Bell Vela Helmet review

A real bargain women's helmet

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £24.95 RRP | USD $45.73
Bell Vela Helmet

Our review

A good-looking gem of a lid at a superb bargain price
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The Vela is sized for the theoretically smaller female skull and is a real bargain. The retention cradle extends inside and is anchored into the crown of the helmet rather than the sides, providing security without being too vice-like and helping to keep the air flowing.


One-handed volume adjustments are easy to make with the Ergo-Dial ratchet, and the cradle is smooth with no sharp edges to snag long hair.

An unobtrusive and removable peak complements a sleek back end and a covered snaplock protects chins from clumsy pinches.


Camlock buckles keep straps in place and weight is not unreasonable for this price, though there’s a fair bit of exposed EPS at the back which is vulnerable to scrapes.

Product Specifications


Name Vela Women's Helmet
Brand Bell

Description Sophisticated graphics and colour schemes in a specific women's size make for a helmet that looks good and feels great to wear
MPN CB914773
Weight (g) 255
Features Easy-adjust Cam-lock strap levers to dial in the perfect fit
No of Vents 23
Available In (Mens/Womens) Womens
Sizes Available One-Size
Fastening Type Adjustable Strap
Helmet Sizes Available One-Size