About Our Selections

When it comes to recommending gear, we consider everything from safety certifications to ease of changing out a visor, and everything in between. To make it on this list, a helmet has to provide the best protection for its price above all else, with considerations given to ventilation, head shape, weight, and the like.

However, there is no "magic formula" that definitively says "Buy this helmet and disregard the rest." These selections are made with educated opinions, sometimes even on-head time with a review, but the best way to find which helmet works for you is to head down to your local gear shop and try a few on.

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Shoei GT-Air II

A premium full face helmet that is actually worth every cent

Scorpion EXO-R1 Air Carbon

A full carbon helmet based on the R1-GP helmet from MotoGP, at an unbeatable price


Using lessons learned in racing to develop a very quiet, comfortable street helmet

ICON Airflite MIPS Stealth

One of the best budget lids out there, that comes with a high-end safety feature without compromising on price

HJC i10

The least expensive helmet on the market that comes with a full Snell M2020 certification