How do I choose the right motorcycle helmet?
A properly fitted helmet shouldn’t slide past your eyes. To check that the chin pads fit properly, attempt to slide four fingers into the helmet near your cheeks. If you can fit four fingers in, the helmet is probably too big. Perform this same four-finger test on your forehead area.
How do you fit yourself for a motorcycle helmet?
SIZING: To measure your head size, wrap a tape measure horizontally around your forehead. Select the helmet that is the closest fit to that size. A helmet should fit snug on your head. If it moves while wearing, it is too large.
How do I know what helmet shape I have?
When trying on a helmet, take note of any pressure points on your forehead—a sign that the helmet is too round. Pressure points on the sides of your head indicate a helmet is too oval for the shape of your head.
How do I know if my helmet is too small?
The telltale signs of using a helmet that’s too small include uncomfortable fit, painful pressure points, and a red forehead. It’s important to find a helmet with a snug fit and comfort. This way, you get full protection on the road in case you get into an untoward accident.
Are mens and womens helmet sizes the same?
Even though helmets are made with a unisex fit, head sizes are different between the sexes. In my 8 years’ experience of fitting and selling helmets, I can definitely say that most women wear a size small helmet and men wear a size large.