Let's face it, one of the things we want to do when hopping on a bike is to strap on a helmet. While the stigma against wearing a helmet (was it against safety? Or did we think wearing a helmet made us look less awesome?) has dwindled some, thanks mostly to the fact that we are smarter than we used to be. Yet, sometimes we can't get the thought of being a square out of our heads.
I think of a story my dad told me about getting his first motorcycle. He was about 14, he said, and his folks insisted on some awkward, geeky half-dome helmet. It not only looked terrible, but probably wouldn't have done much anyway, had he crashed while wearing it.
There are some unique helmets that don't fit into any particular category, and these are some of the most interesting helmets out there.
The angular and super futuristic looking Skully AR-1 is one of the wildest ones. This really is a badass full face motorcycle helmet of the future. Android powered, it shows a heads-up display as you ride with turn-by-turn navigation, a rear camera, and has bluetooth capabilities.
The Reevu FSX1 Rear-View helmet also has some cool technology; this one's mirror bends light around the shell of the helmet, so the rider can easily see what's behind. I like the look of the FSX1 a lot. It's sort of 1960s European racing helmet meets a slimmed down Storm Trooper. The perfect date to any trendy party.
Another super tough-looking helmet is the 1Storm 3D Skull helmet. This one looks just as nuts as it sounds with skull grimace, evil brow, and sharp pointed mohawk across the top. It comes in glossy red, blue, or black, and a sort of mottled pattern called skull flower black. This one is one of my favorites, such an intense design. Not to be messed with!