Are there any cool, fashionable bike helmets?

I have finally been convinced to wear a helmet when I go riding on my bicycle… but really don’t want to wear the standard ugly bike helmet. Are there any cool helmets for women, or at least ones that don’t scream “LOOK AT ME! I HAVE A HELMET ON”?

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    Oh, yes — we have some cool and unique bike helmet ideas for you.

    Helmet-hats

    Our favorite is the Yakkay helmet — essentially a hat/helmet combo that work together without somehow looking like you have an alien skull. (See them above.) Their slogan: “Want a new look? Don’t change your helmet, just change the cover.”

    These Danish helmets aren’t yet widely available in the US, nor are they cheap. But if you’re looking for something safe that will make you feel fashionable — not just un-dorky — they are definitely worth checking out. See the Yakkay helmets at Adeline Adeline.

    For nutcases

    You also have to check out Nutcase Helmets. Their designs may not all be subtle, but they are cool. Three of our favorites are shown at the right: the Watermelon, Blackdana and Swirl designs.

    These bicycle helmets feature vented ABS shells, insertable liners, and a magnetic buckle so you can put them and take them off with just one hand.

    Other hip helmets

    For some subtle and pretty designs (geared toward women), you need to take a look at Sawako Furuno helmets. Unfortunately, these Japanese-designed helmets can be a little hard to find in the US, but are still worth a click… just in case you fall so deeply in love, you decide that you’re willing to pay the cost of international shipping.

    Other recommendations:

    Always wear protection

    But the very bottom line: Don’t let anyone’s opinion of your helmet style keep you from wearing one. It’s important safety equipment, and not a fashion statement. If you think about it, you probably know someone whose life has been saved by this little bit of gear. Or maybe you’re like us, and used to know someone who should have worn a helmet, but didn’t.

  2. For the wee folk…

    Raskullz ladybug helmetWe just got word about a new (and very fun) helmet for kids: Raskullz. These helmets feature characters like bugs, cats, rabbits, horses, sharks and gorillas — each one with 3-D elements made of soft, rubber-based material. The end result is a bike helmet that a lot of kids will actually want to wear.

    See them and find out more at Raskullz.com!

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