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Old 06-17-2014, 05:56 PM   #1
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Need to find my wife a good helmet. Help please.

She rides on the back of my bike occasionally, and she's getting a 50cc Vespa knock off scooter soon.

For the scooter I think a half helmet is ok being that it doesn't go more then 30 mph and she will be using it to drive a few clicks to get to beach in the summers.

But when she's on my bike I prefer her to have a full face helmet so I'm torn.

Looking for something under $200 with a wide field of vision - maybe modular?

My main question is does she need a women specific helmet or can I get her a man's helmet in a small size ?


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Old 06-17-2014, 06:07 PM   #2
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She rides on the back of my bike occasionally, and she's getting a 50cc Vespa knock off scooter soon.

For the scooter I think a half helmet is ok being that it doesn't go more then 30 mph and she will be using it to drive a few clicks to get to beach in the summers.

But when she's on my bike I prefer her to have a full face helmet so I'm torn.

Looking for something under $200 with a wide field of vision - maybe modular?

My main question is does she need a women specific helmet or can I get her a man's helmet in a small size ?


Thanks in advance.


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Old 06-17-2014, 06:10 PM   #3
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Um yah that doesn't help. See my question about men's helmets and if they can be used for women or does she need a women specific helmet ?


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Old 06-17-2014, 06:14 PM   #4
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Women's helmets are just helmets with graphics that women are supposed to like.
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Old 06-17-2014, 06:40 PM   #5
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Ok that's what I was hoping to hear. Wasn't sure if they had other reasons for calling them a women's helmet. Thanks.


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Old 06-18-2014, 07:05 AM   #6
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Just like everyone else, she needs to try them on. Different manufacturers shape the helmets differently, and what someone else likes may not fit her well.
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:11 AM   #7
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Just like everyone else, she needs to try them on. Different manufacturers shape the helmets differently, and what someone else likes may not fit her well.
^^^ As long as it fits her properly, it doesn't matter if it's a 'woman's helmet'.

Have her check out the Nolan N44. It has a removable chin bar, so it can be worn as an open face or full face. I wear mine all the time with the chin bar in place. The shield is so large, and it flows so much air when open that it doesn't even warrant removing the chin bar, but you have the option.
http://www.motorcyclegear.com/street...44_helmet.html
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:15 AM   #8
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Just like everyone else, she needs to try them on. Different manufacturers shape the helmets differently, and what someone else likes may not fit her well.
Yep. Go to a real MC gear store and try 'em on. Find one that fits the shape of her head, webbikeworld has a good chart here:

http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcyc...met-shapes.htm

Have her put the helmet on and gently shake her head inside the helmet. If her head moves and the helmet doesn't, it is too loose so go 1 size smaller. Have her walk around with it on for a few minutes too. She will know if the helmet presses too hard on any part of her noggin' by then. That is what is called a hot spot. Sometimes you can take the liner out and smooth some of those areas down with the round part of a tablespoon, so they're not always a deal-breaker.
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Old 06-18-2014, 08:58 AM   #9
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Um yah that doesn't help. See my question about men's helmets and if they can be used for women or does she need a women specific helmet ?
The only manufacturer I'm aware off that does something special for women is Schuberth with the C3W. That helmet has a softer liner material which is easier on the facial skin.

But you don't want to use that as a man because you'll flake it quickly with a beard.

All others are really just different sizes. My wife loves her Shoei Multitec.

And: if you like the face of your wife, get her ONE helmet that protects that face even on the scooter. A face plant at 30mph will leave some ugly scars.
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:10 AM   #10
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Thanks! Actually looking at bell bullitt for her.


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Old 06-18-2014, 09:19 AM   #11
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And: if you like the face of your wife, get her ONE helmet that protects that face even on the scooter. A face plant at 30mph will leave some ugly scars.
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:22 AM   #12
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I like my wife's face, she likes it as well, therefore:



ATGATT. That's her bike, she rides herself.
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Old 06-18-2014, 03:45 PM   #13
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What he said! 30 mph is more than enough to erase lots of skin ( & your nose) from a face plant. I have a buddy who fell off his bicycle at no more than 10 mph. Broken collar bone, knee skin grafts, & broken nose with facial road rash. If you knew him before, you might not recognize him today on the street. He's not Quasimodo exactly, but he's not what he once was.
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Old 06-18-2014, 06:29 PM   #14
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Go look at the stats of where a head hits in most crashes (Or at least most that have been studied)
And the anything less then full face might not make sense to you.

I will say that look around for the lids that offer different sized cheek pads,
I've found that lots of women do fine for fit in XS-L sized helmets but need thinner cheek pads for comfort.
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Old 06-18-2014, 08:18 PM   #15
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I like my wife's face, she likes it as well, therefore:







ATGATT. That's her bike, she rides herself.

I wish my wife rode such a beautiful bike.
Love it.

Like I said we are looking at the bell bullitt. Will be trying it on tomorrow. It's a ff helmet.


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