vnstephen vnstephen posted November 26th, 2008 at 7:23 pm to Shopping. Viewed 494 times. Answered 10 times.

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.
Thanks, Stephen

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granteralus wrote on November 26th, 2008 at 7:50 pm
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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.

Annalea wrote on December 15th, 2008 at 1:38 pm
Annalea (elite user)

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!

Annalea wrote on December 15th, 2008 at 1:39 pm
Annalea (elite user)

Oh, and I ended up getting one for me and one for him!

pj747 wrote on January 1st, 2009 at 11:45 am

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.

PM me for details

margie wrote on January 2nd, 2009 at 8:31 pm

some international organizations get helmets from this shop near kim ma. No.8 Ngoc Khanh street, tel: 7710671

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ispyamy wrote on March 31st, 2011 at 6:47 pm

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.

NZKate wrote on March 31st, 2011 at 7:25 pm

I found a good range of full face helmets recently. The shop only stocks HJC

Address etc here

PaulTodd wrote on April 1st, 2011 at 10:32 pm

This place stocks real DOT helmets.

ispyamy wrote on April 3rd, 2011 at 6:12 pm

The Honda store near Vincom had decent non-full face helmets which I ended up going with after failing to find the type I wanted. About 400 000 dong.

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