There is no question that bicycle helmets are useful for personal protection. This is especially true in urban environments, where cars and bicycles often have to share the road. So it’s all the better if such a helmet also looks good in addition to its actual function. After all, riders should use it as often and as gladly as possible — and not just see it as a necessary evil.
The following overview therefore shows a — of course purely subjective — compilation of particularly pretty, chic and beautiful helmets. Matching the numbering, there is all further information and links to the respective model below.
KED Mitro UE-1 — A helmet with extensive features: from the magnetic closure and protection system MIPS to the BOA system for easy adjustment of the size to an integrated LED lighting with battery, everything is built in here. New this season is the pictured color Ash matt, still available are black, neon green and gray / blue. A review of the helmet can be found here.
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Thousand Heritage — The helmet with classic look par excellence! Brown (and vegan) leather straps contribute to the retro look, for easy use provides a magnetic closure. Smart is also the logo opening, through which the helmet can be stably connected with a lock. Available in light gray, coastal blue, navy blue, terracotta and mint, among others.
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Smith Maze — Minimalist yet elegant helmet with matte finish and glossy bordered logo. Available quite plain in matte black or matte cement.
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Giro Caden LED — Urban helmet, which offers 12 vents and is also equipped with an LED light. It also has thoughtful details such as a lock opening for fastening the helmet or the removable visor. Available in matte black, gray and blue.
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Lumos Ultra — the high-tech helmet of this overview. Integrated COB LED lighting front and rear, with even a turn signal function at the rear. Via a small remote control for the handlebars, this turn signal can be activated and indicates to following traffic the intention to turn. Available in black, white, lime green and deep blue.
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KASK Moebius — Brand new helmet with removable visor, which is also equipped with Kask’s ERGO FIT adjustment system. The padding is removable and washable. The color spectrum here includes a whole 10 shades: including, in addition to black, gray and white, colorful shades such as green, light blue, red or dark blue.
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Giro Sutton — In its latest version, the Sutton is equipped with the MIPS system and offers a mounting option for an optional rear light on the back. The 2021 vintage is available in gray and black, older models also in other colors such as mint, dark blue or yellow.
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Abus Scraper 3.0 — Cheapest helmet in this roundup with easy-to-use adjustment system, which is available in five colors: black, orange, blue, gray and white.
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POC Omne Air — with its numerous vents, the Omne Air from POC is certainly the airiest helmet on this list, but remains visually still in the frame and thus does not necessarily look like a thoroughbred racing helmet. Just as numerous as the openings for ventilation are the color options: In addition to black, white and gray, there are also more unusual colors such as pink, turquoise, orange or yellow.
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Hövding 3 — the helmet that isn’t a helmet: In the event of a fall, Hövding’s neck brace triggers an airbag protective hood that covers the entire head. According to a study, this system thus offers even more protection than conventional bicycle helmets, but is also significantly more expensive. A review of the Hövding can be read here.
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