About our recommended helmet retailers

Details last updated Apr 2019.

We carefully select which retailers we recommend to our customers. Each of our recommended retailers must add something marvellous to you. They might be a total pleasure to buy from; have feedback systems where customers can rate their performance; offer an unrivalled level of choice or lowest prices – or offer great service when things go wrong and you need to return stuff.

And preferably do all of the above!

Below, we’ve listed out why you should choose one of our recommended retailers 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.

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.

Warning: all helmet returns/exchanges to all retailers need to be in as-new condition with tags and stickers attached in original packaging. If they’re not, they won’t accept them back, so only wear your new lid carefully around the house and make sure you’re entirely happy with it before removing them.

UK RETAILERS

SportsBikeShopsbs

SBS are based near Boston, Lincolnshire, UK, hold stock for a wide range of helmets (and other gear) and are known for managing the online store for MotorCycleNews. You can read their TrustPilot reviews here where, at the time of writing, they score an incredible 9.8/10. After ordering your helmet is usually despatched either that day or the next and delivered free next day (UK). In our experience they’re quick to despatch gear and have a fast, efficient (and mostly free) returns process.

Read here for our own experience of ordering a helmet with SportsBikeShop.

Here are some details of the service they provide:

Delivery - UKFree for orders over £25Click here for latest details at SBS.
Delivery - EuropeDelivery mostly around £2.50 to most of Europe and takes 4-5 days. Exact price calculated before checkout.Read their FAQ here.
Delivery - USA and RoWCalculated in the basket before checkout. Typical prices: USA $50 USD, Oz A$72 for a single helmet.Read their FAQ here.
Returns - UKFree 365 day returns - and free returns postage for items over £25More Info.
Returns - EU, USA, RoW365 day returns - returned at your expenseMore Info.
Exchanges Same as returnsMore 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.

 

Get Geared  getgeared2

Get Geared have stores in Leeds & Leatherhead. They carry a good stock of helmets and other gear and, at the time of writing, score a solid 9/10 on TrustPilot. If you order before 3pm, your helmet should be sent that day and they quote 3-4 working days free delivery in the UK. They also run a 365 days no quibble returns policy with free UK returns postage for most orders over £25.

Read what happened when we ordered through GetGeared.

Delivery - UKFree for orders over £25Click here for latest details at Get Geared.
Delivery - EuropeMost of Europe around €5.5, calculated before checkoutRead their delivery info. here
Delivery - USA & RoWCalculated before checkout. Eg USA $45, Oz A$130.Read their delivery info. here
Returns/Exchanges - UK365 day returns, most orders over £25 free return postageMore Info.
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.Terms & conditions.
3rd Party reviewsTrustpilotSee here for latest score.

 

Ghostbikes ghostbikes-logo

Ghostbikes are based in Preston, Lancashire. They’re recommended mainly because they get fantastic reviews on eTrustedShops and Feefo, which you can see by clicking the links at the bottom of the table. Plus they carry a good range of gear too and aim to get helmets delivered the next day for free (UK).

Delivery - UKFree for orders over £25Click here for latest details at GhostBikes.
Delivery - EuropeCalculated at checkout - eg France £7, Spain £7Read their delivery page here.
Delivery - USA and RoWEuropean delivery only.Read their delivery page here.
Returns - UK30 day no-quibble returns (dated from point of ordering). Qualifying items returned free (see right)More Info.
Returns - EU, RoWAs above but shipping to be paid by customer. Some discounts available (eg German returns)More info.
Exchanges 30 day exchanges (dated from point of ordering)More Info.
Key Info.Returned helmets must be in 'as new' condition with box and tags intact.Visit contact us page with links to key info. on the left.
3rd Party reviewsFeefo and eTrustedShops review pages.Link to Feefo, Link to eTrustedShops

 

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 RETAILERS

Brexit update – in the UK and ordering from Europe?

It used to be the case that there were great savings to be made buying from Europe. But since the Brexit announcement, prices have broadly reversed with it now being widely cheaper to order gear from UK stores.

That’s not to say there aren’t some lower prices to be found in Europe and they sometimes carry different stock from UK sellers (so do click the links to double check on our Eu recommended retailers websites below) – but in general, if you’re in the UK, we now recommend buying from UK retailers. That means you’ll benefit from free delivery (and usually free returns) too – and if anything does go wrong with your order, it’s easier to communicate in the same language (if English is your native language of course!). Plus you’re protected by UK distance buying regulations.

If you’re buying from Europe, you may well find buying from UK retailers is now cheaper than buying from a shop in your own country too.

Motoin Motoin logo

Motoin are a German online store with excellent customer reviews, scoring 4.7/5 on eTrustedshops at the time of writing (for their latest scores, click the links in the table below).  Note, orders can take 3-5 days to be dispatched, though they usually do it more quickly. Motoin have a 100 days return policy.

Delivery - UK€8 (around £7.50)Click here for latest info. at Motoin.
Delivery - EuropeVaries. Click link to the right. Eg Germany €4, France €8, Spain €8Click here for latest info. at Motoin.
Delivery - USA and RoWFlat fee for most places - click link to the right. Eg USA $23USD, Oz $33AUDClick here for latest info. at Motoin.
Returns - UK100 days no quibble from receipt of goods. Buyer pays for return delivery using any carrier.Click here for latest info. at Motoin.
Returns - EU, USA, RoW100 days no quibble from receipt of goods. Free inside Germany. Buyer pays for carriage in rest of Eu & RoWClick here for latest info. at Motoin.
Exchanges 100 days no quibble from receipt of goods. Buyer pays for carriage.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 review available. Click link for latest score.Click for eTrustedshops.

 

FC-MotoFC-Moto

FC-Moto are a German retailer based in Wurselen near Aachen. We include FC-Moto mainly because they usually offer a massive range of helmets and designs and often have low prices (even since the announcement of Brexit) – so if you’re after choice and reasonable prices, they’re worth a look.

Drawbacks: We’re starting to phase out our links to FC-Moto, mainly because their customer review scores have dropped over the past couple of years (see link below for their latest scores). Also, where most of our UK shops offer free shipping within the UK, FC-Moto’s prices do not include shipping costs (you can find their delivery rates on the links below). Their returns policies are a bit more stingy too – 30 day no quibble returns – though that’s probably OK for most of us. Note, because they’re based outside the UK, their helmets won’t come with an ACU Gold sticker on – that’s only an issue if you’re wanting to take your helmet on the track and doesn’t affect how legal it is on the road (that’s ECE 22.05 approval which all EU helmets must have). They can take a while to actually despatch goods too – they quote 5-7 days on their website – so if you’re after your helmet quickly, you’re probably best looking at one of our other retailers.

Here’s what happened when we ordered a helmet from FC-Moto.

Delivery - UKAbout €9 (£7.50ish)Click here for latest info. at FC-Moto.
Delivery - Eu, USA and RoWVaries. Click link to the right. Eg. Germany €4, France €9, USA/Oz €20Latest info. (click international shipping link)
Returns - UK30 days from receipt of goods. Buyer pays for shipping.Latest Info.
Returns - EU, USA, RoW30 days from receipt of goods. Buyer pays for shipping.Latest Info.
Exchanges 30 days from receipt of goods. Buyer pays for shipping.Latest Info.
Key Info.Returned helmets must be in 'as new' condition with box and tags intact.Latest info.
3rd party reviewsTrustpilotSee here for latest score.

 

US RETAILERS

Some helmets are only available from the USA – in which case we’ll give you links through to our recommended retailers over the pond. Note, if you’re outside the US and buy a US helmet to use on the road, it’ll be DOT certified so won’t be road-legal. Often, the only difference is the DOT sticker on the back of a helmet (needs to be ECE) but the law’s the law – we’ll leave it to you whether it’s worth the risk!

Revzilla Revzilla logo

Revzilla is a well-known US retailer with a store in Philadelphia. They get amazing ratings – see the table below for the latest scores but at the time of writing that’s 9.8/10 on Reseller Ratings and 4.9/5 on Google customer reviews. While they offer free deliver in the US for orders over $40, there’s a set charge of $40+ for shipping to the UK (plus there may be import duty which you’ll have to pay before your parcel’s delivered). But I guess it can be worth the extra for something that’s a bit unique in Europe.

Delivery - UK$45 flat fee for all helmetsLatest delivery info.
Delivery - Europe$45 flat fee for all helmets to most of EuropeLatest delivery info.
Returns - UK,
Eu & RoW
30 day returnsLatest returns info.
Exchanges Same as returnsLatest returns info.
Key Info.Returned helmets must be in 'as new' condition with box and tags intact and marked as 'Merchandise Return'.More info.
3rd Party reviewsReseller Rating ReviewsSee here for latest Reseller Ratings Review.

Riders Domain 

Riders Domain’s online store has now been merged with Rocky Mountain ATV MC’s (see above) and is discontinued. Rocky Mountain have similar awesome ratings though and we now suggest you check out them if you’re looking to buy a new helmet or other gear.