How do you know what size helmet to wear?

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    06-10-2010, 01:02 PM
How do you know what size helmet to wear?

I'm in need of a new helmet but I have no clue what size to get!
The one I have know is probably a L in kids, I'm not sure. So, my question
How do you know what size helmet you need?
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    06-10-2010, 01:05 PM
All helmets are not created equal, so the size you wear in one model may not be the size you wear in another.

If you want the correct fit, you'll need to try them on. There's really no other way to determine which size is right for you.
    06-10-2010, 01:06 PM
It depends not only your head's size, but the shape. For example very few helmets (and only Troxel brand) fit my head without being too loose or me getting headache. I'd suggest to look around if anyone owns helmet so you could just try and see what fits you the best. There is nothing worse then helmet, which doesn't fit.
    06-10-2010, 01:08 PM
You will need to go in to try them on but basically when you have a helmet on you should be able to move your head around quite abit and it should stay in place , that way you know when you fall off it wont move on yea !
    06-10-2010, 01:11 PM
Another 'go try them on' vote.

Trying on helmets owned by others is not a good plan unless they are really new. The padding tends to conform to your head some over time and trying on a used helmet will not give you an idea of what a new helmet will fit you like. Plus, some manufacturers change their design over time so the new style might not fit like the older model.
    06-10-2010, 01:21 PM
I was thinking of getting one off of ebay so they were a bit cheaper, thanks guys
    06-10-2010, 01:24 PM
You could go try them on if you are in sorta a hurry, but if you have the patience and you are ordering online:
Measure the circumference of your head where your temples are, then check this out:
Find Your Hat Size

For example, on this helmet: Troxel Spirit Helmet -
(using my measurements):
According to the chart on both the first link I gave you OR the size chart link on the second link, I'd be a
7-1/8 or a M.
    06-10-2010, 01:33 PM
^ Thanks That helped!!
    06-10-2010, 01:51 PM
Your riding helmet is not the place to cheap out!!!!!

And I am not saying you have to buy a $300 helmet. I am just saying Helmets, like underwear, are something I would not buy on eBay.
    06-10-2010, 01:52 PM
Not just ebay, I'm talking online but not a brand brand new one. I don't mind a used one in good condition

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