Safety first, fashion second. Right? Right. So when you take your bike out this season make sure you’re wearing a helmet (did you know that May is national bike month?). But no one said you can’t have a chic helmet (safety first, fashion second—remember?). So, whether you bike your commute, cycle for exercise, or love leisurely rides on the weekends, check out our favorite helmets to make your excursions a little more fashionable.
This Lazer helmet is not only on-trend (cue metallics for spring), but it is also kind of awesome that it will reflect your surroundings, which are constantly changing as you fly through town on your bike. Too bad you won’t be able to see what everyone else can!
Lazer Street Deluxe Helmet, $60, ModernBike.com
Whether you’re a British ex-pat, or just like to pretend you actually possess the accent (which you sadly don’t), have fun with a Union Jack print. If the flag isn’t your thing, Nutcase has a range of colors and patterns so you can find what suits you best.
Nutcase Union Jack Helmet, $69.99, NutcaseHelmets.com
Ironically, wearing camo in a city makes more of a standout statement than actually camouflage. Perhaps this Giro helmet will inspire you to extend your rides beyond the confines of your home, if you don’t already do so.
Giro XAR Helmet, $129.95, BackCountry.com
For the girly biker among you, helmets don’t have to be masculine or sporty at all! Sawako Furuno has a range of patterns from the pictured floral to black-on-black leopard and even a crocodile texture!
Sawako Furuno Floral Cream Helmet, $150, AdelineAdeline.com
If you don’t want to go crazy, but still want to stand out on your bike, go for a bold color. With minimal sporty detail, this Pryme helmet comes in a total rainbow of options and lets the color speak for itself.
Pryme 8 V2 Helmet, $27.44, NiagraCycle.com
If you have never heard of Belle Helmets, check them out immediately. Whether or not the style is your thing, you can appreciate each and every one of their painted helmets like a piece of art.
Belle Just The Sky Helmet, $115, BelleHelmets.com
White not only goes with everything, but we have also yet to meet something we didn’t want in the hue. Bike helmets are no exception. This Bern helmet even has a mini-visor to shield your eyes as you bike.
Bern Berkeley 2014 Helmet, $80, AdelineAdeline.com
For the more technical crowd (or those who want to look a little more intense…you know who you are…) reach for a sculpted shape that matches your biking sentiment. This Bell helmet even has a racing stripe – you’ll be totally ready for the Tour de France.
Bell XLP Helmet, $40, BellHelmets.com
This Sahn helmet is the perfect understated option. If you don’t want to draw attention, but want to make sure to stay safe as you ride, go all-black with minimal detail. Not to mention that this matte finish is pretty suave.