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The 20 Best Bike Helmets of 2023

Gone are the days when bike helmets were just makeshift head covers made of plastic and foam. The quality helmets available these days are sophisticated pieces of technology specially designed to serve different purposes to maximize the protection you will get while cycling.

If you are looking for the perfect helmet, these features and technology can help you decide which one will be right for you. One of the first things to look for in a bike helmet is whether it has helmet safety certification. There are a few helmet certifications worldwide, mostly regionally accepted. All helmet brands are required to meet these bicycle helmet safety standards.

#01. Schwinn Best Bike Helmets

  • The Schwinn Thrasher lightweight helmet is designed for adults; suggested age range: 14 years old and up; suggested head circumference: 22. 88 to 24. 5 inches
  • Full Schwinn 360° Comfort featuring an adjustable dial fit knob and full-range padding for the perfect custom fit.
  • Two microshell layers and full-coverage EPS foam construction provides lightweight durability
  • Easy-adjust dial system provides a custom fit with a twist of the dial, Adjustable side straps allow you to fine tune fit and comfort and detachable visor helps reduce glare
  • Complies with U.S. CPSC Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets for Persons Age 5 and Older
  • Dial Fit adjustable system adds ease
  • 21 flow vents to keep you cool
  • Visor offers increased shade while riding
  • Easy to adjust webbing for a comfortable fit
  • Moisture-wicking pads keep you dry

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#02. Retrospec Bike Helmets

  • PREMIUM PROTECTION: Hard and fully formed ABS surrounds high quality EPS foam to absorb shock and keep you riding safely in this Retrospec helmet as you ride on your bicycles, skateboards, roller skates and scooters. Fully formed ABS surrounds high quality EPS foam to ensure safety.
  • VENTILATION: The classic skate design helmet with 10 vents to keep you cool and comfortable for a casual ride or a long day on your board. Dewcollector interior padding technology wicks away sweat, stench, and bacteria, keeping you dry and irritation-free.
  • SIZING: To determine the correct helmet size, wrap a measuring tape around your head. The tape should rest just above your ears and remain level around the circumference of your head. Small: 51-55 cm, Medium: 55-59 cm, Large: 59-63 cm
  • ADJUSTABLE FIT: Size in crucial for maximum protection. We included two sets of interchangeable pads so you can get the perfect snug fit. The adjustable straps can be tightened or loosened for a customized fit and feel.
  • BRIGHT COLORS: Pick from a variety of matte colors to perfectly accent your bike and augment your personality and this helmet is recommended for riders who are age 14+.

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#03. Schwinn Intercept Bike Helmets

  • Fits riders ages 14 and up
  • Adjustable dial fit offers superior 360˚ adjustability for a custom fit
  • Snap on/off visor protects eyes from the sun and offers multisport versatility
  • 26 crucial air vents provide maximum ventilation, keeping heads cool on hot summer rides, Upper and lower PC micro shell coverage delivers improved protection and durability
  • Complies with U.S. CPSC Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets for Persons Age 5 and Older

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#04. Schwinn Thrasher Youth Lightweight Bike Helmets

  • This Schwinn Thrasher lightweight helmet is designed for youth. Suggested age range: 8-14 years old. Suggested head circumference: 21.25-22.88 inches
  • Full Schwinn 360° Comfort featuring an adjustable dial fit knob and full-range padding for the perfect custom fit.
  • Two microshell layers and full-coverage EPS foam construction provides lightweight durability
  • Easy-adjust dial system provides a custom fit with a twist of the dial, Adjustable side straps allow you to fine tune fit and comfort and detachable visor helps reduce glare
  • Complies with U.S. CPSC Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets for Persons Age 5 and Older

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#05. Giro Register MIPS Bike Helmets

  • Synthetic
  • Imported
  • MARKET-LEADING PROTECTION: Engineered in Giro’s category-leading helmet test lab
  • MIPS: Utilizes the Multi-Directional Impact Protection System to redirect energy in a crash
  • UNIVERSAL FIT SIZING: Get the right fit, straight out of the box
  • VENTILATION: 22 vents
  • RUGGED: In-mold construction

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#06. Retrospec Lennon Bike Helmets

  • ALL-AROUND HELMET: Keep your head cool in our ergonomic Lennon Helmet. The removable visor and premium padding will get you to your destination in style and comfort. Go from entry level bike rider to serious cyclist with the switch of a helmet!
  • PREMIUM VENTILATION: Our classic cyclist helmet has 15 vents with inside air-channels to keep you cool and comfortable for a casual ride or a long day on your bike. The removable padding can be washed and provides optimal cushion for a long ride.
  • ADJUSTABLE FIT: A well-fitted helmet is a safe helmet. Use the ErgoKnob-2 dial-fit adjustment system to get the perfect fit! The Lennon fits heads between 54-61 cm/21.25-24 in (universal fit).
  • SAFETY FIRST: Let drivers, pedestrians and other cyclists know your there with our built-in 5-LED safety light on the back of helmet. With 3 functions and a long-lasting battery, the Lennon will keep you seen and safe on the road.
  • BRIGHT COLORS: Pick from a variety of bright colors to perfectly accent your bike and augment your personality.

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#07. Retrospec CM-1 Bicycle Bike Helmets

  • Tested and approved for Bike, Skate, Ski. STM F2040-11 / ASTM F1446, EN 1077, EN 1078
  • Classic skate design helmet with 8 vents to keep you cool and comfortable and 2 sets of interchangeable pads for a custom fit.
  • Fully formed ABS surrounds high quality EPS foam to ensure safety on impact
  • Keep your head protected in this Retrospec helmet as you ride on your bikes, Skateboards, roller skates and scooters
  • Pick from a variety of matte Colors to perfectly accent your bike and augment your personality and this helmet is recommended for riders who are age 14+.

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#08. Krash! Youth 8+ Mohawk Bike Helmets

  • DESIGN – Flexible 3D red mohawk with black tips and fine multi-color line graphics on a matte black base
  • CONSTRUCTION – Adjustable straps for a custom snug fit, and aerodynamic cooling vents for great airflow. Durable outer PVC shell, and impact dampening expanded polystyrene inner foam construction
  • STYLE – Perfect light weight helmet for cruising around on a bike, scooter, skateboard or rollerblades
  • COMPLIANCE – Complies with the U.S. CPSC Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets for Persons Age 5 and Older
  • SPECIFICATION – Recommended for ages 8-14 years but will fit most heads measuring 54cm-58cm. Always take a head measurement. Head sizes and shapes can vary, even within an age range. Using a helmet that doesn’t fit can be dangerous
  • Bike type: road.

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#09. Krash Girls Youth Bike Helmets

  • DESIGN – You’ll love the gloss and matte purple and pink leopard print, 3D cat ears, and accent pink buckles
  • CONSTRUCTION – Adjustable straps for a custom snug fit, and aerodynamic cooling vents for great airflow. Durable outer PVC shell, and impact dampening expanded polystyrene inner foam construction
  • STYLE – Perfect light weight helmet for ridding around on a bike, scooter, skateboard or rollerblades!
  • COMPLIANCE – Complies with the U.S. CPSC Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets for Persons Age 5 and Older
  • SPECIFICATION – Recommended for ages 8-14 years but will fit most heads measuring 54cm-58cm. Always take a head measurement. Head sizes and shapes can vary, even within an age range. Using a helmet that doesn’t fit can be dangerous.

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#10. BELL Thalia Women’s Bike Helmets

  • DESIGN – Specifically for women who are on the go.
  • FIT SYSTEM – True Fit system for easy one-step adjustment every time you ride, it’s that simple.
  • AIR FLOW – 16 vents for channeled air flow to keep you cool while you ride. AIR FLOW – 16 vents for channeled air flow to keep you cool while you ride.
  • SIZE – Recommended for ages 14+, but will fit most heads measuring 54-58 cm. Important: Always take a head measurement. Head sizes and shapes can vary, even within and age range. Using a helmet that does not fit can be dangerous.
  • COMPLIANCE – Complies with the U. S. CPSC Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets for Persons Age 5 and Older.

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#11. Retrospec Silas Adult Bike Helmets

  • FIT: One size fits most cycling helmet. Easily adjust from 54cm to 61cm to fit sizes small, medium, and large (not designed for XXL/62cm/24. 5 inch and up.)
  • COMFORTABLE: Silas bike helmet is padded, lightweight and aerodynamic to slice through headwind.
  • BREATHABLE: 24 vents and contoured design with inside air-channels force ventilation through and around the bicycle helmet for a cool, comfortable ride.
  • LED LIGHT: A built-in 4-LED 3-function flashing safety light keeps you seen and safe on the road.
  • SAFE: Constructed with high quality EPS encased by PVC for top-tier protection. All Retrospec bike helmets comply with the U.S. CPSC Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets for Persons Age 12 and Older.

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#12. Triple Eight THE Certified Sweatsaver Bike Helmets

  • Dual-certified skateboard helmet with high impact-absorbing EPS foam, thick dual-density soft foam, and plush moisture-wicking Sweatsaver fabric
  • Complies with U.S. CPSC Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets for Persons Age 5 and Older and ASTM F-1492 Skate safety standards
  • Includes two different size sets of Sweatsaver pads to customize fit; pads fit very snug when they are brand new, and expect to wear for a couple of hours before the helmet is completely broken in
  • Available in four sizes: XS/S fits 20 – 21.25 in (51 – 54 cm), S/M fits 21 – 22.5 in (53 – 57 cm), L/XL fits 22.5 – 23.5 in (57 – 60 cm), XL/XXL fits 23.5 – 24.5 in (60 – 63 cm)
  • To determine proper size, measure with a soft tape measure or string; manufacturer’s 180-day limited warranty

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#13. Schwinn Kids Bike Helmets Classic Design

  • Bike helmet that little ones will love to wear. Fits mosts riders ages 0 – 3 years.
  • Integrated visor helps to shield eyes from the sun
  • Schwinn 360° comfort with dial fit adjustability and full-range padding for the perfect custom fit.
  • Lower molded shell adds durability and extra protection in the rear, Ultra lightweight vented design provides maximum ventilation for hot summer rides
  • Complies with U.S. CPSC Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets for Persons Age 1 and Older (Extended Head Coverage)

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#14. Disney Minnie Mouse Toddler Bike Helmets

  • 3D fabric bow and ears are made of non-grip material with breakaway attachment
  • Glittered bottom wrap
  • Complies with the U. S. CPSC Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets for Persons Age 1 and Older (Extended Head Coverage)
  • Recommended toddlers ages 3-5, but will fit most heads measuring 48-52 cm
  • Head sizes and shapes can vary, even within an age range. Always take a head measurement before purchasing

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#15. 80Six Dual Certified Kids’ Bike Helmets

  • Kids helmet for biking, skateboarding, rollerblade, inline skating, longboard, hoverboard, scooter, skating and other outdoor sports
  • Classic bike helmet shell shape that is sturdy, stylish, comfortable, and well-ventilated for hours of activity; ABS outer shell for durability and protection; EPS liner with inner foam pads for a comfortable fit
  • Complies with U.S. CPSC Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets for Persons Age 5 and Older and ASTM F-1492 Skate safety standards
  • Designed in New York and made with care from the same team who brought you Triple 8 and 187 Killer Pads
  • Fits ages 5 and older, head size of 49-52cm (19.25-20.5in), measure head circumference with a string; adjustable chin strap with size release buckle

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#16. Giro Isode MIPS Adult Recreational Cycling Bike Helmets

  • MARKET-LEADING PROTECTION: Engineered in Giro’s category-leading helmet test lab.
  • MIPS: Utilizes the Multi-Directional Impact Protection System to redirect energy in a crash.
  • UNIVERSAL FIT SIZING: Get the right fit, straight out of the box.
  • VENTILATION: 24 vents.

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#17. Retrospec Scout-1 Kids’ Bike Helmets

  • THE PERFECT FIT: A well-fitted helmet is a safe helmet. Scout molds to your child’s head with a no-dig adjustable chin strap and ergoknob-2 dial for the best fit.
  • EXTRA PADDING: Detachable pads provide additional protection and can be easily removed, cleaned, and have your little explorer back at it in no time.
  • BREATHABLE DESIGN: 14 air vents for optimum airflow and longer, more comfortable, cooler rides. Get your little one outside and ready to ride in style and comfort!
  • BUILT-IN VISOR: The Scout Helmet has a built-in brim to shield the sun and provide better visibility while learning to master their bike, board or scooter!
  • SIZING: Choose between two kid-friendly sizes to protect growing heads. XS (45-49cm) for riders under 3 years old, and S (49-53cm) for new cyclists.

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#18. Schwinn Thrasher Bike Helmets

  • This Schwinn Thrasher lightweight helmet is designed for children. Suggested age range: 5 to 8 years old. Suggested head circumference: 50 – 54 cm
  • Full Schwinn 360° Comfort featuring an adjustable dial fit knob and full-range padding for the perfect custom fit.
  • Two microshell layers and full-coverage EPS foam construction provides lightweight durability
  • Easy-adjust dial system provides a custom fit with a twist of the dial, Adjustable side straps allow you to fine tune fit and comfort and detachable visor helps reduce glare
  • Complies with U.S. CPSC Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets for Persons Age 5 and Older

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#19. Raskullz Mohawk Toddler 3+ and Child 5+ Bike Helmets

  • DESIGN – The 3D fin hawk lights up with 5 LED lights. Auto-shut off feature to conserve battery.
  • CONSTRUCTION – Adjustable straps for a custom snug fit, and aerodynamic cooling vents for great airflow. Durable outer PVC shell, and impact dampening expanded polystyrene inner foam construction. 
  • STYLE – Perfect light weight helmet for your little rad ripper to use while riding a bike, scooter, skateboard or rollerblades!
  • COMPLIANCE – Complies with the U.S. CPSC Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets for Persons Age 5 and Older.
  • SPECIFICATION – Recommended for ages 5-8 years but will fit most heads measuring 50cm-54cm. Always take a head measurement. Head sizes and shapes can vary, even within an age range. Using a helmet that doesn’t fit can be dangerous.

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#20. Giro Fixture MIPS Adult Mountain Cycling Bike Helmets

  • MARKET-LEADING PROTECTION: Engineered in Giro’s category-leading helmet test lab.
  • INTEGRATED MIPS: Utilizes the Multi-Directional Impact Protection System to redirect energy in a crash.
  • VENTILATION: 18 Wind Tunnel vents with internal channeling.
  • RUGGED: In-molding construction.
  • UNIVERSAL FIT SIZING: Get the right fit, straight out of the box.

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Each helmet was evaluated based on cost, fit, protective qualities, number of venting and cooling factors, comfort, and durability, with a special attention paid to features that cater to specific types or riding, including commuter-friendly features and those for the trail or the open road.

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