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Open Vs. Closed Face Helmets

The discussion on which is safer-the open or closed face helmets, is always going on as it has always intrigued people. There are different views on the subject as some people prefer one of them for their own reasons. Obviously, there are both advantages and disadvantages to using either of these. The purpose of helmets is to protect the part that it covers. But there is more to it; let’s delve deeper into the subject and find out more.

While on a scooter or motorcycle, some people find the open-faced helmet to be more advantageous than the closed one. According to them it:

  • Makes you feel cool during summer
  • Avoids the claustrophobic feeling
  • Offers a comfortable riding experience

A full-face or closed face helmet on the other hand gives you more reason to feel safer.

  • It covers the entire face and enhances protection to your head
  • Avoids distraction while riding
  • Helps keep off giant bugs and little stones during the ride
  • Protection to your face against sun, wind and rain

Open faced helmets vary in their size and design, the main difference being in the visors and neck coverage. Some are much better than the others in giving neck protection.

Closed face or full face helmets offer full protection to the head, face and neck. They have flip-up visors that are both convenient and safe. Some people have a preference for both the types of helmets depending upon the season and the driving speed. Open faced helmets are used for slow-speed riding and during summer while closed face helmets are helpful in winter and for highway riding. Full face helmets are certainly the ones you should wear when you are riding a sports bike.

Whatever be the justification from users of either type of helmet, it is always best to consider safety first and comfort next. Closed face helmet is certainly the better option as it safeguards your life in case of a fall.

Now it is up to you to decide between comfort and safety.

Posted By Clinton Maneveldt at Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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