Who knew that bike helmets could be so fashionable? I didn’t, until I noticed that I looked SUPER lame in my 1984-pink-leopard bike helmet that never stayed put on my head. So, I went bike helmet shopping and came out with new helmets for both myself and Cruzzie. And now, I think we look SUPER cool. They are not cheap, but neither is brain surgery.
(No picture of me in my old school helmet. I searched and searched, but realized that the helmet was fugly, so I never took photos).
My new helmet is from Bern. And I am totally obsessed with it. Yep, obsessed with a bright red bike helmet. But it is so awesome that I can’t help myself. I have always been an advocate of wearing helmets, but I always felt like a dork wearing my old one. NOW, I feel safe AND hip. The impossible is now possible.
Bern is a lifestyle action sport company specializing in head protection for non-motorized action sports. This helmet can be worn for biking and skiing. So it is 2 for the price of 1. DEAL! Bern helmets are made for men, women and kids, each with different models, purposes, and colors. You can buy Bern helmets at most outdoor and biking stores, so to see a list of stores go here.
Cruzzie’s new helmet is from Nutcase. I am equally obsessed with it, as it is functional, fun, and fabulous. Check out the variety of options for little kiddos! Too cool for school! Who said wearing a helmet was nerdy???? I love polka dots (big trend for Fall 2012 — Cruzzie is always ahead of the curve) and the bright red color. Matching mama and son.
My favorite aspect of the Nutcase helmet for Cruzzie (besides being uberly hip) is the clasp. It is magnetic and easy to snap on and off. It is much easier than the normal clip and takes half as long (therefore, less time for the child to get cranky and whiny).
Nutcase Helmets is a company from Portland, Oregon (Oregon Love!) and they make helmets for bikers, skaters, skiers, scooters, and any active sport. The designs are original, unique and imaginative; all that strike a chord with the kids that wear them. What kid wants to wear a super lame Spider Man helmet? You can see their store locator here.
No one says it better than Nutcase. I love my brain.
Both Nutcase and Bern helmets are worth the investment. Education is expensive and our brains are valuable!
Cruzzie is going to love this post when he grwos up!
I hope so!
Your husband’s helmet is about 10 sizes too small.
That’s right, Ken Natori! Big head, small helmet!
I love biking!! The helmut I have now is super unfashionable… I love Cruz’s polka dots!! I want one!!
I love the polka dots, too!
Helmets and the bike trailer purchased at “Paul’s Bicycle Way of Life”, our family’s bike-stuff (including a couple of tandems and several single bikes) provider for decades! (It sounds like the memorable “free tofu” commercial by PBWoL…)
I should do a post on Paul’s…best bike store on the west coast.