The 5 Best Women’s Bike Helmets in 2021

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What are the top women’s road bike helmets to consider in 2019 and 2021? Check out the reviews below that will help you in selecting the best cycling helmet for women available.

Here are the best women’s helmets to consider in 2019!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Which helmet is best for ladies?

The best helmet for you will depend on the type of riding you plan to do. There are three main helmet design styles: road, mountain, and hybrid. You might be able to use a hybrid helmet on the mountain bike as well, there are very little differences.

In the past, MIPS was not common, but now every helmet sold by REI is MIPS certified.

The best single helmet is the Giro Ledge MIPS.

Which cycle helmet is best?

For the purpose of this article, I have selected helmets that are positioned as being the best on the market, including end-user reviews and industry experts alike.

In order to ensure they were some of the best, I looked for helmets that were as adjustable as possible, since everyone has a different head shape and size.

I have also tried to cast a wide net and find helmets that are suitable for both city riding and long distance touring.

We will begin with the Bell Mary 3 MIPS, which is a great all-around helmet. The Mary 3 is one of the largest ventilated helmets on the market, and its versatility makes it great for any type of riding. >> Mary 3 MIPS Review from Vital MTB

What color bike helmet should I get?

Women’s bike helmets come in a number of colors. They usually come in three standard colors: black, white, and flash, which is almost always pink.

Most cycling companies will have their logo color represented in the helmet, in addition to any other colors. Lightspeed has pink or teal, Giro has pink or yellow, and so on.

Most women purchase flash helmets, as they’re easy to find for women as compared to black ones (which are available, just not as common).

With all the different colors and materials available, you should be able to find something that works for you.

What is the lightest bike helmet?

Lighter bike helmets typically are also more expensive. There is also typically an inverse relationship between weight and ventilation.

Having a lighter bike helmet is more important to racers than casual riders as racers look to spend as little time as possible on their bikes in large groups, or riding at high speeds.

The Giro Air Attack is incredibly lightweight, offering a generous amount of airflow, thanks to Giro's "Overbrow Ventilation" design.

Giro's Overbrow Ventilation design channels airflow directly in from the front of the helmet, and pushes it out through the rear vents in an alternating pattern.

Helmets test well in wind-tunnel tests, but the real-world wind-chill has been known to be brutal–especially when climbing a Category 1 incline in the middle of summer.


There is no shortage of women’s bike helmets to choose from. But before you begin shopping, you should have a good idea of how to differentiate a good helmet from a bad one. Luckily for you, we spent a whole lot of hours doing just that, so you can keep on riding without a worry.

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