Motorcycle riding is a very common passion prevailing from a long time ago. But the risk and danger that is associated with this passion cannot be ignored. While driving a motorbike, you may love the feeling of winds and the beautiful speedy sights with various sounds of the traffic. But you can’t ignore the responsibility of wearing a helmet. As you know that using a helmet is the best way to secure your life when you are out on your motorbike. Many people may not know that maximum deaths are caused due to the head and neck injuries. Helmet protects the vital part of our head and neck and reduces the possibilities of head and brain damage.
You are aware of this danger and also wear it, but how will you know which helmet is the best one. Or which helmet can protect your head or how hardy the helmet is? The two basic things that you have to understand before buying a helmet is that how it fits your head and the firmness. And of course the cushioning inside the helmet is also important.
What made the helmet rigid?
Helmet shell that is made of carbon fiber, fiberglass, Kevlar or plastic are strong enough to protect even your hair. This strong shell prevents any hard foreign object from getting penetrated into the head.
If the helmet does not fit properly, then you are sure to feel uneasy. So before buying the helmet try it once to see whether it stays in its place and does not move when you are nodding your head. Just see, whether you are feeling comfortable and cozy with it. If it doesn’t fit properly, it will be noisy. Are you a first time buyer? If so, then don’t buy it online because you may not understand the size and as you can’t try it on the spot, you will never be sure whether it will fit your head. So it is better to visit a store and try for yourself to see which one fits you the best.
When you go to buy something what do you see first? Of course style and the look. But while purchasing a helmet, you have to consider many other things than just the style and look. This not a party wear that you will buy based on the appearance only. This is the question of your life after all. Before buying the helmet just see whether it has passed certifications needed for it to be considered at par with the standards. What features are seen by the department of transportation before certifying a helmet?
- Fastening system. How strongly it holds when a considerable amount of force is applied.
- Whether the outer shell is able to prevent maximum penetration.
- Ability to absorb energy during a collision or crash.
Helmet for women
Many people think that difference between women’s helmet and men’s helmet varies only through color and style. But this assumption is totally wrong. A woman’s face is much narrower than a man’s and the diameter of the head is also smaller than that of men. So size does matter for women’s helmets, though there are other factors that determine the best helmet remain same for both men and women.
Helmet for kids
No doubt a child’s head is much softer than that of adults and so it is the duty of parents to choose the right and the best helmet for their kids. While purchasing the helmet, parents have to be very careful. It is very important to see the interior padding of the helmet before buying it. The best motorcycle helmet will always have thick padding around the cheeks. Just see that the whether the helmet is designed to protect the head or neck. Because these two parts of body get injured severely. As your kids grow, the size of their head is also growing. But it doesn’t mean that you will buy an adult helmet for your kids. It may come out during the collision.
Hues of Helmet
You will be surprised to know that motorcycle collision depends on the color of the helmet. According to a study those who are wearing black color helmet get involved in a crash more than those who are wearing white color helmet. That means using lighter color helmet can reduce the risk of crash.
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