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Do Women Really Need Special Helmets?

Originally posted on Liz Janzen’s Blog

The Schuberth C3W, Fit for Women

The Schuberth C3W, Fit for Women

Schuberth is the only helmet manufacturer offering motorcycle helmets specially fitted for a woman’s unique head and facial structure. What might seem like a clever marketing tactic to some is actually providing a premium level of comfort and enhanced safety for women riders and passengers.

Many women have difficulty finding helmets small enough to fit, sometimes resorting to cheap, ill-fittng children’s helmets which are not designed for the adult anatomy. The C3 Pro Women can be sized down to an XXS (50cm) and the C3W is available for purchase down to XXS. Helmet fit is critical for comfort and safety and a woman should wear a helmet that fits without ‘snugging it up’ with a scarf or beanie underneath.

Another common problem is that a helmet that fits the crown of the head is too loose in the face area and moves around as helmets are not supposed to do. This is because women typically have a higher, more prominent cheekbone and narrower jaw. Schuberth’s C3 Pro Women and C3W have a specially contoured fit in the cheekpads to accommodate this female facial structure.

Studies* show that men have greater neck muscle strength than women, so women are particularly sensitive to helmet weight. Many women express relief when trying Schuberth helmets because of their lightweight and compact construction. In fact, the C3 Pro Women and C3W helmets are the lightest flip-up helmets available.

So whether you are a woman rider, passenger, or a man with a female passenger, we hope this information will help with your helmet shopping. Of course the women’s helmets, just like women’s gear, don’t necessarily fit 100% of women better than standard helmets, but it’s certainly worth looking into when trying to find the best, safest fitting helmet for yourself or your loved one.

Click here to read about the C3 Pro Women and C3W Helmets on Women Riders Now

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# 3 Did you know… A.R.O.S.

that all Schuberth helmets are equipped with the additional safety feature A.R.O.S.?
AROS is the abbreviation of Anti Roll-Off-System. The system consists out of 2 additional safety strips which fixes the chin strips to the rear side of the helmet shell.


The A.R.O.S. ensures that in case of an accident the helmet cannot pivot of the head from behind. Beside this the system minimize the risk of a contact between the chin section of the helmet and the chin or throat of the rider. It also reduces the consequences of the helmet coming in contact with the chest of the driver.

ECE-Test setup

We test the safety characteristics of A.R.O.S. in our testlab on a regular basis. The test is done with a helmet fixed on an according test set. It is then coupled to a 10kg weigth via a deflection roller. The ECE-Standard specifies the weight to be dropped from 75cm height which pulls the helmet abruptly forward.

According to ECE-standard the helmet is allowed to pivot a maximum of 30degrees. Thanks to the AROS the Schuberth helmets pass this test with a maximum of 17 degrees – in the case you see in the picture we even reached 15 degrees.


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#2 Did you know…? Testing

…that Schuberth uses it´s own testing facility ?

While already in development and pre-series our helmets are thoroughly tested in our own certified testing facility. In serial production we also pick control samples on a daily basis.

SR1 pretests

Test laboratory

At the test lab we have 5 different test rigs to test for different certifications as ECE (Europe), DOT (USA), or SNEEL and FIA norm (racing). Part of the test programm is dropping the helmets on different shaped anvils from different heights. Besides the shock absorption capabilities all movable parts are tested for durability.

Anvil_test SR1

Not only our Motorcycle helmets are tested in our facility, but it also allows to test our other products such as Firefighter, Police and Work protection helmets. And one promise is the same no matter which helmet is tested: It´s not enough to meet the values from regulations and norms, we want to stay on top of them!


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#1 Did you know…Winter ventilation

… the ventilation of Schuberth helmets can be adjusted to summer and winter positions?

Dear Schuberth friends,

in 2013 we´re going to post about interesting background information on Schuberth, our products and motorcycling in general on a regular basis.

According to the season, at least in central Europe, we`d like to start the new series “Did you know…?” with the winter option of our helmets. We know many of you are driving the motorcycle even during the winter season as long as the traffic conditions are good enough. And for this the ventilation of the Schuberth helmets C3 Pro, C3 and S2 can also be adjusted to suit the colder season.

Please take a look to the front part of the crown liner and you’ll discover fabric flaps behind the front section.


In the colder season you can reduce the volume of incoming cold air, or divert it, by covering the ventilation channels with the flaps of the crown liner.


By doing this little trick you can use the top ventilation even during the winter without having the cold air flow directly onto your head.

In addition to this we recommend wearing safety vest during the dark season for higher visibility. Have a safe trip!

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