When skating, your helmet is an absolute must for safety. Whether it's for kids or a discipline such as freestyle, roller derby or fitness skating, a helmet is a basic part of your safety equipment.

You should choose your skating helmet based on your head size.

Your Head Size

Your helmet needs to be the right size for both comfort and for efficiency in the event of an accident. It's not rocket science - you need to measure your head size. But whatever the measurement, you should always try on your helmet before buying!

Everyone's head is different and the type of helmet (longer, rounder, more curved, etc.) will affect how comfy you feel. This is why, if it's a better fit, it might be best to get a helmet that isn't necessarily the usual style for the kind of activity you are doing.

Choose your skating helmet

SIZE Your cycling shop probably has a measuring device for you to use but, if not, measure your head size or your child's at home using a flexible tape measure. This measurement will tell you whether you need to look at S, M or L helmets (you'll find size charts in your local store).

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DIVIDERS You should also think about the dividers (on the straps by your neck). When correctly adjusted, they will stop your helmet from moving about.

adjust your skating helmet

ADJUSTMENT Adjusting your helmet correctly will make it more comfortable. If you want your helmet to be a good fit, use the adjustment wheel at the back of the helmet, if you have one.

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