Choosing The Right Biker Helmets when riding any vehicle safety is important. This is especially the case when riding a motorcycle. There is not the same protection as you would get in a car. Therefore you need protective clothing. One of the most crucial parts of this is choosing the right biker helmets. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes as well as colors and graphics. Some people do choose them based on the look or whether it goes with their leathers or their motorbike.
While it is important to be happy with the look the key factor has to be safe and this is vital when making your choice. You need to make sure that it fits. While you can purchase them online you should try them in a store in order to see what suits the shape of your head. When getting it fitted you should be able to move up and down as well as side to side. It should be worn for at least five minutes to get an idea of how comfortable it is. If you are unsure it is worth talking to the store assistant to help advise on what is appropriate for you. The important thing to remember is that it is not one size fits all. If you are not sure if it is fitting you properly see if you can feel any pressure on your head while wearing it. If you do then it is too tight.
One store may have a different size than another so it is vital to try different ones. There are a number of choices for facial coverage. You may want one that entirely covers your face or one that offers half coverage. In some cases, the half helmet is also referred to as a shorty. Some people go for models with a chin strap. If this is the case it should be the same material as the lining of the helmet. Once you have chosen and purchased one it is advisable to buy a bag. This will allow you to keep it stored carefully. Make sure it is stored flat in order to prevent cracking. A cracked helmet is dangerous and should be replaced as soon as possible.
The best biker helmets are the ones that have been certified. There are two main types of certification. DOT certification shows that this can absorb impact while Snell certification tests roll-off capability, dynamic strength, and penetration. It is worth looking online to find product reviews to help you find the right one for you.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Matt Rome is a beat writer for Northern Virginia events and an avid motorcycle enthusiast. View this original article at Biker Helmets.