Ok i have just paid £39.99 for a flip helmet at lidls. I have been looking for another helmet and wanted to give the flip a try. I have tried on cabergs which do not seem to fit me well as the sunvisor rubs on my snout. It came with spare cheek pads and a spare visor. It has antfog coating as well. How well it performs remains to be seen. I am sure there will be a lot of cheap helmet bad quality remarks but it does look good on the spec sheet and the quality looks good as well, as for the protection i hope i never find out but german engineering and all that so i remain confident. It fits me perfect it is very comfortable and as we all know a poor fitting expensive helmet is worse than a good fitting cheaper one.
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You are right, there may be a bit of debate to follow on the pro's and cons of a cheap lid. The irony is, no matter how good any of us think our helmets might or might not be, none of us want to put it to the test.
it on the SHARP site? Be interested to see what they say.
Lidl Safety Helmet
If it has 22.05 either stuck on the back or inside the helmet or attached to the strap then use it.
I work with a bloke that buys all of his gear from Lidl's and has never had a problem with any of it.
Let us know how you get on with it over the next few weeks and perhaps we will all go and buy one.
if it has the right kite marks and stickers then it in theory has passed basic testing.
However I am a firm believer that you get what you pay for, especially with bike kit.
In 30 years of riding I have had one big off that literally destroyed the outer case of my helmet, leaving the poly and my head intact. It was a shock to see the damage, the Shoei in my opinion was worth every one of its 400 pound coins. I have never put anything other make on my head since, probably never will. That said there are some cracking looking lids out there at vastly less money. Riding anyway is a big enough risk so in the grand scheme of things it probably doesn't matter, a cheap helmet will be better than no helmet.
as long as it has the usual safety marks I think a helmet that fits you properly will offer the head far more protection than an ill fitting, top of the range model. Lidl sells some good stuff and there seems to be a lot of predjudice as it is cheap. Plus I wouldn't knock German engineering...its far better than some of the other crap that is churned out these days.
forgot to add it also comes with two attachable neck naps one for winter which seals your neck, very comfy. when i start using the helmet i try put on a review.
I have nothing against either LiDl or Aldi and regularly buy their specials for diy, kitchen foodstuffs etc. However, none of those are expected to save my life in the event of an accident. There is a reason why they can make it 10 times cheaper than Arai, Shoei, Schuberth or any of the top brand lids.......the tests are relatively easy to bypass with a little thought. How else could BMW sell an open face helmet with huge cutouts covered with wire mesh to suit their rufty tufty cruiser a few years ago? How? cos they were'nt in the zone tested for impact!!!
Let me ask you a question
Do you ride an Mz, Cz, Cossack? Would you rather have a Lada or a Mercedes? Because they all do the same job on the surface but I know which I rather be riding/driving when the shit hits the fan
But hey you've saved £200 quid, yippee!
LiDl make baked beans for pennies - Heinz make baked beans you can eat............................
lidl flip helmet
tc 330 read my review and feel smug
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for the review just type my name in the search bar wysiwyg. ok took helmet back to lidls and got a full refund no quibble.
now look at my review for my lidl motorcycling under wear you might be suprised
Lidl lid review
How did you get on with the helmet mate? Very interested in your impressions but a search on your name didn't find your review.
Have to say I tend to go for one of the best makes - and preferably one with a 5 star rating if poss. If you're gonna wear safety gear, if you can afford it, it's probably worth getting stuff which is as well built as you can manage? But v interested to read your review.