How to determine the size of a helmet15 March, 2017
How to determine the size of a helmet
Motorcycle helmets are essential to protect your head from injury. For a helmet to be effective, it has to be tight and comfortable and functional. Even though the helmet must be tight, It should not be so tight that it makes you feel uncomfortable. Wearing a loose helmet is also uncomfortable, not to mention it's dangerous. So adjusting it correctly is important. Measuring your head just before buying a helmet can help you determine the right size for you.. Carefully follow the measurement instructions, which apply to both motorcycle helmets and sports helmets.
You will need to:
Cloth tape measure
1-Measure the circumference of your head at the widest part using the tape measure. For it, put the tape measure around your head, one inch (2,54 cm) above the eyebrows and ears.
2-Read the measurement in a mirror or ask a friend to read it to you. Record it in both inches and centimeters.
3-Compare the measurement with a helmet size chart, defined for the type of helmet you want (for example, american football helmet, motor vehicle helmet). These tables are available from the manufacturer.
4-Find the helmet that fits your measurements and try it on. Must fit well on top of head with no gap between head and helmet. To be a good option, the front of the helmet should fall just above the eyebrows. If the helmet falls below the eyebrows, means it fits you big and therefore not recommended.
5-Check the helmet strap. It should not be too tight or too loose, but to be comfortably adjusted.
Tips and Warnings
- Helmet size measurements may differ from manufacturer to manufacturer. For this, you should check the measurements of the helmet manufacturer that interests you. Check if different size tables are available online on the manufacturer's website. Manufacturers can use inches or centimeters on helmet boards. To help you more easily locate the helmet size you need, take measurements on both units.
- Ask the store owner if you can try the helmet on. This will give you a clear idea of whether or not the helmet is right for you..