Bauer 4500 Hockey Helmet

Bauer 4500 Hockey Helmet

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4.5 Stars based on 10 Review(s)
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The Bauer 4500 Helmet has been one of the most popular helmets for over a decade, reaching back to the original Bauer 4000 model which was inspired by the Nike 0004 Helmet and Cooper HH3000. The 4500 has remained a staple in Bauer''s helmet line for three reasons - looks, price and protection. It truly is the quintessential helmet.

All of that being said, it has undergone several makeovers and various improvements have been made to the shell and padding over the years. The current Bauer 4500 Helmet has dual-density padding, which was not offered with the 4000 helmet. This feature alone makes the 4500 not only more protective, but more comfortable than previous versions. In addition, you'll find comfort padding on the lower portion of the removable ear pieces, a feature that really does improve the comfort of the helmet.

The fit has also been tinkered with along the way to accommodate a broader range of head shapes. The 4000 was very ovular and a bit too narrow for certain players who had a rounder, more spherical head shape. The new design is just slightly wider, though it is still a bit narrower than some helmets you'll find on the market. It also sits slightly lower on the crown, covering more of the forehead than the 4000 Helmet.

The 4500 Helmet is, of course, adjustable with the use of a phillips screwdriver. Simply loosen the screws above the vents and behind the ears and slide the shell pieces into the desired position before re-tightening the screws. Adding any cage or visor is quick and easy as well, with the removal of the two front screws on the forehead for cages and the side screws near the temple for visors. The cage/visor compatibility of the 4500 is as close to universal as any helmet you can find. Just about any visor or cage will fit on the 4500.

Whether you're a beginner or a pro, the 4500 is fully-equipped for the job - and it passes the mirror test on just about every ugly mug on the rink.

Bauer 4500 Hockey Helmet

  • Gameday Protection: Dual-density cellflex, Dual-ridge crown, Ergo translucent ear covers, CSA, HECC, CE certified
  • Customized Fit: Quick tool adjustment
  • Comfort: Floating pro ear loops

Manufacturer Model Number: 1032712

(15 Reviews)

Bauer 4500 Hockey Helmet Sizing Chart

Bauer 4500 Hockey Helmet Sizing Chart
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
Bauer 4500 Hockey Helmet
4.5 Stars based on 10 Review(s)
West Deptford, NJ
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Popular Helmet
September 28, 2016
Easy to adjust to fit your head, comfortable, reasonable price.

Rochester, MN
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Good Product/Great Price
January 10, 2016
Bought to help in child's hockey training and needed size that isn't sold in stores. Ordered and came within good time.

happy joe
missoula, mt
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

love it.
May 13, 2015
great cap. easy adjustment, took the cage off my old too-small helmet and put it on this one. rugged, i've taken a few licks in it and haven't felt a thing.

Aurora, Indiana
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Helmet for the price.
March 17, 2015
The Bauer 4500 is an amazing helmet for the price. Only problem I've had so far is some pressure in spots in the back where it hasn't broken in yet. Padding can be a little stiff but that's any new helmet. Overall I love this helmet and it provides the protection you need without overpaying.
Vents well Good protection Easy to adjust Price

3 Stars

Rides Low and obstructs eyes
August 26, 2011
I've been wearing the 4500 for the past 10 years or so and recently bought a new one. The fit feels different than the previous versions. The helmet seems to be deeper at the inside top of the helmet, because mine rides so low it slides down into my eyes. I never had that issue with my other older 4500. I had to take my 1/2 shield off and go back to my 10 year old 4500.

4 Stars

favorite helmet
April 27, 2011
I used this in high school, juniors and college. it's the simplest helmet and cheap, plus the style is unbeatable. probably not as protective as other bauer helmets or reebok or messier helemets, but i'm not a football lineman so this gets it done for me

Old Goalie
5 Stars

Dang good helmet
January 15, 2011
This is my helmet of choice for playing goalie. I have been using it to play men's 'B' level hockey for 5 years and never once gotten my bell rung. These are unbelievably tough and protective.

5 Stars

March 23, 2010
Goood helmet for the money just like the Pros comfy

4 Stars

NHL Caliber
December 26, 2009
So many NHL players still use this helmet. It is comfortable and sleek, not bulky like the 8500 or 9500. Though it does not provide quite as much protection.

5 Stars

Great Helmet
July 22, 2009
Very comfortable, good overall protection, light weight. Great for players with more of a oval shaped head.

By Ryan from Cherry Hill, NJ on August 23, 2013
Can any cage be put on this helmet?
By Aaron @ on August 28, 2013

We've seen very, very few compatibility issues with the Bauer 4500 Helmet.

By Mark from Vermont on September 29, 2015
can I order on in the "old" maroon color or will it be the new bauer maroon?
By Customer Service on September 30, 2015

These are the newer Bauer 4500 helmets. If your 4500 helmet is over 3 years old, the maroon may be slightly different.

By Mike from San Diego, Ca on April 16, 2015
Sizing question for you guys. I wear a size 8 baseball fitted hat. Would an xl work for the 4500?
By Customer Service on April 17, 2015

Yes, the XL size will work best for you. A hat Size 8 is about a 25" head circumference, and the XL 4500 helmet maxes out at 25.6", which will work for you.

By Matt from Connecticut on June 18, 2013
Where would I find the size on this helmet?
By Jeremiah at on June 19, 2013

It's printed on the back of the helmet along the bottom edge. It will say something like HH4500M. The last letter represents the size. M = Medium, S = Small and so on.

By Bear from atlanta, georgia on December 19, 2013
I play midget aaa and was looking at this helmet. My dad thinks that it isn't protective enough for my style of play. I take some good hits when playing and was wondering if this helmet can get the job done
By Customer Service on December 23, 2013

I've used the 4000/4500 since I was 12, through AAA and Juniors, and I continue to use it now. It's still a very popular helmet for players of all ages and it meets all of the HECC, CSA and CE requirements. There are certainly other helmets that offer additional protection and adjustment features that the 4500 simply doesn't provide. But, in the end, it's important that you make the decision knowing that the higher quality helmets will indeed provide more protection. That being said, there's no helmet on the market that can completely eliminate the risk of head injuries.

By Terry from Dillsboro, Indiana on October 14, 2014
I am an adult thats new to hockey and purchased this helmet 4 days ago, I adjusted the chin strap but in doing so there is a part that sticks out and looks ridiculous. I havent seen anyone with that issue, so how do I get rid of the excess strap that sticks out?
By Customer Service on October 16, 2014

Hi Terry,

The nylon strap can be cut with household scissors. Make sure to leave a little extra in case you need to make adjustments at some point in the future. After cutting the strap, you can carefully hold the flame of a lighter to the end of the strap where you made the cut so that the frayed ends are melted and do not continue to fray. Like I said though, just make sure to be careful. You don't need to hold the flame to the strap very long at all before you achieve the desired result.

Weight490 Grams
PaddingDual-Density Foam
LinerDual-Density Foam
ShellDual-Ridge Crown
Tool-Free Size AdjustmentNo
Occipital LockNo
CertificationCSA, HECC, CE Certified
Additional Features-
Made In-
Warranty1 Year
(3 Reviews)