Tested: How good are these bicycle helmets with light?
LED taillights on the bicycle helmet ensure extra safety in the dark. But which helmets are really recommended? Our colleagues from BIKE BILD have tested.
1st place: Ked Mitro • 16.5 points • Grade: very good | to offer
3rd place: Endura Luminite II • 16 points • Grade: good | to offer
3rd place: Uvex Finale Light 2.0 • 16 points • Grade: good | to offer
5th place: Lazer Urbanize • 15.5 points • Grade: good | to offer
6th place: Alpina Haga Led • 14.5 points • Grade: good | to offer
7th place: Giro Bexley • 13 points • Grade: good | to offer
8th place: AGU Cit-E IV Led • 12 points • Grade: satisfactory | to offer
Bicycle helmet with light: These points are important
Finally, we have some bad news for you: Unfortunately, a bicycle helmet doesn’t last forever. UV radiation, temperature fluctuations and rainwater put a strain on the rigid foam, so that the protective effect cannot be guaranteed forever. Frequent drivers should therefore buy new head protection every three to five years, Occasional driver after five to eight years. The good news: The new, modern helmets from our test all look very cool and increase visibility enormously. Below is a detailed evaluation of the eight bicycle helmets.
1st place: Cratoni Commuter (test winner)
Test winner Cratoni Commuter scores with good equipment. The design is also impressive.
No helmet for Sunday drivers: the name Commuter reveals that this helmet is used every day. Ventilation slots, reflector straps, MIPS (Multi Directional Impact Protection System) to protect against dangerous centrifugal forces in the event of a fall, soft lining – Cratoni collects a lot of equipment points and wins the (shared) test victory. For a visor helmet, the Commuter is also quite light at 450 grams. Price: 169 euros. The test score: Lighting – 4 points (max. 5) • Weight – 3.5 points (max. 5) • Features – 5 points (max. 5) • Design – 4 points (max. 5) • Total points: 16.5 points (max. 20) • Grade: very good. The offer: Cratoni Commuter on Amazon
1st place: Ked Mitro (test winner)
The Ked Mitro shares first place and test victory with the Cratoni helmet.
A bicycle helmet must also please the wearer, otherwise he will not like to put it on. With the Mitro, Ked hit the bull’s eye both in terms of fit and design – the editorial favorite. No visor, but a futuristic rear light and an adjustment screw with Boa screw cap, great technology. Unfortunately, the helmet is not cheap (price: 159 euros). The Ked Mitro shares the test victory with the Cratoni Commuter. The test score: Lighting – 4.5 points (max. 5) • Weight – 4 points (max. 5) • Features – 3 points (max. 5) • Design – 5 points (max. 5) • Total points: 16.5 points (max. 20) • Grade: very good. The offer: Ked Mitro at Lucky Bike
3rd place: Endura Luminite II (price-performance winner)
The Endura Luminite II is the lightest helmet in the test field and our price-performance winner.
Visibility is a top priority at Endura. Neon yellow at the front, completely reflective at the back, plus USB light at the top – it’s hard to miss it. Sportier drivers should also appreciate the Endura helmet, because at 266 grams it is the lightest in the test field. Also great is the fit, which even sits well on pigtail straps. Price: 84 euros. The test score: Lighting – 4 points (max. 5) • Weight – 5 points (max. 5) • Features – 3.5 points (max. 5) • Design – 3.5 points (max. 5) • Total points: 16 points (max. 20) • Grade: Good. The offer: Endura Luminite II on Ebay
3rd place: Uvex Finale Light 2.0
The Uvex helmet impresses with its lighting – at night it literally becomes a light ball.
A classic on the outside, ultra-modern on the inside: With the Finale Light 2.0, Uvex initially relies on the tried and tested, easily adjustable fit. At night, the inconspicuous helmet becomes a flare, which also looks really cool. Little things like the button closure make it easier to use – but also increase the price. Price: 199 euros. The test score: Lighting – 4.5 points (max. 5) • Weight – 3 points (max. 5) • Features – 4.5 points (max. 5) • Design – 4 points (max. 5) • Total points: 16 points (max. 20) • Grade: Good. The offer: Uvex Finale Light 2.0 on Ebay
5th place: Lazer Urbanize
6th place: Alpina Haga Led
7th place: Giro Bexley
8th place: AGU Cit-E IV Led
|Amazon bestseller: bicycle helmets|
Fischer Urban bike helmet
Price: 18.49 euros *
Uvex i-vo cc bike helmet
Price: 79.95 euros *
Alpina Mythos 3.0 bike helmet
Price: 68.62 euros *
Dunlop HB13 bicycle helmet
Price: 29.99 euros *
Cratoni Pacer + bike helmet
Price: 56.99 euros *
Ked Meggy bike helmet
Price: 45.77 euros *
* Amazon prices as of 02/26/2021