Fit for the trail.
The Bell Stoker Helmet centers on a CPSC-certified Fusion In-Mold Microshell and a design that gives you high levels of protection and comfort for your money. A SpeedDial fit system that’s easily adjustable and internal Coolmax pads combine forces to keep you comfortable anywhere on the mountain. With four brow ports and thirteen vents, the Stoker cools you off on long climbs and dumps heat as you rush down singletrack. With four sizes available, everyone's covered in the fit department.
- Fusion In-Mold Microshell
- SpeedDial adjustment system
- Coolmax pads
- 4 brow ports
- 13 vents
- Adjustable visor
- Item #BEL007Y
- Q & A
Fits A Small Head Really Well.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This helmet is great! I have a pretty small head and got a size small. I tried on a lot of helmets and this was the most comfortable out of all of them. I really like the boa in bad to make the helmet fit my head. The only bad thing about this helmet is that the visor is a little short and doesn't block the sun out when it is lower in the sky.
Lightweight but warmer than XC helmet
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Weight: A. I do not notice any difference in bulk or weight, despite the appearance of a much more substantial lid than a normal XC helmet. Feels very well balanced.
Fit: A, for Bell users. I have a Bell Sequence helmet for XC, and find the fit equally comfortable for both.
Venting: C+, for hot headed dudes. I sweat a ton on big climbs, and on hot days this helmet is noticeably warmer than a 20+-vent helmet. Maybe not so great for big climbs if you overheat. Otherwise, feels great when actually moving at speed on the trail, hardly notice it's there.
Another minor gripe is that the vents don't work well for sliding your glasses up above your visor when wanting to ride without glasses. Not a big deal, just an old roadie thing I do when there is no one riding in front of me and/or it's getting dark.
The main benefit is the nice large mounting area up top for a permanent GoPro or light mount, which is why I actually bought this thing over other helmets.
I like it enough to keep using it, but would consider trying a better ventilated helmet like the Giro Hex if I get the chance.
Bulky and Ugly
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
If you're looking for a good all mountain helmet consider the bell super or TLD a1 before buying this one.
It fit fine, but It looked huge on my head. Other helmets like the Super and A-1 provide the added coverage that this helmet offers, but in a much lower profile package and with much better fit.
The padding on the interior was very basic and uncomfortable.
Just a cheap helmet, dont bother. I returned mine after trying it on and bought an TLD A1 and a Bell Super, both are far superior.