5 Of The Best 3/4 Lids On The Streets

A collection of the latest and greatest open-face helmets designed for summer riding

When the temperatures start climbing, nothing beats the feeling of the cool breeze—the kind that you can enjoy when wearing a 3/4 helmet. These helmets look great and offer supreme comfort, excellent build quality, and up-to-date DOT protection. Keeping your head enclosed in a full-face helmet might not sound appealing during a long summer ride, so we’ve compiled a collection of some of our favorite 3/4 models on the market.

Harley-Davidson Mason’s Yard 3/4 Helmet

Harley-Davidson Mason’s Yard 3/4 Helmet

For the rider transitioning from half to 3/4 helmets, H-D’s Mason’s Yard lid offers an ideal combination of coverage and freedom.

Harley-Davidson

The matte colorblock design gives the helmet a distinct style all its own, and the retractable anti-scratch sun shield helps block the summer sun’s harmful rays.

The Mason’s Yard helmet has also been designed to fit H-D’s helmet headset, so the rider can stay connected to others in the pack. A removable liner and cheek pads are washable to ensure a fresh feel is there to match the fresh appearance of this unique open-face helmet.

Indian Motorcycle Liberty Jet Helmet

Indian Motorcycle Liberty Jet Helmet

For a reliable 3/4 helmet with a dose of tech, the Liberty Jet from Indian features an ultra- durable ABS outer shell with Bluetooth capability, which allows you to plug in while you’re out there roaming free.

Indian Motorcycle

An integrated sun visor blocks out pesky UV rays, and an internal ventilation system helps keep your head fresh and cool during the hot summer months. Removable and washable inner liners mean you can have a fresh feel with every ride. The Liberty Jet helmet is DOT and ECE certified to give you a sense of more than adequate protection.

Scorpion Covert 3-In-1 Helmet

Scorpion Covert 3-In-1 Helmet

Let’s say you want a 3/4 helmet today, but maybe a half helmet—or even a full-face—tomorrow.

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Well, there’s no need to invest in an entire helmet collection, as Scorpion’s Covert helmet can be easily transformed between the three styles, making it one of the most versatile lids on the market today.

Scorpion’s designers first started with a half helmet platform then worked in a drop-down sun visor for UV protection, and took it one step further with the incorporation of a rear comfort sleeve, which takes it into 3/4, open-face territory. There’s really no good excuse not to buy this helmet.

LS2 Cabrio Carbon Helmet

LS2 Cabrio Carbon Helmet

Riders searching for an extremely lightweight helmet that delivers high-performance protection, and slick styling to boot, should find LS2’s Cabrio Carbon to be a perfect fit.

LS2 Helmets

Constructed from wide-weave pure carbon fiber, this helmet is truly for those who can appreciate gear that earns the highest marks in both function and form. The Cabrio Carbon also features a drop-down sun shield and a DOT-approved quick-release chinstrap for a secure, snug fitment, as well as easy on/off abilities.

Bell Custom 500 Helmet

Bell Custom 500 Helmet

The Custom 500 3/4 helmet offers five unique shell sizes so riders can find the same personalized and compact fit with a list of modern options—all in a single nostalgic package. It’s a package on which Bell has built its reputation.

Bell Helmets

The interior of the helmet features a plush microsuede lining with contrast stitching, and the option of either a fiberglass composite or carbon-fiber outer shell. When it comes to the 3/4 motorcycle lid, Bell is keeping its classic design pure while offering all the amenities today’s rider demands.