We set out to find some cool bike helmets for adults. Not all adults care to wear a funky Nutcase helmet or a solid Bell helmet from the local big box store. We were in search of something cooler, more comfortable and stylish. There’s no better way to get your child to wear a helmet then leading by example.
We selected some cool bike helmets that not only look good, but offer breath-ability, style, performance and are lightweight.
Thousand Epoch Helmet
The Thousand Epoch is a focused around an iconic shell design with true colors that are as much a work of art as they are a quality bike helmet. We are big fans of magnetic buckles on helmets for the easing of clasping. Thousand has numerous classic finishes and colors to choose from; the Thousand Epoch is a beauty. check out their Kickstarter campaign that started it all here.
- Features include:
- Secret Poplock to secure your helmet to your bike
- Vegan Leather Helmet Straps
- Magnetic Clasp
- 7 Vents w/ internal channeling
- Built-in low profile visor
- Premium matte rubberized finish and moto trim
- 2 sets of interior padding for a comfortable fit
- CPSC and EN 1078 safety certified
- Available in S. M. L sizes
- Helmet Weight: 410g to 490g (depending on size)
- Price: $95
Yakkay is a bike helmet company from Denmark founded by a group of leading Danish designers. Their quest was to take their design talents and create head protection that stylish people love to wear. Their website has an easy-to-use system that allows you to pick the inner shell that’s available in four colors and then pair it with a cover. Currently Yakkay offers 9 different cover styles. Our favorite is the Paris New York Cover (shown above). One downfall for these helmets is the sizing – either your head shape works with a Yakkay or it doesn’t. Even though there are 3 sizes to choose from, you will find that they may not fit all head shapes.
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We have always been a fan of BERN helmets. Being that they have so many different styles, colors and features – it’s not hard to find one that you will love. Features like winter liners and ear buds make them a true multi-sport helmet. The Watts model features a baseball hat inspired visor, classic BERN styling and is certified for both bike and snow activities. The Watts is also available in either the MIPS or Standard shells. Read our guide to bike helmets here that provides more info about shell types.
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Since 1965, SMITH has been dedicated to making products that authentically empower thrill seekers and modern explorers in snow, bike, fish, surf, peak performance outdoor adventure and more. The Maze is the most urban-styled bike helmet from Smith. We like the matte black finish, Lifetime Warranty and the self-adjustable fitting.
- Lightweight in-mold construction
- Self-adjusting lifestyle fit system
- XT2 anti-bacterial performance lining
- Ultra-light single layer webbing
- AirEvac Ventilation
- Weight (Size M) 9.52 oz / 270 grams
- Certification: CPSC, CE EN 1078
- 2 vents
- Where to Buy: SmithOptics.com
Giro Sutton MIPS Helmet
Cool color offerings for these low profile bike helmets from Giro. A true urban cycling helmet that features a light clip on the rear of the helmet as shown in the pictures above, 8 vents, visor, u-lock compatible and reflective.
- Where to Buy: Amazon.com
IN the quest to find head protection in a stylish way, Mikes ProLids offers their take. The Matte Black Doughboy lid has a unique take on a brimmed hat with a twist allows the wearer to be on the cutting edge of novelty helmet design. It is created to be worn forward or backward depending on the wearer. These helmets are designed to be worn forward or backward, Mike’s Pro Lids do not fit like a traditional helmet. We use an open cell foam in the liner which compresses without adding much pressure to the head. The liner is removable and washable. Mike’s Pro Lids are a novelty helmet and do not have a D.O.T. certification. Lid inserts accommodate a range of sizes. This lid can accommodate sizes XXL and XXXL.
Mikes Prolids Doughboy Helmets
Where to Buy: Amazon