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Polycarbonate Motorcycle Helmet Reviews

Polycarbonate plastic is one of the most common materials motorcycle helmets are made from. It’s incredibly tough and lightweight and when it’s combined with a polystyrene liner, offers great impact resistance. It’s also relatively cheap to manufacture so, in many ways, it’s the ideal material for a crash helmet.

Having said that, more expensive helmets tend to be made from complex composite materials such as fiberglass, carbon fiber and aramid – or a mix of all three. Still, many great performing helmets continue to be made out of polycarbonates – including helmets that pass Snell testing or score the maximum five stars on the UK’s SHARP safety tests – so they’re well worth considering.

On these page, you’ll find only crash helmets with polycarbonate shells.