£10 Lidl Motorcycle Helmets
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£10 Lidl Motorcycle Helmets

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Found 15th Apr 2015
Loads and loads of new boxed full face/flip and open face helmets for sale at Maidstone Lidl for just £10.

Sure we are not talking Arai or Shoei here but £10.... it's got to be a good deal at that price.

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£10 is a good price, but would I really want to be trusting my head in a helmet I bought for £10?

Are they British standard kite marked? If not they shouldn't be used on the highway. Will bring points and a fine if plod catch you with a dodgy lid.

careful with lids for a tenner - i had one that was kites etc but the visor distorted vision something awful.

They pass the EU test or they can't be sold here. But the test isn't what I would trust. I wouldn't trust a £100 helmet either despite salesmen telling me that it's kite marked. The SHARP test is a good indication of how good a helmet it.

However, these are ideal for karting. Take one along when you go and you don't have to use one of the communal ones which 1) won't fit properly, 2) have been damaged and you don't know how, 3) smell and feel wet from previous uses! Yuck. Well worth a tenner investment.

Banned

I am all for a bargain helmet but £10? No thanks.

mate got one of these last weeks, it carries the ECE 2205 mark so all is good, build quality look just as any other do... I use Caberg helmets as I find they fit my head better than any other brand I have tried..

just remember no matter the brand a flip front helmet will not carry the same protection as a full face even though they might look the same.
Edited by: "jough" 15th Apr 2015

jough

mate got one of these last weeks, it carries the UNECE 2205 mark so all … mate got one of these last weeks, it carries the UNECE 2205 mark so all is good, build quality loo;)k just as any other do... I use Caberg helmets as I find they fit my head better than any other brand I have tried..just remember no matter the brand a flip front helmet will not carry the same protection as a full face even though they might look the same.



Interesting, according the UNECE 2205, they conform and have passed
as meat edible for eating?

unece.org/fil…pdf

wouldnt even contemplate it just had a smash on my 750 and had a shoei xr1000 on, helmet was ruined but saved my head. you get what you pay for with helmets

rokerman

I am all for a bargain helmet but £10? No thanks.


I'll buy one for ₤10 and sell it to you for ₤150... Would that help?
If it's tested and on sale in the UK as a motorcycle helmet then it's fine.
Edited by: "SJHan" 15th Apr 2015

dempsey85

wouldnt even contemplate it just had a smash on my 750 and had a shoei … wouldnt even contemplate it just had a smash on my 750 and had a shoei xr1000 on, helmet was ruined but saved my head. you get what you pay for with helmets


No you don't. You'd have had just as much damage wearing this one.

Of course it's a bargain; you can have more accidents for less money ☺

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-BA-

Of course it's a bargain; you can have more accidents for less money ☺



Surely less accidents? Cause after the first one you'd be eating crayons and licking your own ear.

jough

mate got one of these last weeks, it carries the ECE 2205 mark so all is … mate got one of these last weeks, it carries the ECE 2205 mark so all is good, build quality look just as any other do... I use Caberg helmets as I find they fit my head better than any other brand I have tried..just remember no matter the brand a flip front helmet will not carry the same protection as a full face even though they might look the same.



IMHO Caberg are the best cheaper brand of helmet.

Also the opinion of SHARP for your helmet... sharp.direct.gov.uk/tes…rip

And there's a difference between "fine" 1-star and what I want to put my head in, 4+ star please.

The fit of the helmet is very important, it doesn't matter if the helmet is 5-star if it's too big for you (which it probably is unless you measure your head first using a tape measure). I always thought I was an XL, but measuring myself I was an M! When I bought my M it felt a little too tight, but it bedded in within a few weeks and now I know it's the right fit. Someone quite famous had serious brain injuries because their helmet was 0.5cm too big (will try to remember who).

Also Caberg V2 for any youngsters looking for a cheap decent helmet is really good and can be found for £60

sharp.direct.gov.uk/tes…407

Hope this helps anyone looking for a helmet. Safe riding all, that's the best protection.

ScarletPimpernel

IMHO Caberg are the best cheaper brand of helmet.Also the opinion of … IMHO Caberg are the best cheaper brand of helmet.Also the opinion of SHARP for your helmet... http://sharp.direct.gov.uk/testsratings/caberg-tripAnd there's a difference between "fine" 1-star and what I want to put my head in, 4+ star please.The fit of the helmet is very important, it doesn't matter if the helmet is 5-star if it's too big for you (which it probably is unless you measure your head first using a tape measure). I always thought I was an XL, but measuring myself I was an M! When I bought my M it felt a little too tight, but it bedded in within a few weeks and now I know it's the right fit. Someone quite famous had serious brain injuries because their helmet was 0.5cm too big (will try to remember who).Also Caberg V2 for any youngsters looking for a cheap decent helmet is really good and can be found for £60http://sharp.direct.gov.uk/testsratings/caberg-v2-407Hope this helps anyone looking for a helmet. Safe riding all, that's the best protection.



that is good to know RE Caberg, the shop I use is pretty good and have never tried to oversell me stuff..

I was a bit taken aback RE the tightness when I first got a helmet but it soon went comfortable, I was told if a helmet is too tight you will know as you will most likely get forehead pain from the compression.

I remember seeing these a while ago, exactly like schuberth helmets, minus the labels of course


Every summer more riders with years of experience wearing good gear die on our roads

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cburns

Every summer more riders with years of experience wearing good gear die … Every summer more riders with years of experience wearing good gear die on our roads



Gov should offer those helmets for free then.

I wouldn't buy a pair of motorcycle gloves for that low a price never mind a helmet.

ScarletPimpernel

IMHO Caberg are the best cheaper brand of helmet.Also the opinion of … IMHO Caberg are the best cheaper brand of helmet.Also the opinion of SHARP for your helmet... http://sharp.direct.gov.uk/testsratings/caberg-tripAnd there's a difference between "fine" 1-star and what I want to put my head in, 4+ star please.The fit of the helmet is very important, it doesn't matter if the helmet is 5-star if it's too big for you (which it probably is unless you measure your head first using a tape measure). I always thought I was an XL, but measuring myself I was an M! When I bought my M it felt a little too tight, but it bedded in within a few weeks and now I know it's the right fit. Someone quite famous had serious brain injuries because their helmet was 0.5cm too big (will try to remember who).Also Caberg V2 for any youngsters looking for a cheap decent helmet is really good and can be found for £60http://sharp.direct.gov.uk/testsratings/caberg-v2-407Hope this helps anyone looking for a helmet. Safe riding all, that's the best protection.


I had a Nitro helmet when I came off mine (deers, early morning, no fences. not the best combination) think it cost me £40 brand new on ebay, I went sliding down the road head first and the only thing that was wrong with the helmet was a scratched visor and knackered air vent. Anyway point is you can spend upwards of £400 on a helmet or as little as £10 and both will be the exact same safety standard, so long as you keep away from the Chinese stuff that is rife on ebay

Love it when people believe that the more you pay, the safer you are. Perhaps next year, LIDL and Aldi should sell these helmets for ₤200+... They'd fly off the shelves.

Original Poster

yes as said they are e-marked and are made of polycarbonate rather than composites.

I bought a flip one about 18 months ago and it's OK... the inner sun visit is very handy. the padding is a bit on the thin side but it does the job. certainly not as good as my HJC RPHA lid but the that was 18 times more than these (and I got that cheap at the time). The half face helmets would be ideal for scooter use in my opinion, especially with the summer coming.

Original Poster

Just a suggestion for anyone who wants to go for this deal but doesn't want to be seen wearing one...

dropbox.com/s/d…peg

stuarthanley

Love it when people believe that the more you pay, the safer you are. … Love it when people believe that the more you pay, the safer you are. Perhaps next year, LIDL and Aldi should sell these helmets for ₤200+... They'd fly off the shelves.

Well my experience is that you get what you pay for. The various testing systems have been heavily criticised for a variety of reasons. I've seen accidents where helmets have simply come apart leaving the wearer as a non-wearer, whereas fibre based helmets have taken damage but stayed in place. And helmet safety isn't just about crash damage. My Caberg was much noisier than my Shoei and heavier so that I felt more fatigued on a long journey. I had a Lidl or Aldi helmet once and the visor would blow open every time I did a look back, so I had to take it back. My current helmet (HJC) was £100ish in the sale and actually cost under 50 with vouchers. I hate it but it was the best I could afford at the time. I'm not saying that you shouldn't get a tenner helmet but I totally reject the idea that it'll be as good as a Shoei or Arai.

simonj1986

I had a Nitro helmet when I came off mine (deers, early morning, no … I had a Nitro helmet when I came off mine (deers, early morning, no fences. not the best combination) think it cost me £40 brand new on ebay, I went sliding down the road head first and the only thing that was wrong with the helmet was a scratched visor and knackered air vent. Anyway point is you can spend upwards of £400 on a helmet or as little as £10 and both will be the exact same safety standard, so long as you keep away from the Chinese stuff that is rife on ebay


Glad you were ok after that. I agree that they are all made to the same minimum standard, but they are not all made to the same safety standards. Some have higher safety standards than others and Caberg are one manufacturer that bucks the costs more is better thought. How many MotoGP riders wear Arai? There was one who wore AGV and that didn't turn out well.

Think of it this way, the MOT tests your braking power to a minimum standard, if not it will fail. However, I still think an Aston Martin is going to stop much faster than a Kia Picanto. But they both meet the minimum standard!

It's worth checking all the standards but even this cheapo will conform to the minimum basic standard.

j1mgg

£10 is a good price, but would I really want to be trusting my head in a … £10 is a good price, but would I really want to be trusting my head in a helmet I bought for £10?



If it was this one visordown.com/pro…tml then it looks like it was originally £40, but I guess not enough people wanted it, or they wouldn't have so much discounted stock.

Arai Condor ₤240 - 2 star sharp rating
Nitro Akido ₤70 - 5 star sharp rating

You get what you pay for? Course you do!


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j1mgg

£10 is a good price, but would I really want to be trusting my head in a … £10 is a good price, but would I really want to be trusting my head in a helmet I bought for £10?



Me neither !!

Maybe a use for karting, but wouldn't use anything other than Arai or Shoei on the road
Edited by: "Creatzy" 15th Apr 2015

stuarthanley

Arai Condor ₤240 - 2 star sharp ratingNitro Akido ₤70 - 5 star sharp ra … Arai Condor ₤240 - 2 star sharp ratingNitro Akido ₤70 - 5 star sharp ratingYou get what you pay for? Course you do!


that's what I like, facts! opinions are worthless, without facts to back them up. unfortunately they also kill a debate quicker than you can say 'I have a massively cheap helmet!'

It's not a £10 helmet, it's a £40 helmet being sold for £10! Of course it's nothing like as comfortable as an Arai but they are well made and solid. Safe for one spill which is all you should expect from any lid.

It's lidl... It's a £10 helmet being sold for £10... They're not a charity after all.

Not too sure I like the way they're stacked on a pallet there...

marcimark

that's what I like, facts! opinions are worthless, without facts to back … that's what I like, facts! opinions are worthless, without facts to back them up. unfortunately they also kill a debate quicker than you can say 'I have a massively cheap helmet!'



I was stunned at how bad the Arai's scored....Time to look elsewhere....

I need XL/XXL so I suppose my comment would be "I have a massively large (but cheap) helmet"
Edited by: "diverse" 16th Apr 2015

Harley Roadking

Are they British standard kite marked? If not they shouldn't be used on … Are they British standard kite marked? If not they shouldn't be used on the highway. Will bring points and a fine if plod catch you with a dodgy lid.



You're a bundle of fun eh?
Do you really think they would sell anything other than that?

ScarletPimpernel

Glad you were ok after that. I agree that they are all made to the same … Glad you were ok after that. I agree that they are all made to the same minimum standard, but they are not all made to the same safety standards. Some have higher safety standards than others and Caberg are one manufacturer that bucks the costs more is better thought. How many MotoGP riders wear Arai? There was one who wore AGV and that didn't turn out well.Think of it this way, the MOT tests your braking power to a minimum standard, if not it will fail. However, I still think an Aston Martin is going to stop much faster than a Kia Picanto. But they both meet the minimum standard!It's worth checking all the standards but even this cheapo will conform to the minimum basic standard.



Let's not bring sponsorship and endorsement in the mix because that means nothing.

There is price threshold where safety and the associated manufacturing cost no longer correlate.

BTW Rossi wears AGVs not that it means they're better.

Comments aside about the quality, does anyone know if this is nationwide in all Lidls for this price?

Is this a nationwide offer - can anyone confirm? My last 3 helmets have been from Lidl.

webrits

You're a bundle of fun eh? Do you really think they would sell anything … You're a bundle of fun eh? Do you really think they would sell anything other than that?


everyone is banging on about the kitemark, you have to PAY to have that mark on it.

its all about the ECE now

A Heads Up on DOT, ECE 22.05 & Snell Motorcycle Helmet Standards

Implementation of the latest revision to DOT helmet standards looms in May, 2013, so here’s a handy look at the three most common helmet performance standards.

Buying a helmet may make you wonder about the various helmet safety certifications and changes that go into effect in May 2013 for the DOT helmet standard may make you wonder even more.

There are more than the three standards that we’ll cover here, but these are the ones you are most likely to see: DOT, ECE 22.05 and Snell.

We don’t assume that one standard is superior to any of the others; rather the purpose is to show how the standards compare and where they apply. These motorcycle-helmet standards are not mutually exclusive; some helmets are certified to multiple standards.

Following is an explanation of each helmet standard.

DOT Helmet Standard:

This stands for “Department of Transportation,” (not “doin’ our thang”) but the standard is FMVSS 218, the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard #218, Motorcycle Helmets, and it is applicable to helmets sold in the U.S. for on-road use.

That’s correct — the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) enforcement authority of the DOT certification requirement applies to helmets intended for on-road use, though using a certified helmet for off-road purposes or in competition is certainly a good idea.

NHTSA does not test helmets against the DOT standards before they can claim DOT certification; rather, each helmet manufacturer marketing their helmets for road use in the U.S. must test and self-certify the models they want to sell and then permanently affix the “DOT” emblem signifying compliance with FMVSS 218.

NHTSA enforces the standard by acquiring random samples of the product and sending them to an independent testing lab to verify compliance. Penalties to manufacturers for marketing non-compliant products can be steep—up to $5,000 per helmet.

FMVSS 218 sets standards in three areas of helmet performance: impact attenuation, basically energy absorption; penetration resistance; and finally the retention system effectiveness, and there are new product labeling requirements.

The standard also requires peripheral vision to be not less than 105° from the helmet midline. Projections from the surface of the helmet (snaps, rivets, etc.) may not exceed 5 mm.

The impact test measures acceleration of a headform inside the helmet when it is dropped from a fixed height onto a spherical and flat surfaced anvil. The standard allows a peak acceleration energy of 400 G (G being “gravity constant” or an acceleration value of ft. per second x seconds).

The penetration test involves dropping a piercing test striker onto the helmet from a fixed height. The striker must not penetrate deep enough to contact the headform.

The retention system test involves placing the helmet’s retention straps under load in tension. For this test the load is progressive; first a load of 22.7 kg (49.9 lb.) is applied for 30 seconds, then it is increased to 136 kg (299.2 lb.) for 120 seconds, with measurement of the stretch or displacement of a fixed point on the retention strap from the apex of the helmet.
Some new standards in FMVSS 218 will go into effect in May 2013.

As a result of confusion over the specifications in the test procedures for impact attenuation and the retention system, new test procedures have been put into place.

The apparatus for testing a helmet retention system under DOT (FMVSS 218) standards.

Those changes won’t be noticeable to the buyer—but one change will be: the DOT label that must appear on the helmet. Under the new standard, the simple “DOT” sticker of old won’t cut it.

In an effort to make counterfeit labeling of non-compliant helmets more difficult and legally risky to those who do it, the DOT label displayed on the back of the helmet must now include, in order from top to bottom:

The manufacturer’s name

Model number or name
“DOT” below the manufacturer’s name
“FMVSS 218” centered below DOT
The word “Certified” below FMVSS 218

For additional information, visit the National Highway Safety Administration.

Differing sorts of helmets, regardless of cost they all legally have to pass safety regulations..obviously some better than others in that regard, but all requiring a minimum and that has nothing to do with cost.

Cost of helmets should (not always) go with cost of production....that is the materials used.

Polycarbonate is the cheapest and heaviest, then fibre glass, then composite materials...carbon fibre, kevlar etc. Just like with bicycle frame technology..you pay for the materials and weight saving.

Although, it is argued that fibreglass with its construction has better 'shock' absorbtion than the 'bounce' effect of polycarbonate, therefore in theory should offer superior protection.

Whichever helmet you go for, fit is key. Shark suit my head, and I budgeted for fibreglass.
Edited by: "cicobuff" 16th Apr 2015

I am all for a good deal but can't vote this one up, A member of my family was involved in a near fatal bike accident many years ago, he spend a long time in hospital and many years recovering . He is very lucky to now have a somewhat normal live, doctors said it was the good quality Helmet and leathers he was wearing that saved his life, without them them is no question he would be dead. Don't cheap out on something so important

stuarthanley

Arai Condor ₤240 - 2 star sharp ratingNitro Akido ₤70 - 5 star sharp ra … Arai Condor ₤240 - 2 star sharp ratingNitro Akido ₤70 - 5 star sharp ratingYou get what you pay for? Course you do!



Schooled. Notice no one has a reply to that.

Also my Caberg Flip is 5 star Sharp rated. Wish people would stop spreading misinformation. The more I spend the safer my head is durrrr
Edited by: "Miggi03" 16th Apr 2015
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