3 Affordable Forced-Air Helmets For Everyday Use

Keep the cool air in and dust out

Fresh- or forced-air helmet systems, widely known as "Race Air," have become increasingly popular in the UTV industry for use as a recreational comfort product. Racers use these systems, which can be purchased through ruggedradios.com and pciraceradios.com, to not only keep to themselves cool in the heat of racing but also to minimize the dust in their eyes and the fog on their lenses. These three affordable fresh-/forced-air helmets will keep you cool and dust-free while riding with your buddies in the desert, dunes, or wherever your UTV takes you.

Bell Qualifier DLX Forced-Air Helmet

Bell Qualifier DLX Forced-Air Helmet ($319.95)Bell

The Bell Qualifier DLX forced-air helmet ($319.95) features a top forced-air port, integrated speaker pockets for your UTV’s communications, and a dust skirt. The Qualifier also runs Bell’s popular Transitions face shield which self-adjusts the tint based on the sunlight. Its lightweight polycarbonate/ABS shell construction tips the scales at 3.31 pounds and is available in white or matte black in sizes S–3XL, and it is covered by an industry-leading five-year warranty.

Bell Qualifier DLX Forced-Air Helmet Features:

  • Large forced-air top vent feature allows you to hook up with all-popular fresh-air systems
  • Premium dust skirt allows you to seal the bottom of the helmet to keep annoying dust out
  • Lightweight polycarbonate/ABS shell construction
  • Transitions Adaptive Click Release shield included
  • Transitions antifog and UV protection
  • Integrated communication port accommodates Sena and Cardo Bluetooth stereo headset and intercom systems (both sold separately)
  • Removable/washable antibacterial interior
  • Velocity Flow ventilation system with FlowAdjust
  • Padded wind collar drastically reduces wind and road noise
  • Contoured cheek pads
  • Integrated speaker pockets
  • Padded chinstrap with D-ring closure
  • Industry-leading five-year warranty
  • DOT certification

Klim R1 Fresh-Air Helmet

Klim R1 Fresh-Air Helmet ($199.99)Klim

The Klim R1 Fresh-Air helmet ($199.99) is a great price for helmets in general. This air helmet is DOT approved and comes with a dust skirt and 80 percent dark smoke sun visor. It’s available in white or black with sizes from S–2XL.

Kilm R1 Air Fresh Air Helmet Features:

  • DOT certification
  • Polycarbonate-ABS full-face helmet
  • Crown-mounted air port—compatible with third-party air systems
  • Dual-density EPS liner
  • EZ-wipe optically clear face shield
  • Internal drop-down sun visor (80 percent Dark Smoke)
  • Air pressure control port
  • Removable dust skirt
  • Removable and washable crown and cheek pads
  • Anti-scratch/pinlock-ready clear face shield

Pyrotect ProSport Full-Face Duckbill Helmet

Pyrotect ProSport Full-Face Duckbill Helmet ($299.99) BUY Pro Sport Full Face Duckbill Side Air SA2015
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The Pyrotect ProSport (starting at $299.99) has the only Snell-approved rating out of these three helmets and features an integrated post port for a HANS, Leatt, or Necksgen safety systems. Pyrotect offers the ProSport with a side- or top-mounted forced-air system and is available in white or flat black in sizes XS–2XL.

Pyrotect ProSport Full-Face Duckbill Helmet Features:

  • Designed with a composite tri-weave vacuum-bagged and autoclave-cured lightweight shell for maximum durability
  • Stainless steel hardware and a Kevlar chinstrap
  • New interchangeable six-pad headliner and cheek pad system for better adjustability, added comfort, and cleaning
  • Front and rear top venting for improved air intake and heat exhaust
  • P-1 venting design for improved airflow
  • 0.125-inch polycarbonate shield with tear off post
  • Rubber eyeport seal
  • Compatible with Racing Optics or Ultra Shield tear offs
  • Large eyeport offers greater visibility
  • M6 inserted for head-neck restraint devices
  • Great aerodynamics
  • Fire retardant Nomex interior
  • Snell SA 2015 rated
  • Sizes XS to 2XL