At the end of the day, you only get one head so you need to look after it! With some many riding hats and helmets to wear, they’re there to keep you safe!
Riding hats are designed to be very effective at stopping any possible head injuries, but with all safety equipment not everything is up to standards, so these are a couple of things to ensure your hat is as same as it can be.
It’s very, very important that the hat fits properly on the persons who is wearing it as all head shapes are different. It’s best to go somewhere where you can get a hat measured and fitted properly from a professional before purchasing it.
It’s also essential that you have your hat fastened at all times when mounted.
Try to avoid buying a second-hand hat, as much as the price point may be more suitable, not all damage is visible to the naked eye.
It doesn’t matter whether your hat is at a higher price or not, as long as it feels right and meets the standards that’s all that matters.
How to Care For Your Hat
If you look after your hat, hopefully it’ll last a few years. Here’s a few tips on how you can do that:
- Don’t leave it in direct sunlight
- Let it dry naturally if it get wet, and don’t put it on the radiator
- Try to avoid dropping your hat or letting it get knocked around. You could start loosing protection every time the hat has a bit of impact.
- It’s important to replace you hat after a fall, this is especially important if you hat hit contact with the ground.
On The Road
Rile 49 of the Highway Code does state that children who are under the age of 14 MUST wear a helmet and it MUST be fastened securely, though we advise you wear one as much as you can whatever the age the highway code says.
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