We are independent & ad-supported. We may earn a commission for purchases made through our links.
Advertiser Disclosure
Our website is an independent, advertising-supported platform. We provide our content free of charge to our readers, and to keep it that way, we rely on revenue generated through advertisements and affiliate partnerships. This means that when you click on certain links on our site and make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn more.
How We Make Money
We sustain our operations through affiliate commissions and advertising. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, we may receive a commission from the merchant at no additional cost to you. We also display advertisements on our website, which help generate revenue to support our work and keep our content free for readers. Our editorial team operates independently of our advertising and affiliate partnerships to ensure that our content remains unbiased and focused on providing you with the best information and recommendations based on thorough research and honest evaluations. To remain transparent, we’ve provided a list of our current affiliate partners here.

How Do I Choose the Best ATV Helmet?

Dan Cavallari
By
Updated May 23, 2024
Our promise to you
WikiMotors is dedicated to creating trustworthy, high-quality content that always prioritizes transparency, integrity, and inclusivity above all else. Our ensure that our content creation and review process includes rigorous fact-checking, evidence-based, and continual updates to ensure accuracy and reliability.

Our Promise to you

Founded in 2002, our company has been a trusted resource for readers seeking informative and engaging content. Our dedication to quality remains unwavering—and will never change. We follow a strict editorial policy, ensuring that our content is authored by highly qualified professionals and edited by subject matter experts. This guarantees that everything we publish is objective, accurate, and trustworthy.

Over the years, we've refined our approach to cover a wide range of topics, providing readers with reliable and practical advice to enhance their knowledge and skills. That's why millions of readers turn to us each year. Join us in celebrating the joy of learning, guided by standards you can trust.

Editorial Standards

At WikiMotors, we are committed to creating content that you can trust. Our editorial process is designed to ensure that every piece of content we publish is accurate, reliable, and informative.

Our team of experienced writers and editors follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure the highest quality content. We conduct thorough research, fact-check all information, and rely on credible sources to back up our claims. Our content is reviewed by subject-matter experts to ensure accuracy and clarity.

We believe in transparency and maintain editorial independence from our advertisers. Our team does not receive direct compensation from advertisers, allowing us to create unbiased content that prioritizes your interests.

An ATV helmet may be the most important purchase you make — even more important than the ATV itself. Head injuries can be life-altering, and wearing a helmet can prevent the worst head injuries from occurring. It is important to consider an ATV helmet that is DOT approved. The DOT stands for Department of Transportation; if your country does not have a DOT, be sure to find out what governing agency rates helmets, and be sure to choose a helmet that is rated for safety by that agency.

You will have several options when choosing an ATV helmet. Some helmets will feature full face protection and will have a flip-down visor that will protect your face from debris and the elements. Other ATV helmet designs feature an opening around the eyes, which means you may need to invest in some goggles to protect your eyes from debris and the elements. If you will be riding the ATV on roads, it is best to choose a full-face helmet with a visor, as this will offer the most protection. If you will be riding exclusively off road, an off-road helmet that is designed to work in conjunction with goggles will be a lighter and more appropriate choice.

You can also choose an ATV helmet that features a visor. This accessory serves two purposes: first, it will help cut down on glare from the sun, especially if you are wearing goggles; second, it will help protect your face from some types of debris as well as tree branches and other obstructions. Many off-road ATV helmet models feature visors, though not all do. If you prefer to have more range in your vision, you can go without the visor, though fewer helmets come without visors. You can always buy a helmet with a visor and then remove it if you prefer.

The helmet should fit snugly but comfortably. It should not move if you shake your head from side to side, or up and down. The chin strap should always be worn, and it should be cinched snugly under the chin. Do not tighten it so much that it is uncomfortable, but tighten it enough that the helmet will not move off your head if you shake vigorously. This strap is intended to keep the helmet on your head in the event of a fall, so inspect it often to make sure it is in good condition.

WikiMotors is dedicated to providing accurate and trustworthy information. We carefully select reputable sources and employ a rigorous fact-checking process to maintain the highest standards. To learn more about our commitment to accuracy, read our editorial process.
Dan Cavallari
By Dan Cavallari
Dan Cavallari, a talented writer, editor, and project manager, crafts high-quality, engaging, and informative content for various outlets and brands. With a degree in English and certifications in project management, he brings his passion for storytelling and project management expertise to his work, launching and growing successful media projects. His ability to understand and communicate complex topics effectively makes him a valuable asset to any content creation team.
Discussion Comments
Dan Cavallari
Dan Cavallari
Dan Cavallari, a talented writer, editor, and project manager, crafts high-quality, engaging, and informative content for various outlets and brands. With a degree in English and certifications in project management, he brings his passion for storytelling and project management expertise to his work, launching and growing successful media projects. His ability to understand and communicate complex topics effectively makes him a valuable asset to any content creation team.
WikiMotors, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.

WikiMotors, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.