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Head of the Game: The Best Motorcycle Helmets for Any Rider

The right helmet makes a world of difference in both comfort and protection. Upgrading your headwear at least every five years ensures you're equipped with the latest in technology and safety innovations; it also instills instant rider confidence. Here are the best motorcycle helmets on the market today.

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POC Receptor BUG Communication Helmet with Beats by Dre.

Music and snow sports go together like Rick Ross and cheese covered honeybuns, but squeezing your favorite cans inside a helmet is rarely a formula for comfort. The POC Receptor BUG Communication Helmet (~$330) skirts this dilemma by integrating Beats by Dr. Dre headphones into the helmet neck roll, which combines bass-heavy tunes with a...

Frontal lobe fashionista

SAHN Classic Helmet

Be honest. When’s the last time you ever conducted an intense time trial on your bike? So why does your noggin need an overpriced, wind-tunnel-sculpted monster again? SAHN is an upstart brand that leveraged the industrial design and protective sports helmet backgrounds of its two founders to create a new breed of head gear built...

Safe Sprinter

POC Sports Tempor Helmet

Cycling helmets often look space-age goofy, but they’re also badass (they show you’re into hurtling down hills, don’t they?) and absolutely necessary to keep you alive. The POC Sports Tempor Helmet (~$570) incorporates incredible aerodynamics and ventilation for time trial cyclists while maintaining the utmost in safety — and a unique look to boot. We’ve...

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Design Spotlight: Hövding “Invisible” Bike Helmet

Helmets save lives at the “expense” of what some misguided cyclists think of as “looking cool”. They’re also bulky, and a pain to schlep once the ride is over. Two female Swedish design students spent seven years researching crash data and over $10 million developing a new form of head protection that avoids both of...

Thinking Ahead

Design Spotlight: Overade Foldable Bike Helmet

No matter what the law dictates in your particular state, not wearing a helmet while riding is one of the dumbest things you can do. That doesn’t mean lugging around a bulky dome guard is any fun for commuters. The Overade aims to make riding slightly more convenient and just as safe. Designed in France...

Heads, You Win

Poc Cortex DH Bike Helmet

It blows our minds — sorry that was the wrong choice of expression. Ahem, it’s always bothered us that someone would prioritize looking good at the risk of becoming a vegetable or dying — and you know we’re all about style. Especially when companies like Poc are putting out helmets like the Cortex DH ($600)....