Safety is important, especially when riding a motorbike. Protecting your head is a vital part of this and for this, it needs the right protection. Biker helmets are the best way of doing this and you need to find the right one to suit your head.
There are a lot of different types of biker helmets. They have different shapes, styles with graphics on the outside. People often choose one that does not clash with the motorbike that they own. For them, it is part of a style. However, this should not be your top priority when choosing one. Safety should be the number one priority as this is what will protect your head in an impact.
The key thing is that it has to be a helmet that fits. If it is too tight then it will not feel comfortable. For obvious reasons, if it is too loose then it will fall off when riding on a motorbike. In order to prevent cracking you should keep your helmet in a bag and laid flat on a shelf. Cracks can render a biker helmet useless and it is best to do your utmost to prevent this from happening.
When trying it on in a store move your head up and down as well as side to side. This will give you an idea of how easily you could move. Wear it for at least five minutes. If you feel any pressure on your head try another biker helmet. If you find it difficult to put it on finding an assistant to help you get it fitted. If you are a female, be sure to protect yourself with women’s biker jackets as well.
It is important to always try on the helmets in a store. Just because one is a medium in one store it does not mean the medium in another store will be the same. Also, there are different types that are appropriate for your needs. There are ones that are full coverage, half coverage or with a chin bar.
You also need to consider the visor over your face. Some are flipped over while some stay locked in position. There are also visors that are anti-fog and anti-scratch, making sure you can see clearly.
With biker helmets, you want ones that are either DOT or Snell certified. DOT approved ones absorb the impact. Snell approved models test roll-off capability, dynamic strength, and penetration. Make sure you ask about this before purchasing a helmet. Look online for customer feedback for advice on the best ones.
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