It is no secret that one of the best ways to protect yourself from serious injury while riding a motorcycle is to use a helmet. But in addition to wearing one is making sure that the fit is correct.
With more and more people shopping online, it can be difficult to determine exactly what size to order without the opportunity to try one on for size. One of the easiest ways to gauge which size will work best is to figure out your hat size, then review the helmet manufacture’s size chart to see which size they recommend based on that measurement.
Below is a standard hat size chart to help you figure out what size you might need:
The best way to start is to figure out your hat size. If you don’t know what it is, check out the guide below. Measure the circumference of your head at its largest point, which is usually slightly above the eyebrows and the all the way around the back.
Inches cm Hat Size
21 1/4 54 6 3/4
21 5/8 54.9 6 7/8
22 55.9 7
22 3/8 56.8 7 1/8
22 3/4 57.8 7 1/4
23 1/8 58.7 7 3/8
23 7/8 60.6 7 5/8
24 1/4 61.6 7 3/4
23 3/4 62.9 7 5/8
The helmet manufacturer’s size chart is typically available right on the website where you are viewing the helmet, and it should include measurement equivalents for their labels of S, M, L, XL, etc. It is best to clarify on with the manufacturer, but typically if you are between sizes, it is best to choose the larger size.
Do yourself a favor and make sure that you factor in proper fit when choosing a helmet, and not just color and design. It could just save your life in the event of an accident.
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