Skid Lid Naked Shorty Flat Black Helmet

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Skid Lid Naked Shorty Flat Black Helmet

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Skid Lid Naked Shorty Flat Black Helmet

Item Code: SkidLidFlatBlack
Brand:Skid Lid Helmets
Model:Naked Shorty
Color:Flat Black
Shell:Thermoplastic alloy injected
Certification:DOT FMVSS 218


  • Has the look of a novelty helmet
  • Original Skid Lid Helmet with new redesigned shape with a slimmer profile and improved fit
  • Clean, minimalist styling
  • Thermoplastic alloy injected shell
  • Retention straps with D-rings
  • Meets or exceeds D.O.T. standards

Size Chart

Size Inches CM
3XS 19 1/4 - 19 5/8 49 - 50
2XS 20 1/8 - 2 1/2 51 - 52
XS 20 7/8 - 21 1/4 53 - 54
S 21 5/8 - 22 55 - 56
M 22 1/2 - 22 7/8 57 - 58
L 23 1/4 - 23 5/8 59 - 60
XL 24 - 24 3/8 61 - 62
2XL 24 3/4 - 25 1/4 63 - 64
3XL 25 5/8 - 26 65 - 66

Customer Reviews

Rated 9 out of 10 based on 102 reviews
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Great Helmet

Comment: Cool naked shorty. Note that size chart gave me a bit of a tight fit when followed precisely. Great value.

Steve J

Lewisporte, NL, Canada


Skid Lid Helmet

Comment: shorty works well in heat, stays where it belongs on hiway



Skid Lid Naked Shorty,

Comment: Good quality and finish on par with HD helmet it's replacing. Structure is similar (both are DOT), sizing feels accurate. Comfortable on my head, doesn't lift at high speed. Good helmet for [...] bucks.


Atlanta, Ga.


Don't like mushrooms

Comment: So here's the deal. After hours of online research and chasing down thin DOT helmet manufacturers that are now out of business; the only way to truly get the look of a novelty helmet is to buy a novelty helmet. Period. If you need (or want) a DOT helmet, you're going to have to accept some of that dreaded mushroom look. This helmet is better than most in that regard but far from perfect. For the price, it's a good deal.



Great Helmet

Comment: Fits like any other brand. Looks good. I had to ad velcro to secure the excess strap, but other than that it is exactly what I wanted.



Great Legal Helmet & Real Lite Helmet

Comment: I looked for years to find a helmet that was lightweight, DOT approved, and felt and looked like this helmet. I am not one to take chances so a ''' novelty'' was out of the question. This helmet was just what i was looking for. Great price, faaaaassst shipping,, great fit, lite, cool and LEGAL!..You won't go wrong with this one!

John Dezeeuw

New Jersey

Great skid lids

Comment: Great fit, tad snug. No head wobble. Looks great and light. You get a little sweaty though when its hot!!!! Strap is touch uncomfortable and no place to pin back when your underway. Great service, fast shipping, I would buy another...

josh g


Better than my $250 HD Helmet

Comment: This helmet fits my smaller head better than my $250.00 HD helmet. Not so bulky. feels good and looks good.

Mark Z

Baraboo WI

No mushroom look helmet

Comment: I was looking for a half helmet that does't give you the mushroom look but still has DOT protection. This helmet is a grate balance between both, its light and works awesome for the hot Tennessee weather.


Nashville , TN

Skid lid

Comment: Good helmet. I went and tried on helmets at a bike shop before I ordered online. If I would have used the sizing chart I would have ended up with a helmet a little to small for my melon. I like it



Half Helmet Review

Comment: Small price to pay for the safety of your melon. It does what it's suppossed to do. As far as the look goes... i think it sits kinda high and there's no escaping the 'shroom look. I think its money well spent though

Bobby C.

Austin TX

Skid Lid is my choice

Comment: Small, light, fits perfect. Stays put at any speed, will not lift in the wind. The price is great and I am ordering a second one. Look no farther this is the one. Follow the size chart for this helmit and you will be happy.



Jafrum is the best

Comment: bought this helmet for a backup. Liked it so much became my main lid. great price fast shipment. Don't hesitate to buy from Jafrum



Skid Lid Flat Black Helmet

Comment: I got this helmet on sale from Jafrum. I can't believe the price I got for a name brand helmet. The helmet itself is great for a person like myself who hates to wear one. It is light weight and not too "mushroomy" like many DOT helmets are


New Jersey

Not bad for the money

Comment: Havent tried it on the road yet so I'll just comment on look and fit. I like the matte look, fit is in line with the sizing chart and it's fairly light too. There is the mushroom look, but it's a DOT helmet so expect it. The strap could use a button to secure it because it is long and could whip you when riding. But I can cut it a little shorter or something if I need to. All in all, it's my backup and good for the money.


Las Vegas


Comment: Very solid helmet. Comparable to competitors helmet.



Nice Helmet, just a bit small

Comment: The helmet is nice, but though I ordered the size shown in the chart, it was too tight for me. Could be that I like my helmets a little looser than standard. I returned it, & may order a different one later.


Pasadena, CA

Nice little helmet

Comment: I was looking for a small, flat black, shorty. This is perfect! Fit my head perfectly!

David A McCormic


Motorcycle Half Helmet SkidLidFlatBlack

Comment: This is a solid good looking shortie! Comfortable and fun!

David McCormic

Charlevoix, MI

Skid Lid Motorcycle Helmet Flat Black

Comment: After many disappointing helmets over the years this one truly fits great without the eventual pressure point headaches. It also looks great without the mushroom appearance and is also DOT approved.

John W.

Lexington, SC

SkidLid Naked Shorty Helmet

Comment: Great product, is as described!

Larry Browning

Newland N.C.

Great Motorcycle Helmet

Comment: Bought two of these and love them.



SkidLid Flat Black Motorcycle Half Helmet

Comment: Got my order with in a week. The fit was right on. Good helmet for the price.



SkidLid Flat Black shorty helmet.

Comment: Fits nice, looks good. Nice price, they have my business.



SkidLidFlatBlack - Great Motorcycle Helmet

Comment: Excellent helmet. Stays put at highway speeds. The best looking Skid Lid that is DOT approved. It doesn't have as much of a mushroom head look.


Fort Hood, Tx

SkidLidFlatblack - Great product..better service!

Comment: This is the second Skid Lid helmet I've owned and I love it. The price was unbeatable and I got it in only a few short days....thanks Jafrum!


New Bedford, MA

Best Motorcycle Helmet

Comment: I have bought several of these type helmets and this one even if it were to cost more, beat all hands down. Strap is postioned so you do not hear wind noise. It is the best fitting most comfortable. Highly recommend.

Gerald Bodin


Good Helmet

Comment: Great price, but I still have the mushrrom head look, but to be fair, I'll probably always have that look as I take a larger size. The quality is very good and the shipping was fast.


East Coast

Naked shorty Skid Lid helmet

Comment: The helmet is everything I thought it would be. It is still a little thick in padding, but this is to be expected for DOT certification. The strap needs a snap in order to keep it from whipping you in the face and the strap is a little uncomfortable as well. Overall, I was satisfied with the product. It works well even at 80mph without a windsheild. I could imagine that it would perform even better with one.



Skid Lid Naked Shorty Helmet Flat Black

Comment: Good lid, thicker than my last Skid Lid that had breen dropped way too many times. Kinda screws up the aesthetic but more protection I guess. Would recommend.



Skidlid Naked Shorty Helmet

Comment: Great fit, stays in place, looks good with fast shipping, good quality helmet at a great price will buy again.

J. Bradley

North Carolina

great helmet!!

Comment: great fit, quality helmet! Perfect answer for warmer days!!

Todd S.

Fond du Lac WI

Skid Lid Solid Helmet

Comment: Exellent Seller!



Skid Lid Flat Black Helmet

Comment: Not as slim as I wanted but it still looks ok, stays on your head well and for 35 dollars its well worth it.


Ogdensburg, NY

Gets the job done...

Comment: Great helmet, especially considering the price. Nice snug fit.




Comment: Using the size chart, I was between a small and a medium. I ordered both and went with the medium. Has a good look; like the flat black look. Feels a little high on the head; however, used to wear a novelty. appears to be good quality. Compared others priced at 75.00 plus, this is a good pick for the buck providing this is the look you are after in a DOT helmet.

D. Byrd

Mize, Ms.

Still too Tall

Comment: The ad says "It has the look of a novelty helmet but DOT approved" Not exactly. It's as big a mushroom as the rest. The quality and price were great for a DOT helmet. I'm still looking for something slimmer.



Skid Helmet

Comment: Even though it was stated as in stock, it was back-ordered. When it did arrive, it was a good buy and great look.

Larry W. Clark

Chicago, Il.

Naked Shorty Helmet

Comment: Size perfect for me based off chart and measurements. Just what I wanted in a half helmet, light weight and comfortable. Would buy again if needed.


North Dakota

Skid Lid Flat Black Helmet

Comment: Great price for a quality product. Hey its the DOT that makes them so fat. Just gotta live with it.



Skid Lid

Comment: Good fit. Got what I expected and what I paid for. Fast shipping. Kudos to JAFRUM.



Great Price, Great Service

Comment: Best price I found. It was exactly what I was looking for and got excellent delivery and service from the company.


Hopkinsville, KY

Good helmet

Comment: Got my order with in a week. The fit was right on. Good helmet!



Skid Lid

Comment: Real nice helmet ,looks good stays put at 80 mph.



love my lid

Comment: This helmet fit and looks great, . Most of all it is DOT approved. Important for your brain bucket.


Seattle, WA

Skid lid helmet

Comment: I purchased a skid lid flat black helmet and very pleased with my purchase. It is lite weight and fits perfect. I would recommend anyone looking for a helmet to try Jafrum first.

Larry hoover

West Virginia

Skid lid helmet

Comment: I purchased a skid lid flat black helmet and very pleased with my purchase. It is lite weight and fits perfect. I would recommend anyone looking for a helmet to try Jafrum first.

Larry hoover

West Virginia

Skid Lid Half Helmet

Comment: Pretty much what I expected. A little tight. But I like it more than the one I paid more than double for a my favorite motorcycle dealership. It's a little less mushroomy, and I took out the inner lining, so it would come down on my head a bit and not sit up so high.



Great helmet

Comment: Unconventional use for this helmet. I used it (after painting it like a watermelon) for a go-cart race. Rave reviews. Super comfy. Trust the sizing. Runs true.




Comment: Got this helmet last week just in time for the rest of the riding season in Colorado, love the helmet, sits firm on my head and not heavy, lets me wear my goggles and looks great, already have had a few compliments on it, does not give you that "mushroom head" look with its dipped down design, great price for a great helmet.

R. Vargas


skid lid review

Comment: Just got the new helmet fits great, can't wait until summer to try it out. Thanks



Skid Lid Review

Comment: I ordered my normal size but it was too tight on the sides of my head. Fit my wife perfectly. Nice helmet but I recommend you to order a size larger than normal. I just ordered another one for me. Great price!


Harrisonville, MO

Skid Lid Flat Black Helmet

Comment: Great price. Bought one for my wife and I. Great quality.will be nice to ride into states with helmet laws.


Central Iowa

big head

Comment: did not fit had no problem sending it back

lucky fat guy


Shorty Helmet

Comment: I bought this as a Christmas gift for my husband. He was thrilled and couldn't wait to ride with it. He said it felt light and didn't move in the wind. I plan to order me one too. Great value also!

Monica Spriggs

Nitro, WV

It's Okay Helmet

Comment: I feel like the mushroom Head is pretty big with this, and I do not think it looks close to a novelty helmet as advertised. The helmet is comfortable, but you will need to tuck the excess strap or modify it to not flap in the wind.


Savannah GA

It works for me!

Comment: Good price and pretty fast shipping. As for the helmet itself, it's what I was looking for. My old helmet sat way to high. This one sits down nicely on my grape and has yet to cause any discomfort. My wife rides her own bike and, after riding behind me, stated it had a slimmer profile. I no longer have to look comical in order to truly experience the road.


North Carolina

Great Helmet

Comment: Helmet is sturdy and comfortable. Holds tight to ur head without choking you like other helmets. Great buy

Andrew W.

Bowers, PA

I'm happy!

Comment: Super groovy for the money. The ladies LOVE it. At least twice a day some super sexy strange woman tells me how awesome I look in it. Then they comment on how long my chin strap is and I'm like " yea it's long and all but I can tuck it in and make it work. "

Slammie from Miami

Florida represent!!

Great Customer Service

Comment: I ordered a skid lid helmet and found that although a great product, it was not what i was looking for, so returned it. Prompt payment back into my account. Thanks guys. Keep up the good work!



Skid Lid Shorty

Comment: The five stars are for Jafrum only. They did there job very well.The helmet, not so much. The mushroom is there and the straps are made of cactus. Not what I expected but you get what you pay for.



Perfect Helmet

Comment: Exactly what we expected! couldnt be more happier!

Maines Family

Sanford, NC

Good fit

Comment: Everyone's reaction is the same, surprised I got a helmet then a little more surprised that its a good looking DOT helmet. I'm still trying to get used to the idea after 4 years of open air riding but the helmet does fit well, looks good and with a jacket and sunglasses it doesn't look very big at all, and it is very comforting to know that if some jack-hole puts me on the ground I stand a much better chance now!

Eric Renner

Fargo, ND

It's a mushroom!

Comment: Good price, but there is no way to describe it other than a mushroom look. The straps do nothing to help hide the thickness like the thick leather ones do on higher quality helmets.


Portland OR

M, M & I.

Comment: Helmet is very nice quality and size chart seemed to work just fine. The strap could have been longer and I don't care for the buckle but do like the solid feel when it's on. Still a little mushroomy though. I miss my novelty helmet look.


San Diego, CA

Excellent Helmet

Comment: Fit is great. comfortable. seems light weight compared to other helmets. con is excessive strap


Skid Lid Naked Shorty Helmet Review

Comment: This helmet fits well and gives less of the "mushroom" effect then most other helmets I've tried. Although being a DOT helmet you will still have some, just keep in mind the shape of your head and the shape of the padding in the helmet. My other helmets have had more of a roinded shape then this one. The helmet is comfortable on the highway, it does not try to pull up or move around at high speeds. The only problem I have with it is that the strap opening or the Y section on one side touches my ear lobe. That could be due to my abnormally large ears but who is judging.



Skid Lid Naked Shorty Helmet Review

Comment: I am VERY please with this hat. I ordered two and my wife and I used them on our way to Texas from Indiana last week. Helmet fit great, looked great and there wasnt a lot of shaking on the highway.


Kokomo Indiana

Naked Shorty Helmet

Comment: Love my new skid lid, looks good and feels good. Plus my wife likes the idea of me wearing a helmet again.

Cody S.

Patrick AFB, FL

Naked shorty Helmet Review

Comment: Awesome helmet and a great price. This is the best fit smallest profile DOT helmet i have found.

Mike Reel

Marion NC

Best bang for your buck

Comment: Fits really well. Size chart is perfect. It's a little snug when you first get it but after just a couple hours it's forms to your head. It is a DOT helmet so there is a little "mushroom" look but I'd rather have the protection when I need it most. It's really light and a lot of people I know try it on and wish they went with skid lid versus other brands. This is my first half helmet and I love it. Throw some sunglasses on and you're good to go.


Easton MA

SkidLid naked shorty flat black helmet review

Comment: good fit stays in place, like it very much I would buy again

Larry Wright

Elkton, Md

great helmet

Comment: If you're looking for something comfortable and light-weight, this helmet is for you. just make sure you actually use the sizing chart that is afforded to you or you could end up like me with one size too small



skid lid shorty

Comment: a little bit big but legal and I can live with it, like for it to be lower though



Skid Lid Flat Black Helmet Review

Comment: I was very pleased, I have a plate in my neck and my other helmet made my neck hurt because it was so heavy. Skid lid fit perfect, doesn't move around while riding, and is light. Price was right also.

James Paul

Muncie IN.

Skid Lid Naked Shorty Helmet Review

Comment: I was very happy with my new Helmet, it is the perfect size - best I have seen with the DOT approved. I would recommend this helmet to anyone that wants a DOT helmet & even to those who don't wear DOT - it is a nice helmet & great price


Boston, MA

Perfect fit! Skid Lid Helmets

Comment: This helmet is exactly what I was looking for, greta fit, super ligth weigth and great color.


El Paso Tx.

Awesome Helmet

Comment: Very comfortable. The size chart works perfect. I would recommend this helmet for anyone who motorcycles.

Paul Avila

Marion, North Carolina

skid lid naked shorty helmet review

Comment: helmets worked great, followed size chart, and both fit perfectly. great product at a great price

Scott Vrbancic

Oswego, IL

Comfortable skid lid shorty helmet

Comment: Nice comfortable shorty helmet that seems quite able to keep my brains on the inside.


West Fargo

Sweet Helmet

Comment: Nice fit, Good looks, Great price...What else could a rider want?

Jerry Gohr

1149 North Bell st.

Skid Lid Naked Shorty Review

Comment: Great quality, and you can't beat the price. The size was an exact fit based on the chart.

Tom B.


Skid Lid Flat Black Review

Comment: Great helmet! I got this helmet for my son he loves it, he wants to get another one.

sarah steinmetz

allentown pa.

Skid Lid Naked Shorty Helmet Review

Comment: Great helmet for the money as close to a novelty helmet as they come for a DOT approved helmet!! I did have to return a xl for a 2xl and the exchange process was painless and pretty simple!!

Brad Willis

Burleson Tx.

Great Helmet!

Comment: I bought a helmet for my wife and one for me.. They fit perfect and lite! Would recommend to any rider!

James Peckenschneider

Phoenix, AZ

Skid lid Flat Black Helmet Review

Comment: Great helmet..had lots of comments when riding through Oman on my Fatboy!


UAE Al Ain

great lid

Comment: this is a good helmet for the price. I will be buying from jafrum in the future



Skid Lid Naked Shorty Flat Black Helmet Review




Skid Lid Naked Shorty Flat Black Helmet Review

Comment: Item received was exactly as described in ad. Delivery was prompt. I will definitely order more helmets in the future.

Cathy Parr

15678 glendale rd. lebanon, Mo. 65536

Skid lid Flat Black Helmet Review

Comment: I love this helmet. I had been looking for about a year for a helmet that had this look and did not have to much of a mushroom look. it fits great and does well at highway speeds. the price was outstanding. best helmet for your money!!



Skid lid Flat Black Helmet Review

Comment: Great product and awesome price DOT approved which is what I needed may have a thicker profile than some may desire, if you want a thin helmet that doesn't protect your head buy a non dot. Second skid lid and I will buy more fast shipping from jafrum with great prices keeps me coming back again and again


North Dakota

Nice naked helmet

Comment: I have needed a new helmet for a while and have searched all over for one. I kept coming back to this helmet and Jafrum had a great price. So far riding as little as I have is working great stays put on my head well. The only complaint would be that the strap does not have a place to go.


Cloquet, Minnesota

Best looking DOT helmet

Comment: This helmet is as close to novelty look as I've seen in a DOT approved lid. The fit is perfect. And once again Jafrum had the package at my door in two days.

Russ Lipp

St.Pete, FL

Great for zipping around town.

Comment: I bought this helmet for short trips around town where my full face is more annoying to deal with. I had ordered a Cyber U1 helmet that I didn't care for. That one got sent back. I ordered this one and I'm happy with it. It's a basic, no frills helmet. That was exactly what I wanted. There's minimal mushrooming given it's a DOT helmet. My only issue with the helmet is that the straps that come down for the chin strap don't go completely around my ear. Given that I don't plan on any long rides with this helmet, that shouldn't be a problem. Pros: Lightweight, little mushroom, relatively cheap, still DOT certified Cons: Chin strap feels a little cheap, no ventilation, no snaps for a visor. Overall, I'm really happy with this purchase.

John M.

Central Kentucky

Canadian purchaser

Comment: I absolutely love the look and feel of this helmet. Came very fast as well. As others have noted, it does fit tight using the sizing chart, which is not a bad thing. Just a note for anyone purchasing from Canada. I paid a substantial shipping fee to Jafrum which would supposedly get it through the border as well. However, after receiving the helmet, a week later I received an invoice from FedEx for brokerage fees of another $17. Still a good deal, but I'm just saying, why did I pay so dearly for shipping only to have to shell out more $



Shorty Lid

Comment: nice small size fits good. the wind doesn't catch it as bad to roll helmet back. priced very affordable



Skid Lid Naked shorty review

Comment: I'm very happy with this helmet. The size chart was right on for me. I'm a 5' tall woman, about 100lbs. so any helmet is going to give me the bobble head look. But this helmet isn't too big. Light weight enough to be comfortable, but still feels pretty protective. Shipping was fast.

cindy brummels


Skid Lid Naked Shorty Helmet Review

Comment: I love this helmet - it is maybe not legal in my country ( I live in Sweden ) but I don't care about it :D It is very cool to ride with sunglasses when it is hot outside - only thing is, you have to use earplugs or a headset with this helmet because the wind make a lot of noise in your ears. So need something over or in your ears to use those half helmets, but hey - with a headset you can hear the phone and listen on Music if you want - so it is just perfect :D It would have a full rating if the helmet was with a Quick release from the beginning. Can recommend to also buy Echo Quick release for those helmets

Kent from Sweden


Skid lid flat black helmet Review

Comment: Helmet fit real good and has a good look I'm very happy with my helmet

Mario martinez


good for the $

Comment: fast shipping! light weight. fit is a tad to tight by sizing chart for me. shroom look, but for the price it's great.



Skid Lids Can't Be Beat

Comment: This is my second Skid Lid helmet. In Florida, any air is a blessing and the Skid Lid design is perfect. I got a new one because I've been wearing my other one off and on for 12 years. When I wear a helmet it has to be a Skid Lid and the cost from Jafrum can't be beat.

Don Hann

Jacksonville, FL


Comment: Good helmet but you will look and feel like a bobblehead


New Jersey

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It was an inexpensive first helmet that looked good and fit great.
Evan C on May 22, 2015
I wanted a helmet that was comfortable & not obnoxious looking. This was not it.
james w on Mar 10, 2015
I bought this for my boyfriend and he really likes the open feel it gives him on his rides. Sits a little high but it is the lowest profile you can get with D.O.T certification
Natalie L on Apr 1, 2015
If the helmet does not fit can I return it?
A shopper on Sep 30, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, If a helmet does not fit you have 60 days to return it for an exchange or a refund. The helmet must be in new original condition with all of the original tags still attached.
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How to get the right size?
Robert d on Feb 4, 2015
Best Answer: There is a sizing chart for the helmet. You will need the circumference of your head. (Hat Size)
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What is the shell constructed of ?
A shopper on Apr 10, 2015
Best Answer: Thermoplastic alloy injected
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is this helmet in stock ?
rob h on Apr 3, 2015
Best Answer: Yes
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what is the weight of this helmet size L ?
Lastone on Mar 7, 2015
Best Answer: approx: 2.05 lbs
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How would I know what size to order?
Robert d on Feb 5, 2015
Best Answer: There is a sizing chart for the helmet. You will need the circumference of your head. (Hat Size)
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