Bell Variant helmet review

Best fit for round heads

Our rating 
4.3 out of 5 star rating 4.3
GBP £70.00 RRP | USD $80.00
Bell Variant helmet

Our review

Superb fit, adjustability and comfort. Lightweight and great value too
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Bell and Giro belong to the same company and what one does, the other usually counters with a similar helmet. This is Bell’s response, formerly to the Xen and latterly the Xar. A more rounded internal fit than the Xar, the Variant has a similar adjust-by-hand visor, and twist dial retention system.


The overall look and feel of the Variant is compact. Having worn one of these while slipping off an alpine ledge before landing on our head, then collecting the bike on the back edge of said helmet, it most definitely is up to the job. If there’s a chink in the Variant’s armour, it’s that it’s not very sexy or dangerous to look at.

Product Specifications


Name Variant helmet (11)
Brand Bell

Available Colours Various
Weight (g) 320
Features Sizes: 51-56cm, 55-59cm, 59-63cm
No of Vents 20