Hey guys, what helmet are you guys currently wearing? I need one but I don't want to break the bank. I need one for my 9 yr old daughter as well.
Unless you're talking about the turban , the half helmet I wear (when required) doesn't interfere with my consumption of adult beverages...but, I agree with your statement.I used to wear one all the time but was a pita with glasses fogging all the time and having to take it off to drink beer and smoke.
Odd. My limited experience has been the other way around. Anyway, thinking more along the lines of our ATV days, kids need to protect the melon because it may not be otherwise engaged during that "I can do that" moment. I actually worried more about other riders than my own kids when on public land. Maybe I'm all wrong but I've viewed helmets as more of a tool than an accessory. I look at price first, comfort second and appearance/cool factor last. Function is what it is so long as it is DOT. That and my riding style is why I have a plain white half helmet.On some of the OHV State Parks, they do not require helmets but there are some private parks that I want to go to that do require helmets.
my daughter just turned 9, we have been using a helmet from fox for the past 2 seasons. I think it was around $150. but please when buying a helmet don't let price be the deciding factor. have her try on different ones and get a light one that fits well. i have had some good crashes, not in the tyrex but on quads and bikes lucky never had a head injury, the helmet is one of those things I don't stress about cost. its your head kinda important. also not a bad idea is to look at a neck brace as well it can be a strain on their necks, my daughter has not had any neck issues but I still think this season we both run neck braces.Hey guys, what helmet are you guys currently wearing? I need one but I don't want to break the bank. I need one for my 9 yr old daughter as well.
for me yes it. I have a few $400+ helmets. my off road one is a fox v3 but I also use them for multiple seasons. my street helmet is similar to what the guys in moto GP wear and it was around $800Is spending over $400 on a helmet really worth it for a recreational rider?
Thank you for taking the time to write thank. I appreciate it.i have spent some time on this subject also. I have three kids that go with me.
I wanted to use bicycle helmets because they are lighter and breathe better. But they are not DOT or ant type of vehicle rated, so I don’t think they would be safe enough in an accident. Even the high end full face ones.
So we are using dirtbike/atv helmets. MSR brand. They are DOT and ECE certified. We also wear goggles or safety glasses with the foam around the edges to help with dust. Goggles can get pricey. The safety glasses with the foam are much less money and readily available.
Try to find the lightest helmet you can. Weight will make a big difference over a day of riding.
i have had $100 helmets and $500 helmets. There is a difference. They MAY have the same certifications but the amount of testing and quality control and fit/finish and design will be a key difference. This is very important on the street especially at high speeds (interstate or track days). The design and material used will help with weight, air drag pulling on your neck, wind buffeting, and noise inside the helmet. However, a dirt bike helmet in a SXS that is noisy and in rough terrain, aerodynamics are not as crucial. But comfort is.
Also helmets have a shelf life, most people don’t know this. After a certain number of years they lowe their rating. This should be stamped inside the helmet somewhere. Usually it is 5ish years.
The helmets I bought for the boys were normally $200ish and were mid level grade, but I bought them on clearance for $100 because they were a year old. I knew they would grow out of them before the time expired.
I like the ECE rating better than the old Snell rating. Good articles out there if you want to read and understand the ratings and testing criteria.
Just my penny’s worth.