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==Riderz H&PB helmet and Pads==
now that Jack is of the age where we have taken his stabilisers off from his bike and he has a scooter and skate board and all the other out door equipment that is sure to cause scrapes and bruises it was an absolute must that we bought a helmet for him to wear when doing all these activities.
When looking online I saw this helmet and pad set which seemed brilliant for the price. I bought it from Amazon and for the three items I paid only around the £13 price range. Now I was prepared to pay this for a helmet alone so to get the knee and elbow pads as well I thought it was a real bargain. I bought it from Amazon with some vouchers I had and I have seen it on eBay too.
I wasn't sure how good the set would be considering it was so cheap but after a couple of days of waiting for the postman when the set did arrive I was really quite pleased. There wasn't much product information on Amazon so I wasn't sure if the set would fit Jack well. The helmet is said to fit a 48-52 cm sized head and was adjustable but there was no age sizing on either helmet or pads.
Jack is 5 and a few months and fairly average size for his age (when comparing other in his class). The helmet fits like a dream and because it is slightly adjustable you can get a good fit with a simple adjustment of the inside strap. The two sets of pads also fit really well and I supposed because of the Velcro way in which they are fastened can again grow slightly with Jack.
The outer PVC shell of the helmet is really hard and lovely and shiny. It has the Riderz logo down one side and it certainly looks pretty col and Jack does look the business when wearing it. He tells me it is really comfortable and because it looks so good he is more than happy to wear it. Even after a few falls and scraps to the helmet it looks good, although not as shiny. Its easy to wipe clean and most importantly of all it is keeping Jack safe.
I would say that I don't think it will last too long as the sizing was more or less right for Jacks age and I think he will need a new helmet at least in the next year or two. But for the price I really can't complain. I think perhaps Amazon should post on the listing that it is suitable for those aged 3 to 7 just so people can guess the sizing a bit better. Other than this though I can't say that we have found anything negative to say about the set. The most positive thing is that Jack thinks he looks cool when wearing it and for a safety item I must say this is the best news ever!
I think a top score of 5 out of 5 stars and a high recommendation is well deserved for this great little set. The helmet is fab and the pads are really a super added bonus!
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
My son isn't the best when it comes to riding a bike and he is still learning all the time and so I do like to make sure that I get him out on his bike regularly as I think this is the only way he is going to really improve and lose those stabilisers for good! I think it is very important that a child wears a good safety helmet when riding a bike and the set which my son has is the riderz helmet and pad set which I bought from amazon.
The set came in a plain white box with no picture or anything so it wasn't very glamorous but I suppose the packaging is irrelevant as long as the items inside are good quality. Inside the box you have the helmet, elbow pads and knee pads and so it is quite a comprehensive set to keep you child as protected as possible whilst they are on their bike. The helmet fits head sizes from 48-52cm and currently fits my son's head perfectly and I would imagine it would do so for perhaps another year or so and then we would need to reinvest in a larger one.
There are instructions provided in the box on how to correctly fit the helmet and we did take the time to read these before putting it on my son's head for the first time as I think the correct fit is as important as actually even wearing the helmet to begin with. The straps are adjustable on the helmet and so the straps fit around my son's ear and under his chin nicely, not so tight that it would nip his skin when it is being fastened but tight enough to ensure the helmet stays in place on his head and doesn't move about as he is riding. The helmet is very easy to put on and take off although my son does prefer that I do it for him currently as he doesn't want his neck to be nipped by the clip.
The helmet itself is pleasant enough to look at as it is a shiny black hard plastic with a polystyrene inside. It is more of a full helmet rather than one which just sits on the top of the head which makes me feel more comfortable as my son is riding along, especially since we have altered the height of his stabilisers so he is much more wobbly at present! The helmet has the word riderz printed on it in white but it is a basic looking helmet as a whole. My son thinks that it makes him look cool though and as long as he is happy and safe I am a happy Mum!
The knee pads and elbow pads are made from a similar material to the helmet but obviously have stretchy material so that they can be placed on the child's elbow or knee and fastened with Velcro. My son finds the knee pads quite restricting and so doesn't like to wear them very often but I will be insisting he wears them when we take those stabilisers off his bike just to protect him initially.
I feel very happy that this set is a safe and well made one as it feels excellent quality and although it thankfully hasn't had to deal with any traumas I feel confident that it would offer good protection for my son should he fall off his bike. The set currently sells for £12.70 on amazon which comes with free super saver delivery and is an amazing price in my opinion!
Thank you for reading my review!