Top 5 Scooter Helmets Review

12 June 2012 14:00:34 BST

UPDATED AUGUST 2016

Riding a scooter is inherently risky, so having the right head protection is crucial.  However it is also great fun and looking stylish features high on many riders’ priorities when choosing a new helmet.  

At Urban Rider we go to all the major shows worldwide and cherry pick the very best helmets for our customers.  All the helmets we sell comply with the latest European safety standards.  Here are our top 5 scooter helmets. 

1.  Tucano Urbano Elmettin

Italian manufacturer lead the way with scooter clothing and accessories.  In 2014 they released their first helmet, named El'met.  It was a runaway success and the followup Elmettin is even better, released in 2016.  

The compact shell is polycarbone and ECE safety approved.  A clear polycarbonate visor extends down the rider's face for good weather protection.  A retractable sun visor has been added.  The quality and finish is fantastic for the £99.99 price point.  

Available now in Matt Black, White, Turquoise and Matt Red.  Sizes XS-XL.

Tucano Urbano Elmettin

 

Tucano Urbano Elmettin Helmet

2.  Premier Jet Vintage

Mod culture in the 1960s dictated helmets should be a simple ‘Jet’ style with sleek lines and ergonomic shape.  Italian manufacturer, Premier helmets, have combined classic styling with modern materials and design innovations in developing the Jet Vintage.

The carbon fibre shell is incredibly strong and super-light, weighing in at 1-1.1kg.  A retractable inner visor ensures it is practical in adverse weather.  Removable and washable inner padding allow the rider to tweak the fit and keep the interior fresh.  

The helmet is available in numerous paint finishes, from super cool matt black through to pearlescent and metal flake finishes.  The quality of the paint work is top notch.  

A ‘classic’ version is available for those who prefer the use of goggles / fixed visor to the inner visor.  This version has press studs for attaching a bubble visor and a goggle retainer clip at the rear.  

Surely a specification such as this justifies a top price tag?  Well by sheer scale of production the Jet Vintage starts at £149.99 depending on the paint finish.

Safe, stylish and awesome value ensure the Premier Jet Vintage is our no.2 scooter helmet

Sizes XS-3XL (larger sizes only in some colours)

 Premier Jet Vintage Helmet

3.  Hedon Hedonist

London based manufacturer Hedon rode onto the scene with the luxurious Hedonist helmet in 2015.  It may be pricey but it's a work of art.  

The shell is a carbon composite, extremely light and strong.  The leather detailing, metal hardware and interior have to be seen to be appreciated.  Style does not mean a compromise on comfort.  The fit is superb and if you ride every day the Hedonist is worth every penny.

Sizes XS-XXL

Hedon Hedonist

Hedon Hedonist

 

4.  Davida 92

Manufacturing in Britain is dead?  Not so when it comes to helmets!  England boast one of the leading helmet manufacturers in the world, Davida of Liverpool.  If you like products hand crafted, each one made to order and incredibly cool then the Davida 92 is for you.

Each helmet is hand painted, the array of beautiful designs grows each year and each helmet is a work of art.  The Davida 92 has it’s origins in the 70ss but retains features such as a hand stitched leather lining.  The outer shell is fibreglass and will stand the test of time. 

As seen in many a Hollywood film, the Davida 92 showcases the Best of British.

Davida 92   Sizes XS-XXL from £268

Davida 92 Helmet

 

5.  Bell Custom 500

Bell California have been making helmets for over 50 years.  The Custom 500 is an icon and its re-release was a masterstroke.

The shell is fibreglass, typically used in more expensive helmets.  Each helmet size is a different outer shell size, so a slim profile is achieved for all.  Press studs allow the fitment of a range of peaks and visors.  It is of course ECE approved.

Bell Custom 500 Sizes XS to XXL 

Bell Custom 500

All top 5 helmets are available in our London store or to purchase on our website.  We ship internationally every day.

Our range is second to none in the UK, we could quite easily have written a top 20! 

Posted in Product Review By Will Starrit