For riders who want the most wind in their face, half helmets offer the least amount of coverage while still being legal and DOT approved. Also known as jockey helmets and half shells, the half helmet category is a favorite among a lot of different riders, but especially those on cruisers and scooters. Many states require that riders where a DOT approved helmet and the half helmet is the lowest profile and least restrictive option available. What the rider gives up in protection is gained with the wide open and free experience.
Though the appeal to half helmets is how minimal they are, some models do come with options to help further protect the rider. Internal drop down visors are becoming very popular and can aid in eye protection. Some models have zip off ear flaps and neck curtains to add warmth on colder rides. Most half helmets feature the 3-snap mounting system on the front to apply either a sun visor or a shield. Higher end models include recessed pockets to make it easier to mount a communicator system.
At Dennis Kirk, you will find the best selection of legal DOT approved half helmets and all for the lowest guaranteed prices. We keep them all in stock and ready to ship the same day that you order you can have your new lid right away and you can be back out riding as soon as possible. And when your order is over $89, we will ship it to you absolutely free. Be sure to check out our fitment guides
to ensure that you are getting the correct size for the specific half helmet that you are ordering. But don’t worry, we make exchanges easy with our fast and free returns on helmets and apparel.