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Bandbox Dubliner charcoal | Cool bicycle helmet
Dubliner Bicycle Helmet

What is underneath the hat (cover)?

Under each Bandbox® Helmet-hat is a helmet that meets safety standards for normal operating conditions: CPSC (bicycle) and ASTM (horseback riding).  Bicycle helmets are manufactured by Bandbox and are constructed of plastic shells lined with contoured foam interiors constructed of elastomeric foam.  To achieve this level of safety while presenting an aesthetically pleasing contoured shape that could be concealed beneath traditional headwear, 3-D modeling was used to simuluate the shape of the human head.   The streamlined Bandbox® bicycle helmet is a full two inches smaller than typical helmets since its construction of poured-in-shell, super impact resistant foam enables it to meet CPSC impact standards for normal operating conditions without the bulk of comparable styrofoam helmets.  You will be delightfully surprised how comfortable the helmet is with its inner cushion of memory foam. 


Equestrian helmets are low profile, plastic shell helmets with removeavle brims..  We use Devonaire Specrum (S and S/M) and Devonaire Aegis (M/L and XL).  Please check if using another manufacturer.  Not all styles work   For best results, please send helmet for cover fabrication.

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What size should I order?
 Use a tape measure to measure the circumference of your head one inch above your eyebrows. Select your size based on the measurement:

Bicycle Helmet: Small 20.5"-21.9"  Medium 22"-23.5" Large 23.6"-25" XL 25.1"-26.5"

Equestrian Helmet: S, M/S, M/L and XL


Savannah Bicycle Helmet Cover

What webbing color should I choose?

The harness of the Bandbox Bicycle helmet is available in a choice of color shown below : black, brown, tan, and silver (no longer available) to blend with your hair and skin color. Most men select webbing to match their skin color. Women generally match their hair color. In general, if your hair is shoulder length or longer, choose a webbing color to match your hair unless you ride with your hair pulled back or you have short hair. Then, choose a color to blend with your skin.



What style should I chose?

Of course style is highly dependent on your personal taste, but here are some general recommendations:

For best sun protection, choose a large brim helmet such as a Palm Beach.

Rainy weather:  Select either a leather Ascot or a Phily, which will not get damaaged while concurrently keeping the rain off of your face.

Cycling in windy/hilly conditions: Large brimmed covers can flutter in windy conditions,  For wind and aslso fast downhill rides, choose small brimmed hats like the Ascot, Avonlea, Basque, Bostonian, Cape May, Daytona, Dubliner, Derby, Eton, Fargo, or Nantucket

Cold weather styles: Most helmet makers are so focused on providing adequate ventilation on hot summer days, they forget the amount of riding .that is down during cooler weather.  For cool weather riding, choose wool and wool felt caps such as the traditional Ascot (wool tweed), Basque, Bostonian, Brooklyn, Dubliner, Derby, Eton, Fargo, Manhattan

Warm weather styles: are made of straw and cotton fabrics.  Choose Ascot (denim or canvas), Avonlea, Cape May, Charleston, Dakota, Daytona, Devon, Hollywood, Key West, Louisville, Maui, Nantucket, Palm Beach, Panama, or Philly.

Durable styles that can take abuse: Ascot, Avonlea, Basque, Daytona, Dubliner, Eton, Fargo, Nantucket

Mens and androgynous styles: Ascot, Basque, Brooklyn, Daytona, Dubliner, Derby, Eton, Fargo, Panama, Philly

What is the warranty?

BandBox Helmets warrants the helmet shell for 5 years. Unlike the various EPS and EPP helmets commonly available a BandBox helmet is flexible and will not break upon impact. If you helmet is broken in an accident please send it back to us and we will gladly replace it with a new one.



The Dubliner Tweed Bicycle Helmet Cover

Daytona Hip Bicycle Helmet

What do I do if the helmet cover gets wet or misshapen?

Water will not harm your cover. Most helmet covers were formed by soaking and blocking over a helmet form. If your cover gets wet, leave it on the helmet to dry so that it will retain the shape of the helmet. If the brim is bent, gently reform the edge wire and steam iron. Helmets covers with peaked (indented) crowns may be first flattened with the peak pushed to the interior for ironing. Spraying with starch is also fine for both the interior and exterior. Do not starch the exterior of the wool felt covers as this may cause spotting. Remember, your helmet cover is a hat and should be treated gently. If you want to abuse it, consider purchasing one of the more rugged styles like the Dubliner, Philly or Daytona which do not have shaped brims or fancy trims. 

How can I make the helmet fit me securely?

A well fit helmet is critical to your safety and comfort. Follow the instructions in the Helmet Fitting section. The helmet should ride level on your head with the length beneath your chin short enough to neither allow the helmet to slide forward or backward nor be so tight as to cause discomfort.


Can I buy Bandbox helmet covers separately to wear on my own helmet?

All Bandbox helmet covers are interchangeable, but fit only the Bandbox Helmet. You may buy a single Bandbox Helmet with multiple Bandbox Helmet Covers (one for each season? One for work? One for recreation?) The Bandbox Helmet was specifically designed to be compact and streamlined to match the contours of a human head. The Bandbox Helmet Covers will not fit other helmets because they are too large and do not have the same contoured shape.


What prevents the helmet cover flying off while riding? Will the wide-brimmed styles interfere with my vision in windy conditions? Will flowers and ribbons and other trims be secure?

Bandbox Helmet Covers are secured either with either channels and draw strings or elasticized hat bands. Wide brim have been wired to prevent deflection in windy conditions. Trims are securely hand sewn. All Bandbox Helmet Cover designs have been field tested riding 35 mph down a 12% grade to assure satisfactory performance.


What design features prevent the helmet from getting hot?

Vent holes are provided outside to the impact area. The Bandbox Helmet is lined with a VersaTech, a high tech wickable sports fabric. Sweat is channeled via the Versatech lining to evaporate via the vent holes. While the lining is glued in and should not be removed, Vita-Aire antimicrobrial spray will keep your helmet fresh smelling.

Should I replace my Bandbox Helmet in the event of a crash?

All Bandbox Helmets have 5 year guarantees. If you are in a serious collision which caused impact to the helmet, please return it with the cost of shipping. We will replace it with a new helmet shell.


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