The helmet industry is huge. There are literally hundreds of different types of helmets available today. Choosing the right helmet for your needs can be overwhelming.
There are three basic categories of helmets: full face, open face, and hybrid. Full face helmets cover the entire head and protect the eyes, ears, nose, mouth, chin, cheeks, forehead, and temples. Open face helmets only cover the top half of the head and leave the bottom half exposed. Hybrid helmets combine elements of each category.
Full face helmets are typically heavier than open face and hybrid models. They're usually made out of plastic or fiberglass and come in many shapes and sizes. Some models include visors, goggles, and ear protection.
Open face and hybrid helmets are lighter than full face models and often feature ventilation systems to keep you cool when riding at high speeds. They may not offer complete coverage of the head, however, leaving some areas unprotected.
Hybrid helmets are a great option for riders who prefer the weight and comfort of an open face model, but still need additional protection. Hybrid helmets are available in various styles and materials, including polycarbonate, ABS, and carbon fiber.
If you're looking for the perfect helmet for your motorcycle adventures, consider these factors when shopping:
• Weight: Heavy helmets weigh more and are harder to maneuver. Lightweight helmets are easier to handle and balance.
• Comfort: Choose a helmet that fits comfortably and offers adequate ventilation.
• Visibility: Look for a helmet that provides excellent visibility.
• Protection: Consider the type of impact protection offered by the helmet. Do you need a hard shell or soft foam padding?
Here are some tips to help you pick the right helmet for your bike adventures:
• Make sure the helmet fits properly. Check the sizing chart provided by the manufacturer.
• Wear the helmet during rides to determine whether it feels comfortable.
• Be sure to wear protective eyewear while wearing the helmet.
• Don't forget to test drive the helmet after installing accessories.
• Keep the helmet clean and free of debris.
To learn more about helmets, visit our Helmets section.