The wife has been nagging me for years to wear a full-face helmet. Intellectually I've always agreed with her that I should, but I just don't care for the way they look, and the fact that I feel claustrophobic in them doesn't help.
Then in a search for a new 3/4 helmet to replace my worn out Bell 500, I stumbled across the Gringo. It seemed to be the best of all worlds. I rolled the dice and ordered one.
I can't say enough good about this helmet. Looks great, the pictures hardly do it justice. Clearly of superior construction to the Bell. The liner is as comfortable as any helmet I've ever worn. It is super light. Not just light for a full face helmet, but light, period. And most of all, when I put it on my head, I don't feel suffocated. The fact that it makes the wife happy is just gravy. She's even asked me to order one for her to replace her HJC monstrosity.
I've seen lots of comments as to whether these run big, small, or just right. My experience: I wear a 7 5/8 hat, and my head measures just under 24", which puts me in a 2XL, on the size chart. Despite my Bell 500 being an XL, I went ahead and ordered the 2XL, thinking I could return it if necessary. I don't need to, it's perfect. I have a slightly round head, but many helmets feel like they're crushing my forehead. This one does not.
I ordered a pair of Biltwell goggles from Lowbrow Customs for the cooler months. Haven't received them yet, but I'm looking forward to mating them with this helmet.
The style of the Gringo definitely stands out from the rest of the full face helmets, but that is not what makes this helmet outstanding. It's the plush and comfortable interior, the wide field of vision, and the refreshing ventilation that really make this helmet stand out. Buy it for the style. Keep it for the quality. The Gringo is worth every penny.
Biltwell is a great company with excellent products and awesome customer service.
Super cool looking, well made. I usually get medium sized helmets but after reading the reviews on here i got a size small and fits perfect.
I tentatively ordered online from Australia. WOW, this is one of the few times I have been pleasantly surprised. Apart from the helmet itself being really high quality and ultra comfortable, I was astounded when it arrived from the states in about 2 weeks or less. Totally impressed with you guys. I am still waiting for a t-shirt from another US place that I ordered 4 weeks before the helmet.
I have a long oval face and the medium was too big even with the measurements. Biltwell, quickly exchanged for a small, and it fits perfect. This is the best helmet I've ever had. Even at speed it doesn't pull my head up, and at 90 degrees still has great ventilation. Oh, and look factor is awesome!
Received my Gringo today! I have previously owned a Fulmer V2 and it was a L size helmet. I ordered an XL Gringo and it fits like a charm! Cheek pads snap in and out easily....I purchased the goggles
i can't say enough good things about this helmet. old school honkey scooterpimp style aside , it feels incredible. I am amazed by how cool it is , even in the Florida summer. Important to note , since i haven't seen much mention of the shell size difference; the smaller shell for the medium and under is only slightly larger than the Biltwell novelty. I am a tall guy with a long thin face and even the novelty gave me a bit of the bobble head. The chin bar on El Gringo eliminates this problem. It seems like every time I get paid , I buy some Biltwell merchandise. I might have a problem. I need some gloves man , real bad.
This is a great helmet and a great company. I ordered one size to big but everything was handled awesome by the company.
I ordered a medium, it was too big. Called Biltwell, who was super easy to deal with, shipped it back and swapped out it for a small which fits great. Super stoked. The Moto gloves are awesome too. Next up are some bars. Highly recommended.
Perfect fit! Great looking helmet! Will definitely buy another piece for the Ol' Lady!
best helmet ever. period.
This is my favorite helmet! I was hesitant to order without trying it on first but it fit great. I'm using a mirrored shield and this is by far one of the quietest helmets I've worn. Visibility is great and it is comfortable at freeway speeds.
Don't be worried about the lack of air vents. Even when worn with the bubble shield, there is still enough airflow that makes it comfortable in Texas summer heat.
This is the best full face I've ever worn. I can't believe how high the quality is. No buffeting on on the freeway, perfect vision, comfy fit, glasses or goggles, no problem. I ordered a size too big at first, and I returned it and got the next size down in 2 1/2 days. Fast shipping. Insane product. Nice price.
Went home on my lunch break to find this waiting for me, switch out from my old 3/4 for the ride back to work and I gotta say, this helmet rules. No wind drag, low noise, and really top notch fit and finish. I got a large (I wear a 7 1/8- 7 1/4 hat size) and it fits great. I wear prescription glasses so I didn't bother with goggle or a shield and had no issues. For this price I can't help but recommend it.
I've just got it today! It's amazing that I placed an order only two days ago and I'm already wearing it!
It fits perfect! (mine is large) Great visibility and no wind catching on freeway. I wear goggles over it and feel absolutely great. I also have a biltwell ¾ but I’ll be wearing this helmet more often.