The thing I find amazing about bicycle helmets is how it’s become standard practice to wear them. My eldest daughter won’t leave the house without hers if she knows she’s going cycling but when I was a child I never wore one and neither did any of my friends. But that’s by the by.
I was impressed by the sturdiness of this helmet before I even placed it on my daughter’s head. Unlike her usual helmet it covers the back of her head in its entirety.
It’s just as well it did cover the back of her head. The first time she wore the helmet she took a tumble backwards and hit the ground quite hard. There were no tears or anything, she just picked herself up and carried on.
This model boasts an “auto fit” system. If you adjust the chin strap properly it does indeed seem to grip the head nicely and keep it perfectly in place.
To increase the appeal to children you can buy a colourfully designed “crazy shell” that clips over the top of the helmet. Weighing 270 grams this product is light and boasting 16 vents your child’s head should not overheat.
These helmets are widely available in a range of retailers (including Amazon). Expect to pay around £50. More information on the Lazer Sport website.