Bell Vela Fusion Sport Women’s review

Startlingly good budget women's lid

Our rating 
5.0 out of 5 star rating 5.0
GBP £25.00 RRP
Bell Vela Fusion Sport Women's

Our review

A fully-featured lightweight lid at an astonishing price
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Retailing at £25, we expected the Vela to be… well… very basic. It surprised us; pleasantly.


With removable visor, easily adjustable, clip-in chin strap, ‘ergo dial-fit’ cradle for the back of your head, and ample padding, you’d guess that it weighed as much as your bike. But at 257g for the one-size-fits-all, it undercuts many helmets four or five times as expensive.

The vents are narrower, and it’s not the most aerodynamic, but unless you’re shaving seconds off your 25-mile time trial, that shouldn’t matter. It even sports mesh covers for the front-most vents, preventing those panicky moments when a wasp decides to nest in your hair.  


The white flowers colourway was subtly trendy, and would be as at home on a race bike as a commuter or mountain-bike. To complete the package, replacement parts such as visors and inner padding are readily available.

Product Specifications


Name Vela Women's Helmet
Brand Bell

Description Replacement parts such as visors and inner padding are available for this product.
Available Colours Black/White
Weight (g) 257
Features Mesh inserts
Fastening Type Adjustable Strap Buckle
Vented Yes
Helmet Sizes Available One-Size