|Verfasst am: 24. Nov 2022 04:39 Titel: Best commuter bike helmets 2022: Safe and comfortable helmet
Best commuter bike helmets 2022: Safe and comfortable helmets for city riding
The best commuter bike helmets have a different aesthetic from the best road bike helmets. Whereas road bike helmets are designed for ventilation and aerodynamics when travelling at speed, a commuter bike helmet usually has a more enclosed design with more coverage and less venting to handle different requirements of commuting by bike. They'll fit in whether you are riding a hybrid bike, a folding bike, an electric bike or, mixing all of the above, a folding electric bike. To get more news about ebike accessories, you can visit magicyclebike.com official website.
If you are riding an electric bike, it's worth considering buying one of the best e-bike helmets rather than an urban number, as they're engineered for additional protection at the higher speeds that electric bikes can achieve.
Of course, the reason for a helmet is to protect you if you have a crash and to that end, both road bike helmets and the best commuter bike helmets incorporate features including MIPS (Multidirectional Impact Protection System) or equivalent technologies. If you want to know more about impact protection tech, it's covered in our buyer's guide at the bottom of this piece, along with other features to look out for when buying a helmet for your commute.
Alternatively, read on for our pick of the best commuter bike helmets, including models we've ridden and rated and other helmets that we reckon are worth considering. We put lots of commuting and riding miles in on the bike and considered the safety features of all the helmets listed closely so you can make the most informed decision when purchasing the right helmet for you.
The Giro Escape MIPS helmet shares many of its features with the Giro Camden MIPS helmet (see below) but is lighter. Like the Unit 1 Faro, it's another helmet that has built-in lighting front and rear with controls on the rear of the helmet and up to 10 hours runtime.
Giro's MIPS liner is better integrated than many MIPS implementations, so it's less likely to catch on your hair.
The soft-touch matt finish is available in three colours and the helmet looks stylish too. It's comfortable to wear, although the rear padding can't be removed for cleaning.
Nutcase makes some of the best kids' bike helmets in wild styles, but it's also got a line of adult helmets. The Nutcase Vio MIPS helmet preserves some of that style, but takes it in a more serious direction and comes with plenty of large vents, making it comfortable to wear on hotter rides.
There are also plenty of lights front, back and on the sides to keep you illuminated and visible, with constant, flashing and pulsed modes and a 2.5-hour runtime. That's a little shorter than some options but does keep the battery lighter for less weight overall. Alongside the MIPS liner, there's dual-density EPS foam for additional impact protection.
Unit 1 adds LED strips to the front and rear of the Faro commuter bike helmet. There are more LEDs under the fabric strip at the bottom rear of the helmet that can act as a turn signal if you buy the optional handlebar remote or as a brake light. There are more configuration options with the companion phone app, including variations in brightness with the weather and ambient light level. There's a USB-C rechargeable battery built to power it all.
There are four colours available for the ABS outer shell, which is more resistant to day-to-day wear than the lighter polycarbonate shells found in the best road bike helmets. Other nice features are the magnetic buckle that's easier to use than the normal clip and the option to include MIPS.
The POC Corpora AID has front and rear slot vents, dot vents on the top of the helmet and internal channels that provide ventilation. There's good adjustability and a magnetic buckle that's easy to use. Five rear LEDs provide additional visibility, with lighting controlled by a button on the strap.
The white-only colour option means that the POC Corpora AID is likely to look scruffy sooner than dark colours, although the helmet shell is thicker than most road helmets. The helmet is expensive relative to the competition though and you could buy one of the best road bike helmets for the same price.