Bell Bullitt Retro Helmets. $400 & up. Bell hasn't been making helmets for quite as long as people have been smashing their heads open as a result of not wearing one, but 60+ years is still a landmark achievement. The company released its first Bell Star helmet in 1954. In the honor of the original, they've created this modernized throwback called the Bullitt. With full-face protection, a calibrated fit, and a 3-shell/3-EPS foam lining system, the Bullitt evolves a 1950s aesthetic into a 2010s means of averting brain injury.