Is your cycling safety suffering because sporty headgear covered in fluorescent swirls and stripes isn’t your style? Skip more aerodynamic picks in favour of fashion-friendly BMX and skateboard helmets.
Go for the gold with Giro’s opalescent Flak model ($45, Urbane Cyclist, 180 John, 416-979-9733, www.ucycle.com).
Pryme’s classic shape cools you down with circular vents ($17, Mountain Equipment Co-op, 400 King West, 416-340-2667, www.mec.ca).
A bright colour like this Bell helmet’s acid green doubles its safety duty ($40, Curbside Cycle, 412 Bloor West, 416-920-4933, www.curbside.on.ca).
Jorg & Olif’s riding style ($75, www.jorgandolif.com) blocks out the sun with its thin brim.
If you pick up your helmet at a skate shop, make sure it’s a hard-shell certified for boards and bikes. Pro-Tec's B2 ($59.95, Hammer Skateboard, 2225 Queen East, 416-698-0005, www.hammertoronto.com) covers both bases.