An electric scooter is fun to ride and definitely a trendy alternative mode of transport for youngsters as well as adults. Of course they cannot completely replace cars or heavy-duty motorbikes but they are much cheaper and environmentally friendly. You can also reach places faster if there is a traffic jam as the slim frame of your scooter lets you pass through smoothly. But as with basically everything else around us, taking safety precautions is also a must while riding an electric scooter. Whether you are planning to go far or just ride around the neighborhood, being on the road without an electric scooter helmets is highly risky.
You may be the best rider but you never know what you have to deal with when you are out there. To avoid serious injuries and accidents, it is recommended that you always wear a helmet while riding your scooter. However, do not just buy any helmet because trust us when we say that quality and design does make a difference.
The ideal helmet will be comfortable to wear; it will fit well and offer better protection. As we wanted to give our readers the chance to know exactly what they can expect to find in the market today without actually going through the hassle of searching every store for the best Electric Scooter Helmets, we decided to come up with the top 10 best Electric Scooter Helmets and include a buying guide as well so you can be well informed before cashing out on a particular helmet. As scooters are popular among young riders too, we have included helmets that are ideal for them so they can ride in ease. Our list is based on price, comfort, design and of course what other users have to say. So…let’s scoot!
Core Vintage Open Face Helmet
The Core Vintage is an open face helmet which covers 3/4th of your head, leaving the face bare. Sporting a retro look and made with an injection thermoplastic alloy shell, the helmet provides great comfort while riding and offers full protection in case of a crash. To cushion your head, the interior features a breathable comfort liner which also allows airflow and prevents excess moisture buildup.
There are 5 snaps to accommodate a flat shield and it also comes along with a 3- snaps bubble visor. To protect the outer frame from the damage it is coated with high-quality automotive paint. The helmets are a bit on the smaller side so one must be sure of the correct size before buying.
- Vintage design
- Good value for money
- Offers decent protection
- The size is somewhat difficult to figure out, a few customers got helmets smaller than what the size stated.
Flybar Dual Certified CPSC Multi-Sport Helmet
This helmet can be used for multiple sports such as cycling, skateboarding, scooter and roller skating. As the helmets come in 3 sizes; S/M, M/L and L/XL, they can be used by kids as well as adults. Furthermore, you can choose from 9 different colors and designs so you can be sure to find something that reflects your personal style and preference.
The ABS outer shell keeps your head protected during a crash while the EPS foam inner lining provides comfort and a perfect fit. You can adjust the spin dial on the back of the helmet to improve the fitting so there will be no room for discomfort. The helmet is designed with a total of 12 vents all across for maximum airflow.
- Lightweight and comfortable
- Strong ABS outer shell provides firm support and protection
- Comes in many sizes and designs
- Features an adjustable dial for a better fit
- Some customers weren’t very happy with the look of the helmet, complaining that it looked as if it sat too ‘high’ on the head.
Triple 8 THE Certified Sweatsaver Helmet
The Triple 8 helmet is ideal for biking, skateboarding, skating and for use with scooters. It is a dual certified helmet which features a high-quality inner lining of impact absorbing EPS foam and a fabric that draws off moisture in real time. It is great for riding during hot days when you need a headgear that will reduce the discomfort of the heat and sweating.
The sweat-saver liners are completely removable and you get two different sets so you can wash one and use a fresh clean one every time. The adjustable helmet strap has a side release buckle that allows you to easily adjust the tightness of the helmet, giving you a snug fit. It comes in sizes XS all the way up to XL.
- Offers a snug fit
- Ideal for multisport
- Keeps sweat from dripping down your forehead and into your eyes
- Getting a perfect size may be difficult.
Razor V-17 Youth Multi-Sport Helmet
The Razor V-17 is a well-liked helmet among riders and for the right reasons too. The helmet is ideal for a number of different sports and its lightweight and modern design makes it a popular choice. V-17 stands for the number of vents it has, which is obviously 17 so users can ride with ease even during hot weather. With enough airflow and a thick interior lining, you can be sure of full protection and comfort.
It is designed mainly for young people, 8 to 15 years of age but adults who are petite and use small helmets can benefit greatly from this stylish and durable headgear. It is not as light as traditional bicycle helmets but the extra weight only adds to its quality and in no way compromises with comfort. The whole look of the helmet is very elegant and modern and goes with all kinds of scooters. With adjustable straps you can enjoy a great fit which will give you the assurance you need in terms of safety.
- Great for young riders
- 17 vents for a cooling effect
- Strong and durable
- The helmet may slide to one side if the fit is not accurate
Razor Child Full Face Electric scooter Helmets-
If you are worried about your child falling and bruising the face or ending up with a cracked tooth then you need to get a full face helmet. Half and open face helmets only protect ½ or ¾ of the head but a full face helmet will make sure even the face and the chin is protected. This is particularly useful during the first few days when your child has still not mastered riding and the chances of crashes are higher.
Many adults, as well as professional riders, prefer full-face helmets as they provide the best protection. With a spacious eye port, your child can even sport goggles while the vented mouth area allows airflow and chin protection. It comes with a full head inner padding so the head is cushioned during a crash.
- Full head protection
- Large eye port
- Good ventilation
- The plastic around the chin area appears to be too thin
Fuel Helmets SH-WS0017 Open Face Helmet with Shield
This open face helmet comes with a shield so you get more protection. Half helmets or open face helmets without shields cannot protect your face from flying debris and when riding with speed that becomes a problem. The best thing about this helmet is that even though it has a shield, you can remove it easily if you wish to feel the air on your face.
It also makes the helmet easy to clean. Top brow vents are present for air circulation so you can ride in comfort during hot days. Chin and retention straps ensure a snug fit so you can secure the helmet properly during use. It is also DOT approved which confirms its safety and protection level.
*Available in sizes small, medium, large and x-large.
- Open face with removable shield
- Removable pads
- DOT approved
- Some users complained that the helmet left their forehead exposed because it sat too high on the head.
MMG Motorcycle Open Face Helmet DOT Street Legal – Flip Up Clear Visor – Matte Black 203 (XL)
If you want an open face helmet for your scooter that provides decent protection but it more on the lighter side then you can buy the MMG Motorcycle Open Face helmet. It comes with a removable/ washable cheek pads so you can keep your helmet clean at all times.
The eye port is big enough for sharp visibility while quick release straps help you put on and remove the helmet real quick. The outer is made of polycarbonate/ABS shell which ensures that your head is protected during a crash and the EPS absorption impact foam cushions your head to avoid any injury.
- Wide visor
- Large eye port
- Anti-scratch technology
- Falls back just a little on quality but for the price, it may not seem like a con
Raider Deluxe Open Face Helmet
The open face helmet by Raider comes with an optional zip-off neck curtain and a snap on/off visor. The shell is made of thermoplastic which makes the helmet lightweight and comfortable to wear. A full rubber bead trim adds on to the durability of the helmet while the removable ear covers to protect you from the cold while riding on winter mornings.
It fits snugly and provides enough comfort for the rider to concentrate on the road and enjoy a safe ride. Apart from the fact that the ‘mushroom’ design may not appeal to all, the helmet is made of strong materials and will last you through harsh conditions.
- Optional neck curtain and ear covers
- Snap on/off the visor
- Not very attractive looking
Fuel Helmets SH-FF0016 Full Face Helmet
This full face helmet can be used for a scooter as well as for a motorcycle. It is made of lightweight thermoplastic and comes with removable cheek pads for easy cleaning. The quick release shield lets you quickly cover your face and protect it from flying debris and bad weather.
The dual vented diffuser drives most of the moisture away so you can enjoy a comfortable ride even on hot days. The shield will not fog up and we recommend raising the shield slightly when riding in extremely cold weather to prevent any chances of fogging. The helmet will not scratch easily and is very durable.
- Full head protection
- Removable cheek pads
- Not easily prone to damage
- The helmet could become loud with increased speed
Daytona Half Helmet Skull Cap
This half helmet is excellent for everyday rides. It is lightweight and provides a very comfortable wear. It is DOT approved despite its low profile design which gives you the assurance you need in terms of safety. The helmet is a simple looking headgear with padded open ear retention and a layer of comfortable mesh material on the forehead.
Air ventilation is great and you can go on long rides even on hot days as the airflow will keep your head cool with accelerated moisture evaporation.
If you are not looking for something fancy and just need a decent half helmet for everyday use then this is a great model that is only affordable but also highly effective in protecting during any unfortunate incidents.
- Great for everyday use
- Decent airflow
- The design may be too simple for some
So, if you have made up your mind about replacing your old Electric Scooter Helmets or you are shopping for your first ever helmet, there are a couple of factors you must look in to. Our buying guide will hopefully help you decide what all you need to check out in terms of design, size, make, comfort, etc.
The price and quality actually depend a lot on the materials used to build the helmet. The two main parts are the outside and the interior. Both the outside and the inside material of a helmet play major roles in protection, comfort and durability.
If you are on a tight budget then you can purchase helmets that have the outer shell crafted of injection molded ABS polymers. They may be a cheaper option but they also offer a good balance. If you want to invest in a medium to high range helmet then you will be looking at helmets made from fiberglass composites. They are the best kind of absorbing energy during impact. Finally, if you wish to splurge on a helmet then get yourself something with carbon fiber on the outer shell. They are the strongest kind and offer the best in terms of protection.
The interior is usually made of EPS foam, a material with great shock-absorbing capabilities and it also provides comfort during use.
Size and Fit
A good fit is necessary for a comfortable wear, that is obvious, but it is even more necessary for maximum protection. You may agree to compromise with comfort but wearing a loose fitting or extra tight helmet will do more damage than just make you feel uneasy.
If an Electric Scooter Helmets is not the perfect size for you and rests too loose then it may move too much and even fall off your head during an impact. On the other hand, if a helmet is too tight it will feel awkward on your head, cause headaches and make your ride very uncomfortable. The whole point of a helmet is that it fits tight enough to secure your head and protect it during a crash but without making you feel like it is crushing against your head.
Helmets can be full face, open face or half helmets. Half helmets normally cover just the head while leaving the face bare. If you do not like your whole face covered while riding and prefer to enjoy the open air then open face helmets are great for you. Although they do not have a face protecting shield, they do still offer good guard while giving you the classic retro look.
For the best possible protection, however, nothing beats full face headgears. These cover your head and your whole face, including your chin. They are quite heavy but considering the amount of protection that you will be getting; it requires just a little compromise on comfort. Full face helmets are usually worn more with motorbikes due to their excellent coverage.
It is very likely that your head will sweat while wearing a helmet, especially for long rides in summer. For this reason, the inside of the helmet tends to smell bad. You can keep your helmet clean and fresh if it is washable. A lot of helmets come with removable parts, where you can remove the inner and wash them separately and allow them to dry before attaching them back on.
The outside of the helmet also needs to be cleaned often, not only for all the dust it is exposed to but also for the occasional encounters with insects and other items flying and sticking to it. Do always follow whatever cleaning and maintenance instructions come along with the particular helmet so you do not end up damaging it.
Air circulation is a must. Your head will sweat and that is normal but with poor ventilation the sweating will be excess thus causing extreme discomfort which may lead to health issues. A proper airflow system will reduce the heat from building around your head by removing most of the moisture out of the headgear.
If you want a little more than a simple helmet then look for ones that let you attach useful fixtures to it. For example, some helmets allow you to attach chin protection, smoke shield or a visor or if your helmet has a Bluetooth then you can add different devices. But if you do choose to use any communication device while riding then we suggest you do so with precaution as you need to be absolutely alert when in traffic.
Check out what the law demands
Some places have very strict rules regarding helmets, allowing only a few certified models to be used. Find out what your state or area allows and if they have any specific rules about what kind of helmets to wear. You may end up spending on something you will not even be allowed to wear so check out these requirements before cashing out.
If you are ordering online then chances are the helmets will come with a size chart. Even stores have size charts although you can physically try them on before buying unless you are buying one for someone else in which case size charts are your only way out.
In order to determine the size from a chart, you will need to measure the largest circumference of your head, which is around your head just above your eyebrows, all the way around. Just compare this measurement with the chart and you should be good to go. You can also check out more than one chart just to be sure although charts may vary with different models, brands and even stores.
Of course, it will ‘feel’ right once you have it on but you can actually determine how right it feels by the amount of pressure it puts around your head, particularly on your forehead and cheeks. A perfect fit will seem tight around these areas without causing discomfort. You can tell it is too loose if it tilts to a side or wobbles even a slightest bit.
This depends on your requirements and the kind of helmet you are searching for. Brands do make a difference in price and they also offer more style and features. Full face helmets are more expensive than half helmets as they also protect better. If you are looking for more protection then be ready to pay a little more. Other factors that determine how cheap or expensive a helmet can be are accessories, models, make and of course quality.
It is recommended that you wear Electric Scooter Helmets or even helmets made for motorcycles while riding a scooter. Bike helmets do not provide much protection and are intended only for bikes where the speed is considerably low when compared to scooters.
The importance of safety really isn’t something one can argue about and must never be taken lightly. Stepping out without an Electric Scooter Helmets while riding your scooter will be a risky thing to do and in some cases you may even be breaking the law as most states do not allow riders without proper protection. With the right kind of helmet you can save yourself during an unfortunate incident and prevent any serious harm.
We hope our article has provided you with enough information not only on how to pick the right helmet but also how important it is that you choose the correct model and style for your needs.