An Inexpensive, No-Brainer Solution to a Problem That Every Rider Has
I ran into David Turner – the president of Helmet Halo – while checking out the first day of AIMExpo 2017.
We connected and chatted business, motorcycles, and, of course, the Helmet Halo.
Being a reader of WBW, David tossed me a Halo and told me he was looking forward to my review. “Good or bad, I want to know what webBikeWorld thinks of the Helmet Halo”.
Several months later, here’s my take on the original Helmet Halo.
Overall, this is an inexpensive, no-brainer solution to a problem that every rider has. In fact, the Helmet Halo may become my example of choice when demonstrating how a simple solution is often the best way to solve a problem.
With no parts to break, the Helmet Halo is a long-lasting purchase that will provide value for years to come.
Overall, this is one we highly recommend. This is a no-brainer to me, as anyone that rides a motorcycle (or quads, snowmobiles, etc.) will appreciate having one of these around. It’s lack of complexity, ease of use, and portability make it a welcome-addition to any riders pack… mine included.
Read on for all the details.
About Helmet Halo
Disclosure: my Helmet Halo was given to me at no cost by David so that I could review it.
This HJC IS-16 has been sitting on top of the Helmet Halo since late September of this year. I’ve tried different positions, angles, postures, etc. to see just how suitable for use as a helmet stand the Halo is. It’s been on a shelf, the dirt, and even the snow. Predictably, the Halo has endured and done its job just fine.
After all, the Helmet Halo is really little more than a 2″ tall circular piece of rubber (well, actually it’s a 2″ tall piece of thermoplastic urethane (TPU)). It has no parts to break, no seams to worry about. It doesn’t care where you put it.
The upper-rim of the Halo is grooved inward, to help your helmet find a stable position, and the TPU material can be bent, twisted, and otherwise contorted.
Once you figure out the center of gravity for your helmet, using the Halo is super easy- you just put the helmet on the Halo and call it a day.
You can roll this thing into a ball and fit it just about anywhere: a pocket, a purse, or even in the cubby underneath your bike seat. I thought that doing so might damage the Halo, so one night while watching Star Trek with my wife I sat there twisting and untwisting the Halo.
For over an hour.
Well, after what must have been two hundred twist/untwists, the Helmet Halo looks identical to how it did before I began. No visual indicator of stress; the material looks the same. Looks like it can take the abuse just fine.
Commercial/Branded Halo’s Available
Personally, where I see a big opportunity is for companies and brands to get their own branded Helmet Halo as a giveaway or value-add. This is a no-brainer to me, as anyone that rides a motorcycle (or quads, snowmobiles, etc.) will appreciate having one of these around. It’s rare that swag actually is used and appreciated, but I’m pretty confident that this is one of those items that would be.
What’s Not to Like?
The Helmet Halo is a simple product that I can’t believe wasn’t done before. It’s one of those products that you’ll come across and go Oh Geez, why didn’t I think of that?
For $15 it’s a pretty awesome solution to a problem you didn’t know you had. But, if you’ve ever knocked your helmet around (or don’t want dirt/etc. to get in your helmet when you put it down), the Halo offers an awesome solution that your helmet will certainly appreciate.