Type of Helmets: Choose your helmet

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Types of Helmets


Do you really need a Helmet? Helmet is the safety armor for the head. Like the skull protects the brain from impacts, the helmet protects the head. Though there are different types of helmets, their structure is almost the similar. A helmet has three layers. The exterior layer or the shell is made of thermoplastic fiber glass , the middle layer is made of expanded polystyrene (EPS) that absorbs the shock and the innermost layer is made of sponge and cloth that is meant to provide comfort to the rider. The shell of the helmet that is made of fiber glass breaks upon impact, thereby reducing the intensity of the shock. The thermoplastic layer conducts the shock to the middle layer made of EPS . By doing so, a helmet protects the users head to a great extent. It is scientifically proven that a good helmet can reduce the force of impact by 300g. This means that a helmet can saves a person life. The sudden impact of force of 50-70g is actually enough to damage the eyesight. Moreover, the force can also dangerously effect the neuro system of our body. So now, we got the answer of the question asked above. Yes, We do need a helmet.


Type of Helmets There are various types of helmets. Each and every helmet is different in the shape, size and requirement. Here is the type of helmets, you can choose according to your need, choice and budget too. Full face helmets Open face Helmets Modular Helmets Half Helmets Off Road/ Motorcross Helmets Bluetooth Motorcycle Helmets


Full face Helmets If you are looking for the best protection, full face helmets are the ideal choice but if you are used to a lightweight motorcycle helmet, you’d be slightly disappointed in them . Pros and Cons of Full face Helmets: All Round Safety  – Full face helmets are designed to protect not just your head but also your jaw and your face. Quiet Ride  – The ride is a lot quieter with these helmets because they allow you to tune out the deafening sounds of the road. Weather Protection  – They offer ample protection against rain and sun, and are properly sealed. Clear Visor  – The visor of full face helmets is cleared to offer optimal visibility on the road. Little Wind Resistance  – The wind resistance is minimum with these helmets. Thus, there are no reasons to have pain around the head, neck or shoulder because of the wind’s force during long rides. Slightly Heavy  – As compared to other light weight motorcycle helmet styles, these are slightly heavy because they offer full coverage and protection.


Open face or three quarter motorcycle helmets are designed to protect everything but the face and are ideal for those riders who like to feel the wind on the face when they are riding . Pros and Cons of O pen Face Helmets: No Eye Protection  – Because these are open face helmets, they leave the entire face open for the weather elements to assault at their leisure. As a result, there is no eye protection in most models. It is recommended to buy separate eye gear if you are using these helmets. Better Visibility  – The visibility is the biggest pro of these helmets because you can use your eyes to see the entire road and as far ahead as it can go without any obstructions from the helmet. Easier Communication  – Communication with these helmets is easier because the mouth is free. Flip Down Shields  – Many 3/4th helmets come with sun shields that can be flipped down when needed. These shields add some protection in terms of the weather elements and general debris in the air. However, they do not protect from rain and precipitation. Open Face Helmets


Modular Helmets A modular helmet is a hybrid motorcycle helmet that offers a nice truce between full face and open face helmets . Pros and Cons of Modular Helmets: Best Of Both Worlds  – There are two pieces in this helmet. The features of modular helmets are such that those riders who want the pros of both full face helmets and open face helmets greatly enjoy this type. Mobile Chin Bar  – The chin bar of these helmets is movable and is operated using a single button. Thus, when you want to bar to be out of the way, you can push the button and it will slide up and settle over the helmet’s top portion. Comfortable Use  – Unlike full face helmets that offer a snugger fit and are slightly difficult to put on for some people, modular options are easy and fuss free. Easy Communication  – The helmet comes with a face guard that can be flipped up when needed. This makes communication quite easy for the rider. Not Lightweight or Sealed  – These helmets are even less lightweight than full face options because they come with various contraptions, especially the latches. They are not sealed either.


Half helmets are not that popular with motorcycles as they are with scooters and cruisers. This is because of their “skull cap” status . Pros and Cons of Half Helmets: Extremely Lightweight  – Half elements are so lightweight that wearing them feels like nothing. There is no pressure on the head and they are also easy to put on and carry around. Superior Visibility  – Because of the design of these helmets, the visibility is better than all other styles of motorcycle helmets. Least Protection  – The biggest problem with these helmets is that they offer little to no protection to the driver. They tend to cover the top part of the head but the lower area along with the neck is completely exposed in these helmets. Wind Resistance  – The design of these helmets is such that wind resistance is great. As such, after a hard day’s ride, you would experience a lot of fatigue with these helmets and you might also suffer pain because of the force of the wind. No Protection From Weather Elements  – Since the coverage with these helmets is minimal, weather elements are offered a free reign on your face. Half Helmets


Off Road/ M otorcross Helmets Off road helmets are one of the most unique motorcycle helmet types because they come with special features meant for those riders who are into racing or motocross. These helmets are basically ideal for short races . Pros and Cons of Off Road Helmets: Sun Visor  – The sun visor of these helmets is long and particularly noticeable. Various off road helmets offer protection from the harmful UV rays of the sun using this sun visor. Chin Protection  – The chin portion of off road helmets is noticeably elongated and the purpose of this design is to protect the rider from any debris and dirt on the road. No Face Shield  – Because there is no face shield in these helmets, there are no worries of the shield fogging up during rainy or cold conditions. The lack of face shield also improves visibility for the rider. Special Vents  – Another unique feature of this lightweight motorcycle helmet type is the addition of special vents in its design. The ventilation system allows the heat to escape and this also regulates the temperature and humidity levels inside the helmet.


Bluetooth Helmets Professional bikers would love to use motorcycle helmets with Bluetooth technology inbuilt in the helmets. Biking for long hours and the increasing community of bikers gives rise to the need of a mandatory product like helmet coming with added features like Bluetooth. The major advantage is the ability to speak through Bluetooth without hampering the pleasure of biking by stopping the drive on and off. Getting the best Bluetooth motorcycle helmet s  needs to be researched as the variety of motorcycle helmets are very many. Pros and Cons of Bluetooth helmets: These helmets make life easier for those who want to talk to their friends when they are driving; The control with a built in Bluetooth motorcycle helmet is hands-free and so, there are minimum distractions while driving ; Some helmets could be costly because they come with a lot of features that most motorcyclists don’t need.


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