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The Helmet Update

Volume 39 - #2 - April 17, 2021

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Consumer Reports publishes a new helmet page

Summary: Consumer Reports has published a new helmet page with 17 new models added to their test reports. They now have 61 models listed. They give excellent (5/5) impact protection ratings to 36 of those models, with most of the remaining ones scoring Very Good. They now recommend 24 models. Of those they scored six at the top of the ratings, including two MIPS models and four without MIPS.

We have a page up with more info on the new ratings. We have also updated our Helmet Ratings page for the short list of helmets with the highest Consumer Reports rating for impact protection and scoring five stars in the Virginia Tech STAR concussion-related ratings.

See this link for reviews of Consumer Reports articles in other years.

The Helmet Update - Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute
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