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Bauer 4500 Hockey Helmet

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Bauer 4500 Hockey Helmet

Bauer 4500 Hockey Helmet is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 55.
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The Bauer 4500 hockey helmet is defined by its classic look. With an iconic structure and slightly narrower fit, this helmet is considered a favorite among many NHL and college level players.

  • Dual density foam padding for a traditional feel
  • Dual ridge crown for increased protection and comfort
  • Quick tool adjustment for a personalized fit
  • Ergo translucent ear covers for added protection

Bauer’s 4500 model features dual density foam padding, creating a traditional fit inside the helmet. Many players enjoy this style of padding that Bauer has used for years, giving them the snug, classic fit they are looking for. The 4500 uses a dual density liner, found between the helmet’s shell and the thick layer of foam padding, adding extra resistance to head impact.

The dual ridge crown highlights the helmet’s construction, providing increased protection and comfort. On the outside of the 4500, the two-piece shell provides venting areas on the front, sides, and back, giving the helmet a sleek look while keeping your head cool during those fast-paced games. And the Ergo translucent ear covers provide a little extra protection for an area that helmet structures neglect.

The two-piece model also gives you the option to personalize the fit of the helmet. The quick tool adjustment feature allows you to easily unscrew the shell and expand or contract the helmet to give you the right fit for your head size.

The hockey helmet is arguably the most important piece of equipment in terms of safety. Experts state that concussions are mainly due to acceleration or deceleration of the brain. While helmets may not prevent concussions caused by these forces, they are crucial to limiting injuries of all kinds on the ice. The Bauer 4500 provides any level of player with a well-known fit and feel, and an iconic style recognized throughout the hockey world.

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Weight:590 GramsWeight of the product measured in grams (Medium).
Padding:Dual-density cellflex foamType of internal padding.
Liner:Triple density foam linerType of inner liner material.
Adjustable Length:YesAbility for length-wise size adjustments.
Tool Free Adjustability:NoAbility for tool-free size adjustments.
Cage Type/Color:N/AType and color of cage.
Helmet Certifications:CSA, HECC, CECertifications held by the product.
Warranty:1 YearPeriod of time the product is covered under manufacturer's warranty.

Bauer 4500 Hockey Helmet Sizing Chart

Place the tape measure in the centre back of your head and wind both sides round to the front, placing it just above your ears and below your hairline. Bring the tape measure together in the middle of your forehead. Keep in mind that this measurement does not account for personal preference.
Helmet Size Head Circumference
X-Small 20.0 - 21.2" 51 - 54 cm
Small 21.2 - 22.4" 54 - 57 cm
Medium 22.0 - 23.2" 56 - 59 cm
Large 23.2 - 24.8" 59 - 63 cm
X-Large 24.0 - 25.6" 61 - 65 cm
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Best Helmet Terrible Price Point 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.
Date published: 2013-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Protection = Best Fit 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.
Date published: 2014-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Timeless Classic The Bauer 4500 has been around for decades and there's reasons for that. It may be somewhat outdated technology-wise compared to modern helmets, but no one can deny that it is extremely comfortable and looks fantastic on your melon. After wearing it for awhile, the foam padding molds to your head and the thing fits like a glove. If you don't have a serious history of concussions and want a cheap, stylish bucket then the 4500 is definitely for you.
Date published: 2015-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best helmet ever 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!!
Date published: 2011-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome 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...
Date published: 2012-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Bucket I have an issue. I'm stuck in the past when it comes to hockey gear. Yeah, I had to upgrade some things like shoulder pads and shinnies. But I'm so thankful They are still making (well pretty close anyway to the original) this helmet. I bought a black, navy and will be picking up a white one at some point too.
Date published: 2016-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Greatness Never Dies This is an amazing helmet for good reason, but it’s important to understand why lest certain necessities seem to be limitations. A properly sized 4500 fits on your head like a glove (And bonus points for me finding it simple because it was the only available XL at time of purchase), but part of that is due to a design that makes wearing glasses impossible. Invest in contacts, visors and an athletic training mask and you’ll be a Sith Lord prepared for the ice.
Date published: 2020-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bauer 4500 Helmet Bought a medium for an old school hat size of 7.0 and it was too small. Returned using the return slip, ordered a large online with the chat folks being as nice as can be. The large works well but being old School, I took out the ear plastic and I’m good to go! Thanks to all the folks at Pure Hockey who made this purchase work out well. I’ll be back for the rest of the gear to get back into competitive hockey at 62 YO!
Date published: 2021-07-07
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is this helmet suitable for junior players, 8 years old, head circumference 22 inches? If so, what clear face shield will work with this helmet?

Asked by: julmike
the Bauer Concept III junior face shield will work for this junior size shell...
Answered by: fred11
Date published: 2020-08-21

Can I attach an older model cage? Bauer FM4000L True Vision cage?

Asked by: julmike
the Bauer 4500 helmet shell is made for most Bauer cages . You just need to make sure the cage is the same size as the helmet shell
Answered by: fred11
Date published: 2020-01-16

Can you put a bubble in this?

Asked by: Grantm123
as long as it is a Bauer mask/shield and it is the same size as the Bauer 4500 shell ...
Answered by: fred11
Date published: 2019-10-21

I wear a size 7 3/4 fitted hat. Will a 4500 XL fit my head ?

Asked by: Bigheaded
The XL size will fit a hat size range of 7 5/8 to 8 1/8. Thanks!
Answered by: Tyler R
Date published: 2019-09-10

I currently have Reebok 6k helmet size Medium. Would I be a medium in this helmet as well?

Asked by: Blues Fan in Florida
Tough question to answer. These helmets both fit quite differently so I wouldn't expect the 4500 helmet to fit you if the 6K fit you perfectly. The Reebok 6K was a bit wider in comparison to the Bauer 4500 helmet. If you found the Reebok to be a bit wide on your head this helmet could fit you very well. The actual size is hard to judge but I can personally say I've worn the same size in the different models I've worn over the years. Thanks!
Answered by: Tyler R
Date published: 2019-06-20

Hey, does this helmet work with a fishbowl

Asked by: jamiegaffney28
This helmet will work with the Concept III full visor. Thanks!
Answered by: Tyler R
Date published: 2020-10-09

I currently wear the bauer reakt 100 in the smallest medium size possible, do I get a medium of this?

Asked by: Rport
22" - 23.2" is the Medium head circumference for the 4500 - different shell protection systems - Large head circumference for the 4500 is 23.2" - 24.8"
Answered by: fred
Date published: 2018-03-07

How would i set up a chin strap for this product? do you have a place i could buy one or something?

Asked by: Joey12
The helmet already comes with a chin strap
Answered by: NathanE
Date published: 2017-06-18
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