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How To Choose The Best Electric Scooter Helmet

How To Choose The Best Electric Scooter Helmet

A good electric scooter helmet can be the difference between a minor head bump and a life-changing injury. So, buying a good quality helmet is super important.

But with so many different types of helmets out there, it can be tough to know which one to choose. Should you go with a full face or a half shell? What are the best brands offering e-scooter helmets for adults? And what features should you look for?

Don't worry - we've got your back. We've put together the ultimate guide to picking the best electric scooter helmet just for you, covering everything from style to safety to make sure you can ride with confidence and look good doing it.

Plus, we'll answer all your questions about sizing, price points, and other factors that go into picking the perfect helmet.

By the end of our guide, you'll have all the information you need to make an informed decision and find the perfect helmet to suit your style, comfort, and safety needs. 

So, if you want to make sure you're riding safely, securely, and in style, read on.

What’s in this guide: 

Do you need to wear a helmet while riding an e-scooter?

Yes! When it comes to riding an e-scooter, safety should always come first. Whether you're a seasoned rider or just starting out, wearing a helmet can literally mean the difference between life and death in the event of an accident.

Am I legally required to wear a helmet?

In New Zealand, you are not legally required to wear a helmet whilst riding an E-Scooter however, the New Zealand Transport Agency “strongly recommend[s] that e-scooters riders wear helmets”. And at Storm Rides, we agree - just because something isn't technically required by law doesn't mean it's not a smart move!

Want to know more about New Zealand E-Scooter Laws, then check out our guide here.

Types of Helmets:

Bicycle Helmets

Thousand helmet - Storm Rides
  • Lightest and smallest helmet available 
  • Best for used riding in low-risk conditions
  • Should only be used when travelling under 32km/h
  • A great option for commuters





Nikko N601 Forza edition MX Helmet


  • Downhill/Mountain Bike Helmets
  • Lightweight and ventilated
  • Most include chin bars for entire face protection 
  • Provides basic protection up to speeds of 45km/h
  • A good option for off-road adventures





    E-Bike Helmets

    Livall  Smart Helmet

    • Designed for moderate conditions
    • Capable of travel above 32km/h 
    • A great option for commuters who travel longer distances
    • A heavier helmet option







    Motorcycle Helmet

    HJC - CS-15



    • Full face protection
    • The minimum amount of protection for scooters that reach speeds of 60km/h and higher 
    • Heavier and bulkier helmet
    • Tinted visors for safer riding in different light conditions



    Helmet for E-Scooters 


    Full Face Helmet

    HJC CS-MX II Helmet

    • Chin bar to protect from full-face traumas 
    • The highest amount of protection available  
    • Excellent choice for off-roading and risky conditions
    • Compatible with goggles
    • The recommended amount of protection for scooters that reach speeds of 60km/h and higher


    Full Face Helmet for Electric Scooter


    How much do e-scooter helmets cost?

    At Storm Rides, we carry a range of helmets at different price points with our most basic helmets starting at $80 and our more high-spec helmets ranging from $180 to $300.  

    Here are three of the most popular helmets in our range:

    Kylin K52B CNELL FF992 Motorcycle Helmet  HJC CS-MX II
    KYLIN K52B

    CNELL FF992


    HJC CS-MX II -


    How to easily pick a helmet

    6 questions to ask yourself when picking an E-Scooter helmet: A checklist

    ☐ Where are you riding your e-scooter?

    ☐ Is your e-scooter for commuting or fun? 

    ☐ How often are you riding?

    ☐ How far will you be riding? 

    ☐ How intense will you be riding your e-scooter?

    ☐ What is your budget?

    Sizing guide for electric scooter helmets

    Helmet Size  Measurements
    XS <51cm
    S 51-55cm
    M 55-59cm
    L  59-63cm
    XL >63cm

    How to measure your head to choose the correct helmet size

    1. Place the tape about 1 inch (or 0.5 cm) above your eyebrows and wrap it around your head to get the circumference.
    2. Do it more than once to make sure you're getting a consistent reading.
    Pro tip: having another person measure you makes things way easier.
    3. Helmet sizes are usually listed in centimetres. So if you measured your head in inches, it's time to whip out that calculator and convert it to cm.

    Once you've got your head measurement in cm, you'll have a better idea of what size helmet you need.

    And that's it!! You're now equipped with the basic knowledge you need to find the perfect electric scooter helmet for your adventures. Remember, safety should always come first - but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style or comfort. With our guide, you'll be able to find a helmet that's not only safe and effective but also looks good and feels great to wear.

    So whether you're exploring the great outdoors, commuting through the city, or just going for a leisurely ride, you can do it with confidence, knowing that you're staying safe and looking good while you're at it. Now let's hit the road!

    Explore our electric scooter helmet range here


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