I will be riding a moto taxi in a third world country to get from here. On a day filled with errands, I'll need to put the helmet on and off 10 or 20 times a day. And some of those destinations I'll need to show up looking good--like a wedding, a workshop I'm teaching, or a meeting. I've got skin cancer issues, so the helmet has to be UV protective. And of course, it is 8000 degrees with 130 % humidity, always.
It makes me depressed just thinking about it. In previous years, I used to wear a half helmet which was not so hot, but the roads are getting more crowded and the skin cancer became an issue, so now I feel like I should get a full face model.
OK, enough griping. My questions. Are all face shields UV protective? I have been surfing for a while now but I can't tell. Sometimes there is no mention.
And (I know I think I am asking for the moon here) do any helmets allow for a small hairbow inside the helmet. I have long hair but the front top hair is growing shorter these days (age, I guess) and if I don't pull it back, it is in my eyes all day. I know I can't do a monster clip but a flat barrette in the center back would be nice.
I'd also like the padding to not be so long at the neck to interfere with a hair bun at the nape.
Do you have any recommendations on what brands or styles I might look at?