With the weather getting colder, now is the time to get a winter helmet for electric scooter.
The weather may change, but you still need to get where you are going, and a scooter or bicycle helmet with winter padding will help you get there without freezing.
We have reviewed cold protection scooter and bike helmet protection to keep you on your way this winter. Here are our favorite five multi-sport helmets for cold weather.
Choose Your Winter Electric Scooter Helmet
1. NHH Convertible Multi-Sport Helmet
The NHH Convertible helmet is a great option because of its versatility. One helmet will work for several different sports, like scooter riding, skateboarding, skiing and snowboarding.
The helmet conforms to ASTM F2040 safety standards and has a sturdy ABS outer shell and an inner shock-absorbing EPS.
There are eight individual vents that will draw fresh air in and let the excess heat out. The vents will keep you comfortable and will keep your goggles from fogging up.
The adjustable size dial ensures a custom fit and has removable ear muffs.
- A goggle clip on the back of the helmet
- Adjustable size dial
- Quick-release buckle
- Soft chin pad
- Adjustable chin straps
- Removable earmuffs
- Comes with a liner for winter sports
The Giro Timberwolf is a wrap-around helmet that gives you both rear and side protection. The removable liner of the Timberwolf covers your head and also has removable insulated ear pads.
If you decide to wear a full balaclava or face mask in the winter, you can take all or part of the insulation out. If you use just a bandana for wind protection, then you can leave the liner in.
Riding in winter weather can freeze your eyelashes shut, but Timberwolf has a rear clip to secure your goggles in place so that they don’t slide off when you are in the middle of your commute.
Having a bike or scooter helmet with ear pads that are removable help when days are a bit warmer, and removing them keeps you from overheating.
- Lightweight at 13.44 ounces
- Comes in three different colors
- Compatible with eyewear and giro goggles
- Brushed fleece liner
- Removable ear pads
- Goggle retainer clip
- Adjustable ventilation
- Polycarbonate outer shell
- Vents at browline help alleviate goggle fogging
The winter liner in the Giro Shackleton Helmet will give you options for venting your helmet and customizing the warmth.
Depending on the temperature, you can leave the liner in and be toasty warm, or remove the liner and neck roll when spring and summer roll back around.
There is also a removable, soft visor to shade your eyes from the sun or glare. An integrated clip at the back of the helmet gives you the option of snapping on a light to enhance your visibility on your commute.
There is also a reinforced vent that becomes a durable lock port to that; if you don’t want to take it with you, you can lock your helmet to your scooter.
The Roc Loc City fit system of the helmet features a dial that you can use for easy adjustability.
- Comes in six different colors
- Weighs 1.6 pounds
- Reflective webbing
- Full-wrap in-mold construction
- Polycarbonate shell
- Hear-through ear pads
The Auric Cut is a versatile helmet with a multi-impact EPP liner and a rugged ABS shell that will provide you with protection on your electric scooter.
The Auric Cut has an adjustment system that will give you a precise and snug, comfortable fit.
You will be able to adjust the ventilation coming from the outside by closing off airflow in cold weather.
You can open the vents on milder days to prevent overheating. If you wear goggles on your scooter and prefer wearing them inside the helmet, there is a goggle clip to provide a flexible attachment.
- Comes in 11 different colors
- Weighs 1.16 pounds
- Adjustable ventilation
- Removable goggle clip
- Internal padding for warmth in winter
- Size adjustment system
Prepare For Cold Weather With a Winter Helmet For Your Electric Scooter
Just because the colder weather is on the way doesn’t mean you want to pull the battery and stow your electric scooter.
There are still plenty of good days ahead and many opportunities to commute and run errands on your scooter.
But the one thing you do need to prepare for is being warm while zipping around, and you can do that with a winter helmet.
The breeze is excellent in the spring and summer but come winter; it can be a bit too bracing.
Having a helmet that lets you adjust the vents is perfect for days that may start nice and warm, but then the temperatures plunge.
A removable liner is another bonus. It can help keep you warm and cozy in the winter, and then you can remove it when summer makes its arrival.
Electric Scooter Helmet Care
If you are storing your helmet, keep it in a dry place and away from any type of heat source.
Take care not to leave it by a heating vent or where the sun will shine on it through a windshield or car window. If your helmet gets dusty or dirty, it will use a wet cloth and mild soap to clean it when commuting.
If Your Helmet is in a Crash
Remember, too, that if you are ever in a tumble (hopefully not!) in which your helmet strikes the pavement or takes a blow for you, you will need to replace it.
Helmets absorb impacts, and having done so, have served their purpose. So if this happens, make sure that you replace that damaged helmet, even if it looks good to the naked eye.
It will not be able to protect you a second time.
When to Replace Your Helmet
United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recommended that it is wise to replace your helmet (one that has not been in a crash) within 5 to 10 years of purchase.
If you see any cracks in the shell or liner or evidence of crushed foam, the helmet should be replaced and not used.
Materials degrade over time, and new advances in construction and materials should be something you take advantage of.
Snell Memorial Foundation is a leader in crash-testing helmets. Their recommendation is firmer than that of the CPSC as they stand firm in a recommendation of replacement every five years for an unimpacted helmet.
Features to Look For in a Helmet
The helmet you choose should have a sticker, like the one pictured below, that certifies that it adheres to safety standards.
ASTM is one of the world’s largest international standards developing organizations with over 12,000 standards that operate globally.
Check Out The Fit of The Helmet
The helmet you wear on your electric scooter should fit snuggly. It should feel like it will stay in place if you jostle it, but not so tight that it gives you a headache or is uncomfortable.
Adjustability in a Helmet is a Must
Look for a dial on the back of the helmet or straps that allow you to adjust the helmet. Once on, you will want to adjust the helmet so that it does not move around on your head at all.
The Helmet Should Cover Your Forehead
A common mistake that riders make when adjusting their helmet is to wear it too far back on their head. Your face will not be protected in case of a fall if the helmet is too far back on your head.
A Helmet Needs to Have Good Ventilation
Most helmets are a trap for heat. If a helmet is overly hot, you are less likely to wear it no matter the season.
Look for a helmet with vents to keep you from overheating and be more comfortable to wear.
Some helmets have vents you can open or close depending on the weather, which is a great option to have.
Look For a Helmet With MIPS Technology
MIPS technology, which stands for Multi-directional Impact Protection System, is designed to protect your head if you take a spill.
The design helps to safeguard your head no matter which way you hit the ground. It adds an extra level of protection to the helmet.
While winter can be daunting at times, there are still many days that are clear and conducive for riding your electric scooter.
You know how to dress either in layers or thermal clothing to keep your body warm; adding a winter helmet will complete your ensemble and keep you on the roads!
Andy is an urban survivor passionate about recycling, clean energy, and micromobility. He loves nature and people and peacefully militates for a balance between the two. When he’s not writing on Noble Urban you’ll find him riding his bike, fishing, or reading a good book.