What is the average head size?
According to Wikipedia, one study in the United States shows, the average adult head circumference to be 55cm (21 3⁄4 ) in females and 57cm (22 1⁄2 in) in males. Another study conducted in UK shows a slightly different result: with the average female head size being 55.2 cm and the average male head size being 57.2 cm.
How tight should a helmet fit?
The helmet should fit snugly and may even feel a bit too tight until it is in place correctly. If the helmet has a neck roll, it shouldn’t push the helmet away from the back of your neck. On full-face helmets, press on the chin piece. The helmet or face shield should not touch your nose or chin.
How should a helmet fit?
The helmet should sit level on your head and low on your forehead — one or two finger-widths above your eyebrow. Side Straps: Adjust the slider on both straps to form a “V” shape under, and slightly in front of, the ears. Lock the slider if possible.
How do you size a youth helmet?
How to Size for a Youth Helmet
- Wrap the cloth measuring tape around the head, 1″ above the eye brows, over the ears, and around the largest point towards the largest point at the back of the head.
- The measuring tape should remain snug, but not overly tight (think of the tightness of a baseball cap)
Are bike helmets one size fits all?
Size it up: Lower-priced helmets are often one-size-fits all; you simply adjust an internal strap to get the helmet snug. Higher-priced helmets are available in a range of sizes. To learn what size you need, measure your head: wrap a tape measure around your noggin just above your ears.