When riding a bike, it’s important to engage in good safety, and a helmet is one of the most important safety investments riders make. Whether you are looking for a helmet for men, women, or children, certain features play an important role in your purchase, including size and adjustability, coolness (often due to air vents or inner foam technology), and safety features such as reflective material or even a safety light. Below are some of the top helmets you can choose from as you look for just the right bike helmet for yourself or a family member.
1. Critical Cycles Classic Commuter Bike and Skate Helmet
The Critical Cycles Classic Commuter Bike and Skate Helmet provides both protection and comfort. Tested and approved for safety, this helmet has eleven vents and quality interior padding to help you stay dry and cool. It comes in three sizes: S/M, M/L, and L/XL, as well three colors: matte black, matte graphite, and matte celeste.
2. Schwinn Women’s Thrasher Helmet
The Schwinn Women’s Thrasher Helmet comes in pink and purple. It’s a stylish helmet with 20 vents to help keep your head cool when you’re out cruising. Its side strap and dial fit both provide ways to adjust the size of the helmet. Comfortable padding and a light weight are other features.
3. Giro Trinity Helmet
The Giro Trinity Helmet is a sleek and stylish helmet made with a polycarbonate shell and EPS foam. Giro’s In-Mold technology means the foam and shell are fused together to help absorb impact in the event of a fall. The 22 vents help to keep sweat away from your head so you’ll be cooler when you ride. It also has reflective areas for added safety. It comes in several colors, including black, white, and highlight yellow.
4. Lazer BOB (Baby on Board) Helmet
Lazer brings a helmet for the littlest of passengers with the Lazer BOB (Baby on Board) Helmet. This helmet is designed for babies who will be riding in trailers. It has extra soft padding, a chin strap, reflective material on the straps, and six vents. It’s also designed flat in the back so baby can comfortably rest their head. It comes in a variety of bright and colorful designs.
5. Giro Revel Helmet
The Giro Revel Helmet for women comes with the sleek design Giro is known for along with their In-Mold shell made from polycarbonate and a liner made from EPS foam. The decal on the back of the helmet is reflective to help promote safety. It has a snap fit visor and comes in a wide array of color choices, including matte blue, matte titanium/silver, and matte black/charcoal.
6. Schwinn Adult Thrasher Helmet
A trusted name in bicycles, Schwinn also makes helmets, including the Schwinn Adult Thrasher Helmet. Customers may like it for its 20 vents and snap-on visor as well as its safety light (LED) in the back, which runs on batteries. The side straps can be adjusted to aid in a good fit.
7. Bell Women’s Thalia Bike Helmet
The Bell Women’s Thalia Bike Helmet has sixteen vents to help keep the rider cool and comfortable. It comes with an adjustable chin strap, a built-in visor, and a pinch guard. The manufacturer states that it fits a head size of 54-58 cm, but customers mention that it seems to run a little small and fits snugly. Some even indicate that it works well as a youth helmet. It comes in four pretty colors or color combinations: matte mint, pink silver, mint macro, and pink silver.
8. Giro Savant Road Bike Helmet
The Giro Savant Road Bike Helmet is a lightweight helmet that provides comfort and durability for riders. It has 25 vents to give extra ventilation and coolness. It’s engineered with their Roc Loc 5 fit system, which allows you to vary the dial placement on the back for a better fit. (You can also buy a replacement fit system if it wears out before the rest of the helmet does.) Like most Giro helmets, the shell is made of polycarbonate and the liner is made from EPS (expanded polystyrene) foam. It comes in sizes S, M, and L. Giro has a sizing chart to help you know which fit is best for you.
9. Raskullz Girls Love Sparklez Helmet
If you’re looking for a cute and stylish bike helmet for girls, you might want to take a look at Raskullz Girls Love Sparklez Helmet. The first think you’ll notice about it is its bright colors and multi-patterned design, which includes sparkly sequins. These little gems actually light up as a safety feature. The helmet has straps you can adjust and is ASTM/CPSC safety certified, which means it meets both bicycle and skateboard safety standards. It has an EPS inner liner and is available, in different color patterns, for either age five and up or age eight and up.
10. Giro Foray Helmet
Giro gets the last word with their streamlined Giro Foray Helmet, which comes with all the bells and whistles you’ve come to expect from a Giro helmet. Those features include the Roc Loc 5 fit system, polycabonate shell and EPS liner, and 21 air vents. Select from S, M, or L sizes and a variety of colors, including blue/black, highlight yellow, red/black, and matte titanium/white.