single track ahead.

Nomad Jr. MIPS
Colour options:
Nomad Jr. MIPSNomad Jr. MIPSNomad Jr. MIPS

SPECS

MIPS
MIPS (MULTI-DIRECTIONAL IMPACT PROTECTION SYSTEM) - A LEADING SLIP PLANE TECHNOLOGY DESIGNED TO REDUCE ROTATIONAL FORCES THAT CAN RESULT FROM CERTAIN IMPACTS
CONSTRUCTION
FUSION IN-MOLD POLYCARBONATE SHELL - A PROCESS PIONEERED BY BELL BONDS THE HELMET'S OUTER SHELL TO THE EPS FOAM LINER TO CREATE A STURDIER HELMET.
SPORT
CYCLING
VISOR
REMOVABLE VISOR
NUMBER OF VENTS
15 VENTS
GENDER
UNISEX
FIT SYSTEM
ERGO FIT - SLEEK, EASY-TO-USE DIAL SYSTEM FOR ONE-HANDED ADJUSTMENTS
PRODUCT WEIGHT
353 GRAMS

BELL SIDETRACK MIPS

GROM PATROL FOR EXTREME SPORTS

Kids love to ride, sometimes fearlessly, and they have more trails, bike parks and fun places to shred. Bell designed the Sidetrack to keep up with them. The Sidetrack features an all-mountain shape with lower coverage on the rear of the head. The ready-for-action style, complete with a cool visor, gets young riders motivated to ride. And the Ergo Fit system with new No-Twist Tri-Glides makes it quick and easy to get them going. Throw in MIPS protection and you get all-around performance for little rippers.

Sidetrack MIPS
Colour options:
Sidetrack MIPSSidetrack MIPSSidetrack MIPS

SPECS

MIPS
MIPS (MULTI-DIRECTIONAL IMPACT PROTECTION SYSTEM) - A LEADING SLIP PLANE TECHNOLOGY DESIGNED TO REDUCE ROTATIONAL FORCES THAT CAN RESULT FROM CERTAIN IMPACTS
CONSTRUCTION
FUSION IN-MOLD POLYCARBONATE SHELL - A PROCESS PIONEERED BY BELL BONDS THE HELMET'S OUTER SHELL TO THE EPS FOAM LINER TO CREATE A STURDIER HELMET.
SPORT
CYCLING
VISOR
SNAP-IN VISOR
NUMBER OF VENTS
15 VENTS
GENDER
UNISEX
FIT SYSTEM
ERGO FIT - SLEEK, EASY-TO-USE DIAL SYSTEM FOR ONE-HANDED ADJUSTMENTS
PRODUCT WEIGHT
309 GRAMS

 

BELL SPAN

PRO-LEVEL FIT FOR THE STREET

The Span shows up on the scene with a modern twist on skate and BMX style. The fit is tight and right, and with a dial-adjustable fit system, this thing is staying put, no matter how rad your kids get.

    SpanSpanSpan

    SPECS

    CONSTRUCTION
    ABS HARD PLASTIC SHELL WITH EPS LINER
    SPORT
    CYCLING
    NUMBER OF VENTS
    10 VENTS
    GENDER
    UNISEX
    FIT SYSTEM
    ACTION FIT - DESIGNED FOR STREET AND SKATE HELMETS, THIS STREAMLINED FIT SYSTEM OFFERS AN ADJUSTABLE, SECURE FIT WITH THE TURN OF A DIAL
    PRODUCT WEIGHT
    423 GRAMS (SIZE S)

    BELL SIDETRACK II

    ADVENTURE SEEKER

    The Bell Sidetrack has a trendy, mountain-bike style design, and safety experts give it top ratings for crash protection. It’s priced reasonably, and its extra comfort features put it near the top of our list for best kids’ bike helmets With more all-around coverage, the Sidetrack II is suited for the adventurous.This all-mountain helmet offers a removable visor, an easy adjustable fit system, our sweat guide padding, and ready-for-action.

    Sidetrack II
    Colour options:
    Sidetrack IISidetrack IISidetrack II

    SPECS

    MIPS
    INTEGRATED MIPS (MULTI-DIRECTIONAL IMPACT PROTECTION SYSTEM) - MIPS IS DESIGNED TO REDUCE ROTATIONAL FORCES THAT CAN RESULT FROM CERTAIN IMPACTS. BY INTEGRATING THE MIPS SLIP PLANE INTO THE FIT SYSTEM, WE ARE ABLE TO REDUCE COMPLEXITY AND WEIGHT FOR A COMPACT, BETTER VENTILATED HELMET THAT FITS MORE CLOSELY TO THE HEAD.
    CONSTRUCTION
    FUSION IN-MOLD POLYCARBONATE SHELL - A PROCESS PIONEERED BY BELL BONDS THE HELMET'S OUTER SHELL TO THE EPS FOAM LINER TO CREATE A STURDIER HELMET.
    SPORT
    CYCLING
    NUMBER OF VENTS
    14 VENTS
    INTERIOR/LINER TYPE
    SWEAT GUIDE PAD DESIGN PULLS MOISTURE AWAY FROM THE BROW PAD AND AWAY FROM EYEWEAR
    GENDER
    UNISEX
    FIT SYSTEM
    ERGO FIT - SLEEK, EASY-TO-USE DIAL SYSTEM FOR ONE-HANDED ADJUSTMENTS (INTEGRATED WITH MIPS LAYER)

    BELL LIL RIPPER

    START THEM YOUNG

    Whether they are enjoying the ride in a trailer, or balancing on their own two wheels, your youngest can ride in style and safety with the Lil Ripper. The compact shell is available in two sizes, with a fit system to dial it in perfectly to your child's head. The no-pinch side buckle means it can be fit easily and quickly to squirming kids, and the fun graphics mean your child will want to wear this helmet.

    Lil Ripper
    Colour options:
    Lil RipperLil RipperLil Ripper

    SPECS

     

    CONSTRUCTION

    FUSION IN-MOLD POLYCARBONATE SHELL - A PROCESS PIONEERED BY BELL BONDS THE HELMET'S OUTER SHELL TO THE EPS FOAM LINER TO CREATE A STURDIER HELMET.
    SPORT
    CYCLING
    NUMBER OF VENTS
    10 VENTS
    GENDER
    UNISEX
    FIT SYSTEM
    ACTION FIT - DESIGNED FOR STREET AND SKATE HELMETS, THIS STREAMLINED FIT SYSTEM OFFERS AN ADJUSTABLE, SECURE FIT WITH THE TURN OF A DIAL
    PRODUCT WEIGHT
    221 GRAMS (SIZE T)

    SPARK JR FEATURES

     

    Spark Jr Sidetrack Mips Nomad Jr Sidetrack

    SIZES

    UY UY UY UC, UY
    TOTAL VENTS 13 VENTS 15 VENTS 15 VENTS 15 VENTS
    COMPLIANCE CPSC BICYCLE CPSC BICYCLE CPSC BICYCLE CPSC BICYCLE
    MIPS MIPS (MULTI-DIRECTIONAL IMPACT PROTECTION SYSTEM) - A LEADING SLIP PLANE TECHNOLOGY DESIGNED TO REDUCE ROTATIONAL FORCES THAT CAN RESULT FROM CERTAIN IMPACTS MIPS (MULTI-DIRECTIONAL IMPACT PROTECTION SYSTEM) - A LEADING SLIP PLANE TECHNOLOGY DESIGNED TO REDUCE ROTATIONAL FORCES THAT CAN RESULT FROM CERTAIN IMPACTS MIPS (MULTI-DIRECTIONAL IMPACT PROTECTION SYSTEM) - A LEADING SLIP PLANE TECHNOLOGY DESIGNED TO REDUCE ROTATIONAL FORCES THAT CAN RESULT FROM CERTAIN IMPACTS  
    CONSTRUCTION FUSION IN-MOLD POLYCARBONATE SHELL - A PROCESS PIONEERED BY BELL BONDS THE HELMET'S OUTER SHELL TO THE EPS FOAM LINER TO CREATE A STURDIER HELMET. FUSION IN-MOLD POLYCARBONATE SHELL - A PROCESS PIONEERED BY BELL BONDS THE HELMET'S OUTER SHELL TO THE EPS FOAM LINER TO CREATE A STURDIER HELMET. FUSION IN-MOLD POLYCARBONATE SHELL - A PROCESS PIONEERED BY BELL BONDS THE HELMET'S OUTER SHELL TO THE EPS FOAM LINER TO CREATE A STURDIER HELMET. FUSION IN-MOLD POLYCARBONATE SHELL - A PROCESS PIONEERED BY BELL BONDS THE HELMET'S OUTER SHELL TO THE EPS FOAM LINER TO CREATE A STURDIER HELMET.
    VISOR INTEGRATED VISOR SNAP-IN VISOR REMOVABLE VISOR SNAP-IN VISOR
    FIT SYSTEM ERGO FIT - SLEEK, EASY-TO-USE DIAL SYSTEM FOR ONE-HANDED ADJUSTMENTS (INTEGRATED WITH MIPS LAYER) ERGO FIT - SLEEK, EASY-TO-USE DIAL SYSTEM FOR ONE-HANDED ADJUSTMENTS ERGO FIT - SLEEK, EASY-TO-USE DIAL SYSTEM FOR ONE-HANDED ADJUSTMENTS ERGO FIT - SLEEK, EASY-TO-USE DIAL SYSTEM FOR ONE-HANDED ADJUSTMENTS
    RETENTION SYSTEM NO-TWIST TRI-GLIDES: QUICK-ADJUST FASTENERS THAT HELP KEEP STRAPS FLAT AND PROPERLY POSITIONED NO-TWIST TRI-GLIDES: QUICK-ADJUST FASTENERS THAT HELP KEEP STRAPS FLAT AND PROPERLY POSITIONED PINCHGUARD BUCKLE - A SPECIALLY DESIGNED BUCKLE FOR KIDS' HELMETS THAT PREVENTS PINCHING NO-TWIST TRI-GLIDES: QUICK-ADJUST FASTENERS THAT HELP KEEP STRAPS FLAT AND PROPERLY POSITIONED NO-TWIST TRI-GLIDES: QUICK-ADJUST FASTENERS THAT HELP KEEP STRAPS FLAT AND PROPERLY POSITIONED PINCHGUARD BUCKLE - A SPECIALLY DESIGNED BUCKLE FOR KIDS' HELMETS THAT PREVENTS PINCHING
    WEIGHT 345 GRAMS 309 GRAMS 353 GRAMS 299 GRAMS (SIZE UY)