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The Best Helmet Types for Electric Scooter Riders

Navigating the world of personal electric transportation can be an exciting endeavor, and electric scooters are no exception. As their popularity has grown in recent years, so too has the need for proper safety equipment while using them. One of the most crucial accessories for any electric scooter rider is a durable, well-fitting helmet. But what kind of helmet is best suited for electric scooter riders? Here, we'll explore the options available, compare their pros and cons, and ultimately help you decide which one is right for you.

1. Bicycle helmets

Bicycle helmets are a popular choice for electric scooter users, as they are designed for similar speeds and impacts. Look for a helmet that is certified to meet safety standards, such as those from the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) in the United States or the CE (European Conformity) standard in Europe. These helmets are lightweight, provide excellent ventilation, and offer a wide range of styles and colors.

2. Skateboard helmets

Skateboard helmets, often referred to as half-shell or skate-style helmets, cover the top half of the head and typically have a rounded shape, with little or no protrusions. These helmets are also suitable for electric scooter riders, as they are designed for similar impact scenarios. They tend to offer less ventilation than bicycle helmets, but provide a snug and comfortable fit.

3. Full-face helmets

Full-face helmets, as the name suggests, cover the entire head, including the face. These helmets are commonly used by motorcycle riders, but are also suitable for electric scooter riders who want maximum protection. Full-face helmets offer optimal safety, but can be much heavier and less ventilated compared to other helmet types. If you choose a full-face helmet, ensure it meets relevant safety standards and fits properly.

4. Electric scooter-specific helmets

With the growth of the electric scooter marketElectric scooter-specific helmets With the growth of the electric scooter market, some manufacturers have begun producing helmets specifically designed for electric scooter riders. These helmets are typically more aerodynamic and may feature integrated safety features, such as LED lights or built-in visors. As with any helmet, ensure it meets safety standards and fits securely and comfortably.

Best Value: Levy LED Scooter Helmet

Combine style and safety with Levy Electric's Basecamp helmet line, with a timeless look and modern features. It has a built in, rechargeable LED light on the back, and comes in a nice matte Black and bright Blue for those who prefer something with stronger daytime visibility.


Ultimately, the best helmet for electric scooter riders depends on personal preference and riding conditions. A bicycle or skateboard helmet is likely to be sufficient for most casual riders, while a full-face or electric scooter-specific helmet may be better suited for those who ride on busy streets or desire maximum protection. Whichever type you choose, make sure it meets relevant safety standards, fits well, and provides the level of comfort and protection you need while enjoying your electric scooter adventures.

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