Open face helmets, sometimes called 3/4 helmets, fall somewhere between half helmets and full face helmets. They cover a majority of the head, including the lower back head, but do not cover the face with anything more than a face shield.
This aspect is appealing to many motorcycle riders as it allows for full head protection without the feeling of constraint of some get from full face helmets. The shape and design of open face helmets allows for a broad range of creativity when putting the artistic touch on each helmet.
One of the most iconic open face helmets in cinematic history is the one worn by Peter Fonda’s character “Captain America” in the movie “Easy Rider”. Of course, he doesn’t wear the helmet much in the movie, even though they spend a lot of time on their motorbikes. One of the few scenes, and a classic, from the movie:
Nowadays, people are a little more acceptable to the use of the American Flag as a design feature and it is used in many different ways. The American Flag helmet has been replicated and can be purchased online through Amazon, as seen here.
Fulmer was the original maker of the American Flag helmet that was used in the movie. While they are supposedly still making the same helmet, there are so many copycats out there that it is hard to know if you are getting an authentic Fulmer helmet.
The open face helmet sold on Amazon is not made by Fulmer, but by Daytona Helmets. It is a quality helmet that is DOT certified and weighs only 4 lbs. Each helmet is custom painted, so each varies stlightly from the next. The different sizes utilized different sized shells, so you are getting the best proportional fit from each size. Sizes range from 2x-small to 4x-large, so you are sure to find the perfect fit. Current prices for the helmet on Amazon is $65 and can be shipped with 2-day free shipping with an Amazon Prime account.
Additional Open Face Helmets on Amazon
If the American Flag helmet is not your style. There are a lot of different design choices to chose from on Amazon. Here is a small selection that is currently available. Click through to find the right helmet for you.
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