If Street racing is the new hobby of your child then as a parent you have to find a perfectly safe helmet for their protection. Kids’ motorcycle helmets are even more important in the case that children and teenagers require more security. The reason being that given their age they are still new to riding and prone to make more mistakes. The more experienced you get with age and motorcycle riding, the less there are chances of you making mistakes while driving. None the less, wearing proper headgear is imperative for everyone riding a motorcycle out there.

In A Hurry? This Is The Best:
This Razor helmet can fit the head of a child of diameter 21.5 inches to 23 which is suitable for ages between 8 and 14 years. This multiple-sport helmet has a multi-impact lining which is designed for aggressive scooter rides. It has adjustable straps, a quick-release clasp and a chin strap for added security. Children grow out of kids motorcycle helmets very fast, it’s their growing age and to accommodate their head this helmet has extra padding in it to ensure a comfortable and snug fit. It has 17 vents for proper ventilation to keep the temperature inside the shell lower and the head cool.

The Razor full-face helmet has CPSC certification and has cleared all required safety standards. The visor is adjustable which facilitates the use of goggles or specs and keeps the helmet scratch-free as well. The eye ports are big enough to provide a wide field of vision with good overall viewing. It is among the most affordable among kids motorcycle helmets. It is a versatile headgear that can be for protection during riding a bike, scooter or any other motorized street vehicle. It is light in weight which makes it comfortable for long time wear.

Pros
  • Precise sizing
  • Affordable price point
  • Fun colors
  • Washable liner
  • Carrying bag included
Cons
  • Colors vary in person

Hard Head

Remember the ‘80s? Well, this helmet looks like it just got back from it in the most refreshing way. Major retro rider look, yet super cool and hip. But don’t let looks fool you, this stunner is heavily cushioned, yet is less than three pounds – extremely convenient and safe for little riders.

Interior Design

This helmet boasts a brand new interior design providing for a very current, up to date, comfortable fit. Motocross design with high quality materials. Padding is thick and durable but soft to wear.

Great Competitor

You will find other helmets like this one that compare greatly in design and safety but the price on this one can’t be beat. Take the time yourself to do a side by side comparison with other helmets and you will see this retro helmet is a great competitor.

Cost and Value

Because this is a full face helmet providing you with all around coverage, the price you pay makes this a steal. Lots of protection. Also has a sun visor. Key elements in safety for the kids to ride confidently and parents don’t have to break the bank.

TCMT

With its cool exterior graphics and and winged tip detailing, this is a kid favorite. This helmet comes in a variety of designs, which makes wearing a helmet a cool thing. Parents rejoice. Helmet has a flip-up modular design for a modern affect. Lightweight and non-bulky for easy transporting when not in use and superior comfort when in use.

Material

This helmet has exceptionally thick padding. This is key for protecting the head. You can feel and squeeze the thickness between your fingers and instantly feel the durability. The visor is oval shaped, it has an anti-fog/anti-scratch coat which provides for a complete view of surrounding.

Exterior/Design

UV protection, sleek/modern design, graphics and lightweight. These are all the features you get from this helmet at first glance. The design on this piece is definitely one of a show-stopper.

Cost and Value

For the cost, you get a lot with this purchase. “You get what you pay for” does not apply here because this is a much affordable helmet with major features. The best of both world with safety first in mind but also cool designs that kids love to put on. Comes with gloves and goggles.

Pros
  • Not bulky or heavy
  • UV protective finish
  • Vented for summer and winter
  • Easy to transport when not in use
  • Great price point
Cons
  • Helmet runs small
  • The included gloves are not comfortable

WOW

Another heavily cushioned helmet with removable interior that can be machine washed. Alloy shell is UV protected and comes in a variety of different color options and patterns. Loop style strap. This piece is on the heavier side for those who like that weighted feel.

Shape

This is a heavier helmet in weight but very modest in shape, not bulky. Very round and petite look. Great for those ATV rides the kids love on all those acres at home. Kids can put on and pull off themselves with no help.

Color/Design

Our last competitor gets an acknowledgment for color and design, only the second one on our list. This helmet comes in nineteen different color and design options! Its quite refreshing when you can tailor your order’s aesthetics making for that custom experience.

Cost and Value

One of our best on the list with price point and offers. Price will make parents happy, designs will make kids happy and all is safe and well. Ventilation, UV protection, alloy shell, convenient loop buckle, strong/solid feel, this helmet is a great value.

Pros
  • Large color selection
  • UV protected shell
  • Washable interior pads
  • Great price
  • Fits true to size
Cons
  • Heavy
  • Paint chips easily

Triangle

If you’re looking for a helmet with an edge, look no more. Another full face helmet makes this list, this one with a more round shape. Your child will definitely love the aesthetics on this one even though it only comes in one design (think, sharp fidget spinners. Option of green or pink). ABS shell with high pressure thermoplastic technology

Safety and Design Treated Equal

This helmet has an ABS shell and high pressure thermo. technology. With full face, solid chin coverage, leaving only the eyes visible, safety is of no question, yet all these safety features add to the aesthetics providing a ninja affect. The dark, tinted visor is scratch resistant avoiding obstruction of view.

Interior Padding

The padding is cut with a smooth laser providing soft texture, not hard. Even the chin strap is padded. Material is hygienically treated eliminating odor and providing a dry wear with antibacterial liner. Fully removable/washable.

Cost and Value

Great price on this one, definitely affordable for the great features. This would be a mid-price point helmet and the features are plush and extra. For the safety and design you definitely get all your pennies worth.

Pros
  • Soft interior padding
  • Great aesthetics
  • Lots of “high-tech” safety features
  • Decent price point
  • Full face
Cons
  • LImited design options

CKX

Another cool, kid approved helmet with an impact-resistant injection molding PVC shell. Padding is plush and comfortable, no complaints from the kiddos on it being too rough. Interior is featured with a removable, washable lining.

Safety

Ample, soft padding with this one. Lots of cushion to protect the dome, no wiggle room. Sun visor provides added UV protection of the face, front on.

Exterior

Exterior at first glance is great. Edgy yet fun looks that kids love. Once you get down to details you’ll find the shell is durable, impact resistant and holds up to high standards.

Cost and Value

We take it up a notch here on the price, leaning more towards a higher price point. However, the features you get compared to that price are comparable as you get all you need in safety in addition to a cool look.

Pros
  • Hip designs
  • Sun visor
  • Soft padding
  • Fits children as young as one-year old
  • Light in weight
Cons
  • Minimal design options
  • Paint easily chips

Typhoon

This is a fan favorite. Another helmet that parents and kids love equally. Stunning in appearance coming in a bright green, edgy/tribal print – a major conversation starter. Don’t worry parents, it’s not all about looks with this one. This green machine comes with a three-point sun visor, d-ring chin strap and ample vent circulation. Gloves and goggles included.

Vents

Ventilation never flowed so good. This helmet comes packed with Intake vents, channel vents and exhaust vents. Maximum air flow here providing a comfortable, safe ride when outdoors in the heat or cold temperatures.

Accessories

The accessories that come with this purchase are not just thrown in. Goggles have a removable nose guard, come with an anti-slip silicone strap and manufacturer provides replacement lenses should any be necessary. Gloves are pre-curves so there is no “break-in” phase. They also have airprene knuckles, reinforced palms and thumb panel and have a flexible wrist closure.

Cost and Value

Best of all worlds here. Value comes with ease with all the added features and don’t forget the quality accessories that are included. Priced at a fair rate, you’ll get lots for your buck. Safety first!

Pros
  • True to size
  • Super lightweight
  • Kid approved pattern
  • Comes with accessories
  • Long straps
Cons
  • Not for kids under five
  • Comes in only one color

1Storm

Beautiful, glossy helmet! With all the color and design options you really feel as though you are getting a tailored helmet, another plus allowing the kids to be involved up front. Exterior is made of a aerodynamic thermoplastic alloy shell, which is lightweight not heavy. Lots of ventilation, superior strap design.

Safety Strap

The d-ring strap on this stunner comes with additional security in the form of two snaps to lay the straps down to avoid flapping in the wind. It’s all in the details. This is a very unique feature allowing less annoyances while riding. Definitely a plus with little ones.

Color/Design

We have to give it to this helmet on color and design. It doesn’t get any better with the options provided. While most color options are glossy and bright, you even get a matte option. Customization at its finest.

Cost and Value

Great price point, lots of features. With no detail being spared here, you definitely get lots of bang for your buck. The color options alone make for a very custom purchase experience. Safety is definitely a priority with this helmet satisfying all categories.

Pros
  • Fair price point
  • Sleek design
  • Strap snaps
  • Great ventilation
  • Lots of design options
Cons
  • Thin padding

XFMT

Unlike the above competitor, this helmet is heavy. To some, this is a plus, depending on your preference and perspective on safety features. In any event, the helmet bag still allows for easy transportation when not in use. Another win with this helmet relating to design is the variety of options on pattern design. Butterflies, flames, spiders and skulls will definitely get the kids on board. Padding extra firm on the inside for security.

Material

The weight and padding are a match on this one. The helmet comes in a solid design that provides a hefty weight, definitely a helmet that can take a beating in a crash or being transported through off-road environments. Interior padding is plentiful and provides a substantial cushion for the head.

Design/Patterns

Another winner with the kids. This helmet comes in a variety of different pattern designs; white butterflies, blue flames, abstract green, black skulls and spiderman inspired red. Anytime the kids can be involved in choosing protective gear that makes them excited, parents win across the board when the safety factor is already in place.

Cost and Value

Another winner for the pocket. No need to break the bank, this helmet is very competitively priced. Comes with gloves and goggles as well. Quality comes conveniently targeted at affordability with this piece.

Pros
  • Multiple vents
  • Cool patterns kids will love
  • Chin strap stays in place during rides
  • Precise sizing
  • Kids love the options in designs
Cons
  • Short chin strap
  • Goggles fog easily

GLX

Super cool, kid approved, splatter paint helmet with goggles included. Feature category is loaded! Lightweight, (less than 2.65 pounds!) fourteen vent ports, sun shield, quick release strap, sweat absorbing liner (removable and washable), shatterproof goggles and removable, washable EPS impact foam.

Safety

Let’s start with the fourteen vent ports. Staying cool and having well circulated air while your little one rides is an underrated safety feature. The amount of flow you get from the provide vent ports is superior. Comes with an adjustable/removable sun shield to keep the sun from blaring. Sweat absorbing interior material keeps sweat at bay and your eyes avoid burning.

Shape

This helmet is round with an extra long chin guard. Fully secured from all angles you will have lots of confidence watching your little one ride away or placed on the back of your motor bike.

Cost and Value

Price point is marginal but features are maxed out here. You can be confident that the price you pay for this one will have a long, justifiable list of features to live up to.

Pros
  • Featherweight
  • Sweat absorbing interior
  • Quick release strap
  • UV protective goggles
  • Adjustable sun shield
Cons
  • Two size options
  • One color option

LS2

This one is a show stopper. This is a tinted, full face, oval shaped helmet with superior 360 head and face coverage. The sleek-edge factor is major on this one. Helmet comes equipped with a Radial Tool-less Quick Release strap that allows for perfect fit.

Face Shield

The face shield has a full eclipse/drop-down style design that is accessible with the touch of a button and is also removable. The peripheral vision you get with this helmet is exceptional. No obstructions. Face cover is removable with a click of a button. Easy come, easy go!

Material/Fit

The strap feature on this helmet is like no other featuring chin strap with a rapid release that secures at the back of the helmet. In addition to the regular chinstrap with quick release, there are two additional straps that secure at the back of the helmet to cradle your head and help prevent roll-off in the event of an impact. The interior lining is fully removable, washable, and treated against odor and bacteria. Exterior is made out of HPTT composite.

Cost and Value

We move into a higher price point with this helmet. The add-on features are all worth it. This is the first helmet on our list to provide a full face, 360 coverage. For some, that’s a main target hit right on the nose.

Pros
  • Full face shield
  • Sizing is spot on
  • Strap has a quick connect/disconnect feature
  • Superior ventilation
  • Reflective stickers for added safety
Cons
  • Higher price point
  • Padding tends to feel rough

Typhoon Youth Off-road Helmet Gear Combo

This Typhoon helmet comes with goggles and gloves which make it a great combo deal at a very reasonable price.

The gear is available in 4 varying sizes: small, medium, large and extra large which makes it suitable for a wide age-range of kids. Not many kids motorcycle helmets are available in such good combo deals.

The helmet size and weight is on the lower size and there is no extra padding so you need to select the size carefully. The goggles and gloves are accompanied according to the size of the helmet but you can order a different size set for the gloves if you want to.

The helmet is fully vented, equipped with a sun visor and comes with a good quality fabric carry bag. It has a removable and washable inner lining, also, it is DOT certified with FMVSS 218 standard. It can be used for on/off road riding, ATV or motocross.

It is a great starting kit for kids just starting motocross or off-road riding. It is light weight, the color and design appeals the youth as well. Kids motorcycle helmets with such good features are usually pricier but this set has just the right cost.

Typhoon Youth Off-road Helmet Gear Combo

This junior Moto Whip helmet by CKX has an injection molding impact resistant plastic shell with DOT certification FMVSS218 standard.

It has rubber grips for goggle which is a rare feature, removable and washable inner liner. It has removable cheek pads, a soft double padding, a chin strap with double D-ring and the weight of the helmet is about 1090 grams.

It is very light in weight like most kids motorcycle helmets should be. This headgear is fully ventilated and keeps the head cool during hot weather conditions and reduces sweating but even if you do sweat, you can always wash and dry the removable lining.

This CKX is available with attractive graphics and colors which make it alluring to the kids. It is basically an off-road riding helmet and should not be used for any other sports or adventure activities.

Kids motorcycle helmets should have high-security testing standards and the DOT certification guarantees the ultimate protection from sudden impacts. The Moto whip helmet is tested under many harsh and difficult circumstances, and this helmet was able to pass all tests perfectly. The price tag is affordable and the lightweight does not let the rider get tired very soon.

Vega Mach 2.0 Full-face Helmet

The Vega Mach helmet is a helmet with attractive looks and a glass shield that can be customized according to your visibility and usability requirements.

There are many options to choose from the A-Series Vega’s shields if you want a new shield. Kids motorcycle helmets should have good-looking graphics and colors, this head gear is designed with all this in mind, and it features a brand new graphic by Vega.

The removable and washable interior is made for long comfortable rides, and the inner lining is interchangeable as well. You can get the lining changed for a different size as your child grows, without changing or buying a new helmet.

Vega is known to create good quality helmets and snow accessories, this helmet is no exception. It can be installed with a snow mobile shield and it is all ready to be used in the snow. Most kids motorcycle helmets do not cover the riding in snow capabilities.

The liner with Wick-Dri technology facilitates a comfortable and snug fit. The price is just right; this helmet provides high-quality protection and all this while looking really good. It comes with a limited warranty of 1 year on workmanship and parts only.

Product NameCost and Value 
Hard Head
(Editor's Choice)
the price you pay makes this a steal Check Price
TCMT
low cost Check Price
WOW
one of the best on the list Check Price
Triangle
great price Check Price
CKX
high price Check Price
Typhoon
best of all worlds here Check Price
1Storm
great price point, lots of features Check Price
XFMT
another winner for the pocket Check Price
GLX
price point is marginal but features are maxed out here Check Price
LS2
high price Check Price

Buyer’s Guide

As a parent, you need to understand the importance of a well fitted comfortable helmet. Never let your kid choose the helmet just because they like something. A kid will always go for the looks where as you need to take charge her for ensuring the safety of your kid. Most kids motorcycle helmets, when bought by parents, are usually selected one size bigger just considering that the child will grow into it. This is a big mistake. Read along to learn more.

  • Interior Padding – The inside pads of a helmet should be well fitted, comfortable and there needs to be plenty of padding for proper protection. A good helmet should protect the neck and head of the rider, additional cheek pads provide for a better and sleek fit (and mostly they are removable). A fine quality interior padding also ensures a perfect fit which should be an important check-point while buying kids motorcycle helmets.
  • Motorcycle Helmet Standards – The most common safety standard considered for certification are EPSC, ECE, and DOT. Most kids motorcycle helmets have these certifications and it is clearly mentioned on them. Make sure that the headgear you select is certified by at least one of these. If you want something even sturdier and stronger then go for SNELL certified headgear. As a parent, you need to know that for exactly what purpose your child will be using the helmet for. There are specialized and dedicated helmets for street-riding, off-road or cross roads.
  • Chin Bars + Full Coverage Helmets – There are many 3/4th and half face helmets available but the full face helmets provide the properly required protection to the neck and head of your kid. Most kids motorcycle helmets are available in full-face only as they are without any doubt safer in comparison. So, remember to always buy a full-face helmet only.

The chin strap is also crucial and should always be there, NEVER buy a helmet without chin the strap. This small thing helps big by protecting the jaw and chin area. It also keeps the helmet in place and make sure that the chin strap is neither too tight and it should never be too loose. A full-face helmet is definitely a little heavier because of the extra protection layers and design than its half-face counterparts but on the other hand it provides much more safety.

  • Helmet Sizing for Growing Heads – As very clearly stated above that the helmet should be of PERFECT size and fit. It ensures comfort and complete security. If the helmet is a size bigger as most parents tend to buy, in such cases the helmet comes off very easily during an impact. Kids motorcycle helmets come in a wide range of sizes for you to choose from, so there are many options available.

Still, if you do not want to change/buy a new helmet after every few weeks then you can get a big helmet with extra padding. Helmets with extra padding have a facility to change padding for a lighter one when the head grows. One such recommendation is the Vega Mach 2.0 full face helmet.

  • Duties as a Parent – Some other small yet important things to consider are that the surface of the helmet you buy should be reflective enough enabling other people to easily see and spot on the road. It is advisable to buy bright graphics and colors as they are visible from far, most kids helmets come in bright color selection only which is actually a very good thing. It is also important that you consider your child’s choice as if you buy something they do not like at all; chances are they will not use it when you are not around. Your duty just does not end here; ensure you check the helmet thoroughly before and after each use

Frequently Asked Questions

About Youth Helmets

How do you size a children’s helmet?
It’s important you’re fitting your child with a children’s helmet which is actually made for children. Age range is usually posted on the box the helmet comes in, staying within those limits is important unless dealing with a bigger child. When the age range is figured out then measuring is the next step. Measuring was explained above in the criteria section but as a recap, snug on the sides and chin strap and not too much wiggle room.
Should my children’s helmet be a certain color?

It’s not much of a safety concern however the brighter the color the easier it is to maintain sight of your child when they are off on their motorbike. The bike itself is fairly loud so losing your child won’t be that hard unless there are numerous bikes running at the same time. The one thing to consider is heat. If riding in hotter climates wearing a lighter colored helmet may help keep the child cooler than a darker colored helmet. If you decide to paint your child’s helmet, ensure that safe paint is used to avoid any harm to the child.

Can motorcycle helmets break?
Yes, they are intended to. The helmet is designed to sort of distort in order to take the pressure and energy off of the skull in-which it’s protecting. Obviously a broken helmet isn’t something we want when we’ve spent so much money on it however it is doing what it’s intended to do, which is protect us. That said, stronger helmets- those made with carbon fiber and Kevlar- will likely stay together better when in a crash than the plastic varieties. This is where material is important. If in a competitive environment then a strong material helmet is probably your best bet.
Where should I store my children’s motorcycle helmet?

Some people store their helmet on their bike, and if the bike is kept inside that is okay however if the bike is kept outside then that’s a problem. The elements (water, sun, wind, snow, etc.) will break down the material of the helmet and could end up causing serious structure breakdown that is required in an accident. It should be kept in a cool and dry place when not in use.

How do you clean a motorcycle helmet?

Helmets are likely to get quite gummed up with mud and leaves when riding and washing the helmet will more than likely be necessary. Cleaning the helmet would start with a light soap (like baby shampoo or baby wash), microfiber rags and a toothbrush. The microfiber rags will be easy on the paint and won’t scratch the protective shield. The baby shampoo is light enough that it won’t strip the paint or muddy the shield and the toothbrush will be able to get into those tight spaces where the rag can’t quite get to. If there is mud really deep down then using compressed air might even help get out what can’t be reached.

Do I ever have to replace my child’s helmet?

Yes, typically after 5 years the helmet should be replaced. This would be shortened if the helmet was broken in some sort of accident. If the helmet is broken it should not be used again. The structural integrity would be compromised and the helmet will no longer be able to do what it needs to do to protect the skull.

Should my child’s helmet have ventilation?

Yes it should. The physical act of riding a motorbike takes a lot of work and the child will be more than likely sweating and breathing heavier. The ventilation system helps flow new and clean air into the helmet to help with breathing. Additionally the new air will help to keep the child cool when riding a bike. An overheated child can lead to an accident.

Are there standards for motorcycles in my country?

As mentioned previously, in Canada the standards are regulated provincially (and territorially) nationwide. In order to find out the standards in your country a quick google search will be able to tell you this. No matter what the standard a helmet should always be used. It is very dangerous for a child to ride their bike without a helmet on.

Is it okay to purchase a used helmet?
It is to an extent, it’s good to know how old the helmet is because it should be changed every 5 years. It also depends on the shape of the helmet and know if it has been in any accidents. Because you can’t fully trust someone off of a private buying site it’s in the parents best interest to just buy new and not have to worry about whether or not the child is safe.

Making the Decision

If you are looking for good kids motorcycle helmets and have done much research already, you will know that the helmets recommended here are some of the best ones available out there in the market. If you are on a strict budget and looking for a very low priced helmet with good quality, then you should go for the Razor Youth Helmet. If you want the whole deal with the complete riding and style gear then opt for the Typhoon Youth Off-road Gear combo, it is a good deal at a very reasonable piece and your child gets extra matching goodies as well.

The stylish kids/youth wants sleek and stylish head gears, one such option with a low budget is the CKX Whip Helmet or the LS2. If you live in a place where snow is a common occurrence then without any doubt just go for the Mach 2.0 by Vega. The kids motorcycle helmet you buy should be a well-thought decision after a thorough research and remember to consider all the factors mentioned above as they are very crucial. All suggestions mentioned here are well within a low budget range without compromising on the qualities in any way.

Your child’s safety is important and thus, you should never buy a helmet for your kid without proper research. There are many kids motorcycle helmets out there but you need to find the one which will be perfect for your child.

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