What is a 1/2 helmet?
A 1/2 helmet is a type of motorcycle helmet that covers only the top of the head, leaving the face, ears, and back of the head exposed. It is also known as a “brain bucket” or “skull cap” due to its small size and minimal coverage.
1/2 helmets are popular among riders who prefer a minimalist look and feel, as they provide a certain level of protection while still allowing for a greater sense of freedom and visibility compared to more enclosed helmet designs. However, it’s important to note that 1/2 helmets offer less protection than full-face helmets or even 3/4 helmets, and are not recommended for high-speed riding or racing.
Should I rent or buy 1/2 helmet?
Whether to rent or buy a 1/2 helmet depends on your specific needs and preferences. Here are some factors to consider:
- Frequency of use: If you only plan to use the helmet occasionally or for a one-time event, renting may be the more economical choice.
- Cost: Renting a helmet may be less expensive upfront, but if you plan to use it frequently, buying may be the more cost-effective option in the long run.
- Hygiene: If you’re concerned about cleanliness, you may prefer to buy your own helmet rather than renting one that has been used by others.
- Fit and comfort: A helmet that fits properly and is comfortable to wear is crucial for safety and enjoyment. If you have difficulty finding a rental helmet that fits well, you may prefer to buy your own.
Ultimately, the decision to rent or buy a 1/2 helmet depends on your individual needs and circumstances.