How to pick the best bike helmet for you

Wearing a helmet is one of the most sensible steps a cyclist can take. In fact, if used properly, this little accessory is 85-88% effective in protecting your head!

There are many helmets on the market to choose from, but how do you find the best one for you? Here are some tips from our team.

Get the suitable fit

 

The Hussar is the perfect everyday cycling helmet.

If you've ever been torn between a small, medium or large helmet, there's an easy way to solve the problem.

Use a tape measure to measure the circumference of your head from about 1 cm above your eyebrows. Once found, you can compare these measurements with the size recommendations listed by the manufacturer online or on the box.

Once you have chosen your size, adjust the straps until the fit is comfortable and there is no gap between the internal padding and your head. The side straps should be in a "V" shape around your ears and the chin strap should be tight enough to allow a maximum of two fingers between the strap and the chin.

Choose a helmet that complements your ride

Baabali Lightwing helmets are at home on bike paths and city streets.

When and where will you be riding?

If you plan to ride in hot, sunny weather, choose a route that offers plenty of airflow. If you're riding at night or in a very foggy area (we're looking at San Francisco ), you may want to consider a helmet with a built-in light to increase visibility. If you're looking for extra peace of mind, some helmets have MIPS, a technology designed to reduce harmful rotational damage.

You can also stock different helmets for different seasons. Having an extra one on hand isn't a bad idea either. You shouldn't use your helmet after it's broken or damaged, so having a spare helmet at home can help you ride safely if your old one breaks down.

Bring the helmet you really want to wear

The Guardian is designed for children and is now available through Baabali!

Of course, style isn't as important as safety, but when you have a helmet that is comfortable and looks good, you are more likely to wear it all the time.

This is especially important for the children you ride with, as cyclists under the age of 14 are five times more likely to have an accident. Giving them helmets that they will be happy to wear is a great way to encourage some safety habits at an early age.

Therefore, ready to wear a helmet? Just come to our website and seek the most suitable one for yourself, we provide various of helmets which meet needs of all age group!