Category: Helmets

Best Lightweight Adventure Helmets in 2023: Stay Safe and Comfortable on Your Next Expedition

Best Lightweight Adventure Helmets

You’ve probably heard the misconception that lightweight helmets lack the capability to keep you safe because the EPS helmet body easily compresses or breaks upon absorbing impact energy, resulting in concussions or fatal injuries. This is far from the truth. Helmets approved by ECE, DOT, SNELL, SHARP, and FIM actually absorb at least 3/4 of the impact force. In fact, the lighter the helmet, the more effectively it can do its job. And the best part? Lightweight helmets are also comfortable and reduce strain on the neck and shoulders, especially for tired or fatigued adventure riders, allowing them to stay alert and focused on the road ahead. With that said, I’ve compiled a list of the best lightweight adventure helmets available in the market today.

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Which Is the Best Helmet Standard? We Compare, Rate the Top 5 (SNELL, ECE, SHARP, FIM, DOT) and Highlight Helmets That Meet These Standards — 2023 Update

Which Is the Best Helmet Standard?

Motorcycle helmets have evolved into a marvel of engineering, combining A-class aerodynamics, ergonomics, ballistic impact dissipation, rider ergonomics, and aesthetics. But lids were not always made this way, and this progress we owe to conventions and standards informed by good science and research. And while they’re mostly compulsory to wear on the road since 1973, despite having been used in racing as early as the 1914 Isle of Man TT, even certified helmets don’t always offer the rider the same certainty of walking away from a crash. Enough to make you wonder—which is the best helmet standard? In this comprehensive 2023 update, I will compare and rate the top 5 helmet standards while highlighting helmets that meet these standards. I will draw insights from my

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AGV AX9-Are More Expensive Helmets Safer

Are More Expensive Helmets Safer?

As a budding or intermediate rider, you’re more concerned about getting the best motorcycle helmet to deliver your melon home in one piece after every ride. But with so many brands and helmet offerings running the gamut, you might wonder if you are missing out on extra safety by choosing to be a cheapskate or seeking the best bang for your buck with a moderate budget. And so, inevitably the 700-dollar question arises — are more expensive helmets safer? No, expensive motorcycle helmets are not necessarily safer than cheap ones. Whether you go for a budget-friendly option or splurge on the latest and greatest, all certified helmets must pass the same certification tests, which only vary slightly due to national and regional regulations. But here’s

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helmet after crash to show which has the best safety rating standards; DOT, Snell, or ECE

Which Has the Best Safety Rating: DOT, Snell, or ECE?

When you examine any motorcycle helmet, you’ll notice a sticker on the back indicating the helmet’s safety rating. Helmets undergo testing based on different standards, leading to varying safety ratings. The common safety ratings you’ll encounter on most helmets include DOT, Snell, and ECE. If you’re new to motorcycle riding, you might not be familiar with the distinctions between these ratings or which one is deemed the best. So, which safety rating is the best: DOT, Snell, or ECE? Snell holds the highest safety rating for helmets because they rigorously test helmets against stringent standards, increasing the likelihood of providing protection in the event of an accident. Meanwhile, DOT and ECE are considered the minimum standards in the US and Europe, respectively. Taking all of

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MIPS Motorcycle Helmet Technology

MIPS Motorcycle Helmet Technology

Have you been in the market for a quality helmet and have come across the yellow MIPS label, but you are not sure what it stands for? Well, you needn’t worry because we have got your six! Here is a breakdown of the MIPS motorcycle helmet technology and further insights on why it has caused a paradigm shift in helmet crash proofing. While helmet shells are pretty much the best version of themselves already, true innovation is beginning to emerge about the inside of the helmet, particularly the energy dispersing layer. Although EPS is the de facto standard, and even with technologies like MIPS to support it, there are some who believe that its best days are behind it. Is EPS obsolete? Read on to

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When to replace motorcycle helmet

When To Replace Motorcycle Helmet?

You’re wondering when to replace your motorcycle helmets? It’s important not to cut corners. Your helmet is one piece of motorcycle safety gear that you don’t want to skimp on. So, when should you replace the motorcycle helmet? You should replace your motorcycle helmet at least every five years if it has not been subject to a crash or any other type of damage.  However, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends changing helmets within 5 to 10 years. But if you want the best protection for your head, the range is just a general guideline. You need to know every factor that influences your safety. A helmet isn’t just a simple replacement – there are factors you must consider. This post explains when to

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Should Motorcycle Helmets Cover Chin

Should Motorcycle Helmets Cover Chin? Find Out Here!

Helmets are lifesavers. In practice, during an accident, a helmet reduces the risk of death by 42% and head injury by 69%. For enhanced protection to your chin and jaw, full-face, modular, off-road, and dual-sport designs come with a chin bar – a crucial safety feature that open-face and half-shell helmets lack. The chin receives 55% of the severe blows during a crash, so it’s important to protect it. Let’s better understand how the chin bar works and how to choose the right chin and shell size for your motorcycle helmet to help you make better decisions about your own safety while riding. Read on! Should Motorcycle Helmets Cover Chin? Find Out Here! Two Types of Motorcycle Helmet Chin Bar Styles and Their Benefits During

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The Best of Both Worlds: Top 15 Best Modular Helmets You Can Buy Today

We know better – having worked and consulted for helmet giants since 1985, besides being a rider myself. The best modular helmets offer the right combination of safety, function, performance, features, and price. For this post, we will categorize our best picks into three value sections: Entry Level, Mid-Range, and High End. More on these helmets are down below. In the meantime, let’s delve into the definition, safety, and criteria for picking the best modular helmet for your specific riding style and needs.  What Is a Modular Helmet?  A modular helmet is a hybrid of open-face and full-face helmets with a hinge system that allows the chin bar to easily lift open with a simple touch of a button transforming into an open-face lid for

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Is Wind Noise Normal in a Helmet? Here Is Your Answer!

We make it a point to suit up when we go for a ride as responsible motorcycle rider. Even if it’s only for a 10-minute journey to and from the neighborhood supermarket. However, most of us overlook one portion of our body: the ears, which contribute to our five senses. When we ride, we are exposed to a lot of loud noises. It might be caused by other cars on the road, noisy exhaust pipes, or other factors. But there is one form of sound that can be extremely harmful to hearing over time: Wind Noise. What Is Wind Noise? Is Wind Noise Normal in a Helmet? Wind noise is the sound made by the wind when it collides with a solid surface and is

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