Skateboard / Longboard Helmets

It doesn’t matter if you bust a trick or bail on it—you still need a skateboard helmet

You only get one brain. Since prosthetic brains and transplants aren’t an option, don’t you think you need a skateboard or longboard helmet? XSportsProtective sells trusted brands of skateboard and longboard helmets including Giro, Bell, Triple Eight and ProTec skateboard (and bicycle) helmets. There's information about choosing skateboard and longboard helmets below. Looking for kids' skateboard helmets? Check out our Kids Skateboard Helmets collection. Need an extra-large skateboard / longboard helmet? Check out our collection of Extra Large Skateboard / Longboard Helmets

Black Rubber Black Rubber
Triple Eight Brainsaver Skate Helmet with Rubber Finish $ 40.00 $ 35.95
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Translucent White Translucent White
ProTec Classic Skate Bucky Lasek Helmet, Translucent Editions $ 45.00
from $ 34.95
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Matte Black Matte Black
Bell Segment Helmet for BMX / Skate / MTB $ 55.00
from $ 34.95
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Gloss Black Gloss Black
Triple Eight Brainsaver Skate Helmet $ 35.00
from $ 29.95
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ProTec Classic Skate Helmet ProTec Classic Skate Helmet
ProTec Classic Skate Helmet $ 40.00 $ 29.95
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Gun/Black Gun/Black
Smith Scabs Skate Helmet $ 34.00 $ 32.95
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Royal Blue Gloss Royal Blue Gloss
Triple Eight Lil 8 Bike/Skate Helmet for Kids $ 50.00 $ 44.95
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Matte Black Matte Black
ProTec Ace Helmet for Bike/Skate $ 65.00 $ 64.95
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Matte Black Matte Black
Bern Macon Hard Hat (Brock Foam) - 2013 $ 45.00 $ 27.95
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Matte Black Matte Black
Fox Transition Helmet, Hard Shell Version $ 40.00 $ 34.95
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Satin Black Satin Black
ProTec Classic Fullcut Skate Helmet $ 50.00 $ 48.95
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Black Rubber Black Rubber
Triple Eight Little Tricky Bike/Skate Helmet $ 40.00 $ 39.95
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Gloss Black Gloss Black
ProTec Classic Helmet for Bike/Skate $ 50.00
from $ 24.95
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White/Silver Stripe White/Silver Stripe
Predator DH-6 Longboarding Helmet $ 315.00 $ 314.95
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Racer Black Racer Black
Triple Eight Racer Downhill Longboard Helmet $ 300.00 $ 274.95
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Uranium Black Uranium Black
POC Receptor Plus Multi-Sport Helmet $ 220.00
from $ 184.95
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Hydrogen White Hydrogen White
POC Receptor Flow Helmet $ 80.00 $ 79.95
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Black Rubber Black Rubber
Triple Eight Gotham Multi Sport Helmet $ 60.00 $ 59.95
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Black Black
Triple Eight HEED Brainsaver Skate Helmet, for Extra Large Heads $ 50.00 $ 47.95 - Sold Out (Select Different Size or Color)
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Matte Black Matte Black
Bern Watts Helmet (EPS) - 2013 $ 60.00 $ 34.95 - Sold Out (Select Different Size or Color)
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White White
Urge Activist Helmet $ 40.00 $ 39.95
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Black/Hot Pink Fab Flowers Black/Hot Pink Fab Flowers
Giro Rascal Youth Helmet $ 40.00 $ 39.95
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Gloss Black Gloss Black
ProTec B2 Helmet for Bike/Skate $ 65.00 $ 38.95
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Matte Black Matte Black
Bern Watts Hard Hat (Brock Foam) $ 60.00
from $ 24.95
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Matte Glowing Red Matte Glowing Red
Giro Flak Helmet for MTB / BMX / Skate - 2013 $ 45.00 $ 24.95
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Matte Black Matte Black
Bell Faction Helmet for BMX / Skate / MTB $ 45.00
from $ 29.95
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Blue Paul Frank B Boy Blue Paul Frank B Boy
Bell Fraction Youth Helmet for BMX / Skate / MTB $ 45.00
from $ 29.95
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Pink Pink
Giro Rodeo Youth Helmet $ 30.00 $ 29.95
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Matte Black Matte Black
Giro Section Bicycle Helmet $ 55.00
from $ 29.95
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Black Rubber Black Rubber
Triple Eight Brainsaver Skate Helmet (CPSC Version) $ 40.00
from $ 29.95
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Matte Black Matte Black
ProTec Ace Skate Helmet $ 65.00
from $ 27.95
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Matte Olive Green/Black Liner Matte Olive Green/Black Liner
Bern Macon Helmet (EPS) with Winter Liner $ 100.00 $ 74.95
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Satin Midnight Blue/White Liner Satin Midnight Blue/White Liner
Bern Lenox Bike/Skate/Snow Helmet for Women (EPS) $ 100.00 $ 74.95
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Pink/Yellow Comet Pink/Yellow Comet
Bell Segment Bicycle Helmet - Youth Version $ 45.00 $ 44.95
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Pop Green Splatter Pop Green Splatter
Bell Zipper Bicycle Helmet for Youth $ 35.00 $ 34.95
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What's the difference between a skateboard helmet and a bicycle helmet?

Skateboard helmets come in two designs—those designed only as skateboarding helmets and those designed to do double duty as both bike and skateboard helmets. Traditional bicycle helmets (i.e., those designed only for biking) are a separate class. There are a few obvious and not-so-obvious differences between a skateboard helmet and a traditional bike helmet.
  • Skateboard helmets have a round, bucket shape that covers more of the back of your head than the typical bicycle helmet. You’ll need this extra coverage in a backwards fall.
  • Skateboard helmets don’t need the aerodynamic design of a bicycle helmet or quite as many huge vents
  • Skateboard helmets typically have an inner liner made of soft foam. This protective liner that is meant to slow the force of multiple, low to moderate impacts
  • Skateboard helmets are designed to sustain a series of small impacts at low speeds, while a traditional bicycle helmet is designed to withstand one big impact (like a crash)

Skateboard helmets vs. bike/skate helmets: Which is right for you?

Not sure whether you need a skateboard helmet or a dual-use bike/skate helmet (essentially a skateboard helmet for biking)? It depends on what you’ll be doing. If skateboarding is your only sport, you’ll be fine with a skateboard helmet. If you want a skateboard-style helmet that you can ALSO use for bicycling, you should purchase a skateboard helmet that also meets the CPSC safety certification for bicycle use. In appearance, dual-use helmets look like a skateboard helmet, with a rounded, bucket-like shape that covers the back of your neck. The difference is in the interior protective liner. As stated above, skateboard helmets have protective liners made of soft foam that conforms to your head, providing comfort and absorbing multiple impacts. Dual use or bike/skate helmets, on the other hand, offer higher levels of impact protection with a protective interior liner made of stiff EPS foam but are not necessarily designed to absorb multiple impacts. The stiff EPS liner has greater impact absorption properties than the soft foam, because bike crashes tend to occur at much faster speeds than skateboarding.

My skateboard helmet doesn't have a certification. Does that mean it’s not safe?

ASTM specifications cover the design and performance requirements of helmets used for skateboarding and trick roller skating. A skateboard helmet may or may not have an ASTM safety certification. A skateboard helmet that has not achieved one of these minimum safety standards is not necessarily a bad helmet. This is a voluntary certification, thus some manufacturers do not seek to certify every one of their helmets because, like anything else, the certification can add additional cost to the price of the skateboard helmet. CPSC (Consumer Products Safety Commission) certifications cover bicycle helmet safety standards. In the United States, a helmet cannot be sold as a bicycle helmet unless it meets CPSC standards.

Do you still have questions about which skateboard helmet is right for you?

Discover more about the most important piece of skateboard protective gear--the skateboard helmet--at How to Choose: Skateboard Helmets and Skate Helmet Certifications. Then place your order for your skateboard helmet.