Choosing a new helmet can be quite a challenge. The looks of a helmet is often the first thing you look at when purchasing. However, the fit of the helmet is just as important, if not the most important! To help you on your way in making a choice, we have made a step-by-step plan for you, so that you can choose a new helmet with confidence!
The circumference of your head provides a good guideline for the size of a helmet. Use a tape measure to measure the widest circumference of your head. For most people, this point is about an inch above your eyebrows, along the junction of your ear and over the lump on the back of your head.
Every head is different, but your head can also be categorized. There are roughly three shapes: round, oval and round oval.
- Round: length and width of the head are almost the same;
- Oval: the length of the head is significantly greater than the width;
- Round-oval: the length of the head is slightly greater than the width.
Most motorcycle helmet manufacturers provide a predominantly round-oval fit so that they can appeal to the widest possible audience. Keep in mind that the fit of a helmet is very complex and difficult to describe. Small differences may therefore also be possible within these three categories!
With the data from the previous steps you can now determine which helmet fits the shape of your head. In the description of every helmet on our website you can check which size fits the number of centimeters that you measured in step 1.
Now that you have gone through all the steps and cleared all the coins from the bank, it is time to order the helmet! If you order the helmet before 5 p.m., we will ship your order the same day.
Woohoo! Your helmet has arrived! Now you can finally try it on. Take the helmet out of the box and put it on. Check the size and fit in the following ways:
1. Try to tilt your head back into the helmet. If the helmet (in the longitudinal direction) is too big, you will hit the inner shell with your nose without too much effort. Sliding a little bit is allowed, but this must be done with the necessary resistance.
2. Hold the helmet and turn your head from side to side. Again, a little sliding is allowed, but with resistance. If the helmet comes off the face completely at the temples, then the helmet is too big.
3. If you think the helmet is too small, keep in mind that the inner lining has to be adjusted first and the helmet will therefore become a bit wider when used. The cheek pads in particular usually feel quite tight in the beginning but quickly become more comfortable.
4. To make sure that the helmet fits properly, we recommend keeping the helmet on for an hour. In the meantime, watch an episode of your favorite series or run the vacuum cleaner around the house. Is the helmet still good after this hour and do you not suffer from pressure points on your head? Then you have made a good choice and we congratulate you on your purchase!