Hand Up

Sarita recently posted about the importance of riding gloves and I couldn’t agree more. The human hand is, per square inch, the most complicated and fragile mechanical part of the human body. It is also our most complex physio-dynamic instrument. I occasionally see folks riding with a helmet and a decent jacket and no gloves. Clearly they do not understand how fragile our hands are and they have given little thought to what their lives would be like if one or both of their hands were wrapped up in a cast for 2 months.

Scooter riders seem to be the worst. There are lots of scooters in my neck of the woods and altogether too many of them are dressed as though they are somehow invulnerable and immune to harm on the road.

Think about all of the stuff that you do every day with your hands and think, for just a moment (I don’t want to scare you) about what your first reaction is if you fall out of a chair. In most falling accidents your first reaction is to put your hands out to brace your impact. Often the first thing to make contact with the ground are your hands, palms down.

The human hand and wrist are fascinating structures. There are 27 bones in the hand. Add to that the maze of muscles and tendons and the hands become a somewhat miraculous structure. I think of it now as I bang away on the keyboard. Then there is the wrist.

On Emedicine they say this about the wrist:
“The wrist is the most complex joint in the body. It is formed by 8
carpal bones grouped in 2 rows with very restricted motion between
them. From radial to ulnar, the proximal row consists of the scaphoid, lunate, triquetrum, and pisiform bones. In the same direction, the distal row consists of the trapezium, trapezoid, capitate, and hamate bones. ”

Any skateboarder or roller skater will tell you about the time/s they tried to avoid a full face plant by sticking out their hands. A decent pair of riding gloves for a motorcyclist or a scooter rider seems like the most reasonable of ideas and it is an idea you do not want to have while you are bare handed and in mid-air.

I currently have 3 pairs of motorcycle gloves. They are all different. The pair that I ride with the most are the Firstgear Navigator (gauntlet style) gloves that I picked up not all that long ago. I still like them, they are soft and they are broken in – they fit great. We have all manner of styles and types of gloves for you to choose from. My next pair will be heated gloves for winter riding.

If you do not ride with gloves please take a look at our offerings. We have so many to choose from I feel confident that you will find something to your liking.  If the gloves you currently ride with are wearing out please consider upgrading before you get too far into this riding season.

Gerde Applethwaite

Ride in Safety and Style

With all the dangers out there on the road today, it is becoming increasingly important to protect yourself when riding your motorcycle. You may be a safe rider, but the cars and debris around you can potentially harm you.

Some of the motorcycle gear that you want to make sure to wear when riding are a helmet, faceshield, gloves, jacket, pants, and boots. Helmet City has a variety of different selection to assure that your personality and style shine through. All of this gear will add a layer of protection as well as make you the most stylish biker on the road!

Take a look at the infographic below, provided by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, to see the difference between cool gear and a fool’s gear.

Fieldsheer Gear and Apparel

Fieldsheer gear and apparel now avaiable at Helmet City. We are now happy to introduce their entire line of Apparel including Jackets, Pants, Gloves, Vests, Raingear and Women’s Apparel. Fieldsheer apparel is available in Leather, Textile and Water Proof/Resitant material. With their wide selection of apparel we’re sure you’ll find something the fits your style and provides protection during all your riding adventures.

Fieldsheer Razor 2.0 Jacket - Black/Silver/Black

Fieldsheer Razor 2.0 Jacket - Black/Silver/Black

The Fieldsheer Razor 2.0 Jacket is available in Black, Red and Blue. The Razor 2.0 jacket displays Fieldsheers trademark logo and includes the following features:

  • Premium quality 1.2-1.4mm cowhide leather
  • YKK front zipper closure
  • CE approved armor in shoulders and elbows with an SP Memory
  • Foam back protector
  • Rear armor pocket accommodates optional CE back armor
  • Zippered cuff closures
  • Phoslite reflective piping for increased nighttime visibility
  • Ram Air front shoulder intake and back vents for optimum airflow
  • Stretch Cordura in underarm,sleeves, sides and back provide additional comfort
  • Elasticized leather stretch panels along sides for added mobility
  • Snap adjustable sleeve volume control
  • Zip-out full sleeve quilted liner with 100g polyfill insulation
  • Mandarin collar with neoprene padding
  • Two hand warmer pockets, one zippered map pocket, two waterproof cargo lining pockets
  • plus phone and cargo pockets on quilted liner
  • Adjustable waist belts
  • 8″ and 360 degree zipper connections

Check out our great selection of Fieldsheer jackets available in Men’s and Women’s styles. Fieldsheer also has an extensive line of matching apparel - get the entire look in one stop!

Fieldsheer Sport 2.0 Pants - Flat Black

Fieldsheer Sport 2.0 Pants - Flat Black

Fieldsheer Sport 2.0 Pants are available in Perforated and Non-perforated materials. Fieldsheer pants are the perfect match to any Fieldsheer jacket.

Fieldsheer Sport 2.0 Pants include the following features:

  • Premium quality 1.2-1.4mm cowhide leather.
  • Available in perforated or Non-perforated styles.
  • CE approved armor in knees with SP Memory Foam hip pads.
  • Phoslite reflective piping for increased nighttime visibility.
  • 1000D Carboflex stretch panels behind knees and calves.
  • Elasticized leather stretch panels at knees and back waist for added mobility.
  • Hypo-allergenic mesh lining.
  • Zippered hand pockets.
  • 8″ and 360 zipper connections.

Check out the Fieldsheer Pants section or go straight to the whole selection of Fieldsheer apparel.

Fieldsheer also makes a great selection of Women’s apparel.

Women's Fieldsheer Breeze 3.0 Jacket - Black/Pink/White

Women's Fieldsheer Breeze 3.0 Jacket

The Fieldsheer Breeze 3.0 Jacket is custom made for women available in Black, Pink and Silver. The Fieldsheer Breeze 3.0 Jacket includes the following features:

  • Ultra-Breathable Polytitanium Mesh Outer Shell
  • Removable Comfort Armor Equipped In The Shoulders, Elbows And Comfort Pad In Back
  • Anatomically Fitted For The Riding Position
  • 600 Denier Carbolex And SP Memory Foam In High Impact Areas For Addition Protection
  • Unique 3-Step Adjustable Upper And Lower Sleeve Volume Control To Secure Armor In Place
  • Reflective Phoslite For High Visibility
  • Velcro Adjustable Waist Strap
  • Gusseted Adjustable Velcro Wrist Cuff
  • Pockets Included: 2 Zipped Front Hand Warmer, 1 Inside Velcro, 1 Cell phone
  • 8″ Zipper For Connection To FS Pants Plus Universal Belt Snap
  • Rain Blocker Water Resistant Zip Out Liner Included

Fieldsheer has a wide selection of apparel to fit every motorcyclists needs. Check out Fieldsheer Pants, Jackets, Women’s Apparel, Gloves, Raingear and Vests now available at Helmet City!

Brand New Icon Helmets and Apparel!

Icon is quickly becoming on of our best selling brands. Icon has a special style about their helmets that you won’t find anywhere else – that’s why we love them and it’s no wonder our customers love them as well. Icon also has a great selection of apparel made to compliment whatever helmet you choose. Not only is Icon’s style completely individualistic, but they have a great prices on all their motorcycle helmets and Apparel!

Icon’s newest helmet onto the scene: The Alliance SSR line of Represent helmets.

Icon Alliance SSR Helmet - Represent Icon

Icon Alliance SSR Helmet - Represent Icon

Whether you’re from the Big Apple, the Dirty South or you just plain want to represent your love for Icon they have the helmet just for you!

The Alliance SSR Represent Helmets include the following features:

The Alliance SSR Represent is a serious bit of kit. Firstly, it features a snarling possessed crop eared mauler of a canine. Not many people are stepping up to the dog plate given the current social climate. But if Icon is gonna come, than we’re gonna come correct. If the graphics weren’t enough, the supervents on the Represent can be adorned with an optional adhesive backed metal stud kit. On the chain or off, a spiked up collar goes a long way projecting that certain image. Finally, and perhaps our greatest genius, is the choice of seven unique chinbar graphics (NorCal, SoCal, Detroit, Philly, New York, Dirty South, or Icon) to rep your favorite hood. Truly a lid thats down for the set. And to all the haters and nay-sayers – Icon does not support or condone any type of dog fighting. Never have, never will. Don’t get it twisted.

  • All world standard, meets or exceeds the following: DOT FMVSS 218 (US), ECE 22-05 (Europe), SAI AS1698 (Australia) & SG (Japan) safety and testing standards
  • Polycarbonate shell
  • Wind tunnel tested and refined
  • Imported

So don’t be afraid to show off your pride and represent! Check out Helmet City for more great Icon Alliance SSR solid and graphic helmets!

Another brand new graphic from Icon is the Claymore Chrome graphic available in several great colors including: Black, Green, Blue, Pink, Orange, and Red.

Icon Airframe Helmet - Claymore Green Chrome

Icon Airframe Helmet - Claymore Green Chrome

The Icon Airframe Graphics include a wide selection of vibrant colors and styles. The Icon Airframe Claymore Chrome includes the following features:

The electroplating process leaves behind an energy that never truly dissipates. An energy best described as a soulless mercurial void. Both engaging and rebuking the envious stares of caged drivers, the Claymore Chrome glides through the jagged chasms of modern urbania. It passes no judgement, resigned to merely observe and note. It is the mirrored enabler – acknowledge and move on.

  • All world standard, meets or exceeds the following: DOT FMVSS 218(US), ECE 22-05(EUROPE), SAI AS1698(AUSTRALIA) & SG(JAPAN), safety and testing standards
  • Fiberglass/Dyneema/Carbon fiber shell
  • Wind tunnel tested and refined
  • Imported

Already a satisfied Icon customer but looking for that extra touch to really represent your commitment to their brand? Check out their great line of apparel including Jackets, Boots, Pants, Gloves, Vests and Raingear! All of Icon’s apparel is custom made with their helmets in mind – so make sure your complete your look with Icon’s vast line of apparel. Why only show love to your head? Make sure you have the ultimate protection when riding your bike!

Motorhead Leather Jacket - Green/Black

Icon Motorhead Leather Jacket - Green/Black

The Icon Motorhead Leather jacket is a great compliment to any Airframe Claymore helmet. Check out our selection of Icon jackets for other great colors and options – styles also available for Women.

The Motorhead Leather Jacket includes the following features:

Classic styling with technical details make the Motorhead jacket a versatile performer. Exclusive Icon “straight-cut” fit with broad shoulders, generous body, and ample sleeve length, make the Motorhead comfortable in any riding position. Constructed of premium quality 1.2-1.4mm cowhide leather with a fully insulated, removable liner, this jacket quickly adjusts to any riding conditions. Internal CE armor and six adjustable vents complete the package.

  • Durable 1.2mm-1.4mm leather chassis
  • No restriction collarless neck
  • Removable CE field armor impact protector elbow
  • Removable CE field armor impact protector shoulder
  • Zippered shoulder intakes offer ultimate climate control
  • Dual purpose chest pocket/vents offer storage and/or cooling
  • Insulated removable liner to adjust for riding conditions
  • Waist expansion vents allow you to adjust jacket to your size
  • Drop tail pattern keeps jacket from riding up while on your bike
  • Micro-perforated leather arms provide cooling
  • Imported

Icon also has a great selection of pants for both Men and Women.

Icon Arc Textile Pants - Stealth

Icon Arc Textile Pants - Stealth

The Icon Arc Textile pants include the following features:

Designed to be functional and versatile, the ARC textile pant can be worn as an overpant or worn alone. It’s fully loaded with adjustable and removable CE approved knee armor, as well as reinforced Aramid and cordura panels. The chassis material is durable nylon and built on Icon’s Loose Fit pattern, giving you plenty of room to comfortably layer up underneath.

  • Durable nylon chassis w/loose fit pattern
  • Aramid reinforced hip panels
  • Heavyweight cordura knee panels
  • Strategically placed stretch panels
  • Removable/adjustable CE knee impact protectors
  • These pants are sized to fit as overpants. If you wear a size 34 pant-buy a size 34 ARC Mesh Overpant if you intend to wear them over your jeans. If you plan on running commando-buy a size 32.
  • Imported

Check out our great selection of Icon Helmets and Apparel - Jackets, Boots, Pants, Gloves, Vests and Raingear. And don’t forget when you wear your Icon gear to REPRESENT!

Women’s Gear

Looking for the perfect gear just for you? Just because you’re a motorcycle rider doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in your feminine side. Helmet City has created a section just for women. Motorcycle Helmets, Motorcycle Jackets and more! No more ordering X-small jackets in Men sizes — Helmet City has jackets, helmets, boots, and gloves made just for you!

Shoei RF-1000 Flutter TC-2

Shoei RF-1000 Flutter TC-2

The Shoei RF-1000 Flutter motorcycle helmet is on the of the featured RF-1000 graphics designed specifically for women. The Flutter is also available in pink and brown. Interested in learning more about the Shoei RF-1000 helmets, read our blog below. Check out some of the other great motorcycle helmet designed just for women in Helmet City’s women’s apparel section.

Firstgear Vixen Jacket - Grey/Black

Firstgear Vixen Jacket - Grey/Black

The Firstgear Vixen motorcycle jacket is the female version of the Hammer. Made for ladies with a need for speed, the Vixen’s combination of premium-grade leather, perforated air vents in the front and exhaust vents in the rear and a perforated back pad for added airflow is perfect for women riding in the fast lane.

Tour Master HDX Ladies Gloves - Light Blue

Tour Master HDX Ladies Gloves - Light Blue

Tour Master’s HDX Motorcycle Gloves are available in Black, Light Blue, Pink, Silver and White. Tour Master’s HDX motorcycle gloves feature:

  • Molded, Pittards Digital Goatskin Leather knuckles provide increased protection.
  • Spandex 2-way stretch material in the thumb, fingers and top of hand.
  • Spandex thumb features a Pittards Digital Goatskin panel to minimize wear from grip flanges.
  • Goatskin leather palm with ergonomically designed palm patch is configured to increase grip comfort.
  • Airprene knuckle and wrist panels provide flexibility and increased comfort.
  • Stretch Cordura finger side panels increase finger dexterity.
  • Goatskin leather pull tab allows the glove to be easily placed onto the hand.
  • TPR molded finger panels provide additional protection.
  • TPR molded wrist cuff closure features a reliable, Velcro brand hook and loop closure.
Scorpion Haley Pants - Black

Scorpion Haley Pants - Black

The Scorpion Haley Motorcycle Pants designed specifically for women are also available in white and include the following features:

  • Designed and manufactured to literally save your butt.
  • Heavy duty perforated drum-dyed leather to provide maximum cooling in hot weather.
  • Outer thigh adjuster and bootstraps provide a snug, aerodynamic fit.
  • Double leather in high impact areas for extra protection.
  • These fashion-forward low-rise pants will never be mistaken for men’s pants.
Oxtar TCX Women's Sunray Boots

Oxtar TCX Women's Boots

Oxtar TCX Women’s Motorcycle Boots are available in women’s sizes 4.5-9 with these features:

  • The female foot is very different in shape to the male foot, especially around the instep, heel and metatarsal zones. For a woman, simply picking any boot in a small size is not enough. The model must be properly designed around a last that reproduces the female anatomy. The women’s fitting concept is rounded off by a fashion sole combining attractive looks with technical attributes and comfort.
  • The uppers of the TCX Touring range are made using full grain leather. This is the most valuable part of the leather, which is specially treated and rendered waterproof. The result is an upper in a natural material that gives exceptional performance in terms of protection from atmospheric agents, breathability and fit.
  • The protective parts of the boots have been designed and positioned to shield the most delicate points of the foot and shin-bone. Different materials are used and selected especially according to the type of protection required: preformed rigid shell plus shock-absorbent material for the ankle protector, anti wear rubber for the brake lever guard, semi rigid plastic for the shin plate.

Introducing Helmet City’s Blog

Helmet City is “the world capital of helmets.” Helmet City offers over 700 different types of motorcycle helmets, 12 different brands and seven different styles, with inventory that is constantly being updated! Helmet City doesn’t just provide motorcycle helmets to the public; they provide gear and accessories to go along with every helmet.

Not so long ago Helmet City was only offering Simpson Automotive Helmets to the online world. With the help of our dedicated customers and motorcyclists, Helmet City has been able to provide 12 great years of service. Helmet City is constantly striving to offer the lowest prices and the best customer service around. If you’re looking for a helmet, a jacket, a pair of gloves, or even some luggage — Helmet City is your ideal destination.