The maxim “safety first” is particularly apt when it comes to your brain. Even small bumps to this complex and sensitive organ can have a lasting impact — and once damage is done, recovery is difficult (and in some cases, impossible). For any bicyclist, skier, or extreme-sports enthusiast, helmets are essential protection. But helmet selection isn’t as simple as it seems, which is why Helmets.org is so useful.
This no-frills website of the nonprofit Washington Area Bicyclist Association, Helmets.org, compiles copious, unbiased information (they do not accept funds from the helmet industry) about the latest safety research, proper sizing, and product reviews — many of which they’ve conducted themselves. Use the site to do some research before you invest in your next helmet. Your brain will thank you.