Hometown: Ft. Worth
Filed Under: Be glad your head isn't made of carbon fiber and kevlar; you'd have no excuse to decorate your head with this.
Overview: Strong, light, comfortable, and 100% American-made motorcycle helmet in the popular old-school profile, dubbed by American Iron Magazine as the "strongest low profile helmet" available anywhere
Appreciate: It checks all the right boxes: strong for safety; innovative for comfort; and good looking, so you can look good. Safety: you'll tend to notice that carbon fiber and kevlar 29 (the core materials of this helmet) are the same materials used in other products where strength is a priority. Did you know that carbon fiber is several times stronger than steel? Now you do. Would you feel safe having ballistic-quality kevlar protect your head? Well you should. Comfort: the Six Shooter is named for the six holes cut in the top of its shell, which provide ventilation. Inside the shell, the lining is made from ensolite, a NASA-developed memory foam that is water-resistant and soft. Good looking: marine-grade paint finishes are available in "chrome" (Red Chrome is pictured), "candy" (our favorite is Root Beer), flat, and gloss. And of course, the low profile design prevents your head from looking like a bloated mushroom
Know: Two options are available on the chin strap: a military spec quick disconnect strap, and one fastened using steel d-rings. The Six Shooter is Skull Crush's most popular model, but they offer other great designs as well, including Polo, Military, and German styles
Special Comments: The Six Shooter is for more than bikers: skaters and snowboarders also appreciate their lightweight, strong, and breathable qualities. It's not D.O.T approved, but no good looking, old-school half helmets are. If you're okay forgoing a nanny-state approved model for one of these, just give yourself a little extra time. The Six Shooters are hand-built, and custom made to order (not mass produced); so factor that into your expectations, and tell your head to just be patient in the mean time
Cost: Range from $165 to $205
See it: Here.