A helmet is the most important piece of protection when you are riding a bicycle; however, choosing one of the many boys’ bike helmets can be rather difficult! There are literally tens of popular bicycle brands that produce hundreds of helmets that boys can use when they are riding. Take into account the fact that children want to look stylish while riding their bike; the safety that a helmet offers is important, but you can bet that your son will want the best looking one!
Heading over to a sport or bicycle store will literally yield hundreds of options. Which helmet should you choose for your son? I would take into account the following factors when choosing one:
-The helmet should be produced by a reputable brand
-The helmet should not cost more than $60
-Ventilation holes are really important
-Try to choose a neutral colored helmet (such as black, grey, or white) so that it will match your son’s current bicycle, as well as any bicycle that he may ride in the future
Helmets With Your Son’s Favourite Superheroes On Them! Batman, Spiderman, The Incredible Hulk, And More
I know that I had told you to buy a neutral colored helmet in the last paragraph; however, helmets with superheroes on them are an exception to this rule. The reason behind buying neutral colored protective gear is universality; a black helmet can be worn while riding virtually any bicycle!
When it comes to the helmets with superheroes on them, the focus is on the superhero that is featured, not the color of the helmet! With that being said, your son can wear a batman helmet regardless of the color of the bicycle that he is riding!
Some of the most popular superheroes to be featured on boys’ bicycle helmets are Batman, Spiderman, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, and all of the Transformers characters! Superhero helmets are the perfect birthday gift for your son if his birthday falls in the summer!
Buying A Boys Bicycle Helmet With Matching Pads Will Save You Some Money
Everyone knows that one of the ways to save money is to buy items together. With that being said, buying a bicycle helmet, elbow pads, and knee pads can save you a ton of money in the long run! In addition to saving you money, buying all of this bicycle protective gear together will keep everything looking the same.
For instance, imagine that you had paid $40 for a navy blue helmet when you bought your son’s bike. No imagine that you went back to the sports store at a later date, and purchased some navy blue elbow pads and knee pads for an additional $30.
Firstly, you could have bought all of the bicycle gear in one package for about $50, and the chances of the navy blue on the pads being the exact same color as the one on the helmet is very slim! Buying the helmet and pads together may cost you an extra $20 at the time of buying them, but will actually save you about $20 in the long run.
Some people think that their children do not need elbow and knee pads. Trust me, you should definitely get your son the extra pieces of bicycle gear if he has been riding for less than 2 years!
Bell Helmets Are EXTREMELY Durable
Bell Sports has been creating bicycle helmets for boys and girls for over 10 years! In addition to offering helmets in a MASSIVE selection of colors, patterns, and styles, their products are really durable. This is not to say that these are the most durable helmets on the market; however, Bell helmets will give you the most bang for your buck in the $50 range! I would recommend the following models:
Bell XLV-This helmet is available in black, white, and silver (which are all neutral colors). It features a snap in visor that will protect you from the sun/rain while you are biking, and 23 vents to keep you cooled as you are peddling through the neighbourhood. In addition, you will not need to fiddle with the helmet strap, as it features an ErgoDial system that allows you to turn a knob in order to tighten the strap on the helmet!
Bell Faction Multi-Sport Helmet- This is the most universal bicycle helmet that I have seen because it can be used for a variety of sports. It is perfect for people on skateboards, bicycles, scooters, and rollerblades! Bell’s Faction is one of the lightest helmets on the market weighing in at only 426 grams!
When it comes to choosing a bicycle helmet, you will be faced with a huge selection, In addition to all of the helmets looking similar, all of them will protect your son in the unfortunate event of him falling off of the bicycle. These are the boys bicycle helmets that I would recommend; they are not the only ones that you can buy, but they should definitely be considered!