Measure around the circumference of your head, across the forehead just above the brows, above the ears, and around the back of your head with a soft measuring tape. Helmets are available in sizes ranging from 50cm to 67cm!
The measurement you take should be around the largest part of your head, usually just behind the top ear. It's important that you get a helmet that fits properly, otherwise you risk hurting yourself when riding.
If you have a shapely head, it may be difficult to find a comfortable helmet. In this case, ask someone to help you measure your head, or use a ruler to help locate the right size.
Young riders should wear a size larger than their adult-sized helmet. This will help prevent pressure points and minimize discomfort when riding for long periods of time.
Helmet sizing matters! Make sure to get a helmet that fits properly. If you have any questions about how to measure your head for a helmet, ask an adult who knows how to take accurate measurements.
To measure the circumference at its widest, use a tape measure about 2 cm above the brows and around the head. The measurement is your helmet size in centimeters—for example, if your head circumference is 56 cm, your helmet size is M/57.
The Schuberth helment is available in many sizes, depending on the model. To find out which size fits you best, just take your head circumference and compare it to the list of recommended sizes. If you want to buy a larger size, we recommend going up one size; if you want to buy a smaller size, go down one size.
Here are some examples:
If your head circumference is 58 cm, you should choose a size M/59.
If your head circumference is 52 cm, you should choose a size L/53.
If your head circumference is 64 cm, you should choose a size H/65.
It's important to remember that these are only guidelines. You should always try on several helmets before making your choice. Also note that most sizes will fit more than one model of helmet, so don't feel limited by what they offer.
Helmets are measured differently across brands. Some companies include the width of the face shield in their sizing calculations while others do not.
Use a cotton tape to measure your head. Begin just above your brows and work your way around the thickest part towards the back of your head. Compare this measurement to a helmet size chart. A loose helmet will slide about or may not sit properly on your head. So, make sure that you get a helmet that fits well.
The two most common shapes are spherical and cylindrical. With spherical helmets, the outer surface is equally rounded while with cylindrical ones, the top is flat and the sides curve in toward the bottom. There are also semi-spherical and more complex shapes made out of several curved surfaces that fit over the head. These designs are used especially for older riders who need a protective helmet that fits comfortably but makes their own hair look bad!
Helmets come in different sizes for a male or female rider. You can tell which one you need by looking at the chart below. If you have a head size that's not listed here, you can use our calculator to find out what size you should be wearing.
Have a question about where does my helmet fit on my head? Or what size helmet do I need? Feel free to ask in the comments section below.
The tailor's measuring tape is the greatest tool for measuring the head. You may also wrap a non-elastic thread around your head as an alternate tool. Two finger widths directly above the brows and above the ears, as well as the most broad region at the backside of the head, are excellent spots to measure for dirt bike helmet size.
The DOT (Department of Transportation) standard for dirt bike helmets is available here: http://www.dot.gov/safety/helmets/index.htm. It is important to note that not all dirt bike helmets comply with this standard. Some companies may choose to produce their own sizing system by measuring several different locations on the head and then averaging these numbers. This is especially common with small or medium sized heads. For example, one company may choose to measure along the sides of the head under the ear canals and then another measurement a few inches farther back from each side point. These two numbers are then averaged to come up with a final size.
Dirt bike helmets should be large enough to provide adequate coverage for low speed impacts while still allowing for sufficient ventilation. Most manufacturers claim that their products will protect you from serious injury in a high speed impact. However, you should always wear a properly fitted helmet when riding because no matter what type of protection you get from your helmet, it cannot replace the importance of safe riding practices.