Which Types of Helmets Are Suitable for an E-Scooter?
The appropriate e-scooter helmets are the ones that adequately cover the head and are appropriately padded to take the impact of a fall. Unfortunately, there are no helmets made exclusively for e-scooters. So, your best bet are bicycle helmets, motorcycle helmets, skate helmets, full face helmets and other kinds of helmets that provide adequate protection.
These helmets have a soft inner padding and hard outer shell. The outer case is made of hard plastic, carbon fiber or fiberglass. The inner lining comprises two layers- an outward hard form and an inner soft layer.
When an accident happens, the outer core of this helmet takes the force of the fall and spreads it across the entire outer surface area, while the soft inner layer cushions the skull, absorbing the impact of the fall.
While bike helmets are suitable for riding scooters, the downside is that it leaves the jaw and other parts of the face unprotected.
Like bike helmets, skate helmets do not protect the entire face, but can serve as an e-scooter helmet. Most of them contain softer foam than the bike helmet, so they don’t handle the impact of a fall as well as bike helmets do. Skate helmets are not designed to withstand high-impact hits. Instead, they are ideal for the low-impact hits that come with skating.
That notwithstanding, the outer shell is hard enough to spread the force of a fall across to provide a reasonable amount of protection. Additionally, skate helmets tend to offer better protection for the neck and face than bike helmets do, as they’re designed to take falls from different angles. So if you merely travel at low speeds, this might be your option.
Downhill helmets are also an ideal e-scooter helmet for adults. They’re the best helmets for riding fast electric scooters like the Äike scooters, which can run at a speed of up to 20 km/hr. These helmets are designed to take a higher force than the other two helmets we’ve discussed above.
Downhill helmets are lightweight and designed with a breathable mesh that allows for good ventilation. They come in two types – the type that only protects the head, and the full-face option, which also protects the jaw and face.
Full Face Helmets
If you’re looking for an e-scooter helmet that provides excellent protection against head injury, then you should buy a full-face helmet. As the name implies, these helmets have a protective covering for the entire face, including the jaw and neck. Full-face helmets provide better protection than other electric scooter helmets, so we recommend buying one to ensure optimal safety.