The 18 best skate helmets of 2022 in the test (2023)


Happy New Year folks and if you are still looking for the best skate helmet then this article is for you.

It's been a long time since I've posted anything about skateboards, so I thought I'd share some of the best skateboard helmets of 2021 that we've selected based on our research.

The best skate helmets in the test.

Because safety is our number one concern, no matter what we do, you should consider it a serious, long-term investment and don't hesitate to spend a few more dollars for a quality product.

Take your time to review these helmets and choose the best of the best.

Pro-Tec Classic Certified Skate HelmetThe 18 best skate helmets of 2022 in the test (1)

Either you pay for a quality product or you go home. The Pro-Tec Classic Helmet is no ordinary mortal you deal with. This item protects your head no matter how fast you skate.

Whether it's bumps or sudden falls while skating, with this helmet on your head you don't have to worry. It is manufactured with the latest technology capable of absorbing low and high impacts.

Another annoying thing that happens when we skateboard is sweat dripping down our face and distracting us. Pro-Tec has incorporated a moisture wicking liner into the helmet that prevents sweat from dripping onto your face so you can focus.

In addition, this product consists of 11 large ventilation holes for better heat dissipation and a cool head. Furthermore, it is light, versatile and comfortable and can be used in various other sports.

The main shell is internally molded with a 2-stage foam liner that provides better protection against minor shocks and impacts.

This item meets all CPSC, NZ and ASTM safety standards and the foam liner passes all safety measures and tests.

No matter how fast you skate your board on the street or downhill, you can count on this helmet for the maximum safety you need.


  • Meets all safety standards.
  • Provide maximum shock absorption.
  • Comes with nylon straps for added security.
  • 11 well-placed vents to keep your head cool


  • When choosing the size, you must choose a size larger than the current one
  • Its matte surface becomes too visible when scratched

Triple Eight helmet with sweat guard liningThe 18 best skate helmets of 2022 in the test (2)

Triple Eight is a stylish and popular brain friendly rubber helmet available in two premium colours, EPS rigid foam and Sweatsaver technology. It is designed to withstand all kinds of impacts and adapts perfectly to your head.

Its hard foam version is CPSC certified and could be used for other sports such as cycling. This product is specially designed for those who love to freeride every day. Inside is a fleece lining that wicks away sweat and prevents it from dripping onto your face or getting into your eyes.

In addition, it is well ventilated and the absorbed sweat eventually evaporates, leaving no unpleasant odors.

However, it should be noted that the shock-absorbing hard rubber would gradually tear from eventual impacts and become less efficient for subsequent impacts. Don't worry, you can still drive safely. Additionally, your Sweatsaver is designed as a multi-impact helmet, which means that despite multiple burials, this helmet will still protect your head.

Please make sure you get the correct size when purchasing this item. Overall, this is comfortable and versatile safety gear with a multi-impact design that will last longer and meet all your expectations.


  • Advanced multi-impact design
  • adjustable strap
  • Triple Eight Rivet Logo Custom Lined Sweatsaver
  • Good ventilation to keep your head cool while skating


  • Although it protects your head 100% from all impacts, it does not meet CPSC, ASTM or NZ certifications
  • The plastic on the outside of the case is a bit flimsy, though it won't break easily.

Punisher Skateboards Pro Series 13-Vent Dual Safety CertificadoThe 18 best skate helmets of 2022 in the test (3)

This is a one size fits most helmet at an extremely affordable price and comes with 3 sets of pads that can be modified for the perfect fit. It features 12 air cooling vents to keep your head cool and dry while the sweat guard wicks away sweat as you skate.

It has an ABS shell with a gray EPS shock absorbing liner that offers the best protection against all heavy and light impacts. The helmet also features a quick release buckle with quick strap adjustment so you can easily remove or tighten it. It's a durable nylon strap and doesn't break as easily as cheap models.

This product meets all ASTM F-1492 and CPSC-1203 safety standards. Trust this safety gear to protect your head from all impacts.

It has a nice bright neon blue color that glows in the dark and 12 vents to keep your head cool while skating. Inside the main shell are 3 heat-sealed removable foam pads. You can remove these to customize the helmet as small, medium, or large. This makes it a one size fits all!

Overall, this item is quite reasonably priced and designed to protect you from all kinds of impacts.


  • Double safety standard
  • 12 vents to keep your head cool while skating
  • Available in 9 beautiful color options.
  • payable price


  • While the chin straps are quick to put on or take off, they are a bit difficult to use

Triple Eight 3037 Double Certified Small/Medium All Black RubberThe 18 best skate helmets of 2022 in the test (4)

Triple Eight is an affordable certified helmet with durable construction, intelligently designed and tailored to meet all your safety needs. It is also known as the best multi-impact helmet thanks to its unique design and unmatched quality.

The company also makes premium skateboards and longboard kits.

The Triple Eight features an outer shell and an anti-sweat liner on the inside to prevent sweat from dripping onto your face and distracting you from your ride or making you feel uncomfortable.

It is the design of the hull that makes it great and unique from its competitors. The side cut is very stylish and looks great on the head and also features a custom triple eight logo rivet. It is also well ventilated which helps to evaporate/dry sweat and prevent odors or bacteria.

You also get a perfect fit thanks to the 360-degree wrap-around design, which ensures there's no separation of the liner on the inside.

Meets the US CPSC safety standard for bicycle helmets for ages 5 and older, as well as ASTM F-1492-08 safety standards for skateboarding. In addition, it complies with CE EN 1078 for cyclists, skaters and roller skaters and complies with AS/NZS 2063 for bicycle helmets.

It comes with 2 sets of fit pads in case you need a custom fit.


  • Double certified product
  • multipurpose
  • Triple eight rivets with custom logo
  • payable price


  • no downsides

Triple 8 Downhill Racing HelmetThe 18 best skate helmets of 2022 in the test (5)

It is not common that you hear about a full face helmet for skateboarding. Or you Well, the Triple 8 Downhill Racer helmet is one of those helmets that is pleasantly light and offers much better protection in the event of an impact.

Although one could say, why not choose a simple motorcycle helmet? To be honest these are ridiculously heavy and you don't get much physical activity while riding a motorcycle.

Right out of the box this item offers a perfect fit and maximum protection against all types of impacts and unlike some cheap helmets that would lose efficiency after a few impacts, this helmet can withstand subsequent impacts with ease.

Its interior has been redesigned to meet all the needs of downhill skaters and also to pass CPSC and ASTM certification. Needless to say, it has a pretty sturdy build that gives you confidence the moment you put it on your head.

The only thing you'll hate about the Triple 8 Racer full face helmet is its tinted visor and if you're a frequent night cyclist that can be quite risky. Overall the visor is great and the tint also reduces glare and the low distortion optics give a great view.


  • A good full-face helmet offers better protection against all kinds of impacts.
  • Capable of receiving subsequent impacts no matter how hard you hit the ground
  • Robust construction designed to last for many years
  • While it is made elegant and stylish, it also protects the brain and face.


  • Tinted visor, not perfect for night skating

TSG step hullThe 18 best skate helmets of 2022 in the test (6)

Some people want safety and looks at the same time and the TGS Pass helmet is one of those beauties. Despite being extremely light, it looks attractive on the road and is a full face helmet.

Unlike many helmets, it has no visible EPS foam around the edges of the shell and also features magnetic cheek pads for easy cleaning, and also comes with a liner for added comfort.

However, some workmanship is missing around the mouthpiece and care must be taken when choosing the size.

It is worth mentioning here the ventilation system, which helps to keep a cool head. If you love wearing your favorite glasses, you can too. Thanks to its spacious front opening that allows you to do this.

Its inner lining feels extremely comfortable when you wear it, and even if you're nearly drenched in sweat on the hottest days, you'll have no problem wearing it and riding your bike down the street. You'll also love the double D-ring closure system.

Compared with other products at the same price, the chin guard has enough flexibility and passes the compression test, which increases your overall confidence when riding on the road.


  • Precision manufacturing with maximum visibility
  • Anti-fog coating and perfect fit to keep you comfortable when riding on the highway or downhill
  • Certified by the International Downhill Federation and lined with EPS impact foam.
  • It comes with 2 rounded spherical sights, one electric silver and one clear.


  • Caro

JBM CPSC ASTM CertifiedThe 18 best skate helmets of 2022 in the test (7)

The JBM helmet is designed for multi-sport activities such as cycling, skateboarding, BMX, inline skating, and roller skating. When it comes to safety, you can trust this brand as they are CPSC ASTM certified and ready to take all kinds of impacts easily without breaking.

It comes with adjustable straps and three size options. You can manually adjust these straps and the side buckle if the size feels too tight or too loose, and skate comfortably.

Its impact resistance capabilities with anti-shock function are worth mentioning here. This also shows how seriously the brand cares about your safety. The JBM helmet is made of the highest quality hard shell with strong and durable PVC and PC with EPS foam that protects your head from direct impact and absorbs impact efficiently.

Overall, it has excellent ventilation thanks to its aerodynamic design with multiple vents that maintain healthy airflow while you ride.


  • Effective impact resistance with a durable shell and soft lining for maximum absorption
  • Adequate ventilation to keep your head cool while riding
  • Adjustable straps for a perfect fit
  • multisport equipment. Ideal for Skateboard, Roller Skating, Inline Skating, Scooter, Roller Skating, Two Wheel E-Board and Longboards


  • Adjustable straps are not durable. It should be used with caution.

Bern Unlimited Vatios EPS SommerhelmThe 18 best skate helmets of 2022 in the test (8)

The Bern helmet is popular for its durable outer shell, which is made from Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) polymer, giving it superior strength and durability. This shell is structurally sound and strong enough to withstand the heaviest of impacts without breaking while protecting your head.

In terms of performance, this helmet is top notch, guaranteeing maximum safety and good ventilation thanks to its 11 vents that keep the head dry. Those vents actually do a very good job.

Overall, it has a solid shell with a beautiful knitted winter lining and has been tested to withstand the strongest impacts and protect your head, and has a stylish look that will turn heads on the street.


  • Available in multiple color options.
  • Strong and durable EPS Thinshell foam
  • Hard visor design with excellent ventilation.
  • Extremely comfortable and elegant.


  • A little expensive

ProRider BMX Rad & SkateThe 18 best skate helmets of 2022 in the test (9)

This is the perfect BMX helmet for kids, teens, and adults and is very competitively priced with some attractive features. Not your ordinary skateboard helmet, but a classic multisport helmet with an extra hard outer shell for maximum protection on the streets.

Adequate vents have been incorporated to keep your head cool and ensure that sweat dries quickly without leaving a bad smell.

Worth mentioning are the durable polyester straps with quick-release buckles that allow for a secure fit on the head.

For further customization, it has padded panels for a perfect fit.


  • Meets all safety standards.
  • Adequate ventilation and durable design.
  • hard outer shell
  • polyester webbing


  • The design is somewhat unattractive

Razor V-17 Jugend MultideporteThe 18 best skate helmets of 2022 in the test (10)

The Razor V-17 offers state-of-the-art youth safety and is an all-purpose helmet. It has a sleek and stylish design and comes in a variety of color options. The furnished interior is padded, making it comfortable and safe.

It also features 17 top and side vents to keep your head cool and comes with side release buckles for custom adjustments.


  • Offers maximum security
  • Perfect for young people and children.
  • Made for ages 8-14 and is CPSC compliant.
  • Affordable


  • It might be great for 8 or 9 year olds.

Nutcase Printed Adult Road Bike HelmetThe 18 best skate helmets of 2022 in the test (11)

You can wear a normal helmet, but with Nutcase on your head you not only feel safe but also confident when riding your board. It adapts perfectly to your head and has a unique adjustment system that allows you to adjust it to your perfect size.

The product is also certified for cycling and skating and is extremely lightweight with multiple ventilation systems to keep you cool at all times, making your ride comfortable and enjoyable.


  • Maximum protection for your head
  • Light and ventilated
  • Exclusive dial-in system for easy customization
  • Available in multiple color options.


  • Caro

Critical Cycles Classic Commuter Fahrrad/Skate/MultideporteThe 18 best skate helmets of 2022 in the test (12)

While not a full face helmet, it does have enough of the outer shell to cover the face that it gives it the feel of a full face helmet. Tested and approved to the US CPSC safety standard, it features 11 cooling vents to keep you comfortable and 2 sets of removable pads for the perfect fit.

Overall, it protects your head and is a multi-purpose helmet that comes in beautiful shades to match your personality.


  • The size is perfect
  • US CPSC Safety Standard Tested and Approved
  • Multiple color options
  • multipurpose product


  • no downsides

Punisher Skateboards 11-Vent MultideporteThe 18 best skate helmets of 2022 in the test (13)

Since we all love cool graphics on our helmets, Punisher helmets are among those that have some cool graphics embedded into the outer shell and look extremely stylish.

Its medium size is perfect for ages 5 and up and can be used by children up to 14 years of age. You don't have to worry about safety as the ABS plastic shell with black EPS foam meets the CPSC safety standard.


  • Adjustable chin straps for a custom fit
  • 11 cooling vents
  • hard outer shell
  • Cool graphics on the outer cover


  • it is a bit big and rounded

CPSC Certified Multi Sport Dual FlybarThe 18 best skate helmets of 2022 in the test (14)

A certified (CPSC and ASTM certified) and versatile double helmet. Whether you love to skateboard, bike, longboard, kick scooter, scooter or pogo, this helmet is made for you. It is available in seven different colors and design options.

It has a durable outer shell lined with EPS foam and protects your head from those hard impacts while giving you a comfortable fit. In addition, it has a dial on the back for a perfect and secure fit.


  • CPSC and ASTM safety certification
  • Available in multiple color options.
  • Adjustable dial for the perfect fit.


  • Some colors and design options are very expensive.

Kryptonics Step Up Grueso/ExtragrandeThe 18 best skate helmets of 2022 in the test (15)

Kryptonics is a popular brand that makes some of the best skate helmets around. It is ideal for children and young people and meets all safety standards to offer your children the highest level of protection.

While the helmet has very limited color options, overall it fits snugly on the head, offers good ventilation, and is very affordably priced.


  • A perfect and durable product for children.
  • comfortable fit
  • adequate ventilation
  • padded interior


  • no downsides

Victor Shock VectorThe 18 best skate helmets of 2022 in the test (16)

CPSC and ASTM certified, the Krash Vector Victor Helmet is no ordinary helmet. A unique and stylish helmet with cool graphics and some extra accessories that will catch everyone's eye.

This item has a shock absorbing EPS inner shell to protect your head and features aerodynamic vents. In addition, it has a 3D molded design that gives it an extra cool look. Nylon straps adjust for a great fit.


  • CPSC and ASTM certified
  • Shock and impact absorbing durable EPS inner shell
  • Can withstand subsequent impacts
  • Cool 3D sculpted design


  • The plastic of the outer cover is not durable.

Traverse 2 in 1 watchThe 18 best skate helmets of 2022 in the test (17)

One of the most durable helmets on the market, the Traverse Vigilis features 14 vents for good ventilation and features a shock-absorbing EPS interior and a durable ABS outer shell. You can easily adjust it for your custom fit.

It also has removable fleece ear flaps for winter warmth and helps with more protection. Inside the helmet there are interchangeable foam pieces for a perfect fit. Overall it is a premium helmet designed to last longer and provide maximum protection.


  • 14 vents
  • easily adjustable
  • Glasses clip to keep glasses intact.
  • Durable and certified


  • The chin strap is not easy to adjust

VIGOR AUDIO HEADPHONES: integrated Bluetooth speakersThe 18 best skate helmets of 2022 in the test (18)

It's time to up your game with your favorite music. The VIGOR helmet has integrated Bluetooth speakers and is a certified triple helmet that guarantees maximum safety. This helmet is also versatile, helping to enhance your action sports with your favorite music playing in the background.

Inside this product are two sets of interchangeable pads that give you a custom fit with adjustable cam locks on non-pinch magnetic buckle size straps.


  • US SPSC bike and global ASTM skateboard standard safety tested and approved
  • multipurpose helmet
  • Built-in Bluetooth speakers with great results
  • Comes with two sets of interchangeable ear tips for a custom fit
  • adequate ventilation


  • no downsides

How to choose a good skateboard helmet

While it is important to know the best options available on the market, what and how to choose is even more important.

Here's a guide to help you choose the right skateboard helmet for you.

Before we begin, I would like to point out a sad reality that many of us consider skate helmets as an item that does not deserve a large investment. We try to save our money while it is the most important equipment in our skate. I highly recommend investing a few more bucks in a good product instead of taking any chances.


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The most important thing for me is the fit of the helmet. You just can't buy a helmet that doesn't fit right and waste your time and money on returns and back orders.

To accurately measure your helmet size, use a tape measure. Start by measuring about 1 inch above the eyebrows or forehead and around the entire circumference of the head.

This gives you a perfect fit, preventing you from choosing the wrong size.

Different types of helmets and which one to choose

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While there is one standard type of skateboard helmet, here are a few others available on the market for you to choose from as well:

full face

These are the best types of helmets that offer the highest level of road safety. Because your entire face is covered, there is no chance of your head or any part of your jaw hitting the ground in the event of an impact. This is perfect for those who love aggressive driving.

Children and Youth

For children, the Wiggle range of helmets are the best. If you are going to buy skate clothes for your kids, I highly recommend Wiggle helmets. They are best known for security standards.


As the name suggests, these helmets look great, are extremely lightweight, extremely ventilated with thoroughbred racing features, but very expensive.


These helmets are available in full face and open face. The full versions offer plenty of protection and meet all the requirements of BMX racing, while the open face is made for flat riding and dirt jumping.


For added coverage, excellent ventilation and retention, mountain bike helmets are perfectly equipped with these features. If you love alpine skating, this is the helmet for you.

time trial

For races where time is critical you need the time trial helmet. The main benefit of this helmet is to give you aerodynamic advantages and protection when the weather is ticking.

aerodynamic road helmets

This is a recently introduced type that falls somewhere between a trial helmet and a vented helmet and is beautifully designed to give you freedom of movement, light weight and compact size, and aerodynamic benefits.

road helmets

This type of helmet is versatile and can be used for sports other than skateboarding, such as cycling, bicycling, etc.


While it is obvious that helmets are designed to keep you safe, it is important that you make sure that they are 100% safe and guarantee protection. It should be made of a durable plastic outer shell and have a hard rubber inner shell that can withstand knocks and subsequent impacts.


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As we are all easily distracted by sweat dripping down our faces while skating and this can lead to a fall or possibly loss of balance while drying with our sleeves, adequate ventilation and protection from sweat is required.

Make sure the helmet you choose has adequate ventilation so your head stays cool while riding and you can focus on your balance while riding or performing tricks.

Straps and retention system

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The last thing to look for in your helmet is the straps and retention system. The straps help keep the helmet firmly intact while allowing you to easily open your mouth to talk, drink, or eat that candy bar.

When it comes to straps, the ones that form a V shape below the earlobe are a must. You can choose helmets with regular straps.

Finally, the retention system must also be considered. You should be able to easily adjust it to your stable fit

Also make sure the helmet has enough padding to make it comfortable to wear and absorb sweat. Some helmets come with removable pads that allow you to easily wash and keep your helmet hygienic.

Why you should wear a skate helmet

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  • It doesn't matter how pro skateboarder you are. The moment you step on your board; You take risks because the control is no longer in the feet but in the board. Even if you've never fallen since you started skating, you never know when you're going to fall. It's better that your head never knows how hard concrete is
  • You may not be an aggressive driver, but even at low speeds you can fall over, and a mild impact can severely injure your delicate skull. Your wrist or clavicle can heal easily, but your brain can't.
  • Always make sure you buy a skate helmet and not a regular one. Each helmet is usually designed for a specific sport based on the physical activity required and the level of safety required.
  • Make sure your helmet is certified and meets all safety standards. A non-conforming hull may be good and durable, but not trustworthy.

Several things to consider

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  • Color: If you are a picky person, go for some brands that offer multiple color options. I have listed several helmets that have over 10 color options to choose from. Most brands are limited to just two or three colors.
  • Graphics – While helmets are branded, some come with fancy graphics and neon features at extra cost. You can pay extra and get them


That's it, dear skaters. Let me know if you need help with anything. I am happy to answer your questions in the comments section below.

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