Safe and sound

Our biggest safety innovation might be the simplest one: we make helmets that people want to wear. Seriously. A helmet that is both functional and beautiful, a piece of safety equipment that kids and adults actually like wearing. Because a helmet doesn’t help anyone if it’s left on the shelf in the garage.

Our helmets are comfortable and are decked out with smart safety features, from our signature magnetic buckle, designed by the German company Fidlock, to the crumple zones we designed for our Street helmets, to our spin-dial fit system.

Bicycle helmets cannot prevent every possible injury. You should always evaluate the risk of any activity before participating. That said, casual bicycling is one of the safest forms of exercise and fun.

In addition to our safety innovations, Nutcase Helmets also meet all appropriate safety standards in countries where they are sold.

Safety Certification for the US

Bike and Skate Certifications

CPSC Bike Certification ASTM helmet certificationBaby helmet certification

Motorcycle Helmet Certifications

DOT Helmet Certification

Safety Certifications in EU

CE Certification for helmets

Safety Certifications in AU & NZ



A word on the Consumer Reports Helmet Review, May 2012

In May 2012, Consumer Reports (CR) reviewed nine different bicycle helmets in the United States including the Nutcase Gen2 Street helmet.

That helmet received a low score in their overall test. We requested test details so we could analyze results and investigate improvements. Unfortunately, CR was not willing to share a detailed report, making it difficult for us to respond to specific issues. We re-tested our helmets at multiple facilities and our Gen2 Street Helmets consistently passed all safety requirements. Additionally, our Gen2 helmets passed the certification standards for each market around the globe.

It is important to note that not all of CR’s testing criteria were safety-related; the assessment included aspects like ventilation and weight. These kinds of criteria, by nature, disfavor the Nutcase Street type of multi-sport, hard shell helmets.

Early in 2014, we launched the Nutcase Gen3 Street Helmet. We designed our new Street helmet to offer as many features as possible relating to protection, comfort, and style. The Gen3 Street helmet meets the CPSCCE EN-1078, and AS/NZS 2063:2008 standards for bicycle helmets and the ASTM-F1492 standard for skateboarding & trick roller skating helmets.

In the Spring of 2015, Nutcase launched a new helmet, the Metroride, a lightweight, well-ventilated cycling commuter helmet that also meets the CPSC and CE EN-1078 standards for bicycle riding.

August 2015, Nutcase Gen3 Street Helmet receives the distinction of being “the best helmet in impact protection” from the German consumer reporting magazine, Stiftung Warentest.