How to pick the right bike helmet size
Bike Helmet Size Basics
Getting the right bike helmet is crucial, and it starts with finding the right size and ensuring a proper fit. Allow me to guide you through the process of finding the perfect fit for your Straw Hat Bike Helmet, ensuring confidence and safety throughout all your biking adventures. First, take a look at the Straw Hat Bike Helmet sizing chart below, and then learn how to find the ideal helmet size for your measurement.
M - US Small
|20 - 21.5||51-56|
L - US Medium
|21.5 - 22.5||55-59|
XL - US Large
|22.5 to 24||58-61|
HOW ARE STRAW HAT BIKE HELMET SIZES MEASURED?
All bike helmets, including brands like YAKKAY, Bern, and Thousand Helmets, are measured by the inside circumference at the forehead line of the helmet's interior (the inner padding) and are typically measured in centimeters.
For Straw Hat Bike Helmets, most styles come in two or more sizes, but many people opt for a helmet size based on the average head size, which is around 57 cm. You can always adjust the size down if necessary, thanks to the adjustable inner band found in most of my Straw Hat Bike Helmets.
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE HELMET SIZE FOR WOMEN?
Helmet sizes for cyclists are quite straightforward. The average head size for adults is about 57 cm, which corresponds to the L - US Medium size for Straw Hat Bike Helmets.
If you're unsure of your helmet size, it's best to start with this size. The 57 cm L - US Medium size can be easily adjusted with the inner band, if needed. My bike helmets are designed to fit most riders, thanks to the adjustable dial-a-fit feature, allowing you to achieve a perfect fit.
For individuals with a slightly larger head than average, I recommend starting with the XL - US Large size, which can also be adjusted down if necessary.
Somewhat confusingly, the largest Straw Hat Bike Helmet size I offer is for the Thousand Helmet + Classic Straw Hat combo in size Large, which can be sized down to 59 cm.
For those with slightly smaller than average heads, try the M - US Small size, which can also be adjusted using the dial-a-fit feature.
HOW TO MEASURE FOR HELMET SIZE
For optimal protection, it's essential to wear a bicycle helmet correctly. The helmet should sit nearly level with the ground, and the front should be positioned low on the forehead, approximately an inch or two fingers-width above your eyebrows.
To measure your head, use a textile measuring tape (or string) to measure the circumference around your head, starting from the center of the back of your head and moving towards the forehead until the tape meets just above your eyebrows, as shown above.
|TIP: If you don't have a textile measuring tape, you can use a string or piece of yarn to measure the circumference around your head. Once you've marked the string around your head, lay it flat on the ground or table and measure the straightened-out piece of string with a measuring stick or regular measuring tape.|
Check the measurement of the tape wrapped around your head. Helmet sizing is usually given in centimeters, but I also provide measurements in inches.
If you fall between two sizes, I recommend sizing up and adjusting your helmet accordingly. Most of my Straw Hat Bike Helmets come with an adjustable inner band to ensure the perfect fit.
HOW TO ADJUST YOUR HELMET SIZE
Most Straw Hat Bike Helmets are equipped with an adjustable inner band. If the helmet has a dial-a-fit feature, open it to the widest setting before placing the helmet on your head. Then, tighten the band for a secure yet comfortable fit.
Still unsure where to begin? I suggest starting with the middle size (average size for most cyclists) and trying out the adjustable inner band to achieve your desired fit. You can adjust your helmet up to 5 cm tighter!
THE BEST HELMET FOR YOU
As always, I'm here to remind you that there are no strict rules when it comes to choosing a bike helmet style with confidence. Safety is the most important aspect, and you should wear whatever makes you feel great!
(Don't forget – I love breaking the rules about what a "cyclist" is supposed to wear.)
CONFIDENCE IS KEY
No matter your style – sporty or quirky – remember that a bike helmet that gives you confidence is ultimately the best helmet for you! Enjoy your cycling adventures with the Straw Hat Bike Helmet that fits you perfectly.
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