My Head is Too Small for Standard Helmets

I am an average size woman, but apparently have a small head. I fall in love with a helmet, just to find it is too big. What are some options? Can I safely add an insert to take up that small space to make that helmet I love fit?

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May 07, 2015
xxs helmet
by: Anonymous

I wear a xxs helmet and it's made by Shoei.

Jan 25, 2014
by: Velma

I also have the tiny head and am looking at Bell's new Bullitt helmet. It's spendy at $399 but seems to have a smaller profile. Has anyone tried one on? No retailers in my area carry them to try on and for the price, I don't want to buy online.

Nov 30, 2012
Smalll? Try a Youth Helmet
by: Anonymous

I didn't know much about helmets when I went shopping but the best education is try on everything.

XS seemed to fit the best. Sticker shock still had me so I picked up a Scorpion EXO 400 off the clearance shelf that said Medium. It felt great!

The funny part was it is a YOUTH Medium helmet.
Nothing different from the 'adult' models but I would have never thought to look at YOUTH!

Apr 04, 2011
Getting the Right Fit
by: coffeepoet

Gmax makes youth open-face helmets in s/m and l/xl which may fit you. Gmax also makes adult xxs.

Shoei has an xs that is nice because they use five different shell sizes, so you aren't just wearing a large shell with thicker pads.

Mar 19, 2011
Hope this Helps
by: Linda

I have the same problem. However I found that HJC has the best and most options. Here's a link to their website http://www.hjchelmets.com Their sizes vary from XXS - XXL for most helmets they carry. Under their 'Helmet Technology' button you can find a helmet size conversion chart. Hope this helps, good luck!

Feb 04, 2011
Different brands - different fits
by: Sandra

...and some make children's sizes as well.

I bought a Bell shorty in a Small; it was a good fit. But I wanted more protection; bought an HJC FS3 (Snell approved open face - only one I could find) in a medium. It, too, is a great fit. Just like women's jeans - you gotta try them on. Ordering on-line is tricky unless you don't mind shipping back and forth for that perfect fit, or buying a couple of sizes and returning all but the one that is your perfect fit.

But it's completely worth the effort if safety is your concern!

Feb 02, 2011
Me Too
by: Tara

I've had problems finding helmets that fit, I'm an extra small, but different brands seem to have different sizes. Keep looking, and keep trying them on. I also find that if I wear a bandanna, they seem to fit a little more snugly. Open face and full face helmets seems to fit differently as well, so I went will a full face helmet that fitted snugly, and didn't hit on my chin. I also wanted full protection, I haven't spent most of my life using all of that sunscreen and moisturizer for nothing.

Feb 02, 2011
Small Helmets
by: Anonymous

I too, have a tiny head. The problem......most helmets are made for men. Harley Davidson now has a line of women's helmets that are made for women. I'm sure there are other companies that make women's helmets. The salesperson should be able to help you out.

Feb 02, 2011
by: Lynn - Florida

I would go with another brand that has x-sml, xx-sml, etc.

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