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Open Face Helmet Vs Full Face Helmet: To Avoid Injuries

by Aaron Helmets Aaron Helmets - Redefining Safety

The motorbike hamlets were most important development in the motorized two-wheeler segment after motorbike itself. While riding motorbike helmets are essential safety gears and act as a protective shield during the collision or crash. The various researchers show that helmets reduce the possibility of serious injuries and increases the odds of survival. However, people chose to ignore these facts and ride motorbikes without helmets.  A World Health Organisation study states that 88% of death among the motorized two-wheeler riders is caused due to head injuries. But this number can be reduced in the future if an individual utilizes the helmet while riding as it reduces the chances of fatal injury by 72% during the crash.

Now the question arises ‘how to choose a helmet’ or ‘which type of helmet to select?’ With the different variety in the market, it gets difficult to choose from. But the serious debate arises on the type of helmet, either to go for open face helmets or for full face helmets. They both have their pros and cons and can the debate boils down to the preference of the rider. Continue to read to know notable features to compare in these two categories of helmets. 

Full Face Helmet

This helmet tends to cover the entire face and offers an all-around protection to the motorbiker’s face. Different research shows that they are much safer and reduce the risk of Brain Injury by 69% or risk of death by 37% in the case of an accident. The important features to evaluate are as follows.

·         Comfort: This type of helmets songs the face and protects against the winds. The head won’t bounce in the helmet and the rider could also wear glasses.      

·         Visibility:  The basic visibly is a good but main issue in these helmets is the coverage of the face leading blocking the peripheral view. Here the open face helmet comes handy.

·         Safety:  When it comes safety full face helmets take the point due to their full face coverage. But the only catch is their removal in the case of an accident as it can be tricky in some cases.

·         Wind Noise: Not only the wind bashes the eyes, but also the wind noise distracts the rider. The open face loses a point as it doesn’t come with wind cancellation and the contemporary full face helmets are equipped with windjammers.

Open Face Helmet

The second categories in the helmets segment Open Face Helmet are safe in nature, but they don’t offer the level of protection as the full face one. They are popular these days with young demographics for their fashion statement. They are appealing, but at the end the day not secure and here is the reason why.

·         Comfort: There is no doubt that they are a comfortable alternative to the full face helmet as they are not fully covered and makes the head feel tight against the helmet. Popularly known as three-quarter helmet, what it gives in comfort it comprises in the security of the rider.


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