9 Best Helmets for Biking and Skateboarding
You won’t find a handier helmet than the Morpher. It conveniently folds to fit in your work bag or your teen’s backpack. So when you’re already on the go, crunched for time and limited on space, you don’t have to skimp on safety.
Specialized Echelon II
Breathability is the name of the game for the Echelon II. It's sleek design, paired with its ventilation, makes it optimal for road cycling (whether you’re commuting to work or taking an evening stroll).
Nutcase Blackish Wavelength Matte w/ MIPS
If your teen never slows down, you want her in a helmet that protects during any activity. The Nutcase Blackish Wavelength Matte is certified for cycling, scooting and skating. Plus, it has 360 degrees of reflection and a detachable visor to accommodate for any type of weather.
Pro-Tec Full Cut (Certified)
Don’t be fooled by the Full Cut Certified’s retro look. Pro-Tec equipped this helmet with all the modern-day certifications to keep you safe, whether you’re hitting the skate park or the BMX course.
Nutcase Red Zone
The Red Zone molds to the shape of your head and has three sets of foam pads so you can tailor the cushioning to your needs. And it comes with 14 vents to keep your noggin nice and cool while you ride.
Giro Montaro MIPS
For the adventurer who likes to document the experience, the Giro Montaro includes a breakaway camera mount. Your kid can post about his most recent biking trail (or snap on a light if he’s biking after dark). It’s also designed to be able to wear with goggles without the discomfort that usually comes with tucking sunglasses into a helmet.
Bell Annex MIPS
The Bell Annex gives its user a more personalized experience with an integrated slider button that opens and closes vents as he or she wishes. Taking airflow one step farther, its Overbrow Ventilation system brings cool air into the front of the helmet and circulates it through to the back.
From the classic brand of cycling comes the most affordable helmet on this list (and Amazon customers rate it 4.6 out of 5 stars!). The adjustable dial in the back allows you to find your most comfortable fit with 360-degree adjustability.
Triple Eight Certified Sweatsaver
Claiming to be “The Holy Grail of Comfort and Protection,” the Certified Sweatsaver comes with thicker liners that can be added to the already-installed liners already. And (bonus!) Triple Eight donates a portion of its sales to the Tony Hawk Foundation to create public skateparks in low-income communities.