Ladies opinions sought please

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by Browser, 31 Jul 2012.

  1. I am trying to source a suitable cycle helmet for Mrs Browser as she has grudgingly consented to let me buy her one after being nagged by her sister-in-law, nephew and children (me nagging is pointless as I am only her husband so don't count :blush:)
    She is not a cyclist, in that she uses her bike to get to work (1/2 a mile away), for odd rides out with me and the kids and when we go on holiday so she isn't a Tour wannabee. I also don't want to get her a 'nice, commutery-looking' lid as that's what she had before, complained bitterly that it made her look stupid and when it eventually sustained accidental drop damage was not replaced.
    So, something sytlish (if that's possible), comfortable and as lightweight as possible, anybody got any ideas?
     
  2. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    The ladies version of the Specialized Echelon?
     
  3. Sandra6

    Sandra6 Veteran

    Location:
    Cumbria
  4. lulubel

    lulubel Über Member

    Location:
    Malaga, Spain
    Stylish and comfortable are very much personal things, so it's difficult to give advice. What does she consider stylish? Road/MTB/something else?

    I've just taken the plunge and spent £90 on a 2011 Specialized S-Works to replace my £30 Giro MTB helmet, and the difference is everything I hoped it would be. It's lightweight, well ventilated, it looks good (in my opinion), and it's so comfy I hardly know I'm wearing it.
     
  5. Alun

    Alun Veteran

    Location:
    Liverpool
    Google cycling helmet images for an idea of what's available, and get Mrs Browser to draw up a shortlist and get her to try on the most stylish ones. Fit and comfort are important as well as stylishness.:whistle:
     
  6. SavageHoutkop

    SavageHoutkop Über Member

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  7. rodgy-dodge

    rodgy-dodge An Exceptional Member

    Take her along to LBS and let her choose her own I think its a personal thing and you know how fickle us ladies are! I use a Scott and a Giro.
     
  8. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    Being a married man I am aware that a new dress, hat, shoes , handbag and accessories are a set that cannot be in any way compromised.

    Suggesting that the handbag bought last year is the same colour and might match is about as safe as forgetting your wedding anniversary!

    Buy one and you have to get the rest!

    If she buys a helmet, will she then need a matching pair of shorts, top, bike, panniers etc?
     
  9. SavageHoutkop

    SavageHoutkop Über Member

    With the Yakkay you can just change the cover ;)
     
  10. rodgy-dodge

    rodgy-dodge An Exceptional Member

    YES!
     
  11. lordloveaduck

    lordloveaduck Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Birmingham
    Just easier to google women's cycling helmets and let her look at the images. No need for all this drama.
    It's not like she will be looking at it while she's riding.
     
  12. Red Light

    Red Light Guest

    +1

    And don't forget to nag your sister, nephew and children about using Thudguards as recommended by The College of Emergency Medicine no less.
     
  13. JRob

    JRob Active Member

    Location:
    Bedford
    I initially looked for one that matched my bike's colour, and then filtered out the ones I liked the most.

    I eventually bought a (cheaper) version of the Team Sky helmet (Kask) because it looked the coolest, and I get loads of complimentary comments.

    On the practical side it's really comfortable and is a really good fit.
     
  14. RaRa

    RaRa Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    Make sure she tries it on - nothing sillier than a helmet thats too small perched on top of your head!
     
  15. SavageHoutkop

    SavageHoutkop Über Member

    I think I have a better one, a helmet which isn't actually 'on' because the straps aren't tied. Seen it several times. If you're going to wear the thing...
     
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