The 4 Best Skateboard Helmets of 2020

You have to wear a helmet, so choose a great one

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Our Top Picks

Best Overall: TSG Skateboard Helmets at Amazon

"Lightweight, safe, and comfortable."

Best Budget: Pro-Tec Skateboard Helmets at Amazon

"High quality for an affordable price."

Best with Bill: Bern Skateboard Helmets at Amazon

"Cool-looking helmets built for high impact."

Most Comfortable: S-One Skateboard Helmets at Amazon

"Their soft foam provides extra comfort."

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: TSG Skateboard Helmets

TSG ("Technical Safety Gear") is another strong name in skateboard and snowboard safety gear. Plus, their helmets and logos look pretty sweet. The TSG Evolution is a great skateboard helmet choice—it's comfortable for a helmet and comes in more than 30 colors and styles. The TSG Superlight is also a good choice -- you sacrifice some protection, but lose a lot of weight. It sounds like a dangerous trade, but you should be safe enough. TSG also makes super-light helmets that it advertises for use in multiple sports.

Best Budget: Pro-Tec Skateboard Helmets

Pro-tec Skateboard helmet

Pro-Tec has been the name in skateboard helmets for many years. They really know what they are doing and are worn by a huge chunk of the pro skateboarder world. Pro-Tec has several helmets on the shelves, and you should be equally safe with any of them. The Pro-Tec Classic is on the cheaper side but only because it doesn't have any of the special bells and whistles that other Pro-Tec helmets have. If you want high quality for an affordable price, the Classic is a great choice. It comes in a wide variety of colors. For a little higher quality, the Pro-Tec Ace helmet is a good one. It has more shape and can be used safely after a crash. Normally, manufacturers say to replace them, so this is unusual.

Best with Bill: Bern Skateboard Helmets

Bern Watts Helmet

Bern makes some very cool looking skateboard and snowboard helmets. And they should do a good job of protecting your head. The Bern Watts helmet and Baker helmet have bills, like a baseball cap. They look a little like construction hard hats or World War II Allied helmets. Bern also makes the Brentwood, a light helmet that can combine with a visor or fit over your cap if you get a large enough helmet. Bern helmets can also come with EPS Block foam technology, which springs back to its original shape after an impact, so you can re-use the helmet. Or if you want, the helmets can also be bought with regular EPS foam.

Most Comfortable: S-One Skateboard Helmets

S-One makes both CPSC certified and non-certified helmets. Why non-certified? Because the non-certified can have softer foam and ride lower on your head, making them more comfortable. Being non-certified doesn't mean it won't protect your head, but it does mean that the U.S. government doesn't think it's strong enough. Still, for a picky skater who won't wear a helmet because it's not comfortable, S-Ones are your best bet. The Damager is a great choice for a certified S-One helmet. 

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