5 Common Mistakes to Avoid While Buying Helmets in the Philippines

Are you looking to purchase a brand-new premium helmet in the Philippines? There are a ton of options in the market today, which can easily confuse even the most experienced of buyers. If you have been using an old helmet for several years now, it definitely is time to replace it with a new one. Here are 5 mistakes that you need to avoid while replacing the old helmet with a brand-new premium helmet. Let’s learn more about those mistakes.

Focusing just on the style

It is very common for buyers to just focus on the style of a product rather than weighing out the pros and cons of the product with other alternatives in the market. This is not just limited to purchasing premium helmets in the Philippines come up it happens with consumer electronics, apparels, and even real estate purchases! It is a basic human tendency to best their decisions primarily on the look and feel of the object rather than the usability and overall benefits that the product can provide. So, do not make the same mistake, and checkout all the safety features, comfort features as well as other small things that misses naked eye but can be really crucial in enhancing your riding experience over the several years that you are going to use the premium helmet.

Restricting options within a tight budget

Having a fixed budget in mind is very important because it helps you minimize distractions and focus on the features and things that you are going to use during the period of using the premium helmet. However, do not strictly restrict yourself to just a small amount of money that you have planned for the helmet. If you find a helmet with the latest features and safety parameters in place that exceeds your budget by a little amount, consider increasing your budget so that you do not have to compromise on your safety. The last thing you want is to walk away from your nearest motorcycle accessories shop with a helmet that your heart does not really like! If you need to bump budget by a significant amount, and you’re sure that the increase in cost will justify the purchase of a costlier premium helmet, delay the purchase of the helmet for a few weeks and gather the money to buy the premium helmet that you actually need and want.

Getting the wrong type

There are different types of motorcycle helmets available in the market today. The most ubiquitous and common helmet that you see all around the Philippines as a full-face helmet, arguably safer than an open face helmet or modular helmet, which is a misconception because all of these types of helmets are certified for safety in different configurations. The only thing that you need to worry about is your own personal preferences, and riding styles that will dictate which helmet you should purchase. If you love to go on long distance trips then we strongly suggest picking a full-face premium helmet, but if your primary objective is to commute within the city to school or college, then an open face helmet might be a better option given the hot and humid weather conditions in the Philippines. Remember that there is no restriction to which helmet you can use, as long as you are comfortable using it, and it serves the purpose of keeping you protected given the specific riding conditions that you find yourself in. Professional motorcycle racers or long-distance adventure riders need especially premium helmets with the latest safety features so there’s no point in investing in an open face helmet or a three-quarter helmet which might not be adequate for their requirements. But, at the end of the day, it all boils down to personal preference!

Buying non-certified helmets

Whether you are purchasing a premium good quality safest helmet, or an open face helmet, always make sure to go with a branded and certified motorcycle helmets that are applicable and relevant in your country. Purchasing a helmet without the certification might seem like a better decision in terms of initial cost (because non-certified helmets are cheaper) but at the end of the day, you are getting a bad deal because a non-certified helmet cannot protect your head in the event of an accident!

Not getting the latest safety and comfort features

Don’t purchase a helmet that came out 10 years ago! Helmet technology is evolving every day and new safety parameters are being put in place by the best helmet manufacturers all around the world to give you the best of latest safety parameters and protocols mandated by the government across countries all around the world. So, always purchase a helmet that you know is a latest model, or at least one that came out in the last few years. Always evaluate the pros and cons of a helmet before investing any money in it.

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