- In order to correctly use a bike helmet, the helmet should be tightly fitted to the head, with the front of the helmet sitting above the eyebrows and the side straps attached firmly below the chin (see illustration). You might be astonished to learn that some people choose to wear their helmets backwards.
- 1 What is the correct way to wear a bike helmet?
- 2 What do you wear under a bicycle helmet?
- 3 Which way is the front of a bike helmet?
- 4 How are helmets supposed to fit?
- 5 How do I keep my head warm while wearing a helmet?
- 6 How do you keep your head warm on a bike helmet?
- 7 How do you wear a bandana under your helmet?
- 8 How do you tell the front from the back of a bicycle helmet?
What is the correct way to wear a bike helmet?
It should be level on your head and low on your forehead — one or two finger widths above your eyebrow — while you wear the helmet. A “V” shape should be formed under and slightly in front of the ears by sliding the sliders on both straps. Side Straps:
What do you wear under a bicycle helmet?
It should be level with your head and low on your forehead — one or two finger widths above your eyebrow — while you wear the helmet. Side Straps: Position the sliders on both straps so that they form a “V” shape under and slightly in front of the ear.
Which way is the front of a bike helmet?
While wearing the helmet, the furthest front strap should come just in front of your ear and virtually straight up to the helmet when it is properly secured on your head. If you have a strap that wraps over the side of your head and angles forward across your cheek, you are most likely wearing your helmet backwards.
How are helmets supposed to fit?
Ideally, a well-fitting helmet should be snug without being irritatingly tight. It should be flat on your head (not slanted back), with the front edge one inch or less over your eyebrows so that your forehead is protected, and the rear edge one inch or less above your eyebrows. The helmet should be pushed from side to side and from rear to front.
How do I keep my head warm while wearing a helmet?
You may wear a cycling cap, beanie bandana, or buff underneath your bike helmet to keep your head warm while riding on a chilly day or to absorb perspiration when riding on a hot day while keeping your hair out of your eyes. When it’s hot, you may dampen them before putting them on to provide an additional cooling impact.
How do you keep your head warm on a bike helmet?
An ear warmer (also known as an ear band or a headband) keeps the most sensitive portion of your head warm while having less of an impact on the fit of your helmet. It is a wonderful alternative for days that start out cold but are projected to warm up later in the day. Extra benefit: They can help prevent sweat from dripping down your face and stray hairs from irritating your skin.
How do you wear a bandana under your helmet?
Bring your chin to your chest. Make a low cross over your forehead with the straight folded side of the bandana, about one to two inches above your eyebrows. Allow the remainder of the cloth to flow up and over your shoulders. The fold of fabric should be facing down, so that it touches your scalp or hair.
How do you tell the front from the back of a bicycle helmet?
Take note of the section of the helmet where the brim rises the highest on the helm. The front of the helmet is shown here. Because it is meant to hug your forehead just above the eyebrows, the front of the helmet will frequently be the area of the helmet that contains the least amount of material.