I recently went on the hunt for a stylish men’s bike helmet for urban riding. Here’s some I found that caught my eye.
Giro Reverb – this is the helmet I ended up buying. Primary reason is that it has vents which I like because I get a little sweaty biking and because I can easily attach a Vis 360 Light and Motion light to it. What I don’t like is that it feels and looks pretty big and bulky. I wish it was a little more sleek looking and feeling. I also wish it had a fit dial on the back and that one of the vents was big enough to put a u-lock through.
Giro Sutton Helmet – love the look! Sadly doesn’t accomodate my bike helmet. I love that you can directly attach a light to the rear, but I wish they had more detail on what rear lights fit. Also, why is it double the cost of the Reverb?
Giro Section Bike/Multi-Sport Helmet – sounds heavy
Triple Eight Gotham Rubber Helmet
Critical Cycles Classic Commuter Bike and Skate Helmet
Sahn Bike Helmet – love the look, but super spendy at north of $100.
Bern Unlimited Lenox EPS Summer Helmet
Bell Fraction Multi-Sport Helmet – is this helmet the Fraction or the Faction? Why does Bell need to put such a big logo on it??
Thousand Helmet – seems promising!
My dream helmet:
- Sleek urban styling
- Light weight
- Matte finish
- Dial for the perfect fit
- Vent that lets you lock it up with a u-lock
- Vents for comfort
- Magnetic strap like the Thousand
- Built in front and rear light, or easily detachable for winter/night riding
What’s your favorite urban helmet?