Sorry I couldn't resist that title. Childish I know. So to the point: My girlfriend is returning to cycling and his due to get her first bike since childhood this week. I have told her she needs to get a cycling helmet but she hates the cycling helmets she has seen so far. She has found these which she likes: http://www.cyclefashion.co.uk/helmet.html These seem more like what I would think of as Skate board / multi sport helmets to me. Are they as safe as conventional cycling helmets? She is going to be riding on cycle paths at a very leisurely pace. I am expecting the response of it not being a fashion accessory - which I already know. What i what to know is - is it scientifically less safe?