We all know the importance of wearing a helmet while you cycle, but do you ever feel that you want a bit more than merely something which keeps your head safe while out on your travels?
If you do, here are five recommendations for cool bike helmets so you can be well-protected and look the part on your two wheels:
This America-based company offer plenty of variety with their helmets, catering for adults, children and even babies with their designs.
Pledging to ‘make helmets fun again’ and to ‘make helmets for everyone’, Nutcase have worked with three international artists each year since 2014 to ensure they keep offering the freshest designs.
So, if you’re keen on a quirkier helmet design in the price range of about £50 – £100, then be sure to check out Nutcase’s wide range of models.
This is certainly a more minimal variation, but this ABUS design is also available in three sizes and 12 different colours if you want to add a bit more life to your helmet.
It is a versatile helmet which would be great for commuters or cyclists in the city thanks to its large, in-built LED rear light with 180-degree visibility, its adjustable rim and that it is fitted with ABS technology.
Available on offer at time of writing for between £32 and £68, this is not to be missed if you still like stylish bike helmets, but fancy something a little less flash yet just as reliable.
Similar to Nutcase, Sawako are a company who pledge that their stylish cycling helmets will enhance your confidence while on your bike, and consider them as important from a fashion and beauty perspective as from a safety viewpoint.
It is important to point out, though, that they are certainly aimed more towards women with their designs, which generally cost between £50 and £110, as well as offering helmets for kids and extra cycling gear like bells, ‘ear cosies’ and jackets.
Plus, if you’re a mum, take advantage of their ‘Mommy and Me’ offer – simply buy any adult helmet with their new kids’ sparkle helmet and you will receive a 25 per cent discount on your child’s model.
Another company offering multiple designs, Closca’s main USP is that all of his helmets come with a special folding system.
This makes them safer (limits the impact of a collision through micro-movements over the entire surface), while they also take up 55 per cent less space within a second and are far more portable – they can easily be stored in most bags or backpacks.
Most of their helmets will cost between about £90 and £130, and though they are often only available in black, grey, or white, there is far greater variation in the colours of the visors they offer. Again, whether it’s for you or your child, Closca have you covered.
Whether in matte black, grey, ‘highlight yellow’ or ‘midnight blue’, you’ll no doubt look great in this Giro model, one of the best-looking urban cycling helmets around.
Aside from its more striking colours, it’s also an exceptional helmet which, again, is perfect for a commuter.
It comes with advanced head protection technology, a light yet sturdy In-Mold shell which protects it from dents, while its Roc Loc City fit system allows for a smooth, seamless fit. There’s also a lock port for securing the helmet with your bike when you’re on the go, plus it comes with its own visor, too.
Which stylish helmets would you recommend? Let us know in the comments!