Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Nutcase helmet review - Nutcase gets the thumbs up

As I mentioned earlier this year, I was given a Nutcase helmet for my birthday. Now I've had the opportunity to use it for several hours in both cool and rather warm conditions, it deserves some praise.

I love it.

Helmets are vile and enable you to look totally naff whilst wearing nice clothes when cycling. But in defence of the Nutcase it's less naff than most and it is comfortable. In all honesty once I'd had it on for a bit the first time I rode it, I forgot I was wearing it. It's a superb fit.

Given that all the riding I've done so far has been in spring, and this spring in Sydney has been cooler than average, the air vents have provided sufficient cooling. Go fast enough and the air just whizzes into them. Once I've had some summer rides I'll revisit that topic and see how it stacks up against a more open helmet.

I had concerns about the lack of sunvisor and still do to a degree; I've found myself squinting even with sunnies on, but the comfort of the fit makes up for it.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Nutcase helmets to cyclists who don't want to look like an alien has landed on their head. Until cycling laws change (ha!) and we can go back to riding around parks and quiet streets without bloody helmets should we wish to do so, Nutcase is my choice.


  1. Thanks for the review of the Nutcase! I've been thinking about getting one and since none of my local shops carry them I'm reading what other people have to say about them.

  2. Hi Amy, I ordered mine from the internet... so it was quite a gamble as to how well it would fit and how comfortable it would feel. These helmets aren't cheap but the comfort makes it worth the price.

  3. Hi, I've heard that some helmets made o/s don't comply with Australian standards. Do you know if nutcase helmets do?

  4. Hi Leoniestar,
    They will be compliant as at December this year. I got mine from the Australia distributor for Nutcase in August. I'm not sure what, if any, difference the compliance certificate will make to the construction and fitout of the helmet. As it already complies with European and US standards I suspect not much, but have a look at http://www.nutcasehelmets.com.au/

  5. Hey there, just to confirm - yes Nutcase do comply with US, EU and Australia/NZ standards and have done so since the start in AU. Construction doesn't change, only testing in each country. How life would be easy if countries just agreed to one standard! :)