Looking for a way to give your head full protection without the bulky and stuffy feeling of a full helmet? Some full helmets can get heavy and add unneeded pressure to your neck and shoulders, giving you a headache. Even though some are equipped with ventilating systems, let’s not ignore the fact that it can get really hot in these things. If you want good protection without the bulk, consider investing in the best half helmet the market has to offer you!
- VCAN V531 Solid Half Helmet>
- Daytona Helmets Slim Line Skull Cap
- Fuel Helmets SH-HHFL65 HH Series Half Helmet
- Raider Deluxe Half Helmet
- Black Diamond Half Dome Helmet
- IV2 Low Profile Novelty Harley Half Helmet Skull Cap
- Rubie’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens- Boys Kylo Ren Half Helmet
- HJC Helmets Solid IS-Cruiser Half Shell Motorcycle Helmet
- TORC T55.2 LowDown Half Helmet
VCAN V531 Solid Half Helmet>
Choose from four colors of either flat black, which is another term for matte black, gloss white, solid gloss, or gloss black for the style that best represents you! You can also pick from 6 sizes which are XX Large, X Large, Large, Medium, Small, and extra small. It’s made of high quality ABS thermoplastic resin material and is approved by DOT. The interior is covered with soft padding for added comfort and breathability. The nylon chin strap is adjustable and secured through the double D rings and will ensure a snug and secure fit.
There are more than just these colors available though, this half helmet comes in 15 different designs so you can pick which best suits your style and personality. The cheek pads are removable and are washing machine safe. Like I said there’s an array of different sizes so make sure to get the right one. The standard large size will fit hat sizes of 7 and 3/8 inches to 7 and a half inches, and head sizes of 23.23 to 23.62 inches in circumference.
Daytona Helmets Slim Line Skull Cap
This is another DOT approved half helmet this time by Daytona. It comes with a draw string bag to keep your half helmet safe, clean, and out of the way for times it is not being used. Pick from sizes extra small, small, medium, large, and extra large. With adjustable nylon Y straps that are secured with its D ring retention system, this will fit securely and comfortably. The interior padding in this half helmet is moisture wicking which will help to keep your head cool and won’t let it get stuffy up there for comfortable ride!
The Tubular Steel Rivets are nickel plated for durability. This weighs only around 2.4 pounds to avoid headaches and unnecessary pressure on your neck and shoulders for whole day rides with ease. It only comes in a flat black design but actually looks pretty cool. For a half helmet this tough, this is a great price and a great helmet for everyone! Make sure to check out their sizings to get one that is a perfect fit for you!
Fuel Helmets SH-HHFL65 HH Series Half Helmet
Fuel Helmets’ SH-HHFL65 model from their Half Helmet Series comes in only black but has two finishing options; take your pick from flat black or gloss black. Their sizes are small, medium, large, and extra large so they’re not really suitable for younger kids or people with smaller than average heads. This hat passes the DOT standards and is super durable.
The interior is covered in mesh material that isn’t just there for a comfortable fit but also to allow airflow circulation so it doesn’t get too hot. The ear retention system doesn’t go over your hears, but is also padded and fits around your ear so as to not get in the way of hearing. The last layer of paint on the outer shell is clear and provides protection from harsh UV rays. This helmet is lightweight and comes with an attachable beak if you prefer to have a little more protection from the sun on sunny days.
Raider Deluxe Half Helmet
These half helmets by Raider also comes in two choices of either flat black or gloss black and comes in the similar available sizes as the SH-HHFL65 model in the HH series by Fuel Helmets; Small, Medium, Large, and extra Large. This half helmet has dual forehead ventilating systems to keep things cool and has a full rubber bead trim for comfort and durability.
The outer layer is made from a thermoplastic shell that doesn’t weigh you down. It also comes with a detachable snap off visor for extra protection from the sun to allow you to see without annoyance when the sun would otherwise hit your eyes. Raider also throws in a zippered neck curtain with this product that is optional and helps with not only comfort and stability, but also makes it look super cool for a half helmet! Weighs only 3 pounds and comes with a warranty for parts with free service contact!
Black Diamond Half Dome Helmet
This cool looking half helmet comes in two sizes of small to medium, or medium to large. The adjustable straps make for a good and secure fit. Not only does this look cool, it actually comes in 8 different designs and colors to choose from. These options are BDL Orange, Blizzard, Deep Torch, Limestone, Nickel/Plum, Plain Orange, Ultra Blue, and Closeout Orange. This is a great half helmet for climbing, trad cragging, alpine expeditions, and much more.
This helmet is the more recent and upgraded version of their extremely popular climbing half dome helmet, it has a much more snug fit than the originally top of the market climbing helmet and is over 40 grams lighter as well so you can get the most out of your activities. The built in wheel adjuster makes it easier and quicker to adjust and secure accurate fittings that are perfect for almost head size! It’s molded with EPS foam which has great ventilation and a suspension system, and also has headlamp clips that will make sure your headlamp is super secure for smooth climbing!
IV2 Low Profile Novelty Harley Half Helmet Skull Cap
This design comes in only matte black but has available sizes in Small which fits head sizes of 12 and a half inches to 22 inches, Medium fits head sizes of 22 and a quarter to 22 and 3 quarters inches, Large fits head sizes of 23 inches to 23 and a half inches, and Extra Large is for head sizes of 23 and 3 quarters to 24 and a half inches. It fits snugly and looks a lot better than other half helmets which can sometimes be a bit higher off the head due to thick durable material. This one, however, won’t make your head look bigger than it actually is.
This helmet is not as durable as the other half helmets on this list and isn’t recommended to be used for protection from anything as it isn’t DOT approved- hence the term “novelty” in its name. However, the interior is just as comfortable and even the chin straps are padded and adjustable with double D rings to provide a secure fit. The shell is made of ABS plastic and since it’s only a novelty half helmet, it comes super affordable and lightweight, weighing just under a pound and a half. Great for costumer parties!
Rubie’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens- Boys Kylo Ren Half Helmet
Measuring at 10 inches of height and 10 inches of width, in a round motion of course, this half helmet is strikingly cool and will have you looking like Darth Vader. Although this is not approved by DOT and doesn’t pass the high standard rigorous DOT test, this is a really cool half helmet. Just don’t wear it for the purpose of protection, because just like the Low Profile Novelty Harley Half Helmet Skull Cap by IV2, this is only meant for novelty.
One size fits most and it covers your face and acts like more of a mask than a half helmet, but the mask part is actually removable by choice. This is an officially licensed Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens costume accessory and it has a fake damage to the area of where Darth Vader was hit in the movie, bringing a sense of Star Wars authenticity to your game. Weighs only 2.4 pounds and is such a cool costume accessory, especially at this price, this is definitely the perfect finishing touch to any Darth Vader costume.
HJC Helmets Solid IS-Cruiser Half Shell Motorcycle Helmet
Let’s get back to the DOT approved half helmets! This one looks so cool it almost looks like a full helmet- but it isn’t. It has a D ring retention system and nylon adjustable chin straps that give you a precise and accurate fit. This comes in sizes Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large, X Large and XX Large which is great news for those who have head sizes just outside the average head size range. Comes only in matte black.
The shell of this half helmet is made of advance polycarbonate composite and uses CAD technology to for a one of a kind fit you won’t find anywhere else. The interior is made of soft Nylex padding and what it does is soak up moisture and releases it on the other side to keep the inside of the helmet ventilated and dry for your comfort. The nylex padding has an antibacterial liner that can be removed for washing, it’s also washing machine friendly. The visor can be easily detached but stays on securely when in use. This half helmet also has a retractable smoked sun shield which gives it the look of a cool full helmet.
TORC T55.2 LowDown Half Helmet
Here we have a half helmet that has a cool look to it with all the the 13 available designs. All flat black or flat white colors with colored designs such as a rustic version of the american flag, shark designs, plains, and many more. These are a great way to add style to your biking get up because of the rough and tough looks of each design. DOT approved with a low profile due to its dual density EPS shell, which is also extra protection for your head! The interior is anti-microbial treated to avoid bacteria growth, and removable cheek pads. This product weighs under 3 pounds!
They have a wide range of sizes which are; extra small for head sizes of 20 7/8 to 21 1/4 inches, small for 21 5/8 to 22 head size inches, medium for 22 1/2 to 22 7/8 inches head size, large for head sizes of 23 1/4 to 23 5/8 inches, extra large for 24 to 24 3/8 inches, and extra extra large for 24 3/4 to 25 1/4 inches in head size. Torc really knows how to reach out to everyone with their wide variety of designs and sizes of this T55.2 LowDown Half Helmet model! Comes with a snap off visor with adjustable padded chin straps!
Now that you’ve seen the most sought after half helmets the market has to offer, it’s time to pick one that’s perfect for your needs. Some of the factors you must consider are of course size, purpose, comfort, and style. Make sure you read on the sizings, even though most brands are willing to receive returns for size changes, but if the product doesn’t have a sizing chart to refer to, it’s recommended you request for one from customer services before purchasing just to be sure they have a size for you. Purpose; because there are different needs for half helmets, from novelty, to climbing, to riding a bike or scooter. If you’re planning to ride with your helmet, make sure it’s DOT approved for your safety or there’s no point.
Comfort; pick something that is comfortable to wear, something padded that allows for circulation and is anti-microbial are great features to have with a half helmet. Let’s not forget style though, there are many brands that offer different designs to fit your style. Whichever you end up choosing, choose wisely so that it’s perfect for use and that you have a secure and comfortable fit, as well as style!