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Top 4 Commuter Helmets

Carol Ching

Do you count whizzing past bumper-to-bumper traffic among your favourite pastimes? If yes, then you definitely need a commuter helmet to protect your huge brain.

Combining style, functionality and protection, commuter helmets are designed to keep urbanites safe and looking good.

Thanks to their elegant and compact profiles, these sporty hardhats blend in with any outfit, from business suits to ripped jeans and a T-shirt. Plus, they can be easily stashed away or tucked under your arm while you dash from the grocery store to park-hangs with friends.

Here are our top 4 commuter bike helmet picks for 2021. With a pick for every price point, there's no excuse not to put a lid on it.
Top 4 Commuter Helmets

Top 4 Commuter Bike Helmets

Sun's out, bikes out! Whether you are a daily commuter or looking for a bike adventure on the weekends, safety is key to enjoying your ride. Check out our top 4 bike helmets for all around riding.

Bontrager Solstice MIPS Helmet

Bontrager Solstice MIPS Helmet

Price $89.99
Size S-M, M-L
Fit System Easy-adjust Headset SL II fit system
Ventilation 8 vents
Contruction In-Mold Construction with MIPS Brain Protection System
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The Solstice MIPS helmet is proof you don't have to spend a lot of money to get a great fitting, great looking, and easy-to-use bike helmet. Featuring MIPS, Multi-directional Impact Protection System, it includes a sleek built-in brim with plug ports for a clean look when the additional visor is removed. Great for riders looking for simple design packed with safety features.

Pros
  • Reflective sides
  • Removable Visor
  • MIPS technology
Cons
    • Fidlock system can be tricky to use
    • Helmet adjustment system uncomfortable for some head shapes

Specialized Centro LED MIPS Helmet

Price $104.99
Size OS
Fit System Headset SX fit system
Ventilation 17 vents - 4th Dimension Cooling System
Contruction In-molded shell with MIPS
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 Specialized Centro LED MIPS Helmet

The Specialized Centro Winter LED helmet is designed for cruising the city with safety features and a streamlined design to make it functional for everyday riders. With one-size fits all design, warm inner lining and integrated LED taillight, the Centro Winter LED helmet has the offerings to make it attractive to year-round riders.

Pros
  • Built for cold conditions
  • LED tailight for increased visibility
  • Clip on visor
  • Reflective webbing
Cons
    • LED tailight is non-rechargeable
    • One size fit all
    • Less ventilation in the back due to tailight
    • Not as lightweight and nimble

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Bontrager Quantum MIPS Helmet

Price $134.99
Size S-XL
Fit System BOA
Ventilation 14 vents
Contruction In-mold polycarbonate shell with MIPS
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The Quantum Mips Helmet by Bontrager is built for trails but is also a great commuter helmet. This helmet offers MIPS technology combined with ample padding and a BOA system for micro adjustments, the perfect one helmet fits all activities.

Pros
  • Removable Visor
  • Compatible with glasses
  • Ample padding
Cons
    • Minimal ventilation
    • Slightly heavier than a commuter helmet

Specialized Tactic 3 MIPS Cycling Helmet

Price $99.99
Size S-L
Fit System HairPort II micro-dial
Ventilation 21 vents
Contruction In-molded shell
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Specialized Tactic 3 MIPS Cycling Helmet

All-Mountain riding demands a helmet that's light, cool, and inspires confidence. The Tactic 3 delivers with large, optimized vents, extended rear coverage, and in-molded construction that maximizes strength and keeps weight to a minimum. This makes the Tactic 3 a perfect dual purpose bike helmet that provides all day comfort for cruising around town.

Pros
  • Removable visor
  • Lightweight
  • Affordable
Cons
    • Trifix straps provide no adjustability around ears