Traumatized from the Stink? Here’s Where to Buy Helmets Online for Every Budget
Aug 31, 2023   •   Kyzia Maramara
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Aug 31, 2023   •   Kyzia Maramara
Getting a ride via motorcycle ride-hailing apps is probably the most efficient mode of transportation these days. It’s traffic-proof (most of the time) so it gets you to your destination faster, plus it’s also affordable. But regular passengers know there’s a price to pay for convenience and it comes in the form of sweaty, smelly helmets. Living in a tropical country with pollution left, right, and center, passengers understandably can’t help but sweat it out. Once they leave their mark on the foam pads of the shared helmet, it’s Game Over for the next passenger — the provided hair nets are no match for the overwhelming smell or the moistness.
If you’ve been a victim of this unfortunate instance, it might be time for you to purchase your own helmet. Here’s a short list of the best helmets you can buy online to spare your scalp (and your nose).
If were talking budget-friendly, Studds Helmets can definitely give you more bang for your buck. However, they have limited styles and designs. Go for the Studds Ninja Elite Super D1, a DOT-certified modular helmet with a high-impact absorbing outer shell, UV-resistant paint, and hypoallergenic liner. For an even simpler helmet, the Studds Ninja Elite modular helmet is a great entry-level, everyday head gear available in three color options. It’s also equipped with the same features as the Super D1. But being easy on the wallet also means Studds Helmets get sold out pretty quickly so you have to act fast!
Studds Helmets are available online at Motoworld’s website.
RYO’s cool helmets come in plain and decal designs to suit your style. Their helmets are made for everyday wear and focus on airflow and facilitating constant, cooling air with their rear exhaust vent features. RYO helmets are straightforward, made for doing what they should do best — give you protection and make you look cool riding to and from work.
RYO helmets are available online at Motoworld’s website.
If all you need is a fuss-free, fully functional helmet, Zebra can give you that. The Zebra YM-829 is a half-face helmet that gives you everything you need for a little over P3,000. It comes in a single visor and in matte or glossy finishes in a range of colors. Best of all, Zebra helmets have sparkling reviews online from impressed customers so you know you’re not wasting your money.
Zebra helmets are available online on Lazada.
If you want to be a little extra with your helmet, SMK’s designs offer something different. Splurge a little on the Retro Jet Speed TT Helmet which lets you cruise around the city in sophisticated style. It’s made with advanced impact absorption materials and looks as if it’s meant for Vespas. It also has plush fabrics and real leather adding more to the luxurious look and feel. But if you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option, the SMK Cooper Ace Helmet also ticks all the boxes when it comes to the perfect helmet thanks to its safety and comfort features.
SMK Helmets are available online at Motoworld’s website.
If you’re looking for a wide range of designs and style, EVO Helmets’ diverse collection is a great place to start. They’ve got collections on full face, half face, modular, and dual sport helmets. Each helmet also comes in its own range of colors giving you lots of options depending on what fits your vibe. They come with dura-flex washable foam sets too so they’re easier to clean. EVO helmets are “DOT and/or ECE 22.05 certified as well as ICC certified” so you don’t only get cool designs, you get the ultimate protection, too.
You can purchase a helmet online or visit their kiosks in malls nationwide.
When it comes to traveling in style, Spyder has great options for helmets that will fit your aesthetic, whether you like the sleek, shiny look or the matte effect. Spyder Moto Helmets come in different categories — Full Face, Open Face, Modular, and Dual Sport. For daily ride-hailing transportation, Open Face helmets are preferred for better ventilation. Check out their awesome Reboot 2.0 Plain Open Face helmet. It’s available in a range of colors, but black looks extra sophisticated for this one. For extra protection and a cooler overall aesthetic, the Spike 2.0 Plain V2 Full Face helmet is a great choice.
Whether you’re looking for a good ol’ plain helmet or a head-turner, this lightweight Gille helmet 172 is your best bet. It’s equipped with a wide-angle visor for better visibility, plus it’s engineered to deliver an aerodynamic performance, so you avoid sweating in the tropical heat. It also comes with a detachable and washable foam liner. And if half-face helmets aren’t what you’re looking for, you can choose from Gille Helmets’ numerous helmet designs and accessories.
Gille Helmets are available online on Shopee.
Ride the streets safer thanks to LS2 helmets. The LS2 OF562 Airflow Helmet is a modern open-face helmet designed for urban use. It’s lightweight (so you can easily bring it with you anywhere) and aesthetically pleasing to complement your OOTD. For a splash of color, the LS2 OF573 Twister II Xover Helmet is ideal for riding around the city. It’s equipped with a thermoplastic shell, an integrated sun visor, and an efficient ventilation system.
LS2 helmets are available online at Motoworld’s website.
Kyzia spends most of her time capturing the world around her through photos, paragraphs, and playlists. She is constantly on the hunt for the perfect chocolate chip cookie, and a great paperback thriller to pair with it.
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