How to measure for a motorcycle helmet? | HHR Performance
When you’re picking a helmet for your motorcycle riding, there are probably a lot of things running through your head. You’re probably wondering what the best kind of helmet for you will be, or whether it will be comfortable to wear on long rides, or whether it will look cool and stylish for years to come.
However, the most important factor to consider when you’re purchasing a helmet is the size. It’s important that your helmet is properly sized in order to offer you the maximum amount of protection possible. Even the most protective helmet is only able to do so much if it’s not fitted properly. This article will give you a step by step guide for measuring yourself for a motorcycle helmet and help you find out which kind is best for you.
First, it’s important to know that while you can have a general idea as to what your size is, every motorcycle helmet store and brand will have slight differences between sizes. This means that it’s important to know your precise motorcycle helmet measurements, so that you don’t accidentally buy the wrong size if you’re perusing helmets across different brands.
Here’s how you should measure your head to find the size that fits you:
Use a flexible measuring tape, like one that a tailor would use to take body measurements.
Wrap the tape measure around your head at the fullest point of the head, which is about half an inch to an inch above the eyebrows for most people. Take the measurement of the circumference of your head at this point.
Make sure to take the measurement in both inches and centimeters; different size guides will use different measurement systems.
Compare the measurement you take of your head to the size guide from the manufacturer you’re purchasing from. If you find yourself between sizes, always size down first.
Once you’ve bought your helmet, always make sure to try it on before you’re ready to hit the road. When you’re testing your helmet’s size, follow these guidelines for a snug, safe motorcycle helmet fit:
The helmet should be a little bit tight as it goes over the head, and it should feel tight around your cheeks, but not uncomfortably so.
Try moving the helmet and make sure that it doesn’t wobble on your head. If you can fit a finger between your head and the helmet interior, it’s too loose.
Try pushing the helmet upwards from the base. If it starts coming off, you’ll need to size down.
Remember that a helmet’s padding can change over time. If it wears out to a point where the helmet no longer fits, it can (and should) be replaced.
These tips will help you make sure you have the best experience with your motorcycle helmet safety and fit. A well-fitted helmet will make you feel secure for all your adventures. If you’re looking for long-lasting helmets with the highest quality parts, look no further than HHR Performance for this and all your other riding supply needs!