Though its classic lines and peculiar styling may be the standout visual elements of the Brooks England J.B. Collection Foldable Helmet, the design partnership with Carrera that produced the helmet indicates that it was designed with safety as the first consideration. The helmet's flexible frame meets CPSC requirements for noodle saving courtesy of a series of EPS foam bars. Those bars are connected with flexible material that's light enough to fold the helmet up for easy storage but tough enough to keep it together under impact.
- EPS foam construction meets CPSC safety guidelines
- Foldable body reduces to less than 80% of full size
- Leather strap included to bind helmet when collapsed
- Item #BHS000D
- Q & A
Beautiful, but high-sitting helmet
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
I was so excited to finally be able to purchase this Brooks Carrera helmet. I grow weary of wearing a road helmet around town, and this one appeared to be far more appropriate for plain, everyday clothes riding for transportation. I expected to fully love this helmet, but that was not the case, sadly.
I liked that the helmet had a lot more holes (breathability) in it than a lot of the bowl shaped helmets for everyday use currently on the market and the color (copper/red) would be a nice choice for most choices in my wardrobe.
What I didn't like once the helmet arrived was the fact that it set very high a top my head. From the photos, it appears to be a similar shape to the many city bike helmets currently available on the market, like those from Nutcase, etc. I just felt it looked as though I was wearing two helmets on top of each other.
Also of some concern to me was the fasten at the back of the helmet. Normally, one can adjust this based on the size of the wearers head, but it was elastic and didn't seem to really do much to secure the helmet to my head.
Sizing seems to be accurate. I am right at the limit for the size medium, and was afraid I'd need a large, but it actually fit very nicely and still had a bit of wiggle room.
Although I thought it was a great looking (at least off my body) helmet, I had to return it.