As someone who loves to bike and spends a lot of time on my bicycle throughout the year, I’ve decided that the best bike accessory you can have is a really cool bike helmet.
Why I Want A Cool Bike Helmet
I do the majority of my biking in regular street clothes because I’m often going to the library or store or to run some type of errand. Sure I wear sporty clothes on the way to the gym and for long recreational bike rides, but most of my bike rides involves jeans or dresses and leggings (my new thing).
My regular sporty bike helmet just does NOT go well with this type of biking and makes me feel dorky when I wear it with my regular clothes.
Hence, I want a new bike helmet that goes well with regular clothes and looks nice no matter what I’m wearing!
I’ve been looking for bike helmets on Amazon and wanted to share a few here. I’d love opinions on them in the comments. It’s always good to get some second opinions before a purchase so let me know what you think of these helmets and which is your favorite!
My Favorite Really Cool Bike Helmets
I really love these Nutcase Helmets. These still look like bicycle helmets, but they have a retro look with a bunch of different styles and colors and patterns. These seem to be popular with the urban hip crowd and people that use a helmet for multiple sports. I like all the different styles they have.
Nutcase Silver Sparkle Bike Helmet (sort of love this one the most!)
I also like the Yakkay helmets since they seem to have perfected the idea of a helmet that looks like a hat. If you want to wear a helmet but look like you are just wearing regular clothes and a hat then these helmets are perfect. I adore this blue striped helmet.
I love the Lazer Cityzen helmets. These are cheaper bike helmets than Yakkay that look just like you are wearing a hat! My favorite from them include the black and plaid options :
I also really like Bern bike helmets which have different liners so you can use it for summer and winter sports. For instance I could use it to bike and snowboard if I wanted to try cool tricks boarding (I normally don’t and don’t wear a helmet). These helmets are ideal for someone switching between sports and seasons – if you are going to do multiple sports that require a helmet you might as well just have one!
Bern has a bunch of different styles, some with the visor and some without it, but the basics are the same. They have a variety of colors too.
Similarly, I like the Bell Fraction Multi-Sport Helmets which are similar to Bern or Nutcase and come in a lot of different colors. I like these because the colors are so vibrant! They also have some neat patterns from Paul Frank that are adorable for a younger child.
I also like this Disco Ball Helmet from Instructables… that is if it was safe to actually use as a real helmet.
Helmets covered in glass are a bad idea. It is adorable though! ;)
Buying A New Cool Bike Helmet
There are a ton of super cool bike helmets on Amazon and probably within your local bicycle store as well. A bike helmet is one of the most important things you can have as a cyclist and it’s important to consider not only how cool the helmet looks but how functional and safe it will be in the case of a spill. Bike helmets not only look awesome but they prevent head injuries in accidents and can keep you out of the emergency room or worse.
Bike helmets are mandatory in most states because they can save lives. Always wear your helmet!
There are many things to consider when buying a new bike helmet. The most important things are proper size and fit. Beyond that you also can consider additional comfort, venting, and style. Those elements don’t provide better protection but they do increase satisfaction with helmets in many cases.
Check out Amazon.com’s Bike Helmet buying guide for more information on buying a new helmet and the proper way to make sure you get everything you need.
As you can tell, I like sparkly things and was drawn to many of the awesome sparkly bike helmets. I’m leaning toward getting one of the sparkly nutcase helmets because I think it will make me happy to wear. I could go ahead and get the gold and silver so I can match everything I wear too. They are both really cute and would be perfect for when I’m bike commuting in Memphis.
Let me know in the comments which one you like best!
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