About our recommended stores

Details last updated Aug 2022

We carefully select which stores we recommend to our customers. Each of our recommended stores must add something marvellous to you. They might be a pleasure to buy from; have great online ratings from verified buyers; offer an unrivalled level of choice or lowest prices – or offer great service when things go wrong or we need to return stuff. Or preferably do all of the above!

Below, we’ve listed out why you should choose one of our recommended stores and provided quick links to jump to pages on their websites to find the latest ordering/returns info. Plus you can see at-a-glance some of their key terms and conditions, returns and delivery policies (though always click the links to jump onto the relevant pages of their websites to quickly check any changes before you buy).

Disclosure: as always, should you follow one of our links and buy anything, we get a small % of the sale price at no extra cost to you – the price you see using our links is the same as going to the site directly.

Note: all helmet returns to all stores need to be in as-new condition with tags and stickers attached in original packaging. Also, some are now wanting you to ship back in their boxes and not using the OEM packaging. If they’re not, they won’t accept them back. 

We’ve tried to give a quick glance grid of their main terms and conditions in the boxes below but things are prone to change, so please use the links provided to click through to see the latest T&Cs and small print.

US Stores

Note: if you’re looking to order from outside the US, you may find some stores won’t ship certain brands of gear to you due to licensing agreements.

Revzilla  Revzilla logo

Revzilla have stores in Philadelphia, California, Denver and New York and at the time of writing, have a great rating of 9.5/10 stars on Reseller Ratings. They offer free shipping on orders over $39.99 to 48 states, have a 90 day no quibble returns policy and offer a pricematch too. That’s a winning combo and well worth a recommendation in anyone’s book!

Delivery - USFree for orders over $39.99 in contiguous USClick here for latest delivery details at Revzilla
Delivery - RoWAround $30 for helmets to most of Europe; OZ is $50, PHL is ₱2500PHP.Latest delivery info.
Returns - US90 day no quibble excl shipping costLatest returns info.
Returns - RoW90 day no quibble excl shipping costLatest returns info.
Exchanges As aboveLatest exchange info.
Key Info.Returned helmets must be in 'as new' condition with box and tags intact and marked as 'Merchandise Return'.Latest info.
3rd Party reviewsReseller Ratings ReviewSee here for latest Reseller Ratings Review.

BTO Sports BTOSports

BTO Sports have been based in California since 1999 and specialize mostly in dirt bike gear, though they’ve since moved into street and adventure cycle wear too. They get outstanding online ratings (see below) and will deliver for free on orders over $85. Having said that, becuause they’re in California, the further East you are, the longer your delivery will probably take (between 2-5 days outside of CA). They offer 45 day returns but you’ll need to cover the cost and return (though that’s only $7.99 if you use BTO’s own returns carrier).

Note, if you click from our site to BTO, you drop onto an affiliate marketing permissions page first. Don’t worry, it’s OK (it’s a company called Avantlink who handles their affiliate tracking).

Delivery - USFree shipping to contiguous USClick here for latest US shipping info at BTOSports
Delivery - RoWVariable rates usually between $20-$40 - click right for more infoRead more about international shipping
Returns - US45 day returns. Buyer pays shipping.Read BTOSports' return policy
Returns - RoW45 day returns. Buyer pays shipping.Read BTOSports' return policy
Exchanges Same process as returns.Read BTOSports' exchange policy
Key Info.Returned helmets must be in 'as new' condition with box and tags intact.Terms and Conditions.
3rd Party reviewsShopper Approved ReviewsSee here for Shopper Approved reviews.

J&P Cycles J&P Cycles

J&P was founded in 1979 and is still run by the same family over 40 years later. They have stores across the country from Scottsdale Az over to Daytona Beach Fl. They offer 90 day returns on helmets – or if you just get the wrong size, they’ll do you a free exchange using their own prepaid shipping. They get generally great reviews – please click the link to a 3rd party review site below for their latest ratings.

Delivery - USFree shipping for orders to contiguous USClick here for latest shipping & delivery info at J&P
Delivery - RoWCharges calculated at checkout - don't forget there may be import duties etc. on top of those.Click here for latest shipping & delivery info at J&P
Returns - US90 day returns from date of invoice (buyer pays shipping). Read J&P's online return center
Returns - RoW90 day returns from date of invoice (buyer pays shipping)Read J&P's online return center
Exchanges Free exchanges on most gear - including helmets. Read J&P's free exchange policy
Key Info.Returned helmets must be in 'as new' condition with box and tags intact.FAQ page
3rd Party reviewsLatest Reseller Ratings scoresSee here for latest Reseller Ratings review scores.

2 Wheel 2Wheel-Logo-200x36

Based in California, 2 Wheel ship all helmets over $75 for free (most states). They ship from over 100 warehouses across the US and aim to get your order to your door in 3 days or less. They have a best price guarantee too. The only fly in the ointment is that their independent online ratings from google shopping and reseller ratings seem to have disappeared (they were scoring 4.8/5 last time we looked) – replaced by a link to the Better Business Bureau and ratings embedded on their own website (see links below) which never feels as good as truly independent online ratings, right?

Delivery - USFree shipping and no sales tax for orders over $75 to contiguous USClick here for full shipping and delivery details
Delivery - RoW2 Wheel don't ship internationallyRead more on their FAQ page
Returns - US30 day returns. Return shipping paid by customer - $7.99 via 2Wheel returns. Note: ensure no shipping labels on box (link to right for info.)Read 2 Wheel's return policy
Returns - RoWN/A - no international shipping/returnsRead more on their FAQ page
Exchanges Return item for refund then re-buy correct item. Note return shipping details (above).Read 2 Wheel's return policy
Key Info.Returned helmets must be in 'as new' condition with box and tags intact and no labels on box (link to right for info.)Info on their returns page
3rd Party reviewsHmm - seems their independent online reviews have disappeared. We'll keep this under review.Here's 2Wheel's review page and here's their entry at the BetterBusinessBureau.

Amazon amazon logo

Most of us love shopping at Amazon, so we link into some helmet suppliers there too. On Amazon, you get loads of different stores and sellers offering helmets and gear for sale so make sure you check out their ratings before you buy and only buy from the most reputable sellers. Doing that’ll help you avoid buying non-genuine helmets too.

European Stores

When a helmet’s not available from our partner US stores, we’ll sometimes direct you to our European recommended retailers instead. Again, if you buy anything from those stores, we’ll get a small % of the transaction at no extra cost to you. Having said that, if you do buy from Europe, please bear in mind there will be an extra shipping cost to pay, it’ll usually take longer to get your helmet to you and you may well have to pay import taxes when it enters the US.

Note also, European helmets won’t be DOT labelled which means that while they’ll conform to the (often more stringent) European ECE 22.05 approval (which actually requires mandatory testing of all helmets before they go on sale, unlike in the DOT standard) – they’re not legal to be used in mandatory helmet states in the US or anywhere else that doesn’t use ECE certification.

SportsBikeShopsbs

SBS are based near Boston, Lincolnshire, UK, hold stock for a massive range of helmets (and other gear) and are known for managing the online store for long-running UK motorcycle paper, MotorCycleNews. You can read their TrustPilot reviews here where, at the time of writing, they score an incredible 4.9/5. After ordering, your helmet is usually dispatched either that day or the next.

Here are some details of the service they provide:

Delivery - USACalculated at the basket before checkout but typically around just $10 for a single helmet!Read their FAQ here.
Delivery -
RoW
Calculated at the basket before checkout. Typical prices: Canada CA$70, Australia A$27, Europe €6/7, PHL ₱1056.Read their FAQ here.
Returns - EU, USA, RoW365 day returns, returned at your expenseMore Info.
Key Info.Returned helmets must be in 'as new' condition with box and tags intact.More info.
3rd Party reviewsTrustpilotSee here for latest score.

Motoin motoin logo

Motoin are a German motorcycle gear store that’s been trading since 2007. They have very good independent review scores (see the links below for their latest scores) and take all major payment methods including PayPal. Their helmets are shipped worldwide by either DHL or UPS and you can find lots of information about their ordering, returns and shipping processes/costs below:

Delivery - USATypically around $27.Click here for latest info. at Motoin.
Delivery -
RoW
Calculated at the basket before checkout. Typical prices: Canada C$31 , Australia A$38, PHL ₱2387PHP, Europe €6-10 to most countries.Click here for latest info. at Motoin.
Returns - USA & RoW100 days no quibble from receipt of goods. Buyer pays for carriage (free inside Germany).Click here for latest info. at Motoin.
Key Info.Returned helmets must be in 'as new' condition with box and tags intact.Click here for terms and conditions. at Motoin.
3rd Party reviewseTrustedshops. Click link for latest score.Click for eTrustedshops.