ATV Helmets are a “Must Have” item because due to the nature of riding ATVs, accidents are going to happen. You don’t know when or where but the possibility it will happen is high, so we can’t stress the importance of wearing a helmet enough. A helmet is your most important piece of riding gear. I have gone through three helmets in my thirty plus years of riding dirt bikes and ATVs. Each helmet has some major scratches and abrasions on them from my mishaps along the way and without them I definitely would not be here today.
I cringe when I see somebody riding an ATV without an ATV helmet because the odds of recovering from an accident without a helmet are very slim. Three hundred people die in ATV, or all-terrain vehicle, accidents every year in the United States. The majority of these deaths are caused by head and spinal cord injuries. Protect yourself and encourage the same for others around you – Wear A Helmet!
The best way to find the right size of helmet is to measure the biggest part of your head. Wrap a flexible tape measure around your head about one inch above your eyes. Some helmets are sized in centimeters while other are in inches.
Make sure your helmet fits snugly and is fasten securely. To check for proper fit, ask someone to try to turn the helmet from side to side after you’ve strapped it on. If it turns or feels loose, you need to tighten the strap or find a smaller helmet. If the helmet has quick snaps or quick releases, be sure they are set properly. You may want to consider buying quick snaps if you have difficulty strapping the helmet properly.
Your helmet may be a full-face helmet or an open-face helmet. Full-face ATV helmets protect both your head and face and combined with goggles they provide the best protection during a collision, protect from tree branches and falls, provide warmth, and protect from loud noises. Open-face ATV helmets are lighter and cooler. Your helmet should have a safety-approved label from the Department of Transportation (DOT), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), or the Snell Memorial Foundation.
Don’t have a helmet, don’t hesitate, Buy One Now! They are cheap insurance and protect you from serious head injury. An ATV helmet, ATV boots, and ATV riding apparel offer serious protection so you can continue to enjoy ATVing and ATV Camping. Properly Equip your ATV and Properly Equip Yourself! Check out the ATV helmets offered here and protect yourself on your next ride.