Swiss-designed SAHN Helmets have an elegant, equestrian look and a noticeable absence of air vents in the shell. How does it breathe? The designers have ingeniously formed air channels in the styrofoam resting against your hair. While this isn’t a helmet you’d wear on a century in summer, there’s nothing else quite like it for shorter urban rides. It’s also lighter than similar helmets, such as Bern, but it also costs more ($129). We love the understated colors, which come in both glossy and matte.
Bern helmets are luxurious and well appointed compared to most helmets. They come in many different models and styles. Some feature visors integrated into the helmet shell, and others have fabric visors that velcro to the inside. A Bern helmet will comfortably and stylishly protect any cyclist, young or old. We also have winter liners and summer liners to keep you comfortable year-round.
The Giro Reverb (shown above; $60-70, depending on model) features a removable cloth bill, nine big vents for comfort, and a unique look that makes us happy when we see a cyclist wearing one in the wilds of Southeast Portland. It’s quickly become our most popular helmet. Oh, and Oprah endorses it, as you can see by her special seal. Here are some of the colors the Reverb comes in.
We also carry the Bell Muni, a great all-around helmet that has a new feature: a pair of very light weight red blinky lights built into its rear straps. Batteries included. Just press a button on each side and you’re good to go.
Lazer, a Belgian company which has been in business for over 80 years, is famous for innovating cutting-edge technology in bicycle helmets. Their products have adorned the heads of many cycling champions. The best part? Your child gets to benefit from that exhaustive research and development, because Joe Bike carries their safe, fun, and affordable child helmets.