The 10 Best Helmets For Skateboarding
This wiki has been updated 6 times since it was first published in February of 2019. Sure, skateboarding is tons of fun, but it can also be dangerous without the proper safety gear. Along with elbow and knee pads, this means wearing a high-quality helmet that meets ATSM and CSPC standards. We've included adult and youth options, models for warm and cool weather riding, and, of course, a large variety of colors and designs to ensure there is something to suit everyone. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best helmet for skateboarding on Amazon.
February 10, 2019:
We feel that you should never compromise when it comes to safety. When it comes to helmets for skateboarding, this means only buying models that meet ASTM standards. Unfortunately, these days there are many helmets being marketed for skateboarding use that only meet CSPC bicycle standards, or worse, none at all. The main difference between these two is that CSPC helmets are rated as being able to withstand one, high-energy impact, while ASTM helmets can not only withstand one high-energy impact, but also repeated low-force impacts, which are much more likely in skateboarding than in cycling. This means that a CSPC-rated helmet could potentially be compromised after a single impact. Every model on our list is dual certified to meet both ASTM and CSPC standards, ensuring yourself or your child the utmost level of protection. Since helmets tend to have a stigma as being uncool, we made sure to find a bunch of models with stylish graphics that people will be more likely to wear, such as the S-One Lifer, Vokul Sport, and Nutcase Street. Anyone would be proud to be seen wearing the Triple 8 Tony Hawk Signature too, considering it is the same one that that most famous skater of all time wears, and whatever else he may or may not be, the Birdman is definitely cool. If you have a youngster that likes to follow you on your rides, or is learning to skate on his or her own, the Triple Eight Lil 8 comes in some very small sizes that are perfect for little heads.