Protecting your head is key when it comes to riding on two wheels. However, with so many options out there how do you choose the right helmet for you? Don’t fret, we’ve got you covered!
First and foremost, it’s crucial to get the right fit. A helmet should securely fit on your head without any wiggle room. It shouldn’t be too tight that it causes discomfort nor loose enough to move your head around easily. You want it snug enough to feel secure but not so tight that it gives you a headache. Remember, your helmet is your best and only friend in protecting your head so finding the right fit is key.
Now, let’s talk about the type of helmet to suit your needs. There are three common but different: full-face, modular, and open face.
- A full-face helmet offers the most coverage and is regarded as the safest from any potential impact.
- A modular helmet, also known as a flip-up, is a mix of an open and full-face helmet. It’s often used by adventure and tourer riders for convenience.
- Finally, an open-face helmet is exactly what you think. It will protect the top, back and sides of your head but leaves the face fully exposed to the elements.
Different activities require different helmets so it’s important to take that into consideration. Each helmet is designed with specific safety features to protect your head whilst riding – choose wisely.
Speaking of safety features, it’s worth mentioning that not all helmets are created equal. Look for helmets that are certified by the proper safety organizations, such as the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) or the European standard EN1078. These certifications show that the helmet has undergone testing and meets safety standards.
You’ll also want a helmet with proper ventilation to keep your head cool and comfortable, especially during the summer months. Look for ones with plenty of vents to allow airflow and prevent overheating.
We know the price is something to think about. Set yourself a budget range and try to find a helmet that meets your requirements within that price range. Remember though, your safety should be a priority so try to invest in a quality helmet rather than comprising.
Lastly, don’t forget about style! While safety should always be prioritized, a helmet is one of the first things people see when looking at a rider. There’s no harm in finding one that suits your own style. Nowadays, there are so many designs, colours, and patterns to choose from, take a look at a few we found online:
It’s a big market but we guarantee there’s something out there for everyone. W2W customers can purchase helmets at a discounted fee through our suppliers. Just get in touch for more details.
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