Depending on your budget, there are some additional features that you might wish to consider when buying a helmet.
First is integrated lighting, as seen on the Thousand Chapter helmet. While not a protective feature, having lights on a helmet arguably goes one better: by increasing your visibility to others around you, you’re more likely to be seen, and therefore more likely to prevent an accident.
You might also consider a helmet that has a fitment to attach additional lights. You can buy brackets for this from lights brands, but Dashel Helmets feature a loop on the rear side of the helmet that can fit smaller lights like the Moon Comet.
Like many manufacturers, helmet brands are also now considering their impact on the environment. Key among them is Thousand, which is committed to offsetting its production emissions by 110%, effectively making it ‘climate positive’, among a host of other considerations. Meanwhile, the Dashel ReCycle Helmet is made sustainably right here in the UK. If this is important to you, then look out for brand’s claims of the things they’re doing to help the fight against global warming.