How to Choose the Best Motorcycle Helmet
The question of whether you need a helmet or not will be off the menu as soon as you get under rain or gather all the dust of the road with your head. However, the helmet is not just for keeping your face clean. The helmet is your protection and to understand that you don't need to wait for an accident. If you make a right choice with this biker's attribute you won't only get safety, but also your own style.
There are three types of helmets: open face, 3/4th, and full face. As long as the government doesn't give a certain rule on which helmet is necessary, you still have a choice.
Open face helmet gives you more freedom - you can eat, drink, smoke, ( which you shouldn't do while riding unless you wish to test your helmet to destruction in a crash), it has a better visibility, besides, if you wear glasses this helmet won't be on the way.
The greatest advantage of full face helmet is it's protection. With it on you don't need to be afraid of the wind or rain, and as to safety, it's, so to speak, a champion. Full face helmets of the new generation are not as heavy as they used to be, thanks to the newest materials. For example, full face helmet with carbon exterior weighs barely a kilogram.
3/4th helmets are very popular nowadays. While wearing it you can also wear glasses. Those helmets come with a sun shield and also have great visibility.
What do you need to pay attention to while choosing the right helmet:
Remember: helmet is the most important part of your gear, so, don't try to save money on it, buying a model of the doubtful manufacturer, your life and health depend on it. Besides, factory supplied helmets go though multiple test drives, which in return will be a guarantee of it's durability and safety.
A good quality helmet will always have it's manufactured day and type on the inside.
And, of course, the size of your helmet should match the size of your head- it needs to be not only safe but comfortable as well.
The helmet is chosen this way: it is supposed to pinch your cheeks a little, not push on your temples and not hang loose on your head. Try walking around the store while wearing a helmet for at least 5-10 minutes. If you don't feel any discomfort, then that is "Your Helmet".