I was so so lucky on wednesday night when I fell with my bike and hit my knee,
elbow and head. I was not wearing a helmet and that is going to change now.
I checked the web for the best helmets and I found this very interesting statistic via ADAC and I found it very helpful. SAFE does not mean EXPENSIVE – that was the first thing that I noticed. I was quiet surprised about the prices of the helmets. below you can see the best helmets and the best one is the second cheapest.. so we have an overview of the prices and safety but we have not solved the STYLE issue…
helmets are not nice looking and are not stylish at all.. thats what I thought..
and then I started an online search and I checked some of the brands from the ADAC test and was looking for a non sporty looking helmet.. the first brand that I checked was GIRO and I found a quiet simple looking helmet called QUARTER that is available in many colors. made out of ABS shell it is one of the lightest helmets ever made. they have different sizes and that brings me to another question that I had to answer, how to measure ones head for the correct helmet size. because it
really needs to fit. so check the photo below in case you need to measure your head to find a helmet. below the chart you can find the white QUARTER helmet.
another brand from the list was SCOTT and there I have found a funny round
looking one that does not scream GIRO D’ITALIA : ) the model is called TORUS and is available in different sizes: S, M, and L. this model that I am showing you is
nothing for big heads. check the size chart.
CASCO is another brand from the test and they have a helmet called URBANIC TC available in S = 50-56 cm / M = 56-69 cm / L = 59-63 cm / 80 EURO
the last helmet I want to show you is a more fancy one by YAKKAY called PARIS and I have not really found valid statistics about the safety. the helmet is made out of oiled fabric and looks like a hat. the cool thing is that you can change the cover of the hat and buy different covers. I only found size MEDIUM = 55 – 57 cm 89 EURO
and during my research I was finding some local sellers of bike helmets and I called TRANSA and spoke to the lovely Rahel who recomended two other nice helmets.
so now I know how to measure my head – which is btw 55 cm – and my two favorites are the GIRO QUARTER and the FAKKAY PARIS. somehow I feel like I need to try the helmet first before buying it and thats why I will check some shops for these two models. I will keep you posted about my helmet search via my SOCIAL MEDIA channels. stay tuned and ride safely! X