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This skateside helmet is a sort of bmx style helmet, and comes in various colours and sizes. I personally have the camoflage coloured one, and I think it looks awesome. It is all soft and padded on the inside, and feels like it will take a hell of a lot more of a beating compared with a normal cyclinc helmet (those things seem to disintegrate if they are left outside in the rain on the floor for too long, my helmet gets chucked around a lot, and doesn't really show any problems!). Although I have to say if I was in the market for a new helmet, I would get the one from No fear, my friend got one from sportsdirect for less than a tenner (I got my helmet for 20 quid), and his lokos loads better (my firend got his in a special offer, down from 50 odd quid).
Anyway, this helmet is like a plastic shell, inside which there is about an inch of padding, before your head. You simply slide your head inside, and you feel all safe! there is also an adjustable clip to put around your neck. However this helmet doesn't have much in the way of width adjustment, you just have to measure your head before you buy your helmet, and select the size appropriately.
I should probably mention at this point tha tmy brother hates this helmet, he says it just looks too weird and isn't normal. I response to him has been for him to get his own helmet then if he didn't like mine, yet he has so far declined to do so (I have a feeling he may just be jealous!).
Overall then, this is a pretty good helmet. I cannot comment on how safe it is, as luckily I have never had to use it yet, but it is pretty good, just a little bit bulkier and heavier compared with a normal helmet, but considering I have had mine for over 4 years now, and it still looks just as good as the day that I got it (it has been used in the rain, stored in the shed over winter, trodden on, dropped, even left outside overnight once), I think I can be pretty certain it won't let me down should I ever fall. Overall then I give this 4/5. I detucted 1 point just because of the other helmet I saw being cheaper in the special offer. But I would say this is a pretty dang good helmet.
When skating, riding, or completing any other physical activity which has a high risk of failure, be it minor or major, a helmet is perhaps the most necessary and important safety equipment anyone can own. Helmets protect our most vital and complex organ which also happens to be the most delicately positioned, the brain. Though it might be seen as an unlikely occurrence, hitting your head can still kill if hit with enough furiousity, so surely it's not too much to ask to buy a protective helmet for around £15.00 - the price of this particular product model.
This product combines a good quality, patterned exterior plastic coating with a bouncy foam interior layer to add protection and give the helmet its functional use. When you open the box this product comes in you are supplied with not only the helmet, but also some sticky-back foam strips to be placed within the product so that it can be subtly transformed to suit any head. Prior to this, the helmet can be bought in different sizes, so the overall experience of wearing one of these can be personalised excellently.
the strap gives the helmet stability upon the head and is a vital addition to the fabric of the product. Its material is tough and doesn't flex much, meaning the strap has to be adjusted using the two plastic clips located on each strand. If the material did flex it would undermine the functional performance of the helmet, as it would be more likely to spring off your head. I think the strap works well in unison with the helmet bulk, it is connected at the right points and offers the user a comfortable experience all considered.
The 'army' camouflage exterior adds to the products 'urban' look and feel. The style is almost retro it's so old and recognisable, and I think kids especially enjoy the theme and vibe it gives off. Possibly some children would find the army look a bit childish and would prefer a matt black finish of some description. Also, they may like to be able to add stickers to the helmet to personalise it a bit. Luckily, this product comes in a range of colours not illustrated in the Dooyoo picture above, so this can be achieved if you wearer permits.
All in all I like the styling, the protective quality and the usefulness of the product. I would trust myself or my child to be protected when falling from their bike or blades, and I think (despite this not having have occurred yet) that a direct hit of relatively large magnitude to the head area whilst wearing one of these would prove un-damaging to the person involved.
Skateboarding and other extream sports can be dangerous so wearing a helmet can be a very good idea. This helmet is a bottom of the range one. It costs £20. Sounds expensive but £20 or brain damage?
The helmet comes in black, white or camouflage. I got black. It is a base colour. The helmet does not sit nicely on your head. It sort of balances on top which feels weird but you forget its there after a while. The helmet can also move around quite a bit so you have to make sure that the clip is done up properly and you also have to keep on re tightening it through out the day.
If you fall and hit your head with the helmet on , it is quite likely that the helmet might get a crack or a scratch. If this happens you have to get a new one and your head won't be protected on that area again.
Overall , a average helmet. I would recommend it for some one who is just starting out skateboarding. If you are going to be serious about skateboarding I would recommend paying out a little bit more and getting a better fitting helmet.
Stateside Skate Helmet, head protection for inline skating, skateboarding, mountain boarding, BMX or any other extreme sport. Stateside children's helmets have cloth covered EPS foam lining with fitting pads for extra comfort. Features include a new lower cut shell for improved comfort and fit, plus 2-tone straps with buckle and separators.