LS2 Rebellion Helmet Review: #8 In Our Top 9

Attention all motorcycle enthusiasts! Are you looking for a stylish helmet that looks not only good but also provides top-notch protection and functionality? Look no further than the LS2 Rebellion Helmet. 

In this article, I will delve into the various features of this helmet, from its ventilation system to its Bluetooth capabilities. 

Plus, I’ll discuss the safety ratings and certifications earned by the LS2 Rebellion Helmet, giving you the peace of mind you need while on the road. 

But, the main question I will answer in this review will be: Is this the best low-profile half helmet for you? Let’s find out!

LS2 Rebellion Helmet

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  • Great fit
  • Very comfortable
  • Peak is removable

LS2 Rebellion Helmet

Shell Construction

The LS2 Rebellion features a polycarbonate shell construction, which offers several benefits. For one, polycarbonate is a lightweight and durable material, making it an ideal choice for a good low profile motorcycle helmet

Additionally, polycarbonate is known for its impact resistance, so you can feel confident that you are well-protected while wearing this helmet.

Finally, the LS2 Rebellion features an exterior peak that is removable only if broken. This design ensures that the peak stays securely attached to the helmet during normal use but can be easily removed in the event of an impact. 

The peak is also glued down the side below the removable screws, adding an extra layer of security.

LS2 Rebellion Sizing

When it comes to finding the right helmet, sizing is crucial. You want to ensure that the helmet fits your head properly, both for safety and comfort. 

The LS2 Rebellion is available in a wide range of sizes, from extra small to three XL. This means that riders of all head sizes can find a helmet that fits them comfortably.

One thing to note is that the fitment of the LS2 Rebellion is designed for an intermediate oval head shape. 

This is a fairly common head shape, but it’s important to make sure that it’s the right fit for you. LS2 also offers two different shell sizes for the Rebellion helmet, which helps ensure a better fit.

One of the benefits of the LS2 Rebellion’s fitment is that it allows the helmet to fit correctly on the head, reducing the need to oversize. 

Oversizing can be dangerous, as it can lead to the helmet moving around too much on the head and not providing adequate protection in the event of an accident.

SIZEHEAD (CM)
XS53-54
SM55-56
MD57-58
LG59-60
XL61-62
2XL63-64
3XL65-66

Weight

Weight is always a consideration when it comes to motorcycle helmets, and the LS2 Rebellion does not disappoint in this regard. 

In a large fitment, this helmet weighs just two pounds six ounces, making it one of the lighter helmets on the market. 

This lightweight design makes it easier to wear for long periods without feeling fatigued. It’s important to note that the weight of the helmet will vary depending on the size and fitment.

LS2 Rebellion Ventilation

Another key feature of the LS2 Rebellion helmet is its ventilation system. The helmet features one large vent on top, which allows airflow to come through. 

Additionally, there are chimney cutaways throughout the EPS liner, which promote airflow from the front to the back of the helmet. 

The helmet also features a multi-density EPS liner, with three different EPS liners available. This liner helps to absorb impact and protect the rider in the event of an accident.

LS2 Rebellion Clear Visor

The LS2 Rebellion helmet comes with a clear visor that provides a clear and unobstructed view while riding. 

However, what really impressed me was the drop-down sun visor. It’s easy to manually actuate, and you can simply grab and pull it down whenever you need it.

One of the main advantages of this sun visor is that it doesn’t put undue pressure on the bridge of your nose. 

This can be an issue with some helmets, especially when you’re riding for an extended period. With the LS2 Rebellion, you can enjoy the benefits of a sun visor without any discomfort.

The helmet has a dark smoke sun visor, but you can also choose from colors like clear, light smoke, and yellow. 

This means you can customize your helmet to your preferences and riding conditions.

Overall, the LS2 Rebellion clear visor and drop-down sun visor provide excellent protection from the sun and wind while also ensuring clear visibility. 

It’s one of the standout features of the helmet and a significant reason why I highly recommend it to riders.

LS2 Rebellion Interior

LS2 Rebellion has designed its helmets with comfort and versatility in mind, as evidenced by the hypoallergenic interior and soft comfort lining of the LS2 Rebellion helmet. 

The helmet has a nice binding around the edge and additional inserts that allow for using different comm systems. 

The lining on the back of the helmet works perfectly with the velcro speaker pods, and the elasticated strip helps to hold the microphone in place in front of your mouth if you go with the comm system.

The comfort of the helmet’s interior is a key factor in the LS2 Rebellion helmet. The hypoallergenic material helps to wick away sweat and keep you comfortable even on long rides. 

The popper reflectivity at the back of the helmet provides an added safety feature, making you more visible to other drivers on the road. 

Six snaps hold the liner in place, but they are located up and outside of where the liner hits your head, so there is no discomfort from their placement.

The liner pops out easily once the snaps are undone, making cleaning and promoting airflow simple. 

Channel cutaways within the liner allow airflow to move freely through the helmet, while chimney cutaways throughout the EPS liner promote airflow from the front to the back of the helmet. 

LS2 Rebellion Bluetooth

As a motorcycle rider, staying connected with fellow riders and having access to music or GPS directions can greatly enhance the riding experience. 

The LS2 Rebellion Helmet now offers an integrated Bluetooth communicator, the LS2 Linkin Ride Pal by Sena, to help riders stay connected on the road.

The Linkin Ride Pal by Sena pairs with any other Sena system and can connect up to three other systems for intercom use. 

This means riders can communicate with their riding group, even if they have different communication systems. 

Plus, the LRP device manager allows for easy firmware updates online, ensuring the system is always up-to-date.

This Bluetooth communicator kit is designed exclusively for the LS2 Rebellion Half-Helmet and has a pad set that allows seamless installation.

The system can pair with two phones simultaneously and is controlled by three integrated buttons on the helmet’s pad set.

Additionally, the device features SENA’s Digital Signal Processing for noise cancellation, ensuring clear communication even in noisy environments.

Charging the LinkIn Ride Pal by Sena is a breeze, as it comes with a Micro-USB cable that can be connected to any USB port. 

With this innovative Bluetooth communicator, you can enjoy your favorite music, stay connected with your riding group, and receive directions from your GPS without compromising your safety or comfort on the road.

LS2 Rebellion Helmet Safety Ratings

As a motorcycle, safety is always my top concern when reviewing helmets. Fortunately, the LS2 Rebellion Helmet meets the standards for safety that I look for in a helmet. 

This helmet is DOT-approved, which means that it has been tested and meets the safety standards set by the US Department of Transportation.

DOT approval is a must-have for any helmet, and it’s reassuring to know that the LS2 Rebellion Helmet has this rating. 

The helmet has undergone rigorous testing to ensure that it provides adequate protection in the event of an impact.

DOT tests evaluate the helmet’s ability to absorb impact, resist penetration, and stay in place during a crash.

The fact that the LS2 Rebellion Helmet has passed these tests gives me confidence that it can help protect riders in the event of an accident.

Features and Benefits

FeaturesBenefits
Polycarbonate shellLightweight and durable material
Impact resistance for increased protection
Removable exterior peakPeak stays securely attached during normal use
Can be easily removed in the event of an impact
LS2 Rebellion SizingAvailable in a wide range of sizes
Fits comfortably and securely
Designed for intermediate oval head shape
It can be easily removed in the event of an impact
Lightweight designEasier to wear for long periods without feeling fatigued
LS2 Rebellion VentilationOne large vent on top allows airflow
Chimney cutaways promote airflow from front to back
Multi-density EPS liner absorbs impact
LS2 Rebellion Clear VisorDrop-down sun visor provides protection from the sun and wind
Hypoallergenic material wicks away sweat and keeps the rider comfortable
Doesn’t put pressure on the bridge of the nose
Customizable with different colors available
LS2 Rebellion InteriorA clear visor provides a clear and unobstructed view
Additional inserts for using different communication systems
Popper reflectivity at the back provides added safety
Six snaps holding the liner in place
Easy to clean and promotes airflow
LS2 Rebellion BluetoothIntegrated Bluetooth communicator allows riders to stay connected with fellow riders, access music or GPS directions
LS2 LinkIn Ride Pal by Sena pairs with any other Sena system and can connect up to three other systems
LRP device manager allows for easy firmware updates online
LS2 Rebellion Helmet Safety RatingsDOT-approved for increased safety
Tested and meets the safety standards set by the US Department of Transportation
Provides adequate protection in the event of an impact
Evaluates helmet’s ability to absorb impact, resist penetration, and stay in place during a crash

My Likes and Dislikes

The fit of this helmet is good, and the build quality is also good. A friend of mine has owned multiple LS2 helmets, and he is very picky, so it must be good.

I personally like that the helmet is light and snug. I also like the ratchet-style chin strap, which is easier for me to take off. The drop-down sun shield is also a nice feature that helps me avoid having to wear sunglasses underneath the helmet.

However, I did have an issue with the visor. I don’t think that it comes down far enough or isn’t tinted enough; it also didn’t fit well with my glasses.

It’s also a little noisy at high speeds, which could be a concern for me since I like to ride on the highway.

FAQ

What is the LS2 Rebellion 1812 Helmet made of?

The shell of the LS2 Rebellion 1812 Helmet is made of Kinetic Polymer Alloy (KPA), a high-performance, lightweight material.

Does the LS2 Rebellion 1812 Helmet have a sun shield?

Yes, the helmet has an adjustable Twin Shield System drop-down dark smoke sun shield that is UV- and scratch-resistant.

Is the LS2 Rebellion 1812 Helmet DOT approved?

Yes, the helmet meets or exceeds DOT standards for 50-state legal protection.

What sizes are available for the LS2 Rebellion 1812 Helmet?

The helmet comes in two shell sizes (XS-LG and XL-2XL) and is available in sizes XS to 3XL. Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

Is there a communication system available for the LS2 Rebellion 1812 Helmet?

Yes, the helmet is set up for easy and seamless installation of the LS2 LinkIn Bluetooth communication system by Sena (sold separately).

How do I take care of my LS2 Rebellion 1812 Helmet?

The technical fabric liner of the helmet is hypoallergenic, moisture-wicking, removable, and washable. The sun shield should be cleaned with mild soap and water only.

For more information on how to use, fix, or take care of your item, please refer to our product information section.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the LS2 Rebellion helmet is an excellent choice for riders looking for a stylish and comfortable helmet that doesn’t compromise on safety.

With its multi-density EPS liner and DOT approval, riders can be confident in the helmet’s ability to protect them in the event of an accident.

Additionally, the helmet’s interior is