How to Measure Your Head for a Helmet

By Luciana D'Andretta

March 02, 2017

It’s time to purchase your first helmet. If you don’t live near one of our three retail locations (check them out here!), or haven’t had a chance to visit us trackside, you’ll have to order your helmet online. No problem -- thousands of racers have done the same with great success. However, before you start shopping, before you even start thinking about what kind of helmet you might want, you’ll need to know one important measurement: your head size.

A proper fitting helmet is crucial to driver comfort and safety. The video below explains how to measure your head for a helmet, as well as some easy fitment tricks to remember when trying on racing helmets.

A few important points to note:

  • We measure for helmet size in centimeters, not inches. When shopping for helmets, you’ll notice that most (if not all) helmet sizing is displayed in centimeters.
  • Head shape can greatly determine what size and brand of helmet is right for you. We plan to discuss this in more detail in an upcoming video in the next few weeks.
  • All helmets on have size charts on each individual product page to help racers select their correct size helmet.

If you have any questions about how to measure for a helmet, give us a call at 512-994-0656. Once you know your helmet size, browse our expansive selection of auto racing helmets on and check out our racing helmets guide for more recommendations.