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Bauer 4500 Helmet

* Floating pro ear loops * Dual-density cellflex foam * Dual-ridge crown * Ergo translucent ear covers * CSA, HECC, CE certified * Quick tool adjustmentSizing (in head circumference) * X-Small: 20.0-21.5 * Small: 21.5-22.5 * Medium: 20.0-23.5 * Large: 23.0-25.0 * X-Large: 24.5-26.0
Average Rating:
4.533 out of 5
4.5
 out of 
5
(15 Reviews) 12
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Snapshot (15 reviews)
5 stars
9
4 stars
5
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0
15 out of 15(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Questions & Answers:
5 Questions | 6 Answers
Customer Reviews for 4500 Helmet
Review 1 for 4500 Helmet
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Comfort
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Durability
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Protection
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
BradD94
Location: Washington D.C.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Frequency: 1 time per week
Gender: male
Interest: Ice Hockey
Best Description: Player
Best Protection = Best Fit
Pros: Helped improve my game, Great value, Quality, Easy to use, Features
There's a reason why many NHL players used to wear this helmet and still do. The best protection is ALWAYS the best fit. I've tried on a ton of other helmets such as the Re-Akt, 11k, and top level Bauer models and none fit like this. The padding is extremely comfortable and molds to my head shape over time.
I would wear this helmet on any level of hockey. It's the best hockey purchase I've ever made. Only downside is there is no screw free attachment.
1 of 1 found this review helpful.
Review 2 for 4500 Helmet
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Comfort
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Durability
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Protection
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Size: 
Perfect Fit
Small
Large
Weight: 
Light
Heavy
Light
Heipfam
Location: Barrington, IL
Skill Level: Advanced
Frequency: 2-5 times per week
Gender: male
Interest: Ice Hockey
Best Description: Player
great value
Pros: Great value
I wasn't looking to spend a lot on a helmet so I decided to give this one a shot. I like that it is adjustable in size so that my head fits perfectly in it. The padding stays in place unlike my previous helmet. It's too early to comment on the durability and longevity of it but from what I have read on previous reviews this helmet seems to live up to it's reputation. Overall I'm satisfied with this purchase.
Review 3 for 4500 Helmet
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Comfort
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Durability
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Performance
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Protection
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Size: 
Runs Very Large
Small
Large
Weight: 
Light
Heavy
Light
bigman
Skill Level: Beginner
Frequency: 1 time per week
Gender: male
Interest: Ice Hockey
Best Description: Player
big
Pros: Helped improve my game, Great value, Quality, Easy to use, Features
Cons: Expensive, Difficult to use
I believe the helmet was pretty big when i got it and i have a large head. I like how light it is and how it conforms around my head very well when reduced.. It was difficult to find to figure out how to reduce it wish it was easier to adjust it,,
0 of 2 found this review helpful.
Review 4 for 4500 Helmet
Overall Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Comfort
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Durability
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Performance
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Protection
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
TJCHKY
Worn this helmet for years
Pros: Great value, Easy to use
Have had 3 different 4500 helmets and never had a problem. Padding always stayed in place and held up. Padding is not best for protection but a great value. I am a large and wear a 7 3/8 baseball cap.
Review 5 for 4500 Helmet
Overall Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Comfort
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Durability
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Performance
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Protection
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Size: 
Perfect Fit
Small
Large
TLTC
Location: Twin Cities MN
Skill Level: Intermediate
Frequency: 1 time per week
Gender: male
Interest: Ice Hockey
Best Description: Player
Good Helmet for a Square Head
Pros: Easy to use, Quality, xl fits bigger heads
Cons: Expensive
Seems to run true to size, ordered an XL and fits my head just fine, and I also wear an UnderArmour skull cap underneath. Fits comfortably. I wear a 7 3/4 baseball cap.
Review 6 for 4500 Helmet
Overall Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Comfort
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Durability
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Performance
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Protection
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Value
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Hockeylife67
Location: Chicago
Skill Level: Advanced
Frequency: More than 5 times per week
Gender: male
Interest: Ice Hockey
Best Description: Player
Best Helmet Terrible Price Point
Pros: comfort
Cons: Expensive
I love this helmet and it fits my head like a glove. I have been using this helmet since 1993 and nothing has changed except the price point. For this only I have given this bucket a lower rating. Somebody at Bauer is rolling on the floor laughing because they are charging $70 for a 3 decade old helmet that should cost $30. Either way still the most comfortable bucket ever and it doesn't look like your wearing a fishbowl.
Review 7 for 4500 Helmet
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Comfort
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Durability
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Protection
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Size: 
Runs Small
Small
Large
Weight: 
Extremely Light
Heavy
Light
socko
Location: Chicago
Skill Level: Advanced
Frequency: 2-5 times per week
Gender: male
Interest: Ice Hockey
Best Description: Player
Awesome
Pros: Quality, Easy to use, Features, very light
Cons: none
I just picked up my new 4500 to replace my other new 9900 and couldn't be happier! Kind of old school, like my Cooper SK 2001. Light, actually very light, super comfortable, fit it with my 9900 cage and its great! If you are close to in between size, I suggest size down. I went from Medium 9900 to a Small 4500. This has been my best purchase this year. I have a 9900 for sale if anyone needs one that is a month old and black...
Review 8 for 4500 Helmet
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Comfort
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Durability
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Protection
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Size: 
Perfect Fit
Small
Large
Weight: 
Light
Heavy
Light
DoubleMT
Skill Level: Advanced
Frequency: 2-5 times per week
Gender: male
Interest: Both
Best Description: Player
Best Ever!
Pros: Quality, Easy to use, Features
Cons: Expensive
I love this helmet! It was light, protective, and it is what the pro's wear! It's Great.
Review 9 for 4500 Helmet
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Comfort
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Durability
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Protection
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Size: 
Runs Large
Small
Large
Weight: 
Light
Heavy
Light
danglesnipe
Location: New York
Skill Level: Advanced
Frequency: More than 5 times per week
Gender: male
Interest: Both
Best Description: Player
best helmet ever
Pros: Helped improve my game, Great value, Quality, Easy to use, Features, flowy
This is the best helmet i've ever used, i used to use a reebok 8k and then i got myself a 4500 for my team colors and it was soooooo comfortable. the classic inner pads feel much better than gels and stirofoam in other helmets. the only negative is the ventilation, after a game if your on the ice a lot your gonna be a little hotter with the 4500 bucket, but the flow is unimaginable with a ccm cage. i would recommend this to anyone!!
2 of 2 found this review helpful.
Review 10 for 4500 Helmet
Date:1/11/11
Overall Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Comfort
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Durability
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Protection
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Size: 
Extremely Small
Small
Large
JonnyM
Great Helmet
Pros: Helped improve my game, Great value, Quality, Easy to use, Features
LOVE THIS HELMET..... BUT THE SIZE I ORDERED DIDN'T REALLY FIT. I JUDGED THE SIZE TO ORDER OFF OF WHAT SIZE BASEBALL HAT I WEAR. I WEAR A 7 3/4 AND ORDERED A LARGE HELMET WHICH SEEMED CORRECT, BUT THE HELMET WAS WAY TOO SMALL. I SUGGEST ORDERING A SIZE BIGGER THAN YOU THINK.
3 of 3 found this review helpful.
Review 11 for 4500 Helmet
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Comfort
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Durability
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Performance
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Protection
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Size: 
Perfect Fit
Small
Large
Weight: 
Very Light
Heavy
Light
ChiCityHockey19
Skill Level: Advanced
Frequency: 2-5 times per week
Gender: male
Interest: Ice
Best Description: Player
Simple yet awesome
Pros: Great value, Easy to use, looks good
Cons: not very protective
This helmet is the perfect buy. very very very cheap in price. Many pros wear this helmet. Very light and snug fit on the head. Could see why some say it is uncomfortable, but i love it
Review 12 for 4500 Helmet
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Comfort
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Durability
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Protection
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Brent
Wear what the pros wear!
Pros: look awesome, very light
Love the look of this helmet and plus it is soo light
1 of 1 found this review helpful.
Ratings-Only Reviews for 4500 Helmet
Based on the average of (3) ratings-only reviews
4.3 out of 5
4.3 out of 5
Would recommend? Yes 3 out of 3
Comfort
3.7 out of 5
3.7 out of 5
Design
4.7 out of 5
4.7 out of 5
Durability
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features
4.3 out of 5
4.3 out of 5
Performance
4.3 out of 5
4.3 out of 5
Protection
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value
4.3 out of 5
4.3 out of 5
Size: 
4.3 out of 7
Small
Large
Weight: 
5 out of 7
Heavy
Light