Best and Coolest HELMET BRANDS for COMMUTING..?

That Thousand Helmet does look nice! I wonder how much airflow a rider gets while riding in warmer weather. It would make a great helmet for our long rainy season and cold winter months.
 
I saw them online..., gre

at helmets indeed..., but believe i didnt see the MIPS feature on it on a quick look...
You probably saw some helmets from the Heritage line up, they also have a MIPS line up and they look great! Check out their website!
 
That Thousand Helmet does look nice! I wonder how much airflow a rider gets while riding in warmer weather. It would make a great helmet for our long rainy season and cold winter months.
Plenty of air flow with the Heritage and its great in winter also, i cant speak for the MIPS because i don't own any.......yet!
 
When I fall off a bike, I always hit my chin and arms. Never the top, sides or back of my head. I've spilled over the handlebars 6 times. So I am less concerned about MIPS than an effective & permanent chin guard. I have one in my yellow & white Fox Rampage from competitivecyclist.com It has plenty of vents for summer heat. The vents are grilled to prevent tree branch entry. https://www.competitivecyclist.com/...hdDpCaWtlIEhlbG1ldHM6MzoxNTpjY0NhdDEwMDA1Mw==
I see checking the website that competitivecyclist.com has two other helmets with chin guard now. Bell Full-9 Fusion https://www.competitivecyclist.com/...hdDpCaWtlIEhlbG1ldHM6MjozNzpjY0NhdDEwMDA1Mw== , and Troy Lee Designs Stage Mips https://www.competitivecyclist.com/...QIENhdDpCaWtlIEhlbG1ldHM6MjozOmNjQ2F0MTAwMDUz
Both the latter are MIPS helmets.
 
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When I fall off a bike, I always hit my chin and arms. Never the top, sides or back of my head. I've spilled over the handlebars 6 times. So I am less concerned about MIPS than an effective & permanent chin guard. I have one in my yellow & white Fox Rampage from competitivecyclist.com It has plenty of vents for summer heat. The vents are grilled to prevent tree branch entry. https://www.competitivecyclist.com/...hdDpCaWtlIEhlbG1ldHM6MzoxNTpjY0NhdDEwMDA1Mw==
I see checking the website that competitivecyclist.com has two other helmets with chin guard now. Bell Full-9 Fusion https://www.competitivecyclist.com/...hdDpCaWtlIEhlbG1ldHM6MjozNzpjY0NhdDEwMDA1Mw== , and Troy Lee Designs Stage Mips https://www.competitivecyclist.com/...QIENhdDpCaWtlIEhlbG1ldHM6MjozOmNjQ2F0MTAwMDUz
Both the latter are MIPS helmets.
If I were you, a chin guard would be tops on my list too! I’ve only gone over handlebars once and that was when I was a kid. I wasn’t wearing a helmet and the no-grip handlebar end made a scar just below the nipple that I still have today.
 
I just got my Lumos Ultra helmet and you can tell it's a much beefier helmet than what I had on the road bike. I love the flashing lights front and back. It came with a remote for signals but I've never used it. I think motorists respond more to hand signals than signal lights on your helmet. I look at the flashing lights as making a motorist more aware of me on a bike. You can make the front light brighter with the app, but I seldom ride in the dark, yet. Maybe by September....
 
@DandyD Knowing what bike you are getting i would recommend a Bell Super 3R.

As you will be commuting and going off road the removable chin bar will allow you wear it without to commute and strap it back on for a full face at weekends etc

After i OTB'd a few months ago i got a Seven iDP Project 23 Carbon, not recommending you get one but as everyone else is sharing....

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What do you think of it? Is it great? For urban riding...
 
What do you think of it? Is it great? For urban riding...
It's an amazing helmet for my needs, huge airflow, wide field of vision and a great fit, but i spend all my time off road in sketchy locations doing sketchy things so it doesn't exactly give off an urban look :D

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I am using Safe-Tec Tyr 3, pretty nice and very functional for the price:

  • MIPS
  • turn signal
  • automatic brake light
  • chargable wireless remote control
  • microphone
  • bone conduction speakers
  • bluetooth
  • front and back LED strips
  • lightweight
 

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Another vote for function over form,
*MIPS
*Hi-Viz green, better for the cagers to see me.
*Affordable price for my frugal-ness.
*Very comfortable to wear and allows some fine tune on the fit.
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When I fall off a bike, I always hit my chin and arms. Never the top, sides or back of my head. I've spilled over the handlebars 6 times. So I am less concerned about MIPS than an effective & permanent chin guard. I have one in my yellow & white Fox Rampage from competitivecyclist.com It has plenty of vents for summer heat. The vents are grilled to prevent tree branch entry. https://www.competitivecyclist.com/...hdDpCaWtlIEhlbG1ldHM6MzoxNTpjY0NhdDEwMDA1Mw==
I see checking the website that competitivecyclist.com has two other helmets with chin guard now. Bell Full-9 Fusion https://www.competitivecyclist.com/...hdDpCaWtlIEhlbG1ldHM6MjozNzpjY0NhdDEwMDA1Mw== , and Troy Lee Designs Stage Mips https://www.competitivecyclist.com/...QIENhdDpCaWtlIEhlbG1ldHM6MjozOmNjQ2F0MTAwMDUz
Both the latter are MIPS helmets.
Why do you fall so often ?
 
Fox Proframe! Has amazing venting and a fixed chinbar. I've commuted in it during all seasons. Not too hot in the summer and you still need a cap in the winter as it pulls through a ton of air.
 
Sena M1 - it’s supposedly for mountain biking, but I think it fits my mixed environment. Has Bluetooth speaker, microphone, intercom, FM radio, lights in the back.

I think MIPS is a marketing sham btw.
 
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