Our urban sports brand offers expert advice for skaters.
Choosing your skating helmet is pretty simply – you just need to know your head size.
Your helmet needs to be the right size for both comfort and efficiency in the event of an accident. It's not rocket science measuring your head but whatever the measurement, you should always try on your helmet before buying.
Everyone's head is different and the type of helmet (longer, rounder, more curved, etc.) will affect how comfy you feel. In some cases, if it's a better fit, it might be best to get a helmet that isn't necessarily the usual style for the kind of activity you’re doing.
Your cycling shop probably has a measuring device for you to use but, if not, measure your head size or your child's head size at home using a flexible tape measure. This measurement will tell you whether you need to look at S, M or L helmets (you'll find size charts in your local store).
You should also think about the dividers (on the straps by your neck). When correctly adjusted, they will stop your helmet from moving about.
Adjusting your helmet correctly will make it more comfortable. If you want your helmet to be a good fit, use the adjustment wheel at the back of the helmet, if you have one.
Replace your helmet in the case of a fall and/or every three to five years. Its structure changes over time and it can offer less protection even if from the outside it doesn't appear to be damaged.