Bell Arella Cycling Helmet is essentially a women’s version of the Muni urban
helmet, scaled-down to fit a greater percentage of women’s heads, and styled-up
to fit their sense of fashion. Despite its sophisticated sass, the Arella is
full-featured and all business under the pretty paint: the OneStep Plus fit
system, the integrated lights, the mounts for additional front and rear lights,
the mirror mount, the ratcheting buckle—they’re all there, just like the Muni.
OneStep Plus –
The world’s easiest helmet fitting system is now available on adult helmets with
the OneStep Plus fit system. Just like its pint-sized predecessor, the new
‘Plus’ version features an innovative fit belt that automatically adjusts to the
rider’s head size with a one-time adjustment.
The first time it’s worn, simply select one of the three fore-aft arm positions
and tighten the chin strap to the proper length. After that, the helmet
self-adjusts for a correct fit every time.
Another feature of the Plus is the integrated rear LED flashers. These sleek,
ultra-lightweight lights feature bright, long-life, flashing LEDS for increased
conspicuity in low-light situations.
Blade Visor Plus with Integrated Light Perch –
Bells Blade Visor Plus lights up the ride by adding an integrated perch for
mounting the Blackburn Flea front light.
Fusion In-Mold Microshell –
In-molding is the
process of bonding the helmet’s Microshell to its EPS foam layer to provide a
sturdier, more solid helmet. The EPS foam is shot into the thin Microshell cap
when it’s in the mold – thus the name – rather than formed separately and taped
on later. This process was pioneered by Bell and is now the industry standard
for all high-end helmets. All but Bell’s toddler helmets are now made with this
Channeled Ventilation –
Specially designed ventilation
channels on the interior of the helmet’s liner bring cool air in through the
front, pass it over the head and flushes warm air out of the rear ports. You’ll
find some form of this feature on almost all Bell helmets, but higher end
helmets feature deeply sculpted channels that keep air moving whether you’re
bombing it at 30 mph, of huffing it uphill at single digit speed.
Ratcheting Buckle –
The Ratcheting Buckle from Bell provides easy fitting with an additional micro
range of adjustment at the buckle.
Integrated Rain Gutters
Integrated Flip Mirror
Integrated Rear Lights
Rear Flasher Strap
Urban/Commute, Touring/Trekking, Cruiser/Casual
9.7oz / 275g
CPSC; CE EN1078