Cool Looking Bike Helmets …. Really?!

Is that really a bike helmet?

Could there really be such a thing as cool looking, stylish bike helmets?

Well there are some new lids (helmets) out there that add some style to that otherwise weird looking piece of styrofoam that protects your head.

The following are a number of helmet companies that are making bike helmets a little less helmet like.


Get crazy with it! Melon Helmets has a bunch of fun styles to choose from. They also have some traditional solid colors and they make a visor that can be added to their helmets. You can learn more about the company here.


The stylish Yakkay bike helmets.

The stylish Yakkay bike helmets.

Checkout the Yakkay helmets.  They really do look like your wearing a hat.  You can buy the base helmet and different covers to fit your style.


The wild and zany Nutcase bike helmets!

The wild and zany Nutcase bike helmets!

Next up are the Nutcase helmets.  These still look like bike helmets, but they have a retro look with a bunch of different styles.  These seem to be popular with the urban hip crowd.  I like all the different styles they have.


The Giro Surface bike helmet.

The Giro Surface bike helmet.

The Giro Surface Multi-Sport Helmet also comes in a variety of colors and styles (hardshell or fabric).  Giro is a well known brand in the bike racing realm.


Lazer Cityzen bike helmets.

Lazer Cityzen bike helmets.

Here are the Lazer Cityzen helmets, similar to Yakkay style but they are a lot cheaper; about half the cost!


Bern bike helmets.

Bern bike helmets.

And finally the Bern helmets, which kind of have that kayak helmet style.  Bern helmets have different liner kits that can be used for cold or warm weather riding.


What do you think?  Would you like to have one of these helmets? Do you know of some other bike helmets that are a cool looking?  Please share in the comment section below.



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  1. Pgwphotography says

    When I rode in Ireland on a Whisper, the rental people supplies Yakkay helmets. Comfortable, and good looking.

  2. qtip says

    if i had one of these maybe i wouldnt have been stopped by the cops four times for no helmet.(never got a ticket tho)

  3. Lin B says

    I’ve got a Bern helmet I love. With the replaceable liners for weather, and the built-in soft visor, it’s perfect. I love the look of the Yakkay helmets, but I always worry about having a fabric cover – if you get hit by a car and go sliding/flying, will it catch on something and perhaps twist your neck? The slick lids don’t have this issue. Before my Bern, I had a Nutcase. The magnetic clasp is fantastic and I wish all helmets had them. I just found the helmet a bit heavy and not quite the right fit for my head. As they say, the best helmet is the one you use!

  4. Lin B says

    The Nutcase Metroride helmets do not fit if you have a small head they only go down to around 55 cm, whereas the regular nutcase helmets go down to 52cm. Makes a difference and the Metroride shape is slimmer and less bubble-head than the street style. Makes it a no-go for me although I do love their magnetic buckle. Not crazy about fabric covered helmets because I think the idea is for the helmet to slide if you have an accident. If the fabric snags on the road you could badly tweak your neck. So I use a Bern helmet. Fits even zippy-the-pinhead people with lots of fitment options, removable and washable liners, very sleek profile. If they had magnetic buckles they would be utterly perfect. Someday I will own an Inkwell helmet…check them out…gorgeous works of art.


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