can anyone please tell me where i can buy a proper motorbike helmet (2 actual, 1 for me and 1 for her)? the only brand i know is Bell helmets which are popular in Australia - but happy to look at other well designed and well made brands - full face helmets.
I looked in the "search hanoi" but surprizingly couldn't find any references.
I found a decent full-faced helmet towards the south end of Pho Hue, near Dai Co Viet street. If you're looking for the expensive ($100+) brands found back home, I'm not sure where to go. I'm guessing that the Vespa shops or other places selling new motorbikes can help you.
The full-faced helmet I bought took quite a knock when my ex-gf crashed our bike. I smacked my head on the pavement pretty hard but bounced right up like nothing had happened. It cracked the helmet, but it did its job. Not bad for 200,000 dong.
I just bought a new helmet at Yamaha Town near the Vincom Towers.
They have full faced helmets, but I went with one that was not full faced. I'm not ready to make that move yet. The one I did by covers the cheeks and back of the neck. I've had it for a few weeks and I love it. There is space and cushion of the ears. It also has a face shield that will be great for the cold winter that is sure to come as well as in the rainy season.
The cost was 800,000 vnd. A lot more then just around the corner on Pho Hue, but I like knowing I have the real thing.
The helmets are made in Thailand.
Good luck and drive safe!
An 800,000VND helmet can not be much, when I certified helmet starts at $200 for the most basic model.
I am able to source helmets from Singapore. There are a variety of sizes, colours and styles.
The prices range from $200SGD to over $1000 SGD.
They can be viewed online, then a few measurements and the corect size can be ordered.
These helmets are SNELL and DOT certified.
Shipping to Vietnam will cost about $35USD, and takes about 2 or 3 days.
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To up date this rather outdated thread, Yamaha Town near Vincom DOES NOT have a good selection of helmets. They had a total of one kind, pretty much the skullcaps that you get everywhere else. They said they no longer stock helmets as they used to. I had a bit more luck at Honda, a couple of streets away, but nothing full faced and no range of sizes.