Helmet is one of the most important thing while riding a motorcycle to protect the head from injuries. A helmet aids the skull in protecting the human brain so here we would like to help you understand eight points you need to note while buying a good helmet for yourself.
Let’s get started right away also please note that the point-wise listing is to help you remember them easily and in our opinion all the points listed are equally important.
Design of the Helmet
First of all you need to like the design of the helmet, Now we all know a rider looks really cool and sexy when he is wearing his full riding gear as such the helmet design is crucial for you to be attracted towards. It such that you are wearing it all the time which ultimately takes care of your safety so the design needs to be more appealing to you so that’s first point in our opinion.
Outer shell of Helmet
The outer shell of the helmet needs to be made of solid lightweight material like polycarbonate such that it can sustain the impact of your crash while not wearing you down with its excess weight. You might find helmets in the lesser price range but in our opinion cost or money shouldn’t be a factor when life is at stake. We end up spending so much on junk food mobiles etc but when it comes to helmets we kind of hesitate thinking they are way too expensive. So our humble request is to pay that excess amount and let it be a one-time investment because it is ultimately for your safety and for you too enjoy a long and healthy life with your family.
Inner Foam Material
The third point is about the inner lining and the foam the foam used should be a good quality. It should be hypoallergenic, it should be preferably laser cut to offer the superior fit and also fully removable such that you can wash them periodically and maintain the helmet well.
Now the point four is having a D-ring strap. A D-ring strap is mandatory if you are going to write on a track. the reason for that is the tight end fit it offers such that your helmet doesn’t slip away when you crash. Our suggestion is to always prefer a D-ring strap helmet over a buckle one because that really serves the purpose.
The most important point is something not many might be aware, it is actually the tight fit that a helmet offers to check whether the helmet fits you well. You need to wear the helmet and try nodding your head and if the helmet moves that means the helmet is loose and the likelihood of it coming off in a crash is more so don’t think that a helmet is uncomfortable when it offers a tight fit it does ease out with time but at the same time don’t buy yourself a very tight helmet such that you cannot breathe properly inside so the helmet you buy should offer a proper snug fit.
The helmet should carry DOT and ECE certification which are basically the safety standards for US and Europe respectively. DOT stands for Department of Transport, the FMVSS certification that you see here stands for Federal Motor Vehicle Safety standard and ECE stands for United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. now getting these certifications means the helmet has been tested and that it meets the criteria to be used in the aforementioned regions.
Ventilation System and Visors of the Helmet
The last point is the ventilation system, The helmet should offer adequate ventilation ports all around for you to breathe easy and also ensure you don’t feel suffocated inside. The visors of helmet should be scratch resistant as well as fog resistant since most of us go for early-morning rides having a fog resistant visor really helps.
So that was our things to consider before buying a motorcycle helmet, if you have any queries regarding this post, let me know in the comment section below.
Thank you for your useful information. Only I would like to add is if pictures are shown in front of each list.
My brother is a police officer who told me that I should buy a new police helmet for him so I might consider buying one that has proper certification for safety standards. I think the ventilation system is also important so that he won’t feel hot whenever he puts it on. I never considered the inner foam material to be a factor at first but I’ll be sure to keep that in mind when I buy a helmet for him online.